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Guide to Whitechurch Canonicorum, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Whitchurch-Canonicorum
County Dorset
Poor Law Union Bridport PLU
Registration District Bridport
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1730
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bridport
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
Location of Archive
Dorset Record Office

Contents

Parish History

WHITCHURCH-CANONICORUM (Holy Cnoss), a parish, in the union of Bridport, hundred of Whitchurch-Canonicorum, Bridport division of Dorset, 2½ miles (N. K. by E.) from Charmouth; There are places of worship for Baptists and Independents.[1].

WHITCHURCH-CANONICORUM, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Dorset. The village stands 5 miles WNW of Bridport r. station; took its name from an alien monastery called Album Monasterium. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. The sub-district contains six parishes, and is in Bridport district.[2]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Online Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1558
1558
1558
Images
1550-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1820-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1919 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1730-1881 Ancestry[7] 1176-1838 findmypast[8]
1558-1812 Joiner[9]
1651-1750 findmypast[10]
1790-1812 Ancestry[11]

Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[12]
Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1776-1812
1538-1812
1780-1812

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241337.


Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Dorset Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1848. Date accessed: 12 July 2103.
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 12 July 2103.
  3. Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  4. Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  5. Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  6. Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  7. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 14 April 2012.
  8. 'Dorset Marriages,' Find My Past, accessed 28 July 2012.
  9. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 4 July 2012.
  10. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, accessed 5 July 2012.
  11. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  12. 'Dorset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 10 January 2014.

 

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