I've noticed you have had several responses to your request so maybe the
following is already known to you.
However just in case it is a little bit extra here goes:-
From "The History of Haverforwest and some Old Pembrokeshire
originally by John Brown, revised and added to by J.W.Phillips and
".... and come under some lovely trees to the tannery of Scotch Wells.
Here lived 180 years ago Mr Simon Surman, who stands at the head of two
old families in our neighbourhood, the Summerses and the Bowens.
Of the latter, one member in the last generation earned for himself a
good degree. Though he succeeded to a beautiful property, he offered
himself with rare devotion for a bishopric for the deadly spot of Sierra
Leone, where he laboured like an apostle and died.
I well remember him as a schoolfellow at Merlin's Vale, and the rare
qualities of diligence and gentleness which distinguished him from the
rest of us."
I'm not sure if the 150 years ago relates to the time the original was
written or from the revised edition. I would think the oroginal, the
revised edition was published in 1914.
Maybe you have some dates for Simon Surman that would clear that up. I
would be interested to know.
Bye for now
In message <000401bebdc4$e7de5560$5a5c883e@default>, Maureen Surman
New to the list,
Am trying to fit in Surman families mentioned in the IGI from Nevern,
Meline, Rosepool and Prendergast in 1674 and the 1700's. Has anyone come
across the name and do you know of any records/books that would be helpful
to me in my research.
I am awaiting various wills from the Nat. Library of Wales which I hope will
Sec. S*rm*n FHS
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