BUSH Family of Wrington & Cleeve, Somerset
This page was created 23 April 2005 and last updated 6 January 2008

My 4xgreat grandmother was Eliza Bush who married George Andrews and they raised their family in Cleeve. There son George later returned to Redhill near Wrington where the Bush family had originated.  The Bush family origins in Wrington are still being investigated and I welcome contact from anyone with Bush ancestors in the region of Wrington - Marcel Safier.
Generation One

1. THOMAS BUSH.  He married ROSE.
    Children:
      i. JOHN BUSH, baptized 6 AUG 1741 in Wrington, Somerset.
    2. ii. SAMUEL BUSH.
      iii. WILLIAM BUSH, baptized 4 JUL 1746 in Wrington, Somerset.
      iv. SUSANNAH BUSH, baptized 8 NOV 1747 in Wrington, Somerset.
      v. RICHARD BUSH, baptized 5 DEC 1749 in Wrington, Somerset.
      vi. THOMAS BUSH, baptized 4 AUG 1751 in Wrington, Somerset.
      vii. BETTY BUSH, baptized 14 JAN 1753 in Wrington, Somerset.
      viii. HONOUR BUSH, baptized 21 MAY 1754 in Wrington, Somerset, d. 2 JUL 1758 in Wrington, Somerset.
    3. ix. PETER BUSH.
      x. ROSE BUSH, baptized 12 APR 1757 in Wrington, Somerset.
      xi. ISAAC BUSH, baptized 19 NOV 1759 in Wrington, Somerset.
    4. xii. ISAAC BUSH.
      xiii. MARY BUSH, baptized 12 OCT 1762 in Wrington, Somerset.
    5. xiv. HONOUR BUSH b. c.1764.
    6. xv. JAMES BUSH.
      xvi. HOLL BUSH, baptized 6 JUL 1768 in Wrington, Somerset.

Generation Two

2. SAMUEL BUSH, baptized 14 APR 1745 in Wrington, Somerset.  Married 19 MAY 1768 in Wrington, Somerset, JANE CHAPMAN.
    Children:
      i. RICHARD BUSH, baptized 26 SEP 1769 in Wrington, Somerset.
      ii. SALLY BUSH, buried 25 APR 1774 in Wrington, Somerset.
      iii. MARY BUSH, baptized 15 OCT 1778 in Wrington, Somerset, buried 1779.
      iv. GEORGE BUSH, baptized JUL 1780 in Wrington, Somerset.

3. PETER BUSH, baptized 21 JUL 1755 in Wrington, Somerset.  Married 9 SEP 1780 in Wrington, Somerset, MARY COUNCILL.
    Children:
      i. JENY BUSH, baptized 5 JUL 1781 in Wrington, Somerset.
      ii. SALLY BUSH, baptized 28 FEB 1783 in Wrington, Somerset.
      iii. NANCY BUSH, baptized 15 AUG 1785 in Wrington, Somerset, d. 16 OCT 1785.
      iv. NANCY BUSH, baptized 10 JAN 1786 in Wrington, Somerset.
      v. JANE BUSH, baptized 10 JAN 1787 in Wrington, Somerset.
      vi. THOMAS BUSH, baptized 29 JAN 1795 in Wrington, Somerset.

4. ISAAC BUSH, baptized 6 JUL 1761 in Wrington, Somerset.  He married SARAH CLARK.
    Children:
      i. ISAAC BUSH, baptized 25 FEB 1786 in Wrington, Somerset, buried 6 APR 1797.
      ii. HARIETT BUSH, baptized 2 JUL 1787 in Wrington, Somerset.
      iii. JAMES BUSH, baptized 26 JUN 1791 in Wrington, Somerset.
      iv. SOPHIA BUSH, baptized 3 NOV 1793 in Wrington, Somerset.
      v. LUIZA BUSH, baptized 16 NOV 1794 in Wrington, Somerset.
      vi. FANNY BUSH, baptized 25 JAN 1796 in Wrington, Somerset.
      vii. JAMES BUSH, baptized 13 AUG 1797 in Wrington, Somerset, buried 6 APR 1801.
      viii. WILLIAM BUSH, buried 28 JUN 1801 in Wrington, Somerset.
      ix. JAMES BUSH, baptized 13 SEP 1801 in Wrington, Somerset.
      x. ISAAC BUSH, baptized 19 SEP 1801 in Wrington, Somerset.
      xi. FANNY BUSH, baptized 8 AUG 1803 in Wrington, Somerset.
      xii. THOMAS BUSH, baptized 17 NOV 1805 in Wrington, Somerset, buried 27 NOV 1805.
      xiii. WILLIAM BUSH, baptized 16 FEB 1806 in Wrington, Somerset.
      xiv. MATILDA BUSH, baptized 28 AUG 1808 in Wrington, Somerset.
      xv. SELMA BUSH, baptized 25 DEC 1809 in Wrington, Somerset.

5. HONOUR BUSH, b. c.1764 in Wrington, Somerset, buried 4 MAR 1832 in Redhill, Wrington, Somerset.  Married 7 JUN 1780 in Wrington, Somerset, JOHN BABER, (son of CHARLES BABER and MARY GOULSTON) baptized 6 JAN 1752 in Wrington, Somerset, buried 11 MAY 1824 in Wrington, Somerset.
    Children:
      i. CHARLES BABER, b. 20 SEP 1778 in Wrington, Somerset, d. 3 SEP 1799 in Wrington, Somerset.
      ii. MARY BABER, b. 15 AUG 1779 in Wrington, Somerset.
      iii. JOHN BABER, b. c.1782 in Wrington, Somerset, d. 23 MAY 1822 in Wrington, Somerset.  Married 19 APR 1812 in Wrington, Somerset, LYDIA LOVELL.
      iv. JAMES BABER, b. 15 AUG 1785 in Wrington, Somerset, d. 21 JUN 1879 in Wrington, Somerset.
    7. v. JAMES BABER b. 15 FEB 1793.
      vi. MARTHA BABER, b. 15 FEB 1793 in Wrington, Somerset.
      vii. MARY BABER, b. 25 MAR 1796 in Wrington, Somerset.
      viii. DINAH BABER, b. 3 SEP 1799 in Wrington, Somerset.
      ix. WILLIAM BABER, baptized 11 MAY 1806 in Wrington, Somerset, d. 1881.  Married 10 OCT 1831 in Temple Church, Bristol, ANN HACKER.
      x. SARAH ANN BABER, baptized 11 MAY 1806 in Wrington, Somerset.

6. JAMES BUSH, baptized 2 JAN 1767 in Wrington, Somerset, d. 5 DEC 1854 in Cleeve, Somerset, buried DEC 1854 in Holy Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Cleeve, Somerset, occupation Yeoman/Farmer.  He married ELIZABETH.
    Children:
      i. LETITIA BUSH, b. c.1792 in Yatton, Somerset, d. 1866 in Somerset.
      ii. JAMES BUSH, baptized 1 JUL 1798 in Cleeve, Somerset.
      iii. ROSE BUSH, b. in Somerset, d. in Somerset.
      iv. WILLIAM BUSH, baptized 23 AUG 1801 in Cleeve, Somerset, occupation Agricultural labourer.
      v. DEBORAH BUSH, b. in Somerset.
      vi. ELIZABETH BUSH, baptized 24 MAR 1805 in Cleeve, Somerset.
    8. vii. ELIZA BUSH.
      viii. CHARLOTTE BUSH.

Generation Three

7. JAMES BABER, b. 15 FEB 1793 in Wrington, Somerset, d. 12 OCT 1859 in Blaina, Aberystruth, Monmouth, Wales.  Married 3 FEB 1812 in St. Mary, Redcliff, Bristol, ELIZABETH CLEAVES, b. c.1790 in Butcombe, Somerset, d. 21 APR 1855 in Blaina, Aberystruth, Monmouth, Wales.
    Children:
      i. WILLIAM BABER, b. c.1831.
      ii. EMMA BABER, b. c.1836.

8. ELIZA BUSH, baptized 4 AUG 1811 in Cleeve, Somerset.  She married GEORGE JAMES ANDREWS, b. 1810/13 in Cheddar, Somerset, (son of AARON ANDREWS and ELIZA) d. >1860, occupation Shoemaker/Beerhouse Keeper.
    Children:
    9. i. GEORGE JAMES ANDREWS b. 16 MAR 1833.
      ii. JAMES GEORGE ANDREWS, baptized 12 APR 1835 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 2 OCT 1856 in Cleeve, Somerset, buried in Cleeve Churchyard Cemetery, Somserset.
    10. iii. ELLEN ANDREWS.
    11. iv. ELIZABETH ANDREWS.
      v. MARY ANN ANDREWS, baptized 18 AUG 1844 in Cleeve, Somerset.  Married 10 JUN 1867 in Trinity Church Cleeve, Somerset, CHARLES TUCKER, b. 1842 in Newport, Wales or Axbridge, Somerset, occupation Grocer/Boarding House Keeper at 21 High St, Axbridge.
    12. vi. FRANK ANDREWS b. 1847.
      vii. ALFRED GEORGE ANDREWS, baptized 3 NOV 1850 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 1866 in Cleeve, Somerset.


Eliza Andrews (nee Bush)
Imperial Portrait by Thomas Protheroe of Bristol c.1880

George James Andrews
retouched copy of older photo by

Arthur Holborn who had a studio in Bristol from 1872-1921

Generation Four

9. GEORGE JAMES ANDREWS, b. 16 MAR 1833 in Cleeve, Somerset, baptized 9 APR 1833 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 25 DEC 1919 in Cornish Arms Hotel, St. Blazey, Cornwall, buried at Christ Church, Redhill, Somerset, occupation Gamekeeper/Publican.  (1) Married 1864 in Swansea, Glamorgan, ETTY THOMAS, b. 6 MAY 1825 in Amroth, Pembrokeshire, (daughter of BENJAMIN THOMAS and RACHEL EDWARDS) baptized 12 JUN 1825 in Amroth, Pembrokeshire, d. 23 MAR 1888 in Redhill, Somerset, buried 1 APR 1888 in Redhill Churchyard, Somerset.  (2) Married 1892 in Cleeve, Somerset, ELIZABETH MARIA HEDGES, (daughter of CHARLES HEDGES and MARIA) baptized 26 JUL 1840 in Clevedon, Somerset, d. 25 DEC 1916. Further details on the Andrews family is on the Andrews Family of Cheddar & Cleeve, Somerset website.
    Children by ETTY THOMAS:
      i. ELIZABETH MARGARET ANDREWS, b. 15 MAR 1865 in Cleeve, Somerset, baptized 17 MAY 1865 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 27 JAN 1951 in Leigh Woods, Bristol, buried in Redill Cemetery Churchyard, Redhill, Somerset, census 1901 at 10 Ashton Gate Tce, Bristol.  (1) Married 4 JUL 1889 in Redhill, Somerset, WILLIAM BRICE, b. 1861 in Wrington, Somerset, (son of ISAAC BRICE and MARTHA) d. 1895, buried in Redhill Cemetery Churchyard, Somerset, census 1871 in Redhill, Wrington, Somerset, census 1881 marine aboard R.N. ship "Temeraire", census 1891 in Coastguard living in Coastguard St, East Budleigh, Devon.  (2) Married 1898 in Portsmouth, Devon, SAMUEL RIDLEY, b. 4 FEB 1861 in Cleeve, Somerset, (son of GEORGE RIDLEY and ELIZA EMERY) d. 3 APR 1932 in Leigh Woods, Bristol, buried in Redhill Cemetery Churchyard, Somerset, occupation Toll Collector Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, census 1881 on HMS "Penelope" in Essex.
      ii. ALBERT EDWARD ANDREWS, b. 30 JAN 1867 in Redhill, Somerset, baptized 2 JUN 1867 in Redhill, Somerset, d. 21 MAY 1907 in Redhill, Somerset, buried 26 MAY 1907 in Redhill Churchyard Cemetery, Somerset, occupation Police Constable.  He married ELEANOR JOHN, b. 1867 in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, (daughter of WILLIAM JOHN and RUTH THOMAS) d. 1935, buried in Bristol, Avon.
      iii. FLORENCE EMMA ELLEN ANDREWS, b. 29 JAN 1871 in Wrington, Somerset, baptized 2 APR 1871 in Redhill, Somerset, d. 24 APR 1938 in Troon, Camborne, Cornwall, buried in Cornwall.  Married 4 MAR 1891 in Bedminster, Bristol, ARTHUR PERRY, b. 12 MAR 1870 in Wrington, Somerset, (son of THOMAS PERRY and AMELIA SPRAKE) baptized 1 APR 1870 in Christ Church, Redhill, Somerset, d. 19 JUN 1940 in Par, Cornwall, occupation Gamekeeper/Hotelier. Further details of the Perry family are on the Perry Family of Somerset & Australia web site.

10. ELLEN ANDREWS, baptized 20 MAY 1838 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 10 JUL 1869 (husband a widower on 1871 census, family sources say died 192?), buried in Cleeve Churchyard Cemetery, Somerset.  Married 3 OCT 1860 in Trinity Church, Cleve, Somerset, JOHN LOCKIER, b. c.1834 in Weare, Somerset, (son of WILLIAM LOCKIER and SARAH) occupation Stonemason, census 1871 in Woolcot Buildings, Westbelle on Tign, Bristol, d. 10 JUN 1874 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, buried in Cleeve Churchyard Cemetery, Cleeve, Somerset.
    Children:
      i. ALMA MAUD ELLEN LOCKIER, b. 1861 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 27 MAR 1862, buried in Cleeve Churchyard Cemetery, Somerset.
      ii. AGNES ELLEN LOCKIER, b. 1863 in Weston Super Mare, Somerset, baptized 12 APR 1863 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 17 JUL 1953, buried in Cleeve Churchyard Cemetery, Somerset, occupation Nurse Maid, census 1871 at Butchers Shop, Yatton, Somerset (home of uncle James Young).  Married 1890 in Bedminster district, Somerset, ANDREW WRAY TRANMER, b. 1867 in Cottingham, Yorkshire, (son of GEORGE TRANMER and SARAH) d. 2 JAN 1930, buried in Cleeve Churchyard Cemetery, Somerset, occupation Butcher, census 1901 in Killarney Villa, 15 Essery Rd, Bristol.
      iii. EDWIN VICTOR LOCKIER, baptized 29 APR 1866 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 1944 in Canada, occupation House decorator, census 1891 at Hoigh St, Axbridge, Somerset at home of uncles Charles Tucker, occupation 1900 General Painter, living in boarding house, 55 Market St, Auburn, NY (listed in Lamey's 1900 Auburn, NY Directory, census 1930 resided 29 Havens Ave, Auburn, NY.  Married 1900 in New York, USA, LAURA M., b. 1875 in New York.

11. ELIZABETH ANDREWS, baptized 17 JUL 1842 in Holy Trinity Church, Cleeve, Somerset, d. 28 DEC 1919 in Henley Villa, Claverham, Somerset, buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Cleeve, Somerset.  (1) Married 2 MAY 1866 in St. Paul's Church, Bristol, JAMES COOMBS YOUNG, (son of JOHN EVANS YOUNG and MARY COOMBS) baptized 7 JUN 1824 in Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea, Somerset, occupation Butcher/Butter Dealer, d. 9 OCT 1884 in Bickley, Cleeve, Somerset, buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Cleeve, Somerset.  (2) She married HENRY BINNING, b. 22 NOV 1831 in Yatton, Somerset, (son of RICHARD BINNING and HARRIET HACKER) occupation Farmer, d. 17 FEB 1907 in Somerset.
    Children by JAMES COOMBS YOUNG:
      i. WILLIAM (WILLIE) JAMES YOUNG, baptized 26 DEC 1871 in Cleeve, Somerset, occupation Farmer, d. 1959.  He married MARTHA BATT, b. 1873 in Selton, Somerset.
      ii. SIDNEY GEORGE YOUNG, b. 1873 in Cleeve, Somerset, occupation Farmer Bishop's Farm, Yatton, Somerset, d. 1966, buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Cleeve, Somerset.  Married 1900 in Long Ashton, Somerset, FANNY LOUISE VERRIER, b. 1877 in Cleeve, Somerset, (daughter of GEORGE VERRIER and SUSAN) d. 1969, buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Cleeve, Somerset.
      iii. ERNEST EDWARD YOUNG, b. 1876 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 1956, occupation Farmer.  He married ELIZABETH BURDGE.
      iv. ALBERT ANDREWS YOUNG, b. 1880 in Cleeve, Somerset, occupation Clerk, d. 25 JUN 1946, buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Cleeve, Somerset.  He married FANNY MOXEY, b. c.1881, d. 20 APR 1962, buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Cleeve, Somerset.
      v. WALTER YOUNG.

12. FRANK ANDREWS, b. 1847 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 23 JUL 1885 in Cleeve, Somerset, buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Cleeve, Somerset, occupation Butcher.  Married 1874 in Clifton district, Gloucester, MARY-ANN THOMAS, b. 1852 in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, (daughter of unknown JOHN and ETTY THOMAS) d. 16 APR 1905 in Cleeve, Somerset, buried 21 APR 1905 in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Cleeve, Somerset, occupation Licensed Victualler.
    Children:
      i. ELLEN E. ANDREWS, b. 1875 in Cleeve, Somerset, baptized 30 MAY 1875 in Cleeve, Somerset.  She married WALTER EDWARD PARSONS, b. 1874 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 5 SEP 1913, buried in Yatton Churchyard Cemetery, Somerset, occupation Beer Retailer of Wagon & Horses Inn.
      ii. FLORENCE EMILY ELIZA ANDREWS, b. 1880 in Cleeve, Somerset, baptized 29 AUG 1880 in Cleeve, Somerset, d. 10 DEC 1885, buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Cleeve, Somerset.
      iii. ALMA LAVINIA MARY ANDREWS, b. 1884 in Cleeve, Somerset, baptized 30 NOV 1884 in Cleeve, Somerset.  She married EDWARD REVEY.


CENSUS 1881
CleeveYatton, Somerset, England PRO Ref. RG11 Piece 2462 / Folio 68/ Pg. 6
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
 George ANDREWS   Head   M   Male   67   Cheddar, Somerset, England   Publican   
 Eliza ANDREWS   Wife   M   Female   66   Yatton, Somerset, England   Publican Wife   
 Emily LOCK  Servant   U   Female   15   Burrington, Somerset, England   General Servant (Domestic)   

 
All Saints Church, Wrington, 2005

JAMES BUSH of ------ 
who died Decr. 5th 1854 aged 93
also near this plac elies the body of 
JAMES GEORGE ANDREWS Grandson
of the above who died Octr. 2nd 1856
Aged 22 years
Holy Trinity Church Cleeve, 2005 Grave of James Bush & James George Andrews, Cleeve

Thank you to those family members who have already been in touch and who have shared information.
My family history websites:

ANDREWS Family of Cheddar & Cleeve, Somerset
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Bush Family of Wrington & Cleeve, Somerset
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THOMAS and JOHN Family of Amroth,Pembrokeshire and Pembrey, Carmarthenshire
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PERRY Family of Somerset & Australia
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SPRAKE Family of Netherbury, Dorset

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