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ADAMS HENRY ADAMS, b. 18 Sept 1846 in Harptree, co. of Somerset. Son of JOHN ADAMS & MARY "CHAPMAN" ADAMS. Was married 25 Dec 1869 at the parish church of St. James, Bristol, to MARY ANN AMELIA LIDYARD, b. 9 May 1848. Emigrated to USA in 1876 and settled in Alabama. MARY ANN AMELIA was daughter of HENRY LIDYARD and AMELIA "Dallimore" LIDYARD.
Janelle "Adams" Conley.  
ALLEN JOHN ALLEN, born 1837 at Drayton, son of WILLIAM ALLEN and JANE DUN (or DONNE or DUNNE). Migrated to Queensland, Australia in 1854 where he worked on a property of JAMES TYSON, on the Darling Downs. He subsequently selected land at East Prarie on the Downs. Married SARAH ANN PAYNE at Ipswich in 1866. Sarah died in 1908 and John in 1914.
John Allen
ANSTEY CAROLINE ANSTEY was born c1820 in Shepton Beauchamp daughter of JOHN ANSTEY and BARBARA. Married BENJAMIN GARRETT in 1845 in London. Benjamin died during the Crimean War in 1855. In 1856 Caroline married WILLIAM JOHN TROTTER in London. They settled in Perth, Scotland where William died in 1878 and Caroline in 1883. Caroline's two surviving children, Benjamin and Albert both settled in Glasgow, Scotland.
Vicki Hails
BALE HENRY BALE b: 1851/1852 in ? Somersetshire (still looking for him) d: 10 Nov 1888 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. Parents unknown, actually I can't find much on him at all.
Henry married twice firstly: Married 25 May 1874, Bristol to:
ANN SAUNDERS b: abt 1854, Stogumber, d: between 1901-1910 in Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA.
Father: JAMES b: abt 1817 Monksilver, S/Set, d: June 1897, Williton? 
Mother: ANNA unknown b: abt 1826 Hillfarance, Kingston, S/Set, d: aft 1891, ?)
Henry and Ann had Annie 'Ann' (b: 27 March 1876, 6 Sidney Row, Bristol, d: 10 Sept 1964, Claremont, near Perth, Western Australia), Henry James (b: June 1878, Bristol, d: 25 Oct 1918, 41st Stationery Hospital, Drury, Amiens, France - WW1) and John (b: 22 Jan 1881, 2 King St Bedminster d: April 1974, Mercer, Pennsylvania).
Ann - 1861 England Census - Stogumber, 7yo. 1871 EC - Bedminster, 17yo, servant. 1881 EC- Stogumber, 27yo with Annie and Henry James.  ???????
Ann and Henry divorced in England in 1881. Ann then married BENJAMIN PASSMORE (b: ?, Eng, d: abt 1920 in Mercer, Pennsylvania) and emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the '                 ' in 1881 with John only, (still looking for his arrival details). Ann and Benjamin had son James (b: 8 Dec 1883 Mercer, d: Nov 1974?). Ann and Benjamin divorced but stayed closeby.
Ann had brothers John (b: 1845 Elworthy, d: aft 1891), William (b: aft 1864 Stogumber, d: March 1914, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng) and sisters Elizabeth (b: Feb 1847 Monksilver, d: ?), Anna (b: 1851 Monksilver, d: bef 1854), Mary (b: 1855 Coombcross, d: aft 1891), Harriett (b: 1859, Coombscross, d: ?) and Ellen (b: 1861, ?, d: aft 1891). 
2nd wife (my great grand mother) Married 6 March 1883, Bristol to:
Elizabeth Russell b: 25 May 1856, ?, Gloucestershire, d: 26 June 1889, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia.
Father: Thomas (a Collier) Mother: unknown.
Elizabeth - 1871 EC, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 15yo. 1881 EC - Wardington, Oxfordshire, 25yo.
Henry 30yo, Elizabeth 27yo and Ann's kids Annie 7yo and Henry James 5yo departed London in early 1883 on the 'Ben Voirlich' (Master: Charles Douglas) arriving 4 June 1883 into Melbourne where they had 2 boys:
William Thomas (b: 20 Sept 1884, Fitzroy d: 24 April 1975, Terrey Hills, Sydney) and Ernest Robert Bale (my grandfather) (b: 15 Jan 1887, Fitzroy d: 21 Dec 1961, Cootamundra, New South Wales) were placed into the Brighton Orphanage Asylum after Henry died and Elizabeth was very ill.
Much more information is available if anyone who feels they may be related.
BARNSTABLE THOMAS BARNSTABLE, b. 7 May c1837, married to ANN DARBY, b. 4 Dec 1837, both from Middlezoy, Somerset, England, immigrated to the U.S. in 1866.  They departed from Liverpool on the ship, Wisconsin, arriving in New York 11 Jun 1866.  They traveled with 3 children, Joseph, Eliza, and Sophia, subsequently settling in Antioch, Illinois.  Thomas was a farmer.  They had 6 more children, all born in Antioch, Illinois, Alace, James, Emma, William, Lucy, and Albert.  Thomas died on 1 Dec 1904 and Ann died on 27 Nov 1924.  Both are buried in Antioch.
Janet Dobrowolski  
BARTLETT CHARLES BARTLETT born 1808 Charlton Adam. Son of ROBERT BARTLETT and ANN nee HODGES . Married 1834 Pitney MARY ANN nee HOOPER born 1808 Pitney. Daughter of CHARLES HOOPER and JANE TOLLEY.  Charles & Mary Ann came to Australia in 1842 on the ship Chance with their children Josiah, James, Jane & Robert. Arrived Tasmania and then settled at Port Fairy Victoria.  
Sandi Mason 36 Cecil Street, Victoria 3672 Australia
BARTLETT SAMUEL LEAKEY, born 12 Sep 1838 at Huntham, North Curry, Somerset, the fifth of six children born to JAMES BARTLETT and SARAH LEAKEY. The family moved to Lyng in the 1850s. Samuel married ANNA DARE COUSINS, daughter of his first cousin HEPHZIBAH COUSINS, in Bristol on 18 Aug 1864 and they almost immediately emigrated to Christchurch, New Zealand. In 1875, with their five children, they moved to Australia and settled in Melbourne. Samuel fathered 17 children and died in Melbourne on 24 December 1929.
Warren Bartlett
BIGGIN JAMES BIGGIN was born 1805 in Pylle, Somerset leaving parents brothers and sister behind and moved to Daniel's Harbour Newfoundland, Canada sometime in the 1820s. Married there and raised a family. Later a brother moved with his family and wife to Ohio in the US.
Scott Biggin
BOARD GEORGE BOARD b. 06 May 1806 Burnham, Somerset. Son of WILLIAM and REBECCA AMESBURY BOARD living in Walrow, Somerset c. 1800.  Married MARTHA STOWER in Wedmore on 05 April 1836.  Worked for ROBERT WHITING in June 1841 in Watchfield, Somerset. Arrived in New York City aboard the Devonia on 27 June 1849.  Settled first in Jefferson County, Wisconsin and then moved to Juneau County, Wisconsin.
Contact Karen Board Moran at
BOND HENRY JAMES BOND was born 01 July, 1851 in Rode, Somerset, England to ISAAC BOND (tilemaker) and ELIZA MOORE. Henry had 2 siblings; EMILY, born 1843 and ARTHUR, born 1845. HENRY J. BOND married ELIZABETH ANN MELLON-POWELL on June, 1876 in Holborn, London, England. Henry and his wife then emigrated to USA from Liverpool on April 10, 1877 on the ship USS CORNWALL, arriving in New York on April 30th of that year. They resided in West Virginia and Ohio prior to permanently residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania- where he and his son, William became electricians. They had 7 children; Elizabeth, Annie, Rose, Lillie, Charlotte, William and George.   Henry died in Pittsburgh (Allegheny) Pennsylvania on December 27, 1928 and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery. His wife died August 9, 1942 and is buried next to Henry in their family plot. They were members of the Primitive Methodist Church.
BOWDITCH JAMES BOWDITCH who was born at Breckwick Somerset abt 1849 and married ELIZABETH LACEY b abt 1850 Breckwick Somerset, immigrated to Australia in 1879 William, John, Maria and Dinah. And also his sister LUCY BOWDITCH. Can you help with ancestors in Somerset.
Kathy White
BOWN ALBERT BOWN 1872 of Middlezoy ( nephew of WILLIAM & RICHARD LOCKYER), made the passage on the ship Majestic arriving at the port of New York on July 3rd, 1890. The point of embarkment was Liverpool, England. It is believed that he initially went to stay with his LOCKYER uncles in Alton, Illinois. In 1902 ALBERT & HELENA HILKER marry. Albert aged 30. Helena aged 37. In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census Albert BOWN was enumerated residing at Godfrey Township, Madison County, Illinois. Enumerated with him was his wife Helena and their two daughters ages six and three. Albert and Helena declared they had been married eight years. Later he was living in Medora, Macoupin County.
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BROWN JOHN BROWN, b. 28 July 1818 and baptized 30 Aug 1818 in Ston Easton, Somerset, England, to JAMES BROWN and ANN LANSDOWN.  John had two siblings, Elizabeth, b. 10 May 1822 and died 1836, and George, b. 19 Aug 1820.  JOHN BROWN m. ELIZABETH MATTHEWS on 2 May 1844 at Wells St. Cuthbert.  They had seven children: Elizabeth, John, George, Ann, Emma, William and Jane.  John BROWN moved to the London area in about 1850 to work on the Crystal Palace, and then immigrated to America with his family in 1872.  He died in Rockport, Utah on 3 May 1873. 
Patti Call  
BURGESS JAMES BURGESS b.1837, Chilcompton eldest son of Elijah and Harriet BURGESS, parsonage lane Chilcompton. Emigrated to N.S.W. Australia in 1856 aboard "Commodore Perry", Worked as a stonemason and married Elizabeth PITTENDRIGH 1865 and settled Bathurst. Having 9 children, William, Alexander, Ernestina, Edith, James, Mabel, Arthur, George and Florence. 
Harold Burgess
BURGESS WILLIAM BURGESS b.1839, Chilcompton only other son of ELIJAH and HARRIET BURGESS, married 1858 MARY HAMBLIN at Shepton Mallet, and both emigrated to N.S.W. Australia 1858 aboard "Fitzjames" living and working as a stonemason along the Great Western Road. having 5 children, Elijah, Martha, James, William, and Charles. 
Harold Burgess
CAPE JAMES CAPE from Langford (?) and wife ELIZABETH JONES from Bristol emigrated to America in 1854, locating in New York City, where they remained three years. They then removed to Racine, Wisconsin. Mr. Cape was a shoemaker by trade in England and in New York City. The later years Mr. CAPE engaged in general contracting. email 

William CARD born circa 1788/1798 Somerset per his will, died Jan 24 1875 Herring Neck, Newfoundland, Canada.  Married Mary Unknown.  One son Samuel CARD baptized 1820 Merritts Harbour, Newfoundland Canada who married Eliza Unknown. Numerous descendants.  Wondering if he is the William baptized 1786 Pawlett Somersetshire to John & Jane with siblings John, Jane, Richard, George, Eliza and Ann.
Jill Marshall, 39 St Michaels Ave, St Johns NL, Canada A1E 1R7

CASTLE JOSEPH born 1787 Banwell, son of JOHN CASTLE and PHEBE DYER. Married EDITH DAY, dau of GEORGE DAY and PHEBE BISHOP from Banwell, Shipham area. Arrived Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) Australia in 1827 per the ship Orelia. Settled on the east coast of Tasmania in the Spring Bay district. They had 4 children: John, Robert, Phoebe and Joseph. Maureen 
CHAPMAN/TAYLOR My Great-grandfather was born in Winiehead, 1821 - WILLIAM CHAPMAN.  His father ISAAC CHAPMAN, Mother ? Ann.  He resided in the parish of Selworthy and was employed as an "under gamekeeper" near Silverton, Devon.  He married ANNE TAYLOR 19 February 1842.  In 1858 he and his wife emigrated to New Zealand.  The children that accompanied them were Betsy, Ann, Thomas, Mary, James and William. William was successful in New Zealand and had 10 children altogether, plus many descendants.  He died at age 79 year and Ann died at 80 years.  I am interested in finding out more on the CHAPMAN and TAYLOR families.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
CLARK JAMES CLARK b.1839(father-GEORGE CLARK and mother-ELIZABETH WEEKS) immigrated to the United States around 1880's from a farm in Somerset.  Some of the children (George, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Emily) also came.  They settled in Cayuga County, New York State.  
Georgianna Tracey 

JAMES CLARKE, was born in 1811/1812, in Walcott, Somerset, England. He joined the British Army in 1832 in Bath, England, serving in Ireland, and the West Indies, before being sent to North America.  James married BRIDGET DUFFY born 1821 Donegal, Ireland, in Nova Scotia, Canada. They had ten children, James, William John, Louisa, Mary Catharine, Edward Bartholmew, Sarah, Anne Matilda, John William, Elizabeth Agnes, and Frances Jane.  After his discharge in 1857, James & his wife, Bridget, settled on Howe Island, ON Canada. For more on JAMES CLARKE, please visit my website Clarke's Homepage and Jen Wiley's The Islands.  

Eileen Truesdell 
COOK George COOK and his wife Mary WYATT emigrated from Kingston Seymour in Somerset to Portland in Australia on board the ship Panama in 1854. They later settled at Tower Hill in Victoria. Also on board were other members of his family Harriet, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Mary and Henry. George is my 2nd Great Grandfather.
Peter Guest
CORRICK JOHN CORRICK, wife EMMA JANE PRICE and children, Emily, Kate, Lily, John and Walter from Taunton, Somerset along with Henry Allen born on voyage, emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1883.  John's sister, MARY JANE GRIFFIN, husband JOHN GRIFFIN and children Lily and Henry emigrated with him.  The Corrick family first settled in Redfern then North Botany later renamed Mascot where they lived out their lives.  They also bore another 5 children in their new country.
Paula Hume.
COURT JOHN COURT was born c1829 in Somerset, son of JAMES COURT. John emigrated to Australia and settled in the Newcastle district of New South Wales where he was a miner. He may be the one who arrived in Sydney on the schooner "Champion" in 1852 as a steerage passenger from New Zealand. Married ISABELLA BRIMBLE born c1835 Kingston Deverill, Wiltshire, daughter of JOHN BRIMBLE and SARAH FORWARD. They had 7 children, Sarah Sophia, Caroline Keziah, William, John, Isabella, Henry James and Mary. John died in 1880. Isabella married JOSEPH GOUNDRY in 1886 and settled on the south coast, although she returned to the Newcastle district before her death in 1902.
Vicki Hails
COUSINS ANNA DARE, born 16 Dec 1844 at Stoke St Gregory, Somerset, the second of five children born to BERNARD COUSINS and HEPHZIBAH LEAKEY DARE. The family moved to Bedminster in the late 40s and returned to Stoke St Gregory in the late 50s. Anna married SAMUEL LEAKEY BARTLETT, her mother’s first cousin, in Bristol on 18 Aug 1864 and they almost immediately emigrated to Christchurch, New Zealand. In 1875, with their five children, they moved to Australia and settled in Melbourne. Anna bore 17 children and died in Melbourne on 8 May 1827.
Warren Bartlett
DAVEY ERNEST WILLIAM DAVEY emigrated to N.Z. and then went to Australia c. 1890. His father was JAMES DAVEY who married ELIZABETH DIBBLE in Milverton. Ernest was born in Bower Hinton, Martock and later lived in Taunton.
V & L Heal
DAY ALFRED DAY born 1827 Steeple Ashton, son of MATTHEW DAY and JANE CASTLE. Married FRANCES M WINCEY, dau of William and ?. Emigrated to Adeladie, South Australia before 1857. They had one child Amy. Email
DILLON THOMAS DILLON 1816-1857, a butcher, married ELEANOR NOWELL 1817-1905 at St Michael's Church, Bath, Somerset in 1838. They emigrated in 1841 to the new Nelson settlement in New Zealand, arriving on the ship FIFESHIRE in 1842. Many of the Bath DILLONs were related to Thomas. Several were butchers. His line can be traced back to the 1749 marriage between THOMAS DILLIN and MARY RICH at Bath Abbey. ELEANOR NOWELL was the daughter of JOSEPH NOWELL and MARIA CARNICK, Joseph also being a butcher. There are many New Zealand descendants of Thomas & Eleanor. There are many english descendants of the DILLONs they left behind.
Peter Dillon - website
DRAKE JOHN DRAKE bapt 24 Nov 1829 at Banwell married ELLEN BRIER b c 1826 London? on 31 October 1848 in Banwell. They had 3 children in Banwell, Joseph 1849, Ellen 1852 and William 1855. On 29 December 1856 the family left Plymouth aboard the "Mount Stuart Elphintone" bound for Melbourne.  In Melbourne two more children were born ; Isabella 1857 and Rose 1860. During this time John worked on the Victorian goldfields. On March 17 1860 the family left for New Zealand on the "Gil Blas" and arrived in Port Chalmers Otago on March 31. 5 More children were born; John 1862, Henry 1865, Mary Jane 1867, Louisa 1870 and Sophia 1873. The Drakes moved to Dunedin in 1879. Their eldest son Joseph was drowned in a boating accident at Nugget Point in 1895. John DRAKE died in 1912 at Dunedin, aged 85. Ellen DRAKE died in 1923 at Dunedin aged 97.
Chris Farrington
DRUCE My Maternal Great Great Grandfather JAMES DRUCE was born Feb 17 1819, Lopen, Somerset, England, son of GEORGE DRUCE and JANE.  He married SUSAN ENGLAND Apr 30 1841, at Lopen.  His Father GEORGE DRUCE was a toy manufacturer and Susan, his wife, was the daughter of ROBERT ENGLAND.   JAMES DRUCE emigrated to Canada between 1852 and 1861.
Eileen Truesdell
DYER JOHN DYER b. 10 Oct 1818 Bristol, Somerset, son of JOHN DYER and ANN WEBLEY, married EUNICE THOMAS April 1843 at Brierly Hill, Staffordshire.  Their first 2 sons were born at Dudley, Staffordshire - Jesse on 31 December 1843 and John on 21 Sep 1846.  Third son Vincent was born 5 Nov 1848 at Gravesend, Kent, prior to the family embarking on the "St Vincent" to Sydney, Australia, arriving 11 March 1849 as assisted immigrants. John worked as a labourer, shepherd and miner.  They lived at Pyrmont in 1852 when Ann was born; Wollongong in 1854 when Enoch was born; Major's Creek, Braidwood in 1858 when William Henry was born, Clement born 1861 and Cornelius born 1863.   Other children were Lilla born 1850, Charles born 1856 and Oliver born 1865. From 1861 - 1865 John worked as a shepherd at "Strathallyn", near Braidwood.  John was Superintendent of the Wesleyan Sunday School at Gulgong, NSW and was presented with a Bible on 22 March 1875.  The inscription read:  "Presented to Mr John Dyer from the Teachers and Scholars of the Wesleyan Sunday School Gulgong as a mark of their appreciation of the kind Christian manner in which he has sustained the office of their Superintendent".  Underneath is written - "His word is a light unto my feet and a lamp unto my path".    John and Eunice were living at Marrickville in 1889 when Eunice died.  John died in 1899 at the age of 80 of acute bronchitis from which he had suffered for several years.   
Patricia McGufficke
DYKE/GATEHOUSE My GG.Grandfather,Thomas Jesse DYKE born about 1815 married Susannah GATEHOUSE (?date). Their daughter, my G.Grandmother Emma Maria DYKE was born in Somerset, England Dec.11,1843. They emmigrated to Pickering County, Ontario, Canada around 1844 and had three more children: Henry, George Wellington and Pricilla.They moved to Goderich Township, Huron County, Ontario by 1871 and lived near Clinton, Ontario. Thomas Jesse DYKE died June 1, 1894 and I am unable to find death registration but had the obituary from newpaper. His son George Wellington DYKE married Margaret TORRANCE, and she is buried in Maitland Cemetery, Goderich, Ontario along with their daughter Grace Doty but George is not buried there. Rumor had it he went to California. 1901 census shows Margaret, Henry, Pricillia and Albin living in Goderich, Ontario. In my research I have tried to follow up Annie DYKE who married Albin RAWLINGS who I think was a cousin of Thomas Jesse DYKE. Annie was daughter of Nathaniel and there is info on them in Lambton County Archives, Wyoming Ontario. Albin DYKE's name appears in the Pioneer Roundup - Grand Prarie, Alberta. Sound familiar to anyone?
Jane Austin
ELLIOTT ROBERT WEBBER ELLIOTT b.13 Mar 1842 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset son of Simeon and Jane (nee WEBBER) married MARY ANNA MALE b.17 Feb 1840 Batheaston Somerset daughter of JOB MALE on 11 Dec 1860 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset. They arrived in Australia onboard the ship 'Conway' at Moreton Bay (Brisbane Queensland) on the 1 Dec 1862 with one infant son Frederick. They settled in Ipswich Queensland Australia where Robert's occupation was storekeeper. They had 14 children, 12 surviving. Robert died 22 Nov 1922 in West Ipswich Queensland and Mary Anna died 2 Dec 1913 West Ipswich Queensland.
Alan Phillips

JAMES EVERDELL born 11 Mar 1766, son of WILLIAM EVERDELL (1737 Walton) & MARY STROUD   Emigrated to New York 1796/7.   He is in many newspaper announcements about musical performances with one or 2 sons, with James as violinist & orchestra conductor.  He had married MARY HESTER WOEDER in 1795.  He is the direct ancestor of WILLIAM EVERDELL, the writer of many books inc. The First Moderns.   One of the descendants also married the grandson of Roosevelt (32nd President of USA).  The family became involved in engraving/printing and one took out the patent for envelopes.   James died 1848 New York.

WILLIAM EVERDELL born 5 Dec 1805 Walton, Somerset son of JOHN EVERDELL & THEOPHILLIA WITHEY went to Canada c1822.  He married ELIZABETH MARY HOWE born 11 May 1812, (who  originated from Kent) daughter of JOHN HOWE & BETSY.   Some descendants of this couple found their way to America.  William died 1882 Erin, Ontario.
FOWLER JOHN WILLIAM FOWLER Born 29 March1864 DININGTON SOMERSET Son of William and Lucy Ann ( nee Fowler) FOWLER migrated to Ipswich Queensland Australia abt 1885 as a single man.
FRANCIS William Mandefield FRANCIS, born 1846 Stoford/Barwick, Somerset County, England.  Emigrated to USA about 1875 and moved about 1880 to Ontario, Canada where he marries Ann BOURK of Ireland.  He dies 1939 Oso Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.  In England William had also been married to Jane and Martha BUDGEL of Somerset County prior to his move.
GANFIELD WILLIAM and CHARLOTTE GANFIELD left Meare,Somerset with their children in about 1852 to the USA and went to New York state and then on to settle in Cascade, Iowa. Children were Angelina, William Arthur Ganfield,Jr, Charlotte, Thomas, Samuel and Susan. Their family farm near Cascade is still in the Ganfield family ownership after about 150 years.
David J. Ganfield
GARRETT BENJAMIN GARRETT was born c1815 in Shepton Beauchamp son of JONAH GARRETT and PRISCILLA ALLEN. Benjamin was a Private in the Coldstream Guards when he married CAROLINE ANSTEY born c1820 daughter of JOHN and BARBARA ANSTEY in 1845. They had at least 6 children, Benjamin, William George, George, Barbara, Albert and Thomas William, who were all born in London. Benjamin died in 1855 during the Crimean War. Caroline re-married and settled in Perth, Scotland with their surviving children. Nearly 100 years later, Benjamin's great grand-daughter, HELEN FOREST McDOUGALL emigrated to Australia with her husband ROBERT CONWAY MARTIN and their children in 1951and settled in Sydney, New South Wales.
Vicki Hails
GREGORY JOSEPH GREGORY was born in Frome, Somerset England on June 27, 1787, the son of DANIEL GREGORY and BETTY WISE.  He married ANN COLEMAN (b. May 21, 1787) on January 23, 1809 at St. John the Baptists Church, Frome.  In 1826 Joseph moved to the United States and settled in Massachusetts. He was followed by Ann and children in 1827.  The family eventually consisted of 14 children all who survived to adulthood.  Three of the children were born in the United States and the other 11 in England. Names and some information about the children is available upon request. There is also a rather remote connection with the SHEPPARD family of Frome.  In 1832 Joseph and most of the family moved overland and through the Erie Canal ending up in Ida, Monroe County, Michigan.  Although a "clothier" in England he became a farmer in the United States. He and his family were true "frontiersmen" whop helped to settle the open country of the central United States. The children married and scattered throughout the United States. Joseph GREGORY died in Ida in 1870. Ann COLEMAN GREGORY died in Ida in 1871.
Edward S Gregory III
GULLIFORD WILLIAM GULLIFORD born 1804, son of WILLAM "GULLIFER" ( about 1775) and MARY KING, left Brewham, Somerset for the USA about 1855. He and his son Richard left first, followed by his wife , Mary Ashford Gulliford and their other children. They are booked on 8 May 1855 on the BARK OSPREY, departing from Bristol to New York: GULLIFORD, James 26 y/o, male, laborer - Sarah 23 y/o, spinster - Mary 48 y/o, wife - Ann 8 y/o, female child - Eliza 7 y/o, female child - Emma 15 y/o, female spinster - Thomas 18 y/o, male, laborer - William 16 y/o, male, laborer. They settled in Piatt County, Illinois. The oldest daughter JANE GULLIFORD, had married EDWARD HILL about 1849 and left for the USA , settling in Lorraine County, Ohio. My line is through RICHARD, who married MARY ELIZABETH TRIMBY of Kilmington, Somerset.
Deb Boyd-Cronenberg
HARVEY GEORGE HARVEY b 02Jan1826, Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, son of THOMAS HARVEY & KEZIAH TILLY m 31Jan1850 St Martins  Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, to CORNELIA WITHEY b 28Oct1825 daughter of JOHN WITHEY & NANCY FUDGE. Emigrated 1856 with Mary Anna; Rhoda (Mary Ann d14 Apr 1853) aboard "Creswell" to Nelson, New Zealand. Thomas; John; James; George; Charles Tilly; Annie; Caroline born in New Zealand.
Jim Payne
HAYWARD RICHARD HAYWARD was born 1830c Bristol. He married ELIZABETH POWELL in Gloucestershire 1860c. He & Elizabeth emigrated to New Zealand on the Canterbury 1863 with their infant son, George, who unfortunately died on the voyage out here. If anyone can please add to that I would be most grateful as I have not been able to find Richards birth or even his marriage.
Denise Johnson
HILL JAMES FREDERICK HILL  born Somerset 1836   parents names not known. Immigrated to Australia, married JANE McGREGOR [her father JAMES McGREGOR immigrated from Selkirk, Scotland] in Australia.1857. James HILL`s father may [or may not] have been Thomas and there is also the possibility that Thomas was sent to Australia. as a ticket of leave convict. I am James' great grand daughter.
Lyn Robinson
HILL JOHN and CHARLES HILL moved to Ontario, Canada with their parents, names unknown, about 1833. The boys were supposedly born in Frome, Somerset, England. The father was a broadcloth weaver and factory owner in England. They lived in Grey Co, Ontario most of their adult lives and had large families there. Any help would be appreciated.
Maggie Mitschelen
HODGES JAMES HODGES was born in Shepton Mallett in 1822, son of a tailor. He also became a tailor and joined the Chartists. He left England in 1848 and went to Germany for three years. He came to Australia in 1852 on the ship Thomas Lowry and went to the goldfields at Castlemaine. In 1864 he was living in Kilmore and married JANE ROBERTS. He and Jane had eleven children. Many of his descendants still live in Victoria.
T. L Pepper
I am doing research on all branches the HORSINGTON/HOISINGTON family that came from Somerset.  I started my research with a JOHN HORSINGTON who migrated to America about 1650 and have been documenting his descendants (most of whom are now called HOISINGTON) over the last 10-12 years.  However, I have never been able to link him to his English ancestors although I am quite sure he came from Somerset.  So, I have been doing research into all HORSINGTONs in England hoping that I would find the connection that way.  I would be happy to hear from anyone who is researching HORSINGTONs and to share any information I have found.
Harriette Jensen
Sumner Co. KS (KSGenweb)
Hoisington/Horsington Family Web Site
HUMPHR(E)YS ENOS & CHARLOTTE HUMPHR(E)YS emigrated from Somerset to Wetheredsville, Maryland, USA in 1830 & 1831 with three small children:  Enos, Seth and Augusta.  Charlotte and the three children sales from Bristol on the Brig Memnon.  The family lived in Wetheredsville for many years and worked in the woolen mill.  Searching for information on Enos & Charlotte HUMPHR(E)YS while in England.  Enos & Charlotte would have been born around 1800.
Carl Humphreys
JENNER WILLIAM C. JENNER, son of SAMUEL BANGER JENNER and EMMA JONES LEE, of Yeovil, Somerset, England.  William was born in 1880 and had older siblings: Harry, Alice, Fredrick and Caroline.  William was a Shoemaker and also enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corp.  He married LETITIA JANE WALKER of Rochester, St. Margaret, Kent  and sailed off to the United States in 1903.  Have much information to share with any person who links with this family.  Must add that Samuel Banger JENNER died in 1881 directly after the birth of his last son and a Mr. Fredrick (possible brother or cousin) took over as head of household with Emma. 
Karen Goldman 16 Vine Street, Uxbridge, MA, USA, 01569
JONES GRACE JONES, daughter of GEORGE RICHARD and HILDA HAKE JONES. Grace was raised at Kingston St. Mary at Verbena Cottage on Mill Cross. She also worked at The Swan Inn as a young girl. Married a solder named KELSIE C. EDINGTON and migrated to the USA, Dallas, Texas in March of 1946.
Terry Edington Greene
KICK/BONELL KICK ancestors of Eric BONELL (Strood, Kent, UK) Middlezoy to Libertyville.  My great grandfather Frederick KICK and his wife Emily HUCKER had the following children: George Thomas KICK b: 1877, Florence Mary KICK b: 1878, William Ernest KICK (my grandfather) b: 1880, Sidney KICK b: 1882, Frederick (jnr) KICK b: 1884, Arthur KICK b: 1886, Horace John KICK b: 1889, Isabel G. KICK b: 1891, Mark KICK b: 1891, Charles KICK b: 1894, Fendora Mercy KICK b: 1896, Grace Ethel KICK b: 1898, Emily Florence KICK b: 1900.  Four brothers, Frederick, Arthur, Horace John & Mark all went to USA, where there is now a very large family.
My grandfather William Ernest KICK also went to USA but his girlfriend did not want to join him, so he returned to marry my grandmother Beatrice Alice TUCKER, which was fortunate for me. He lived in Brent Knoll and worked for the farmer. I enjoyed living with them in the war years.
Eric Bonell
LEWIS FREDRICK CHARLES (known as Charlie) LEWIS, born 1879 in Taunton Somerset , parents were GEORGE and MARY-JANE (nee CORNISH) , his wife ALICE ROSE (nee CHRITCHARD) born 1883 from Norton fitzwarren, Somerset , parents were SAMUEL and MARTHA (nee HARRIS), left Taunton in 1910 , with their daughter Muriel Florence aged 2 years, their son Wilfred Charles Lewis aged 4years( my father) was left behind to be reared by his grandparents George and Mary-Jane.Charles and Alice, settled in Hamilton ,Victoria Australia,.My father came out to Australia in 1938.
LOCKYER WILLIAM FIELD LOCKYER 1849 of Middlezoy: He made the passage on the ship France arriving at the port of New York Aug. 23rd, 1872. The point of embarkment was Liverpool, England. By 1880 he was residing at Polk Township, Macoupin County, Illinois but we have no details on his trip there from New York.  WILLIAM FIELD was b 12th Dec 1849 Middlezoy ( baptised 21st Jan 1850) and died Apr 2, 1917 in Hornsby, Illinois.
In the 1880 census he was residing in Polk Township, Macoupin County, with wife Jennie or Jane READER who he married in Macoupin County on Sept 14th 1879. She was 26 and had been born in England, therefore in 1854.  In the 1910 census Jennie (Jane) declared that she had emigrated  from England in 1873, and William born Dec 1849 had been married to his wife for 31yrs. Jane died 31st Oct 1940, Montgomery, Litchfield.  RICHARD FIELD LOCKYER 1860 of Middlezoy (younger brother of William): He made the passage on the ship Wisconsin arriving at the port of New York on Oct. 9th, 1884. The point of embarkment was Liverpool, England. By 1890 he was residing in Macoupin County, Illinois.  RICHARD FIELD b 22nd July1860 Middlezoy, died 12th Dec 1935, Shipman, Macoupin County, Illinois. In the 1900 census he was recorded though as having emigrated in 1882 not 1884, was born in England, had been married 11 years to his wife Emma READER whom he had married on Oct 23rd 1888 at Macoupin County, recorded their son Roy and daughter Beatrice. Emma died 22nd Sept 1932, Shipman, Macoupin.
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LOVELL LOVELL, JAMES ERNEST (known as Ernest) b 26 Sep 1867 Ashwick, Somerset.  Emigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia sometime between 1886 and 1889.  Married ELIZABETH COLEMAN (from Lewisham, Kent via Bundaberg, Queensland) 21 Mar 1889 in West Melbourne, and went on to father 12 children.  Died 8 Sep 1946 in Middle Park, Victoria, Australia
Lyn Yates (nee Lovell)

JAMES MASTERS, his wife MARIA HACKETT with their 5 children Elizabeth, William, James, Aaron & Francis left FROME, SOMERSET in sept 1840 & arrived in NSW Australia on the 19 Jan 1841. During the voyage Maria died & was buried at sea.  James and his children took up residence on a farm located at South Creek {now known as St Mary's}. Two years later James remarried, MARY JOHNSON who was a convict at the Parramatta Female Factory where she and James were married on the 5th Aug 1843. All the children later married and settled into their own districts all over NSW. All raising large families.
Geoff Masters

MAY WILLIAM MAY and ELIZABETH SLOMAN were married in Milverton, Somersetshire. With there daughters Jane and Emma they departed on the "Emporer" from Plymouth in July 1848, for Australia, arriving in Sydney in November of the same year. In Australia the Mays first moved to Rangers Valley in Northern NSW, then possibly to Tenterfield and the Clarence River area near Tabulam.
Michael May
MILKINS I have only been doing my family tree for 3 months now but have found a lot of relatives.  I haven't had any success finding the MILKINS from Rowberrow as yet.  My great great great great grandfather PAUL MILKINS was born there in 1801.  His parents, as far as I know, are WILLIAM and BETTY MILKINS.  Paul was a convict so maybe they were ashamed and moved town.  Other Somerset surnames that are a part of my family tree are:  BURNARD, COX, CULLIFORD, DICK, DUNSTER, GAYLARD, HODDER (Master), SCRIVEN, SELWAY, TOWNSEND and WESTLAKE.
MORSE CHARLES MORSE (born 1815), James (born 1821) and Edwin (born 1826), the sons of WILLIAM MORSE and ELIZABETH GRIFFITHS of Puriton, all emigrated to Tasmania. James came in 1838 and his brothers followed in 1855.
Christopher Riley
MUNCKTON James Russell MUNCKTON, born 1812-1815 in Somerset. James married 6/9/1838, > Langport to Mary Ann WEBBER. The marriage is recorded as James MUNCKTON RUSSELL. No father's name. The couples address is Curry Rivel.  James & Mary had two children in Somerset before immigrating to Tasmania in 1841. The family spent two years in Hamilton where two more children were born. In 1843 they travelled to South Australia and had 5 other children. 25 years later they arrived in Victoria. James died in 1893 age 78yrs. James was a significant member of the community and a noted pastoralist. He is buried at Sutton Grange Cemetery in country Victoria with his wife Mary and daughter Sarah.
Linda Gray
NORMAN WILLIAM JAMES NORMAN born May 23 , 1867, Bristol England, son of WILLIAM NORMAN and MARY ANN BERKELEY EDWARDS NORMAN.  Arrived in Canada (port unknown) approx. 1881-1885 and lived in Guelph Ontario. He had siblings in Bristol England, Louisa NORMAN born approx.1871, John born approx. 1877 and Emily born approx. 1880. In Guelph he married Catherine SEARLE and they had 7 children, Joseph Norman, Mary Ellen Norman, George Norman, Julia Norman, William Norman, Emily Norman and John Norman. William Norman died in Toronto Ontario in 1944 and his wife Catherine Searle Norman died in Toronto in 1929.
Carol Chambers
NORTON SIMON NORTON, born 1839 in Merriott, son of ROBERT NORTON and MARY BROOKS, migrated to New South Wales, Australia on the "Fitzjames" in 1858. He claimed to have relatives there - WILLIAM NORMAN - also of Merriot. Other members of Robert NORTON'S family also went to Australia at the same time. Simon's brother, Abel, with his wife Christiana EASON, also of Merriott, returned to Somerset in 1865. Simon went on to the goldfields in New Zealand and spent about 8 years there before settling in Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand in 1866. He married MARY WOODFINE, of Finsbury, Middlesex in 1869 and they went on to have a large family. Other descendants of Robert NORTON went to Canada, and Jersey, Channel Islands.
Jude Elliot
ORAM Seven of the ten children of WILLIAM ORAM (born about 1849 in Milton) and JANE BAKER (born about 1848 in Bower Hinton) immigrated to the USA. arriving in the port of Philadelphia during the 1890s and early part of the 20th century and settled in the Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware area. The children who immigrated were: Rose who married PERCY COTTY (sp?) in the USA and bore 2 daughters Jane or Jenny who married Percy COTTY (sp?) in the USA after her sister died;  William - born 1898 who died in flu epidemic in 1918;  Oliver - born 1890 who died in flu epidemic in 1918;  Elizabeth or Bessie - born about 1879, died 1954, who married FRED PATTEN from Long Load in Philadelphia in 1899 and had two surviving daughters.   Harry ORAM, whose wife was named Rose.  George, born about 1876, who married and had two surviving sons.
Ann Dodd, Elizabeth Oram Patten's granddaughter.
OSBORNE JAMES OSBORNE, b. 1838 at Woolverton to JAMES THOMAS OSBORNE and HARRIET nee HANSFORD. Married LOUISA EMERY of Othery, moved to Wedmore. Was coachman and gardener for Bailey family. Emigrated 1891 to U. S. with younger children Charles, Herbert, Caroline. Older children Elizabeth, George, Mary Ann, William, Joseph had emigrated earlier. Settled on farm in Batavia, Illinois. James died 1902, Louisa died 1916.
Carolyn Schul
PARKER My g-gfather was a CHARLES HENRY PARKER who emigrated ( perhaps as a delinquent teenager) to Australia perhaps arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 1863-1873 (rumours and inconclusive evidence only).  He Married SUSAN WEBB, of Essex in 1974 in Rockhampton, Australia.  His parents were given (in marriage cert) as JAMES PARKER and ANN WILKINS of Bristol, Somersetshire and Charles' birth in Bristol in 1845.  No BDM or Census records reveal James, Ann nor Charles.
John Hartley
PATTEN WILLIAM and SARAH PATTEN birth and death unknown, Taunton Eng.  They have a son ALBERT PATTEN b.28 June, 1847.  He became a baker and left for USA, in 1866.  He married MARY NEWMAN 28 Mar, 1878, in Joliet, Illinois.  He died 21 July 1937, Sheridan Iowa.  They had six children.
David Maher
PEIRCE ELLEN AUGUSTA PEIRCE daughter of WILLIAM ELSTONE PEIRCE and MARY ANN nee SYMONS, Born Bridgwater, Somerset 1862 sailed from London aboard "Chyebassa" 7th April 1885 arriving Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 3rd June 1885. Ellen married EDWIN JAMES JENKINS 13th July 1886 in Brisbane. They had 6 children, Harold Edwin, Blanche, Mabel Beatrice, Mary Sybil, Edgar William George and Edith May. Ellen died 30th July 1943 in Brisbane and Edwin died July 1951. They are both buried Toowong cemetery, Brisbane. Ellen was my great aunt.
PRINCE CHARLES PRINCE and AMA (Charlotte) PARK were married 29 July 1882, in the Baptist Chapel, Crewkerne, and emigrated to Townsville, Queensland, on the "Bulimba" in January 1883.  Charlie was born 1863, at Crewkerne, son of JOHN PRINCE and MARTHA LARCOMBE.  Wmma (Charlotte) was born 1864, daughter of JOHN PARK and EMILY GIBBONS.  Descendants of Charlie and Emma PRINCE's 10 (ten) children are now spread throughout the state of Queensland.
Selwyn Hawken, Whitsundays, Queensland
PUDDY ALFRED and ELLEN [ Eleanor] CLARK PUDDY left Wedmore, Somerset,England in 1860's to migrate to Toronto, Canada. There was one child, EMMA PUDDY, born in England. They had a child, Edwin PUDDY, who was born in Dubuque,Iowa in 1864. They came to the U.S., according to Census Records, about 1870-1876 and settled in Texas. Alfred died in 1900 in Belton, Bell County, Texas.
Leannell Ingraham
PUGSLEY WILLIAM PUGSLEY son of THOMAS PUGSLEY and JANE HAWKINS/HAWKINGS, born 29 October 1858, Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, England. Married ELIZABETH ANN DEAR, nee ADDISON 24 March 1886 at Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia. Issue, Ethel Maud 19 June 1884 Cunnamulla, Annie Elizabeth 10 Dec 1886, Cunnamulla. Amy Jane 31 May 1888, Cunnamulla. William James, 16 November 1889, Cunnamulla. Audrey Elise 5 Aug 1891. Elizabeth died in Toowoomba 4 November 1893. William married CATHERINE  on the 23 April 1895 at Charleville. Issue Thomas 17 Aug 1897, Charleville. Alice 10 Feb 1900 CharlBOURKEeville. John Edward 2 Dec 1904 Charleville. William is listed as a Publican on his marriage to Elizabeth, and was the baker in Charleville when he married Catherine.
Aileen Park, for Michael Wright, Great Grand son of William.
PURSEY JOSEPH (b 1836) WALTON and THEODORE (b 1838) sons of FRANCIS FRAMPTON PURSEY and ANN GALLOP, migrated to Australia 1856 on board Phoebe Dunbar. Landed in Moreton Bay (now Brisbane). Joseph settled eventually in Coraki, NSW and married Annie LANG. They had 11 children. Their farm "Frampton Park" is still in the Pursey family. Descendants still live around the area of Lismore and Coraki but others are settled all over Australia.  Theodore on marriage to ANN NORSTER changed his name to PERCY and went to New Caledonia he returned to Australia and settled also in Coraki.  Another brother George and sister Mary Ann migrated to Canada.  Another sister Sarah migrated at a later date to Australia.
Bill & Rønæ Pursey
RAKE RICHARD THOMAS RAKE was born in Kingston, Yeovil in 1850 one of seven children born to GEORGE RAKE and ESTHER SHEARSTONE. His family left Somerset and settled in London some time during the 1850's. Richard was known as Thomas and married SARAH ANN COOPER in 1868. They had 8 children, Esther, Thomas, George Anthony, Rose, William, Albert, Edward and Arthur Samuel. Richard Thomas died in 1889 and Sarah Ann in 1933. Arthur Samuel emigrated to Australia in 1915 on the "Ballarat" where he met his future wife, CLARA PHIBBS. He settled in Sydney, New South Wales. Some time prior to 1921, his brother EDWARD also emigrated and married MARGARET HELEN MUNRO CAMPBELL.
Vicki Hails

I'm looking for the descendants of John RAWLINGS who I think emigrated to Aus in 1886, leaving England on the Scottish Knight from Plymouth, Devon, England and landing in Bundaberg. 

I believe that John RAWLINGS came from Stogumber, Somerset, the son of James RAWLINGS (ROWLINGS), born 1832, Stogumber, Somerset, but I need confirmation of this link.  He married Alice Jane DAVIES in 1891 and in 1914 the family lived at "Isis Junction, North Coast Line, Bundaberg, Queensland".

They had five children, Ernest John, Cecil Idris, Ivy May, Jack and Victor Burge.  Their son Victor Burge RAWLINGS came to England in WW1 with the Australian Imperial Force and married Ivy May BURSTON.
Clive Harlow
READ/REED JOHN  READ/REED married REBECCA MALE in 1828 at Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset. Their children were; The records we obtained were form the 1851 Census for Kingsbury Episcopi. These following names were the brothers and sisters of Delilah Read.
1.Delilah Read first born in 1829.
2. Anna Read christened 1831 Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset England
3. Jane Read, June 22nd, 1834 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset England
4. Suzanne Read, christened March 6th, 1836 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset England
5. Ann Read, christened October 15th, 1837 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset England
6. John Read, christened December 8th, 1839 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset England
7. Elizabeth Read, christened November 14th, 1841. Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset England, she does not show up on 1851 Census records so may have died.
8. Samuel Read christened November 12th, 1843 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset England
9. Albert Read, birthdate still to be determined came to S.A. He married before he left Kingsbury Episcopi. 10. Jonah Male Read christened April 19th, 1846 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset England
11. Eli Read christened  1847  Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset England
12. William Read christened December 9th, 1855. William's birth date is probably wrong as he was already in New South Wales by 1855. 
Anybody related to this group please contact
Marilyn Paget
ROOK/E John O. ROOKE was born 28 Oct 1814 son of William ROOKE and Sarah CRIDGE. He was apparently christened at Stogumber. John left England abt 1837 and came into Canada and then United States. I have an 1841 Eng Census which a Wm ROOK and a Sarah ROOK. This is all the start I have to find my William, Sarah and family.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
ROWLAND ELIZABETH ROWLAND (d/o James & Mary)--born May 8, 1834. Milverton, Somersetshire. Died November 9, 1920 Prospect. NSW. AUSTRALIA. Married June 24, 1852 to JOHN THOMAS SPERRING (s/o Willaim & Hannah) at Bath, Somersetshire. They came with two children born UK, William James b.1854 and Henry b.1857--d. on voyage. arrived in Australia 1834 on "Northern Light" Both John and Elizabeth are buried at St Bartholomews Graveyard at Prospect, NSW.
Julie McCREA
SAGE About 1843 the SAGE family came to what is now Brant County, Ontario, Canada from Somerset. High Littleton or Litton may be the place of origin. Those who emigrated were JESSE SAGE (the first to come) and his brothers and sisters. Brothers: Jonah, Charles, Samuel, George and Walter SAGE. Three sisters, "afterwards Mrs. BAKER Mrs. LOCKYEAR, Mrs. ASH". Of this large family George was the only one living following the death of Walter SAGE, age "73" on 9 Sept. 1889 at Brantford.
Frances Bishop
SHERRIN JOHN SHERRIN, bapt. 16 April 1815 at High Ham, Somerset, son of JOHN SHERRIN and MARTHA RIALL. Married 29 September 1836 at High Ham, ELIZABETH RICHARDS, bapt. 13 July 1818 at High Ham, daughter of JOSEPH RICHARDS and ELIZABETH TATCHELL.   Immigrated to Queensland, Australia, 1855 on the CAMBODIA with children Joseph, John, George, Martha and Elizabeth.  Mary Jane, Fanny, Ellen and William born in Queensland.
Desley Hardy (address: 3 Milton Street, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia 5091)
SKINNER My Great Grandfather, ROBERT SKINNER borne 29/12/1851 - Pitminster, Blagdon Hill, Somerset.  He is the son of JOHN SKINNER and JANE MARKE (Father believed to be WILLIAM MARKE.   ROBERT SKINNER married a lady by the name of ELIZABETH ANNE SQUIRE in Opotiki, New Zealand in 1884 starting his family there before settling in Auckland, New Zealand where he died in 1934.  There is a "story" that he jumped ship in New Zealand though I have been unable to confirm at this stage.  Robert & Elizabeth went on to have 5 children in New Zealand, one of these my Grandfather, HAROLD SAMUEL SKINNER.
Yvonne Armitage
SLOCUM/SLOCOMBE JONAS SLOCUM born 1862 Wedmore, Somerset, England to parents of a JOHN SLOCOMBE and Miss. AVERY. Had two brothers and a sister Ellen (Nellie). Migrated to New York State in 1880 and settled in town of Aurelius first and married a ROSE WILSON and then moved to Throopsville, NY. Looking for siblings and parents family.
Mary Galusha
SNOOK ELIZABETH SNOOK, born 27 February 1871, Priston, Wilmington Somerset to GEORGE SNOOK and ELIZABETH nee ELSON. Migrated too Queensland, Australia on the "Tara" in 1890, arrived 1891. Married WHEELER WINKEL 11 August 1892 at Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia. Issue Rose Kent 10-1-1893, Joseph George 4-2-1895, Annie Mary 11-7-1896, Archie John 6-10-1897, Arthur Roger James 30-5-1900, Florence Grace 27-7-1903, Harry Elston 20-12-1907, Elsie Boardman May 25 Jan 1906. They lived outside Herberton for many years before moving to Brisbane where Elizabeth died 8-10-1949, and is buried in the Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane. Wheeler died in Cairns in June 1960 and is buried in the Martyn Street Cemetery.
Aileen Park
SNOOK MARTHA SNOOK born 1883 Wilmington Somerset to GEORGE SNOOK and ELIZABETH nee ELSON. Married JOSEPH WILTSHIRE, born Keynsham Somerset 1856, son of JOSEPH WILTSHIRE and HANNAH/ANNA SWEET. Married Bristol 1882. Issue:- Hypatia born 1883, died Queensland, Australia 1885, Winifred Grace, 11-1-1887, Francis Joseph 21-12-1888. Martha, Joseph and Hypatia arrived on the "Goalpara" in 1884. Martha died 11-9-1951 and is buried in Charters Towers. Joseph died 6-7-1942 in Charters Towers. Martha and Joseph lived in Charters Towers, Tully and Gordonvale, Queensland.
Aileen Park
SPERRING JOHN THOMAS SPERRING (s/o William & Hannah)--born 1833 Stratton, Chilcompton, Somersetshire.--died Prospect, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Married June 24, 1852 at Bath, Somersetshire to ELIZABETH ROWLAND (d/o James & Mary)--born May 8, 1834. Milverton, Somersetshire. Died November 9, 1920 Prospect. NSW. AUSTRALIA. to John Thomas SPERRING They came with two children born UK, William James b.1854 and Henry b.1857--d.on voyage.  Arrived in Australia 1834 on "Northern Light". Both John and Elizabeth are buried at St Bartholomews Graveyard at Prospect, NSW.
Julie McCREA
STOKES WILLIAM TAVERNER STOKES b. 25 November 1843 Doulting, Somerset, son of GEORGE STOKES and SELINA TAVERNER.  Married HENRIETTA JULIA BATISTE 28 March 1868, Rochford, Hereford, England.  They emigrated to Marshall Virginia, USA in 1871.  In 1880 they moved to upstate New York, in 1990 Brooklyn, New York and in 1992 Miller Place, Long Island, New York, where William was the Pastor of the Mt. Sinai Congregational Church.  The couple had the following children:
1.  Olive Etta STOKES b. 1868 Islington, England
2. Marion Ada STOKES b. abt 1870 England
3. Hubert Bishop STOKES b. abt 1872 Virginia, USA
4. Mabel Heloise STOKES b. abt 1874 Virginia, USA
5. William Taverner STOKES, Jr. b. abt 1877 Virginia, USA
6. Julian Christian STOKES b. May 1879 Virginia, USA
7. Edith Anne STOKES b. August 1882 ?
8. Selina Gertrude STOKES b. August 1883 New York, USA
9. Maude Julia STOKES b. September 1885 New York, USA
10. Lillian Beatrice STOKES b. abt 1887 New York, USA
Charletta Lerman
SUTTON WILLIAM SUTTON (b. 21 Nov 1855, Bilbrook) son of WORTHINGTON SUTTON and SARAH MORSE. married in Merthyr Tydfil Wales on 24 Dec 1882 to MARY ANN MICHAEL (b. 12 May 1866, Merthyr Tydfil) daughter of WATKIN MICHAEL and LYDIA EVANS.  Immigrated to the United States about 1887, settling in Luzerne Co. Pennsylvania. 
TALBOT BENJAMIN TALBOT married DELILAH READ/REED in 1852 Kingsbury Episcopi Somerset. This couple along with their two baby daughters, Mary Jane and Louisa came to South Australia in 1857. Known brothers and sisters of Benjamin TALBOT are Silas, Emmanuel, Elizabeth, John and George. There may be more in this family. Their father was a JOHN TALBOT, mother unknown. Benjamin's brother John who married MARY BRISTOW and also George came to South Australia. Anybody related to this group please contact
Marilyn Paget
TEMPLON DUDLEY TEMPLON, also TEMPLEN, TEMPLIN, TEMPLER, TEMPLETON, TUMBLETON, b. Mar ll, 1817, somewhere in England.  Parents unknown.  Emigrated to U.S.A. date unknown and married ESTHER SOULSBY, June 13, 1838, in Bedford Co., PA. Esther SOULSBY is daughter of JAMES and JANE (?) SOULSBY of Northumberland, England. Dudley & Esther's children are Ann, Mary Jane, John R., Margaret, James Samuel, Matthew, Isabelle, George Alfred and Mary Ellen.    Dudley and Esther  lived near Altoona, PA and are buried there.   All descendants took the name of TEMPLON.
Judy Templon Alexander
TYPE Looking for any information on a CAROLINE [born 1836] & HARRIET TYPE [born 1844] Father was CHRISTOPHER TYPE [born 1803] He was the local Blacksmith in CHARD from the 1830s until the late 1860s. CAROLINE AND HARRIET TYPE emigrated to Australia on the 23rd August 1860 on board the SCHAH JEHAN and Landed in PORT ADELAIDE on the 2nd December 1860 . Nothing was heard of them after this date. if anyone has any knowledge of them in any family trees in Australia please contact
Jim Type
WALKER JAMES WALKER born Radstock 1825, married HANNAH WAITE in 1843 and emigrated to Melbourne Australia in 1848 with two young sons Walter and Nicholas. In 1854 James was appointed clerk of the Quarantine Station at Point Nepean, Victoria at a salary of 200 pounds per annum plus quarters and rations. Upgraded to Storekeeper in-charge 31st March 1866 until March 1880. (Of Her Majesty's Civil Service). Point Nepean Post Office was opened in 1859 with James in charge with an additional salary of 20 pounds per year. It closed in 1864. Details of this time at the Quarantine Station are found in 'The Peninsula Story, Book 2, Hell to Health'(1969) published by The Nepean Historical Society, Point Nepean, Victoria. Over this period James and Hannah had six more children, Frederick, Harry, Alfred, Jamie, Harriet and James.
Lesley Rigby
WEBBER JOHN RICHARD WEBBER born 25 Sept. 1844 Stockland Bristol, Somerset. Youngest of 9 children born to RICHARD STONE WEBBER and ELIZABETH neé THOMAS. Married 30 April 1878 in Chilwell, Geelong (Victoria) to EMILY neé MATTHEWS, daughter of JAMES MATTHEWS and MARJORY of Moriac, Victoria. Father to 10 children, died in Geelong 8 October 1931.
Ian Webber ; 24 Oberon Drive, Belmont. Victoria 3216. Australia
WESCOMBE JOHN WESCOMBE was born in Somerset about 1812, migrated to Australia (year unknown) married AMELIA WHITTAKER (born in Yorkshire 1822) don't know if they migrated before marriage or after. I believe John's father was also named John. John Wescombe died in 1878 in Upper Sturt, South Australia.
WHEELER CHARLES JAMES WHEELER born 11 November 1814, believed to be in Bristol, England. Thought to be son of JOSIAH WHEELER and SARAH WHEELER (nee DANIEL).  Josiah and Sarah's 4 September 1799 marriage was recorded in Saint John, Burslem, Stafford, England . Charles, my Great Grandfather, thought to have been christened 16 June 1815 in Lewins Mead Presbyterian or Unitarian, Bristol, Gloucester, England. Came to the United States some time prior to 1862 as there is record of his marriage to Permilla HILL on 2 July 1862 in Batavia, Illinois, USA.  Charles James apparently owned a sizeable home and farm in the Batavia area as it is now  know as Moosehart and is the International Headquarters of the Moose Lodge, a service organization. Charles James moved to New York City and went into business as a banker and broker with GEORGE HUNTER BROWN, later selling out his interest to BROWN's brother. These two went on to form Brown Brothers-Hamilton which became in time the most powerful privately owned bank in the US. Charles James, accompanied by his wife Permilla and his then two children, son Charles James Jr. and daughter Susie, returned to England, perhaps to the Bristol area for a lengthy visit. Upon returning to the USA sometime in 1866-67 Charles James traveled to Crab Orchard, Tennessee where he purchased some 3,300 acres of land and a large Inn. This branch of the WHEELER family has remained there to the present. Any information about the WHEELER family in the Bristol area, prior to, during or subsequent to this time would be of great interest to me.
Charles WHEELER, (address: 722 Miller Rd. Sequim, Washington, USA 98382.
WICKENDEN WILLIAM HENRY WICKENDEN and his wife ELIZABETH left for Montreal Canada in the spring of 1891. They left from Wells with their children: Beatrice, Cecelia, Edith, William Albert, Percy Edward, Louise Edith, and one month old George Newbery. They owned and operated a confectionery store in Montreal from 1891-1898 and from there moved to Sault Ste Marie around 1898. George served in the Canadian Army in WWII and he and his brother Percy moved to Chicago around 1923. William became a railroad engineer but was killed in an accident in 1917. His descendents thrive today in Northern Ontario.
Gord Wickenden Brockville, Ontario.





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