Thursday, June 13, 2013


March 2011 page on my blog—

I have recently heard from Mary who grew up in the town of Withy Ditch in England. She sent me information on both the Ann Carter and Margaret Saunders Withy Ditch School samplers. Wonder how they ended up here in the US? 

Mary sent me this link which shows photos of the parish church and also Withy Ditch School! Beautiful countryside photos.

She also sent me part of the town census 1841 and 1851 which lists each girl and her family members.

1841 Census

5 Records found
Piece: HO107/961 Place: Wellow -Somerset Enumeration District: 6
Civil Parish: Dunkerton Ecclesiastical Parish: Dunkerton
Folio: 10 Page: 12
Address: Tunley

  Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks 
  SAUNDERS Jacob M 30 Carpenter  Somerset   
  SAUNDERS Louisa F 30   Somerset   
  SAUNDERS Margaret F 4   Somerset   
  SAUNDERS Ann F 2   Somerset   
  SAUNDERS Edwin M 1   Somerset   

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Mary Larner <> wrote:
just found this

1851 Census

6 Records found
Piece: HO107/1940 Place: Bath -Somerset Enumeration District: 1b
Civil Parish: Dunkerton Ecclesiastical Parish: Dunkerton
Folio: 32 Page: 21 Schedule: 80
Address: -

  Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks 
  CARTER George Head M M 55 Journeyman Blacksmith  Somerset - Nunney   
  CARTER Jane Wife M F 52   Somerset - Wellow   
  CARTER Ann Dau - F 10 Sundy Scholar  Somerset - Dunkerton   
  CARTER George Son U M 28   Somerset - Wellow   
  HISCOX George Lodger U M 25 Soldier 80 First Light Coy  Somerset - Camerton  Soldier 80 first Light Coy on furlough 
  ATNER Nor Lodger U M 23 Coal Labourer  Dorset - Sherborne  

Thank you so much, Mary, for these wonderful links to the past of our WIthy Ditch School Girls!