STOKE ST MARY HISTORICAL RECORDS
Harry Walsh, grandson of Thomas Patton, was in the SLI and was the first person to greet John Chard at Rorkes Drift during the Zulu War.
Tom Lock was the “last of the Taunton Pot Whallers”, he died in 1904
Charles Lance was the brother of the Rev Lance and a stalwart of the village
Colonel Patton’s famous mock battles around Stoke St Mary
Descriptions of the village, that have appeared in print, from 1781 onwards