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Sixpenny Handley Dorset
Handley from the Anglo Saxon heanleah meaning high wood clearing, Sixpenny from the Old English Sexpene meaning hill of the Saxons. Originally Sixpenny and Handley were two distinct hundreds.
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William John Brewer/Weeks
I am trying to find information about William John Brewer, born 1868 in Cranborne to Charlotte Brewer. After Charlotte married John Weeks in October 1868 in Cranborne, the 1871 and 1881 Census shows the family living in Sixpenny Handley and William is now known as William Weeks. A William J Weeks of the right age is recorded arriving in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia in 1888, travelling on the Dorunda. Is this my William, what happened next?
red mail Woodford, Caroline
I"m looking for any information related to Mary CAROLINE Louisa Woodford born Sixpenny Handley about 1849. She married William Pinnock (b.1849 Donhead St Andrew, Wilts) sometime between 1872 & 1880, possibly in Tollard Royal, Wilts, and moved to Portsea. She had three children, Mary Jane (1883), Nellie (1888), William J (1891-1895), and I would appreciate any information about these, too. Some Woodfords lived in Dean Lane, Handley, but are these the same? Please help if you can. Many thanks. David
red mail Ferrett
Eliza Sarah Ferrett born 17/05/1831 Married to George Bennett. can any one tell me her parents please
red mail John Dowland/Dowling
I am looking for any information on John Dowland b 1848 Sixpenny Handley, I believe his mother was Jane Dowland b abt 1804. The surname seems to have evolved to Dowling in subsequent generations, John Dowland married Elizabeth Foyle and is the father of Edwin George Dowling b 1881 Whiteparish, Wiltshire
red mail DUTCH
Looking for any DUTCH's in/around Sixpenny Handley, especially relating to The Roebuck Inn - Edward Dutch was landlord of the Roebuck Hotel - it is rumoured he offered free beer to those who helped save his hostelry from the fire of May 1892.
Makrel/Makrell and Hardiman
I would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of surnames Makrel and Hardiman in and around Sixpenny Handley.I have hit a brick wall mainly due to the absence of parish records before the mid C18 due to the fire in Blandford. One of my ancestors was Sarah Makrell born c1734 who married a Hardiman and had a daughter Anne born c1764 who married a Snow. There seem to be few Makrells in Sixpenny Handley and I wonder if they moved there from elsewhere. If anyone can help I would be grateful (Spelling of Makrell seems to vary but I believe this is not unusual in the C18)
Arthur Edwin Penny
I am looking for information about my Great Grandfather, Arthur Edwin Penny (Married Jane Buer). Born Woodcutts circa 1864 son of John Penny b. 1822(m. Elizabeth)Woodcutter, grandson of Henry Penny b. circa 1797(m. Sarah)Grocer in Woodcutts. Any information on the family?
red mail Rimans/Rymans/Raimonds
I am interested in contact with anyone related to the Rimans (and variations of that name) from Woodcutts or Sixpenny Handley
red mail james ansty
can anyone help i am trying to find the birth of my grandmother harriet scammell born 1840 in wimbourne at 10 years she was living with the anstys james ansty married harriets grandmother known as kitty harriet had a sister called anne who married arron ansty i cannot find proof of this marriage arron had a sister sophie who married george bowne in 1871 harriet had a daughter annie who went to live with sophie &george in tarrent gunville untill she is 19 then she must have married i cannot find out my great grandmother had 2 more daughters who remained at home with harriet & mark untill they married please help thankyou jp
I have traced my great great grandfather William Snow to Sixpenny Handley, born 1798. Have found his parents, but not managed to get any further. Can anyone help, please?
red mail week(e)s/Hayter
I am looking for the ancestors of Hannah Hayter who married John Week(e)s at Handley in 1833. Have information on John Week(e)s decendants
red mail BREWER - WITT
Jane Brewer of Handley married John Witt b Breamore 1839 was she daughter of John or James Brewer? Any information welcomed they had daughter Emily married Edward Maple of Nunton
My Great great great grandparents HENRY & HANNAH CLARK were born c 1786-9 in (Sixpenny)Handley. Their children JOHN, SAMUEL, ELIZABETH, HANNAH & HARRIET were also born there. SAMUEL married MARY ANN and CHARLOTTE(nee INGRAM). Their son ARTHUR SAMUEL was born c1867 in Handley. Does anyone recognise a connection?
red mail Weeks Weekes
I have informatiom regarding the three Weeks, Weekes brothers. That departed dorset in 1836 on board the ship The Brothers arriving Sydney April 1837.
red mail MAIDMENT
Searching for any information Henry Maidment b c 1826 Sixpenny Handley,would love to hear from any descendants m Sophia Hart 1842 Wimborne
red mail Weeks / Weekes
I am searching for details of John, William and Benjamin Weeks (three brothers) who left for Sydney from Dorset to sail for Sydney in 1836 on the ship the 'Brothers' with their wives and children. I have a photo of the three families on the dock inSydney.
red mail penny
I'm looking for any infomation on Arthur Penny he married Harriett Ricketts they had about 14 children. Only have a few names at the moment. William, Samuel,Ernest Louisa and Alice they also had Ellen Mabel my grandmother. Arthur and Harriett spent some time on Brownsea Island, he was a hurdle maker. His Father was called James Penny from Handley. His mother Matilda she was from Holnest Dorset. Any info would be great.
red mail Moxham
Looking for Elizabeth Moxham born Handley August 1824

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