BOWN FAMILY HISTORY.
Bown families located in Middlezoy, Somerset, UK, descended from William Bown (1751-1829) and Hannah Perratt (1749/50-1822), who married in Middlezoy in 1773. Also, families in Burrowbridge, Curry Rivel, Greinton, High Ham, Othery, & Pitney in Somerset, and several counties in Illinois, USA. Links to Internet contacts and web pages from across the world, Bown message boards, researchers worldwide, family history links, parish records, census records, old postcard views, local history, and more. Bown Family History; Bown History; Bown Family; Bown Genealogy. As of Mar 2009 the following individuals in my family tree: Bown 229, Lockyer 62, Kick 35, Hurd 33, Callow 22, Gilbert 19, Corbin 17, Humphries 16, Keirle 14, Perratt 14, Bartlett 13, Brain 13, Cox 11, Sturdevant 8, Field 7, Hutchings 7, Small 7, Lovibond 6, Hilker 5, Reader 5, Sellick 5. To see these go to http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=dbown100
Last updated 15th Sept 2014
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■ CONTACT : me by going to the following web page for my email address: http://dbown100.tripod.com/db.jpg
■ My Bown Details Info about my Rootsweb Family Tree at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=dbown100
Main Ancestors of my Bown Family,
The Middlezoy Bown Houses: http://dbown100.tripod.com/middlezoybownhouses.htm
Annie Bowns shop book : http://dbown100.tripod.com/anniesbook.htm
■ Bown deeds Bown Deeds from 1823-1838, relating to William Bown b1751,sons William b 1774, John b1775, Thomas b1779.
■ Bown Message Boards : Also try substituting Bowne, Bowns, Bowen, Bound ..
Rootsweb Rootsweb - Surname & family list & mailing list.
Genforum Genealogy Genealogy Message Board for Bown
Genealogy Register genealogyregister.com/B/Bowne/
■ Middlezoy Page Some old postcard and photo views of the village
■ Middlezoy Marriages All names including Bown. 1698-1812 (Note there is a gap in the data 1705-1754)
■ Middlezoy Parish Registers All names 1653 1790, so far!!!!
The following 2 links will need to be copy and pasted into your browser as for some reason they have been corrupting this page ..
■ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=15111 British History Online pages for Middlezoy.
■ http://www.middlezoy.ik.org/ school website, has an intriguing account of school life in 1875, worth a read (Look under history)
■ Kelly's Directory's for Middlezoy 1861-1935 Many local names mentioned :(Surname followed by Christian name.)
Ash WilIiam, Baker Charles, Barnstable John, Biddlecombe, Hale Joseph, Keirl Daniel, Lockyer George, Lovibond Geo, Mead Thomas, Meaker Jesse, Millard George, Pepper James, Perritt Charles, Porter Henry, Pursey Thomas, Spiller Henry, Tucker Joseph, Winslade William, Perrat Thomas, Smith Rev. Joseph, Aish John, Cox Alfred, Crane John, Eddington Thomas, Hook William, Hosier George, Jenkins Joseph, Kift John, Oliver John, Pearce George & Eliza, Solway John, Wheller George, Whittle (Mrs), Wilcox William.
■ Temperance Society in Middlezoy1880-1900 Transcripts from the Bridgwater Mercury.
The Total Abstinence or Temperance Society, was active in Middlezoy. Many local names mentioned :
Rev J Beade, Pollie Millard, George Sharman, Harry Davis, Oliver Whittle, Mr Darby, Arthur Sharman, Lizzie Gillard, Bessie and Eliza Martin, Emmie Perratt, Mabel Wheller, Kate Whittle, ", F Keirl , H Atyeo, Miss A. Heal, Miss B Millard, Miss A Davis, Mrs F Keirl , Lydia Keirl, Kate Heal, E Millard, B Davis, Mrs Darby, Mr King, Willie Keirl. Mr J Tipton, E Millard, Miss Hutchings, Mr F Callow, Mr Darby, Mrs Darby , Annie Davis, Rev. G. Lunn. Mr W Merriott, Herbert Martin, Bessie Bown, Lizzie Kift, Lucy Davis, Milly Palmer, Emily Hutchings, Annie Martin, Ella Chinn, Harry Barnett, Madora Palmer, Beatrice Sharman, Miss A Heal, Lucy Hutchings, H Atyeo, W Crook, F Crook, J Millard jun, Mast W Bowles, Dorcus Davis, Willie Barnett, Mr A Hutchings, Minnie Darby.
■ WMC.htm The Wesleyan Methodist Church of 1898: Inside this church there are a number of plaques referring to various named persons. On the outside of the building, set into a number of light coloured stones, are the names of various benefactors who, it is presumed, contributed to the cost of building the church. One such plaque inside the church refers to one Elijah Barnstable Who generously gave the site for this place of worship. He fell asleep Oct 23rd 1898 aged 80years. Also inside the church is another plaque referring to Walter Bown, one of the honoured founders of the Middlezoy Total Abstinence Society in connection with which he toiled for 30 years. He fell asleep Oct 8th 1910.
■ Middlezoy Manor Estate. Auction of field lots 20 30, Wed 21st May 1919. This auction, conducted by CR Morris, Sons & Peard of North Curry, was held at the Royal Clarence Hotel Bridgwater. My Grandfather James Bown attended, coming away with a plan showing the location of each lot. View the Plan mmauction.JPG More importantly for family historians, the plan showed the landowners on the borders of each plot, a list of which follows:
Lot 30(104) which was on the west side of the Westonzoyand to Middlezoy road, near the Greylake turning. Adjoining landowners were - Reps of Mr Chris Jenkins, Mr Chas Keirle, Messr Davis Bros.
Lot 29(46) just north of the same junction, actually located on what became the eastern end of WZ airdrome. Mrs Bird, Mr Adophus Jenkins, Mr Thos Barrington, Mr Palmer, Mrs Reynolds, Reps of Mr Chris Jenkins./
Lot 28(26) to the north of the Wz Greylake road in the area known as Langacre. Mr Thomas Tucker, Mr A Bastable.
Lot 27(86) same area. Mr Geo Kick, Mr F Lockyer, Mr W H Tamlyn, Mr Thos Millard.
Lot 26(92) same area. Mr W H Darby, Capt B Wary, Mrs Walter Bown.
Lot 25(120) immediately adjoining and to the north of the Wz Greylake road, somewhat near where the SCC dump is now located. Mrs W Bown, Somerset CC, Mr F G Tucker, Captain B Wary.
Lot 24(194) to the east of Greylake House on the A361 Greylake Fosse. River Drove, Mr T Tucker, Mr Thos Quick, Hon H B Strangways
Lot 23( 192) same area. - Mr Thos Quick, Hon H B Strangways, Mr Jesse Thyer.
Lot 22(181) same area. Mrs Walter Bown, Mrs Hucker, Mr F G Tucker.
Lot 21(170) same area. Mr Geo Hutchings, Mr Jesse Thyer, Late ME Hamblin.
Lot 20(172) same area. - Mr Jesse Thyer, Mr F G Tucker.
■ Annie Bowns Shop Book: http://dbown100.tripod.com/anniesbook.htm
■ Middlezoy village web pages:
http://www.curiousfox.org.uk/uk/rs.lasso?vill=middlezoy Some info but limited access to submitters of information on the page.
■ Othery Page A few pictures and Kelly's directory for 1861
any-village othery Any village web pages.
■ Othery Bown's Steve Bown is researching the Bown families and the village.
■ http://hue.org/Othery/ Amy Lundes (was Anzlovar) webpage with transcriptions of Othery Parish registers .
■ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=15113 British History Online pages for Othery.
Bown contacts List of my contact names, email addresses and their area of interest & some Bown web pages.
Rootsweb Bown search page - Lots of Bown information and searches.
Bown on Distantcousin.com - Lots of Bown information and searches.
http://www.surnameweb.org/registry/b/o/w/bown.shtml Bown on Surnameweb
http://www.geneanet.org/ Use this link to set up customised searches. eg, Bown's in Somerset(SOM), UK(GBR) .
http://www.ancestry.com/profile/surnameregistry.asp?surname=Bown Think this link needs attention?
As of Mar 2009 the following individuals in my family tree: Bown 229, Lockyer 62, Kick 35, Hurd 33, Callow 22, Gilbert 19, Corbin 17, Humphries 16, Keirle 14, Perratt 14, Bartlett 13, Brain 13, Cox 11, Sturdevant 8, Field 7, Hutchings 7, Small 7, Lovibond 6, Hilker 5, Reader 5, Sellick 5. To see these go to http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=dbown100
■ COX , HUMPHRIES & CORBIN Len Cox(Reading) & Minnie Humphries(Pontypridd) Web page.
■ Hurd The Hurds of High Ham
■ Callow The Callows of Greinton & Burrowbride.
■ Lockyer Middlezoy Lockyer family tree & some parish records & contacts.
■ Kick Jane Kick1820 who married George Field Lockyer
■ KEIRLE Middlezoy Keirle contacts & some parish records for Middlezoy.
■ BARTLETT. Various bits as below
Colin Hunt Kvilhaugveien@aol.com Bawdrip and Cossington. One married a Frederick Cox of Goathurst.
Jenny Hawkins email@example.com John Bartlett of Langport,b1747, m Ellen Hucklebridge of Aller on 31/05/1773.
■ Perratt Middlezoy Perratt contacts & some parish records for Middlezoy
■ BUTLER Just a rootsweb page so far http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/b/butler.html
■ SAMPSON Sampson family from Dawlish, Devon
Although my family history research is centred on Middlezoy, there are many other villages in the surrounding area :
The villages of Aller, Athelney, Burrowbridge, Greinton, High Ham, Moorlinch, Othery, Moorland, Stathe, and Westonzoyland, all lie near Middlezoy, on or near Kings Sedge Moor, on the Somerset Levels, on one side or other of the river called the King's Sedgemoor drain.
A little further out from Middlezoy lie the villages of Bawdrip, Chedzoy, Currey Rivel, Henley, Huntworth, Langport, Low Ham, Lyng, Pedwell, Pitney, Somerton, Stawell, Stoke St Gregory, and Sutton Mallett, and of course the town of Bridgwater.
Many of these villages were recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086:
■ Domesday: (1086)page. Transcripts for some of the towns and villages in the Bridgwater area Domesday
■ For old postcard views of other villages go to http://dbown100.tripod.com/POSTCARDs.htm
■ For modern pictures of many Sedgemoor villages go to http://dbown100.tripod.com/album.htm
161208 Removed research tips area.
261107 Added a new page of research on the Middlezoy Bown Houses
081206 Added a new page. Walter Bowns Bills. See Bown Info.
081006 Added a new piece of Middlezoy History, Middlezoy Manor Estate. Auction of field lots 20 30, Wed 21st May 1919. Find this in Middlezoy & Othery. It contains the names of many landowners at that time.
190806 Made Bowntree available as an Excel download because it does not seem to want to display properly in a web page.
Hadnt noticed this before so apologies to all who have struggled with it in the past.
210606 Removed some village pages from the Other villages . Now re directed to the photo album page or the old postcard page.
140506 Added a new page of Headstone Transcriptions to the other names section
150306 Several new pages added; Photo Album page, and Illinois page. The Photo Album page contains thumbnail albums of many of the villages around Middlezoy. The Illinois page attempts to show how families migrated from Somerset to Illinois in the USA.
220206 Hurd web page added, listed under Other Names Hurd
150206 Wesleyan Methodist Church of Middlezy; Web page created
280106 Bown message boards moved to Bown Info. All other message boards to be reviewed and reorganised in due course.
Jan 2006 Experiencing some problems after upgrading to MSWord 2003, used to compile these Web pages, and have had to De link some hyperlinks. Apologies for this. You may have to cut & paste some links into your browser.
311205 A catastrophic problem occurred while updating this file, so had to upload an old version until problem sorted.
061204 New page link added to Annie Bowns shop book. Anniesbook
271004 SEARCH ONLINE RECORDS: Census & Parish new link & section added
19th June 2003 Callow page link added.
May 2003 Contact email address changed.
April2003 Recommended reading added.