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My gr.gr.gr. grandfather William Hill (b.1810) married Maria Bryant (b. 1805) in Bridgwater in 1832. Their youngest son Rowland married an Emily Bryant, and their granddaughter Kate Hill (b. 1880) married a William Josiah Bryant in Bridgwater in 1902. This makes 3 generations of Bridgwater Hills marrying 3 generations of Bridgwater Bryants. Since my line came to Canada in 1911, we've lost contact with both families. However, current research into our Hill lineage also turned up this Bryant/Hill marriage thing. Just wondered if there were any Bryants out there who may have wondered the same thing. Was Bridgwater so small that there weren't many eligible prospects available? My own blood lineage only has this Hill/Bryant connection back in 1832, which gives some genetic peace of mind! (LOL) However, there obviously was a connection and was hoping to explore it.
any help appreciated
13-03-2006, 1:58 AM
there appear to be a family of Bryants who were all involved in the Building trade in Bridgewater. In 1848 Thomas Bryant is noted as a carpenter, 1856 James is a plasterer, 1858 John is carpenter, 1861 John (different) is a mason, 1864 Albert is a plasterer, 1875 George is mason, 1879 Robert is plasterer. They all appear to be related and quite often their children married other builders. Your Emily in 1879 her father was Robert the plasterer, she married Rowland Hill a plasterer and his father was William Hill.
I do not have an interest in this family of Bryants, but noted them down while looking for my Bryants from East Brent who liked to wander.
Thanks for the reply, we did note that being tradesmen did tend to run in the family. Lots of Hills were listed as masons, bricklayers, and plasterers too, so I guess the sons got to know the daughters of the other tradesmen. My brother always wondered if the Hills thought the Bryants had money and kept marrying them hoping to cash in!
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