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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: Apr 4, 2014


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 6 Replies

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

Payne Family on the Devon / Somerset Boarder 8 Replies

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

Somerset Record Office is relocating 1 Reply

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

My Somerset Family Surnames 1 Reply

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

GOULD DAVIS Shepton Mallet, Gurney Slade, Binegar, Ashwick

Started by Jo Saunders Jun 10, 2010.

Nicholas Tobey, Merchant, 1674 Will 4 Replies

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

Ann Lockyer-Fisher 1 Reply

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

Somerset Heritage Centre 1 Reply

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

Somerset Records Office Help Needed! 4 Replies

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

Victoria County Historys 4 Replies

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

New to the group 2 Replies

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

On Line Books relating to Somerset

Started by Christine Gibbins Sep 15, 2009.

MILTON - Wellington; PETVIN - Street

Started by Kathy Nemaric Sep 5, 2009.

The funeral of WWI veteran Harry Patch, 6 Aug 2009 1 Reply

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

A brick wall with a WALL 1 Reply

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

Churchill family - Buckland St Mary and Somerset

Started by Stuart Churchill Aug 3, 2009.

Carhampton Hundred

Started by Elizabeth Kipp nee Blake Aug 1, 2009.

Hill family on the Devon / Somerset Boarders

Started by Christine Gibbins Jul 30, 2009.


Started by Christine Gibbins Jul 30, 2009.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Barbara Whitehouse on August 20, 2009 at 12:50pm
I so far only have one ancestor from Somerset about whom I know very little.
She is my 4g grandmother Sarah BARTLETT. According to census info she was born in Bath about 1797. Somehow she moved up to Lancashire before1820 when she married Thomas BOND in Preston.
I'm hoping some of the links in this group will help me in my search for her.
Comment by Keith Cruse on August 19, 2009 at 9:03pm
Hi everyone,

I am trying to find a Thomas Skinner who was the Father of Elizabeth Skinner my 2 x Great-Grandmother born in Horsington 1781.
Any information would be much appreciated

Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on August 19, 2009 at 3:04pm
Hi Phillip,

Is this what you meant?
Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on August 19, 2009 at 2:59pm
Hi Phillip,

I'll still ask, I go to the library quite often, asking doens't hurt! Also our local bookshop keeper is an avid historian, so if anyone can find it, he's your man!

I'll give it a go for you anyway, nothing venture, nothing gained.

Comment by John Laws on August 18, 2009 at 9:35am
Hi we have on our database a number of Somerset LAW, LAWEs,LAWS families, I started my working life over at North Cadbury lovely spot

John P Laws. (Member 674, Guild of One-Name Studies, since 1984) Researching LAW, LAWE, LAWES, LAWS, LAWSE, McLAW & McLAWS & allied families worldwide.
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Comment by Phillip Roderick on August 18, 2009 at 12:24am
Hi Ursala
I haven't a clue who the publisher was but do know it was written by one of the Bower family. I have searched for eons for a copy and did find just one page of it.
It is a very rare book, in fact I doubt that there is one in existance in any libray. So please don't go out of your way to find it.
My request was a bit tongue in cheek.
Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on August 16, 2009 at 1:13pm
Hi Phillip,

I'll try the local library for you and get back to you. Might be a few days though...hope that's ok.

Comment by Phillip Roderick on August 14, 2009 at 5:57pm
Hi Ursala
If yu get the chance could you try and find a copy of "The Bowers of Gloucester" and read it to me online. It was privately published about 1887. So far I have found one page in the National archives.
Oh and there isn't an E in Bridgwater
Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on August 8, 2009 at 3:28pm
Hi guys, I've started a group for library look-ups.
Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on August 8, 2009 at 2:48pm

Sorry to be a pain but it's spelt Bridgwater (without the 'e')...might make it easier to research for you :-)

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