The following members of my extended tree gave their lives for their Country during the First World War. If you are connected with or have further information on any of them I would be pleased to hear from you.
November 10, 2007 at 4:00 am (Biography, Genealogy)
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Extracted from the General Sessions held at Bridgewater the 17th, 18th, and 19th days of September, 14 James (1616), before Sir Robert Phelippes, Sir Nicholas Halswell, Sir Edward Hext,Sir Francis Heale, Knts., Edward Rogers, Thomas Warre, George Lutterell, Edward Popham, Nathanael Still, James Bisse, Christopher Preston, Thomas Brereton, and Robert Cufie, Esquires.
In 1848 the village of Beckington, near Frome in Somerset obtained a new school room attached to the chapel. This is how the opening was reported in the February 1849 edition of The Church.
Councillors at Bridport, Dorset are demanding the return of the town’s Royal Charter. The original, granted by King Henry III in 1253, is held in the public records office at Kew in London – part of the huge borough roll document which can’t be moved. But a copy and a translation from the original Latin is held at the Dorset Records office in Dorchester.
Read the full story by Chris Carson in the Dorset Echo
The following inscription from a gravestone at the Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery, Salisbury Wiltshire appeared in Volume VIII of Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset published in 1903. It is not known if the stone still survives or if it does is still in a readable condition.
George Tompkins was born on January 1, 1866 at Burton Bradstock, Dorset, England the eldest son of Richard and Ann Tompkins. Sometime between 1876 and 1881 the family moved to Broadoak, Symondsbury, Dorset where George was employed as an Agricultural Labourer. A life on the land was not however for George and he enlisted in the Royal Navy as a boy recruit.
George Clutterbuck Frome was the Rector of Puncknowle, Dorset for 40 years and following his fathers death also lord of the Manor. In this position he was an important part in the life of many of my ancestors who lived in the village.
The following article was extracted from the Evening Post, Volume LXXXI, Issue 124, 27 May 1911, Page 2. The Evening Post was founded by Henry Blundell and began publication as a daily in Wellington, New Zealand on 8 February 1865.
November 1, 2007 at 6:04 am (Location)
Sherborne House, a stately home in West Dorset that failed to secure £3m worth of funding is to be sold on the open market.
The full story from the BBC
This biography of Sidney Stevens was extracted from volume IV of the History of Utah by Orson F. Whitney and published in 1904