Bourton, Dorset Genealogy

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Guide to Bourton, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bourton, Dorset
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Gillingham Liberty
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Mere
Registration District Mere
Records begin
Parish registers: 1812
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Shaftesbury
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Gillingham
Location of Archive
Dorset History Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BOURTON, a chapelry in Gillingham parish, Dorset; on the verge of the county, 2½ miles SW of Mere, and 3 NNW of Gillingham railroad station. It has a post office under Bath. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Bourton Online Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1690
1690
1690
Images
1690-1699, 1810-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1830-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1989 Ancestry[5]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 04 July 2013.
  2. Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  3. Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  4. Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  5. Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.