How to order PFA clothing

Here’s a PDF with pictures of our clothing, and details how to order it from Philip Pomeroy:

PFA clothing.pdf

Buy now, supplies are going fast!

Best to everyone,


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PFA Merchandise: Clothing Offer

We are now able to take orders for a PFA fleece and a PFA polo-shirt. Both are tastefully embroidered with the PFA logo.

To find out more or to order, please approach your country rep (if outside the UK), or email me at (replacing AT with the usual sign).

Chris Pomery

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2010 Subscription rates

Annual subscriptions to the PFA for 2010 become due 1 January 2010.

Please note that we do not send out invoices and personal reminders are very time consuming!

Due to exchange rate movements since our subscriptions rates were last set, we have made some changes — no increases, just reductions. The rates for 2010 are:

Australia                    A$18
Canada                     C$18
Ireland                        €10
New Zealand            NZ$22
UK                              £10
USA                        US$15

Please make your payments to your appropriate country rep. Contact details can be found on the last page of the Research Project Update distributed in July. Cheques/checks should be made out in the name of your country rep, except UK cheques which should be made payable to the Pomeroy Family Association.

For members with UK bank accounts, if you currently pay by cheque but would prefer to pay by Standing Order, please let me know. My contact details are on the last page of the Research Project Update distributed in July.

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year to all our members


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Pomeroy profile: Scott L Pomeroy

Hi everyone,

Just once in a while I come across a story that is truly amazing, and the story of Scott Pomeroy and Mimi Pomroy Starr is one of these. Quite how often PFA members meet — there are only 200 of us worldwide after all! — I do not know, but this is one encounter I’m thankful has a happy ending.

Best wishes to everyone over the Christmas season!


Downloadable files:

Profile of Scott L Pomeroy (US Ltr)

Profile of Scott L Pomeroy (A4)

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Annie Pomeroy’s Geocities website has relocated!

Annie’s website is now at:

It contains lots of details Annie has pieced together about different Pomeroy families in Cornwall, Devon and Ireland.


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William George Darby/Derby husband of Susan Pomeroy

I am trying to find any records for my great grandfather William George DARBY born C1859 Taunton, Somerset and his family. I have not been able to locate any birth/christening records or any census record prior to 1891. Here is the information I have so far:

  1. Marriage certificate for George DERBY & Susan POMEROY – married 03 April 1889  Registers Office, Stoke Damerel, Devon. George’s age is listed as 30yrs on the marriage certificate. Fathers name is listed as Samuel DERBY. The occupation for George is listed as labourer. I’m not sure of his father Samuel’s occupation as it is hard to read but looks like Malaster. 
  2. Death certificate of Susan DARBY (nee POMEROY) – husband shown as William George DARBY occupation general labourer who was present at time of death. Living at time of death Blindwell, Millbrook, Cornwall
  3. 1901 census – George DARBY listed as born c1865 Taunton Somerset. Occupation listed as clay quarry man.
  4. 1891 census – George DERBEY listed as born c1857 Marilan Somerset (have not been able to locate a place called Marilan). Occupation listed as general laborer
  5. Children of George DARBY & Susan POMEROY were all born Millbrook,
    Cornwall  are Maud 1891, George 1897, Mabel 1898 & Samuel 1900. According to the 1911 census there was a 5th child (deceased) this could be Elizabeth born St. Germans Cornwall 1889. 

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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PFA Branded Clothing

The PFA Committee have agreed to explore the viability of launching a small range of PFA branded leisure wear. All members will shortly receive an email from Chris Pomery asking for an indication of order levels. Look out for this email and please reply even if you are not interested. In this way we can gauge the level of support which will dictate whether or not we proceed.

Many thanks

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Rustom Pomeroy at Eurovision 2009

Violinist Rustom Pomeroy was heavily featured in the British entry in the 2009 Eurovision song contest in May.

You can see the performance at

His brother Feroze writes: “Rustom started his studies age 2 1/2 with the Suzuki violin teacher Mary Trewin in Taunton, Somerset. He went to the Wells Cathedral school and later had some inspirational teachers including Prof. Yfrah Neaman and Krzysztof Smietana at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Rustom was recently back in Somerset at Queen’s College,Taunton  playing with OrchestraWest (the Barber violin concerto ) and also the Beethoven violin concerto with the Somerset County Orchestra. CDs are available at

Rustom can be found on myspace under ‘Rustom Pomeroy’ and ‘Eclipse Strings’, his electric string quartet.”

Rustom & Feroze belong to the Symondsbury 1773 tree.

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Ilminster Pomeroys

Research into our family history has come to a halt.  The entry in the marriage register at Woodbury in Devon states that Sarah Lindsey of this parish and John Pomeroy of Ilminster were married on Oct  26th. 1812.  Has anyone any further information which will help me go back further?


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How to post on this blog

There are only two things you need to know to post on this blog:

(1) You need to register the first time you want to post, and to log in if you want later to post or to comment on another post. (This requirement is to stop idiots with nothing better to do posting unwanted ads for all sorts of dubious products).

(2) If you read something in a post and you want to comment on it, add your comment directly to that entry. If you want to say something fresh yourself,  create your own post as a new topic. As editor I am able to edit posts & comments, and to label posts with the correct folders; the only thing the system does not let me do is shift a comment attached to one post to another post, so please always attach your comment to the post you are actually replying to!

And that’s about it. I will be feeding the blog more during the year, and by the year-end it should have a plump body of interesting items on it.

Best wishes to all,


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