Weymouth & Melcombe Regis

 

Holy Trinity

The seaside town of Weymouth lies in the south west of the county of Dorset, with the county town of Dorchester 6 miles to the north. The best introduction to the town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis I have found is from a Ward Lock illustrated guide book from 1935 and as I couldn't explain it any better myself I will quote here:

"Strictly speaking, Weymouth is a tiny old seaport fringed with newer houses, on the right bank of the little river Wey, while the bigger, more bustling seaside town which is strung out along the bay, northward from the left bank, is Melcombe - originally called after an ancient mill long since disappeared - with 'Regis' added to indicate that it formed part of a royal domain. For the sake of convenience, however, and following popular custom, the name Weymouth by itself is used..."

Weymouth did not have its own Anglican church until Holy Trinity was built in the 1830s and therefore you will find many Weymouth baptisms, marriages and deaths before that time on the Wyke Regis pages.




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Bishop's Transcripts
Melcombe Regis St Mary's
Baptisms [Bob Stone]
1731-1740, 1741-1750, 1751-1760, 1761-1770, 1771-1780,
1781-1790
, 1791-1800, 1801-1810, 1811-1820, 1821-1830,
1831-1840
, 1841-1845, 1846-1850, 1851-1855, 1856-1860,
1861-1865, 1866-1870, 1871-1880

Marriages [Bob Stone]
1731-1740, 1741-1750, 1751-1760, 1761-1770, 1771-1780,
1781-1790
, 1791-1800, none until 1813, 1814-1820,
1821-1830, 1831-1840, 1841-1850

Burials [Bob Stone]
1731-1740, 1741-1750, 1751-1760, 1761-1770, 1771-1780,
1781-1790
, 1791-1800, 1801-1810, 1811-1820, 1821-1830,
1831-1840
, 1841-1850, 1851-1860, 1861-1870, 1871-1880
Bishop's Transcripts
Melcombe Regis St John's
Baptisms
1856-1868 [Jennifer Dando], 1871-1880 [Terry Pine]
 
Bishop's Transcripts
Weymouth St Nicholas Independent
Baptisms
1734-1739 [Jennifer Dando]

 
Bishop's Transcripts
Weymouth Holy Trinity
Baptisms
1836-1840, 1841-1850 [Jennifer Dando]
1851-1860, 1861-18701871-1880 [Keith Searson]

Burials
1847-1854
[Keith Searson]
Parish Registers
Melcombe Regis, St Mary's
Marriages
1618-1648 [Jennifer Dando]
1649-1687 [Rachel Kent]

Burials
1560-1575
- currently unavailable
 
Census Melcombe Regis
1841 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 [Jennifer Dando]
1851 Dist. 3A, Dist 3B, Dist 3C, Dist 3D, Dist 3E [Val Robbins, John Ridout]
1861 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 [Royston Clarke]

Weymouth
1851 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Barracks, Workhouse [Jennifer Dando]
1861 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 [Jennifer Dando/Barry Lanning]
1861 Workhouse, Ships in Port [Jennifer Dando/Barry Lanning]
1891 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Barracks [Jennifer Dando/Barry Lanning]
Photographs & Postcards Jennifer Dando, Jacky Machin, Mary Amelia Gould
 
Directories
Weymouth
Directory of Weymouth 1816, Pigots 1823,
Pigots 1844
, Hunts 1851, Post Office 1859

 
Directories
Melcombe Regis
Post Office 1859
Commercial
A - H, I - P, O - Z, & Private
Wills James Tizard 1783
Matthew Langrish 1803
Samuel Weston 1817
Henry Hayes Tizard 1835
Charles Frederick Payne 1851
Catherine Tizard 1854
Samuel Prankerd 1903
Joseph Summers Christopher 1902

 
Other Records Visitation 1623
Perambulating of the Boundaries 1896
Mayors 1615-1823
Dorset Poll Book 1807
Rectors of Melcombe Regis

 
Records held at the Dorset History Centre
Please see separate Page
Links Transcription of names on Weymouth War Memorial for WWI
Transcription of names on Weymouth War Memorial for WWII
Weymouth Crematorium - Names of Soliders who lost their lives in WWII and were cremated here
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
- List of 106 persons bound for New England from the port of Weymouth, March 20, 1636
Workhouse - The Story of Workhouses - use the search box & input Weymouth, the first result gives some pictures of the workhouse, the majority of the other results are Weymouth strays in various workhouses across the country.
Burial records search - Weymouth, Melcombe Regis and Wyke Regis. Over 29,000 records of burial from 1856 to 1996 [Note new address]
Roll of Honour - The D-day Memorial
The History of Weymouth and its surrounding parishes, many wonderful pictures.
Weymouths Georgian Seafront Architecture -this site has many modern pictures and some unusual postcard views of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis, it also contains good information on the buildings and streets of Weymouth
Weymouth and Portland in old postcards
- a site with lots of old postcards of Weymouth and surrounds

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