South Petherton Families

Hanna Nicholas and Liz James (formerly Hebditch) have been sharing research for many years, being cousins three times over through the HEBDITCH, VAUX & HARDING families. The families lived in South Petherton or the surrounding villages for at least 400 years, many of whom were non-conformists so do not always appear in the parish registers.

The surnames we are researching are:-
Axe, Clark, Gifford, Gundry, Harding, Hare, Hazelbrook, Hebditch, Humphr(e)y, Laver, Light, Mantel, Masters, Ostler, Palmer, Terrell, Vaux, Vile, Weare, Wheller, Wines.

These and other families from South Petherton can be found on Hanna’s database on the Rootsweb Worldconnect website – just type in the name of the database: hnicholas1

Liz is also researching: Anstice, Beaton, Bishop, Chaffey, Goodland, Judge, Kingwill, Lentell, Lovibond, Maltravers, Robbins, Stark, Savidge, Trenchard, Winslade.

Christopher Riley has a website of his South Petherton and Tasmanian ancestry, Journeys to Van Diemen’s Land, and includes many South Petherton families including BAKER, CALLER, DONNE, ELLIOT, GLOVER, HEBDITCH, MARKS, MASTERS, PATCH, STURTON, TAYLOR, TIBBS, TOLLY, VAGG and WHITE

Baker  the Baker Family History researched by Sarah Entwistle in Oct 2007. If you wish to contact Sarah please e-mail Liz

Caller – Christine Waller is researching Job Caller (b 1865) who came to Australia from South Petherton and married in South Australia in 1886. She is happy to share information about his family in Australia. Click here to contact Christine

Giles information on the Giles family supplied by Nigel Giles of East Devon

JOHN HARDING 1784 – 1854 

Jeanes has information on the descendants of James Jeanes, mason of South Petherton, and Betty Hollway of Martock -material supplied from David Jeanes of Ottawa, Canada

Laver – The Laver One Name Study, organised by Howard & Dawn Laver, has information on the descendants of John Laver & Joan Axe married in South Petherton 1709

Marsh researched by Elaine Jefferson.

Saint –

Savidge – Please e-mail Liz if you would like to contact Joanne who has a great deal of information on the Savidge family

Seavington St Mary and Seavington St Michael – Liz has been given a copy of the transcripts of the church records for Seavington St Mary & Seavington St Michael. If you would like a quick look up please contact Liz with your query.

If you have anything which will interest other researchers of South Petherton families that you are willing to share, please contact Liz