Ruishton Somerset Family History Guide

Ruishton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Somerset, created in 1744 from chapelry in Taunton St Mary Magdalene Ancient Parish. 

Other places in the parish include: Henlade. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • West Monkton
  • Creech St Michael
  • Taunton St Mary Magdalene
  • Thorn Falcon
  • Stoke St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RUISHTON, a village and a parish in Taunton district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Tone, adjacent to the Bristol and Exeter railway and to the Taunton and Bridgewater canal, 2¼ miles E by N of Taunton; and has a postal-letter box under Taunton. The parish contains also the hamlet of Henlade, and comprises 1,003 acres. Real property, 2,892. Pop., 506. Houses, 101. The property is subdivided. Henlade House and Woodlands are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £74. Patrons, the Trustees of the late Rev. G. Peake. The church is decorated and later English, in good condition; and has a fine tower. Charities, £58.

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


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