We are a retired couple
with four children and nine grandchilren.
Our interests include swimming, walking and travel.
We live in the Southwestern part of the UK, in a lovely rural area of South
that is predominantly an agriculture are
a.Full of woodlands ,hills,and small villages, hamlets, and a few
market towns, such as CREWKERNE, ILMINSTER, SOUTH PETHERTON,AND
.To the West of the area the Blackdown Hills rise against
the horizon, and border the County from Devonshire.
While to the North the landscape slowly sinks to the " SOMERSET LEVELS"
,a flat wet moorland, that is only a few feet above sea level,
and covers quite a large area of the County. To the South,we are abutted by
the undulating countryside of Dorsetshire,another rural County.
Since childhood, we have lived in this area almost continuous
,other than twelve years in East Sussex, when we first married.
My ancestors have resided in this part of the country for numerous
years,especially my mothers maternal ancestors
They have lived in theMERRIOTT
area,for at least three hundred years.One such ancestor took part in the
in 1685 AD,and subsequently changed his surname
when they were defeated atTHE BATTLE OF SEDGEMOOR
,for fear of reprisals.
My mothers paternal ancestorsBARRETT
are also from
nearby town of CREWKERNE,
and have lived in the area for several hundred years.
My fathers forefathersWINDSOR
are believed to have
originated from the High Ham, Low Ham, area near Langport, Somerset.My wife's family
are from India,but originated from the West Country, several generations
ago,We now have a family tree under construction,but there is some data still to be downloaded. .
Another addition to the family tree is that of the SHIPP
family who originate from Haverhill Suffolk.
Also other family tree's that are relevant to this siteHOLMAN
have been added.
Several of these family trees have been compiled by my cousin Mary,one by my cousin John Barrett and one by Bob Windsor(Derbyshire)