March 2016

Samuel Perrett

We know that the older gentleman pictured on the right above is Samuel Perrett (1809-1882), the painter & photographer who lived in Bridgwater, Somerset, who is the ancestor of several Society members. Indeed, copies of this photograph are owned by family members in the UK, USA and Australia!The picture on the left is reportedly of …

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Medical matters

Medical matters What do you know about the health of your ancestors? In the case of my Perrett family, I know that great-great-grandfather Charles William Perrett died from a stroke in 1918. His daughter Sarah Mabel suffered the same fate in 1961 and – while preparing for her funeral – another daughter, Ella, had a …

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