Donyatt, a parish in Somerset, on the river Isle, adjacent to the Chard Canal, 1¼ mile WSW of Ilminster station on the G.W.R. It includes part of Crock Street hamlet, and its post town is Ilminster. Acreage, 1241; population, 355. Some of the inhabitants are employed in potteries and woollen mills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £147 with residence. The church is old but good, and has a tower.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Online maps of Donyatt are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.