CURRY RIVEL GENERAL REGISTERD-P CUR.R 2-1-1 GEN 1606-1720/M1085 CURRY RIVEL BAPTISMS 1642-1708 CURRY RIVEL BURIALS 1642-1708 CURRY RIVEL MARRIAGES 1642-1708
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Phillimore’s description of this register sums it up:
“It is an ill-assorted and ill-kept medley of records, very carelessly collected into one volume.” [Somerset Parish Registers Marriages Volume III 1901].
There are periods when entries are not chronological suggesting that entries may have been entered some time after the event.
It looks as if though somebody has numbered the pages, possibly after the register was collected together. Sometimes that page number is not always visible.
Because it is so disorganised, a list of what may be found on each page and the register coverage is shown here. There are only a handful of records before 1642 but these are included in this transcription..
All of the CMBs from 1709-1720 were transcribed to the 2nd Curry Rivel register so this transcription covers the period up to 1708. The records for 1709-1720 can be interrogated on the FREEREG website (see link below). The surname variation list mentioned below may aid your interrogations.
The page number mentioned above is included to aid finding. No entry numbers are used in the register but I have indicated the physical sequence of the entry on the page to help you find a record you may be interested in.
Joint records (eg John & Jane the son and daughter etc) or people with aliases are split into separate records and in those cases the finding aid sequence number is given as n.1, n.2 etc.
Original Latin names have not been translated and there is no silent expansion of abbreviated names.
A list of suggested standard surnames and their variants are shown here.
A listing of the register by this standard surname and date is shown here
All contractions, suspensions and abbreviations are indicated by a ‘:’ even where this is not the form actually used. Apart from the ‘:‘ the most common abbreviations in this register is a bar over the name. The Uncertain Character Format (UCF) is used.
Finally, I am not a very experienced transcriber of old registers so please check the originals for yourself.
Reproduction of the above transcribed records is permitted by the Somerset Archive and Record Service with the proviso that any subsequent copying is free of profit. If you find my efforts useful then that helps repay my debt to other transcribers who have helped my research.
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