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Here are some bits of information that may be of interest to family historians.

Family Tree

This is a short family tree showing John North and Maria Milton's five children.

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North's Boys

This image was provided by Chris Boyles a local historian in West Somerset.

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Chris thinks this image shows two of the North boys standing either side of brother & sister Charlie & Annie Hagley at Combe Farm, Withycombe. As he states: "It's sadly not of very good quality, probably taken on the boys' "Box Brownie" camera, perhaps even processed by themselves. I suspect that it is them because I have another photo obviously taken on the same roll of film on the same occasion, on the back of which is written "taken by C. North, June 1919". I also have a very distant shot of "the North boys" atop a hayrick, from which one can just about discern a likeness to these two."

North's home in Withycombe

North lived here after the turn of the century following the death of his wife Selina.

The house overlooks the churchyard. It was built on the site of the old village pub that had been destroyed by fire.

Census 1901

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1901 census return shows North living at Newland House near Bilbrook, he had moved out of Beggearn Huish House following the death of his wife Selina

Census 1901

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Census return for 1901 showing Maria Milton aged 18 with child - Gilbert.

Land Reform

An article written by John William North on land reform, outlining a plan for sustainable social housing provision for rural workers.

Rural Housing

Letter that appeared in Daily News 1903


By a Lake

House of Roses

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