Babcary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Other places in the parish include: Stert, Lower Farrington, Higher Farrington, and Stort.

Alternative names:

Parish church: Holy Cross

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1648
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BABCARY, a parish in Langport district, Somerset; near the river Parret, 3¾ miles NNE of Ilchester r. station. It includes the hamlets of Higher Farrington, Lower Farrington, and sort; and its Post town is Charlton-Mackerel under Taunton. Acres, 2,393. Real property, £3,923. Pop., 426. Houses, 94. The property is much divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £450. Patron, Mrs. Burke The church is good; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BABCARY (Holy Cross), a parish, in the union of Langport, hundred of Catsash, E. division of Somerset, 4¾ miles (E.) from Somerton; containing 465 inhabitants, and comprising by computation 2500 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 10. 5., and in the gift and incumbency of the Rev. W. H. Twemlow. The rector’s tithes have been commuted for £400, besides which a sum of £8. 15. is payable to an impropriator; the glebe comprises 45 acres. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

Somerset Archives & Family History Groups

Bath Archives

Somerset Archives

Somerset & Dorset FHS

Weston-super-Mare & District FHS

Somerset Online Parish Clerk Project

Newspaper Archives

Bath Chronicle Newspaper 1770-1800


RootsChat Somerset


Bath BMD

Bath Burial Index

Roy Parkhouse’s indexed parish register transcriptions

Somerset Pages Parish Register Transcripts

West Somerset Parish Register Transcriptions

West Country Genealogy

Prisoners for Trial at Assizes 1810-1905

Prisoners in Ilchester Gaol 1821-44

Somerset Quarter Sessions

Somerset Quarter Sessions 1625-1639

Visitations of Somerset 1531 & 1573

Visitation of Somerset 1623

Somerset Trade Directory 1874

Somerset Historical Directories

GENUKI Somerset

History of Taunton

Somerset Historical Essays

Old Somerset Maps

Somerset Muster Roll 1569

Somerset Roll of Honour

Lost Pubs of Somerset

West Country Clockmakers

Bath in Time

Somerset Surnames 1881

Somerset Workhouse Admissions and Discharges

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.1

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.2

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.3

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.4

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.5

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.6

Somerset Medieval Wills 1501-1530

Taunton Wills 1537-1799


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Somerset
  • Civil Registration District: Langport
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Wells
  • Diocese: Bath and Wells
  • Rural Deanery: Cary
  • Poor Law Union: Langport
  • Hundred: Catsash
  • Province: Canterbury

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