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County town: Dorchester
Other major towns: Poole. Weymouth,
Origins of Name: The settlers around Dorchester, Anglo Saxon/ Brittonic
Population 1801: 114,452
Population 1961: 313,460
Acreage: 623,744
Urban Land 1961: 5.8%
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harry victor dowling
I have just finished a tree on the Dowling family for my friend's 50th wedding. (this is now in her possesion)I have all info, except his grand-father was Harry Victor Dowling . born in Weymouth dorset. but no real confirmation of parantage. Have found a print-out on ancestry of a birth. When he married Edith Horder they are on the census and it again states born in Weymouth. Some-one on Ancestry has told me there was some-one, a long time ago. who said Harry was fostered. Have found a Harry Dowling with Joliffe family. Ten years later still with them but name is Harry Joliffe. ten years later the same. He then married to Edith Horder. (no fathers name) (I have marriage cert.) and through to my friend now, but I still can only find a birth for him to an Edith Dowling, (single. I am sure this would be his mother.) Is there some-one that also has this connection and perhaps can solve his birth mother. Other-wise I will take a gamble and send for birth cert of a Harry V. Dowling, born Weymouth, correct year as stated on census. Carol
Stamp Researching?
It seems that indexes have yet to cover before 1773. DORSET. George Stamp places unknown b 1737 m abt 1771 Ann. d Stalbridge Ann 1804, George 1807. A Jane Stamp also shows b 1767 buried 1797 Stalbridge. Perhaps she was a niece or daughter of George in a previous marriage. CHILDREN of George & Ann Stalbridge baptisms - Ann 1773, George 1775, Elizabeth 1778, James 1781, 1st Mary 1786, 2nd Mary 1791. Marriages Ann 1795 Stalbridge, George 1797 Dunkerton, Somerset, Rachael Weaver. Elizabeth 1802 Stalbridge, James 1805 Stalbridge, 2nd Mary 1810 Stalbridge. SOMERSET children of George and Rachael BORN Dunkerton: George 1798, John 1804, Benjamin 1810, William 1813, Jesse 1816, Hester 1818, Jacob 1822, James 1823. MARRIAGES  George 1821 Dunkerton Julia Gay. John 1826 Bath Hester Summers, Benjamin 1836 Bath Ann Hales, William 1846 Clifton, Jesse no date and place record Mary Weaver, Hester 1852 Bath RD, Jacob 1848 Bath RD, James 1851 Bath RD.
red mail Edward Marshfield
Looking for guidance,I have traced my ancestors back as far as 1638 to Coombes Keynes Dorset (as it was called then)but cannot get any further I haves been told that the records back then are either faded or hard to read and also some records are not available can someone please tell me if this is correct and put me on the right road to find more information.
red mail Stanley Boutayre/Bourtayre
Looking for information regarding my father:Stanley Boutayre - Born 1917 Lived in Pages Lane, East Boldre, in late 1940's & early 1950's. Father English - Mother French. Brought up in care somewhere in Hants with other boys. Enlisted 15/02/1940. The Wiltshire Regiment. Half sister Madeleine Lydia Bourtayre - Dorset Mother - Grace Bourtayre?
red mail Roberts / Hookey / Adams
George Roberts b.1827 Affpuddle, Dorset marrying Alice Hookey b.1827 Affpuddle, Dorset in 1848. These are my husband's 3xgt grandparents. Curious if anyone else is out there researching this family. I've so far managed to get them back another 2 generations relying on parish records. Edward Roberts b.1848 Affpuddle, Dorset, marries Alice Edwards b.1852 Ramsgate, Kent, in 1870 in Reigate.
red mail Gertrude Cox nee Waite
I am looking for a Gertrude Cox nee Waite who married my uncle Stanley Cox in 1945. I beleive she had a daughter called Priscilla before she married my uncle. My uncle lived in Bournemouth, but I cannot trace Gertrude. I think Priscilla stayed with my uncle. Many Thanks.
Adopted child: Amanda Elizabeth b1948 - HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY
AMANDA ELIZABETH NOLAN born Monday 27th September 1948 at 23 Knole Road, Bournemouth and adopted in the summer of 1950 possibly by a family in the Bournemouth area. Enquirer is her aunt who remembers her as a little girl in Salisbury and would like to make contact before we are both too old.
red mail MOODY, Thomas & Mary
I'm looking for information on Thomas and Mary MOODY who I believe lived in Dorset with their 8 children, all born in Dorset before they left for Australia in May 1849. The information I have (unconfirmed) is :- Thomas MOODY b. c. 1808, Mary GILLETT? b. c. 1809. Their children John Charles MOODY b. Dec 1831, Elizabeth b. March 1833, Lucy Jane b. Nov 1834, Marry Anne b. Sept. 1837, Thomas b. 1842, Frederick William b. June 1844, Christopher Austin b. Feb 1845, Ellen b. c.1848. Ellen died at sea on the voyage to Australia. Frederick William is my gr. grandfather. Thank you
red mail Adam Smith, Chideock and Ryal
Looking for info about Adam Smith and his family. One of his sons - Arthur Reginald Loveridge SMITH - migrated to Australia. I believe Adam Smith had connections to the Dorset Yeomanry.
red mail william wright
loking for a WILLIAM WRIGHT born shaftsbury dorset about 1726,to a ELIZABETH know little more than that any assistance will be good THANKS
red mail The Paul Family, Dorset
Hi i'm currently looking for any information about a George Paul or any other family member. George was born about 1797 in the Dorset area later he Moved to Cardiff and married a Elizabeth Newton in 1825 she later died the same year in 1826 he married again to sarah purla (Parlour) then later they moved to Merthyr Tydfil where they spent their lives Sarah died in 1854 and George died in 1887. any information is gratefully received
red mail BREWER Family Cranborne Dorset
JOSEPH BREWER had a son THOMAS Christened 25 May 1760 St Mary and St Bartholomew Cranborne Dorset.Thomas married Ann LANE 29 Aug 1779 Cranborne.They had a son GEORGE who married RUTH. FRY 02 Jan 1811 Cranborne. Their son HENRY born 1820 married SARAH ELLIOTT1846 and they immigrated to New South Wales Aust 1850.Any information about any part of this family most welcomed.Have information about family in Aust .Willing to share.
If anyone has any information about the following please let me know. Mary Dampier (circa 1631-1707) born to Thomas, married James Sturges (1623-1664), children Margarete 1651-1708, Mary 1653-99, Richard 1660-1720, Thomas 1660-1725 and Tristram 1663.
red mail Peter Gale
If anyone has any information on the following please let me know. Peter Gale (1650-?) married Damaris (1660-?), child Sarah Gale (1685-1769) who married William Groves (1680-1743).
red mail Legg family
Im looking for any information on the Legg family,on my family tree i have the following. Joseph Legg b 1683 d 1728,he married sarah clark b 1687 d 1744,they had a son Richard Legg b 1716 Dawlish Dorset died Broseley Shropshire 1813.Richard married Sarah Vincent b 1711 , d 1781,they had the following children Elizabeth b 1745 Richard 1745 - 1748 Joseph 1747 Richard 1747 Mary 1749 Sarah 1752 - 1828 William 1755-1767 Sidonia 1759 - 1851 Sidonia is my link she was my grt grandmother x 5. Sidonia and i believe 2 other siblings were born at Broseley Shropshire,the others at various parts of Dorset. The Legg family ( some times spelt Legge ) were pipe makers in the Broseley area,there is a former school called Legges Hill School,and an area called Leggs Hill,also across the river a few miles away in madeley telford shropshire there is a road called Legges Way. I would love to find out any other information on the family and would like to know what they did in Dorset and other areas,id assume one branch of the Legg family moved to Shropshire as it was known for its river trade and endless industry Ironbridge which is only a few miles away being the heart of the industrial revolution,any help would be much appreciated thank you.
red mail Marsh/Adams - Hinton Martell, Dorset
My ancestors, Edward ADAMS and Sarah (Sally) MARSH or MARCH were married 17 Feb 1793 at Hinton Martell. Their daughter, Frances MARSH ADAMS was baptized at St.Swithins, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, on 22 Sept 1795. Sally ADAMS was buried 22 Oct 1795 at Weston (near Bath) All Saints Parish, Somerset. Edward ADAMS was buried 1 Sep 1805 at Walcot (nr Bath) St Swithin Parish, Somerset There is a listing for Thomas ADAMS, Bapt. 10 Jul 1803  St. Swithins  son of Edward and Mary ADAMS. I would appreciate any help in finding the parents and birthplaces of Edward and Sally MARSH ADAMS. Also I would like to know where their daughter, Frances Marsh ADAMS, was living between the time of her parents' deaths and her marriage to William CALLAWAY at Lyme Regis, Dorset, in 1819.
Amos Stoodley born 1828 in Dorest married Francis Clark moved to Jersey CI. Where he dies at the age of 80+ He was my G.Grandfather. I am trying to trace his Father and Mother. I have every one from him onwards. Can any one help? Time is not on my side. James
Hoping to find information on Anastasia Ellen Skehan born Fahymore Co Clare 1913 who moved to Poole Dorset. Husband Norman Leslie Caunter, Son Brian.
red mail Down
Seeking information on family of James Down ( Born 1864 )in Poole and his wife Mary Waring (Born 1864)in Oxford. Children were Edith (Born 1888) Louis (Born London 1890 ) (Raymond)Reginald (born 1892) and Horace (Born 1895). James father was James (Born Ensbury 1828 Died Poole 1872) and mother Anne Hansford (Born Poole 1824)Married 26/12/1849)His siblings were: Mary (1851) Annie (1853) Ellen (1857) Edward (1859)
red mail Eliza Andrews
Hello I am looking for details of my great grandmother eliza andrews who married joseph newman in Iwerne Courtnay,Dorset on the 24 August 1819. Many thanks. David
red mail Cleall or Cleal family history.
I am researching the Cleall,Cleal name. I have many trees and lots of info on our ancestors. I'd love to know from anyone who has pictures or information on the Cleall or Cleal ancestors as the name originates from South Perrott in Dorset. And Clealls and Cleals are connected. Don't hesistate to contact me.
red mail Pooles with Newfoundland links
In the 1840s, 50s, and 60s there were a slew of Poole families living in and around Hant's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Family lore has it that these Pooles, or the preceding generation, came from Dorset or Devon, conjecture that makes sense given the early settlement pattern of Trinity Bay. I'd like to know where these people came from. I'm most interested in George Poole, my great-great-grandfather, who married Susan Buckler at Hant's Harbour in 1853. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
red mail Newman
Hello I am looking for details of my grandfather Edwin Andrews Newman who was born in Courtney Iwerne in Dorset (b)1832/3his parents were Joseph and Eliza Newman.Shown in the 1861 census as a butler in Maidstone,Kent in the census 1881 at Tovil Court as a butler.He married my grandmother Sarah Ann Stewart in 1885 in Kensington,London. Edwin must have passed away early 1900's Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.David
red mail Rhoda A Hunt - Information
Looking for details on a - Rhoda A Hunt Born 1917 Wareham Dorset If anyone can help me with any details Many thanks in adavance
Anyone related to a Beatrice Mole (1819-1874) maiden name unknown, married to William. She was from a place called Loadens(sp?) in Dorset. Tehy moved to Middlesex about 1844 and had many, many chidlren. Descendents from her daughter Elizabeth (1846-1906) who moved with her husband James Murray to Australia can respond. I am descended from Elizabeth's younger brother William (1850-1911), my great-grandfather, who moved to Canada in 1890 with his wife Camelia Dally, and three children. They had three more children in Canada, and I am descended from William's youngest son Hugh Mole. They lived on Walworth Road in London, until 1890.
red mail Lock family
I'm looking for information on the family of Matthew Bowles/Bules (various spellings) LOCK who was born around 1810. He travelled to Australia in 1847 on the Duchess of Northumberland with his wife Mary and children Mary Ann, John William, and William Henry. I am a direct descendant and am compiling a family tree. Any information would be most welcome.
red mail gale's of dorset
I am looking for some information on the gales from dorset. I am looking to see who my fathers family was and if i could get some of the Gales from like 1800 who lived in dorset and sort of follow down their family tree i might come up with who was the first decendant to come to newfoundland canada and see who these people were
red mail BURT FAMILY
red mail Stone
Looking for any additional information on the Stone family please. Our Great Great Grandparents were Thomas Alexander Stone born c1836 Portland Dorset and Althea Ellen Davison born c1839 Dorchester. To confuse things a bit Althea appears to have married George White in 1857 before our Great Great Grandfather. Thomas and Althea may have had 6 children Thomas, James, Rebecca, Jane, Isabella and our Great Grandmother Ellen Elizabeth Stone born c1871 Portland Dorset. At some time after 1871 they migrated to New Zealand where they lived for about 18 years before moving on to Australia where they lived in Melbourne until finally settling in Western Australia. Thomas died there in 1920 and Althea died in 1909.
red mail Looking for information on Proctor family who lived in Christchurch Dorset
Hi I am researching family tree and looking for information on my cousin Anton proctors family , his wife Linda and children Anglea, Laura and Philip they were living in Christchurch Dorset in early 2000's Hope someone might have info on family Kym
red mail HUNT Family of Dorset
My family of 'HUNTS' come from Dorset way, mainly 'Corfe Castle'. George Hunt born 1826 originally from Worth Matravers married Charlotte Roe and had a family with her of 5 children in the Village of Corfe Castle. There was Elizabeth born 1850, she married Abraham Tatchell, Charles (or Robert) born 1857, Walter born 1863 he married Emma, Sarah born 1865, she married Frederick Cattle and lastly my Great Grandmother Charlotte Bertha Hunt born 1867. She married Timothy Green. I would love to swap photos and information with anyone who may be researching this family.
red mail Newberry/Newbury
My ancestor John Newbury of Marshwood married Mary French on 22 November 1743 in Whitchurch Canonicorum. I am looking for any information on him or his family. Any information would be greatly apreciated
red mail Williams/Plowman
Hello, I'm a great grandson of William F. Williams (estate blacksmith) B1898 D1941 and Wife Dorothy Plowman B1900 D1993(She had sister Annie Gertrude Plowman B abt 1897.) from Iwerne Minster, Dorset and Heytesbury, Warminster wiltshire ~1925 William and Dorothy emigrated to Canada around 1920 I would love to find out information about these family members. Please drop me a line if you are able to help or if i can help you.
red mail Lovell's of Dorset
Researching Lovell's of the Wimborne and surrounding area. Have many gaps in Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials to fill. All help welcomed.
red mail Jeanes Isaac - Pulham - and Jersey
Isaac Jeanes (Jeans)was a mariner, originally from Pulham Dorset. I have a printout of a message on Curious Fox some time back (and not available now it seems)where someone indicated having info from a gravestone in his name in Jersey where he is recorded as 'Man of Dorset'. Does anyone know of it, whereabouts it is or if it still exists? (Or even have a photo?)
red mail DORSET
If anyone researching the name of Gomer, has any information on HARRIET GOMER born 1810c possibly in Shaftesbury I would love to hear from them. I have Harriets marriage certificate when she married William Adlam in 1837 and that states her father as CHARLES GOMER. The marriage was witnessed by a MARY GOMER. As I have been unable to confirm any family for these names, I would be grateful if anyone with these names in their family tree would make contact.
red mail Mary Elizabeth Manning
I am searching for the family that my sister Mary Elizabeth Manning was evacuated to in Dorset during WW2. She was 9 years old when she left Wembley, MDX and about 14 when she came back. She died a year later. She was born in 1931 in Hampstead, and then moved to Wembley. Any info anyone has. I have tried searching the schools in Dorset, but I don't know the town, so that didn't work out. Thanks
red mail chasing family tree
any info on mary edwards b1870 d1965 who her parents were and her husband fore name and date of birth thanks
red mail John Cox
Jonh Cox born c1790-93, parents William & Mary Ann, joined 39th Dorsetshire Regt of Foot c 1818. Took a discharge in Australia where he died in 1863. Can anyone tell me his birth details? I have no other information
red mail Looking for origin of the U.S. LatheysI
I am from the Ohio/West Virginia branch of Latheys and am looking for the progenitor of our family in the US, John Lathey. He left for Va. from Ulster around 1797, married Susannah Burton, and had several children in Va., one of whom married a Hudnall. I think he was a contemporary of Joseph Hudnall in Virginia. Any help would be appreciated!Gail
Edwin Brine married to Fanny Kate (Seymour) children James (born 12.08.1884 Sturminster) Wilfred, Caroline, Herbert, Percy(born 05.06.1893 Manston) & May except for May all went to Australia.
red mail Dommett-Moores-Rowe
Looking for descendants of Eli Dommett born 1869 Stoke Abbott Dorset. Married Elizabeth Kate Moores 1898 Bedminster. Elizabeth Kate Moores born 1868 Whitchurch Canonicorum Dorset. Parents of Eli Dommett;David & Harriet Dommett. Maiden name of Harriet - Rowe
red mail Bashford-Stannett-Rowe
Looking for descendants of Benjamin Charles Bashford born 1889 Wimbledon Surrey Married Dorothy K.Stannett 1912 Croydon. Parents of Benjamin Bashford;Ben & Clara Ellen Bashford. Ben born 1858 South London.Clara Ellen maiden name-Rowe
red mail Rowe-Penny-MIller
Looking for descendants of Mary Rebecca Rowe born 1862 Devon. Married Frederick George Penny 1897 Bridport Dorset. Parents of Mary Rebecca Rowe; Walter & Ellen Rowe; maiden name of Ellen-Miller. Children of Mary & Frederick George Penny Winifred Alice born 1898 Ada Emily born 1899
red mail Rowe- Maddison-Cooper
Looking for descendants of Rose Ellen Rowe born 1874 Yeovil. Married Albert Maddison 1899 Louth Lincolnshire. Parents of Rose Ellen Rowe; Robert & Frances Amelia Rowe-maiden name of Frances -Cooper. Robert Rowe born Dorset
red mail Perriman, James
I am searching for James Perriman last known living in Christchurch in the 70s.
red mail Margrie Bridport Dorset
Looking for this surnames
red mail martin stone
hi would love to hear from anyone who could throw some light on the life of martin before he left england as a convict. im his g granddaughter from australia i think his father was james and mother fanny
red mail Rockland, Dorset. (Brooks)
My direct ancestor is William Brooks, born in Rockland, Dorset in 1824 or 1825. His occupation was a plasterer. At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Cotton in 1846, he was living at Coombe St, Exeter...although they swiftly moved to London. William's father was also named William, and he was a tanner. Im having problems finding William's family.
red mail MARTIN Family
I am trying to find some information on a Samuel Martin who was born around 1786 in Dorset and died in Guildford Australia in 1841.
I am looking for a marriage between WILLS and OLD families somewhere in Dorset before 1853 and would be very pleased to hear from anyone with such knowledge.
red mail Martha Randell Nee Ironside
Hi, Im trying to find Martha Randell ( nee Ironside) brn 1864 Father William Mother Ann, married a George Randell not sure what year, They came to Australia 1912 Would like to find out any info and if they had any children Thanks Roz
red mail Frank Lawrence
Looking for information on my g.grandparents Frank Lawrence, b. 1854, St. Giles, Dorset, England m. June 1881 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England to Catherine Coy, b. 1859, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England. Children were Walter, Albert, Alice, Amy, Hilda and Beatrice?. Any information greatly appreciated. Thank you.
red mail Jarvis/White
Looking for any relatives of Elizabeth Jarvis who married I believe John White in London 1904/1914.He had some children by his first wife,she lived in Bournemouth for a while then moved to London
red mail BALLAM
Looking for ancestors of James BALLAM, born abt 1825 in Winterbourne, Kingston, Dorset. James had a son, Charles Birt BALLAM, born 14 July 1854.
red mail annie wise
i had been looking for my great grandmother for two years with help from denise in scotland i now have my great great grandmother & her mother i have not been able to find the birth of my grandmother harriet scammell born in dorset about 1840 i know she married mark wise in 1865 which brings me to my next problem harriett had a daughter in 1871 born in mortimer berkshire however she did not stay with her mother i have found her age10 living with her aunt sophie bowne in tarrent gunville in dorset she was there working in an inn called the bugle horn age 19 then i think she married can anyone help me please harriet never lived with her mother i cannot understand how she could not keep her daughter with her she had two more daughters who remained with her untill they married thankyou jp
red mail Joseph Charles Vine
I am eager to find out more information about my grand-father and his family. He was born in 1902, to Joseph Vine & Charlotte Wilson. If you can help please contact me. Denise
red mail scammell
trying to find my great grandmother born in wimbourne no information until 1 year old living in gulpage street think fathers name james not living with parents any news would be welcome have reached a dead end thanks jp
i am looking for any information on robert frampton born 1800 who became a butcher think he was from Blandford and had a doughter elizabeth any help appreciated Roy
red mail WESTERN
I am very interested in finding my WESTERN ancestry. My grandmother was Alice Louisa Brooks Western, born in 1901, Portsmouth.She also had a sister,Sophy Brooks. Their father was William Charles Brooks born Weymouth 1877 ? Alice married Wllliam Alfred John Hilton of Pyecombe,1925, in Eastbourne. They had 5 children ;Artur Western(Hilton ?)b.1925 ;Alfred John b.1926 ;Joyce Rosemary b.1928 ;Lionel John b.1937 ;and my father Frederick Henry Hilton b.1927. Hope to hear from anyone reguarding Western's or Hilton's.
red mail Maybe/Scammell
My g grandfather was called francis scammell and he married a woman called Kathleen Maybe. any info on maybe history please i would be very greatful. thanks peeps
red mail Dowsett
My grandmother Lilian Asenath Dowsett was born somewhere in Dorset. They were linked to farming as I have pictures of her on a black dray. She had 2 brothers George and ? who died at Jutland and sisters Rose and Princess who ran away to Australia. The family later owned bed and breakfasts in Weymouth and she married a sailor
red mail James Bascombe
I am looking for information on James Bascombe born at Turners Puddle about 1801. Married to Mary Bascombe nee Ball. He had six sons, Thomas, George, Henry, James, Frederick, and William. At some time he aquired a farm/mill at Tadnoll/Tadnole from R.J. Weld of East Lulworth. Any further information would be helpfull.
red mail George Robins - Somerset England
Researching George Robins family eg. brothers ,sisters ,parents married at Guernsey.Saint Sampson Channel Islands age 20 to Susannah Parske\paske \parkes had 11 ch. Iknow about them , just want any information from England
red mail Thomas Yetman
Am searching for Thomas Yetman b 1815 and wife Ann b 1813 -arrived in Australia in 1839 with 3 children Martha ,Simeon and baby Ann on the Moffat - wishing to find his family , parents names and Ann,s parents names -Ann and baby Ann died 1 year after arriving in Australia - Thomas then married another Ann in 1844
red mail william yeatman
I've been researching my family now for awhile, but I can't seem to get past or fine out for certain where my gggrandfather was born. All I've found so far is that he was born abt 1800 in NL, Canada. I think that is because when he died in NL his headstone said he was 90 yrs old.and he died in 1890. I'm wondering if it was possible that he was born in England and came to NL later. He married a Mary Ash from Carbonear on Dec.7, 1834.Then after some years they moved to Red Bay NL.I know the history after that.
red mail Trevett or Trevitt
I am looking for the Trevett family in Dorset family of Frederick Trevett (spelt Trevitt 1881 cenus)born about 1839 in Straton. William born Warmwell. Charles born Carne. John born Bere Regis. Sarah Ann & Robert both born Glanvilles Wotton. Frank born Durweston.Frederick jr. born Stepleton. Lastly Rosina born in Frampton. Any info would be most welcome.
red mail KING family, James m Sarah Lyde
I am researching the King family, and have discovered they lived in Fordington, Dorchester, in the mid 1800's. James King was born in 1808. He married Sarah Lyde b. on 18/1/1830
red mail samways in dorset 1500-1630
Looking for Samways living in dorset/west country between 1500 and 1650. My ancestor was supposed to have come from england to new england around 1630. The relatives name was Richard Samways and he was born around 1615 and would have been on board a boat around 1630.
red mail Dorsetshire
Looking for any information on the Wheller family who lived in Dorset during the early 1800s. Her name was Rebecca Wheller. She was born in Dorsetshire, April 5, 1835. Her Father was Joseph Wheller and her mother was Jane. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Curtis, Poole, Weymouth etc.
Searching for the descendants of Richard Andrew Curtis, director of Devenish Brewery at turn of the 1900s. Relations of the Curtis family in the same area: Pearce. Also family of his second wife, Harriet formerly Wetherall, nee Peterken b. Poplar, London
red mail notting
richard notting married mary ? before 1684,one of their children joseph bapt. 1690 married elizabeth meade in wool.anyone any info on elizabeth and mary?
red mail elizabeth vincent
looking for baptism of elizabeth who married thomas mitchell in tolpuddle 1786.
red mail Frederick William Voysey
Looking for information regarding the above. Lived in Dorset and would now be aged about 78.
red mail Robert Phillips
Looking for Robert Phillips of Dorsetshire born 1804, married Ann King around 1826, left England for America in 1848. Also looking for their son, William, married to Ann Dowell around 1849.
red mail BROWN Frederick C
This is a long shot but I am looking for information on my Great Grandparents. The info I have is; Frederick C Brown married Sara Alice Faulls who was born 1832. My grandmother Mabel Alice Brown was born 11th September 1888. There were other children but I have no details. The family supposedly lived in Dorset and migrated to Australia but I don't know when. I am unable to verify any of the above information.
red mail newbury/newburry
looking for any info on Samuel Newbury dob 1849 with a father george. do not know his mothers name. sam moved to hull and married in 1871 had 11 children. please help if you think he could be in your family or any info on his dad george.
Thomas Ironside
Looking for information on my Great Grandfather,Thomas Ironside,born 1823,Winterbourn St martin.married Mary Ironside,
red mail william wheeler 1828
looking for any relates of william wheeler born 1828,in charlton marshall,dorset.He married a sarah born 1829 in langton herring,dorset.
red mail INKPEN and KNOTT families
I am researching the Inkpens and Knotts from Sturminster Newton, and would be very pleased to hear from anyone else who is interested in these families.
red mail VINCENTS of Dewlish
I am trying to trace the family of Dinah Vincent, who was born c.1841 at Dewlish. I would be very grateful if anyone can help with any information about the Vincents.
red mail Dorset - Amey
Searching Hampshire Dorset area for Elijah Lewis or Louis AMEY B. c1805 also Elijah Lewis or Louis AMEY B.c1835 in the Winchester Hampshire area. Also looking for information on John Thomas AMEY B. c1867 in the Hampshire area and died in 1953 in London. He served in the Army in the Sudan and with The Royal Navy on the mineaweeper The Derbyshire, he was also in the Merchant Navy. John was widowed and married for a second time in 1920 in Southwark London to Elizabeth Maude Shrubb B. 1891 in Dunton Green Kent. Looking for anyone who has connection with John Thomas or who are researching the same tree.
red mail IRONSIDE
Many individuals in Dorset, from 1600 onwards.
COATE and variants
I am researching the COATE family from Piddlehinton, Hilton and Cerne areas. So far research has taken me back to WILLIAM COATE from Cheslebourne. He married SUSANNAH WATTS in 1774 at Hilton. The surname is spread throughout the county, so anyone with COATE family members is invited to get in touch. I am happy to share what researches I have in regard to this and related surnames. Thank you! Tracy
red mail William Harry Clark
I am looking for William Harry Clark, born in 1921. His father was Henry Clark and his mother was Rose Clark. I know about one sister, Mary Clark. He served in the Royal Airforce in the Second World War. They could be from Canada or they could have moved there. I have some info on one of theire address in Puncknowl. Any information regarding these people are very apreciated.
red mail Robert Morgan, Immigrant
Searching for the origins of Robert Morgan, Immigrant to Salem, Massachusetts.Most sources have Robert the son of Thomas Morgan and Catherine Herbert, but The Limbus Patrum Morganiae Et Glamorganiae clearly has Thomas's son living in London as lat as1676, while Robert of Salem died 1672. Robert is first seen in Salem in 1636, as he was given an allotment of 20 acers. He married abt. 1633, Salem, Margaret Norman, daughter of Richard Norman & Margaret Afford, Immigrants Somersetshire, England, settled in Marblehead Massachusetts in abt 1629. Robert and Margaret settled in the part called Cape Ann, which later became Beverly, Massachusetts. In 1671 Robert gave his age of 70 yrs old during a deposition filed with the Essex County Court, Salem,Ma., putting his birth 1601. He died between 14 Oct, when he wrote his will and 10 Dec 1672, when an inventory of his estate was taken.
red mail Bartletts of Boscombe Bournemouth
John Henry married Sophia Emma Maria Wright in 1893, Sophia went by the name of Emma. Their children Arthur, John William & Ernest Cecil where born between 1893 & 1901.John Henry died in 1909 & Emma Bartlett died in 1936. Arthur died in South Africain 1928 & John William died in 1942 in Devonport Auckland New Zealand, any information greatly appreciated.
red mail Bartletts Blandford & Bournemouth
John Bartlett married Elizabeth Harris 1871 in Blandford Dorset. Their children: John Henry, George charles harris, William,Florence,Lillian,agnes percival,fanny & Lizzie where born between 1873 & 1895. In the 1891 census they where living in boscombe Bournemouth. any information greatly appreciated.
Seeking any information on Henry & Isabella Bartlett (nee Small) and children: Jane, John,Eliza,Henry, Charles, Lucy, Maria. the children where born between 1844 - 1864. Henry was a stonemason and died in 1885 & Isabella died in 1893. Any informationgreatly appreciated.
John LARCOMBE b.1758c
Looking for family information for my 5xGreat-Grandfather, John LARCOMBE b.1758c, Dorset. He was tried and sentenced at Wiltshire Asizes in 1788. He was then sent to the prison hulk, DUNKIRK. He was transported to Australia as a convict, in the Second Fleet onboard the NEPTUNE 1790. Any - information would be most appreciated! - Thank you.
red mail Walden Arnold
Trying to locate the birth place of Joseph Walden, b 1809 son of Job who married Mary Ann Arnold in 1850 and later moved to Broadwey and Alverstoke, Hampshire.
red mail CARTER George Thorne
Any info on George Thorn(e) CARTER born about 1803 . Married Ann CAMPBELL born London. Was a saddler in Sturminster Marshall
red mail trying to find living relatives
my dad was a war orphan and we want to know if there are any living relatives of my father.we know he was born in bornmouth that is all on the 11 november 1942.his name is christopher cooke nw but his original surname was Smith.
red mail Corben
Trying to locate a John Palmer Corben any connections
red mail Farwell family Corf castle, Dorset
Looking for information on the Farwell family name or descendants. Originally from the Corf Castle area of Dorset - farmers in the mid 1800's
red mail James Vincent - 1824
James Vincent b. 1824 married Edith Hunt, Holy Trinity Dorchester.Children - Mary b.1851, Ellenor b.1852, Frederick b.1854, James b.1856, George b. 1858, William b.1866. Looking for any connections.
red mail Bessie Cleall Hallett
Born 14th March 1889, Burton Bradstock, Dorset. Died 26th July 1973. Married Frederick George Legg, born 1888, Dorset. Died September 24th 1956.
red mail Frederick George Legg
Born 1888, Dorset. Died 24th September 1956 in Wroughton, Wiltshire. Farm labororer. Married Bessie Cleall Hallett born 14th March 1889, died 26th July 1973.
Legg - Dorset
John LEGG born 1827 in Sturminster Marshall married Georgina/Georgeanna REVEL (born East Creech 1830). I am trying to find out where they were married in Dorset about 1852. They then moved to Yeovil where they had a grocery business for many years.They also had 10 children - John W., Mary, Joseph, Robert, Frederick, Edwin, Wesley Thomas (my grandfather), Walter and Francis. I have a large family tree of the LEGG family going back to Joseph LEGG of Milton Abbas 1683 and I would be interestedto hear from anyone who is researching this family.
red mail Have You Lost A Legg?
Job LEGG to be precise. My mother-in-law was Flossie LEGG who came from several generations of LEGGs who lived in Buriton, Hants. The name can be traced back to Job LEGG b c.1801 if the age on his death certificate is reliable. Only other informationfrom 1841 census is that he was born out of Hampshire. From IGI it seems that most Job LEGGs hail from Dorset, so is anyone missing him from their tree? Would also be interested to hear from anyone who has their Job LEGG as that would eliminate himfrom inquiries!
red mail Richard White
"Dorset Smugglers" by Roger Guttridge,publ. by the Dorset Publishing Co. 1987 is useful to those reseaching coastal families. It is available in the Dorset Record Office.
red mail Rachel Henvell.
Searching for information on her family(Henvell). Rachel married John Chaffey at Winterborne Anderson in 02-07-1805.
red mail Dorset: A Genealogical Bibliography
Authoritative and comprehensive guide to published sources of use to genealogists. Published F.F.H.S.
red mail Alfred Harry Piercy
Any information concerning the PIERCY family.Alfred Harry PIERCY was born Jan 1 1880 but place of birth unknown other than in Southern Counties.
red mail Surname French Before 1610
County town: Dorchester, Weymouth, in Dorset Also the villiages of Steeple Bumpstead (also searching ALLEN there)and Braintree, Essex, England. Thankyou in advance Godbless

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