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Fordington

Baptisms St Georges Church 1734 - 1755
© Originally transcribed from BT’s by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington 2007 from CLDS film 1279496 and last few entries from film 1279497
[Updated from Parish Register Nov 2011 - Transcribers comments are in brackets in italics - 424 records]
Last updated November 2011


Notes:-

The original registers for this period exist in the Dorset History Center (DHC) & there appear to be some transcription errors between those records and the Bishops Transcripts (BT's) transcribed here which were done in some cases several years later by the vicar. I have now (November 2011) been able to check this transcription against the original Parish Registers (PR) and have commented accordingly.

Readers are reminded that each year started on 25 th March not the 1st January [ up until 1752] so January and February Christenings for example will appear at the end of the year


1734 A Copy of the Register of Fordington

    [Note:- This Bishops Transcript is one large triannual return copying all Births Marriages and Deaths from the Parish Registers for the period 1734 to 1736. It is covered by two overlapping CLDS Images 4002460-2175 and 4002460-2176. BMD's on the original are combined and listed in date order as they occurred but baptisms have been separated here for ease of reference]

Mary daughter of Robert SEAGER & Mary his wife March 29 [Note IGI wrongly gives mothers maiden name as GEADS ] (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of George LISTER [LESTER] & Mary his wife April 9 [Note: IGI has wrong baptism date of May 5th which is when she was buried. Written as Lister but George & Mary had other children all recorded as LESTER] (PR)

Damaris daughter of Henery STICKLAND & Ann his wife April 14 [Damaris is a female Christian name that came into use at the Reformation] (PR)

Sebastian son of William PITFIELD & Ann his wife May 15 (PR has date as 19th)[Note:- 2nd child from the marriage of William PITFIELD to Ann UPSEL at All Saints Church Dorchester 2nd Feb 1725/6]

Rebekah daughter of Thomas BRUSHETT & Sarah his wife June 4 (PR)

Mary daughter of John KING & Sarah his wife June 30 [Note died March 26 1734/5] (PR)

Ann daughter of David KATE & Rebekah his wife July 29 (PR)

William son of John SWYER & Mary his wife August 23 (PR)

Mary daughter of John HOLLAND and Mary his wife aged 3 years Sept 11 (PR)

John son of John HOLLAND and Mary his Wife aged 1 year Sept 11 (PR)

Virtue & Sarah daughters of Richd [i.e. Richard] MARDER [PR has surname as MEADER] & Joan his wife Oct 19

George son of Joseph CRAMP & Mary his wife Oct 28 (PR)

Ann daughter of John SEAL & Cecilia his wife Nov 1 (PR)

John son of Charles CHRISTOPHER & Elizabeth his wife Nov 7 (PR)

William son of William CHIN & Ann his wife December 4 (PR has date as 1st) [Note; William CHIN married Ann Hall in Fordington on 4 Jun 1734]

Mary daughter of Moses BEDLOW & Deborah his wife December 30 (PR)

Edmund son of William FOWLL [i.e. Fowell] & Mary his wife January 3 1734/5 (PR)

William son of Thomas LUCAS & Sarah his wife January 22 1734/5 (PR)

Rebekah D [daughter] of William PIGEON of Stinsford deceased January 25 1734/5 (PR) [Note: IGI incorrectly has surname as Pigcon ]

John son of John MATHEWS & Sarah his wife January 30 1734/5 (PR) [Note Buried Sep 21 1735]

William son of George ADAMS & Ann his wife March 7 1734/5 (PR)

Joseph son of Joseph BISHOP & Hannah his wife March 7 1734/5 (PR)

Rachel daughter of James LYDE & Sarah his wife March 18 1734/5 (PR)

Ann daughter of Phillip BISHOP & Mary his wife March 21 1734/5 (PR)

[Note:- PR entry confirmed by me signed John MEECH and Jo: [Joseph] MICHEL]


[ 1735 ? - continued with no break on same return]

Samuel son of Enock LESTER & Rachel his wife April 18 (PR)

Mary daughter of William PARKER & Suanah his wife May 8 (PR)

Jeromy son of Jeromy CLARK & Mary his wife May 24 (PR)

Richard son of Joseph AMY & Rachel his wife May 24 (PR)

Edward son of George LESTER & Mary his wife May 26 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of John FOAN & Elizabet his wife privately Baptised July 8 [Note: this child was Buried July 15 & IGI has this as Bap date - John FOANE married Elizabeth Lawrence in Fordington 26 Dec 1724]

Mary daughter of James ALLEN & Elizabeth his wife August 1 (PR) [ IGI incorrectly has date as 4th but 1st in PR's and BT's]

John son of John FOAN & Elizabeth his wife August 14 (PR) [Note:- Buried 19th Nov 1735]

Mary daughter of William BISHOP & Mary his wife October 16 (PR)

Samuel son of Samuel WAKLEY & Mary his wife October 19 (PR spelling of surname is WAKELY)

    [Note:- BT's also incorrectly have "John son of John FOAN & Elizabeth his wife November 19" as a baptism it is a burial in the Parish Register as the baptism was on the Aug 15th see above]

Betty daughter of Thomas LOCK & Betty his wife November 19 (PR)

Frances daughter of John HOLLAND & Mary his wife January 11 1735/6 (PR)

John son of Richard BURT & Grace his wife January 11 1735/6 (PR)

Jonathan son of William FUDGE & Mary his wife February 19 1735/6 (PR)

Thomas son of William & Mary DOWLE February 25 1735/6 (PR)

Ann & Elizabeth daughters of William LOCK & Mary his wife which said Ann & Elizabeth were privately baptised February 26 1735/6 (PR) [Note:- Under a side heading of 'buried 'so easily missed - I have assumed baptised shortly before burial]

Elizabeth daughter of Richard DILLER & Elizabeth his wife March 2 1735/6 (PR)

Jonathan son of Gideon HUSSEY & Joan his wife March 11 1735/6 (PR)

Jane daughter of Daniel WHITE & Mary his wife March 19 1735/6 (PR) [ IGI has father as David but PR's and BT's have Daniel]

[Note:- Parish Register noted May 10th 1736 Confirmed by me signed John MEECH and Jo: [Joseph] MICHEL]


[ 1736 ? - continued with no break on same return]

Giles son of William TOLLERFIELD & Rebekah his wife April 8 (PR)

John son of Richard MEADER & Joan his wife April 20 (PR)

Sarah daughter of John MATHEWS & Sarah his wife August 5 (PR)

Susanah daughter of Robert SEAGAR & Mary his wife August 26 (PR)

Patience daughter of Joseph CRAMP & Mary his wife October 18 (PR)

James son of James LYDE & Sarah his wife October 20 (PR)


    Signed Jn: [John] JACOB [someone has added a note to this record John JACOB Vic 1714-1757]
    [BT's rest illegible]
    [CLDS Images 2175 & 2176 end here + Start of CLDS Image 2177 ]
    [BT's New page with no heading still 1736 PR continuous]

John son of John & Elizabeth DOLLEN November 14 (PR)

Mary daughter of Thomas MANUELL & Mary his wife December 2 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of Enoch LESTER & Rachel his wife January 18 1736/7 (PR) [Note:- Married James WELLSPRING [1732/3-1813] from Stinsford in Fordington on 3rd Feb 1757]

John the son of William STILL & Grace his wife January 25 1736/7 (PR)

John the son of John FrOAN & Elizabeth his wife January 25 1736/7 (PR) [Note:- buried 28th Jan 1736/7]

Elizabeth daughter of William PARKER & Susanah his wife February 2 1736/7 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of William BISHOP & Mary his wife February 10 1736/7 [Note: IGI has a date of 5th March which is when she was buried]

Mary daughter of John NELSON & Mary his wife February 15 1736/7 (PR)

Edward son of Henry VINCENT & Mary his wife February 16 1736/7 (PR)

John son of Jeremiah CLARK & Mary his wife February 17 1736/7 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of Charles CHRISTOPHER & Elizabeth his wife March 21 1736/7 [End of CLDS Image 2177]

[Note:- Parish Register noted april 22nd 1737 Confirmed by me signed John MEECH and Jo: [Joseph] MICHEL]


[ 1737 ] [Note no heading ] [Start of large document; overlapping CLDS Images 2178 & 2179]


Eli the son of James ALLEN & Jane his wife baptised March 30 1737 (PR)

George son of George & Ann ADAMS April 10 (PR)

Betty daughter of Humfrey & Elizabeth HARDY April 22 (PR)

Edward son of George & Mary LESTER May 4 (PR)

Philip son of Philip & Mary BISHOP May 5 (PR)

Betty daughter of John & Sarah MASTERS May 19 (PR) [Note John Masters married Sarah Hownslow in Fordington 9 Sep 1736]

Betty daughterof William & Betty TRIP June 9 (PR) [Note buried Mar 5 th 1737 i.e. aged 9 months ]

Thomas son of Richard & Elizabeth DILLER June 12 (PR)

James son of James & Elizabeth SALISBURY June 19 (PR)

Sarah daughter of William & Mary LOCK July 21 (PR)

Jenny daughter of William & Jenny WASCOAT Sept 10 (PR)

Ann daughter of Moses & Deborah BEDLOW October 24 (PR)

Was born Thomas son of Thomas & Mary MANUELL Nov 16 [The word “Baptised” has not been entered next to this name in either the R or BT's but left blank - died 20th same month]

Mary daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth LOCK Nov 20 (PR)

Thomas son of Thomas & Mary DENIS Nov 21 (PR)

Honor daughter of Alexander & Honor CREST Nov 27 (PR)

    [Note: This family surname has been spelt in lots of different ways and these returns are in some cases very difficult to read but aided by the unusual combination of the parents names and using imaging enhancement I believe we have the following events now correctely recorded::- Parish Registers for Fordington show an Alexander CREST [surname recorded as CROSS in the BT's ] married Honor DOWLL in St George's Church on 25 Jan 1736; Their 1st child Honor CREST is Bapt there on 27 Nov 1737 [but wrongly entered in the IGI as Honor CROFT]; their 2nd child is recorded as William son of Alexander & Honer CREST [Surname CREECE in BT's] 1st March 1738; for their 3rd child the Christian name is indistict and should be James but looks like Thomas CREST Bapt 19 Feb 1740; their 4th child is recorded as Mary CRIST Bapt 3rd Mar 1742. We then have a death of a James son of Alexander CRIST & Honor his wife on 12 April 1742 which the National Burial index has recorded under the surname GRIST; Their 5th child is Elizabeth bap 26th Dec 1745; Their daughter Mary is buried on 18th October 1747 [Wrongly recorded as a baptism in the IGI] and they rename their 6th child Mary CREST again who is Baptised in Fordington on the 17 Mar 1747/8 . Their 7th child is named James CREST again and Baptised 29 June 1749. By the 16 May 1754 they have moved into the adjacent Parish of All Saints in Dorchester where their 8th child a Prusella daughter of Elexsander and Honnour CREAS is Baptised.]

Rachell daughter of John & Elizabeth MANUELL Dec 27 (PR)

Andrew son of Samuel & Martha ALLEN Jan 6th 1737/8 (PR) [Note next entry in register buried Jan 11th ]

Mary daughter of Thomas & Sarah LUCAS Jan 13th 1737/8 (PR) [Note BT's surname spelt LUCKES]

Hannah & William Da [daughter] & son of John & Mary ANDERSON February 26th 1737/8 (PR) [End of CLDS Image 2178]

Ann daughter of John & Sarah MASTERS March 16th 1737/8 (PR)

[Note:- Parish Register noted April 10th 1738 Confirmed by us signed Wm CLARCOTT and Jo: [Joseph] MICHEL]


[ 1738 ] [Note new document no heading ]

Mary daughter of Samuel & Dina CROS May 1 (PR) [Note a Samuel Cross of Tiverton married a Dianna Baker in Burstock 24 Jul 1737]

Joseph son of Joseph & Hanah BISHOP May 22 (PR)

George son of James & Ann FRAMPTON May 23 (PR)

Thomas son of Jacob & Martha HITCHCOCK June 16 (PR does not give the mothers name)

George son of George & Mary RIELL June 16 (PR) [Note George Riell married Mary Bushell 7 Mar 1737]

Mary daughter of Charles & Mary DAMER June 18 (PR)

Patience daughter of Thomas & Sarah BRUSHETT July 11 (PR)

Phebe daughter of Richard & Grace BURT July 21 (PR)

Mary daughter of William & Ann CHIN Sept 2 (PR)

Mary daughter of John & Mary NELSON Oct 3 (PR) [Note 2nd entry buried December 18th 1738- IGI wrongly has this date as Baptism]

Joan daughter of Richard & Joan MEDER Oct 25 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of George & Mary LESTER Nov 26 (PR) [Note buried same day]

Ann daughter of Thomas & Mary MANUELL December 7 (PR)

Sarah daughter of James & Sarah LYDE December 12 (PR)

Mary daughter of Samuel & Martha ALLEN December 18 (PR)

Thomas son of George & Sarah ADAMS December 25 (PR)

Robert son of Joseph & Rachel AMY December 27 (PR)

Robert son of Henery & Mary VINSON January 6th 1738/9 (PR)

Edward son of Bartholmew & Edith WILLIAMS February 12th 1738/9 (PR)

Sarah daughter of John LUCKES February 20th 1738/9 (PR) [Note:- BT's surname LUKES PR's recorded as LOOKUS i.e. LUCAS ]

Sarah daughter of John & Sarah MASTERS February 27th 1738/9 (PR)

    [page break] [End overlapping CLDS Images 2178 & 2179 +Start of overlapping CLDS images 2180 & 2181]

Mary daughter of John & Susannah FREAK February 28th 1738/9 (PR)

William son of Alexsander & Honer CREECE March 1st 1738/9 (PR has surname as CREST) [Note: See comments abt this family under 27 Nov 1737]

[Note:- Parish Register noted May 5th 1739 --- Confirmed by us Syd WILLIAMS and Jno MEECH]


1739

Thomas son of Thomas & Elizabeth SEAL June 11th (PR)

Betty daughter of Philip & Mary BISHOP July 22 (PR)

John son of John & Sarah MASTERS July 26 (PR)

Ann Da [daughter] of William & Susanah PARKER August 2 (PR)

William son of Enoch & Rachell LESTER August 30 (PR)

William son of William & Mary LOCK September 27 (PR) [Note: buried Nov 2]

Ann D a [daughter] of William & Grace STILL Oct 4 (PR)

Ann Da [daughter] of Jeremiah & Mary CLARK Oct 28 (PR)

Edith Da [daughter] of Joseph & Elizabeth GUIE [Guy?] Nov 11 (PR)

Jeney Da [daughter] of William & Sarah DART Dec 2 (PR) [2nd child from the marriage of William DARK/DART to Sarah PEDHAM/PERHAM at Stinsford on 30th May 1737 - Her elder sister Wm and Sarah's 1st child was called Julian and baptised at Stinsford on 23rd Oct 1737]

Elizabeth Da [daughter] of Humphrey & Elizabeth HARDY Dec 6 (PR)

Joseph son of Jasper & Joan NOTLEY January 1st 1739/40 (PR) [Note:- 1st known child of Jasper and Jane NOTLEY - See Wills index for Letter of Admin for Jasper dated 7th Dec 1766 for more info on family]

Sarah Base Born Da [daughter] of Martha ALLEN January 16th 1739/40 (PR) [Note next entry in register on Jan 21 is her burial- IGI wrongly has this as her baptism]

Betty Da [daughter] of Benjamin & Mary BRINE Feb 24th 1739/40 (PR)

Susanah Da [daughter] of Thomas & Suannah SIMENTES March 2nd 1739/40 (PR)

Samuel baseborn son of Christen ROSETTER March 2nd 1739/40 (PR)

Thomas son of Charles & Elizabeth CHRISTOPHER March 12th 1739/40 (PR)


    [Signed on a separate sheet]
    Jno [John] JACOB Vicar of Fordington
    Chas [i.e.Charles] WELLS } Ch Wds [i.e. Churchwardens]
    Wm [William] HACKHAM }[End of overlapping images 2180 & 2181]

[Note:- Parish Register noted April 7th 1740--- Confirmed by us Wm EYRES and Jno MEECH]


1740 Dorset Fordington - A Copy of the Register of Marriages, Baptisms, and Burials in the Parish of Fordington for the following years.

    Baptised [Start of 2 overlapping CLDS images 2182 & 2183]

Betty Daughter of Moses & Deborah BEDLOE April 14 (PR)

Ann Daughter of Thomas & Mary MANUELL May 12 (PR)

Joseph son of Henry & Sarah WINZAR July 28 (PR)

Sarah Daughter of Robert & Mary SEAGAR July 29 (PR)

Susanah Daughter of John & Elizabeth DOLLEN July 29 (PR)

Thomas son of William & Mary BISHOP October 12 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of George & Ann ADAMS December 7 (PR) [Note IGI has Ann's maiden name as Vos - there is a marriage in Fordington 22 Apr 1731]

Thomas son of John & Susanah FREKE December 25 (PR has surname spelt as FREAK ) [Note John Freak married Susanah Diller 7 Jun 1737]

Elizabeth Daughter of John & Ann ANDREWS January 1st 1740/1 (PR) [Note John Andrews married Ann Belman 17 Dec 1737- IGI has wrong date of 8th Jan for Bapt]

Elizabeth Daughter of Bartholomew & Jane WILLIAMS February 8th 1740/1 (PR)

John son of Joseph & Mary MUNDEN February 15th 1740/1 (PR)

Thomas son of Alexander & Honor CREST February 19th 1740/1 (PR) [Note: See comments abt this family under 27 Nov 1737]

James son of Richard & Grace BURTT [BURT] February 22nd 1740/1 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of John & Mary NELSON February 24th 1740/1 (PR)

William son of William & Jane WASTCOAT March 1st 1740/1 (PR)

Ann Daughter of Thomas & Hanah NORMAN March 8th 1740/1 (PR)

Martha Daughter of James & Sarah LYDE March 17th 1740/1 (PR spells surname LIDE)


1741 [continued on same return]

William son of Thomas SEAL & Elizabeth his Wife May 19 (PR)

Edward son of John BISHOP & Elizabeth his Wife May 21 (PR)

Ann Daughter of James FRAMPTON & Ann his Wife June 7 (PR)

John son of David KEATE and Rebekah his Wife June 24 (PR spells surname as KATE)

John son of John COWARD & Ann his Wife July 2 (PR)

Mary Daughter of William LOCK and Mary his Wife July 5 (PR)

Sarah Daughter of Jasper NOTLEY and Jane his Wife July 20 (PR) [Note:- 2nd known child of Jasper and Jane NOTLEY - See Wills index for Letter of Admin for Jasper dated 7th Dec 1766 for more info on family]

Mary Daughter of James ALLEN and Jane his Wife July 20 (PR) [Note IGI has 29 th ]

Mary Daughter of Samuel ALLEN and Martha his Wife October 20 (PR)

William son of William WINZAR and Martha his Wife November 12 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of Jeremiah CLARK and Mary his Wife November 30 (PR)

Richard son of Henry VOS and Edith his wife December 2 (PR)

Andrew son of John SHEFFIELD and Joan his Wife December 6 (PR Note:- has surname as SLYFIELD)

John the son of Henry WINZAR and Sarah his wife January 1st 1741/2 (PR)

Mary Daughter of Benjamin BRINE and Mary his Wife January 10th 1741/2 (PR) [Note IGI incorrectly has 17 January which is when she was buried]

Hester Daughter of Philip BISHOP and Mary his wife January 10th 1741/2 (PR) [Note:- Buried 22nd Aug 1747]

Joseph son of George TUCKER and Elizabeth his Wife January 24th 1741/2 (PR)

Johana & Samuel Daughter and Son of Samuel CROSS and Johana his wife February 24th 1741/2 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of John MATTHEWS and Sarah his Wife March 7th 1741/2 (PR)

Thomas son of Moses BEDLOE and Deborah his Wife March 7th 1741/2 (PR)


1742 [continued on same return]

Rebekah Daughter of Thomas MANUELL & Mary his Wife May 9 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of William STYLE & Edith his Wife June 2 (PR) [Note William Style & Edith Bartlett married 29 Jul 1741]

Thomas son of Robert VALLENCE & Miriam his Wife August 8 (PR) [Note Robert VALLENS married Miriam Sanger 16 Aug 1741]

Sarah Daughter of Thomas LUCAS and Sarah his Wife August 15 (PR)

Susanah Daughter of William PARKER & Susanah his Wife September 30 (PR)

John son of John DIFFEY and Ann his Wife October 10 (PR)

Hannah Daughter of John BONNET [Bennett?] & Sarah his Wife December 9 (PR)

Robert son of Enoch LESTER and Rachel his Wife December 16 (PR)

John son of William BARTLETT and Susan his Wife December 30 (PR has her Christian name as Susanah and date as 29th Dec 1742)

Ann Daughter of Makias BRINE and Bathsheba his Wife January 21st 1742/3 (PR)

Amos son of Thomas and Mary DENNIS January 31st 1742/3 (PR)

Eleanor Daughter of Thomas NORMAN and Hanah his Wife February 13th 1742/3 (PR)

Joseph son of Charles CHRISTOPHER and Elizabeth his Wife February 15th 1742/3 (PR)

John Son of John SERJEANT and Ann his wife March 3rd 1742/3 (PR)

Mary Daughter of Alexander CRIST [CREST] and Honer his wife March 3rd 1742/3 (PR) [Note: See comments about this family under 27 Nov 1737]

Ambrose Son of Ambrose HUNT and Mary his Wife March 16th 1742/3 (PR)


1743 [continued on same return]

Edward son of Edward CHAFFEY and Joan his Wife March 30 (PR)

Martha Daughter of Thomas SYMS and Mary his Wife April 4 (PR)

William Son of John COWARD and Avice [ a variant of Avis] his wife April 20 (PR)

Susanah daughter of Humphrey HARDY & Elizabeth his Wife April 20 (PR)

John son of William STILL and Grace his Wife May 17 (PR)

Jane Daughter of John INGRAM & Elizabeth his Wife June 1 (PR) [Not in IGI ]

Thomas son of Thomas SEAL and Elizabeth his Wife June 19 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of Thomas VINCENT and Honer his Wife June 26 (PR)


    [Rest of 1743 would have been on a subsequent return] [End of overlapping CLDS Images 2182 & 2183]
    Signed Jno. [John] JACOB Vic [Vicar]
    Tho: [Thomas] TERREL?

[1743 Continued - Missing in BT's added from Parish Registers]

William son of Benjamin BRINE and Mary his wife baptised 7th Aug 1743 (PR)

Edward son of George ADAMS and Ann his wife baptised 14th Aug 1743 (PR)

John son of John ANDREWS and Ann his wife baptised 4th Oct 1743 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of Richard DILLER and Elizabeth his wife baptised 10th Oct 1743 (PR)

William son of William STILL and Edith his wife baptised 19th Oct 1743 (PR)

Roger son of Roger JAMES and Jane his wife baptised 30th Oct 1743 (PR)

Thomas son of Ambrose HUNT and Elizabeth his wife baptised 27th Nov 1743 (PR)

John son of Henry TOMKINS and Ann his wife baptised 6th Jan 1743/4 (PR)

Deborah daughter of Moses BEDLOW and Deborah his wife baptised 9th Jan 1743/4 (PR)

Joseph son of John DIFFEY and Ann his wife baptised 29th jan 1743/4 (PR)

John son of John BISHOP and Elizabeth his wife baptised 5th March 1743/4 (PR)

John son of Joseph MUNDON and Mary his wife baptised 11th Mar 1743/4 (PR)

Mark son of John DEWLAND and Sarah his wife baptised 18th Mar 1743/4 (PR)

Mary daughter of John BROWN and Thomasin his wife baptised 22nd March 1743/4 (PR)


1744 [Missing in BT's added from Parish Registers]

Thomas son of John FREKE and Susannah his wife baptised 5th Apr 1744 (PR)

Thomas son of Philip BISHOP and Mary his wife baptised 22nd Apr 1744 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of William DART and Sarah his wife baptised 29th Apr 1744 (PR) [3rd child from the marriage of William DARK/DART to Sarah PEDHAM/PERHAM at Stinsford on 30th May 1737]

Thomas son of Samuel ALLEN and Martha his wife baptised 14th May 1744 (PR)

William son of Jeremiah CLARK and Mary his wife baptised 6th Jun 1744 (PR)

Ann daughter of George LESTER & Elizabeth his wife baptised 18th Jun 1744 (PR)

John son of Thomas SYMES and Mary his wife baptised 1st July 1744 (PR)

John son of James HIDE and Sarah his wife baptised 12th Aug 1744 (PR)

William son of John MATHEWS and Sarah his wife baptised 12th Aug 1744 (PR) [Note:- buried 4th Apr 1745]

Susannah daughter of William GARRET and Elizabeth his wife baptised 7th Oct 1744 (PR)

James son of Edward CHAFFEY and Joan his wife baptised 17th Oct 1744 (PR)

Jonas son of Thomas DENNIS and Mary his wife baptised 21st Dec 1744 (PR)

Samuel Base Born son of Elizabeth CROSBY baptised 26th Dec 1744 (PR)

Thomas son of William BISHOP and Mary his wife baptised 27th Dec 1744 (PR)

William son of William NORRIS and Mary his wife baptised 17th Jan 1744/5 (PR)

John son of Machias BRINE and Bathsheba his wife baptised 20th Jan 1744/5 (PR)

Rebekah Base Born daughter of Margaret LUCAS baptised 3rd Feb 1744/5 (PR) [Note:- Buried 7th Apr 1745]

Martha daughter of Moses BEDLOW and Deborah his wife baptised 4th March 1744/5 (PR)

William son of William GARRET and Mary his wife baptised 19th Mar 1744/5 (PR)

Vertue daughter of James ALLEN and Jane his wife baptised 20th Mar 1744/5 (PR)


1745

Thomas son of Thomas LUCAS and Sarah his wife baptised 26th Mar 1745 (PR)

Jane daughter of John SERGEANT and Ann his wife baptsied 5th Apr 1745 (PR)

John son of John PARKER and Susannah his wife baptised 9th Jun 1745 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of William LOCK and Mary his wife baptised 20th Jun 1745 (PR)

Sarah of the said Henry WYNZAR and Sarah his wife baptised 1st July 1745 (PR)

William son of Charles CHRISTOPHER and Elizabeth his wife baptised 7th July 1745 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas NORMAN and hanah his wife 14th Aug 1745 (PR)

Robert son of Solomon HINDE and Mary his wife baptised 15th Sep 1745 (PR)

Martha daughter of Benjamin HALLETand Elizabeth his wife baptised 24th Sep 1745 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of George LESTER and Elizabeth his wife baptised 29th Sep 1745 (PR)

William son of Thomas VINCENT and Honer his wife baptised Oct 18th 1745 (PR) [Note:- Buried 27th Oct 1745]

Rebekah daughter of Philip BISHOP and Mary his wife baptised 1st Dec 1745 (PR)

Ann daughter of John DULAND and Sarah his wife baptised 18th Dec 1745 (PR)

Joseph son of John BISHOP and Elizabeth his wife baptised 23rd Dec 1745 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of Alexander CREST and Honor hs wife baptised 26th Dec 1745 (PR) [Note: See comments abt this family under 27 Nov 1737]

John son of George ADAMS and Ann his wife baptised 7th Feb 1745/6 (PR)

John son of John POUNCEY and Elizabeth his wife baptised 21st Feb 1745/6 (PR)

Ann daughter of Henry TOMKINS and Ann his wife baptised 21st Feb 1745/6 (PR)


1746 Fordington Parish - A Copy of the Marriages, Baptisms, and Burials

    BT's from March 27 th 1746 [Start of overlapping CLDS Images 2184 & 2185]

John son of John FREKE and Susanna his Wife April 1 (PR)

William son of John MATTHEWS and Sarah his Wife April 8 (PR)

Fortunatus a small child dropped within the Parish of Fordington April 13 (PR)

    [Note Fortunatus is Latin for Blessed - no surname is given as the baby had been abandoned - Link to an account of his life]

John son of William WINZAR & Martha his Wife April 18 (PR)

John son of Enoch LESTER and Rachel his Wife May 20 (PR)

William Freak son of William GARRET and Elizabeth his wife May 27 (PR) [Note William Garrett married Elizabeth Freak 16 Oct 1743 hence his 2 nd name]

Vertue Daughter of Charles STONE and Mary his Wife July 19 (PR)

Thomas son of Thomas BRINE and Eleanor his Wife July 21 (PR)

Thomas son of the late John DIFFEY August 13 (PR) [Note father died 10 th August 1746]

Elizabeth Daughter of Edward CHAFFEY and Joan his Wife August 29 (PR) [ IGI wrong date of 27th ]

Mary Daughter of John MASTERS and Sarah his Wife September 11 (PR) [Note IGI shows mothers maiden name as Hounslow - a John Masters married a Sarah Hounslow in Fordington on 9 Sep 1736]

Mary Daughter of William STILE and Edith his Wife October 15 (PR)

Samuel son of Charles PITFIELD and Mary his Wife November 9 (PR) [1st child from the marriage of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) to Mary BISHOP (1722-1794) at St Georges Church Fordington]

Frances Daughter of Moses BEDLOE and Deborah his Wife November 29 (PR)

James son of Thomas VINCENT and Honour his wife December 25 (PR) [Note Thomas Vincent married Honor Coate Fordington 1 Feb 1741]

Elizabeth Bonnett daughter of Thomas MASTERS and Hannah his Wife February 5 1746/7 (PR) [BT's have her second name as Bennett whereas PR and NBI have Bonnett]

Miller daughter of John HARVEY and Mary his Wife February 15th 1746/7 (PR)

Mary Daughter of William NORRIS and Mary his Wife March 5th 1746/7 (PR)

John son of James ALLEN and Jane his Wife March 6th 1746/7 (PR)

Martha Daughter of Samuel ALLEN and Martha his Wife March 13th 1746/7 (PR)


1747 Fordington Parish - A Copy of the Marriages, Baptisms, and Burials from March 27 th 1747

    [Note BT's Badly water damaged document in parts - composite return - making it difficult to see whether a baptism, burial or marriage as this is at the start of each line where damage is worst]

John son of John LOCK and Christian his Wife April 5th (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of John HARDY and Rebeckah his Wife June April 8 (PR)

Susannah daughter of William WILLIAMS and Rachel his Wife July 16 (PR)

Mary Daughter of Mathew WHITE and Elizabeth his Wife July 27 (PR)

James son of Henry TOMKINS and Ann his wife October 8 (PR) [Note a Henry Tomkins married a Ann Comb in Fordington 31 Jan 1742]

Mary Daughter of George LESTER & Elizabeth his Wife October 15 (PR)

James son of John LOVEL & Catherine his Wife October 22 (PR)

Rice base born son of Elizabeth GUY baptised October 22 (PR)

James son of John GREGORY and Sarah his Wife November 19 (PR)

Mary Daughter of John SERJEANT and Ann his Wife January 6th 1747/8 (PR)

Samuel son of William WINZAR and Martha his wife January 6th 1747/8 (PR)

James son of William GARRET and Elizabeth his Wife January 7th 1747/8 (PR)

Ann Daughter of Mackias BRINE and Bathsheba his Wife January 14th 1747/8 (PR)

Amos son of Amos STILE and Mary his Wife January 20 (PR) [Note: 1st child from the marriage of Amos STILE to Mary PITFIELD at St Georges Church Fordington 23rd Dec 1746 - Amos junior was buried January 30 1747]

Mary Daughter of Alexander CREST and Honour his Wife March 17th 1747/8 (PR) [Note: See comments abt this family under 27 Nov 1737]


1748 [Continued on same return]


William Son of William PARKER and Susanna his ife March 27 (PR)

Mary BULL base born daughter of Elizabeth VOS March 27 (PR) [Note it was customary at this time to brand base born children with a second name - that
being the surname of the father] [Note buried January 30 1749 i.e. aged about 1 year 10 m]

Thomas son of Philip BISHOP and Mary his Wife April 11 (PR)

Susanna Tizard Daughter of Joseph DOBER and Susanna his Wife April 26 (PR) [Note Joseph Dober married Susanna Tizard Fordington 14 May 1747 hence 2 nd Christian name]

Mary daughter of John COLE and Jane his Wife April 29 (PR)

Rebekah Daughter of Moses BEDLOE and Deborah his Wife May 30 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of John HELLARD and Mary his Wife July 22 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of Leonard WINZAR and Catherine his Wife August 4 (PR) [ IGI wrongly shows date as 3rd ]

Thomas son of Thomas BYSHOP & Elizabeth his Wife August 22 (PR)

Enoch son of Enoch LESTER and Rachel his Wife September 4 (PR)

Joseph son of Charles CHRISTOPHER and Elizabeth his wife September 14 (PR) [ IGI wrongly shows female]

Mary Daughter of John LUCKASS October 21 (PR)

Grace Daughter of Jeremiah CLARK and Mary his Wife December 2 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of Mark DEWLAND and Sarah his Wife December 26 (PR)

Thomas son of John FREKE and Susanna his Wife December 28 (PR)

Mary daughter of Amos STILE and Mary his Wife December 28 (PR) [Note: 2nd child from the marriage of Amos STILE to Mary PITFIELD at St Georges Church Fordington 23rd Dec 1746 ]

Thomas son of Thomas BISHOP and Mary his Wife January 10th 1748/9 (PR)

Ann daughter of Edward TAYLER and Elizabeth his Wife January 22nd 1748/9 (PR)

Charles son of Charles PITFIELD and Mary his Wife February 8th 1748/9 (PR) [2nd child from the marriage of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) to Mary BISHOP (1722-1794) at St Georges Church Fordington]

Thomas son of Thomas CLARK and Susannah his Wife March 10th 1748/9 (PR)

Thomas son of Thomas OTTER and Elizabeth his Wife March 12th 1748/9 (PR)

John son of John READ and Rebekah his Wife March 24th 1748/9 (PR) [End of overlapping CLDS Images 2184 & 2185]


1749 Dorset [illegible] the Parish of Fordington - A Copy of the Register, of Births, Marriages and Burials

[Start of overlapping CLDS Images 2186 & 2187]

Reuben son of John MASTERS and Sarah his wife March 29 (PR)

Sarah Daughter of John MATHEWS & Sarah his Wife April 19 (PR)

Robert son of Robert BEST and Grace his Wife May 18 (PR) [Note Robert Best married Grace Still in Fordington on 21 Oct 1748]

George son of George LESTER and Elizabeth his wife May 23 (PR)

Rebeccah Daughter of William STILE and Edith his Wife May 31 (PR)

James son of Alexander CREST and Honor his Wife June 29 (PR spelling = Electander CRIST & Honour ) [See comments about this family under date 27 Nov 1737]

Ann son of John BUNN and Sarah his Wife July 18 (PR) [Note John Bunn married Sarah Jones 12 July 1748 Fordington - Ann buried 23 January]

Elizabeth Daughter of Thomas DENNIS and Mary his Wife July 21 (PR has surname spelt DENES)

Honour Daughter of Thomas VINCENT and Honor his Wife December 3 (PR)

William base born son of Elizabeth BISHOP December 3 (PR) [Note Buried December 27]

Richard son of Samuel FINCENT [VINCENT] and Sarah his Wife December 3 (PR spells surname as VINSON)

Mary Daughter of William NORRIS and Mary his Wife December 26 (PR)

Rebeccah Daughter of John SERGEANT and Ann his Wife January 14th 1749/50 (PR)

John son of Edward ELBY February 19th 1749/50 (PR)

Sarah Daughter of William WINZAR and Martha his Wife February 21 (PR)

John son of John LOVEL and Catherine his wife March 19 (PR)


1750 [Continued on same return]

Margaret Daughter of William GARRET and Mary his Wife April 23 (PR)

John son of George ADAMS and Ann his Wife May 19 (PR)

John son of John HOLLAND and Mary his Wife May 29 (PR)

John son of Joseph DOBER and Susanna his Wife June 10 (PR)

Thomas son of Thomas ROBERTS and Mary his Wife September 12 (PR)

Thomas Cox son of Mr MORGAN and Jane his Wife September 19 (PR) [Note:- John Morgan was buried at Stinsford on 30th May 1776 - See link to transcription of his Will]

Rebeccah daughter of Moses BEDLOE and Deborah his Wife September 19 (PR)

Charles the son of Charles PITFIELD and Mary his Wife September 26 (PR) [3rd child from the marriage of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) to Mary BISHOP (1722-1794) at St Georges Church Fordington]

Ann Daughter of Amos STILE and Mary his Wife September 28 (PR) [Note: 3rd child from the marriage of Amos STILE to Mary PITFIELD at St Georges Church Fordington 23rd Dec 1746]

Susannah Daughter of William PARKER and Susanna his Wife October 3 (PR)

Betty Daughter of George VOS and Margaret his Wife October 16 (PR)

Mary Daughter of Giles COOMBS and Mary his Wife October 25 (PR) [Note IGI shows Mary's maiden name as Hackman - a Giles COMBS married a Mrs Mary HACKHAM in Fordington on 11 March 1749- there is an earlier marriage for a Giles Coombes in 1728 so this may be his 2nd marriage]

John son of John HARVY and Mary his Wife October 29 (PR)

George son of Enoch LESTER and Rachel his Wife November 27 (PR)

Philip son of Philip BISHOP and Mary his Wife January 1st 1750/1 (PR)

Catherine Daughter of Leonard WINZAR and Catherine his Wife January 1st 1750/1 (PR)

Jane Daughter of Samuel LEGG and Grace his Wife January 13th 1750/1 (PR)

Sarah Daughter of Thomas BASCOMB and Elizabeth his Wife February 28 (PR)


1751 [New year continued on same return]


Ann Daughter of George THORNE and Barbarah his Wife March 29 (PR) [Note:- Ann was the only child from the marriage of George Thorn to Barbara Roberts who married at St Georges Church on 16th Apr 1750. Ann later married Charles PITFIELD (1750-1804) who was the 3rd son of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801)]

Jane Daughter of Thomas PAUL and Susanna his Wife April 11 (PR)

James son of William DART and Sarah his wife April 11 (PR) [4th child from the marriage of William DARK/DART to Sarah PEDHAM/PERHAM at Stinsford on 30th May 1737]

Edward son of George LESTER and Elizabeth his Wife April 18 (PR)

Rebeccah Daughter of William INGRAM and Mary his Wife May 3 (PR)

John son of Richard DILLER and Elizabeth his Wife May 19 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of William BELBEN and Elizabeth his Wife June 10 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of Jeremiah CLARK and Mary his Wife June 13 (PR)

James son of David ALLEN and Mary his Wife July 9 (PR)

James son of Thomas GREENING and Mary his Wife July 14 (PR)

Charles Son of Samuel ALLEN and Martha his Wife August 4 (PR)

John son of John LUCCAS and Elizabeth his Wife August 18 (PR)

Ann Daughter of Mr Jno: [John] MORGAN and Jane his Wife September 12 (PR) [Note:- John Morgan was buried at Stinsford on 30th May 1776 - See link to transcription of his Will]

Elizabeth Daughter of Matthew WHITE and Elizabeth his Wife September 23 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of Thomas BISHOP and Elizabeth his Wife October [Note no day given] (PR)

Sarah Daughter of Thomas BRINE and Eleanor his Wife October 17 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of John BISHOP and his wife November 3 (PR)

Thomas son of John BUNN and Sarah his Wife November 4 (PR)

John son of Richard SCORSE and Ann his Wife November 6 (PR) [Note a Richard Scorse married Ann Fudg Fordington 30 Sep 1750]

John COLE aged 40 years or upwards November 14 (PR confirmed a baptism)

John son of John COLE and Jane his wife November 14 (PR)

Mary daughter of John COLE and Jane his wife November 14 (PR)

    Jno: [John] JACOB Vicar
    Francis PURCHASE
    John INGRAM [End of overlapping CLDS Images 2186 & 2187]

1752 Missing

NOTE : Unfortunately we do not have Bishops Transcripts for the year 1752 for Fordington the original parish records survive from which I have transcribed the following entries. Please also note that this was the year that the English Calendar was changed from the Julian to the more accurate Gregorian system that had been introduced in Catholic countries by Pope Gregory XIII in March 1582. A difference of eleven days had accumulated between the two systems so the change necessitated England 's calendar losing that number of days. To bring this about the day following 2nd September 1752 was renumbered the 14th .

The commencement of the year was also brought forward from 25 th March to the preceding 1 st January. This changed January, February and most of March from being the last months of the Old Year to the first of the New.

William son of John WINZOR & Sarah his wife baptised 30th Jan 1752 (PR)

Jane daughter of John SWIER & Elizabeth his wife baptised 2nd Feb 1752 (PR)

Melior? daughter of Thomas VINSENT [VINCENT] and Honour his wife baptised 26th Feb 1752 (PR)


1753 Copy of the Register of marriages, Baptisms and Burials [Start of overlapping CLDS Images 2188 & 2189]

Jan 17 Mary daughter of Henry SAUNDERS and Mary his wife baptised (PR)

Feb 24 Elizabeth POWELL (PR)

Mar 1 William OLD son of William and Elizabeth his wife baptised (PR)

Mar 8 James son of James POWELL and Elizabeth his wife (PR)

Apr 4 Elizabeth daughter of Henry VINCENT and Joan his wife (PR)

May 7 Elizabeth daughter of George LESTER and Elizabeth his wife (PR)

May 9 Ann daughter of Mr John MORGAN and Jane his wife (PR) [Note:- John Morgan was buried at Stinsford on 30th May 1776 - See link to transcription of his Will]

May 16 Rachel daughter of Enoch LESTER and Rachel his wife (PR) [Note:- Buried 11 Dec 1757]

Jun 11 Robert son of Robert HURST and Elizabeth his wife (PR)

Jun 12 Ann daughter of John MASTERS and Sarah his wife (PR)

Jun 14 John son of John WINZAR and Sarah his wife (PR)

Jun 15 John son of William GARRITT and Elizabeth his wife (PR)

Jun 15 Susanna daughter of Thomas PAUL and Susannah his wife (PR)

Aug 25 John NORMAN son of John NORMAN and Grace his wife (PR)

Aug 25 Joseph son of Henry VOS and Edith his wife (PR)

Aug 29 Sarah daughter of William PARKER and Susannah his wife (PR)

Sep 25 Elizabeth daughter o f Moses BEDLOE and Deborah his wife (PR)

Sep 28 Mary daughter of Richard SCORES and Ann his wife (PR) [Note a Richard SCORSE married an Ann Fudg in Fordington on 30 Sep 1750]

Oct 7 Betty [Betsey] Baseborn daughter of Elizabeth OTTER (PR)

Dec 13 Leonard son of Leonard WINZAR and Catherine his wife (PR)

Dec 14 Susannah daughter of John RIGGS and Esther his wife (PR)


1754 [Continued on same return]

Jan 7 George son of John FREAK and Susannah his wife (PR)

Jan 16 Mary daughter of John AISHE and Mary his wife (PR)

Feb 6 William son of Widow INGRAM (PR)

Feb 11 Thomas son of David MORRIS and Mary his wife (PR)

Feb 27 John son of Thomas BASCOMBE and Elizabeth his wife (PR)

Mar 8 Dinah and Mary daughters of Edward CHAFFEY and Joan his wife (PR)

May 2 James son of James BENNETT and Sarah his wife (PR)

Jun 14 Elizabeth daughter of John BISHOP and Mary his wife (PR)

Jun 30 John son of John LUSH and Margaret his wife (PR)

Jun 30 Elizabeth daughter of Thomas BUSHROD and Mary his wife (PR) [Only her marriage in IGI ]

Aug 4 John son of the Widow INGRAM (PR)

Aug 25 John son of John HELLARD and Mary his wife (PR) [Note a John Hellard married Mary Bishop in Fordington on 25 Jul 1745]

Oct 10 Thomas son of John HARRIS and Mary his wife (PR)

Oct 13 Elizabeth daughter of William DAVIS and Jane his wife (PR)

Oct 17 Amos son of William STILE [Style] and Edith [PR :- Eadeth] his wife (PR)

Oct 17 Ann daughter of Thomas CLARK and Susannah his wife (PR)

Oct 31 Deborah daughter of John LUCAS and Elizabeth his wife (PR spells his surname LUCOKS]) [ IGI has Elizabeth Miller]

Oct 31 John son of John BUNN and Sarah his wife (PR)

Dec 9 Amey daughter of Amos STILE and Mary his wife [Note: 4th child from the marriage of Amos STILE to Mary PITFIELD at St Georges Church Fordington 23rd Dec 1746] (PR spells her christian name as Eamey )

Dec 11 Sebastian son of Charles PITFIELD and Mary his wife (PR) [4th child from the marriage of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) to Mary BISHOP (1722-1794) at St Georges Church Fordington]

Dec 26 Robert son of William BELLBIN and Elizabeth his wife (PR)

Dec 26 John son of John LOCK and Sarah his wife (PR)

Dec 26 Mary daughter of Thomas VINCENT and Honor his wife (PR)


1755 [Continued on same return]

Jan 5 Ann daughter of William NORRIS and Mary his wife (PR)

Jan 8 Mary daughter of John WINZAR and Sarah his wife (PR)

Jan 26 Sarah daughter of George LESTER [LISTER] and Elizabeth his wife (PR)

Jan 28 Elizabeth daughter of Thomas BRINE and Eleanor his wife (PR)

Feb 9 Thomas son of Thomas PAUL and Susannah his wife (PR)

Feb 20 Mary daughter of Thomas AISH and Mary his wife (PR)

Mar 10 Joseph son of John SERJEANT [SARGENT] and Ann his wife (PR)

Mar 23 Sarah daughter of Samuel VINCENT and Sarah his wife (PR)

Apr 6 Matthew son of John MATTHEWS a nd Sarah his wife (PR)

May 2 John son of Robert HURST and Elizabeth his wife (PR)

May 11 Mary daughter of Joseph MUNDON and Mary his wife (PR)

May 19 Jane daughter of Robert GROVES (PR)

May 27 Mary daughter of Mr John MORGAN and Jane his wife (PR) [Note:- John Morgan was buried at Stinsford on 30th May 1776 - See link to transcription of his Will]

May 27 Mary daughter of Henry VINCENT and Joan his wife (PR)

    Signatures
    Jno [John] JACOB Vicar
    John MORGAN Church [Warden]
    John NELSON

    [End of overlapping CLDS Images 2188 & 2189 & FILM]
    [2nd return starts with the burial of Thomas Roberts May 28 and baptisms continued as below] [ CLDS Film 1279497 Image 4205261_00005]

Hester Daughter of John LESTER and Ann his Wife August 21 (PR)

James baseborn son of Mary SEAGER September 22 (PR)

Mary Daughter of Enoch LESTER and Rachel his Wife October 26 (PR)

John son of Joseph COAT and Mary his Wife November 9 (PR)

John son of John LUCKAS and Mary his Wife November 9 (PR)

Joseph son of Joseph BENNETT and Sarah his Wife Nov 15 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of Thomas CLARK and Susannah his wife November 21 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of Mathew WHITE & Elizabeth his wife baptised 29th Nov 1755 (PR)

    [end of CLDS Film 1279496 - separate page on next film completes the year]

James son of John LUCKES and Mary his Wife December 13 (PR)

Esther Daughter of Philip BISHOP and Mary his Wife December 21

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