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HISTORY OF THE SIDERFIN FAMILY OF WEST SOMERSET by James Sanders (Ref. 012) In   Brushford   in   1274   there   is   an   entry   for   Robto   de   Sidernefemie   which   is   the   earliest mention   that   the   author   has,   so   far,   found   of   the   family   name.   This   is   a   masterly   book which   traces   the   history   of   the   family   in   West   Somerset   and   various   instances   are recorded,   with   the   main   family   being   recorded   back   to   circa   1500. This   excellent   book   is a   must   not   only   for   any   member   of   the   Siderfin   family   but   for   anyone   who   is   considering writing   their   own   family   history   and   would   like   to   study   others   and   how   they   have approached the subject  £4.00 including UK Postage       £5.50 including Overseas Postage
THE HISTORY OF THE PARISH AND MANOR OF WOOKEY by Thomas Scott Holmes This   book   written   by   Thomas   Scott   Holme   who   was   Vicar   of   Wookey   from   1879   is   an excellent   publication   for   anyone   studying   this   parish   or   who   has   ancestors   from   the   area. Each   chapter   deal   with   a   different   aspect   of   the   parish   including,   a   general   history   of   the parish,   the   history   of   the   manor,   history   of   the   Rectory   and   Vicarage   including   lists   of Rectors   and   Vicars. There   is   a   chapter   about   the   Church   registers   which   includes   lists   of Churchwardens,   Clerks   and   Sextons   and   of   great   interest   to   family   historians   some notes and pedigrees of former Wookey families.  The book is indexed and the CD is searchable and bookmarked. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage 
THE HISTORY OF WINCANTON (Ref 145) by George Sweetman This   book   published   in   1903   is   packed   with   historical   information   relating   to   Wincanton. In   its   three   hundred   pages   we   learn   about   the   earliest   history   of   Wincanton   right   up   to   the beginning   of   the   twentieth   century.      There   are   chapters   on   the   Inns   of   the   town,   notable people,   witchcraft   in   the   town   and   the   charitable   institutions   to   name   just   a   small   number of   the   subjects   covered. There   are   also   lists   taken   from   various   taxes   dating   from   the   14 th   century   to   those   paying   the   Poor   Rate,   listing   many   hundreds   of   names   making   this   an invaluable   publication   for   family   and   local   historians.   It   is   indexed,   bookmarked   and searchable. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
HUMPHREYS WELLINGTON by Arthur L. Humphreys (Ref: 015) At   the   beginning   of   the   20th   century   Arthur   L.   Humphreys   researched   and   published   a series   of   books   were   entitled   “Materials   for   the   History   of   the   Town   and   Parish   of Wellington in the county of Somerset ”. This CD contain all four books that were published in this series,   Part 1 – Wills of Wellington and West Buckland 1372 to 1811. Part 2 – Manorial Court Rolls 1277 – 1908 . Part 3 – The Independents (Non-conformist records including registers). Part 4 – The Baptists . In addition to these four volumes there is a copy of Humphreys own account of his childhood which is entitled “ When I Was A Boy ”. £7.50 including UK Postage       £9.00 including Overseas Postage
IN TAUNTON TOWN by E. Everett-Green (Ref: 013) A   Story   of   the   Rebellion   of   James   Duke   of   Monmouth.   Published   in   1901   this   is   a   story revolving   around   the   Battle   of   Sedgemoor   through   the   eyes   of   one   Dicon   Snowe   who was   born   on   a   farm   between   Bridgwater   and   Taunton.   All   too   often,   when   researching, we   are   just   given   the   dry   facts   without   the   story   behind   them   and   the   effect   that   they had   on   the   ordinary   population.   Whilst   not   one   hundred   percent   factually   correct   this publication    is    ideal    for    those    who    enjoy    a    good    story    that    is    based    on    historical information and an excellent way to understand the effect of this uprising had locally. A superb read. Fully Searchable  £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
LANGPORT AND ITS CHURCH. THE STORY OF THE ANCIENT BOROUGH WITH REFERENCES TO NEIGHBOURING PARISHES (Ref 032) by David Melville Ross M.A. Despite   its   title   this   book   is   not   only   about   the   Church   but   is   a   fully   comprehensive   history of   this   town   and   the   surrounding   parishes.   Beginning   in   prehistoric   times   with   chapters covering   the   Danish   Invasion   and   the   Battle   of   the   Parret,   Huish   manor,   Harold   attaches Somerset,   Great   events   of   14   th   century,   The   Reformation,   Lords   of   the   manor   and Independent   chapel   and   other   sects   to   name   just   a   few.   With   over   three   hundred   seventy pages   this   publication   is   invaluable   for   anyone   who   has   ancestors   or   an   interest   in   the area around Langport.  £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
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