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red mail edwin bruford
hi. can anyone help me find Edwin bruford born abt 1785. I've found him in the 1851 census. living with his daughter's family, William hunt abt 1815 watchet somerset. Edwin states that he and daughter ann born abt 1811, came from watchet somerset. but there are no records of a bap- marriage or children. if some could let me know where they did originate. I would be most grateful. best wishes. linda
winifred cruise sunnyside villas watchet
Can anybody help me i,m looking for the name of the parents of winifred talentine cruise born 1904 bristol according to the 1911 cencus winfred was living at her grandfathers .his name was john lewis he was a great western railway agent and winifred was living with him at sunnyside villas watchet. any information on winifreds parents would be most appciated. thank you ann
john lewis born 1870
does anyone have any details on ajohn lewis born 1870 and his pa in llanbradacrents 1890 he was living in argentina south amerecia. he was a railway engineer, he married a agnes jane watson from wolsingham county durham he han several children the eldest being my grandmother emma lewis the family lived in 3 turner road canton cardiff in 1911 they lived in llanbradach and in 1919 they lived at 6 cyril crescent roath cardiff. i understand that john lewis had something to do with the consturction of the seven tunnel.
Bardon House Ghost!
There is said to have been a ghost at Bardon House in past times. Was this MARIA LEIGH born at Berlin 11 August 1749 reputed to have been the illegitimate daughter of HENRY BILSON LEGGE and one of the ladies-in-waiting at the court of Frederick the Great? (various dates fit this hypothesis). Married at St Martin in the Fields on 19 May 1770 to ROBERT LEIGH 1734 - 1798 Attorney, of Bardon House, Washford. Maria died at her son's house in Taunton on 23 September 1828 and was buried at St. Decuman's Church, Watchet on 30 September 1828. How, Why and When did Maria come to this country? Is there anyone with knowledge of the court of Frederick the Great who could tell me how to find out how much of the story of Maria's origins are true? Henry Bilson Legge later the Earl of Dartmouth married MARY STAWELL who is known to have been on calling terms with the Leighs at Bardon House in the early 1800s. Maria was intensely musical,and one of Bardon's ghosts is said to have been the sound of a piano playing somewhere in the house though no one ever tracked the sound down - the family were told that it was our "Prussian ancestress" but never to mention this as it would alarm the servants and they would leave!
red mail Binding of Watchet, Somerset
My g/father Henry John Binding b 1875 was born in Watchet at The Round House. His parents were (Henry) John b.1855 and (Jane) Elizabeth Nee Bowden and his g/parents Robert and Mary Ann nee Burnett. He was brother to Sarah, Emma, Stephen, Jack, Walter, Alfred, Sidney, Frederick and Elizabeth. He went to St. Decumens School and later worked at the paper mill in Watchet before moving to Birmingham. His Father b 1855 was brother to Alfred, Sarah Ann, Mary Jane and Rosa. He was a merchant seaman and in 1912 helped save M. Louis Salmet a french aviator and his passenger Mr Van Trump of Taunton from Watchet Harbour after the engine failed on their aeroplane. Their families at different times lived at Stotes Building, Almyr Cottages and Baptist cottages. Robert Binding's (b.1829) parents were William b 1791 and Jane nee Crook.
red mail Browning
My mothers family originate from the Watchet area for several generations until they moved to London. I know one or two of them were blacksmiths. Can anyone help?
red mail Watts
Am looking for any information on Joseph Watts & his wife Elizabeth Jenkins of St Decumens Watchet.
red mail Anchor Hotel
I'm looking for information regarding my great aunt Ivy (Bale) who once owned the Anchor Hotel. I know that she and her husband (unknown to me) were still at the Anchor approx 1958 - 1960. Appreciate any help given Thanks
red mail Stephen MONK
Seeking information about the origins and ancestors of Stephen Monk, coast guard, who was living in St Decumans in 1851. Stephen was married to Elizabeth and had children Thomas, Elizabeth, Joseph, Harriet and Clifford.
red mail Wescomb family
I am seeking information on the Wescomb family from Watchet, St. Decuman Parish, Somerset. My great great grandfather was Edward Wescomb (b. 1858), son of John and Jane Wescombe (sometimes misspelled as Wiscombe).

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