Rampisham, Dorset Genealogy

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

Rampisham, Dorset
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Tollerford
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Beaminster
Registration District Beaminster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1575
Bishop's Transcripts: 1731
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bridport
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]

RAMPISHAM (St Mary)--popularly Ransom--, a parish in Beaminster district, Dorset; on the River Frome, 2½ miles WSW of Evershot railway station, and 5¾ E by N of Beaminster.[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]

Rampisham Online Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1550
1550
1550
Images
1550-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1869 Ancestry[3] 1813-1889 Ancestry[4] 1813-1939 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1574-1837 Joiner[6]
1653-1741 findmypast[7]

Rampisham parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[8]
Rampisham Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG
1574-1841

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, http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13856 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales] publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 09 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 24 June 2012.
  7. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, accessed 5 July 2012.
  8. 'Dorset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 10 January 2014.