If your English ancestors were married by banns, you may discover their records within this collection of banns records from Somerset.

Banns were announced in the three months prior to the intended marriage date on three separate Sundays in the couple’s parish. The banns were an announcement of the intended marriage and gave the congregation the opportunity to object to the marriage.

The Somerset banns index was created from original parish registers and bishop’s transcripts held at the Somerset Archives. The records span from 1577 to 1933 with more than 360 parishes. A full list of the parishes represented in this collection is available below. Keep in mind, that some of the year ranges may contain gaps.

Abbots Leigh 14 16561726
Aisholt 93 16541808
Alford 76 17591813
Aller 677 16331898
Ansford 528 17541887
Ash Priors 46 17621811
Ashcott 830 17541887
Ashill 605 16541885
Ashington 46 17561810
Ashwick 1,073 17631900
Babcary 88 17541779
Banwell 699 16541861
Barrington 978 17541900
Barrow Gurney 424 17541900
Barton St David 747 17541903
Barwick 496 17541886
Batcombe 1,092 17541884
Bath 12,265 16521898
Bathampton 930 17541923
Batheaston 893 17541812
Bathford 389 17541823
Bathwick 1,658 17541825
Bawdrip 451 17551933
Beckington 908 16531783
Bedminster 1,107 16541769
Beer Crocombe 188 17561901
Berkley 619 16541823
Berrow 182 17541791
Bickenhall 366 17551901
Bicknoller 459 17551901
Binegar 538 17691901
Bishops Hull 1,311 16581900
Blackford (near Milborne Port) 116 17551933
Blagdon 834 16531885
Bleadon 530 17541888
Brent Knoll 124 17541798
Brewham 696 17311873
Bridgwater 9,507 17541901
Brimpton 48 17661811
Brislington 288 17541795
Broadway 220 17541811
Brockley 142 17551933
Brompton Ralph 290 16531812
Brompton Regis 1,155 17541901
Broomfield 636 17541899
Brushford 338 16531815
Buckland Dinham 688 16541882
Buckland St Mary 328 17541821
Burnett 20 17541806
Burnham on Sea 26 16551656
Cameley 590 16541892
Cannington 1,508 17541902
Carhampton 768 17541882
Castle Cary 1,194 17541823
Catcott 612 17541877
Chaffcombe 26 17871809
Chapel Allerton 216 17541886
Chard 5,426 17541900
Charlcombe 70 17561815
Charlinch 360 17541933
Charlton Adam 361 17541869
Charlton Horethorne 280 17541901
Charlton Mackrell 521 17541901
Cheddon Fitzpaine 164 17541812
Chelwood 82 17551814
Chew Stoke 350 16761897
Chewton Mendip 1,040 17541812
Chillington 180 17561833
Chilton Cantelo 64 17541803
Chipstable 12 18081812
Chiselborough 460 17831901
Christon 32 17561802
Churchill 616 16531880
Clapton in Gordano 44 17771890
Clatworthy 359 18081931
Claverton 428 17571933
Clevedon 1,710 17571900
Cloford 502 18241933
Clutton 1,034 17541856
Coleford 255 18421901
Combe Florey 404 17541902
Combe St Nicholas 1,062 17541902
Compton Dando 316 17541874
Compton Dundon 1,016 17551915
Compton Martin 576 16541898
Corfe 404 17791930
Creech St Michael 581 17541877
Crewkerne 209 16541658
Cricket Malherbie 40 17541892
Cricket St Thomas 92 17571897
Croscombe 1,164 17551900
Crowcombe 392 18241888
Cudworth 84 17551925
Culbone 34 17541831
Curry Mallet 162 17541812
Curry Rivel 1,757 16531870
Cutcombe 444 17541823
Dinder 412 17541900
Dinnington 48 17841823
Ditcheat 1,622 16531889
Dodington 42 17541798
Donyatt 891 17541898
Doulting 390 17541900
Dowlish Wake 152 17601811
Downhead 446 17551894
Downside 417 18461933
Draycott 1,046 16541902
Dulverton 1,755 16541885
Dundry 8 18081810
Dunkerton 100 17541811
Dunster 666 16531812
Durleigh 316 17551920
Durston 325 17641899
East Brent 2 16531653
East Chinnock 634 17541895
East Coker 588 17541831
East Harptree 542 17541905
East Horrrington 426 18451901
East Lydford 179 17541901
East Pennard 918 17541886
East Quantoxhead 156 16541823
Elm 218 17541812
Elworthy 150 17541888
Emborough 114 17641856
Enmore 416 17541901
Exford 272 16531810
Exton 449 17941889
Farleigh Hungerford 190 17541812
Farmborough 402 17541812
Farrington Gurney 597 17551901
Fitzhead 151 16541809
Fivehead 254 17541821
Flax Bourton 178 17591898
Freshford 1,080 16551901
Glastonbury 2,954 16541901
Goathurst 250 17541812
Greinton 94 17721812
Halse 266 17541813
Hardington 4 17561758
Hardington Mandeville 641 17541900
Haselbury Plucknett 438 17541810
Hawkridge 7 16561754
Heathfield 76 17571796
Hemington 300 17541812
Henstridge 634 17541830
High Ham 1,064 17541900
High Littleton 1,186 16541900
Highbridge 588 18611900
Hillfarrance 451 17541841
Hinton Blewett 256 17611901
Hinton Charterhouse 468 17541901
Hinton St George 440 17541812
Holcombe 542 17701906
Holford 42 16541782
Hornblotton 116 17711887
Horsington 444 17541801
Huish Champflower 196 17551813
Huish Episcopi 866 17541900
Hutton 492 17541901
Ilchester 306 17621808
Ilminster 2,851 17541901
Keinton Mandeville 401 17541895
Kenn 134 17581886
Kewstoke 912 17551902
Keynsham 41 16531657
Kilmersdon 3,153 17541899
Kilmington 316 17541810
Kilve 87 17361879
Kingsbury Episcopi 1,629 16551854
Kingsdon 778 16541922
Kingston Seymour 360 17541887
Kingston St Mary 240 17541787
Kingstone 450 17651899
Kingweston 34 17541784
Kittisford 1,031 17551933
Lamyat 98 17851866
Leighland 512 17551933
Long Ashton 556 17541811
Long Load 40 17741808
Long Sutton 1,560 17541901
Lopen 226 17541812
Lovington 290 17551898
Loxton 120 17541888
Luccombe or Luckham 641 16531900
Lufton 10 17601792
Lullington 108 17541804
Luxborough 627 16541899
Lydeard St Lawrence 521 17541902
Lympsham 56 17541769
Lyng 380 17571900
Maperton 6 17561817
Mark 1,087 16551853
Marksbury 156 16561811
Martock 4,429 16531901
Meare 1,614 17541902
Mells 1,180 17541851
Merriott 48 16531656
Middle Chinnock 24 17551782
Middlezoy 855 17541886
Milton Clevedon 12 18051810
Milverton 2,556 16531900
Minehead 1,410 16031901
Misterton 793 17541928
Monksilver 650 17541891
Montacute 522 17541898
Moorlinch 1,599 16541877
Muchelney 473 17541893
Mudford 573 17541900
Nempnett Thrubwell 12 16751809
Nettlecombe 482 16541886
Newton St Loe 294 18021887
North Barrow 94 17551808
North Cheriton 268 17561907
North Curry 1,769 17541901
North Newton 180 18801901
North Perrott 266 17541812
North Petherton 4,640 16541877
North Stoke 146 16551902
North Wootton 94 16541806
Northover 58 17541804
Norton Malreward 82 17551806
Norton St Philip 993 17541874
Norton sub Hamdon 268 17541828
Nunney 1,932 17551901
Oare 4 18051815
Odcombe 695 17551908
Orchard Portman 67 17591823
Orchardleigh 24 17651799
Othery 498 16541885
Otterford 688 17561902
Otterhampton 146 18061901
Paulton 1,029 17541900
Pawlett 650 17541885
Pendomer 82 17411862
Penselwood 178 17541812
Pensford 84 15621812
Pilton 1,169 17541815
Pitminster 1,200 18101885
Pitney 664 17541899
Podimore Milton 254 17561902
Porlock 593 16541886
Portishead 176 17541823
Poyntington 4 18091810
Preston Plucknett 502 17541898
Priddy 66 17611812
Priston 138 17541847
Publow 413 17641901
Puckington 150 17541844
Puriton 605 17541885
Pylle 66 17681812
Queen Camel 1,158 17741933
Queen Charlton 30 17661810
Radstock 2,336 16561901
Redhill 100 18871901
Rimpton 30 18031812
Road or Rode 2,492 16541886
Rodden 444 17611901
Rodney Stoke 362 17551889
Ruishton 617 17541895
Sampford Arundel 427 17551888
Sampford Brett 2 18161816
Seavington St Mary 168 17541911
Seavington St Michael 352 17581900
Selworthy 294 17551799
Shapwick 332 17551826
Shepton Beauchamp 367 16531812
Shepton Mallet 6,137 16531816
Shepton Montague 80 18591895
Shipham 680 17561907
Skilgate 332 17581905
Somerton 2,596 17541885
South Barrow 94 17541815
South Cadbury 910 17561933
South Petherton 3,374 17541901
South Stoke 589 17701900
Sparkford 430 17601902
Spaxton 459 17541811
St Catherine 44 17561781
St Decumans 1,077 17361856
St Michaelchurch 4 17991818
Stanton Drew 216 16541891
Stanton Prior 146 16531810
Staple Fitzpaine 510 17541900
Staplegrove 602 17541901
Stawley 94 16531805
Stockland Bristol 154 16551805
Stocklinch Magdalen 4 17551755
Stocklinch Ottersey 158 17551885
Stogumber 1,429 16761887
Stogursey 457 16531798
Stoke St Gregory 984 17541901
Stoke St Mary 380 17551900
Stoke St Michael 1,436 17541900
Ston Easton 334 18051863
Stowell 24 18061832
Stratton on the Fosse 396 18251930
Street 1,459 16531891
Stringston 66 17661789
Sutton Montis 86 17591808
Swainswick 670 17541902
Swell 176 16531819
Taunton 11,936 17541901
Tellisford 154 17541832
Theale 448 18441899
Thorne St Margaret 62 17611823
Thornfalcon 188 17541811
Thurlbear 382 17541902
Thurloxton 72 17551810
Tickenham 290 16481900
Timberscombe 230 16031813
Timsbury 1,752 17551903
Tolland 81 17511812
Trent 30 18061812
Twerton 2,935 17541901
Ubley 162 17641895
Upton 390 17561932
Vobster 132 18481903
Walton 742 17551879
Wambrook 362 17541901
Wanstrow 266 17551890
Wayford 118 17561812
Wedmore 3,393 16531902
Wells 8,557 17541901
West Bradley 40 17541805
West Buckland 956 17541886
West Camel 366 18231898
West Chinnock 14 17901803
West Coker 1,133 17541901
West Cranmore 141 17541811
West Harptree 26 16551658
West Hatch 587 16541903
West Lydford 206 17791897
West Pennard 707 17651852
West Quantoxhead 106 17541930
Weston 1,896 17541864
Weston Bampfylde 94 17551812
Weston super Mare 150 17551805
Weston Zoyland 370 17541820
Whatley 142 17641927
Whitchurch 426 16541918
Whitelackington 236 17571853
Whitestaunton 552 17551902
Wick St Lawrence 206 17541812
Wilton 2,033 17551901
Wincanton 2,694 17541901
Winford 20 18061811
Winscombe 1,222 17541901
Winsford 768 17541881
Winsham 114 17541899
Witham Friary 834 17541877
Withiel Florey 115 17641901
Withycombe 389 17541903
Withypool 6 18041808
Wiveliscombe 4,514 16541900
Wookey 996 16531837
Woolavington 559 17541899
Woolley 18 17611804
Wootton Courtney 686 16531898
Worle 714 16541896
Wraxall 216 19151933
Wrington 628 16531793
Yarlington 218 17591819
Yatton 1,976 17541933
Yeovilton 130 17551798