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The Family History of Bown families from Middlezoy, nr Bridgwater, Somerset, UK , Old Postcards of the area, The  Bridgwater Astronomical Society, and Somerset Photos: Main content of the family history pages relate to some Bown families descended from William Bown (1751-1829) and Hannah Perratt (1749/50-1822),who married in 1773 . There is also info on other Bown families in Somerset, and Bown Internet contacts and web pages from across the world. There are links to Bown message boards, Bown researchers worldwide, family history links, search aids, local history, and lots more.

Bown history, Bown family history, Bown Genealogy.  


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NAVIGATE THESE WEB PAGES USING THE LINKS BELOW:      Last updated : 27th  May 2016 


  FAMILY HISTORY   Bown: Family History, Middlezoy, Somerset, UK, Contacts, Message Boards, Links

    Middlezoy: Pictures, names, parish records, Temperance society, Kelly's directories, Other names: Cox, Callow, Hurd, Lockyer, Keirle, Kick, Perratt, Bartlett, Butler:  Bown's & Lockyer's emigrated to Illinois, USA during 1870/80's: William Field Lockyer (b1849), Richard Field Lockyer (b1860), Albert Bown (b1872). Othery, Burrowbridge, High Ham, Greinton.


  OLD POSTCARDS & PICTURES  Documented pictures mainly of Bridgwater and surrounding area, such as  Bawdrip, Knowle, Burrowbridge, Burnham on Sea, Cannington, Cheddar, Chedzoy, Chilton Polden, Cossington, Curry Rivel, Edington, Greinton, Highbridge, High Ham, Huntspill, Langport, Loxley, Martock, Middlezoy, Moorlinch, Othery, Pawlett, Pedwell, Pitney, Westonzoyland. Also Weston Super Mare, Minehead and others. Postcards, photos and prints dating back to 1880.


  BRIDGWATER ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY  Web page of the local astronomy club that meets on the second Wednesday of the month from September to May. Meetings are informal and low key, ideal for the newcomer to this fascinating hobby. The Society has a 6” reflecting telescope that can be loaned to new members who wish to ‘try before they buy’. If you are looking to learn or need advice then this is the place to start from. Meetings currently being held at Bawdrip Village Hall.


  DISCOVERING SOMERSET  Documented Digital Photo’s of  Somerset towns and villages, showing many of the churches, chapels, rivers, mills, manor houses, castles, post offices, schools, shops, pubs, gardens, canals, etc, the West Somerset Railway (WSR) & the Mineral Line (WSMR). Over 340 places have been recorded so it is a major resource for anyone doing Somerset research and includes many buildings demolished since the pics were taken.


 DISCOVERING DEVON        A small Devon Photo page.


  DISCOVERING DORSET     A small Dorset Photo page.


  BOOKS                                   Bridgwater & Around Through Time.  Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Through Time, The Bridgwater Railway Through Bawdrip, Bridgwater in the 1890’s.  Local History Books:   By David C Bown.


  The Bridgwater Railway The Bridgwater Railway, operated by the S&DJR, was opened on 21st July 1890 and ran from Bridgwater through Bawdrip & Cossington to Edington Junction. Bawdrip Halt was added to the line in 1923. A railway walk will take place on 21st July 2015 to mark the passing of 125 years.


This Web page originally created on Compuserve in August 1997.