Dorset OPC Updates

Last Updated 9 Januuary 2016

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Total number of individual records on site at end of December 2016 = 1,753,857

December 2016 (629 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
11th - Winterborne Houghton Marriages 1731-1840 [BT/PR] [Duane Robbins] (300 records)
8th - Hinton Martell Baptisms 1818-1830 [PR] [Ros Taylor] (91 records)
7th - Witchampton Burials 1900-1908 [PR] [Ros Taylor] (56 records)

CENSUS

OTHER RECORDS
11th - Kimmeridge Protestation Return 1641-2 [Louise Haywood] (24 records)
9th - Hinton Martell Poll Register 1921 [Ros Taylor] (158 records)

PARISH PAGE
8th - Victoria Gresham is the new OPC for Wimborne St Giles. Please also refer to the Contacts Page database for Victoria's email address
7th - The parish of Dewlish no longer has a designated OPC as Rachel Kent has decided to relinquish her role

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]


Total number of individual records on site at end of November 2016 = 1,753,228

November 2016 (1397 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS

CENSUS

OTHER RECORDS
25th - Corfe Castle Liberty Muster roll 1569 [Louise Haywood] (65 new records)
12th - Tarrant Hinton St Mary's Monumental Inscription index [Jan Hibberd] (135 new records)
4th - Fontmell Magna Extracts from Kelly's Directories of 1880, 1899, 1907, 1915, 1927 & 1931 [Chris Bellers] (308 new records)
2nd - Fontmell Magna Lay Subsidy Roll 1332 [Chris Bellers] (43 new records)

PARISH PAGE

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
19th - Index (only) to "The Visitation of Dorset" taken in 1677
17th - Update to Glossary of 17th & 18th Century terms (79 entries added since 2013 now has 531 entries)
14th - The Civil Divisions of the County of Dorset by Edward Boswell Dorchester 2nd edition published 1833
5th - Update to The ARDEN Family 16 Times Mayors of Dorchester ( Daniel ARDEN (1623-1671) gold and silver smith of Dorchester added )
3rd - Update to The Dorchester Company (1624-1626) [Links to 24 Biographies] (More Information added on 4 members of the DERBY Family of Beaminster & Dorchester (All Investors in the Dorchester Co)
1st - Biography of William DERBY (1588-1649) Gentleman, and Mercer of Dorchester.


Total number of individual records on site at end of October 2016 = 1,751,831

October 2016 (2464 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
29th - Winterborne Houghton Baptisms 1731-1880 [BT] [Duane Robbins] (791 new records)
29th - Winterborne Houghton Burials 1731-1880 [BT] [Duane Robbins] (422 new records)

CENSUS
19th - Dewlish 1881 Census [Terry Smith] (460 new records)
18th - Dewlish 1871 Census [Terry Smith] (493 new records)

OTHER RECORDS
29th - Corfe Castle Highway Rate 1728/29 [Trudy Norbury] (160 new records)

PARISH PAGE

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
28th - Will of William DERBY (1588-1649) Gentleman, and Mercer of Dorchester.
23rd - Update to Serjeants at Mace (List of 19 holders of the office) [John Conduit added as a Sergeant of Mace in 1622]
22nd- Update to the Biography of John BROWNE (1582-1659) JP of Dorchester & Frampton [more information about his daughter Jane added]
16th - Update to The Dorchester Company (1624-1626) [Links to 24 Biography's] (Information about one of the 119 investors, William Gosley and his son, added)
14th - External link added to History of Dorchester by James Savage published 1837
14th - External link added to Biography of George TRENCHARD I [c1548-1630] MP 1572 & Recorder for Dorchester 1610/11
14th - Update to Dorchester People in Historical documents (1559-1699) (45 new records added inc execution of Thomas Pilchard in 1587, now totals 544 records)
1st - Update to Dorchester Church Officials File (from 1068) (84 entries added now totals 337 entries)
1st - John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 23 All Saints Church of Dorchester
1st - John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 22 Bridges, Houses and People of Dorchester
1st - Will of William PITT (d.1687) Gentleman, Alderman and Mayor of Dorchester in 1667 and 1684


Total number of individual records on site at end of September 2016 = 1,749,367

September 2016 (3523 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
4th - Poole St James Burials 1740-1765 [PR] [Jillian Lea] (2209 new records)
4th - Walditch Marriages 1816-1837 [PR] [Jon Baker] (3 new records added, 1816 missing from BTs, also date corrections to 5 Baptisms)
3rd - Toller Porcorum Baptisms 1615-1658 [Nevill & Bartelot Transcription 1904] [Kim Parker] (566 new records)
3rd - Toller Porcorum Burials 1615-1658 [Nevill & Bartelot Transcription 1904] [Kim Parker] (392 new records)

CENSUS

OTHER RECORDS
5th - Fontmell Magna Protestation Returns 1641-2 [Chris Bellers] (199 new records)
5th - Winfrith Newburgh Protestation Returns 1641-2 [Rob Andrews] (153 new records)

PARISH PAGE

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
25th -Biography of William BARNES (1801-1886) Poet and Philologist (1 record added)
3rd - Link to external site covering the life of William BARNES [1801-1886] Poet etc (In Dorchester: Solicitors Clerk 1818-1823, Schoolmaster 1835-1862)


Total number of individual records on site at end of August 2016 = 1,745,844

August 2016 (2201 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
20th - Hermitage Burials 1909-1970 [PR] [Jon Baker] (1 new record, corrections and additions to existing records)
11th - Fleet Baptisms 1901-1905 [PR] [Keith Searson] (16 new records, corrections, additions to existing records and reformatted)
11th - Fleet Burials 1902-1927 [PR] [Keith Searson] (16 new records, 1901-1910 records now included in new reformatted file )

CENSUS
24th - Sixpenny Handley 1861 Census District 16 [Kim Parker] (764 new records)
24th - Sixpenny Handley 1861 Census District 17 [Kim Parker] (439 new records)
24th - Sixpenny Handley 1841 Census [Kim Parker] (New version, includes 25 new records)
24th - Sixpenny Handley 1851 Census [Kim Parker] (New version, includes 20 new records)
9th - Update to Holwell 1851 Census [Kim Parker] (corrections to surnames)
9th - Holwell 1871 Census [Kim Parker] (512 new records)
8th - Holwell 1841 Census [Kim Parker] (396 new records)

OTHER RECORDS

PARISH PAGE
22nd - Hermitage added parish page and description and 3 new photographs [Kim Parker]
9th - The parish of Buckhorn Weston no longer has a designated OPC as Alex Nicole has resigned

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
29th - Update to The Life, Condemnation, Trial and Execution of Mary CHANNING (nee BROOKES) , 1705/6 (Information added about her youngest brother Thomas Brooks and his descendants + more links to other files added)
29th - Update to Fordington Strays File (1577-1926) (9 entries + information on the Brooks Family added, now totals 586 entries)
27th - Hayne Family of Dorchester Mercers from the 14th Century (with genealogical notes on family relationships)
7th - Update to Aldermen & Capital Burgesses of Dorchester (added the names of 17 Capital Burgesses in 1548)


Total number of individual records on site at end of July 2016 = 1,743,643

June/July 2016 (3343 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
26th July - Winfrith Newburgh Marriage Banns 1866-1921 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (770 new records)
20th July - Winfrith Newburgh Marriage Banns 1772-1804 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (270 new records)
20th July - Winfrith Newburgh Marriage Banns 1805-1812 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (48 new records)

CENSUS
12th July - Wool 1911 Census [Ivan T Gould] (463 new records)
16th June - Winfrith Newburgh 1911 Enumeration District 7 Census [Ivan T Gould] (321 new records)
16th June - Winfrith Newburgh 1911 Enumeration District 8 Census [Ivan T Gould] (447 new records)
14th June - Wool 1901 Census [Ivan T Gould] (497 new records)
10th June - Wool 1881 Census [Ivan T Gould] (509 new records)

OTHER RECORDS
20th July - Update to List of Rectors for Winfrith Newburgh [Jon Baker]
18th July - Weymouth Parish Page link to Burial records search  - broken link fixed [thanks to Janet Masters]

PARISH PAGE

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
7th July -
Will of Richard BARKER Yeoman of Dorchester - 1621 (With genealogical notes on many Dorchester residents mentioned in the will)
4th July -
Update to The COLSON Family Apothecaries of Dorchester from 1596 (new information added placing earliest date in Dorchester back from 1621 to before 1596)
1st July -
Update to Emigration to New England in the 17th Century (more information on 16 original settlers at Cape Ann added)
1st July -
Link added to Old Planters by G H Phippen Essex Institute Historical Collections (See index pages 201 to 206)
6th June -
Update to Postcards of Fordington & St Georges Church (Watercolour and pencil sketch of Fordington Hill added)
6th June -
Update to the Life of Henry Joseph Moule (1825–1904) (Watercolour and pencil sketch of Fordington Hill added)


Total number of individual records on site at end of May 2016 = 1,740,300

May 2016 (5847 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
30th - Powerstock Marriages 1837-1920 [PR] [Louise Anning] (760 new records)
28th - Winfrith Newburgh Marriage Banns 1754-1771 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (116 new records)
24th - Powerstock Burials 1813-1851 [PR] [Louise Anning] (760 new records)
24th - Powerstock Burials 1851-1895 [PR] [Louise Anning] (800 new records)
23rd - Winterbourne Abbas Marriages 1754-1812 [PR] [Wendy Warne] (118 new records)
22nd - Winterbourne Abbas Baptisms 1791-1812 [PR] [Wendy Warne] (63 new records)
22nd - Winterbourne Abbas Marriages 1813-1837 [PR] [Wendy Warne] (64 new records)
20th - West Lulworth Burials 1920-1928 [PR] [Martin White] (143 new records)
16th - Winfrith Newburgh Burials 1933-1992 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (324 new records)
16th - Winfrith Newburgh Burials 1866-1933 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (800 new records)
14th - Sutton Waldron Baptisms 1678-1736 [PR] [Brian Longman] (256 new records)
2nd - Lyme Regis Marriages 1910-1919 [PR] [Theresa Rose] (238 new records)
1st - Lyme Regis Marriages 1813-1820 [PR] [Theresa Rose] (270 new records)

CENSUS
27th - Wool 1861 Census [Ivan T Gould] (590 new records)
23rd - Winterbourne Abbas 1891 Census [Wendy Warne] (207 new records)

OTHER RECORDS
20th - East Lulworth Wills: The Will of Mary Weld - 12 October 1827 [Ros Dunning]
3rd - Link to Lyme Regis Parish Church Monumental Inscriptions added to Parish Page

PARISH PAGE
3rd -
Major update to Lyme Regis Parish Page including 4 new photographs
3rd - Theresa Rose is the new OPC for Burstock.
Please also refer to the Contacts Page database for Theresa's email address
3rd - Theresa Rose is the new OPC for Seaborough.
Please also refer to the Contacts Page database for Theresa's email address

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
19th - John Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 20 Shire Hall of Dorchester
17th -
Update to the Life of Rev .William BENN , (1600-1680) Rector of All Saints & Founder of Dorchester Congregational Church (Image also added of quarter sessions order appointing him as chaplain of Dorchester Gaol in 1630)
17th - John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset - Part 19 Dorchester Gaol
14th -
Biography of Emily Bertha CHRISTOPHER (1888-1960) & her husband Percy Nicholas McNALLY (1885-1967) added as the 11th generation of the House of CHRISTOPHER
11th - Great Fire of Dorchester - 25th March 1725
(285 names referenced)
6th -
Update to Holy Trinity Baptisms 1618-1669 Missing page for June 1667 to November 1668 located (38 baptisms added now holds 1,521 records)
5th - Poor Law Removal Order rescinded for removal of Edward and Sarah Dowding
- 1753


Total number of individual records on site at end of April 2016 = 1,734,453

April 2016 (1805 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
30th - Seaborough Marriages 1838-1919 [PR] [Theresa Rose] (116 new records)
30th - Burstock Burials 1813-1828 [PR] [Theresa Rose] (70 new records)
30th - Seaborough Burials 1911-1970 [PR] [Theresa Rose] (51 new records)
5th - West Milton Chapel (Powerstock) Marriages 1837-1921 [PR] [Louise Anning] (188 new records)
4th - Powerstock Baptisms 1739, 1784, 1788-1789 [PR] [Louise Anning] (79 new records)
4th - Powerstock Baptisms 1803, 1820, 1849-50, 1853-54, 1861, 1869-70, 1878-79 [PR] [Louise Anning] (350 new records)
4th - Fontmell Magna Burials 1880-1899 [PR] [Chris Bellers] (228 new records)
4th - Fontmell Magna Burials 1900-1948 [PR] [Chris Bellers] (318 new records)

CENSUS

OTHER RECORDS
23rd - Wool - Extracts from Kelly's Directory 1880 [Ivan T Gould] (34 new records added)
4th - Lyme Regis Coombe Street Independent Chapel Baptisms 1775-1817 [Theresa Rose] (346 new records added)
3rd - Fontmell Magna Register of Voters, 1837-38 [Chris Bellers] (24 new records added)

PARISH PAGE
2nd - Theresa Rose is the new OPC for Lyme Regis. Please also refer to the Contacts Page database for Theresa's email address
2nd - Ivan Gould is the new OPC for Coombe Keynes.
Please also refer to the Contacts Page database for Ivan's email address

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
30th - Will of Joseph GIGGER Grocer of Dorchester - 1718
(1 new record added)


Total number of individual records on site at end of March 2016 = 1,732,648

March 2016 (4633 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
30th - Glanvilles Wootton Burials 1731-1812 [BT/PR] [Jon Baker] (Major revision, updated with reference to Parish Register, 12 new records added to existing burials file)
29th - Hazelbury Bryan Burials 1747-1771 [PR] [Jan Hibberd] (203 records added)
10th - Glanvilles Wootton Burials 1984-1985 [PR] [Jon Baker] (8 new records added to existing burials file)
9th - East Burton Baptisms 1840-1890 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (248 records added)
8th - Winfrith Newburgh Baptisms 1874-1906 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (712 records added)
4th - Hazelbury Bryan Burials 1772-1806 [PR] [Jan Hibberd] (256 records added)
3rd - Winfrith Newburgh Marriages 1837-1873 [PR] [Ivan T Gould]
(777 records added)
3rd - Winfrith Newburgh Marriages 1874-1921 [PR] [Ivan T Gould]
(777 records added)

CENSUS
31st - Wool 1841 Census [Rob Andrews]
(156 records added (pages 15-21), corrections to previous transcription)
28th - Wool 1851 Census [Ivan T Gould]
(545 records added)
6th - Winfrith Newburgh 1861 Census ED8 [Rob Andrews]
(588 records added)

OTHER RECORDS
26th - Holworth Church (St Catherine's) Monumental Inscriptions index [Jan Hibberd]
(Owermoigne Parish, 31 new records added)
2nd - Fleet Old Church (Holy Trinity) Monumental Inscriptions index [Dianne Gardner]
(Major update with additions and corrections, 13 new records added)
2nd - Melcombe Horsey St Andrew's Monumental Inscriptions index [Mervyn Wright]
(201 records added)

PARISH PAGE

26th - Owermoigne Parish - added links to Holworth Lost Village and picture of Holworth Church
24th - Ivan Gould is the new OPC for Wool. Please also refer to the Contacts Page database for Ivan's email address

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
23rd - Freemason Admission Records Durnovarian Lodge (1775-1820)
(106 Records - some lived elsewhere eg Weymouth, Sherborne, Maiden Newton, etc)
23rd - Update to 1861 Census for Dorchester St Peters Parish (Part 2) District 5
 (Illegible Names now identified and added - some corrections)
23rd - Update to 1861 Census for Dorchester St Peters Parish (Part 1) District 5
 (Illegible Names now identified and added - some corrections)
22nd - Update to 1861 Census for Dorchester Holy Trinity Parish (Part 2) end of District 3 and start of District 4
 (Illegible Names now identified and added - some corrections)
20th - The Dorchester and Fordington pages are now fully restored.


Total number of individual records on site at end of February 2016 = 1,728,015

February 2016 (2663 records added this month)

GENERAL

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
29th - Buckland Newton Baptisms 1880-1906 [PR] [Jon Baker] (403 records added)
29th - Fleet Marriages 1842-1848 [PR] [Keith Searson] (24 records added)
26th - Hazelbury Bryan Marriages 1726-1802 [PR] [Jan Hibberd] (485 records added)
10th - Hampreston Marriages 1781-1812 [PR] [Jon Baker] (Updates to Marriages 1791-1793, 1 new record added)
10th - West Parley Baptisms 1773-1812 [PR] [Jon Baker] (Updates and corrections, mainly for Mesher/Messer records)
4th - Winfrith Newburgh Burials 1841-1866 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (444 records added)
3rd - West Parley Baptisms 1880-1906 [PR][Jon Baker] (Minor updates and corrections, 4 new records added)

CENSUS
28th - Winfrith Newburgh 1871 Census ED9 [Ivan T Gould] (601 records added)
28th - Winfrith Newburgh 1871 Census ED10 [Ivan T Gould] (379 records added)

OTHER RECORDS
22nd - Corfe Mullen Men aged 18-50 in 1759 [Zoe Martin] (34 records added)
22nd - Will of Joseph James Senior (1835) of Hazelbury Bryan [Ros Dunning] (6 records added)
22nd - Will of William Gauller (1597) of Hazelbury Bryan [Ros Dunning] (9 records added)

PARISH PAGE
10th - The parish of Okeford Fitzpaine no longer has a designated OPC as Derek Stone cannot be contacted

DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
13th - Wills of William & Rebecca BRIDLE Maltster of Dorchester 1781 & 1794  - (With genealogical notes on family relationships)
5th - Update to Holy Trinity Dorchester Marriage Banns 1853-1885 - (54 records for the years 1881 to 1885 inc added - now totals 406 records )
1st - Update to St Peters Dorchester Marriages 1801-1885 - (22 new marriages added for the period 1883-1885)
1st - Update to St Peters Dorchester Baptisms 1851-1885 - (103 new baptisms added for years 1883 to 1885 inc)
1st - Update to Holy Trinity Baptisms 1851-1885 (84 new baptisms added for years 1883 to 1885 inc now totals 1,357 records)


Total number of individual records on site at end of January 2016 = 1,725,352

January 2016 (4221  records added this month)

GENERAL
11th - Winterborne Came, Winterborne Herringston and Winterborne Monkton have been temporarily restored on the Miscellany page while issues with the external site are resolved

PARISH REGISTERS & BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
27th - Winfrith Newburgh Baptisms Jan-May 1842 [PR] [Jon Baker] (17 records added)
27th - Winfrith Newburgh Baptisms 1842-1874 [PR] [Ivan T Gould] (800 records added)
11th - Branksome Park Burials 1877-1911 [PR] [Jill Ditum] (800 records added)

CENSUS
19th - Winfrith Newburgh 1901 Census [Ivan T Gould] (820 records added)
9th - Winfrith Newburgh 1851 Census Enumeration District 8B [Ivan T Gould] (549 records added)
4th - Winfrith Newburgh 1851 Census Enumeration District 8A [Ivan T Gould]
(552 records added)

OTHER RECORDS

PARISH PAGE
 
DORCHESTER & FORDINGTON UPDATES [External - Mike Russell]
30th - Update to All Saints Baptisms 1851-1882
(43 new baptisms added for years 1883 to 1885 inc - now totals 772 records)
29th - Update to Fordington St George Burials 1866-1885
(170 Burials for 1883 to 1885 inc added - new total 1083 records)
27th - Will of Thomas LYMINGTON [LENINGTON] of Egliston Tyneham
who died at Dorchester - 1660
27th - Update to Fordington Christchurch Baptisms 1881-1885
(176 Baptisms added for years 1883-5 inclusive)
27th - Update to History of Christchurch West Fordington
(Account of the life of Rev Charles Arthur Monk Smith (1859-1950) curate of Christchurch 1883-1886 added)
22nd - Biography of John CHRISTOPHER (1844-1923) & his wife Ellen CHANNING (1855-1924)of Cheselbourne added to the House of CHRISTOPHER
(Provides background information on their 13 children and 7 grandchildren which also connect to the main Christopher Family Tree)
22nd - Will of Richard FUDGE Butcher of Dorchester
- 1836
22nd - Update to Fordington St George Baptisms 1881-1885
(224 baptisms for years 1883 to 1885 inc added to file- now totals 379 records)
21st - Use and meaning of Religious Christian Names used in Dorchester & Fordington
21st - Update to Photographs of Fordington High St
(correction made to account of the life of George Trevett Innkeeper of Noah's Ark Inn)
19th - Update to Dorchester People in Historical Documents (1700-1923)
(11 additional entries made - total now 235 entries + additional image)
15th
- Update to the Will of Revd Abel EDWARDS (1747-1826) Dissenting Minister of Dorchester - 1826 (of the Presbyterian Chapel in Pease Lane)
More information now provided on his family
11th
- Military Chelsea Pensioners born in Dorchester who Served in Canada 1743-1882
- 36 records


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