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Militia Lists for the Dorchester Sub-Division 1763

©Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington May 2017
[23 Records Dorchester 6 for Fordington]


Antelope Inn - 1903


The old 'Antelope Inn' (first left) with balcony 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

DORSETSHIRE : Present: Warren LISLE; John MEECH; David Rob MICHEL; Thomas GOULD

Dorsetshire 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 of the 'Antelope Inn' in Dorchester for the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Saturday the fifth day of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Three (being the second Meeting held in and for the said Subdivision and Fixed at a General meeting held the Twenty Sixth of October last) for carrying into further execution the Act of Parliament made in the second year of his present Majesty's reign entitled an Act to explain amend and reduce into one Act of Parliament the several laws now in being relating to the raising and training the Militia within that part of Great Britain called England.

This Meeting having been fixed for the purpose of the Discharge of the men belonging to this Division discharged from the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia since the last Ballot for the said Subdivision and intended on such confirmation to have immediately chosen by Lot so many men as would supply such vacancies, but many difficulties arising with respect to the power vested in us by law to ballot for men to supply vacancies of those who belong to other County's where three years Service has not yet expired and as there are in any other doubts of the legality of such intended proceedings We think it convenient and necessary and order that the business of the Meeting be referred to the next Meeting to be held ---illegible----General Meeting held the 26th October last.

Signed Warren LISLE; John MEECH; D.R.MICHEL; Thomas GOULD


DORSETSHIRE : Present: John MEECH; Warren LISLE; George BROWNE; Thomas GOULD

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace of the County of Dorset held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Friday the Twenty Second day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Three being the third meeting held the twenty sixth day of October last for carrying into further execution the Act of Parliament made in the Second Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third entitled An Act to explain amend and reduce into one Act of Parliament the several Laws now in being allotting to the raising and training the Militia Forces within that part of Great Britain called England.

We thinking it convenient and necessary to add together (agreeable to the resolution of the General Meeting held the 19th day of December 1759) the Lists of the several Parishes, tything's or places contained in their respective Districts in the said Subdivision of Dorchester do order to render our proceedings as equal and impartial as the natures and circumstances of things can possibly admit ---- And Whereas it appears that the several persons who are hereunder mentioned have been legally discharged from the Dorsetshire Regiment for just cause or have been entitled to their discharges from serving as Militia men in the said Regiment by their term of three years service being expired or promoted ----Serjeant according to the said recited Act therefore pursuant to the power vested in us by law we do hereby confirm the discharges of all and every such men from serving in the said Militia and instead of the men so legally discharged and of those who have died since the last ballot for this subdivision belonging to the same subdivision and of those promoted as aforesaid have this day chosen by lot the several persons likewise hereafter specified to supply such vacancies according to the number of vacancies in each District.

Died, Discharged or Promoted in the District of Blandford in the said subdivision of Dorchester.

Men's names and places of abode:

Lawrence SNELLING - Watcombe --- Died
Samuel HUGHES - Tolpuddle
Joseph ROBERTS - Tolpuddle
John LOVELL - Milton Abbas
William ROGERS - Blandford
John FORD - Blandford
William SHITTLER - Blandford
William RIDEOUT - Blandford
Henry REED - Milbourne Stileham
William ARNOLD - Puddletown
James JACKSON - Stoke Wake - a Serjeant in Shropshire
Philip TEMPLER - Ilchester somerset
James MILES - Kingston Somerset
William WATTS - Blandford
Thomas SCRIVEN - Combe St Nicholas - a Serjeant in Shropshire
William CROOK - Cerne Abbas - - a Serjeant in Shropshire
Isaac HARRIS - Kingsbury Somerset
John BAKER - Cheselbourne
Thomas LANCE - Blandford - made a Serjeant
John SYMES - Stoke
William BOND - Bridgewater
John NEWHOOK - Tolland Wick
John PITNEY - Blandford - made a Serjeant

For the Dorchester District:-

Richard WILLIS - Credwood Devon
William THOMAS - Broadcliff Devon
Thomas BRINE - Dorchester
Joseph CLARE - Winterbourne St Martin
Richard MORGAN - Upway
Henry TLOODLY? - Devon
Joseph SEAL - Forthington [i.e. Fordington]
Seth? PERKINS - Penn Devon
Robert SHILLER - Tingleton
John BOARD of Up Ottery Devon substitute for John BEST of Dorchester - a Serjeant in Shropshire
John WHEELER - Dorchester
William CUFF - Whitcombe
Robert CHARLES - Osmington - Died
Edmund STONE - Puddlehinton [i.e. Piddlehinton] - a Serjeant in Shropshire
William COX? All Saints Dorchester
John CLAYTON - Melcombe Regis
Thomas HARRIS - Portland
William NORRIS - Forthington [i.e. Fordington]
William SPURDLE - Tincleton
John TINKER - Winfrith
Thomas HORSEY - Taunton Somerset
Daniel PARKER - Crewkerne Somerset
John BISHOP - Dorchester - made a Serjeant


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

Blandford Hundred Number Drawn Men's Names Balloted Places or Abode Occupations
Blandford Borough 22 John PAULL Blandford Servant
Blandford Borough 43 Richard KERLEY Blandford Blacksmith [Sub sworn vizt: William GODDARD]
Blandford Borough 25 Benjamin WALL Blandford Joiner
Pimperne Hundred 21 Thomas BOWER Stowerpaine [Stourpaine] Butcher [Sub sworn vizt: Robert JENKINS]
Pimperne Hundred 2 Henry CAILL Stowerpaine [Stourpaine] Labourer
Pimperne Hundred 13 Henry William PORTMAN Bryanston Esquire
Pimperne Hundred 3 James WAITE Pimperne Warnership Cordwainer
Puddletown Hundred 28 Thomas STANFIELD Tolpuddle Carpenter
Puddletown Hundred 2 Thomas EVERETT Waterstone Labourer
Whiteway Hundred 37 Samuel TRIPP Holton Gentleman
Whiteway Hundred 12 William ELFORD Milton Abbas Labourer
Whiteway Hundred 13 George LILLINGTON Milton Abbas Mason
Whiteway Hundred 3 Lawrence JACKSON Milton Abbas Maltster
Cerne Hundred 32 Thomas ANDREWS Cerne Abbas [Blank] : cho [chosen] already
Cerne Hundred 26 John BARTLETT Cerne Abbas Labourer
Cerne Hundred 2 Thomas CROOK Cerne Abbas Labourer
Beer Regis Hundred 11 John ARNOLD Milbourne Stileham Labourer
Buckland Newton 33 John MAJOR Buckland Newton [Blank]
Frampton Liberty 33 James NOTLEY Bincombe Shepherd dis. criple [disqualified a cripple]
Frampton Liberty 9 William BRETT Frampton Taylor [Tailor]
Dewlish Liberty 9 William MOGE Milbourne Churchstone Sadler - gone ???
Puddlehinton Liberty 36 Edward CHANNING Puddlehinton [Piddlehinton] dis.sub. to fitts [disqualified subject to fits]
Puddletrenmthide 30 James PHILLIPS Middle Piddle XXX

For Dorchester District

Blandford Hundred Number Drawn Men's Names Balloted Places or Abode Occupations
Dorchester Borough 24 James CHAFFEY Junior All Saints Dorchester Innholder
Dorchester Borough 7 William SPILLER All Saints Dorchester Labourer
Dorchester Borough 31 Robert WILSON St Peters Dorchester Taylor
Dorchester Borough 22 Isaac NOAK Holy Trinity Dorchester Cabinet maker
Dorchester Borough 2 William CHICK Holy Trinity Dorchester Cheese monger
Weymouth Borough 16 Richard BARTLETT Melcombe Regis Taylor
Weymouth Borough 11 George HOLLAND Melcombe Regis Cooper - als till Sat:
Weymouth Borough 21 Benjamin RYALL Weymouth Perukemaker
Culliford Hundred 12 Robert WILTSHIRE Osmington Shepherd
Culliford Hundred 34 John PORTER Radipole Labourer
George Hundred 33 William GIFFORD Charminster Labourer
George Hundred 2 Mark LILLINGTON Broadmayne Taylor
George Hundred 15 Edward SATCHELL Bradford peverell Shepherd
Winfrith Hundred 41 William BEAR Galton [Blank]
Winfrith Hundred 27 William BURT Holworth Yeoman
Bindon Liberty 14 John WINDSOR Chaldon Herring Labourer
Portland Liberty 45 Robert COMBDEN son of Bartholomew Portland [Blank]
Portland Liberty 8 Abraham ANTHONY Wakem in Portland Quarryman
Portland Liberty 37 Thomas DOWDEY Chessell in Portland Carpenter
Portland Liberty 14 Bartholomew COMBDEN Easton in Portland Quarryman
Owermoigne Liberty 31 Joseph JAMES Owermoigne Yeoman
Wyke Regis Liberty 38 Samuel ORCHARD Elwell Yeoman
Wyke Regis Liberty 17 Lewis TALBOT Wyke Regis Labourer - 5 Ch= ?
We Order That the next Meeting for the said Subdivision of Dorchester be held at the 'Antelope Inn' in Dorchester aforesaid on Saturday the 7th day May next - Witness our hands

Warren LISLE ; George BROWNE ; Thomas GOULD and John MEECH

DORSETSHIRE : Present: John MEECH; Warren LISLE; George BROWNE; Thomas GOULD and Thomas WILLIAMS

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants of the 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 the 7th day of May In the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Three for carrying into further execution the Act of Parliament made in the Second Year of present Majesty's Reign entitled An Act to explain amend and reduce into one act of Parliament the several Laws now in being relating to the raising and training the Militia Forces within that part of Great Britain called England.

The following is the names of persons who have appeared before us this day that have been chosen by lot (at the last meeting for this Subdivision) to serve as Private Militia men in the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia or consented to serve as 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 Act of Parliament in such case made and provided

Persons Chosen by Lot that have taken the oath with their occupation Substitutes provided and sworn with their occupation Places of Abode Persons for whom Substitutes Age Comments
Tomas CROOK, labourer [Blank] Cerne Abbas [Blank] 30 Wife and 2 children
[Blank] John BARTLETT, butcher Dorchester Richard BARTLETT 25 Wife & 1 child
[Blank] John BISHOP, miller Upway Samuel ORCHARD 29 Single
[Blank] Thomas SCRIVEN Portland Robert COMBDEN son of Bartholomew 25 Wife
[Blank] Thomas PAGE, cordwainer Dorchester Abraham ANTHONY 21 Single
[Blank] John VALLENS, labourer Winterbourne St Martin Thomas DOWDEY 21 Single
[Blank] Thomas GILLETT, labourer Maiden Newton Bartholomew COMBDEN 21 Single
(Illegible but) John BARTLETT, labourer [Blank] Cerne Abbas [Blank] 28 Wife & 1 child
(illegible but) William ELFORD, labourer [Blank] Milton Abbas [Blank] 42 Wife & 3 children
[Blank] John CORDNEY, labourer Milton Abbas George LILLINGTON 18 Single
[Blank] Thomas HUNT, labourer Blandford Lawrence JACKSON 25 Wife
[Blank] Edward HOARE, labourer Forthington [i.e. Fordington] John PORTER 29 Wife & 4 children
[Blank] Edward COX, butcher Dorchester James PHILLIPS 38 Wife
Lewis TALBOT, labourer [Blank] Wyke Regis [Blank] 39 Wife & 5 children
[Blank] Richard LEGG, labourer Mappowder John MAJOR 25 Single
[Blank] John SYMES, labourer Stoke Wake John PAULL 33 Wife & 1 child
[Blank] James BARTLETT, wool comber Stalbridge Benjamin Watts 21 Wife
William SPILLER, labourer [Blank] Dorchester [Blank] 36 Wife & 2 children
[Blank] Matthew HELLARD, butcher Dorchester Robert WILSON (of St Peters Dorchester) 34 Wife & 2 children
[Blank] Richard CANTERBURY, sack weaver Dorchester Isaac NOAK (of HT Dorchester) 32 Wife & 3 children
[Blank] William WARREN, labourer Dorchester William CHICK (of HT Dorchester) 36 Wife & 4 children
[Blank] John PERKINS, labourer Dorchester James CHAFFEY Junior (of All Saints Dorchester) 24 Single
[Blank] John CLENCH, saddler Blandford Henry William PORTMAN Esq 20 Single
[Blank] William CLARE, comber Beaminster Robert WILSHIRE 20 Single
[Blank] William PARKER, labourer Owermoigne Joseph JAMES 18 Single
[Blank] Enoch HOLLAND, labourer Dorchester Samuel TRIPP 38 Single
[Blank] John LUCAS, labourer Forthington [i.e. Fordington] William BURT 25 Wife & 3 children
William BEAR [Blank] Galton [Blank] 39 Wife & 5 children
[Blank] Thomas NICHOLLS, worsted comber Dorchester John WINZOR 21 Single
[Blank] Daniel STYLE, butcher Forthington [i.e. Fordington] Mark LILLINGTON 39 Wife & 3 children
[Blank] John DREW, labourer Bradford Peverell Edward SATCHELL 19 Single
William BRETT, taylor [Blank] Frampton [Blank] 27 Wife & 1 child
[Blank] James RIDEOUT, labourer Milton Abbas Benjamin RYALL 17 Single
[Blank] Samuel NORTH, labourer Milbourne St Andrew Thomas EVERITT 23 Single
William GIFFORD, labourer [Blank] Charminster [Blank] 27 Wife v& 1 child
John ARNOLD, labourer [Blank] Milbourne Stileham [Blank] 30 Single
[Blank] George KAILL, labourer Shapwick Henry KAILL [Blank] [Blank]
[Blank] Richard WHETTON, gardener Dorchester Thomas STANFIELD 28 Single

The above named Persons were sworn and enrolled to serve as Private Militia Men in the Dorsetshire Regiment for the term of three years -- The following Persons not having been yet able to provide themselves substitutes we allow them further time for that purpose until the next Meeting to be held for this Subdivision Vizt Richard KERLEY of Blandford Blacksmith, Thomas BOWER of Stowerpaine butcher, Thomas SHERFIELD of Tolpuddle carpenter, and George HOLLAND of Melcombe Regis cooper -- And several of the Persons chosen at the last Meeting for this Subdivision on their appearance are decreed incapable of serving as Militia Men (Vizt) James WAITE of Pimperne Warnership being very infirm in his thigh, Thomas ANDREWS of Cerne Abbas having been formerly chosen and then provided a substitute , James NOTLEY of Bincombe who is a cripple, Edward CHANNING of Puddlehinton subject to fits, Lewis TALBOT of Wyke Regis being a poor infirm man and hath 5 children, And William MOGE of Milbourne Churchstone went away out of the County long before chosen.

WE order that the next Meeting for this subdivision be held at the 'Antelope Inn' in Dorchester aforesaid on Saturday the fourteenth day of May Instant. Witness our Hands

George BROWNE; John MEECH; Warren LISLE; Thomas GOULD; Thomas WILLIAMS


DORSETSHIRE: Present: - Warren LISLE; Thomas WILLIAMS; John MEECH;

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace of the County of Dorset held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Saturday the 14th day of May in the year of our Lord 1763 for carrying into further execution the Act of Parliament made in the Second Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third entitled An Act to explain amend and reduce into one act of Parliament the several Laws now in being allotting to the raising and training the Militia Forces within that part of Great Britain called England.

Substitute approved and sworn with their occupation: Edward BISHOP, labourer; place of abode Forthington [i.e. Fordington] ; Person for whom substitute serves : George HOLLAND age 22 single

The above mentioned Person was sworn and enrolled to serve in the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia for the term of three years - Thomas DOWLAND Junior of Shaftsbury who at the late Meeting for the Subdivision of Sturminster neglected to appear was ordered to attend here this day but it appearing unto us by a Certificate from the Mayor of Shaftsbury as otherwise that he is excused of serving as a Militia Man being poor and has seven children -- Richard KERLEY of Blandford Blacksmith and Thomas BOWER of Stowerpaine butcher who at the last Meeting for this subdivision was allowed time till now, appears to have provided substitutes at the last subdivision Meeting held at Sturminster -- We allow and confirm the above Witness our Hands

Warren LISLE; Thomas WILLIAMS and John MEECH


DORSETSHIRE: Present: - Earl SHAFTSBURY; Edward HOOPER; William JEANES; George CHAFFIN Junior

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace of the County of Dorset held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Tuesday and Friday the 24th and 27th days of May in the year of our Lord 1763 for carrying into further execution the Act of Parliament made in the Second Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third entitled An Act to explain amend and reduce into one act of Parliament the several Laws now in being allotting to the raising and training the Militia Forces within that part of Great Britain called England.

Substitutes approved and sworn with their occupation Their places of abode Person for whom such substitution Their places of abode Age Comments
Edward ROSE, cordwainer Staunton Caundle David ADAMS Blandford St Mary 22 Single
Simon HELLIER, labourer Weymouth John NEWMAN West Compton 28 Wife and 1 child
Nicholas FRANCIS, Sturminster Newton: Castle William ELFORD Milton Abbas 22 Single
Thomas GARRETT, labourer Oborne Leonard GOFFE Stockland 21 Single
John INKPEN, labourer Stower Provost Nicholas HARRIS Stockland 19 Single
Joseph PEAR, taylor Beaminster Peter PULMAN Bowood 18 Single
William WATTS, barber Blandford Jonathan RUSSELL ??? 26 Single
James KERMISON Templecomb, Somerset James PIKE Stower Provost 29 Single

The above named Persons were sworn and enrolled before us ---(illegible section) --- substitutes from and in the place and stead of those persons above ---(illegible section) --- as in the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia for the term of three years - Witness our hands

SHAFTSBURY: William JEANES: George CHAFFIN Junior

[Note:- The minutes of other meetings held in 1763 have survived and can be viewed on Ancestry.com but these generally record the numbers of men by parish or liberty and as they do not record the names of individuals have not been described.]


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