Posted By:john gould
Subject:Light Family-Somerset UK(c. b. Hampshire)-1750-1800
Post Date:June 12, 2002 at 11:20:14
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I am trying to locate 3 Lights from the Somerset Area near WsM (it's just possible that the first could be from the Isle of Wight) in the UK in the late 1700's.

One is Susannah Light (1736-alive in 1796). She married Joseph Gould (1730's-1796) in 1758 (probably in Kewstoke, but not necessarily) and had 5 children -William(1758-1822), John (1763-1826), Joseph John (1768-1842), George (1771-1842), Hester (no dates) - all born in the WsM/Kewstoke area. Joseph died in 1796, and she remarried William Coleman 12/6/1796.

The other is Edward Light (1759-1789) who married Hannah Hancock in 1784. They had one child, Edward, who was born 1785. She then remarried John Gould 10/5/1790 in Kewstoke, so she was probably in the same area for her first marriage.

I'm trying to find the antecedants of and the relationship between Susannah and Edward the father, and descendants of Edward the son, without success - to possibly push back the known dates on my family's history. Can anyone help?