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red mail John Francis
John & Marion Francis had six children Angela-Geoffrey-Linda-Pamela-Dianna. Marion is a first cousin whom I lost touch with many years ago. The family did live at 90 High St-Burton Bradstock-Bridport-Dorset. Any help in contacting any of the family would be much appreciated. Thank you JAB.
red mail Diments in Bridport area
My GGGGgrandfather Joel Diment, son of Joel & Elizabeth Diment nee Long b.1781 Married Hannah Long of Allington in1803 probably at the Barrack St. Mission in Bridport. In@ 1807 they moved to Manchester.He was a Callenderer by trade in Manchester.Does anyone know of the previous generation? ENID
red mail SANDFORD Family of Bridport
I am researching my gt grandfather's family who were members of the New Meeting congregation in Bridport c1800. Joseph (Edwards) Sandford was born to Benjamin Sandford and Mary Edwards at Bridport in 1800. He married Ann Jane Vavasour in Dorset in 1822. I also seek a link between this Ben Sandford and the protestant martyr Ben Sandford of Combepyne hanged at Bridport after the Bloody Assizes in 1685 (Ref 'A Panagyric on the Life of Judge Jeffreys', 1689.) Has anyone got links to these folk please? Paul
red mail Thomas Hockey Norman
I am looking for any info on the family Thomas Norman, he was my Great Grandfather. His wife's name was Temperance Mary, and his children were as follows; Eliza born @1881, Samuel born @1883, Edward born @ 1884, Dora born @ 1885, Berkley born @ 1887, Benjamin(my grandfather, who came to Canada @ 1928) and Douglas born @ 1846. I believe he lived there all his life and I would love to know more about our families history.
red mail Ernest Alfred Skevington
Anyone with memories,details of the skevington family in the last 150 years...........Bridport was a base for some time
red mail HODDER
Trying to track back from Henry Charles HODDER who married Catherine Fullerton in 1884. He became Commissioner of the Salvation Army in NZ in the early 1900s. His parents were John Hodder (mariner) and Lydia Ackerman/Akerman who married in 1858. Lydia's mother was Martha Chalker, but there are lots of Hodders, Chalkers & Ackermans in the Bridport area, with lots of duplicated names. IGI records are submitted & conflicting. Has anyone managed to sort out the different families?
red mail Keeping Family, Bridport
I'm looking into the Keeping family who lived in Bridport during the 18th and 19th centuries - could be longer but I've only got back to John Keeping who married Thaumazin Lockett in 1739. Any help much appreciated.
red mail mark suttie
im looking for a mark suttie but may have been adopted and changed his last name to his adopted parents. His mother was called fay suttie nee hyndman,mark was born on the 9th of september 1987 approx, and is to believed to be in the dorset area
red mail Frances Ellen Brown
Frances Ellen Brown born 1854/1857 married George Dyer 1874 on the Isle of Wight. They had a son Walter George born 1875 at accordinf to the census "Chawton Leigh",Fanny born 1881, Lily born 1882, Ernest born 1885, Lottie born 1887, apart from walter all other children born Isle of Wight. Any information about Frances Ellen Brown, my Great Grandmother, would be great.
red mail John Macomber & Family-Bridport
I'm researching my ancestor,John Macomber of Bridport,Dorset.I have some background information on him and his wife,Edith Talbot Locke,and their 11 children.Two sons emmigrated to North America in 1638 as part of the Dorset Pilgrims.I would like to know what his ancestors were.Secondly,the date of death of Alice Macomber,(b.25 Nov.1615),and Edmund Macomber,(24 Aug.1517).Any information gratefully appreciated.I have more information to give,as well.
red mail Tattershall
Looking for William Tattershall (born ca 1776 Bridport) and his wife Hannah Maybury (or possibly Margrie). William and Hannah married in 1810. William's son Charles left England with his wife Mary Ann Pomery and two daughters in 1848 to settle in Australia. Charles and Mary Ann married in the Parish Church at Allington, Bridport in December 1844. Mary Ann was the daugher of George Pomery a Blacksmith by trade. Have been told that William and Hannah had other children including Eliza (Born ca 1812 Bridport) and Amelia (Born ca 1818 Bridport) but cannot confirm this. Would appreciate any information to help we over my brick wall.
red mail Pain Toleman
Looking for ancestors of Sarah Toleman who married Frederic Pain in Bridgwater and migrated to South Australia in 1849 son Joseph Frederick, daughter Sarah. Family moved to Victoria.
red mail Allington
Emma Matilda Gladys Caddy became an orphan when both her parents died in 1925.Information to find out who she went to live with in Bridport where she had relatives of her late Father George Edward Caddy.
red mail Pidgeon
My g,gf George Pidgeon born Bridport 1864, twin of Charles, son of John Pidgeon and Mary Ann Guppy lived south st Bridport 1871. by 1881 had moved to east london.on census from 1841, a sawyer
red mail Bridport Police
My great great grandfather was Police Sgt Absalom Wiles who was stationed at South Street Police Station Bridport in 1889. His son Oscar Wiles married Emma Kate Greening and I believe they ran the Seven Stars Pub. I would like to know if Oscar & Emma had any children. Any info about Absalom and stories about the Bridport Police in Victorian times would be great. Many Thanks
red mail Bridport Dorset
I am doing my cousins ancestry for her 70th birthday present. I have today found she has connections with the Welch family of Bridport Dorset. The first census is 1841 and shows Charles Welch Spinner married to Hannah a spinner. Josiah Welch moved to Newington in London is on the 1861 census there. His son John was my cousins great great grandfather. Any info would help me make her birthday even more special.
red mail Way/Eveleigh
Does anyone know the ancestors of Richard way 1812-1878,born Bridport, Dorset, England(believe his father to have been Edward Way - hemper) would like to know who his mother and grandparents were, he married sarah Eveleigh b. 1808 Whitchurch Canonicorium, Dorset, England, have her father as James Eveleigh - carpenter, would like to know her mothers details, and grandparents, if anyone can help, i have details of their family, down to the present day, Sarah and Richard married 28/9/1840 in the parish of Whitchurch Canonicorium, dorset, England
red mail Davie family....Twine spinners
Any details about the DAVIE family, living in, & around BRIDPORT, (South Street), in the 1800's would be greatly appreciated. It would seem that the men-folk were fishermen/boatmen whilst the women were twine spinners. Another BRIDPORT name in the family tree is ANN WINSOR WELCH, again, her family were involved in the twine spinning / rope making business. The village of ILFRACOMBE also features in the DAVIE family history
red mail Visitation Convent School,Bridport
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who attended this school as a boarder during the years 1942 to 1947 when I was there.
red mail Leofric Temple Sims-Williams 1900-1986
I am interested in making contact with any descendants or relatives of Leofric. I would like to find out if he was the Naval Officer aboard HMS Dragon in the Baltic in 1919 when my GreatGrandfather and 8 other men (and boys) were killed in action. According to the ship's log Leofric was "dangerously wounded". I'd love to find out more as the story of what happened fascinates me. Also memorial events take place every year in Riga, Latvia and an exhibition is planned. I would like any family of those who had been involved to be aware that these men have not been forgotten.
red mail Local history and events 1849
I am interested in finding out what Bridport was all about in the mid 1800's - industries, commerce, schooling etc. My great grandfather George French Kenway was born there in 1849 and migrated to Australia in 1866 with his brother Ernest Leslie. Their parents were John and Jessie Kenway (nee Maitland). Cheers Trish.
Mary Marsh
Does anyone have any information about the new meeting house in Bridport. My g g g grandmother Mary Marsh was baptised there and I wondered what denomination it was.
red mail Ethel Ellen Tucker
I am trying to find Ethel Ellen Tucker from Bridport born 10/11/1876. There seems to be two Ethel Ellens born at the same time. My Ethel Ellen married John Joseph Elisha from London. Her father on her wedding certificate is John James Tucker, plate layer, but I cannot find them on the 1881 census or find Ethel's correct birth certificate. Any help appreciated
He is my ancestor- born Bridport about 1819, married Mary Anne or Anne NORMAN - went to Australia sometime before Mary Ann TOLEMAN was born in 1855 - both died at DONALD in Western Victoria. Mary Ann married a Henry Goldsmith from Ireland in 1876. Would like to learn more about them.
Gale married Latty
I have a Mary Gale who m Wm Latty 1830 her M/F Ben/Mary her sister/Brother married into Powell family Both the Powell and Latty are mine and I am trying to find out what happened to Wm. He as far as I known was Officer in Army in India. Any help would be appreciated
red mail Jeffery
Thomas Jeffery c1867 according to 1901 census born in Bridport. I know very little about this family his Father according to census was William Jeffery c1822. Any help on this family would be very much appreciated.
red mail George and James Rockett
Can anyone help with info about George Rockett, born Bridport 1851? I think his father was called James. George married Emma Madeley from Shropshire and was living in Brereton in 1881
red mail whitehead
loking for Mrs Jane Whitehead Who used to live at May cottage Bothenhampton Bridport in the 60s
red mail Richard and John Rockett or Rocket 1600-1630
I am looking primarily for anything to do with John Rockett (or Rocket) who with his brother, Richard (both Master Mariners), left Dorset in 1630 on the Mary and John for New England.
red mail George Richards' marriage
I have found the marriage of George Frederick Richards(1825 Norton Sub-Hamdon) to Ellen Woodward (1829-1867) of Bridport. The marriage proposed to Marina Nicholls, was in error - FreeBMD has since been updated. George had 7 children, Frederick George, Mary Jane, Charles, Sidney Herbert, Emma and Herbert. I am also trying to trace his parents in Norton Sub Hamdon. His daughter Emma married George Albert Mabb in 1887.
Any one know of a Mary Hallet, born 1868 approx, died29-6-1932.Married George Turner in London,George was a London Cabby
visitation convent, bridport
I was a boarder 1943/45 at the visitation convent, cannot remember any nuns names but has anyonan idea where the records of this convent are kept?
red mail Sister Christine Julianne - Visitation Convent - Bridport
I am seeking genealogy information concerning Sister Christine Julianne (Gladys Lester) of the Visitation Convent in Bridport. She was a cousin of my grandmother Thelma Lester and was born Gladys Lester, about 1884, daughter of John William Lester and Ada Acheson Baxter, in London, Ontario, Canada. Sister Chistine Julianne communicated with my grandmother over a period of several years by letter. Am interested in finding her date of birth and when she died and where she was interred. One of the letters in the early 1960's indicates that she was a teacher of young boys in a school at Bridport. Any additional information would be welcome and appreciated. Information about who to contact concerning any photos of the Sisters and of the convent and school are also of interest as well as the history of the convent.
BRIPORT, 1593-1835
BRIDPORT 1593-1835 Bradpole I have a copy of "A Respectable Society" Bridport 1593-1835 by Basil Short, published in 1976,and I am happy to do look up requests
red mail Rousell; William (father) & Thomas (son)
I would appreciate any help I can get with tracking down the origins of my Great-Grandfather, Thomas Rousell, and his father, William. Thomas was recorded as being born in Bridport on 20th July 1839 but I have been unable to trace an entry in the Index of Births for several years on either side of that date nor on similar names. His first definite sighting is on his Marriage certificate of 1866 at Newport Pagnell. In the 1871 Census his name is misspelt as Russell. His death certificate from the British Consul in Luanda (he was a ship's engineer) states he was a Portuguese national which clashes with his birthplace of Bridport and his father being named William. I hope to get over to Dorchester sometime this year to look in the County Archives and the more info I can get hold of to prepare the better.
red mail alice flora may samways
i am looking for any information on alice flora may morris(nee samways) who was born in 1915 she would have been my great grandmother. my grand mother was adopted at birth and has been searching for her mother with no any information will be very useful.
red mail North Allington
researching the descendants of a martha Hounsell and a Josiah long From North Allington Bridport married poss 1852 and had 9 children
Does anyone know if any of the records survive for Bridport Workhouse. I'm looking for details of William Honeybun/bourne/bone who died there about 1864?
red mail Samuel Cornish Hannah Cox 1799 Bridport
Samuel Cornish married Hannah Cox in 1799 in Bridport. They had 9 children between 1800 and 1818. Their 2nd son John married Mary Critchell in 1821 and they had 10 children. John and Mary were my GGG grandparents. The Cox family seems well established in Bridport but I have not managed to find any Cornish entries in Bridport before Samuel in 1799. His IGI marriage entry on the LDS site is as Samuel Corneck although all of his children are Cornish.
red mail Gale
Information to share on Gale family from David Gale (b 1748 in Bridport) through to Walter Gale & family in 1880's.
red mail John Old, Bridport/whitchurch, Dorsete
John Old was born 1845. First record of him is in Liverpool in 1881 Census under the name of Hold. Married to Rebecca with new baby Maria A (Miriam). Occ Coachman. Born Whitchurch. The 1901 Census in Liverpool John is 56, born Bridport. Occ. Floral Gardener. Rebecca 44, is school keeper and they have at home Miriam 20, Dressmaker; Ernest 16, Salemaker's Assistant, Frances 13, scholar. Rebecca was German, came to England with a sister. Don't know if they married in Dorset before moving to Liverpool. Looking for a connection in Dorset.
red mail Hillier/ Helyar/hellier - Allington
Searching for connection to ancestors of Robert HELYER and Elizabeth SPRAKE (born Netherby) of Allington. Children George(chr 7/10/1840) Susan Elizabeth (26/2/1843) Sarah (abt 1846) and William abt 1850. George and William HELYER moved to Deptford,London. George as a widower on the 1881 census. William also Married and Elizabeth and their children were born Deptford, including my grandfather William James HILLIER.
red mail Tuckers, Bridport And Allington
Tuckers of Fulbrooks , Allington and formerly Bridport Allington I am researching the Tucker family of Bridport. Richard Tucker b1756, son of John Tucker of Bridport, married Mary Palmer of North Perrot.They had several children one of which was Richard Tucker b.1802/1803. Another was William Cleeves Tucker. Richard was a borough magistrate, town councillor and mayor in 1851. He and William ran a twine and net business, Richard Tucker and Sons. He was married to Jane Draper Buncombe and they produced about 15 children. The children were all christened in Bridport or Allington. Any additional information welcome, particularly other descendants. Am seeking to take research back further.
red mail Re Institute & Reading Rooms
From Cassells Gazetteer c1896 Bridport : 1891 Population : 6,611 bor - Has a Literary & Scientific Institute and a Working Mens Reading Room & Club.

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