West Country Roots


Bishop's Hull in Somerset

The earliest traces of the Brinsmead family come from Somerset in England's West Country. The family shows up in several villages in the Taunton Dean area, most notably in Bishop's Hull, just outside the town of Taunton. The Brinsmead family thrived in Bishop's Hull in the 1500's and 1600's. However, after that they appear to have died out. We know one or more moved to the new colonies in the Americas. Others appear to have moved to London. Yet other family members spread throughout Somerset and into the adjacent County of Devon.

A Phototour of Bishop's Hull