In the transcriptions for Cheddar, there is a marriage in 1722 with the family name of Shougat. I can't find this as a family name anywhere else and so I'm looking for suggestions as to what it could really be.
Are there any descendants of Franz Heinrich (known as Henry) HORSTMANN and his second wife Christine Louise PFAFF who would like to tell me more about their watchmaking ancestors?
This German couple married Nov 7th 1893 in the Parish church of Christ Church in WsM. She was probably the sister of witness Friedrich Wilhelm Ewald PFAFF - the German bandmaster in WsM. (however, PFAFF is also the name of many German watch & clockmakers who came to UK to learn/improve and market their wares).
I am (slowly) researching material for a book on German watch & clockmakers in the UK and came across this couple...
What also intrigued me was, on the same page as their marriage entry, the details for a John RICH marrying Charlotte Mary HARSE...she of 35 Meadow St and d/o Joseph HARSE, butcher...how about that for coincidences....?!!
Lavinia Lewis was born about 1827 (Yatton/Churchill according to various census) She married George Land in Bristol 6 September 1846. According to the marriage certificate Lavinia's father was John Lewis. The only other information I have established for Lavinia was that in the 1841 census she was recorded as a farm servant aged 13 working for William & Samuel Harris in Yatton.
I would appreciate any help in finding Lavinia's baptism, actual place of birth and mother.
I would welcome any information concerning my mother's maternal grandparents, Henry Vincent PETTIE, a tailor, and his wife Jane nee RITCHIE, who lived at 9 Jubilee Road, Weston, early in the 20th century. They had two daughters, my gran Annie Henrietta (Dolly) and her younger sister Catherine.
Also concerning three younger unmarried sisters of Jane called Johanna (Hannah), Agnes (Aggie) and Catherine (Kitty) Ritchie. Auntie Hannah and Auntie Aggie were still running a boarding house, Maycot at 12 Beaufort Road, when I went there on family holidays as a very young child in the 1950s. I also owe my existence to the sisters and Maycot, as it was where my father first met my mother.
Please see my notes under surname Ritchie for what I already know.