from Somerset, Devon and Dorset
© Andrew Templer 2020
The patriarch of the Salmon Pool side of the family is Thomas Templer who marries Alice Vinicombe. We believe Thomas makes a fortune out of providing victuals (provisions) for the Navy during the Napoleonic wars. His father was a butcher and he was termed a grazier. Certainly, he had amassed a considerable fortune for him to marry according to family lore, a General's daughter (or neice).
Thomas has six sons.
1. The Skinners (Henry Skinner Templer),
2. The Darvalls (John Arthur Templer = Mary Darvall)
3. Mersons (Edward Merson Templer).
Henry Skinner Templer becomes a vicar but his son emigrates to New Zealand and then on to Africa and back to England.
The Darvalls and Mersons emigrate, first to Australia and then to New Zealand where many can still be found.