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Dorsetshire

Militia List for the Dorchester Sub-Division 1764

©Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington January 2013 (28 Records)


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 the 'Kings Head' in Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Tuesday the Fifteenth day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four 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 account and reduce into one Act of Parliament the several Laws now in being relating to the raising and training of the Militia within that part of Great Britain called England.

The following are the names of persons chosen by lot at the last Meeting for this Subdivision belonging to the District of Dorchester who have appeared before us this day and been enrolled to serve the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia for the term of three years or provided substitutes to serve in their place and stead as posted opposite to their respective names or are discharged by being incapacitated or otherwise.



Person Chosen Place of Abode Occupation Substitute inserted in their place Place of Abode Occupation Age Size Family Remarks
James DINSENT Holy Trinity Dorchester Servant Blank Blank Blank 18 5:7 Single Blank
William CHILD Saint Peters Dorchester Cordwainer Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Discharged appearing by Certificate to be 58 years of age
James SPICER All Saints Dorchester Servant Blank Blank Blank 29 5:9 Wife and Child Blank
William BRAGG All Saints Dorchester Taylor Henry FORSTER Winterbourne Whitchurch Labourer 24 5:7 Single Blank
Monday DYER Junior Melconbe Regis Carpenter Blank Blank Blank 23 5:10 Single Blank
Thomas [Surname omitted] Weymouth Journeyman of Edward CARTER Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Refused to tell us his name. served with notice on Constable oath & has since absconded
Richard CROSS West Knighton Carter Blank Blank Blank 19 5:6 Single Blank
Solomon COZEIR Winterbourne Abbas Carpenter John CROSS Wootton Fitzpayne Clotheir 19 5:6 Single Blank
James WILCOX Charminster Labourer Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Decd at present being now ill in ye small pox & since dead
Robert AYLER Bradford Peverell Labourer John READ Late of Dalewood now of Dorchester Taylor 19 5:7 Single Blank
John HONEYBUN Poxwell Carter William HARBIN Dorchester Labourer 20 5:5 Single Blank
Edmund GREGORY Galton Labourer James STAINER Forthington Labourer 45 5:6 5 children Blank
John NEWMAN Mill Street Forthington Carpenter John JONES Blandford Gunsmith 29 5:6 Single Blank
William STROUD Bincombe Servant Blank Blank Blank 20 5:8 Single Blank
John AMY Puddlehinton Servant John BARTLETT Dorchester Cordwainer 44 5:7 Wife Blank
John LEWSON als LAWSON Southwell in Portland Mason John GRAHAM Melcombe Regis Labourer 29 5:7 wife & 2 children Blank
William WALLIS Waken in Portland Labourer William ROSE Dorchester Labourer 19 5:10 Single Blank
John DESKETT of Chessell in Portland Labourer Joseph WHEFFEN [WHIFFIN] Milton Abbas Labourer 22 5:8 Single Blank
James WATERS Preston and Sutton Pointz labourer Amos DENNIS Dorchester Labourer 22 5:6 Single Blank
William WHITE Wabyhouse Blacksmith Robert GROVES Dorchester Cordwainer 19 5:7 Single Blank
We allow and confirm the above proceedings Witness our hands
John JENNINGS
Warren LISLE
Thomas WILLIAMS



Antelope Hotel Dorchester - c1943


The Antelope Hotel on the left closed in 1990's and is now
offices and the entrance to a shopping arcade (Negative Valentines H4370)
© Copyright Mr. M Russell FIPD private postcard collection

At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace of the said County of Dorset held at the house known by the sign 'Antelope' in Dorchester in the said County for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Thursday the Thirteenth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four as appointed at a General Meeting held the eleventh day of August last past for carrying into further execution the laws now in force relating to the raising and training of the Militia Forces within that part of Great Britain called England.

We think it conveinient and necessary to add together the Lists of several Parishes Tythings and Places contained in their respective districts in the said Subdivision in the same names as at the last ballots in and for the subdivision - And it appears unto us that the several persons who are hereunder mentioned have been legally discharged from the Dorsetshire Regiment for just causes or are entitled to their discharges from serving as Militia Men in the said Regiment by their terms of three years being expired therein pursuant to the power vested in us by law we do hereby confirm these 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 occasioned vacancies by Death or otherwise since the last ballots belonging to this subdivision have this day chosen by lot the several persons likewise hereafter specified to supply such vacancies according to the number of vacancies in such District.

Died, discharged or Term of Service expired in the districts of the said subdivision of Dorchester

Blandford District:

Thomas CLARK, abode Ibberton a servant
William NUTT, abode Cerne Abbas a victualler
John BOYCE, abode Bryanstone a gardner
Henry STONE, abode Puddlehinton a labourer
Robert FUDGE of Sturminster Newton a butcher substituted for William PARKER of Pimperne Warnership a plumber
George HAYWARD of Iwerne Courtney a Labourer substituted for Henry BUTLER of Pimperne Warnership
Benjamin POLDEN of Sutton Waldron a Labourer
John DICKER od Winterbourne Stickland a Labouerr
Daniel SHERRY Junior of Cerne Abbas a Cordwainer
Thomas ROSE od Milbourne St Andrew a Labourer
Robert SHEPPARD of Blandofrd a Labourer substitute for Richard BOWER of StowerPayne Yeoman
Samuel HELLARD of Pimperne Warmership a Servant
Robert AMEY of Warmwell a Labourer substitute for James SPICER of Tolpuddle a Yeoman
John BRODBY of Cerne Abbas a Labourer

Dorchester District:

William CHILD of St Peters Dorchester a cordwainer
Thomas [Blank] Weymouth Journeyman to Edward CARTER James WILCOX of Charminster a labourer
Thomas WELLSPRING of Broadmayne a labourer
James OLIVER of Upway a weaver
Humphrey AYERS of Ilsington a labourer
Thomas UPINGTON of Axminster Devon
Robert BLAKE of Combo Saint Nicholas

And the following Persons have this day been chosen by lot to supply the above vacancies (Vizt) For the Blandford District & then the Dorchester District

Blandford Hundred Lot Number Mens Name Chosen Places or Abode Occupations
Blandford Borough 26 Christopher HASKELL Blandford Sievemaker
Blandford Borough 4 John BARNES Blandford Heel Cutter
Puddletown Hundred 15 Thomas CROSSMAN Puddletyown Taylor
Whiteway Hundred 46 John LOVALL Milton Abbas Labourer
Whiteway Hundred 49 Jonathan HODGES Cheselbourne Woolstapler
Alton Pancras 55 Joseph DAVIS Alton Pancras Labourer
Dewlish 55 Thomas SQUIRE Milbourne Churchstone Labourer
Cerne Hundred 55 William GILLINGHAM Cerne Abbas Woolstapler
Cerne Hundred 37 Joseph GROVES Junior Cerne Abbas Tallow Chandler
Beer Regis Hundred 16 Humphry BASSETT Milbourne Styleham Labourer
Coombsditch Hundred 3 James TYBEAN Law Laee Mason
Pimperne Hundred 33 John CROCKER Knighton Millwright
Pimperne Hundred 12 Joseph OXFORD Winterbourne Stickland Labourer
Pimperne Hundred 58 Joseph BILES Quarrelstone Servant
Dorchester Hundred Lot Number Mens Name Chosen Places or Abode Occupations
Dorchester Borough 131 Robert COX St Peters Dorchester Brewer and Maltster
Dorchester Borough 16 Robert IRONSIDE All Saints Dorchester Barber
Culliford Hundred 91 John BAKER Stottingway Labourer
George Hundred 21 George BROWN Grimstone Yeoman
Winfrith Hundred 70 John PARMITAR Winfrith Servant
Forthington Liberty 46 James POWELL Forthington Gentleman
Portland Liberty 76 John BYATT Wakem in Portland Quarryman
Wabyhouse Liberty 132 Henry LOVELL Wabyhouse Labourer

NOTE: This Meeting is now held in pursuance of an appointment made by the Clerk his Notice thereof given to the Deputy Lieutenants in this Subdivision instead of thie Meeting which was fixed at the General Meeting held the 11th day of August last past could not be held at the Antelope in Dorchester aforesaid on Thursday the sixth day of September instant by reason a sufficient number of Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace did not happento Act - And we also allow and confirm the above power and order that the next Meeting for this Subdivision be held at the ntelope in Dorchester aforesaid on Tuesday the Twenty Fifth day of September.

Signed Burgher Warren LISLE, DR MICHELS, Donisthorpe, John MEECH





At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace of the said 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 the Twenty Fifth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four for carrying into further execution the laws now in force relating to the raising and training of the Militia Forces within that part of Great Britain called England.

The following are the names of persons chosen by lot at the last Meeting for this Division who have appeared before us this day and been enrolled to serve the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia for the term of three years or provided substitutes to serve in their place and stead as posted opposite to their respective names or are discharged by being incapacitated or otherwise.



Person Chosen Place of Abode Occupation Substitute inserted in their place Place of Abode Occupation Age Size Family Remarks
Christopher HASKELL Blandford Sievemaker Thomas RINGARD Puddletown Labourer 24 5.5 Single Blank
John BARNES Blandford Heelcutter Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Discharged being very deaf
Thomas CROSSMAN Puddletown Taylor Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Discharged being a seafaring man
John LOVELL Milton Abbas Labourer Morgan MULLETT Blandford Bricklayer 21 6:1 Single Blank
Jonathan HODGES Cheselbourne Wollstapler Benjamin GALTON Milbourne Styleham Ropemaker 22 5:11 Single Blank
Joseph DAVIS Alton Pancras Labourer Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Discharged appearing to be a legal apprentice
Thomas SQUIRE Milbourne Churchstone Labourer Blank Blank Blank 19 5:2 Single Blank
William GILLINGHAM Cerne Abbas Woolstapler William COOMBES Dorchester Labourer 20 5:6 Single Blank
Joseph GROVES Junior Cerne Abbas Tallow Chandler William TOMS Sydling st Nicholas Labourer 19 5:5 Single Blank
Humphry BASSETT Milbourne Styleham Labourer Fotunatus FORTHINGTON Forthington Labourer 19 5:6 Single Blank
James TYBEAN Law Lee Mason Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank At Wimborne [rest illegible]
John CROCKER Knighton Millwright Aaron CREW Fifehead Magdalen Mason 22 5:8 Single Tythingman [illegible section] at Portsmouth Dock
Joseph OXFORD Winterbourne Stickland Labourer Thomas BRINE Dorchester Tiler 24 5:5 Single Blank
Joseph BILES Quarrelstone Servant Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank James BUNTER his substitute provided & sworn at Sturminster 25 Sept 1764
Robert COX St Peters Dorchester Brewer and Maltster Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Allowed till next Saturday to provide a substitute
Robert IRONSIDE All Saints Dorchester Barber Blank Blank Blank 27 5:4 Single Blank
Robert BAKER Stottingway Labourer William OLIVER Upway Labourer 18 5:5 Single Blank
George BROWNE Grimstone Yeoman Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Blank Discharged being very lame
John PAINTER Winfrith Servant Robert GALPIN Dorchester Labourer 23 5:7 Single Blank
James POWELL Forthington Gentleman Esau GALTON Dewlish Labourer 23 5:7 Single Blank
John BYATT Wakem in Portland Quarryman Dottin PAYNE Bridport Staymaker 39 5:5 Single Blank
John LOVELL Wabyhouse Labourer Henry GAME Bowood Labourer 40 5:9 Wige & children Blank
We allow and confirm the above as Witness our hands and adjourn this Meeting to the Antelope on Dorchester aforesaid on Saturday the 29th day of September Instant
John MEECH
Warren LISLE
Thomas GOULD


At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants of the said County of Dorset held at Dorchester in and for the County of Dorset for the Subdivision of Dorchester on Saturday the Twenty Ninth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four (puruant to the adjournment of the Meeting held in and for the said Subdivision the Twenty fifth day of September Instant) for carrying into further execution the laws now in force relating to the raising and training of the Militia Forces within that part of Great Britain called England.

The following are the names of persons who have appeared before us this day and been enrolled to serve the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia for the term of three years as substitutes for and in place and stead of these persons posted opposite to them.



Person Chosen Place of Abode Occupation Substitute inserted in their place Place of Abode Occupation Age Size Family Remarks
Thomas AKERMAN Walditch Labourer Samuel PITCHER Blank Labourer Blank Blank Blank Blank
James MADGER Lower Lytchett Labourer James WEBBER Forthington Labourer 22 5:6 Single Blank
Thomas CAINES Bridport Twinespinner Blank John CONDON Godmanston Labourer 27 5:8 Single Blank
John SPINWAY Great Toller Labourer Charles EATON Hardrove Labourer 24 5:9 Single Blank
Thomas SWEETAPLE Tarrent Gunvil Yeoman Richard HARDIE Blandford Labourer 25 5:7 Single Blank
Robert COX Saint Peters Dorchester Brewer John SMITH Dorchester Cordwainer 40 5:9 Wife & 2 children Blank
Enoch HOLLAND Dorchester Labourer John GILLAM Stoke Wake Labourer 23 5:8 Single Blank
Francis MORSTAND Esq Chettle Esquire Joseph ALSON Cerne Abbas Gardiner 34 5:10 Single Blank
Richard TIZARD Netherbury Labourer James BRYDON Strootan weaver 23 5:6 Single Blank
We allow and confirm the above proceedings in Witness our hands and we do also adjourn this Meeting to the Antelope Inn in Dorchester on Saturday the 6th day of October Instant
Edward HOGAR
DR MICHELS
William JEANES


At a Meeting of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants in & for the County held at the Antelope Inn at Dorchester (in pursuance of the above adjournment ) on Saturday the Sixth day of October Instant for carrying the Militia Law into further execution.

The following persons appeared before us this day and were enrolled to serve the Dorsetshire Regiment of Militia for the term of three years as substitutes for and in place and stead of these persons posted opposite to their respective names.



Person Chosen Place of Abode Occupation Substitute inserted in their place Place of Abode Occupation Age Size Family Remarks
John REASON Marston Servant Samuel BEAD Stockland Taylor 29 5:7 Single Blank
Richard LINGHORNE Bishops Caundle Clothier Edward GRIMES Hinton Caundler Labourer 22 5:5 Single Blank
John GARDNER Shaftsbury Cooper Robert SHEAR Gillingham Labourer 23 5:9 Wife Blank
We allow and confirm the above proceedings in Witness our hands and we do also adjourn this Meeting to the Kings Arms in Dorchester on Saturday the 13th day of October 1764
John JENNINGS
J HANNAH
Edward HOOPER [Note:- Although Adjourned twice more no further business was conducted pre 1765]

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