Sweet Name Study - Wedmore Sweets

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Wedmore Sweets

The Sweet surname has been present in the English village of Wedmore for nearly 4 centuries. But when exactly did the surname arrive in the village? Are the Wedmore Sweets all descended from the same patrilineal ancestor, or are there multiple lines of descent? These are some of the numerous questions this sub-project of the Sweet Name Study aims to answer.

Wedmore town centre in 2010.


The earliest locatable reference to someone in Wedmore with the surname Sweet or a variant of it is the marriage of Edwardus Sweete on 13 May 1633 to Elizabetha Plummer.

Edward was born about 1592 and had a connection with the church, being referred to as a grave-digger in one record. The family connection to the church continued for many years afterward and numerous of his descendants became Wedmore's parish clerk; his son John, John's son William, William's son Edward, and Edward's son Sampson all served in the role.

Wedmore Sweets Tree

This pedigree includes all known Sweets born/baptized in Wedmore. It does not include other descendants of the Sweet family born outside of Wedmore or those with other surnames. The only exception is Edward (whose birthplace is unknown), the patriarch of Wedmore Sweets.

The Wedmore, Somerset, Sweet Name Study category allows one to view a simple list of all Wedmore Sweets as opposed to the family tree.


  • "The Wedmore Chronicles Volume 2 - Reproduction." Derived from "Wedmore Chronicles Volume 2," Rev. S.H.A. Hervey (late 1800's). Pages 80 and 218.
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