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Researcher: Steve Wakely
Website: Steve Wakely Genealogies

Looking for any details for the surnames WAKELY & WARREN from the areas of Stoke Abbott, Broadwinsor, Mosterton, Laverstock, Cheddington, Whichurch all in Dorset. Any other WAKELY/WARREN info most welcome.

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

Researcher: Rob Baker

My late Mother in Law Dorothy Gertrude Wallbridge was understood to have been born in The Three Horshoes Pub in Powerstock around the 1900-1910 period, I do not know a lot more,but believe Wallbridge was quite a common name in this area. My wife and I visited Powerstock a few years back, but were unable to find out a great deal,we were unable to find anyone at the church where we thought we would get information. If anyone has any information on the Wallbridges around the 1800-1920s we would be very grateful

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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: LouAnn Corrigan
Website: LouAnn's Genealogy Page

Thomas Garland and wife Jane Marsh, his young brother, Jeremiah, and sister Elizabeth Garland Penney, wife of Wm Penney, all of Dorset, emigrated to the USA in 1845. I am trying to find out more about the family left behind. Thomas's parents were living in Owermoigne: Charles Garland, a baker most of his life, and wife Mary Wallis, dau of John and Susannah Wallis. Jane Marsh's parents were from Wool and East Stoke: Thomas Marsh,JR and wife Alice Dorey. Jane's father died fairly young. Her grandfather, Thomas Marsh, SR lived in Winfrith Newburgh. I am most willing to share dates and details.


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Researcher: Cornelius Cunningham
Other Names: Meech

Looking for information Reginald MEECH born Dorchester ca. 1897. Served in Dorset Regiment WWI. Emigrated to US in early 1920s. Father William MEECH, mother Nellie WARD.

Researcher: V. Brenton-Rule

Thomas WARD was born c1838 in Allington, Dorset, the son of Samuel and Matilda Ward, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1855. Any information on brothers Joseph b c1847, William b c1840, John b c1842, Samuel b c1848, Richard b c1850, and sisters Elizabeth b c1839, and Susan b c1847, wanting to know if any came to NZ at a later date.

Researcher: Chris Ward

Thomas with wife Susan nee Taylor arrived in South Australia 16.7.1876. A brother, James, had gone to Sydney a few years before. Thomas was born at Allington, Bridport in 1837. Their parents were Joseph and Ann nee Stembridge. They may have had two other brothers James & Samuel. Any information at all most welcome

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Researcher: Myra White
Other Names:

Family rumor has it that my great grandfather and his hrothers immigrated to Newfoundland, Canada from Dorset, specific area unknown, so therefore it has fallen to me to locate them. The surname is WAREHAM, the brothers being George, Samuel and William. Others can locate some info on Sam and George, but nothing on William, who is presumed to be my ggrandfather as my gfather was ?named after him?. Story has them being born ~1840's and leaving as youngmen? or so we think. There is also a Thomas Wareham also from Dorset to Otterbury (now Carbonear, Nfld) in 1830. Hopefully someone out there can help me fill in the blanks and any info will be happily accepted and shared. Looking forward to hearing from someone, somewhere, sometime in the future.

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Researcher: James Hooper
Other Names: Hood Palmer

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.

Researcher: Colin Parker
Other Names: Compton

Lazarus WARR was married to a Susanna who died in 1775 .They lived at Tarrant Monkton.Lazarus disappeared from Tarrant Monkton as he was not burried there but they had children named Richard,James,Martha,Jenny and Susanna. Martha born 1759 married Robert COMPTON 3 March 1789.

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Researcher: Grace Morrow
Other Names: Orchard Rendall Rendell Bradford Miller

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: Jo French
Other Names: Short

Need help on SHORT families in Dorset. JOSIAH SHORT came to US (Connecticut/NY) in 1821. His citizenship papers indicate birth approximately 1808 in Dorsetshire, but no other family information is available. We cannot even find for certain whether Josiah came here with his parents, or with another relative if he perhaps had been orphaned. We are in fervent search for anything which would verify which SHORT family in Dorset is his. John SHORT and Elizabeth WARREN are possible parents. PLEASE, can anyone help with this SHORT connection? Thank you so much!

Researcher: George Warren

Albert George Warren, b 1858 d 1931 in Canada. He married Emily Jane Lake, B 1857 d 1928 in Canada. They had 5 children, John Albert, Lillian, Harry, Kathleen and Helen, all born in Weymouth. Albert George sailed for Canada in 1906 and his family followed in 1907.Emily's mother is buried in a church yard in Ossmington. Albert George is my grandfather. I would really appreciate any information regarding the family or ancestors

Researcher: Steve Wakely
Website: Steve Wakely Genealogies

Looking for any details for the surnames WAKELY & WARREN from the areas of Stoke Abbott, Broadwinsor, Mosterton, Laverstock, Cheddington, Whichurch all in Dorset. Any other WAKELY/WARREN info most welcome.


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Researcher: Mark Biles
Other Names: Biles

The family of James BILES b. 1813, Charmouth, Dorset (father Joseph Biles)d. Sept. 1852 in Dorchester and Eliza WATTS (b. 1820, Chilton Cantilo, Somerset-- daughter of John Watts). This family was in Sydling St. Nicolas, Dorset @1847-1852.

The children that I have for them are:

Emily Watts Biles b. Dec. 1840 in Yeovil, Somerset
Esau Biles b. March 1843 in Yeovil, Somerset d.Dec 1852 Dorchester
Enoch Biles b. Sept. 1845 in Yeovil, Somerset
George Watts Biles b. Nov. 30,1847 in Sydling St. Nicholas
William Biles b. 1850 in Sydling St. Nicholas
Mary Martha Biles b. April 26, 1852 in Sydling St. Nicholas

Am looking for any info on Joseph Biles or any others for that matter.

Researcher: Carol
Other Names: Symes

William Watts b 1812 Bere Regis Weymouth Dorset marr.Francis Symes b 1810 Melcome regis Weymouth Dorset.....need marr date....Chn.William John b 1840 Weymouth (he is my line of research) Morgan, Sarah Jane, James these names were taken from Census and may not be exactly right. My line William John b 1840 arr.NZ c1869 and marr. Mary Douglas b.NZ 1867. they had 4 chn George Douglas b1881 (being my line) Sarah Henrietta Douglas, Thomas Douglas, and John Shotts Douglas..all having the 2nd name of Douglas. I've a lot of information from there on. Anyone with any information on William Watts/Francis Symes or I may be of some assistance to them , I would like to hear from you.

Researcher: Sam Frowde
Other Names: Thorne, Holloway

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: Shauna Wells
Website: Shauna's Genealogy Digs

Looking for any information on the family/ancestors the following:
Charles Bowring (m. Rachell Watts b. London, England)
Their dau. Sarah Ann Bowring b. 26 March 1836, Martinstown, Dorsetshire, England
Isic (Isaac?) Bowring [possible brother or grandfather to Sarah Ann]
George Bowring [nephew to Charles Bowring, per obit]
Walter Bowring [cousin to Armina Clark, dau. of Sarah Ann Bowring and William Clark]
It is possible that George and Walter were brothers.

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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Researcher: Frances MUNRO
Other Names: White

John WHITE & Agnes WAY had dau.Mary Way WHITE,in Portland, Dorset,c.1828. She married another John WHITE,(possibly a cousin) in Portland in 1852. Searching for other children of John & Agnes in Portland, and other WAYs.

Researcher: Bob Stone
Other Names Way

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: Ayjay Way
Other Names: Cawley

I am Looking for anyone with connection to the WAY families of Lyne Regis, Dorset. Charles Way and Ruth Cawley were married 27 Oct 1818 in Lyne Regis.

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Researcher: Carole Ann Farley
Other Names: Blackmore Polhill Frampton

Am searching for the ancestors of John BLACKMORE of Kington Magna alive 1670 dead in 1685. Married to Joane WEARE. Also searching for Edward POLHILL of New Inn Hall, rector of Compton, and Vicar of Dinton. Died 1732. Married Mary FRAMPTON. Need history of Rev Robert Frampton, Rector of Donhead St Andrews

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Researcher: Helen Norton
Other Names: Briggs Bower Clark

Looking for any other descendants of James CLARK and Jane WEBBER who married at Swanage in 1847. James was a Baker/Grocer. I am descended from Sydney John born 1872. BOWER line comes from Langton & Worth Matravers WEBBER & BRIGGS possibly from Corfe Castle. Any contact welcome

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Researcher: Kay Williams
Other Names WEEKS

(also spelt WEEKES), Richard, and brothers Benjamin & John These three men and their families from Sixpenny Handley DOR were among the 15 families recruited as assisted immigrants by Edward Macarthur to settle in Camden and Taralga NSW AUSTRALIA in April 1837. The Macarthurs established the merino sheep industry in Australia. The 15 families arrived on the ship "Brothers" after a troubled voyage begun on 20 Nov 1836, the first of four such emigrant ships sponsored by John & Elizabeth Macarthur & family. See Any other WEEKS researchers please contact me

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Researcher: K. M. Lobo
Other Names: Hallett 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.

I would like to correspond with anyone researching in this area of Dorset or other areas of Dorset that may have resources available that would shed light on this

Researcher: Mary Hay
Other Names: Withyman

Henry WELCH was born 24-4-1831 in Bridport,Dorset. His parents were John WELCH and Sarah PRATTEN. Where did his parents come from? Henry came to Australia in 1855 he was one of the pioneers of Brisbane,Queensland. Henry married Elizabeth WITHYMAN on the 16-5-1853 in West Chinnock,Somerset. Her parents were Thomas WITHYMAN and Catherine OSBOURNE Where did her parents come from?

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

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: Ross Wheadon
Other Names:

Henry John Wheadon Son of John Wheadon & Martha ? was christened in Beaminster Dorset on July 12 1835. Migrated to Australia on the ship "GOOD HOPE" in 1849. I have come to a dead end. If anyone has any information about this family, It would be greatly appreciated. Please send EMail request if you are interested in data after the arrival in Victoria.

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Researcher: John R. Dickson
Other Names: Bagwell

William WHEELER, was born 18 Dec. 1800 at Tarrant Hinton, Dorsetshire, Eng, "near Blamford, 30 miles from London". William married Ann BAGWELL on 27 Sep. 1827. Their children: Mary, Charles, William Joseph, Walter, John Walter, Herbert, Drusilla, George.
Do you know of these people?
Can you identify geographic area for me?
Thank you from California, USA.

Researcher: Julie Burnett
Other Names: Moore

Thomas WHEELER (born 28 Feb 1794) was a farmer at Tarrant Monkton. He was married on 23 April 1822 to Susannah MOORE at Stourpaine. Thomas died 28 Jan 1882. Their children were John, Martha Jane, George, Samuel, Elizabeth, Alfred, Mary & David. I believe Thomas's parents were David born 29 Jul 1764 and Mary.

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Researcher: Pamela Boyer Porter
Other Names: Curtis

Need info on Charles CURTIS, b. 1814, South Perrott, Dorset, died abt 1885 Williamsville, Wayne County, Missouri, USA. Occupation Farmer. Possibly the son of Roger CURTIS? Married abt 1840 Jane WHETHAM near Corscombe. Jane b. abt 1823 in Bothenhampton, Dorset. Listed in 1851 Dorset census, had these children: Mary Ann, age 10, born South Perrott, Dorset; Maria, age 6, born in South Perrott, Dorset; Elizabeth, age 2, born in Beaminster, Dorset; Emma, age 1 month, born in Corscombe, Dorset. Emma married Richard FUDGE and they emigrated to United States with Charles & Jane CURTIS. Will gladly share with anyone researching these names.

Researcher Kevin Whetham

I am interested in all references to the WHETHAM surname. The name is so uncommon with this spelling that a connection must exist. My particular line, Henry Walter and Caroline, emigrated from Dorset in the 1850's to New Jersey. Any leads or references will be appreciated.

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Researcher: Grace Morrow
Other Names: Orchard

Looking for information on Susanna WHETTAM married Isaac ORCHARD 07 May 1804 Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset England. Susanna born c1776 Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset. Isaac born c1779 Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset.

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Researcher: Carolyn Murray

Researching my great, great grandfather Herbert Whiffen of Southern Harbour, Newfoundland. Have found so far.... 1751 HENRY WHIFFEN was born in SturminsterMarshall. 14 Oct 1776 MARY GALLOP who married HENRY WHIFFEN in Sturminster Marshall DorsetEngland. (Grandparents to MARY BALL WHIFFEN). 14 May 1786 HENRY and MARY WHIFFEN had a daughter MARY WHIFFEN in Sturminster Marshall Dorset England. April 27,1788. Their son HERBERET WIFFEN was baptised from the Church of England.. I received this information from the LDS British #456701 and 445752, ref. 31968. 1796 WILLIAM WHIFFEN baptised in Winterborne Zeloton , Dorset, to another family. Maintained his Church of England and then Methodist religion in Bonavista, NF. 1800 Reported that the family came to Nfld.

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Researcher: Lesli Langsmith
Other Names: Colbourne Belbin

I would like to find every COLBOURNE attached to Sturminster Newton, Dorset. I specifically looking for more information on William COLBOURNE, christened 9 Feb. 1717 Sturminster Newton and married Christian WHITE on 29 Sep. 1746 Sturminster Newton. Williams parents were William COLBOURNE, christened 3 Jan. 1692 Sturminster Newton and Mary BELBIN, christened 3 Nov. 1687 Sturminster Newton.

Researcher: Robert A. Scott
Other Names: Scott

Sk/par/info/sib Benjamin SCOTT b.c.1744 d.1810 Poole m. Mary White 1792 St.James,Poole(called a sojourner). 1 son William b.1793 may have removed to Newfoundland. Sk. proof. Sk/par/info/sib Mary White m. 1792 William Scott St. James, Poole

Researcher: R O'Callaghan
Other Names: Hansford, Stone

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.

Researcher: Frances MUNRO
Other Names: Way

John WHITE & Agnes WAY had dau.Mary Way WHITE,in Portland, Dorset,c.1828. She married another John WHITE,(possibly a cousin) in Portland in 1852. Searching for other children of John & Agnes in Portland, and other WAYs.

Researcher: Thomas R Cole
Other Names: Minchin Randell 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: Donna King
Other Names: NashLoveless

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

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Researcher: Robin Linn
Other Names: Dyke Lane Mills Coomes Freke

Beaminster, Cattistock area, 1600 up.

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Researcher: Ken Wheeland
Other Names: Whitfield, Pepin

Charles Arthur Taylor born 1860 in Bournemouth, married Charlotte Whitfield about 1880 and emigrated to Brantford Ontario Canada about 1888. Any prior history or relatives?

Also lost track of Pepins of Bournemouth (Doris, Bert, Cherry; Cecil, Elsie, Valerie). Any leads?

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Researcher: John Henry Whittle
Other Names Whittle

I am interested in any information on the Whittle name and extended family in the county of Dorset, but more particularly in the villages of Toller Fratrum and Toller Porcorum

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Researcher: David Hastings
Other Names: Upward, New, Mortimer, Dorey, Gillingham, Raymond

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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Researcher: Gerry Kingsbury
Other Names: Collins Kingsbury

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 @ Cranborne, 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.

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Researcher: Whittle
Other Names:

Wanted any information on the name Whittle in the county of Dorset. In particular in thre villages of Toller Fratrum and Toller Porcorum

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Researcher: Bill Crant
Other Names: Grant

I have been trying to establish a link between the CRANT name of the south coast of Newfoundland to GRANT; I suspect they came from Dorset or North Devon (Ryton) as pauper-apprentices to the Newman and Company from Dartmouth circa; 1830-45. Since the records are scarce it's only from reading historical accounts that leads me in this direction.

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Researcher: Lindsey Bentley
Other Names: Adye

Seeking information about the WILLETT family of Merly House, Wimborne C.1750-1800. Particularly nephews Lawrence and Willett ADYE. I'd love to know what happened to the family after the house was sold C.1800

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Researcher: Jerry Willmott
Other Names:

My great great grandfather George WILLMOTT was born in Dorset in c. 1822. His family connections indicate Netherbury, Beaminster or Mosterton as the likely parishes. There were a number of WILLMOTT families living in Netherbury at the time of the 1851 census, and most of them were also born in the parish. George had moved to work in Jersey as a tailor in c. 1842, where he married and had several children. A 4 year old girl, Mary Jane, was listed living in Netherbury in 1851, but was born in Jersey. I am trying to figure out the relationships between these WILLMOTTs. Any further information gratefully received.

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Researcher: Fred Williams
Other Names: Stroud Ball

Alfred Horatio Stroud, builder, living at Cotlands Road, Bournemouth in 1878.

Richard Ball married to Tryphenia Williams, Poole, May 2, 1878.

Researcher: Antony Robin Lane
Other Names: Lane Miller Fancy Andrews Drake

George Lane born 1833(Huntspil Somerset) married to Hanna Andrews born 1831 (Ware Somerset)Moved to Sturminster Newton Dorset had 5 children Joesph 1863,Henry 1869, Hanna(Fanny) 1871 Elisa Jane 1873 married a Henry Miller 1895 & Alice. Joesph Lane married a Mary Lane1887 had a son Reginald Sydney Lane born 1904 married a May Drake born 1906 plus 2 other children Tom, Ivy.Reg and May had 4 sons Donald,Ivor,Raymond & Peter Lane. Me I'am the son of Donald Lane my wifes maiden name was Williams and her family were Fancy's

ResearcherAntony lane
Other Names: Lane Andrews Hatcher Miller Drake Carter

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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Researcher: Herbert J. Vear

My great grandmother, Mary Ann WILLIS was born in Sherborne Dorset circa 1830. Her father was George Willis, Tailor. Mary Ann married James Veare of Otterbourne, Hants Feb. 8, 1863. Welcome any information of this branch of the Willis family

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Researcher: David Rose
Other Names: Rose Critchell 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

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Researcher: Peta Winzar
Other Names: Winzar Greene

I am looking for any info on Dorset Winzars/Winsors, but particularly at Broadwey 1710 - 1860, and Fordington or Dorchester before 1710. John Winsor married Marie Green(e) around 1680, place unknown. Any help to find his or her parents would be gratefully received.

Lots of Winzars in Australia - Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia - if you've lost one, I may be able to help.

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Researchercaroline williams
Other Names: Dubben Bligdon Shiner

Researching all these names from Sydling st Nicholas Dorset period 1800-1860

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Researcher: Peta Winzar
Other Names: Winsor Greene

I am looking for any info on Dorset Winzars/Winsors, but particularly at Broadwey 1710 - 1860, and Fordington or Dorchester before 1710. John Winsor married Marie Green(e) around 1680, place unknown. Any help to find his or her parents would be gratefully received.

Lots of Winzars in Australia - Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia - if you've lost one, I may be able to help.

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ResearcherTom WOOD
Other Names: Tencate

John WOOD,boot and shoemaker of Bridge St.,Lyme Regis in 1830.Son George WOOD b.1813,d.1885,Lyme Regis,Carpenter, married Caroline Dennis TENCATE 11 Jan. 1842.Sons Frederick, John, and Tom came to Phoenixville,PA 1860s. Seek any and all information regarding John WOOD.
Thank you.

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Researcher: Arnaud C. Aurejac
Other Names: Davis

I'm looking for this marriage : Henry DAVIS, cabinet maker, and Mary Ann formely WOODFORD who had a son, Henry, on 8th december 1843, All Saints, Dorchester, DORSET.

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Researcher: Neville Thomas
Other Names: Hooper Necklen Talbot

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: Colleen Hardie

George Woodrow born Affpuddle 1837 married Elizabeth. Listed in 1881 census as living at the Brickyard Affpuddle with 8 of his 9 children. Mary Catherine the oldest had moved at this time.

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ResearcherJoan Wilson
Other Names: Dorton Dorrington

My great-grandfather, William Woods married Lillie May Dorton or Dorrington. Children were Frederick, Maude and Ernest who came to Canada in the early 1900s.

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Researcher: Keith Wornell
Other Names:

I am looking for any information on my family surname. I believe there is a link to Poole, Dorsetshire.

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ResearcherMaurice DesJardiins
Other Names: Patience

I am by no means the first researcher to attempt to prove the existence of the enigmatic Patience Worth. It is alleged that she was born on about 1650 and emigrated to the United States from Dorsetshire, England circa 1670 with her father who was possibly a weaver by trade. I can find no solid documentation to substantiate this, but if any clues to these facts could be found it would be one of the great finds of parapsychology. Thank you for your help.

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Researcher: Mary Hay
Other Names: Welch

Henry WELCH was born 24-4-1831 in Bridport,Dorset. His parents were John WELCH and Sarah PRATTEN. Where did his parents come from? Henry came to Australia in 1855 he was one of the pioneers of Brisbane,Queensland. Henry married Elizabeth WITHYMAN on the 16-5-1853 in West Chinnock,Somerset. Her parents were Thomas WITHYMAN and Catherine OSBOURNE Where did her parents come from?

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Researcher: Kathryn McGowan
Other Names: Strange

Arthur John Durant Strange - born in Dorset around 1880. In army during WW1. Moved to Bolton, Lancashire where he bought a residence at 155 Derby Street on February 13, 1911. Married Bertha Elizabeth (Wright?) who presumably was born in Bolton. I believe she had a brother called Thomas Warburton Wright (a librarian) who lived at 90 Hulton Lane, Deane, Bolton. Arthur John Durant Strange and Bertha had 2 children: Joyce and John. Joyce married Rollo Jack and John married Ethel Booth. I am looking for details about Arthur John Durant Strange and Bertha Elizabeth.

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Researcher: Andrew Beale


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Researcher: Jan McMaster

Looking for information on my gggg-grandparents Robert WAIGHT b1809 & Ann BYATT. Ann was the daughter of Henry BYATT & Ann GIBBS born 1816 Portland, Dorset. Robert & Ann were married 13.7.1836 & had Sarah Ann b1838, Robert b1847, Susan b1849 & Ann b1854. I have no information on Robert's origins & would like to contact anybody researching these surnames.

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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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