Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site - Watchet Somerset

Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site

Watchet, Somerset

Below is a list of all the records that I have for the parish of Watchet, Somerset:


St Decuman's parish register transcriptions can be found on Martin Southwood's website



Useful Websites:

Visit Watchet

GenUKI – Watchet

Find a Grave – St Decuman's Churchyard

West Somerset Railway Many Years Ago Part 4 – Video of Watchet 1988/9

Newspaper Articles:

25 Oct 1862 West Somerset Free Press Births Marriages and Deaths includes BURGE of North Petherton and Creech St Michael and Thomas FOURACRE of Angersleigh

10 Jul 1869 West Somerset Free Press Local and District News Death of Mr John VICKERY Worked for Mr HANCOCK's Brewery

14 Jan 1871 West Somerset Free Press Births Marriages Deaths inc Watchet Wellington Bishops Lydeard Taunton Bridgwater Wiveliscombe Bishops Hull MALE Stratton Milverton


26 Apr 1882 Taunton Courier Taunton News inc Inquest at Ruishton Annie DAVEY Attempted Suicide Mary PIKE of Watchet and Best Shot Colour Sergeant Samuel OATEN

31 Jan 1883 Taunton Courier Watchet Wreck near The Flat Holmes, Honiton More Salvation Army Riots, Fivehead Death of Mrs STEEVENS age 31 years

27 May 1891 Taunton Courier Births Marriage Deaths inc Birth OATEN Stillborn Son Cann Street Taunton Marriage George SPEARING to Sarah Anna MALE Crewkerne

03 Dec 1892 West Somerset Free Press Murderous Assault on a Watchet Man Narrow Escape of Captain Charles VICKERY

03 Dec 1892 West Somerset Free Press Williton Petty Sessions includes A Point for Coal Merchants to Note and Tom BINDING Carter of Watchet

04 Feb 1893 West Somerset Free Press Williton Petty Sessions includes Walter BINDING of Mill Street Watchet

19 Nov 1898 West Somerset Free Press Sad Death at Watchet Mrs Margaret BINDING Wife of William BINDING

04 Jan 1899 Taunton Courier Watchet A Man Adrift in an Open Boat inc Charles SULLY the Light-keeper Capt NICHOLAS Sergt TOMPKINS

04 Aug 1900 West Somerset Free Press Williton Petty Session includes School Cases Gilbert WEBBER Robert BINDING Robert BINDING John BINDING Stephen BINDING of Watchet

20 Sep 1902 West Somerset Free Press Watchet includes Wedding of Mr William BINDING to Ethel Mary BROWNING and Boat Race BINDING and SULLY

12 Sep 1903 West Somerset Free Press Great Gale Terrible Havoc at Watchet Collapse of the Eastern Wharf Great Damage to the East Pier Two Vessels Lost inc BINDING

05 Nov 1904 West Somerset Free Press Williton Petty Sessions includes Robert WEBBER William OATEN John SEARLE and Albert BINDING all of Watchet

01 Apr 1905 West Somerset Free Press For Sale Houses in Mill Street Watchet in the Occupation of Messrs. H. BINDING and John SULLY

25 Jul 1908 West Somerset Free Press Watchet Wedding Mr Ernest Andrew BINDING and Miss Cleora Cox STRONG

04 Dec 1909 West Somerset Free Press Williton Petty Sessions includes Drunkenness Robert BALE School Cases Robert BINDING of Almyr Terrace Watchet

05 Nov 1910 West Somerset Free Press Williton Petty Sessions includes Ernest PAYNE of Langley Wiveliscombe and Anne SEARLE of Mineral Cottage Watchet

06 Sep 1916 Taunton Courier Somerset Appeal Tribunal More Langport Appeals

24 Oct 1917 Taunton Courier Somerset Appeal Tribunal includes BROWNING of Watchet CHURCHILL and BAKER of Ilminster KNIGHT and STRAWBRIDGE of Bridgwater Sidney FOURACRE of Trull

05 Dec 1924 The Western Gazette The Great Gale Steamer Founders Portland Bill 17 of Crew Drowned Thrilling Rescue Scene Lifeboat Bodies Watchet East Wharf Collapsed

09 Feb 1925 Birmingham Gazette Boy Disappears BINDING of Watchet Somerset

17 Feb 1925 Western Daily Press Missing Child Extensive Search at Watchet Unsuccessful William BINDING

20 Feb 1925 The Shepton Mallet Journal Unsuccessful Search at Watchet William BINDING

18 May 1925 The Western Daily Press Williton Brothers in Trouble Sidney James BINDING at Five Bells Robert John BINDING of Mill Street R. J. BROWNING of Mount Pleasant

29 May 1925 The Wells Journal Somerset Assize at Wells includes Leonard OTTON Brothers Theft of Foodstuffs Sidney James BINDING and Robert John BINDING at Watchet

11 Aug 1926 Taunton Courier Disastrous Fire at Watchet Wood Pulp Stack in Flames Property of the Wansborough Paper Company includes Mr MacLAREN

09 Mar 1927 Taunton Courier Williton Petty Sessions includes William Henry BURGE of Crowcombe and Robert John BINDING of Watchet

13 Jan 1928 Central Somerset Gazette Inquest Minehead Hospital Mrs Eliza BALE of Watchet Ill Reward for Neighbourly Kindness

23 Dec 1931 Taunton Courier Taunton Police Court includes Absolutely Paralysed Robert John BINDING of Mill Lane Watchet

03 Oct 1936 Somerset County Herald Late James Frederick SLADE of Burton Pynsent Farm Curry Rivel Burial at Isle Abbotts Baptist Chapel Married Miss Susie COSSINS in 1895

27 May 1939 Somerset County Herald Fowl Stealing Charge Sidney J. BINDING of Round Oake Cottages Nynehead inc Fred PARSONS of Gas Street Wellington

24 Jun 1939 Somerset County Herald Plane Shot Down in Somerset Effect Firing at Watchet Queen Bee Catches Fire

19 Aug 1939 Somerset County Herald Big Blaze at Watchet Shops and Houses Burnt Out

09 Nov 1940 Somerset County Herald Some Facts About Taunton History in Paragraphs By H. J. CHANNON 1832 to 1940

16 Nov 1940 Somerset County Herald Some Facts About The Ancient Court Leet First Article By H. J. CHANNON

29 Jun 1946 Somerset County Herald Fire Station Alarms Children Taunton Objection to Its Use School Police Patrols Request

28 Sep 1957 Somerset County Herald He Has Been Making Buttons for 69 Years Mr Henry TOLLER of 32 Lambrook Road Taunton Came Up the Very Hard Way

18 Feb 1961 Somerset County Herald The Late Mr Robert Henry or Bob STEVENS of 37 Henley Road Taunton Licensee and Entertainer inc HAWKINS SHERRING BIDDULPH etc

Also see Newspaper Articles Somerset for articles that include multiple parishes and may include this parish eg the Petty Sessions, Police Courts, Births Marriage and Deaths etc.

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Last revised: 12 Sep 2022