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The Main Wedmore Families

English Wedmores

Where were the Wedmores in 1881?

Map of British Isles

Wedmores were nearly all living in the South of England.
Map of British Isles
42 in Somerset
53 in Gloucestershire (Bristol and surrounding area)
1 odd person in Risca, Wales
10 in Dorset (Blandford Forum)
7 in London (which has always been a magnet)
1 odd person in Kent ~ (Eltham on the outskirts of London)
and one man in York (not on map) from Somerset.
Since the maps were made 3 people have been found in Accrington, Lancashire and two in Holdenhurst, Hampshire; bringing the total to 120.
 
Descendants of:- Lived atBorn  Comments
Henry and Margery WedmoreWraxall, Somerset c1626Our family
Samuel and Sarah WedmoreNailsea, Somerset c1685Said to be brother of Joseph
Thomas and Mary WedmoreWraxall, Somerset c1730Labourer
John and Hester Wedmore Easton in Gordano, Som.c1775Tanner?
Thomas & Matilda Ann WedmoreNailsea, Somersetc1810Labourer
William and Jemima WedmorePortbury, Somersetc1812Gamekeeper
Joseph and Maria Wedmore Clifton, Bristol c1811Painter
William and Mary Wedmore Clifton, Bristolc1818Painter
Charles and Maria WedmoreAbbots Leigh, Somersetc1820Labourer
James and Annie WedmoreBristol c1880
James and Mary WedmoreDurweston, Dorset c1754Labourer  
Ada G. Wedmore Hollingbourne, Kent c1873
The list above represents about 60% of the English total.   There are many more families and individuals who are not yet listed here, mostly in Bristol.   If you have details of a family not shown here, please let me know.
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American Wedmores

Descendants of:-Lived at Born Comments
Sydney and Nancy WedmoreBoston ? c1892Cotton Worker   Born in Dorset, (family 11)
emigrated from Lancashire to Boston.  
John and Jane WedmoreHighland County, Ohioc1785Farmer?   This line is well documented.
James WedmoreConnecticut c1787
George and Anna [Annie] Wedmore Kentucky; Muncie, Indiana1865May be Widmore [1900 KY census]
Arthur and Helen WedmoreOceanside Now found to be George's family above
Living recent immigrantsCalifornia -Link back to English family 1, above

The list above represents about 40% of the American total.   There are many more families and individuals who are not yet listed here.   If you have details of a family not shown here, please let me know.

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Australian Wedmores

Descendants of:-Lived at Born Comments
William and Elizabeth Wigmore Victoria 1792Link back to family 11 in England (James & Mary) 
Albert and Dorothy WedmoreQueensland 1895Link back to family 1 in England

The list above represents about 20% of the Australian total.   There are many more families and individuals who are not yet listed here.   If you have details of a family not shown here, please let me know.

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South African Wedmores

Descendants of:-Lived at Born Comments
Edith Wedmore and Sidney WYNN Pietermaritzburg 1882Link back to family 3 in England

The list above represents the only family known to me.   There may be more families and individuals who are not yet listed here.   If you have details of a family not shown here, please let me know.

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Other Wedmores

There are Wedmores still to be identified in New Zealand
So far the only Wedmore located from outside the areas above is a young lady from America, running a business in Costa Rica.
More details are available than those listed above - please email.


 
 
 
 


If you have a Wedmore in a remote corner of your family tree, or you know somebody with the name, then please email me at -


GeoffStone@Wedmore.org.uk
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