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Dorchester

The Company of Freemen

Admission of members 1621-1635

Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Dorchester November 2009
from The Municipal Records of the Borough of Dorchester by CH Mayo MA Published 1908


In this listing "g" stands for "generally" and "sp" for specially
The word "alias" is latin for "otherwise named ". When a person changed his/her surname or was known by more than one name,
he might sometimes be described as "Smith alias Jones". The term has no disruputable connotation.

Date Name & Trade £ s d
25 Oct 1621 Thomas Whittle, merchant, g.  0 2 0
25 Oct 1621 Robert Shorte, furrier, g.  0 2 0
25 Oct 1621 Robert More, als. Vring, mason, g 0 1 0
25 Oct 1621 William Lawrence, brewer,sp 0 10 0
25 Oct 1621 Richard Wattes, mason, g.  0 6 8
25 Oct 1621 Richard Willams, chaundelor, g. 1 0 0
25 Oct 1621 Thomas Devenish, upholster, g. 0 3 4
25 Oct 1621 Henry Browne, merchant, g. 0 2 0
02 Nov 1621 Wilham Penny, weaver, g. 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 John Trottes, tailor, g. . 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 Thomas Churchill, weaver, g. 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 William Whiteway, the younger, merchant, g. 0 2 0
02 Nov 1621 John Rasker, maulter, sp. 0 10 0
02 Nov 1621 Thomas Ford, chaundelor, sp 0 6 8
02 Nov 1621 Mathew Bonger, baker, g. 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 Robert Griffen, baker, g. 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 Joseph Purchase, baker, g. 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 Robert Hoskins, cutler, g. 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 Robert Hillard, carpenter, g 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 William Weare, carpenter, g 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 Henry Hillerd, carpenter, g 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 Wilham Channon, weaver, g 0 1 0
02 Nov 1621 John Bonger, blacksmith, sp 0 10 0
02 Nov 1621 Nicholas Stone, baker, sp. 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Facy, baker, g. 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Redwood, weaver, g.      
07 Nov 1621 Augustyn Hobbes, mason, g      
07 Nov 1621 John Burges, needlemaker, g 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Henry Hoskins, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Bartholomew Bascomb, weaver, g. 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 William Parke, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Christopher Beere, thatcher, g 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Jasper Colson, apothecary, g 0 2 0
07 Nov 1621 Christopher Melmouth, alehousekeeper, g,      
07 Nov 1621 William Symes, blacksmyth, sp 0 2 0
07 Nov 1621 Henry King, shoemaker, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Hugh Baker, currier, g.       
07 Nov 1621 Henry Woodcock, weaver, g 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Robert Gillet [blank], g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Richard Boyes, alehousekeeper, g.  0 2 0
07 Nov 1621 George Otten, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Facy, alias Scoller, baker, g 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Peter Pildew, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Peter Gailerd, the elder, pewterer, g. 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Cox, the weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Ralph Hutton, hellier, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Robert Sherman, weaver, g 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Ellins, ropemaker, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 William Willes, tailor, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Lymington, glover, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Roberte Bason, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Wilse, weaver, g. . .  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 William Curtesse, weaver, g 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Henry Corbyn, baker, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Humfry Stacy [blank], g.       
07 Nov 1621 Andrew Fooke, butcher, g.       
07 Nov 1621 Hugh Mannell, blacksmith. g 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Thomas Eares, alehousekeeper, g. 0 2 0
07 Nov 1621 Thomas Palmer, alehousekeeper, g. 0 2 0
07 Nov 1621 Robert Devenish, weaver. g 0 2 0
07 Nov 1621 WilHam Norcot, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Henry Penny, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Isaack Hopkins, cooke, g.       
07 Nov 1621 John Cobb, blacksmyth, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Hugh Lacy, weaver, g. . .       
07 Nov 1621 Arthur Gould, tailor, g. . .  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Laurence Righton, cutler, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 George Panchard, tailor, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 William Sheppard, ioyner (i.e.Joiner) g 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Anthony Dowrage, hellier, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Peter Gailerd, the younger [blank], g. 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Thomas Dowridge, needlemaker, g. 0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Mathew Haggard, butcher, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 William Boyes, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Willes, tailor, g. . .  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Sanway, barber, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Richard Coode, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Thomas Croocher, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Willlam Michell, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Anthony Wood, cobler, g.       
07 Nov 1621 John Druer, weaver, g. . .       
07 Nov 1621 Henry Facy, weaver, g. . .  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Henry Roe, cooke, g. . .  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Roger Pownsy, butcher, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 Thomas Pownsy, butcher, g.  0 1 0
07 Nov 1621 John Norton, barber, g. . .  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Christofer Edmonds, alehousekeeper, g 0 2 0
14 Nov 1621 Leonard Hoskins, weaver, g.       
14 Nov 1621 George Gennyngs, loksmyth, g 0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Nicholas Jeffery, tailor, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 John Greene, weaver, g.       
14 Nov 1621 John Chepman, weaver, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Edward Chepman, weaver, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Giles Wilse, alias Mory, fuller, g. 0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 George Yeate, fishmonger, g.  0 2 0
14 Nov 1621 Roberte Nicholls, cooke, sp.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Elias Fry, glazier, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Hugh Haggard, butcher, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 William Demant, weaver, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 William Tailor, fuller, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 William Fluellen, cooper, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Joseph Ingram, shomaker, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Goodfellow, weaver, g.       
14 Nov 1621 Nicholas Culliford, weaver, g      
14 Nov 1621 William Martyn, sevier, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Henry Mory, weaver, g. . .  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Philip Southwood, weaver, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Edward Abbot, weaver, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 John Keate, tailor, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 John Standish, alehousekeeper, g. 0 2 0
14 Nov 1621 John Hellier, butcher, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Francis Banks, glover, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Leonard Miller, brewer, g.  0 2 0
14 Nov 1621 Philip Nicholles, tailor, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 William Blachford, merchant, g. 0 2 0
14 Nov 1621 Robert Roy, needlemaker, g 0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Walter Oldish, shoemaker, g.  0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 George Daw, cooke, sp. . .  0 2 0
14 Nov 1621 Roberte Corbyn, fruiterer, g 0 1 0
14 Nov 1621 Patrochus Cooke, Beadle of the Company, g.      
21 Nov 1621 Nicholas Porter, carpenter, g 0 1 0
21 Nov 1621 Thomas Hiet, mercer, g.  0 2 0
21 Nov 1621 Thomas Cossens, fishookmaker, g. 0 1 0
21 Nov 1621 Simon Hasselburie, clothier, g 0 2 0
21 Nov 1621 Joseph Parkins, clothier, g.  0 2 0
28 Nov 1621 Michaell Fooke, butcher, g.  0 1 0
28 Nov 1621 Steven Morecock, dyer, g.. . .  0 1 0
28 Nov 1621 George Dier, weaver, g.  0 1 0
23 Jan 1621/2 Roberte Goode, weaver, sp.  0 5 0
23 Jan 1621/2 Christofer Jinkins, ioyner, g.  0 0 10
30 Jan 1621/2 Henry Shepster [blank], g.  0 1 0
30 Jan 1621/2 William Teuxberry, weaver  0 1 0
31 Jan 1621/2 Thomas Reade, alehowsekeeper, g  0 2 0
31 Jan 1621/2 Edward Hayne, weaver, g.  0 1 0
20 Feb 1621/2 Henrie White, shoemaker, g. 0 1 0
20 Feb 1621/2 John Oldish [blank], g.  0 1 0
20 Feb 1621/2 Thomas Flud, shoomaker, g.  0 1 0
20 Feb 1621/2 Walter Chaldecot [blank], g.       
20 Feb 1621/2 William Phippet [blank], g.       
20 Feb 1621/2 John Gay [blank], g. 0 1 0
20 Feb 1621/2 Mathew Swaflfeild, shoomaker, g. 0 1 0
27 Mar 1622 Roger Rickwell, gardner, sp. 0 3 4
27 Mar 1622 William Melmouth, sadler, g. 0 1 0
27 Mar 1622 John Squire, currier, "being an apprentice and during maried his Dame', sp. 0 3 4
27 Mar 1622 John Combes, mason, sp.  0 5 0
27 Mar 1622 Henry Martyn, weaver, g.  0 1 0
10 May 1622 William Mellege, grocer, g. 0 2 0
19 Jun 1622 Thomas Gape, baker, g.  0 1 0
19 Jun 1622 Thomas Symonds, wollendraper, g.  0 2 0
22 Aug 1622 Mathew Barfoote, clothier, g. 20  0 2 0
29 Aug 1622 Lawrence Michell, sherman, sp. 0 10 0
29 Aug 1622 William Levett, weaver, sp. 0 10 0
29 Aug 1622 Thomas Lock, weaver, sp. 0 10 0
29 Aug 1622 Christofer Hall, weaver, sp. 0 10 0
04 Nov 1622 Raph Whitlock, ioyner (i.e. joiner or carpenter).  1 10 0
18 Jun 1623 Amias Martyn, mercer, sp. 40 0 0
18 Jun 1623 Joshua Martyn, mercer, sp.       
29 Oct 1623 Thomas Whittle, mercer .       
29 Oct 1623 John Peryn, sherman, g.  0 1 0
29 Oct 1623 Raph Peryn, clothier, g.    Nil  
29 Oct 1623 Hugh Phillippes, grocer, apprentice to Joseph Underwood, g 0 2 0
29 Oct 1623 Edward Maber, clothier, app. to Henry Maber,g 0 2 0
27 Dec 1623 Josias Terry, haberdasher, g. 0 2 0
02 Mar 1623/4 Richard Blachford, jun., merchant, g. 0 2 0
02 Mar 1623/4 Henrie Mynterne, clothier, app. to Mr. Rd. Blachford, g. 0 2 0
02 Mar 1623/4 John Cooth, merchant, app. to said Mr. Blachford., g. 0 2 0
08 Jul 1624 Henry Hoare, clothier, app. to Mr. Joseph Paty, g 0 2 0
08 Jul 1624 Richard Churchill, wollen draper, app. to Mr.Bailiff Wm. Jolliffe, g. 0 2 0
08 Jul 1624 Edward Brag [blank] . 13 6 8
05 aug 1624 John Colefox, feltmaker, sp.  1 2 0
24 Sep 1624 Edward Cosh [blank], sp.  0 5 0
24 Sep 1624 John Churchill, hosier, sp. 1 0 0
14 Dec 1624 William Short (s. of Roberte), furrier, app. to his father sp 0 5 0
15 Feb 1624/5 John Meader, weaver, sp.  0 5 0
17 Mar 1624/5 Christofer Jacob, tailor, app. to Phillp Nicholles, g. 0 1 0
17 Mar 1624/5 John Chafie, weaver, late servant to John Allambrig, sp 2 0 0
17 Mar 1624/5 George Burford, barber surgeon, " borne in the Towne, and serving Mr.John Burford vj (i.e. 6) yeares in Towne in musick and v (i.e. 5) yeares in London with a barber surieon is generally admitted to the trade of a barber surieon 0 5 0
08 Dec 1625 Richard Hellier, shooemaker, g 0 1 0
08 Dec 1625 Thomas Lucas, needlemaker, g 0 1 0
12 Jan 1625/6 Robert Watts, weaver, g 0 1 0
12 Jan 1625/6 John Watts, haberdasher, g. 0 2 0
12 Jan 1625/6 Joseph Whittle, vintner, g. 0 1 0
12 Jan 1625/6 William Munden, tailor, g. 0 1 0
12 Jan 1625/6 Thomas Robinson, butcher, g 0 1 0
12 Jan 1625/6 John Whittle, mercer, g. 0 2 0
12 Jan 1625/6 Robert Bishop, cooper, g. 0 1 0
12 Jan 1625/6 John Roberts, clothier, g. 0 2 0
12 Jan 1625/6 Samuell Besse, weaver, sp. 0 13 4
14 jun 1626 William Coke, weaver .  0 1 0
14 jun 1626 George Bryne, carpenter . 0 1 0
19 Oct 1626 Richard Stevens, grocer, g. 0 2 0
19 Oct 1626 John Bushrode, clothier, app. to John Dale, deed., g 2 0 0
29 Jan 1626/7 Arthur Holman, merchant  0 2 0
29 Jan 1626/7 William Gapper, fuller .  1 10 0
25 Oct 1627 Robert George, smith and gunner, sp. (paid " a musket, brought in forthwith but the R' [Receiver] gave him 2s. to pay his musket stock ")      
25 Feb 1627/8 " The hoble (i.e. Honourable) Mr. Densill Hollis, second sonne of the Erle of Clare is admitted a freeman of the said Borough."       
14 Apr 1628 William Hutchins, butcher  0 10 0
23 Jul 1628 William Davies, painter, " is admitted a freeman and for it is to set vp the Kings Armes in the inner hall."       
26 Dec 1628 John Norris, butcher, g.  0 1 0
26 Dec 1628 William Baily, chaundler, g. 0 1 0
26 Dec 1628 Robert Lillington, glover, eldest son of his father and long vsed the trade of a glover in Towne, sp. 0 3 0
21 jan 1628/9 Peter Peeke, sherman, sp.  2 10 0
21 jan 1628/9 George Membry, barber, g. 0 1 0
15 Jun 1629 Ellis Coombe, baker .  0 1 0
15 Jun 1629 Henrie Hansleigh, mercer .  0 1 0
30 Jul 1629 Robert Blake, merchant .  20 0 0
30 Jul 1629 John Roll, feltmaker, app. to John Colefox 0 1 0
30 Jul 1629 John Balaam, glover .  0 5 0
30 Jul 1629 Henry Smyth, mercer, app. to Mr. John Coke  0 2 0
30 Jul 1629 Gregory Lamort, tayler, app. to John Pollerd . 0 2 0
30 Jul 1629 Edward Streete, feltmaker, app. to John Watercomb 0 1 0
21 Oct 1629 John Chafie, tailor, sp.  0 5 0
07 Jan 1629/30 Thomas Clench, weaver, g.  0 1 0
07 Jan 1629/30 William Derby, mercer, g. . .  0 2 0
07 Jan 1629/30 Anthony New, hellier, g. . .  0 1 0
07 Jan 1629/30 Christofer Conway, weaver, sp 0 3 4
07 Jan 1629/30 Hugh Rogers, weaver, sp. 0 3 4
07 Jan 1629/30 Thomas Sowthy, shomaker  sp 0 3 4
07 Jan 1629/30 William Paty, clothier, g.  0 2 0
07 Jan 1629/30 William Odry, feltmaker  2 0 0
07 Jan 1629/30 Hugh Buckland, glover . 0 1 0
07 Jan 1629/30 William Haiward, cutler . 0 1 0
07 Jan 1629/30 Thomas Bushrod, merchant, g 0 2 0
07 Jan 1629/30 Thomas Blachford, merchant,  g 0 2 0
07 Jan 1629/30 John Dashwood, mercer, g. 0 2 0
29 Mar 1630 Thomas Colefox, feltmaker, app. to John Colefox and then to A. Spratling 0 1 0
15 Apr 1630 Robert Wier, carpenter, app. to Wm. Wier, his father, g 0 1 0
29 Jul 1630 Richard Warman, weaver, sp 0 3 4
19 aug 1630 Silvester Keech, carpenter, sp. 0 6 8
30 Sep 1630 John Kennicott, merchant, app. to Mr. John Perkins, g 0 2 0
30 Sep 1630 William Simonds, victualer, sp 0 5 0
30 Sep 1630 Anthony Edwards, currier, g, 20  0 2 0
30 Sep 1630 Mathew Coker, gouldsmyth, g 0 2 0
30 Sep 1630 William Comidge, clothier, app. to Joseph Paty, g. 0 2 0
06 Jan 1630/1 John Dowrage, hellier, app. to Anth. Dowrage, sp. 0 1 6
06 Jan 1630/1 William Butler, app. to his father, Mathew Butler, g 0 1 0
06 Jan 1630/1 John Haisham, barber, sp. 0 2 0
06 Jan 1630/1 John Bartlett, glover, app. to Geo. Way, g. 0 1 0
06 Jan 1630/1 John Hillard, glover, app. to John Stone, g.  0 1 0
06 Jan 1630/1 William Bankes, glover, sp. 0 3 4
06 Jan 1630/1 Robert Girdler, bookseller and binder, sp. 2 0 0
06 Jan 1630/1 James Gould, clothier, app. to Geo. Gould, g.  0 2 0
06 Jan 1630/1 Thomas Powncy, butcher, app. to his father, g. 0 1 0
06 Jan 1630/1 Hugh Haggard, butcher, app. to his father, g.  0 1 0
06 Jan 1630/1 Daniell Hawkes, needlemaker, sp 0 2 0
06 Jan 1630/1 Thomas Galpin, clothworker, bom in the town, app.to Buckland in Trinity parish, sp. 0 5 0
06 Jan 1630/1 Richard Greene, shoomaker, app. to Richard Riall and his Mr.(ie Master) being gon (gone) for New England he is now ordered to .serve some man, etc.      
31 mar 1631 Alexander Bennett, wollen weaver, sp.  0 2 0
31 mar 1631 Barnard Cawpin, shoomaker, sp 0 3 0
31 mar 1631 John Reade, hellier, sp.  0 8 4
31 mar 1631 Thomas Churchill, baker, app. to John Scoller 0 1 0
31 mar 1631 Willlam Bobier, weaver, sp. 0 2 0
31 mar 1631 Henry Goare, weaver, sp.  0 2 0
21 sep 1631 Henry Bridges, clothworker 3 6 8
21 sep 1631 Markes Greene, weaver, sp. 0 nil 0
05 Jan 1631/2 John Biles, woollen draper, app. to Mr. Roger Stevens, g.  0 2 0
05 Jan 1631/2 John Hooper, of Wells, clock- maker and watchmaker, sp 3 0 0
05 Jan 1631/2 John Thome, sadler, app. to Roger Jones, g- 0 1 0
09 Apr 1632 Edward Forde, alias Symes, clothier, app. to John Allambrigge, sp.  2 0 0
09 Apr 1632 George Gould, jun., clothier, app. to Geo. Gould, the elder, g.  0 2 0
09 Apr 1632 John Haydon, milwright, sp. 1 0 0
09 Apr 1632 Richard King, shoomaker, g. 0 1 0
09 Apr 1632 James Dennis, clothworker, sp 1 0 0
09 Apr 1632 William Middleton, tailor .  0 6 8
26 Jul 1632 John Hooper, clock and watchmaker, sp 3 0 0
26 Jul 1632 Gifford Bale, mercer, g.  0 2 0
26 Jul 1632 Joseph Stacy, cooper, g.  0 1 0
26 Jul 1632 Nicholas Banger, clothier, g. 0 2 0
26 Jul 1632 Marshall Maber, clothier, g.  0 2 0
27 Sep 1632 George Cole, merchant, of Burton, sp.  20 0 0
27 Sep 1632 Henry Bushrode, broad-weaver, sp.  1 0 0
27 Sep 1632 Erasmus Baker, clothier, app. to Mr. Gardner, sp 0 6 8
27 Sep 1632 Bartholomew Bascomb, weaver, g. 0 nil 0
27 Sep 1632 Thomas Mowlam, tailer, sp. 6 8  0 6 8
03 Jan 1632/3 William Huntley, feltmaker, sp 0 3 4
03 Jan 1632/3 Nathaniell Bury, apothecary, app. to his father, sp [Note:- Married in Wiltshire 26th Nov 1639 Idmiston Parish to Mrs Anne Sharpe - see strays index] 1 0 0
03 Jan 1632/3 Robert Harris, tailor, app. to John Conduit, sp. 0 2 0
28 Mar 1633 John Brothers, broadweaver, sp 1 10 0
01 Aug 1633 Francis Dashwood, merchant, app. to John Blachford, g 0 2 0
01 Aug 1633 John Gilbert, broadweaver, sp 1 10 0
01 Aug 1633 John Colefox (s. of Wm. Colefox), feltmaker, app.to John Colefox, g. 0 1 0
01 Aug 1633 Nicholas Symes, painter, app. to Mr. Davies, g 0 1 0
1634 John Elford, tallow chaundeler, sp.  3 0 0
1634 Nath. Cooth, merchant, app. to John Cooth, of Dorchester, g. 0 2 0
1634 John Broome, pavier, sp.  0 3 4
1634 Henry Hayward, merchant, sp., 5 marks      
28 Sep 1634 Richard Rogers, wollen draper, app. to Richard.Savage, g. 0 2 0
28 Sep 1634 Thomas Treat, clothier, app. to Mr. John Allombrig 0 2 0
29 Sep 1634 William Browne, bookseller, app. to Robt. Girdler, g.  0 2 0
29 Sep 1634 Henry Bishop, cooper, app. to Raph Whitlock, ioyner 0 1 0
  William Savage, tailer, servant to Geo. Munden, g. 0 1 0
  William Miller, brewer, servant to his father, g. 0 1 0
16 Apr 1635 John Long, bookseller, servant to his father, g. 0 2 0
16 Apr 1635 Henry Crab, grocer, app. to Mr. Bury . 0 2 0
16 Apr 1635 Robert Polden (s. of Robte. Polden, deed.), clothworker, app. to John Allambrig & Peter Peke, g 0 1 0
06 Aug 1635 Wilham Harbin, tailer, g.  0 1 0

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