Wyke Regis, Dorset Genealogy

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

Wyke Regis, Dorset
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wyke-Regis and Elwell Liberty
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Weymouth
Registration District Weymouth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1676
Bishop's Transcripts: 1731
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]

WYKE REGIS, a village and a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset. The village stands on an eminence, adjacent to the coast, 2 miles WSW of Weymouth railway station; commands a fine view of Portland island and bay.[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]

Wyke Regis Online Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1610
1610
1610
Images
1610-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1813-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1979 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1731-1880 Ancestry[6] 1676-1836 Joiner[7]
1701-1750 findmypast[8]
1790-1812 Ancestry[9]
1813-1837 findmypast[10]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[11]
Wyke Regis Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG
1676-1812

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: 12 July 2103.
  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. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 12 July 2012.
  7. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 4 July 2012.
  8. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, accessed 5 July 2012.
  9. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  10. 'Dorset Marriages,' Find My Past, accessed 28 July 2012.
  11. 'Dorset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 10 January 2014.