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red mail Morse Family, Vempletts Cross
I am interested in finding out more about the Morse family who lived at Vempletts Cross, Nettlecombe, Williton from at least 1851 - 1881; Robert Morse (b circa 1817), a mason, and his wife Jane (probably nee Heard, from Carhampton). They had six children: Henry, Sarah, Elizabeth, Thomas, Jane and Emma between 1840 and 1848.Henry became a gamekeeper and lived for many years at Abbots Leigh, Bedminster nr Bristol, while his son Henry J Morse moved to the Abercarn area, South Wales, by about 1890,and became a coal miner.
red mail Quartley family, Williton Area
I am trying to find out about the Quartley family. William and Matilda Quartley, age 7 and 10, were living with James and Joan Browning at Back Street Cottage, Exford in 1841; I think Joan or Jane Browning may have been their mother, remarried after the death of their father, William Quartley at Tiverton, Devon in 1839. In 1851 William and Matilda were both living at Quarm Kitnor Farm, Cutcombe, Williton as servants, but by 1861 William was living in Plymouth working in a sugar refinery and had just married Mary Ann Abott from the Plymouth area. In 1869/70 they moved to Trehafod, Glamorgan with their three young sons, but in 1870 Mary Ann died. By 1881 Willam had remarried to Caroline (poss, nee Semmens) from Perran in Cornwall, and his sons were all working as coal miners. I am especially interested in William Quartley who died in 1839, and his family home.
red mail williton union workhouse
has anyone got any info on williton workhouse, somerset, from 1880's to 1905 please? my grandad william john bruford who was born in watchet somerset, mother eliza bruford, grandparents james and johanna bruford, was put there in 1889 aged 1 upon the death of his mother and was still there on the 1901 census aged 13. i would like to know who placed him there and where he went when he left if possible. i do believe that certain records from the workhouse were destroyed in a fire but maybe there is someone with a family connection to the workhouse, like me, who may know something or where i could get info from?
maiden name of maria jane lewis born 1865
Can anybody tell me the maiden name of maria jane lewis born 1865 she is the second wife of john lewis born bridgewater 1841 . according to the 1911 cencus she was living with her husband john lewis and their two children at sunnyside villas watchet their childrens names were lily emily jane lewis born abt 1888 and alfred henry lewis born abt 1889 . thanks ann
john lewis 1866
Can anyone help i,m looking for any information on my great grandfather john lewis believed to have been born in watchet or williton in 1866.do not know his parents names or where they were born,or if he had any brothers or sisters, what I do know was that is occupation throughout his life was that he was a railway engineer. on the 27th aug 1889 he married an agnes watson in buncos aires argentina, agnes was born in wolsingham county durham, they returned to the uk by 1901 according to the cencus living in 3, turner road canton cardiff,but john lewis was not listed on cencus, i assume because of the nature of his job that he was working away. on the 1911 he was in abegavenny,and in 1919 he was living at 6 cyril crescant roath. I would be most grateful for anymore information on this family. thanks ann
red mail Gerald Byrd
Looking for information about Gerald SC Byrd, born in Williton 1917. Parents Bertrand & Louisa Byrd nee Blackmore
Peter Warden Leigh and New Zealand
In the 1860s Peter Warden Leigh born 1842 son of Robert Leigh and Charlotte Cox of Bardon Manor near Williton emigrated to New Zealand - he settled in Lyttleton in the South Island, a place called Opawa is also mentioned - we know he married there, possibly to a lady named Lavinia Jones - is there anyone " down -under " reading this who can help us find out more about what happened to him ? Any help much appreciated.
red mail Thomas Thresher
I'm seeking information about Thomas Thresher, whose son John was born in Williton 1824 and married Eliza Mogg born Woolavington 1815. They married in June 1846 and are my great great grandparents. Have traced Mogg ancestors back to 1712. Any news of the elusive Thresher family would be greatly appreciated. Josephine.
red mail John Jones - 1862
John Jones born in Williton around 1862. At some time he moved to Yate, Glos and married Mary Aldom.
red mail Louisa Blackmore
Seeking information about Louisa Blackmore. Married Bertrand Byrd 1916 and had son Gerald in 1917, Williton.
red mail George Casson, St Decumans, Williton
George Casson born Middlesex London 1820, moved to Williton, married Elizabeth ? and bought up family of James George, Edwin, Emmeline, Laura, Matilda Sarah and Benjamin Frederick. Any info on George and/or siblings greatly appreciated. George's parents poss George Casson snr and Sarah
the Rich family williton somerset
Looking for details of Alfred James Rich born 1855 Williton Somerset - his marriage certficate states - father unknown
red mail Casson Family
Looking for info on Edith Casson, living with grandparents in Williton on 1871/1881 censuses. Who are her parents, mother ?Maria ?lived in London/Preston - poss a french connection!
Leighs of Bardon near Williton Somerset
Looking for any descendants of Robert Leigh of Bardon Manor near Williton 1734 - 1798 head of a legal family who had their practice in this very old house since early 1600s.
red mail MILTON FAMILY
Looking for any information on George Milton born 1850 in Williton wife Marcia Bush born 1852 in Bitten married May 02 1869 in Bitten gloucester.
red mail Brooks
My grandfather Denis Cuthbert Brooks was born in Williton in 1882. Would be interested in hearing from anyone with any information about the family. His father was called Charles, and his mother Rose Anna (nee Ousley).
red mail Williton Wheelwrights
I would be very interested in contact from anybody who has done any research on the 3 generations of Williams Wheelwrights, based in the Williton area from early 1800's (William, Philip and Albert). Thank you.


 
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