I am Reginald Raymond Pattemore but known as Ray, I have been researching our family history for about 6 years during which time I have built up a considerable database with help from other researchers and distant relatives. I would be very interested in hearing from other researchers who may be able to help me, and I am also willing to try to help others since we all seem to come from Merriott. It is my understanding that distant ancestors came to Somerset from Ireland, but believe it was before 1078 when the Domesday Book was compiled. I am yet to confirm this as I am also led to believe that Merriott was a "freedom" and known as "Little Ireland". Anyone who can give me further help and direction regarding the above would make me very happy!!