Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield, Dorset Genealogy

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Guide to Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield, Dorset
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Dorchester Borough
County Dorset
Poor Law Union Dorchester
Registration District Dorchester
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1739
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dorchester
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
Location of Archive
Dorset Record Office

Parish History

Dorchester (Holy Trinity) capital of county, municipal borough, and market town, Dorset, on river Frome, 8 miles N. of Weymouth and 138 miles SW. of London by rail. The town is divided into three parishes. The Holy Trinity church began as early as 1559.[1].

Dorchester.-- capital of county, municipal borough, and market town, Dorset, on river Frome, 8 miles N. of Weymouth and 138 miles SW. of London by rail, 635 ac., pop. 7567; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. D. was the Durnovaria of the Romans, and the Dorn Ceastre of the West Saxons. Portions of the Roman wall still remain; also, the ruins of a large amphitheatre, the most perfect of its kind in England. There are some breweries, but the trade is mainly agricultural. A little to the W. of the town are large cavalry and infantry barracks. The bor. returned 1 member until 1885.[2].

Frome Whitfield. A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Frome Whitfield has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Frome Whitfield and units named after it.[3].

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 Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield, Dorset Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1550
1550
1550
Images
1550-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1813-1906 Ancestry[5] 1813-1921 Ancestry[6] 1813-1879 Ancestry[7]
Indexes 1560-1812 FreeREG[8]
1560-1837 Joiner[9]
1651-1675 findmypast[10]
1790-1812 Ancestry[11]

Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield, Dorset Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[12]
Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield, Dorset Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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FREG
1560-1812

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. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1848. Date accessed: 05 July 2103.
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 05 July 2103.
  3. John M. Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 05 July 2103.
  4. Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  5. Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  6. Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  7. Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  8. Dorset Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 21 May 2012.
  9. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 9 June 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.