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The Dorset Clubmen

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I have traced at least one of my ancestors who would have been in Shroton in 1645 when Cromwell supressed the Clubmen on Hambledon Hill.

Say family crest and name

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Historical background of the Say surname.

Somerset coalfield

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Description of the pits in the old Somerset coalfield.

Wiltshire Moonrakers

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I live in moonraker land myself at present as have many ancestors before me. This dialect poem tells the tale of where 'moonraker' comes from.

Croscombe in Somerset

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Brief history of Croscombe village which is on the edge of the Mendip hills and where the Somerset branch of my family have many connections..

Croscombe photos

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See the photos page of this pub's website for some interesting historical photos of the village. My great grandfather used to play his accordian in this pub!

Wareham family crest

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Coat of arms attributed to the Wareham name. This crest was that held by the Archbishop Warham but I would not actually claim ownership for our family.

Dirrick poem

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A poem written by Horler ancestor Edmund Dirrick about a relative an lead miner John Dirrick who died in 1704 and the effects of lead mining in Somerset. Possibly the first British reference to such an occupational disease.

Haskolls - International Society

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Society dedicated to the history of the Haskoll (or Haskell) family which apparently can be traced back to Anglo-Saxon days and the 'housecarls'.

Kelly - history of the family name

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Information on the history of the Kelly name which was that of my paternal great grandmother. It suggests a little bit of Irish blood in our family history but not before 1770.

Family Forest

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A fantastic website containing information about the ancestry of James and Susannah Tapper in particular the story of Richard Blachford of Dorchester.

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