Shipton Gorge, Dorset Genealogy

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

Shipton Gorge, Dorset
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Godderthorne
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bridport
Registration District Bridport
Records begin
Parish registers: 1813; For more records see Burton Bradstock
Bishop's Transcripts: 1745
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]

SHIPTON-GEORGE, a parish, with a village, in Bridport district, Dorset; 2 miles E by S of Bridport railway station.[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]

Shipton Gorge Online Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
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Indexes 1790-1812 Ancestry[2]
1814-1837 findmypast[3]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
Shipton Gorge Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1749-1879
1719-1879
1749-1879

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, published London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 10 July 2013.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  3. 'Dorset Marriages,' Find My Past, accessed 28 July 2012.
  4. 'Dorset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 10 January 2014.