Beaminster, Dorset Genealogy

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Beaminster

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

Beaminster, Dorset
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Beaminster Forum and Redhone
County Dorset
Poor Law Union Beaminster
Registration District Beaminster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1585
Bishop's Transcripts: 1585
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bridport
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court [[Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Netherbury in Ecclesia]]
Location of Archive
Dorset Record Office

Parish History

Beaminster (St Mary), parish and market town, W. Dorset, 5 miles SW. of Crewkerne ry. sta. and 6 miles NE. of Bridport, 5118 ac., pop. 2130. The town has been three times destroyed by fire.[1]

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 Beaminster, Dorset Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1585
1585
1585
Images
1600-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1813-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1999 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1585-1910 OnlineParishClerks 1585-1912 OnlineParishClerks 1585-1900 OnlineParishClerks
1585-1837 Joiner[6]
1669-1750 findmypast[7]
1790-1812 Ancestry[8]

Beaminster Holy Trinity parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[9]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[10]
Beaminster Holy Trinity Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG
1585-1735

TGEN
1585-1812

Beaminster St Mary parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Beaminster St Mary Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG
1686-1812

TGEN
1585-1812

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.


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

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Websites

References

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 03 July 2103.
  2. Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  3. Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  4. Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  5. Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  6. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 9 June 2012.
  7. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, accessed 5 July 2012.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  9. 'Dorset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 10 January 2014.
  10. 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 26 April 2014.