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Fordington

Baptisms St Georges Church 1756 - 1763
© Originally ranscribed from BT’s by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington 2007 from CLDS film 1279497
Checked and updated from Parish registers November 2011
[Transcribers comments are in brackets in italics - 164 baptisms]

Last updated June 2013



King George II buried at Westminster Abbey 11th Nov 1760
Portrait by Thomas Hudson 1744

Notes:-

The original Parish Registers (PR) for this period exist in the Dorset Registry Office & there are some transcription errors between those records and the Bishops Transcripts transcribed here which were done in some cases several years later. Some names are also spelt differently between the registers and in a few cases more information has been given in the Bishops Transcripts than originally recorded

In the early years the BT records are badly damaged and difficult to read and in some areas the Parish Registers are badly faded with some entries illegible. Both the original and Bishops Transcripts are composite returns with the left side containing a column stating whether the entry was a baptism, marriage or burial. In many cases the edge has been damaged or disappeared. It is only by viewing both returns and checking back to marriage names that it has been possible to end up with what is now a complete record. M Russell OPC for Fordington


1756 [Bishops Transcripts document badly water damaged- left side contained a column stating whether baptised, married or buried & is mainly illegible OK on Parish Registers ]

    [ CLDS Film 1279497 Image 4205261_00006]

William son of John LOCK and Sarah his wife March 4 (PR)

    [Note:- illegible entry only in BT's] Edward WHORE? and Mary his wife April 5 [assumed a baptism; not in IGI or Parish Register; may be the daughter that died 11 Feb 1758?]
    [BT's new page] [ CLDS Image 4205261_00007]

John son of Richard SCORCE and Ann his wife April 11 (PR has surname as SCORES) [not in IGI - he was buried 18 March 1757]

Mary Daughter of John MATTOCK and Betty his Wife May 6 (PR) [Note a John Mattock married a Betty White in Fordington on 3 Nov 1755]

    [Note:- BT entry only:- Son of [no name given] David ALLEN and Mary his Wife May 20 [Not in PR or IGI]

Elizabeth daughter of John INGRAM and Elizabeth his Wife September 19 (PR)

John son of Edward COAT and Elizabeth his Wife October 24 (PR)

John son of John VINCENT and Hannah his Wife November 7 (PR has mothers Christian name as Joanna)

William son of William ADDAMS and Elizabeth his Wife November 16 (PR) [There is a marriage 20 Sep 1756 to Elizabeth Bishop and William was buried Fordington 20th December 1757]

John son of John RASKER? and Mary his Wife November 28 (Note:- Both BT's and PR's are damaged / faded so constructed by viewing both)

Richard son of Richard DILLER ? and Elizabeth November 28 (Note:- Both BT's and PR's are damaged / faded so constructed by viewing both)

Mary baseborn Daughter of Mary ALLEN December 12 (PR)

John son of Joseph FOY & Elizabeth his wife baptised December 18 (PR)

Mary Daughter of David MORRIS & Mary his wife baptised December 30 (PR)

Frances Daughter of John WINZER & Sarah his wife baptised December 30 (PR)


1757 [ Start of CLDS Image 4205261_00008]

    [BT's very faint plus water damage refer to Parish Register]

James son of John KING and [blank gap] his wife January 11 (PR)

Ann daughter of Leonard WINZAR [WINZER] and Catherine his wife January 20 (PR)

Sebastian son of Charles PITFIELD and Mary his wife February 1 (PR) [5th child from the marriage of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) to Mary BISHOP (1722-1794) at St Georges Church Fordington]

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas BASCOMB and Elizabeth his Wife February 6 (PR)

Ann daughter of Thomas VINCENT and Honour his Wife February 20 (PR)

Richard son of John LOCK and Sarah his Wife March 10 (PR)

John son of John LOCKUS [LUCAS] and Mary his Wife April 17 (PR)

James son of Thomas PALL [ PAUL ] & Susannah his wife April 24 (PR) [Note a Thomas Paul married a Susannah Allen in Fordington on 15 th April 1750]

William son of John BISHOP [blank space left] his Wife April 24 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas TERRELL and Ann his Wife May 2 (PR) [Note a Thomas TERRELL married a Ann Jenkins in Fordington by licence 4 May 1756]

Sarah daughter of Bernard GEALL and Elizabeth his Wife June 21 (PR) [ IGI wrongly has Sept 1757] [Note a Bernard GALE married an Elizabeth Masters in Fordington on 15 Jul 1756 Note buried 22nd Sep 1757]

    [Start of CLDS Image 4205261_00009][Note new page- badly water damaged on right side where dates would have been]

Christian Daughter of John BUNN and Sarah his Wife 8 July 1757 (PR)

Mary Daughter of Robert HUST and Elizabeth his Wife 24 Jul 1757 (PR) [Note:- a Robert HUST married a Elizabeth VINSON in Fordington 29 March 1752]

Thomas son of George LESTER and Elizabeth his Wife September 1 (PR) [Note burial May 20 1759]

Emme [Amey] Daughter of Sebastian PITFIELD and Mary his Wife September 15 (PR) [1st child from the marriage of Sebastian PITFIELD (1726-1794) to Mary Woodsford in Fordington 30 Nov 1756 buried 28th Oct 1761]

Thomas son of John LESTER and Ann his Wife baptised September 20 (PR)

Thomas son of Thomas ASH and Mary his Wife baptised September 20 (PR)

Frances Daughter of Amos STILE and Mary his Wife baptised 26th Sep 1757 (PR) [Note: 5th child from the marriage of Amos STILE to Mary PITFIELD (1721-1784) at St Georges Church Fordington 23rd Dec 1746]

    [End of CLDS Image 4205261_00009 - start of 00010] [new page water damaged left side - column showing baptised, married or buried mainly illegible]

Mary baseborn Daughter of Ann DIFFEN November 28 (PR)

Hannah Daughter of Rebecca WOODSFORD A baseborn child November 27(PR)

David son of William STILE and Eadeth [Edith] his Wife December 27 [Note William STYLE married Edith Bartlett in Fordington on 29 Jul 1741 and appear to have had children in 1742; 1746; 1749 and 1754 - assumed this is another Baptism]


1758 [continued same page - column showing baptised, married or buried mainly illegible]

Thomas son of William DAVIS & Jane his wife January 8 (PR)

    [BT's new page water damaged right side where dates were] [Start of CLDS Image 4205261_00011]

John son of John MATTOCK & Elizabeth his wife April 25 (PR) [Note a John Mattock married a Betty White in Fordington on 3 Nov 1755 - this child was buried 20 Apr 1762]

Philip son of Philip WINZOR & Elizabeth his wife April 28 (PR) [Note a Philp Winzer married an Elizabeth Lester in Fordington 31Mar 1757- buried June16]

Salathial son of William NORRIS and Mary his wife May 4 (PR) [Note: Salathial is an old biblical name meaning “lent of god”]

Mary Daughter of Machias BRINE & Barshaba [Bathsheba] his wife May 9 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of James WELLSTROME & Elizabeth his wife May 15 (PR)
    [Note:- I cannot trace a family with the surname Wellstome in Fordington, or anywhere else in Dorset for that matter, so have to assume that it is an incorrect spelling of the surname. It occurs once more in Fordington parish records which is the burial of a 'Jane Wellsrome' on the 8th Jan 1764, and I believe this to be the burial of Elizabeth's younger sister baptised Jane WELLSPRING on 2nd July 1762. Assuming 'Wellspring' to be the correct family surname makes Elizabeth's baptism here to be the first of 12 children of James Wellspring from Stinsford and Elizabeth Lester who married in Fordington on 3rd Feb 1757. More detailed information about this family is given against thier marriage and can be accessed via this link]

William son of Phillip BISHOP & Mary his wife baptised June 11 (PR)

Godfrey son of Godfrey JOHNSON & Mary his wife June 26 (PR)

William son of John WINZER & Sarah his Wife July 6 (PR)

James baseborn son of Elizabeth SPARKES July 6 (PR)

Matthew & Ann son & daughter of Matthew & Elizabeth WHITE July ? (PR illegible)

Elizabeth Daughter of Joseph BONNETT & Sarah his wife August 4 [Note buried same month] (PR illegible but date 4th)

    Signatures
    Jno [John] JACOB Vic [Vicar]
    John MORGAN & John NELSON Churchwardens
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    [CLDS Images 4205261_00012 & 000013]
    [new page - simply headed “1758” & continued further down with “1759”]There is also a separate sheet with a full heading as given below followed by a huge blank space and at the very bottom of the sheet 5 entries of baptisms, marriages and burials which appear to relate to the end of 1759. I have had to amalgamate the two returns as follows but it was difficult to be sure about allocation between baptisms and burials - The position was only clarified as below when access to Parish Registers was obtained in November 2011].

1758 continued

Thomas son of Thomas BRINE and Eleanor his wife baptised 19th Sep 1758 (PR)

Rebecca daughter of John INGRAM and Elizabeth his wife baptised 7th Nov 1758 (PR)

John son of William ADDAMS & Elizabeth his Wife December 17 (PR)

Jane Daughter of John WILLIAMS and Rebecca his wife baptised December 24 (PR)

Charles Son of Charles LEG & Susannah his wife December 24 (PR)


1759 A True and Perfect Copy of the Register of Fordington in the County of Dorset of all Marriages,
Baptisms and Burials and other memorable accidents Beginning in the year of Our Lord 1759


Joseph son of Charles PITFIELD & Mary his Wife February 5 (PR) [6th child from the marriage of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) to Mary BISHOP (1722-1794) at St Georges Church Fordington]

Mary Daughter of Edward WHORE & Mary his Wife February 11 (PR)

Lydia Daughter of Barnard GEALL & Elizabeth his Wife March 11 (PR)

William son of James COATS and Mary his Wife April 8th

Jno. [John] Son of Joseph DOVER and Susannah his Wife April 9 (PR) [could be baptism or a burial]

Phillis Daughter of Thomas REASON & Mary his Wife April 16 (PR)

Thomas son of Thomas WHITE & Mary his Wife April 19 (PR)

    April 29th Mr Christopher TWYNIHOE was inducted (instituted) Vicar of Forthington [i.e. Fordington] in ye house of Mr. Jno [John] JACOB Late Departed. (PR)

Mary daughter of Jno [i.e.John] LESTER & Ann his wife baptised May 9th 1759 (PR)

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Barbara Daughter of Jon. [John] MATTOCK & Elizabeth his Wife June 4 (PR) [Note a John Mattock married a Betty White on 3 Nov 1755 in Fordington this child was buried 5 Apr 1762]

Thomas son of Thomas TERRELL & Susannah his Wife June 7 (PR)

Mary Daughter of James CHRISTOPHER & Holloway his wife June 25 (PR leaves a blank for the name of his wife)

Ann daughter of Jno [John] BUNN & Sarah his wife July 15 (PR)

Mary baseborn Daughter of Sarah SCANDRICK July 15 (PR)

Tho [Thomas] Son of George LESTER & Elizabeth his Wife August 19 (PR)

Mary daughter of Wm [William] LOCUSS & Mary his Wife October 8 (PR)

Thomas son of Thomas PAUL & Susanna his Wife October 21 (PR)

Susanna Daughter of Jno. [John] LOCUSS & Mary his Wife November 2 (PR)

Mary Daughter of Thomas ASH & Mary his Wife November 4 (PR)

Honour Daughter of Thomas VINCENT and Honour his Wife November 11 (PR)

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00015]

1760

Mary Lester Daughter of Philip WINZER & Elizabeth his Wife January 1 (PR)

Barnard son of Robert HUST & Elizabeth his Wife January 20 (PR)

Ann Daughter of Moses BEDLOE & Mary his Wife January 30 (PR) [ IGI also shows a marriage to a John Evomy 6 Feb 1783 in Dorchester]

Jno [i.e. John] son of Jno INGRAM & Elizabeth his wife buried February 12 (PR)

Ann Daughter of Richard & Mary WHITE April 27 (PR)

Frances Daughter of Benjamin & Olivia BOND May 4 (PR)

Susanna Daughter of Leonard WINZER & Catherine his wife May 25 (PR)

Barnard [Bernard] son of John & Sarah MASTERS May 25 (PR)

Sebastian son of Sebastian & Mary PITFIELD May 27 (PR) [2nd child from the marriage of Sebastian Pitfield to Mary Woodsford in Fordington 30 Nov 1756 - Sebastian junior buried 3rd Nov 1761]

James son of James & Elizabeth WELLSPRING May 27 (PR) [Note:- 2nd of 12 children of James WELLSPRING [1732/3-1813] and Elizabeth LESTER [1736/7-1782]

Martha Daughter of William & Mary NORRIS June 8 (PR)

Mary Daughter of Thomas & Eleanor BRINE June 10 (PR)

John son of John & Susanna TERRELL July 22 (PR)

Sarah daughter of Joseph & Sarah BONNETT July 28 (PR)

[CLDS Image 4205261_00016]

Matthew son of Thomas & Mary WHITE August 17 (PR) [Note Buried August 11 1761]

Elizabeth Daughter off Joseph & Elizabeth FOY August 24 (PR)

Edward son of Edward & Elizabeth LESTER September 11 (PR) [Note:- 1st child from the marriage of Edward LESTER to Elizabeth PITFIELD at st Georges Church Fordington on 5th July 1759]

Johnson of James POWELL & Elizabeth his Wife October 6 (PR) [Note buried December 21]

Richard son of Barnard & Elizabeth GEALL November 5 (PR)

Edward son of Jno. [John] & Mary LOCK November 10 (PR)


    Highlighted Entry in the Parish Register :- Nov 11th 1760 King George II Inter: (i.e. buried) [ Note:- The King in fact died on 25th October 1760 in France being buried on the 11th at Westminster Abbey].

Jno. [John] son of Edward & Mary WHORE November 24 (PR)

Wm. [William] son of William & Jane DAVIS November 30 (PR)

Rebecca Daughter of James & Mary KEATS November 15 (PR)

Ann Daughter of Jno. [John] & Elizabeth TOLLIDGE December 28 (PR)


1761 [CLDS Image 4205261_00016]

Tho. [Thomas] son of Philip WINZOR & Elizabeth his Wife January 1 (PR )

George son of Jno. [John] LESTER & Ann his Wife January 1 (PR)

Christian Daughter of Charles & Mary PITFIELD January 12 (PR) [ IGI has the wrong date of March 22 1761 which is when she was buried 7th child from the marriage of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) to Mary BISHOP (1722-1794) at St Georges Church Fordington]]

Wm [William] son of Mackias BRINE & Birshebah [Bathsheba] his Wife January 22 (PR)

Elizabeth Daughter of James & Susanna CULM [CULUM] of the Militia? January 23 (PR)

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00017]

Diana Daughter of Thomas REASON & Mary his wife February 13 (PR)

Phillis Daughter of Daniel STILES & Sarah his Wife March 1 (PR)

John son of Moses BEDLOE & Mary his Wife May 31 (PR) [Note buried 7 April 1762]

Deborah Daughter of Joshua and Mary DOWL May 31 (PR)

    Signatures
    Seth BANCKS Minister
    John MORGAN
    Tho. [Thomas] TERRELL

    [Start of CLDS Image 4205261_00018 - IMAGE OUT OF SEQUENCE SEE BELOW]
    [New page BT's - Note no heading to indicate the year of this composite return - clearly filmed out of sequence as dates between images 17 and 19 run consecutively - The National Burial Index has the burials on this page listed as 1764 and as these were transcribed from the original registers not the Bishops Transcripts is more likely to be correct. There is also a gap in the baptisms and burials for 1764 into which these entries fit neatly. Also see comments on burial of Caleb Clothey [Clothyer] which shows marriage and baptism after 1761 - I have therefore moved all these entries to 1764 but left a copy of them indented below so that people viewing the Bishops Transcripts have an explanation]
    Rachel Daughter of James & Susannah LOYDD July 1

    Thomas son of Moses & Mary BEDLOWE July 22 [Note a Moses Bedlow married a Mary Taylor in Dorchester 19 Dec 1759]

    George son of Samuel & Elizabeth CHAPPLE August 5

    Ann Bridle baseborn Daughter of Mealier BRIDLE August 5

    [Signatures]

    S BANCKS Clerk

    James BROOKE Churchwardens

    Mr TERRELL


    [CLDS Image 4205261_00019]

A True and Perfect Copy of all Marriages, Baptisms, Burials and other Memorable
Accidents in the Parish of Fordington in the County of Dorset for the year 1761

John son of James CHRISTOPHER & Holloway his wife September 14 (PR)

Thomas son of Joseph LOVELACE & Elizabeth his wife September 15 (PR)

William son of George LESTER & Elizabeth his wife October 10 (PR)

Richard son of Thomas TERRELL & Susannah his wife October 19 (PR)

Jonathan son of Jonathan FUDGE & Mary his wife October 28 (PR)

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00020]

James son of James & Elizabeth SWIER November 5 (PR)

Mary daughter of Joseph & Jane ROGERS November 8 (PR)

James son of James & Ann BIRT November 10 (PR)

James son of Matthew & Elizabeth GARLAND December 20 (PR)

Mary daughter of Thomas & Mary WHITE December 21 (PR)

John son of James & Holloway HARRIS December 28 (PR)

William son of Jno [John] & Mary LUCAS December 30 (PR)


1762 [CLDS Image 4205261_00020]

Thomas son of Samuel & Eleanor BONNER January 3 (PR)

Sally Daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth CHAFEY January 12 (PR)

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00021]

Christian daughter of John & Sarah BUNN February 15 (PR)

John son of John & Jane DODSON February 19 (PR) [Note a John Dodson of Hilton married a Jane Taylor in Fordington on 30 Jan 1761]

Charles son of Charles & Mary OBORN February 24 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of Edward & Elizabeth LESTER March 12 (PR) [Note 2nd child from the marriage of Edward Lester & Elizabeth Pitfield from All Saints parish in Dorchester married in Fordington 5 July 1759]

Joanna daughter of Matthew & Elizabeth WHITE April 1 (PR) [Note buried April 5]

Joseph son of Charles & Mary PITFIELD April 13 (PR) [8th child from the marriage of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) to Mary BISHOP (1722-1794) at St Georges Church Fordington]

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00022]

Hannah daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth BISHOP April 17 (PR)

Sarah daughter of Thomas & Honour VINCENT April 27 (PR)

John son of Richard & Mary WHITE May 2 (PR)

William son of Richard and Ann SCORSE baptised 15th June 1762 (PR only)

Jane daughter of James & Elizabeth WELLSPRING July 2 (PR) [Note:- 3rd of 12 children of James WELLSPRING [1732/3-1813] and Elizabeth LESTER [1736/7-1782] Buried under the surname Wellstome (see comments against her sister Elizabeth's baptism in Fordington on 15th May 1758) buried on 8th Jan 1764. They renamed the next girl born after her death as Jane again on 21 Aug 1768]

Thomas son of Thomas & Mary REASON July 6 (PR)

Jane daughter of Thomas & Elenor BRINE July 20 (PR)

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth BEDLOE August 15 (PR)

John son of William & Sarah ANDREWS August 22 (PR) [Note See transcription of his father William ANDREWS Will in 1770 for more information about this family]

Robert son of Robert & Mary HODDER September 21 (PR)

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00023]

James son of John & Sarah LOCK [LOCKE] September 29 (PR)

John son of Thomas & Mary ASH [ASHE] October 10 (PR)

William son of William & Elizabeth ADDAMS November 13 (PR)

Barnard son of Barnard & Elizabeth GEALL November 14 (PR)

William son of Abraham & Mary CASSE November 19 (PR)

James son of Edward & Mary WHORE December 5 (PR)

William son of Thomas & Susannah TERRELL December 27 (PR)


1763: [CLDS Image 4205261_00023]

William son of William & Mary LUCCUS January 2 (PR) [Note:- buried 20th Jan 1763]

Amye daughter of Sebastian & Mary PITFIELD January 26 (PR) [3rd child from the marriage of Sebastian Pitfield to Mary Woodsford in Fordington 30 Nov 1756]

James son of James & Holloway HARRIS (PR)

Robert son of Melchideck & Elizabeth HYND February 6 (PR has surname as HYNE) [Note Melchizedek is an old biblical name meaning king of justice - a Melchisedeck
HIND
married an Elizabeth VINCENT from Staford in Fordington by licence 2 Feb 1761]

Phillip son of Phillip & Elizabeth WINZER February 8 (PR)

John son of Moses & Mary BEDLOW February 13 (PR)

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00024] [NOTE:- Parish Register is illegible as very badly faded from here until 24th Aug 1763 entry]

Margaret POWELL daughter of James & Elizabeth POWELL March 13 [Note:- Buried 11 Sep 1763]

Ambrose son of Ambrose & Sarah HUNT May 8

Caleb son of Caleb & Ann CLOTHER May 13 [Note a Caleb CLOTHYER & Ann BISHOP both of Bishops Candle married 15 May 1762]

Barbarah Daughter of John & Elizabeth MATTOCK May 23 [Note a John Mattock married a Betty White in Fordington on 3 Nov 1755]

William son of John & Ann LESTER June 5

Sarah Daughter of Jno [John] & Sarah WINZER June 29

Samuel son of Thomas & Susannah CLARK August 24 (PR) [Note mother appears to have been buried the same day - Samuel buried September 4 1763]

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00025]

Susannah Daughter of James & Mary SPYCER [SPICER] September 4 (PR)

Hannah Daughter of Wm [William] & Sarah ANDREWS September 18 (PR) [Note See transcription of his father William ANDREWS Will in 1770 for more information about this family]

    [CLDS Image 4205261_00026]

Robert son of Thomas & Mary REASON October 16 (PR)

Thomas son of James & Holloway CHRISTOPHER October 23 (PR)

William son of Jonathan & Mary FUDGE October 30 (PR)

Frances? daughter of John & Sarah BUNN December 11 (PR her Christian names looks like Flower?)

Thomas son of Thomas & Elizabeth BEDLOW December 18 (PR)

James son of Richard & Mary DREW December 25 (PR)

Robert Baseborn son of Sarah SEAGER December 26 (PR)

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