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Our West Country Family

Thanks to Niki Odolphie of Somerset Online we have this new site.

If you spot errors, or discover you are family, and wish to make contact, please drop us a line –  (Replace AT with @)

While we add to the new site, you can continue to find information archived on our old site.

The main area for our Ancestors is covered by the counties of Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Somersetshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, with some from Cornwall, hence Our West Country Family.


However, there are branches in almost every County of England, several Counties of Wales and some Scottish and Irish links.  Obviously numerous family members have also made their homes across the seas, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA being the principal areas.

Our Site now commences with Gina’s and my direct forebears.  Other family lines are being added in the main Counties, and in the Rest of UK and Overseas.  Please bear with us as we continue to develop the site.

If you can add to our information, or provide documented proof of corrections we will be pleased to receive it.  Please send to famhistfrome @

If you are interested in having research carried out, or wish to have an escorted visit to an area in the West Country, contact Jim on wessexresearcher @ for details.


Jim + Gina


Update 7 – 7 Feb 2018 – NEW PAGES Gloucestershire- HINTON and Glascodine –  Edited Seal(e) – new photographs  NEW PAGE USA – ROLLS


Update 6 – 2 Nov 2017 – TILEY Glos and MCLACHLAN Scotland pages added  USA Page for BISHOP  Wiltshire Page for BISHOP

Update 5 – 5 Sep 2017 – New DORSETSHIRE pages

Previous Updates – 4 – 29th July 2017 with 3 lines in CANADA and a new line in Australia  – 3 – 15th May 2017  – 2 – 6th Feb 2017    -1 -20th April 2016

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