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Researcher: Raye Kayler-Thomson

All of the above either lived in or near Poole, Dorset. Griffin from Broadstone & Corfe Mullen. Sharland from Broadstone. Cherrett from Corfe Mullen. Porter, Vallins, Musselwhite & Gander from Poole. Also researching Fredrick Styring, Mayor of Poole 1866 1875 1887, Elias Sharland of Broadstone married his sister.

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Researcher: Gary Vardy

Any information on the Vardy name from dorset, my ancestor Alfred Thomas Vardy was born in yetminster in 1848 and came to Australia on or around 1866.

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Researcher: Ronald F.R. Smith

Looking for ancestors of Martha Vatcher, born Blandford circa 1810. Married John Cole in Canford Mar 21, 1835.

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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Vater or Vaters

Researcher: Melvin Wheeler

James VATER born in Ibberton about 1787 moved to Newfoundland about 1820 married Frances Kirle of Har. Grace. Wondering if James was married in Ibberton before moving to Newfoundland. Also Edmund or Edward Vater of Belchalwell born in 1820's wondering if he is James's son prior to coming to Newfoundland.Both Ibberton and Belchalwell are small villages in Dorset and adjacent to each other.

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Researcher: Lynne Leard

Have information on Thomas DEGRISH marrying a Charity VERGE approx. 1710 in Christchurch, Hampshire. They had at least two sons, Thomas and Philip, who were also both married in Christchurch about 1749. Thomas married an Elizabeth NEWSAM and Philip married a Mary BARTHOLOMEW. Looking for any information on these names and their subsequent emigration to Newfoundland.

Researcher: Jack Verge Montgomery
Other Names:

I am researching my Verge family and have traced them back to Dorset and Hampshire. I am seeking any information on Verge prior to 1800. It is known that some were stonemasons and builders, while others were engaged in the Newfoundland fishery and eventually settled there. Any information appreciated especially prior to 1750.

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Researcher: Norma Long

gggrandfather sent wife and family to u.s. from Estate/Castle called Hayden or Haydon Hall. I know there is a village in dorset or in somerset called Haydon but do not know anything for sure. This grandfather's name is the one that we do not have will get wife's name for next post. thanks in advance for any info

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Researcher J Bagg
Joseph (Josiah) Roberts Bagg (c1801-1882) married Ann Vincent (1799-1874) 1801 at Sydling St Nicholas. Children - Ann, William, James, John, Mary, Eliza, George & Charles.

Researcher: Karen Miles

I am trying to trace Nathaniel VINCENT and Harriett VINCENT both born in QUEENS CAMEL, SOMERSET but living in WIMBORNE ST. GILES at the time of the 1881 Census. Nathaniel was shown as aged 42, occupation - Groom. Harriett was also aged 42. Their children were shown as: John aged 13 George aged 11 Pamela aged 9 Bessie aged 7 (later married Henry John Keeping in 1893 in Boscombe, Bournemouth) Kate aged 5 Harriett VINCENT had her mother living with her at the time of the Census, ELIZABETH BROOKS, Widow, aged 75, born (Carton? Hard to read), Somerset If anyone has any information on the VINCENT's I would be very grateful.

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Researcher: Ronald F.R. Smith
Other Names VINE

Mathew born 1817 of East Parley married Susannah Cooper of East Parley

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Researcher: Diana Viney

John Viney born about 1810 Stalbridge married Kezia Jeanes, his son John Thomas born 24/3/1847 is my great grandfather. any information on Viney family

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Researcher: Judy Rebbeck

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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Researcher: Lynne Leard

Thomas DeGreshe and Philep DeGreshe (? brothers) married on the same day 14th of January 1710 in Christchurch, Hampshire. Thomas married Charity Virge and Philep married Mary Bartholomew. On January 2, 1749 a Thomas DeGreshe married Elizabeth Newsam, also in Christchurch, Hampshire. Mary DeGreshe was born to Thomas on January 6, 1751 in Christchurch.

Any information on these names, especially any connection to Jersey, Channel Islands (name possibly DeGruchy) very much appreciated

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Researcher: Jenny Bartlet

I am searching for any information on the families of John Wallis who married Ann Bushrod in Broadmayne, Dorset in 1787 and John Wallis who married Sarah Voss also in Broadmayne in 1813. I am also interested in any connections to Richard Bushrod a haberdasher in Dorchester in the early 1600's.

Researcher: Tony Voss

Researching VOSS and associated families in Dorset. My researches are developing fast, and my web pages are usually out of date as far as VOSS is concerned. Contact me directly by email for latest information.

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Researcher: David K Bridgnell

I am looking for birth/baptism details for John VYE born in WEYMOUTH in approx. 1823. He married Sarah Maria Anderson, in Folkestone - 24th September 1848. I would also like any information about his parents. His father, George VYE, is listed as a Mariner on the marriage certificate. I have no information regarding George VYE's wife. They were all apparently born in Weymouth.

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