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References located to Dorchester People
in Books, Diaries, Historical Documents, etc
(1700-1923)

© Compiled by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington September 2010 [Last Updated February 2013]


(176 records )

Note:

This file gathers together references to people with a connection to, or who lived in, Dorchester that I have come across whilst researching the history of the parish, building the website, and writing the biographies that appear on line. I have not so far however carried out a sytematic search but simply recorded information from the documents I was using. They are invaluable in adding to our store of knowledge about what was happening in Dorchester and it provides me with a platform for linking to specific areas of reasearch or individuals. I have provided links to relevent documents on site where I felt this was appropriate.

The Full Index to the Taunton Courier for the years 1810-1815 or Sherborne & Yeovil Mercury for the years 1773-1775 and 1804 & 1806 can be found via this link.


Day of Publication
NAME's of Dorchester people
CONTENT
1701 John BUTLER DHC Index entry:- Messuage in Great East Street. (Gaye, Butler, Lawrence, Gaylard, Leigh, Kingston, Clines, Clavill, Lord Dorchester). With will of Jn. Butler the younger of St. Ethelburga's, London, cooper, 1703 proved 1706. (Parties to deed of 1701: Jn. Butler of Boston, Mass., haberdasher, formerly of Dorchester, and his son John "now bound hence to England.") Source: DHC Ref D/DOR/T5*
1722 John GOLLOP MARRIAGE: Capital messuage called the Farmhouse and lands; marriage settlement of John Gollop of Dorchester and Penelope Michell of Kingston Russell. Source National Archives DHC Ref D/ASH:A/T20  1722 See Strays Index
16 July 1739 Samuel WINZAR Samuel WINZAR of Dorchester a blacksmith principal creditor of Thomas ARNELL otherwise ARNOLD of Abbotsbury who died intestate granted adminiostration of his estate 16th July 1739 DHC Letters of Administration Ref Ad/Dt/A/1739/1
16 Sep 1740 Robert & Elizabeth GRIFFIN Vagrant Pass: 16th Srp 1740 Robert GRIFFIN & Elizabeth GRIFFIN conveyed from Sherbourne Hosue of Correction to Dorchester. Source Ancestry.com Vagrant Passes 1739-1791
6 & 19 Jan 1740/1 Ann BENFIELD

Vagrant Pass: Whereas by a pass signed by William Milford Esq one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the County of Sussex Ann BENTFIELD a Vagrant was brought to the House of Correction at Fisherton Anger now further conveyed to the House of Correction in Sherborn in the said County of Dorset I do hereby order the said vagrant to be conveyed by the Master of the House of Correction at Sherborn aforesaid to the Parish of St Peters in the Town of Dorchester in ye said County of Dorset on horse back in two-days time and order her to the Church Wardens, chapel wardens, or overseers of ye poor of ye said parish of St Peters in the town of Dorchester aforesaid or one of them together with the pass for which the said Master is to be allowed the sum of five shillings & ten pence and no more Given under my hand this 6th day of January 1740/41Thomas Medlyiott

19th Jan 1740/1 Ann BENFIELD Conveyed by Robert Ringe, Master of the Sherbourne House of Correction, to Dorchester paid 5s 10d: Received the within mentioned Ann BENTFIELD a Vagrant one pass from Robert Ring Master of the House of Correction in Sherborn this 19th day of January 1740/41 Richard ROSE Overseer. Source Ancestry.com Vagrant Passes 1739-1791

12 Apr 1741 Captain Henry SMYTHEE EXECUTED: At Dorchester from the Murder of the female he seduced Link to Account
14 Apr 1741 Daniel and Mary ARDEN James RICHARDS of West Knighton and the City of London merchant had by his wife Mary daughter of Daniel ARDEN of Dorchester a son George, a daughter Mary, and a daughter Ann who married 14th April 1741 to John FLOYER of Upway. This John RICHARDS his will was proved 7th Feb 1718/19 PCC Browning 34 Source Somersetshire & Dorset Notes and Queries page 238. Additional note from http://www.weymouth-dorset.co.uk/west-knighton.html:- West Knighton Farm lies immediately opposite the church and is a large Grade II Listed Building. Originally built in the 17th century with 19th century additions and alterations. A large farmhouse constructed of brick with slate roof, once having a cheese room and dairy. This old building was the manor house of the Manor of West Knighton. The Manor of West Knighton, with the farm being the principal seat, passed through many families. In the 17th year of the reign of James I it was in the possession of Sir Nicholas Smyth whose family was of Exeter, Devon and he leased it for a term of 99 years to Stephen Ward. Later, in the reign of Charles I, George Smyth conveyed the manor to Stephen Ward and so it continued in the Ward family until 1690. At this time, John Ward and his wife Elizabeth the daughter of John Salter of Coombe Keynes, conveyed it to James Richards, a merchant of the City of London. It is he who is said to have built the house. His wife was Mary, the daughter of Daniel Arden of Dorchester. Their son, George died unmarried in 1739 and so the estate passed to his sisters and co-heiresses, Anne and Mary. In 1741 at Stinsford, Anne became the wife of John Floyer of Upwey who later held West Stafford House in the neighbouring parish. Thus the manors of both West Knighton and West Stafford were at the same time in the possession of the Floyer family
19 Oct 1742 Robert & Frances SWAYNE: Nicholas BAKER: Robert LODER:Daniel ARDEN Covenant to lead to a fine: 1. Robert Swayne of Dorchester, esquire and Frances his wife and Nicholas Baker of Dorchester, clerk and Anne his wife: 2. William Baker of Chancery Lane, Middlesex, esquire and Robert Loder of Dorchester, gentleman: 3. John Pitt of Encombe, esquire and Daniel Arden of Dorchester, goldsmith. 1 agrees to levy a fine upon 2 before the end of the Easter term (13 May 1743) Source A2A Deeds re Kingston alias Westhill Farm D/SEN/2/3 [n.d.]  D/SEN/2/3/5  19 Oct 1742
16 May 1743 Daniel ARDEN: Common recovery : 1. John Pitt, esquire and Daniel Arden, gentleman: 2. William Baker, esquire and Robert Loder, gentleman: 2 to 1: [Messuages, cottages, etc mentioned above in D/SEN/2/3/6] Source A2A Deeds re Kingston alias Westhill Farm D/SEN/2/3 [n.d.] D/SEN/2/3/8  16 May 1743
01 Oct 1746 John NELSON: Daniel ARDEN: Charlotta O'KEA Assignment of a mortgage: 1. John Floyer of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex esquire: 2. John Nelson of Dorchester, clerk, Daniel Arden of Dorchester, goldsmith and Charlotta O'Kea of Dorchester, widow Recites D/SEN/2/3/10 : 2 to 1: £2400 (£1000 from Nelson, £850 from Arden, £550 from O'Kea)1 to 2: mortgage assigned in D/SEN/2/3/10 Source: A2A Deeds re Kingston alias Westhill Farm D/SEN/2/3 [n.d.] D/SEN/2/3/11  1 Oct 1746
02 Jul 1748 William CHURCHILL: Daniel ARDEN: Renaldo KNAPTON: George & Richard COOPER: Robert LODER: Settlement to create four new Trustees for Thomas Hardy's charity: 1. Sir William Napier of Moor Crichel baronet, Edmund Moreton Pleydell of Milborne St Andrew esq, George White of West Stafford, William Churchill of Colliton esq, Daniel Arden of Dorchester, goldsmith and Renaldo Knapton of Dorchester maltster, Trustees of Thomas Hardy's charity. 2. Robert Browne of Frampton esq, George Cooper of Dorchester gent, Robert Loder of Dorchester gent and Richard Cooper of Dorchester gent 1 to 2 (to create new trustees) Recitals: Property conveyed and leased by Thomas Hardy gent, to ten Trustees by indenture of 3 August 21 Elizabeth [1579] for the maintanance of a schoolmaster and usher in the borough of Dorchester for the instruction and education of children in good discipline Property: all his lands and tenements in Frome Vauchurch, all his lands and tenements in Wyke Regis, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, two burgages in Dorchester situated in East Street and half an acre of land enjoyed with the same lying in a place called The Walls near Dorchester, one burgage in the parish of All Saints, Dorchester with the gardens and orchards adjoining, three burgages in Dorchester in the parish of St Peter with the gardens and backsides adjoining, all those services, seignory and rent of 8s and 1 pound of pepper by the year in West Shilvehampton [Shilvinghampton] and all that house called The School House' in the parish of St Peter's in Dorchester in South Street and east side of the same street. Term: to the use of the Trustees for ever except all that property in Wyke Regis, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis which is leased for the term of 3000 years. Source A2A D/BFM/12/1  2 Jul 1748
04 Jan 1750 Elizabeth NELSON: Charlotta O'KEA: Daniel ARDEN: Payment of mortgage: 1. John Floyer of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex esquire, Elizabeth Nelson (of Dorchester), spinster, Charlotte O'Kea of Cheselborough, Somerset, widow and Daniel Arden of Dorchester, goldsmith: 2. Frances Swayne of Cheselborough, widow, Nicholas Baker of Cheselborough, clerk and his wife Anne: 3. William Pitt of Kingston Maurward, esquire and Thomas Wyndham of Yately, Hampshire, esquire: 4. James Brooke of Dorchester, gentleman and John Pitt of Encombe, esquire: Recites D/SEN/2/3/2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11: James Brooke to 1 (except Mr Floyer): £2400: James Brooke to Mr Floyer: 10s: 2 to John Pitt: [properties mentioned in D/SEN/2/3/1] Sources: A2A Deeds re Kingston alias Westhill Farm D/SEN/2/3 [n.d.] [no title]  D/SEN/2/3/14  4 Jan 1750
1756 George ARDEN DORCHESTER MARKETS: Butcher's shop being corner shop lately built by Geo. Arden, 1756; butcher's shop and room over it late the old Blindhouse in St. Peter's parish, on south of steps leading to Guildhall and on north of corner shop belonging to Geo. Arden, 1761; butcher's shop on north of steps leading to Guildhall, 1795. (Davis, Stickland). Source A2A DC/DOB/29/4 1756-1795
08 Feb 1773 George COOPER ELECTED: 1773 08Feb Cooper George - mayor Dorchester. Source: Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury Index
01 Mar 1773 James COOMBS SALE: 1773 01Mar Coombs James - apothecary St Peter Dorchester sale of house. Source: Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury Index
15 Mar 1773 George BRYER TRADE: 1773 15 Mar Bryer George - joiner Dorchester advert. Source: Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury Index
15 Mar 1773 Elizabeth COOMBES TRADE: 1773 15 Mar Elizabeth relict of Thomas Coombes - Crown Inn Dorchester advert. Source: Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury Index
26 Apr 1773 George ANDREWS SALE: 1773 26 Apr Andrews George - Dorchester inn for sale: Source: Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury Index
09 Aug 1773 John CAVE DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1773 09 Aug Cave John - stole leather Dorchester assizes, Source Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury Index
20 Dec 1773 James BUCKLAND 1773 20Dec Buckland James - surgeon Dorchester canvassing for coroner. Source: Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury Index
06 May 1776 Mr George STICKLAND Borough of Dorchester, and Tithing of Colliton Row, in the said Town of Dorchester THIS is to give notice, that such persons who are willing to contract for the paving and repairing of the footways of the Borough of Dorchester, and Tithing of Colliton-row aforesaid, are desired to give in their respective proposals at how much per foot they'll undertake to do the same with flatners, pitchers, headers, or broadstone, to the Trustees, at their next meeting, at the Grand Jury Chamber in the County-hall, in the Borough of Dorchester aforesaid, on Friday the 10th day of May inst at ten o'clock in the forenoon. GEO. STICKLAND, Clerk and Treasurer.Source : Salisbury & Winchester Journal
17 Dec 1776 Thomas Gould READ UK, Articles of Clerkship, 1756-1874 Record for Thomas Gould Read UK, Articles of Clerkship, 1756-1874 " In the Kings bench: William STROUD of Dorchester in the County of Dorset maketh oath that certain articles of agreement indented bearing date the third day of December instant between William TEMPLEMAN Gentleman one of the Attorneys of this Honourable Court of the one part and Thomas Gould READ of Dorchester aforesaid of the other part, Whereby the said Thomas Gould READ is bound to serve the said William TEMPLEMAN as his Clerk for the space of five years from the date of the said articles were actually signed sealed delivered and executed by the said William TEMPLEMAN and the said Thomas Gould READ on the said day of the date thereof in the presence of this deponent and of Thomas SYMES whose names are subscribed as witnesses to the due execution of the said articles by the said William TEMPLEMAN and Thomas Gould READ And this deponent further saith that the names William STROUD and Thomas SYMES so sett and subscribed to the execution and attestation of the said articles are their own respective handwriting William STROUD --Sworn at Dorchester aforesaid this seventeenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six before me John TEMPLEMAN commissioner [Note:- Link to more information about Thomas Gould READ (1759-1835) 4 times Mayor of Dorchester]
1781 Lewis TREGONWELL MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT: Manor and capital messuage, other messuages, advowson, all in Winterborne Anderson; land in Bloxworth; manor of [...] Abbs. Court in Winterborne Kingston and capital messuage; the Hundred of Coombs Ditch. With marriage settlement of Lewis Tregonwell of Dorchester, esq., and Catherine Sydenham of Broadhenbury, Devon, 1781; and copy will of Thos. Tregonwell of Anderson esq., 1760 proved 1762.
18 July 1782 Mr Robert STICKLAND To be LETT, and entered on immediately, - All those new-erected, convenient, and commodious WATER GRIST MILLS, called LOUDS, situate within one mile of Dorchester, and eight of Weymouth.
Enquire of Mr.Robert Stickland, Dorchester: Source:- Salisbury & Winchester Journal
22 July 1782 Mr Robert STICKLAND Attorny & Mr FISHER grocer DORCHESTER, July 18, 1782. AN advertisement appearing in the SALISBURY JOURNAL of the 15th instant, That a large and substantial Dwelling House, situate on the Cornhill, in the Borough of Dorchester, in the occupation of Mr.Fisher, Grocer, as tenant at will, was to be sold by auction at the King's-Arms there, on the 3d day of August next; and for further particulars enquiry was by the advertisement directed to be made of Mr.Robert Stickland:- Mr.FISHER, in justice to himself, least it may tend to his prejudice, by conveying an idea to the public that he has not a permanent, but an uncertain establishment of his trade in this house, subject to the will of another at a moment's notice, thinks it proper to declare, in the same public manner, that (whatever may be the motive for thus describing him to be tenant at will) he is entitled to this house for a lease of fourteen years, commencing from the 5th of April, 1781; and that such lease was granted, Mr.Fisher appeals to his attorney therein, the above Mr.Robert Stickland, who prepared the same, and also witnessed the execution of it. Source:- Salisbury & Winchester Journal
28 Feb 1786 John & Mary BANGER VAGRANT PASS: Whereas a pass hath been directed By Wm Parten Mayor one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace for the Town of Maiden Head in the County of Berks to convey John Banger and Mary his wife Vagrants apprehended in the parish of Cookham and town aforesaid to the Parish of Holy Trinity in Dorchester in the County of Dorset and the said Vagrants being brought to Pentridge and delivered to the Tythingman thereof I hereby order and direct the said vagrants to be conveyed by the tythingman of Pentridge aforesaid to Dorchester in the said County for which the said Tythingman is to be allowed the sum of Fourteen Shillings for conveying two vagrants twenty eight miles and two shillings for one day and one nights maintenance given under my hand this 28th Feb 1786 Roe King. Received the within named Vagrants benjamin Tullidge Churchwarden
17 Mar 1794 Elizabeth MARSH EXECUTION: At Dorchester Assizes in March 1794, 15 year old Elizabeth Marsh was convicted of the murder of her grandfather, for which she was to hang on Monday, the 17th of March Source Link Female Executions" AT Dorchester Assizes, March, 1794, Elizabeth Marsh, a girl only fifteen years of age, was convicted of the murder of her grandfather, John Nevil, at Modern, was condemned, and ordered to be executed forty-eight hours after. This girl lived with her grandfather, and, with the most deliberate malice, deprived the old man (who was seventy years of age) of his life, by giving him two dreadful blows on the head while he was asleep. This unhappy wretch was bred in such extreme ignorance that she declared she had been wholly unacquainted with the difference between good and evil, heaven and hell. She was executed according to her sentence
1796-1812 John GREEN MALTHOUSE: 1796-1812, Papers concerning agreement of John Green to pay rent of house and malthouse at Dorchester, 1803. Source A2A: D/SBS/E4 1796-1830
02 Jul 1788 Mr Thomas BANGER and Eleonora GILBERT MARRIAGE :- Wednesday last - was married Mr Thomas BANGER of Druce, to Miss GILBERT of Dorchester :- Source Salisbury & Winchester Journal for Monday July 7th 1788 [Note Married at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester]
1798 William BOYER, George STICKLAND, Thomas TAPP, Robert CRITCHELL, Richard RING Dorset Volunteer Force - Dorchester 1798 : William BOYER, Major. George STICKLAND captain. Thomas TAPP and Robert CRITCHELL lieutenants. Richard RING, sec lieutenant. 12 N.C.O. 117 privates. Source War Office Muster Rolls published page 27 of Dorset Notes & Queries 1920
1801-1830 Isaac SPARKES MALTHOUSE: Papers concerning Isaac Sparks' malthouse and house at Dorchester, including disbursements for house in Dorchester, 1801-1830, malthouse accounts Source: A2A D/SBS/E4 1796-1830
04 Jan 1810 Mrs CHAFFEY DEATH: 1810 04 Jan Chaffey Mrs - died Dorchester sister of Rev Chaffey Canterbury: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- An Elizabeth CHAFFEY was buried in St Peters Church Dorchester on 22nd Dec 1809 aged 88 years]
04 Jan 1810 John HAYNE TRADE: 1810 04Jan Hayne John - Dorchester Globe Insurance agent: Source Taunton Courier
15 & 22 Mar 1810 William FROUD DORCHESTER ASSIZES: William FROUD charged with burglary at Wimborne Minster: Source Taunton Courier
15 & 22 Mar 1810 George CARTER v Elizabeth HANCOCK DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1810 15th & 22nd March Charge of rape; George Carter - guilty of ravishing Eliz Hancock Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier:
22 Mar 1810 John RIDDLE DORCHESTER ASSIZES: John Riddle fined - stole wheat corn
22 Mar 1810 Richard SNOOK v Mary TROWBRIDGE DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1810 22 Mar Charge of rape; Richard SNOOK acquitted of ravishing Mary TROWBRIDGE Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier:
22 Mar 1810 OLDFIELD v ARDEN MARRIAGE: 1810 22 Mar Oldfield Lieut royal engineers married in Dorchester the daughter of Mr Arden surgeon Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Holy Trinity parish Marriage register Dorchester 'John OLDFIELD of S. Peter's & Mary ARDEN married 12-Mar 1810']
12 Apr 1810 C. A. COOPER ELECTED: 1810 12 Apr Cooper C A - Dorchester voted on the Walcheren Enquiry: Source Taunton Courier
17 May 1810 Mr STEVENS Junior INJURY: 1810 17 May Stevens Mr jnr - Druce Farm returning from Dorchester injured: Source Taunton Courier
05 July 1810 Mr RANDALL INCUDENT: 1810 05 Jul Randall Mr - Fordington nr Dorchester horse drowned: Source Taunton Courier
19 Jul 1810 Ms Catherine BROWNING DEATH: Miss Catherine daughter of Mr BROWNING mercer died : source Taunton Courier
27 Sep 1810 John TEMPLEMAN DEATH : 1810 27 Sep Templeman John sen - died Dorchester age 73 alderman: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 24th September 1810]
11 Oct 1810 W. BOWYER & Dr COOPER ELECTED: 1810 11 Oct W. BOWYER and Dr. Cooper - bailiffs of Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier
11 Oct 1810 N STICKLAND ELECTED: 1810 11 Oct Stickland N - elected mayor of Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier
01 Nov 1810 Henry DURDEN & Susannah HOLMES MARRIAGE: 1810 01 Nov Durden Henry plumner Dorchester married Miss Holmes of Fordington;Source Taunton Courier [Note:- married St Georges Church Fordington 25 Oct 1810]
17 Jan 1811 Mr. BRICE INJURY: 1811 17 Jan Brice Mr - Wood and Stone Inn Dorchester daughter 10 burnt: Source Taunton Courier 1811
17 Jan 1811 Rev Edmund. BRYER MARRIAGE: 1811 17 Jan Bryer Rev Edmund - conducted wedding Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811
17 Jan 1811 Mr. CRUMPLER INJURY: 1811 17 Jan Crumpler Mr - carter Clift Farm nr Dorchester children burnt: Source Taunton Courier 1811
17 Jan 1811 Captain Charles Frederick PAYNE
& Elizabeth BRYER
MARRIAGE: 1811 17 Jan Payne Capt Chas Frdk RN marr Eliz Bryer of Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811 [Note:- married Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 7th January 1811]
24 Jan 1811 Thomas DAWE MARRIAGE: 1811 24 Jan Thomas DAWE of Dorchester married Catherine Eliz Morgan of Exeter: Source Taunton Courier 1811 [No trace Dorchster probably married in Exeter - not on IGI]
21 Mar 1811 Thomas G READ TRADE: 1811 21 Mar Read Thomas G - Dorchester Royal Exchange Assurance agent: Source Taunton Courier 1811
11 Apr 1811 Thomas BRINE DEATH: 1811 11 Apr Brine Thomas - died Dorchester age 92: Source Taunton Courier 1811[Note buried Holy Tinity church Dorchester 7th April 1811]
18 Apr 1811 Mrs. HAWKINS DEATH: 1811 18 Apr Hawkins Mrs - 47 died Dorchester relict of James Hawkins: Source Taunton Courier 1811 [Can only trace burial of a Sarah HAWKINS aged 27 in St Peters on 9th Apr 1811 in NBI - need to check original parish entry and original newspaper entry to confirm correct age]
02 May 1811 Mrs. GENGE DEATH: 1811 02 May Genge Mrs - died Dorchester age 93 : Source Taunton Courier 1811[Note:- there is a burial in the National Burial Index for a Catherine GENGE aged 93 in St Mary Church Maiden Newton Dorset]
02 May 1811 Mr. SWAFFIELD
& Miss WHITTLE
MARRIAGE: 1811 02 May Swafield Mr of Beaminster marr Miss Whittle at Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811[Note:- Married Holy Trinity church Dorchester 16th April 1811]
6 Jun 1811 Charles Henry BOUVERIE ELECTED: 1811 06 Jun Bouverie Charles Henry - elected mamber for Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811 [Note:- See John Hutchins The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset
Part 13 Parliamentary Representation]
01 Aug 1811 Messrs FISHER DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 01 Aug Fisher Messrs - Dorchester robbed: Source Taunton Courier 1811
01 Aug 1811 Robert FORD DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 01 Aug Ford Robert - assault Dorchester assizes: Source Taunton Courier 1811
01 Aug 1811 Bonammy MANFIEL DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 01 Aug Manfiel Bonammy - assault Dorchester assizes: Source Taunton Courier 1811
01 Aug 1811 John READ DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 01 Aug Read John - assaulted Dorchester assizes: Source Taunton Courier 1811
01 Aug 1811 Richard WHITE DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 01Aug White Richard - Dorchester theft: Source Taunton Courier 1811
22 Aug 1811 Fenville ROBERT DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 22 Aug Fenville Robert - robbed at Dorchester - see Elizabeth MANFIELD: Source Taunton Courier 1811
22 Aug 1811 Elizabeth MANFIELD DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 22 Aug Manfield Elizabeth - stole purse of Robt Fenville Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811
26 Sep 1811 Capt J TIZARD &
Miss ROBERT
MARRIAGE: 1811 26 Sep Tizard Capt J of Weymouth marr Miss Robert at Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811[Note:- Married Holy Trinity church Dorchester 18 Sep 1811]
10 Oct 1811 C. COOPER MD ELECTED: 1811 10 Oct Cooper C - MD elected mayor of Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811
10 Oct 1811 R. PATTERSON ELECTED: 1811 10 Oct Pattison R - bailiff Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811
10 Oct 1811 Lieut. Col BOWER ELECTED: 1811 10 Oct Bower Lieut Col - elected bailiff Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811
31 Oct 1811 Lieut William. TRUSCOTT DEATH: 1811 31 Oct Truscott Lieut William - RN died Dorchester son of late Adm : Source Taunton Courier 1811 [Note:- Buried All Saints Parish Church Dorchester 14th Oct 1811]
07 Nov 1811 Henry WHITE DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 07 Nov White Henry - Dorchester gaol : Source Taunton Courier 1811
21 Nov 1811 Christopher ARDEN DEATH: 1811 21 Nov Arden Christopher - surgeon died Dorchester : Source Taunton Courier 1811 [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 15 Nov 1811]
12 Dec 1811 William THORN & henry JOHNSON INCIDENT: 1811 12 Dec William Thorn - scientific man, fight at Dorchester - also in same index is Henry JOHNSON - Somerset miner, fight at Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811
19 Dec 1811 John SMITH DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 19 Dec Smith John - got money from G Stickland Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier 1811
19 Dec 1811 George STICKLAND DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1811 19 Dec Stickland George - Dorchester defrauded by J Smith : Source Taunton Courier 1811
23 Jan 1812 Mr NUT INCIDENT: Nut Mr - shoemaker Dorchester tried to rescue burning child: Source Taunton Courier
02 Mar 1812 Mr.Bat.CHAFFEY DEATH: On Saturday the 22d.ult, died, at Dorchester, in an advanced age, Mr.Bat.Chaffey, formerly Governor of Dorchester prison, and many years clerk of the markets in that town. Source Salisbury and Winchester Journal Monday, March 2nd, 1812 [Note:- bat. was normally an abbreviation for Bartholomew. Also reported in Taunton Courier 5th March - Buried at All Saints Dorchester 28 Feb 1812]
05 Mar 1812 Bartholomew CHAFFEY DEATH - 1812 05Mar Chaffey Bat - late governor of Dorchester prison died : Source Taunton Courier
19 Mar 1812 R YOUNG DORCHESTER ASSIZES: R Young - Marnhull stole geese Dorchester gaol: Source Taunton Courier
23 Apr 1812 Widow ENSOR DEATH: Ensor William - Dorchester butcher decd widow died: Source Taunton Courier [Note;- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 21st April 1812]
14 May 1812 HORSELY v MANFIELD MARRIAGE: Horsely Capt 11th Dragoons married Miss Manfield of Dorchester: source Taunton Courier [Note:- Robt. HORSLEY esq & Mary MANFIELD of Trinity married 04-May by licence in St Georges Church Fordington]
22 Jun 1812 Mr Charles COZENS Esq , WISE MARRIAGE : A few days since was married, at Poole, Dorset, C. Cozens, Esq. of Dorchester, to Miss Wise, daughter of the late Mr. Wise, many years surveyor of taxes for the divisions of Dorchester and Cerne.Source Salisbury and Winchester Journal: Also 25th June Taunton Courier 'Cozens Charles of Dorchester married Miss Wise' [Note:- Charles COZENS married Edith Brookes WISE in St James Church Poole Dorset on 6th Jun 1812 - Source OPC]
09 Jul 1812 Charlotte LOCK DORCHESTER ASSIZES: Lock Charlotte wife of Robert LOCK- comitted to Dorchester castle for stealing: Source Taunton Courier
23 Jul 1812 Jane CHAPPEL DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1812 23 Jul Chappel Jane - stole pork: Source Taunton Courier
23 Jul 1812 Robert CHARD DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1812 23Jul Chard Robert - house burgled Chardstock: Source Taunton Courier
23 Jul 1812 Joseph MERCER DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1812 23Jul Mercer Joseph - stole pony: Source Taunton Courier
23 Jul 1812 Joseph PRATT DORCHESTER ASSIZES:stole grizzled ass: Source Taunton Courier
06 Aug 1812 Dr COOPER ELECTION: Mayor of Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier
06 Aug 1812 Messrs FISHER DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1812 06Aug Fisher Messrs - bacon drying house Dorchester robbed. Source: Taunton Courier
06 Aug 1812 Robert & Mary WARR DORCHESTER ASSIZES:1812 06 Aug Robert & Mary Warr - stole bacon committed to Dorchester Castle: Source Taunton Courier
07 Sep 1812 Miss Mary Ann CLARK MARRIAGE : SALISBURY, Monday Sep 7th 1812 - Lately was married Mr. Robert Headington, of Bath, to Miss Mary Ann Clark, of Dorchester. Source Salisbury and Winchester Journal
01 Oct 1812 Mr HUTCHINS DEATH: Hutchins Mr - master of Antelope Inn died Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier
15 Oct 1812 Joseph SHEPPARD DEATH: Sheppard Joseph - clerk of ordnance died Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [ Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester 9th Oct 1812]
22 Oct 1812 W.M.PITT & E PORTMAN ELECTED Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier
05 Nov 1812 Mr De LIZEE v Ruth ANDREWS MARRIAGE: Mr De Lizee, surgeon of Dorchester married Ruth Andrews from Weymouth at Weymouth: Sources: Taunton Courier & Monthly Magazine & British Register 1812 Volume 34.
05 Nov 1812 GP SCOTT Scott G P - Dorchester agent for Patent Bolting Cloth: Source Taunton Courier
19 Nov 1812 Robert PATTISON MARRIAGE: Robert Pattison of Dorchester married Jane Strickland at Hinxwth: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- IGI has marriage of Robert PATTISON to Jane STRICKLAND at Hinxworth Hertford 4th Nov 1812]
19 Nov 1812 Robert & Jane STICKLAND MARRIAGE: Strickland Robert - decd Dorchester dau Jane married: Source Taunton Courier
19 Nov 1812 Miss TULLIDGE MARRIAGE: Salter Mr marr Miss Tullidge of Dorchester at Chard: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- IGI has a marriage for Ann TULLIDGE to William SALTER on 7th Nov 1812 at Chard Somerset]
31 Dec 1812 Miss SCOTT DEATH: Scott Miss - died Dorchester:Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Buried St peters church Dorchester 22 Dec 1812]
21 Jan 1813 Joseph COLLINS DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 21st January - charged with stealing sheep committed to Dorchester Castle - 25th March reprieved
25 Feb 1813 Mr HAYNE DEATH: 1813 25 Feb Hayne Mr - linen draper Dorchester died: Source Taunton Courier. [Note: Mr Samuel HAYNE aged 64 was buried at St Georges church Fordington 18th Feb 1813]
04 Mar 1813 Thomas FISHER v PHIPPARD MARRIAGE: 1813 04 March Fisher Thomas of Dorchester married Miss Phippard of Wareham: Source Taunton Courier [Note Parish Registers for 25 Feb 1813 Lady St Mary Parish in Wareham (OPC) Thomas Fisher of Dorchester & Sarah Phippard of Lady Mary married]
25 Mar 1813 Thomas BARNES alias HASKETT DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 25 Mar Barnes Thomas alias Haskett - stole money: Source Taunton Courier
25 Mar 1813 George HELLIER DORCHESTERC ASSIZES: 1813 25 Mar Hellier George - stoel boots : Source Taunton Curier
25 Mar 1813 J HAYNE TRADE: 1813 25 Mar Hayne J - Dorchester Globe insurance: Source Taunton Curier
25 Mar 1813 Mesbach KOGERS DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 25 Mar Kogers Mesbach - stole money: Source Taunton Curier
25 Mar 1813 George LONGMAN Henry POWELL, Robert TOOP, Robert WARR DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 25 Mar Longman, George; Powell, Henry & TOOP, Robert ( charged with stealing sheep & committed to Dorchester castle 21st Jan) ; WARR, Robert - all reprieved: Source Taunton Courier
25 Mar 1813 James MATTHEWS DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 25 Mar Matthews, James - age 16 burglary : Source Taunton Courier
06 May 1813 Henry DURDEN v Elizabeth BISHOP MARRIAGE: 1813 06 May Durden Mr plumber Dorchester married Miss Bishop: Source Taunton Courier [Note Henry DURDEN of St Peters & Elizabeth BISHOP (were married by licence) April 14 1813 in All Saints Parish Dorchester]
17 Jun 1813 Rev Nathaniel TEMPLEMAN DEATH: 1813 17 Jun Templeman Rev Nathaniel - died age 87 Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note buried at St Peters Long Bredy: Source NBI]
24 Jun 1813 Charles WHITE DEATH: 1813 24 Jun White Charles - alderman Dorchester died: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Charles WHITE was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 21st June 1813]
12 Aug 1813 C. BALL & William BIGNELL & R CHEDD & J HODDER DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 12 Aug; C Ball ; William BIGNELL, R CHEDD, J HODDER - all reprieved : Source Taunton Courier
12 Aug 1813 N BLANDFORD v R SCOTT DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 12 Aug Blandford N - imprisoned 2 months killed R Scott : Source Taunton Courier
12 Aug 1813 I BUGLER DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 12 Aug Bugler I - stole timber: Source Taunton Courier
12 Aug 1813 Rd COOMBS DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 12 Aug Coombs Rd - imprisoned 2 yrs for unnatural act : Source Taunton Courier
12 Aug 1813 T COURTIN DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 12 Aug Courtin T - watch stolen : Source Taunton Courier
12 Aug 1813 Ann HOSKINS DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1813 12 Aug Hoskins Ann - Morcombe Lake robbed : Source Taunton Courier
26 Aug 1813 Jane WOOD DEATH: 1813 26 Aug Wood J - brazier wife died age 37 Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Jane WOOD wife of Mr John WOOD was buried in Holy Trinity Church on 7th August 1813]
16 Sep 1813 [Jane] BEAVER DEATH: 1813 16 Sep Beaver Rev - Trent Somerset relict died age 87 Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- This is Jane BEAVER relict of the Rev George BEAVER (1730-1801) Rector of West Stafford in Dorset. He was the son of an Oxford Gentleman Herbert BEAVER and matriculated at Corpus Christie College 28 Feb 1743/4 at the age of 13. He was awarded his BA at Magdalen College Oxford in 1747; MA at Corpus Christie 1750/1 and BD in 1759. He was appointed Rector of Trent 14 Feb 1770 and West Stafford 23 Nov 1775. Jane appears to have died in Dorchester but was interred at West Stafford on 14th Sep 1813 ]
07 Oct 1813 Mrs FRIEND DEATH: 1813 07 Oct Friend Mrs - died age 70 Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Not in NBI or Dorchester or Fordington burials]
04 Nov 1813 Relic of Henry JACOB DEATH: 1813 04 Nov Jacob Henry - relict died age 86 Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- A Mary JACOB was buied in St Peters church Dorchester aged 84 27th Oct 1813]
04 Nov 1813 Mr & Mrs OLIVER 1813 04Nov Oliver Mr and Mrs - Kings Arms Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier
09 Dec 1813 DEVENISH v BROWNING MARRIAGE: 1813 09 Dec Devenish E of Martinstown married Miss Browning at Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Married in the parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester on 29th November 1813]
20 Jan 1814 Mrs [Frances] CLARK DEATH: 1814 20 Jan Clark Mr - bookseller Dorchester wife died age 41: Source Taunton Courier [ Note:- This is Frances CLARK who was buried at All Saints Parish Church Dorchester 8th January 1814]
20 Jan 1814 SHEPPARD v SMITH MARRIAGE: 1814 20 Jan Sheppard C chemist married the daughter of Lieutenant Smith of the Royal Artillery at Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier, [Note:- they married at St Peters Church Dorchester on 9th January 1814]
31 Mar 1814 John NOBLE DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1814 31 Mar Noble John - reprieved sheep stealing: Source Taunton Courier
31 Mar 1814 James WILLIAMS DORCHESTER ASSIZES:1814 31 Mar Williams James - reprieved horse stealing Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Jun 1814 George CHURCHILL DEATH: 1814 23 Jun Churchill George - Dorchester died age 69 apoplexy: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Actually buried Piddlehinton on 15th June 1814 Source NBI]
04 Aug 1814 Mary COOK DORCHESTER ASSIZES: Mary Cook aged 25 of Netherbury accused of murdering her child : Source Taunton Courier
04 Aug 1814 Jose DOMINGO DORCHESTER ASSIZES:1814 04 Aug Domingo Jose - stole muslin: Source Taunton Courier
04 Aug 1814 Thomas LUCAS DORCHESTER ASSIZES:1814 04 Aug Lucas Thomas - stole clothes: Source Taunton Courier
04 Aug 1814 James WILLIAMS DORCHESTER ASSIZES:1814 04 Aug Williams James - stole muslin Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
01 Sep 1814 Ann LANSDOWN DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1814 01 Sep Lansdown Ann - to Ilchester for theft at Widcombe age 35 born Dorchester: Also on n 27th October :- Lansdowne Ann - stole gown Taunton Somerset Michaelmas Sessions: Source Taunton Courier
15 Sep 1814 Mr CASTLY TRADE: 1814 15 Sep Castly Mr - vet 12th light dragoons Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier
15 Sep 1814 Mr & Mrs OLIVER 1813 04Nov Oliver Mr and Mrs - Kings Arms Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier
19 Jan 1815 W WYATT BANKRUPT: 1815 19Jan Wyatt W - Dorchester Ocford innkeeper bankrupt: Source Taunton Courier
16 Feb 1815 George FRAMPTON DEATH: 1815 16 Feb Frampton George - died age 76 Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 10th February 1815]
23 Mar 1815 Elizabeth BEATON DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Beaton Elizabeth - stole spoons : Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 Thomas BROWN DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Brown Thomas - clothes stolen from Hempreston : Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 John FRANCIS DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Francis John - stole clothes at Hampreston Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 Williamm SEWARD DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Seward William - stole mare Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 James SAMPSON DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Samson James - burglary Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 Amy MITCHELL alias FOOT DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Mitchell Amy alias Foot - stole handkerchiefs Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 Robert PARSONS DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Parsons Robert - stole pheasants Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 Thomas SAMSON DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Samson Thomas - was burgled Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 Maria SMITH DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Smith Maria - stole clothes Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 Rev James VENABLES DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Venables Rev James - Buckland Newton robbed Dorchester Assizes: Source Taunton Courier
23 Mar 1815 William TRENCHARD DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Trenchard William - Lytegall [Lytchett?] Matraverse pheasants stolen Dorchester Assizes : Source Taunton Courier
22 Jun 1815 Rev F I C TRENLOW v Mary PEARCE MARRIAGE: 1815 22 Jun Trenow Rev F J C married Mary Pearce at Dorchester: Source Taunton Courier [Note:- The Rev.Frederick Joseph Cox TRENOW of St Peters & Mary PEARCE were married (by licence) June 14 in All Saints Parish Church Dorchester]
23 Mar 1815 Martha WOODROW DORCHESTER ASSIZES: 1815 23 Mar Woodrow Martha - stole household goods Dorchester Assizes : Source Taunton Courier
20 Jul 1815 Rev Evan DAVIES MARRIAGE: 1815 20 Jul Davies Rev Evan master Free School Dorchester married Sophia Dod: Source Taunton Courier [See comments about his life under Dorchester Church Officials]
Aug 1820 Charles PAGE of All Saints APPRENTICESHIP: To the Overseers of the Poor of the Pasrish of Bere Regis in the County of Dorset: Take Notice that we whose names are under written churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of All Saints in the Borough of Dorchester in the County of Dorset did receive an order or authority from two of his majesty's Justices of te Peace for the said Borough for binding Charles PAGE a poor boy of the said Parish of All Saints Dorchester to John VINCENT of Beer Regis aforesaid bricklayer and that application will be made to two of his majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said County of Dorset to allow of the Indenture of Apprenticeship in addition to such Justices of the Peace for the said Borough of Dorchester from whom we received the order as aforesaid, persuant to the directions of the Act lately pased for regulating the binding of Parish Apprenticeship dated the [blank] day of August 1820 signed by J jackson; J Clare Churchwardens and Richard Rolls & John Balson Overseers
18 Aug 1824 (Matthew) DUFAL DORCHESTER ASSIZES: The following prisoners are for trial: Jonathan SAMS for stealing a watch belonging to M DUFALL at Dorchester: Sentenced to 6 months. Sources eg Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Thursday, August 12, 1824; Issue 3095. & Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Thursday, August 19, 1824; Issue 3096.
22 Nov 1824 Rev Henry John RICHMAN DEATH: DORCHESTER Nov 23: DISTRESSING CATASTROPHIE: Last night this town was visited with a tremendous gale from the S.W. which for weveral hours continued to increase, till the most violent hurricane prevailed, ever remembered by the oldest inhabitant. We wish we could confine ourselves to an account of the apprehension and mere loss of property; but it is our painful duty to record a most heart rending calamity, and which has awakened the strongest feelings of sympathy and distressin the minds and hearts of all. About 6 oclock this morning, a heavy stack of chimneys on the house of the Rev H.J.RICHMAN was blown down with a tremendous crash, and falling on the bed of the Rev. Gentleman, crushed him and his aimable wife beneath the ruins. Instant alarm was given and medical attendance promptly obtained; but it was too late ; one common and instantaneous destruction involved them both. Mr RICHMAN was rector of Holy Trinity, in this town and had but a week enjoyed the possession of the new church, recently erected in that parish. He was in the 71st year of his age. A Cororner's Jury was early summoned, and returned a verdict of accidental death. Sources: Leeds Mercury; The Examiner (28th) and many others:
02 Dec 1824 Rev Henry John RICHMAN DEATH: MELANCHOLY & FATAL OCCURANCE: On Tuesday last the Rev.H.J.RICHMAN, Rector of the parish of Holy Trinity, Dorchester, and Mrs RICHMAN his wife, met their death awfully sudden, occasioned by the falling of part of the roof of their house, during the dreadful tempest. A few minutes before six oclock, a tremendous crash was heard. The inmates immediately hastened to the bed-room of Mr and Mrs RICHMAN, but could not open the door. A medical gentleman (Dr COOPER), residing in the same street was instantly called, and on entering with other persons the bed room they observed a mass of stones and rubbish on the bed, on removal of which the awful spectacle of two lifeless bodies presented itself; the venerable Rector and his amiable wife had both been suffocated. No mark of violence appeared on either of them, with the exception of a slight scar on the forehead of Mrs RICHMAN. Dr COOPER was of opinion that their death was instantaneous.

Mr RICHMAN was born at Christchurch, in Hampshire, and received his education at Winchester College. He afterwards resided for several years at Poole; and on the resignation of the Rev. John CUTLER, he was elected Master of the 'Free Grammar School' in Dorchesterthe duties of which important situation he discharged with great ability for a period of 23 years; during the greater part of which time he also officiated as Curate to the Rev. Nathaniel TEMPLEMAN, the Rector of Holy Trinity. On the death of Mr. TEMPLEMAN, in the year 1813 Mr RICHMAN was presented by the Feoffees to that valuable living. No Clergyman was ever more zealous in the discharge of the duties of the pastoral office, and no one could possibly be more loved and esteemed by his parishioners. He died in the 70th year of his age. Mrs RICHMAN was in her 74th year.Source:- Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser.
16 May 1825 Mr STENT, HOSKINS CANINE MADNESS: On saturday a setter dofg belonging to one of the officers at the Dorchester Barracks, broke loose from a stable, ran through the Antelope yard, biting two dogs, belonging to Mr STENT, a dog belonging to HOSKINS, then a child at the Keepers house at Came, a valuable Newfoundland bitch, and a cat and two dogs at Wormwell: the rabid animal was ultimately killed at Mayne Down. With commendable consideration for the public safety, all the animals bitten were instantly destroyed. The Mayor of Dorchester has taken the prudent precaution of ordering all dogs to be immediately confined. Source:- Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Monday, May 16, 1825; Issue 1336
08 Aug 1825 Mrs STICKLAND DEATH: On Tuesday last died at Dorchester, Mrs.Stickland, aged 56, wife of the late Geo.Stickland, Esq. Source:- Salisbury & Winchester Journal
17 Oct 1825 Late Mr George STICKLAND - Eleanor Jane STICKLAND MARRIAGE : On Monday last was married. at Andover, Hants, Mr.Criswick, of Sherborne, Dorset, to Eleanor Jane, only daughter of the late Geo.Stickland, Esq. of Dorchester, in the latter county Source:- Salisbury & Winchester Journal
29 Mar 1828 Mary Ann TRIGILL /William JOY EXECUTION: William JOY aged 22 was executed 29 March 1828 for the rape of Mary Ann Trigill
07 Mar 1829 Mr Gould READ PROTESTANT MEETING: Dorchester - The protestant meeting on Friday was more numerously and respectably attended than any meeting ever held at Dorchester. The Mayor opened the meeting by reading the requisition, and saying he should be glad to hear the opinion of any gentleman present.
Mr Gould READ then rose and in a very able speech alluded to the measures which were intended to be proposed by his Majesty's Ministers, for removing the civil disabilities imposed by the existing laws on the Roman Catholics; and after pointing out in the strongest terms the dangers which would arise to the Constitution in Church ans State by admitting Roman Catholics to seats in Parliament and places of trust and power in the State, which would destroy the fundamental principal of a Protestant Parliament & a Protestant Government, urged the necessity of all classes of his Majesty's subjects presenting petitions to the legislature, that the sentiments and feelings of the people might be fully expressed and known. He then moved that the petitions to both Houses of Parliament should be presented from the inhabitants of Dorchester.
After an animated discussion the petitions were adopted unanimously, as was also a petition to the King- Thanks to Lord Eldon for his exertions were then voted - nine cheers were given for "Protestant Assendancy" and for Lord Eldon one cheer more followed by three for the mayor. Source:- Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet & Plymouth Journal (Truro, England), Saturday, March 07, 1829; Issue 1341.
16 Mar 1829 Rev Henry WILLOUGHBY / William KENNEDY DORCHESTER ASSIZES: EXECUTION: March 16 : William Kennedy, a private in the 5th Dragoon Guards was indicted for maliciously shooting at, and wounding the Rev. Henry Willoughby, with intent to kill him. It appeared in evidence that the prosecutor resides in Dorchester. On the 28th of November, as he was returning from Weymouth on horseback, about half-past eight in the evening, and when he got 5 miles from that place, he perceived man who came up to him, and , without uttering a word, fired a pistol at him. The horse was very frightened, and set off with the prosecutor at full speed, to Dorchester, where he arrived very faint from loss of blood. A witness who happened to pass near the spot on the Magnet coach deposed to having seen a soldier about nine oclock on the road near Dorchester. When the prisoner was searched the next morning his pistol and five rounds of ammunition were missing; the pistol was found near the barrack wall in some straw. The prosecutor was in great danger for some days but is now recovered. The prisoner was found Guilty and sentence of death was passed upon him. When judgement was pronounced the prisoner said -" My lord, neither you nor the jury have done me justice, though I am to die". Source The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, March 18, 1829; Issue 18178 [Note:- William Kennedy who was aged 19 was executed at Dorchester 28 March 1829 - http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/1828.html - The Rev William Willoughby was licensed as a stipendiary curate at Charminster 2nd June 1828]
13 Feb 1832 Sarah TOOP / William CHANNING EXECUTION: William Channing was executed at Dorchester for the rape Sarah Toop (8) Source: http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/contents.html --Also:- Crown Court W.Channing for a rape on Sarah Toop, an infant ---Death Source:- Salisbury Guardian, March 17 1832, --Also At Dorsetshire Assizes W.Channing was sentenced to death for a gross assault on Sarah Toop a girl not ten years of age. Source: Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, March 24, 1832; Issue 4117
06 Oct 1832 Christopher ARDEN ELECTION: On Monday last Christopher ARDEN Esq was elected Mayor; M YEATMAN and T BOWER Esquires Bailiffs; J BURNET Esq standing Justice of Dorchester. In the afternoon the late Mayor C STICKLAND Esq entertained a large party to dinner at the Kings ARMS. Source Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian Royal Yacht Club Gazette, Southampton Town and County Herald, Isle of Wight Journal, Winchester Chronicle, and General Reporter (Southampton, England), Saturday, October 06, 1832; Issue 481. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
30 Mar 1833 Sylvestor WILKES EXECUTION: Sylvestor Wilkes aged 16 was executed at Dorchester for Arson - Silvester Wilkins was indicted for having maliciously and feloniously set fire to a certain combing shop at Bridport, on 25th February last the property of John Follett: The prosecution was conducted by Mr Barstow: John Follett deposed that he was a flex comber residing in Irish Lane Bridport; had a flax shop adjoining his dwelling house. Prisoner's father lived about sixty yards from his shop; his garden ran along side of witnesses shops witnesses back wall was against his garden; there was a hole in the wall about five feet from the ground, for the purpose of letting air into the shop; under this hole there was some flax. On the evening of the 8th February witness was from home; he was alarmed by the cry of fire; returned at a quarter past ten; the fire was extinguished. The flax had been burned which was under the hole. Witness always worked with a lam, and there had been no other light in the shop. Saw the Prisoner afterwards in his fathers garden, in the company of John Middleton and David Curme. On 25th of February witness was again from home when he was alarmed by the cry of fire. He returned home at half past ten. He had left his watchman, Robert Crabb in the shop. Found the back part of the combing shop on fire. The door of the shop was closed. The shop, witness's dwelling house and seven other houses were burnt down. In his cross examination by Mr Rawlinson the witness said he had never had a quarrel with the prisoner. Robert Crabb worked for the Prosecutor Source: http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/contents.html: Also:- Western Circuit Dorchester March 13
5 Aug 1837 Matthew & Charles DUFALL COURT: INSOLVENT DEBTORS: A Court for the Relief of Insolvent debtors was held at the County Hall on Wednesday before the Chief Commissioner H.R.REYNOLDS Esq when the following prisoners were disposed of. [Followed a list of people discharged]. Matthew DUFALL, was entitled conditionally on his son Charles paying 178l. into Court; otherwise adjourned until the next circuit. Source:- Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian Royal Yacht Club Gazette, Southampton Town and County Herald, Isle of Wight Journal, Winchester Chronicle, and General Reporter (Southampton, England), Saturday, August 05, 1837; Issue 733. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
1840 Thomas COOMBS Certificate that Thomas COOMBS the younger of Dorchester is fit to act as an attorney, 1840. Source DHC: D/COO:F/F/4  
18 May 1848 William FEACEY APPOINTMENT: Entry 453. Appoint William FEACEYa messenger from Dorchester to Oure magna if qualified on the recommendation of Colonel The Right Hon. G.D Damer MP18 May 1848: Source British Postal Service Appointment Books
01 Aug 1851 Charles DUFALL & Edward CROSS A BANK ROBBERY: We are sorry to record that another daring burglary has recently been committed in this borough. It appears that the family of Mr. E. CROSS the respected resident chief clerk of Messrs. Eliot and Pearce, bankers in the High Street, on arising at their usual hour on Thursday morning last were alarmed at discovering that an entrance had been effected during the night, at a back window on the second floor. On proceeding down stairs the door of the front banking room was found to have been forced open, apparently with a poker, which had been removed from the fire place. A sum of 8s. 4d left in a drawer had been taken away,the thieves had opened another drawer,on the top of which they only found a number of postage stamps; a small in gold was at the bottom, but was, no doubt, overlooked, as neither stamps or gold was taken. The strong room was guarded by wires communicating with large bells, the fear of which, probably caused the deprecators to decamp, without strange to say, arousing any of the family, whose bedroom. the doors of which were not shut, must have been passed. A ladder used in scaling the walls, was found in the back yard of Mr. Chas [Charles] DUFALL occupying the adjoining premises. This, rendered a still more daring offence when, as will be remembered, it was perpetrated during the holding of the assize in the town her Majesty's judges being them actually sojourning only a short distance off, is still undetected. - Sherborne Journal: Source: The Morning Post (London, England), Friday, August 01, 1851; pg. 5; Issue 24224. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
01 May 1852 Various inc (DUFALL)
In the Borough of DORCHESTER
HIGHLY VALUABLE and IMPORTANT FREEHOLD ESTATES,

Comprising the greater portion of the principal shops, the Kings Arms Hotel, several Inns and Public Houses, Private Residences Accommodation and Building Land, Cottages, Ground-rents, &c., producing a rental of about £2,400 per annum, and which may be greatly increased. MESSRS FAREBROTHER, CLARK and LYE have received instructions from the noble proprietor to SELL by AUCTION, at the Kings Arms Hotel, Dorchester, on Wednesday May 5, in one lot, and, if not so sold, then on that and the following two days, in Ninety-sex-lots, the following

PROPERTY
the greater portion Freehold, situate within the
BOROUGH OF DORCHESTER
(which returns two members to Parliament) – viz.,
In the High Street East, three private residences, in the occupation of Messrs LOCK, GALPIN, and FRAMPTON; the principal Hotel, known as the Kings Arms, with extensive stabling, billiard room &c., in the occupation of Mr. MANLE; the Chequers Public House; 16 capital shops in the occupation of Messrs POYNTER, HAWKINS, BROWNING,STYLE, AND JAMES, MORGAN, ROBINSON, FROUD, PLATTEN, MASTERS, SAUNDERS, STARK, HOSSEY,DRAKE, BARNARD, HIBBS, and CROCKER.

In the High street West, three private residences, occupied by Mr PANTON, Rev. W BUTLER, and Mr ARDEN; three shops and premises in the rear, by Messrs HANSFORD, SHORTO, ROBINSON, and DUFALL.

In the Cornhill two capital linen drapers shops occupied by Mr FITCH and Mr WARLAND; the extensive printing offices of the Dorset County Chronicle, the private residences of Mr SIMMONS, the proprietor; private house occupied by Mr BAKER.

In South Street, two private houses, occupied by Miss ARDEN and Mr CURTIS; five houses and shops in the occupation of DAW, GALPIN, TURNER, WHITE, and MEPHAM; capital private residence with extensive mason’s yard and builder’s premises, let to Mr GREGORY; a dwelling and excellent cellars, occupied by Mr W BOLLEN, wine and spirit merchant; spacious builders yard, cellar, and stables in the rear, fronting Back Street, occupied by Messrs BOLLEN, and MONDAY; and four cottages, occupied by PAUL, KEAT, HARMFORD, and WEST

In South Back street- garden ground eligible for building let to Mr DAVIES; two private houses let to Messrs FEAVER and WHITE; seven newly built houses, occupied by Messrs MARTIN, VACHER, JONES, BRYER, CARTER, and two empty; seven cottages occupied by LOVELESS, COSLY, CHURCHILL, WELLSPING, DUFALL, BROWN, and BARNES and private house and smithy in the occupation of Charles KERSLEY.

In West Back Street - three shops occupied by DAVIES, NUTTING and ORCHARD; the Plume and Feathers Inn, and a private residence unoccupied; and counting houses and store, lately occupied by STRICKLAND.

In Shirehall lane and Colliton Row – two cottages and a piece of garden ground; and two houses and stonemasons yard, occupied by LESTER & HODGES.

In Pease Lane – two plots of building ground; house and garden in front of the national School occupied by BISHOP; newly built house and stable, garden, slaughter house, and premises let to Joseph FUDGE; three newly built cottages, one with blacksmiths shop and farriery, and one other let to POUNCEY, KEATE, DAY and LESTER.

In Priory Lane – three old houses and premises forming an eligible site for building , and newly erected coach house and stables  let to Mr GARLAND; a very excellent residence with butchers shop, yard, slaughter house, &c

In North Square – adjoining St Peters Church and facing the new market, in the occupation of Joseph LOCK; the Old and New Crown public houses, a newly erected house and several eligible plots of garden and building ground,

In Durngate Lane, extending from Shaftsbury terrace to Gallows Hill; ground rents, amounting to £55.9s issuing out of the extensive plot of ground on which are erected the Dorchester Gas Works and Mangers residence, piece of ground adjoining, and two cottages on Gallows Hill; house and shop, occupied by SYMES: capital garden, eligible for building, at corner of Old Gaol and Durngate lane let to Mr MANLEY: piece of garden ground let to  YEARSLEY; hunting stables occupied by James LONGMAN; and the Wood and Stone Inn in Durngate lane let to Joseph TULLIDGE. The whole producing at the present very modest rents upwards of

TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED POUNDS

PER ANNUM
with prospective advantages of a very considerable increase. This property offers, as a whole or in detail, one of the most eligible opportunities for investment which has been offered to the public for many years, a considerable portion being not only tenanted by parties of the highest respectability, but to the greater part, having been rebuilt in the last 3? years, is in the best possible repair. May be viewed by permission of the tenants; particulars with plans may be had of Thomas COOMBS Esq. junior Solicitor Dorchester at the Kings Arms Hotel Dorchester and the principal Inns in the various adjacent county towns; and in London of Messrs LUMLEY NICHOLL and SMYTH Solicitors Carey Street Lincolns Inn, at Garraway’s and at the offices of Messrs FAREBROTHER CLARK and LYE Lancaster place Strand:

Source:- Daily News (London, England), Thursday, March 25, 1852; Issue 1822
1854 Mrs Mary Ann DAVIS & Robert Baker DUFALL DEATH: On 2nd July 1854 at Dorchester Dorset England Mrs T DAVIS, the much beloved sister of Mr R.B.DUFALL of this City aged 30: Source Australia Trove digitised newspapers The Argus Melbourne Victoria Satuarday 27th January 1855 page 4.
19 Jul 1856 Elizabeth Martha BROWN MURDER: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian (Southampton, England), Saturday, July 19, 1856; pg. 7; Issue 1716. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II "Dorchester July 19th 1856 - The Commission for holding these assizes was opened yesterday, the presiding judges being Mr. Barton Martin and Mr Sergeant Channell who represents Mr Barton Platt on this circuit. Although there are at present not many prisoners for trial, those in the calander are charged with very serious offences, as will be seen from the following list ----Elizabeth Martha BROWN killing and slaying at Broadwindsor".
23 Jul 1856 Elizabeth Martha BROWN MURDER: The Standard (London, England), Wednesday, July 23, 1856; pg. [1]; Issue 9967 : Western Circuit Dorchester July 21 - Crown court (Before Mr Sergeant Channell - Elizabeth Martha BROWN was indicted for the wilful murder of John Anthony BROWN, her husband, at Broadwindsor on the 6th July. The deceased was 24, and the prisoner 45, and they had been married about 5 years . The evidence went to prove that the deceased met his death from the prisoner inflicting on his head several wounds by some blunt instrument. Jealousy was the cause. The jury found the prisoner Guilty, and sentence of death was passed upon her, the judge stating that he concurred in the verdict.
24 Jul 1856 Elizabeth Martha BROWN MURDER: The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Thursday, July 24, 1856; Issue 6511 : Sentence of death at Dorchester - On Monday before Mr Baron Martin, Elizabeth Martha BROWN described as a shopkeeper, aged forty four, was arraigned for the wilful murder of her husband, John Anthony BROWN, at Broadwinsor on the 6th inststant. Deceased was a carrier, and last seen alive when returning home late on Saturday night the 5th instant. About five in the morning, prisoner called up a neighbour, saying her husband had come home about two oclock and on opening the door she found him badly hurt, that he said "the horse", and then lay insensible for three hours, and then he died. The nature of the numerous wounds, and the absence of any blood along the whole distance, showed that this tale could not be true. Another remarkable circumstance was that one of the deceased boots was unlaced, and there was a wound at the back of his head, as if he had been struck while in a stooping posture. The deceased used to keep a hatchet in the house, but after his death it could not be found. The prisoner was known to be jealous of a woman named Mary DAVIS who had been in the deceased's company that afternoon. The jury, after deliberating three hours returned a verdict of guilty. His Lordship who said that he entirely concurred then passed sentence of death. Before the prisoner left the dock she was asked by the Rev. A.N. de la Foss whether the story about the horse was not false, to which she replied, "It was". But she added that the way in which her husband came by his death was by falling down stairs, and she declared with an oath that she never struck him at all. This was equivalent to a confession as it was totally impossible that the wounds could have been produced by a fall".
24 Jul 1856 Elizabeth Martha BROWN MURDER: Nottinghamshire Guardian (London, England), Thursday, July 24, 1856; pg. 5; Issue 540: THE MURDER IN DORSETSHIRE - At Dorchester assizes Western circuit on Monday before Mr Serjeant Channell, Elizabeth Martha BROWN was indicted for the wilful murder of John Anthony BROWN her husband, at Broadwindsor on 6th July 1856. It appeared that the prisoner amd the deceased were formerly fellow servants on a farm. An intimacy sprang up between the, and , although he was only 19 and the prisoner 40 they were married about five years ago. The deceased then became a carrier, and was in consequence frequently from home and there was reason to believe that the prisoner was jealous of her husband. On the 5th July the deceased went with his horse and cart with another man, also with another horse and cart, to Beaminster a distance of about seven miles. On the road they saw Mary DAVIS the woman of whom the prisoner was jealous, and she walked some short way with them. They left Beaminster on their return home about 4 o'clock in the afternoon but called at a public house on their road where they remained drinking and playing at skittles until mid-night; they then left the public house and proceeding onward until they came to a division of the road where the deceased friend parted each going towards his own house. About two oclock in the morning a woman named Knight who lived close to the gate of the field in which the deceased kept his horse, heard footsteps which she believed to be those of the deceased going past her house. She had previously heard the gate of the field slam, and the noise as of a horse eating grass. A Mrs Frampton who lived some distance off, heard screams between 2 and 3 oclock in the morning, proceeding in a direction from Brown's house. All was them quiet until 5 oclock in the morning, when the prisoner called up a person named Damon, who lived some 130 yards off. He immediately got up and went to Brown's house, and in an inner room he found Brown lying on the floor on his right side, blood was flowing freely from his head, and his hair was entirely covered with brains and blood. He was dead. The prisoner was standing by; he asked her how it happened. She said she had heard a noise outside the house and she opened the door and found her husband - he was bleeding very much. He said " The horse". She carried him along the passage through the shop, and into this inner room. Damon asked her why she did call him before. She said her husband had hold of her dress, and she could not get away from him until he became weak and faint, and then she pushed him back, and he fell on the ground. Damon examined the body, but there was no blood on the bosom of his shirt. There was no blood in the house except in the room where the body was lying. There was no blood in the road leading to the field, nor were there any marks of any struggle. The field gate was 137 yards from the house. His hat was close to the gate as if it had been placed there, and did not did not appear as if it had fallen off. An halter was hanging on the rail of the gate. Other persons were then called up and went to the house. The deceased head was tied up with a handkerchief. The jury retired at six o'clock. They were sent for at 10 oclock, and they then said they wished to ask some questions of the medical man. Mr Gilbert was sent for and in answer to questions put to him by the jury said that had the post mortem examination taken place earlier the appearances would have been the same, and that it would have been perfectly impossible for the man after having been so dreadfully wounded to get into the inner room, even with the assistance of his wife. The jury upon this found the prisoner guilty, and sentence of death was passed upon her, the Judge stating that he concurred in the verdict.
11 Aug 1856

 

Elizabeth Martha BROWN

EXECUTION At DORCHESTER - Of Elizabeth Martha BROWN -- This morning (Saturday 9th August) a few minutes after 8 o'clock, Elizabeth Martha BROWN, convicted of the wilful murder of her husband was executed on a scaffold erected over the gateway of the new entrance leading to Dorset County Goal from North Square. The culprit did not up to the last moment, appear to shed a tear. She on leaving her cell, shook hands with the chief warder and other officers. On her way to the scaffold her demeanour was extraordinary. The attendants on either side were entirely overcome, whilst she bore her awful position with the greatest resignation and composure. The Chaplain the Rev Dacre Clemetson , conversed with her on spiritual subjects, and she appeared to engage in fervent devotion and prayer, with her hands clasped firmly together and upturned eyes. On arriving at the place of execution she walked with firmness up the first flight of eleven steps. On this spot the ceremony of pinioning was proceeded with. Her female attendants here left her in the care of the executioner.

A cordial was then administered to her, a portion of which she drank. The pinioning being completed the culprit in company with the executioner then proceeded up the next flight of steps, 19 in number,to the platform and still walking with a firm step, crossed the platform to the next flight which led to the gallows, which with a slightly faltering step she then ascended in company with Calcraft. The Rev. Chaplain was unable to proceed further with her then the place of pinioning. He was most deeply affected, but the Rev Henry Moule accompanied her to the platform. Calcraft then proceeded to place the fatal rope over the beam. Having drawn a white cap over the culprits face, he adjusted the rope around her neck and retired from the scaffold, he however appeared to have forgotten to tie the culprits dress and for that purpose re ascended the steps. having again retired he immediately drew the fatal bolt and instantly the wretched woman fell with great force and after a few struggles ceased to exist. At this moment the most intense excitement prevailed in the crowd.

Her life would undoubtedly have been spared but for several contrary statements she made. The following confession was the last made which just previous to her execution she declared was the truth. " My husband John Anthony BROWN, deceased, came home on Sunday morning, the 6th July at 2 o'clock in liquor and was sick. He had no hat on. I asked him what he had done with his hat. He abused me and said "What is it to you, d---n you? He then asked for some cold tea. I said that I had none, but would make him some warm. He replied "Drink that yourself, and be d---d". I then said "What makes you so cross? Have you been at Mary DAVIS's ? He then kicked out the bottom of the chair that upon which I had been sitting. We continued quarrelling until 3 o'clock, when he struck me a severe blow on the side of my head, which confused me so much that I was obliged to sit down. Supper was on the table and he said "Eat it yourself, and be d--d". At the same time he reached down for the mantle piece a heavy horse whip with a plain end and struck me across the shoulders with it three times. Each time I screamed out. I said " If you strike me again, I will cry Murder"

He retorted "If you do, I will knock your brains out through the window". He also added " I hope I shall find you dead in the morning". He then kicked me on the left side which caused me much pain, and he immediately stooped down to untie his boots. I was such enraged and in an ungovernable passion, on being so abused and struck, I directly seized an hatchet which was lying close to where I sat and which I had been using to break coal with to keep up the fire and keep his supper warm , and with it (the hatchet) I struck him several violent blows on the head, i could not say how many. He fell at the first blow on his head, with his face towards the fire place. He never spoke or moved afterwards. As soon as I had done it I wished I had not, and would have given the world not to have done it. I had never struck him before after all his ill treatment but when he hit me so hard at this time, I was almost out of my senses and hardly knew what I was doing. Signed Elizabeth Martha BROWN. Source: Weymouth Journal - Daily News (London, England), Monday, August 11, 1856; Issue 3193

23 Aug 1856 Elizabeth Martha BROWN MURDER: The Times , August 23rd 1856 : pg 7 issue 22,454 column c : THE EXECUTION AT DORCHESTER. To the editor of the Times: Sir - I have long hesitated to trouble you with any more correspondence on the subject of Martha Brown, of this parish, lately executed at Dorchester, but as both her crime and executionhave caused no small sensation in this neighbourhood, and have given expression to some difference of opinion, I will request, if you think fit, a small space in your columns, now less crowded than usual, in order to state the case as it is to the best of my knowledge. It was rumoured in this parish on Sunday morning, July 6, that Brown had been killed by his horse during the night at Birdsmoor gate a hamlet three miles distant from this village, but in the hamlet itself no one believed the report. The man was thought to have been murdered, and that too, by his wife. As justice in these parts is both, lame and lagging, the coroners inquest was not held until Monday evening. there, in the presence of the jurors, Martha Brown declared upon her oath that she was innocent of the murder, and the verdict of wilful murder was returned against some person unknown. Meanwhile the woman was at large in or about her own premises. She was not apprehended until Tuesday, and finally committed for trial on Wednesday. I saw both her self and her murdered husband in the very room in which murder was committed, and there she said to me herself, that "she was as innocent of it as the angels in Heaven". I need not retail the various falsehoods she uttered as for instance, that her husband had been kicked in the head; that he had fallen several times from his waggon on his way home and fractured his skull each time; that he had been waylaid, &ct; for she contradicted herself so often that no sort of faith could be put in her statements. Suffice it to say that although she so far implicated herself in her own story to my curate before her committal as to imply she had murdered her husband in the room in which he lay, and she afterwards in court, after her sentence was passed called God to witness her innocence and as I heard "wished He would strike her dead if she had done it ". When I saw her I was much struck with her extreme indifference. She showed a degree of carelessness which at once led me to conclude that had she committed the murder in a state of frenzy, the reaction must long since have taken place in her feelings. But of all those who surrounded the coffin in which her murdered husband lay, she was the only one who looked unmoved. Had she from the first confessed the truth and shown the slightest sorrow it is very possible that an effort would have been generally made to find circumstances in her bloody deed sufficiently extenuating to justify a remission of her sentence. But as she persisted in her denial herself blind to the glaring inconsistency and incoherence of her own statements she thereby left to stern justice alone and not mercy, the task of bringing home to her the proofs of her own guilt; and so plain were they that justice had only one path of duty left, that is to convict her. She had the benefit of a clever counsel and of a humane and able judge, and she enjoyed the common privilege of trial by jury which none can be fairer towards the culprit since it gives him a chance of escape through the stolidity of the jurors -- as for instance in the late trial at Bodmin. In this very case the jury would have been at once unanimous but for two of the jurors who were I am told friends or connections of Martha BROWN and who to serve her, as the phrase is, stood out for more than two hours till at last they too were obliged to yield to their own conviction and joined the rest in their verdict of "Guilty". Meanwhile some excitment was got up on her behalf, not so much in this parish as out of it. I was called upon by several persons, two of them were strangers to me, and one who advocates the total abolishment of capital punishment. One brought me a petition which I neither could nor would sign. He afterwards took it into the village where it received a few signatures only. One of those who signed it told me he had done it without reading the petition, for which he was sorry; and got up another, and as he thought a better one of his own. This is probably a fair sample of the way in which such demonstrations are made, in opposition to the decrees of higher powers; and it also shows what amount of attention they deserve at the hands of those to whom they are presented. For my part I declined signing that petition not only because it was not rightly worded but also for the follwing reasons:- 1. Because from what I had both seen and heard I verily believed Martha Brown guilty of murder. And I also felt convinced in my own mind that the crime was to a great extent premeditated. Whatever provocation she might have had the bare fact of her having murdered her husband while he was asleep by smashing his skull as she partly confessed having done and as the circumstances evidence of the place and dress which I saw lead me to think she did - shows that her act was not wholly the result of a momentary burst of anger. And secondly because as I believed for myself, that Martha Brown was a murderess, according to the meaning of the term, I thought her deserving of Capital punishment, which I believe to be groundeed on the expression of the Divine Will. --- This article goes on at some length and even lambasts Martha for having married by civil contract ---- By S.C.MALAN, Vicar of Broadwindsor Aug 20th
05 Mar 1856 Walter GARDENER alias GARDNER TRANSPORTATION: Lord RAGLAN: This 756 ton ship was built in Cardiff in 1854. It was employed as a convict transport for Western Australia and left Plymouth, England on March 5, 1858 bound for the Swan River Colony. She carried the twentieth of 37 shipments of male convicts destined for Western Australia. The voyage took 88 days and the Lord Raglan arrived in Fremantle on June 1, 1858 with 84 passengers and 268 convicts [Erickson]. Thomas Hybert and John Bowler were the captain and surgeon respectively: Convict: Walter Gardener No.4825 Term 14 years: Age 29 years (1827) Trial Place Dorchester 1856: Offence Cattle Stealing:
1856 Emanuel HATCHARD TRANSPORTATION: See Entry above Convict Emanuel HATCHARD No.4818: Term [blank] Trial place Dorchester 1856: Offence Sheep Stealing: Died on the voyage to Australia
1856 James SPENCER TRANSPORTATION: See Entry above Convict James Spencer No.4907 Term 10 years: age 23 (1832) Trial place Dorchester 1856: Offence Larceny
22 Mar 1858 Mr Thomas GALLOP v Mrs Susan EDWARDS On the 22nd Inst at the Baptist Chapel Dorchester by the Rev. J MILLER; Mr GALLOP builder and Mrs EDWARDS both of Dorchester were married: Source: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian (Southampton, England), Saturday, March 27, 1858; pg. 8; Issue 1804 : [Note:- GRO marriages Mar Qtr 1858 Thomas Gallop married Susan Edwards Dorchester District Ref 5a 539]
25 Dec 1859 Miss Bethia Jane HELLARD MARRIAGE: December 25th at St Jude Church Bristol Mr John Bassett POPLE of Stokes Croft Road to Miss Bethia Jane HELLARD of Dorchester Source:- Bristol Mercury & Western Counties Advertiser Sat Jan 7 1860
11 Jan 1860 Miss Eliza Georgiana STAPLES MARRIAGE: January 11th at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester by the Rev T Fisher, William Gough Esq of Fairfield east compton somersetshire , to Eliza Georgiana eldest daughter of the late E.J.STAPLES Esq MD of this City Source:- The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Saturday, January 14, 1860; Issue 3643
04 Jan 1860 Mrs Hannah BENNETT MARRIAGE: SHEPPARD - BENNETT On the 4th inst at the Holy Trinity Church Brompton by the Rev Dr. Irons, Vicar, Walter George SHEPPARD MD of 2 South Street Thurloe square youngest son of the late Mr Charles SHEPPARD Esq Dorchester Dorset surgeon, to Hannah widow of the late Rev Christopher Hand Bennett Rector of Ousden Suffolk. Source:-The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Monday, January 16, 1860; Issue 29021; Also The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Tuesday, January 17, 1860; Issue 4047. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
20 Feb 1860 Miss BESSANT BIRTH: On the 20th inst, at Dorchester, the wife of MR John BESSANT of a daughter. Source;
06 Apr 1861 Christopher ARDEN DEATH: On the 6th Inst, at Dorchester, Christopher ARDEN, Esq in the 74th year of his age Source The Times April 12th 1861 page 1 Issue 23905 col A
24 Mar 1860 Mr Thomas LOVE DEATH: On the 24th inst, at Dorchester , Mr Thomas LOVE, butcher aged 24 Source: The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, March 31, 1860; pg. 8; Issue 1909
26 Mar 1871 Charles DUFALL DEATH: See link to image of original document from Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976
22 Jun 1871 John DEWFOL alias Charles DUFALL

DEATH - COURT NOTICE: JOHN DEWFOL (otherwise Charles DUFALL) deceased - Pursuant to an Act of Parliament of the 22nd and 23rd Victoria, cap 35 instituted "An Act to further Amend the Law of Property and to relive trustees notice is hereby given that all CREDITORS and other persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of John DEWFOL (otherwise Charles DUFALL) formerly of Dorchester in the county of Dorset, but late of 121 Mostyn Road Brixton in the county of Surrey gentleman deceased (who died on the twenty sixth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy one and whose will was proved by Mary Leah DEWFOL of Brixton aforesaid the widow and the relict of the deceased, the sole executrix therein named, on the eleventh day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy one at the Principal Probate Registry of Her Majestys Court of Probate are hereby required to send in the particulars in writing against the estate of the said deceased to the said executrix or to me, the undersigned Arden Avery Shapland of 61 King William Street in the City of London the solicitor for the said executrix, on or before the second day of August next; after which day the said executrix will proceed to distribute the assets of the said testator among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims only which she shall then have had notice: and the said executrix will not be liable for such assets, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose claim she shall not have received notice at the time of such distribution - Dated this 19th day of June 1871. ARDEN A SHAPLAND 61 King william St London Solicitor to the said executrix. Source: The Times, Thursday, Jun 22, 1871; pg. 13; Issue 27096; col A

09 Sep 1885 Ms HOARE: Dr KENDELL: Dr GEORGE; Ms DUFALL; Supt COWARD RIOT: SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST RAILWAY EMPLOYES.—At the Dorchester Borough Police-Court, on Monday. William Willis, fireman of a South-Western ballast train, and James Hutchings, ganger, in the same company's service, both of Ringwood, were brought up charged with being concerned in a serious riot, which took place at Fordington on Friday, in which several persons, principally women, received injuries of a serious character. It appeared that prisoners together with over thirty navvies came to Dorchester on Friday with a ballast train, and whilst here they adjourned to Fordington. where a lot of the gang got drinking and skittling at a public house. During the afternoon a disturbance occurred between some of the navvies and some Fordington fellows, and this ended in a fight, in which the whole of the party eventually took part. The navvies, maddened by drink, made a terrible onslaught upon every person with whom they came in contact, men women, and children alike being subjected to the grossest ill-usage, one person a married woman, named Hoare whilst standing in her garden watching the rioters, being struck a violent blow at the back of her head with a brush which it was alleged, was thrown by Willis, a frightful wound being inflicted. The two medical men who were called in—Mr. Kendell and Mr. George-entertained grave doubts at first as to whether the injuries would not ultimately prove fatel.

Another married woman, named DUFALL was also injured in the melee, her assailant, it was alleged. being Hutchings, as well as a married man named Bond and his wife; altogether about a dozen persons were more or less seriously hurt. The disturbance was eventually quelled by the arrival of a strong detachment of the borough police under Superintendent Coward, but the rioters assumed such a violent attitude on withdrawing from the scene of conflict that the police deemed it unadvisable to attempt any arrests then. Willis being, however subsequently secured about three miles from Dorchester as he was waiting on the line to be picked up with the rest of his confederates on their returning with the ballast train. Willis was brought up at the Police-court next day, and remanded on bail; Hutchings being arrested the same evening at Ringwood
under a warrant by Police-sergeant Mitchell, and brought to Dorchester.---The magistrates fined Hutchtings £2 17s 8d and Willis £1. 1s. at the same time telling the latter it was fortunate for him he did not stand there on a much more serious charge.
Source:- The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Wednesday, September 09, 1885; pg. 3; Issue 4094. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
03 May 1892 Hannah DUFALL DEATH: DUFALL - On 3rd instant at Dorchester, hannah DUFALL aged 71 : Source:- The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, May 14, 1892; pg. 4; Issue 4792. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
1893 Captain Richard Bayntum FOSTER DHC Index entry:- Draft statutory declaration of Captain Richard Bayntum Foster of Lambert House, Dorchester, concerning property of his brother Augustus Billett Foster, late of Broadmayne, at Holworth, Milton Abbas and Chaldon Herring, 1893; release in respect of sum of £400 in hands of trustees of settlement created by will of E. Balston, concerns property at Holworth "or elsewhere in the parishes of Milton Abbas and Chaldon Herring", 1894 Source:- DHC: D/COO:C/F/2
1906 Arthur PARSONS: Walter Leonard PARSONS In 1906 Arthur Parsons opened a gentlemen's hairdressing salon at 35 Great Western Road, Dorchester in which his brother, Walter Charles Leonard Parsons, worked part-time. By 1913 W C L Parsons had taken over the business from his brother. W C L Parsons (sometimes named Len Parsons) spent time as a prisoner of war in Germany during the First World War. In 1919 W C L Parsons re-opened the business after the war and in the early 1920s developed the premises to include a ladies' hairdressing salon. In 1931 W C L Parsons leased 32-32a South Street, Dorchester, from Messrs Tilley for use as a tobacconists which he finally bought from Stringer Motors Ltd in 1971. In 1936 he bought 3 Cornhill from Thomas Pouncy for use as a tobacconists which in 1937 was altered to accommodate a ladies' and gentlemen's hairdressing salon and in 1960-1961 was further extended and rebuilt. In 1955 the business was registered as a limited company with W C L Parsons, his two sons, Roy L Parsons and Alan R Parsons, and his wife Aricia Nino Parsons acting directors. 35 Great Western Road closed for trading in 1973 and was conveyed by Alan R Parsons to Mr and Mrs B H Rogers in 1986. W C L Parsons died in 1974. 3 Cornhill was sold in 1979 for use by Abbey National building society. As an interesting aside W C L Parsons was one of the few foreign nationals in October 1938 to attend the World's Congress of Hairdressers Conference held in Cologne, Germany in the wake of the Munich crisis and the possible threat of war. Source Index A2A Website DHC ref D/PAR
1910 Robert A LOGAN WILL: A2A Entry held at DHC: Nos 51 and 51a High West Street, with abstract of will of Robert A Logan of 51 High West Street, made 1910, and certificate of land tax redemption of K M Morton 1949, with papers (Hunter, Hardy, Siminson, Logan, Morton, Weeden, Judson, Crocker) Deeds of 1892 and 1908 signed by Thomas Hardy D/COO:H/T/11  1892-1949
1914-1918 George BARTER His Medals are for sale on E-Bay (Nov 2012) (Seller Ref timt2796) :- A WW1 Trio Impressed to SS116041 G.BARTER STO 1 RN. George BARTER was born in 1890 in Dorchester Dorset. He served in the Rpyal Navy on HMS BRITANNIA, A King Edward Class Battleship joining her in 1915 until her sinking, which he survived. She was sunk By UB-50 on 9/11/918, THE LAST ROYAL NAVY SHIP SUNK IN WW1
02 Jan 1923 Sir Frederick TREVES Sir Frederick Treves was buried at Dorchester cemetery following funeral at St Peters church in Dorchester
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