South Somerset

The Osbornes and connected families come from south Somerset (Dorset borders): The Seavingtons/Whitelackington (Scott family), Misterton, Merriott, Crewkerne.

Seavington St Michael
Seavington St Michael church, June 2015

Seavington St Mary church on Churches of Somerset website.

Extract from 1868 Gazetteer on both Seavingtons:

Seavingtons 1868 gazetteerPopulations 1861: Seavington St Mary 330, Seavington St Michael 244. Merriott 1,413, Misterton 588, Crewkerne (town rather than parish) 3,566.

From Merriott Families Geneaology:

“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.

Merriott All Saints
Merriott All Saints church, June 2015

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.

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