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SWANAGE, or Swanwich (St. Mary the Virgin), a village, a '''parish,''' and a sub-district, in Wareham district, Dorset. The village stands on S. bay, 9 miles SE of Wareham railway station; was known, at Domesday, as Swanawic or Sonwic. It has two '''dissenting chapels'''.<ref>Wilson, John M., [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/692 ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'', publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 10 July 2103.</ref>  
 
SWANAGE, or Swanwich (St. Mary the Virgin), a village, a '''parish,''' and a sub-district, in Wareham district, Dorset. The village stands on S. bay, 9 miles SE of Wareham railway station; was known, at Domesday, as Swanawic or Sonwic. It has two '''dissenting chapels'''.<ref>Wilson, John M., [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/692 ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'', publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 10 July 2103.</ref>  
  
SWANWICH (St. Mary the Virgin), a markettown and '''parish''', in the union of Wareham and Purbeck, hundred of Rowbarrow, Wareham division of Dorset, 6 miles (E. S. E.) from Corfe-Castle, and 122 (S. W. by W.) from London. Here are places of worship for '''Independents''' and '''Wesleyans'''.<ref> Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51322#s15 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England]'', publ. London: 1848. Date accessed: 10 July 2103.</ref>  
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SWANWICH (St. Mary the Virgin), a markettown and '''parish''', in the union of Wareham and Purbeck, hundred of Rowbarrow, Wareham division of Dorset, 6 miles (E. S. E.) from Corfe-Castle, and 122 (S. W. by W.) from London. Here are places of worship for '''Independents''' and '''Wesleyans'''.<ref> Samuel A. Lewis, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51322#s15 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England]'', publ. London: 1848. Date accessed: 10 July 2103.</ref>  
  
 
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Parish History

SWANAGE, or Swanwich (St. Mary the Virgin), a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Wareham district, Dorset. The village stands on S. bay, 9 miles SE of Wareham railway station; was known, at Domesday, as Swanawic or Sonwic. It has two dissenting chapels.[1]

SWANWICH (St. Mary the Virgin), a markettown and parish, in the union of Wareham and Purbeck, hundred of Rowbarrow, Wareham division of Dorset, 6 miles (E. S. E.) from Corfe-Castle, and 122 (S. W. by W.) from London. Here are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.[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 Swanage, Dorset Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1560
1564
1560
Images
1560-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1813-1909 Ancestry[5] 1813-1929 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1731-1880 Ancestry[7] 1564-1841 FindMyPast[8]
1565-1837 Joiner[9]
1790-1812 Ancestry[10]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[11]
Swanage, Dorset Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1563-1812
1568-1812
1567-1812

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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

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

Websites

References

  1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 10 July 2103.
  2. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1848. Date accessed: 10 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. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  11. 'Dorset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 10 January 2014.