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HELEN JANE BRYANT (1885-1898) married FREDERICK GEORGE RICHARDS (b.1851 in Bridport, son of George Frederick Richards and Ellen Woodward) in 1876. Information about the BRYANT family in Bridport will be much appreciated.
red mail White, Hansford and Courtney
I have a Henry White (born 1815) from Abbotsbury marrying an Elizabeth Hansford Courtney (born 1817 in Askerswell) in St Helier, Jersey, CI in 1844. His father was shown also as Henry, presumably from Abbotsbury. Elizabeth's parents were Joseph David Courtney and Elizabeth Hansford. Any information would be appreciated on any of these names.
red mail Critchell Family history
I am trying to find information on the parents of a james Critchell born 1815 in Abbotsbury or Langton herring married a Jane House in 1839 in Abbotsbury
red mail Cozens family 19th c
I am investigating the Cozens family starting with Samuel Cozens, born Stafford, 1801, and William Cozens born 1801 in Abbotsbury where he was a dairyman. The line continues with George Cozens, born 1822 and Robert Lionel Cozens, 1862 to 1952. Any info will be appreciated. Willing to share all findings. Thanks.
red mail Charles Churchill born Abbotsbury?
Hello, I am trying to find out where Charles Churchill came from, and went to after the death of his wife. On the 1861 census Charles wife Amelia and 1yr old daughter Amelia are all give as birthplace unknown. Thought they would know where there daughter was born. A Amelia Churchill is buried at Abbotsbury 1863 aged 27yrs old. A John Churchill was born 1863 parents given as Charles and Amelia Churchill nee Hall. There is no record of a marriage to a Charles and Amelia Hall but there is one to a Amelia Park in 1859 reg Dorchester. On the 1871 census John Churchill is living with John and Mary Coleman and Hannah Park Mother-in-law. If anyone can help or is reseaching any of these names I would be pleased to hear from them.
red mail Thomas Kellaway
Thomas Kellaway gave his birthplace as Abbotsbury, Dorchester when he joined the army in 1841 at 19, so born about 1822. I have his army career and some later census after retirement, but have been unable to find his roots in Dorset. He married a local girl, Mary, but I have no surname. Another Thomas Kellaway born same year goes right through census as a fisherman. If anyone is researching this family, knows of siblings, children, wife's family, I would be grateful to hear from them. Thank you, Ivy
James Rogers and his wife Elizabeth, nee Parsons, lived in the Dorchester area around 1796 and they had a son William who married Ursula Groves. I would like to find out the earlier family history.
red mail STEEL
I am looking for any info on the Steel family. In particular, Susan Steel, Born Abbotsbury approx 1841, daughter of William and Mary Ann Steel. Susan married John Churchill of Milton Abbas in 1873 The census details gave William's place of birth as Abbotsbury and Mary Ann's as Puncknowle. Any help much appreciated. Thanks Sharon
red mail MARY SPRAKE 1747
please can anyone help find family of Mary SPRAKE born 1747 Abbotsbury she married Edward TREVETT 1768 in abbotsbury
Worked as a bailiff around 1835. Does anyone know where he was born, or who would have employed him.
red mail Bown
I'm researching Richard Bown or Bowne, parents unknown, who was born c. 1790 in Abbotsbury and married Ann Bailey of Bincombe, and lived there.
red mail Bryant
I'm researching the Bryant family. I have William and John born towards the end of the 1700's to John BRYANT. Both sons became Yeoman after very humble beginnings in Abbotsbury. William married Jane PURCHASE from Swyre, and became the tenant farmer of Berwick Farm.

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