|ANDREWS Family of Cheddar & Cleeve, Somerset|
This page was created 9 December 2002 and last updated 18 November 2011
The Andrews family have roots in Cheddar going back to the early part of the 18th century. Richard and Aaron were family christian names perpetuated through the generations. Family members were engaged mainly in farm labouring. The Cheddar area was largely given over to dairy farming and cheese production and the growing of strawberries. The world famous Caves were not discovered until the Victorian era. The village opened up for tourism with the arrival of railway in 1869 and also became a centre for clothing and footwear manufacture.
My branch of the Andrews family came to Australia 100
years ago when my great uncle Frank Andrews Perry arrived in Sydney aboard the Malwa on 29 December 1911. My grandfather Hubert Andrews Perry followed him
possibly in 1914 aboard the Commonwealth that arrived 9 December. There mother Florence Andrews
grew up in Redhill near Wrington in her father's pub The Rising Sun and she married
gamekeeper Arthur Perry. Her father George James Andrews though born
in Banwell had family roots in Cheddar and he initially became a publican in Cleeve,
before moving to
The Andrews' family
origins in Cheddar are still being investigated. I welcome contact from
anyone related to this family and anyone with
Andrews ancestors in the region of Cheddar or Cleeve - Marcel
Thank you to those family members who have already been in touch and who have shared information.
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