Merriott Families Genealogy

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Welcome to the Web Pages of Merriott, Somerset Families Genealogy.  

These pages are devoted to the  historical records of Merriott, a large village near Crewkerne in Somerset, England.   Merriott now has descendents all over the world.

My interest in Merriott started a few years ago when I tracked down the origins of Samuel OSBORNE, who arrived in Queensland, Australia, in 1858.  Our part of the  OSBORNE family has been mostly in Queensland ever since, and during the course of investigating our Merriott origins, I've found a fairly tangled web of family connections in Merriott.   This website is dedicated to the unraveling of that web by making information readily available.   During the course of transcribing the records of Merriott, I have slowly been building up a Merriott Family Tree, connecting most of the family names of  nineteenth century Merriott.

I've now added a page for George Osborne, Samuel's brother, and his interesting life. 

So please click on the areas which interest you.  If you would like to contribute your own Merriott information or add your name to the Researchers page,  please contact me.   If you find any errors in the information, please let me know and I can check my sources.

Some family names may have contacts listed, but you can always contact me about any of these names, and if I can help, I will!

I have transcribed all the available censuses (with the exception of the 1881), and most of the Parish Registers.   Although I am unable to have searchable databases on this website at this time, I have passed census information on to the GENUKI people and parish register information  to the Somerset Archives, and some is currently available for on-line searching.  Please contact me directly for any information you can't find on those sites.

Site Structure

bulletWhere is Merriott?        Placenames        
A little bit of background information about the location of Merriott & other snippets
 
bulletHistory 
Earliest History The Monmouth Rebellion All Saints Church Other Churches
Industry Inns & Innkeepers Farms & Farmers The Wars

 

bulletMerriott Today & Yesterday        Anecdotes from Merriott's recent past, as well as recent photographs.  Enjoy stories by Pat Wallace & David Gibbs.
bulletFamily Names        
Frequencies of surnames in Merriott, some interesting Christian names, and a  page for each of the major surnames
Surname Statistics Christian Names  
BUTCHER EASON GREENHAM MITCHELL PAULL STUCKEY
CHANT ELSWOOD HALLETT MOUCHER RAINDELL SWEET
CRIDGE ENGLAND HIGGINS MURLEY RAISON TEMPLEMAN
DAWE FARR HOOPER NORTON RODGERS TRASK
DENMEAD FRENCH HUTCHINGS OSBORNE ROUSELL WARRY
DODGE GEAR LACEY PARKER SAMWAYS WEBB
DOUTCH GIBBS LAWRENCE PATTEMORE SHUTLER WILLS
bulletResearchers        Find other people interested in Merriott
bulletWhat's New      Updates on the site; questions posed by Researchers
bulletPlease Read This!     Disclaimers
bulletSources & Links        Books        Internet Sites        Censuses        Parish Registers     
bulletAbout Me        Who am I?    

A Note about Copyright

The Copyright of some of the data and  pictures on this site is held by third parties.   It is published here with the proviso that it is only to be used for personal research and not for any profit.   If you wish to use any data or pictures as inclusions in any profit-making publications or distributions, please contact me first and I can contact the original owner for permission.   In the case of all  Parish Register information, the copyright  is held by the Somerset Archives, (http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives and you MUST contact them for permission to use the data in any profit-making publication or distribution.

Happy hunting!   

Sue Osborne

PO Box 317

Albany Creek 4035

Queensland, AUSTRALIA

 

osborne@bigpond.com

or

sue@merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 12 Sept 2014
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