Our parents John and Daphne Oram collected the family history and produced a booklet in 1970 called The ORAM Family Saga. This saga concentrated on the life stories of John Oram 1824-1907 and his descendants. John was born and died in the Sparkford / Castle Cary area of Somerset but spent most of his working life in County Mayo, Ireland as a farmer and agent for local and ‘absentee’ landlords.
In this website we begin with five generations who lived in Ansford, Somerset starting with Elizeus Oram and Elizabeth Heywarde who were married there in 1589. The first four generations are just names, the first person warranting a page in this website being Isaac 1705-1791 who was born in Ansford. After his second marriage Isaac moved north a few miles to the village of Ditcheat. It is his son Isaac 1745-1802 who is mentioned in the top line of a transcript of entries in an old Oram family bible “James Oram son of Isaac Oram”:
Format of this website:
Our genealogical tree is one of the topics covered under the ‘Home’ tab and includes extracts from the Introduction of The ORAM Family Saga.
The ‘Roots in Ansford’ tab covers the first five generations of our Oram ancestors mentioned in the Ansford parish registers.
The next three tabs starting ‘Isaac…’ covers our research into the descendants of Isaac Oram 1705-1745 up to the early 20th century with the exception of John Oram 1824-1907 who can be followed in our website The Oram Family in Burrishoole.
The ‘Associated families’ tab has two parts
- The family history of Jane Talbott, Susannah Bartlett and Elizabeth Clare spouses of our direct Oram ancestors.
- Notes on families who have married siblings of our direct Oram ancestors including the Hockey, Cox and Guppy families.
- Further families are sub pages of the appropriate family name in the two parts of “Associated families”.
We invite direct descendants of Isaac and their sibling-in-laws to contribute to this site, either within the main Oram area or as one of the ‘Associated Families’.
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Carolyn and Chris