The following has been brought to my notice as there are several surnames mentioned of who (as they describe themselves) are principal inhabitants of weston and Kewstoke. Do any of them appear in your family tree?
Bristol Mirror - Saturday 13 February 1808
WESTON SUPER-MARE and KEWSTOKE ASSOCIATION
For the prevention of Depredations etc. and for the Prosecution of Offenders. We, the principal Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Weston-super-Mare, and Kewstoke, have entered into an Association for the Protection of our Properties from Depredation, and for the Detection, Apprehension, and Prosecution of Offenders against the same.— And have resolved to prosecute all such offenders to the utmost rigour of the law, and to use our utmost endeavours to discover-and bring strict justice all Persons who shall commit any Offence against our respective properties. We have appointed Mr. James Parker, jun. Solicitor, Axbridge, Secretary the Association.
WESTON SUPER-MARE. Rev. Wadham PIGOTT, Daniel WAKELEY, Richard PARSLEY, Joseph HARSE, James P. CAPELL, Thomas COOK, John KING
KEWSTOKE. William HALL, John GOULD, Joseph SHEPPARD, Benjamin HUNT, Martha CAPELL, John KNOWLES, Henry FRY. John TWITT, Thomas HARDWICK, John READ, Arthur BISHOP, Samuel DAY, Joseph MANNING, Henry VOWLES. - February 10th, 1808.