Buckland Ripers

St Nichloas Buckland Riperss
St Nicholas Church with kind permission of Peter Walker

Buckland Ripers is a hamlet 2 miles south-west of Upwey and 4 miles north-west of Weymouth. The small church was built in 1655 after fire destroyed the earlier medieval church. It is dedicated to St Nicholas and has 100 sittings, the registers date from 1665.

Buckland derives from the Old English bocland 'charter land', Ripers is a manorial addition from the family of de Riuers or de Ripariis there in the 13th Century.

The Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for Buckland Ripers is Maureen Branson

Please put Buckland Ripers in the subject line

Census 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
Bishops Transcripts Baptisms 1740 - 1879
Marriages 1739 -1840
Burials 1751 - 1879
Postal Directories 1844 & 1851 Directory
Monumental Inscriptions St Nicholas
Useful Links  
Other information I have compiled a Parish Reconstruction for Broadwey, Upwey, Bincombe & Buckland Ripers (combined) containing all families appearing in any of the records that are online for those parishes. Currently it contains over 17000 persons, and is a work in progress. Any additions/corrections/comments are most welcome.
Maps The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter Buckland Ripers under place search. For modern location maps visit:  www.multimap.com


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