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Habgood

Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: Mitchell Porter

Thomas PORTER born about 1720, married at Poole to Mary (Hannah) Mitchell. Also William PORTER born about 1750 married at Poole to Lucy Habgood

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Hailey

Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: Corbin Kerley Kirby Miller

Require info on the following at Wimborne Minster:
Ambrose CORBIN m Nov 30, 1673 to Ann MILLER.
Ambrose CORBIN m 1705 to Mary KERLEY (Kirby?).
Elizabeth CORBIN m Oct 17,1737 to William Hailey.

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Hall

Researcher: Denise McMahon

Henry Hall born in Dorset around 1848 married Emma Simmonds in Dorsetshire in 1868 (Ref #4508). Emma was born also around 1848 in Oxfordshire daughter of Ann White and Jerimah Simmonds. Henry and Emma came to Australia after their marriage having children here from 1870. Does anyone have any information on my ggrandparents?

Researcher: Dave Ridout

Have traced Ridout to Milton Abbas and Sturminster Newton. RobertFoot(e) fathers Charles Ridout by Mary Ridout. She eventually marries William Hall.All circa 1820. Trying to locate marriage of John Ridout from Sturminster Newton and Ann ? they have child John Ridout 1767 in Sturminster Newton but where is Ann from and where did they marry.

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Hallett

Researcher: Judy Ramsey
Other Names: Swaffield

I am researching this Netherbury family and trying to prove an illegitimate birth - any information would be welcome:

According to the early census records my great grandmother Elizabeth HALLETT, born 1859, was the youngest daughter of George Hallett and Anna HITCHCOCK (Hannah HISCOCKS).

George Hallett and Anna Hitchcock had various children, with Sarah being born about 1840. At the time Elizabeth was born (25 Sept 1859) Sarah was 19, and her mother Anna was 40. Although Anna was capable biologically of being the mother of Elizabeth, Elizabeth's daughter Florence (my grand mother) was told by her mother that she was the illegitimate daughter of Sarah Hallett and John SWAFFIELD from Bridport, a cousin of Florence's heard the story from her mother, and the 1891 census has Anna, widowed, with her grand daughter, Elizabeth.

If the female children of the family were told of an illegitimate birth it is very likely to be true - but how to prove it is another matter.

I haven't seen Elizabeth's birth certificate yet - if she was claimed as being Anna's daughter on the early census records, instead of the illiegimate child of Sarah, would this be on the birth certificate, or did they tell the truth on these (more official) documents.

Any help would be most welcome.

Researcher:Geraldine Gasparelli
Other Names: Hyde Travers

TRAVERS - Netherbury, Dorset 1700 - 1930
HALLETT - Netherbury, Dorset, 1700 - 1900
HYDE - Loders, Dorset, 1700 - 1900.
Glad to exchange notes with fellow researchers of these names.

Researcher: K. M. Lobo
Other Names: Welch Rawlings Loving Monden

Seeking Moses WELCH, who listed his birth date as 2 Jan 1812. The only indication of a birthplace is the 1841 census of Dorset which indicates he was born in Dorset. He emigrated to Nebraska right before the 1851 census was taken which would have given his birthplace. He married Harriett RAWLINS in Whitchurch Canonicorum near Pilsdon. I have not been able to locate a birth entry for Moses WELCH in the Pilsdon Bishop's Transcripts or in any of the villiages in the immediate area. My desire is to fine an entry to verify his birth somewhere in Dorset. Moses Welch settled in Colfax county, Nebraska, where he died in 1890.

Researcher: Carrie Duc-Vegso
Other Names: Harris

I am interested in finding information on my grgrgrandparents James Hallett circa 1860, died 1924?? and his wife Margaret Lavinia Harris circa 1861, died 11 July 1905 buried in Dorchester Cemetary, Dorset. I am looking for their parents, their marriage and births, and deaths for all. I also seek info on two of their three daughters. I am decended from a Carrie Louise Hallett B:1886 Dorset D: 1962 Canada; but, they had two other daughters of which I know nothing! Seeking names and all dates and marriages if any for these female Hallett's. Also seeking info on all Hallett and Harris ancestors from Dorset. (NB: Margaret L. Harris's mother's name was Caroline Harris (nee???). Thanks!

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Halsey

ResearcherKarl Swartzel
Other Names: Dennis Dorset Compton Fisher Cook Henry Hulsey

I am researching my DENNIS and COMPTONS family history.

I have a copy of an 1800's map of Middletown, NJ inscribed with the names of the land owners re: J. DENNIS, COMPTON, FISHER, LEONARD, ETC..

What I have found out so far is these people were Ship Captains, fishermen, farmers, etc. whom migrated down the east coast from Mass. USA in the late 1600's. Some came from Rhode Island USA

Do you have any information you could share and I will be happy to do the same. MY DENNIS Ancestors were ship captains, brick makers, fishermen, farmers and Ministers.

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Halson

Researcher: Deb Palmer Redfearn
Other Names: Chip Halson Hoskins Palmer

Looking for information on John PALMER and Ruth CHIP who married in Powerstock in 1777. Their children were: John, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, Richard and William. William, b. 1791 in Nettlecombe is my gggrandfather. He married Hannah HOSKINS in 1815 in Whitchurch Canonicorum. Hannah b. @1789 is thought to be the daughter of William and Sarah (Halson) HOSKINS of Whitchurch. I would appreciate any assistance with these families and have some information to share.

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Hansell

Researcher: Mary Hay
Other Names:

Joseph HANSELL born 1842 in Weymouth,Dorset. Fathers name: Edmund HANSELL, Mothers name:Susanna GALE or GALL. Where did his parents come from? Joseph HANSELL was a widower in 1862.
Who was his wife and where did she come from?
Who were her parents?

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Hann/Hand

Researcher: Eddie Hann
Website: Hann Family History

I am looking for any information on the HANN/HAND family, mainly regarding those who lived in the area from Beaminster and Bridport to the Devon and Somerset borders from the late 17th Century to the 1940s, though I am also interested in any of the HANNs in the Wessex/West Country area

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Hannam

Researcher: Vicky Hannam
Other Names: Knight

Albert Hannam (born 1840) and wife Louisa (Knight) left England (Winterbourne Houghton)about 1872 for Canada, with 5 children. Albert was the son of Henry (b.1813)and Ann Hannam; Henry the son of John(b.1789) and Anna Hannam of Fifehead Magdelan, Dorset. Searching for help with the Hannam surname in Dorset.

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Hansford

Researcher: R O'Callaghan
Other Names: Stone White

Any information on family of William HANSFORD died Nov 1824 Portland Island, Dorset. Any information on family of Robert STONE who married Anne WHITE in Portland Island Dorset Mar 1821.

ResearcherPaul Reid
Other Names: Flew

I am currently researching John Samual James Hansford and his wife Elizabeth Flew. They together with their 7 children immergrated to Australia in 1856. Any information in regards to their ancestors would be greatly appreciated.

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Hardy

Researcher: Dori Fulk

Looking for information on ancestors/family of Thomas HARDY who emigrated to MA before 1633 ... possibly from Dorset. His wife may have been Lydia (surname unknown), and it is thought he was married at the time of emigration. He was one of the original settlers of Ipswich MA under the leadership of John Winthrop, Jr. Probably born about 1606.

Researcher: Susan Nielsen

Henry/Harry CURTIS was born 5 Jul 1856 in Swanage, Dorset, England. He moved to Ontario, Canada and married Eliza Jane BLEVINS on 1 Nov 1882. Henry's father was George CURTIS, who was born 1822/24 in Ulwell, Dorset and married Rosanna in 1843/1849 and he died 4 Sep 1884 in Studland, Dorset. Their children were: Joseph (b.1849-Studland, d.1910), Maria C. (b. before 1850-Studland), Ellen Jane (b.1854-Studland, married Charles HARDY, died before 1902 Bournemouth, Eng.), Henry..., Frank (b. 1859-Swanage, married Alice May MARKS, d. 1902), Martha (b. 1861,chr.Swanage, married Edward Joseph CUSSANS, d.1949). As a young man George worked on Godlingston Farm. Rosanna's name may have been CHURCHILL either as a maiden name or from a previous marriage. George's parents were: William CURTIS (b. 1796-Corfe Castle, Dorset, married 1823-Swanage, d. before 1861) and Maria CURTIS (b. 1798-Studland). William and Maria's children: Joanna (1821), George..., Fanny (1829), Thomas (1832), John (1835/36), Mary (1839/40), and Ellen (1844). Maria's parents were Henry CURTIS (b.1774-1833) and Joanna. Their children: Maria..., Thomas (1799), Henry (1802), Joanna (1803/04), Sarah (1807). Henry's parents were John CURTIS (1743-1800) and Elizabeth. Their children: Henry..., John (1777), William (b.1782, md. Ann HIBBS/WINFRITH), Joseph (1785), Sarah (b. 1787), Ann (b.1790), Mary (1792). John's parents were Henry CURTIS (b. 1712) and Sussanah. Their children: John... and Henry CURTIS (b. 1734-Church Knowle, Dorset and married Elizabeth TATCHELL)
I'm very interested in finding any more information on any of these people.

Researcher: John Webb

I am looking for information on John Hardy b.1803 his wife Sarah Dart b.1825 and their children rosina,Fred & Rebecca. John Hardy was one of the cousins of Thomas Hardy the Author. Thomas Hardy's other cousin James Hardy is my Grandfatherx4

Researcher: Johanna Hardy

I am looking for the parents and other details of David Hardy b.dec.1814 d.in Canada and Thomas Hardy, b.1819 d. in Canada, possibly brothers, Both born in Blandford. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Harris

Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: White Minchin Randell

Thomas MINCHIN born about 1760 married at Christchurch to Sarah WHITE. And Stephen RANDELL born about 1760 married at Christchurch to Betty HARRIS

Researcher: Carrie Duc-Vegso
Other Names: Hallett

I am interested in finding information on my grgrgrandparents James Hallett circa 1860, died 1924?? and his wife Margaret Lavinia Harris circa 1861, died 11 July 1905 buried in Dorchester Cemetary, Dorset. I am looking for their parents, their marriage and births, and deaths for all. I also seek info on two of their three daughters. I am decended from a Carrie Louise Hallett B:1886 Dorset D: 1962 Canada; but, they had two other daughters of which I know nothing! Seeking names and all dates and marriages if any for these female Hallett's. Also seeking info on all Hallett and Harris ancestors from Dorset. (NB: Margaret L. Harris's mother's name was Caroline Harris (nee???). Thanks!

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Researcher Heidi Matthews
Other Names: Matthews Barrett Hopkins Budgell Burton Roberts

I live in Newfoundland, Canada, and am searching for information pertaining to to surnames mentioned above. these are the names of my ancestors, who came from england probably during the 18th century. my primary interest is in the Matthews', who supposedly came from Dorset and settle d on the east coast of Newfoundland. Communities of importance in Newfoundland include, Old Perlican, Brownsdale, Twillingate, and Dildo. If anyone knows anything about Newfoundland genealogy, or any of these names in general, please contact me. it would be much appreciated. thanx!!!

Researcher: Karen Chessell

I am researching four DORCHESTER families: Hounsell, Amor, Harris and Hiron. My HOUNSELL ancestors originated from LONG BREDY: William Hounsell married Elizabeth Lowman in 1759. The Hounsells later established a stonemason business at BROADWEY, near Weymouth.

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Harry

Researcher David Harrison Riggs

I am looking for the Harry family: Sarah Harry was born about 1844 in the Poole Area of Dorset. Her father's name was Robert Harry a Carpenter. Sarah married Joseph John Loader in South London, Surrey. Any Harrys' in this area please e-mail me david.riggs@cwcom.net

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Harston

Researcher: Scott Shipman

Rev. Edward Harston. Rector of Sherbourne, Dorset 1854-69. could anyone tell me the name of the Church that Mr. Harston served with. I believe that this would be Church of England. If anyone know any history of this man during his psot at Sherbourne Dorset. Please contact me.

Also interested in one of his sons. Charles Grenville Harston. Military history. Charles came to Canada as a retired Army Captain in 1877 if anyone knows why I would like to know. He left the area about 1885 give or take a year and was never heard from or seen again. I believe that he went home to England. If anyone know any living family members, could I have contact names.

Thanking in advance for any information.
Scott Shipman
shipwrek@vianet.on.ca
Huntsville Ontario Canada

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Hart

Researcher: Maria Hill
Other Names: Butcher, Dibley, Joy, Jay, Jolliffe

James Hart born1792 Cranborne f John Hart m Jane Jay
m Elizabeth Jolliffe 1817 Wimborne St Giles
Maria Dibley m William Joy 1823 Cranborne
Frederick Butcher m Louisa Joy 1873

Researcher: Brian Fleming
Other Names: Gifford

Susannah GIFFORD, no parents known, married about 1814 Thomas HART, son of James H and Mary ? born Bridport 1788, most chidren born Bridport. Some children came to AUSTRLIA 1853, Susannah followed 1856 with others. No death recorded.

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Hatcher

Researcher: Lynn Aubertin
Other Names: Lane

I'm searching for ancestors and descendants of William LANE (father John Lane) and Sarah Ann HATCHER (parents George Hatcher and Christiana A'Court). William and Sarah Ann married in Sturminster Newton in 1870 and lived there until at least 1890. William was from Somerset and Sarah Ann from Marnhull. William and Sarah had three daughters: Susannah Christiana (my great-grandmother who immigrated to Canada in 1888), Mary Jane and Annie, all born in the 1870s in Sturminster. I have no information about Mary Jane and Annie, apart from their birth years. I look forward to hearing from any other Lane or Hatcher researchers

Researcher: Francis Tsen
Other Names:

Daniel HATCHER was my Great Grandfather 1847-1927,
James Hatcher, no information except marriage 1826
Hunt, Ernest of Blackmarsh Farm, Oborne, Sherborne

Researcher: bob Hatcher
Other Names: Burt Russell Ayscoughe Hussey Crowder

researching any /all of the names in DORSET from 1500 to the modern day but primarily the HATCHER family.

Website: The English Hatcher home page
Researcher: Antony Lane
Other Names: Hatcher Carter Miller

Joseph Lane... father to George lane 1836(Huntspil Somerset) married Hanah Andrews 1831(Ware Somerset) in 1858 children. Edward 1860, Annie Maria 1861, Joseph 1863 born Huntspil, Susan 1864, Henry 1869, Hanah 1871 born Sturminster Newton, Eliza Jane 1873, Alice M 1876 born Stalbridge . Susan married Charles Carter 11th Oct 1883 Annie Maria married James Hatcher 5th Feb1885 Joseph married Mary Lane 1887 Eliza Jane married Henry Miller 18th Sept 1895 All except Henry from Sturminster Newton, Henry from Spetisbury.

ResearcherAntony lane
Other Names: Lane Andrews Miller Drake Williams Carter Referred by: LANE.ANDREWS.HATCHER.MILLER.DRAKE.WILLIAMS.CARTERS.

My research goes back to Joesph LANE HUNTSPIL SOM. His Son George LANE(1836) married Hanah ANDREWS (1831) of WARE SOM they had 8 children. Edward(1860),Annie Marie(1861),Joesph(1863),Susan(1864)all at HUNTSPIL the family then moved to STURMINSTER NEWTON DOR. Henry(1869),Hannah(1871),they then moved to STALBRIDGE DOR. Eliza Jane(1873), Alice M.(1876). Susan married Charles CARTER 11th OCT1883 Annie Marie married James HATCHER 5thFEB1885 Joesph married Mary LANE 1887 Eliza married Henry MILLER 18th SEPT1895.

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Harvey

Researcher: Peter Berger
Other Names: Dunford

I am trying to trace details of Alvan (or Alban) HARVEY who married Edith DUNFORD in the Sept. quarter of 1855 5a645 in Dorchester. They had at least one son Thomas who was born on 17th July 1860, most likely at Puddletown, Dorset (a number of references are given). He migrated to Australia, and married an Annie ERSKINE in Brisbane, Queensland before moving to Sydney, New South Wales.

Thomas may also be related to a Tom HARVEY who was born in 1874 and died on 26 Dec 1963 in Tincleton, Dorchester.

The number of Harvey surnames, delays and lost mail, the changes in the Registery Office in London and general lack of response to Australian enquiries is frustrating in the extreme. ANY help on the HARVEY lines is appreciated, or the other surnames.

Thanks for your consideration, The Berger family - Adam ad infinitum

Researcher: Va. Stannard
Other Names: Lovell

Hello! I am seeking vital statistics on William Harvey born ca. 1819, Christchurch, but resided in Poole, Dorset with his wife, Louisa Lovell, born in Longfleet ca. 1820. Children included William, George, Charles, Oliver, James. Also, would like to locate descendants. Thanks for any assistance.

Researcher: Charles F. Harvey
Other Names:

I am interested in my Harvey ancestors from Dorset and Somerset Counties. They were early colonists in America in the 1600's. My website is devoted to tracing our ancestry. I would love to hear from others concerning the Harvey family.

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Haskett

Researcher: Loretta Haskett
Other Names:

I have a record of a DOB 1560 for Ellis Haskett, son Steven born in 1590 and died in 1648. Another Stephen Haskett born in 1620 married to Elizabeth Unknown. Stephen Haskett born in 1648 and married to an Elizabeth Unknown. Thomas Haskett was born in 1675 and was married to unknown. Jonathon Haskett was born in 1699 and also another Jonathon on Sept. 13 1758. That is whwre my info ends so anything you can find would be great.

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Hasted

Researcher: Mr G.N Moores

I am looking for any info. on HERBERT GEORGE HASTED born about June 1905 at Morcombelake Dorset. Also details of any children. I can be contacted by E Mail at n-moores@xtra.co.nz

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Havell

Researcher: Rena Sherring
Other Names: Sherring Knott Go(o)dwin Belbin Rose Dashwood Newman Hiscock Drake

I am searching for information on Richard Sherring born circa 1827 around or near Yeovil, Sommerset. He married Louisa Knott, born circa 1847 in Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Their son John moved to Toronto, Canada in the 1870's. Their daughter Kate was born in Sturminster Newton in 1860. She married George Fredeick Havell in 1884. Then married Charles Go(o)dwin of Mageston Farm, Gillingham, Dorset. Louisa Knott's parents were Elizabeth Belbin and John Knott from Sturminster Newton. Other names are Rose, Dashwood, Newman, Hiscock, and Drake

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Hawkins

Researcher: June

Bridport, Dorset 1761-1815

Researcher: David Hounsell

Looking for any details of James Hawkins, a mason by trade, born 1837 at Montacute, who lived in Sherborne, married Elizabeth Phoebe Gosney about 1858, moved to Dorchester 1864 approx, died 1907

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Haydon

Researcher: Ray Rates

seeking information on FURBER pre 1830 Purbeck area Framton Church Knoll yeoman farmers.
HAYDON pre 1830 Maiden Newton Plasteres Tilers
CULL Purbeck area pre 1830 minor gentry

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Haysom

Researcher: John Haysom

I have many records of Haysoms in Dorset back to the 15th Century.

15th, 16th C. Ibberton, Wooland and Blandford area.
17th C. Winterbourne Anderson, Swanage
18th, 19th & 20th C. Swanage.

I am searching for the links of the Swanage Haysoms with their N. Dorset namesakes when they came to Swanage after the Civil Wars. The family have been members of the Ancent Order of Purbeck Marblers for 300 years.

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Haytor

Researcher: Deborah Waller

John SLADE and Mary HAYTOR had two children(amongst others) - John and Mary. Mary married Samuel SPRATT, John became a leading merchant between Poole, Dorset and Newfoundland and became a very wealthy man. Loads of information to share. Mail me.

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Head

Researcher: Linda Head Grafton

My ggg grandparents, Joseph HEAD and Ann SCRIVEN, were living in Poole, Dorset, when my gg grandfather, Theophilus Gillett Head, was born 4 Jan 1839. Joseph had a bakery business and died at age 42. They had at least 8 children: Lorna, Stephen J, George, Edward, Theophilus Gillett, Annie, Alfred and Joseph. Theophilus was a Baptist minister and moved the family around a bit. Any help will be appreciated.

Researcher: Helen HEAD Bossley

Seeking information on my 3rd great grandfather, William HEAD, emigrated from Dorset County, Eng (?) early 1800's along with 2 brothers for Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Any information is most greatly appreciated.

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Heath

Researcher: Judith Taylor
Other Names: Kenway Balston Seymour

We are interested in finding out more about the Kenway family of Bridport. James Kenway (married to Jane) was imprisoned at Exeter in 1660 for his religious beliefs. He had three children, William, Joseph and Mary. They were all members of the Society of Friends and were imprisoned or had their property confiscated.

I am descended I believe from a Peter Kenway who we think is the son of William or Joseph. His son James (1742-1833) married an Ann Seymour and his grandson James (1770-1834) married a Deborah Balston in 1796. Their sons William and Henry married Rachel and Elizabeth Heath (who might be sisters).

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who is researching this name or who has specific knowledge or can suggest sources for more information.

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Henderson

Researcher: Christine Henderson
Other Names: Porter

Looking for a David HENDERSON (Dr. of Medicine) and wife Grace(PORTER)c.1830 in WEYMOUTH. Son David Laurie HENDERSON(b.1831) migrated to AUSTRALIA in 1850

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Henley/Hernley

Researcher: David A. Farrell
Other Names henley/hernley

Looking for info on Richard Henley, born 1600 in Dorsetshire, England. He and his son, Henry, who became a planter, settled in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Richard was married to Sarah Darby and they were married in England. Descendants of Richard and Henry, moved to Virginia and then North Carolina and on to the Southeastern U.S. in what became known as the community of Henleyfield, Miss. My mother, 88, and I are direct descendents of them.

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Henry

ResearcherKarl Swartzel
Other Names: Dennis Dorset Compton Fisher Cook Halsey Hulsey

I am researching my DENNIS and COMPTONS family history.

I have a copy of an 1800's map of Middletown, NJ inscribed with the names of the land owners re: J. DENNIS, COMPTON, FISHER, LEONARD, ETC..

What I have found out so far is these people were Ship Captains, fishermen, farmers, etc. whom migrated down the east coast from Mass. USA in the late 1600's. Some came from Rhode Island USA

Do you have any information you could share and I will be happy to do the same. MY DENNIS Ancestors were ship captains, brick makers, fishermen, farmers and Ministers.

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Henrysonne

Researcher: Lucky Pierre

Am related to the Spragues who came to the American Continent and went to Canada when the Revolution began. They got kicked out and moved to Ohio (Washington County) where they were part of the Ohio Company of early settlers in the region. Zerviah Sprague married David Ross in MAssachusettes. Help?

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Hibbs

Researcher: Susan Nielsen
Other Names: Curtis Hardy Cussans Churchill Tatchell

Henry/Harry CURTIS was born 5 Jul 1856 in Swanage, Dorset, England. He moved to Ontario, Canada and married Eliza Jane BLEVINS on 1 Nov 1882. Henry's father was George CURTIS, who was born 1822/24 in Ulwell, Dorset and married Rosanna in 1843/1849 and he died 4 Sep 1884 in Studland, Dorset. Their children were: Joseph (b.1849-Studland, d.1910), Maria C. (b. before 1850-Studland), Ellen Jane (b.1854-Studland, married Charles HARDY, died before 1902 Bournemouth, Eng.), Henry..., Frank (b. 1859-Swanage, married Alice May MARKS, d. 1902), Martha (b. 1861,chr.Swanage, married Edward Joseph CUSSANS, d.1949). As a young man George worked on Godlingston Farm. Rosanna's name may have been CHURCHILL either as a maiden name or from a previous marriage. George's parents were: William CURTIS (b. 1796-Corfe Castle, Dorset, married 1823-Swanage, d. before 1861) and Maria CURTIS (b. 1798-Studland). William and Maria's children: Joanna (1821), George..., Fanny (1829), Thomas (1832), John (1835/36), Mary (1839/40), and Ellen (1844). Maria's parents were Henry CURTIS (b.1774-1833) and Joanna. Their children: Maria..., Thomas (1799), Henry (1802), Joanna (1803/04), Sarah (1807). Henry's parents were John CURTIS (1743-1800) and Elizabeth. Their children: Henry..., John (1777), William (b.1782, md. Ann HIBBS/WINFRITH), Joseph (1785), Sarah (b. 1787), Ann (b.1790), Mary (1792). John's parents were Henry CURTIS (b. 1712) and Sussanah. Their children: John... and Henry CURTIS (b. 1734-Church Knowle, Dorset and married Elizabeth TATCHELL)
I'm very interested in finding any more information on any of these people.

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Hiscock

Researcher: Rena Sherring
Other Names: Sherring Knott Havell Go(o)dwin Belbin Rose Dashwood Newman Drake

I am searching for information on Richard Sherring born circa 1827 around or near Yeovil, Sommerset. He married Louisa Knott, born circa 1847 in Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Their son John moved to Toronto, Canada in the 1870's. Their daughter Kate was born in Sturminster Newton in 1860. She married George Fredeick Havell in 1884. Then married Charles Go(o)dwin of Mageston Farm, Gillingham, Dorset. Louisa Knott's parents were Elizabeth Belbin and John Knott from Sturminster Newton. Other names are Rose, Dashwood, Newman, Hiscock, and Drake

Researcher: Bonnie Hickey
Other Names:

My ancestor was Richard HISCOCK Bapt 23 May 1777 at Lytchett Matravers. He emmigrated to Newfoundland in 1800. Am seeking any info on HISCOCK family of Lytchett Matravers.

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Hill

Researcher: David Lane
Other Names: Stone

Researching ancestors and descendants of Henry and Emily (Stone) HILL married in Gillingham 12 Jun 1871. Henry HILL born Shaftesbury 16 May 1844, parents Richard HILL and Joanna (Susan) Welch. Emily STONE born Gillingham 7 Jul 1843, parents William STONE and Maria GATEHOUSE.

Researcher: Martin Tolley
Other Names: Tolley Carson Miles

Any information, this century, Weymouth and south Dorset area

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Hillier

Researcher: Chris Formaggia
Homepage: An Anglo-Italian Genealogy Homepage
Other Names: Stacey

I have just linked a pair of my Great Great Grandparents to Dorset. They were Tom and Emma Stacey [nee Hillier]. Tom was born in Motcombe and Emma in Shaftesbury - c1858/59.
Tom is listed as a coach fitter in the 1881 census....when they were living in Shaftesbury. Soon after they moved to Even Swindon where he worked in the GWR works. It would appear [from IGI] that both the Staceys and Hilliers were well established families in Dorset.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone working on these families.

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Hillmore

Researcher: Mrs Rosemary Holloway

When Miriam Smith died in 1850, death was registered by one Mary Hillmore. Was this Miriam's daughter Mary who had married a Mr Hillmore? And if so where did that happen? Mary born 1818, Lyme Regis. Not listed as living at home on 1841 census. Can find no marriage in Dorset, can anyone help please. When John Smith died in 1860 (husband of Miriam), death registered by Elizabeth Gill. Was she daughter Elizabeth born Lyme in 1822? Did she marry a Mr Gill and if so, where? She is on the 1841 census living at home. Again, I can find no further details, so any assistance much appreciated and thanks.

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Hinde

Researcher: Richard W. Hinde
Other Names:

I am researching my grandfather's family. His name was John W. HINDE, b. March 20,1862 in Portland, Dorset, England According to the 1871 census for Portland there was only one John, age 9, listed. He was shown with his parents and siblings at 168 Fortunes Well on page 44. His father is listed as Humphery, age 35...carpenter; husband of Elizabeth Jane, age 29. Siblings: Elizabeth Ann,age 10; Huge,age 7;Ellen,age 5;Geo(?) William, age 3;and Martha,age 1.

John emigrated to the United States about 1880 and settled in Key West, Florida. Some of his siblings emigrated to Austrailia.

Any information would be greatly appreciated and I'll be happy to share my data.

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Hoare

Researcher: Don Hazelton
Other Names:

I am seeking the parents and siblings of:
CORA ANGEL HOARE born in 1834 in Symondsbury, Dorset.
EMILY H. HOARE born in 1838 in Bridport, Dorset

Father possibly SAMUEL HOARE?

CORA ANGEL HOARE was living in Chichester prior to her marriage in May of 1861 @ Southampton to William Cottell Hazelton.

CORA ANGEL HAZELTON was widowed in 1863 and at the 1871 census was living at 9 Prospect Place, Southampton, Hampshire with her sister EMILY H.HOARE. Emily was recorded as being a Schoolmistress

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Hobbs

Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: Cole Chalk Porter Minchin Ayers Crew Powell Tucker Ackerman Squires Randall White Faulkner

Any info Cole and Forrest families at Wimborne Minster, Chalk family near Christchurch, Porter near Poole, Minchin at Christchurch, Ayers at Poole, Crew at Sturminster Newton and Buckhorn Weston, Hobbs at Stalbridge, Powell and Tucker families, Ackerman at Broadwindsor, Squires near Poole, Randall and White at Christchurch, Faulkner near Ringwood,

Mary Tite married April 4, 1749 at Stalbridge to Abednigo Hobbs.

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Hobson

Researcher: Jeff Hobson

My Fa = Andre Lee Hobson; Ma= Dorothy Carol Oborne; MGFa= Arthur Cornelius Oborne; MGMa= Margaret Burgoon; PGFa= Roy Lee Hobson; PGMa= Alice Marie Brux; --; Have Hobson, Burgoon information 1700's to present; Need Oborne, Brux ancestor information back from MGFa and PGMa.

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Hodder

Researcher: Karen Christopher

Researching my family tree on TOOP, TOOPE, and HODDER surnames-from Dorset County (perhaps near Poole). The info I have gathered to date shows John Toop married Mary (Flower) at East Lulworth, County Dorset on November 23, 1760 and had 5 children-Mary b.1762, Elizabeth b.Jul 3,1764, John b.Jun 28, 1767, Sarah b. Oct 7, 1769 and James* b.May 3,1772. *James (my gggg grandfather)married Grace Hodder (widow of Charles) on Oct. 12, 1810 at Ireland's Eye, Newfoundland, Canada. On the Hodder side, I am trying to trace ancestors of Charles Hodder (who married Grace(?) about 1794 at Rider's Harbour/Ireland's Eye, Newfoundland. Charles has one brother Richard and a sister Rachel that I know of. If anyone has any information to share, I would be happy to hear from them.
Many thanks.

Researcher: Lynne Keedwell

Have traced our Hodder family back to 1804 John Hodder(born Uplyme, Devon, lived in Lyme Regis, Dorset. Died c.1884 wife Elizabeth Hoare Born 1812 Axminster Devon. Seeking further info of previous generations and rest of family.

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Hoff

Researcher: Tony Hoff

Researching John Hoff (b.c1814), his family and parents. Lived at Westbury, Sherborne, Dorset. A taylor by trade.

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Holbrook

Researcher: Lucky Pierre

Am related to the Spragues who came to the American Continent and went to Canada when the Revolution began. They got kicked out and moved to Ohio (Washington County) where they were part of the Ohio Company of early settlers in the region. Zerviah Sprague married David Ross in MAssachusettes. Help?

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Holloway

Researcher: Sam Frowde

Thornes of Verwood. Mark Thorne 1848-1929 married Susan Holloway 1849-? Susan Holloway born Lytchett Matravers Rose Hannah Watts. Born 1965? I would like to hear from anyone researching these names.

Researcher: Ian Hunter

Corfe Mullen ?

Researcher: William H. Courtney

My great grandfather was born in Wareham 19 Jun 1803. Died 18 Mar 1886. Married Hannah GOVER 24 Jun 1830. My grandfather was born in Wareham on 5 Nov 1840 and died on Bestwall Farm in Wareham on 9 Mar 1912. He married Ann Louisa HOLLOWAY on 2 Sep 1876.All are listed in the 1881 census for Wareham, East Stoke, RG 11/2100. My father was the 1 year old James. In the 1891 census the list includes four more children but James was omitted. He was taken by his mother to Long Island, New York to live with his uncle James Holloway at about eight years of age. Any information about the family would be greatly appreciated.

William H. Courtney
117 Huntington Court
Grass Valley, CA 95845

Researcher: Ronald F.R. Smith

John born c 1776 Holdenhurst; married Ann

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Honeyfield

Researcher: Brice Petersen
Other Names: Honeywell Goddard Coombes

Mariam Honeyfield married John Candy Goddard on July 20, 1858 in Gillingham Dorset England. John Goddard was born on Feb. 14, 1836. I'm looking for any information on them or any Honeyfield (Honeywell), or Goddard still in the area. The Honeyfiedls owned a store in Gillingham for a while (as well as land). If anyone knows anything about any of this, please contact me. Thanks!

Honeywell

Researcher: Brice Petersen
Other Names: Honeyfield Goddard Coombes

Mariam Honeyfield married John Candy Goddard on July 20, 1858 in Gillingham Dorset England. John Goddard was born on Feb. 14, 1836. I'm looking for any information on them or any Honeyfield (Honeywell), or Goddard still in the area. The Honeyfields owned a store in Gillingham for a while (as well as land). If anyone knows anything about any of this, please contact me. Thanks!

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Hood

Researcher: Keith Wood
Homepage: The Wood Family
Other Names:

I have a family in Bradpole, Bridport, headed by Charles HOOD, b bet 1806-1811, d bet 1845-1851. I believe he is connected to Hood & Co (bag & sailcloth makers) of Bridport.

Researcher: John Alexander Hood
Other Names: Palmer Warr

John HOOD was a sailcloth manufacturer in Bridport who died in 1803. His wife was Susannah PALMER. I am looking for any more information about John. In particular I am looking for a birth or baptism. His grand son Henry made a written statement in 1895 that John was the brother of Lord Samuel Hood and Lord Alexander (Bridport) Hood. If that were to be correct, John would be the son of Rev. Samuel Hood and Mary Hoskyns of both Somerset and Dorset at various times. I do believe that this Rev. Samuel was resident in Beaminster for some time.

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Hooper

Researcher: James Hooper

Henry HOOPER arrv'd in Md, (British Colony) in 1651 with wife Sarah(Rycroft) + children, probably from Barbados. According to Barbadian genealogy society and others he may have been connected to Hoopers of Boveridge Manor, Cranborne, bearing crest or arms of Hoopers there. Edward H. of Boveridge Manor knighted by Charles(I,II?). Any information relating to personage or the manor gratefully sought.

Researcher: Neville Thomas

HOOPER - Winterbourne Came-Broadmayne-Poxwell-Warmwell-Winfrith Newburgh and surrounding area. 1700-1900
NECKLEN - Winterbourne Came 1833-1882
WOODROW - Turners Puddle 1782-1816
TALBOT - Charldon Herring , Winfrith Newburgh 1750-1800

Researcher Andrew Hooper

Im trying to track down ties to my own family name as we came from England, and pryor to that im not to sure where.

Mary Hooper Grand Mother, England
Fred Hooper Grand Father, England
Stuart Fredrick Jones Hooper, Bournmouth, Hampshire, England Father (Son of the above)
Patricia Helen Hooper, (Semb) Mother

Andrew Stuart Hooper, Auckland, New Zealand, Me
Deborah Lorna Hooper, (Taylor), Auckland, New Zealand, Wife
Shaun Mark Hooper, (Taylor), Auckland, New Zealand, Son
Stuart Fredrick James Hooper, Auckland, New Zealand, Son
Jim Munden, he lived in Poole, Dorset and died i think Mid 1980's, he was my uncle.
Any assistance would be appreciated.

Researcher: Rachel Hamilton

Searching for info on descendants and ancestors of William OLD who married in 1775 to Catherine ILES. Their children : (1) Robert William OLD b.1776 - marr 1810 Ann HOOPER (2) Maria OLD b.1781 - marr George HOOPER (3) Robert OLD b.1795 Tarrant Rawston - marr Catherine HOOPER (4) Richard OLD b.1801 - married 1833 Wimborne, Donna Catherine Matilda HOOPER-CRANE. Ann, George, and Catherine HOOPER are all chdn of William HOOPER b.1736 Tarrant Rawston, and, Elizabeth WATTS. Donna Catherine Matilda HOOPER-CRANE is the daughter of John CRANE b.1777 Child Okeford, and, Mary HOOPER b.1779. Any information, much appreciated. Thanks.

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Hopkins

Researcher: Paula Carr

Looking for any information on Wiiliam Hopkins who married Mary Degreesh in Christchurch 27 Nov.1783. I would be greatful for any Hopkins leads that could identify their descendents.

ResearcherHeidi Matthews
Other Names: Matthews Barrett Harris Budgell Burton Roberts

I live in Newfoundland, Canada, and am searching for information pertaining to to surnames mentioned above. these are the names of my ancestors, who came from england probably during the 18th century. my primary interest is in the Matthews', who supposedly came from Dorset and settle d on the east coast of Newfoundland. Communities of importance in Newfoundland include, Old Perlican, Brownsdale, Twillingate, and Dildo. If anyone knows anything about Newfoundland genealogy, or any of these names in general, please contact me. it would be much appreciated. thanx!!!

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Hoskins

Researcher: Deb Palmer Redfearn
Other Names: Chip Halson Hoskins Palmer

Looking for information on John PALMER and Ruth CHIP who married in Powerstock in 1777. Their children were: John, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, Richard and William. William, b. 1791 in Nettlecombe is my gggrandfather. He married Hannah HOSKINS in 1815 in Whitchurch Canonicorum. Hannah b. @1789 is thought to be the daughter of William and Sarah (Halson) HOSKINS of Whitchurch. I would appreciate any assistance with these families and have some information to share.

Researcher: John H. Mabey, Jr.
Other Names: Ackerman Mabey MaberChalker Demet Howe

I am interested in family history information about any MABEY family who lived in and around the Mapperton - Powerstock - Wraxall area of Dorset, just north of Bridport, during the time period of the 1850's and before. Information I have on my direct Mabey line is as follows:

  • Albert Mabey, born 4 Sep 1843, Wraxall, son of:

  • Thomas Mabey, born 15 Oct 1812, Mapperton, son of:

    • Married Esther Chalker

  • William Mabey, chr 21 Sep 1777, Mythe (Mapperton), son of:

    • Married Sarah Ackerman

  • Jonathan Mabey, born 22 Feb 1748, Mythe, son of:

    • Married Ann Demet

  • Jonathan Mabey, chr 10 Jan 1725, Powerstock, son of:

    • Married Mary Ackerman

  • Jonathan Maber(?), abt 1696, Powerstock.

Anyone having information on the above persons, or who shares a common interest, please contact me. The other surnames I have posted also connect into my Mabey line (all from Dorset).

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House

Researcher: Chris House
Other Names: Langford

Especially in Wool, Dorset - descendants of George Harris (1777-1838)

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Howe

Researcher: John H. Mabey, Jr.
Other Names: Ackerman Mabey Maber Chalker Demet Hoskins

I am interested in family history information about any MABEY family who lived in and around the Mapperton - Powerstock - Wraxall area of Dorset, just north of Bridport, during the time period of the 1850's and before. Information I have on my direct Mabey line is as follows:

  • Albert Mabey, born 4 Sep 1843, Wraxall, son of:

  • Thomas Mabey, born 15 Oct 1812, Mapperton, son of:

    • Married Esther Chalker

  • William Mabey, chr 21 Sep 1777, Mythe (Mapperton), son of:

    • Married Sarah Ackerman

  • Jonathan Mabey, born 22 Feb 1748, Mythe, son of:

    • Married Ann Demet

  • Jonathan Mabey, chr 10 Jan 1725, Powerstock, son of:

    • Married Mary Ackerman

  • Jonathan Maber(?), abt 1696, Powerstock.

Anyone having information on the above persons, or who shares a common interest, please contact me. The other surnames I have posted also connect into my Mabey line (all from Dorset).

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Howlett

ResearcherMike Howlett

I am looking for any information on Howlett who went to Newfoundland, Canada in 1750's and later. They settled in Petty Harbour which is 10 miles outside of St. John's and also in St. John's. I have an idea that a James Howlett came to Petty Harbour in 1765 and Michael Howlett came to St. John's in 1780. There may be more Howletts that came over later on. Thank you

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Howard

Researcher: Raye Kayler-Thomson
Other Names: Griffin Barter Cherrett Sharland Troke

William Griffin b.1840 in Wimborne, married Julia Sharland b.1841 Canford. William and his son Walter b.1868 Broadstone, were Builders in Broadstone. Julia's father Elias Sharland b.c.1818 Salisbury, had a brick yard in Broadstone and owned most of Broadstone, he was married three times, firstly to Ann Scott 1817-1874 London, Ruth Cottingham, and Emma Styring (who was the sister of Frederick Styring, Poole Brewer and Mayor of Poole).
Cherrett's from Corfe Mullen,
Howard/Forward from Wimborne,
Troke from Alford to Broadstone.

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Howell

Researcher: Donna Johnson
Other Names: Allen Trenchard Fogwell

GGGrandparents Robert C. ALLEN and wife Julianna TRENCHARD had four daughters. Daughter Alice Allen and her twin sister were born May 1853 in Dorset. I have Alice's copy of "Tom Brown's School Days," inscribed: Alice Allen, Dec 20th 1871, Alford Lodge, Banbury. Alice married Thomas Vincent HOWELL, son of Thomas Howell, Sr. of Dorset and Jane Stammer FOGWELL of Portsmouth, on July 19, 1879 at Walton Church. Howell family owned an ironworks at Waterloo. Alice and Thomas immigrated to US, followed by his parents and his brothers and sisters. Am hoping to find information on these folks, their Dorset relations, and the locations mentioned above. Thanks for any help!

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Howlett

Researcher: Mike Howlett

I am looking for any information on Howlett who went to Newfoundland, Canada in 1750's and later. They settled in Petty Harbour which is 10 miles outside of St. John's and also in St. John's. I have an idea that a James Howlett came to Petty Harbour in 1765 and Michael Howlett came to St. John's in 1780. There may be more Howletts that came over later on. Thank you

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Hulsey

ResearcherKarl Swartzel
Other Names: Dennis Dorset Compton Fisher Cook Henry Halsey

I am researching my DENNIS and COMPTONS family history.

I have a copy of an 1800's map of Middletown, NJ inscribed with the names of the land owners re: J. DENNIS, COMPTON, FISHER, LEONARD, ETC..

What I have found out so far is these people were Ship Captains, fishermen, farmers, etc. whom migrated down the east coast from Mass. USA in the late 1600's. Some came from Rhode Island USA

Do you have any information you could share and I will be happy to do the same. MY DENNIS Ancestors were ship captains, brick makers, fishermen, farmers and Ministers.

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Hunt

Researcher: Robyn Clark
Other Names: Burden

I am researching Jesse and Elizabeth Ann (Burden) Hunt who emmigated in 1848 with their 5 year old son Alban from Stour Provost, Dorset. Jesse Hunt was born circa 1821 in the county and his wife on 15 Feb 1824 at Stour Provost.

Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: Crew Bridport/Burport/Burpot

George CREW baptized Okeford Fitzpaine 1786 son of Joseph CREW and Susannah (BRIDPORT) of Sturminster Newton. Also a Robert (Robin or Robert Jr) born in Dorset about 1798. Robert's father died young in Dorset from the effects of a snake bite and the widow CREW re married to a man named HUNT most likely at Buckhorn Weston.

Researcher: Simon Harrington

William HUNT and his wife Dinah lived in Sherborne in the 1840s but I have been unable to trace them further back. The son Joseph and his wife Melina moved to Piddletrenthide where he and his son William Joseph (born 1852) developed a blacksmith and wheelwright business.

Researcher: Colin Ferguson
Website: Colin Fergusons Genealogy Research Page

Amelia NEW at age 16 arrived NSW aboard the ship Emigrant with her father William 41, her mother Jane 38 or 39 and her Aunt Jane NEW (nee MONCKTON) 38 or 39 in 1849. Her cousins, brothers and sisters are listed in the passenger list as Andrew 2, Anne 10, Dinah 13, Elizabeth 17, Emanuel 12, Emily 8, Henrietta 6, James 15, Mark 13 and Mary Anne 18. Amelia is Miria NEW c 3 March 1833, Stourpaine, Dorset, England d/o William NEW and Jane HUNT as listed in the British Vital Records CD published by LDS. I need more info on both William and Jane. William was a farmer born about 1808.

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Hurdle

Researcher: Peter B Hills

John Hurdle b. abt 1801 in Poole m. Mary Brown 1826 Longfleet d.1843 then m. Sarah Stickland b.abt 1809 in Highwood m.1847 in Poole d unknown. Son Joseph Stickland Hurdle b.1851 emigrated to NZ 1873. Interested in contact with any other Hurdle family in Dorset.

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Huse

Researcher: Christine Colbourne
Other Names: Colbourne Brickell Powell Wallbridge Shave Robbins Extance

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Hussey

Researcher: bob Hatcher
Other Names: Hatcher Burt Russell Ayscoughe Crowder

researching any /all of the names in DORSET from 1500 to the modern day but primarily the HATCHER family.

Website: The English Hatcher home page

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Husted

Researcher: Husted
Website: HUSTED FAMILY LINES

Families of Husted,Hewsted,Heusted,ect. Get our families our familiy's, and research together.

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Hutchings

Researcher: Chris Hutchings
Other Names:

Researching the Hutchings family, Burton Bradstock/Bridport, especially Henry Hutchings born 1811...possibly Burton Bradstock

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Hyde

Researcher: Geraldine Gasparelli
Other Names: Hallett Travers

TRAVERS - Netherbury, Dorset 1700 - 1930
HALLETT - Netherbury, Dorset, 1700 - 1900
HYDE - Loders, Dorset, 1700 - 1900.
Glad to exchange notes with fellow researchers of these names.

Researcher: Robert Marsh
Other Names: Marsh Jefford Crabb

Seeking ancestors (and descendants) of Charles MARSH (b.22 May 1838, Bradpole, Bridport, son of Elias MARSH and Mary Ann JEFFORD) and Leah HYDE (b.2 Nov 1838 at nearby Loders, dau. of John HYDE and Ann CRABB).

Their children were Florence E., Frances L., Matthew Charles (my g.grandfather), Ellen E., Fred J., Ada L., Sarah Kate, Lilian, Isabella, Mabel Laura, Alfred John, Thomas E., Ernest R. and Ella.

Anyone connect?

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Hounsell

Researcher: Karen Chessell

I am researching four DORCHESTER families: Hounsell, Amor, Harris and Hiron. My HOUNSELL ancestors originated from LONG BREDY: William Hounsell married Elizabeth Lowman in 1759. The Hounsells later established a stonemason business at BROADWEY, near Weymouth.

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Hiron

Researcher: Karen Chessell

I am researching four DORCHESTER families: Hounsell, Amor, Harris and Hiron. My HOUNSELL ancestors originated from LONG BREDY: William Hounsell married Elizabeth Lowman in 1759. The Hounsells later established a stonemason business at BROADWEY, near Weymouth.

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