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Rabbetts

Researcher: Liz Millward
Other Names: Rabbetts Scammell

I am particularly interested in the RABBETTS of Ashmore, Dorset but would welcome contact with anyone researching this name.
Other names associated with this family are HARE(!)BELL, BEACH, FRAMPTON and LUSH.

Researcher: Lesli Langsmith
Other Names: Foot(t) Rose

I am looking for more information on Susanna FOOT(T) who married Thomas RABBETTS. The only child I know of was Elizabeth RABBETTS, born 14 Sep. 1724 Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Elizabeth married Joseph ROSE on 7 Feb. 1748 at Shillingston, Dorset.

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Raishley

Researcher: Oz Morris

Seeking any reference to these surnames in the area of Hilton & surrounds and in Broadway & surrounds.

Researcher: Peter Morris

Any info on these surnames is appreciated as I have limited details at this stage. Any info on the "Hartfoot Lane" location in Dorset would also be of great help.

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Rake

Researcher: Bill Brankowitz
Other Names: Brooks

John RAKE married Mary Ann BROOKS, possibly the John and Mary Ann Rake of Marnhull, Dorset. Daughter Jane born circa 1826, son George born circa 1828, both in England. Came to US circa 1828-1830 and settled in Monroe, Orange County, NYwhere they had their remaining children. I am looking for any information on this family. John probably born 1798-1801 and Mary Ann about 1804.

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Randell/Randall

Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: White Minchin Harris

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

Researcher: Frank Dement

All from Beaminster or Netherbury.My Great Grandfather William Dement Married Mary Ann Samways 19 August 1839 Her Father Henry Samways Married Mary Raindle 15 August 1816 His Father Elby Samways Married Mary Barter 21 Sept 1778 His Father Peter Samways Married Grace Bishop 6 August 1737 William Dement's Father David Dement otherwise Stevens Married Ann Pitman 10 Feb 1807 her father Nicholas married Elizabeth Gale. Any information would be appreciated

Researcher: Geoffrey Everest

Looking for info on Charles William Pearce b.Affpuddle 1808 also his wife Maria Spencer (no dates). Their (apparently)only son Charles William Pearce b.1837 in Wool married Mary Randall (Rendle...etc)b.1849 in Weymouth.

Researcher: Pam Newman

I am researching: STAINER and variants in Woolcom, Somerset; STICKLAND pre 1900 around Piddletown, Dorset, England; and RANDALL and variants pre 1826 around Wool, Dorset, England.

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Rawlings

Researcher: K. M. Lobo
Other Names: Welch Hallett 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 find 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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Raymond

Researcher: David Hastings
Other Names: Upward New Mortimer Dorey Gillingham Whitmarsh

Most of my mother's ancestors came from Dorset.

UPWARD & NEW originated in Stourpaine, MORTIMER from Wareham, DOREY from East Stoke, GILLINGHAM from Hazelbury Bryan and Buckland Newton, RAYMOND (& variants) from Tollard Royal (actually in Wiltshire) and WHITMARSH from Cann. Another NEW family came from Pimperne.

If anybody else is researching these names, please contact me.

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Raynold

Researcher: Michael Brown
Other Names: Brown Day Reynolds Raynold Rolls

Reynolds and Rolls are from Dorchester in the mid 1700s
Brown and Day from Puddletown in the late 1700s and early 1800s
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Rayworth

Researcher: Nigel Bell
Other Names: Bowring

Looking for genealogy for Bowring and Rayworth in the Dorchester, Broadmayne areas.

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Read

Researcher: Pamela Coleman
Other Names: Bartley

James BARTLEY (c1802) and Elizabeth READ (c1804) lived in GILLINGHAM, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Their children were listed in the census as Ann, Charles, Eliza, Felix and Albert (all born between 1830 and 1841). Father was an agricultural labourer. Felix BARTLEY met Sarah Lucy GRAY of nearby Mere in Wiltshire and they left the area for Kent and then East London, having four children (from 1863 to 1872). I am interested in any information about the village of Gillingham and old photographs of the area c1860. Would also love to exchange information with any Bartley descendants.

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Rebbeck

Researcher: Judy Rebbeck
Other Names: Vining

I am tracing a family descended from father James Rebbeck who was buried 15 Oct 1801, "of Compton Abbas". His burial date is from the Fontmell Magna Parish Register. His second wife, Mary STICKLAND survived him. He had at least one son by his first wife. The son was Luke VINING (variants exist) who became known as REBBECK. Luke, 1765--30 Dec 1844, was a Dairyman in Fontmell Magna. Luke had four or five children baptised as VINING whose descendants are REBBECKs. Other names in this family are MOGGRIDGE, BARRETT, KENDAL, MEADEN, DEBBEN, WAREHAM, RIDEOUT, and BATSON.

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Rendall

Rendell

Researcher: Grace Morrow

Looking for Richard ORCHARD b. 1846.
James ORCHARD b. 1848.
Susan Eliza ORCHARD b. 07 Sep 1849 all from Monkwood Farm, Marshwood Vale Dorset.
Isaac ORCHARD b. 1818 Marshwood, Dorset. & his wife Elizabeth WARREN b. 1817 Marshwood.
Robert RENDELL b. c1810 Whitchurch Canonicorum? & died 02 Feb 1875.
Edmund RENDELL b. c1785 Dorset.
Jael BRADFORD b. c1817 Marshwood, Dorset & died 21 Aug 1908 in New Zealand.
Her sister Mary Anne BRADFORD married a George MILLER.
John BRADFORD b. 1785 Dorset died 1853/54 Birdsmoorgate? Dorset. & his wife Mary b. 1799 Marshwood, Dorset.

Researcher: Geoffrey Everest

Looking for info on Charles William Pearce b.Affpuddle 1808 also his wife Maria Spencer (no dates). Their (apparently)only son Charles William Pearce b.1837 in Wool married Mary Randall (Rendle...etc)b.1849 in Weymouth.

Researcher: Cheryl Creswick

Looking for information on my Grandfather William Fredrick Toulman born approx 1880 Bothenhampton,Dorset,England. His parents were Alfred Toulman and Harriet Rendall/Rendell.He arrived in Australia approx 1912.He died in 1960

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Reynolds

Researcher: Michael Brown
Other Names: Brown Day Reynolds Raynold Rolls

Reynolds and Rolls are from Dorchester in the mid 1700s
Brown and Day from Puddletown in the late 1700s and early 1800s
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Rideout

Researcher: Victoria Fisher
Other Names: Gartell Townsend

Looking for others who may have these names in their trees. Thomas GARTELL b.Poole m.Anastasia RIDEOUT problaby between Poole and Caundle Bishop in Dorset. Son George Thomas GARTELL b. 1821 at Longburton, Dorset m. Dianah TOWNSEND probably c.1843. I haven't found the records yet. Any information would help including cemetery records as I haven't been able to locate their places of burial.

Researcher: Hilary J. Rideout
Other Names:

Trying to find a RIDEOUT family around Dorsetshire with three sons Samual, William,and Thomas that emmigrated to Canada in the early 1800's. They came to Fortune Bay Nfld.

Researcher: Carl Johnson
Other Names: Spicer

Looking for data on Joseph SPICER and his family. He married Sarah RIDEOUT Dec. 31, 1827 in Fontmell Magna, Dorset per LDS-IGI records. These records also show four children born to this family.

1. Philip Spicer chr'nd Aug 24, 1828
2. Caroline Spicer born abt a829
3. Elijah Spicer born june 05, 1830 Died Sept. 23, 1864 in the USA- Civil war
4. Henry Spicer born July 29, 1832, died March 03, 1919

Joseph and Caroline, Elijah and Henry traveled to the USA abt. 1850's with a companion or nanny to the children. Her name is Nancy Myall. Sarah and Philip did not make the trip. I am interested in learning what happened to Sarah and Philip. If Sarah died, when and what from? If phlip stayed and lived, did he have any issue, does any one know? I have much data about Elijah and henry and Henrys descendants. willing to share with other Spicer kin.
Carl Johnson

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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Riggs

Researcher: Chris Jefferys
Other Names: Lock

From Winfrith Newburgh and Chaldon Herring

Researcher: John Taylor
Other Names:

Seeking Cousin Doris Riggs nee Lovell,born 1925,Weymouth, husband William and daughter Valerie, last known address Upton, Poole, in 1961. Doris is the missing link to complete my late Mothers line. Any help would be most apreciated.

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Roberts

ResearcherHeidi Matthews
Other Names: Matthews Barrett Hopkins Harris Budgell Burton

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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Robbins

Researcher: Christine Colbourne
Other Names: Colbourne, Brickell, Powell, Wallbridge, Shave, Extance, Huse


Researcher: Robbins
Other Names:

This is a list of my ancestors from England. If anyone can add to the list or relate any information about the history of Winterbourn Houghton, please send a reply. Fred is my grandfather. thanks in advance.

     JOHN ROBBINS DIED: 1863
     WIFE    HARRIETT
      child
        GEORGE ROBBINS born  1837
        chr.: 13 Mar 1837          PLACE:Winterbourne,Houghton,England
               spouse: Tabitha JOYCE born about 1835
               father: Josiah JOYCE  MOTHER: Ann DAVIES
       children
         LOUISA ROBBINS    BORN: 1861

         EMMA ROBBINS
          born: 1864 Winterbourn,Houghton,Dorsetshire,England
          buried: South Hampton,England
                spouse: Joe PITCHARD   married in England

         FRED ROBBINS  BORN: 15 Oct 1866
           PLACE: Winterborne,Houghton,England DIED: 28 May 1945
           PLACE: Perkins,Michigan   BUR. Perkins,Michigan
               SPOUSE: Selma LEDUC
           MARR:  3 May 1900     PLACE: Gladstone,Delta Co.,Michigan

         EDWIN ROBBINS BORN: 1871
          PLACE: Winterbourn,Houghton,Dorsetshire,England

         ALICE ROBBINS
          born:  1875  Winterbourn,Houghton,Dorsetshire,England
                spouse: Albert BIDDLECOMB

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Robinson

Researcher: Jan. McMaster
Other Names: Robinson

I am looking for infrmation on my gg-grandparents James Henry ROSE & Elizabeth Cathleen ROBINSON. I know that they were in Weymouth, Dorset in 1870 when their son Henry Frederick Rose was born, but have not been able to find any other information on them. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

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Rockwell

Researcher: Linda Frederiksen
Other Names:

Looking for information on John and Honor (Newton) Rockwell. I have information of the arrival of their son William (Deacon) Rockwell to the New World in 1630.
John Rockwell was born in 1560 and died 1637.I believe he was buried at Fitzhead,England.His son William was born in Berby,Dorset,England.Feb,6,1591 He married Susanna Capen at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester,England April 14,1624
I would like information on their Rockwell ancestry,if possible.

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Rogers

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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Rolls

Researcher: Michael Brown
Other Names: Brown Day Reynolds Raynold

Reynolds and Rolls are from Dorchester in the mid 1700s
Brown and Day from Puddletown in the late 1700s and early 1800s
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Bert Rolls
Other Names:

I am researching my own family who have lived around the Preston area in Yeovil, Somerset since about 1815. The furthest back I have managed to research is to Job(or Jobe) SAMWAYS who would have been born in approx 1798. He is said to be from outside of the county of Somerset in the 1841 census. I would like to try and find out where Job was born and would appreciate any information from anybody who is also researching the Samways (Samwayes, Samwais) name.

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Rooney

Researcher: Mrs E Joseph
Other Names: Stacey

James ROONEY and Mary nee STACEY were near Maiden Newton July 1856

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Roper

Researcher: Sue Twyman

I am trying to find out about my maternal grand-parents.My grandmother was born to a HARRIET ROPER/PARKER...her mother was married twice. My grandmothers name was ROSE,but I do not know which maiden name she had.She would of been born about 1879.HARRIET ROPER/PARKER had a laundry in Weymouth. ROSE had a step-sister called Sissy who married a MAY,and lived at Portland. My grandmother ROSE PARKER/ROPER married JEREMIAH COLEMAN in Weymouth about 1896.Any information would be of great help...even about the laundry in Weymouth. Regards from New Zealand.

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Rose

Researcher: Rena Sherring
Other Names: Sherring Knott Havell Go(o)dwin Belbin 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

Researcher: David Rose
Other Names: Critchell Wills Mabey

Would like any info on any of these names, I have local history of my immediate family, but would like to see if I can search further I have only asked immediate family for a sort of tree, any more would be great

The actual family Rose is I found came from Somerset and the Wills family married a Rose

Researcher: Lesli Langsmith
Other Names: Rabbetts Foot(t)

I am looking for more information on Susanna FOOT(T) who married Thomas RABBETTS. The only child I know of was Elizabeth RABBETTS, born 14 Sep. 1724 Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Elizabeth married Joseph ROSE on 7 Feb. 1748 at Shillingstone, Dorset.

Researcher: Jan. McMaster
Other Names: Robinson

I am looking for infrmation on my gg-grandparents James Henry ROSE & Elizabeth Cathleen ROBINSON. I know that they were in Weymouth, Dorset in 1870 when their son Henry Frederick Rose was born, but have not been able to find any other information on them. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

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Ross

Researcher: Cyril Taylor
Other Names: Taylor Dober Kelley 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, Ibberton Dober - Stalbridge Kelley - Parkstone Stevens - Parkstone/Wareham Joy - Cranborne, Verwood, Three Legged Cross (Woolsbridge Farm)

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Rossiter

Researcher: Pam Golding
Other Names: Crane Rossiter Old Miller Biddlecombe Tanswell

Researching paternal family, Crane in Dorset since before 1600. Related to various Dorset families in farming communities, Child Okeford, Buckland Newton, Poole, Piddletrenthide, Lytchett Matravers. Direct male line almost extinct, but some of us still around and living locally.

Happy to exchange information, trees. My line Methodist since c1830 at Lytchett, my father was a builder in Longfleet, as were two preceding generations.

Will answer all, best wishes,

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Rowsell

Researcher: Florence MacDonald
Other Names:

I am researching the Rowsell name in Newfoundland and I understand that Rowsell is still common around Bridport. IS anyone researching the name--- or better still know of a link to Nfld?

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Rumsey/Ramsey

Researcher: Una Foden

Researching the Rumsey family of Dorchester Connected with Hussey and Gray families

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Russell

Researcher: bob Hatcher
Other Names: Hatcher Burt 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
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Ryves

Researcher: Mary Pat Marshall
Other Names:

Seeking information on Robert RYVES b. about 1490 in France, immigrated to Doresetshire in 1545. Owned Randleston (Ranston Castle) and Damory Court near Blanford in Dorest. Wife: Joan. Children: John RYVES d. 1549 Dorsetshire, Agnes RYVES Swayne. Descendents: John RYVES d. 1549 Dorsetshire, wife Ann or Amye HARVEY. Richard RYVES b. 1547 Dorsetshire. Richard RYVES b. about 1547 Dorstshire.

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