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Would anyone know the meaning of the name Queen Camel in Somerset.

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on 2011-04-06 23:46:48

lisabelle has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: PLUCKNETT, GRAY, ARMSTRONG and 2 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-04-07 10:48:33

Queen Camel is a little village in south Somerset. It used to be called Cantmael which is celtic. I think it means land of hills. Henry the third's wife Eleanor had land there. that's where the 'Queen' part comes into it.

by lisabelle on 2011-04-07 18:33:02

Thank you Jan. I came across Queen Camel doing a family history, it is so unusual I did not know it was once Cantmael.

My Great-Grandfather was Elijah Plucknett and he was born in Queen Camel in 1835 the son of Frederick Plucknett (b1805) and Sarah Martin
(b abt1814).

It is very interesting doing this family history. I found that Plucknett is of French origin, brought to England in the wake of the Norman Invasion of 1066. The name was de Plugenet in 1102.

by janilye on 2011-04-07 22:50:28

Oh yes, I know that family. Elijah died in Wollongong.
I've had contact with someone else (can't remember who) about the Plucknett's. I have dates if you want them.

by lisabelle on 2011-04-08 02:40:37

That is right Jan. Elijah died 22nd December 1907. He married Susannah Jolliffe in Yallah in 1863.I have dates for their six daughters. Someone sent me a picture of their headstone but I am not sure where it is.

I believe his brothers Samuel and George also came to Australia
and I think they lived in Brisbane.I think another brother may have also come to Austalia. I have found a Edgar Ewart Plucknett son of
Samuel,I am still putting it together.

I have been looking for another brother Frederick, I do not have a date of birth for him, I think he was given an OBE in 1919 and I think it was his great grandaughter wrote a soldiers story, on a BBC Devon History site. There were no contact details and it was done about eight years ago.

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