Bridport & Allington
Bridport is a market town situated
15 miles west of Dorchester. In Victorian times it was also described
as a seaport. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book as having a
mint and an ecclesiastical establishment.
The town burial ground was opened in1856. Market
day is Wednesday & Saturday. The importation of hemp & flax was
an important trade. Other trades associated with the harbour were the
manufacture of fishing nets, twines and sailcloth.
The Online Parish Clerk for Allington & Bridport is Bernard Meech
Bernard is also OPC for Bothenhampton and Shipton Gorge so please ensure you include OPC and the Parish name in your email subject
1841 & 1861 census are
Allington 1871 ED 1 & ED 2 census on-line [John Ridout]
Bridport 1841 ED 1, ED 2, ED 3, ED 4, ED 5 [John Ridout]
Bridport 1861 ED 4, ED 5, ED 6, ED 7, ED 8, ED 9, ED 10 [Alan Bartlett]
Bridport 1871 ED 5, ED 6, ED 7, ED 8, ED 9, ED 10[John Ridout]
Bridport 1891 ED 5 [Amanda Best]
Baptisms, Allington Bishop's Transcripts 1732-1780, 1781-1837, 1841-1879,
Burials Bishop's Transcripts 1732-1837, 1838-1879
Bishop's Transcripts date from 1731
Wiltshire Marriage Licence Bonds for Bridport & Allington available.
|Monumental Inscriptions||Transcription of the Monumental
Inscriptions at Dottery St Saviours
Monumental Inscription index for Allington St Swithun's [Jan Hibberd]
|Postal Directories||Extracts for Directories from 1791, 1865, 1880, 1895 & 1935 are now online. I can also do look-ups in Pigot's 1852/44, Hunt & Co Directory 1851, Kelly's 1875 & Kelly's 1903|
|Photographs||For more photographs of Bridport and West Bay go to the FreeFoto.Com site. There are Old Postcards of Bridport & Allington on site.|
|Other Records||Allington Apprenticeship Indentures
Execution of Silvester Wilkins at Dorchester Gaol 1833 [Mike Russell]
Will of Richard Davidge the elder [d.1599] [Mike Russell]
Will of William Clare  [Ros Dunning]
Will of Frances Bythewood  [Ros Dunning]
Will of Esther Garland  [Ros Dunning]
|Records held at the Dorset History Centre
Christenings 1570-1970. Marriages 1570-1662, 1682-1993. Burials 1673-1783, 1827-191934. Banns 1753-1809, 1824-1998.
Christenings 1648-1747, 1790-1836. Marriages 1570-1837. Burials 1673-1747, 1827-1837.
Christenings 1600-1976. Marriages 1600-1991. Burials 1600-1898, 1956-1966. Banns 1934-1987.
Christenings & burials 1600-1638. Marriages 1600-1837.
Christenings 1722-1837. Burials 1813-1837.
All photographs above courtesy of Valerie Pettifer © 2003
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