Fordington St Georges Church

Part 2 Marriages 1766 to 1812

St Georges Church Fordington - 2008
Michael Russell FIPD

[ 353 Marriage Records ]

Link to Marriages   1577-1766     1813-1836

Marriages 1766 to 1812 [A full transcription from Parish registers has now been completed May 2013]

Entry 1 William LUCCUS otp & Rebecca MANUEL of the same were married by Banns 09-Oct 1766 by me C Twynihoe Vicar; both their marks; wit: Samuel Bayly and George Lester

Entry 2 John SWYER otp & Elizabeth ALLEN of the same were married by Licence 22-Dec-1766 by me C Twynihoe Vicar; both their signatures; wit: Joseph Bonnett and James Swyer


Entry 3 Tobias FANUM resident in this parish & Mary MORRIS of this parish were married by Banns 15-Jul 1767 by me Nathaniel Templeman (curate) both their marks; wit: George Lester and Brooks [Note:- side line entry in the original parish register made by the Rev Richard Grosvenor Bartelot ' The baptisms the Surname is FARNHAM']


Entry 4 Thomas JUSTINS of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Dinah CHAFFEY of this parish were married by Bbanns on 21-Jan 1768 by me Nathaniel Templeman (curate); his signature her mark; wit: George Chaffey & Batt Chaffey

Entry 5 Luke STYLE otp & Elizabeth. HARRIS of the same parish were married by Banns 15-Feb-1768 by me Nathaniel Templeman (curate); both their marks; wit: George Lester and Ann Lester

Entry 6 William SLADE resident in this parish & Sarah SEAGER of this parish were married by banns 24-May-1768 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; both their marks; Wit: John Masters and Thomas Therrell

Entry 7 John CLARK otp & Virtue DEVIS of the same parish were married by banns 12-Jun-1768; by me Nathaniel Templeman (curate); both their marks; wit: John Bunn and ?

Entry 8 John ORCHARD resident in this parish & Elizabeth PEAS of the same place were married by Banns 17-Jun-1768; by me Nathaniel Templeman curate; both their marks; wit: John Painter and George Lester

Entry 9 John TULLIDGE of this parish & Deborah BEDLOE of ye same place were married by banns 17-Oct-1768; by me J Bancks Curate pro hac vice; both their signatures; wit: Benjamin Tullidge and Benjamin Rolls


Entry 10 Robert FILDEW now resident in this parish & Mary DILLER of the same place were married by banns 11-May 1769 by me Nathaniel Templeman curate; both their marks; wit: Thomas Arnold and George Lester

Entry 11 Edward GOLLOP of the parish of Came & Mary MASTERS of this parish were married by banns 01-Jun-1769 by me William Morland; both their signatures; wit: John Henning and George Lester

Entry 12 John COWARD otp & Dorothy BARTLET of the place were married by banns 03-July 1769 by me Nathaniel Templeman curate; his signature her mark; wit: John Bunn and George Lester

Entry 13 Esau GALTON resident in this parish & Eliztabeth CLARKE (of this parish) were married by banns 24-Sep-1769 by me Nathaniel Templeman curate; his signature her mark; wit: John Ingram and George Lester

Entry 14 William MATTHEWS otp & Mary WHITE of the same parish were married by banns 09-Nov-1769 by me Nathaniel Templeman curate; his signature her mark; wit: Leonard ? and George Lester

Entry 15 Thomas ADAMS otp & Ann DILLER of the same parish were married by banns 28-Dec-1769 by me Nathaniel Templeman curate; his signature her mark; wit: George Adams and George Lester


Entry 16 John HANSON of the parish of Abbotsbury in the County of Dorset bachelor & Sarah WINDSAR [WINDSOR] of this parish were married by licence14-Feb-1770 by me Richard Templeman his sig: her mark: wiT: George Lester & the mark of Sarah Far

Entry 17 John HARRIS otp & Ann SCADDING of the same parish were married by banns 18-Feb-1770 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks; wit: James Bonnett and George Lester

Entry 18 William ELLOTT a carpenter of Warminster in the County of Wilts & Mary CASHER a spinster of Fordington were married by licence on 19-Feb 1770 by me Nathaniel Templeman his mark her signature; wit: John Lovelace and Ann Lester

Entry 19 William FINDER resident in this parish & Mary CREASE of the same were married by Banns 22-July 1770 by me Richard Templeman; both thier signatures; wit: Robert Wilson and George Lester [BT's have Mary CREES but she signed as Mary CREASE]

Entry 20 John LESTER otp & Elizabeth TIZARD of the same parish were married by Banns 06-Nov-1770 by me Nathaniel Templeman his signature her mark; wit: George Lester and John Trim

Entry 21 Nathaniel SPARKS of the Parish of Fordington & Martha CHAFFEY of the same place were married by licence 20-Nov-1770 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures; wit: ? Chaffey and George Lester

Entry 22 Edward ADAMS otp & Elizabeth WARREN of the same place were married by banns 10-Dec-1770 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks; wit: Thomas Adams & George Lester


Entry 23 William WOODROW of Honiton in ye County of Devon & Susanna GARRETT of Fordington were married by Licence on 21-Jan 1771 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks wit: Edward Bly and George Lester

Entry 24 Thomas BRIDGE of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester & Elizabeth NORSTON of this parish were married 17-Feb-1771 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks wit: Wm Hodder and George Lester

Entry 25 John CONWAY of the parish of Overshot [i.e. Evershot] & Rebecca STYLE of this parish were married by banns 20-May-1771 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures [she signed as Rekah Sile] wit: John Morgan and Mary Coombs

Entry 26 Charles DART of this parish & Ann READ of the same parish were married by banns 30-May-1771 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures wit: Mary Coombs and John Lucas

    [Note:- Charles DART (d.1802) He appears as a witness at the wedding of Samuel Garland and Ann Casher at Fordington on 26th Oct 1795 and in the land tax returns for Fordington as the occupier of meadow land owned by William Clavill in returns from 1797 to 1800. He and his wife had the following children (1) Ann Dart bap F 16th Feb 1772 (2) Charles Dart bap F 15th Jan 1775 (3) Elizabeth Dart bap F 5th April 1778 (4) Mary Dart bap F 27th Aug 1780 (5) Martha Nightingale Dart bap F 14th Dec 1783 (6) Sarah Dart bap F 3rd Oct 1784 (7) Maria Dart buried at Fordington on 26th Dec 1787 (8) Maria Dart bap F 26th Dec 1792 (9) Joseph Dart bap F 6th Jan 1799. Joseph married Ann ALLEN at Fordington 1st Nov 1819. He was probably the Joseph DART a Carpenter who was charged with rioting 8th Jan 1821 when he said he was married with no children and aged 26? Charles Dart senior was buried at F on 20 Jan 1802 and Ann at F aged 76 on 4th Mar 1827]

Entry 27 George LESTER otp & Elizabeth BELLMAN of the same place were married by Banns on 08-Oct-1771 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures wit: Nathaniel Sparks & George Lester

Entry 28 John FOSTER otp & Sarah LUCAS of the same place were married by Banns 12-Dec-1771 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks wit: Thomas Bedloe & George Lester


Entry 29 Leonard WINZAR otp a widower & Mary WARREN a spinster of the same place were married in this church by Licence with consent of her guarian on 26-May 1772 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; his signature her mark; witnesses John Kenn and Ann Lester [Note Mary died and was buried at Fordington on 26th Nov 1772]

Entry 30 William SHITTLER of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester & Elizabeth FOY otp were married by Banns on 21-Jun-1772 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate his signature her mark wit: Samuel Pitfield and George Lester

Entry 30 [Note:- clerical error number repeated] William BELDEN otp & Elizabeth HYNE of the same place were married on 26-July-1772 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate his signature her mark wit: Mary Coombs & George Lester [Note:- BT's have William BELLMAN, RGB has BELBEN, Parish register curate has written BELDEN but signature is BELBEN]

Entry 31 Joseph BARTLET of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Elizabeth LESTER otp were married 28-July-1772 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate his signature her mark wit: George Lester and Maren Fever

Entry 32 John NORMAN otp & Rebecca ADAMS otp were married by licence 01 Oct 1772 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate both their marks; wit: The mark of William Adams and George Lester


Entry 33 Robert MANDEN [RGB has MUNDEN signature is MANSEN or MANBEN] otp & Elizabeth GRAY of the same place were married by banns 01-Jan 1773 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate both their signatures; wit: The mark of Elizabeth Channing and George Lester

Entry 34 James HARDY of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Ann LESTER otp were married by Banns 07-Jan-1773 by me Thomas Bryer both their signatures; wit: George Lester & Thomas Therrell

Entry 35 William DAVIS of the parish of Cheselborn [i.e. Cheselbourne] & Mary COOMBS otp were married by licence 11 Jan 1773 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate both their signatures; wit: John Morgan and George Lester

Entry 36 James ARNOLD of the parish of Piddltown and Fanny BEDLOW of this parish were married by Banns 11th Jan 1773 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate his signature her mark; wit: Moses Bedloe and George Lester

Entry 37 Samuel BUTT of the parish of St Peters' in Dorchester & Sarah SEAGER otp were married by licence 15 May 1773 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; both their marks; wit: Richard Brooks & Thomas Bedloe

Entry 38 Robert POUNCEY of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester & Rebecca INGRAM otp were married by Banns on 22-May-1773 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; his signature her mark; wit: the mark of Edward Syms and George Lester

    [File note on original PR 'Visitation held at Fordington Sep: 8 1773]

Entry 39 William PERRY resident in this parish & Elizabeth OTTILER of the same place were married by Banns 10-Oct-1773 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; his signature her mark; wit: Joseph Bartlett and George Lester

Entry 40 John ANDREWS a widower of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Lydia HELLARD otp a spinster were married by licence 19-Oct-1773 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; his signature her mark; wit: John Brown & George Lester

Entry 41 Edward FOY otp & Elizabeth DENNIS of the same place were married by Banns 24-Dec-1773 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; both their marks wit: John Masters & George Lester


Entry 42 John ELLIS otp & Anne LEGG of the same place were married by banns 19-Jan 1774 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; both their signatures; wit: Samuel Legg and George Lester

Entry 43 John LUCAS otp & Susannah TIZARD resident in this parish were married by banns 21-Mar-1774 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; his signature her mark; wit: George Stile and George Lester

Entry 44 Samuel SEVERN of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester of the 11th Regt of Dragoons & Susannah CURTIS were married by Licence 19-Jul 1774 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; his signature her mark wit: John Downing & george Lester [Note:- BT's have date of July 11th ]


Entry 45 William VALLENCE of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester & Rebecca PARKER otp were married by Banns 04-Jun 1775 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; both their marks; wit: The mark of George Guppy and George Lester

Entry 46 Robert HURST junior of Knighton & Elizabeth BUSHROD otp were married by licence 15-Jun-1775 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; his signature her mark; wit: Thomas Woolfry and Ann Hardey

Entry 47 Abraham MOORS otp & Jenny UPWARD of Candle Purse were married by licence 16-Sep-1775 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; his signature her mark; wit: William Upward and David Ash


Entry 48 Joseph KEATES otp & Elizabeth BRINE of the same parish were married by Banns 21-Jan 1776 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; both their marks; wit: Thomas Brine and George Lester [Note:- Parents of Ann Winzer nee Keats [1794c - 1873] Heroine of the Battle of Waterloo]

Entry 49 John OAKLEY of the parish of Melcomb Regis in the County of Dorset & Rebecca JUSTINS of Fordington were married by licence 28-Apr-1776 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; both their signatures; wit: John Holmes & James Oakley

Entry [left blank] Robert PROWSE otp & Sarah SAMWAYS of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester were married by banns 26-May-1776 by me William Glazier curate pro hac vice; both their signatures wit: John prowse and George Lester

Entry 50 Charles PITFIELD otp & Ann THORN of the same parish were married by banns 25-Aug-1776 by me Nathaniel Templeman Curate; both their signatures; wit: Thomas Roberts and George Lester [Note:- Charles PITFIELD (1750-1804) was the 3rd son of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) by his wife Mary BISHOP (1722-1794). Ann was the only child of George THORN and his wife Barbara nee Roberts and she was baptised at Fordington on 29th March 1751. Charles who was literate served in the Militia for 3 years having volunteered to serve in the place of Richard Hunt a Gentleman of All Saints Parish in Dorchester on 20th May 1776. The Militia list bears his signature. He was buried at Fordington on 24th Jan 1804. No known issue]


Entry 51 Thomas LEAN otp & Christian PARKER both resident in this parish were married by Banns 26-Jan 1777 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks witnesses the mark of Thomas Seale and George Lester

Entry 52 James DART of this parish & Mary CHRISTOPHER of this same parish were married by banns on 26-Jan-1777 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks witnesses George Frampton and George Lester

    [Note:- James DART (1751-1791) was the son of William and Sarah Dart and baptised in Fordington on 11th April 1751. He married Mary CHRISTOPHER (1759-1833) the daughter of James & Holloway Christopher. They had 7 children :- (1) Mary bap at Fordington on 7th Dec 1777. She married aged 23 to Henry Coward at Stinsford 27th Oct 1800 (2) Olive bap 19 Mar 1780 she married at the age of 20 at Stinsford on 29th Dec 1800 to George Downton (3) William bap F 10th Mar 1783 he married at the age of 18 to Susannah Purchase at Stinsford on 13th Apr 1801 and they had 9 children baptised in the parish (4) James bap F 20th Nov 1785 and buried there 26th Feb 1786 (5) James he was born in 1788 but not baptised until 17th Feb 1793 at the age of 5 years at Stinsford (6) John born in 1789 he was not baptised until he was 4 years old with his elder brother on 17th Feb 1793. He married at the age of 21 to Phillis Bishop at Stinsford on 9th April 1810 (7) Rebecca bap Stinsford on Christmas day 1790. James DART was buried at Stinsford on 5th Oct 1791. Mary died at the age of 74 at Bockhampton and was buried at Stinsford on 12th Sep 1833]

Entry 53 Joseph JENNINGS of the parish of Higher Litchet but resident in this parish & Susannah LOYD widow of ye parish were married by Banns 22-Sep-1777 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks witnesses George Lester & the mark of Sarah Spicer

Entry 54 Edward VALLENCE otp & Anne VINCENT of the same place were married by Banns 10-Nov-1777 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks witnesses George Lester & Richard Lockett

Entry 55 Stephen LAURENCE otp & Hannah MASTERS of the same parish were married by Banns 29-Dec-1777 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures witnesses William Galpin & George Lester


Entry 56 James CROKER of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Mary STYLE otp were married by licence 15-Jan-1778 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures witnesses Thomas Bedloe and George Lester

Entry 57 Benjamin FACEY otp & Mary ASH of the same parish were married by licence 05-Mar-1778 by me Nathaniel Templeman his signature her mark witnesses Thomas Bishop and George Lester

Entry 58 Thomas WARD of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester & Catharine SEALL otp were married by banns 05-Jun-1778 by me Nathaniel Templeman his signature her mark witnesses William Seall & George Lester

Entry 59 Reuben MASTERS otp & Rachel MEADWAY of West Lulworth were married by Banns 13-Apr-1788 by me Nathaniel Templeman; both their signatures; witnesses John Masters and George Lester

Entry 60 George FREAK otp & Mary SQUIBB of the same parish were married by banns 05-May-1778 by me Nathaniel Templeman; both their signatures; witnesses John White and W Sparks

Entry 61 Benjamin MULLET otp & Mary WOODFORD of All Saints' in Dorchester were married by Banns 22-Jun-1778 by me Nathaniel Templeman; his signature her mark; witnesses William Cave and George Lester

Entry 62 Thomas MOLTON of the parish of Milton Abbas & Ann BLAKE otp were married by Banns 29-Jun-1778 by me Nathaniel Templeman; both their signatures witnesses Richard Lacy and George Lester

Entry 63 James DUMMAN otp & Sarah LESTER of the same parish were married by banns 04-Aug-1778 both their signatures [Note:- BT's have DUNMAN which is how he signed his name] by me Nathaniel Templeman witnesses George Lester and James Hardy

Entry 64 William WHITE otp & Jane BRINE of the same parish were married by Banns 15-Sep-1778 by me Nathaniel Templeman; both their marks witnesses Thomas Brine and George Lester

Entry 65 Thomas PANSHARD of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester & Mary ALLEN of Fordington were married by banns 04-Oct-1778 by me Nathaniel Templeman; his signature her mark witnesses the mark of William Allen & George Lester


Entry 66 John LOCK otp & Edith PHIPPARD of the same place were married by Banns 15-Feb 1779 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks witnesses Ann Hardy and George Lester

Entry 67 William HILLARD [BT's have HELLARD] otp & Elizabeth VEY of the same parish were married by licence 11-May-1779 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks witnesses George Lester and James Arnold

Entry 68 Robert Soule NOAK otp & Nancy LOVELACE of the same parish were married 22-July 1779 by Licence by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures witnesses E Gilbert and Robert Coombs

Entry 69 Robert SUMMERS otp & Ann MATHEWS of the same place were married 03-Aug 1779 by licence by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures witnesses Thomas Bishop and George Lester

Entry 70 John GAME [or GARNE] of the parish of Hayden in the County of Dorset & Mary BALSTER otp were married by licence 24-Aug-1779 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures witnesses Thomas Balster & Sarah King

Entry 71 Thomas LESTER otp & Amey STILE of the same parish were married 07-Sep 1779 by licence by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks witnesses Ann Hardey & James Hardy


Entry 72 John STUBBS of Spetsbury in the county of Dorset & Mary OBORN otp were married by licence 22-Nov 1780 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures witnesses Robert Stroud and George Lester

Entry 73 Richard STICKLAND of the parish of Cerne & Tamzy BRINE otp were married 19-Jan 1780 by licence by me Thomas Bryer; his signature her mark ; wit: John Morgan and John Ingram [Note:- BT's incorrectly have Tammys]

Entry 74 Richard LOCK otp & Ann FRY of the same place were married by Banns 27-Feb-1780 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks; witnesses Richard Barge and George Lester

Entry 75 William SQUIBB otp & Hannah ANDREWS of the same place were married by licence 05-Apr-1780 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures; witnesses James Hardy and George Lester [Note:- See transcription of the Will of Hannah's father William ANDREWS in 1770 for more information]

Entry 76 James LEAR otp & Mary LESTER of the same place were married by banns 22-May-1780 by me Nathaniel Templeman his signature her mark witnesses Samuel Lester & George Lester

Entry 77 James KING otp & Elizabeth INGRAM of the same place were married by Banns 29-May-1780 by me Nathaniel templeman his signature her mark witnesses William Finder and George Lester

Entry 78 Edward M'COY of the parish of Warmwell & Jenny CAINES of this parish were married by licence 20-Aug- 1780 by me Nathaniel templeman his signature her mark witnesses Thomas Rogers and George Lester

Entry 79 Leonard WINSOR otp & Ann PHILIPS of the same place were married by Banns 17-Sep-1780 by me Nathaniel Templeman his signature her mark witnesses James Hardy and George Lester [Note:- See previous marriage for Leonard WINZER above on 26th May 1772 to Marry WARREN - who died and was buried at Fordington on 26th Nov 1772]

Entry 80 John BEAVIS resident in this parish & Sarah MATTHEWS of this place were married by banns 05-Oct-1780 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their marks witnesses John Bishop and George Lester

Entry 81 James MACKBRIDE otp & Hannah JAMES of ye same place were married by Banns 01-Dec-1780 by me Nathaniel Templeman both their signatures witnesses the mark of Joseph Barlow & George Lester


Entry 82 William DAVIS otp & Elizabeth ADAMS of the same place were married by Banns 01-Jan-1781 by me Nathaniel Templeman; his signature her mark; witnesses James Winser & George Lester

Entry 83 John READ otp & Elizabeth HEAVEN of the same place were married by banns 20-Apr-1781 by me Nathaniel Templeman; both their marks; witnesses James Hardy & George Lester

Entry 84 William MASTERS a batchelor otp & Elizabeth TERRELL of the same place were married 10-May-1781 by licence by me Nathaniel Templeman; both their signatures; witnesses Thomas Terrell and George Lester

Entry 85 Sebastian PITFIELD otp & Mary THORN of the same place were married by banns 17-May-1781 by me Nathaniel Templeman curate, both their marks; witnesses George Lester and Elizabeth Winzar

    Note:- Sebastian PITFIELD (1757-1815) was the son of Charles PITFIELD (1723-1801) by his wife Mary BISHOP (1722-1794). He was buried at Fordington on 16 May 1815 aged 58 and Mary nee Thorn was buried there aged 85 on 27th May 1845. Children from the marriage all baptised at St Georges Church Fordington :- (1) Samuel (1782-1840) bap 18th April 1782, he married twice (1st) to Elizabeth Bagg at F on 23-Jan-1808 by whom he had 3 children and according to the Pitfield Family website (2ndly) to Mary Cousins at Stockbridge in Hampshire 18 Mar 1817 by whom he had another 6 children. Samuel was buried at Fordington on 4th Jan 1840 aged 58 (2) Amy bap 18th Jan 1784 she had an illegitimate son John bap at F StG on 14 Mar 1813. She later married John Kerley at F StG on 31st May 1834 (3) Joseph bap 26th Feb 1786 he married Mary Sargent at F 23rd Apr 1810 (4) Mary bap 7th Dec 1788 and buried there 30th Jan 1791 (5) Sebastian bap 12th June 1791, he married twice 1st to Mary Bridle at Fordington 1813 and raised a family of 11 children and 2nd Ann Cornick by who he had another 3 children. (6) Ann bap 5th Jan 1794 she married Isaac Miller at St Georges Church on 8th May 1815 (7) James bap 27th Nov 1796 and buried (8) John bap ? buried 7th Nov 1798 (9) Hannah bap 29th May 1800 she married Robert Warr at St Georges Church 14th Sep 1829 (10) Jane bap 19th June 1803

Entry 86 John (Summers) JACOB of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester & Amey PITFIELD of this parish were married by licence 15-July-1781 by me Peter Miller Curate witnesses Mary Pope and George Lester

    [Note:- Amey PITFIELD (1763-1850) is the 3rd child and daughter of Sebastian PITFIELD (1726-1794) by his wife Mary WOODSFORD and was baptised at F on 26th Jan 1763. The first two children from this marriage were baptised at St Peters and the rest at Holy Trinity church Dorchester. Burials were at St Georges Church in Fordington. John Summers JACOB was buried there aged 83 on 31st July 1837. Amey followed at the age of age 87 on 05 Jun 1850:- (1) Mary bap St Peters Church Dorchester on 22nd Sep 1782 and buried on 6th June 1787 at St Georges Church Fordington (2) Amy bap 13 Mar 1784 St Peters Church Dorchester and buried at F on 25th March 1787. (3) Eleanor bap HT 13th Jan 1786 (4) Amy bap HT 28 Nov 1787 (5) Mary bap HT 15th May 1790 (6) Mary bap HT 3rd Jan 1793 (7) John Summers bap HT 3rd Jan 1793 and buried 1st April 1795. (8) John bap HT 5th June 1795 (9) Eliza bap HT 22nd Aug 1801 (10) William bap HT 5th Jan 1805 and buried at St Georges Church Fordington on 8th Jan 1805

Entry 87 Thomas PAUL otp & Elizabeth PLOWMAN of the same parish were married by banns 20-Sep-1781 by me Peter Miller Curate both their signatures witnesses Ann Pitfield and George Lester


Entry 88 Jonathan CHANNING of the Parish of St Peter's in Dorchester & Mary LISTER of this parish were married by licence 29-Jan-1782 by me Thomas Bryer (curate) both their marks witnesses Joseph Bartlett and George Lester

Entry 89 Richard TIZZARD residing in this parish & Jane FONE residing in this parish were married by banns 05-Aug-1782 by me Thomas Bryer curate his signature her mark witnesses james Crocker & George Lester

    [Note in original Parish register" Thus far delivered in at the visitation held Augst 28th 1782]

Entry 90 John WHISSON otp & Margt. GARRET otp were married by banns 29-Aug-1781 by me Thomas Bryer curate; his signature her mark; witnesses the mark of Phyllis Parsons and george Lester


Entry 91 Samuel WHITE of the parish of Rampisham & Anne LESTER otp were married by Banns 14-Jan 1783 by me Thomas Bryer curate; both their marks; witnesses Elizabeth Lester & George Lester

Entry 92 James WELLSPRING otp & Catherine LOVEL otp were married by banns 19-Feb-1783 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures; witnesses Samuel Hellard and Janmes Anthony

    Genealogical Note:- James WELLSPRING (1760-1845) was the 2nd child from the marriage of James WELLSPRING (1732/3-1813) and Elizabeth LESTER [1736-1782] who married at Fordington on 3rd Feb 1757. After marriage to Catherine LOVELL (1761-1845) they had a family of seven children :- (1) Elizabeth bap All Saints church Dorchester 25 Jan 1784 - buried 07 Jan 1805; (2) James WELLSPRING (1786-1830) bap at St Georges Church Fordington on 25 Dec 1786, he married Esther (Hester) BISHOP at F StG 29th July 1806 (see their marriage below) and was buried 9 Dec 1830 aged 45; (3) John bap F. 27 Dec 1789 who married Ann SPENCER in Bridport 22 Oct 1816, James was buried at Fordington on 18 Aug 1869 aged 75; (4) Mary bap F 25 Dec 1796, she married John TEED at Fordington 9 Aug 1821; (5) Ann bap F. 25 Dec 1796, she married Charles CROCKER at Fordington 16 Sep 1833; (6) William bap Fordington 26 Mar 1798; (7) Catherine bap 13 Sep 1801. James a carpenter journeyman died at Fordington Green at the age of 84 being buried at St Georges church on 27 Jan 1845 followed by Catherine who was also aged 84 on 24th June 1845.

Entry 93 Thomas DAVIS otp & Elizabeth BEDLOE otp were married by licence 12-Jun-1783 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Moses Bedloe and ? Style

Entry 94 William NORRIS otp & Martha SPARKS otp were married by banns 23-Nov-1783 by me Thomas Bryer curate his mark her signature witnesses Jacob Corben and George Lester


Entry 95 - Thomas BISHOP of the parish of All Saints' in dorchester & Elizabeth TRIPP otp were married by Banns 05-Jan 1784 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Thomas Lovelace and George Lester

Entry 96 Tobias FARNHAM otp & Elizabeth WINZER otp were married by banns 28-Jun-1784 by me Thomas Bryer curate his mark her signature witnesses the mark of Mary Winzar and George Lester

Entry 97 John WHITE otp & Sarah SPRIG otp were married by Banns 05-Aug-1784 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses the mark of Ann Sprig & George Lester

Entry 98 William WINZAR otp & Dorothy COWARD otp were married by Banns 12-Aug-1784 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses John Selby & George Lester

Entry 99 William ADAMS otp & Martha NORRIS otp were married by banns 14-Oct-1784 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses Ambrose Hunt and George Lester


Entry 100 John WEST residing in this parish & Ann ROPER residing in this parish were married by banns 14-Jun 1785 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses John Kennard & George Lester

Entry 101 Richard WOOLFRYS otp & Elizabeth WELLSPRING otp were married by banns 25-Aug-1784 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Richard (rest illegible) [Note:- Elizabeth was the eldest of 12 children of James WELLSPRING [1732/3-1813] and Elizabeth LESTER [1736/7-1782]

Entry 102 Joseph GARLAND otp & Mary LUCCAS otp were married by Banns 05-Dec 1785 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses the mark of John Foster and George Lester

Entry 103 George LEGG otp & Elizabeth BISHOP otp were married by Banns 12-Dec-1785 by me Thomas Bryer curate his signature her mark witnesses ? Norman and George Lester

Entry 104 Thomas LOVELACE otp & Sarah CASHER of the parish of Charminster were married by licence 26-Dec-1785 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Batt Chaffey and George Lester

Entry 105 John BENNETT of the parish of Studland & Christiana STYLE otp were married by banns 29-Dec-1785 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Thomas Bedloe and George Lester


Entry 106 William PRICE otp & Edith VALLENCE otp were married by banns 23-Feb 1786 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses John Kennard & George Lester

Entry 107 Joseph BENNET junior of the parish of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis & Rebecca BEDLOE otp were married by licence 21-Mar-1786 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Francis Haward? & Grace Kape?

Entry 108 Robert WHITE of the parish of Studland & Alice STYLE otp were married by licence 05-Jun-1786 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses Thomas David and George Lester

Entry 109 Thomas FOSTER residing in this parish & Betty KEMBER residing in this parish were married by banns 19-July-1786 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Thomas Kember and George Lester

Entry 110 James BIRT otp & Martha LYDE otp were married by banns 11-Oct-1786 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses John Ingram and George Lester [Note:- BT's have LOYD? ]


Entry 111 Benjamin SPARKS otp & Grace GOLLOP otp were married by Banns 08-May-1787 by me Thomas Russell curate pro hac vice; his signature her mark; witnesses george Lester and Ann ?

Entry 112 James BIRT otp & Martha ALLEN otp were married by banns 28-May-1787 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses Amos Style and George Lester

Entry 113 William LUCAS otp & Elizabeth CHRISTOPHER otp were married by Banns 31-May-1787 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses George Lester & the mark of Edward Whore

    [Note:- Elizabeth [Betty] CHRISTOPHER (1765-1833) was baptised at Fordington on 10th Nov 1765 the daughter of James CHRISTOPHER (1732-1818) and Holloway his wife She marries here to William Lucas and had 2 children baptised at Fordington and another nine in Puddletown]

Entry 114 Nicholas SWYER otp & Ann EWER otp were married by Banns 06-Jun-1787 by me Thomas Bryer curate his signature her mark witnesses James Norman and George Lester

Entry 115 James POWELL otp & Ann WHORE otp were married by Banns 29-Nov-1787 by me Thomas Bryer curate his signature her mark witnesses the mark of John Stroude and George Lester

Entry 116 Jonathan FUDGE otp & Sarah LOCK otp were married by banns 25-Dec-1787 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses Amos Hunt and George Lester


Entry 117 William HARDEN residing in this parish & Ann CHRISTOPHER otp were married by Banns 13-Jan 1788 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses Thomas Christopher and George Lester

    [Note:- Ann CHRISTOPHER (1768-1791) was baptised at Fordington 14th Apr 1768 the daughter of James CHRISTOPHER (1732-1818) and Holloway his wife]

Entry 118 Thomas LOCKETT of the parish of St Peter's in dorchester & Elizabeth ALLEN otp were married by banns 24-Jan-1788 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Edward Drew and Richard White

Entry 119 William SPRAKLEN [SPRACKLEN] of the parish of Poxwell & Elizabeth SEAL otp were married by banns 05-Jun-1788 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks witnesses Charles Pitfield and George Lester

Entry 120 Edward CAVE otp & Edith CAVE otp were married by licence 17-Aug-1788 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures witnesses Richard Lacy and Susannah Stayers

    [Note in original parish register" Thus far delivered in at the visitation held Augst 27th 1788"]

Entry 121 John MULLINS residing in this parish & Elizabeth ELBYE otp were married by Banns 07-Sep-1788 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks; witnesses Joseph Seall and George Lester [Note:- BT's have ELBY ]

Entry 122 Thomas BURT otp & Sarah LUCCAS otp were married by banns 23-Nov-1788 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks; witnesses the mark of John churchill and George Lester


Entry 123 John SYMS otp & Ann CASHER otp were married by banns 02-Feb 1789 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks; witnesses the mark of William Price and George Lester

Entry 124 James PAUL of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Catharine WINZAR otp were married by banns 24-Mar-1789 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks; witnesses the mark of Abraham Channing and George Lester

Entry 125 Thomas BEDLOE otp & Margaret Willis EAMES of the parish of Oakford [possibly Okeford Fitzpaine] were married by licence 14-May-1789 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their signatures; witnesses Thomas Davis & Martha Bedloe

Entry 126 Thomas IRONSIDE of the parish of All Saints in dorchester & Hannah SLADE otp were married by banns 26-May-1789 by me Thomas Bryer curate both their marks; witnesses Nicholas Swyer and George Lester

Entry 127 Edmund HUNT otp & Hannah ADAMS otp were married by Banns 01-Jun-1789 by me Thomas Bryer curate; his signature her mark witnesses Sarah Bedloe and James Genge [Note:- BT's incorrectly have Edmond and ADDAMS ]

Entry 128 William WINZAR otp & Elizabeth SCOVERN [SCRIVEN?] otp were married by Banns 29-Jun-1789 by me Thomas Bryer curate; his signature her mark witnesses John Winzer & George Lester

Entry 129 Robert POWELL otp & Edith HYNE otp were married by Banns 30-Aug-1789 by me Thomas Bryer curate; his signature her mark witnesses William Taylor and George Lester

Entry 120 James CHRISTOPHER of the parish of Came & Martha WINZAR otp were married by Banns 19-Oct-1789 by me Thomas Bryer curate; his signature her mark witnesses the mark of John Winzar and George Lester

    [Note:- James CHRISTOPHER (1757-1830) was the son of Charles CHRISTOPHER (1728-1814) by his wife Ann GAPE (1732-1787) ]
    [Note:- Not so far located original parish register entries for 121 to 163 - these come from a transcription done by the Rev RG Bartelot]

William SEALL & Hannah BARNES married 27-Oct

John RANDALL & Ann RANDALL married 02-Nov [BT surnames are RANDEL ]

Thomas MORTON of the 6th Regt of Dragoons & Ann BELL married 10-Nov 1789

Jonathan CHANNING & Elizabeth DAVIS married 22-Nov

Amos STYLE & Ann TERREL of Frome Whitfield married 21-Dec by licence


James LIDE & Margt. COX married 11-Mar 1790 [BT surname is LOYD & last entry in 1789]

James BARTLETT of Melcombe Regis & Martha BEDLOE married 17-May by licence [1790]

Joseph FOSTER Corporal 1st Regt of Dragoon Guards & Catharine COLE married 23-Oct by licence

    [End of CLDS Image 4002461_00076 & start of Image 00077]

David CASHER & Ann POND married 09-Nov


Henry BRYER of All Saints' & Sarah BEDLOE married 01-Feb 1791 by licence [Note:- Children:- (1) Sarah bap Fordington St Georges Church 25th Dec 1793. Link to website of Samuel Goddard 1755-1820 - See comments under John Goddard 1779-1837 v Sarah (nee Bryer) 1793-1866. (2) Jane bap F St G 4th June 1797]

John STROUDE & Mary VINCENT married 28-Feb

William BILLET of St Peter's & Jane FOWLER married 15-Apr [Bt's have Apr 25 th ]

Robert RANDALL & Ann DIFFEY married 14-Jun

    [End of CLDS Image 4002461_00077 & start of Image 00080]

John FREAK & Sarah WEST of Holy Trinity Dorchester married 28-Dec


William ALLEN & Mary GEORGE married 08-Jan 1791 [Wrong year 1792]

Mathew WHITE & Susannah LUCAS married 05-Feb

John PHIPPARD of All Saints' & Mary VIBBIN married 05-Feb

William SEAL & Sarah STANDICH married 17-Mar [BT's have surname as STANDISH ]

Peter WEST & Mary DART married 30-Apr

[BT extra entry for James PAUL and Susannah DART Apr 30]

Samuel SIMMONDS of Holy Trinity & Sarah NORRIS married 18-Jun

John SQUIB & Priscilla CRESS married 07-Aug [BT's have CRESSE ]

William WINZAR & Sarah HOUNSELL married 12-Aug

William HARDEN & Sarah TOOP of All Saints' married 21-Aug

George HODDER & Elizabeth POUNCY married 09-Oct

Thomas LESTER & Martha GARLAND married 24-Oct

William SHORT & Elizabeth ROLLS married 12-Nov by licence

William WEBBER & Frances WHITE married 17-Dec

John MUDFORD of All Saints & Mary NORRIS married 25-Dec


William NORRIS & Mary DAVIS married 04-Feb 1793 [BT's have Jan 4th ]

Edward KEATS & Ann DART married 20-May

Thomas BUCKLER & Sarah WINZER married 28-Jul


Joseph JACOB of St Giles' London & Mary HUNT married 09-Jan 1794 by licence

John BURT of All Saints' & Mary BARTLETT married 07-Jul 1794

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Entry 164 Joseph BARRET residing in this Parish & Elizabeth KING also residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this twenty eighth Day of September in the year 1794 by me Thomas Morton Colson . This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark X of Joseph Barret ; the mark of Elizabeth King in the presence of James Norman and George Lester

Entry 165 William STALBRIDGE residing in this Parish & Mary ANTRELL also residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this Seventh Day of November in the year 1794 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark X of Wm Stalbridge ; the mark of Mary Antrell in the presence of Saml [Samuel] Hellard and George Lester

Entry 166 John WINSOR residing in this Parish & Virtue OLIVER also residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this seventeenth Day of November in the year 1794 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark X of John Winsor ; the mark of Virtue Oliver in the presence of Saml [Samuel] Hellard and George Lester [Note:- Virtue WINSOR was buried at Fordington on 8th June 1805]

Entry 167 Joseph COX residing in this Parish & Elizabeth TRIP residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this Third Day of December in the year 1794 by me Thomas Bryer. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark X of Joseph Cox the mark of Elizabeth Trip in the presence of Robert Suaary? and George Lester

Entry 168 George STYLES residing in this Parish & Hannah HUNT residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this Fourth Day of December in the year 1794 by me Thomas Bryer. This marriage was solemnized between us; signature of George STYLES the mark of Hannah HUNT in the presence of Ann HARDY and George Lester]

Entry 169 Philip BISHOP residing in this Parish & Betty NEALE residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this eighth Day of December in the year 1794 by me Thomas Bryer. This marriage was solemnized between us; signatures of Philip Bishop and Betty Neale in the presence of [illegible] Mullet and George Lester

Entry 170 John DAVIS residing in this Parish & Ann PURSE residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this eighth Day of December in the year 1794 by me Thomas Bryer . This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of John Davis and the mark of Ann Purse in the presence of Thomas Purse and George Lester

    [Following marriage settlement added to entries - from Dorset History Centre Records - Webb family Archives Ref 727/5/4]

Thomas SALISBURY of Fordington & Frances WEBB daughter of Francis WEBB of the Close Salisbury marriage settlement concerning Oaksey Park Estate.


Entry 171 Joseph GAWLER of the Parish of All Saints [i.e. in Dorchester] & Meriah SAMPSON of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this fifthteenth Day of January in the year 1795 by me John Wood. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of Joseph Gawler and the mark of Meriah Sampson in the presence of George Lester and the mark of Sarah X Burt

Entry 172 William BRITT of this Parish and Hannah LUCAS also of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this nineteenth Day of January in the year 1795 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of Wm Britt; the mark of Hannah Luccas in the presence of George Lester and Ann Hardy

Entry 173 William WELLSPRING of this Parish and Mary VINCENT also of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this eleventh Day of February in the year 1795 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the signature of William Wellspring; the mark of Mary Vincent in the presence of Robert Davis and George Lester

    [Note:- William WELLSPRING (1766-1813) was the 5th of 12 children of James WELLSPRING [1732/3-1813] and Elizabeth LESTER [1736/7-1782]. Mary VINCENT (1768-1840) was baptised at Fordington 22nd May 1768 the daughter of John & Susannah VINCENT and was buried there 30th April 1840 when her age was given as 74. Children from the marriage are (1) Mary Bap Fordington St Georges Church (F StG) 23rd April 1797 she married to John TEED 9th Aug 1821 at Fordington when her sister Ann was a witness (2) William Bap F StG 2nd Sep 1798. At the age of 23 on 8th May 1822 he was charged with assault for which he was found guilty, fined 5 shillings and had to find surities for £20 himself and 2 lots of £5 from 2 other people . He was a taylor by trade 5feet 9 inches tall with brown hair, hazel eyes and fair complexion. He had already had smallpox as his face was pitted and several cuts on his hands. He was released on 29th July 1822. he married at Holy Trinity Church on 16th April 1833 to Elizabeth DAVIS when his sister Ann was a witness. He was buried at the age of 70 at Fordington on 14th June 1869 followed by his widow Elizabeth on 28th june 1872 when she was 64 years old. (3) Joseph bap F StG 19th June 1803, he married at All Saints Church in Dorchester to Sarah OLD on 30th Dec 1827 (See his marriage for 8 children). (4) James bap StG 8th Dec 1805, at the age of 24 he also appears on the prison register but pending further examination appears to have been released. We know however that he was still single 5 feet 8¾ inches tall with very dark brown hair hazel eyes and a swarthy complexion (5) John bap StG 20th Mar 1807, he married Ann CHAFFEY at Fordington on 26th June 1836 when his younger sister Ann was a witness (See Marriage for 7 children) (6) Ann bap StG 24th May 1812 she married at Fordington to Charles CROCKER on 16th Sep 1833 and they were both witnesses at her brother

Entry 174 Samuel LEEK residing in this Parish and Susanna MARTIN residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this thirteenth Day of September in the year 1795 by me Thomas Bryer. This marriage was solemnized between us; the signature of S Leek; the mark of Susanna Martin in the presence of Philip Steele and George Lester

Entry 175 Samuel GARLAND residing in this Parish and Ann CASHER of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this twenty sixth Day of October in the year 1795 by me Thomas Bryer. This marriage was solemnized between us; the signatures of Samuel Garland and Ann Casher in the presence of Charles Dart and George Lester

Entry 176 William FRY residing in this Parish and Elizabeth [Note: Surname omitted here] residing in the Parish of All Saints Dorchester were married in this Church by Banns this first Day of December in the year 1795 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of Wm Fry; the mark of Elizabeth Whiting in the presence of Nich [Nicholas] Swyer and George Lester

Entry 177 Lot GARTELL of this Parish and Elizabeth BUNN also of this Parish were married in this Church by Licence this third Day of December in the year 1795 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of Lot Gartell; the signature of Elizabeth Bunn in the presence of William Warren and George Lester


Entry 178 George DOWDEN residing in this Parish and Elizabeth FORD also residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this eleventh Day of January in the year 1796 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of George Dowden the mark of Elizabeth Ford in the presence of the mark of Richard Pitman and George Lester

Entry 179 Robert SAMPSON residing in this Parish and Ann CHURCHMAN also residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this thirteenth Day of January in the year 1796 by me Thomas Bryer. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of Robert Sampson the mark of Ann Churchman in the presence of the mark of Edward Lester and George Lester

Entry 180 Richard COLE now resident in the Parish of St Peter's Dorchester an officer in the 24 th Regiment of Foot and Rebecca HAYNE of Fordington were married in this Church by Licence a minor with the consent of her parents this fourth Day of February in the year 1796 by me Josp [Joseph] Territ Curate pro hac vice; This marriage was solemnized between us; the signatures of Richard Cole and Rebecca Hayne in the presence of Samuel Hayne and Alicia Hayne.

Entry 181 Richard CLARKE of this Parish and Mary KEATS also residing in this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this Sixth Day of March in the year 1796 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the signature of Richard Clarke the mark of Mary Keats in the presence of the mark of Thomas Rogers and Ann Hardy

Entry 182 Joseph BEDLOE of this Parish and Elizabeth CAVE also of this Parish were married in this Church by Licence this 30 th Day of May in the year 1796 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the signature of Jo Bedloe the signature of Elizabeth Cave in the presence of the mark of Edward Cave and Edith Bedloe

Entry 183 William MUDFORD of the Parish of All Saints in Dorchester and Sarah GOULD of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this 27 th Day of July in the year 1796 by me John Penrose Cummings. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of Wm Mudford; the mark of Sarah Gould in the presence of Robert Daply? and George Lester

Entry 184 William GEORGE of this Parish and Tabitha TRAVERS of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this 28 th Day of July in the year 1796 by me Giles Meech Officiating Minister. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of William George; the mark of Tabitha Travers in the presence of William Allen and George Lester

Entry 185 James HILL of the Parish of Chard Somerset and Martha SPARKS of this Parish were married in this church by Licence this eleventh Day of August in the year 1796 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the signatures of James Hill and Martha Sparks in the presence of John Sparks and George Lester

Entry 186 Thomas LESTER of this Parish and Christian HELLIER also of this Parish were married in this church by Licence this 27th Day of December in the year 1796 by me Thomas Morton Colson. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of Tho. Lester; the mark of Christian Hellier in the presence of Jane Squibb and James Brooks


Entry 187 John ROGERS residing in this Parish Private in the North British Dragoons and Sarah AMEY of this Parish were married in this church by Banns this 20th Day of March in the year 1797 by me George Wood. This marriage was solemnized between us; the signatures of John Rogers and the mark of Sarah Amey in the presence of the mark of George Dowley and James Brooks

Entry 188 John GROVES of the Parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester and Ann FORSTER of this Parish were married in this church by Banns this 29 th Day of June in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven by me George Wood. This marriage was solemnized between us; the signatures of John Groves and Ann Forsetr in the presence of Geo [George] Stickland Junior and Sarah Lock

Entry 189 William GUY of the Parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester and Elizabeth MATTHEWS of this Parish were married in this church by Banns this 2nd Day of July in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven by me George Wood. This marriage was solemnized between us; the mark of William Guy; the mark of Elizabeth Matthews in the presence of Henry Guy and the mark of John Ateurs?[Note Elizabeth was baptised at Fordington St George's church on 25th May 1777 and became a beneficiary under his spinster sister Ann's will dated 3rd July 1840 proved 12 Feb 1841 See Wills index under later date]

Entry 1 John WATSON residing in the parish of Fordington & Ann SHEPHERD of Melcombe Regis were married by licence 09-Sep 1797 by me Thomas Bryer; both their signatures; witnesses James Spicer & James Brooks

Entry 2 Ambrose DAW of the parish of Christ Church Hants & Sarah BRYER otp were married by licence 10-Oct-1797 by me George Wood curate; both their signatures; witnesses Rebeckah Burnet? and Thomas Bedloe

Entry 3 Joseph JAMES of the parish of All Saints in dorchester & Sarah WHORE otp were married by banns 03-Nov 1797 by me George Wood curate; his signature and her mark; witnesses James Powell? and James Brooks

Entry 4 John HARRIS otp & Elizabeth HEWER also of this parish were married by banns 11-Dec-1797 by me George Wood curate; both their signatures; witnesses the mark of Robert Cox and John Vallins


Entry 5 John BARTLETT of the parish of All Saints in Dorchester & Ann MASTERS also of this parish were married by Banns 27-Feb 1798 by me George Wood curate; both their signatures; witnesses William Galpin and Sarah Galpin

Entry 6 James KEATES of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester & Judith THORN otp were marriedby licence 09-May-1798 by me John Davis curate; both their signatures; witnesses James Thorne & James Brooks

Entry 7 George HUNT residing in this parish & Mary BRYER of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester were married by Banns 18-May-1798 (rest obscured)

Entry 8 John SYMONDS of the 10th Regt of Light Dragoons & Eleanor OCKLER married 13-Jul (entry obscured in original parish registerby the folowing note)

    [Note inserted into the register reads:- "This is to certify that John SYMONDS (of the 10th Light Dragoons) & Eleanor OCKLER were married by Banns in the Parish Church of Fordington in the County of Dorset on Wednesday the 13th day of June 1798. - witness my hand G WOOD Officiating Minister

    N.B. The above certificate was sent to me by a stranger the curious thing is that the officiant George Wood enters the month of July in our register book whereas this certificate above is the correct date & our original register is wrong. So I paste it in this book - 2nd Nov 1917 Richard Grosvenor Bartelot Vicar of Fordington]

Entry 9 William GARRETT otp & Sarah DIFFEY also of this parish were married by licence 05-Jul 1797 (Sic) by me George Wood curate pro hac vice; his signature and her mark witnesses Henry Guy and Isaac Maber

Entry 10 John FOYL of the parish of Witchampton & Sarah FORSTER otp were married by Banns 23-Jul 1798 by me John Davis curate both their signatures witnesses Samuel Kent and Ann Bascombe

Entry 11 Ingram GRANT residing in the parish of Fordington & Betty TRASSEY residing in the parish of Fordington were married by banns 31-July-1798 by me Thomas Bryer; his signature; her mark; wit: the mark of Betty Gion and James Brook

Entry 12 John HULSON of the 13th Regt Dragoon Guards residing in the parish of Fordington & Margaret POPPLETON also residing in this parish were married 07-Aug-1798 by me George Wood; his signature her mark; Mr John Gibbons and witnesses James Brookes

Entry 13 Joseph BISHOP otp & Sarah WINZAR otp were married by banns 17-Aug-1798 by me john Davis curate; both their marks; witnesses James Brooke and John Oliver

Entry 14 Stephen WALTERS of the 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards residing in this parish & Mary HILL residing in this parish were married by Banns 28-Aug-1798 by me John Davis curate; both their marks; wit: Ann Back and James Brooks

Entry 15 Thomas SMITH of the 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards residing in this parish & Agnes TRUEMAN residing in this parish were married by Banns 25-Oct-1798 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister; both their marks; witnesses the mark of Thomas Lambert & James Brooks

Entry 16 George WILTS of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons residing in this parish & Lucy STARK residing in this parish were married by Banns 31-Oct-1798 by me George Wood Officiating Minister; both their marks witnesses James Brooks and the mark of Rebecca Miller

Entry 17 James HORSFULL of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons residing in this parish & Anne HISCOCK of the parish of St Mary's Reading in the County of Berks were married by Banns 05-Nov-1798 by me George Wood Officiating Minister; both their signatures; witnesses George Hodkinson and William Fooks

Entry 18 Alexander HOOFSTETTER resident in the parish of Fordington & Elizabeth MANN of the same parish were married by licence 13-Nov-1798 by me Petere Miller Curate both their signatures witnesses Nathaniel Minmark? and Jane Minmark

Entry 19 Henry NASH of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons residing in this parish & Catherine JOHNSON residing in this parish were married by banns 18-Dec-1798 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister both their marks; witnesses John Haines & the mark of Elizabeth Chapman

Entry 20 Richard BURT otp & Anne REEVES residing in this parish were married by Banns 24-Dec-1798 by me Peter Miller Curate both their marks; witnesses William Hoare and James Brooks


Entry 21 Wilkinson BARRETT of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons residing in this parish & Jane CLARK residing in the parish of of Holy Trinity in Dorchester were married 28-Jan 1799 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister both their signatures; witnesses Paul S Clark & Joseph Walsley & Catherine Walmsley

Entry 22 Thomas WARD of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons & Rachel STEAD residing in this parish were married by banns 04-Feb-1799 by me Peter Miller curate; his signature her mark; wit: C Stuart and J Atkinson

Entry 23 Henry GUY otp & Mary HARRIS otp were married by banns 05-Feb-1799 by me Peter Miller curate; both their signatures; wit: J Vallins and James Allen

Entry 24 Robert WILTSHIRE of the11th Regiment of Light Dragoons residing in this parish & Mary BOND of residing in the parish of St Peter 's in Dorchester were married 12-Feb 1799 by by me Peter Miller curate; both their marks; witnesses Joseph Walmsley and Lydia Syms

Entry 25 Medford SPRING of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons resident in this parish & Ann SHITLER of the parish of Holy Trinity in dorchester were married by licence 17-Feb 1799 by me Peter Miller curate; both their signatures; witnesses James Broullman? & Robert Wheadley?

Entry 26 Joseph TAYLOR of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons resident in this parish & Sarah FOWLER residing in this parish were married by Banns 24-Feb-1799 by me Peter Miller curate; his mark her signature; witnesses James Brooke and Anthony Munday

Entry 27 William HOARE otp & Susanna BEER residing in this parish were married by banns 01-Apr 1799 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister; his signature her mark; wit: John Sibbley and ? Woodsford

Entry 28 Robert PITMAN otp & Anne BRINE otp were married by banns 20-May-1799 by me Peter Miller curate; his signature her mark; witnesses James Brooke and the mark of James Trivet

Entry 29 William PAUL otp & Elizabeth CLARK otp were married by banns 27-May-1799 by me Peter Miller curate; his signature her mark; witnesses James Brooke

Entry 30 John WYATT otp & Mary NUTT otp were married by licence 20-Jun-1799; by me Peter Miller curate; both their signatures; witnesses Robert Roper? and Thomas Wilson

Entry 31 James BROOKS otp & Elizabeth HAY of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester were married by Banns 06-Aug-1799 by me Peter Miller curate; both their signatures; witnesses TE Miller; Mary Vie; Joseph K Miller


Entry 32 Samuel BROWN residing in this parish & Elizabeth HADEN otp were married by banns 09-Jan 1800 by me Peter Miller curate; both their signatures; witnesses John Miller & James Brooks

Entry 33 James STEPHENS residing in this parish & Rebecca LUCAS otp were married by Banns 09-Jan 1800 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister ;his signature her mark; Witnesses the mark of James Birt and James Brooks

Entry 34 William BROWN residing in this parish & Elizabeth HOARE otp were married by banns 04-Feb 1800 by me Peter Miller curate; both their marks; witnesses John Kemphill Sert marines? mariner? and james Bayly corp

Entry 35 Lot GARTELL otp & Sarah TERRELL otp were married by banns 03-Apr-1800 by me Peter Miller curate; his mark her signature; witnesses william terrell and ? Sargent

Entry 36 Robert COX otp & Eleanor CLARK otp were married by banns 08-Apr-1800 by me Peter Miller curate; both their marks; witnesses the mark of Elizabeth Cox and James Brooks

    [Note in original Parish register "Thus far delivered in at the triannial visitation held at Fordington August 21st 1800]

Entry 37 James NORTHOVER of the parish of Tolpiddle & Susanna POUNT of the Parish of Fordington were married by licence 10-Oct-1800 by me Thomas Bryer; both their signatures; witnesses Susannah Bunt and William Northover


Entry 38 Richard ALLSOP of the Parish of St Thomas' in Salisbury & Elizabeth RIMAND residing in this parish were married by licence 04-Feb 1801 by me George Wood; his signature her mark; witnesses Ann Sumers and james Brooks

Entry 39 James ARLEY a private in the 15th Light Dragoons now resident in this Parish & Judah POPE of the parish of St peters in Dorchester were married by licence 17-Feb-1801 by me George Wood Vicar of Winterborne St martin; his signature her mark; witnesses John Coombsand John Branan

Entry 40 Thomas MUTFORD otp & Elizabeth MATHEWS otp were married by banns 23-Feb-1801 by me Peter Miller Curate; his signature her mark; witnesses William Mutford and James Keats

Entry 41 William CHINNOCK otp & Elizabeth WINZAR otp were married by banns 25-May-1801 by me Peter Miller Curate; his signature her mark; witnesses: James Christopher & John Oliver

Entry 42 John OLIVER otp & Ann DOWDY resident in the same parish were married by banns 15-Jun-1801 by me Nathaniel Templeman curate pro hac vice; his signature her mark; wit: John Bridgman & Ann Hewer [BT's have 16th ]

Entry 43 Hugh VALIANCE of the Royal Grey Dragoons (a private) & Agnes BUNCLE residing in this parish were married by Banns 31-Aug-1801 by me Peter Miller curate; his signature her mark; witnesses William Graham and Thomas Hardy

Entry 44 Thomas NORRIS otp & Mary ADAMS otp were married by Banns 14-Sep-1801 by me Peter Miller curate; both their marks; witnesses William Eastment and Samuel Bailey

Entry 45 William MOREY otp & Dina [Dinah] GILLERD otp were married by Banns 26-Oct-1801 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; both their marks; witnesses cadem? Swyer and James Brooks

Entry 46 John LUCAS otp & Elizabeth WOODROE [WOODROW] otp were married 23-Nov-1801 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; both their marks; witnesses William Wellspring and the mark Robert Hine

Entry 47 Robert HINE otp & Elizabeth KEECH otp were married by Banns 23-Nov-1801 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; his mark her signature; witnesses the marks of James Burt and John Lucas


Entry 48 John STICKLAND of the parish of Winfrith in the County of Dorset & Ann STYLES otp were married by licence 07-Jan 1802 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; both thier signatures, wit: William Masters & John Tearell

Entry 49 James SAMSON of the parish of Woodsford in the County of Dorset & Sarah CHARLES a minor of the parish of Fordington in the aforesaid County married by licence 31-Jan-1802; by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; both their marks; witnesses Thomas King and William Voss

Entry 50 Henry HAWLEY otp & Catherine WHITE otp were married by banns 01-Feb-1802 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; his signature her mark; witnesses James Brooks and Sarah Hay

Entry 51 Thomas SMITH otp & Mary LOCKETT otp were married by banns 07-Feb-1802 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; both their marks; witnesses James Brooks and Elizabeth Lucas

Entry 52 Thomas BULLOCK otp & Susannah READ otp were married by banns 14-Mar-1802 by me George Feaver Officiating Minister; both their marks; witnesses James Brooks and Sarah Smith her mark

Entry 53 Thomas GIBBS otp & Ann MULLEN of the same parish were married by Banns 01-Aug-1802 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; his signature her mark; witnesses William Mutford and Ann Hewer

Entry 54 Matthew ARMER otp & Mary PRITCHET otp were married by banns 31-Aug-1802 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; his signature her mark; witnesses John Cook and James Brooks

Entry 55 Thomas GILL otp & Sarah MATTHEWS otp were married by banns 26-Oct-1802 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; both their marks; witnesses James Brooks and Ann Summer

Entry 56 John FISHER otp & Mary WHITTAKER otp were married by banns 20-Nov-1802 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; both their signatures; witnesses James Brooks and William Holyoak

Entry 57 Simon RANGE otp & Sarah JONES otp were married by Banns 13-Dec-1802 by me Sydenham Sabine Curate; his signature her mark; witnesses N Doering and James Brooks


Entry 58 George LISTER otp & Catherine Allen SWYER otp were married by Banns 23-Jan 1803 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses the mark of Joseph Bishop and John Swyer

Entry 59 James CHRISTOPHER of the parish of Came & Mary BISHOP otp were married by licence 23-Feb-1803 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark; witnesses the mark of Ann Bishop and James Brooks

    [Note: James CHRISTOPHER (1757-1830) was the son of Charles CHRISTOPHER (1728-1814) by his wife Ann GAPE (1732-1787). He married twice - 1st to Martha WINZAR whom he married at Fordington on 19th Oct 1789 and she produced three children prior to her death and burial at Winterbourne Came on 24th Sep 1802. This is his 2nd marriage to Mary BISHOP (1787-1860) who has a child Sarah baptised at Winterborne Came on 29th Jan 1804]

Entry 60 Samuel WHITE of the parish of St Peter 's in Dorchester & Harriot MASTERS otp were married by licence 07-Mar 1803 by me John Palmer Vicar both their signatures; witnesses William Meadway Masters & Ann Meadway

Entry 61 William BISHOP otp & Mary STILES otp were married by banns 25-Mar-1803 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks; witnesses Thomas hellard and James Brooks

Entry 62 Thomas KEATS otp & Love HUNEYBUN otp were married by banns 28-Mar-1803 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks; witnesses Richard Fudge and James Brooks

Entry 63 John SARGENT otp & Susanna PARKER otp were married by banns 14-Apr-1803 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks; witnesses the mark of John Parker and james Brooks

Entry 64 Giles LODER otp & Elizabeth FRAMPTON otp were married by banns 16-May-1803 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark; witnesses John Swyer and James Brooks

    [Note:- 1st known landlord of the Bull's Head Inn on Fordington Hill. George ran the pub with his wife Elizabeth for over a decade but they both died in 1849 - Elizabeth aged 63 on 25th June and George aged 72 on the 15th Nov. This was almost certainly as a direct result of the major Cholera outbreak that year when burials doubled to peak at 130 for the year. See the biography of Rev Henry Moule Vicar of St Georges Church and the accounts of Cholera outbreaks of 1849 and 1854. Children baptised at Fordington St George Church:- (1) George bap 14th Aug 1803 (2) Ann bap 22nd Apr 1805 (3) James bap 3rd May 1807 (4) Giles bap 23rd Apr 1809 & buried 1st Nov 1810 (5) Giles bap 11th Nov 1811 and buried aged 20 on 15th June 1832 (6) Mary bap 23rd Nov 1813 and buried aged 6 years on 11th June 1820 (7) William bap 14th jan 1816 (8) Thomas bap 6th Oct 1817 and buried aged 4 years on 26th Sep 1821 (9) John Edward bap 14th July 1819 known as Edward buried aged 19 years 29th Jan 1839 (10) Charles bap 25th March 1821, a blacksmith in 1841 (11) Eliza Ann bap 24th Feb 1823, alive living with her parents in 1841 with her illegitimate son James Edward Loder bap 12th Nov 1840 (12) Frances bap 12th Sep 1824 and buried aged 8 years on 15th June 1832 (13) Mary (twin) bap 27th Nov 1827 and buried aged 10 months 5th Oct 1828 (14) Leah (twin) bap 27th Nov 1827 and buried 20th April 1832 aged 4 years (15) Henry Thomas bap 14th Mar 1830 known as Thomas - alive 1841]

Entry 65 John SWYER otp & Honor VINCENT otp were married by banns 30-May-1803 by me John Palmer Vicar both their signatures; witnesses James Loder and James Brooks

Entry 66 Lawrence ASHWORTH otp & Mary PASMORE otp were married by Banns 28-Jun-1803 by me George Feaver Officiating Minister his signature her mark; witnesses Sarah Burnett & james Brooks

Entry 67 Thomas JONES residing in this parish & Judith WALLIS residing in this parish were married by banns 04-July-1803 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister; his signature and her mark; John Harris & James Brooks

Entry 68 James LODER otp & Sarah SUMMERS otp were married by banns 01-Aug- 1803 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks; witnesses Ann Summers & James Brooks

    [Note:- Entry in original parish register " Thus far delivered in at the Triannial Visitation held at Fordington August 31st 1803]

Entry 69 Joseph KNAB otp & Mary WHEELER otp were married by banns 22-Nov-1803 by me John Palmer Vicar; Register Signed in German X by mark + her signature witnesses George Bushman & ? Darr

Entry 70 William DART otp & Martha READER otp were married by banns 13-Dec-1803 by me John Palmer Vicar; his mark her signature; witnesses G Coomb? & James Brooks

    [Note:- William DART (1765-1820) was the son of William & Mary DART and baptised at Fordington on 25th Dec 1765 - Link to more information. Martha READER (1782-1836) According to the Rev RG Bartelot Martha came from Honiton Clyst and was the daughter of a Captain in the Royal Navy. Children from this marriage:- (1) Mary Dart bap F 17th Aug 1806 she married Jonathan FUDGE at Fordington on 31st Aug 1831 (2) Elizabeth Dart bap F 27th May 1811 and buried at F 13th Sep 1812 (3) Eleanor Dart (1814-1865) bap F 31st Jan 1814 she married Thomas GROVES (1811-1871) at F on 17th June 1833. Martha was convicted of stealing turnips and imprisoned at Dorchester on 15th Nov 1817 for 1 calendar month as she could not pay the fine of 20 shillings. William died at the age of 55 and was buried at F on 13th Feb 1820. Martha was buried at F on 25th Sep 1836 aged 54]

Entry 71 John Mac MANAS otp & Sarah LODER otp were married by banns 23-Jan 1804 by me John Palmer Vicar; his mark her signature; witnesses sarah Burnett and Thomas Hardy

Entry 72 William LUKES of the parish of Bere Regis & Elizabeth FUDGE otp were married by banns 16-Mar-1804; by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses Ann Garland and James Brooks


Entry 73 Robert PORTER of of the parish of Froom Vauchurch in the County of Dorset & Ann GARLAND otp were married by licence 08-May-1804 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses James? Russell & Edward Keates

Entry 74 Daniel Martin ISAAC residing in the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester & Sarah KEATS otp were married by Banns 23-July-1804 by me John Palmer Vicar; his marks amd her signature; witnesses John Amey and Elizabeth Drake

Entry 75 John NORRIS otp & Joanna CHILDS otp were married by Banns 01-Oct-1804 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses Jane Dartt and James Brooks

Entry 76 Johann Ernst MEIER otp & Ann WELCH otp were married by Banns 01-Oct-1804 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Henery Tiant? & Jjames Brooks

Entry 77 Thomas CLARK of the Dorset Militia residing in Lewes Barracks in Sussex & Sarah FUDGE otp were married by Banns 12-Nov-1804 by me John Palmer Vicar both their matrks wit: Amelia Mullet & james Brooks


Entry 78 Isaac OSMENT of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Sarah BURNETT otp were married 23-Jan 1805 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister both their signatures witnesses Joseph Osment & Henry Hopkins

Entry 79 William STAYNER otp & Sarah LUCAS otp were married by Banns 11-Mar-1805 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks witnesses Sarah Clement and James Brooks

Entry 80 Peter MATTHEWS of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Mary VOISEY otp were married by banns 06-May-1805; by me John Palmer Vicar; his signature, her mark; witnesses William Davidson and James Brooks

Entry 81 John WILLESSEY residing in the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester & Elizabeth CHURCHILL otp were married by banns 02-July-1805 by me Thomas Morton Colson Officiating Minister; both their marks; witnesses William Cave and William Masters

Entry 82 Joseph HOW of the parish of Upwey & Amelia Susanna MULLET otp were married by banns 31-July-1805 by me John Palmer Vicar; his mark; her signature; witnesses the mark of Joseph Keech and James Brooks

Entry 83 Joseph KEECH otp & Ann BISHOP otp were married by Banns 10-Oct-1805 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses Lawrence McEvoy & the mark of Susan Chamblain

Page 21 Entry 84 Jacob BEAVES of Melcombe Regis & Susan LUCKAS married 05-Nov by licence

Page 22 Entry 85 Richard HILL of Bothenhampton in the County of Dorset & Edith BEDLOE otp were married by Licence 11-Dec-1805 by me John Palmer Vicar both their signatures wit: Thomas Bedloe and Rebecca Lucas


Page 22 Entry 86 William HONEYBUN residing in this parish & Mary BISHOP residing in this parish were married by banns 03-Feb 1806 by me john Palmer Vicar both their marks witnesses: the mark of Ann gale & James Brooks

Page 22 Entry 87 John TURNER otp & Sarah WHITE otp were married by banns 09-Mar 1806 by me Henry John Rickman Minister both their marks witnesses Joseph Bridle and James Brooks

Page 22 Entry 88 William CHURCHILL of the parish of Corfe Castle & Elizabeth BUCKLER otp were married by Banns 17-Mar 1806 by me Henry John Rickman Minister both their marks witnesses James Angel and james Brooks

Page 23 Entry 89 Thomas CLARKE otp & Sarah SMITH otp were married by Banns 09-Jun-1806 by me Henry John Rickman Minister his sig her mark witnesses the mark of Sarah Gale & James Brooks

Page 23 Entry 90 James WELLSPRING of the parish of Broadmayne & Esther BISHOP otp were married by Banns 29-July 1806 by me John Palmer Vicar both theitr marks; witnesses George Bridle and Elizabeth Bishop [Note:- James WELLSPRING (1786-1830) was the 2nd child from the marriage of James WELLSPRING (1760-1845) and Catherine nee LOVELL (1761-1845). James and Hester lived at Broadmayne where they had a number of children (Thomas 1807) & (Mary 1809) before a son James was baptised at Radipole on 24th Nov 1814. He survived to marry a native of Fordington, Elizabeth SHORT and they raised a family in Fordington and West Knighton. Another child George was bap at Radipole on 10th March 1816. He only lived a year being buried at Fordington on 1st May 1817. Hester died and was buried on 13th July 1861 aged 86.]

Page 23 Entry 91 John CHINNOCK otp & Hannah WINSOR otp were married by Banns 04-Aug-1806 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks witnesses Jane Jones & James Brooks

Page 23 Entry 92 James KEATING residing in this parish & Susanna SANDERS of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester were married by Banns 09-Aug-1806 by me John Palmer Vicar his sig: her mark: wit: Honor and James Brooks

Page 24 Entry 93 John LOCK of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Jane ORCHARD otp were married by Banns 12-Aug-1806 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark wit: William Masters and James Brooks

Page 24 Entry 94 John WILLIAMS residing in this parish & Jane DART residing in this parish were married by Banns 04-Oct-1806 by me John Palmer Vicar his mark her signature witnesses Ann Matthews & Thomas Whittle

Page 24 Entry 95 William FRY residing in this parish & Elizabeth MORRIS of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester were married by Banns 15-Nov-1806 by me John Palmer Vicar his sig her mark witnesses mark of Robert Beavis & James Brooks [Note in original Parish register at this point "Thus far delivered in, at the Triannial Visitation held at Fordington August 20th 1806".]


Page 24 Entry 96 Reuben MASTERS otp & Elizabeth COX of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester a widow were married by Licence 20-Apr-1807by licence 1807 by me John Palmer Vicar his sig: her mark: witnesses William Taylor and Philip Dodson

Page 25 Entry 97 George BURTT otp & Sarah ADAMS otp were married by banns 25-May-1807 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks witnesses Lot Norris and James Brooks

Page 25 Entry 98 Thomas COTTAM otp & Mary BAYLEY of the same were married by banns 27-May by me Henry john Rickman Minister; his signature her mark; wit: the mark of Rebecca Lucas & James Brooks

Page 25 Entry 99 Benjamin BEASELEY residing in this parish & Ann SPINCER residing in this parish were married by Banns 16-Jun-1807 by me Thomas Bryar Officiating Minister both their marks wit: Elizabeth Dicks & James Brooks

Page 25 Entry 100 Robert STUART of the 14th Regiment of Light Dragoons residing in this parish & Harriet Norman MARTEN also residing in this parish were married by banns 06-July-1807 by me George Wood Officiating Minister both their signatures witnesses james Brooks and the mark of Rebecca Lucas

Page 26 Entry 101 William DOWDY of the parish of Stinsford & Sarah VINCENT otp were married by banns 14-Jul-1807 by me John Palmer Vicar his mark her signature witnesses John Ellis and Hannah Marsh

Page 26 Entry 102 John SAMSON residing in this parish& Christian HOOPER residing in this parish were married by Banns 09-Aug-1807 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks witnesses Thomas Dunning and Samuel Bailey

Page 26 Entry 103 Thomas COSENS residing in this parish & Mary FOSTER residing in this parish were married by Banns 10-Aug-1807 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark witnesses Samuel Foster and Thomas Rogers

Page 26 Entry 104 James HINE otp & Ann MATTHEWS otp were married by Banns 15-Oct-1807 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks witnesses James Fudge and James Brooks

Page 27 Entry 105 William LESTER otp & Elizabeth HARRIS otp were married by banns 30-Oct -1807 by me John Palmer Vicar his mark her signature witnesses Amos Lester and James Brooks

Page 27 Entry 106 James SIBLEY otp & Elizabeth CLARK otp were married by Banns 17-Dec-1807 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark witnesses Jesse Bushrod and James Brooks

Page 27 Entry 107 John FOSTER of the parish of Stoke Damerel Devon & Love LEGG otp were married by banns 21-Dec-1807 by me John Palmer Vicar both their signatures witnesses Samuel legg and Ann Strong


Page 27 Entry 108 William Symes VINCENT of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Mary GOULD otp were married by Banns 20-Jan 1808 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister both their signatures wit: Joseph Riggs & Dinah Wellman

Page 28 - Entry 109 Samuel PITFIELD otp & Elizabeth BAGG otp were married by Banns 23-Jan-1808 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark witnesses Jane Bagg and James Brooks

    [Note:- Samuel PITFIELD (1782-1840) was bap on 18th April 1782 the son of Sebastian PITFIELD (1757-1815) by his wife Mary Thorn. Samuel & Elizabeth had 3 children:- (1) John bap 25th Sep 1808 and buried at the age of 9 years on 27th March 1818. (2) Charles bap 6th May 1811 (3) Hannah bap 13th Nov 1813 buried 3rd Feb 1814. His wife Elizabeth then died at the age of 31 being buried at St Georges Church in Fordington on 01 Dec 1813. Samuel remarried at Stockbridge in Hampshire to Mary Cousins on 18 Mar 1817]

Page 28 Entry 110 James FUDGE otp & Mary HINE otp were married by Banns 19-Apr-1808 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark witnesses William ? and James Brooks

Page 28 Entry 111 John LEGG otp & Ann SUMMERS otp were married by Banns 21-Apr-1808 by me John Palmer Vicar both their signatures witnesses William Hawkins and James Brooks

    [Note:- John and Ann had the follwing children baptised at St Georges church Fordington:- Rebecca 25th Sep 1808; Jane 13th Jan 1811; Sarah 7th Nov 1813; Ann 9th Feb 1817; and John bap 9th Feb 1823. they are all shown in the 1841 Census John, a Yeoman age 60/64; Ann age 55/59; Rebecca age 30/34; Jane age 25/29; Sarah age 25/29; Ann age 20/25 and John age 15/19 also a Yeoman. The youngest son John went on to marry Martha Seymour TETT a native of Milton Abbas in Dorset GRO Weymouth district 1st qtr 1851 but returned to Fordington to live]

Page 28 Entry 112 Thomas ARNOLD otp & Ann ARNOLD of the parish of Charminster in the County of Dorset were married by Banns 14-July-1808 by me John Palmer Vicar both their signatures witnesses Sarah Davis and William Legg

Page 29 Entry 113 Robert PEATY of the parish of All Saints' in Dorchester & Jane NORRIS otp were married by Banns 02-Aug-1808 by me Henry John Richman Minister both their marks witnesses the mark of Mary Norris & James Brooks

Page 29 Entry 114 Joseph TINNISON a resident in this parish & Ann LAURENCE resident also in the same married by licence 21-Aug 1808 by me Henry John Richman Minister both their signatures wit: George Lawrence & George Dunlop

Page 29 Entry 115 George HAZARD of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester & Susan PAUL otp were married by Banns 22-Aug-1808 by me Henry John Richman Minister both their signatures wit: the mark of Elizabeth Paul & James Paul sig.

Page 29 Entry 116 William WELLMAN otp & Eleanor STYLE otp were married by Banns 13-Oct-1808 by me John Palmer Vicar his mark her signature; witnesses John Hart and James Brooks

Page 30 Entry 117 Thomas LONGMAN of the parish of Melcombe Regis & Eleanor EAMES of this parish married were married by Banns 23-Nov 1808 by me John Palmer vicar (both signatures) witnesses John White and Ann Randall


Page 30 Entry 118 John SCARD residing in this parsih & Mary EVERAT residing in this parish were married by Banns 13-Feb 1809 by me John Palmer vicar his signature her mark witnesses James Brooks and the mark of Rebecca Lucas

Page 30 Entry 119 Robert EYRES otp & Mary GARRETT otp were married by Banns 20-Feb 1809 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark witnesses William Vincy and John White

Page 30 Entry 120 Samuel BAKER otp & Mary HIDE otp were married by Banns 27-Jun-1809 by me Thomas Morton Colson, both their marks; witnesses James Brooks and the mark of Elizabeth Hellard

    [ Full parish register at this point has an entry 'Thus far delivered in at the tiannial Visitation held at Fordington Aug 31st 1809']

Page 31 Entry 121 Thomas HABBERFIELD of Weymouth & Barbara KING otp were married by Banns 29-Oct 1809 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark witnesses Leonard Winsor & james Brooks

Page 31 Entry 122 John CRITCHELL otp of Holy Trinity in Dorchester & Maria SHERRING residing in this parish married by Banns 14-Nov 1809 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks wit: John Mash? and James Brooks


Page 31 Entry 123 John HELLARD otp & Esther BISHOP otp were married by Banns 15-Apr 1810 by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark; witnesses Joseph Bridle and Caleb Bishop

Page 31 Entry 124 Joseph PITFIELD otp & Maria SARGENT otp were married by Banns 23-Apr-1810 by me John Palmer Vicar both their marks witnesses Charles Midle? & John Clark

    [Note:- Joseph PITFIELD (1786-1852) was baptised on 26th Feb 1786 the son of Sebastian PITFIELD (1757-1815) and Mary THORN. Unfortunately Maria died possibly in childbirth being buried a year later on 19th April 1811. After Maria's death he remarried on 15th Aug 1813 at Stinsford to Elizabeth SAREGENT ]

Page 32 Entry 125 Thomas DUNKLEY otp & Sarah AUSTIN of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester were married by licence 17-July-1810 by me John Palmer Vicar; his signature her mark witnesses Matthew ? and James Brooks

Page 32 Entry 126 John FRAMPTON otp & Elizabeth MILLS otp were married by Banns 30-July-1810 by me John Palmer Vicar; his mark her signature; witnesses The mark of Thomas Amey and James Brooks

Page 32 Entry 127 James LADD of the parish of the Close of Sarum & Mary NORRIS otp were married by Banns 08-Oct-1810 by me John Palmer Vicar; his signature her mark; witnesses James Keats & Thomas Norris

Page 32 Entry 128 Henry DURDEN of the parish of St Peters in Dorchester & Susanna HOLMES otp were married by licence 25-Oct-1810 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Stephen Phillips and Elizabeth Phillips [Brief mention in Taunton Courier 1st Nov 1810 henry DURDEN appears to have been a plumber]

Page 33 Entry 129 William PURCHASE of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester & Honor Hutchings BROOKS otp were married by licence 19-Nov-1810 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses William Atkins and Rebecca Brooks [Note:- See wills index for his will dated 3rd Oct 1815 - amended 20 June 1819 and proved by his widow and her father on 19th Oct 1819. Her father James BROOKS paid a dowry of £250 on marriage]

Page 33 Entry 130 Joseph CROCKER otp & Sarah BONNETT otp were married by Banns 20-Nov-1810 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses James Bonnett and Rebecca Crocker


Page 33 Entry 131 Thomas AMEY otp & Dorothy KIDDLE residing in this parish were married by banns 01-Jan 1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses Samuel Brine and John Clark

Page 33 Entry 132 James WHITE otp & Jane Rixton LEGG otp were married by Banns 21-Jan-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses James Winzer and James Brooks

Page 34 Entry 133 William FUDGE residing in Weymouth & Susanna ARNOLD residing in this parish were married by Banns 04-Feb-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Edith Nelson and James Brooks

Page 34 Entry 134 William WHITE otp & Sarah GALE of the parish of St Peters in Dorchester were married by Banns 05-Feb-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses James Dunham and James Brooks

Page 34 Entry 135 John MORGAN the younger otp & Sarah SAMWAYES of Muckleford in the parish of Bradford Peverell in the County of Dorset were married by licence 25-Feb-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Thomas Best and Henry Morgan

    [Note:- There is a brief announcement of their marriage in the Taunton Courier on 7th March 1811. John was the son of John & Dorothy MORGAN and was baptised at Fordington on 3rd October 1781. A Yeoman Farmer and Maltster by trade he was churchwarden of St Georges in 1812 and had the following children baptised there (1) Jane Samways Morgan bap 26th Nov 1811 (2) Thomas Samways Morgan bap 8th Apr 1813 he became a grocer by 1841 (3) John Morgan bap 18th Jan 1815 (4) Joseph Morgan bap 9th Aug 1819 - His wife Sarah Morgan with her abode confirmed as from Fordington was buried at the age of 41 at Winterbourne Abbas by the curate there Leonard Pickering on 27th August 1824. John quickly re-married to Ann Watts DAMON at Fordington on 27th Oct 1825 - See 2nd marriage for more children]

Page 34 Entry 136 Thomas SHEPPARD residing in this parish & Mary Ann RANDALL residing in this parish were married by Banns 09-Mar-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses William Gariett & James Brooks

Page 35 Entry 137 James WINZER of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester & Ann KEATS otp were married by Banns 01-Apr-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses John Pouncy and William Paul

    [Note:- James WINZER (1792-1875) (also spelt Winzar or Winzor) was the 3rd child from the marriage of Philip WINZOR to Mary PURCHASE at Holy Trinity church Dorchester on 28 June 1784. James life is covered under the Biography of his wife Ann KEATS / WINZOR (1794-1873)

Page 35 Entry 138 Thomas POUNCY of the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester inn the county of Dorset & Ann BILES otp were married by licence 26-May-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses John Biles and BJ Rickitts

Page 35 Entry 139 James BISHOP otp & Mary Ann HUNEYBUN otp were married by banns 03-Jun-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Thomas Lester and Charles Mullet

Page 35 Entry 140 Thomas CRITCHELL otp & Harriet FUDGE of the same were married by banns 17-Jun-1811 by me Henry John Rickman Minister both their marks witnesses Susanna Fudge and James Brooks

Page 36 Entry 141 William WEBB of the town of Sherborne & Susanna DRAKE residing in this parish were married by licence 21-Jun-1811 by me Thomas Bryer Officiating Minister his signature her mark; witnesses Charles Groves and James Brooks

Page 36 Entry 142 James QUINN residing in this parish & Frances DART otp were married by Banns 17-Sep-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses John Foy and Ann Keates

Page 36 Entry 143 William KERLEY of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester & Rebecca SUMMERS otp were married by Banns 24-Oct-1811 by me John Palmer Vicar; his signature her mark; witnesses Ann Legg and James Brooks


Page 36 Entry 144 John CHARLES otp & Ann HIDE otp were married by Banns 06-Jan 1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses the mark of Samuel baker and James Brooks

Page 37 Entry 145 John MULLIDGE residing in this parish & Elizabeth CHAPMAN otp were married by Banns 16-Jan 1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses Ann Barns & James Brooks

Page 37 Entry 146 Thomas MASTERS otp & Frances HARRIS otp were married by Licence 10-Mar-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses John Frampton and William Masters

Page 37 Entry 147 John LUCAS otp & Ann MITCHELL of of the parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester were married by banns 3-Mar-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses John Clark and james Brooks

Page 37 Entry 148 Amos LESTER otp & Elizabeth NORRIS otp were married by Banns 02-Apr-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; his signature her mark; witnesses Thomas Lester and Elizabeth Deed

Page 38 Entry 149 Robert HORSLEY Esq residing in this parish & Mary MANFIELD of the parish of St Peters in Dorchester were married by licence 04-May-1812 by me Thomas Morton Colson; both their signatures; witnesses G.? and H Garland [Note:- Reported in Taunton Courier 14th May, index shows 'Horsely Capt 11th dragoons married Miss Manfield of Dorchester' also 'Manfield Miss - married at Fordington nr Dorchester']

Page 38 Entry 150 Thomas BURT otp & Sarah CLARK otp were married by banns 04-May-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses James Fudge & James Brooks

Page 38 Entry 151 John BELL residing in this parish & Hannah CHAMBERLAINE of Dorchester in the County of Dorset were married 08-May-1812 by licence by me John Palmer Vicar his signature her mark; witnesses the mark of Susanna Palmer and James Brooks

Page 38 Entry 152 John VICKER [VICARS?] residing in this parish & Ann SYMES were married by Banns 18-Jun-1812 by me John Old Zillwood Officiating Minister; both their signatures; witnesses the mark of Robert Cox and james Brooks

Page 39 Entry 153 William DAVIS of Dorchester in the County of Dorset & Rebecca TIZARD otp were married by licence 15-July-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Thomas James and S Davis

Page 39 Entry 154 Jacob KNIGHT residing in this parish & Mary BANNER otp were married by banns 31-Aug-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses James Barrett and Thomas Parker

Page 39 Entry 155 Samuel LESTER otp & Elizabeth ADAMS otp were married by Banns 28-Sep-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their marks; witnesses the mark of George Burt and James Brooks

Page 39 Entry 156 John BLANDAMER of the parish of All Saints in Dorchester & Sarah HAMBLETT otp were married by Banns 24-Nov-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Ann Blandamer & James Brooks

    [Note:- John BLANDAMER (1785-1866) a bricklayer & later in life a thatcher by trade was the 7th child from the marriage of George BLANDAMER to Elizabeth HARBIN at All Saints Church Dorchester on 25 Mar 1792. His wife Sarah BLANDAMER (1782-1838), described as being from Fordington, died at the age of 56 and was for some reason buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 17th June 1838. John was living on Fordington Hill in 1841 with his son George & his family. By 1851 he had moved to East street Fordington to live and was still there living in lodgings as a widowed pauper aged 76 in 1861. He was buried at St Georges Church Fordington on 10th July 1866 then aged 80. I can only trace 1 child from the marriage :- (1) George BLANDAMER (1814-1886) bap FStG 18th Dec 1814, he became a bricklayer working with his father and married in the 2nd qtr 1839 to Mary BISHOP (1811-1878) the daughter of William BISHOP by his wife Charity HIBBS. Mary was baptised at Moreton in Dorset on 14th May 1811 and died at the age of 66 at Ringwood in Hampshire in 1878. George moved his family to Ringwood when he got a job as gateman on the London & South Western Railway and he died there at the age of 73 in 1st qtr 1886. They had the following children who do not appear to have been baptised (1) Sarah born Fordington 3rd qtr 1840 (2) Martha born Fordington 1st qtr 1844 ]

Page 40 Entry 157 Thomas LESTER otp & Hester HUNEYBUNN otp were married by Banns 16-Nov-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses James Bishop and James Brooks

Page 40 Entry 158 Simon GARDINER residing in this parish & Celyer EDMETT residing in this parish were married by Banns 30-Nov-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; his mark her signature; witnesses William Moy and Elizabeth nael Donall? and James Brooks

Page 40 Entry 159 John PARMITER of the parish of Winfrith Newburgh & Elizabeth CAVE otp were married by licence 21-Dec-1812 by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Elizabeth Jesty and Edward Ensor [Note Brief announcement Taunton Courier for 31st Dec 1812 her father was a curier by trade]

Page 40 Entry 160 Robert JESTY of the parish of Melbury Bubb in Dorset & Edith CAVE otp were married by licence 21 Dec 1812; by me John Palmer Vicar; both their signatures; witnesses Jane Ensor and Edward Ensor

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