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|Harris' of Banwell - (Banwell - Somerset)
I am trying to find information on Jacob Harris (or relatives), shoemaker who was 66 in the 1881 census living with an unmarried daughter Emily and grandaughter Louisa. His other daughter Martha married George Young in 1880 and relocated to Australiain the same year. Any information would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Harris
|Banwell, Somerset - (Banwell - Somerset)
Hi I am looking for relations of Henry Fry Banwell. Child Sidney (Sydney) Fry b. c1856. Sidney married a Elizabeth Coles b. c 1854 Blagdon. their children were Charlie, Mabel, Alfred Leonard, and Kate Fry b. 1879. Trying to find Henry's wife and his father and mother. cheers
Family Surnames: Fry
|Hardings Lane, Banwell - (Banwell - Somerset)
We are looking into our family tree and have found "hardings lane" in banwell to be a area of residence, we have no idea where this "lane" was, does anyone have any ideas? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
|Lansdown family - (Banwell - Somerset)
Anyone researching Lansdown's of Banwell get in touch would be pleased to help. Have traced them back to 1615. Also close connection with the DAY family of Banwell.
Family Surnames: Lansdown,Day
|Hancock, Ann - (Banwell - Somerset)
Birth : 13 August 1809 in Banwell,Somerset,Eng
Baptism : 13 August 1809 in Banwell,Somerset,Eng
Death : before 1909
1851 census HO 107/1936/608/15
Father: George Hancock
Birth : 1779
Death : 29 April 1831 in Banwell,Somerset,Eng
Burial : 29 April 1831 in Banwell,Somerset,Eng
Mother: Sarah Pocock
Birth : about 1780 in Congresbury,Somerset
1851 census living with Joseph,pauper and ex-servant.Rolstone a tiny 2 farm
hamlet up the road from Banwell.
Any information about this family and ancestry would be great
Family Surnames: Hancock
|Ball Family Banwell - (Banwell - Somerset)
I am researching the Ball family of Banwell. William Ball born abt 1800 married Ann Twit.
I have some information on the children who emigrated to Australia. Would welcome information on the family who remained in England
|Webb - (Banwell - Somerset)
Any details of 'Webbs' of Banwell. They seem to have been there for hundreds of years. Particular interest is Charles Webb b c1860 ( father John Webb journeyman miller) who moved to Clandown and then as a miner moved to Oakenshaw, County Durham, where he died in the 1930s. Fascinated by Fortune Fulman. Thanks Lyndon
Family Surnames: Webb
|Parkin,Coombe - (Banwell - Somerset)
Between 1851 and 1858 a Charlotte Parkin living in Banwell as a Servant married John Coome (Coombe?) a farmer in Banwell. I cannot find the marriage details and hope someone may have knowledge of this family. Heather
Family Surnames: Parkin,Coombe
|Thorne Sylvia May nee Spalding - (Banwell - Somerset)
Looking for Sylvia May Thorne or descendants known to be living in Banwell Nov 1951,known to have been widowed shortly before.
.Three children eldest Geoffrey,another son and a daughter.Believe Sylvia was born in Wrington and later moved to Oxford for short time before marrying John Thorne and moving to Banwell.
Family Surnames: Thorne
|Hancock family 1757-1800 - (Banwell - Somerset)
Seeking info on Hancock family who lived in Banwell-Wedmore-WSM area - father Cornelius b abt 1728 in South Brent. My 3rd gg grandfather was John Hancock b Banwell 1771. Happy to exchange info.
Family Surnames: Hancock Toogood Horner Tyley
|harris - (Banwell - Somerset)
I have traced the Harris family back to 1808, William Harris and Rebecca BRooks, and would love to know if anybody has managed to trace further b ack than this. Would also like more information on my Great grandfather's sister Jane Harris who was born in 1848. Any other information would be gratefully recieved and would be pleased to give my information.Janet
Family Surnames: Harris
|BEACHAM ~ 1751 - (Banwell - Somerset)
Do you have any information on these Banwell Beacham families?
William Beacham marries Ruth sometime before 1734. I can't find the wedding. They have 6 children between 1734 and 1748 baptised in Banwell. The last child baptised in 1748 is while Ruth is a widow.
There is a burial: 1745 Aug 4 William Beacham.
1748 Wick St. Lawrence Mar 30 Richard Beacham and Merium White. They marry in Wick St Lawrence.
1750 Mar 25 Richard son of Richard and Merium Beacham. They have a son in Banwell.
1755 Miriam of Richard & Miriam Beacham baptised. They have a daughter in Congresbury.
1749 Mar 25 James Beacham and Elizabeth Bartlett marry in Banwell. They have 4 children baptised in Banwell from 1753 to 1760.
|Pipe Family of Banwell - (Banwell - Somerset)
I am researching my Fathers ancestors the Pipe Family from Banwell. I have got as far as william Pipe who born 1757, he married Mary Laney ,also from Banwell, in 1776. I would be very greatful for any information.
|Horsington, Waygood - (Banwell - Somerset)
I am looking for the parents of Henry Horsington and Ann Waygood, who were born in Banwell and married there in 1828. Henry had also been married to Mercy Waygood, who was Ann's sister. Henry's family emigrated to Australia in 1852.
Family Surnames: Horsington, Waygood
|Mary Ann ALLAN - (Banwell - Somerset)
Mary Ann Allan and John Ingram are the parents of my Great Grandmother Sophia Ingram who was born on 8.11.1844 in Banwell.I believe John's mother was called Sarah.I have been unable to find any mention on the census forms of either Mary Ann or John.Can anyone help please.Sophia married my Great Grandfather Henry Crook.
Family Surnames: Allan,Ingram.
|Bisdee Family - Banwell - (Banwell - Somerset)
I am seeking confirmation if William Lansdown Bisdee (died 14 Mar 1903) is part of the family listed on the 1841 Census St Larence Week Somerset, son of James and Harriet, nee lansdown.
Possibly also married Eliza Martin - 1861 Census. Later had two sons with Jane Bland Longley (1891 census) although never married
Family Surnames: Bisdee
|Harry Fry - (Banwell - Somerset)
born Banwell 1830,moved to Longdeverill and worked as farm baillif Stalls farm,Longleat.Can't find who he married but was a widow with 7 children (inc. my drandad,Cecil) according to 1881 census.Any informatin would be appreciated
|Barrington Englands - (Barrington - Somerset)
My Gr gr gr gr grandfather was William England, born about 1777 in Barrington Soms. I can't find his baptism in Barrington records and would be grateful for any help so that I can continue my search for his ancestors. Many thanks
Family Surnames: England
|Male - (Barrington - Somerset)
I am researching the Males from Barrington - interesting in exchanging information.
Family Surnames: Male, Hallett, Cornelius, Winter, Drayton, Best
|William Hunt born 1796 - (Barrington - Somerset)
Looking for early ancestors of my ggg grandfather William Hunt (Carpenter) b1796 who was married to Mary. They had several children: Henry, James, Thomas, John, Robb, Elizabeth and Mary. All details taken from 1841 census, they were all born in Barrington. My gg grandfather was John born in 1831. He started as a journeymans Blacksmith, then coachsmith and finally ended his days as an Innkeeper at the Hit & Miss pub in Bridport. Any early ancestry would be greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Hunt
|Dabinett, John - (Barrington - Somerset)
Lookink for any information for the parents of my GGG Grandfather John Dabinett. (B) about 1788 in Barrington Somerset. John married Mary Munckton 4/12/1812 St Mary's Church Barrington Somerset. They had quite a few children one being my GGGrandfather George. John died in Warepa Otago New Zealand 25/1865. Many thanks for any information and happy travelling in your search for your ancestors.
Family Surnames: Dabinett And Munckton
|Mary Ann Dabinett - (Barrington - Somerset)
Interested in specific birth year of Mary Ann, who married my mother's uncle Angus McColl in NZ in 1873. Was her father Job, James or John Dabinett? We think Job, who is named as immigrant passenger in 1858, accompanied by his wife and 5 children. Was one of these a pre-school Mary Ann? From 1900 on she cared for my mother, after the death of my grandfather Henry McColl.
Family Surnames: Dabinett Mccoll
|male barrington - (Barrington - Somerset)
My father was from Kingsbury/South Petherton and I have heard him talk about family in Barrington. Would be interested in exchange of information. Family also have connections to the Nicholas/Reddingtons/Garretts all from Somerset.
Family Surnames: Male Nicholas Reddington Garrett
|MALE - (Barrington - Somerset)
Male family in Barrington. Vincent Male b1827 married Hannah Brister b1827. Their son Henry Male b1855 married Ellen Flood. Does this match any ones research?
|William BARRETT b.1818 Barrington, Somerset married Susan BRIDGE 10 Mar 1840 - (Barrington - Somerset)
Wondering if there are any others researching the above BARRETTs. William was a labourer living in Nyden, Barrington, Somerset, when he and Susan BRIDGE married in 1840.
Witnesses at their 1840 wedding in Barrington were my ancestors William MORRIS and Mary BARRETT (who would later marry William and become Mary MORRIS, my ancestor).
I think there is a good chance that that William was brother to Mary, their father John BARRETT being my fifth great grandfather.
William and Mary MORRIS's came to Australia in the 1850's where their daughter, Anna MORRIS, married another MORRIS from Barrington, James MORRIS (son of James b.1827 in Nyden, and Emma nee DABINETT). James Snr was son of Stephen Morris and Hannah nee BARRETT.
Luckily, research has proven this was not quite as incestuous as it sounds - must have been lots of BARRETT, MORRIS and DABINETT families in Barrington, as I still haven't been able to link them despite going back several generations. Good news, so far!
Michele (from Australia)
Family Surnames: Barrett Bridge Dabinett Morris
|Ocock - (Barrington - Somerset)
Richard and John Ocock were baptised at Barrington Court in the early 1800's. The were sons of Richard Ocock and Elizabeth Pring. Does anyone have any connection with the family? Both brothers came to Australia c1840 and another brother went to America. Brother William(I think his name was) was a chemist and is buried at Seaton in Devon.
Family Surnames: Ocock
|Crane - (Barrow Gurney - Somerset)
searching for joseph crane born long ashton around 1826 married jane dyer also from long ashton about 1830 had sons charles and henry james who was born in barrow gurney 21/05/1848 married anne davis
Family Surnames: Crane
|Vowles in Barrow Gurney - (Barrow Gurney - Somerset)
I am looking for any information on the Vowles family in Barrow Gurney. John Vowles was born in Barrow Gurney in 1841 He married Mary A and they had six children Henry J Vowles born 1866, Louisa Vowles 1870, Annie Vowles 1872, Joseph Vowles 1874, Francis Vowles 1878 and Robert Alan Vowles born 1869, he was married to Elizabeth Louise nee Freeman. They also had six children, Robert Arthur Vowles 1892-1943, Gertrude Vowles, Charles H Vowles1896, Olive Vowles 1897, Edith Vowles 1900 and John Vowles. They moved to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales between 1881 and 1901.
Any information on the family would be a great help.
Family Surnames: Vowles
|Wilson / Tripp marriage in Barrow Gurney - (Barrow Gurney - Somerset)
Can anyone help? Gabriel Wilson married Sarah Tripp on 9 November 1721 at the Parish Church in Barrow Gurney. I know nothing else about Gabriel and only that Sarah was the daughter of Henry Tripp and his second wife Susan (Plommer) Any information at all however small would be hugely appreciated.
Family Surnames: Wilson, Tripp, Plommer
|Vowles family - (Barrow Gurney - Somerset)
John Vowles b.1841was son of James, b 1801, and Elizabeth Vowles, m 1826. Other children were Virtue, 1824, Charles 1829, Thomas 1832, Joseph 1835, Benjamin 1835, Maryann 1842 and Elizabeth 1842. I think that Elizabeth was nee Cook, b 1806 but that needs checking. Question is which Volwes family did James come from? There are many strands and a read of the tythe maps some years ago showed a few land holdings in that name. Any help would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Vowles
|Simon Pain b.@1800 - (Barton - Somerset)
My grt.grt grandfather was Simon Arthur Hunt Pain b. @1824.
His father Simon Pain B.@ 1800 & wife & some of his children are listed in census's for Bristol & Clifton as having been born Barton, Somerset. It would appear he possibly married 3 times, have confirmed his last one to Mary Hurle 1846.
As Simon A. H. Pain is not actually listed on the 1841( or any census as he was overseas & in Crimean War & died form injuries 1858 Mauritius) as he would have been 17yrs and already in the army am guessing he was also born Barton. Am after any info or leads.
Needs- Simon Pain's marriage, parents, siblings etc and hopefully his son's (S.A.H.Pain) birth and mother's details and family.
Thanking you in advance.
Family Surnames: Pain
|John Brice - (Barton St David - Somerset)
I am searching for any info on the parents of John Brice born 1804 Keinton Mandeville. I believe his mother was Betty or Bettsy b 1773. His sister, Charlotte Brice b 1807 married John Brain in 1828 in Barton St David.
Family Surnames: Brice Brain
|Pre 1857 Relatives - (Barton St David - Somerset)
We are after further details of the family of Alfred Thomas Tinney of Kingsdon who married Mary Anne Barnard of Keinton-Mandeville who married in Barton St David in 1857 and left for Australia later in the year. Alfred Thomas's father was William Tinney and William's father was Thomas Tinney. Prior to Thomas Tinney's marriage to Joan Hilborn in 1800 we cannot find any record of him at all.
Family Surnames: Tinney
|Anyone Got Love ? - (Barwick - Somerset)
I'm looking for the marriage, maiden name, parents, etc., of a woman named Love who apparently married Thomas Part about 1792, judging by the ages of her children.
She died in Stoford,Barwick,at age 72.March 1842 son Job reported her death of "old age" three days earlier; listed himself as "occupier of house." The death certificate says she was "of Barwick," but the Parish register does not show her marriage or christening. She was buried in Barwick on 27 March 1842.
Her husband, however, was baptized 25 Dec.1762 in Barwick. His parents were John Pert and Sarah Mudford, and they were married 7 Feb 1753 in Barwick.
1841 Census, living at age 70 with son-in-law John Higgins
Her married name was variously spelled in different records as Part, Pert, Piart, Peart, Perrot.
Her children's names and baptismal dates, places:
Dinah, end of 1793, Barwick
Elizabeth, 14 Aug. 1796, Barwick
William, 14 Dec. 1799, Barwick
Joannah, 6 Dec. 1801, Barwick
Elizabeth,16 Sept. 1804, Barwick
Thomas, 2 Aug. 1807, Barwick
Job, 13 May 1810, Barwick
Any help appreciated.
Family Surnames: Part, Pert, Piart, Peart, Perrot.
|Somerset Perts - (Barwick - Somerset)
My interest is LOVE whose Son Job immigrated to
Australia and is the GR-gr-grandfather of my children. Like to exchange information
Family Surnames: Pert Peart
|Hiscock/Compton/Hooper - (Barwick - Somerset)
Trying to track back further on Charles HISCOCK, b abt 1769 in or near Barwick. He married twice, first to Mary BUDGEL in 1808, she died 1812 and they had one daughter Harriet in 1809. His second wife was Mary COMPTON, b 22 Jun 1794 around Barwick. She had a twn sister Martha. Her parents were Thomas and Sarah COMPTON - I do have a marriage in East Coker in 1776 for a Thomas COMPTON and Sarah HOOPER. I am assuming these are Mary's parents. Mary and Charles seem to have had 4 children (Henry, Edwin/Edmund, Charlotte and James) 3 of whom emigrated to Australia in the 1850's (the men). They seem to have moved between Somerset and Dorset during their life as Edwin is shown as baptised in Lytchett Minster, Dorset. Edwin married Elizabeth TERRY of Poole. Charles died in Stoford in 1846. Any help verifying actual dates or going further back would be appreciated. Thanks. Lis
Family Surnames: Hiscock Compton Hooper
|PEVITT/MATTHEWS - (Barwick - Somerset)
Can anybody tell me about the family of Joseph Pevitt who I believe was born in Nether Compton Dorset in about 1772. he married Grace Matthews who was also born in nether Compton in about the same year. They had a son William who was born in Bradford, Somerset in 1799 and they both died in Barwick Somerset, Grace in 1821 and Joseph in 1859. I would like to know about other children and parents of both of them.
Family Surnames: Pevitt, Matthews
|Noble Family 1800's - (Batcombe - Somerset)
I am looking for information on Lucy Noble, Born 1836 in Batcombe, Somerset. Her father was William
Noble Born 1799 and her mother was Elizabeth Crocker Born 1801. Any geneological information on this family would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Noble, Crocker
|Richard Babey - (Batcombe - Somerset)
I am tring to find any information on the Babey family from Batcombe.My G.G. Grandfather was Richard Babey born 1784 married to a Catherine Shehan and then to a Alice Howes. He was a colour sarjent in the 40th Foot regiment 1806 - 1826.He had 2 brothers Thomas and Joseph both were also serjents in the 40th Foot.I beleive that one of his sons Joseph was married to a Sarah born 1822.
Family Surnames: Babey
|Lambert Family of Batcombe Somerset - (Batcombe - Somerset)
My Great Grandfather Charles Kempson Ebsworth of Gloucester, married Mary Ann Lambert of Batcombe Somerset in 1851, in the Registrary Office in Axbridge Somerset. Mary Ann lists her father as Joshua Lambert a Labourer on their marriage certificate. But I've had no luck tracing Joshua Lambert of Somerset. All I have found is a William Lambert, who had a daughter called mary Ann and the right year of her birth. I would love validation that this was indeed the same family as in my family tree. Mary Ann and Charles travelled to Liverpool straight after their marriage, where my family come from. I've been researching all my family tree for 18 months, but have got really stuck with the Lamberts. If anyone has any information, could you please contact me.
Family Surnames: Lambert/Ebsworth
|REX (REAKES) - (Batcombe - Somerset)
Researching the REX (REAKES) family of Upton Noble, Batcombe and Shepton Mallet areas. Would be interested in contact with anyone else with intereste in, or information on the above. Earliest known is Charles REX 1699.
Family Surnames: Rex (Reakes)