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The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset
by John Hutchins:

(3rd Edition published 1868 - pages 334 to 409)

Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Dorchester - May 2010 (Last update Dec 2010)

The following extracts only apply to Dorchester but still extend to 77 pages and will therefore take some time to transcribe in full, especially as I wish to add in cross references to other works available on this site. I have therefore broken it down into a number of sub divisions as outlined in the following index so that sections can be made available as they are completed.


Index:

    (1)  Map of Dorchester commissioned by the Mayor of Dorchester in the year 1701 -- Page 334

    (2)  Origins of the name of Dorchester and its location -- Pages 335-336

    (3)  Description of Dorchester -- Pages 336-338

    (4)  The Company of Freemen -- Pages 338-339

    (5)  Early History of Dorchester  and religious executions -- Pages 339-340

    (6)  Fires in Dorchester in 1613; 1622; 1725; 1775 -- Pages 340-341

    (7)  The Civil War 1642-1651, also names officers and some men from other parishes -- Pages 341-344

    (8)  Judge Jeffries    Bloody Assizes of 1685 & Troop encampment 1757 -- Pages 344-345

    (9)  The Borough and Manor of Dorchester -- Pages 345-349

    (10) The Charters of Dorchester -- Pages 349-350

    (11) Bailiffs of Dorchester    (1394-1834) -- Pages 350-354 (Note:- Updated since Hutchins from Municipal Records)

    (12) Mayors of Dorchester   (1629-2009) -- Pages 354-355 (Note:- Updated since Hutchins from Municipal Records)

    (13) Parliamentary Representation   (1294-1863) -- Pages 355-361

    (14) Recorders & High Stewards of Dorchester   -- Pages 361-362

    (15) The Domesday Books   -- Pages 362-364

    (16) The Priory (or Friary)   The Hospital of St John the Baptist and The Castle -- Pages 364-367

    (17) The Grammer School   (or 'The Free' or 'Thomas Hardye' School)   -- Pages 367-369

    (18) The Alms Houses   (Chubb's; Whetstone's and Nappers Mite)   -- Pages 369-371

    Still awaiting transcription:-

    (19) The County Gaol -- Pages 371-372

    (20) The Shire Hall & the Barracks -- Pages 372-374

    (21) Bridges, Houses (Pedigree of BEKE & HAYNE) -- Pages 374-377

    (22) All Saints Church (The Rectory, Rectors) -- Pages 377-379

    (23) St Peters Church (Williams, Holles, MI's, Few Bap's & Burials, Rectory) -- Pages 379-389

    (24) Holy Trinity Church (MI's Few Bap's & burials, The Rectory, Rectors)-- Pages 389-394

    (25) Antiquities (Roman) -- Pages 394-397

    (26) Charitable Institutions (The Hospital, Extract Churchwarden accounts) -- Pages 397-405

    (27) Dissenting Congregations & Dorset County Hospital(Baptists, Independents) -- Pages 405-409


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