Find your ancestors in Gloucestershire, Bristol Baptism Index 1660-1914

Did your ancestor come from the same parish as the famous Cary Grant? Explore more than 400,000 names in this baptism index from Bristol. The index includes 110 parishes. Among the records we have discovered the baptism record of the debonair actor Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach.

Each record is a transcript of the original document. The amount of information in each transcript can vary but most will include:

  • Name
  • Baptism year
  • Baptism date
  • Baptism place
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Baptism place

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Bristol is located in South West England on the rivers Frome and Avon. Because of its location it has had a long history with maritime trade. Most of the ports and business grew in the city through trade with France, Portugal, Wales, Ireland and America. Legend says that the famous pirate Blackbeard was born in Bristol. The city further prospered during the industrial revolution. It is the 7th largest city in England. St. Mary Redcliffe church is the tallest building in Bristol.