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Fordington

Poor Law & Apprenticeship Records

Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington July 2004 (last updated July 2012)

SURNAME

CHRISTIAN NAME

DOCUMENT

Date

Location

Ref

HUNT

Ambrose

Apprenticeship Indenture issued for Thomas Whinnell to Ambrose Hunt the younger of Fordington , tailor

30 Dec 1712

Milton Abbas

PE/MIL/OV 8/1

WYATT

Thomas

Entry in Parish Register Includes a memorandum that Thomas Wyatt, vicar of Fordington, was "buried by his Mother in a most shamefull, scandalous and penurius manner" 1713;

1713

Fordington

Parish Registers DHC

WYATT

William

Removal Order Issued from Blandford Forum for William Wyatt and Mary his wife to Fordington

18 Nov 1719

Blandford Forum

PE/BF/OV 5/2/24 

WILKINS

Mary

Removal Order Issued for Mary Wilkins, infant, to Fordington

17 Jan 1723

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/2/1

CHURCHILL

WILLIAM

Bastardy Maintenance Bond

This Indenture made the 12th day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty and three Between William CHURCHILL of Fordington in the county of Dorset Husbandman of the one part, Thomas TIRRELL and Charles PITFIELD Yeomen Churchwardens of the parish church of the parish of Fordington aforesaid Thomas ROBERTS carpenter and Giles TOLLERVILLE Overseers of the Poor of the same parish of the other part ---etc etc And Whereas upon examination of Charity CHURCHILL of Fordington aforesaid widow lately taken upon oath before John GOULD Esquire one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace in and for the County asforesaid it appeared on her confession that she was with child which child when born would be a bastard and was begotten on her body by the said William CHURCHILL and may then be chargeable to the said parish of Fordington etc [Link to full transcription of Bond and other information]

12 Jul 1723

Fordington

DHC PE/FOR(SG) : OV 7/5/1

 

 

VASKER

John

Settlement Certificate Issued for John Vasker of Fordington

1727

Sydling st Nicholas

PE/SSN/OV 3/1/2 

SEAGER

Benjamin

Bastardy Examination on oath of concerning the bastard child of Margaret Lillington, widow which Benjamin Seager of Fordington, labourer is the putative father

21 Jan 1731

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/6/3/2

STICKLAND

John

Apprenticeship indenture issued for John Stickland to Isaac Bonnett of Fordington, clothier

20 Mar 1731

Cerne Abbas

PE/CEA/OV 4/3 

KEECH

Mary

Dorset Apprenticeship Record Southampton Archives Thorner Charity Robert Belbin (son of Joshua, labourer) to Robert Belbin of Forthington, Dorset, cordwainer  

April 1732

Forthington

D/TH 55/31  

KEECH

Mary

Removal Order Issued for Mary Keech, singlewoman, to Fordington

25 Nov 1736

Beaminster

PE/BE/OV 4/2/7

WYATT

William

Settlement Certificate issued for William Wyatt, Mary his wife and Mary, Elizabeth, Edward and Priscilla their children of Fordington

12 Apr 1737

Blandford Forum

PE/BF/OV 5/1/35 

FACY

John

Dorset Apprenticeship Record Southampton Archives Thorner Charity - John Facy (son of Samuel, weaver) to William Dowle of Forthington, fuller

Dec 1741

Forthington

D/TH 55/46

TOWELL Robert & Ann Vagrancy Order - Whereas Robert TOWELL and Anne his wife were apprehended by John Morey and Thomas Harris in the Liberty of Forthington in the County of Dorset as vagabonds and being brought before us two of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for this County and our examining them they appear to be vagabonds within the true intent and meaning of the statute in that case made and provided and that the said John Morey and Thomas Harris are entitled to the sum of Ten shillings for such vagabonds so apprehended as aforesaid We do therefore hereby order and direct that the Western Treasurer of this County of Dorset do pay unto the said John Morey and Thomas Harris the sum of twenty shillings within one week after the same shall be demanded as a reward for their apprehending the said Robert TOWELL and Anne his wife as aforesaid given under our hands & seals the eighteenth day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and forty four -- Sydenham WILLIAMS and John MEECH ----- Received The 8th day of September 1744 of Nicholas STICKLAND the western Treasurer of Dorset the sum of Twenty Shillings in face of the above order. we say received by us the signature of John Morey and the mark of Thomas Harris 18 Aug 1744 Forthington Treasurer's Accounts and Vouchers (Western Division) 1743 - 1744 Ancestry.com Image

JAMES

Jane

Removal Order issued for Jane James, widow and Elizabeth, James, John and Roger her children from Fordington to Puddletown

24 Aug 1745

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/4/4

COWARD

Temperence

Order for the discharge of an order for the removal of Temperance Coward alias Luccas, widow from Winterborne Came to Fordington

11 Jul 1749

Winterborne Came

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/5/2

LUCAS

Temperence

Order for the discharge of an order for the removal of Temperance Coward alias Luccas, widow from Winterborne Came to Fordington

11 Jul 1749

Winterborne Came

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/5/2

STRODE

Richard

Order from Justices of the Peace to the parish of Fordington concerning the effects of Richard Strode

1756

 

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 8/2

ATKINS

James

Removal Order Issued for James Atkins, Ann his wife and John their son to Fordington

26 Jun 1766

Poole

 

PE/PL/OV 2/4/38 

CRITCHELL

Charles

Removal Order for Charles Critchell, Mary his wife and Mary and Samuel their children of Fordington

04 Aug 1770

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/3/15 

CRITCHELL

Charles

Case paper concerning the removal of Charles Critchell and his family to Fordington

13 Aug 1770

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/3/16 

CRITCHELL

Charles

Notice of appeal against the removal of Charles Critchell and his family to Fordington

31 Aug 1770

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/3/17 

DIFFEY

Thomas

Removal Order Thomas Diffey, Sarah his wife and Ann their daughter to Fordington

04 Apr 1772

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/3/21 

NORMAN

John

Removal order Issued for John Norman and Rebecca his wife from Fordington

03 July 1773

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/3

PURSE

James

Settlement for James Purse and Christian his wife from Fordington, Dorset

1774

Colyton Devon

3483 A/PO 21/9

WILLS

Mary Ann

Settlement for Mary Ann Wills, widow, Sophia 15 and Jane 7, her children by Thomas, her husband, deceased from Dorchester, Fordington

1774

Colyton Devon

3483 A/PO 21/84a-b [n.d.]

JUSTINS

Dinah

Removal Order Issued for Dinah Justins from Fordington

08 Sep 1775

Sherborne

PE/SH/OV 1/3/27 

ALLEN

James

Apprenticeship indenture Issued for James Allen junior to James Allen senior of Fordington, tailor

10 Jul 1780

Fordington

PE/DO/AS/OV/5/6

STICKLAND

Richard

Removal Order Issued for Richard Stickland and Thomazin his wife from Fordington

03 Dec 1781

Cerne Abbas

PE/CEA/OV 3/4/7

WHITE

Barbara

Removal order Issued for Barbara White, singlewoman, from Fordington

29 Oct 1791

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/11 

LEGG

George

Removal Order issued for George Legg, Elizabeth his wife and Thomas, John and Hannah their children from Fordington to Puddletown

10 Dec 1791

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/4/18 

LEGG

George

Notice and receipts concerning arrears of rent on a house in Mill Street, Fordington owed to William Templeman by George Legg and paid by the Overseers of the parish of Puddletown - for some reason this is listed under Bastardy Examinations?

01 Sep 1792

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/4/3/7 

FRY

William

Repayment to the Overseers of Fordington for their payments to the wife of William Fry of Fordington, serving as a substitute for Reuben Rice

29 Sep 1798

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/6/7 

ARGYLE

James

Settlement Examination of James Argyle, labourer, now residing in Fordington

30 Nov 1799

Wimborne Minster

PE/WM/OV/9/3/118 

CHRISTOPHER

Thomas

Removal Order Issued for Thomas Christopher, Elizabeth his wife and Ann and James their children from Fordington

20 Dec 1800

Poole

PE/PL/OV 2/5/70  See original image

CHAPMAN

Richard

Order from Justices of the Peace to the parish of Fordington to pay relief to Richard Chapman

1801

Fordington

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 8/3

JAMES

Joseph

Removal Order issued for Joseph James, Sarah his wife and Mary their daughter from Fordington to Puddletown

Jan 1801

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/4/24 

STYLES

George

Removal order Issued for George Styles and his children by his late wife Hannah , namely Sarah, George and Hannah from Fordington

08 Dec 1804

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/15 

BEAVIS

Susan

Removal Order issued for Susan Beavis, wife of Jacob Beavis a soldier in the 53rd regiment of foot, and John her child from Fordington

03 Oct 1808

Whitchurch Canonicorum

PE/WCC/OV/4/3/7

HINE

William

Apprenticeship Thomas Shepherd of Bishops Caundle. Bond, 1802 (Gwyn, Shepherd). Deed of apprenticeship of William Hine of Fordington to George Greening of Dorchester, parchment maker, 1814

1814

Bishops Caudle

D/FFO/27/53

AYRES

Mary

Removal order Issued for Mary, wife of Robert Ayres and Mary Ann and Jane their children from Fordington

12 Mar 1814

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/24 

MULLETT

Elizabeth

Removal order Issued for Elizabeth Mullet, singlewoman, from Fordington [Note:- See baptism All Saints Church Dorchester 27 Nov 1815 of James base born son of Elizabeth MULLETT]

01 Sep 1815

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/25 

NORRISH

William

Settlement Examination of William Norrish who has been apprehended in Chudleigh, Devon, wandering and begging, with order to the constable for the conveyance of William Norrish from Chudleigh, Devon to Farringdon [Fordington]

10 Sep 1815

Chudleigh Devon

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/4/59

GREGORY

Daniel

Removal Order issued for Daniel Gregory, Lucy his wife and their daughter Mary from Fordington to Puddletown

15 Feb 1817

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/4/40 

HYDE

John

Removal Order Issued for John Hyde, Rebecca his wife and Elizabeth their daughter to Fordington

27 Jun 1817

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/2/47 

GREGORY

Robert

Removal order Issued for Robert Gregory, Elizabeth his wife and Rebecca their daughter from Fordington

22 Nov 1817

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/28 

WARR

Robert

bastardy order requiring Robert Warr of Fordington to pay maintenance for his bastard child by Sarah Sprankling 1818

1818

Fordington

Parish Registers DHC

NORMAN

Thomas

Removal Order for Thomas Norman and Rebecca his wife to Fordington

28 Mar 1818

Puddletown

PE/PUD/OV/3/3/79 

CRITCHELL

Thomas

Order that an order for the removal of Thomas Critchell, Harriett his wife and John, Mathew and Charles their children from Fordington to Winterborne Houghton be quashed

20 Oct 1818

Winterborne Houghton

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/5/4

BISHOP

Caleb

Apprenticeship Indenture Issued for Jeremiah Argyle apprenticed to Caleb Bishop of Fordington , tailor

22 Jan 1819

Wimborne Minster

PE/WM/OV/11/1/195 

CROSS

Eneas

Settlement Examination of Eneas Cross, labourer now residing in Fordington

22 May 1823

Fordington

PC/CMO/11/3/2/25

CROSS

Eneas

Removal Order of Eneas Cross, Elizabeth his wife and two children from Fordington to Charmouth, order ofor and notices of adjournment of an appeal until the next Sessions

7 Jun 1823
23 Sep 1843

Charmouth

PC/CMO/11/3/5/14

BISHOP Mary Ann Bartardy order: enry 3 page 23: Name of Parish in which the child was born =Fordington: Name of Mother Mary Ann BISHOP: Name of Father Thomas POWELL : Sex of child female: Residence of the father and his trade or employment = Fordington a private in the 14th Regiment of Light Dragoons stationed at Fordington. Date of Order 6th March 1824; Amount of expense incurred prevoius to the order being made 9 shillings; Weekly payment by the father to support the child 1shilling and 3 pence; Names of Magistrates who made the order James Frampton and William Morton Pitt Esq Name of person who served the order and when served Wm Gilbert Carey 6th March 1824 [Note:- Could not locate a baptism] 11 Sep 1824 Fordington Dorset History Centre; Dorset Bastardy Records, QDK

WARR

Joseph

Removal Order from Fordington to Pulham. Joseph WARR, Elizabeth, wife and Sarah , daughter.

11 Sep 1824

Pulham

PE/FOR(SOG)/OV 5/2/101

TIPPARD

Charles

Removal Order Issued for Charles Tippard son of the late John Tippard, gardener, to Fordington

20 Dec 1826

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/2/57 

PASHEN

John

Removal Order issued for John Pashen and Elizabeth his wife from Fordington

13 Oct 1827

Cerne Abbas

PE/CEA/OV 3/4/45 

WATERS

Joseph

Removal order Issued for Joseph Waters and Elizabeth his wife from Fordington

01 Sep 1827

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/37 

HELLARD

John

Removal Order Issued for John Hellard, Hester his wife and Henry, George, Maria and Mary their children to Fordington

29 Sep 1828

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/2/59 

WHITE

Charles

Removal order Issued for Charles White, Maria his wife and Susan their child from Fordington

28 May 1831

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/39 

GAWLER

Mary

Removal order Issued for Mary Gawler, singlewoman, from Fordington [Note:- Link to warrant and more info]

28 May 1831

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/40 

LESLIE

Jane

Removal order Issued for Jane Leslie the younger from Fordington

11 Feb 1832

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/41

HAVER

Charles

Bastardy Order made by the Justices of the Peace requiring Charles Haver of Fordington, mason to pay maintenance money for the bastard child of Ann Chaffy

19 Mar 1832

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/6/2/8

HARVEY

George

Bastardy Order Issued for George Harvey of Fordington , gentleman and Caroline Burton, singlewoman

26 Apr 1832

Sixpenny Handley

PE/SIX/OV 3/13 

SALISBURY

John

Bastardy Order Issued for John Salisbury of Fordington , cordwainer and Maria Cooper, singlewoman

21 July 1832

Litton Cheney

PE/LIC/OV 5/2/19 

SAINSBURY

John

Maria Cooper delivered of a male bastard child on 17.6 last past begat by John Sainsbury of Fordington. John Sainsbury ordered to pay 3 shillings and 8 pence weekly as maintenance.

25 Jul 1832

Litton Cheney

 

LOVELACE

Betty

Removal Order Issued for Betty Lovelace, singlewoman from Fordington

1833

Powerstock

PE/POW/OV 5/2/18

WEAR

Emma

Removal Order made out against Emma Wear - Removed to Fordington

14 Nov 1833

Powerstock

PE/POW/OV 5/2/18

KEYNES

John

Removal Order Issued for John Keynes, Mary his wife and Mary Jane, George and Sarah their children from Fordington to the Parish of All Saints Dorchester

02 Aug 1834

All Saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/3/45  [Note:- Incorrectly
recorded on the A2A Website under surname
HEYNES]
See original image

GILLINGHAM

Mary

Notice of the grounds of an appeal by the overseers of Dorchester St Peter's against the overseers of Fordington concerning the removal of Mary Gillingham

05 Oct 1835

Dorchester st Peters

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/5/5 

GILLINGHAM

Mary

Notice of intention to appeal against an order for the removal of Mary Gillingham from Fordington to Dorchester St Peter's

26 Dec 1835

Dorchester st Peters

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/5/6

CURTIS

Elizabeth

Removal Order made against Elizabeth Curtis, the wife of James Curtis, labourer, 'now confined in the Dorset County Gaol for a felony', and Jane their daughter - Removed from Fordington

16 May 1836
17 may 1836

Buckland Newton

PE/BCN/OV 16/25  & PE/BCN/OV 16/26 & PE/BCN/OV 16/27: PE/BCN/OV/5/3/26 &
5/3/27

WARR

Robert

Removal Order from Fordington to Pulham. Robert WARR, Elizabeth, wife.

14 Mar 1838

Pulham

PE/FOR(SOG)/OV 5/2/141

NORRIS

Joseph

Order for the payment by Fordington parish of maintenance for Joseph Norris, pauper lunatic confined in the asylum at Forston

25 Aug 1838

Forston

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/5/7 

COWARD

Robert

Adjudication of the settlement of Robert Coward, pauper lunatic, to be in Fordington

29 Sep 1838

Forston

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/5/8

BARTLETT

John

Removal Order made out against John Bartlett, Ann his wife and Maria their child - Removed from Fordington [Includes 2 duplicate copies 15 May 1839]

13 M\y 1839

Fordington

PE/BDY/OV 4/4/20 

LOVELACE

Thomas

Removal Order Issued for Thomas Lovelace and Mary his wife from Fordington

1841

Powerstock

PE/POW/OV 5/2/19 

NORRIS

Joseph

Adjudication of the settlement of Joseph Norris, now in Dorchester workhouse to be in Fordington

17 Mar 1841

Forston

PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/5/10 

TIZARD

Sarah Ann

Removal Order Issued for Sarah Ann, wife of John Tizard the younger, and Mary and Ann their children to Fordington

20 Oct 1841

All saints Dorchester

PE/DO/AS/OV/4/2/71 

WOODSFORD

Sarah

Settlement Examination - Thomas Bishop of Fordington , master of the Dorchester Union Workhouse re the settlement of Sarah Woodsford. Joseph Woodsford of Longbredy, labourer re the settlement of his daughter Sarah Woodsford  

06 May 1843

Longbredy

ref. PE/LBY/OV 1 + PE/LBY/OV 1/1/4 + PE/LBY/OV 1/1/5 6 May 1843

CROSS

Eneas

Settlement Examination for Eneas Cross, labourer, now residing in Fordington

22 May 1843

Charmouth

PC/CMO/11/3/2/25 

CROSS

Eneas

Notice of the removal order of Eneas Cross, Elizabeth his wife and their two children from Fordington to Charmouth; order for and notices of the adjournment of an appeal until the next Sessions

23 Sep 1843

Charmouth

PC/CMO/11/3/5/14 

WEAR

Emma

Removal Order Issued for Emma Wear to Fordington

14 Nov 1843

Stoke Abbott

PE/STA/OV 3/3/38 

WEBBER

Elizabeth

Removal Order Issued for Elizabeth Webber, singlewoman and Sarah her daughter from Fordington

1844

Powerstock

PE/POW/OV 5/2/21 

SPRACKLIN

John

Removal Order Issued for John Spracklen, Mary Anne his wife and Sarah Ann their child from Fordington

23 Sep 1844

Shipton Gorge

PE/SHG/OV 3/4/14 

GALE

Ann

Removal Order Issued for Ann Gale, her infant child and Cardine , and Jane Lock from Fordington

1847

Powerstock

PE/POW/OV 5/2/29 

SHEPHERD

Love

Removal Order Issued for Love Sheppard, widow from Fordington

02 Dec 1850

Cerne Abbas

PE/CEA/OV 3/4/71 

SYMONDS

James

Depositions taken on the order of removal of James Symonds from Fordington

01 May 1858

Shipton Gorge

PE/SHG/OV 3/5/10 

GEORGE formerly BALSTER Eliza

Removal Order: Eliza GEORGE formerly BALSTER: Eliza GEORGE born 9th Feb 1851 pregnant and her 4 children viz; Clara Jessie born 19 Nov 1879 in Hine St Poplar, Anne born 12th Feb 1882 3 Gun lane Limehouse, Nelly born 1884 naukin St Poplar and William born 1885 Canning Town: was married at Poplar Church September 1878 to James GEORGE a Ships firemanand a native of Africa having no settlement who deserted her about 6 months ago sailing in the 'Austaline' for Japan. When they were married they went to live at 15 Limehouse Causway for 4 months with Mrs Johnson then 18 Hine St Poplar (Clara was born here see above) about 12 months with Mrs Wilkinson: 11 Rich st Limehouse 4 months with Mrs Johnson; 3 Gun Lane (Annie was born here) 2 years with Mrs Gudge left in July or August 1882 (See Mrs Gudges Statement) 118 Croydon Road, Barking Road few months with Mrs Phillips; 6 nankin St Poplar 2 years; 5 Woodstock Road silvertown 6 months with Mrs Marshall; 134 Gays Inn Road, Custom House 6 months with Mrs Harrison; 27 Bidden St canning Town 6 weeks with Mrs Mason; 77 Bidden St Canning Town 18 months with Mrs Williams; 73 Grundy St poplar 1 month; 22 Wade St Poplar 1 month Then the Poplar Workhouse.

Previous to his marriage the man had no regular home, only took lodgings at a boarding house when at home and never paid rent while away. Woman before marriage was living at Plumstead with brother from about November 1877 before in the service of Mrs Coghlan High Street Poplar for about 7 or 8 months (see Mrs Coghlans statement) before about 6 months at plumstead with Mrs Harry Balster (See her statement) before at the Golden Cross Hotel Charing Cross about 6 months here about Feb 1876 before at Plumstead.

Was in the service of Mr F Jelly Brookhill Road Brookhill park Plumstead for about 2 years left about 12 years ago. Search at somerset House shows that Eliza BALSTER was born 9th Feb 1851 of parents Stephen and Susan BALSTER at Holloway Row in the parish of Fordington in the Dorchester Union. (this was admitted) Witnesses of Bush brothers; Harry Balster 55 Speranga St Plumstead; herbert BALSTER Boatman Margate; john BALSTER Plumstead Common Cottages Plumstead

Statement by Mrs GUDGE: 11 Gun lane Limehouse states that Eliza GEORGE whose husband was a blackman lived with her at 3 Gun Lane for about 2 years her child Annie was born there and she left when she was a few months old viz July or August 1882 Previous to living with her she lived with Mrs Johnson in Rich Street and when she left she went to canning town with a Mrs Phillips. + many more papers relating to the case See Times Newspaper 31st May 1888

31 May 1888 Poplar Union London POBG/131/02

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