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Anyone know Dorset?

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    Anyone know Dorset?

    I'm helping a cousin with her tree. It's a sad story, but I'm trying to be as quick as possible.

    I've never done Dorset before and have no idea where to start.

    Where would I find the PRs for the East Lulworth/ Wareham area? Looking for births about 1803 and 1806 and marriage about 1825ish.

    Dosen't seem to be anything on Family Search and can't see obvious link on WIKI.

    Thanks.

    #2
    Have you tried the online parish clerk site?

    Dorset Online Parish Clerk Project

    It doesn't have everything though!

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      #3
      Thanks Merry..............off there now.

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        #4
        Libby, I'm not familiar with Dorset but have you tried Genuki? You can go to each county but some do have a lot more than others.

        GENUKI: England
        Daphne

        Looking for Northey, Goodfellow, Jobes, Heal, Lilburn, Curry, Gay, Carpenter, Johns, Harris, Vigus from Cornwall, Somerset, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, USA, Australia.

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          #5
          Good for the parishes you mentioned though.

          Anything I can help with, just shout!! I have a billion Dorset rellies! lol (though I only live here by accident!)

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            #6
            Thanks.... I've found his marriage and wife's birth but no sign of him yet.

            I'm looking for Peter Presslee (various spellings). Apparently born about 1803 East Lulworth.

            He married Sarah Dominy in 1825 in Wareham. Sarah was born 1799 in Wareham (census has 1806). The marriage record has Peter as being from East Lulworth.

            I've tried West Lulworth, not sure where else. But I'm good at trawling.

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              #7
              Blow................my email to Dorset OPC has bounced back. Back to drawing board...

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                #8
                Parishes within 5 miles of East Lulworth:

                Chaldon Herring P DOR ENG SY7983 4.4 West
                Church Knowle P DOR ENG SY9381 4.4 East
                Coomb Keynes P DOR ENG SY8484 1.8 North West
                East Lulworth P DOR ENG SY8682 0.0
                East Stoke P DOR ENG SY8786 2.6 North by North East
                Holme East P DOR ENG SY8986 3.1 North East
                Kimmeridge P DOR ENG SY9179 3.6 East by South East
                Steeple P DOR ENG SY9181 3.2 East by South East
                Tyneham P DOR ENG SY8880 1.8 South East
                Wareham P DOR ENG SY9287 4.9 North East
                Wareham,Holy Trinity P DOR ENG SY9287 4.9 North East
                Wareham,Lady St Mary P DOR ENG SY9287 4.9 North East
                Wareham,St Martin P DOR ENG SY9287 4.9 North East
                West Lulworth P DOR ENG SY8280 2.8 West by South West
                Winfrith Newburgh P DOR ENG SY8084 3.9 West by North West
                Wool P DOR ENG SY8486 2.8 North by North West

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                  #9
                  Thanks................makes a change from Agatha!!!!LOL

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                    #10
                    Try the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society: Home Page

                    I used to be a member and they were very helpful - as are most folk into genealogy.
                    Len
                    Cave canem

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                      #11
                      Thanks Len................off there now.

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                        #12
                        Hi Libby

                        This is another useful site -

                        Weymouth, Dorset, England - History & Heritage of Weymouth, Dorset & Area

                        (the site covers a much larger area than just Wemouth, including East and West Lulworth)
                        Last edited by Muggins in Sussex; 08-04-08, 05:44.
                        Joan

                        "Nepotism - We promote family values here as often as we promote family members"- Larry Kersten, American sociologist and author

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                          #13
                          Libby - do you have access to Ancestry?
                          There is a Personal Member Tree containing a Peter Presslee b 1803 East Lulworth - might be worth making contact.
                          Also an Ancestry World Tree for Peter Presslee/Sarah Presslee - only showing descendants - again showing year of birth as 1803.

                          The BIVRI shows a christening of a Peter Pressley on 20 March 1803 - recorded in Wool, Dorset. Parents Joseph Pressley and Ann
                          Source: FHL Film 1239261
                          The same entry can be seen in Wool baptisms on the Dorset OPC site.
                          Wool is probably about 3-4 miles from East Lulworth.
                          Last edited by Elaine ..Spain; 08-04-08, 06:36.
                          Elaine







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                            #14
                            Thank you Joan and Elaine................will check those tonight. I do have Ancestry, thanks.

                            I don't have BIVRI but that sounds promising. Maybe Peter moved as a little tyke and thought he was born in East Lulworth.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Len of the Chilterns View Post
                              Try the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society: Home Page

                              I used to be a member and they were very helpful - as are most folk into genealogy.


                              I'll second that, not a member myself but chatted to a couple of the ladies at the Devon FH fair the other week, really nice & helpful.:)
                              Vivienne passed away July 2013

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Len of the Chilterns View Post
                                Try the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society: Home Page
                                I see on their Members' Interest Page there is someone researching
                                Presley 18C-19C West Lulworth DOR

                                Another that might be worth contacting.
                                Elaine







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                                  #17
                                  I have Dominys in my family:)

                                  I can't remember whether any close branches strayed out to Wareham. They are mainly in the Iwerne area (pronounced and sometimes spelt Ewerne) and very often nonconformist, so there are gaps in the records :(
                                  Phoenix - with charred feathers
                                  Researching Skillings from Norfolk, Sworn from Salisbury and Adams in Malborough, Devon.

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                                    #18
                                    Yep saw that Elaine................also have Dominey (wife's maiden name). Not doing too badly actually, considering I only started last night.

                                    Thanks to everyone here. I didn't even know what end of the country Dorset was. LOL.

                                    Wish mine were as easy.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Harrys mum View Post
                                      I didn't even know what end of the country Dorset was. LOL.
                                      *tuts*

                                      *searches the atlas for somewhere called Australia* :)

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                                        #20
                                        You could also try this site I only found it today so I don't know how good it is although it does have some of my family on it.

                                        Dorset Parish Registers

                                        Susang

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