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Researcher: Cyril Taylor
Other Names: Orman

ORMAN -- Cranborne, Verwood and East Dorset
KAIL -- Witchampton and East Dorset

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Caroline Gurney
Other Names: Cates

I am researching the CATES family in East Lulworth, Dorset. My earliest known ancestor is James CATES, married Mary and had 9 children between 1698 and 1713, all in East Lulworth. I am descended from their 4th child Mary CATES baptised 5 July 1703 at East Lulworth.

Website: Caroline Gurney's Family History

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: Keats Newman

William BAKER, born Wareham 1761 son of George and Jane. Also Robert KEATS born Wareham 1763 son of Robert KEATS and Anne (NEWMAN).

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Researcher: Gale Hock
Other Names: Scott Gard Gale Bryant

My maternal grandfather Albert SCOTT was born in Bridport, Dorset. The names I am most interested in are SCOTT & GALE.

Thomas SCOTT married Edith BARLETT 1769 Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset
Thomas's son, James SCOTT married Hannah TROTT 1792 Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset
James's son Abraham SCOTT married Frances GARD 1820 Allington, Dorset
Abraham's son Charles SCOTT married Keren-happuch GALE 1841 Allington, Dorset
Charles's son Albert SCOTT married Ada Rodgers 1883 Pittsburgh, PA.
Charles brought his family to New York by way of Newfoundland in 1872.

My GALE line is

David GALE married Ann KEECH 1773 Bridport, Dorset
David's son Thomas GALE married Sarah BRYANT 1805 Bridport, Dorset
Thomas's daughter Keren-happuch Gale married Charles SCOTT 1841 Bridport,Dorset

I would like to find someone who is also working on these names.

I have a list of burials at St. Swithuns church in Allington, Dorset that I would be happy to look up a name for anyone.

Researcher: Graham Thomas
Other Names: Bartlett Bryer

Researching John KEECH b.1812 in Bridport, married Jane BARTLETT in 1836 at Bridport. Lived in Abbotsbury where he was a tailor. Children included Rosely b.1837 married Henry BRYER in 1861. George b.1839; Frank b.1841; Thomas b.1844 and Reuben b.1856. All were born in Abbottsbury

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Bob Stone

I am interested in a Benjamin STONE (Quarryman) who married on 26 Sep 1801 in St. George's Parish, Portland, Dorset to Jane ELLIOTT who was baptised 10 Apr 1774 in Portland. They had the following children: Catherine STONE born 1801 at Portland Will STONE born 25 Mar 1804 at Portland John STONE born 25 Oct 1808 at Portland Jane STONE born 10 Nov 1811 at Portland Benjamin STONE born 22 May 1814 at Weston,Portland Rebecca STONE born 13 Oct 1816 at Weston,Portland. Benjamin STONE married on 26 Sept 1839 Parish of MelcombeRegis, Dorset to Ann SIMMONDS, daughter of Thomas SIMMONDS.They in turn had eight children. One of these children wasa Richard Benjamin STONE who married a Thirza Ann WAY. This marriage took place on 18 Jul 1868 in Weymouth, Dorset. Thirza was the daughter of John WAY and Naomi Barratt KEEPING I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on these families.

Researcher: Karen Miles

looking for details of any Dorset Keepings especially in the Cranborne Chase area, Woodlands, Horton, Gussage All Saints, Wimborne Minster, Mannington

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Researcher: Frank D. Croft
Other Names: Cox

Searching for ancestors of William COX b.Wool 1818 m. Martha KELLAWAY b. Dorchester 1827. Marriage in Wareham Mar 1 1847

Researcher: Steve Brown
Other Names:

Looking for ancestors of John Maron Fever Kellaway, b. Puncknowle Dorset in 1828. Father John Kellaway, mother Phoebe

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Cyril Taylor
Other Names: Taylor Ross Dober Stevens Joy

My father, Cyril Edwin TAYLOR, was born in Poole, Dorset in 1905. He came to the United States with his parents, brothers and sisters, in 1913. I am greatly learning more about my Dorset ancestry. See the March 1997 edition of the Journal of The Dorset Family History Society for "Member' Interests", Member No. 1783.

Taylor - Woolland, Kinson, Parkstone, Gillingham Ross - Holwell, IbbertonDober - StalbridgeKelley - ParkstoneStevens - Parkstone/WarehamJoy - Cranborne, Verwood, Three Legged Cross (Woolsbridge Farm)

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Sue James
Other Names:

Frederick John KEMPSTER, born circa 1835 in Middlesex. Married Sarah LAVENDAR/LEVENDER. CHILDREN: - Frederick, Henry, Louisa, George, Mary, Ella. Frederick (Jnr) born Aldershot, 1867. Henry and Louisa born Poona, India. Louisa is thought to have married a BYATT. George, Mary and Ella born Portland, Dorset. Frederick (Snr) was a prison warder at Portland. My grandmother (Ella) said she used to live "in the prison" itself. Anyone know any of the history on the jail? Any KEMPSTER information welcome.

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Perry Kendall
Other Names: Fiander

I am interested in any information regarding the KENDALL family name, in particular that of a John Kendall (my great great great grandfather) who was possibly born in Marnhull, Dorset sometime in the early 1800's and who came out to Newfoundland in the employ of Newman and Company of Dartmouth, Devonshire in the early 1830's. Any information would be appreciated! Thanks


Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names:

William KENTLE born about 1760 near Christchurch.

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Researcher: Judith Taylor
Other Names: Balston Seymour Heath

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.

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: Corbin Hailey 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.

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Wayne D Burgess
Other Names: Bishop, Chamberlain, Chamberlaine, Coward, Notly

CHAMBERLAIN family history, relatives & related info. John Chamberlayne born Bockhampton Stinsford Parish 1749 married Hannah BISHOP born 1762 Fordington St. George. Eleanor COWARD born 1790 married John Chamberlaine born 1792 in Bockhampton. Coward family Robert, Henry, Robert & Robert born Stinsford in 1600's related families. Would like info on Stinsford Churchyard and family connections.

Researcher: John R. Ellen
Other Names: Ellen/Elin

Thomas ELLEN, died 1837 in Shaftesbury. Probably born 1777, but where? Any links to ELLEN / ELIN name around this time would be appreciated.

Thomas married Mary KING in Shaftesbury in 1801 and had 10 children: Elizabeth King, William King, Thomas, John (my gggfather), Mary, Samuel, Jane Selina, Samuel, James and Maria Louisa.

Thomas, Elizabeth and Jane all emigrated to Australia. Samuel emigrated to America.

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Diane Smith
Other Names: Noake Downe Piddell Nosseter

NOAKE, Edward 1600s and Thomas 1600-1783 of Sherborne, Dorset. The names of wives of these men: DOWNE, Katharine b 1700s, PIDDELL, Mary b 1600s, NOSSETER, Mary b 1700s, KINGMAN, Ann b 1782.

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Researcher: Gerry Kingsbury
Other Names: Collins, Whiting

Am seeking information on the family of Kennard James KINGSBURY b.6 Apr 1812 @ Blandford, Eng. and d.24 May 1886 @Hempreston,Eng. He marr 6 July 1850 to Louisa Jacobs b.1830 @ Cranborn, Eng. and they had ten children; Thomas Kennard, Annie Louisa, Emma Abi, Mary Ann, Alice, James, Phoebe Louise, Jennith (Janet Ellen), Caroline, and Walter Jacob.

The son, James, was b.15 Dec 1862 @ Witchampton (Dorset) and marr Ellen Marie WHITING 13 July 1882 @ Christchurch, Southampton. They had a dau born in Jan 1883 in England and soon after they came to the US via Canada where a son was born in Oct 1884. He came to Rochester,NY in 1886 where he and his family set up residence. James and Ellen had four additional children; Frank b.1888, James b.1890, Abi Louisa b.1893 and Walter James b.1896 who is the father of my husband, Kenneth James.

Phoebe Louise, sister of James, marr 18 Nov 1881 to Charles Cull COLLINS at Christchurch, Southampton and was widowed in 1899. Phoebe and Charles had five children; Charles, Mabel, Walter, Alice and Nellie. Phoebe remained in England but two of her children, Walter and Alice did come to the US. Phoebe later remarried to Cecil KING and is buried in Torquay Cemetary.

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: Corbin Hailey Kerley 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.

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Lorraine Batstone
Other Names: Batstone

I am searching for any information on the KNIGHT's in particular but hoping to find information on BATSTONE's. It has been said that my ancestors originated from Dorset.

Researcher: Vicky Hannam
Other Names: Hannam

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.

Dorset Surnames Index


Researcher: Rena Sherring
Other Names: Sherring Havell 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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