Blandford Forum

Extracts from Hutchins History of Dorset

 Bailiffs 1592 to 1834       Mayors 1835 1860         Rectors 1295 - 1853

 

List of Bailiffs 1592 to 1834

1592 Hugh Machem
1593 Robert Keynell
1594 John Cleeves
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1603 Robert Keynell
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1616 Thomas Pitt
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1629 Robert Keylway
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1631 Jonadab Sherley
1632 Thomas Pitt
1633 John Cleeves
1634 John Sampson
1635 Robert Keylway
1636 William Stratchly
1637 Thomas Pitt
1638 Jonadab Sherley
1639 Ezra Sherley
1640 John Sampson
1641 Robert Keylway
1642 Richard Parker
1643 Walter Ridout
1644 Augustine Drake
1645 Mathew Fry
1646 Thomas Pitt
1647 Ezra Sherley
1648 John Sampson
1649 Augustine Drake
1650 George Savage
1651 Augustine Drake
1652 James Dewey
1653 Hugh Blundell
1654 Walter Ridout
1655 Richard Somers
1656 Richard Somers
1657 William Munck
1658 George Savage
1659 Mathew Fry
1660 Richard Parker
1661 Mathew Fry
1662 Robert Pitt
1663 Samuel Palmer
1664 William Wake
1665 Richard Somers
1666 John Strangeman
1667 * * * * * * * *
1668 Mathew Fry
1669 Christopher Stoodley
1670 Richard Parker
1671 Richard Somers
1672 Robert Pitt
1673 William Wake
1674 * * * * * * * *
1675 Thomas Cradock
1676 * * * * * * * *
1677 * * * * * * * *
1678 * * * * * * * *
1679 Robert Ridout
1680 Christopher Stoodley
1681 Christopher Stoodley
1683 Robert Pitt
1684 William Wake
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1710 Walter Ridout
1711 * * * * * * * *
1712 * * * * * * * *
1713 * * * * * * * *
1714 Walter Ridout
1715 Richard Oliver
1716 Walter Ridout
1717 Thomas Wilson
1718 Robert Cradock
1719 Robert Raines
1720 John Benjafield
1721 Henry Jubber
1722 Walter Ridout
1723 Thomas Wilson
1724 Robert Cradock
1725 Robert Raynes
1726 John Benjafield
1727 William Goldwyer
1728 Robert Erle
1729 John Bastard
1730 Walter Ridout
1731 Robert Erle
1732 William Milbourne
1733 William Goldwyer
1734 John Ridout
1735 Robert Raynes
1736 John Benjafield
1737 Robert Cradock
1738 John Bastard
1739 John Bastard
1740 John Benjafield, Jun
1741 John Thorne
1742 William Milbourne
1743 William Goldwyer
1744 William Bastard
1745 John Benjafield, Jun
1746 Nicholas Humphrey
1747 Thomas Fitzherbert
1748 George Galpine
1749 John White
1750 John Bastard
1751 John Benjafield, Jun
1752 John Bastard
1753 John Thorn
1754 William Milbourne
1755 Thomas Waters
1756 William Bastard
1757 Thomas Fitzherbert
1758 John White
1759 John Bastard
1760 Nicholas Humphrey
1761 Thomas Feaver
1762 James Benjafield
1763 John Benjafield
1764 Samuel Marsh
1765 Robert Worgan
1766 Thomas Fitzherbert
1767 John White
1768 John Dennett
1769 Robert Biggs
1770 Thomas Waters
1771 John Smith
1772 Nicholas Humphrey
1773 Thomas Feaver
1774 Robert Worgan
1775 William Gilpine
1776 Thomas Waters, Jun
1777 Thomas Bastard
1778 Robert Muston
1779 Robert Biggs
1780 Thomas Waters, Sen
1781 Thomas Feaver
1782 William Gilpine
1783 Thomas Waters, Jun
1784 Thomas Bastard
1785 Robert Muston
1786 Henry White
1787 John Bastard
1788 John Harrison
1789 Robert Biggs
1790 John Bastard
1791 Robert Muston
1792 Henry White
1793 Stephen Carpenter
1794 Harry Biggs
1795 John Bastard
1796 William Sollers
1797 John Dansey
1798 John Monday
1799 William Sollers
1800 Robert Muston
1801 Henry White
1802 John Bastard
1803 Harry Biggs
1804 William Sollers
1805 John Dansey
1806 William Sollers
1807 John Monday
1808 Robert Muston
1809 Henry White
1810 Harry Biggs
1811 William Sollers
1812 John Dansey
1813 Stephen Carpenter
1814 Harry Biggs
1815 John White
1816 Percival Bastard
1817 Charles Baskett
1818 Henry White
1819 Harry Biggs
1820 John Dansey
1821 Stephen Carpenter
1822 Harry Biggs
1823 John White
1824 Charles Baskett
1825 Henry White
1826 Stephen Carpenter
1827 John White
1828 John White
1829 Thomas Wise
1830 George Chard
1831 Septimus Smith
1832 Henry White
1833 John Dansey
1834 John White

 

List of Mayors 1835 1860

1835 John White
1836 Henry Abbott
1837 John Durden
1838 Joseph S Daniell
1839 Charles Cadie
1840 Malachi Fisher
1841 Angel S Hodges
1842 William Pond
1843 Thomas H Bennett
1844 Philip A Barnes
1845 Henry Durden
1846 Leonard Wasse
1847 Edward O Spooner
1848 William C Fincham
1849 John Barnes
1850 William C Oak
1851 Joseph S Daniell
1852 William C Fincham
1853 Angel S Hodges
1854 Henry W Abbott
1855 William C Fincham
1856 Samuel Pond
1857 William C Oak, on whose resignation, Joseph S Daniel
1858 Simon Groves
1859 Francis T Johns
1860 Thomas H Bennett

 


List of Rectors 1295 - 1853

Henry de May, rector of Blandford Forum 1295

William de Wymborn Holt, clerk, 1306

but there being a dispute between the Dean and the Earl of Lincoln,

he was not admitted

John Corneys, clerk, 10 cal March 1306

William Nolelle, clerk, 13 Jun 1311

William de Marisco, on the resignation of Nolelle, 16 Jun 1312

Ralph de Ponte, clerk, 7 Oct 1316

William de Ayston, pbr 7 Apr

Thos. Hare, clerk, 1337 6 Mar

John Haytfield exchanged with

Thomas Dennet or Druet, rector of Boroughby, dioc Linc. 3 Dec 1377,

exchanged with

John Becclys, rector of Iwerne Courtney, 5 Jan 1405

William Bryt, occurs 6 Nov 1423

John Bryt, clerk, 2 Dec 1423

John Rouvyle, chaplain, on the resignation of Walter Hyder, 11 Feb 1425

John Hawlyn

John Skyttish, alias Portland, on the death of Hawlyn, 11 Jun 1446

William Crampesly, chaplain, on the death of Portland, 13 August 1467

Richard Lancaster, cl on the death of Crampesly, 22 Kan 1490

William Cressatt

Thomas Claughton, pbr on the resignation of Cressatt, 12 May 1521

Henry Willies, 1554

Hugh Bagwell 1558

Alexander Clevely 1573

George Hanson 1580

William Arnold 1592

John Driver 1615

John Lindesey, 1639, occurs 1666

William Allen, intruder 1653

John Herne 1680

Rich. Roderick 1681

Thomas Sutton 1701

Tho. Riley MA 1712

Thomas Sollers MA Master of St Mary Magdalen hospital, near Winton,

28 Dec 1736, on the death of Riley

Samuel Rolleston, MA Archdeacon of Berks, prebendary of Winchester and

afterwards Canon of Salisbury, on the death of Sollers

John Cooth MA, rector of Portland, on the resignation of Rolleston ob

2 Feb 1776

Samuel Nolt MA of Worcester College, Oxford, Kings chaplain, Rector of

Houghton, co Hants, May 1776. He died at Bath May 26 1793;

succeeded by

John Garnett, rector of Over-Wallop and prebendary of Winchester, Nov 16 1793

Joseph Godfrey Sherer BA July 12 1800

Charles James Hoare MA 1807, Archdeacon of Surrey, prebendary of

Winchester, and vicar of Godstone, Surrey

George William J Chard MA 1821, on the resignation of Hoare, died 1836

Humphrey Timmen Parker MA on the death of Chard, died 1853

William Harte BA on the death of Parker

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