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Weston Worthies
published by jenniem - 8 days ago.

Thanks for this useful information Pat. I have a newspaper cutting from 1861 that tells me the SYNGE bust was once in the Town Hall (assuming WSM town hall) opposite the bust of 'Admiral Blake'? It was presented to the town by Mrs SYNGE. As the painting of SYNGE from this time ended up in the Axbrigde Town Hall, I was hoping the bust too may still survive and be in a local hall. (or church) This bust hold a few "firsts" SYNGE being the 1st town commissioner. It was also one of Charles Summers' "First marble busts". ALSO I have found a reference to a bust of Edward GREGORY another 'Weston Worthy' made by SUMMERS as well. Made in about 1848. Both busts once were in the town hall. I guess I am looking for some local knowledge on what may have happened to both works. or a contact to help explore further. Thanks for any help.


Weston Worthies
published by Pat Hase - 10 days ago.

According to a booklet published for an exhibition of the life of Charles SUMMERS in Sept 1978 held in what was then called the Woodspring Museum (now Weston Museum) - there are only three busts in the Museum collection.

  • Joseph EDGAR, a Weston Solicitor
  • Edward SMYTH-PIGOTT, Examiner of Plays
  • John Hugh SMYTH-PIGOTT, Brockley & Weston.

Although the bust of Francis H SYNGE is mentioned in the booklet no location is listed. It was shown at the Royal Academy in 1849.


Weston Worthies
published by jenniem - 10 days ago.
Hello, The marble bust of Francis Hutchinson SYNGE made by Charles Summers in 1849, which is mentioned in Weston Worthy 38. Francis H SYNGE. Does anybody know if it is still in existence, and if so, where?

Army Lists
published by Sandra D - 15 days ago.

Many Thanks for that information Pat will check out those resources.


Army Lists
published by Pat Hase - 15 days ago.

These refer to the Hart's annual army list, militia list and yeoman cavalry lists which were originally compiled by Lieutenant General Henry George Hart (1808-1878) and was published annually between 1840 and 1915 with the Indian Army appearing from 1862.  It certainly includes information about the Somerset Militia.
Since receiving them I have discovered that fuller lists can be accessed from the National Library of Scotland which also include information about the RAF and Naval personnel for WW2. British Military lists - National Library of Scotland (nls.uk)


October 2021 Newsletter
published by Jenny Towey - 16 days ago.

I agree with you Pat about looking at the original document wherever possible as transcriptions are notoriously 'simplified' or have crucial details omitted...but this also applies to the purchasing of BMD certificates.  My husband has just received the (cheaper) pdf version of a death certificate for some research he is doing on a DNA connection.  One of his DNA matches, a chap in his 90s, has stated that he has 'finished his research and is not going to change anything' - but the death certificate gives information regarding the dead lady's husband and his occupation and is clearly the correct one: not the death details that the DNA matches are using, which they 'spotted' in the indexes. I often see, in other people's trees, the quarter given for a BMD event...which indicates that the certificate has not been purchased.


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