Another video from the village of Nunney in Somerset. This time with empasis on the castle.
Nunney in Somerset was home to many of my Starr ancestors.
From Vallis I returned to Frome, and then, turning off to the right, made my way to the village of Nunney and the ruins of Nunney Castle. The walk is a most pleasant one, though not a little hilly; and one hill in particular, just outside Frome, is remarkably steep. After a while the round towers of the old place were visible among the trees which now fringe the still perfect moat, and a few minutes later I found myself in possession of the castle key and crossing the single plank, which, in lieu of the drawbridge of old, gives admission to this fortified manor house, usually designated a castle.
The death of Mary Fussell is recorded in the General Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes in the first quarter of 1847. What follows is a transcript of her Will made in 1840 and proved in London in 1847.
County of BRECON } To the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llanelly in the said County of Brecon, and to the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Nunney in the County Somerset and to each and every of them.
The History and Description of the Public Charities in the town of Frome published in 1833 is based on the report of the report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the Charities of England which was published on January 15, 1820, together with other material. This account of the finances of the Free Grammar School was published as an appendix.
Medusa Mees was baptized on November 28, 1813 at All Saints Church, Nunney, Somerset, England the daughter of Rebecca Mees. There is no mention of a fathers name, but on September 15, 1813 a Bastardy Bond had been issued by the local Justices of the Peace naming William Bailey of Trowbridge as the father of Rebecca’s daughter who was born on July 27, 1813 at Nunney.
On Monday, September 8th, 1788 the Salisbury & Winchester Journal reported the death of Mary Bishop of Nunney, Somerset at the age of 80. It was alledged that she was the mother of 21 children, grandmother to 60 and great grandmother to 19. It was further stated that she never had a child die.
Extracted from the General Sessions held at Bridgewater the 17th, 18th, and 19th days of September, 14 James (1616), before Sir Robert Phelippes, Sir Nicholas Halswell, Sir Edward Hext,Sir Francis Heale, Knts., Edward Rogers, Thomas Warre, George Lutterell, Edward Popham, Nathanael Still, James Bisse, Christopher Preston, Thomas Brereton, and Robert Cufie, Esquires.