Hampreston, Dorset Genealogy

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

Hampreston, Dorset
Hampreston All Saints, Dorset.jpg
All Saints Church at Hampreston
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Cranborne
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wimborne and Cranborne
Registration District Wimborne
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pimperne
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HAMPRESTON (All Saints), a parish, partly within the liberty of Westover, S division of the county of Southampton, but chiefly in the hundred of Cranborne, union of Wimborne and Cranborne, Wimborne division of the county of Dorset, 3½ miles ESE from Wimborne. There are a place of worship for Independents, and a Roman Catholic chapel. A convent has been established for 30 nuns under the superintendence of an abbess. This parish anciently formed part of that of Wimborne, from which it was separated about the year 1440. It is situated on the navigable River Stour, which is its southern boundary, and between the roads leading respectively from Southampton to Exeter and Poole.[1]

The parish borders Hampshire, where a small part of the parish extended before the border change in 1974. The civil parish was renamed Ferndown in 1972. Hamlets within the parish include Stapehill and Longham.

The church was originally a Chapelry (England) of Wimborne Minster, before becoming a parish of itself from 1440.

HAMPRESTON, a parish in the district of Wimborne, and counties of Dorset and Hants; on the River Stour, near the Southampton and Dorchester railway, 3¼ miles ESE of Wimborne Minster. Pop., 1,115. There are two dissenting chapels.[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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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]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Hampreston Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Hampshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Hampshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts-Hampshire
1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Hampshire ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past (Portsmouth)-Hampshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-Church of England Hampshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1600s-1800s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

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.


Transcriptions from Hampreston OPC

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. Lewis, Samuel A. Hampreston (All Saints) Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 387-391.
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870; HAMPRESTON, Vision of Britain through Time