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  • Esther or Hester Ester Browne (1634 - 1685)
    Married John Brown "the Scotchman" who was born 1631 presumably in Scotland and died 1697 in Watertown, MA. NOT Ensign John Browne, son of John Browne Sr. and Dorothy Beauchamp. That John was born 16...
  • Alice Makepeace (1597 - 1638)
  • Arnold Ridley (1896 - 1984)
    William Arnold Ridley, OBE (7 January 1896 – 12 March 1984) was an English playwright and actor, first notable as the author of the play The Ghost Train and later in life for portraying the elde...
  • Brig.-Gen. Reynold Alexander Gillam, DSO, CMG (1872 - 1942)
    Brig.-Gen. Reynold Alexander Gillam was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O. He was invested as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) ...
  • Mary-Rosa Alleyne Hunnings
    Mary-Rosa Alleyne Berry, CBE (born 24 March 1935) is an English food writer and television presenter. After being encouraged in domestic science classes whilst at school, she went to college to study c...

People Connected to Somerset

Historical County of England

See also

Somerset - Main Page
Historic Buildings of Somerset
Somerset Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries & Graveyards
Somerset Genealogical Resources - to come

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.

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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

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