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Researcher: Lynn Aubertin

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: Robin Linn

Beaminster, Cattistock area, 1600 up.

ResearcherAntony lane

I have traced my line back to Joseph Lane 1806-1850 married in Huntspill Somerset in 1833 to Susan Newton. They had 5 Children.George Lane my GG Grandfather 1835 married to Hanah Andrews. Henry Lane 1839 married to Fanny?. John Lane 1844 married to Caroline? And Richard Lane 1848 married to Sarah Crocker. George Lane moved to Dorset and as far as I can tell the others stayed in Somerset. I have made contact with current reletives via the internet and they are connected to Richard Lane ,they are living in Canada. But I would like to fine some connection to the rest of my reletives.Here's hoping.
Other Names:- Crocker, Newton, Hatcher, Andrews, A'Court, Drake, Street, Williams, Mansfield, Fancy, Ansty, Gallop, Haskell, Parsons, Plus Lanes from Marnhul Dorset.Some connections I have just 1 name others more information.

Researcher: Vivian Pritchard

Looking for descendants of Albert Lane b 1866 Leigh, Dorset Thomas Lane b c 1871 Leigh Frank Lane b c 1873 Longfleet. Sons of my g. grandfather Edwin, a carpenter, wheelwright, and innkeeper of the Bear Cross Inn, Kinson. Mother Elizabeth a beer retailer in 1891 census. Sister Fanny married 1891. oldest brother Arthur became a grocer in London. Surely someone knows about Frank, landlord of the Bear Cross 1929-1931? Other Lane names from that period are Doug, Emily, Archie and Frida. Many thanks! Viv (nee Lane)

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Researcher: Stephen Charles Phillips

Request any information on Charles Davis Phillips b. 1.07.1892. Bere Regis (my grandfather) and his father Charles Phillips (nickname Blondin ) (married to ? Langdon) Butt Lane , Bere Regis.

Charles Davis Phillips. Joined 3rd Dorset Militia 1909. Great War 1914 Mons Star. 1st Battle of Ypres, wounded, wounded again Palestine . Discharged 16.9.1919 unfit further service. Married. Nellie May Maude Ames in Bournemouth and had 2 children Charles and Peter Phillips. Had own Painting and Decorating business" CD Davis" in Bournemouth circa 1935-50. d.30.11.1971

Researcher: Diane Rivet

Searching for info on Selina Langdon who married Samuel Francis, Dorset. Also searching for info on Jane and Clementine Budgell who each married William Francis. Diane in Saskatchewan, Canada

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Researcher: Chris House
Other Names: House

In Wool, Dorset

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Researcher: Sue Sutton
Other Names: Ashton

Searching for info and descendants of William LARACOMBE and Mary ASHTON/ASHMENT, 1820'S in South Perrott

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Researcher: David Laskey
Other Names:

I am searching for connections to Hugh LASKIN who arrived in Massachusets in 1628 on a vessel called the "Abigail". According to the passenger manifest he was from a town called "Childhay" in Dorset. Some time before 1692 the spelling of the surname was changed to its current form (LASKEY).

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Researcher: Elizabeth Benetti
Other Names: Powell

William Latty born c1771 South Petherton SOM m ? Elizabeth....
lived Spar Acer Bradpole DORSET d. 1851
Eldest daughter Charlotte b. 1811 ? Weymouth /Bridport m. George POWELL son of Wm POWELL

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Researcher: Mason Laver

Son of a Sherborne farmer “of the sturdy old school” *James Laver b 1850 d: Married Julia Mary Dew b: d : on Oct 3 1874 Victor Stanley Laver b: d: April 1915 in France 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade Lived in Saskatoon, Canada 1 Frederick Percy Laver b: 1886 (1876?)d 1938 age 51. Married Emily Crew 1915 Lived in Tasmania buried in Lyell Cemetery, Queenstown Tasmania. 3 **Walter James Laver b: Oct 19 1880 Barnstable, Devonshire d: Oct 16 1937 (Heart attack on hunting trip) age 57 in Victoria. Lived in Victoria since 1905. Buried at The Royal Oak Burial Park Victoria BC. Occupation: Display Manager at David Spencer’s Ltd for 20 years. . Before he came to Canada he went as a Lace buyer to South Africa. Married Evelyn Julia Norton b: 1881 in London England d: July 12 1953 in Colwood. Came to Canada in 1912. Occupation: sales woman for 7 years on Regent Street in London. etc. etc..... This is as far back as I have been able to go other than a brief mention in the Bridgewater and Somerset Advertiser- of an S. Laver born 1768 and died at 64 at Sharpham park Jan 30 1832. I would appretiate any information regarding the Laver name. Thank you for you time. Mason Laver

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Researcher: Dorothy Amey

My GGGrandfather John Amey, born 1788 at Cranborne married Elizabeth Lawford. He came to Australia in 1840s and died and was buried here. No mention of his wife coming to Australia. Would be very grateful for any info about Amey or Lawford.

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Researcher: Dave Saunders

In search of ancestors and descendants of William SAUNDERS and Leah LAWRENCE. William & Leah married Jan, 24, 1858 at St. Peters Church, Parkstone, District of Poole. Leah's fathers name was George. William's parents names are unknown. They had five children, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ellen, Cornelius and Eliza. Leah died in London on Dec 23, 1868. William and the five children emigrated to Canada in 1872. William and Leah are my gg grandparents.

Researcher: Richard A. Derrick
Website: Richard's Albums

I'm researching LAWRENCE from Fontmell Magna and Fifehead Neville and Also ROGERS from Fordington and Dorchester. All my family tree's can be found on my homepage.

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Researcher: Gloria Bagwell

Looking for a connection with Bagwells in England, possibly sent to colonies as rebels following Monmouth Rebellion? Known: my gggggrandfather was Daniel Bagwell married to Elizabeth ?, son Frederick (b. 1759) and married to Mary Hill. Was Daniel a son of one of the deported rebels? I've lost my ancestors and really would treasure finding them. Any help from anyone with Bagwells who went to colonies? We Bagwells here have a research group for the different branches and would love to hear from you.

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Researcher: Pamela Boyer Porter

Seeking info on Elias FUDGE, born 1817, Corscombe, Dorset, died after 1891, Occupation Tailor. He was baptised in the Parish of Corscombe 2 March 1817, son of Sarah Fudge, abode Corscombe, single woman, ceremony performed by Minister. Married Isabel LEGG, b. 1816 in Isle of ? or Evershot, Dorset, died after 1891. Had these children: Fredric, Ann S. (married CRITCHFIELD), Robert C., Joseph, Richard (married Jane CURTIS and emigrated to United States abt 1880), Elias, Cornelius John, Charles.

Elias also had a sister, Caroline FUDGE, b. 1833 in Corscombe. Will share info with anyone researching these lines.

Researcher: Gordon Legge

I'm looking for ancestral data on Joseph Legg of Milton Abbas who died April 13, 1764. He was married to Joan Riddif. Any information on their dates of birth, parents, etc, would be much appreciated. Some of this data may be available in the Dorset County Records office in Dorchester. I have some data on their descendants, including the families of James and William Legg who emigrated to York County, Ontario, Canada in about 1840. I'd be happy to share this information. Thanks.

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Researcher: Nick Brooks
Other Names: Brooks Greening Welch Adams Moon

Searching for the BROOKS family, mainly from Bridport. My grandfather was Harold Septimus Victor Brooks, born London 1897, married Gertrude May Lester, 1925.
Harold's parents were Henry John BROOKS, born Bridport 1856, & Jane GREENING, born South Poorton 1856.
Henry John's parents were: Edmund William BROOKS, born Symondsbury 1812, & Sarah WELCH, born Bridport 1816.
Edmund's parents were: Joseph BROOKS, born Wells, Somerset 1777 & Temperance MOON, born Watchet 1782.

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Researcher: Robert Pike
Other Names: Pike

I was hoping to find out any information on the Pike family and Linstead family of southern Labrador. The Pike family moved from England to Eastern Newfoundland and then to Labrador. The Linstead family, however, could possibly have moved directly from England or Ireland or stopped at Newfoundland for an unquestionable amount of time. Any information contact me at or .

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Researcher: Chris Jefferys

From Winfrith Newburgh and Chaldon Herring

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Researcher: Cheryl Fletcher

Mark Lockyer b.1828 married Mary Ann Morgan b.1831 he was a farmer at Verwood, Three Cross, Manor Farm in Dorset. Their children were: Ann,Ellen,Mark,Sarah,Susan Jane,May Maria,Simon,Eliza Jane,Rose,Henry John,Bessie,Herbert,Florence Ada,Gertrude Laura(she married Frederick Walker!)

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Researcher Dr Roger H Leech

Information needed on immediate relatives, ancestors or descendants of William Lodge the elder, will made at Castletown near Sherborne 1662, his sons probably including George, Joseph, Jerome (all later in Ireland, co. Kilkenny), William and Oliver - any information on parishes in Dorset or Somerset with near contemporary occurences of name Lodge.

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Researcher: Debra Raymond

Tracing surname Lodder in Stour Provost, East Stour, West Stour and Todber, Dorset.

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Researcher: Donna King

Looking for information on Annie WHITE, names of parent's possibly Kate LOVELESS and H. John WHITE. Annie WHITE married Albert NASH 11 April 1914 at St Mary's Church, in the Parish of Piddleton, in the County of Dorset. Witnesses for this wedding were H.J. White and Emily E. White. Albert NASH was a Stoker on the H.M.S. Monarch at the time of the wedding. Contact Mrs. Donna King, 45 - 165 Kozlov Street, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 7M7 if you have any information on these families. Wish to make contact with any living relatives.

Website: Donna's Genealogy Page

Researcher: Irene Howgate nee Loveless

Like most Lovelesses I was brought up being told that we descended from the Tolpuddle Martyr Lovelesses. I have been researching Loveless for five years and have collected a lot of information. I would love to hear from anyone interested in this name.
My ggg grandfather was Robert William Loveless.

Researcher: Carol Park, nee Loveless

Searching for chidren of William Loveless of Tolpuddle. Buried in Tolpuddle cemetery - circa 1816 (hard to read). Was he sibling of Tolpuddle Martyrs - George and James. Any information regarding siblings or this William much appreciated

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Researcher: Va. Stannard

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: Philip Lovell

Researching ancestors, the Lovells of WIMBORNE, Dorset, England. John Lovell born Canford Magna abt 1811. Married Eliza in abt 1836, 7+ children including John George who married Mary Jane Long 1859 in Wimborne. Their 4+ children including Frederick John born 1872.

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Researcher: K. M. Lobo

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.

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Lowe / Low / Loe

Researcher: Charles Edward Lowe Jr

Looking for info on parents (John LOW(E) & Elizabeth ?) of Henry Edmund Low(e) born 15 July 1816 in Spetisbury Parish, Dorsetshire, England. Signed on with military at age 18 in Westminister. Served 20+ years with last place of service in St. John's, Newfoundland, in Royal Newfoundland Companies. Mother's maiden name not currently known. Father believed to have been a seaman from Galway, Ireland. Mother on Church of England "welfare" until Henry Edmund was eight years old.

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Researcher: Lynne (Puckett) Vickson

I am researching the PUCKETT family of Stinsford, Charminster and Puddletown. To date I have confirmed information back to 1805. I hope anyone who has this family in their genealogy will contact me so we can compare notes. I am also looking for information about the BLABER family, of Sussex, possible Firle. This is more recent, about 1870. I believe the parents died and two children were raised by relatives, then emigrated to Canada. The LOWMAN family includes Ellen Lowman b 11 10 1853 in Alton Pancras, Dorset. She died in 1936, probably in Dorset, with the surname Clothier. This is my great grandmother. Thanks in advance. Lynne, Ontario

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Researcher: Graham Hart

In 1841,1851 the family were in Wareham. James LUCAS married Ann ??. Children were Annie(m Skinner), Charles (m a BEST) and Jane. There are three Marriages that match in Dorset and we think it is James Lucas of Nether Cerne marrying Ann OLD at Church Knowle. Our ANN is born in Charminster but we can't find her... We have a LOT of info on LUCAS' in the area from Dorchester to Purbeck. James and Ann's Daughter Annie married John Skinner from Organford. - BROWN, DOMINEY, and FANCY are all ancestors down this line. Any LUCAS information welcome. If I have to get every LUCAS line in DORSET to sort this out then I will.

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Researcher: Philip Lombard

Seeking parents of Matthew LUMBERT/LUMBARD pre1800 Thorncombe/Hawkchurch area.

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Researcher: Philip Lombard

Seeking parents of Matthew LUMBERT/LUMBARD pre1800 Thorncombe/Hawkchurch area.

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Researcher: Roma Draper
Other Names:

Anywhere in Dorset

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