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James Griffin and Mary Bird and Charles Gould

The Bristol and Avon Family History Society website describes Kingston Seymour and a 2013 article by Bob Ford suggests: "The families of Stuckey, Griffin and Wallis arrived [in Kingston Seymour] late in the 18th century and are still present." James Griffin is my 4x great-grandfather and he and his family lived in Kingston Seymour.

As I trace James' tree, the names Stuckey and Wallis (and I would also add Hollyman) appear again and again as his children and grandchildren marry. Newspaper articles also suggest that the family was well-known and trusted in the community with various members being members of the town and church councils.

When James Griffin was born on February 9, 1808, in Clevedon, Somerset, England, his father, Joseph Griffin (1771-1845), was 37 and his mother, Hannah (nee Wall) (1772-1846), was 35.

James married Mary Bird on February 14, 1833, in All Saints Church in Kingston Seymour, Somerset, England. Witnesses to the marriage were William and Jane Bird …

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