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George Greedy c1877
George Greedy c1877 son of Thomas Greedy and Jane Greedy nee Dyte of Bishops Lydeard. George married Sarah Gillard at Taunton. Graham
red mail Richard Follett & Marianne Newton
Richard Follett (1825-1871) was born in Kingsbrompton and died in Bishops Lydeard. He married Marianne Newton (1825-1900) of Crowcombe. Both Richard's father and grandfather were named John Follett. His mother's name may have been Maria. I believe his grandmother was Elizabeth How. Marianne Newton's father was Charles Newton, and her mother was Mary (possibly Roebuck or Rowbuck, but perhaps Francis). Does anyone have information to add about any of these folks? Betty
red mail Pinn
Information on JANE PINN - she married John Caswill of Aisholt 05/01/1767. Any information on Jane and family would be most welcome.
red mail George Knight Amor (1894-1983)
According to an article published in the Somerset County Gazette around 1982, George was a Saturday morning "regular" at the Rose and Crown Inn in Bishops Lydeard, sitting under the photograph they had taken of him for his 88th birthday. Does anyone know what happened to this photograph? George was our uncle.
red mail Charles Winter 1723-1791
I am looking for any information on Charles Winter who built Watts House now Cedar Falls. I believe he was also Lord of Moorlinch manor. He was also , I believe,an ancestor of Sir William Winter who was an admiral in the Spanish Armada and his son John who was with Drake on the circumnavigation of the world.I am trying to find the missing link!
red mail Durston/Dusson
I am trying to find the ancestry of John Durston (sometimes listed as Dusson) bapt 1686 illeg son of Eleanor
red mail Frederica Martina Jennings 1888
Trying to find out what happened to "Aunt Rica" who was baptised in Bishops Lydeard on 16 November 1888, granddaughter of Henry and Jane Jennings nee Knight. She regularly visited relations in Fivehead in the 1950s; we believe she was married, possibly in Orchard Portman, lived at one time in Bristol, and was a cook.
red mail Taylor
My great grandfather, John Taylor, born 1868, was briefly connected with the Congregational Church in Bishops Lydeard. He may have been minister in the early 1900s. I would be interested in any relevant information.
red mail William Davey
I am researching William Davey (b.1803 & m. Sarah Hill) whose address in 1841 census was 275 Coombe Down Lodge, Bishops Lydeard.His son, James is my relative. Would be interested to hear from anyone researching this family/ anyone who knows anything about where he lived.
red mail Joseph Chamberlain - Chamberlain family
Looking for information about the Joseph Chamberlain or Samuel Chamberlain in mid 1800's then moved to wales, probably because of increased employment.
red mail Bodger
THOMAS BODGER born 1802 in Bishops Lydeard moved with his family to Wales. Children were SARAH 1824; JOHN 1830; ROBERT 1838 and THOMAS 1842. Robert married a MARY, had children AUGUSTUS 1870;JAMES 1876; ANN 1874; EDWIN 1868; ELIZABETH 1872. Edwin died in South Africa. Interested in contacting anyone researching this family. Thank you - Ivy
red mail Pugsley
I'm looking for any information on Henry Pugsley: bapt 27.3.1870 Bishops Lydeard in church of the virgin Mary. He was possibly illigitimte. He married Mary Harris 15.11.1803. Died 30.7.1837 Bishops Lydeard Somerset. And their dauhter Mary Pugsley who was Bapt 29.61806 in St John the Baptist Church Heathfield Somerset. She married Zachariah Wells (a paper maker) in Bishops Lydeard 2.5.1825. They moved to Lyng in Norfolk. Mary died 19.9.1877 in Lyng Norfolk
red mail Holcombe Family
Looking for any detail re the Holcombe family. In 1871 Richard Holcombe, his wife Honoria and their family lived in the Gore Square area. Richard was a blacksmith. By 1891 their son Henry and his wife Elizabeth were living at the same location, next to the Old Post Office, Henry being the Postmaster and a blacksmith. I have found Elizabeth's and her son John's grave in the local churchyard but am looking for info re the house, smithy, descendants etc. Any information would be much appreciated. If you are a descendant then you have distant cousins in Australia. Thank you.
red mail HOBBS
I am interested in the Hobbs family and the furthest I can go back is Thomas Hobbs (b.~1786 in Bishops Lydeard). He married Phoebe Holder (of Westbury-on-Severn) and settled in Frenchay. Their children (Sarah, Anne, John, Henry, Jane, Irene and Thomas from 1812-1829) mostly settled around the Frenchay area. I am interested in connecting with anyone who might have some information about these folks, especially anything dating back before Thomas.
red mail Searle
Seeking any information on Rose Searle nee Vickery born 1897 in Lydeard St Lawrence. Husband William Frederick Arnold Searle
red mail SHORNEY
Looking for any details of the SHORNEY family in Bishops Lydeard
red mail Blackmore
Looking for descendants of Thomas Blackmore and Betty Blackmore (nee White??) of Bishop Lydeard and their children John (c1795)James (c1797)Ann (c1801)Sarah (c1804)Elizabeth (c1805)and Betty (c1809)
red mail Meade family
Robert Meade and wife Sarah (nee White) had their daughter Elizabeth christened in St Mary the Virgin in Bishops Lydeard in 1796. I am seeking any further info on the Meade and White families
red mail Coles Family - Bishops Lydeard
Hello. I'm trying to trace information about my grandfather and his brother. My grandfather's name was James Coles and he had a brother John. In 1901 James was 18 and John was 19. John was living in Kensington in London, but I believe my grandfather James was still in Somerset. Grateful for any information.
red mail Cooksley
My Cooksleys are from Fitzhead via Bishop Lydeard. Any links?

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