Nailsea Parish Family History and OPC Page

Nailsea is a town some eight miles west of Bristol and historically lay within the county of Somerset. The town was formerly a major glassmaking centre. Other important industries have included coal mining, tanning, cider making and agriculture. This extensive site has a short history of Nailsea plus other information. The online records include:
• Holy Trinity Record Transcriptions from 1554
• Christ Church Record Transcriptions from 1843
• Index to the Nailsea 1840 tithe apportionment listing occupiers of premises
• Some Nailsea wills
• Name index to the Nailsea overseers’ accounts 1794-1819
• Nailsea Paupers listed in September 1855
• Parish apprenticeships (an evidently incomplete list)
• Many useful publications are available for free download from the Nailsea Local History Society, including:
• Nailsea 1828 Poor Rate
• Care of the Poor in Nailsea
• Nailsea, Backwell, Tickenham and Chelvey war memorials
Plus much more.

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