The Osbornes and connected families come from south Somerset/ Dorset borders, mainly the Seavingtons/ Whitelackington (Scott family), Misterton, Merriott, Crewkerne.
Populations 1861: Seavington St Mary 330, Seavington St Michael 244. Merriott 1,413, Misterton 588, Crewkerne (town rather than parish) 3,566.
Extract from 1868 Gazetteer on both Seavingtons:
Seavington St Mary church info on Churches Conservation Trust website.
“The Osbornes arrived in Merriott towards the end of the 17th century. The first Parish Register record was the baptism of Mary, daughter of Alexander Osborne, born in Norton Sub Hamdon, and his wife Mary in 1692.”
See Earliest mentions page on MFG.
It is often forgotten that there was mining in the Somerset area – copper and also coal I think. However most relations were either working the land, weavers or traders. See Occupations page, and also the Moving for Work section on Tonypandy page for the Somerset families which abandoned the area.
- Seavington web museum.
- Somerset Archives.
- Somerset Voices oral history archive.
- West Somerset parish register transcriptions.
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