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County town: Taunton Other major towns: Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater Origins of Name: settlers around Somerton, Anglo Saxon Population 1801: 273,577 Population 1961: 599,046 Acreage: 1,032,325 Urban Land 1961: 5.2 %
 
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red mail Chard/Australia
I have just found out that the birth date for william desmond chard ,in my previous insert is wrong,the details are that he was born in Brynmawr, Breaconshire 15,oct,1926.1 brother malcom.William married beryl dawe.Was in RAF,father beleived to be a coal miner.
red mail Chard/Australia
I am looking for my husbands family,his father was william desmond chard born 1932 in wales . died in australia in 1997,1 brother malcom chard. he married beryl around 1950.Had 5 sons.was in R.A.f..has anyone any information.
red mail Ham/m family
Information wanted on George Ham, he married Elizabeth ----- in 1830c possably in Milborne Port, Somerset. There daughter Jane Ham born 1836 and died 1870 in Milborne Port.
red mail Grove family
Looking for the family of Elizabeth Grove, born 1800c,in Dorset, married Thomas Raison in Milborne Port Somerset 1824, Thomas was a stone mason.
red mail Goulding
Looking for birthplace or any info on William Goulding arrested in Tiverton 5th February 1822 for stealing some woollen cloth and kerseymere and sentenced for 7 years transportion to Australia on 30th March 1822. Transportation papers stated he was a native of Bath born around 1801
red mail norman, stephen b: 1605
i am seeking information on stephen norman born in 1605 in somerset england. if any one has any information about this family line i would greatly appreciate hearing from you.
red mail Haggett
Searching for ancestors of George Haggett born 1845 Sandford Orcas,married to Ellen Dando born 1842.
Isaac Harris
I am looking for any information on Isaac Harris in the Raglan Barracks Devonport Devon, he is my GG Grandad he was there in 1881 he was about 22. thank you from David
red mail Collins/Warman/Yard families Somerset
Still researching our Collins family from Somerset especially, Ashcott, Shapwick, Walton area and marriages to Warman and Yard families. Anyone else researching same please contact. Thanks.
red mail Goldwyer - doctors, navy officers
Looking for information regarding the Goldwyer family who were doctors, navy officers, and other professions. William Goldwyer and Hannah Maria Binfield. Parents of William Henry Goldwyer born 1829 in Somerset, died 1864 in Western Australia.
red mail the churchill, ashman, carpenters
We are hoping to trace the Ashman family of Somerset that goes back to the Churchills. From the Shearns we have traced back to Richard Ashman and Mary Carpenter and back to Jacob Ashman and Elizabeth, Thomas, John and Jane Churchill. Jane died in 1721 and we would appreciate any information or records connected with her and her family. John was born in 1716, died 1795. Jacob Ashman lived from 1778-1830. They all lived around Midsomer Norton in the 1700s and 1800s.
red mail William J Fry
All I know is that my g g g grandfather was born in Wiveliscobe, Somerset in 1847. I know he married Mary who was from Bath and they had 10 children. The first 2, William H. and Walter were born in Bristol, the next, John, (my g g grandfather was born in Birkenhead) and the rest Sarah, Martha, Richard, Lucy, James, Thomas (belived Christened as Daniel) and Frank were all born in Birmingham. Does anyone have any details about this family? Much appreciated. John.
fry
my great great great grandfather richard fry is from somerset but moved to newfoundland born 1793-1882 his wife was mary sexton 1 of thier sons were samuel fry any more info on richards family would be great thank-you.
red mail Preston family, North Curry,Somerset
Looking for any information on Henry Preston, born 1834, North Curry, Somerset; died. 20 Apr 1874 at Wellington, New Zealand. Henry immigrated to New Zealand in 1857, age 23yrs, and became a settler farmer near Carterton, in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, He married in New Zealand, Ruth Vile, born 15 Nov. 1848, North Curry, Somerset, England; died. 17 Sep 1929, RuthÂ’s family, consisting of her father, John Vile; mother, Ann Foster; and their children; Ruth, 9yrs; Job, 12yrs; Catherine, 11yrs; William, 4yrs; and Emma, who died at sea, immigrated to New Zealand in 1857.
red mail TAPSCOTT Somerset
Researching all Tapscott families originating in Somerset. I am interested in corresponding with anyone who is also tracking Tapscotts. Colleen
red mail Ironmonger
My greatgrandmother used to live in Somerset with her grandson David and she died there. David would be around 60yrs old today and his profession is weaving. My grandmother's surname was Ironmonger. Does this ring any bells with anyone? Any small info gratefully received!
Robert Yard
Robert Yard/Mary Hake had the following children Elizabeth 1823. Mary 1824. William 1827. Hannah 1829 Robert 1832. all baptized at West Hatch. Any info on above would be grateful
Mary Yard
Mary Yard/John Hake had the following children Charles Hake 1826. Hannah Hake 1828. Mary Hake 1831 Sarah Hake 1836 Temperence Hake 1843. All Baptized at Curland.
Thomas Yard
Jane Hake/Thomas Yard had the following children James1818 John 1819 Edward 1821 Issac 1822 Caroline 1825 Abraham 1827 Mary Ann 1829 Sarah 1832 Thomas 1833 Robert 1836 Henry 1837 Thomas 1839 Abigail 1839 Jane 1840 Jane 1841 Ann 1841. all baptized Curland Somerset.
red mail Dibble (Dybel, Dible) born c 1510
I am looking for any Dibbles born around 1510 or earlier. Any information welcome. Thanks.
red mail Looking for AMELIA DODGE
I am looking for any information on my gg grandmother Amelia Dodge from Somersetshire born in the early 1880's (I think) and married George Gallienne from Jersey - Channel Islands. They came to Australia and settled in Sydney then in Newcastle NSW.They had four sons and five daughters ( daughters still born). One of their sons Ernest Albert Gallienne is my great grandfather and he died in Sydney. I would appreciate any help that anyone can give me.Looking for AMELIA DODGE
red mail Robert Morgan, immigrant, Salem, Massachusetts
Searching for the origins of Robert Morgan, Immigrant to Salem, Massachusetts.Most sources have Robert the son of Thomas Morgan and Catherine Herbert, but The Limbus Patrum Morganiae Et Glamorganiae clearly has Thomas's son living in London as lat as1676, while Robert of Salem died 1672. Robert is first seen in Salem in 1636, as he was given an allotment of 20 acers. He married abt. 1633, Salem, Margaret Norman, daughter of Richard Norman & Margaret Afford, Immigrants Somersetshire, England,settled in Marblehead Massachusetts in abt 1629. Robert and Margaret settled in the part called Cape Ann, which later became Beverly, Massachusetts. In 1671 Robert gave his age of 70 yrs old during a deposition filed with the Essex County Court, Salem, Ma., putting his birth 1601. He died between 14 Oct, when he wrote his will and 10 Dec 1672, when an inventory of his estate was taken.
HAVE YOU LOST A LEGG?
Job LEGG to be precise. My mother-in-law was Flossie LEGG who came from several generations of LEGGs who lived in Buriton, Hants. The name can be traced back to Job LEGG b c.1801 if the age on his death certificate is reliable. Only other informationfrom 1841 census is that he was born out of Hampshire. From IGI it seems that most Job LEGGs hail from Dorset, but those known appear to have been accounted for. So is anyone missing him from their tree in Somerset? Family legend has it that the LEGGs came from the West Country. Would also be interested to hear from anyone who has their Job LEGG as that would eliminate him from inquiries!
Robert LARCOMBE - 1800s
I have been trying in vain these last 5 years to locate the birth place of my 3xGreat-Grandfather, Robert Larcombe b.1810c Somersetshire. He was transported to Australia in 1839 onboard the JOHN BARRY. When he was tried at Devon Assizes in 1838;he was said to be a Stonemason Apprentice of 2? years. I have tried many paths these last years to locate information - without success. Any information/assistance would be very much appreciated!!
William Brooks
William Brooks b 1839 at Somerset,parents James and Matilda. Matilda remarried and died in New Zealand and is buried with William and his wife.
red mail Small
Researching the family of Oliver SMALL, born 1850 High Ham. Does anyone have any information to share?
red mail Smoothy/Poultney
Searching for ancestors in England of Matthew Buchanan Poultney who married an Ellen Smith in late 1870's to early 1880's. They had twelve children in New Zealand. I believe they also trace back to Scotland somewhere. Any help greatly appreciated. Ray S.
red mail Edwards Alice Maude
I am looking for the ancestors of Alice Maude Edwards b. Abt 1879 and Married to William Lewis Broom. Her father I believe was John Edwards and her mother Emma Mayor
red mail Bridgewater Somerset
Looking for early relatives of my grandfather Alfred Billinger probably from Bridgewater and surrounds,I know his father John was married to Elizabeth Bailey in 1857 Alfreds wife was Lucy Allaway
red mail John Smoothy
Looking to find a John Smoothy born abt 1793 in Boxford Somersetshire. He was convicted several times of highway robbery in Somerset Assizes courts and sent here to Australia as a convict about 1821 on the 'Medway'. After about 50 or so years, he mayhave moved back to England any time after 1851, as in this year he was listed in the census as head of the household at Great Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia. I know of a cemetery entry in Suffolk for a John Smoothy and an Ann Smoothy that would tie in with my missing ancestors but, I need to find more proof. I would love to hear from anyone able to assist me.
red mail Davis
I would be grateful for any information regarding Frederick Davis his wife Ann (nee Carrol) whose son Matthew born about 1835 migrated to Australia. From the shipping records the town is quite illegible but looks like Anthey, Somerset.
red mail family history - William Fields
Im trying to find out more about my grandmother's family. Her name was Joan Marie, and her parents were Ethel and William Fields, they had two sons as well, Alan and david, one of whom still lives in somerset, the other lives in Austrailia. I knowlittle else about the family, except that William may well have been irish. Any pointers would be appreciated.
Gould Family Connections
Family legend states that 3 brothers (Robert, John, and Thomas GOULD) left from Dartmouth, Devonshire ca. 1663/4, arriving in Hull, Massachusetts in order to take over the holdings of their widowed and childless "loving cousin" (possibly an aunt), Joan (Bishop?) Stone, the widow of Capt. John Stone of Hull, Massachusetts. Capt. Stone may originally have come from a place known as "Cothelstone," but we've not found that place name in any map of Somersetshire, at least not thus far. We strongly suspect a connection to the family descended from John GOLD, Crusader, of Seaborough (Seabourne?), Somersethire, but have not been able to prove it (yet). If anyone has any idea where these Gould brothers came from in England, we need your input! BTW, to the best of our knowledge, this particular Gould family is not closely related to the Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield, Massachusetts family, which originated in Hertfordshire . . . but we could be wrong!
red mail Somerset Electoral Registers 1832
The Somerset electoral register 1832 (2 vols) is currently available in facsimile reprint. Please inquire for details.
red mail Horrox
Researching Horrox/Latham in Somerset/Dorset. Arthur Horrox b. 1872 married Emily Sinclair b. 1876. They had 3 children Lucy, Thomas and Henry.
red mail Looking For Snows Or Derby's(darby)
The Derby family was well represented in Somerset, Dorset and Devon in the 1500s to the 1700s and probably later. I am trying to connect them to my ancestor William Snow.
red mail Morrell/morle
Has anybody come across John Morle/Morrell (in early 1800's was known 'to be of Dulverton'. He had a child with a Jane who was from Porlock in 1817.
red mail Tarrant
Looking for info on William Tarrant, b.1837 came to Australia 1850, married Agnes Webster Robertson, b.1842 in 1862 in Victoria. Not nessesary in Somerset.
Shoplands In Somerset
There are several Shopland Famlies in Somerset and apart from one branch I cannot form a link with Devon where they probably came from. Any help in establishing those links would be useful


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