East Stoke, Dorset Genealogy

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

East Stoke, Dorset
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Winfrith
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wareham and Purbeck
Registration District Wareham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1742
Bishop's Transcripts: 1732
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dorchester
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
Location of Archive
Dorset History Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

STOKE (East), a parish, with West Holme tything, in Wareham district, Dorset; on the River Frome, 2½ miles E of Wool railway station, and 3½ W by S of Wareham. The church was rebuilt in 1827.[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]

East Stoke Online Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1740
1740
1740
Images
1740-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1909 Ancestry[3] 1813-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1909 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1731-1837 Joiner[6]

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: 06 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.
  6. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 9 June 2012.