Launch of Monkton Farleigh Parish Council website

The village council recently decided that it was time to start using a website to improve communication between the council and the parish. This site was put together and is hosted by a local resident for free. Over time we’ll publish more and more information here. Agendas and minutes from our meetings. News that affects the villages. Articles that might interest residents.

You can sign up to get any news via email. Please do so. You wouldn’t want to miss anything important…


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  1. Neil James

    My name is Neil James and for the last three years I have spent many hours researching my family tree . During this time I have discovered that my maternal Grandfather Tom Howell was born Bradford on Avon 1878 and that his brother William John Howell born 1890 son of Tom Howell a Bath stone quarryman .
    At the time of the 1911 census both brothers can be found living and working in Wales in the South Wales coal fields and lodging with a James Thomas Gwyther who in time would become Tom Howell s brother in law .
    Following the outbreak of war in 1914 William John Howell enlisted at Bridgend . This proved to be a fateful decision and one that would cost him his life because as a miner he could have escaped enlisting .

    William John was killed in action at Picardie France on the 20 July 1918 and his body was never recovered .

    There is a memorial to him in the church of St Peter at Monkton Farleigh which I recently visited in order to touch base so to speak

    I would very much appreciate any information of the family in order to further my research


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