Miscellaneous Records

This page contains various transcriptions that have been donated to the OPC project

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As yet, there is no parish page or OPC for the parishes mentioned below.  These transcriptions are published here as they accord with the OPC principle of making Dorset's national historical records FREELY available to all for research purposes. We are very grateful to the people who have donated these transcriptions for the benefit of others. If you have any complete transcriptions that you feel could be of use, would be able to do some transcribing or you would like to be an OPC for one of the vacant parishes, please contact the Coordinator

Broadstone
(formerly part of Canford Magna, separate parish records begin in 1887)

Jill Floyd




Rosemary Valentine


Jill Floyd

Directories
1890, 1895, 1907, 1911, 1915 & 1920
1923, 1927 & 1931
1935 & 1939
Census (part of Canford Magna)
1851 Census (Canford Magna)
1861 Census
(Canford Magna District 2)
1881 Census
(Canford Magna)
Broadstone World War One Memorials [External site]

Brownsea Island
(also known as Branksea, formerly part of Studland parish). Registers remain with the Parish



Jan Hibberd

1841-1901 Census - See Studland
Pictures of St Mary's Church (External)
St Mary's Monumental Inscriptions index

Colehill
formerly part of Wimborne Minster, Hampreston and New Borough and Leigh
Civil Parish formed in 1896, Registers for St. Michael's and All Angels' date from 1903

   Colehill Community Website

Dalwood
A chapelry of Stockland in Fordington Liberty, originally in Dorset, Dalwood was transferred to the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter in 1836 and added to Devon by Act of Parliament in 1842.

John Ridout
Dalwood History
Terry Pine
Dalwood History

1841 Census
1841-1911 Censuses [External site]
Burials 1731-1836 [BTs]
Baptisms 1719-1912 [External Site]
Marriages 1716-1912 [External Site]
Burials 1813-2009 [External Site]
Dalwood Tithe Map [External Site]

East Chelborough

Keith Searson




Emma Squires
Keith Searson

1841 Census
1851 Census
1861 Census
1871 Census
1881 Census
1891 Census

1901 Census
Marriages 1690-1812

Goathill
(Transferred from Somerset to Dorset 1896)

John Ridout
Barrie Cross

1851 Census
1861 & 1871 Census
St Peter Monumental Inscriptions index

Hanford

 

Hanford is usually included with Child Okeford or Stourpaine data

Heatherlands

Luke Mouland

Heatherlands St John WW1 Roll of Honour

Hermitage

Mari Viertal
Jon Baker

Keith Searson

Rachel Kent


Jan Hibberd

1841 Census
1881 Census
1891 Census
1901 Census

Baptisms 1733-1860
Marriages 1605-1714 & 1717-1860
Burials 1721 - 1970
Monumental Inscription index

Highcliffe
Transferred from Hampshire to Dorset in 1974 (as a result of the Local Government Act 1972).

   

Hinton Martell

Keith Searson
Jenfer Dando

Keith Searson

1841 Census
1851 Census

1861 Census

Holwell, Lydlinch, Stock Gaylard, Caundle Bishop

Lynda Mudle- Small


Caryl Parsons

Name extracts from Woodbridge Estate Survey in 1762 in the parishes of Holwell, Lydlinch, Stock Gaylard, Caudle Bishop, Caundle Marsh. etc.
Holwell Militia List 1799

Hooke

Peter Collins
Keith Searson
Terry Pine
John Ridout
John Ridout
John Ridout

Transcriptions of Marriages 1771-1812
1841 Census
1851 Census
1861 Census
1871 Census
1891 Census
St Giles Memorial Inscription index

Iwerne Steepleton
(alias Steepleton Preston)

Jon Baker
John Ridout

1861 Census
1891 Census

Longfleet

Frances Cortis

Baptisms 1847-1880
Burials 1847-1880

Marshwood

Peter Collins
Terry Pine
Terry Pine
Ron Adams



Brian Webber

Marriages 1614-1673
Baptisms 1841 - 1880
Burials 1842 - 1880
1841 Census
1861 Census
1871 Census
1891 Census
Memorial Inscriptions at Marshwood Church

Melplash
Before 1846 Melplash was part of Netherbury and Powerstock

Brian Webber
John Ridout
John Ridout

Monumental Inscriptions in the church burial ground
1871 Census (included in Netherbury District 2)
1891 Census (included in Netherbury District 2)

New Borough and Leigh
Formerly part of Wimborne Minster
Registers date from 1877

   

North Poorton

Frances Cortis
Frances Cortis
Frances Cortis
Emma Squires
Keith Searson
Keith Searson
Keith Searson
John Ridout
Keith Searson
Keith Searson
Keith Searson

Baptisms 1749-1880 (BTs)
Marriages 1749-1837 (BTs)
Burials 1863-1880 (BTs) None recorded before 1863
Marriages 1698-1812
(Philimores)
1841 Census
1851 Census
1861 Census
1871 Census
1881 Census
1891 Census
1901 Census

St Peter Monumental Inscription index

North Wootton

Jon Baker
Jon Baker
Jon Baker
Barrie Cross

John Ridout

Baptisms 1813-1901
Marriages 1813-1918
Burials 1813-1971
1841, 1861 & 1871Census
1851 Census
1891 Census (with Folke)
St Mary Magdalen Monumental Inscription index

Poyntington
(Transferred from Somerset to Dorset 1896)

Sheila Carr

1841 Census
1851 Census
1861 Census
1871 Census
1891 Census
Baptisms 1715-1859
Marriages 1599-1843

Stockland
Stockland and its adjoining parochial chapelry of Dalwood, formed a detached part of Dorset until 1842, when it was added to Devon by Act of Parliament
1841 Census records are part of Dorset

John Ridout
 

1841 Census
Stockland Village Web Site
Stockland GENUKI (Devon) information

Walditch

Terry Pine
Peter Collins
Terry Pine
Terry Pine
Chris Adams
Keith Searson
John Ridout
John Ridout
Jan Hibberd

Baptisms 1733-1880
Marriages 1738 to 1812
Marriages 1817-1837
Burials 1733-1880
Burials 1877-1939
1841 Census
1861 Census
1871 Census
Walditch St Mary's Monumental Inscriptions Index

Wambrook
(Transferred from Dorset to Somerset 1895)

Jaqui Bowen
Keith Searson

1841 Census
1861 Census

West Chelborough

Peter Collins
Keith Searson
Terry Pine
Keith Searson
John Ridout
John Ridout

Marriages 1673-1812
1841 Census
1851 Census
1861 Census

1871 Census
1891 Census

West Compton

Emma Squires
Brian Webber

Extract from Kelly's 1880 Directory
Monumental Inscriptions

Wimborne All Saints

Dorinda Miles

This parish became part of Wimborne St Giles. Extracts from Hutchins

Winterborne Came
(These files are temporarily held here while the Winterborne site is restored by James)

James Purkiss

1841 Census
1851 Census
1861 Census
1871 Census
1881 Census
1891 Census
1901 Census
Baptisms 1782-1801, 1813-1905
Marriages 1837-1910
Burials 1814-1903

Winterborne Herringston
(These files are temporarily held here while the Winterborne site is restored by James)

James Purkiss

1841 Census
1851 Census
1861 Census
1871 Census
1881 Census
1891 Census
1901 Census

Winterborne Monkton
(These files are temporarily held here while the Winterborne site is restored by James)

James Purkiss

1841 Census
1851 Census
1871 Census
1881 Census
1891 Census
1901 Census
Baptisms 1781-1811, 1813-1905
Burials 1781-1812, 1814-1906

Wraxall

Peter Collins
Keith Searson
Royston Clarke
John Ridout
John Ridout
John Ridout
Barbara Hunt

Marriages 1710 - 1812
1841 Census
1851 Census

1861 Census
1871 Census
1891 Census
Baptisms 1732-1880
Marriages1732-1842
Burials 1732-1880
Monumental Inscriptions

PARISHES ADJOINING THE COUNTY BORDER

Cortam Denham, Somerset

Brian Webber

  Monumental Inscriptions in the church burial ground

Henstridge, Somerset

Judy Meibusch

Extracts from Henstridge Church Wardens Account 1776  and 1842
Henstridge Congregational Church Monumental Inscriptions index

Misterton, Somerset

John Ridout
John Ridout

1871 Census
1891 Census

Winsham, Somerset

Kim Parker
Kim Parker

Winsham Independent Chapel Baptisms 1810-1837
Winsham Independent Chapel Burials 1810-1837

Zeals, Wiltshire

Brian Webber

Bonham Garden of Remembrance Monumental Inscriptions

Bugurach, Aude, France
This transcript was originally thought to be connected with Milton Abbas. Subsequent research has revealed this was due to a mix-up on the LDS Film

 

Marriages 1863-1870

RECORDS WITH NAMES FROM SEVERAL PARISHES

Admons of Dorset Residents Granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Kim Parker

Dorset PCC Admons (A-C)
Dorset PCC Admons (D-I)
Dorset PCC Admons (J-P)
Dorset PCC Admons (R-T)
Dorset PCC Admons (U-Z)

Dorset Naval Personnel Admons 1694-1750

Dorset Seamen at the Battle of Trafalgar 31 October 1805

Kim Parker

Dorset Seamen at the Battle of Trafalgar

Dorset Strays

Cathy Day
Keith Searson
Glenda Lightowler
Keith Searson
Keith Searson
Keith Searson
Glenda Lightowler
Keith Searson
Glenda Lightowler

Glenda Lightowler

Dorset Strays. Records of Dorset folk who were baptised or married in Stourton Wiltshire
Dorset Strays Marriages (A-H)
Dorset Strays Marriages (I-Z)
Dorset Strays 1851 Census (A-H)
Dorset Strays 1871 Census (A-H)
Dorset Strays 1901 Census (A-H)
Dorset Strays Census (I-Z)
Dorset Strays Emigrants (A-H)
Dorset Strays Emigrants (I-Z)
Dorset Strays Deaths & Burials (A-H)
Dorset Strays Deaths & Burials (I-Z)

Military Records

Alex Nicole
Carrie Meerten

Garry Fudge
Kim Parker
Kim Parker

Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) Territorial Force (Army List 1911)
Extracts from a book titled “The Cromwellian Gazetteer – An Illustrated Guide to Britain in the Civil War and Commonwealth”
Men of the Dorset Regiment named on the Mennin Gate
Dorset Pensioned Royalist Soldiers 1662-4
Dorset Pensioned Royalist Soldiers Survivors 1672

Tudor Subsidy Rolls

Louise Haywood

Tudor Subsidy Rolls 1525, 1544 & 1594

Society of Friends (Quakers)

Jan Hibberd

Dorset Marriages 1658-1836

All Dorset

Kim Parker
Jill Marshall

Marriages of Dorset folk in Newfoundland
More marriages of Dorset strays in Newfoundland
History of Dorset County Hospital [External]

Constables
Western Gazette BMDs

Caryl Parsons
John

A List of Constables in the Blandford Division 1842
Births, Marriages & Deaths from The Western Gazette, Jan 8th 1915

Deeds

Jill Morley

Brief descriptions of various Deeds mentioning names and parishes.

Parish Register & Monumental Inscription Extracts

Peter Ferreira

Extracts from numerous parish records, concentrates on the SYMONDS family but many other names included.
Parishes A - E
Parishes F - N
Parishes O - Z

Wills

Jill Morley

 

Helen Ginn

Extracts of Dorset wills related to the name ARNOLD, Jill can be contacted for further details, further contact details are on the page

Transcriptions of various Wills containing many names:-

Susanna BILSON of Mapledurham 1739
Rebecca JEANS of Christchurch 1793
Moses SLEAT of Christchurch 1793
Thomas JEANS of Christchurch 1824
Joseph MOORE of Plymouth 1829
Wills Index - an extract from wills proven at Great Canford & Poole.

Fudge Records in Dorset

Garry Fudge

Fudge Marriages
Fudge Baptisms Part 1
Fudge Baptisms Part 2

18thC Handwriting

Cyndi Marks

Pages from an 18th century book showing commonly used Contractions in that period.

 

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