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Somerset Families Group

This Group covers the county of Somerset in South West England, a beautiful area of many contrasts, coast, moor and the famous Somerset Levels. It has a rich history. The county town is Taunton. Come and join us.

Location: British Isles
Members: 75
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2022


Welcome new Members!

Please reply to this message to introduce yourself to other members in this group. Be sure to add your Somerset Genealogy interests for all to see.

If you have any problems or brick-walls, let us known and we can all see if we can break these down for you. Tell us your new discoveries too.



Discussion Forum

Beacham, Brint/Brent, Wood in Kenn? Somerset, England

Started by Diane Simmons. Last reply by Charles Beacham Apr 4, 2014. 6 Replies

Payne Family on the Devon / Somerset Boarder

Started by Christine Gibbins. Last reply by Christine Gibbins Jul 2, 2010. 8 Replies

Somerset Record Office is relocating

Started by Christine Gibbins. Last reply by Christine Gibbins Jun 26, 2010. 1 Reply

My Somerset Family Surnames

Started by Sylvia Back. Last reply by beverly Jane watson Jun 16, 2010. 1 Reply

Nicholas Tobey, Merchant, 1674 Will

Started by Pj Sisseck. Last reply by Pj Sisseck May 3, 2010. 4 Replies

Ann Lockyer-Fisher

Started by Judi Palmquist. Last reply by Judi Palmquist Apr 14, 2010. 1 Reply

Somerset Heritage Centre

Started by Christine Gibbins. Last reply by Christine Gibbins Mar 5, 2010. 1 Reply

Somerset Records Office Help Needed!

Started by Joanne Lesley Dawe. Last reply by Joanne Lesley Dawe Feb 13, 2010. 4 Replies

Victoria County Historys

Started by Roy Louis Cox. Last reply by Roy Louis Cox Jan 23, 2010. 4 Replies

New to the group

Started by Chris Upwood. Last reply by Chris Upwood Jan 23, 2010. 2 Replies

On Line Books relating to Somerset

Started by Christine Gibbins Sep 15, 2009. 0 Replies

MILTON - Wellington; PETVIN - Street

Started by Kathy Nemaric Sep 5, 2009. 0 Replies

The funeral of WWI veteran Harry Patch, 6 Aug 2009

Started by Christine Gibbins. Last reply by Alison Smith (nee Hargreaves) Aug 6, 2009. 1 Reply

A brick wall with a WALL

Started by Debbie Kennett. Last reply by Jill Muir Aug 4, 2009. 1 Reply

Carhampton Hundred

Started by Elizabeth Kipp nee Blake Aug 1, 2009. 0 Replies

Hill family on the Devon / Somerset Boarders

Started by Christine Gibbins Jul 30, 2009. 0 Replies


Started by Christine Gibbins Jul 30, 2009. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Christine Gibbins on March 14, 2012 at 3:30am

Rural Landscapes

Early Land use in Somerset

Comment by Christine Gibbins on November 17, 2010 at 2:45am
Martin Southwood has related the sad news that Janet Cridland,
who has been a great help to me in transcribing Parish Registers as well
as being an Online Parish Clerk for part of West Somerset, has sadly passed
away after a painful fight against cancer.

She will be sorely missed.
Comment by beverly Jane watson on September 27, 2010 at 7:19pm
Sylvia, I have relatives by the name of Hunt And Spencer thru Morgans. Could your Backs be a dirivative of Beckenhall, Bicknell etc ?
Comment by Christine Gibbins on September 27, 2010 at 4:41am
The Somerset Heritage Center opens it's doors 27 Sep 2010
Comment by Christine Gibbins on September 27, 2010 at 4:38am
The Plague in Bristol. Interesting article on this link:
Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on July 25, 2010 at 1:57pm
Hi Guys,

Just got a big box of photos mainly with Cecil Buttle (no relation to me), cricketer for Somerset. Anyone related and would like me to copy them?
Comment by Christine Gibbins on June 26, 2010 at 12:54pm
Taken from the Somerset Record Office web site:
From 5 July 2010 until the autumn, the office will be closed, although we will continue to answer enquiries by post, phone and email throughout the move. For more information, please see the Somerset Heritage Centre section on this website.
Comment by Sylvia Back on June 16, 2010 at 7:39am
Hi everyone,
My Husband family all come from Somerset, surnames include:- Back from Ashill, Townsend from Donyatt, Keitch from Combe St Nicholas, Wimbridge from Ashill, Goodwin from Ashill, Cummings from Ashill, Miller from Chard, Street from Combe St Nicholas, Spencer from Ashill, Stickleyett from Combe St Nicholas, Curtis from Broadway, Lumber from Evercreech, Furber from Evercreech, Underwood from Evercreech, Hunt from Evercreech, Rawlings from Evercreech, Ponting from Evercreech, Welch from Evercreech, Merryfield from Evercreech, Shoot or Shute from Evercreech, Joyce from Cloford, Nicholas from Cloford,
Hoping there is someone with information that might help me or I might be able to assist others
Comment by Christine Gibbins on June 9, 2010 at 2:20am
Good day m'dears,
Just a note to welcome the new members.
Don't forget to check out the links above.
Good luck with your quest.
Comment by Judy Webster on June 8, 2010 at 8:32pm
I am a descendant of Richard GIBLETT (b. c1751 Frome) who married Sarah SHEPPARD or SHEPHERD of Frome in 1783. Known children of Richard and Sarah GIBLETT: Ann (d. 1787); John (woollen cloth manufacturer of Frome, issue Henrietta and Mary); Samuel; Thomas (mar. Isabella HOOPER, issue Richard, Ann, Sarah, John, Jane, Harriet); Mary (mar. James WEBSTER); Sarah (mar. George WEBSTER); Elizabeth. Were some of this family buried in Nunhead/Camberwell cemeteries, London? Is there a connection between Richard GIBLETT of Frome and John GIBLETT who married Sarah WHITFIELD at St. Marylebone in London in 1793?

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