This biography of Colonel Richard Bingham of Melcombe Bingham, Dorset, England was first published in The Annual Biography and Obituary for the year 1825.
In this talk from The National Archives Podcast Series, Well known military historian Professor Richard Holmes examines Indian soldiering in peace and war. He addresses the experience of ordinary soldiers, why they joined up, how they got to India and what they made of it when they arrived.
The complete company records of Cosens & Co Ltd, the famous Weymouth paddle steamer operators and marine engineers, are now safely housed in the County Archives at the Dorset History Centre.
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The folowing announcement appeared in the Advertisements & Notices section of Jackson’s Oxford Journal (Oxford, England) on Saturday, July 12, Saturday, July 19 and Saturday, July 26, 1800.
Prepare to be revolted in this podcast from The National Archives Podcast Series as Simon Fowler considers conditions in 19th century workhouses and suggests ways how you can research the poor unfortunates who lived there.
In 1852 William Sparrow, William Maggs, and Robert Hurd were charged with the murder of Sarah Watts at Woodlands, neear Frome, Somerset, England. The following account of the trial was published in the Somerset County Gazette on April 10, 1852
In 1843 the reports of special assistant poor law commissioners on the employment of women and children in agriculture were presented to both Houses of Parliament. One of those examined was a Mr. Burgess, a farmer at Tarrant Launceston, Dorset.
Many family trees fall at the hurdle of locating the death of a British soldier, his marriage or the birth of his children. The records available are woefully incomplete, scattered and often not fully indexed. In this podcast from The National Archives Podcast Series, Chris Watts examines the material available for tracing these events, for a pre-First World War British soldier, and guides the researcher in its use; material available on fiche, film or the Internet is highlighted.
In November 1868 the Schools Inquiry Commission published the Special Reports of Assistant Commissioners to both Houses of Parliament. The Assistant Commissioner for the South West Division was Mr. C.H. Stanton and it is his report on the Dorchester Free Grammar School which follows. Whilst not mentioned by name the Headmaster at this time was the Rev. Thomas Ratsey Maskew.