Somerset Bodmans

 

Farleigh Hungerford

One of the earliest records of a Bodman in England relates to the seventh Augustinian Prior of Stavordale in Somerset, who died in 1361. Despite this early Bodman reference, very few Bodman records are found in the parish registers until the early 1800 when John Bodman and his family appeared at Farleigh Hungerford. There are also few Will records for Somerset, but this is not too surprising as many were destroyed by enemy action in the second world War.