I have a suggestion regarding the origins of the Worners of Ash/Martock Somerset:
Could these Worners originate from the village of WEARNE, and derive their surname from this place?
Wearne is about 10 miles from Martock.
I am descended via my mother from the Martock Worners.
I have discovered (thanks to the extensive research of other people) that my earliest identified ancestor is William Worner born 1552. He married in the village of Aller. The village of Aller is less than 2 miles from Wearne.
Also, an Australian researcher has pointed out the following. In the Martock marriage record of William's descendent Edward and Jane Markes in 1664, Edward is recorded as Edward WEARNER
The village of Wearne is ancient (listed in the Domesday book)
Can anyone comment on this?
I am very new to this sort of research, so I won't be surprised at either of these responses:
1. Your suggestion is OBVIOUS and EVERYBODY has known this for years.
2. Your suggestion is obviously wrong: the Martock Worners really came from ... and their surname really means ...
Either way, I would be very interested if anyone has any information on the early origins of this branch of the Worners.