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red mail LARWAY family, Taunton
I am looking for details of my Gt Grandfather, George LARWAY. George was born in 1879 and lived with his mother, Elizabeth LARWAY and his sister Eliza in the Taunton Union Workhouse at the time of the 1881 census. Elizabeth was an unmarried mother. George later moved to Bridgewater and worked in the local brickworks.
red mail Davey family of Taunton, Somerset
I have details including the original diary. I am Janet, a great granddaughter - descendant from Ernest Davey's eldest daughter Alice Ida (MacGregor)
red mail Parsons in Taunton
I am looking for anyone researching the Parsons family in Taunton. Joseph Parsons was born in Taunton ca 1845; by 1881 he was in Toxteth Park, Liverpool with a wife and family and was a Police Officer. I would love to find his parents. Thank you!
Rose and Doble genealogy
I have a William Rose born 1815, parents John Rose and Grace Perry, married to Louisa Doble 19 March 1863. Children were William J. born Jan 1864, Henry D. born Dec 1864, Edwin born abt 1867, Albert born 1873. One (?) brother, John born 1814. All of Taunton. Edwin married Louisa Thyer, one child as of 1901 was Ivy L. born abt 1889. Looking for relatives.
red mail Taunton Kelly's Directory 1937
I have a copy of the Kelly's Directory of Taunton, 1937. This covers private and commercial, and also the villages of Bishops Hull Without, Bradford, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Creech St Michael, Kingston, West Monkton, Bathpool, Norton Fitzwarren, Ruishton, Staplegrove, Stoke St Mary, Thurlbear and Trull. Bear in mind, however, that these directories only seem to cover house-owners, and not tenants, alas. Always happy to do look-ups.
red mail George Lewis, Mary-Jane Cornish
Hello , Iam from Australia.Iam researching my Lewis Family history, any information of My Great grandparents George and Mary-Jane(nee Cornish) , would be fantastic, George was a manager of the Taunton Brick and Tile Co, which was owned by Charles Cornish ( Mary-Janes father) my grandfather was Frederick Charles Lewis who married Alice Rose Chritchard of Norton Fitzwarren, my father was Wilfred Lewis, who was bought up by his Lewis greandparents after his parents moved to Australia , my father came to Aus in 1938or9, I was born in 1953. Any info would be very much appreciated. Thank You Margret
red mail STAPLES, Thornfalcon, Thorne Falcon
Seeking information re ELIJAH STAPLE / ELISHA STAPLES b.Taunton Bickenhall circa 1810. Living in Thorne Falcon/Thornfalcon in 1851 with Wife Sarah and Children: Mary Ann, Charlotte, Tomas, William, Aaron and Henry. This is the same family as are listed in Walsall Staffordshire from 1861 onwards. ELISHA STAPLES is recorded as a widower born Taunton Somerset. Are there any specific events in Somerset around 1850- 1860 that would have caused this family to move to Walsall? Elisha/Elijah worked as a labourer and as a Plate Layer (Railway?) but his children followed trades associated with saddlemaking, harness making and chain making. Any additional information will help.
Taunton Workhouse Infirmary
Looking for info on William Saunders. Born abt.1879. Belived to have married Lucy Cockram. Died in Taunton Workhouse Infirmary 12 Jan 1911 three months before the birth of his first child Mabel Elsie Florence.
red mail Davey family of Taunton Somerset
I would like to exchange information with anyone researching my gg grandfather's family from Taunton. His name was Ernest William Davey and he emigrated to Australia c. 1890. His father was James Davey, a gardener and innkeeper (b. 29.6.1840 at Taunton); his mother was Elizabeth Dibble.James' father was William Davey and his mother was Sarah Hill.Ernest kept a diary and spoke of the following relatives: Uncle Tom, Uncle Case and Bill(Langport). Uncle Jack, Aunt Sarah, Aunt Charlotte.Possible siblings/cousins were Ada Davey, Arthur, Annie, Alice, Emma, Louisa, Edwin. Ida.
red mail ROSES -TAUNTON & BRIDGWATER
I have a JOHN ROSE ..perhaps married to an ELIZABETH....one of his sons WILLIAM born in 1813-1816, in ST James, Taunton, who married a MARTHA OATEN in Trull in 1840....one of their sons WALTER JAMES born in 1841, in St James, Taunton married an ELLEN STADELMAN in Bridgwater and so on ......
red mail ROSE`S OF TAUNTON
John Rose m Grace Perry at ST. James`s Taunton in March 1812. Their children were John b1814 and William b1815 James Rose m Elizabeth Jeanes at St. James`s Taunton 1815. Their children were William b1816 and George b 1819. I would be very grateful for any info. on these families.
red mail Bradbeer
Researching the family of Thomas BRADBEER, born 1838, living in Cheddon Fitzpaine 1880s. Wife Jane CRIDDLE. In particular their eldest son, Thomas James BRADBEER, born 1875, no information since 1901 census. Also, information on Annie BRADBEER, daughter of Maria BRADBEER, born about 1864 probably in London. Maria could be sister of above Thomas BRADBEER senior.
red mail Chard family of Taunton
Seeking the birthplace and parents of William Charles or Charles William Chard, born about 1863 in Taunton. It has been impossible to locate his birth certificate owing to an error in the indexes so I am rather stuck! He married Selina Challenger atRadstock Wesleyan Chapel in 1890 and they moved to High Littleton where he was a shoemaker and then a miner. His marriage certificate gives his father as William Chard coal haulier. Any information very welcome.
red mail barnes hawkins autton
thom barnes born itchinstoke hants ab1816 died ag71aug1887 taunton.wife eliza autton bn ab1841 died aug1892.son syd tom barnes moved to bristol died 1916. thom dau tresia(lines).lucy jane(napper?)(howells?)thom was a sergient in the som militia 1850s.previous he was 7th fusilier hants.all have taunton or wiviliscombe connections.any info please.
Taunton area
Joan Webber daughter of Judge Webber of Taunton married Beadon Paul Newton on 11 April 1802 Any news of either parents would be welcomed.
red mail Daniel Long
I am trying to trace any details of my GG Grandfather, Daniel Long. Born in Taunton in 1843. He moved to South Wales circa 1860's. He was a gas fitter. Presumably called any time between 9am and 5pm! Any help appreciated.
red mail Colman (or Coleman) family
Looking to contact and share family history records with other descendants of Henry, from Creech St Michael, who married in Bridgwater 1850. My Great Grandfather is Charles COLMAN, Hairdresser, Bridge Street, Taunton.
red mail James BRAGG, tailor & his daughter Clara, dressmaker
James BRAGG was born to Thomas and Sarah, christened 2 Sept 1806 in Taunton. He married Ann ? and had five children. He was a tailor, and his wife was a dressmaker, as was his daughter Clara, my great great grandmother, born 1845 also in Taunton. Clara died 29 July 1919 in Leederville Western Australia. She married Rev. John Ebenezer KELLY (b. 1847 in UK, d. 6 Oct 1890 in Angaston, South Australia). Any further information about James or Thomas Bragg from Taunton and families greatly appreciated!
William POTTER (1847 - 1917)
William POTTER, my great grandfather, was the son of James POTTER and Elizabeth WRIGHT. He and his first wife Frances STEVENS had the following children: William George, Herbert James, Eva Jane, Jessie Marie, Charles Edward, Ethel Frances, Walter Henry, Mabel Nancy and Harold Frank. Herbert and Walter emigrated to Canada. After Frances died in 1892 William married Mary Jane HAYWARD and had another two children - Montague and Phyllis. I should be pleased to hear from any of William's descendants.
red mail William Turle
GGG Grandfather born in Taunton married Mary Matthews from Wales, Had children in Coventry. I think Turle is a name associated with Taunton, has anyone connections with this name? Lynda
red mail Ware
Seeking info.on John Ware, Bible Christian Minister, whose son ,Richard,was born in Taunton in the mid 1850s.
1932 Dynasphere & Dr J.a.purves
Dynasphere, a mono-wheel vehicle (the driver sat inside a giant tyre)designed by Dr Purves of Taunton. Ran succesfully at Brooklands in 1932.Searching for Purves information.
red mail Simmons
Searching for information about Simmons in Taunton. My GGG Grandfather John Simmons was born in Taunton in 1808 and later came to Australia, as a convict I think. He married Mary Ann Fulham in Australia but I'm after any links in Engalnd.
red mail Mary Ridge
Born c1788 Otterford Blagdon Somerset married Samuel Mowels bc 1793 Redenhall Norfolk at St. Ann's Soho Westminster 22-7-1820 lived in Chelsea, Paris France died as Gentleman Tilford nr. Farnham 1880 she died 1883
red mail Clements Of Taunton Newport & Bristol
Just found that the father of my gr gran came from Taunton.Charles Clements who married Emma Baker b1845 from Blagdon,Somerset.Children are;Florence (married George Keeley),Harold,Louisa born Newport (married Albert Townsend),Ernest born Newport,Francis Ellen ( my gr gran)born Newport& Chrissie Beartice born Bristol.Francis Ellen married Alfred Edmunds born 1875 from Brynmawr,Wales.And moved to Barry South Wales.
Batt The Taunton Beadle, Early 1800s.
"Recollections of Old Taunton" by Edward Goldsworthy (who lived in Taunton from 1817-1896), published by Books of Wessex,Taunton,1992. On page 28, Goldsworthy writes of BATT, the Beadle (aka Bumble) "who would put on his three-cornered hat and long blue coat (both trimmed with gold lace)" and take "the drunken and bleeding men and women" imprisoned in the Lock-up before the Magistrate. I am trying to trace a family connection with this Beadle. What was his given name, his dates of birth and death? Was he related to Elizabeth Batt(1817- ),wife of Joseph PORTER, both born in Taunton?
red mail White Of Taunton, Somerset
I have been told that my g.g.g.grandparents, James and Elizabeth WHITE (don't have her maiden name) lived in Taunton and had a daughter, Jane WHITE, there c1817. The family then moved to Mauritius where another daughter, Emma, was born on 17 August 1828. I am very keen to find out anything more about this family
red mail Taunton Priory At Dissolution 1539
Letters and Papers Foreign & Domestic Henry VIII Vol 14 Pt 1 1539 No 276 Taunton Priory Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Soms, Devon, Dors, and elsewhere in England, Wales and the marches thereof. Dated 12th Feb. 1539 30Henry VIII Signed by William Wyllams, prior, William Gregory, sub-prior and 10 others. See Rymer xiv. 635 and Deputy Keepers 8th Report App II 44. Enrolled (Close Roll p.5. No 20) as acknowledged same day before John Tregonwell, Kingís Commissioner. Pension list in Taunton priory assigned 12th Feb. 1539. William Willmps, prior £60 : Wm. Gregory £10 : William Baylye, £6-13s-4d. : Nich. Berame £6 : John Heywarde, Thomas Dale (if he serve the cure of St. James in Taunton £8.) Thomas Mathewe, William Person, John Waren, William Bynnesmede, William Culronde, John Cockeram 106s-8d each.
red mail Researching Woollen & Ridge Families
I am currently researching a number of different branches of my family including a Henry or Harry WOOLLEN born circa 1858 who I believe came from the Taunton or Creech St Michael area of Somerset . There appears to be a strong connection with CreechSt Michael as I have a photograph of my grandfather in the late 1920s visiting relatives on a farm there. I am also looking for RIDGE decendents I have managed to trace back to a John RIDGE born circa 1853 in Montgomeryshire, but there is a possibility that the family originated from Somerset or Devon area. John RIDGE was killed in the Cambrian disaster in 1905. RIDGE & WOOLLEN families moved to South Wales to work in the coal mines.
red mail Taunton Information
I was born at Taunton, and am very proud of Somerset's county town and its surrounding villages. Many of my ancestors came from within a ten mile radius of Taunton, and we have traced some of these families back to the Middle Ages and beyond. Whilst not a walking encyclopaedia, I am happy to try to answer researchers' general enquiries about this area - history, locations, local myth and legend, etc. Taunton ("the town on the River Tone") has had a varied history; King Ina of Wessex had his Castle here, whilst Judge Jefferies stayed at Taunton during the Bloody Assizes - many locals were either executed or transported to the colonies. Those of us who remain continue to uphold the local traditions of drinking scrumpy, eating Somerset Cheddar Cheese, and supporting Somerset County Cricket Club!
WAY of Somerset
Charles WAY fathered a daughter named Rachel WAY circa 1816 in Someset. The mother of Rachel WAY was Martha. Martha's surname is spelt variously but I will (at the moment) settle on the name Martha SHOLE as that is the name of the marriage record for Martha SHOLE and Charles WAY. Rachel WAY married a man in 1832 in England The man she married was called Charles Richard WILKEY (A) and this man (A) is NOT the man she emigrated with later to Australia. Because the above Charles Richard WILKEY was convicted in the Old Bailey in London and was transported to Tasmania, where he died. Then Rachel took up with another man who took on the name of "Charles Richard WILKEY" (B) and emigrated with Rachel in 1836, arriving on 12 January 1837 in South Australia andthey purported to be a married couple. They did eventually marry in 1860 as allegedly a bachelor and a spinster. Seeking descendants of any other children of this Charles WAY. While Rachel WAY did give some of her children a middle name of FRY her father's surname and her maiden name were WAY. . Rachel WAY emigrated to Australia arriving in the ship Coromandel on 12 January 1837. Some time after Rachel WAY'S Birth her mother Martha married Nimrod FRY. Mr FRY gave evidence in the Old Bailey against his step daughter and against the husband of Rachel. Rachel did not name any of her daughter's as Martha. The Old Bailey trial is worth a read. Somehow, despite Nimrod's efforts, Rachel was not convicted.


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