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Militia List for the Dorchester Sub-Division 1761

©Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington June 2012 - [7 records]


Sub Division Meeting - 1st June 1761

PRESENT:- John MEECH; John TRENCHARD; Warren LISLE and John JENNINGS


Antelope Inn - 1903


The old 'Antelope Inn' (first left) with balconly railings next to
Robinson's who sold stationery and musical instruments and were concert agents
Looking back at St Peters Church & the Corn exchange circa 1903 (Negative F. Frith 50841)
© Copyright Mr. M Russell FIPD private postcard collection

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants of the said County of Dorset and Justices of the Peace of the same County held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Monday the First day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One for carrying into further execution the Acts of Parliament lately made for the better ordering of the Militia Forces in the several Counties of that part of Great Britain called England.

It having been made appear unto us that the following Persons have been legally discharged from the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia by reason of their having served their term of three years in the said Regiment and those which have been discharged being deemed incapable of Service in the said Militia and other men who have died since the last ballot to this time for this Subdivision. We do hereby pursuant to the power vested in us by Law allow of and confirm such deaths and discharges. Vizt Died and discharged in the District of Blandford in the said Subdivision of Dorchester

Mens names and places of abode:

Robert WARHAM, Stourpain
Moses TERETT, Hilton
William MORRIS, Cerne Abbas
Robert BELLOWS, Blandford - a glover
Henry TILLERY, Blandford
Abraham BARNES, of the same (Died)
Richard SPICER, [Blank]
[Blank] KERSLAKE, Blandford - made a Serjeant


For Dorchester Districts

Mens names and places of abode:

Edmund HIBBS, East stafford and Lowell - Labourer
James FIANDER, Owermoigne
William GRIGG, Dorchester - a Cabinet Maker
John HELLARD, Dorchester - made (illegible word)
Henry VEY, Radipole
William BARTLETT, Broadway - Yeoman
Robert HODDER, Forthington [i.e. Fordington] a Cordwainer
John CHAPMAN, [Blank]


And the following Persons have this day been chosen by lot to supply the above vacancies --- For Blandford District (Sic - end of page)


Sub Division Meeting - 27th June 1761

PRESENT:- John MEECH; Thomas GUNDRY; Thomas GOULD Esq D.L. ; John JENNINGS Esq Justice

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants of the said County of Dorset and Justices of the Peace of the same County held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Saturday twenty seventh day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One for carrying into further execution the Acts of Parliament lately made for the better ordering of the Militia Forces in the several Counties of that part of Great Britain called England.

The following is the Names of persons which have appeared before us this day that have been chosen by lot to serve as Private Militia Men in the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia or consented to serve substitutes for Persons so chosen and have now taken the oath and been enrolled to serve in the said Regiment for the term of three years agreeable to the Acts of Parliament in such case made and provided.

Substitute approved and sworn; James OLIVER Labourer of Upway as substitute for John TALBOT - age 19 height 5' 7" single

The above named James OLIVER was this day sworn and enrolled before us as a Private Militia Man in the Dorsetshire Regiment for the term of three years; Thomas GARRETT of Frampton has paid the penalty of Ten Pounds into the hands of Mr John WALLIS Clerk of this Subdivision; as likewise have David READ of West Chickrell, which is to be repaid him, if he provides a proper substitute by 11th July next and John TOM of Stowerpayne is allowed the same time to provide himself a substitute; John CHRISTOPHER of Chesselborne who was enrolled as a substitute, but having a large family is hereby discharged & his paying Ten Pounds with which Mr WALLIS is devised to provide a proper man to serve in his stead - It appears Mr WALLIS yesterday provided a substitute at Beaminster for Thomas GARRETT of Dorchester Cabinet Maker (Vizt:) John QUANTICK of Somerton in the County of Somerset Labourer; John LUCKES of Wyke Regis having made default in not appearing this day a summons is to be issued against him - We allow and confirm the above, Witness our Hands Thomas GOULD; John MEECH; Thomas GUNDREY



Sub Division Meeting - 11h Sep 1761

PRESENT:- John JANE; John MEECH; Warren LISLE Esq

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants of the said County of Dorset and Justices of the Peace of the same County held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Saturday eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One for carrying into further execution the Acts of Parliament lately made for the better ordering of the Militia Forces in the several Counties of that part of Great Britain called England.

It appearing unto us the following persons doth claim and have been legally discharged from the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia by reason of their having served three years in the said Regiment or discharged being deemed incapable of Service in the said Militia or have been promoted to the Rank of a serjeant or died since the last Ballot for this Subdivision to this time - We do therefore pursuant to the Power vested in us by law hereby allow of and confirm the same Vizt: Died Discharged or promoted as aforesaid in the District of Blandford in the subdivision of Dorchester

George BARTLETT of Stowerpayne, a labourer
John MARTIN of Durweston, a labourer
Jethro LOVELL of Milton Abbas, a labourer
William GIDDY of Crediton
James CURME of Cerne Abbas, a mason
William CROOK of the same, a labourer
Peter STURMY of the same, a cordwainer
Walter ROBBINS of Tolpuddle


For the Dorchester District:-

William JACOB of Winterborne Saint Martin
Matthew HELLARD of Dorchester, a butcher
John BISHOP of Dorchester, a labourer
John WALTON of Sutton, a labourer (Died)
Samuel LITTLEJOHN of Taunton (made Serjeant)
William WHETTON of Dorchester, a labourer


And the following Persons have this day been chosen by lot to supply the above vacancies for the Blandford District


Hundreds Blandford
District
Number drawn Men Chosen Place of Abode Occupation Comment
Blandford H 29 William DEVERALL Blandford Feltmonger  
Comest? H 62 John BRODY Came Abbas Labourer  
Coombsditch H 32 William CUFF Watcombe Labourer  
Pimperne H 114 BOWER Stowerpaine Yeoman To provide a sub by 6th Oct
Pimperne H 2 John DICKER Winterborne Stickland Labourer  
Pimperne H 18 Samuel HELLARD Pimperne Wamership Servant  
Whiteway H 2 John STRANGE Stoke Wake Yeoman To provide a sub by 6th Oct
Puddlehinton 144 Henry STONE Puddlehinton Labourer  
Hundreds Dorchester Dist: No. Drawn Men Chosen Place of Abode Occupation Comment
Dorchester 16 James LOCK All Saints Dorchester Butcher To provide a sub by 6th Oct
Weymouth 22 James BLANCHARD Weymouth Servant To provide a sub by 6th Oct
Georges H 108 William LAMB Charminster Taylor to provide a sub by 6th Oct
Binden L 193 Thomas VINCENT Mill Street Fordington Labourer  
Portland L 197 Thomas NEWMAN Waken in Portland Labourer To provide a sub by 6th Oct
Wyke Regis L 166 John STEVENS Wyke Regis Blank  

Sub Division Meeting - 22nd Sep 1761

We hereby order that Mr John WALLIS Clerk of this Subdivision do issue forth precepts under our hands to the several constables of the several Hundreds Boroughs and Liberty's which was ordered and settled at a general Meeting held the nineteenth day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine to return their lists in this subdivision to require them to issue their precepts to the Petty Constables to return for His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants at the Meeting held the 22nd day of this instant September for the said subdivision of Dorchester, Lists of Persons between the ages of eighteen and fifty years in their respective parishes Tythings and places as prescribed by the said Acts of Parliament And we do further order that the Meeting for this subdivision on Tuesday the said twenty second day of September he held at ' The Antelope" in Dorchester in the said county and that another meeting be held at the same place on saturday the twenty sixth day of September 1761 to swear the men now balloted - We allow and confirm the above proceedings Witness our Hands

PRESENT:- John JANE; John MEECH Esq; Warren LISLE


At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants of the said County of Dorset and Justices of the Peace of the same County held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Tuesday twenty second day of September (being the first Tuesday in the week before Michaelmas) in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One for carrying into further execution the Acts of Parliament lately made for the better ordering of the Militia Forces in the several Counties of that part of Great Britain called England.

PRESENT:- D.R. MICHEL ; Warren LISLE; John JANE; John MEECH Esq

The following is the number of persons returned by the Constables and Tythingmen within the several hundreds Boroughs Liberty's Parishes Tythings and Places in the subdivision of Dorchester. We allow and confirm the below and order that Mr John WALLIS do return the above lists at the next at the next General Meeting to be held for this County and we further order that the next Meeting for this Subdivision be held on Saturday next at the Antelope in Dorchester aforesaid as was ordered at the last Meeting for the said Subdivision - Witness our hands


Borough Hundreds and Liberty's Parishes, Tythings and Places No. men returned in each list No. struck out of each list No. fit to serve Total No. men fit to serve in each Hundred
Dorchester Borough Holy Trinity 85 1 84  
  Saint Peters 91 13 78  
  All Saints 84 2 82  
    260 16 244 244
Weymouth & Melcombe Regis B Weymouth 28 0 28  
  Melcombe Regis 69 0 69  
    97 0 97 97
Beer Regis Hundred Beer Regis 82 0 82  
  Milbourne Styleham 26 1 25  
  Winterbourne Kingstone 42 0 42  
  Kingshole 19 0 19  
    169 1 168 168
Totcombe & Modbury Hundred Cerne Abbas 111 7 104  
  Nether Cerne 7 0 7  
  Godmanstone 14 1 13  
  Wild Court 22 2 20  
  Middlemarsh 11 0 11  
  Catistock 37 3 34  
  Compton Abbas 12 0 12  
  Hillfield 11 3 8  
  Up Sidling 1 0 1  
  Fifehead 5 0 5  
    231 16 215 215
Coombs Ditch Hundred Bloxworth 35 3 32  
  Anderstone & Tompson 9 0 9  
  Winterbourne Clenston 6 0 6  
  Blandford St Mary 27 2 25  
  Watcombe 18 3 15  
  Muston 8 0 8  
  Winterbourne Whitechurch 9 0 9  
  Law Lee 9 0 9  
    121 8 113 113 (837 sub total)
Culliford Hundred Ashton and Clendon 3 0 3  
  Osmington 36 0 36  
  Radipole 10 0 10  
  Buckland and Broadway 23 0 23  
  Hollingway 7 0 7  
  Winterbourne Munkton 11 0 11  
  Herringstone 3 1 2  
  Witcombe 5 0 5  
  East Stafford and Lewell 8 1 7  
  West Stafford 9 3 6  
  Littlemayne 1 0 1  
  West Knighton 13 2 11  
  West Chickrell 10 1 9  
  Ciplan and Farringdon 1 0 1  
    140 8 132 132
George Hundred Charminster 53 0 53  
  Winterbourne St Martin 30 0 30  
  Bradford Peverell and Muckford 23 5 18  
  Bockhampton and Stinsford 26 2 24  
  Shatton 17 3 14  
  Colliton Row 10 0 10  
  Grimston 7 1 6  
  Forston 16 0 16  
  Froom Whitfield in Colliton Row 0 0 0  
  Broadmayne 27 1 26  
  Froome Billett 2 0 2  
    205 12 193 193
Hundreds Barrow Hundred Affpuddle 27 0 27  
  Worpet 22 3 19  
  Hyde 5 0 5  
  Bryanspuddle 23 1 22  
  Tamerspuddle 13 1 12  
  Sullerton 13 0 13  
    103 5 98 98
Puddletown Hundred Puddletown 82 5 77  
  Wallerston 8 0 8  
  Athelhampton 4 0 4  
  Tolpuddle 28 2 26  
  Tingleton Cliff and Throope 23 1 22  
  Burleston 5 0 5  
  Kingston 13 0 13  
  Millbourne St Andrew 10 0 10  
  Levard; Little Puddle and Little Chesselborne 0 0 0  
    173 7 165 165
Tollerford Hundred Froom Saint Quinton 14 0 14  
  East and West Ce;borough 12 0 12  
  Melbury Lampford 5 0 5  
  Maiden Newton and Cruxton 48 1 47  
  Rampisham 35 6 29  
  Chilfrome 16 0 16  
  Toller Fratum 4 0 4  
  Froom Vauchurch 6 0 6  
  Winford Eagle 18 0 18  
  Evershot 63 5 58  
Uggescombe Hundred Phillyholme 60 1 59 237
  Abbotsbury Rodden and Elsworth 70 2 68  
  Portesham Corton Fryar Whadden and Shilvington 67 2 65  
  Langton Herring 17 0 17  
  Litton Cheney 43 0 43  
  Swire [Swyre] 15 0 15  
  Little Bredy and Kingston Russell 25 0 25  
  Chilcombe 4 0 4  
  Punknowle 16 0 16  
  Fleet 14 0 14  
  Steepleton 17 1 16  
    348 6 342 342 (2004 sub Total)
Winfrith Hundred East Knighton 13 0 13  
  East Burton 11 2 9  
  Warmwell 10 1 9  
  East Lulworth 52 0 52  
  Coombe Keynes 8 0 8  
  East Stoke 15 0 15  
  Popwell 6 1 5  
  Chaldon 3 1 2  
  Holworth 1 0 1  
  Moreton 22 0 22  
  Ringstead 0 0 0  
  Winfrith 32 0 32  
  Woodsford 12 1 11  
    196 6 190 190
Alton Pancras Liberty Acton Pancras 34 0 34 34
Dewlish Liberty Dewlish 38 2 36  
  Milbourne Churchstone 21 0 21  
    59 2 57 57
Bindon liberty Chaldon Herring 31 4 28  
  West Lulworth 30 0 30  
  Longcotts 12 0 12  
  East Pulham 8 1 7  
  West Worth 10 0 10  
  Wooll 55 1 54  
  Boeington 2 0 2  
  Forthington Mill Street 19 0 19  
  Creech Grange 7 1 6  
    175 7 168 168
Forthington Liberty Forthington 76 4 72  
  Hermitage 19 0 19  
  Dallwood 0 0 0  
Frampton Liberty Frampton 56 2 54  
  Burton Bradstock 27 0 27  
  Compton Vallence 9 0 9  
  Biniall? 14 0 14  
  Corsecombe 9 1 8  
  Bincombe 12 0 12  
  Winterbourne Came 8 1 7  
    135 4 131 131
Owermoigne Liberty Owermoigne 30 0 30 30
Puddlehinton Liberty Puddlehinton 37 1 36 36
Portland Liberty Portland 187 0 187 187
Puddletrenthide Liberty Puddletrenthide 14 1 13  
  Minterne Magna 10 0 10  
  Higher Puddletrenthide 15 0 15  
  Middle Puddletrenthide 25 0 25  
    64 1 63 63
Sutton Parish liberty Sutton Pintz and Preston 39 0 39  
  Stockwood 6 0 6  
  Putton & East Chickerell 9 0 9  
    54 0 54 54
Sydling St Nicholas Sydling 46 4 42 42
Waabyhouse Liberty Upway 21 0 21  
  Wyke Regis 23 0 23  
  Elwell 20 0 20  
    43 0 43 42
          3060


Sub Divison Meeting - 26th Sep 1761

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants of the said County of Dorset and Justices of the Peace of the same County held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Saturday twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One for carrying into further execution the Acts of Parliament lately made for the better ordering of the Militia Forces in the several Counties of that part of Great Britain called England.

The following is the Names of persons which have appeared before us this day that have been chosen by lot to serve as Private Militia Men in the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia or consented to serve substitutes for Persons so chosen and have now taken the oath and been enlisted to serve in the said Regiment for the term of three years agreeable to the Acts of Parliament in such case made and provided.

PRESENT:- D.R. MICHEL ; Warren LISLE; John JANE; John MEECH Esq



Persons drawn by lot that have taken the Oath with their occupations Substitutes approved & sworn with their occupations Place of Abode Persons for whom substitutes serve Age and Size [Height] What Family
John BRODY, Labourer [Blank] Cerne Abbas [Blank] 35 [5' 7"] Wife & 3 children
[Blank] Lawrence Hayward ANDREWS, a glover Yeovil County Somerset John SANGER of Gillingham 20 [5'7"] Single
William CUFF, Labourer [Blank] Witcombe [Blank] 38 [5'7"] Wife & 3 children
Henry STONE, Labourer [Blank] Puddlehinton (now of Winfrith) [Blank] 21 [5'8"] Single
Thomas VINCENT, Labourer [Blank] Mill Street Fordington [Blank] 43 [5' 5"] Wife & 4 children
[Blank] John LANCE, Labourer Blandford Forum [Blank] 17 [5' 1"] Single
John DICKER, Labourer [Blank] Winterborne Stickland [Blank] 31 [5' 6"] Wife & 2 children
[Blank] William FELTHAM, Labourer Chettle William DEVENELL 23 [5' 6"] Single
Charles HELLARD, Servant [Blank] Pimperne Warner ship [Blank] 21 [5' 5½"] Single
John STEVEN, Labourer [Blank] Wyke Regis [Blank] 28 [5' 6"] Wife & 2 children

Memoranda:

The (illegible word) named Persons were sworn and enrolled before us to serve as Private Militia Men in the Dorchester Regiment for the term of three years -- David CASHER and John LUCKES who were chosen formerly was to have provided substitutes this day which they have not done, therefore time is allowed them to provide substitutes or pay the penalty of Ten Pounds each on or before the 7th October next and the same time is allowed for Robert BOWER of Stoyrpaine; John STRANGE of Stoke Wake; William LAMB of Charminster; Thomas NEWMAN of Portland; James BLANCHARD of Weymouth and James LOCK of Dorchester We allow and confirm the above proceedings Witness our Hands

PRESENT:- Warren LISLE; John JANE; John MEECH Esq


Meeting - [probably 30th Sep 1761]

The following Names are those that claim and are by Law entitled to their respective Discharge to the month of September inclusive as reported by the several Officers commanding Companys belonging to the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia under the Command of William HANHAM Esq Lieutenant Colonel Commandant their term of three years being expired & the names of those men that have died or been discharged for just causes or promoted since and at the last Ballott (Viz) September 1761

Dorchester District: [only]

George MEECH of Stafford, a labourer - To be discharged 24th June 1762
Robert NEWMAN of Dorchester, a labourer - Do. 24th June
Thomas BUSHROD of Dorchester, a cordwainer - Do. 24th June
Thomas ADAMS of Forthington, a labourer - Do. 9th June
Thomas PAGE of Dorchester, a cordwainer - Do. 28th June
Samuel BUTT of Chaminster, a labouer - Do. 28th August
Joseph GRITTON of Dorchester, a cabinet maker - Do. 8th Sep
Amos DENNIS of Dorchester, a labourer - Do. 9th Sep
Edward JONES of Dorchester, a taylor - Do. 21st April
William HAYNE of Dorchester, a carpenter - Do. 21st April
John HELLARD of Forthington, a labourer - Do. 23 April
Philip STROUD of Braford [i.e. probably Bradford Peverell] - Do. 4th May
James SALISBURY of Frampton, a taylor - Do. 21st April
John SEAL of Dorchester, a glazier - Do. 26th July
Richard DREW of Forthington, a blacksmith - Do. 5th June
Robert HEDGECOCK of Forthington, a labourer - Do. 22nd January
Henry [rest of name and occupation illegible as paper torn ] - Do. 26th June
John VALLENS of Martins Town, a labouerer - Do. 25th June
John STEPHENS of Dorchester, a gardener - Do. 9th April
John COOPER of Dorchester, a brickmaker - Do. 16th April
Richard OLDIS of Dorchester, a buttonmaker - Do. 24th May
John BARTLETT of Dorchester, a butcher - Do. 1st June
John CHRISTOPHER of Dorchester, a labourer - Do. 1st June [ Note: Follow Link to comments about his discharge and the original link to an account of his life. Actually born in Fordington, living at Chesselbourne, part of the Dorchester Division of the Militia]
William WARREN of Dorchester, a labourer - Do. 23rd June
Thomas WHETTOM of Dorchester, a labourer - Do. 6th July
John OLIVER of Martins Town, a labourer - Do. 7th July
Thomas HAYDON of Dorchester, a millwright - Do. 23rd June
Thomas VINCENT of Mill Street Forthington, a labourer - Do. 26th September 1761

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