First Generation

The Wedmore Family

 

The Wedmore name has a long association with the Portbury Hundred Parishes as the Wedmore name appears in the earliest Church Registers of the area.

The first mention of the Wedmore name in the Portishead Church Register refers to the baptism of John to John and Elizabeth Wedmore on the 15th October 1779 and the family appeared to be Yeoman Farmers.

In the nineteenth century the Wedmores expanded into several local businesses, which had outlets in Portishead:

'They had a dairy farm at the Courthouse, a coal wharf by the former mill and grocery stores in the High Street just below the Church, where everything from ironmongery to socks and bacon could be had.'

Samuel Wedmore, a property developer, of his time, built extensively in Portishead, Avon Villas in Nore Street is an example of his work

The Wedmore name can still be found in the local school records, telephone directories etc.

Mary Mason. March 2004.

Updated May 2005
Updated Jan 2006

 

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1. Henry WEDMORE was born in 1626.

 

In Oct 1656 when Henry was 30, he married Margery COURT, in Tickenham. Margery died in 1701 in Nailsea.

 

They had the following children:

         2        i.        Thomas (1657-)

                  ii.       Sara. Born in 1660.

 

                  iii.      Hester. Born on 15 Oct 1665 in Wraxall.

 

                  iv.      Francis. Born in 1668 in Wraxall.

 

 

 

 

Second Generation

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2. Thomas WEDMORE was born on 30 Dec 1657 in Nailsea.

 

Thomas married Mary. Mary died in 1704 in Nailsea.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Samuel was born around 1685. Samuel died in Holy Trinity, Nailsea on 7 March 1751, he was 66 years old and was buried on 9 March 1751 in Nailsea.

 

Samuel married Sarah

 

         3        ii.       Joseph (1685-)

                  iii.      Henry was born in 1689 in Nailsea and died in Nailsea in 1711, he was 22 years old and was buried on 13 Dec 1711 in Nailsea.

 

                  iv.      Thomas was born in 1690 in Nailsea and buried on 20 Jul 1704 in Nailsea.

 

                  v.       Ann. Born in 1698.

 

On 19 Dec 1728 when Ann was 30, she married Robert YOUNG, in Tickenham.

 

 

 

 

Third Generation

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3. Joseph WEDMORE was born on 2 Feb 1685 in Nailsea.

 

On 11 May 1720 when Joseph was 35, he married Mary PERRY, in Clapton. Mary was born in 1695 and died in 1753, she was 58 years old.

 

They had the following children:

         4        i.        Joseph (1724-1786)

                  ii.       John was born in 1723 in Wraxall.

 

                  iii.      Hester was born in 1733 in Easton in Gordano.

 

         5        iv.      Thomas (1735-1805)

                  v.       Mary was born in 1738.

 

 

 

 

Fourth Generation

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4. Joseph WEDMORE was born in 1724 and died in Nailsea on 27 Mar 1786, he was 62 years old and was buried on 2 April 1786 in Nailsea. Occupation: Yeoman of Portbury.

 

Joseph married Hester HOUSE, daughter of Thomas HOUSE & Betty. Hester was born in 1723 and died in Nailsea on 30 Aug 1789, she was 66 years old.

 

They had the following children:

         6        i.        John (1748-1790)

         7        ii.       Thomas (1751-)

                  iii.      Joseph was buried on 15 Aug 1774 in Nailsea.

 

 

5. Thomas WEDMORE was born in 1735 in Easton in Gordano and died in Nailsea on 27 Dec 1805, he was 70 years old.

 

On 1 Nov 1757 when Thomas was 22, he married Mary WAITE ?, in Wraxall.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Betty was born in 1757 in Wraxall.

 

                  ii.       Joseph was born in 1759 in Wraxall. Occupation: Farmer.

 

         8        iii.      Samuel (1763-)

         9        iv.      John (1767-)

                  v.       Hester was born in 1771 in Wraxall.

 

On 27 Dec 1795 when Hester was 24, she married William FISHER, in Congresbury.

 

         10      vi.      Thomas (1771-1850)

                  vii.     Sarah was born in 1774 in Wraxall.

 

                  viii.     Sarah was born in 1777 in Wraxall.

 

                  ix.      Ann was born in 1777 in Wraxall.

 

On 10 May 1810 when Ann was 33, she married John PANES, in Congresbury.

 

 

 

 

Fifth Generation

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6. John WEDMORE was born on 30 Oct 1748 in Portbury and died in Nailsea on 2 April 1790, he was 41 years old and was buried on 5 April 1790 in Nailsea.

 

On 26 Mar 1778 when John was 29, he married Elizabeth (Betty) COPE, daughter of John COPE & Elizabeth (Betty), in Easton in Gordano. Betty was born in 1748 in Easton in Gordano.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Mary was born in 1782 in Portishead and died in Portishead on 25 May 1864, she was 82 years old.

 

On 18 Jan 1802 when Mary was 20, she married James GALE, son of Ruth Gale, in Portishead. James was born in 1784 in Portishead and died in Portishead on 23 June 1847, he was 63 years old.

 

         11      ii.       John (1779-1815)

 

7. Thomas WEDMORE was born in 1751 in Wraxall.

 

On 16 Apr 1781 when Thomas was 30, he first married Betty HORWOOD, in Easton in Gordano.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Elizabeth was born in 1782 in Nailsea and died in Nailsea in 1847, she was 65 years old and was buried on 7 Feb 1847 in Nailsea.

 

On 17 May 1812 when Elizabeth was 30, she married William DOGGETT, son of Edward DOGGETT & Sarah, in Holy Trinity, Nailsea. William was born in 1778 in Clevedon.

 

                  ii.       Hester was born in 1787 in Nailsea and buried on 3 Sep 1789 in Nailsea.

 

 

On 22 Nov 1789 when Thomas was 38, he secondly married Mary WEDMORE, daughter of Samuel DURSTON & Elizabeth WEDMORE, in Holy Trinity, Nailsea. Mary was born on 26 May 1758 in Nailsea and died in Nailsea on 21 Feb 1844, she was 85 years old.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Mary Ann was born in 1791 in Nailsea and buried on 24 June 1792 in Nailsea.

 

                  ii.       Mary Ann was born in 1793 in Nailsea and buried on 1 Oct 1813 in Nailsea.

 

         12      iii.      Joseph (1794-1873)

 

8. Samuel WEDMORE was born in 1763 in Wraxall.

 

Samuel married Sarah.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Joseph was born in 1789 in Wraxall.

 

                  ii.       Sophia was born in 1791 in Wraxall.

 

                  iii.      Harriet was born in 1795 in Wraxall.

 

 

9. John WEDMORE was born in 1767 in Wraxall. Occupation: Tanner.

 

On 9 Sep 1798 when John was 31, he married Hester DYER, in Westbury on Trym.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Mary was born in 1800 in Easton in Gordano.

 

         13      ii.       Samuel (1804-)

                  iii.      Ann was born in 1807 in Wraxall.

 

                  iv.      Hester was born in 1809 in Wraxall.

 

                  v.       William was born in 1813.

 

                  vi.      Joseph. Born in 1815 in Wraxall.

 

 

10. Thomas WEDMORE was born in 1771 in Wraxall. Thomas died in 1850, he was 79 and was buried on 9 Jun 1850 in Wraxall. Occupation: Lab.

 

Thomas first married Catherine.

 

They had one child:

         14      i.        Thomas (1810-)

 

Thomas secondly married Martha.

 

 

 

Sixth Generation

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11. John WEDMORE was born on 15 Oct 1779 in Portishead. John died in Portishead in Sep 1815, he was 35. Occupation: Farmer.

 

On 15 Feb 1802 when John was 22, he married Hannah EMERY, in St. Philip & St. Jacob Bristol.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Joseph. Born on 18 Jul 1802 in Portishead. Occupation: Farmer.

 

                  ii.       John. Born on 18 Mar 1804 in Portishead. Occupation: Grocer, Draper, Farmer.

 

         15      iii.      Thomas (1808-)

                  iv.      Samuel. Born on 1 Jan 1812 in Portishead. Samuel died in 1877, he was 64. Occupation: Shopkeeper.

 

                  v.       Mary Ann. Born on 21 May 1814 in Portishead.

 

 

12. Joseph WEDMORE was born in 1794 in Nailsea. Joseph died in Nailsea in May 1873, he was 79 and was buried on 10 May 1873 in Nailsea. Occupation: Farmer.

 

On 17 Aug 1836 when Joseph was 42, he married Sarah COOMBS, in St. Augustine, Bristol. Sarah was born in 1808. Sarah died in Nailsea on 15 Jan 1844, she was 36.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Thomas was born on 5 Sep 1837 in Portishead. Thomas died in Portishead on 3 Mar 1886, he was 48. Occupation: Farmer.

 

Thomas married Eliza DYER, daughter of Samuel DYER & Harriet. Eliza was born in 1842 in Failand.

 

                  ii.       Samuel. Born on 4 Apr 1839 in Portishead. Samuel died on 12 Jul 1920, he was 81. Occupation: Sugar Merchant/Stewart of Insane Hospital.

 

                  iii.      Sarah Ann. Born in 1849 in Nailsea.

 

 

13. Samuel WEDMORE was born in 1804 in Easton in Gordano. Occupation: Lab.

 

On 14 Oct 1823 when Samuel was 19, he married Sarah OGBORN, in St. James, Bristol. Sarah was born in 1805 in Wraxall/Portbury.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Mary Ann. Born in 1825 in Wraxall.

 

                  ii.       Mathew. Born in 1828 in Wraxall.

 

         16      iii.      William (1831-)

                  iv.      Emma. Born in 1833 in Wraxall.

 

                  v.       Eliza Ann. Born in 1833 in Wraxall.

 

                  vi.      Ziporah. Born in 1835 in Wraxall.

 

                  vii.     Clara. Born in 1839 in Wraxall.

 

                  viii.     John Clearton. Born in 1842 in Wraxall.

 

                  ix.      Samuel. Born in 1844 in Wraxall. Occupation: Ag Lab.

 

 

14. Thomas WEDMORE. Born in 1810 in Nailsea.

 

In 1839 when Thomas was 29, she married Matilda Ann MANSHIP, in Bedminster, registration district.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Sarah Ann. Born in 1841 in Nailsea.

 

                  ii.       Eliza. Born in 1843 in Nailsea.

 

On 29 Nov 1863 when Eliza was 20, she married John BESSANT, in Nailsea. John was born in 1844 in Walton in Gordano.

 

                  iii.      Emily. Born in 1846 in Nailsea.

 

                  iv.      John. Born in 1848 in Nailsea.

 

                  v.       Martha. Born in 1850 in Nailsea.

 

 

 

 

Seventh Generation

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15. Thomas WEDMORE was born in 1808 in Portishead and buried in 1897. Occupation: Merchant/Grocer.

 

In 1840 when Thomas was 32, he married Rachel Pole DUCK, in Axbridge Registration District. Rachel was born in 1819 in St James Bristol.

 

They had the following children:

         17      i.        Rachel E B (1853-)

                  ii.       Mary C. Born in 1854 in Westbury on Trym.

 

                  iii.      Cecil. Born in 1856 in Westbury on Trym.

 

                  iv.      Marianne F. Born in 1857 in Westbury on Trym.

 

                  v.       Frank H. Born in 1863 in Westbury on Trym.

 

 

16. William WEDMORE was born in 1813 in Wraxall. Occupation: Lab.

 

In 1839 William married Jemima Mary Kiddle. Jemimia was born in 1818 in  Sherbourne, Dorset.

 

They had the following children:

         18      i.        James (1840-)

         19      ii.       Francis William (1843-)

                  iii.      Jemima. Born in 1847 in Wraxall.

 

                  iv.      Ann. Born in 1847 in Wraxall. Occupation: Certificated Teacher.

 

 

 

 

Eighth Generation

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17. Rachel E B WEDMORE was born in 1853 in Westbury on Trym.

 

Rachel E B married BARRETT.

 

They had one child:

                  i.        Evelyn R. Born in 1877 in Sydenham.

 

 

18. James WEDMORE was born in 1840 in Wraxall.

 

In 1873 when James was 33, he married Susanna SPARE, in Clifton. Susanna was born in 1849 in Henbury.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Mable. Born in 1876 in Westbury on Trym.

 

                  ii.       James. Born in 1877 in Westbury on Trym.

 

                  iii.      infant. Born in 1881.

 

 

19. Francis William WEDMORE was born in 1843 in Wraxall. Occupation: Inspector of Police.

 

In 1868 when Francis William was 25, he married Elizabeth SULLY, in Bristol. Born in 1840 in Samford Brett.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        Frank W. Born in 1872 in Bristol.

 

                  ii.       Bessie A. Born in 1874 in Bristol.

 

                  iii.      Harry C. Born in 1879 in Bristol.

 

 

 

 

Index

 

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         Catherine       spouse of 10

         Martha         spouse of 10

         Mary  spouse of 2

         Sarah   spouse of 8

BARRETT

         UNNAMED  spouse of 17

         Evelyn R       child of 17

COOMBS

         Sarah   spouse of 12

COPE

         Elizabeth (Betty)      spouse of 6

COURT

         Margery        spouse of 1

DUCK

         Rachel Pole    spouse of 15

DURSTON

         Sarah Ann      child of 12

DYER

         Hester spouse of 9

EMERY

         Hannah         spouse of 11

HORWOOD

         Betty  spouse of 7

HOUSE

         Hester spouse of 4

KIDDLE

         Jemima Mary spouse of 16

MANSHIP

         Matilda Ann   spouse of 14

OGBORN

         Sarah   spouse of 13

PERRY

         Mary  spouse of 3

SPARE

         Susanna        spouse of 18

SULLY

         Elizabeth       spouse of 19

WAITE ?

         Mary  spouse of 5

WEDMORE

         Ann    child of 16

         Ann    child of 9

         Ann    child of 5

         Ann    child of 2

         Bessie A       child of 19

         Betty  child of 5

         Cecil   child of 15

         Clara   child of 13

         Eliza   child of 14

         Eliza Ann      child of 13

         Elizabeth       child of 7

         Emily  child of 14

         Emma  child of 13

         Francis         child of 1

         Francis William        19

         Frank H        child of 15

         Frank W        child of 19

         Harriet child of 8

         Harry C        child of 19

         Henry child of 2

         Henry 1

         Hester child of 5

         Hester child of 1

         Hester child of 3

         Hester child of 7

         Hester child of 9

         infant  child of 18

         James  18

         James  child of 18

         Jemima         child of 16

         John   6

         John   child of 14

         John   child of 3

         John   11

         John   child of 11

         John   9

         John Clearton child of 13

         Joseph child of 11

         Joseph child of 4

         Joseph 12

         Joseph 4

         Joseph child of 5

         Joseph child of 8

         Joseph child of 9

         Joseph 3

         Mable child of 18

         Marianne F    child of 15

         Martha         child of 14

         Mary  child of 3

         Mary  child of 9

         Mary  child of 6

         Mary  spouse of 7

         Mary Ann     child of 13

         Mary Ann     child of 11

         Mary Ann     child of 7

         Mary Ann     child of 7

         Mary C        child of 15

         Mathew        child of 13

         Rachel E B     17

         Samuel 13

         Samuel child of 13

         Samuel child of 2

         Samuel child of 12

         Samuel 8

         Samuel child of 11

         Sara    child of 1

         Sarah   child of 5

         Sarah   child of 5

         Sarah Ann      child of 14

         Sophia child of 8

         Thomas        child of 12

         Thomas        7

         Thomas        child of 2

         Thomas        14

         Thomas        10

         Thomas        5

         Thomas        15

         Thomas        2

         William         child of 9

         William         spouse of 16

         William         16

         Ziporah        child of 13