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  • Edwin Stephen Goodrich (1868 - 1946)
    Carolyn Bigler Hebert has spent months researching Edwin Stephen Goodrich. Her article published in the Dec 2013 Goodrich Family Association Gospel which is a quarterly newsletter and won third place i...
  • Richard Brocklesby, FRS (1722 - 1797)
    Will is available from: For Royal Society publications by Richard Brocklesby, see: School: Ballitore. From: The Quaker village of Ballitore In 1685 two Quakers arrived in County Kildare with th...
  • John Pym, MP (1584 - 1643)
    Family and Education b. 20 May 1584,1 o.s. of Alexander Pym† of Brymore and the M. Temple, and his 2nd w. Philippa, da. of Humphrey Colles of Barton, Pitminster, Som.2 educ. Broadgates Hall, O...
  • Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744 - 1817)
    Profile picture - Engraving by A Cardon 1812. BBC Hulton Picture Library. == Wikipedia Biographical Summary == Richard Lovell Edgeworth (31 May 1744 – 13 June 1817) was an Anglo-Irish politi...
  • John Lutterell (1362 - 1378)

People Connected to Somerset

Historical County of England

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// HELP is always welcome - Please get involved!!//


How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Somerset to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Somerset Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Somerset can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Somerset can also be linked to the following projects.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Somerset which covers the History of Somerset and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Somerset - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Somerset who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Somerset families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.

To participate in any project

- you do need to first be a collaborator - so please join the project using the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page. Visit Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance. See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!

See also the following GENi projects


Heads of Somerset Families on Geni

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.









  • Hugh de Hull 1457-1379)
  • William Hussey (c.1030-1086) from Normandy, died in Somerset. It is presumed that he accompanied William the Conqueror in his invasion of England and participated in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It is suggested that he held land in Somersetshire, probably Sanford Manor, as his portion of the spoils of conquest. He and his brother, Walter Hussey were listed as residents of Somersetshire in 1080 living in the vicinity of Bath, according to "Doomesday Book".

















Emigrants from Somerset

Please add the names of people from Somerset who settled in the "New World"


South America

United States




South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Other Pages for People Connected to Scottish Counties

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