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Fordington

St George's Church Burials 1577 - 1599

Transcribed from BT’s by Michael Russell 2007 from CLDS film 1279496

[Transcribers comments are in brackets in italics]

Last updated Mar 2009


Burial Ground behind St Georges Church

NOTES:- The Bishops Transcripts for this period are in poor condition and very difficult to read, some being written in either court or secretary hand where the formation of letters differs somewhat from that used today. They are transcribed as written with many variations in the spelling of names, even on the same line. There are some conventions however which are not miss spelt names. examples:-

♦“y” is often used instead of “i” as in Wynsor/Winsor - Bryne/Brine - Collyns/Collins

♦“z” is often used instead of “s” as in Cozens/Cosens - Zeager/Seager

♦“e” is often added to the end of names and some letters repeated as in Bisshoppe for Bishop or Bartlette for Bartlet or Ffordington

♦“h” may have been omitted as in Tomas/Thomas or cristened/christened and particularly “is” for “his” in later years

♦ “Ao Dm” is a Latin abbreviation for “Anno Domini” ; meaning “in the year of our Lord”

♦ Most entries are preceded with the letters “Jbm”. The letter “j” is the same as “i” in Latin and this is an abbreviation for ibidem meaning “the same”

♦ Although many of the baptisms for this period appear in the IGI so far the temple has only cleared female baptisms [Feb 2007] so this listing is much more comprehensive

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


Ffordington - register 1577 [most of the heading is illegible and the right hand edge of the document where the dates are is very badly damaged- the order of entry to the register is preserved giving an approximate idea of when baptism took place]

 

1577 [Image 2078 CLDS Disc]

Cristian COLLYNS the daughter of John Collyns was buried the ---

Owen KOOMES [Coombs?] the sone of John Koomes was buried the xxith [21st] of June Ao Dm

John [ paper folded over possibly BELMAN? was buried] the iiijth [4th] daie [day] of August Ao Dm

Roger ZEAGER an aged man was buried the xiiijth [14th] of September Ao Dm

Marie SARGENT a young woman was buried the xxvjth [26th] of September [Ao Dm]

John SMYTH a middle aged man was buried the vth [5th] of October Ao Dm

Robte [Robert] ASHE a middle aged man was buried the xiij [13th] of November ---

John MARTYN a middle aged man was buried xvth [15th] of November Ao Dm

Jone [Joan]  MOGGE was buried the xvij [17th]daie [day]  of December Ao Dm 1577

Roger?[illegible line paper folded over] was buried the xxiiijth [24th] of January 1577 [Note: a Will survives in Nat Archives for a Roger Cossen or Cossyn of Fordington dated 10 Feb 1578 - See Wills Index ]

Alice BOYT the daughter of James Boyt was buried the xxviijth [28th] of Ffeb [February]--

Cristian AUSTYNS an aged woman was buried the xth? [10th] March 1577

Thomas WYNSOR  the elder was buried the xvjth [16th] of March, an aged man

William TUCKE [ Tucker?] junr [junior] a middle aged man was buried the xxth [20th] March ---


1578 [Image 2078 CLDS Disc]

Elynor WYNZOR [illegible folded over] woman was buried the first daie [day] of Maye 1578

John HARRYS [Harris?] a strannger was [illegible folded]--of Maye Ao Dm

John SAMPSON a midle [middle] aged man was buried the xxth [20th] Maye Ao Dm 1578

John COLLYNS son to Thomas Collyns was buried the vjth [6th] June---

John C[illegible folded over CRYMELL?] a young man was buried the xviijth [18th] of August 1578

Jo?e [fold in paper - Jone?] CHOMBE [COOMBE?] a midle [middle] aged woman was buried the first daie [day]  of October

Walter WYNSOR an aged man was buried the xxvijth [27th] of October

Thomas STARYE the sone of Richard Starie was buried the xxvjth [26th] of October---

Robte [Robert] STARIE his bother [brother?] was buried the xxviiith [28th] of November in Ao Dm

Robte [Robert] WYNSOR the sone of William Wynsor was buried the vth [5th] of February ---[Note: Baptised Fordington the 8th --possibly March -- 1577/8]

Marie the daughter of Edward TALBOT was buried the vth [5th] of March ---[Note: Baptised Fordington early in 1577]

John a bastard the sone of Isabel CLARE of Charmyster? [Charminster] was buried xth? [10th] March

Robt [Robert] BARTLET a middle aged man was buried the xvijth? [17th?] of March ---[Note: See Wills Index for 1579]


1579 to 1584 missing


Anno 1585  [Image 2079 CLDS disc]

Agnes the daughter of Houghe CLEMENTS was buried the xiiij [14th] daye of October Ano ---

John WINSOR the wever [weaver] was buried the xxiij [23rd] daye of October Ano---

Elizabeth SANTE was buried the same daye

Post Festv Dm 1585
[After the Festival in the year of our Lord 1585]

Marie the wife of Reynolde THORNE was buried the xxvij [27th] daye of Februarie Ano --- [Note: A son William was baptised to them in 1577: Also a Will, Inventory & Tuition Bond exist for her husband See Wills Index for 1596]

Katherine CUSSEN [COZENS] widdowe [widow] was buried the vjth [6th] daye of March Ano


Anno 1586 [Image 2079 CLDS disc]

Post Festv Annciatisis Maria Virginis Ano Dm 1586
[After the Festival of Annunciation of Mary the virgin in the year of our Lord 1586]
[Note Feast of St Mary is 25th March]

John the sonne of Reynolde THORNE was buried the xvth [15th] daye of Aprill Ano---

Agnes PORTER was buried the xxiiij [24th] daye of Aprill Ano ---[Note: See Wills Index for 1586]

Agnes the wife of Thomas TETMAN was buried the xxjth [21st] daye of Maye Ano ---

John filius [latin for son] of Robte [Robert] WINZOR was buried the vth [5th] daye of June Ano---

Post Festv St Johanis Baptiste Ano 1586
[After the Festival of St John the Baptist in the year 1586]
[Note Feast of St John the Baptist is 24th June]
[No burials only a marriage on a composite return- See Image 2080 CLDS Disc]

 

Post Festv St Michaelis et nativitatis Dm 1586
[After the Festival of St Michael and birth Lord 1586]

Alce [Alice] WARREN Widowe was buried the xxijth [22nd] daye of Januarie Ano ---


Anno 1587 [Image 2080 CLDS Disc]

Post Festv Annciatisis St Maria Virgnis Ano Dm 1587
[After the Festival of Annunciation of St Mary the virgin in the year of our Lord 1587]

Willm [William] the sonne of Thomas BELMAN was baptised and buried the xxiijth [23rd] daye of April---

Roger WALLIS was buried of Ffordington [illegible word] xxth [20th] daye of April Ano---

Gilman PONNIE was buried the vjth? [6th?] daye of Maye --- [Note:-The Reverend Richard Grosvenor Bartelot (Vicar of Fordington between 1906 and 1936) in his transcription of the Parish Registers for the Parish of All Saints in Dorchester makes reference to this death as follows:- "Contrary to what had been often stated the name POUNCY is not derived from the Latin 'Pontius' the bridge maker, but is first found in Dorset as PAVENSEY. Gilbert PEVENSEY came from the town of Pevensay & in 1552 appears at Blandford as Gilbert POUNTESEY & was buried at Fordington in 1587 as Gilman PONAY."]

Robt [Robert] CHOUNT an olde man was buried the xxvjth [24th] daye of Maye Ano---

John SERVANT was buried the xxvijth [27th] of the same month Ano --[Note: See Wills Index for 1587]

 

Post Festv St Johis baptised Ano1587
[After the Festival of S t John (i.e. 24th June) baptised in the year 1587]

[Image 2081 CLDS Disc]

John CHRISTMAS servant to John WHITE the elder was buried the xvjth [16th] daye of August Ano ---

John MARGRET? servant to William RASKER younger was buried the xvijth [17th] daye of August ---

 

Post Festv St Michaelis Ano Vt Sins?
[After the Festival of St Michael (i.e. 29th September) in the same year]

Grace the daughter of Will [missing torn] was buried the viijth [8th] daye of October --- [Note: This is likely to be the daughter of William RASKER who was baptised 10th June 1587]

Dorothie WINSOR was buried [missing torn] November Ano ---[Note:- may have been the daughter of Thomas WYBSOR baptised Fordington June 1577]

Barbara the daughter of Xtofer [Christopher][missing torn] was buried  the xxvijth [27th] daye of November Ano --[Note: IGI has 12th Nov which is date Baptised and  surname BEENE - I think this is the daughter of Christopher Beere and Isable Collins who married in Fordington on 26 June 1586 ]

Luce [Lucy] HUTTON widowe was buried the[missing torn] daye of December Ano---

 

Post Festv  nativitatis Dm 1587
[After the Festival of the birth of our Lord (i.e. 25th Dec) 1587]

Ambrose HUNT an olde man was buried the xxvjth [26th] daye of December Ano--[Note: See Wills Index for 1588]

Elizabeth the wife of Robte [Robert] STONE was buried xxixth [29th] daye of December Ano---

Marie the wife of William BARNES the elder was buried the xjth [11th] daye of Januarie Ano


1588    [See Images 2082 & 2083 CLDS Disc]

Post Festv Annciatisis St Maria Virgnis Ano [missing torn]
[After the Festival of Annunciation of St Mary the virgin in the year --(i.e.25th March)]

Robert BARNES was buried the xxvijth [27th] [rest illegible]--- [assume this is March1588 - [Note: See Wills Index for 1588]

[illegible line folded over] was buried

Jone OLIVER an olde woman was buried the xxjth [21st] daye of Aprill Ano--

Jone the daughter of Robte [Robert] INGRAM was buried the xxviijth [28th] daye of Aprill Ano--

John TUCKER younger was buried the vijth [7th] daye of Maye Ano---[Note: See Wills Index for 1588]

Elizabeth the wife of Willm [William] COLLINS was buried the xxvth [25th] daye of Maye Ano--- [Note: Husband may have died 3rd of Aug 1588 & left a will]

Jone EMES [EAMES] widow an olde woman was buried the vijth [7th] daye of June Ano--

[Note possibly the widow of John Eames, mother of Thomas Eames and grandmother of Anthony Eames see separate biography]

Thomas the sonne of Thomas BISHOPPE was buried the same daye

Robt [Robert] GAUDEN was buried the xth [10th] daye of June Ano---

Alce [Alice] the daughter of Reynold THORNE was buried the xxjth [21st] day of June Ano---

 

Post Festv St Johanis Baptist Ano 1588
[After the Festival of St John the Baptist (i.e. 24th June)  in the year 1588]

William COLLINS the elder was buried this third daye of August Ano--[Note: See Wills Index for 1588]

Elioner SKUT [SCUT] the daughter of John was buried iiijth [4th] of August Ano --

Margaret the wife of Richard SIMONDS was buried the xxijth [22nd] daye of September ---

 

There is a statement and signature at the foot of this document - It is difficult to decipher the signature which might
be “SIMONDS” and I have been unable to translate the first part of the text, but the rest appears to say:-

“In the Tith de Ffordington in datia  this die jovis xvii octobris 1588”

In the Tithing of Fordington on the date, on this day, Thursday 17th October 1588


1589 Missing


1590 [See CLDS Image 2084]

[very badly damaged particularly on the left - can only make out the word Ffordington and possibly the year 1590 in the heading - treat all transcriptions with caution]

 

--- the daughter of Robert of STONE was Buried the 24 daye of August

--- [B?]ASCOMB was Buried 24 daye of October

[Note a Will and inventory survives for a Morgan (or Marian) Bascombe a widow of Fordington - see Wills Register for the year 1592]

--- ST? was Buried the 14 daye of November

--- was buried the18 daye of November

--- was buried the 19 daye of November

--- the 12 daye of December

---[torn missing] the daughter of  [Jonas; Thomas or James maybe?? - COWARD??] was Buried the 21 of January

--- the 28 daye of January

--- the 30 of January

--- was buried the 6 of February

--- the daughter of John  BRINE was buried the 20 of March [Note: cannot make out the Christian Name but John Bryne had a daughter Edith baptised 16th May 1587- might be her?]


1591? [See CLDS Image 2084]

--- the sonne of ----was Buried the 7 of April

--- vidua was Buried the 17 of April

--- vidua was Buried the 17 of Maye

--- watten? was Buried the 7 daye of August

--- was Buried the 11 daye of August

--- wyfe of Willie was Buried the ?? of September

--- was Buried the 3 daye of September

--- was Buried the 10 of September

--- sonne? was buried the ?? of September

--- of  Willm [William]  ADDAMES was buried the 20 September

[Note CLDS Images 2084 and 2085]

--- BISHOPP? was buried the 26 September

--- was buried the 2 of November

--- of John DIGYET was buried the 21 of December

--- the daughter of Willm [William] CHURCHHOUSE was buried the 27 of January

--- the daughter of John BASSCOMB was buried the 22 of March

--- buried the 21 of March

--- 31? of March

Note likely to be the start of a new year 1592?

--- Richard ----- buried the 2? of April

--- buried the 4? of April

--- 8 of April

--- 3 of Maye

--- bet----of Maye

----John the sonne of ---- buried the same daye

---- TT buried the 8 daye of July

----of June?

----daughter of Agnes? BRYNE? vidua [widow] was buried the 3 of July

----buried the 15 of August

---- [Robt?] WILLIS buried 23 of August

----  the wyfe of Robert STONE buried the 21 of August 

[end of Image 2084]

Amey?? FFORD buried the ??? of September

John WINSOR buried the 13 of September

Luce [Zeager?] buried the 20 of September

Roger ??? buried the 14 of September

John[than?] the sonne of Henrye S[ervant?] buried the 24? November

Magaret [Margaret] [Baskcome?] buried the third of February

? ere?  BRYNE? buried 23 of  March

[ A will dated 19th June 1591 for an Agnes BARNE of Fordington has survived in the National Archives]

Christian? GRIFFET buried the 24 of April [Note wife of Richard GRIFFETT whom she married in 1577]

[Eilbert?]FFORDE? buried the 1 May


1593 to 1599 Missing

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