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Charmouth ... Compton Valence
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BRICKELL family. Charmouth Independent Chapel - (Charmouth - Dorset)
Edwin John BRICKELL was a coastguard stationed in Charmouth 1870s and 80s, where his children were born. Some were baptised at the independent Chapel. I'd love extra info about the Chapel, the Coastguard station or the family...
Family Surnames: Brickell
Diment/Symons(Simmons) - (Charmouth - Dorset)
Caroline Symons(Simmons) married John Diment of Charmouth in 1844
Family Surnames: Diment/Symons(Simmons)
Darks of Charmouth - (Charmouth - Dorset)
I have now found the Dirks were infact Darks!! and have several generations back to a William Dark who had 3 marriages to a Mary Massey an Elizabeth Kent and a Mary Roper the last had a George Dark who married a Mary Beal and they had a Thomas Dark who married a Betty Lock who then had my Mary Ann Dirk/Dark!!Any connections out there??
Family Surnames: Lock /Dark
Olivers of Charmouth - (Charmouth - Dorset)
My great aunt x5 Ann Sprake(b.1756 in Hawkchurch) married John Oliver(b.1752 in Lyme Regis)in Charmouth Church in 1779. I am trying to find if John was related to Samuel Oliver who lived in Charmouth at about the same time.
Family Surnames: Oliver
Beavis or Bevis - (Charmouth - Dorset)
Searching information on family of Beavis or Bevis in Charmouth 1700s.
Family Surnames: Beavis Or Bevis
Wild family - (Charmouth - Dorset)
John Wild, born in Axminster, married Susannah Newberry and was living in Charmouth in 1851. Sons Charles and James were baptised at Charmouth Independent Chapel in 1790 and 1794 but I believe there were also sons John and Robert. Any information would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Wild, Newberry
DAW/E FAMILIES - (Chedington - Dorset)
William Daw married Lydia Greenham in Askerswell on the 27th July 1728 and they eventually settled down in Cheddington where William Daw died and was buried on the 18th February 1768. I believe they had five children, Sarah, Grace, Betty, William and Philip. If anyone has any of these individuals in their Family Tree I would love to share information. Martin.
Family Surnames: Daw - Dawe
John William Arnold - (Cheselbourne - Dorset)
I am looking for any information on the family of the above who emigrated to Newfoundland before 1845 probably in the fishery fleets.Newfoundland records state he came from Cheselbourne or the immediate area.
Family Surnames: Arnold
William Bussell (born about 1753 Cheselbourne) - (Cheselbourne - Dorset)
I am searching for information on the spouse of both William Bussell, born in Cheselbourne in about 1753, and of his father (also William Bussell), born in Cheselbourne in about 1715. (William Bussell (b1753) was the father of Charles Bussell (born 1788, and married Sarah Squibb).)
Family Surnames: Bussell
Riggs - (Cheselbourne - Dorset)
I am hoping that someone might have traced a little further back the Riggs family, who were living in Cheselbourne at the time of the 1861 Census. Philip (born c1813)and Mary (c1819) RIGGS were parents to seven children at that time - John (c1846), Joseph (c1847), Harriet (c1849),Jasper (1851), Ann (1854), Robert (c1857) and Levi (c1857).
Family Surnames: Riggs
Bussell - (Cheselbourne - Dorset)
Any information on the Bussell family from Cheselbourne will be helpful.Ihave William 1715,William 1753 Charles 1789,Susannah 1821.Susannah married a Thomas Hillier in 1845.Her mother was Sarah Squibb and they all came from Cheselbourne
Family Surnames: Bussell
Bussell and Christophers - (Cheselbourne - Dorset)
I am a decendant of William Bussell Abt 1723 who married a Ruth Baker and their son William Abt 1749 who I believe married Sarah Legg. I am a direct decendant of Ruth Bussell Abt 1776, sister to Charles Abt 1789 who married Sarah Squibb. Ruth married Joseph Christopher. I would love to hear from anyone connected to either the Bussells or Christophers. Caroline
ann riggs and carriers cottage - (Cheselbourne - Dorset)
Looking for the whereabouts of Carriers cottage, and ann riggs burial, she was born in cheselbourne 1701 and was suposedly a witch, she lived in carriers cottage, which become a post office, and is buried opposite a church, and has a headstone. am planning a trip to uk from australia and would love to find these
Family Surnames: Riggs
John Highmore Jeffery - (Chetnole - Dorset)
We are descended from John H Jeffery, from his marriage to Sarah Stone Hounsell in 1824 in Melbury Bubb. They had a large family over the next 20+ years, all in Chetnole, Dorset. Our line from their third child, Benjamin John Jeffery.
Family Surnames: Jeffery Hounsell Jennings
Neal And Jeans Family Of Chetnole - (Chetnole - Dorset)
I am 3x great granddaughter of John Neal and Sarah Jeans of Chetnole. John Neal born Litton Cheney 1811 son of John Neal and Mary Ellis . John Neal married Sarah Jeans 1838 at Chetnole, Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Jeans and Mary Wheeler
Family Surnames: Neal Jeans Ellis
Bow families - (Chetnole - Dorset)
Researching ALL Bow families from chetnole. Peter
Family Surnames: Bow
William Brewer, Dorothy House - (Chettle - Dorset)
I'm researching Dorothy HOUSE who claims to be born in Harfoot lane or Houghton Winterbourne. She lived in Chettle, and her daughter Leonora/ Alinora was 'base born' in Milborne or Chettle c.1811. The father, William BREWER of Chettle, acknowledgesLeonora as his natural daughter in his Will. He was the son of Thomas BREWER and brother to Thomas and Ann. He also left money to his nephew John Hibberd Brewer, who is in Nether Wallop by 1881. Daughter Leonora HOUSE married a gentleman farmer, William BRYANT from Berwick Farm, Swyre. Is anyone else looking for these families?
Family Surnames: House, Bryant, Brewer, Hibberd
Hussey Lovell Clark Hawkins - (Chickerell - Dorset)
Family Surnames: Hussey Lovell Clark Hawkins
spiller - (Chickerell - Dorset)
my great great granparents william and hannah spiller lived in chickerall.they are on 1881 census .Children were william ,fanny,george,edwin and walter and Bessie.Any info much appreciated,
Family Surnames: Spiller
Lovell - (Chickerell - Dorset)
Maria LOVELL appears in the 1851 Littlebredy census aged 48 in her married name of PALMER. Her birthplace is stated as Chickerell but I have been unable to find any record of her birth there. Can anyone help please?
Family Surnames: Lovell
Marshallsay - (Chickerell - Dorset)
Would love to hear from anyone conected to the Marshallsay family Chickerell Kaz
Family Surnames: Marshallsay
Chickerell, Dalwood, Whitechurch areas - (Chickerell - Dorset)
I am looking for information on the Marselsay, Marshelsea or Marshallsay families around the Chickerell, Dalwood, Whitchurch areas of Dorset. Also for anyone with a connection to the Board family.
Family Surnames: Marshallsay, Marselsea, Marselsay, Board
Rashleigh / Rashley family - (Chickerell - Dorset)
Researching the Rashleigh / Rashley family in Chickerell and would like to make contact with other researchers. Clive.
Family Surnames: Rashleigh Rashley
Mary Ann Rogers, transported to NSW 1808 - (Chickerell - Dorset)
I am looking for information re my ggg grandmother, Mary Ann Rogers, born 1787 in Chickerell. I understand her parents, Robert Rogers and Elizabeth Fletcher were also of Chickerell.
Family Surnames: Rogers, Fletcher
Lovell, John 1770 - (Chickerell - Dorset)
Looking for information about John Lovell (born c1770). He was married to Sarah Miller. Would like any information about him or his descendents.
Family Surnames: Lovell
Rose family of Chickerell/fleet - (Chickerell - Dorset)
I am looking for any information on the Rose family of Fleet or Chickerell, in particular James Rose (bc1801). He appears in the 1841 Chickerell census as living with Edith, Alice and William Rose. James was a blacksmith. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Rose
Ropers In Chideock - (Chideock - Dorset)
Christopher ROPER moved to Chideock around 1690. His second child, John, by his first wife, Mary, was baptised and buried there in 1693. Other children followed John (1694), Jane (1698) and Mathew (1702). Mary died in1711. In 1722, he married Elizabeth CHEEK and had two more children Grace (1727) and John (1729). He was a smuggler. In 1725, at Lyme Regis Quarter Sessions, he was charged with smuggling brandy. He died in 1737. Elizabeth died in 1761. The second John followed his fatherÕs profession, appearing at Lyme Regis Q.S in 1724,1725 and 1727. The family remained in Chideock at least until 1946. FAMILIES into which the RoperÕs married included FARWELL, CHEEK, HALLETT and SYMMONDS. I would be happy to exchange information with anyone researching any of these families.
Family Surnames: Roper Farwell Cheek Hallett Symonds.
Smith in Chideock - (Chideock - Dorset)
Interested in ALL Smith families from Chideock, Ryal, Whitchurch. Peter
Family Surnames: Smith, Dampier,
Russell - (Chideock - Dorset)
Looking for information on Mary Anne Russell bc 1850 married John Spiller bc 1870 at Bridport. Maybe 8 children.
Family Surnames: Russell
Elliott - Chideock - (Chideock - Dorset)
In the course of family research I have recently downloaded the 1911 census relating to James Elliott and his family who were living in Eastney, Portsmouth. James was b 1874. His wife Annie Louisa was b 1873 and his children were Beatrice Harriet b 1896, James Henry b 1900 and Frederick George b 1904. Although James was born in Chideock his wife and all the children were born in Weymouth. If anyone researching this family would like to have the copy of the 1911 return please let me know.
Family Surnames: Elliott
FORD - (Chilbridge - Dorset)
Any information please on the FORD family of Chilbridge, Dorset. Frances Mary FORD (1843-1878) was born Chilbridge of parents James FORD (b.1812 Shillingstone), farmer, and Frances (?) (b. 1818 Ripley). Frances Mary married Benjamin LANE (b.1840, Hoxton, Middlesex) at Tarrant Keynston in 1866. They had one known child, Ada Eliza LANE (b. Islington 1869). The family moved to Croydon where Frances died in 1878. Nothing more is known about Benjamin, and Ada Eliza is not found beyond the 1881 census. Frances had 2 known siblings, John 1849 and Tom 1850.
Family Surnames: Ford, Lane
Rolls - (Child Okeford - Dorset)
Looking for information about John Rolls b Child Okeford (I think) 1770 who married 25 January 1817 in Child Okeford Jane Goodfellow b Child Okeford 1796 illegitimate dau of Grace Goodfellow. In the parish register, it says John Rolls is of Sturminster Newton but I don't know if he was born there or living there at the time of his marriage. John is in the 1821 census of Marnhull as Baker. Jane and her family are in the 1841 census of Marnhull Dorset - occupation baker. Their second daughter Alicia was b 23 Dec 1820 in Marnhull. I think John must have died between 1844, when the last child was born, and the 1851 census as Jane is 'unmarried' in that.
Family Surnames: Rolls
Tapper - (Child Okeford - Dorset)
Daniel Tapper b. c.1798 m.24 Mar 1823 Ann Norris of Child Okeford da. of thomas Norris and Jane Lambert. Daniel & Ann emmigrated to Western Australia in 1830. Any information on this family would help. Daniel's parents dob, dod unknown.
Family Surnames: Tapper
White - (Child Okeford - Dorset)
I am looking for information about William White (1811-1879) and his wife Lucy Arnold (1814-1900) who lived in Child Okeford. Their son Edwin Matthias White emigrated to Australia with his family (all born in Child Okeford) in 1849
Family Surnames: White Arnold
Tapper & Norris - (Child Okeford - Dorset)
Seeking information on Daniel Tapper and Ann Norris married Child Okeford 24 March 1823. Emigrated to Australia 1830. I am an Australian descendant and researching my roots before a visit to UK late 2008.
Family Surnames: Tapper, Norris
MENCHENTON family - (Child Okeford - Dorset)
I would like information on the Menchenton family who were living at the Rectory in Child Okeford in 1841. Thomas c1801; Hannah c1796; John c1821; Samuel c1821; Elizabeth c1826; Louis c 1828; Charles c1837; Kate c1841. Many thanks.
Family Surnames: Menchenton
croad - (Child Okeford - Dorset)
I am looking for the birthplace and family members of my great grandmother EMILY CROAD who married Alfred Caines in Sherborne Dorset in 1859. I believe she may have originated from either Childe Okeford or nearby Okeford Fitzpaine although parish registers do not support this assumption.
Family Surnames: Croad
Elmes - (Church Knowle - Dorset)
Family Surnames: Elmes
Crumpler Family of Church Knowle - (Church Knowle - Dorset)
I am searching for any information regarding the Crumpler Family from Church Knowle, they moved there in the late 1850's from East Stoke. The head of the family Thomas Crumpler was originally from Portsmouth, Hampshire. His eldest son was born there too. His wife Elizabeth and 2 of his sons and his only daughter were born in Highwood, East Stoke, with his last 3 sons being born at Church Knowle, namely Creech Bottom. Thomas appears in the 1851 and 1861 censuses but not in the 1871 census. Elizabeth then appears as Head but is not in the 1891 census!! Any information on this family would be very gratefully received.
Family Surnames: Crumpler, Lucas, Udall, Coulbeck, Foote, Webb
Pike - (Church Knowle - Dorset)
Am interested in finding more information about the Pike family that is buried at Church Knowle. They were otherwise known as Wareham clay merchants. - David.
Family Surnames: Pike
John Lusby b.1761, Lincolnshire - (Church Knowle - Dorset)
John Lusby b.1761 married Eleanor Colebeck 06/01/1786 in Laceby, Lincolnshire. Does anyone know for definite who his parents were? I have them as John b.c.1735 and Jane. I have been informed they were Thomas and Anne. Can anyone help solve this mystery? Does anyone have anything concrete to confirm parentage for John Lusby?!! Help....!
Family Surnames: Lusby
george stockley born about 1765 - (Church Knowle - Dorset)
has anyone any information about george stockley abt 1765 born at corfe castle or george stockley abt 1765 born at church knowle as i am having problems with my family tree because of cousins marring
Family Surnames: Stockley
Bernard Woolfries - (Church Knowle - Dorset)
I understand that Bernard Woolfries married Barbara Jeffries in Church Knowle in 1802. Does anyone have any information about where Bernard and Barbara were born and the names of their parents? I cannot find them on the Church Knowle baptisms record.
Family Surnames: Woolfries
WEEKS - (Colehill - Dorset)
DOES ANY ONE HAVE INFO MY FATHER PADDY WEEKS BORN COLEHILL 1935 THANKS
Family Surnames: Weeks
BRAVEL - (Compton Abbas - Dorset)
Any information please on the BRAVEL family of Compton Abbas. Thomas BRAVEL (1618-1655) was rector of East Compton and was famous as the leader of the "Clubmen of Hambledon Hill". He had a son Richard, also a cleric. Thomas originated in Chipping Campden, and almost certainly studied Divinity at Oxford. His wife was possibly a PYM, sister to William PYM, tailor in the Strand, London, mentioned in the diaries of Samuel PEPYS. Thomas' grandaughter Margaret married Robert MOORE of Stour Provost.
Family Surnames: Bravel, Pym, Moore, Pepys
Robert Gray - (Compton Abbas - Dorset)
Any information Please on Robert Gray born 1808 Married to Elizabeth they had seven children Emma, Mary Ann, Charles, William, Noah, Sarah Ann, and Henry John, It is the decendants of the children I am trying to find Thank you
Rideout/Fisher - (Compton Abbas - Dorset)
Information required on James and Sarah Fisher who were in Compton Abbas from around 1783. The family, for some unknown reason, changed their surname to Rideout by the 1871 Census. I would like to know where James and Sarah Fisher came from, and also any information on their descendents
Family Surnames: Fisher
1724 MARRIAGE - (Compton Valence - Dorset)
I would be pleased to hear from anyone with knowledge of Samuel Foss who married there in 1724. His name may appear as Voss, Fors etc. I am particularly interested to discover where the family came from.
Family Surnames: Foss. Voss. Fors.
Hetchcock - (Compton Valence - Dorset)
Thomasine Hetchcock 1713 Would like to know the name of her Mother before marraige to Edward Woodsford in 1733
 
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