Some old postcard pictures, some fellow researchers, and a transcript of Kelly’s directory for 1861 for Othery.                                               

 Last updated 20th July 2007




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Other Researchers:

Steve Bown is carrying out research  into the Bown families and the village. He is particularly seeking any information on his relative Michael Bown, b circa 1801 died 1876, who married Rebecca Keirle in 1833 (Actually born Rebecca Richards, according to Steve's latest research), and who at one time(c1861) was the landlord of the London Inn in the village. (see Kelly's directory below for 1861)

                Contact Steve at  steve@bownco.co.uk , or go to his  web page at    http://www.bownco.co.uk/bownfamily  


Amy Lunde also has an interest in the village. She has a web site at http://www.hue.org/Othery/



Old Pictures of the village.
























































To see the rest of the old postcard views of Othery go to https://dbown100.tripod.com/otherycardsAlbum101.jpg  


Other old postcard views from neighbouring villages can be seen at   https://dbown100.tripod.com/POSTCARDs.htm


For modern views of this and other nearby villages go to https://dbown100.tripod.com/album.htm 




Kelly's Directories:



Shipton Rev John Noble DD JP Vicar, Vicarage

Atyeo George, farmer

Baker Edwin, Blacksmith

Baker Thomas, farmer

Bathe Richard, sub-postmaster

Bown John, jun. Farmer

Bown John, farmer

Bown Michael, London Inn

Chard, George, farmer

Gent Ann(Mrs), beer retailer

Godfrey Coltrip, farmer

Goodson George, farmer

Gottery Alfred, farmer

Hamblin John, farmer

Hellicker Joel, carpenter

Hillier Charles, farmer

Hucker Uriah, farmer

Jeffery Vincent, farmer

Keirle Charles, farmer

Keirle Matthew, farmer, shopkeeper & post office

Kiddle Alfred, farmer & shopkeeper

Kiddle George, farmer

Kiddle Thomas, farmer

Lee Samuel, parish clerk

Lockyer Charles, farmer

Lovibond Edward, farmer

Lovibond George, farmer

Meade Matthew, carpenter

Moore James, farmer

Moore John, farmer

Moore Sarah Jane(Miss), shopkeeper

Popham George, farmer

Somerfield George, blacksmith

Somers Charles, carpenter

Sommers James, farmer

Summers George, farmer

Talbot James, farmer

Thatcher Thomas, farmer

Tucker Thomas, farmer

Tucker William, farmer

Westlake John, farmer

Winslade Walter, farmer & miller


Post Office.- Richard Bathe, sub-postmaster. Letters received from Bridgwater at 10.30 am, & box closes for dispatch at 4pm.