In 1890, Henry Brougham Guppy. M.B. (Edin.), published his ‘Homes of Family Names in Great Britain’. This is part of his entry for the county of Dorset
On August 26, 1726 it was reported in the Taunton Journal that ‘They write from North Bradley, near Trowbridge in Wiltshire, that there was lately found there (hid in a coffer or large box) the body of the Widow Crabb, an ancient woman of that place, who had been bed ridden for several years.’
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.