The Branscombe Project
Thanks to Geoff Bartlett whose Family Tree can be viewed here.
Geoff Bartlett has kindly made things easier for Bartlett family researchers. He emailed us saying, ‘I found it time consuming picking out the Bartletts from the lists, so what I have done is extracted all of the Bartletts from the Parish Registers, which may help future researchers of the Bartlett Family, and compiled their own lists based on your format.’
Geoff Bartlett comments on the death of Martha Bartlett in 1855 and some of his relatives from that era. Click to read about Noah, Malachi and Martha Bartlett
The story of one of Geoff Bartlett’s ancestors, Christopher John Bartlett Collins, can be read here.
Connections between Bartlett, Stuckey, Pitts, Churchill and Langdon families
Roy Chapple’s family tree showing the connections between some of the local families from 1548 to the early years of the twentieth century is a fascinating document.
We are grateful for permission to publish it here.
Beer Quarry men from Census & Parish Records
We have been contacted by someone researching Bromfield/Irish family history
Click here to read
Allan Chapple has kindly sent us his family tree to display. Some of it features old Branscombe families. If you have any comments or would like to contact Allan about his ancestors, please contact us.
Click to view Family Tree
Many thanks to Mervyn Tims for sharing his research and memories on the Collier family, and in particular George Collier Master Baker of Branscombe.
Sandie Pender (nee Dowell) has kindly sent us her direct line family tree (no siblings). She has more details if anyone would like them.
Dowell & Tedbury
Thanks to Alison Somers who has sent us her research summaries for the Dowell and Tedbury families. She has just detailed the direct lines, but does have more information. She is happy to share her findings and hopes she might hear from someone who could tell her more about her great grandparents – Percy & Ethel Dowell and Walter & Emma Tedbury. Does anyone have any photographs of them?
View Dowell family here
View Tedbury family here
Any replies the Project receives will be forwarded to Alison
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Seeking help with William Payton/Peyton
This family history was handwritten in 1968 by Mrs Le Roy William (Grace) Rendell.
Branscombe and America feature in the story of the Rendells, after Frank Rendell arrived in the United States in 1881.
There are also Gush, Dowell, Farrant and Lathrops in there too!
We are grateful to Colin Dowell for permission to publish this on our website.
We are grateful to have received further detailed Spiller information from Jenny Paris.
Does anyone know who the people in this photograph are? We have been sent it by a relative, who knows that Albert Tedbury is on the right (as we look at it).
Please contact us if you can help.
Click for photo
We have been contacted by someone researching the Veryard family, an old Branscombe family from the 1500 and 1600s. If you know anything about them, and would like to help, please get in touch with us.
|Local History Articles
|Berry Barton Map 1763
|Branscombe Trade Directories
|Family & Local History
|Fixed Point Photography
|Law's 1793 Map of Branscombe
|Manor of Branscombe 1810 Map
|Methodist Baptism Register
|St Winifred's Churchyard
|William Dean Dowell
|William Ford's Diary
|Old Branscombe Families
|Newspaper Family Announcements 1939-1945
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