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Dorchester & Fordington Updates


As new files are added to the website or significant updates are carried out to existing files they are listed below

July 2014 (202 Records added this month)

18th - Biography of Sir Frederick TREVES (1853-1923) Baronet and renowned Surgeon of Dorchester
16th - Dorchester People found in Historical Documents (1700-1923) (200 entries)
16th - Biography of George CHRISTOPHER (1771-1843) Agricultural Labourer of Dorset completed and added to the House of CHRISTOPHER

June 2014 (1 Records added this month)

24th -Will of Thomas FORD Merchant of Dorchester - Will 1610/11

24th - Apologies for the absence of this site last week which was outside my control. You are probably aware of the massive hacker attack on Monday 16th June against Ancestry.com's main site and their associated site' Find a Grave'. Ancestry also support Roots web which hosts this site. Priority was given to Ancestry's paying sites so it has taken a week to bring back Roots web. No data was lost or affected.

May 2014 (2 Records added this month)

26th -Will of Tobie SANDFORD Gentleman & Physician of Dorchester - 1621/3
8th - Update to Fordington St George Burials 1813-1836 (Additional information added to 21 burials from Poor Law Records)
6th - Further Update to Biography of Thomas GRIGG (1857-1932) Photographic Artist of Dorchester ( 2 more of his photographs added)

April 2014 (5 Records added this month)

28th - Fordington Fire of April 1829 (£3,000 of prOperty destroyed)
28th - Fordington Fires of March 1840 (57 houses destroyed and 250 people homeless)
27th - Link added to Dorchester viewed from the Frome Valley in Tate Gallery by Turner 1811
27th - Link added to Lloyds Bank High West Street est.1835 by Jo Draper in Dorset life
18th - Update to Ancestry File of Charles CHRISTOPHER  (1700-1791) of Fordington (information added about Ann SCAMELL (1624-1668) the wife of Humphrey Christopher Senior (1627-1703/4) )

March 2014 (67 Record added this month)

18th - Update to Bailiffs of Dorchester, (1394-1834) (with clarification of Regnal Years)
3rd - Update to Company of Freemen Full transcription of the Charter of James I (1610) to Dorchester and that of Charles I (1629) added to existing Bye Laws (67 people named)

February 2014 (3 Records added this month)

26th - The BLACHFORD Family History by A.G. Blachford (by kind permission of Owen Strickland descendant)
26th - The Will of Lawrence ELFORD (1771-1850) Gentleman of Dorchester (dated 1841 not proved until 1850)
3rd - Update to the Life of Rev. Henry Moule (1801–1880) Additional genealogical notes 11 to 13 provided about his wife's ancestry.

January 2014 (202 Records added this month)

29th -The CORBIN Family bakers of Dorchester from 1535
27th -Update to Holy Trinity Burials 1619-1652/3 (24 new records located on badly water damaged page but only 6 names can be transcribed in full - now has 808 records)
20th -Will of Richard CORBIN (d.1587) Baker and Capital burgess of Dorchester - 1587
10th - Biography of Rev. John PALMER (1749-1829) Vicar of St Georges Church Fordington with transcription of his and his wife Elizabeth's will.
6th - Baptisms at the Wesleyan Chapel North Square (1831-1837) Most members of the Church came from other parishes which are identifed (72 Records)
5th - The Will of Revd Abel EDWARDS (1747-1826) Dissenting Minister of Dorchester - 1826 (of the Presbyterian Chapel in Pease Lane)
4th - Significant update to Baptisms at the Protestant Dissenters Chapel Pease Lane (1750-1836) of Dorchester ( Full transcription identifies some soldiers & those present at some baptisms + 27 new baptisms added)
1st - Will of Richard HOW (1667-1715) Quaker & Clockmaker of Dorchester
1st - Society of Friends (Quakers) in Dorchester & Fordington (1655-1833) (29 births; 13 marriages; 28 burials + 1 minister & 2 members = 74 Records)
December 2013 (2,483 Records added this month)

28th - Update to the Biography of John POUNCY (1818-1894) & Walter POUNCY (1844-1918) Pioneers in Photography (a new carte de viste card added dating from 1869)
15th - Fordington 1881 Census Enumeration District 8 (only) (Sywards Lodge, Louds Rd, Little Briain, Standfast Holloway and Cuckolds Rows - 658 Records)
11th - Fordington 1881 Census Enumeration District 7 (only) (Mill Street - 700 Records)
6th - Fordington 1871 Census West Fordington Barracks The 1871 Census is now complete (283 Records)
5th - Fordington 1871 Census Enumeration District 9 (only) (Includes Union Workhouse - 842 Records)

November 2013 (62 Records added this month)

29th - Update to Glossary of 17th Century terms (62 entires added now has 452 entries)
29th - Update to Biography of Rev John WHITE (1575-1648) (additional information added on his sister Eliabeth and her family- this includes links to transcription of 3 more wills for Thomas GARDNER her 1st husband; William ALLEN her 2nd husband and Josiah Gardner her eldest son)

October 2013 (18 Records added this month)

21st - Update to Holy Trinity Marriages 1800-1882 (18 marriages added for years 1881 and 1882)

September 2013 (138 Records added this month)

28th - Mill Street Mission Fordington - Established 1905
11th - Update to Ancestry File of Charles CHRISTOPHER  (1700-1791) of Fordington (Now takes his ancestry back to Charles Christopher (1569-1629) and his wife Anna (1570-1627)
10th - Update to All Saints Marriages 1800-1882 (4 new marriages added for years 1881 & 1882 now totals 451 records)
8th - Update to Holy Trinity Baptisms 1851-1882 (77 new baptisms added for years 1881 & 1882 now totals 1,273 records)
6th - Update to All Saints Baptisms 1851-1882 (27 new baptisms added for years 1882 & 1882 now totals 702 records)
3rd - Significant update to Durngate Independent Church Baptisms File (1778-1837) (18 baptisms added, now totals 221 entries + full transcription which includes parish of birth + short account of the lives of 11 Ministers of the Church)

August 2013 (89 Record added this month)

22nd - Update to Fordington Strays File (1577-1926) (25 entries added now totals 567 entries)
22nd - Update to Dorchester Strays File (1597-1880) (60 entries added now totals 712 entries)
14th - Update to Mayors of Dorchester, (1629-2009) (Account of John Henning of Poxwell added who was Mayor in 1570)
6th - Further Update to Biography of Thomas GRIGG (1857-1932) Photographic Artist of Dorchester ( 2 more of his photographs added, advice on dating photographs & genealogical notes amended, )
4th - Administration of brothers estate granted to Richard PROWSE (1688-1779) cooper of Dorchester - 1740

July 2013 (798 Records added this month)

29th - Fordington Christchurch Baptisms 1881-1882 (107 records)
27th - Update to Fordington St George Baptisms 1837-1850 (16 Missing records for 1840 now added to the file making a total of 1048)
26th - Significant update to St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1851-1882, - (324 new baptisms added for missing years of 1852; 1854; 1856; 1858; 1862; 1864; 1865; 1868; 1871; 1873; 1876; 1880 & extended to 1882)
23rd - Will of John LOCK alias RIDDLE (1785-1828) cork cutter of Fordington -1828
23rd - Update to Biography of William CUMING MD 49 Years Doctor of Physic in Dorchester (Letter addressed to him dated 1st June 1783 added at the end of the biography)
22nd - Significant update to St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1771-1812, - (80 new baptisms added for missing years of 1801; 1803-1805; 1808 and 1809)
22nd - Significant update to St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1851-1850, - (57 new baptisms added for missing years of 1816, 1817, 1839 and 1850)
22nd - Significant update to St Peters Dorchester Marriages 1801-1882, - (207 new marriages added for the period 1848-1882)
19th - Biography of James SINGLETON (1832-1905) Photographer of Dorchester (includes 2 photographs by him)
19th - Pitfield Family Photographs (11 photographs)
19th - Update to the Biography of John POUNCY (1818-1894) & Walter POUNCY (1844-1918) Pioneers in Photography (2 new carte de viste cards added and notes updated)
18th - Update to West Fordington Christ Church Marriages 1847-1882 (16 new marriages added for 1881 & 1882 - now totals 170 records)
16th - Update to West Fordington Christ Church Marriage Banns 1847-1882 (28 Banns added for 1881 and 1882 - now totals 219 records)
15th - Update to Biography of Thomas GRIGG (1857-1932) Photographic Artist of Dorchester ( 6 more of his photographs added)
14th - Will of Sebastian Pitfield (1632-1702) Yeoman of Fordington (Transcription of his Will added to the Pitfield Families file)
10th - Bull's Head Inn 19 Fordington Hill (with information on 7 successive Innkeepers between 1839 and 1927)
8th - Update to the Biography of John WHITE (1590-1645) - Also known as Century White, one of the 119 investors in the Dorchester Company (1624-1626)
4th - Update to Dorchester Serjeants at Mace (List of 16 holders of the office)
4th - Pitfield Families of Fordington from 1685 (Links to 50 Families in Fordington and Dorchester)
1st - Union Arms Tavern in Cuckold's Row/Holloway Road Fordington - 1839-1931

June 2013 (603 Records added this month)

19th - Monumental Inscriptions Transcribed from 4 notebooks compiled by Rev RG Barterlott, Vicar of St Georges Church by Kay Kearsey (445 records)
13th - Will of John BLANDAMER Carrier & part owner of the 'Noah's Ark Inn' in Fordington (1822-1865)
13th - Update to Account of the life of Richard Bury c1584-1661 grocer and apothecary of Dorchester (brother of Damaris Strong)
13th - Will of Damaris Strong (nee Bury) d1681 the 2nd wife of Rev. William Strong (d.1654) (The sister of Richard Bury - with info. about her son Nathaniel Branker of Barbados from her 1st marriage)
6th - Fordington St George Baptisms 1881-1882 (157 records)

May 2013 (151 Records added this month)

28th - Update to Fordington St George Marriages 1860-1882 (28 new marriages for the years 1881 and 1882 added - new total 390 records)
25th - Update to Fordington St George Burials 1866-1882 (120 Burials for 1881 & 1882 added - new total 1083 records)
15th - Life, Trial, & Execution of Elizabeth Martha BROWN (Nee CLARKE) (1811-1856)
14th - Link added to Uselful Links: Dorchester British History On-Line
14th - Link added to Uselful Links: Visitation of Wales: 1586-1613:
14th - Link added to Uselful Links: Visitations of London: 1568:   &   1633-1635 A-H   &   1633-1635 I-Z
14th - Link added to Uselful Links: Visitation of Hertfordshire: 1586 & 1634
14th - Link added to Uselful Links: Visitation of Cornwall: 1620
14th - Link added to Uselful Links: Visitation of Buckinghamshire: 1566  &  1634
14th - Update to the Biography of John WHITE (1590-1645) - Also known as Century White, one of the 119 investors in the Dorchester Company (1624-1626)
7th - Research document into the DART/DARK Families of Fordington, Dorchester and Stinsford

April 2013 (50 Records added this month)

22nd - Update to Fordington Strays File (1577-1926) (17 entries added now totals 544 entries)
22nd - Update to Dorchester Strays File (1597-1880) (32 entries added now totals 652 entries)
2nd - History of the Eldridge Pope Brewery - from 1833

March 2013 (19 Records added this month)

13th - Update to Dorchester Church Officials File (from 1068) (19 entries added now totals 217 entries)

February 2013 (608 Records added this month)

9th - Major update to Index of Dorchester Wills (1801-1954) (100 new wills indexed, many now linked to burials and listing beneficiaries - now totals 558 Wills)
9th - Major update to Index of Dorchester Wills (1701-1800) (379 new wills indexed, many now linked to burials and listing beneficiaries - now totals 595 Wills)
8th - Major update to Index of Dorchester Wills (1413-1700) (127 new wills indexed, many now linked to burials and listing beneficiaries - now totals 353 Wills)
3rd - Update to the Biography of Frederick John MOULE (1830-1900), Curate of St Georges Fordington; Chaplain to the Dorset County Museum; and Vicar of Yaxley

January 2013 (79 Records added this month)

25th - Militia List 1764 ( 28 Records relating to Dorchester or Fordington)
24th - The Life of Fortunatus FORDINGTON (b.1746) Transported to America for 7 years in 1773
22nd - Revision of the History of The Baptist Church in Dorchester & Fordington (1645-2013)
10th - Will of Robert GALPIN Maltster & Beer Retailer of Fordington (1802-1859)
5th - Update to Fordington Strays File (1577-1926) (5 entries added now totals 527 entries)
5th - Update to Dorchester Strays File (1597-1837) (40 entries added now totals 620 entries)
3rd - Bastardy Order Sarah CRUET v James SEARLE for a female bastard child
1st - Update to Research Notes on the Life of Samuel Cromleholme (1618-1672) Master of the Free School of Dorchester (1651-1657)
1st - Update to Glossary entry for Posey Rings

December 2012 (5 Records added this month)

18th - Will & Memorial Plaque of Thomas PLANE (PLAYNE) Yeoman of Dorchester, - 1725
12th - The Old Dissenters Meeting House Dorchester (The Congregational or Presbyterian Chapel - Pease Lane - est 1662)
11th - History of The Old Malthouse & Noah's Ark Inn - Fordington High St (From c1785-1940)
11th - History of The Foundry - Fordington High St (From c1839)
10th - Short Biography Elias GALPIN [1756-1846] Maltster and Beer Retailer of Fordington

November 2012 (1,500 Records added this month)

29th - Will of Margery MARKFELD, [Marksfill, Marksfield] Widow of Dorchester, - 1572
27th - Update to Kelly's Directory 1915 for Dorchester & Fordington, Main File (Full transcription with Advertisements)
27th - Update to Kelly's Directory 1915 for Dorchester & Fordington, Private Residents & Commercial Section (Full transcription with Advertisements)
20th - Biography Rev. Richard Grosvenor BARTELOT [1868-1947] Vicar of St Georges Church Fordington
17th - Update to Fordington: Maumbury Rings The Romas Amphitheatre (More pictures added)
15th - Update to Masters of the 'Free School', Update to the life of Henry DOLLING (1640-1687/8)
14th - Photographs Fordington High St (22 Photographs)
13th - Harrod's Directory 1865 for Dorchester & Fordington, (504 Records)
10th - Robert's Directory 1839 for Dorchester & Fordington, (603 Records)
7th - Will of William GALPIN, Cooper of Dorchester, buried Fordington - 1837

October 2012 (369 Records added this month)

10th - Update to the Biography of Handley Carr Glyn MOULE (1841-1920), Bishop of Durham
25th - Will of James POOK , Gardener of Dorchester, Will - 1740
23rd - Will of Katherine IRONSIDE , Widow of Dorchester, Will - 1704
22nd - Link added to Visitation of Dorset 1565:
12th - Update to Militia Lists 1761 for the Dorchester Division of the Dorsetshire Militia [additional 21 records added at the end of the document showing those discharged having served their 3 years etc]
10th - Update to the Biography of Horatio MOULE (1805-1886), Chaplain of St Paul's Cathedral Calcutta
4th - Fordington - Will of Bennett HARVEY Gentleman of Dorchester (buried at Fordington)
2nd - West Fordington Christ Church Marriages 1847-1880 (154 new records)
2nd - West Fordington Christ Church Marriage Banns 1847-1880 (191 new records - also located marriages in other parishes)

September 2012 (927 Records added this month)

26th - Fordington St Georges Church Tombstones moved in 1907 (29 individuals)
25th - Update to All Saints Baptisms 1851-1880 (297 new baptisms + full transcription to include abode, occupation and minister on all 702 records)
13th - Update to Holy Trinity Baptisms 1838-1850 (108 new baptisms + full transcription to include abode, occupation and minister on all 395 records)
12th - Update to All Saints Baptisms 1837-1850 (126 new baptisms + full transcription to include abode, occupation and minister on all 265 records)
11th - Update to All Saints Baptisms 1813-1837 (2 new baptisms + full transcription to include abode, occupation and minister on all 405 records)
9th - Update to Holy Trinity Baptisms 1813-1837 (7 new baptisms + full transcription to include abode, occupation and minister on all 679 records)
6th - Dorchester - World War I Memorials (295 new records)
3rd - Dorchester - World War II Memorials (63 new records and update to original 24 listed)

August 2012 (98 Records added this month)

25th - Dorchester - Church Officials , (from 1068) (Now added Churchwards for St Peters from 1758-1907 - 97 records added)
19th - Will of Henry CORBIN Baker of Dorchester - 1654 (previously only had an inventory of goods now added will dated 1645 and Letter of Administration dated 1661)

July 2012 (113 Records added this month)

28th - Update to Fordington Wills Index (1401-1918) & (18 new Wills added - now totals 514)
27th- Fordington - Poor Law Bastardy Bond William CHURCHILL , 1723 (Regarding the bastard child Joseph son of Charity CHURCHILL)
26th- Update to The Life, Condemnation, Trial and Execution of Mary CHANNING (nee BROOKES) , 1705/6 (Now includes copy of her murdered husbands will and additional background to both families)
26th - Will of Ebenezer BROOKS , wagoner of Exeter & brother of Mary CHANNING who was executed in 1705 (Will dated 1713),
25th - Will of Caleb BROOKS , Collar Maker & brother of Mary CHANNING who was executed in 1705 (Will dated 1730),
21st - Will of Elizabeth BATTEN , Widow (Will dated 1758, buried 1761, Letter of Administration to Robert Lambert 1776)
19th - Update to Biography of Thomas GRIGG (1857-1932) Photographic Artist of Dorchester ( 2 more of his photographs added)
16th- Update to Dorchester All Saints Burials 1771-1813 , (Now checked all 669 burials against original PR)
16th- Update to Dorchester All Saints Baptisms 1800-1812 , (Now checked all 273 baptisms against original PR)
16th- Will of Matthew POUNCY , Butcher of Fordington (Will dated 1787, buried 1790, Letter of Administration to Relict Elizabeth 1793)
10th- Update to Dorchester All Saints Baptisms 1750-1799 , (Now checked all 775 baptisms against original PR includes 8 new records)
10th- Update to Dorchester All Saints Marriages 1750-1799 , (Now all 287 records fully transcribed from original PR includes 3 new records)
9th - Update to Charles CHRISTOPHER  (1700-1791) of Fordington (Update to info on his son John CHRISTOPHER (1734-1804 regarding the Militia etc)
9th - The Life of Joseph CHRISTOPHER (b.1702) of Cheselbourne (Brother of Charles CHRISTOPHER (1700-1791) of Fordington)
9th - Update to Ancestry File of Charles CHRISTOPHER  (1700-1791) of Fordington (Update to lives of Humphrey Christopher (1692-1776) as located his death - also Ann Christopher (1718-1776)
7th - Extensive update to Glossary of 17th Century terms (now has 390 entries)
6th - Militia Lists 1762 for the Dorchester Division of the Dorsetshire Militia ( lists those selected by balot with parish; substitutions approved, and the number of adults fit to serve by Hundred and Parish]
5th - Poor Law Vagrants 1740-1744 (2 records)
3rd - Militia Lists 1758 List of 75 inhabitants of Fordington fit to serve in the Militia giving their occupation,

June 2012 (324 Records added this month)

28th - Militia Lists 1761 for the Dorchester Division of the Dorsetshire Militia ( lists those selected by balot with parish; substitutions approved, and the number of adults fit to serve by Hundred and Parish]
26th - Militia Lists 1796 List of 35 inhabitants of Fordington fit to serve in the Militia giving occupation, size of family & height
24th - The POOK Family of Dorchester & Fordington - from 1616
23rd - Will of James POOK of Fordington, Nuncupative Will - 1670
23rd - Update to All Saints Burials 1731-1770 (full transcription of all 718 baptisms from Parish Registers including 2 new burials)
22nd - Militia Lists 1758 List of 271 inhabitants of Dorchester giving occupation
18th - Update to All Saints Baptisms 1733-1749 (full transcription of all 224 baptisms from Parish Registers)
17th - Update to All Saints Marriages 1700-1749 (full transcription of all 140 marriages from Parish Registers)
4th - Will of Thomas POOK Gardener of Dorchester, Will - 1771, proved 1776
3rd - Will of James POOK Innkeeper of Plume & Feathers Dorchester, Will - 1780
2nd - Update to All Saints Burials 1653-1730 (full transcription of all 1,576 baptisms from Parish Registers + 6 new burials)
2nd - Update to All Saints Baptisms 1653-1732 (full transcription of all 1,290 baptisms from Parish Registers)

May 2012 (147 Record added this month)

30th - Further update to Holy Trinity Baptisms 1559-1617 (19 missing baptisms added to 1581-1582 - now 887 records)
27th - Update to All Saints Marriages 1654-1699 (full transcription of all 157 marriages from Parish Registers)
22nd - Will of Matthew POUNCY Butcher, Will - 1757
20th - Will of Henry HARBEN Baker, Will - 1697
17th - Signaificant Update to Holy Trinity Marriages 1713-1812 (full transcription of all 595 marriages)
17th - Signaificant Update to Holy Trinity Burials 1764-1812 (full transcription of all 897 baptisms)
17th - Signaificant Update to Holy Trinity Baptisms 1771-1812 (103 new records added + full transcription of all 921 baptisms)
12th - Signaificant Update to St Peters Marriages 1730-1800 (6 new records added + full transcription of all 540 marriages)
11th - Will of William ANDREWS Victualler of Forthington, Will - 1770
10th - Will of George ELMES Gentleman of Forthington, Will - 1771
9th - Biography of William CUMING MD 49 Years Doctor of Physic in Dorchester
5th - Book - Extracts for Dorchester & Fordington from A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis -1815
4th - Dorchester Serjeants at Mace (List of 15 holders of the office)

April 2012 (1,727 Records added this month)

30th - Update to Holy Trinity Baptisms(1739-1770) (1 new baptism + all 624 entries now fully transcribed from Parish registers)
30th - Update to Holy Trinity Burials (1723-1763) (8 new burials + all 924 entries now fully transcribed from Parish registers)
29th - Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas MEECH Esq of Dorchester, granted to father John 1763
25th - Will of Amy LAWES Spinster of Dorchester, Will - 1751 with Admin to daughter Mary 1755
25th - Will of Mary LEIGH Wife of the Rev William Leigh Rector of Holy Trinity, Will - 1738
14th - Update to St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1730-1770  (23 missing baptisms for 1735/6 located and added to the file - now 580 records)
20th - Holy Trinity Baptisms 1670-1738 (1,691 new records)
19th - Update to Holy Trinity Burials(1681-1722) (All 1,144 entries now fully transcribed from Parish registers)
3rd - Update to Holy Trinity Burials(1653-1680) (All 822 entries now fully transcribed from Parish registers)
1st - Update to Rev John WHITE (1575-1648) (additional information added on his brother Josias White's family)
1st - Will of Captain James WHITE (1621-1666) Nephew of Rev John White, Merchant of Dorchester & later London; Resident & plantation owner of Barbados; who died at Boston New England, Will - 1666

March 2012 (2,272 Records added this month)

31st - Update to Dorchester Trade Tokens (revised account of the life of Philip Stansby (1611/19-1686)
31st - Will of Philip STANSBY Grocer & Mayor of Dorchester 1657, Will - 1686
24th - Postcards of Fordington & St Georges Church
23rd - Holy Trinity Baptisms 1618-1669 (1,483 new records)
21st - Update to Biography of Thomas BEACH [1738-1806]  Portrait Painter - born Milton Abbas - died Dorchester (now includes an image of his memorial plaque)
19th - Inventory of the goods of Henry CORBIN Baker of Dorchester - 1654
18th - Holy Trinity Burials 1619-1652 (784 new records)
17th - Will of Thomas WARYN Rector of Holy Trinity Dorchester - 1441
13th - Will & L/Administration for the estate of John MORGAN Dorchester to Relict Jane - 1776
13th - Will of David MORGAN Victualler of Dorchester (buried Fordington) - 1744
7th - Update to Biography of Benjamin DEVENISH (1574-1643) Tailor & Master of the Dorchester Brewhouse
3rd - Letter of Administration for the estate of Elizabeth DEVENISH a Widow of Dorchester, granted to daughter Elizabeth 1681

February 2012 (1,219 Records added this month)

29th - Significant update to Holy Trinity Dorchester Baptisms 1851-1880  (Checked against Parish Registers; 465 new baptisms added - all 1196 records now include abode, occupation and officiating minister)
17th - Will of Joseph PURCHASE Baker of Dorchester - 1638
16th - Will of Nicholas PURCHASE Baker of Dorchester - 1619/20
11th - Postards Town Hall & Nappers Mite
11th - Biography of William Ricketts ROGERS [1856-1944] Portrait & Landscape Photographer of Dorchester
10th - Speeds Map of Dorset 1610
5th - Holy Trinity Burials 1559-1618 (750 new records)
4th - Update to Biography of Thomas GRIGG (1857-1932) & Photographic Artist of Dorchester (Further photograph added)

January 2012 (877 Records added this month)

31st - Letter of Administration for the estate of Nicholas PURCHASE granted to son Joseph 1675
31st - Inventory of the goods of Joseph PURCHASE buried Holy Trinity 1682
26th - Holy Trinity Baptisms 1559-1617 (868 new records)
16th - Inventory of William HAYDON Millwright, Inventory only - 1685
10th - Will of William FEACY alias SCHOLLER - 1675
4th - Letter Administration to Elizabeth COLE the wife of Edward; for estate of Thomas PAINTER of Portland
2nd - Letter Administration to Ethelred CHANNELL the wife of William; for estate of Tristram STYLE of Puddletown
2nd - Will of Seth BANKS Rector of All Saints - 1769
1st - Will of Caleb BISHOP Tailor of Fordington - 1857
1st - Will of George ANDREWS Curier of Fordington - 1851
1st - New Search Engine added to site ( now exceeds 50,000 birth marriage and death records)
December 2011 (2,097 Records added this month)

27th - Will of Alice ROBERTS Widow of Dorchester - 1713
25th - Update to St Peters Dorchester Burials 1761-1812  (Checked against Parish Registers 1761 to 1799 and updated with additional info + 6 new burials - total now 650)
22nd - Update to St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1771-1812  (Checked against Parish Registers 1771 to 1799 and updated with additional info + 77 new baptisms - total now 695)
20th - Significant update to St Peters Dorchester Marriages 1730-1800  (Full transcription to inc bride & groom home parish 1730-1785 plus 44 new records - total now 544)
16th - St Peters Dorchester Burials 1701-1760  (Checked against Parish Registers and updated with additional info)
14th - St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1730-1770  (Checked against Parish Registers and updated with additional info + 4 new records added - new total 557)
13th - St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1653-1729  (1,363 new records)
11th - St Peters Dorchester Marriages 1653-1729  (601 new records)
3rd - Update to Charles CHRISTOPHER  (1700-1791) Agricultural Labourer (Now has a link to a file about his Ancestry viz Humphrey CHRISTOPHER (1665-1724) and back to the 16th Century)

November 2011 (898 Records added this month)

30th - Will of Maximilian GOLLOP Woollen Draper of Dorchester - 1719
25th - Will of George ADAMS Owner of the Swan Inn Mill Street Fordington , 1845
23rd - Significant update to St Peters Burials 1611-1700  (Now checked against Parish Registers and additional information added to 938 records)
20th - Will of Frances PROWSE Widow of Fordington - 1733
20th - Will of John PROWSE Yeoman of Fordington - 1720
18th - Will of Alice LODER Widow of Dorchester - 1664
17th - Update to Fordington Burials 1756-1763  (Now checked against Parish Registers and additional information added to 216 records)
17th - Update to Fordington Baptisms 1756-1763  (Now checked against Parish Registers and additional information added to 164 records)
16th - Inventory of Goods Henry BUSHROD  of Dorchester 1688
16th - Letter of Administration Henry DOLLING  [1609-1689/90]
14th - Update to Fordington Burials 1734-1755  (NBI transcription now checked against Parish Registers and additional information added to 409 records)
14th - Update to Fordington Baptisms 1734-1755  (Full transcription from Parish Registers -58 new baptisms added new total 424)
13th - Update to Charles CHRISTOPHER  (1700-1791) Agricultural Labourer
11th - Administration of Samuel SAMWAYS Gentleman of Dorchester - 1748
11th - Will of Thomas EAMES Maltster of Dorchester - 1742
10th - Will of Jonathan EAMES Butcher of Dorchester - 1748
10th - Update to Fordington Burials 1710-1733 (Full transcription now available from Parish Registers - 69 new burials added to original NBI listing - new total 528 records)
10th - Update to Fordington Baptisms 1706-1733 (399 new baptisms for missing years 1710-1733 now added - new total 444 records)
1st - Update to Fordington Burials 1706-1709 (BT and NBI transcription now checked against Parish Registers and additional information added)
1st - Update to Fordington Burials 1691-1705 (Full transcription for the year 1705 completed from Parish Register - previously only names from NBI)
1st - Update to Fordington Baptisms 1691-1705 (13 baptisms for 1705 added from parish registers total now 376)
1st - Holy Trinity Dorchester Marriage Banns 1853-1880 (352 Records)

October 2011 (427 Records added this month)

26th - Significant update to Holy Trinity Dorchester Marriages 1813-1880 (427 Records added total now 633)

September 2011 (519 Records added this month)

5th - All Saints Dorchester Marriage Banns 1825-1880 (288 Records)
5th - Significant update to All Saints Dorchester Marriages 1800-1880 (Full transcription now completed - 231 new marriages added - total now 447)
1st - Significant update to Life of Ann WINZOR nee KEATS (1794 - 1873) Heroine of the Battle of Waterloo

August 2011 (1,305 Records added this month)

18th - St Peters Dorchester Burials 1838-1882 (Full transcription now completed - 307 new burial records)
16th - Update to St Peters Dorchester Burials 1813-1837 (Full transcription now completed - 19 new burials + 12 surnames corrected now totals 365 burials)
11th - Holy Trinity Dorchester Burials 1838-1874 (Full transcription now completed)
6th - Update to Holy Trinity Dorchester Burials 1813-1837 (Full transcription now completed)
4th - Town Clerks of Dorchester from 1629 (29 Records)
2nd - All Saints Dorchester Burials 1838-1880 (Full transcription now completed - 435 new burial records)

July 2011 (2,933 Records added this month)

28th - Update to All Saints Dorchester Burials 1814-1837 (Full transcription now completed)
25th - Update to Fordington St George Burials 1866-1880 (290 Missing Records for 1868; 1871; 1873; 1876; and 1880 now added making new total of 962 Burials)
24th - Update to Cholera Outbreak 1854 (Now has link to Burials of Cholera Victims)
23rd - Update to Fordington St George Burials 1851-1865 (456 Missing Records for 1852; 1854; 1856; 1858; 1862; 1864 and 1865 now added making new total of 1096 Burials)
20th - Update to Fordington St George Burials 1837-1850 (139 Records previously with just name, date and age, (years 1840 and 1841) now updated with full details from original parish registers + 56 new burials for 1850)
19th - Update to Fordington St George Burials 1813-1836 (142 Records previously with just name, date and age, (years 1815; 1823; 1827 & 1828) now updated with full details from original parish registers + 4 new burials omitted from the NBI for 1828)
18th - Update to Fordington Christchurch Baptisms 1847-1880 (340 Missing records for 1850, 1852, 1854, 1856, 1858, 1862, 1864, 1865, 1868, 1871, 1876, and 1880 now added to the file making a total of 879)
16th - Update to Fordington St George Baptisms 1866-1880 (331 Missing records for 1868; 1871; 1873; 1876; & 1880 now added to the file making a total of 1015)
15th - Update to Fordington St George Baptisms 1851-1865 (474 Missing records for 1852; 1854; 1856; 1858; 1862; 1864 & 1865 now added to the file making a total of 1019)
12th - Update to Fordington St George Baptisms 1837-1850 (204 Missing records for 1840; 1841 & 1850 now added to the file making a total of 1032)
10th - Update to Fordington St George Baptisms 1824-1836 (131 Missing records for 1827 & 1828 now added to the file making a total of 905)
10th - Update to Fordington St George Baptisms 1813-1823 (63 Missing records for 1823 now added to the file making a total of 590)
10th - New - Fordington St George Marriages 1860-1880 (362 Records)
7th - Update to the Life of Reverend Henry Moule [1801 – 1880] Additional information provided about his wife and adopted son
5th - Update to Fordington St George Marriage Banns 1852-1880 File extended from 1869 to 1880 - 226 new records added (now has a total of 581 Records)

June 2011 (2,060 Records added this month)

21st - Fordington St George Marriage Banns 1852-1869 (355 Records)
19th - Fordington St George Marriages 1837-1859 (405 Records)
5th - Fordington St George Marriage Banns 1823-1835 (177 Records)
5th - Update to Fordington St Georges church Marriages 1813-1836 : 22 marriages added from PR's for years 1827 and 1828 missing in Bishops Transcripts (Now has 272 records)
3rd - Update to All Saints church Dorchester Marriages 1800-1855 : For years 1813- 1836, home parish, whether by banns or licence and witnesses now added, file extended up to 1855 adding 98 new marriages (now 312 records)
2nd - Update to Holy Trinity church Dorchester Marriages 1813-1837 : home parish, whether by banns or licence and witnesses now added
1st - Fordington 1871 Census Enumeration District 8 (only) (1003 Records)

May 2011 (1,155 Records added this month) Site still being audited to improve consistency & check linkages extant

29th - The DEWFOL [Dufall]; BAKER & SPICER Families China & Glasswear dealers of Dorchester
28th - Fordington 1871 Census Enumeration District 7 (only) (476 Records)
26th - Fordington 1871 Census Enumeration District 6 (only) (677 Records)
2nd - The Will of Abraham BAKER Earthenware dealer Dorchester - 1806

April 2011 (126 Records added this month) Site still being audited to improve consistency & check linkages extant

29th - The ARDEN Family 16 Times Mayors of Dorchester
29th - Will of Daniel ARDEN Goldsmith & Mayor,
17th - History of Dorchester Gallows by Rev. SEV Filleul published 1911
14th - Update to Dorchester Wills Index (1801-1938) & (99 new Wills added - now totals 445)
13th - Fordington: Maumbury Rings The Romas Amphitheatre
6th - Update to Fordington Wills Index (1401-1918) & (24 new Wills added - now totals 498)
4th - Biography of Thomas GRIGG (1857-1932) & Photographic Artist of Dorchester

March 2011 (79 Records added this month) Site still being audited to improve consistency & check linkages extant

31st - Link added to the Dorchester District in the Dorset Poll Book for 1857
31st - Research document into John LONG [LONGE] Familes of Dorchester
27th - Link added to Visitation of Wiltshire 1623 not alphabetic index at back (click sides of book as well as page to advance)
26th - Update to Dorchester People in Historical documents (1559-1699) (42 new records added from Quarter sessions 1625- 1638 - now totals 518)
22nd - Link added to the Visitation of Hampshire for 1634- click sides of book as well as page to advance)
22nd - Update to notes for the Will of William HORSFORDE, Alderman & Capital Burgess of Dorchester 1621
22nd - Link added to Good Old Dorchester (Massachusetts) A narrative history of the town (1630-1893) Pub 1908 (Entire book wait for it to load)
21st - Audit of all 4 Indexes to Wills completed; copies held at DHC located and cross referenced & 31 new wills identified (Now 710 Wills for Dorchester & 471 for Fordington)
19th - Royal Visit to Dorchester by the Prince of Wales 1887
19th - Biography of John POUNCY (1818-1894) & Walter POUNCY (1844-1918) Pioneers in Photography
18th - Postcards of Dorchester Romantic Cards (1910-1915) (5 cards)
17th - Update to - Dorchester Trade Tokens (1656-1668) (10 records added)
16th - Update to Postcards of Dorchester - The High Street (2 cards added now 21 records)
3rd - Postcards of Dorchester - South Street & Cornhill (10 postcards & 7 pictures)
2nd - Will of Edward DASHWOOD, Mayor, Merchant & Benefactor, 1666/7

February 2011 (1025 Records added this month) Site still being audited to improve consistency & check linkages extant

29th - Update to Biography of Samuel Cromleholme (1618-1672), Master of the Dorchester Free school 1651-1657 by Richard Crumbleholme
25th - Postcards of Dorchester - The Walks (19 postcards & 22 pictures)
6th - Will of Dorothy FREEKE, Widow, 1670
4th - Will of Robert TAPP, Yeoman, 1670
4th - Will of William BISHOP, Yeoman, 1668
3rd - Postcards of Dorchester - The High Street (19 records)
1st - Extract from Kelly's Directory 1895 for Dorchester & Fordington (962 records, 804 of which are people with their occupations and the rest information on institutions)

January 2011 (536 Records added this month) Site being audited to improve consistency & check linkages extant

31st - Extensive update to Glossary of 17th Century terms to include pictures of items found in wills and inventories
31st Letter of Administration with Inventory for Jonathan EAMES, to relict Mary: 1702
28th Strays, A list of Dorchester people found in other Parish Registers (1597-1837) (529 Records)
24th Letter of Administration with Inventory for Thomas FORD, to relict Ruth: 1662
24th Letter of Administration with Inventory for Thomas FORD, to relict Alice: 1668
20th Letter of Administration with Inventory for John WINDSOR, Yeoman, to relict Ursula: 1664
18th Link added to Visitation to London 1568 (click sides of book as well as page to advance)
17th Signaticant Update Dorchester WWII War Memorial County Hall (Now Sep 2012 part of WWII Memorials)
13th Dorchester Trade Tokens 1669
5th Link added to Memorials to old Dorset edited by Thomas Perkins & Herbert Pentin Published 1907
5th Link updated to Visitation of Dorset for 1623 Index to : Pedigrees (click sides of book as well as page to advance)
5th Link added to Visitation to Somerset in 1531 & 1575 (Alphabetic but in two parts, 2nd part starts page 95 - click sides of book as well as page to advance)
5th Link added to Visitation to London 1633-1635 (click sides of book as well as page to advance)
5th Link added to Municipal Records of Dorchester
3rd Will of John GREEN, Merchant of Dorchester 1613
2nd Update to notes on the Will of Christian LAWRENCE, Widow of Fordington 1663
2nd Will of Ursula WINSER, Widow of Fordington 1670


December 2010 (1,565 records added this month - Total of 24,242 Records added February to Dec 2010)

26th Will of Richard DAVIDGE, born in Dorchester & Merchant of London 1667
30th Significant update to Glossary, File (Index of Terms used in 17th Century Wills and Inventories) (233 records)
29th Link added to Will of Richard FUDGE Butcher of Dorchester 1836
29th Link added to Will of John FOOT Carpenter of Dorchester 1831
26th Will of Thomas DAVIDGE, Merchant of Dorchester 1614
24th   John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 18 The Alms Houses (Chubb's, Whetstone's and Nappers Mite)
21st Holy Trinity Dorchester Baptisms 1851-1880, (731 records)
21st All Saints Dorchester Baptisms 1851-1880, (405 records)
21st Update to St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1851-1880, - 193 baptisms added ( Total now 365 records)
19th Update to the Biography of Horatio MOULE [1805-1886], Chaplain of St Paul's Cathedral Calcutta

November 2010 (2,160 records added this month)

30th Execution of Silvester WILKINS from Bridport at Dorchester Gaol in 1833
29th All Saints Dorchester Baptisms 1837-1850, (139 records)
29th Holy Trinity Dorchester Baptisms 1838-1850, (287 records)
29th St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1813-1850, Update - Now complete (471 records added) (Total now 716 records)
25th St Peters Dorchester Marriages 1801-1847, - Update to existing file - fathers names added for period 1838-1847
22nd All Saints Dorchester Baptisms 1813-1836, (385 records)
22nd Holy Trinity Dorchester Baptisms 1813-1837, (672 records)
22nd Will of Richard BURY [1584-1661], Capital Burgess and Mayor of Dorchester 1640 & 1650
11th The Independant or Congregational Church of Dorchester Baptisms 1788-1837, (204 records) including the Huntingdon Connection Chapel (1822-1826)

October 2010 (1,500 records added this month)

30th Holy Trinity Dorchester Baptisms 1771-1812, (818 records)
30th St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1771-1812, basic listing now completed, 379 records added (Now 681 records)
29th Biography of Samuel Cromleholme (1618-1672), Master of the Dorchester Free school 1651-1657 by Richard Crumbleholme

September 2010 (2,336 records added this month)

29th Holy Trinity Dorchester Baptisms 1739-1770, (620 records)
29th Update to St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1730-1770, - 297 male baptisms added ( total of 553 records)
23rd St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1851-1880, - basic Listing of Female names only ( 172 records)
19th St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1813-1850, - basic Listing of Female names only ( 299 records)
17th Masters of the 'Free School', (1550-1878)
17th Revision of Dorchester 'Free School',(1567-1736) The first 160 years
13th Will of John HILL [1589-1657], Alderman, Capital Burgess and Mayor of Dorchester 1636
10th Biography of John HILL [1589-1657], Alderman, Capital Burgess and Mayor of Dorchester 1636
8th St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1771-1812, - basic Listing of Female names only ( 302 records)
6th Dorchester People , in Historical documents etc ( 1773-1824) (131 records)
4th St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1730-1770, - basic Listing of names only ( 256 records)

August 2010 (9,595 records added this month)

31st Holy Trinity Dorchester Marriages 1813-1837, - basic Listing of names only ( 206 records)
30th St Peters Dorchester Marriages 1801-1847, - basic Listing of names only ( 237 records)
29th St Peters Dorchester Marriages 1730-1800, - basic Listing of names only ( 495 records)
25th  Update to All Saints Dorchester Burials 1814-1837, - +25 names added from NBI ( Now 381 records)
25th  Update to St Peters Dorchester Burials 1813-1837, - +26 names added from NBI ( Now 316 records)
24th  St Peters Dorchester Burials 1761-1812, - ( 644 records) basic Listing of names only
24th  St Peters Dorchester Burials 1701-1760, - ( 956 records) basic Listing of names only
23rd  St Peters Dorchester Burials 1611-1700, - ( 965 records) basic Listing of names only
23rd  Holy Trinity Dorchester Burials 1764-1812, - ( 958 records) basic Listing of names only
23rd  Holy Trinity Dorchester Burials 1723-1763, - ( 911 records) basic Listing of names only
22nd  Holy Trinity Dorchester Burials 1681-1722, - ( 1,156 records) basic Listing of names only
21st  Revision to Fordington Burials 1837-1850, + 139 names added from NBI (now 940 records)
20th  Revision to Fordington Burials 1813-1836, + 138 names added from NBI (now 1051 records)
19th  Revision to Fordington Burials 1800-1812, (now 478 records)
17th  Revision to Fordington Burials 1764-1799, + 21 names added from NBI (now 870 records)
16th  Revision to Fordington Burials 1756-1763, + 14 names added from NBI (now 213 records)
15th  Revision to Fordington Burials 1734-1755, + 53 names added from NBI (now 409 records)
14th  Revision to Fordington Burials 1706-1709, + 20 names added from NBI (now 58 records)
14th  Revision to Fordington Burials 1691-1705, + 13 names added for year 1705 (now 185 records)
12th  Holy Trinity Dorchester Burials 1653-1680, - ( 822 records) basic Listing of names only
12th  Biography of Thomas BEACH [1738-1806]  Portrait Painter - born Milton Abbas - died Dorchester
10th  All Saints Dorchester Burials 1771-1813, - ( 669 records)
6th    All Saints Dorchester Burials 1731-1770, - ( 716 records)
3rd   All Saints Dorchester Burials 1613-1730, - Revised File 410 new burials added; checked against National Burial Index accuracy improved (now 1,569 records)

July 2010 (1,996 records added this month)

27th Fordington Wills Index, Update to include St George Burials 1710-1733
27th Fordington St George Burials 1710-1733, (455 Records)
24th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 17 The Grammar (The Free or Thomas Hardye School) + Trinity
18th - The Dorset Poll Book 1831    Extract for Dorchester & Fordington (92 Records)
16th - The Will of Isaac SPARKS - Gentleman of Fordington 1788
15th Presbyterian Chapel, Protestant Dissenters: 1750-1836, :  Update, added 64 new records (now 377 Records)
12th 1861 Census Fordington - The Barracks:   (242 Records)
5th   1861 Census Fordington - District Nine:  (includes Union Workhouse) (828 Records)

June 2010 (2,213 records added this month)

23rd 1861 Census Fordington - District Eight:  (1,022 Records)
17th 1861 Census Fordington - District Seven:  (554 Records)
14th 1861 Census Fordington - District Six:  (632 Records)
7th   John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 16 The Priory (or Friary)
6th   John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 15 The Domesday Books
3rd   Charles CHRISTOPHER  (1700-1791) Agricultural Labourer
3rd   John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 14 Recorders and High Stewards of Dorchester
1st    John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 13 Parliamentary Representation Dorchester

May 2010 (476 records added this month)

29th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 10 The Charters of Dorchester
29th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 9 The Borough and Manor of Dorchester
29th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 8 Judge Jeffreys - Bloody Assizes 1685 & Troop encampment 1757
28th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 7 The Civil War 1642-1651
28th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 6 Fires in Dorchester 1613, 1622, 1725, 1775
27th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 5 Early History
27th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 4 Company of Freemen
27th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 3 Description of Dorchester
27th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 2 Origins of the name of Dorchester & Location
27th John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Index (Note there are 75 pages to transcribe so each section will be made live as it is completed)
21st Significant update to Dorchester Wills Index , (1413-1700)
21st Dorchester People , in Historical documents etc ( 1614-1686) (465 records)
11th - The will of Margaret CHUBB , Widow & Benefactor of Dorchester (1628)

April 2010 (3 records added this month)

23rd - John Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 1 Map of Dorchester, (1711)
22nd -Significant update to John Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 11 Bailiffs of Dorchester, (1394-1834)
8th - Update to John Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 12 Mayors of Dorchester, (1629-2009)

March 2010 (1 record added this month)

9th - Research document The ROSE family of Fordington
9th - Revision and update of the Life of Captain Anthony EAMES (1595-1686) Churchwarden & Constable of Fordington

February 2010 (2,398 records added this month)

23rd - Fordington People in historical documents & Newspapers 1614-2007 (432 Records)
23rd - Venerable John CORNELIUS (alias Mohun)  [1557-1594] Executed at Dorchester 1594
19th - John ASHE Family 1593-1640 Labourers of Fordington
18th - Extensive update to Glossary of 17th Century terms
12th - 1891 Census Dorchester Parish of All Saints En District 2 (813 Records)
8th - Link added to front page to support the Dorchester Community Play Association (DCPA) collect photographs, stories, documents and information about Dorchester during the period 1890-1914. They have called the project 'The Dorchester Dig' and produced a leaflet to accompany it
6th - 1851 Census Dorchester St Peters [Significant update - 1851 Census for all Dorchester Districts now complete] (1,151 Records)

January 2010 (??? records added this month)

30th - 1851 Census Dorchester St Peters Part 1 District 4 (Record total inc in Feb see update)
24th - 1851 Census Dorchester Holy Trinity Districts 5 & 6
24th - The Dorset Poll Book - 1807
23rd - 1841 Census Dorchester Parish of St Peters - Part 2
22nd - Life of Captain Anthony EAMES (1595-1686) Churchwarden & Constable of Fordington
20th - 1841 Census Dorchester Parish of St Peters - Part 1
19th - 1841 Census Dorchester Parish of All Saints
18th - Corporate Development of Dorchester (Ref in Charters to Streets, Institutions etc)
13th - The Will of Edith Jane Voss CHRISTOPHER - of Wrackleford Dorchester 1940
8th - Loyalty Oath to Charles II - Names of 300 people who signed on 31 Aug 1681
1st - Wills & Charters in Municipal Records of Dorchester 1499-1625


December 2009

28th - Wills & Charters in Municipal Records of Dorchester 1425-1500
23rd - Wills & Charters in Municipal Records of Dorchester 1410-1425
20th - Wills & Charters in Municipal Records of Dorchester 1395-1410
17th - Administration of the estate of Lucy Eames widow of Fordington
13th - Aldermen & Capital Burgesses of Dorchester (Part listing)
13th - Bailiffs of Dorchester (Part listing 1528-1834)
10th - Update to notes about Will of Richard WARREN , 1636
10th - All files on this site have now been updated to return to the new OPC Home page at opcdorset.org/index.htm
6th - Administration of the estate of John EAMES (1586/7-1662),
3rd - Extensive update to Dorchester Free School (1567-1680),
1st - Company of Freemen - Members 1734-1835,

November 2009

26th- Company of Freemen - Members 1698-1718,
24th- Company of Freemen - Members 1621-1635,
23rd- Company of Freemen - Apprentices 1613-1715,
23rd- Company of Freemen - Charter & Bye Laws ,
21st- Company of Freemen - Governors 1621-1824 , (100 Records)
21st- Significant Update to the Life of Reverend Henry Moule [1801 – 1880],
16th- Update of 1851 Census for Fordington Districts 6c & 6d to include 3 previously illegible pages,
16th- Update of 1851 Census for Fordington Districts 6a & 6b to include previously illegible entries,
13th- The Rev .William BENN , (1600-1680) Rector of All Saints & Founder of Dorchester Congregational Church
6th- The Life, Condemnation, Trial and Execution of Mary CHANNING (nee BROOKES) , 1705/6
6th- The Will of Richard BROOKES,Wagoner of Dorchester 1708
3rd- Dorchester Visitation of Dorset - 1623, Plus link to Index,
3rd- Dorchester - Church Officials , (from 1068)

October 2009

30th- Dorchester 1841 Census - Parish of Holy Trinity , Enumerators district 2 (only)
24th- Update to - Fordington Strays File to include burials from Stinsford
24th- Rev. Walter NEWBURGH Esq (1595-1631) investor in the Dorchester Co
18th- Update made to Biography of Sir Richard Strode (1584-1670) under the "Dorchester Company"
11th- 566 Seaman's Service Records with a birth place of Dorchester
10th- Fordington 1841 Census - Barracks (only)
10th- Fordington 1841 Census - Enumeration District 6 (only)
8th- Fordington 1841 Census - Enumeration District 5 (only)
6th- Fordington 1841 Census - Enumeration District 4 (only)
6th- Dorchester Index of 275 Wills 1801-1891
1st- Dorchester Index of 204 Wills 1701-1800

September 2009

30th- Dorchester All Saints Baptisms 1800-1812,
9th- The Will of William WHITEWAY (1599-1635) Diarist & Merchant of Dorchester
8th- Dorchester Free School (1567-1680) The first 100 years
8th- Dorchester Index of 202 Wills 1413-1700

August 2009

29th- Will of William SPARKS Fellmonger of Fordington 1740
29th- Dorchester All Saints Burials 1653-1709 ,
29th- Dorchester All Saints Baptisms 1653-1732 ,
20th- Biography of John BROWNE (1582-1659) JP of Dorchester & Frampton [revised & updated]
20th- Will of William SPARKS Maltster of Dorchester 1778

July 2009

28th- History of All Saints; Holy Trinity and St Peters Dorchester
23rd- Dorchester All Saints Baptisms 1750-1799 ,
20th - Photographs have now been added to most BMD transcription pages.
10th- Will of William HORSFORDE Gentleman of Dorchester 1621
1st- Dorchester All Saints Baptisms 1733-1749 ,

June 2009

20th- Map dated 1611 of Dorchester & Fordington - by John Speed - expanded explanations
18th- John BLACHFORD , (1574-1632) Woollen draper of Dorchester
18th- Bernard TOUP , (1587-1635) of Chaldon & Mayor of Dorchester 1634
18th- Dorchester All Saints Marriages 1654-1699 ,
18th- Dorchester All Saints Marriages 1700-1749 ,
18th- Dorchester All Saints Marriages 1750-1799 ,
18th- Dorchester All Saints Marriages 1800-1836 ,
18th- Dennis BOND , (1588-1658) Woollen draper, MP & Mayor of Dorchester 1635
18th- Mayors of Dorchester, (1629-2009)

May 2009

Fordington Parish Page redesigned to include Dorchester & all 19 existing files copied to the new site

April 2009

10th- Post Office Directory 1875, Dorchester & Fordington by Michael Russell
10th- Emigration to New England in the 17th Century by Michael Russell
10th- Biography of Rev.John White (1575-1648) Patriarch of Dorchester by Michael Russell
10th- Will of Rev. John White (1575-1648) Patriarch of Dorchester by Michael Russell
10th- Biography of Rev. Edward Pele [Peale] (1582-1643) Vicar of Fordington & Compton Vallence by Michael Russell
10th- Will of Rev. Edward Pele [Peale] (1582-1643) Vicar of Fordington & Compton Vallence by Michael Russell
10th- Will of Rev. Anthony Pelham (1599-1659) by Michael Russell
10th- Will of Mary Terry Widow of Dorchester 1637 by Michael Russell
10th- Biography of Thomas DEVENISH [1589 – after 1638] Keeper of Dorchester Goal & House of Correction
10th- Biography of Benjamin DEVENISH [1574 –1643] Tailor & Master of the Dorchester Brewhouse
10th- Biography of Richard BUSHROD [1575 –1628] Merchant Adventurer of Dorchester
10th- Biography of John BROWNE JP [1582 –1659] of Frampton & Dorchester
10th- Biography of Sir Francis ASHLEY JP [1569 –1635] Recorder of Dorchester
10th- Biography of Sprague Family From Fullers to Founding Fathers
10th- Map dated 1611 of Dorchester & Fordington - by John Speed (Revised June 2009)
10th- Investors in The Dorchester Company (1624-1626) [Links to 18 Biography's]


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