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References located to Fordington People
in Books, Diaries, Historical Documents, and Newspapers
(1610-2010)

© Compiled by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington November 2010 - Last updated March 2014


(444 Records)

Note:
This file gathers together references that I have come across to people in Fordington whilst researching the history of the parish, building the website, and writing the biographies that appear on line. They are invaluable in adding to our store of knowledge about what was happening in Fordington and it provides me with a platform for linking to specific areas of research or individuals. I have provided links to relevant documents on site where I felt this was appropriate.

Newspapers can contain important genealogical information but I only have access to those available across the internet from which I have extracted those listed below. Most come from the British Library 19th Century Newspaper collection which has been indexed and can be accessed on line through most larger libraries once you have joined and been given an id and password. I have checked with them and the digitised text is out of copywrite and they even suggest copying articles to friends. The indexing whilst invaluable does not appear to identify every entry for a place or person so it is often worth varying the search. The Times 1795-1985 is also available on line as is parts of the Salisbury and Winchester Journal on Rootsweb. If anyone has access to more local papers such as those housed at the Dorset History Centre I would appreciate contributions relating to people and interesting events affecting the Parish of Fordington.

I have also added references from various other works such as William Whiteways Diary and the Municipal Records of Dorchester

Day of Publication
NAME's of Fordington people
CONTENT
17 Nov 1595 -
16 Nov 1596
Thomas ADYN [ADIN] From a list of Lessees of Town Burgages for the Parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester - Thomas ADYN of Fordington a Yeoman. Source:- MRD page
24 Aug 1614 Henry FORTE Andrew BURD of Wolcombe Matravers, husbandman in £40, Henry FORTE of Fordington, Yeoman Husbandman in sum of £20, Marshall STURMYE of Broad Sydling, husbandman, in £20, Edyth STURMYE of Wolcombe, widow in £20 all bound over to the next Assizes and to be of good behaviour. Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
9 March 1614/15 William BARNES John STANDISH of Dorchester, butcher, in £10 Thomas BLACHFORD of the same, brewer, in £5 William BARNES of Fordington, husbandman, in £5 Bound over to appear at the next Quarter Sessions in Dorchester 'for harbouring idle persons in his house and other misdemeanours by him done'.
11 March 1614/15Source The casebook of Sir Arthur Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 Page 6
11 Mar 1614/5 William CLOWTER: William TUCKER William CLOWTER of Fordington, Miller, in the sum of £10, William TUCKER of the same, husbandman, in the sum of £5 bound over to the next Sessions on condition that the above William CLOWTER does not keep a common alehouse without a licence. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
9 Jul 1615 Elizabeth & William MARTIN: Christopher WATTS Examination of Elizabeth MARTIN the daughter of William MARTIN of Fordington: 'Who sayeth and confesseth that shee on the eighth of this moneth did come with the howse of Christopher WATTS of Fordington aforesaid, husbandman and in the absence of him and his wife did take out of a chest of his wifes a little painted box with four shillings and sixpence which was in it, and did hide the monety under a stone in her fathers backside [Note:- See Glossary] and left the box in a hedge.' Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
9 Jul 1615 William COZENS Examination of William COZENS of Fordington taken the day and year aforesaid. 'Who sayeth that hee found the box in a hedge, and then charged the said Elizabeth therwith, shee confessed that shee stole it out of the house of Christopher WATTS as alsoe the money therin'.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635. William COZENS bound over in £20 and Christopher WATTS bound over in £20 To present a case against Elizabeth MARTIN at the next assizes.
18 Jul 1615 Henry HOLMAN: Roger KEYTE Henry HOLMAN of Fordington, yeoman in the sum of £20, Roger KEYTE of the same gent in the sum of £10 bound over to appear at the next Sessions at Dorchester 'for being drunke and abusing the Constables and Watchman' : Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
6 Oct 1615 Anthony BARNES Anthony BARNES of Fordington, yeoman in the sum of £40, Joseph PERKINS of Dorchester clothier in £20, Joseph DYVES of the same , clothier in £20 bound over to the next Sessions in Dorchester for 'Abusing the Constable and committing many foule outrages in contempt of justice', In the meantime to be of good behaviour. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
15 Jan 1615/6 John WHITE : John BLEWET Thomas WHITE of Puddletowne miller in £20, John WHITE of Fordington, yeoman in the sum of £20, John BLEWET of the same yeoman in £10 bound over to appear at the next Sessions and to be of good behaviour, especially towards Thomas RUSSELL of Stinsford, 'for reviling and calling him puritan rouge and threatening to beate him'. [Note in margin Discharged 12th march]. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
18 Mar 1615/6 Mary & John WHITE Examination of Mary WHITE, wife if John WHITE of Fordington husbandman. 'Who sayeth that about the 8th of March now last past one Henry HUNT together with his wife and 3 children laye at the examinents husbands howse, who told this examinent to buy a paire of his wife's stockings as he said, who therupon and by reason of his want of money she this examinant bought the said stockings and gave the said HUNT 6d for them, and this examinent being demanded what kind of .... [rest of this examination is left blank]. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
18 Mar 1615/6 Avice ROSE: Mary WHITE Avice ROSE of Fordington, singlewoman, bound over in the sum of £20. Bound to appear at the next Sessions to give evidence against Mary WHITE, wife of John WHITE of Fordington, husbandman. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note:- Avis Rose married James LUKES [or LUCAS] in Holy Trinity church Dorchester 15 Sep 1617. They had a daughter Mary LUKAS bap Fordington 13 June 1619 before James died and was buried there 30 May 1620.]
18 Mar 1615/6 Robert READE: John MAGG: Maria & John WHITE Robert READE of Fordington , husbandman and John MAGG of the same, carpenter each bound over in the sum of £20. Bound over on condition that Maria WHITE, wife of John WHITE of Fordington, husbandman appear at the next Sessions. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
23 Dec 1616 John ASH [Note:- It is not clear whether this is John Ash Senior or Junior. John Ash Sen married 4 Oct 1593 to jane; jun to Elvnor Slade 13 Jan 1618. Examination of John ASH of Fordington, labourer. 'Who sayeth that about 12 monthes sithence about 4 a clock before day he went unto the barne of Thomas SPARROW of Dorchester in Fordington through the great dore of the same barne, and did then and there take out of a heape of wheat that was then in the said barne about three pecks together with the dust the same being not winnowed, and putt the same into a bagg which he brought with him, and being demanded how he got the same out of the barne , he sayeth that he broke open the side dore, the same being lockt before. And sayeth that about a week after he went into the said barne againe and carried away about a peck of wheat is all the wheat that he stoll out of the same barne, but being demanded what oates he tooke out of the said barne, he sayeth that about the 18th day of November last past he broke open the said barne's dore againe and went into the same and tooke out about three bushells of oats together with dust the same being unwinnowed, and carried the same unto Christian BARROW the wife of Luke BARROW of Dorchester who gave him 18d for the same, and sayeth that it is all the Corne that ever he stoll from out of the said barne. [Note in margin : Dorchester Sessions 13th December] 'Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note:- See biographical notes on the John ASHE Family]
23 Dec 1616 John ASHE Examinatuion of Christian BARROW the wife of Luke BARROW of Dorchester, labourer. 'Who sayeth that about the 28th day of November last past one John ASHE of Fordington about 4 of the clock in the morning repaired unto the examinant's house, she being then a bedd and brought with him a bagg of oates and entreated this examinant that she would lend him 18d upon the same oats telling her that he would bring her the money for them againe the next day, who therupon lent him 18d but denieth that she bought the same, and sayeth that she never received anie more or other corne of him but sayeth that she did not denie the recipt of the same oates when she was questioned by Thomas SPARROW concerning the same. Robert HOSKINS of Dorchester cutler, bound over in £20; Richard OULDLYE of the same, shoemaker bound over in the sum of £20. Condition that Christine BARROW wife of Luke BARROW of Dorchester appear at the next Sessions in the bourough of Dorchester. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note:- See biographical notes on the John ASHE Family]
31 Mar 1617 Paul GOODFELLOW Paul GOODFELLOW of Fordington, weaver in the sum of £10, Robert GOODFELLOW of Dorchester, baker in the sum of £5 bound over on condition that the said Paul does not hereafter keep a common alehouse without a licence [Note in Margin 'Tipler supprest'.] Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
15 Apr 1617 Robert EDWARDS Francis SAY of West Lulworth, husbandman in the sum of £20, John MONDYN of the same, mason in the sum of £10, Robert EDWARDS of Fordington, shoemaker in the sum of £10 all bound over to the next Sessions at Blandford and in the meantime to be of good behaviour and especially towards Ralph TURNER, clerk [Note in margin:- For interrupting the preacher of West Lulworth] The entry is then repeated in the casebook the only difference being the margin note which says:- 'For misbehaving hym self towards the minister and giving hym foule language] Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
17 June 1617 John PROWER: Henry TOPPE: William COLLINS John Prower of Fordington, husbandman, in £20 Henry Toppe of the same, husbandman, in £10 William Collins the elder, of the same, husbandman, in £10 Bound over to the next Sessions, and meanwhile to be of good behaviour, especially towards Dorothy his wife. (Note in margin: 'Resisted the Constables and beate his wife') .Source The casebook of Sir Arthur Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 Page 31
31 Jul 1617 Phillip FERE [FEARE] Phillip FERE of Fordington, husbandman in the sum of £20, bound over 'for concealing of a felony committed by John BUNN'. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
31 Jul 1617 John BUNN: Robert INGRAM: William COLLINES John BUNN of Fordington, husbandman in the sum of £20, Robert INGRAM of the same, Yeoman in the sum of £10, William COLLINES of the same husbandman in the sum of £10 bound over to the next Sessions 'for a felonye confest by hym self'Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
31 Jul 1617 John BUNN: Mrs GOULD, Phillip FEARE Examination of John BUNN of Fordington, husbandman: 'Sayeth that about this tyme to [two] years now past, this examinant threshing in Mrs GOULD's barn att Fordington, he carried away about halfe a pecke of wheat in the dust in knitche of straw, which being discovered by Philip FEARE and found bound up in the straw, this examinant desired himnot to reveale it to Mrs GOULD, in consideration thereof offered him one acre of ground for 7 years, when the same should come in possession, which will bee att Michelmus next come twelvemonth, which the said FEARE would not accept, but offered that yf this examinant would let him 2 acres for that tyme or £7 in money he would conceale his offence, which this examinant did yeald unto. And for his the siad FEAR's enjoying of the said 2 acres accordinglie this examinant entered into an obligation of £7 to the said Philip FEARE which bond he hath kept ever since untill now of late when he was questioned by his examinants wife and others concerning the somme which the said FEARE delivered over the bond to Mr GOULD. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
31 Jul 1617 Phillip FEARE [Note Husbandman & Churchwarden of St Georges Church Fordington in 1618 & 1623. Had children possibly 1594, Grace 1604 another 1605 and Will proved 1634] Examination of Phillip FEARE 'Who sayeth that he was meeting BUNN caring of a bundle of straw about 2 years past and having ben before enformed by his examinants wife that shee saw him carioe away an other bundle of straw and a little bagg under his arme, this examinant being also entreated by Mrs GOULD to looke to her threshing barne, examined him what he caried, and after often and earnest deniell this examinant fownd in the straw a bagge of wheate in the dust conteyninge about halfe a pecke. And for that the said BUNN made much suite to this examinant not to acquaint Mrs GOULD with this offence, by whose worke the said BUNN found much reliefe. And because also the said BUNN used manie fearful oathes that he would destro him selfe if he were cald in question for the said corne. Therefore and to the end that the said Mrs GOULD should be secured against the siad BUNN for anie losses she had sustayned this examinant tooke a bond of £7 of the said BUNN for the quiet wnjoying of 2 acres of the siad BUNN's ground when it should come in possession, and about Christmas last this examinant willed the said BUNN to repaire to Mrs GOULD, and a little before Midsumer last this examinant delivered the said bond to Mrs GOULD, whereof she seemed not to regard, but sent for this examinant a monthe afterwards and delivered the bond to this examinant againe and seemed willing to call it further in question.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
14 Aug 1617 Richard BARLOWE, Robert READ, Thomas WINTER Richard BARLOWE of Fordington Clerk in the sum of £20, Robert READ of the same, husbandman in the sum of £10, Thomas WINTER of the same , husbandman, in the sum of £10 bound over to the next Sessions (Note in margin) :- 'For bruising of FREKES children with his kicking in the field. To be released if the children prove well, and BARLOW depart the countrey'.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
14 Aug 1617 Robert READ, John BURD Robert READ of Fordington, husnabman and John BURD of the same, husbandman in the sum of £40 bound over to the next Sessions and to keep the peace especially towards Eleanor TOP the wife of Henry TOP (Note in Margin) 'For vowing to slitt TOP's wyfes nose with her knife. And is a common desperate doer of mischief, did wound her father in law with her knife even to death; bit her husband by the face, having bound him to the peace and jests she can be hanged but once for all'.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
3 Aug 1617 Nicholas HEYMAN [alias HELLIER], Rev Edward PELE [See also Fire from Heaven by David Underdown pages 67,79 & 264 "it was a base for poaching even of swans and herons & for many other kinds of iniquity] Thomas PERROT of Upway husbandman in the sum if £20, Linord THORNE of the same mason in £10, Thomas PITMAN of same miller in £10 bound over to the next Sessions [Note in Margin;-)] 'Memorandum: Nicholas HEYMAN alias HELLIER of Fordington was this daye committed till he find suretyes for his good behaviour, for keeping disorderlie typling by a long space without licence. Presentment justified by the Constable that on Whitsunday last had 6 at least drincking and dancing in his howse. And since the pretended tyme of his licence hath harboured Mr CHEEKES schollers viz Mr Francis sonne of Weymouth and Mr Harbyn's sonne, who have twice been there by thier owne confession and spent 12d at a time, HEYMAN himself being then at home, who would excuse it for that they came with Joseph PARKINS of Dorchester, having before denyed that ever anie townsman was in the howse.
And Mr PELE the preacher of Fordington enformes that on the Saboth day last, viz ult August there were half a dozen drinking there
And I punssht before COOME and PROWER being dronken in his house. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635: See also Fire From Heaven by David Underdown pages 67 & 79.
17 Dec 1617 Henry TAPPE, Nicholas HELLIER Examination of Henry TAPPE of Fordington, husbandman upon oath "Who sayeth that on Saturday last fortnight this examinant being in his howse in Fordington, Hamnet WHITE came into the same howse where Anthony CLARKE and his wife allso dwell and having used some uncivil behaviour towards said CLARKE's wife, she, seeking to avoid him, ran out the backside where her husband was, whome the said WHITE followed, staggering as he went,-... using manie blasphemous oathes and rude gesture of his body, and confessed that he was dronke and so said often tymes'.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note Henry tapp appears to have been Constable of Fordington see Examination of Edward Johnson 3 Jan 1618/19]
17 Dec 1617 Henry TAPPE, Nuicholas HELLIER, Anthony CLARKE Examination of Henry TAPPE of Fordington, husbandman upon oath "Who sayeth that on 5th day of November last he having entreated Ambrose WHITE to carrie him a letter unto Sallisburie, the said Ambrose procured this examinant by persuasions to goe with him the howse of Nicholas HELLIER before he would promise to deliver his letter. Wither when they wear come the said Ambrose called for beer, whic was then brought unto them and sett on the board, the said HELLIER being then in the house. Whereof when they drunk, this examinant paid for the same and departed leaving his letter with the said WHITE who then undertooke to carrie the same. And saith that att the tyme when he came into the said howse, he found Anthonie DIGGETT and Thomas FOORD whom he left there together with Anthony CLARKE and William CLARKE, drinking of Tobacco but whether they had any beer he knoweth not'. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note:- Anthony CLARKE married Catherine SAVAGE at Fordington on 15th June 1607]
20 Dec 1617 Hamnet WHITE, John WHITE, Robert WYNFORDE, William BAWNES Hamnet WHITE of Fordington, husbandman in the sum of £10, John WHITE of the same, yeoman in the sum of £5, Robert WINFORDE of the same, Yeoman in the sum of £5 bound over to the next Sessions 'For drunkeness' William BAWNES of Fordington, Yeoman in the sum of £20 bound over to the next Sessions 'For keeping a typling house without licence and for threatening the Constable. Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
21 Dec 1617 John CONICKE, Nicholas HELLIER John CONICKE of Fordington, husbandman in the sum of £20 bound over to give evidence against Nicholas HELLIER. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
21 Dec 1617 John CENNICKE [CONNICKE] , Nicholas HELLIER Examination of John CENNICKE of Fordington upon oath. 'Saith that about a fortnight before Michaelmus this examinant being in service with Nicholas HELLIER he heard himcommand his wife to burne the swan's wing, whereupon this examinant burned it , being of a tame swanne. And after she said that if this examinant continued there he must be both deafe and blinde. And a little after she said HELLIER moved this examinant to goe to Swan stealingwhispering him in the eare, but this examinant shifted him off from itt at that tyme and at iii or iiii tymes after when he said HELLIER moved it again.

And saith allso that about six weeks or more now last past ther were drinking in the howse of the said HELLIER on the Sabboth day att tymes of morning prayer Thomas FORD sometymes of Dorchester now of Ower servant to Charles FRAMPTON, one PATYE a butcher of Blackmore, and Christopher EDMUNDS of Dorchester, who staid ther till after eveningprayer was past and they three spent viii s wanting iid in beere, viii d onelie excepted which they had in Tobacco and fowre pence in fire. And after evening prayer was ended FORD and PATYE pist both at once into a chamber pott and then one dranke upp the one haulfe and the other the other haulfe, and because one of them should drinke lesse than thother they measured it out by glasse fulls, and he useth orinarilie to keep tipling on the Sabboath day.

And allso this examinant saith that shortlie after Muichaelmus one JENKIN's wife of Dorchester came thither with purpose to run away with one of her husbands servants and staid ther about viii howers during which time JENKINS his servant came thither and staid ther with her till she went away. And to thend she might not be seen the said HELLIER caused a sheet to be hanged against the dore and the next day her husband came to seek her when she was gone.Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
21 Dec 1617 John CENNICKE [CONNICKE] , Nicholas HELLIER Continued from above:- And saith allso that the said HELLIER keepeth in his house a Hay, a ferrett and a trammell and useth at Praier tymes on the Sabboath day to goe to killing of coneyes, which courses this examinant disliking the said HELLIER quarrelled with him and therupon he departed from his service.

And likewise saith that about Michaelmas last past BARNES his son of MUNCKLEFORD brought in a Geney to HELLIER's howse and when HELLIER asked him whether he had spied he said yes. Then the Geney was drest and this examinant saith that it was John DAWES Geney of Stinsford for he being then a fishing att Stinsford saw one fetch a Geney off from a tree ther, and BARNES said he fetcht it by HELLIER's appointment. And that in the Gunpowder day he said Mr CHEEKES used those fooles games to cosen his schollers of their candells and had gotyten fower dungeons of candells of them. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
21 Dec 1617 Phillip FERE Examined the same day, Phillip FERE saith that he [i.e. HELLIER] confest the drinking of the pisse and that he had a ferrett and a hay and that he spent a Geney but his brother tooke him uoo he knew not how and brought him hither. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
21 Dec 1617 Christopher EDMONDS Examination of Christopher EDMONDS. 'Confesseth that he was in Nicholas HELLIER's howse drinking with FORD and PATIE and hath been punisht for his dronkenness ther, and spent 3s 0d ther at that tyme.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
22 Dec 1617 Catherine CLARKE Examination of Catherine CLARKE of Fordington the wife of Anthony CLARKE yeoman - Similar evidence to the above [ See examination of henrt TAPPE of Fordington on 17th Dec 1617]. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 Page 47 [Note:- Anthony CLARKE married Catherine SAVAGE at Fordington on 15th June 1607]
23 Dec 1617 John QUOOKE, Nicholas HELLIER John QUOOKE of Fordington, in the sum of £20 bound over to give evidence against Nicholas HELLIER. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
26 Dec 1617 Ambrose WHITE Examination of Ambrose WHITE of Fordington, yeoman upon oath. 'Sayeth that he came into HELLIER's howse when JENKIN's wife was ther and that she was lockt into a room and a cloath was hang'd before the door that no bodie might look in. But the door was opened to this examinant and he saw her, and then he asking HELLIER's wife what she was, she answered it was one that staide ther till the carryer came to goe with him to London.'Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
27 Dec 1617 Nicholas HELLIER Nicholas HELLIER of Fordington, taylor in the sum of £20, Robert Willobuy of Turners Puddle Esq in the sum of £10, bound over to the next Sessions 'For typling without licence and keeping of great disorder, as also for suspition of Granry stealing. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
27 Dec 1617 John CENNICK [CONNICKE] Examination of John CHENNICK 'Saith that on Friday next before or after Michaelmuas last Nicholas HELLIER's wife desired this examinant to dress a Geney for her, but this examinant refused asking her whie she would not dresse it herself who answeared she could not because ther were so manie comers and goers in and out ther'.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
6 Jan 1617/18 John ELLIS, Nicholas HELLIER John ELLIS of Fordington, taylor in the sum of £20 bound over to give evidence against Nicholas HELLIER. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
6 Jan 1617/18 John ELLIS Examination of John ELLIS of Fordington, taylor upon oath. 'Sayeth that on Thursday fortnight before Christmas last he dwelling with Richard HELLIER his said master required him to goe forth with him and to bring a cloakebagg with him which he did, and then HELLIER going a long by the water side between Sticken bridge and Mr COKER's howse at FRampton about 12 oclock att night, the said HELLIER levelled att a Swan and kild him and then he wil'd this examinant to puttt the sawn into the cloakebagg, which he endeavoured to doe, but the cloakebagg being somewhar small and the swan verie great he could not gett it in and the next morning he sent this examinant to Woodsford to fetch some coneys for MR MAYNARD and him, and then he and Mr MAYNARD rode to Weymouth and ther made merrie with the swan as HELLIERS wife told him: Court Order John ELLIS bound over in £20 to give evidence at the next Sessions against Nicholas HELLIER. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
7 Jan 1617/18 Marie BARLOW, Examination of Marie BARLOW the wife of Richard BARLOW of Fordington clerke, upon oath. 'sayeth that she often mett with the said Nicholas HELLIER when he hath had coneys which he would saie he had kyld with his piece, and afterwards she heard him say that he had left butt few coneys in Mr MEGGS his warren, and had a hay from Edward COLLIER, Mr HODGEMAN of Chaldon, and that COLLIER, Anthony BARNES and the said Nicholas HELLIER did use to goe abroad with the hay, and att another time pulled two long pieces of lead out of his pockett about her fingers length which he said were Tampons to kill deere.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
12 Jan 1617/18 James PIERCE Examination of james PIERCE of Fordington, cowherd, upon oath. 'Sayeth that about the last day of December now last past this examinant driving his cattell homewards towards the evening and coming to HELLIER's howse wher Mr WILLOUGHBY and his man, HELLIER and his wife and Ralphe CHEWTON wer abiding, who having all of them dronke to much as this examinant conceived, the said Ralphe came to him and called him "Boote, Boote, come you hither and drincke" which when he refused, Ralphe came riding towards him and offered to drawe his sworde on him and did draw some part of it, saying he would make him drink...And Mr WILLOUGHBY himself came to this examinant and stroke him a blow on the face with his fist that his face was swollen therewith, since which tyme Mr WILLOGHBY gave this examinant 6d to quiet him. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
14 Mar 1617/18 Nicholas HELLIER Examination of Thomas DENNIS late of Odiam in the county of Southampton. 'sayeth that on Sonday lat the 8th of this moneth he departyed from Odiam aboyesaid.. with an intent to goe westward and seeke worke, and hath been at Bridport and was retourning againe and now apprehended in the howse of Nicholas HELLIER of Fordington, being Alehowse wher he had layen all the last night, and was this day taken playing cards ther with one (Blank) NORTON of dorchester, a barber. NOTED: Intended to be sent to the howse of correction but escapoed out of the stockes of FORDINGTON, being lockt.'Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
18 Dec 1618 John PROWER, William BURD John PROWER of Fordington, husbandman in the sum of £20, William BURD of Fordington, husbandman, in the sum of £10, Roger PROWER of Phiping Ockford, yeoman in the sum of £10 bound over to the next Sessions 'for resisting the Constable in making of a rescue uppon a prisoner'. NOTE: in margin:- 'Discharged because he paid 3s and 4d to the poore'.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
3 Jan 1618/19 Edward JOHNSON Examination of Edward JOHNSON of Fordington Gentleman upon oath 'Who sayeth that the day that William CROOME was apprehended by the Custables of Fordingtonabout x or xi of the clocke at night he coming into Mr JOHNSON's howse swore a greatr oath unto the said Edward JOHNSON that if he had mett the Constable Henry TAPP he would have killed him with his knife which he had ben drawne in his hand, being there lately come out of the stocksSource:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
4 Jan 1618/19 Roger HAYDON Roger HAYDON of Fordington Chirurgion in the sum of £20 Thomas BLACKFORD of Dorchester merchant in the sum of £10 bound over to the next Sessions 'for tiplinge without licence and entertaining nieghbours of Fordington and Dorchester.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
8 Jan 1618/19 William BARNES Junior, Hamnet WHITE, Michael BARNS William BARNES Junior of Fordington, labourer in the sum of "30, Hamnett WHITE of Fordington, husbandman, and Michael BARNS of the same husbandman in the sum of £10 bound over to the next Sessions 'for being drunk and strikinge the Constable and abusing his own father'.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 Page 56
16 Jan 1618/19 Richard DUNSTONE George GEARE of Charminster, husbandman in £10, Davy GROURE of Dorchester, carpenter and Richard DUNSTONE of Fordingtom, husbandman in the sum of £5 bound over 'for keeping of Articles' Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
16 Jan 1618/19 Robert BISHOP, John RASCAR Thomasin SPICER of Dorchester widow, in £10, Robert BISHOPP of Fordington and John RASCAR of Fordington husbandman in £5 bound over 'Tipler supprest'. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
16 Jan 1618/19 William BARNS junior & senior Wilkliam BARNS junior of Fordington ,in £10, William BARNS senior of the same, husbandman and Hamnet WHITE 'by order of the Sessions at Blandford' Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
18 Jan 1618/19 William BARNS, John WHITE William BARNS of Fordington, husbandman, in £20 and John WHITE of the same in the£10 'Tipler supprest' Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
30 Mar 1619 Hamnet WHITE; Robert WINSER Hamnett White of Fordington, husbandman, in £20 Robert Winser of the same and Michael Barnes of the same, husbandmen, in £10 Bound over to the next Sessions in Dorchester, 'for shooting of a musket between ix and x o'clock at night at the keeper's howse window and for being droncke'. Edward Lymington in Kimbridge John Lymington in West Lulworth Matthew Longman in Knowle 'Licensed at Shareborne Sessions 1619 by Mr Edward Lawrence and me'.Source The casebook of Sir Arthur Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 Page 58
24 May 1619 Roger HEYDON Roger HEYDON of Fordington, churirgion in £10, Richard BLACHFORD of Dorchester in £20 bound over to the next Assizes 'for severall misdemeaners done by his tipling. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
1 Aug 1619 Robert RASCAR; Richard WARREN Robert RASCAR of Fordington husbandman in £10; Richard WARREN of Fordington husbandman in £5 'Tippler supprest'. Source The casebook of Sir Arthur Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 Page 60
6 Sep 1619 John WINSOR Robert FOOTE of Dorchester parchment maker in 100 marks; John KEEPINGE of Sherborne husbandman, John TROTTLE of Dorchester taylor and John LODER of the same parchment maker each in £40 bound over to the next assizes 'for stabbing of John WINDSOR of Fordington whereby he was in perill of death'. Source The casebook of Sir Arthur Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 Page 60
16 Jan 1619/20 Andrew REAPE, John ASH Examination of Andrew REAPE of Fordington labourer 'Stated that two years before John ASH of Fordington had stolen some hay from Mr Henry COLLIERS hay rick as he was on his way from Fordington to Milborne fair. Andrew REAPE bound over in £20 to give evidence against John ASH. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note:- See biographical notes on the John ASHE Family]
21 Apr 1620 Robert RASCAR, William LAWRENCE Robert RASCAR of Fordington, husbandman in £10, William LAWRENCE of Fordington in £10, and John RASCAR of Dorchester, husbandman in £5 'Tippler Supprest' Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
22 Apr 1620 Ambrose WHITE, William BARNES Junior

Ambrose WHITE of Fordington, husbandman in £10, William BARNES Junior of the same ditto in £5,'Tippler Supprest' Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635

10 Jun 1620 Michael & John BARNES Michael BARNES, yeoman in £20, John BARNES, brother of Michael BARNES, Henry HOLMAN and Hamnet WHITE in £10 bound over 'for taking a possession by force and refusing to let a justice of the peace come into the howse'. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
12 Aug 1620 John COSENS John COSENS of Fordington, husbandman bound over in the sum of £5 with 2 others to the next sessions for selling ale without a licence Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
25 Sep 1620 Robert WINSOR, William FRANCIS Thomas Wynser of Dulish [Dewlish] husbandman in £20 Robert WINSOR of Fordington, husbandman in £10 William FRANCIS of the same husbandman in £10 bound over 'being dronke did beat COSEN the Tithing man in the Saboth day'. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
27 Sep 1620 Richard ASH Examination of Richard ASH of Fordington, shoomaker. 'Agreed with Thomas GILLETT [shoemaker from Dorchester who gave previous examination not recorded here] and had also lost money. He suspected Alice BALSTON and likewise denied any sexual intercourse. Alice Balston ciommitted to goal, thomas GILLETT and Richard ASH bound over in £40 to give evidence against Alice Balston at the next Assizes. Thomas SOWTHEY and Constance his wife also bound over in £40 to give evidenceSource:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
30 Sep 1620 William COLLINS John SPITER of Dorchester Merchant, and William COLLINS of Fordington, yeoman each in £10 bound over, 'charged by Jone SEAMAN with beating and defaming her by scandalous reports' Agnes MATTHEW wife of John MATTHEW of Ower, weaver bound over to the next Sessions and to be of good behaviour towards Jpoan SEAMANSource:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
13 Jan 1620/21 Henry TAPP Margaret WHITE of Week Regis, widow in £20. Henry TAPP of Fordington, husbandman in £10 bound over to the next Sessions 'uppon the oath of Reynold WHITE for throwing her water on him and assaultinge him with a sword.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
14 Jan 1620/21 Robert SEAGER Examination of Robert SEAGER of Fordington, husbandman, 'Stated that he had lost ' the best parte of a small grass pooke of hay of the value of iiiid taken away out of the meadow by his horse. He suspected that it was taken by his neighbour Hamnet WHITE because Juliana FARY wife of Stephen FARY had seen WHITE carrying hay at night out of his meadow.> Robert SEAGER bound over in £40 tp give evidence against Hamnet WHITE. Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
14 Jan 1620/21 Juliana FARY Examination of Juliana FARY wife of Stephen FARY.' Stated that she had seen Hamnett WHITE take away the hay out of SEAGER's meadow. Juliana FARY bound over in £40 to give evidence against Hamnett WHITE. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
14 Jan 1620/21 Stephen FARY & Juliana FARY Examination of Stephen FARY and Juliana his wife. 'Stated that they had seen Hamnett WHITE take hay out of the barn of Nicholas INGRAM and carry it in to his own stable. Stephen FARY bound over in £40 to give evidence against Hamnett WHITESource:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
14 Jan 1620/21 Nicholas INGRAM Examination of Nicholas INGRAM Stated that he had been told by Stephen and Juliana FARY that they had seen WHITE take his hay, but that he had taken no action about it. Nicholas INGRAM bound over in £40 to give evidence against Hamnett WHITESource:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
27 Jun 1622 Thomas PELHAM Captain GOULD left his band of men and Mr Thomas PELHAM undertook it. He chose William WHITEWAY the younger as his lieutenant. Source:- William Whiteway, his diary 1618-1635
14 Jan 1620/21 Hamnett WHITE Hamnett WHITE of Fordington, husbandman in £40 , Henry HOLMAN and Robert WINSOR of the same yeomen in £20 bound over to the next Sessions 'for stealing hay from Robert SEAGER and Nicholas INGRAM. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
19 Aug 1622 John WHITE John WHITE of Fordington, husbandman in 320 bound over to the next Assizes. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
11 Apr 1623 Alice CLEMENT, William LILLINGTON Examination of Alice CLEMENT of Fordington, singlewoman. 'Confessed she had stolen from the hedge of William LILLINGTON of Fordington, a shirt, a smocke, and a Tablecloth and had hidden them among reed sheaves in the outhouse of John MAGGE, intending to take them later to Bristol where she meant to seek servicel but the things were discovered the same day.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
11 Apr 1623 Phillip FEARE, Alice CLEMENTS, William LILLINGTON Examination of Phillip FEARE of Fordington, Constable 'Stated that he had suspected Alice CLEMENTS of stealing the clothes that were missing and that after a search he found them among reed sheaves in an outhouse. Phillip FEARE bound in £40 to give evidence against Alice CLEMENTS. William LILLINGTON of Fordington, husbandman bound in £10 to bring a bill of indictment against Alice CLEMENTSSource:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
15 Apr 1623 Robert TOOPE Examination of Robert TOOPE of Fordington, carpenter. Complained that he had followed one Edmund CHUB who was reputed to be the father of a base child born to one PIERCE spinster of Fordington, and overtook him at Chetnoll in the parish of Yetminster and had there apprehended him and given him into the charge of the tithingman, but during the night the tithingman had allowed CHUB to escape, and refused to raise the hue and cry after him on the grounds that he was not a felon.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [NOTE:- Margerye PIERCE had a bastard child she called Robert baptised in St Georges church Fordington on 20th Jan 1621
28 Dec 1623 Robert & John WINSOR John DOLLINGE of Charminster yepoman in £40, Robert WINSOR of Fordington yeoman and John WINSOR of the same husbandman in £20 bound over to the next Sessions 'for abusing the Constable of Dorchester' Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
10 Jan 1623/24 James PIERCE Ordered by Sir Francis Ashley and Sir Richard STRODE that James PIERCE of Fordington should pay 12d weekly to the overseers of the Poor of Fordington towards the maintenance of a base child born to Alice LUKAS. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note:- On 13th March 1621/22 Alice LUCAS had her base child Joanna baptised in Fordington]
31 Mar 1624 John PAGE, Robert BUNN John PAGE of Fordington, weaver in £20, Henry BASCOMBE of Dorchester, fuller and Nicholas JEFFREY of the same taylor in £10 bound over to the next Sessions 'Accused by Robert BUNN of Fordington of stealing three hams from him'. Robert BUNN of Fordington, husbandman in £20 bound over to the next Sessions to give evidence against John PAGE. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
18 Apr 1624 John BODELY, Robert WINSOR John BODELY of Fordington, in £20 Robert WINSOR of the same yeoman, and William BARKER of Dorchester sheermaker in £10 bound over to the next sessions and to be of good behaviour. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
20 Apr 1625 Roger DENNYS Joseph MAUNDERS of weymouth, sutor in £20, Nicholas MAUNDERS of Dorchester sutor, and Roger DENNYS of Fordingtonjoyner each in £10 bound over to the next Sessions 'for abuses don to the Constables of Fordington' Note:- Discharged 23 April 1625 upon payment of .....Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
12 Jun 1625 Robert READ Robert READ of Fordington husbandman in £10, Thomas NORRIS of Dorchester miller in £5 'Tippler supprest in Fordington'. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
24 Dec 1626 John & Michael BARNES, Hamnet WHITE John BARNES of Fordington, husbandman in £20 Hamnet WHITE & Michael BARNES of the same husbandman each in £10 bound over to the next Sessions Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
3 Oct 1626 Ambrose WHITE, Michalah BARNES Ambrose WHITE of Fordington in £20, Michalah BARNES of the same yeoman and Joseph PARCHES of Dorchester baker each in £10 bound over to the next Sessions. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
6 Jan 1626/27 John FEARN John FEARN of Fordington in £10 'Tipler supprest'. Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
25 Feb 1626/27 John FEARE. Robert FEARE John FEARE of Fordington, shoomaker in £10, Robert FEARE of the same husbandman in £5, Bound Over to the next assizes Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
25 Feb 1626/27 John WINSOR, John LAWRENCE, William FRANCIS John WINSOR of Fordington husbandman and John LAWRENCE of the same each in £10 William FRANCIS of the same husbandman in £5, bound over to the next sessions. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
25 Feb 1626/27John TUCKER, John CRINNELL John TUCKER and John CRINNELL of Fordington, husbandmen each in £10 bound over to the next Assizes. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
25 Feb 1626/27 Thomas CHRISTOPHER John Smedmore of East Lulworth, yeoman, in 100 marks John Bishop of the same, yeoman, and William Dunninge of Winfrith, yeoman, Bound over to the next Sessions and to keep the peace, especially towards Thomas Christopher. Note: 'Discharged on the petition of Thomas Christopher. 24 March 1626/27'Source The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note this is likely to be Thomas Christopher Note likely to be the same Thomas Christopher who left a will 31 dec 1651]
24 May 1627 Thomas PELHAM Mr John COKE was made Lieutenant, Henry DERBY Ensign, Henry BROWNE Sergeant Major, and Amias MARTIN the younger Sergeant of Captain PELHAM's Company. Source:- William Whiteway, his diary 1618-1635
5 Sep 1627 Henry MINTERNE Henry MINTERNE of Fordington, clothyer in £20, Thomas WHITTLE of Dorchester, clothyer in £10 bound over to the next Sessions 'uppon the oath of Robert WARMAN and Roger POUNCEY for hindering them in executing a warrant and for beatinge them and offering to discharge a peice att them.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note:- Recorded as churchwarden of st Georges churc h in the year 1626]
1 Jun 1628 Edward PELE, Robert TURCHIN This day Mr RIVES [i.e. Gabriel REEVE] the Schoolemaister came to town [i.e. Dorchester] the place having been supplied by Mr BRANCARD ever since Mr CHEEKES death til now. Mr BRANCARD's brother was chosen as Usher, and Mr TUCHIN [i.e. Robert TURCHIN] was vicar of Forington. Mr PELE Parson of Compton. Source:- Extract from William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 pub by Dorset Record Society for the date 1 June 1628 Page 97. [Note:- Robert Turchin took over responsibility for the services at Fordington but was actually a curate the Rev Edward PELE remaining Vicar of St George's despite being made Rector of Compton Vallance 6 Jun 1628 and moving there to live]
5 Mar 1629 Thomas PELHAM 5th march At this time captain PELHAM resigned his place, and Captain William NAPPER succeeded him in it. Source:-William Whiteway, his diary 1618-1635
20 Sep 1630 Samuel BELMAN, John COWARD

Samuel BELMAN of Fordington, blacksmith in £20, John COWARD of the same, weaver in £10 bound over to the next sessions ' for not assisting the constable of Fordington'.Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635

3 Jun 1631 Henry READE, William MARTIN Henry READE of Fordington, husbandman in £40, Thomas NORRIS of Dorchester, miller and William MARTIN of Fordington, hellier each in £20 bound over to the next Sessions and to be of good behaviour 'for beating his wife' Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
24 Mar 1631 John BARNES & Michaish BARNES John REASON of Bryanspuddle yeoman in £20; William MILLER of Dorchester brewer and John BARNES of Fordington husbandman each in £10; bound over to the next sessions 'for beating Michaiah BARNES upon the high way'. Richard HARRIS of Kingston Yeoman in £20; John REASON of Bryanspuddle in £20; bound over to the next sessions 'uppon the oate of Michaish BARNES'. NOTE:_ Released upon petition of Michaish BARNES 7 Apr 1632'. Source The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 Page 104
19 Sep 1632 Margaret STEVENS Ordered that Christopher RUNNIER should pay 12d weeklie to the overseers of the poor of Fordington towards the maintenance of a base child born to Margaret STEVENS of which he is the reputed father.Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
7 Jan 1632/33 John LAWRENCE John LAWRENCE of Fordington, yeoman in £10. Robert LAWRENCE of Dorchester, shoomaker, in £5, 'Tipler supprest'Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note:- John LAWRENCE of Fordington was the son of Robert LAWRENCE of Dorchester a shoemaker by trade - See ref to him in the History of the Dorchester Free School and in David Underdowns book 'Fire from Heaven']
Mar 1632/3 Roger BUCKE [BUCK] At a carpenters house ( John and Joan WEIR) lewd conduct towards Roger BURKE of Fordington (who was drunk) by Richard & Mary VEALE who were charged with lewd carriage. Mary did a month in the workhouse (Bridewell) for it and according to William Whiteway 'was well whipped there. Source William Whiteway His Diary 1618-1635 page 145; DRO B2/8/1 fols 210-1ov,213 13v. See also account in Fire From Heaven by David Underdown pages 61/62.Note:- parish burial Registers Roger BURKE buried 31 February 1633/4
25 Jul 1633 Mr Edward PELE The Assises were held before Lord cheife Justice RICHARDSON, and Baron DENHAM. Mr Edward PELE preached. Four offenders were executed. Source:- Extract fromWilliam WHITEWAY of Dorchester, His Diary 1618-1635. for date of 25 July 1633. page 132
30 Jul 1634 Rev Edward PELE, Rev Robert TURCHIN Mr TUTCHIN remooving to Charminster he was by Mr Edward PELE settled in the vicarage of Fordington. Source: William Whiteway, His Diary 1618-1635, Page 149
9 Aug 1634 Anne & John BUNNE, John WINDSOR 'Memorandum' that Anne BUNNE the wife of John BUNNE of Fordington husbandman was convicted of drunkenness on the oath of John WINDSOR of the same place, yeoman. Ordered to be set in the stocks for six hours unless 5s 0d were paid to the churchwardens for the use of the poor. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
25 Aug 1634 Grace FEARE Examination of Grace FEARE of Fordington, widow 'Who saith that her sonne-in-law, Robert SPRATT of Morden in this countie husbandman, had noe wheat neither in dust nor out of dust on Sonday last fortnight nor att any other tyme from this examinant.' Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
13 Sep 1634 Samuel BELLMAN, Richard COZENS, Richard FREKE Memorandum Giles FOY of Dorchester gave information as follows:- Against William BESSE of Dorchester, yeoman, William OTHEY of the same, feltmaker, Charles AUSTIN of the same collarmaker, Robert OSBORNE of the same clothier for engrossing grain in the field contrary to Statute. Against Samuel BELLMAN of Fordington, blacksmith, Richard COZENS of the same, yeoman, and Richard FREKE of the same husbandman for a similar offence and against Robert EDWARDS of the same yeoman and Thomas BELLETT of Dorchester yeoman for a similar offence .Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635 [Note very brief mention in 'Fire from Heaven by david Underdown page 119]
29 Sep 1634 John SPEERE John FROME of Doddingsbeere gentleman in £20, John SPEERE of Fordington, weaver, and Francis SEXEY of Beere Regis, baker, each in £10 Upon condition that John FROME and Anne his wife appear to answer charges at the next sessions. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
4 Oct 1634 Robert TUTCHIN 4 October [1634] Mr TUTCHIN remooved to Charminster, where Sir Thomas TRENCHARD gives him £40 per annum besides the house and garden in which he lives.. Source William Whiteway his diary 1618-1635. Page 151.
13 Dec 1634 John LAWRENCE John LAWRENCE of Fordington ale housekeeper in £10, Robert LAWRENCE of Dorchester, cordwyner in £10 'Tiplers Licence renewed'. Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
10 Mar 1634/5 John LAWRENCE 'The names of Ale housekeepers whose licences were renewed by Sir Francis ASHLEY knight and Brune WILLIAMS Esq. ---- under Fordington John LAWRENCE Source:- The casebook of Sir Frances Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
28 Sep 1634 George GILL, John LAWRENCE, Thomas CHURCHILL George GILL of Fordington, miller in £20, John LAWRENCE of the same,husbandman, in £10, Thomas CHURCHILL of the same, baker in £10 bound over to the next sessions 'for beating of Adam SMITH several tymes. Source:- The casebook of Sir Francis Ashley JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635
1660 - 1662 Richard FINCHER Declaration 1660 (? Fincher) as to war service. Imprisonment during Civil War and title to part of Fordington Manor sold to him by Col James HAYNE when sequestered from Duchy of Cornwall. Notes in shorthand on reverse (seen to be contemporary) particulars of Fordington manor and refusal of petition of Major Fincher to re-enter his portion. On reverse, grant of annuity of £80 from the profits of the manor 1662-3. Dorset History Center Archive D/HAB/X9----1661--- Warrant for payment of £80 to Richard Fincher out of manor of Fordington, to make good his losses during the Interregnum D/HAB/X10---1662---Petition by Richard Fincher for £80 annuity out of Fordington manor as compensation for a debt of £3,000 owed to him by Col James Hayne, deceased who had purchased the manor of Fordington (formerly Duchy of Cornwall property) under the Commonwealth and made part of it over to Fincher before leaving for Jamaica. Dorset History Center Archive D/HAB/X11 + Letter re his Rents in 1666 D/HAB/X12
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Ambrose Way, Roger Zeager, Robert Diffey, Clement Elswood, William White, Richard White, Christopher Parkes, Robert Bunn, Nicholas Winsor, senr., Nicholas Winsor, junr., Peter Cooke, Robert Winsor, James Reepe, John Collins, Phillip Clemens and Ann Spratt

Report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to Treasurer Southampton to Sir Richard Prideaux [Surveyor General of the Duchy of Cornwall] of the petition of Ambrose Way, Roger Zeager, Robert Diffey, Clement Elswood, William White, Richard White, Christopher Parkes, Robert Bunn, Nicholas Winsor, senr., Nich. Winsor, junr., Peter Cooke, Robert Winsor, James Reepe, John Collins, Phillip Clemens and Ann Spratt, praying a grant for three lives of several cottages with gardens etc. built upon the [King's] waste within the manor of Fordington, co. Dorset. Hereon said Prideaux is to report whether the said cottages be fit to be continued

Certificate to Treasurer Southampton from Sir Richard Prideaux on the petition of Ambrose Way et al. ut ibid. The cottages are fit to be continued because lately erected by such for whom the parish must otherwise have provided hereafter: nine of them in the possession of Robert Diffey, Robert Bunn, Nicholas Winsor, senr., Nicholas Winsor, junr., Peter Cooke, Robert Winsor, James Reepe, Jo. Collins and Ambrose Way have small gardens not exceeding 40 feet in length and breadth. I consider a yearly rent of 3s. 4d. for each [of these nine] cottage is reasonable and 2s. per an. for the others being houses only.

Source: 'Appendix I: April 1661', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1549-1563. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83951&strquery=Winsor

1662-1664 William BARNES: Thomas FORD: Dorset Pensioned Royalist Soldiers 1662-4: Sponsors:- Sir Gerrard Napper Knt, Col. Strangeways & George Savage, Esq
1689 Thomasine FINCHER Letter authorizing payment of annuity of £40 from manor of Fordington to Thomasine, widow of Richard Fincher signed by Monmouth (First Earl), Godolphin, Delamere. Dorset History Center Archive Ref. D/HAB/X14 & X16
1702 James FINCHER Petition for the continuation of allowance of £80 pa out of the Manor of Fordington. Dorset history center archive Ref D/X17 & X 18
11 Sep 1754 Isaac SPARKS MARRIAGE 1754 - Marriage settlement of Isaac Sparks and Martha Stuckey: Messuage belonging to Wm. Sparks in Fordington. (Sparks, Stuckey, Jacob). Bond to keep articles of agreement. (Sparks, Jacob, Jolliffe).Dorset History Center Archive Ref D/SBS/F11 [Note The IGI has a members entry for this marriage giving a date of 11 Sep 1754 for the Parish of Forthington which is an old version of Fordington but this marriage did not take place in St Georges Church as it is not listed in the Bishops Transcripts. The same marriage has also been entered for the Parish of Langport in Somerset which is where it may have taken place].
13 Sep 1754 Jane BONNETT ALE LICENCE 1754 - Robert LAMBERT of Dorchester Gent: Nicholas STICKLAND of the same place Gent. acknowledge to owe to our sovereign Lord the King the Sum of £10 each. To be levied on their several goods and Chattles, lands Tenements by way of Recognizance to his Majesty's use. UPON CONDITION That whereas Jane BONNETT of Fforthington widow is the day licensed to keep a common Alehouse or Victualling house in the parish of Fforthington at the Greyhound in this County for the term of one year from the twenty ninth day of September Instant. If therefore the said Jane BONNETT shall keep good order and government and suffer no disorder to be committed or unlawful games used in the said house yard garden or backside thereunto belonging during the continuance of the said Licence. then this recognizance to be void or else to remain in full force. Taken and acknowledged this 13th day of September 1754 before us George CLAVELL and William RICHARDS.
08 Sep 1755 Jane BONNETT ALE LICENCE 1755 - James BROWNE of Dorchester in the said County Gentleman & Robert LAMBERT of Dorchester gentleman doth acknowlegde himself indebted to our sovereign Lord the King in the Sum of £10 each. Whereas Jane BONNETT is licensed to keep a Victualling House in Forthington in the said County, for one year only to commence on the twenty ninth day of September Instant: Now the condition of the above recognizances is That if the said Jane BONNETT do and shall during that time maintain good order and rule within ye said House, and also keep the true assize and Measure in beer pots, bread, and otherwise, and shall not permit any unlawful Plays or Games to be used in her house or in her outhouses, garden Orchard or other her ground or suffer any person to be or remain therein tipling or drinking contrary to Law, or willing harbour in her said house, barns stables, or elsewhere any rogue vagabond sturdy begger or other notorius offender whatsoever: but shall in all things shall well and truley behave herself as a victualler ought to do according to laws and statutes of this Realm: Then the above recognizance shall be void otherwise to remain in full Force and Virtue. Taken and acknowledged at Wool in the said Cunty of Dorset the 8th day of September in the year of our Lord 1755
1756 Richard STRODE Order from Justices of the Peace to the parish of Fordington concerning the effects of Richard Strode. Dorset History Center Archive PE/FOR(SG)/OV 8/2
1760 Isaac SPARKS Fire insurance policy for Isaac Sparks' house in Fordington Dorset History Center Archive D/SBS/F12
08 Sep 1760 Jane BONNETT ALE LICENCE 1760 - Robert LAMBERT of Dorchester Gent: John CORING of Winfrith Vict. acknowledge to owe to our sovereign Lord the King the Sum of £10 each. To be levied on their several goods and Chattles, lands Tenements by way of Recognizance to his Majesty's use. UPON CONDITION That whereas Jane BONNETT of Fforthington widow is the day licensed to keep a common Alehouse or Victualling house in the parish of Mill Street Fforthington at the sign of the Six Bells in this County for the term of one year from the twenty ninth day of September Instant. If therefore the said Jane BONNETT shall keep good order and government and suffer no disorder to be committed or unlawful games used in the said house yard garden or backside thereunto belonging during the continuance of the said Licence. then this recognizance to be void or else to remain in full force. Taken and acknowledged this 8th day of September 1760 before us William RICHARDS & William RICHARDS Junior. [Note:- licence was renewed as before on 11th Sep 1761
06 May 1776 Mary SAMWAYS DOCHESTER: Mary Samways begs leave to inform her Customers, she is now returned from London, with a large assortment of the most fashionable brocades, tobin'd and plain silks, printed linens, muslins, and cottons, &c. thread laces, caps, hats, and cloaks, with every other article, entirely new, in the millinery and haberdashery business, on very low terms. Source Salisbury & Winchester Journal
20 May 1776 Richard & Sarah CURTIS SALE : To be sold by auction, on Monday the 20th of May inst all the household goods and furniture belonging to the late Mrs. SARAH CURTIS, of Fordington; consisting of very good feather beds, bedsteads, with cotton and check furniture, mahogany tables, glasses, china, an eight day clock, all sorts of kitchen furniture, brewing utensils, &c. &c. - The sale to begin at ten o'clock in the forenoon.This is to given notice to all persons who have any demands of the estate of the late Richard and Sarah Curtis, of Fordington aforesaid, to bring in their accounts on or before the 18th of May inst in order that they may be discharged. And all persons who are any ways indebted to the estate of the late Richard and Sarah Curtis aforesaid, are desired to pay the same to Joseph Sanders, of Whitchurch, Hants, on or before the 18th of May inst or they will be sued for the same without further notice. Salisbury & Winchester Journal
1779 Isaac SPARKS SURVEY: Copy survey of Isaac Sparks' property in Fordington, 1779, and property in manor of Langton Herring, 1786, parts of Duchy of Cornwall Dorset History Center Archive D/SBS/E22
23 Mar 1781 Thomas BANGER Gent - William BRINDLE MILITIA: Thomas Banger, gentleman, having provided William Bridle of Fordington, labourer, as his substitute. Dorset History Center Archives Ref PE/PUD/OV 6/2
1782 Mary MANUEL Copy of Will DHC: Ref D/ASH:C/T1 1782-1893
03 Oct 1785 James BROOKE Esq DEATH: On Tuesday last died, James Brooke, Esq. at Fordington, near Dorchester; a gentleman universally beloved and esteemed through life. Salisbury & Winchester Journal [Note: Buried Fordington 22 Sep 1785 and left a will]
15 May 1786 Mr Edward CAVE SALE: To be sold, by private contract,- All that messuage or dwelling-house, with two small Tenements adjoining, and the Tan-Yard belonging thereto, situate in Cerne Abbas, in the county of Dorset, late in the possession of Mr. John CAVE, and held by lease under the Right Hon. Lord RIVERS, for the remainder of a term of 99 years, determinable on three lives. The stock in the yard, with a large quantity of bark, may be taken by appraisement. For particulars apply to Mr. Thomas Stone, of West Chelborough; or Mr. Edward CAVE, currier, at Fordington. N.B. A Journeyman Currier is wanted by Mr. Edward CAVE; one who is a good hand may meet with constant employ, by applying as above - Salisbury & Winchester Journal
1788-89 Isaac SPARKS Inventory of household goods of Isaac Sparks at Fordington, 1788; catalogue of books belonging to I. Sparks deceased, 1788; valuation of goods of executors of I. Sparks made by Mr Hodder, the carpenter, 1788; promissory note to pay Wm. and Isaac Sparks by Giles Boame, 1789 Dorset History Center Archive D/SBS/F15
22 Oct 1788 Sarah SWYER Letter of John Wallis enclosing 2 collective petitions (8 people, magistrates of Bridport in Dorset; and 9 people, including minister, churchwardens and overseer of the poor of Fordington in Dorset) on behalf of Sarah Swyer, convicted at the 'last' Dorset Lent Assizes held at Dorchester. Grounds for clemency: previous good conduct, good conduct since conviction, repentant of her crime for which she was urged by 'peculiar Circumstances', received a good report from the gaoler, desires active employment and both the gaoler and a late employer are willing to employer her as a servant. Initial sentence: 7 years transportation. National Archives HO 47/7/122 Reports on criminals: correspondence
04 Nov 1803 Hon Lieut-Col DAMER ARMY: Wednesday the Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry, commanded by the Hon Lieut-Col DAMER had a grand field day in Fordington field near Dorchester when they were brigaded with the 20th Light Dragoons, and performed the different evolutions with great steadiness regularity and precision - This is the first corps of Volunteer Yeomanry Cavalry, that has attempted to act with a Regiment of the Line. Times
07 Mar 1811 John MORGAN v Miss SAMWAYS MARRIAGE: Index entry= 1811 07Mar Morgan John of Fordington marr Miss Samwayes of Muckleford also same date Morgan Mr - farmer and Malster of Fordington son married: Source Taunton Courier [Note Married by licence at St Georges church Fordington 25 Feb 1811]
07 May 1811 Mrs KIRKUP DEATH: 1811 02 May Kirkup Mrs - died Fordington relict of Lieut Kirkup: Source Taunton Courier Index
10 Feb 1812 Elizabeth PALMER DEATH: On Tuesday the 28th of January died, at Fordington, in Dorsetshire, Miss Palmer, sister of the Rev.Mr .Palmer, Vicar of that parish. Salisbury & Winchester Journal [Note Buried Fordington 6th Feb 1812]
14 May 1812 Robert HORSEY & Mary MANFIELD MARRIAGE: 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' [See marriage St Georges Church Fordington 4th may 1812]
08 June 1812 William WELLMAN DESERTION From the MILITIA: Dorset Western Battalion of Local Militia - Whereas the under mentioned Persons, enrolled to serve in the Western Battalion of local Militia of the said county, did not appear at the time and place appointed for training and exercise in the month of May last past, (notice having been published and given as required by law), and are thereby deemed deserters, -- Whoever secures such Deserters, or any or either of them, so that they may be lodged in any of his Majesty's Gaol's, shall receive from Mr. Wright, the Quarter Master of the said Battalion, at Dorchester, the sum of Twenty Shillings for each Deserter. NOTE. - It is requested that all Parish Officers and other persons will exert themselves in apprehending these offenders, as, in the case of failure, the vacancies must be immediately filled up out of the parishes or classes in which such deficiencies arise. By order of the Lieutenancy. EDW. BOSWELL, Clerk of the Gen. Meetings. Dorchester, June 8, 1812 -- Wm. Wellman, of Fordington, sawyer, aged 28, 5 ft. 5 in. high, grey eyes, dark hair, round visage, and brown complexion. Salisbury & Winchester Journal
23 Nov 1812 William NORMAN STOLEN or STRAYED from Fordington-Field, between the 19th and 20th of October, A strong Black Cart Colt, rising three years old, rather low in the back, with a mark W N on the off side of the neck under the mane, with three white feet and a star in the forehead. Whoever will give intelligence where the said Colt may be found, or bring it to Mr. Wm. Norman, jun. Fordington, shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble, and all reasonable expenses paid. Salisbury & Winchester Journal
31 Dec 1812 PARAMITER v CAVE MARRIAGE: 1812 31Dec Cave Mr - Fordington currier daughter married: Source Taunton Courier index [Note:- Marriage St Georges Church Fordington 'John PARMITER of Winfrith Newburgh & Elizth. CAVE married 21-Dec by licence ']
23 Aug 1813 Rev John PALMER (1749-1829) CLERGY: The Rev.John Palmer, Vicar of Fordington, near Dorchester, Dorset, is appointed a Surrogate for granting marriage licences, to the parishes within the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of Sarum. Salisbury & Winchester Journal
30 Sep 1813 Thomas EAMES - Francis OAKLEY SALE: Two Copyhold Estates, within the Manor of Fordington, in the county of Dorset, in the following lots Lot 1. For the Lives of the Rev. Nathaniel TEMPLEMAN, aged 84 years, and Miss Ann TEMPLEMAN, aged 55 years, - All that Tenement, with an exceeding good house, barn, and homestead, called Raskers, now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas EAMES, as tenant thereof.
Lot 2. For the Life of the said Ann TEMPLEMAN. - All that other Tenement, called Haysomes, with a good barn and Barton thereto belonging, now in the occupation of Mr. Francis OAKLEY, as tenant thereof.
For a view of the premises at Fordington, apply to the tenants; and further particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Francis Oakley, attorney at law, Dorchester (if by letter, free of postage). Salisbury & Winchester Journal
20 Dec 1819 Mr P ELLIOTT & Mr LEGG FIRE: On Wednesday morning last a most destructive fire broke out in the parish of Fordington, near Dorchester, which in a short time entirely consumed the dwellings of seven poor families, leaving their inhabitants naked and defenceless; also a barn and contents, and 7 ricks of corn and hay, the property of Mr.P.Elliott, and a barn and dwelling-house of Mr.Legg. Happily no lives were lost. The cause of the fire cannot at present he correctly ascertained. It was discovered about 3 o'clock by a son of one of the sufferers, who was awakened by the crackling of the fire, and immediately alarming his parents, they had just time to escape with their lives. The sight now became grand, but truly awful; assisted by a strong wind, the advance of this destructive element was extremely rapid, and threatened to involve in one common fate a great part of this extensive village; but the arrival of fire engines from Dorchester, and the prompt and strenuous exertions of all classes, soon checked its progress, and by eight o'clock all danger had subsided. Salisbury & Winchester Journal
20 Dec 1819 Continued Too great praise cannot be afforded to those humane persons who, by their contributions of garments, soon clothed the unfortunate sufferers; and to one lady in particular, whose striking exertions on this as well as on many other occasions, the thanks of all are due.- A subscription for their relief has also been set on foot, which doubtless will meet with the best success. Salisbury & Winchester Journal
10 Jan 1820 Mr NORMAN ASSIZES: John BRASKET, carter of Wm .HENNING, Esq. was last week committed to Dorchester gaol, for breaking open the poultry-house of Mr. Norman, of Fordington, and stealing three ducks. The frequency of this species of theft is now become so great that it appears necessary every case should be visited with a severer punishment than mere imprisonment. Salisbury & Winchester Journal
4-May-1820 Frances Bowcher WRIGHT & Sarah Emily BINGHAM MARRIAGE: Wednesday May the 3rd 1820 - At Monday last, at Fordington Dorsetshire, by the Rev the archdeacon of Dorset Frances Bowcher WRIGHT Esq of Hinton Bewett in the county of Somerset to Sarah Emily relict of the Rev Wm BINGHAM and daughter of the late General WYNARD - Source Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Thursday, May 4, 1820; Issue 2851
10-May-1820 Frances Bowcher WRIGHT & Sarah Emily BINGHAM MARRIAGE:- On the 1st Inst at Fordington Dorsetshire F.B.WRIGHT Esq of Hinton Blewett in Somersetshire, to Sarah Emily relict of Rev William BINGHAM and the daughter of the late General WYNARD - Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Wednesday, May 10, 1820; Issue N/A
1822-1834 SPARKS Family PAPERS:- Papers concerning malt houses and houses at Dorchester and Fordington, belonging to the Sparks family; disbursements and accounts for repairs. Reference is made to Swan malt house, Fordington. Dorset History center Archive Ref D/SBS/E6
12-Aug-1824 William CHAPMAN Joseph WARR, & E GALPIN ASSIZE Intelligence - At Dorchester - William CHAPMAN and Joseph WARR for burglarously entering and robbing the celler of E GALPIN at Fordington - Source Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Thursday, August 12, 1824; Issue 3095 -- Sentenced to 2 years hard labourer. Source Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Monday, August 23, 1824; Issue 1298
27 June 1825 James LOADER DORSET MILITIA. - DESERTERS WHEREAS the under mentioned Persons (who have been duly enrolled to serve in the said Militia), did not appear at the time and place appointed for Training and Exercise, viz. on the 11th May last past, at DORCHESTER, whereby they were deemed DESERTERS:- Notice is hereby given, that whoever secures such Deserters, or any or either of them, so that they may be lodged in any of His Majesty's Gaols, shall receive from the Paymaster of the said Regiment, the sum of TWENTY SHILLINGS for each Deserter NOTE-.By the Act 42 Geo.3, c.90, s. 110, if any person shall harbour, conceal, or assist any Deserter, such person shall forfeit and pay the sum of 5-- It is requested that all Parish Officers and other persons will exert themselves in apprehending these offenders; as in case of failure, the vacancies must be immediately filled up out of the parishes in which such deficiencies arise Dorchester Subdivision
Portland,- Jas.Loader, of Fordington, carpenter, aged 21, 5 feet 6 1/2 inches high . Source: Salisbury & Winchester Journal
11 July 1825 Thomas FRAMPTON AWARD: The general annual meeting of the Dorset Agricultural Society took place at the King's Arms Inn, at Dorchester, on Thursday the 30th of June last, and the premiums were awarded as under:- Industry and Servitude.- The premium of 5 gns. for bringing up the greatest number of legitimate children without any parochial relief, was awarded to Thos. Frampton, of Fordington, to whom a premium of 1 guinea was also awarded for 40 years servitude with Wm. Bower, Esq. his present master. Source :-Salisbury & Winchester Journal
18 Jul 1825 Various:- ASSIZES: Dorchester Assizes will commence on Thursday next. The following prisoners are for trial :- Arthur NORTHOVER, for an assault; John THORN, jun.; James AMOR, John ORCHARD, and John PITFIELD, for assaulting Custom House Officers; Robt.TE WKESBURY, for sheep-stealing; John FANNIB, for stealing money; William PAYNE, Joseph CHUBB, John PAYNE, Christ .EARWELL, John CRITCHELL, Robt. POMEROY, Thos. FURZEY, and James. BAKER, for stealing hemp; James BAYLEY, for house-breaking; Thos.WILKINS, for stealing an anvil; Henry VINEY, for stealing a watch .Source: Salisbury & Winchester Journal
18 Jul 1825 Rev. Dacre CLEMENTSON CLERGY: Appointment --The Rev. Dacre Clementson has been appointed Chaplain to the County Jail at Dorchester, on the resignation of the Rev. George Wood, M.A. Source Salisbury & Winchester Journal
29 Aug 1825 Emma Mary RIDEOUT DEATH: Died on the 12th instant, aged 15, at Fordington, at the house of R. Rideout Harvey, Esq. on her return from Weymouth, where she had been staying for the re-establishment of her health, Emma Mary, second daughter of the Rev. Philip Rideout, Rector of Farnham. Her performance of religious and moral obligations in the days of health, although of so tender an age, contributed the blessing of a calm resignation to the divine command during the period of her illness, and particularly at the awful moment of her dissolution: her duty and affection to her parents, her sympathetic feeling for the distressed, and her endearing manners to every one, gained the love and esteem of all her acquaintance .Salisbury & Winchester Journal
24 Oct 1825 John CAUNDLE & John SMITH ASSIZES:- The general quarter Sessions of the peace for the county of Dorset, commenced on Tuesday last, at the Hall, in Dorchester, C.B.WOLLASTON, Esq. Chairman. D.O.P. Okeden, Esq. presided in the Crown Court, where the following prisoners were sentenced as under. Hard Labour.--- Wm .Phillips, for stealing a watch belonging to Wm. Fletcher, at Wimborne Minster, two years. - John Caundle and John Smith, for keeping a disorderly house at Fordington; and Charles Barnes, for stealing apples from an orchard belonging to Dr.Bain, at Earl Stoke; 12 mos. each .Salisbury & Winchester Journal
21 Oct 1826 Jane PAGE ASSIZES: Sentences of prisoners at Dorchester sessions :Hard Labour :- Jane Page, for robbing a house at Fordington - Source:- Salisbury & Winchester Journal
15 Jan 1827 William & Jane LESTER ASSIZES:- The business of the Epiphany sessions for the county of Dorset commenced on Tuesday last at the county hall, Dorchester. The following are the sentences of the prisoners. "6 months Hard Labour for:- William and Jane Lester, for stealing wheat at Fordington" Salisbury & Winchester Journal
15 Sep 1827 Lieut.Thomas COLLINS DEATH:- Died Saturday the 15th inst., at Fordington, near Dorchester, highly respected and lamented, Lieut.Thos .Collins, late Adjutant of the 2d Dragoon Guards Salisbury & Winchester Journal [Note Buried at St Georges Church Fordington 20th Sep 1827] NOTE: also reported in The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Monday, October 1, 1827; Issue 1955
24 Sep 1827 Eliza daughter of Edward ENSOR DEATH:- On the 10th inst. died at Fordington, near Dorchester, Eliza, youngest daughter of Mr. Edward Ensor, of that place.[Note Buried St Georges Church Fordington 26th Sep 1827] Salisbury & Winchester Journal
16 May 1829 Rev John PALMER (1749-1829)

DEATH:- - At the Parsonage Fordington near Dorchester aged 89 The Reverend John PALMER Vicar of that parish prior to which he was Rector of Bremhill Wiltshire Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, May 16, 1829; Issue 3968. [NOTE: Death of his widow Elizabeth reported 23 Nov 1829].

16 May 1829 Rev Henry MOULE CLERGY:- The Rev Moule has been collated to the Vicarage at Fordington near Dorchester by the very Rev Archdeacon Fisher Source:- Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Monday, May 18, 1829; Issue 1545
2 Sep 1829 Anne Caroline SALISBURY MARRIAGE:- On Saturday 29th Ult at the Cathedral Salisbury Edwyn BURNABY Esq of Baggrave Hall in the County of Leicestershire to Anne Caroline youngest daughter of the late Thomas SALISBURY Esq of Fordington in the County of Dorset. Source The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, September 2, 1829; Issue 5069
27 Oct 1829 Rev G JOHNSON DEATH:- Rev G JOHNSON rector of Hinton Blewett in Fordington Dorset. Source The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Tuesday, October 27, 1829; Issue 2063
23 Nov 1829 Elizabeth PALMER DEATH:- Died Friday night at Market Lavington, Elizabeth relict of the Rev. John PALMER late vicar of Fordington near Dorchester - Source Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Monday, November 23, 1829; Issue 1572
16 Feb 1830 George JEANES DEATH:- A few days since a young man of the name of George JEANES , residing in the village of Fordington, near Dorchester left his home and proceeded on the Weymouth road in search of plunder, and when within a few miles of Dorchester he entered a farm yard where his roguish inclination was soon gratified by stealing a turkey with which he decamped. After committing the theft, it appears from the manner in which he was discovered the next morning that conscience convinced him that he had done wrong, and when in the act of making a speedy retreat towards his house, he stumbled and in falling his head came into contact with a stone, which from the bruise apparent on his temple must have caused instant death. The scene that presented itself upon discovery of the body was truly frightful; the coldness of the night had actually frozen the victim and his prey together, by the blood that issued from the turkey and else from the fracture which had deprived the ill fated youth of life - Hants advertiser Note: he was 23 years old and buried in Fordington 21 Jan 1830 - Also The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, February 17, 1830; Issue 18861.
12 Sep 1831 Ellen CLEMENTSON DEATH:- 1831 12 Sep Clementson Ellen - age 30 wife Rev D C died Fordington [Note DC = Rev Dacre Clementsen Minister] - Bridgewater Advertiser
13 Sep 1831 Ellen CLEMENTSON DEATH:- September the 6th at Fordington near Dorchester aged 30 Ellen the beloved wife of the Rev D Clementsen Source The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Tuesday, September 13, 1831; Issue 2159
28 May 1832 Mr DAVIS 1832 28 May Davis Mr - constable Fordington gardens devastated - Bridgewater Advertiser
28 May 1832 Mr MORGAN 1832 28 May Morgan Mr - Churchwarden Fordington gardens devastated - Bridgewater Advertiser
28 May 1832 Mr J TULLIDGE 1832 28 May Tullidge J - constable Fordington gardens devastated - Bridgewater Advertiser
11 Jun 1832 Rev Henry MOULE BIRTH:- 1832 11 Jun Moule Rev H - birth of son Fordington [Note Rev Henry Moule was Vicar of Fordington St Georges church] Bridgewater Advertiser
06 Aug 1832 Morgan BULLOCK DEATH:- 6th August 1832 Morgan BULLOCK died Fordington Surgeon of the 11th Regiment - Bridgewater Advertiser Note buried Fordington St George 1st August 1832 aged 77 years
08 Jul 1833 David JAMESON BIRTH - Jameson David - surgeon 1st Royal Dragoons birth of son Fordington - Source Bridgewater Advertiser
08 Jul 1833 Thomas BEDLOE DEATH - Bedloe Thomas - son of Joseph died Fordington- Source Bridgewater Advertiser
22 Oct 1833 Mr S LEGG AGRICULTURE:- extraordinary Produce - One grain of wheat which accidentaly fell into the garden of Mr s Legg of Fordington has this year produced no less than sixty one ears, which have come to maturity and most of them are remarkably fine - Dorset Chronicle - Source Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, October 22, 1833; Issue N/A
15 Jan 1835 Charles Augustus HANDLEY DEATH:- January 5th at Fordington Charles Augustus the eldest child of captain HANDLEY of the Kings Dragoon Guards - Source Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Thursday, January 15, 1835; Issue 3615 Note Buried Fordington St George Note: 10th Jan 1835 aged 5 years
14 Jan 1836 Robert ROPER DEATH:- January 5th at Fordington of a locked jaw occasioned by a fall from a gig Mr Robert ROPER aged 66 Note: Buried Fordington St George 10 Jan age given as 67
25 Jan 1836 James Henry ARNOLD DEATH:- At Fordington Dorchester on the 15th Inst James Henry ARNOLD Esq LLD of Lincoln Inns Fields formerly Vicar General Chancellor of Worcester and Advocate of the Admiralty all which offices he had resigned some years previous to his death - he was in his 78th year - Times - Also Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Thursday, January 28, 1836; Issue 3671
07 Mar 1836 Article indexed as William Morgan PITT DEATH:- [Note:- Heading of paper image is actually dated 5th march 1835?] - Died on 28th Ult at Fordington in the 82nd year of his age William Morgan PITT Esq of Kingston House Dorset Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc(Portsmouth, England), Monday, March 7, 1836; Issue 1900.
3 Nov 1836 J WALLIS BANKRUPTS:- from last nights gazette - J WALLIS, Fordington Dorsetshire - Miller : Source The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, November 30, 1836; Issue 5446
4 Dec 1836 John WALLIS BANKRUPTS:- John WALLIS, Fordington, Dorsetshire miller December 10 and January 10 at eleven at the Antelope Inn Dorchester Attorneys Mr ANDREWS Dorchester: Messrs RHODES, BEEVOR and James Chancery Lane - Source The London Dispatch and People's Political and Social Reformer (London, England), Sunday, December 4, 1836; Issue - Also The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Saturday, January 7, 1837; Issue 2446. (6255 words) - Also Dividends - The London Dispatch and People's Political and Social Reformer (London, England), Sunday, April 9, 1837; Issue 30
4 Oct 1837 John HAYNE MARRIAGE:-- September 22nd at Marylebone Church London by the Rev Gilbert Gilbert ; John HAYNE Esq of Fordington near Dorchester to Elizabeth widow of William Davis BAYLY Esq of the Inner Temple, Barrister at law - Source Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, October 4, 1837; Issue 3757
1838 Revd William DODGE CLERGY: Licence to Revd William Dodge appointing him as stipendiary curate in the parish of Fordington. Dorset History Center Archives PE/FOR(SG)/IN 2/1
16 May 1838 James WINZAR BANKRUPTS:- James WINZAR of Fordington dorsetshire mason May 28th and June 20 at eleven at the Royal Oak Inn Dorchester Messrs Mansfield and Andrews solicitors Dorchester and Messrs Rhodes & Co Solicitors 63 Chancery Lane London - Source The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, May 16, 1838; Issue 21374 - Also states he is a builder by trade - Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Saturday, May 19, 1838; Issue 18424.
16 June 1838 & 11 July 1838 Mrs CLAVELL; Miss STEWARD; John HAWKINS SALE:- Notice - Too long to reproduce - held at Kings Arms Dorchester on 24 July 1838 - Lot 1 Two gardens at Fordington occupied by Mrs CLAVELL and nearly opposite by Miss STEWARD : Lot 2 Farm and Land called Whole Place consisting of --- in Brittan Street in Fordington now in the occupation of John HAWKINS. Lot 3 The Half Place in Fordington consisting of --- in Bore Street Fordington also in the occupation of John HAWKINS: Lot 4 The Farthinghold in Fordington consisting of ---in Eastern Town Street Fordington also in the occupation of Mr John HAWKINS: Plus 2nd Article covering same properties at Kings Arms Dorchester Sat 18 Aug 1838. Lot 6 The Foreshare in Fordington. Times [Note:- See also A2A Website for Deeds under Whitecliff Farm] Also London Gazette Issue 19627 19 June 1838
3rd Qtr 1838 William WHITTLE v Jane READ William WHITTLE; full age Quarryman (father Charles Whittle) and Jane READ; full age; a Servant (father William Read, shepherd) married in the Parish Church at Fordington .They were both resident at time of marriage at Fordington. GRO Ref 8/77 3rd Qtr 1838. Source Lyn Schrvyver Western Australia
28 Mar 1840 Mr ELLIOT : Mr SHORT FIRE:- On Monday & Tuesday last the village of Fordington adjoining Dorchester was the scene of two devastating fires, which raged with astonishing rapidity and were attended with very great destructions of property, particularly amongst the poor. These occurrences fortunately took place in the daytime. That on Monday broke out in the chimney of a brew house attached to the residence of Mr ELLIOTT which soon extended to six other houses covered with thatch - all of which were speedily consumed. That on Tuesday broke out in the chimney of a house occupied by Mr SHORT a carpenter ; before the flames could be subdued 46 thatched houses caught fire, all of which were destroyed. These calamities have rendered about 100 families comprising more than 250 individuals entirely homeless. A subscription has been opened to for the sufferers - abridged from the Dorset Chronicle. - Times
11 Sep 1841 Mr ANSTY FIRE:- Terrible Conflagration - 25 Houses destroyed on Thursday last about 1 o'clock in the afternoon a dreadful fire happened at Fordington a small village situated a few miles from Dorchester -- article too long to reproduce - originated at premises of occupied by a Baker Mr ANSTY situated in the centre of the village. --Brewery - Union Arms -- thatch -- spread to row of buildings 2 stories high occupied by respectable families -- Party 9th Lancers from barracks - fire engines -- 45 families affected -- no lives lost. -- Times
4 Oct 1841 George ANDREWS & Margaret CLARK MARRIAGE:- On the 28th Ult at Fordington Church Dorset George ANDREWS Esq of Weymouth eldest son of the late Captain george ANDREWS RN to Margaret youngest daughter of the late Captain Michael CLARK of Parton in the County of Cumberland. Source :- Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Monday, October 4, 1841; Issue 2191
5 Oct 1841 Rev John HAYNE; Richard Forest COLE; Mary Ann HAYNE MARRIAGE:- On 2nd Instant at Fordington by the Rev John HAYNE , Lieutenant Richard Forest COLE; of Her Majesties 6th Regiment of foot; only son of Lieutenant Colonel COLE formerly of the 81st Regiment half pay unattached, to Mary Ann second daughter of John HAYNE of Fordington House Esq Dorchester County of Dorset. -- Times -- Also Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Monday, October 11, 1841; Issue 2192
21 July 1843 George STANTON & Miss Ellen THOROLD BREACH OF PROMISE:- Court case - Between George STANTON of Fordington a young clothier in business with his father there and Ellen M THOROLD -- Very long article quoting from letters etc --Times -- Also The Examiner (London, England), Saturday, July 22, 1843; Issue 1851
27 Apr 1844 Mr FOSTER FIRE:- On Tuesday last an alarming fire took place at Fordington Cross near Dorchester . On the alarm being raised the premises proved to be in the occupation of a Mr FOSTER, Baker. No fewer than four houses were destroyed besides other premises that adjoined. The military were called out with their engine and but for the most strenuous exertions 20 other buildings would have shared the same fate. No lives were lost . -- Times
25 Sep 1846 Rev. J.A.LEAKEY CLERGY:- Rev. J.A.LEAKEY to Fordington. Source : Daily News(London, England), Friday, September 25, 1846; Issue 101
24 Oct 1846 Re. H MOULE CLERGY:- The Rev. H Moule to the incumbency of Christ Church West Fordington in the diocese of Salisbury Source:- Daily News (London, England), Saturday, October 24, 1846; Issue 126.
11 Dec 1846 Robert TAYLOR DEATH: last Week a man named Robert TAYLOR fell into a copper of boiling oil at Fordington. He got out without assistance but died the next day in the Dorset County Hospital Source:- Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Friday, December 11, 1846; Issue 1858 : NOTE: Buried at St Georges Fordington 6th december 1846 aged 43
17 Apr 1848 Rev J Arundel LEAKEY MARRIAGE:- On the 15th inst at St Giles Church by the Rev J Arundel Leakey Curate of Fordington , Dorset James Shirley Leakey of Barnards Inn Solicitor to Emma Elizabeth only daughter of Mr Payne of Great Queens Street Lincoln Inns Field - Times
20 Jan 1849 Jane HANDLEY DEATH:-- At West Fordington Dorchester on the 17th Inst Jane the wife of the Rev Augustus Bernard Handley and fifth daughter of the late General Sir James Hay Colonel of 24th Dragoon Guards -- Times -- also Jackson's Oxford Journal(Oxford, England), Saturday, January 27, 1849; Issue 4996 : Also Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Thursday, January 25, 1849; Issue 4338: Note Buried at St Georges Fordington 23rd January 1849 aged 45 years
16 Apr 1849 George CHARLIER & Rebecca Margaret BEDLOE MARRIAGE: -- On 12th Inst at Fordington Dorchester by the Rev John Hayne MA Mr George Charlier of the Ordenance Department Portsmouth to Rebecca Margaret only surviving child of the late Mr Joseph Bedloe of Kingston Dorset --- Times
18 Mar 1850 Mr John BRAKE & William ALLEN ASSIZE Trial:- Very long article about trial of Mr John BRAKE Yeoman of Sydling on the charge of killing a boy at the Dorset Protection Meeting held at the Hall then adjourned to the Riding school at the Barracks, attended by about 800 people:- Charge was for the Manslaughter of William ALLEN an apprentice aged about 20 working for Mr BONIFACE on 20th February at Fordington by striking him on the head and giving him a mortal bruise. Disturbances at the meeting farmers expelled objectors, stones thrown, farmers charged mob & dispersed it using their sticks and in the affray the unfortunate boy was killed. Question of identity: Witnesses called inc John BISHOP a grocer residing in dorchester: Thomas HARDY a shoemaker living in Grove buildings identifies John BRAKE; John FITZSIMMONS a sergeant in the Artillery living at Mr STANDISH's the three mariners also identifies Brake; James VINCENT a shoemaker living at Glade path hill dorchester; John CHURCHILL a black & white Smith living in Fordington "i have had 6 months in goal for robbing gardens; Elizabeth PITFIELD wife of a labourer living at Fordington; William PURCHASE a gardener working for William LOOKS ; Isaac HODGES 17 years old deaf and dumb + brother Charles HODGES as interpreter. Mr WD TAPP Surgeon of Dorchester attended Allen in hospital
  Continued Initial Source Daily News (London, England), Monday, March 18, 1850; Issue 1189. Defence: Captain Richard H BINGHAM resides at Melcombe and a magistrate - others mentioned as being present; William MARK brother in law to Brake; Mr Robert DAMON living at Woolbridge ; Mr Henry DUKE residing in Benleston; Mr Robert LONGMAN; Mr John BUDDEN living at Froome banchurch ; Thomas FRY of Upper Sydling; George COURTNEY labourer of Sydling; Charles Cooper tailor of weymouth; Mr PASMELL surgeon Dorchester; Mt T DUNNING a miller at Alton; David TAYLOR an engine driver at Monckton; Mr James LONGMAN of Dorchester; Robert DAMON of Fordington; Francis William NICHOLS a sergeant of Dorchester; Mr George Arthur INGRAM of Bagher Farm: VERDICT NOT GUILTY Source:- with post trial summary The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Tuesday, March 19, 1850; Issue 25090
24 Apr 1850 Robert William LANG & Emma STANTON MARRIAGE:-- On the 17th inst at St George's Church Fordington by the Rev Henry Moule ; Robert William Lang Esq of Dublin Merchant to Emma second daughter of the late William Stanton Esq of Fordington villa Fordington dorchester
21 May 1850 Mr George WYATT BANKRUPT - Before the judge of the County Court of Dorsetshire holden at Dorchester Tuesday 21st May 1850 ---George Wyatt otherwise Jonathan George Wyatt sued by the name of George Wyatt formerly of Glyed path hill in the Parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester in the County of Dorset Lieutenant and adjutant of the Dorset Militia then of Grove Buildings West Fordington in the Parish of Fordington then of number 12 waterloo place Melcombe Regis , then of Giltspur St Coffee House Saint Sepulchre London, then East Fordington and late of Grove Buildings --- London Gazette Issue 21089 26 April 1850
4 Nov 1851 Frances TAYLOR CHILD MURDER - Considerable excitement was occasioned by the discovery at the close of the evening service on Sunday, the 19th Instant in the porch of Fordington church of a box containing the dead body of a newly born infant accompanying which was half a crown and a piece of paper on which was written the words "Please to put the this dead born child under the ground". An inquest was held on the following day before G Symonds Esq the county coroner when a verdict of "wilful murder against some person or persons unknown" was returned. Subsequently however an anonymous letter was received by the Re. Henry MOULE vicar of Fordington in which it was stated that a young woman of that parish named Frances TAYLOR was the mother of the child, and on Mr Moule proceeding to TAYLORS house accompanied by Mr COLSTON the parish Surgeon , she unhesitatingly admitted her guilt and was on the Tuesday examined before the borough magistrates and remanded for further enquiry. The examination as well as the inquest having been concluded in private we are unable to publish the details of the case. Western Flying Post -- Source Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Tuesday, November 4, 1851; Issue 2342.
25 Dec 1851 Maria Jane COOKKESLEY DEATH - On the 16th Inst at West Fordington Maria Jane eldest and tenderly loved daughter of the Rev HP Cookesley BA of Wimborne Minster -- Times
19 Mar 1852 Frances TAYLOR CHILD MURDER _ Before Mr Justice ERLE - Frances TAYLOT, Jane TAYLOR [mother of Frances] , Ann PRANCE [Sister of jane Taylor] and Richard POWL [Betrothed to Frances] were indicted. Frances TAYLOR for the wilful murder of her illegitimate child and the other prisoners as accessories after the fact at Fordington the 10th of October Last -- Long article-- distressing case - lots of tears and grief - See 4th Nov 1851 entry for background to discovery -- surgeon found bruise to side of head in his opinion caused by a blow rather than a fall. Verdict Acquitted carried by many papers eg Reynolds's Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, March 21, 1852; Issue 84.
25 May 1853 Rev Daniel CROWCOOMBE DEATH:--- On Sunday 25th Inst at Fordington Dorchester the Rev Daniel Campbell rector of Crowcoombe Somerset in his 75th Year
1854 SPARKS Family SALE:--- Papers concerning sale of the Fordington house owned by Sparks family; agreement of Alexander STEEN, Samuel HILL and Mary TAYNTOR to this.Dorset History Center Archive Ref D/SBS/E9
16 July 1854 Thomas LUCAS & Elizabeth HOUNSELL MARRIAGE:- Marriage Certificate of Thomas Lucas of Fordington, widower, labourer and Elizabeth HOUNSELLl of Fordington, charwoman. Dorset History Center Archive Ref PE/MBB/IN 1/1/1
10 Aug 1854 Mr John FRAMPTON DEATH:- Melancholy Death - On Tuesday morning , the 8th Inst, a little before 8 o'clock , the body of Mr. John FRAMPTON , solicitor of Cerne and many years Coroner of the district, was found in a field of Oats in Fordington Field about half a mile from Dorchester. The unfortunate gentleman was quite dead and cold, when discovered by some labourers going to work on Came farm. A Coroners inquest was held in the afternoon before Giles SYMONDS Esq and a respectable jury, when evidence was adduced to show that the deceased, who was 62 years of age was subject to fits and had been in a very enfeebled state for some time. He was found lying on his face, with his left arm and his walking stick under him, and his nose and features were much flattened and bruised. No marks of violence were observed upon the body and his watch, purse and papers were found upon him together with the ring on his finger. He had no doubt fallen down in a fit, and in such a manner as to produce suffocation. The Jury returned a verdict in accordance with this impression - "Died by the visitation of God" Source:- Daily News (London, England), Thursday, August 10, 1854; Issue 2566
11 Aug 1854 Mr John FRAMPTON

DEATH :Dorchester - Mr John FRAMPTON Attorney, lately residing at Cerne Abbas and one of the coroners for the county was found dead on Tuesday last. By his death an Annuity of 40 per Annum falls to the county funds this having been given to him for life in consequence of his part of his district as coroner having been taken away and added to another. An inquest was held at the Town hall. Deceased had been subject to attacks in the head, and it is supposed that he was sized by a fit and fell down, almost immediately expiring. A verdict of "Died by the visitation of God" -- Sherborne Journal . Source :-The Morning Chronicle(London, England), Friday, August 11, 1854; Issue 27342

31 Jul 1855 Rev Charles William BINGHAM & Mary CAMPBELL MARRIAGE:- 31st July, by the Rev Henry Moule vicar, The Rev Charles William BINGHAM Rector of Melcombe Horsey, to Mary youngest daughter of the late Rev Daniel CAMPBELL Rector of Crowcombe Somerset Source:- The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Saturday, August 11, 1855; Issue 3412
01 Aug 1855 William NASH DEATH by CHOLERA:- Royal Asylum - of the St Anns Society August Election - The Votes and Interests of the Governors & subscribers are earnestly solicited on behalf of William Nash whose father was a veterinary surgeon of Fordington Dorset and died of Cholera after a few hours illness leaving a widow and six children , three of whom are entirely dependent upon her . The case is strongly recommended by messers Farmer and Gorebell 92 and 93 St Johns St Clerkenwell by whom all proxies will be most thankfully received - Times
01 Feb 1856 Robert Rideout HARVEY DEATH: On the 27th Ult at Fordington Robert Rideout HARVEY Esq in his 85th Year: Source:- The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Friday, February 1, 1856; Issue 27801
20 Feb 1856 William DAWS BANKRUPCY:- Insolvent Petitioners - William DAWS of Fordington Dorsetshire, a baker. Source:- The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, February 20, 1856; Issue 27817
28 May 1856 Rev A HANDLEY CHARITY:- Soldiers Infant Home -- Funds raised for 100 Soldiers daughters held in Hamstead -- Contributions published include 6 donated by Rev A Handley of West Fordington Dorchester --- Times
18 Oct 1856 William DAWS BANKRUPCY:- Dividends Declared - William DAWS of Fordington Dorsetshire, a baker. First and final dividend of 3s 8d in the pound payable at the County Court Office, dorchester on any day
09 Dec 1856 Lydia STANTON DEATH :- On the 2nd Inst at No. 8 Frederick Place Weymouth Lydia STANTON widow of the late William Stanton Esq of Fordington Dorchester in the 68th year of her age. Source:- The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, December 10, 1856; Issue 28068
27 Dec 1856 Rev Henry MOULE & GE Moule DENISON Judgement -- Published address to the Right Rev Lord Bishop of Salisbury -- signed by H Moule [Vicar of Fordington St George's) and his son George Evans Moule Chaplain of Dorset County Hospital. Source:- The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Saturday, January 3, 1857; Issue 28089
11 Jul 1857 Isabella BREEZE ; John BRIDGES ASSIZES: Southampton July 11th 1857 - before the Mayor and Magistrates this week - Isabella BRREZE was charged with stealing a handkerchief and five sovereigns from the person of John BRIDGES of Fordington and remanded for further examination.-- Source Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, July 11, 1857; Issue 3014
12 Sep 1857 Rev Henry MOULE RELIEF FOR SUFFERERS FRON THE INDIAN MUTINIES - Dorchester Meeting -- A Meeting of the inhabitants of Dorchester & surrounding neighbourhood was held at the Guildhall of the town on Wednesday afternoon -- convened by the Major Mr ENSOR 1st resolution by Rev. Henry MOULE (Note: Vicar of Fordington) subscription to be raised -- committee formed The Mayor; Rev L FOOT; Rev HB WILLIAMS; Rev E LUDLO; Rev James FISHER; Rev Henry MOULE; Rev RS SMITH; Rev Charles BISHOP; Mr G CURME; Mr MASON; Mr DAVIS; Mr Edward PEARCE; Mr DEVONISH; Mr HODGES; Mr MONDRY; and Mr J GALPIN.
28 May 1858 John LEGG Esq DEATH:- On the 23rd Inst John LEGG Esq of Fordington aged 35 a member of the Town Council Dorchester - Source The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Friday, May 28, 1858; Issue 28529
5 Aug 1858 Mr HCG MOULE EXAMINATION:- University of Oxford - Examination under the new Statute - Division Lists HCG MOULE Fordington Vicarage :- Source Daily News (London, England), Thursday, August 5, 1858; Issue 3814 - Also The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Saturday, August 7, 1858; Issue 6830.
1859 Robert GALPIN WILL: copy will of Robert Galpin of Fordington, brewer, made 1859 with note of probate 1859; Dorset History Center Archive Ref D/COO/H/F/27
06 Jan 1859 Horatio Mosley MOULE PRIZE:- The Hursean Prize -- This valuable prize was gained for the present year by Mr Horace M MOULE of Queens College a son of the Rev. Henry MOULE of Fordington Dorset.The subject of the essay, which will be published is "the history of Christian Oratory during the first five centuries". Source:- The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Thursday, January 6, 1859; Issue 6896
28 Jan 1859 Augustus B HANDLEY CLERGY: The Bishop of Salisbury has instituted The Rev. Augustus B HANDLEY BA incumbent of West fordington near Dorchester to the vicarage at Alton Pancras rendered vacant by the death of the Rev R SHETTLER MA The Morning Chronicle(London, England), Friday, January 28, 1859; Issue 28720.
30 Jan 1859 Henry GALPIN DEATH:- On the 30th ultimate at Fordington Mills Dorchester Mr Henry GALPIN aged 22 Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian (Southampton, England), Saturday, April 09, 1859; pg. 8; Issue 1858. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
16 Apr 1859 Mr Walker PIKE BIRTH: At Fordington dorchester The wife of Mr W I Walker PIKE a daughter. Source:- The Bristol Mercury(Bristol, England), Saturday, April 16, 1859; Issue 3604
15 May 1859 H CURTIS INSOLVENT PETITIONERS:- H CURTIS of Fordington Dorsetshire dealer in hats and caps and second hand clothes - Source:- Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, May 15, 1859; Issue 860
23 Jul 1859 Rev Henry THOMAS MA DEATH: Clergyman Deceased - July 6th Rev Henry THOMAS MA incumbent of Christchurch West Fordington: Source; Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, July 23, 1859; Issue 5543. Also in The Morning Post (London, England), Friday, July 22, 1859; pg. [1]; Issue 26706. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
20 Jan 1860 Charles CRITCHELL FEMALE GAMEKEEPER - On Sunday morning last about 2 o'clock the preserve of Augustus FOSTER Esq of Warmwell one of the magistrates of the county, was visited by a part of poachers; on the alarm being given the keepers rushed out and a conflict ensued. The niece of MR HUTCHINGS, the head keeper, seized one of the men named Charles CRITCHELL of Fordington who was the following Monday taken before WL HENNING Esq at Frome and remanded until Saturday. The guns were broken and several pheasants, hats etc left in the woods. The fair gamekeepers was barefooted. The other parties escaped - Sherborne Journal. Source:- Daily News (London, England), Friday, January 20, 1860; Issue 4271
09 Feb 1860 Mr RB SHEREDAN LAW:- Changes to Marriage Law -- Petitions -- by Mr RB Sheridan of the district of Christchurch West fordington Dorset
13 Jun 1860 Mr B BARRETT HORSE SHOEING PRIZE:- ---At The Bath and West Agricultural Society Show at Dorchester on a site of 18 acres of flat land near the town adjacent to the river:- Very long list of events and prizes for Cattle; Sheep; Horses;Pigs; Poultry etc - Commended Mr B BARRETT of Fordington Dorchester. Source:- Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, June 13, 1860; Issue 4913
16 Feb 1860 Rev .Charles James BIRD MARRIAGE:- February 12th at Ramsgate The Rev. Charles James BIRD MA Incumbent of West fordington Dorset; a second son of the Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral to Caroline Vidler the youngest daughter of R.B.CAY Esq of Ramsgate. Source Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, February 16, 1861; Issue 5625
26 Feb 1860 William CREECH DEATH: On teh 26th ult at Fordington, Dorchester Mr William CREECH, aged 68 Source:- The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, March 03, 1860; pg. 8; Issue 1905
17 Nov 1860 Rev Henry MOULE SEWAGE OF THE SOIL: Oxford Farmers Club - letter from Rev Henry MOULE about his experimentation. Source: Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, November 17, 1860; Issue 5612
1861 James LARVELL BANNS Certificate of publication of the banns for James Larvell of Fordington and Agnes Flanders of Bradford Peverell -- Dorset History Center Archives PE/BRP/IN 1/2/2
20 Mar 1861 Rev .Charles James BIRD CLERGY: Rev. Charles J BIRD to the perpetual Curacy of West Fordington Dorset. Source :The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, March 20, 1861; Issue 6730. Also The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, March 20, 1861; Issue 6730.
13 Apr 1861 Rev Henry MOULE DORSETSHIRE COUNTY RIFLE ASSOC : Meeting of Club at Shire Hall Dorchester -- Long list of those present inc Rev Henry MOULE. Source:- The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Saturday, April 13, 1861; Issue 29410.
26 Apr 1861 George Evans MOULE PRAYER BOOK IN A CHINESE DIALECT: two very copious volumes have just been received by the Rev H MOULE Vicar of Fordington Dorset from Ningpo in China. The First contains the Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer in the Ningpo vernacular, and the second the Litany and Communion Offices in the same dialect. These volumes have been revised and in part translated by the Rev. George MOULE who has now worked as a Church Missionary about three years in Ningpo and they are destined for presentation to the Lord Bishop of Salisbury. The paper used is of Chinese make but the printing was done at the American Presbyterian Mission press, the Roman character having been used throughout. Bound in thin blue covers and having red edges to the leaves the books remind one of the German edition of some Greek or Latin classic; but the smoothness of the thin double folded paper and the beautifully clear typography would put many a German press to shame. Source:- The Hull Packet and East Riding Times (Hull, England), Friday, April 26, 1861; Issue 3980.
23 Nov 1861 Rev Henry MOULE EDUCATION:- Self Supporting boarding schools for the working classes -- Long article -- Paper read at the anniversary meeting of the Southern Counties (Hants; Wilts and Dorset) Adult Education Society by the Rev Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington. Source Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, November 23, 1861; Issue 5665
26 Nov 1861 Rev. Henry MOULE SEWAGE OF THE SOIL : Article about the Dry Earth Closet invented by Rev. Henry Moule. Source The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Tuesday, November 26, 1861; Issue 7371: Also Manchester Times (Manchester, England), Saturday, November 30, 1861;
04 Jan 1862 Rev. Henry MOULE PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE - Fordington near Dorchester - Long article praising the works of the Rev Henry Moule with reference to pamphlets published by him etc. Source Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, January 4, 1862; Issue 5671
10 Jan 1862 Rev. Henry MOULE INVENTION:- The Rev Henry MOULE of Fordington Dorset - has invented and patented a "Vapour fed stove and grate" - on the principal not well known that water applied to red hot carbon (as in forming the illumative gas at Narbonne for example) is decomposed and, in fact, feeds the fir, so as to constitute, as he finds, a considerable saving in fuel.
06 Feb 1862 Frederick John MOULE CLERGY: MOULE Rev Frederick John MA Corpus Christi College Cambridge to be Chaplain of the District Lunatic Asylum suffolk. Source: Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Thursday, February 6, 1862; Issue 4365.
15 Feb 1862 Rev. H MOULE: John C DEANE DEPUTATION: consisting of The Rev H MOULE and Mr John C DEANE and introduced by Lieut. Colonel Napier STURT MP had an interview yesterday the Right Hon. C.P.VILLIERS at the offices of the Poor Law Board Whitehall. Source:- Daily News (London, England), Saturday, February 15, 1862; Issue 4920
21 Feb 1862 Rev Henry MOULE SEWAGE OF THE SOIL : A question of great national, commercial, as well as social importance was alluded to in the House of Commons this week by Mr BRADY. He spoke of the waste and value of sewage of the metropolis, which dr PERKINS under the direction of Professor PLAYFAIR estimated at 93,965,000 per annum, actually thrown away. He might have added, and in consequence of which a large sum is annually paid for a very inferior agricultural article. The great difficulty which has to be contended with in turning to a commercial value that which now requires a very large sum to throw away, has been solved by the Rev. Henry MOULE of Fordington Dorset, who very earnestly suggests the formation of a public company for the adoption of his plan: Source The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Friday, February 21, 1862; Issue 29679
13 Feb 1863 Rev Henry MOULE ADVERTISEMENT:- Just Ready Part 1 price 6d - Good out of Evil -- A series of Letters publically addressed to Dr Colenso; containing some plain rules for searching scripture ; with full negative illustrations from that authors work on the pentateuch. By the Rev Henry Moule MA Vicar of Fordington. Seeley Jackson and Halliday 54 Fleet Street
23 Feb 1863 Rev Henry MOULE PAMPHLET: Long article --ref to " I am now glad to find the serious attention of the public now called to the subject by such men as the Rev. Henry MOULE Vicar of Fordington Dorsetshire, in his shilling pamphlet on "National Health and wealth instead of disease, nuisance, expense and waste caused by cesspools and water drainage". --- Source:- The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Monday, February 23, 1863; Issue 7758
28 Mar 1863 Rev Henry MOULE: Charles FOOKS; Alfred PREEDY EXECUTION At DORCHESTER - Yesterday morning Charles FOOKS and Edwin Alfred PREEDY who were sentenced to death at the late assizes by Mr Sergeant SHEE; the former for the murder of Mr D Joseph STONE at Walditch on the 29th August last ; and the latter for the murder of Mr Charles EVANS a warder at Portland Prison, were publically executed over the Northern Entrance to the Gaol. On Friday the authorities at the gaol received a communication from the Secretary of State, to the effect that there was nothing to justify a commutation of the sentences in either case, and that the law must take its course. Fooks at first was very sullen; and seemed indifferent to his fate; but he intimately expressed great sorrow for the crime that he had committed.asnd engaged earnestly in prayer with the chaplain and schoolmaster. Preedy whose violent conduct at his trial caused so much alarm had also expressed great contrition to these gentlemen. On Thursday he had signed a long and pious address, after it had been read over to him four times by Mr Moule the Vicar of Fordington who appears to have drawn it up. --- Times also The Hull Packet and East Riding Times (Hull, England), Friday, April 3, 1863; Issue 4080
28 Mar 1863 Rev Henry MOULE Continued:- In this document he states that during the whole time of his trial he was conscious of what was going on and simulated madness in the hope of escaping punishment. Early yesterday morning there had assembled in the space in front of the gallows a crowd of about 5,000 people, the greatest number of whom were women of the poorer classes. About 7o'clock the prisoners ascended the gallows with firmness, followed by Mr Moule who prayed with them for a few minutes. Calcraft then made the necessary preparation and the bolt was drawn. Fooks who was a heavy man , 6ft 2" in height, died instantaneously. Preedy a short and slender lad gave a few convulsive twitches and then all was over. At the end of an hour the bodies were removed in the usual way and the crowd dispersed quietly. Source Also Reynolds's Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, March 29, 1863; Issue 659
25 Apr 1863 Rev Henry MOULE:
Charles FOOKS;
Alfred PREEDY
EXECUTION: In a few days 8vo, 2s 6d cloth. Hope Against Hope:- Illustrated in the case of the convict Edwin PURDY who was hanged for Murder at Dorchester March 27 1863 A narrative by the Rev. Henry MOULE MA Vicar of Fordington. With an appendix containing amongst other documents, a letter to the criminal by the Hon. and Rev.Lord Sidney G OSBORN . London James Nesbitt & Co Berners Street. Source:- The Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Saturday, May 2, 1863; Issue 23033
23 May 1863 Rev Henry MOULE NEW PATENTS: Henry Mole Fordington Dorsetshire Improvements to locomotive engines and apparatus for generating steam in steam engines. Dated November 20th 1862. Source Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Saturday, May 23, 1863; Issue 1505.
18 Apr 1864 Mr JT ENSOR &
Mr GK STANTON
SALE: Loud's Mill Dorchester Dorset: Highly desirable Freehold Woollen Manufacturing Mills Dwelling house, Cottages, Out-buildings; and valuable water Meadow and Pasture. Situated at Fordington Dorchester in the County of Dorset and known by the name of Loud's Mills-- By MR J.T.ENSOR at the Antelope Hotel Dorchester on Friday May 20th at 4 in the afternoon -- long description of property -- Particulars apply to Mr G K Stanton Loud's Mill Fordington -- Times
10 May 1864 Hutchings & Otto PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED - Hutchings and Otto of Dorchester & Fordington Coach Builders
08 Oct 1864 Rev Henry MOULE SEWAGE: Article about meeting of British Association where a Mr GEE gave an account of the mode adopted by the Bradford Union (Wiltshire) for the utilisation of sewage. Gives detailed support for the Rev.Henry Moules Dry Earth system which had been used for 2 years by 45 children. rgues for the dry rather than wet disposal system. Source: Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, October 8, 1864; Issue 5815
22 Apr 1865 William HEWER BANKRUPTCY:- Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery made in a cause o"James Hewer against George KEATS the creditors of William Hewer late of Fordington in the County of Dorset bricklayer (who died in or about the month of October 1855 ) are by their solicitors on or before the last day of May 1865 are to come in and prove debts at the chambers of the Vice Chanceller Kindersley at No. 3 Stone buildings Lincons Inn Middlesex or in default thereof they will be peremtorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree . Saturday the 6th day of May at 12 oclock noon at the the said chambers is appointed for hearing and adjuducating upon claims dated this 10th day of April 1865 Fred ERS Edwards Chief Clerk Chas Hooper & southampton Buildings London Plaintiff and Solicitor
12 Dec 1865 Rev Henry MOULE DRY EARTH CLOSET - An account given in article about a lecture delivered at St Georges School Room by the Rev Henry MOULE Vicar of Fordington on his invention the Dry Earth Closet - Source:- Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Tuesday, December 12, 1865; Issue 2307
10 May 1866 Mr LAVERS or Larers AGRICULTURE:- Article about - case of rinderpest in 18 cows owned by Mr Lavers turned into a field in Fordington -- second article 1st may 1866 whole herd infected - ruined public subscription likely
26 July 1866 Robert PROUSE;
John LYDE;
James CRITCHELL;
Henry ADAMS;
William BURT;
Thomas NORRIS;
Ann LESTER;
Francis LESTER;
John ASHFORD
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS:
John Lyde, James Critchell, Henry Adams, Robert Prowse, William Burt, Thomas Norris, Anne Lester, John Ansford (?Hansford) and Francis Lester were all summoned for leaving an outhouse in a filthy state: one of them said their landlord, Mr. Brown, had had it emptied before and he thought he was his duty to do so again. Since the defendants were summoned the place had been cleaned by the landlord’s order – The case was adjourned for the present.

Source: Dorset County Chronicle and Somersetshire Gazette. Contributed by Eddie Prowse who adds the following annotation:- In the 1861 census Robert Prowse (b 1798),married to Anne Lyde, is listed as living on Fordington Hill, his neighbours are Ann Lester, William Burt, Henry Adams, John Lyde and John Hansford]
06 Jun 1866 Mrs Mary Ann HAYNE PRIZE:- At the Bath and West Society Annual Show - very long account - Under Prizes - Poultry Division - Ducks - Commended Mrs Mary Ann HAYNE of Fordington Dorsetshire. Source Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, June 6, 1866; Issue 5219
15 Sep 1866 Rev Henry MOULE DRY EARTH CLOSET: Whole Column in newspaper of commendations for Rev. Henry MOULE's Dry Earth Closet used as advertisements 14 entries : Source:The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Saturday, September 15, 1866; Issue 500 Note: Run in many newspapers and often repeated - Company listed as Moules Dry Earth Closet Company Ltd 29 Bedford Street Strand London : Many others eg The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Saturday, September 8, 1866; Issue 494.
18 Apr 1867 Sidney Edwin DODDERIDGE BIRTH: Born at Grey's Orchard Fordington, county Dorset at 9.25pm on Thursday 18th Apr 1867 Baptised at all Saints Dorchester by the venerable Dr Thomas Henry Braim the Rector and Archdeacon of Portland Melbourne Austraila 19th April 1868 Confirmed at St Georges Church Fordington by the Rev Charles John Abraham Bishop of Wellington New Zealand Coadjutor to the Rt Rev George Augustus Selwyn Bishop of Litchfield
24 May 1867 Henry MOULE & CJ BIRD CLERGY:- EXTRAORDINARY SCENE AT THE BISHOP OF SALISBURY'S VISITATION - Best Account Source:- Manchester Times (Manchester, England), Saturday, May 25, 1867; Issue 494
Petition of protest to Bishop Of Salisbury by various Ministers including - Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington and CJ Bird incumbant of West Fordington: Source Daily News (London, England), Friday, May 24, 1867; Issue 6569 Also The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Friday, May 24, 1867; Issue 9083 - Also The Examiner (London, England), Saturday, May 25, 1867; Issue 3095
27 May 1867 Rev Henry MOULE CLERGY:- Bishops response:- Source The Pall Mall Gazette(London, England), Monday, May 27, 1867; Issue 715.
27 May 1867 Henry MOULE CLERGY:- The Dorchester Protest against the Bishop of Salisbury - very long vociferous complaint against the Bishops doctrine by Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington: Reply --Ritualism --19th November 1867 -- Times
31 May 1867 Rev Henry MOULE CLERGY: PROTEST AGAINST THE BISHOP OF SALISBURY'S CHARGE : Long letter to the Bishop by the Rev Henry Moule saying he is wrong Source:- The Newcastle Courant etc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Friday, May 31, 1867; Issue 10040: Also Daily News (London, England), Friday, May 24, 1867; Issue 6569
24 Jun 1867 William Wallace FYFE BANKRUPS: Dividends June 26th William Wallace FYFE Fordington Dorsetshire printer, 1st dividend of 3s 6d in the pound, any Tuesday or Friday at Carrick's Exeter: Source Daily News (London, England), Wednesday, July 24, 1867; Issue 6621
10 Aug 1867 Rev Henry MOULE EARTH CLOSETS V WATER CLOSETS - Long article discussing merits and disadvantages of both mentions Rev H MOULES invention. Source:- Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, August 10, 1867; Issue 5963
27 Sep 1867 Mrs HAYNE BIRTH: Sons: HAYNE Mrs R of Fordington Dorset 23rd instant, SourceThe Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Friday, September 27, 1867; Issue 821.
10 Oct 1867 &
17 Oct 1867
Robert WHITE;
Henry PROWSE;
John COOMBS;
Thomas BLANDAMER
COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS: Case concerning the Theft of Oats at Winterborne Abbas Link to full text of Article

Summoned to appear before the Court: Robert WHITE, Henry PROWSE, John COOMBS and Thomas BLANDAMER

© Contributed by Eddie Prowse December 2011 Source: The Dorset County Chronicle
15 Oct 1867 Rev Henry MOULE EARTH CLOSETS: Rev Henry MOULE awarded 500 by the Indian Government having introduced his system. Source:- The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Tuesday, October 15, 1867; Issue 836 also --Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Monday, July 6, 1868; Issue 3107
21 Nov 1867 Rev Henry MOULE CLERGY: THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY ON RITUALISM
Reply to the Rev Henry Moule about the dispute with the Bishop of Salisbury from the archbishop of Canterbury Source: also Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, November 23, 1867; Issue 3680
13 Apr 1868 Mr HAYNE DEATH:-- on the 7th inst at Fordington dorsetshire Mr Hayne aged 89 -- Times
27 Jun 1868 Rev Henry MOULE CLERGY: Notice of a meeting by the Ipswich Annual Conference of Evangelical Churchmen held at Ipswich July 8th and 9th 1868 - attended by the Rev Henry Moule of Fordington Dorsetshire gave an address on " Our Home Heathen - how can the church of England get at them?" Source The Ipswich Journal (Ipswich, England), Saturday, June 27, 1868; Issue 6739 -- Also The Ipswich Journal (Ipswich, England), Saturday, July 11, 1868; Issue 6741
29 Sep 1868 Rev Frederick John MOULE CLERGY: MOULE Rev. F.J. Chaplain of Dorset County Lunatic Asylum and Curate of Fordington to the vicarage at Yaxley near Peterborough, Source: Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Tuesday, September 29, 1868; Issue 6451
13 Oct 1868 Rev Frederick John MOULE CLERGY:- The Lord Chancellor has presented the Rev Frederick John Moule MA of Corpus Christie College Oxford and Chaplain of the dorset Lunatic Asylumn and Curate of Fordington to the vicarage of Yaxley near Peterborough
09 Apr 1869 Rev J MOULE CLERGY: Advertisement of Church Missionery Society annual sermons to be preached by --in the morning at Christ Church [i.e. West Fordington] the Rev J MOULE late missionery in China. ...in the evening at Trinity Church the Rev J. MOULE. Source:- The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Friday, April 9, 1869; Issue 44425 [Note:- Although the advertisement states Rev.J.MOULE it was his brothers George and Arthur that were Missionaries recently returned from China].
18 May 1869 Rev Henry MOULE INVENTION:-Moules Patent earth closet - Lots of articles exponding the success of the closet giving location where in use etc
12 Jun 1869 Handley Carr Glyn MOULE CLERGY: The Rev H.C.G.MOULE MA to be Curate of Fordington : Source : Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, June 12, 1869; Issue 6059
20 Jan 1870 Henry MOULE INVENTION:-Moules Patent earth closet - Lots of articles exponding the success of the closet giving location where in use etc
08 Dec 1870 Alfred MEECHAM DEATH:- Fatal Fight - Alfred Meecham 33 years old died after a fight with a man named Crockford in the street in Fordington - jury death by natural causes -Times
2 Jan 1871 Rev CJ BIRD BIRTH - Daughters - BIRD, Wife of Rev C.J. of West Fordington Dorset December 29th Source:- The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Monday, January 2, 1871; Issue 1837
21 Mar 1871 HJ GILBERT v Alice MASKEW MARRIAGE; GILBERT V MASKEW At East Fordington Mr HJ GILBERT of Dorchester to Alice daughter of the Rev TR MASKEW Head master of the Dorchester Grammar school march 22nd. Source:- Daily News (London, England), Saturday, March 25, 1871; Issue 7770.
24 Jul 1871 Henry MOULE CHOLERA: letter from Henry Moule to the times about killing Cholera germs.: Source The Times, Monday, Jul 24, 1871; pg. 5; Issue 27123; col E
23 Sep 1871 Henry MOULE INVENTION:- Article about benefits of using powdered dry earth on suppurating wounds by Rev henry Moule Vicar of Fordington --- Times
03 Oct 1871 John CLARKE DISCHARGE CERT:- Parchment certificate of discharge of no. 1463 Private John Clarke of 1st Battalion 6th Regiment of Royal Rifles Private Clarke was born in Fordington, the certificate includes a physical description and brief description of the character of Private Clarke- Dorset History Center Archive Ref D.1906/1
18 Oct 1871 OLLIVANT v BLUNT MARRIAGE: OLLIVANT v BLUNT At the parish church Ashborne on the 10th inst The Bishop of Llandaff father of the bridegroom assisted by the Rev. JR ERRINGTON Vicar of Ashborn, Edward Albert OLLIVANT Esq Royal Horse Artillery, West Fordington to Catherine youngest daughter of the Rev J.J.BLUNT of Ashborne Green Hall --- Source The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, October 18, 1871; Issue 8206
28 Nov 1871 Mrs HAYNE PRIZE: At the Birmingham Cattle and Poultry Exhibition - Prizes - Second 1 10s Mrs HAYNE of Fordington Dorchester Dorset :- Source Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Tuesday, November 28, 1871; Issue 4170.
16 Dec 1871 Rev Henry MOULE INVENTION:- Article about sewer ventilation from Rev Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington -- Times
27 Dec 1871 M F EVANS CLERGY:- After the Ordination the Bishop licenced the following curacies in the diocese of Salisbury:- Rev M F Evans to the curacy of Fordington - Times [Note:- Matthew EVANS of Bristol was orphaned as a small boy being a relation of Mary Mullett Evans the wife of the Rev Henry Moule. They adopted him in 1846 and raised him alongside their own children. He is in the family photograph taken in 1869]
04 Apr 1872 Henry MOULE AGRICULTURE:- Article about "Our Food Supply" - Rev Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington -- Times -- Also The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Friday, April 5, 1872; Issue 10604
05 Jun 1872 George & Daniel TAYLOR PRIZE: At the Bath and West of England Society Annual Show --- Prizes -- Horses --Commended George & Daniel TAYLOR of Fordington Dorchester -- Source :- Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, June 5, 1872; Issue 5610
02 Sep 1872 Henry MOULE AGRICULTURE:- Article about Potato Disease - Rev Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington -- Times Plus another article 7th Sep 1872 -Source also Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Friday, August 30, 1872; Issue 4407 and re second letter to Times about potato disease The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Friday, September 13, 1872; Issue 55434
28 Sep 1872 EDDISON & RYALLS MARRIAGE:- EDDISON & RYALLS At Eakring Notts Mr F EDDISON of Fordington Dorsetshire to Sarah daughter of Mr J RYALLS of Eakring September 25th 1872 -- Source The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Saturday, September 28, 1872; Issue 2379
04 Nov 1872 Rev C.J. BIRD CLERGY:- Another clerical Resignation -- The Rev.C.J.BIRD of Christchurch West Fordington Dorchester has resigned his living on account of the Bennett judgement. He preached his farewell sermon last night. Source:- The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Monday, November 4, 1872; Issue 2410 - also - The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Tuesday, November 5, 1872; Issue 10787 -- also -Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Wednesday, November 6, 1872; Issue 4197 -Also Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, November 10, 1872; Issue 1564.
17 Feb 1873 Elfanor Martha RIDGE DEATH:-- On 10th December at Fordington Dorchester the residence of her daughter Elfanor Martha Ridge relict of the late Captain Ridge of Mordon Park Surrey and daughter of John Chamberlains Esq of Keevil Wilts in her 90 the year
24 Mar 1873 A LYDE ADVERTISEMENT:- Housemaid (Upper) in a nobleman's or gentleman's family or attendant on an elderly Lady. 20 years character age 45 -- A LYDE Fordington Hill Dorchester
16 Apr 1873 Rev William Cook OSBORN CLERGY: Appointment -- Rev William Cook OSBORN Vicar of West Fordington. Source:- The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, April 16, 1873; Issue 8282 also Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, April 26, 1873; Issue 6265
28 Jul 1873 Mrs MALLANDAINE BIRTH: MALLANDAINE - Daughters--Mrs H.H. at Fordington Green Dorsetshire July 18th - Source:- The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Monday, July 28, 1873; Issue 2636 --also-- On the 18th ult at Fordington Green the wife of Henry H Mallandaine of a daughter. Source The Era (London, England), Sunday, August 3, 1873; Issue 1819.
07 Oct 1873 M F EVANS MARRIAGE:- on the 5th inst by special licence at Fordington Church Dorchester by the Rev M.F. Evans Curate Frank fourth son of Chester Chenton Esq senior of upper Clapton to Anna Lizzte eldest daughter of Alfred Ewen Burrell of Upper Clapton - no cards - Also on 9th -- Times -- also The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Tuesday, October 7, 1873; Issue 2697. [Note Matthew EVANS was the adopted son of the Rev henry Moule Vicar of Fordington]
01 Nov 1873 Handley Carr Glyn MOULE PRIZE:- The Santonian Prize - at Cambridge University for the best English Poem on sacred subjects has been awarded to the Rev handley Carr lyn MOULE MA Fellow of Trinity, son of the vicar of Fordington Dorchester. Mr Moule was second classic in 1864, and has now won this prize five years in succession.--Source:- Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Saturday, November 1, 1873; Issue 1407
22 Nov 1873 Rev. Hubert Brymer WILLIAMS BANKRUPTS:- Hubert Brymer WILLIAMS of Fordington Dorsetshire, clerck in holy orders. Source:--Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Saturday, November 22, 1873; Issue 4792
10 Dec 1873 Rev. Hubert Brymer WILLIAMS BANKRUPTS: Heading "Extraordinary Clerical Bankruptcy - The Rev H.B. WILLIAMS Late of Derby: Very long article Total debts 1,373+ ; Several Solicitors represented debtors from different areas of the county - Opening para " The first meeting of creditors of the Rev HB Williams of Charminster under a bankruptcy petition was held at the Shire hall in Dorchester before the Registrar (Mr Giles SYMONDS) on Wednesday afternoon. Mr BURNETT of Dorchester appeared for the petitioning creditors ; a Mr HOWARD of Weymouth for Weymouth creditors etc etc --- The bankrupt was represented by Mr BASSETT of London and Mr MC WESTON of Dorchester. The bankrupt was present. ---detailing a huge list of creditors ---I have listed those from Dorchester - Mr J SCOTT Jeweller 8.15.6d; Mr TS BIGGS wine merchant 46.19s 2d; Mrs LAST grocer 7.6s; Mr JT GODWIN China warehouse; 16.19s 4d; Mrs DUNN Junction hotel 13.4s 6d; Mrs HOWE confectioner 7.19 2d; Mrs SLY antelope Hotel 5.11s 6d; Mt T POUNCY Saddler Dorchester 2.6s; etc etc ----
10 Dec 1873 Rev. Hubert Brymer WILLIAMS [Continued] bankrupt said " I went into the church about 6 years ago --- I applied for the living at Charminster --- our time was up at Fordington House 31st October ---- I know of Emma COX my servant coming to dorchester to claim things --- At Fordington I had another servant called SAMSON --- Don't know of any goods being removed by a man of Fordington called CLARK. i had no furniture at Fordington house (rented) Meeting adjourned to 19th Inst. Source:: The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, December 10, 1873; Issue 8316
16 Jan 1874 Joseph ROBERTS Miss BIGGS ASSIZES: The magistrates of Dorchester have before them the case of Joseph ROBERTS, a labourer who summoned his employers, the Misses BIGG, farmers of Fordington for breach of the Master and Servant Act. He received 12s weekly, besides prerequisites as a farm labourer, and was under a yearly agreement. He was ill for six weeks, and on his return from the County Hospital had a dispute with his employers, telling them that Mr ARCH would see him righted, as he belonged to the union. Defendants, who were charged with wrongful dismissal, said complainant had discharged himself. The magistrates taking this view of the case dismissed the summons -The Hull Packet and East Riding Times (Hull, England), Friday, January 16, 1874; Issue 4645
05 Sep 1874 [Rev William Cook OSBORN] FORDINGTON FIELD - an arable tract of land of about 3,000 acres adjoining the county town of Dorchester is a part of the Duchy of Cornwall. Up to the present time it has been tilled by some twenty different tenants, but the Duchy of Cornwall have just announced their determination to relet it in four or five farms. This determination has aroused much hostility in the neighbourhood, and at a public meeting, presided over by the Mayor aresolution was passed requesting the Prince of Wales to reconsider. But the meeting was chiefly remarkable for for the plain utterences of the Vicar of West Fordington and other speakers of the "disgraceful and miserably bad" condition of the cottages on this royal estate, and attention was also called to the fact that, contrary to the custon of neighbouring estates, the cottagers on the Duchy were provided with allotments. It is only a few months ago that the papers were full of elaborate statements of the comfort an conveinience of the cottagers of Sandringham estate, and many a moral was drawn as to the admirable example this set by the Prince to the landlords of the country.
05 Sep 1874 [Rev William Cook OSBORN] Continued:- It is well, therefore to look to the other side of the shield. We do not accuse the Prince of wales of personally being cognisant of the wretched condition of these Dorsetshire cottagers though special attention was drawn to their sad plight in the Blue Books of 1869, but we find that the royal estates are subject to the same drawbacks that prevails with other large properties: everything is furbished and made pleasant under the nose of the proprietor, but the tenants at a distance are left to their fate. Source: The Examiner (London, England), Saturday, September 5, 1874; Issue 3475
18 Sep 1874 Rev. Henry MOULE NEW PATENTS: Henry Mole Fordington Vicarage Dorsetshire Improvements in apparatus for the manufacture of gas dated April 11th 1874. Source: Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Friday, September 18, 1874; Issue 5049
19 Oct 1874 Rev Henry MOULE HEALTH: Article about disposal of sewarage gases for London - by Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington -- Times
01 Dec 1874 Mrs HAYNE PRIZE: At the Birmingham Cattle and Poultry Exhibition - Prizes - Poultry - Class 21 --Dorking White - Hons - 1st Mrs HAYNE of Fordington Dorset. Source Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Tuesday, December 1, 1874; Issue 5112
10 Aug 1875 Henry Il MALANDAINE BIRTH: - on the 30th July at Fordington Green Dorchester the wife of Henry Il Malandaine , a son --- Times
21 Sep 1875 Rev. Henry MOULE - Mr LING HYMNS: Harvest Festivals -- Under notices of Books the "Gardeners' Chronicle" has the following paragraph:- We have received from the Rev. Henry MOULE, vicar of Fordington Dorset, a copy of some harvest festival hymns to which we beg to call the attention of those engaged in organising harvest festivals. The spirit and tone are admirable, and they are sure that any one who has a sense of gratitude and reverence may cordially assent to the, quite independently of any secretarian or dogmatic view he may happen to hold. they may be obtained from Mr LING of Dorchester. Source: The Hull Packet and East Riding Times (Hull, England), Friday, September 24, 1875; Issue 4700
16 Oct 1875 John Gunning SEYMER DEATH:- on Monday 11th October at Fordington House Dorchester Avice wife of John Gunning Seymer Esq of the County of Dorset --- Times
30 Oct 1875 Mrs M.A. HAYNE PRIZE: Oxford Poultry and Pigeon Show. --Poultry ---Class three Dorkings white: First prize three guinea cup Mrs M.A. HAYNE of Fordington Dorsetshire: Source: Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, October 30, 1875; Issue 6396
16 Feb 1876 Thomas SANDERS PARTNERSHIPS: Under the Wilts & Dorset banking Company a long list of people invested in the company - SANDERS Thomas, Homer Fordington Dorset Gentleman. Source: Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, February 16, 1876; Issue 5792
05 Oct 1876 Mary WHITE DEATH: - on 29th september at Fordington House Dorchester aged 84 years Mary White She had lived more than 60 years in the service of the late Rev G BIRCH of Cheselborne Dorset -- Times
15 Dec 1876 Mrs M.A. HAYNE PRIZE: Birmingham Cattle and Poultry Exhibition: The Cattle show at Bingley Hall was opened to the public yesterday at an admission of 5 shillings -- Poultry ----Class 20 Dorking White ---2nd prize to Mrs HAYNE of Fordington -- Source Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Friday, December 15, 1876; Issue 5751
21 Feb 1877 Rev. William Cook OSBORN INVESTMENT: West of England and South Wales District Bank ---Rev William Cook OSBORN, The Vicarage West Fordington Dorchester Clerk [ie Cleric] Source :- Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, February 21, 1877; Issue 5845
27 Aug 1877 Mrs Mary Mullett MOULE DEATH: MOULE, August 21st at Fordington Vicarage Dorchester Mary Mullett wife of the Rev. Henry MOULE vicar of Fordington aged 75: Source : Daily News (London, England), Monday, August 27, 1877; Issue 9781
03 Sep 1877 Mary Mullett MOULE DEATH: - On 21st August 1877 at Fordington Vicarage Dorchester Mary Mullet the dear wife of the Reverend Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington in her 76th year.
18 Sep 1877 Thomas BRINE & Miss Teresa HARDY ASSIZES: At the Shire Hall Dorchester on Saturday Thomas BRINE of Fordington was sentenced to six months hard labour for assaulting Miss Teresa HARDY. The prisoner caught hold of the young lady as she was taking a walk and squeezed her for some minutes. -Source: Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Tuesday, September 18, 1877; Issue 5988: Also The Newcastle Courant etc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Friday, September 21, 1877; Issue 10578
08 Dec 1877 Mrs M.A. HAYNE PRIZE: Birmingham Cattle and Poultry Exhibition: This large annual exhibition, the twenty ninth - was opened to the public on Monday --Prizes ---Poultry ---Dorking White Cocks First prize Mrs HAYNE Fordington Dorchester; ditto young, second Mrs HAYNE. Source: The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Saturday, December 8, 1877; Issue 4576
17 Feb 1878 Joseph ARCH & Mr MITCHELL AGRICULTURE - UNION: A mass meeting of agricultural labourers is to take place at Dorchester next week , on Fordington Green when Joseph ARCH will attend. A correspondence has arisen in connection with the meeting. Mr MITCHELL of Somerset, one of the advertised speakers, has invited the trustees of one of Dorchesters charities to explain why 500 is paid as an annual stipend to the rector of Holy Trinity. The town clerk of Dorchester replies they do not pay the stipend, and Mr MITCHELL rejoins that what he wants to know is what Act of Parilament provides for the rector of Dorchester out of the funds of the free school and almshouses. Mr MITCHELL further asserts that tithes which were the property of the Church and the poor combined have been taken by the landlords and the poor have again been robbed of their endowments to provide for the church.
03 Jul 1878 Henry GROVES BANKRUPT: Liquidations by arrangement -- Henry GROVES of Fordington Dorchester timber dealer - Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Wednesday, July 3, 1878; Issue 9401.
08 Nov 1878 Rev Henry MOULE HOUSE REFUSE - Long Article about experiments carried out by the Rev Henry MOULE using the human waste of 10 people from his houshold as manure enhancing crop growth, allowing successive crops in the same year, in his garden providing for his family throughout the year on 14 perches of ground - More importantly enabling cess pools to be filled in. -Source The Newcastle Courant etc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Friday, November 8, 1878; Issue 10637
25 Jan 1879 Mr Samuel Foss VINE : Mr HOWARD; Adam DAY THE EMPLOYERS and SERVANTS ACT: On Saturday a nice point was raised in a case before the County Magistrate at shire Hall Dorchester. A Labourer sixty two years of age summoned by his late master, Mr Samuel Foss VINE a farmer of Fordington for 1.10s compensation. Mr HOWARD of Weymouth appeared for the complainant Adam DAY of Osmington who said in April 1878 he agreed with Mr VINE to work on the farm twelve months but in the dead of winter Mr VINE was compelled to leave the farm, and DAY was thrown out of work having to leave the cottage; he therefore claimed not only wages, but 5cwt of coal and faggots which the defendant had agreed to give him, besides his wages of 13s a week. The Bench ordered the defendant to pay the full amount of the claim. It transpired the agreement was verbal but it was upheld by the magistrate, defendant failing to appear in answer to the summons. Source:- The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, January 25, 1879; Issue 780
03 Jan 1880 H TAYLOR BANKRUPT: Liquidations by arrangement -- H TAYLOR of Fordington Dorchester engineer, millwright, agricultural implement maker, bassfounder, smith and manure merchant. Source Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Saturday, January 3, 1880; Issue 9977.
04 Feb 1880 Rev Henry MOULE DEATH: The Vicar of Fordington in Dorsetshire the Rev Henry MOULE MA whose name is closely identified with the cause of sanitary reform, he being the author of several pamphlets on drainage and water supply, and the inventor of the dry earth closets died early yesterday morning at the advanced age of 79. He was appointed to the living at Fordington which is in the parish of Dorchester in 1829. He was generally known and recognised in the county and the diocese of Salisbury as a leader of the Evangelical Party in the Church of England. He was a staunch teetotaller. Source Daily News (London, England), Wednesday, February 4, 1880; Issue 10545 - Also The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Wednesday, February 4, 1880; Issue 4665 - Also Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Thursday, February 5, 1880; Issue 10005 - Also The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Saturday, February 7, 1880; Issue 13051
05 Feb 1880 Rev Henry MOULE DEATH:- - Obituary notice for the Rev Henry Moule for 51 years Vicar of Fordington [Note: also on the Dictionary of National Biography]
08 Feb 1880 Rev Henry MOULE DEATH:- - Doctrine, Manner of Life, Purpose. Sermons preached in the Parish Church of Fordington Dorset, February 8 1880 on the Occasion of the Death of the Rev. Henry Moule. Dorset History center PE/FOR(SG)/IN 10/1
16 Feb 1880 Hon Auberen HERBERT: Mr MITCHELL; Mr Joseph ARCH HIRING FAIR - Home News -- Dorset -- The annual fair for the hiring of Dorsetshire farm labourers, male and female, took place on Saturday when in wet and mud upward of a thousand "hinds" paraded the streets and stood in groups waiting to be hired by the year. The farmers have in vain tried to put down the fair, which was this year styled the "slave fair" in large posters circulated by the Labouerers Union. Wages have latterly gone down owing to the depression amongst employers. In the morning the local press band led a number of young men wearing blue rosettes to Fordington Green, where a meeting was held under the presidency of Hon. Auberen HERBERT. Addesses were delivered by Mr MITCHELL ("One from the Plough"); Mr Joseph ARCH and others -the following resolutions being carried. 1: That in the opinion of the meeting it is absolutely necessary in orderto obtain a radical reform of the Land Laws that the proposition of Mr G.O.TREVELYNfor the exclusion of the franchise and that of Sir Charles DILKE for the redistricution of seats should be carried.
  Continued 2: That it is of the utmost importance to abolish all legislation, such as the laws of entail and settlement, which prevent the free sale of land, and which have for a very long period of years prevented the labourers of this country from acquiring through their industry and exertions the possession of land. The chairman read various letters of apology for absence including one from Sir Charles DILKE . In the afternoon Mr ARCH addressed the labouerers of Dorset at the same place. The attendance was small.
23 Feb 1880 Rev AA LEONARD CLERGY: Diocese of Salisbury - The living of Fordington Dorset in the gift of the patron the Rev Canon Pearson M.A. has been presented to the Rev A.A. Leonard M.A.curate of St Mary's Bridport [Note; this was on the death of Henry Moule Vicar for 51 years] Times
26 Feb 1880 Rev AA LEONARD CLERGY: Eccesiastical Appointments - The Rev Arthur Allen Leonard curate of St Mary's Bridport - vicar of Fordington -patron the Rev Canon Pearson MA -- Times
23 Jul 1880 Rev C SANCTUARY CLERGY: Rev C SANCTUARY ; Vicar of Christ Church West Fordington Dorchester; Patrion the Vicar of East Fordington. Source The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Friday, July 23, 1880; Issue 10043 - Also The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, July 24, 1880; Issue 10044
10 Jan 1881 Charles Buchanan PEARSON DEATH: Obituary - Article about life of Rev Charles Buchanan Pearson prebendary of Fordington - aged a little over 70 years -- Times -- replacement 11 th april 1881 Rev Charles Adams HOUGHTON Source also: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Tuesday, January 11, 1881; Issue 10190
14 Apr 1881 Rev Charles Adam HOUGHTON CLERGY: Appointment -- Rev Charles Adam HOUGHTON MA Rector of St Peter Marlborough made prebendary of Fordington and Writhlington, in Salisbury Cathedral. Source: Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Thursday, April 14, 1881; Issue 10377.: Also The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, April 20, 1881; Issue 8675
21 May 1881 Samuel ELLIS: R & G DAVIS ASSIZES: No Bill was returned in the case of Samuel ELLIS charged with setting a hay stack on fire at Fordington Dorchester on 2nd May the property of Messers R and G DAVIS: Source: Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, May 21, 1881; Issue 5092
30 Aug 1881 Kate LYDE ADVERTISEMENT:- - Housemaid (Upper) in a noblemans family where two or three are kept Age 34 Can take care of house whilst family ar away Kate LYDE Fordington Hill Dorchester
1884 Anna Christina CAMPBELL WILL & PROBATE:- will of Anne Christina Campbell of Dorchester, 1884, with probate 1892, and account books and miscellaneous bills 1886-1917; Dorset History Center Archive Ref D/COO/H/T/7
1884 Arthur Thomas PITFIEL APPRENTICESHIP:-apprenticeship indenture of Arthur Thomas Pitfiel of Fordington to Arthur Henry Rogers of Eastleigh, Hampshire, carpenter, with receipt, Dorset History Center Archive Ref D/COO/H/T/7
08 Mar 1884 Thomas BROWN BANKRUPT: Thomas BROWN of Fordington Builder - Dorchester -March 18. Source Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Saturday, March 8, 1884; Issue 59 -- Also Adjudications: Thomas BROWN of Westover Villa, Victoria Road, Fordington, Dorsetshire, builder in The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, March 22, 1884; Issue 11187 - Also London Gazette Issue 25699 dated 10 May 1887 Notice of Dividends
27 Jun 1884 Rev Robert M.L. LEE MARRIAGE - Fashionable Marriage heading -- Long article very detailed description of wedding of Rev Robert M.L. LEE of Fordington Dorchester son of the late Rev. Alfred T LEE LL.D preacher to the Hon. Society of Gray's Inn. With Miss Johnson eldest daughter of George B JOHNSON JP of Glynn House celebrated at Glynn Parish. Lists all those attended including bridesmaids - Source The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Friday, June 27, 1884; Issue 21508. Also death of her father is reported at The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Tuesday, February 24, 1885; Issue 21742
21 July 1884 Rev Charles Lloyd SANCTUARY Vicar MARRIAGE: -- On Thursday 17th July at Christ Church streatham by the Ven. Archdeacon of Dorset father of the bridegroom assisted by Rev walter Clement Tabor Rector of Petton Salop cousin of the bride the Rev Charles Lloyd Sanctuary Vicar of West Fordington Dorchester, to Evangeline HOPGOOD youngest daughter of the late William Tabor of Rose Mount Brentwood and Mrs William Tabor of Heathfield Lodge Clapham Park -- Times
22 July 1885 COOMBS FIRE: A fire broke out at Fordington a thickly populated part of the town at the house of a man named COOMBS. The occupants foolishly placed a bag of shavings up the chimney in an unoccupied room, which were ignited, and set fire to the house. The fire brigade was quickly in attention and after strenuous exertions succeeded in checking the flames. Considerable damage was done. Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Wednesday, July 22, 1885; Issue 11603
20 Feb 1886 Handley Carr Glyn MOULE FAMILY HISTORY: It will be interesting to our readers to know the following facts concerning the Rev. Handley Carr Glyn MOULE, who gave an address to the Rev A.M.CHRISTOPHERS breakfast at the Clarendon Hotel on Saturday last, and which will be found on our page six: His late father was a most devoted, spititually minded, and able clergyman, the vicar of a poor parish of old Fordington, a suburb of Dorchester. Dorset. He had a small income and large family of sons, and was obliged to take private pupils, whom he educated with his sons. One of these sons Mr C.W. MOULE became the Senior Classic of his year at Cambridge, and has long been a Fellow and Tutor at Corpus Christi College in that University. The Rev Handley CG MOULE was himself bracketed with another as second in the irst Class of the Classical Tripos of his year (1864) and was also Brownes Medallist for Latin Ode and Epigrams (1863) and in the First Class of theological Tripos (1865) and Carus Priseman (1862)> Moreover for five successive years 1869-1873 he wrote the Seatonian Prize Poem. His recent small shilling works published by Messers Seeley Essex St Strand - "Union with Christ" and "Christian Sanctity" of which more than a thousand copies have been given by Mr CHRISTOPHER -- continued below
20 Feb 1886 Handley Carr Glyn MOULE Continued from above: to resident members of this University have been greatly valued by those who have read them.Canon Heurtly, Margaret Professor of Divinity said of these books, that they did Mr Handley MOULE " more honour than his great University honours". Canon Bright, the Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, wrote to Mr CHRISTOPHER as follows after he had read " Christian Sanctity" :- "This book is one that should be kept always within reachof ones hand". Ridley hall at Cambridge, of which Mr Handley MOULE is the principal is full of students. Its object is to train graduates for Holy Orders and for the Bishops examinations. Its principals are distinctively Protestant and Evangelical.
03 July 1886 Herbert William SYDENHAM DEATH: - On 26th Jule at Northlea Grammer school Gloucester Herbert William Sydenham of Fordington Bournemouth aged 15 --- Times -- Also Daily News (London, England), Monday, July 5, 1886; Issue 12553
07 Aug 1886 Rev RML LEE BIRTH: LEE, July 30th Salisbury Villas Fordington the wife of the Rev. R Mc L LEE of a son. Source: Daily News (London, England), Saturday, August 7, 1886; Issue 12582.
05 Jan 1887 Herbert Robert TRENT BANKRUPCY Act 1883 - Receiving Orders in Country - Trent, Herbert Robert of Fordington Dorchester baker & Grocer -- Times -- Also London Gazete Issue 25676 gives terms of composition 22/2/1887
07 Jan 1887 Rev Charles Buchanan PEARSON DEATH: - On 7th January 1881 [?] The Rev Charles Buchanan Pearson late Rector of Knebworth and Fordington RIP(in loving memory) -- Times --- Also 23 February 1887 Orders to Approve Schemes Trent, Herbert robert of Fordington dorchester Baker & Grocer -- Composition of 4s in the pound; in two equal instalments , 2s within a week of approval; and 2s within three months. receiving Order rescinded -- Times
26 Feb 1887 Caroline TAYLOR BANKRUPCY Act 1883 - Receiving Orders in Country - Taylor, Caroline (trading as talor & sons) at Fordington Dorchester agricultural engineer , miller, and implement dealer. -- Times -- Also London Gazette Issue 25686 Date of certificate appointment 21 March 1887
02 Mar 1887 Caroline TAYLOR BANKRUPTCY: Adjudications-- Caroline TAYLOR trading as Taylor and Sons Louds Mill Fordington Dorchester, agricultural engineer, miller, and implement dealer. Source: Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Wednesday, March 2, 1887; Issue 8947 - Also Daily News (London, England), Wednesday, March 2, 1887; Issue 12759 - Also London Gazette Issue 25835 6th July 1888
11 May 1887 Thomas BROWN BANKRUPCY Act 1883 - Notice of dividends - Thomas Brown of Fordington Dorsetshire builder - final dividend of 2 and halp pence forthwith. Mr Edward Barnaby Dukes Soutrh Street Dorchester an Auctioneer -- Times -- Also in London Gazette Issue 25714 & others Thomas Brown of Westover Villas Victoria Road Fordington Builder by trade date of release 22 June 1887
03 Jun 1887 Mr Alfred LOPE ROYAL VISIT TO DORCHESTER - Long description og the Prince of Wales visit to Dorchester -- received by Lord ILLCHESTER and Mr WE BRYMER (High Sherriff) ---Streets all decorated --thousands there - Outside the station posted 1st Battalion of Dorset Regiment with band and colours --Dorchester and Melbury troops iof the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry -- to Guildhall - to the show ground of the Bath and West Agricultural Society -- guard of honour by Dorset Rifle Volunteers -- met by Mayor Mr Alfred LOPE and the municiple body --Reference to Fordington. Source : Daily News (London, England), Friday, June 3, 1887; Issue 12839
08 Jun 1887 Rev Eric James BODINGTON CLERGY: Trinity Ordinations -- Salisbury --- The Rev Eric James Bodington BA Brasenose College Oxford and Curate of West Fordington -- Times
02 Jan 1888 Rev Sidney BOULTER MA CLERGY: The living at Fordington Dorchester which has just become vacant has been offered by the Bishop of Salisbury to the Rev S. BOULTER (formerly sub warden of St Boniface College Warminsterand recently curate of Broadwinsor Dorset) who accepts the charge. The gross income at present is 325 with residence and a population of over 2,300. Source:The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Monday, January 2, 1888; Issue 12367 Also: Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Thursday, February 2, 1888; Issue 12500 - Also The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Friday, February 3, 1888; Issue 12395 and many others
07 Mar 1888 Jane KEYNES BANKRUPCY Act 1883 - 1st Meetings and Public Examinations - Keynes , Jane; of Cuckolds Row, East Fordington Dorchester baker, widow - March 15th Antelope Hotel Dorchester; march 15 County Hall dorchester ; Source:- The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Wednesday, March 7, 1888; Issue 12423 -- Also London Gazette Issue 26041 dated 11 April 1890 Release of trustees dated 14 Feb 1890
31 May 1888 Eliza GEORGE nee BALSTER

[Note:- Baptised at St Georges Church Fordington on 25th April 1851]

REMOVAL ORDER: Law Report May 30th - Supreme Court of Judicature -- Appeal against decision of a Divisional Court - This was an appeal from the decision of a Divisional Court, consisting of Mr Justice Mathew and Mr Justice A.L.Smith, on a special case quashing an order for the removal of a pauper. The pauper, Eliza GEORGE, was born in February 1851 in the parish of Fordington in the Dorchester Union, and was the daughter of Stephen BALSTER. In 1867, when she attained the age of 16, Stephen BALSTER was alive and had acquired a settlement in the Plumstead Union. In 1878 she married James GEORGE, a native of Africa, who had no legal settlement, by whom she had five children. In 1887 she was deserted by her husband, and she and her children thereupon became chargeable to the Poplar Union. Her removal to Dorchester Union was ordered by the Justices but on appeal the Divisional Court held that the order of the Justices was wrong. The Guardians of the Poplar Union appealed. By Section 35 of the Divided Parishes Act 1876 (39 and 40 Vict., cap.61) "No person shall be deemed to have derived settlement from any other person, whether by parentage, estate or otherwise, except in the case of a wife from her husband , and in the case of a child under the age of 16, which child shall take the settlement of its father or of its widowed mother, as the case may be up to that age and shall retain the settlement so taken until it shall have acquired another".

Mr Bosanquet QC and Mr F Mead for the appellants contended that the only settlement of this pauper was her birth settlement.

Mr Bowden Rowlands QC and Mr R Cunningham Glen for the Dorchester Union were not called upon. The Court dismissed the appeal.

The Master of the Rolls said that the first exception in Section 35 as to derivative settlements, "except in the case of a wife from her husband" did not apply here because the husband had no settlement. Nor was this the case of a child under 16, "which child shall take the settlement of its father or of its widowed mother as the case may be " The Section however went on to --"and shall retain the settlement so taken until it shall have acquired another". Therefore in the case of a child under 16 the child was to take the settlement of its father or widowed mother as long as it remained under 16, and when over 16 it was to retain the settlement so taken until it -- that is the person over 16 -- should acquire another. In the present case the settlement of the pauper's father was in Plumstead. The Pauper had not acquired a settlement of her own. Therefore she came within the words of the statute, and she retained the settlement of her father which she took when she was 16. This conclusion was consistent with almost all the cases such as "Reg v Bridgnorth". Therefore that decision of this court was gone, and they would follow the decision of the "Highworth" case. The judgement of the Queens Bench division in the "Islington" case might therefore be considered as overruled. The Divisional Court were therefore right in quahing the order of removal and the appeal must be dismissed. Lord Justice Lindley concurred. -- Times London England 31st May 1888 3. Extract from the Times Digital Archive available through library membership. Link to Removal Order Papers

14 June 1888 George FRANCIS & Rose Lilian BARNBY MARRIAGE: -- On the 12th Inst at West Fordington Dorchester by the Rev. CLL SANCTUARY Vicar of the Parish George Francis youngest son of the late Rev Herbert George Adams Vicar of Cornwood Devon to Rose Lilian eldest daughter of the late Henry Barnby Esq Source; Times - also Daily News (London, England), Friday, June 15, 1888; Issue 13163
13 Aug 1888 William ANDREWS : Rev. J BOULTER DEATH: Dorchester -- Yesterday the funeral of the late William ANDREWS a driver on the South Western line who was accidentely run over at Bournemouth station on Tuesday was solemnised at Fordington and was largely attended. The Rev J BOULTER conducted the service.Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, August 18, 1888; Issue 12564
19 Dec 1888 C MILLER ADVERTISEMENT:- Situations -- A Lady, very succesful with boys , who has lived in a noblemans family as governess wishes for a re-engagement. English, Latin, French, Music, Drawing, excellent references and testimonials ddress C Miller Victoria Place Fordington Dorchester -- Times
1889 Revd. C R HILL CLERGY: Copy presentation of Revd C R H Hill to become vicar of Christchurch, West Fordington, made by Revd Sidney Boulter. Dorset History Center Archive PE/FOR(SG)/IN 2/2
11 Mar 1889 H DEWLAND ADVERTISEMENT: Printers:- Young Man seeks situation, news, quick and clean abstainer, H DEWLAND Holloway Row Fordington Dorchester. Source Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Monday, March 11, 1889; Issue 6806
22 & 29 June 1889 Rev CL SANCTUARY CLERGY: 22 June 1889 - DORCHESTER The Vicarage of West Fordington will shortly become vacant by the resignation of the Rev. C.L.C. SANCTUARY who has been preferred to the living at Powerstock in succession to his father, the late Archdeacon of Dorset. The living of West Fordington which is worth about £300 a year, has been held by the Rev.C.L.C.SANCTUARY. The Rectory of Powerstock is a much more lucrative appointment. The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, June 22, 1889; pg. 7; Issue 4490. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II ALSO 29th June 1889:- Eccesiastical Appointments : - Rev CL Sanctuary Vicar of West Fordington Dorchester Vicar of Powerstock Dorset - patron the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury -- Times.
16 Jul 1889 Cecil H LAW BIRTH: LAW July 11 1889 at Fordington House Dorchester, the wife of Captain Cecil H LAW Dorset, of a son
03 Oct 1889 Charles Rowland Haydock HILL CLERGY: Eccesiastical Appointments - The Rev Charles Rowland Haydock Hill MA Vicar of Christchurch West Fordington -- Times -- Also The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Saturday, October 5, 1889; Issue 16068
11 Oct 1889 William Allen JOHNSON Marriages -- On the 9th Inst at the Parish Church Puddletown Dorset by the Rev FE Freeman William Allen eldest son of John Johnson of Fordington Dorchester to Mabel Alice daughter of John De PAUL of Waterson Dorchester - No Cards -- Times
15 Oct 1889 Arthur William GROVES Bankrupcy: Application for a composition arrangement - Arthur William GROVES of 21 High West St Dorchester lately residing at Wareham House Fordington formerly a candle manufacturer now secretary and manager of a candle company 5s 6d in the pound to be paid to the unsecured creditors in addition to preferential claims and costs --the receiving order is recinded -- London Gazette 25987
23 Dec 1889 Leonard BALDWIN Ordinations: Salisbury : Leonard Baldwin MA Exeter College Oxford licenced West Fordington Dorset -- Times
08 Oct 1891 Miss Mc MILLAN; Miss DAVIS; Miss WATTS; Miss WHITE; Miss GREGORY; Miss WEST; Miss YENDOLE and Miss ADAMS. The Rev. S BOULTER M.A. Mr JONES; Mr E THATCHER CHRISTCHURCH: Thanksgiving services for the harvest were held in Christ Church on Sunday, the building being crowded in the evening. The decorations were very chaste and effective showing great skill on the part of the following ladies who undertook the work : Miss McMILLAN; Miss DAVIS; Miss WATTS; Miss WHITE; Miss GREGORY; Miss WEST; Miss YENDOLE and Miss ADAMS. The Rev. S BOULTER M.A. Rector of East Fordington Dorset preached two excellent sermons. Special hymns were sung, and the anthem "Praise the Lord, Oh Jerusalem" (Hall) was effectively rendered by the choir, Mr W JONES taking the tenor solo "He maketh Peace". Mr E THATCHER presided at the organ. The services were continued yesterday whena public tea was held in a large marquee, the band of the 1st Dorset and S.V.R.E. being engaged for the evening.: Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Thursday, October 8, 1891; Issue 13543
26 Dec 1891 William & Clara FOX: Mr T HUNT ASSIZES: There never was a more useful Act than that for the prevention of cruelty to children. At the Dorchester Police Court on Monday William and Clara FOX, man and wife, were charged at the instance of the Society for the prevention of cruelty to children with cruelly illtreating their three children by neglecting to provide them with food and clothing. The woman, who is the step mother of the children, had aroused great indignation among her neighbours by her inhuman treatment, and last week she was summoned for refusing to allow the borough medical officer access to the house. Mt T HUNT (inspector of the society) prosecuted and adduced evidence to show that the whole family occupied two rooms at a house in Fordingtona very poor part of town. One of the children was a congenital idiot, the eldest was 12, the youngest eight. The house was very dirty and ill furnished. in the bedroom which they all occupied were two beds but no bedclothes, and the surroundings were most filthy. The children were only partly clothed and were covered with vermin. Neighbours stated that the children were half starved. The woman who is of a depraved character was sentenced to two months hard labour, and the father who is seldom at home fined 1 shilling.Source:- The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, December 26, 1891; Issue 13610
26 Mar 1892 John Stickland WALLIS BANKRUPCY: John S WALLIS of Fordington Dorsetshire, dairyman. Source: Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Saturday, March 26, 1892; Issue 13798 -- Also London Gazette Issue 26271
06 Apr 1892 John Stickland WALLIS BANKRUPCY Act of 1883 -- Ajudications -- John Stickland Wallis of Fordington Dairyman --Times - Also The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Wednesday, April 6, 1892; Issue 13697 -- Also London Gazette Issue 26362 10 Jan 1893
09 May 1892 William P PLUMMER v Sarah HEWLETT MARRIAGE: PLUMMER-HEWLETT - On the 9th inst at the parish church Fordington Dorset Mr William P PLUMMER chief Clerk of the Dorset Constabulary, to Sarah third daughter of Mr George HEWLETT late of Bridport
06 Aug 1892 Charles & George BULL DEATH: Inquests at Southampton On wednesday we gave particulars of the sudden death of Charles BULL aged 45 years a labourer at 5 St Michael's square. At the adjourned inquest held on Thursday George BULL a mason of Fordington in Dorset said the deceased was his brother and his age 47. He had always been a healthy man. Witness last saw him alive twelve months ago --- etc --died of an embolism of the heart natural causes. Hampshire Advertiser
22 Sep 1892 Thomas HARDY STORY: About a cat at Fordington that catches Kingfishers and brings them home alive. Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Thursday, September 22, 1892; Issue 13842
12 Dec 1892 Elizabeth Ridge HAYNE DEATHS: On the 8th Dec Elizabeth Ridge Hayne aged 28 only daughter of Robert Hayne of Fordington Dorchester
14 Jan 1893 W COX ADVERTISEMENT: To25 Mar 1872othache cured immediately and also sure corn cure. Both post Free nine stamps; either six stamps. W COX Greenhill Fordington Dorchester. Source: Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Saturday, January 14, 1893; Issue 7957
10 May 1894 Rev Rowland HILL CLERGY: Ecceliastical appointments - Rev Rowland HILL Vicar of West Fordington, chaplain to the High Sherrif of Dorset. Source: Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Thursday, May 10, 1894; Issue 14462
12 July 1894 Rev Charles Rowland H HILL CLERGY: Eccelsiastical Intellingence - Rev Charles Rowland H. Hill Vicar of West Fordington and Chaplain to the military forces at Dorchester , vicar of Lyme Regis -- Times --also The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, July 14, 1894; Issue 14407
26 Jul 1894 Mr SAUNDERS DORSET COUNTY HOSPITAL: The late Mr SAUNDERS of Fordington Dorset has left a legacy of 100 to the Dorset County Hospital. Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Thursday, July 26, 1894; Issue 14417
26 Jul 1894 Rev R HILL: Rev Mr CINTSOM CLERGY: The living at West Fordington near Dorset vacant by the resignation of Rev.R HILL; appointed vicar of Lyme Regis has been offered to the Rev. Mr CINTSOM Curate of Powerstock. Source : The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Thursday, July 26, 1894; Issue 14417
09 Nov 1894 COLLARD, Rev. John Marshall MA CLERGY: COLLARD, Rev. John Marshall MA lately curate of St Stephens Bournemouth; appointed perpetual curate of Christ Church West Fordington Dorset. Patron the Vicar of Fordington: Source:Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Friday, November 9, 1894; Issue 14619 also: The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Saturday, November 10, 1894; Issue 17660
14 Nov 1894 John Stickland WALLIS BANKRUPCY Act 1883 - adjudication Annulled - Wallis, John Stickland of Fordington Dorchester dairyman - discharge granted conditionally -- Times - Also in London Gazette Bankrupt number 5 1892 appln for dicharge 19 June 1894 hearing County Hall Dorchester.
28 Feb 1895 COLLARD, Rev. John Marshall MA CLERGY: COLLARD, Rev JM MA Vicar of West Fordington Dorchester, Honorary secretary of A.C.S. for the Dorchester Deanery. Source: Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Thursday, February 28, 1895; Issue 14714
28 Aug 1895 John HOWE BANKRUPCY Act 1883 - adjudications - John Howe of Bedloe House Fordington Dorchester -- Builder -- Times -- Also London Gazette 26747 9 June 1896
02 Jan 1896 Rev CJ JOHNSTONE CLERGY: Ecceliastical appointments - Rev CJ Johnstone curate of West Fordington , Rector of StocktonWilts -- Times -- Also The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Thursday, January 2, 1896; Issue 18016
20 June 1896 John Clarke Lloyd JARVIS: Lucy HALL ASSIZES: Sentences on Bigamists: At Berks Assizes yesterday Mr Justice HAWKINS sentenced a batch of bigamists. The first was John Clarke Lloyd JARVIS aged 52 who went through the form of marriage with Lucy HALL, a lady of independent means at Fordington St George Dorset last August, his wife then alive, and representing himself as a widower. He was sentenced to fifteen months imprisonment ---Source: The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Saturday, June 20, 1896; Issue 25253. Also Yorkshire Gazette Sat 20th June 1896
27 Jun 1896 John Clarke Lloyd JARVIS: Lucy HALL ASSIZES: A Batch of Bigamists - Duping ladies of independent means -- At the Berkshire assizes Mr Justice HAWKINS had before him several cases of bigamy. The first was that of John Clarke Lloyd JARVIS aged fifty two who went through the form of marriage with Lucy HALL, a lady of independant means, at Fordington Dorset, in August last year, his wife then being alive. JARVIS was married to Miss Mary Ann FORD, in London in November 1862. The marriage was a very unhappy one, with the result that Mrs JARVIS left her husband eight years since. JARVIS Falsly represented to Miss HALL that he was a widower and was in receipt of 6.10s per week and that he had a private income of 200 a year. The judge stigmatised that case as a cruel one and sent JARVIS to gaol for fifteen months. Source: The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, June 27, 1896; Issue 1689
29 Aug 1896 William H GRIFFIN BANKRUPTCY: Receiving Orders-- GRIFFIN, William H of Fordington Dorchester, builder: Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, August 29, 1896; Issue 15071 - Also London Gazette 27014 14th Oct 1898
19 May 1897 William H GRIFFIN BANKRUPTCY: Dividends -- WH GRIFFIN of Fordington Dorchester, builder, 2s 5d first and final May 21st: Source: Daily News (London, England), Wednesday, May 19, 1897; Issue 15957
08 Jun 1897 & 13 Jun 1897 Charlotte READ ASSIZES: Dorchester - Murderous Assault by a Wife - Charlotte REAd , of Mill Street Fordington was charged at dorchester Sessions on Saturday with a murderous assault on her husband. The latter, John READ, stated that during an altercation with his wife, who had been drinking, the woman struck him a violent blow on the head with a billhook, causing a serious wound. The magistrates committed the woman for trial. ---Bristol Times & Mirror
15 Oct 1897 Allen Wilfred BULL CLERGY: Licences to Curacies - Allen Wilfred Bull MA to Fordington
21 Dec 1897 Thomas Jones SCUTT BANKRUPCY: Thomas Jones SCUTT of Fordington Dorset Agricultural Implements maker & traveller date of 1st meeting 21 Dec 1897 date of examination 28 Jan 1898 County Hall Dorchester --- source London Gazette
12 Feb 1898 Margaret PIKE DEATHS: PIKE, 29th January at Fordington Dorchester, Margaret wife of William JW PIKE and daughter of the late Edmund MOODY of Bath: Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, February 12, 1898; Issue 15525
18 Aug 1898 Rev William Henry THOMAS CLERGY: Ecceliastical appointments - Rev William Henry Thomas curate of Christchurch West Fordington Vicar of Privett Alton Hants
24 Sep 1898 Frances WILSON DEATHS: WILSON, September 20th at Fordington Green Dorchester Frances widow of John WILSON in her 82nd year, Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, September 24, 1898; Issue 15717.
31 May 1899 Mr Robert HAYNE DEATHS : On the 28th Inst at Fordington dorchester Robert Hayne in his 83rd Year -- Times -- Also The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Thursday, June 1, 1899; Issue 15930 - Also - The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, June 3, 1899; Issue 15932
22 Jun 1900 Mr Robert HAYNE Compulsory purchase of Land - dwelling house and buildings erected by his grandfather - etc -- Times
07 Dec 1900 LANGBORNE, Rev. AR CLERGY:-LANGBORNE, Rev. AR BA Curate of Christ Church West Fordington appointed rector of St Palladius ; Source:- Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Friday, December 7, 1900; Issue 16520

10 Dec 1900

Frederick John Moule DEATH: Obituary -- he was the son of Henry Moule vicar of Fordington for 51 Years - age 71
21 Aug 1901 Handley Carr Glyn MOULE CLERGY: Appointment - Son of Henry Moule 51 years Vicar of Fordington - made Bishop of Durham - long article Times
11 Oct 1901 Dr Handley Carr Glyn MOULE CLERGY: The Dorchester Town Council decided yesterday to confer the freedom of the borough on Dr Moule the new Bishop of Durham, who is a native of Dorchester and served his first curacy under his father the Rev H Moule at Fordington which is a part of the borough. --- Times
18 Jul 1902 GENGE-TALBOT MARRIAGE: - GENGE-TALBOT - On the 15th July at Fordington St George Dorchester by the Rev S Boulter MA Vicar assisted by the Rev Canon Stephenson & the Rev AW Bull MA William Pope Genge of East grinstead to Miriam Maud Winifred only child of Mr & Mrs Talbot of Syward Lodge Dorchester
19 Nov-1903 Mr R HAYNE MEMORIAL: Restoration of the fine old tower and bells at Fordington Church Dorchester has been completed. A stain glass window has been placed in the West end to the memory of Mr R Hayne a former churchwarden
16 Mar 1904 Henry Joseph MOULE MA Obituary - Article about his life - son of Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington for 51 Years; renown watercolour artist 1,000's pictures ; 21 years of Dorset County Museum etc - Times
07 Jul 1904 Rev SA KING - Rev JM COLLARD Vicar MARRIAGES: -- King /Young -- on 5th July at Christchurch West Fordington dorchester by the Rev SA King Chaplain of Queens College Birmingham brother of the bridegroom assisted by Rev JM Collard Vicar of the Parish the Rev Herbert Alfred King Assistant Curate of St Mary's the Virgin Primrose Hill to Lucy YOUNG daughter of the late Rev Albert YOUNG of St Peters Church Greenwich and niece of Mr EW YOUNG of Encombe Dorchester
03 Nov-1904 Rev AW BULL CLERGY: Ecceliastic Intelligence - The Rev AW BULL curate of Fordington has been presented to the rectory at Bradford Peverell patrons Winchester College
03 Jan 1905 Alfred BARTLETT ADVERTISEMENT: Situations Wanted - Porter; Lady Anna Chandos-pole 13 Kensington Palace gardens recommends her late man-servant as Porter, school or private, Can wait at table. Total abstainer. Single 3 years refs -- Alfred Bartlett 30 Fordington Hill Dorchester Dorset
10 Feb 1905 Rev J.M. COLLARD CLERGY: Eccelsiastical Intellingence -The Bishop of Salisburys recent ordinance on church discipline and his explicit wish in regard to the discontinuance of certain ritual in the celebration of of the Holy Communion has had an immediate and important result at St mary's church West Fordington Dorchester where extreem ritual has been practiced. The vicar (Rev J.M. Collard) has informed his parishioners that he considered their church affected by the ordinance. and he proposed to give up certain things in consequence He says he should feel unhappy and uncomfortable if he remained in the diocese and did not yield to the wishes of the Bishop who was not only a very learned scholar but a statemanslike and sagatious prelate, and a Bishop inwhom they must place their full confidence. Discipline was the great want of the age and they could do nothing without it. The absence of it was bound to arrest the progress of the church. He considered himself bound to obey the godly admonitions of the Bishop. He might be asked what right he had to to make such a surrender without consultingthe laiety. He proposed to hold a meeting of the church council when he asked people to speak frankly about the matter. The action of the Vicar has produced a considerable sensation in the town.
20 Dec 1905 Rev S BOULTER CLERGY:Ecceliastical Intelligence - The Rev S Boulter Vicar of Fordington has been appointed by the Bishop of Salisbury to the rectory at Poulshot Wilts vacant by the retirement of archdeacon of Wilts -- Times
01 Jan 1906 Rev R.G. BARTELOT CLERGY: The Rev R.G. Bartelot a member of St Andrews Mission has been appointed to the vicarage of Fordington Dorset - patron the Bishop of Salisbury -- Times
13 Mar 1906 AG ESAU CLERGY: Ecceliastical intelligence - Ordinations Salisbury - A.G.Esau Dorchester Missionery Coll Oxon to Fordington St George Dorset -- Times
25 Feb 1907 RG BARTELOT CHURCH: Since the appointment of the Rev R.G.Bartelot to the vicarage of Fordington St george near Dorchester, a movement has been started for the enlargement of the historic parish church, a famous feature of which is an early Norman tympanum over the South door bearing a carving of St George, the patron saint of the church discomfiting the Paynim at the battle of Antioch. it is purposed to increase the accommodation by extending the nave eastwards and removing the Georgian Chancel which was substituted for the original chancel demolished in 1751. To this objection has been raised by Mr Caroe architect to the Eccelsiastical Commissioners who have, howevergiven the parish leave to apply to the Bishop for a faculty for the removal of the chancel and enlargement of the church on condition that the formuated objections of their architect are laid before the Chancellor of the diocese (Mr Chadwick Healey KC) The complete plans for the enlargement and restoration of the church will involve an expenditure of 7,000--Times
05 Mar 1907 Rev JM COLLARD + Rev R Grosvenor BARTELOT CHURCH: West Fordington church - long article -- parishioners defy Archbishop over replacement of the church --- Rev JM Collard in Holy Land -- Vicar of Fordington St George precides over meeting --31st October 1907 another long reply -- Bishop insists --12th June 1908 another article commission appointed re-districution of boudaries -- Times -- 4th Feb 1910 Bishops wishes prevail -- 16th and 21st April 1910 foundation of new St Marys church laid -- 12th july 1912 dedication ---All Times
27 Jul 1908 RG BARTELOT MEMORIAL: to Sir George SOMERS - Long Article extract " A sermon was then preached by the Rev. R Grosvenor BARTELOT vicar of St George Fordington and joint author of "The Three Dorset Captains at Trafalgar".
30 Jul 1908 RG BARTELOT CHURCH: The Prince of Wales has sent a donation of 50 to the Vicar of Fordington St George, Dorchester in aid of the funds for enlarging the fine old church of that parish --Times
14 Oct 1908 Rev Richard Grosvenor BARTELOT BIRTHS:- BARTELOT - On Snday 11th Oct at St George's Vicarage Fordington Dorchester to the wife of Rev Richard Grosvenor Bartelot M was born a daughter --Times
20 Apr 1909 POPE / GRAVENER MARRIAGE: - Pope/ Gravener -- On the 14th april at St George's Church Fordington by the Vicar the Rev Richard Grosvenor Bartelot MA (brother-in-law of the bridegroom) Charles Alfred Whiting POPE MA,MB (Cantab) of Rugby fourth son of Mr Alfred Pope JP FSA of South Court Dorchester and Wrackleford House Dorset to Marion Ruth Gravener eldest daughter of Captain JJA Gravener RN (retired) of Avenue Hosue Dorchester and grandaughter of the late Rev Wm Gorton Vicar of Potersham --Times
04 Sep 1909 Commander Bernard St George COLLARD RN and Miss Rosamond Agnes STARKEY MARRIAGE: Forthcoming Marriages - Commander Collard & Miss Starkey -- The marriage of Commander Bernard St George Collard RN son of Rev John Marshall Collard Vicar of West Fordington Dorchester and Miss Rosamond Agnes Starkey daughter of Mr JF Starkey of Bodicote House Bodicote Banbury will take place on Tuesday At St John's church Bodicote. The bridegrooms father will conduct the service assisted by the Rev WH Thomas brother in law to the bridegroom and Canon Teesdale and Mr Starkey is to give his daughter away. There will be three bridesmaids the Misses Milly, and Olive Starkey sisters to the bride and Miss Eileen van Straubenzee who will be dressed in pale pink satinand wear black moire silk hats swathed in Tulle. Lieutenant Eric Collard RN will be his brothers best man. A reception will be held afterwards at Bodicote House and the Honeymoon will be spent in Hampshire -- Further article 8th Sep 1909 -- same basic details plus long list of those atending the reception -- Times
4 Jul 1910 Alice & Jack LEGG POSTCARD - From Alf Bailey, Fratton, Portsmouth, Hampshire to Alice and Jack Legg, Fordington, Dorchetser - Alf Bailey reports that he is well and hopes that Alice, Jack and the children are also well. Alf asks that they write to him [Alice was Alf's sister] The Postcard shows three men in naval uniform standing behing a partly constructed torpedo [the middle figure is possibly Alf Bailey] Dorset History Center Archive Ref D.1988/1/3
31 Aug 1910 Handley Carr Glyn MOULE Links with the Past - Sir-- My father was Vicar of Fordington from 1829- until his death in 1880. He told me more than once that in his first days there he heard from a very old parishioner a rememberence of 1752. She recollected a day when she and other young people were taken out from the village into the Great Field at Fordington (a place of many cherished memoriesof later times for me) and assembled at a stile on its border, and there bidden to remember that the style of the calendar was changed. Before his settlement in Fordington my father was a very young clergyman, was for a few years in charge of Gillingham near Shaftsbury. There he knew old people whose parents had told them how they watchedthe soldiers of William of Orange march through the place on their way to Londonfrom Torbay.I am Sir fathfully yoursHandley Dunelm Curragh Chase Co Limerick Aug 20th -- Times
21 Mar 1911 Arthur Evans MOULE GOLDEN WEDDING --- Moule - Bernau -- On March 21st 1861at the parish church Erith Kent Arthur Evans Moule sixth son of the Rev Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington , to Agnes younger daughter of the Revd John Bernau Vicar of All Saints Belvedere ---Times
17 Jul 1911 Rev C R H HILL OBITUARY --Long article outlining his life -- Vicar of Christchurch West Fordington 1889 - 1894 -- Times
04 Mar 1912 George Evans MOULE OBITUARY --Long article outlining his life -- 1851 Curate at Fordington to his father Henry Moule -- Missionery China --- Times
1913 GREENING Family PEDIGREE - Fordington Monthly Messenger of Dec 1913 Containing an article on the Greening family, with an attached manuscript pedigree of the family. ---Dorset History Center Archive PE/FOR(SG)/MI 6/1
01 Jan 1913 Rev Richard Grosvenor & Evelyn Grace BARTELOT BIRTH - Bartelot -- On 29th Dec at St George's Vicarage Fordington dorset, to the Rev Richard Grosvenor and Evelyn Grace Bartelot - a son Richard St George --- Times Wednesday, Jan 01, 1913; pg. 1; Issue 40097
17 Jun 1913 JM COLLARD CLERGY - The Rev JM Collard icar of West Fordington Dorchester has been appointed prebend of Huntsbourne and Burbage in salisbury Cathedral vacant by the death of Canon HE Ravenhill
31 Jan 1915 Alice & Jack LEGG POSTCARD -- Postcard - From Alf Bailey to Alice and Jack [Legg, of Fordington]. Alf is well but sorry to hear that Jack and Alfie have been unwell, unable to say where he is or what he is doing [as he is on active service] Postcard shows Alf Bailey standing on the deck of an unidentified ship in winter clothing, there is ice on the ship's deck [The postcard was printed in Canada] Dorset History Center Archive Ref D.1988/1/5
31 Dec 1915 Eric Henry BARFOOT BARFOOT Dec 31 at 1 Harveys-buildings Fordington Eric Henry son of Mr Sidney Barfoot aged 3 years-- Western Gazette No 9305 Friday January 8, 1915 - Page 12 Column g
1916 Edward BOWRING MARRIAGE - Copy held of Marriage licence granted to Edward Bowring of Fordington St George at the DHC RefPE/WFN/IN/1/2/2 1916
24 Nov 1917 HAWKES/ DUNSFORD MARRIAGE - Hawkes/ Dunford -- On 21st november 1917 at St Marys West Fordington Dorchester by special licence by Rev EG Phillimore OCF 2nd Lieut Gerald A Hawkes RGA younger son of T Barling Hawkes JP for Weymouth to Frances Bessie elder daughter of Mr & Mrs W Hallett Dunsford of Dorchester --- Times
05 Aug 1918 Rosella Mary BARTELOT BIRTH -- 5th Aug 1918 Bartelot - On the 5th August at St Georges Vicarage Fordington to the Rev Richard Grosvenor Bartelot & Evelyn Grace his wife a daughter - Rosella Mary. -- Times
10 Oct 1919 Thomas WINZAR BANKRUPCY - Notice of intended dividends - Winzar, Thomas of Ettlick place - King street - fordington Dorchester Dorset - Blacksmith - Number 9 of 1912 - Oct 24th 1919 -- Tilney Barton Official Receiver - City Chambers Catharine St Salisbury -- London Gazette for 10- Oct 1919
10 May 1920 Handley Carr Glyn MOULE OBITUARY -- Long article about his life -- Youngest of 8 sons of Henry Moule Vicar of Fordington for 51 years -- became Bishop of Durham -- Times
1926 Hubert William John READ MARRIAGE Licence - Marriage licence granted to Hubert William John Read of Fordington St George, baker, and Agnes Winifred DOWNTON. Dorset Histroy Center archive Ref PE/STR/IN 1/1/10
10 Feb 1926 RG PHILLIMORE CLERGY - Rge Rev EG Phillimore vicar of St Marys West Fordington dorchester has resigned the benefice
28 Oct 1929 Eric James BODINGTON OBITUARY - Eric James Bodington Archdeacon of Dorset - long article about his life -- Curate of West Fordington from 1886 - went out to South Africa -- Times
1932 Lt Col William PHIBBS & Capt John Compton PYNE MEMORIALS: Minor faculty to erect memorials to Lt Col William Phibbs and Captain John Compton Pyne, both transferred from West Fordington church. Dorset Histroy Center Archive Ref PE/SH/CW 4/2/23
09 Jul 1934 Rev CWCF HARDING CLERGY - Church appointments -- The Rev CWCF Harding for 3 years Curate of St marys Bournemouth has been appointed Vicar of West Fordington, patron Rev RG Bartelot --- Times
27 Jan 1937 Mary Alicia MOULE DEATH - MOULE- on 27th January 1937 at White House Southrepps Norwich , Mary Alicia widow of the Rev.Frederick John Moule (third son of the Rev Henry MouleVicar of Fordington) in her 96th year Funeral Northrepps Monday 2.30pm - Times Friday, Jan 29, 1937; pg. 1; Issue 47595.
7 May 1942 Eric John TREVETT MARRIAGE LICENCE - Marriage licence granted to Eric John Trevett of Spetisbury and Lilian Florence MAGUIRE of West Fordington. Dorset History Center Archive Ref PE/SPY/IN 1/2/7
13 Sep 1945 Ivor William BEAVIS MARRIAGE LICENCE - MMarriage licence granted to Ivor William Beavis of West Fordington, private in the London Scottish Regiment and Katie Baker of Upwey. Dorset History Center Archive Ref PE/UPW/IN 1/1/16
08 May 1947 Rev Richard Grosvenor BARTELOT DEATH - On 8th May 1947 at The Vale House Timsbury Bathe The REVEREND RICHARD GROSVENOR BARTELOT MA FSA formerly Vicar of Fordington Dorset 1906-1936 aged 79 Requiem Timsbury 8.30 today Saturday Cremation private memorial service and deposition of ashes at St George's Fordington on Monday May 12th at 3pm
05 Nov 1948 Mrs Jane BALSTON 105 today - Mrs Jane Balston will celebrate her 105th Birthday anniversary today at her home at Fordington Dorset, a short distance from the church where she was married 73 Years ago.
06 Mar 1949 Miss Kate Elizabeth GODBEHEAR DEATH - Godbehear.—On March 6th, 1949, Kate Elizabeth, for over 40 years the devoted servant Jesus Christ in the work of the Mill Street Mission. Dorchester. Source Friday 11 March 1949 , Western Gazette , Somerset, England Type: FamilyNotice Words: 1501 Page: 8 Tags: none
12 Jul 1954 Rev DWP JENKINS CLERGY - Eccelsiastical News - Ordination -- The Rev DWP Jenkins vicar of Allington near Bridport diocese of Salisbury to be vicar of St Marys West Fotrdington ---Times
03 Mar 1978 Jane Margaret Couves BRADSHAW MARRIAGE- - VIAN: BRADSHAW -- on 25th February 1978 at St George's church Fordington, Geoffrey William Vian third son of Mr & Mrs CD Vian of Taunton to Jane Margaret Couves Bradshaw elder daughter of Mr & Mrs JR Bradshaw of Dorchester
03 Sep 2000 Chloe COWARD Four generations attending church - MUM Chloe Coward is to welcome the fourth generation of her family to church in Dorchester after nearly dying of an asthma attack Mrs Coward, 23, of Durnover Court, Dorchester, attends St George's Church in Fordington with her mother Elaine ADAMS and grandmother Gladys PARFEY. Now the trio are set to see the fourth member of their family - 11-week-old Abigail - baptised at the church. It comes after Mrs Coward's step-daughter Sophie and pal Leah Trente called an ambulance after she had had an asthma attack, and cared for Abigail until it arrived. Mrs Coward, who is married to Paul, said: "I think we must be the only family with four generations at the church. "We started going about three or four years ago when my mum went to have her banns read." She added: "Now the four of us go every Sunday. We enjoy it and it's a great way for us all to get together at least once a week. "I think it's probably quite a rare occurrence to get four generations of one family at church like this."
03 Sep 2000 Chloe COWARD Mrs Coward, who works for the West Dorset NHS General Hospitals Trust, was rushed to hospital after suffering an asthma attack at her home in July.Her step-daughter Sophie, eight, raised the alarm while Leah watched baby Abigail.Mr Coward, who works at Burden's builders' merchants on the Poundbury Industrial Estate, rushed home after being alerted by neighbours.Mrs Coward made a full recovery after the attack and is preparing to return to work when her maternity leave ends. Her grandmother, Gladys Parfey, 74, of Wilson Road, was married to Douglas until he died last year.Her mother Elaine, who works as a diabetic nurse at the Dorset County Hospital, lives nearby in Ackerman Road with husband Bill Adams.Mrs Coward added: "The support of the church meant a lot to my nan when my grandfather died."Going together is great because everyone gets to see Abigail and we take it in turns to carry her."We were a bit apprehensive about going at first, but everyone at St George's is really welcoming and Reverend Richard Betts makes it very interesting." Abigail is due to be blessed at the church in early September.Mr Betts said: "It is unusual to have four generations of the same family at one church."They all live in the area and we are delighted that Abigail is going to be baptised here as well."From the Echo, first published Monday 3rd Sep 2001.
26 Jan 2005 Colin Arthur FAGG DEATH - COLIN ARTHUR FAGG -Formerly of the Dorset Constabulary. Suddenly on 26th January 2005 aged 70. Much loved husband of Jean, dearest father to Bill and Becky and loved by all his family, friends and Jake the dog. Funeral Service at St. George's Church Fordington, Dorchester on Monday 7th February at 2.30pm, followed by private cremation. Family flowers only, but donations if wished may be given for Weld, Trimar & CCD Trust or the Dorset Police Benevolent Fund may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester, DT1 1TW. Tel :(01305) 262338
17 Aug 2006 Robert & Joyce PINKNEY DEATH - Thanksgiving Service for church's landmark couple - A special thanksgiving service marked Dorchester Baptist Church's tribute to the longest serving member couple in the history of the church, who recently died. Bob and Joyce PINKNEY , 94 and 89, respectively, died within a few days of one another. Married for 67 years they were members of Dorford Baptist Church for 72 years landmarks that no other couple of this church have attained according to the church Minister the Rev. Clive JARVIS. Bob and Joyce lives revolved around the teo bedrocks of the family and their faith, the latter in terms of their devotion and commitment to Jesus herev at Dorford Baptist church said Mr Jarvis. --- Baptist Times
13 May 2007 Eric John BIRD DEATH - ERIC JOHN BIRD - Peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday 13th May 2007. Much loved husband of Jean, wonderful father of Philip & Karen, and to Charlotte & Steve and loving grandad of Geoffrey, Sarah and Martha. Funeral service at St George's Church, Fordington on Friday 25th May at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if wished for Prostate Cancer Charity may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester, DT1 1 TW. Tel: (01305) 262338
21 Apr 2010 The Rev Richard BETTS:
Tim BULLICK and Margaret MORRISSEY
A REFURB has put a fresh breath of life into St George’s Church at Fordington. The project, which cost nearly £50,000, included returning the pews to the back of the church as the focal point for a new area. Historic St George’s has also become the first Grade I listed church in the country to have a new eco-friendly flooring. Now people are being invited to visit the church to see the refurbishment – at the annual St George’s Fair on Saturday, from 1.30pm to 4pm. The Rev Richard Betts said: “There has been an incredibly positive reaction from church-goers and from people who come in a couple of times a year. People think it looks incredibly good.” Mr Betts added: “All of the paintwork has been done and there is a feeling of space when people come in. It is not so cluttered.” The aim was to make the back part of the church more spacious, attractive, flexible and welcoming. Some pews were removed from the back of the church and the font was moved from its position in a corner in the south aisle to its proper position at the back. Other work has included a new office, a kitchenette, a welcome desk and notice board and the use of the tower for choir robing – as well as the flooring and repainting of walls and ceiling . Daniel Cantrell from John Stark and Crickmay Partnership was heavily involved in the project. He, the Rev Betts and churchwardens Tim Bullick and Margaret Morrissey tried to use local tradesmen where possible. Mrs Morrissey said: “The area has already been used for schools and children’s activities, including Manor Park First School.” She added: “We have tried to use tradesmen local to us.” Mr Bullick said: “The work does lift the church. “The position of the font also reminds, as a baptism on entry, of the beginning of their journey.” He added: “It is all about welcoming the community.” The work was paid for by trust fund money. The new Maroleum floor is made of environmentally friendly linseed. The plinth for the font is made of Ham stone, from Ham Hill, near Yeovil. The church has sections dating to Edwardian and Victorian times but parts also date back to the 12th century and earlier. Mr Betts said thanks went to all those who helped but especially to contractors, Mr Bullick and Mrs Morrissey, architects John Stark and Crickmay Partnership and Daniel Cantrell in particular. ---Dorset Echo

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