Hampreston, Dorset Genealogy
Guide to Hampreston, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
All Saints Church at Hampreston
|County||Dorset, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Wimborne and Cranborne|
|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.
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.
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.
Resources[edit | edit source]
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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
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|Hampreston Online Parish Records|
|FamilySearch Parish Registers-Hampshire|
|Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Find My Past-Hampshire ($)|
|Find My Past (Portsmouth)-Hampshire ($)|
|Ancestry-Church of England Hampshire ($)|
|Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)|
|Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage|
|Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)|
|National Burial Index-FMP (Free)|
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.
- Joiner Marriage Index - Hampshire ($)
- The Genealogist Parish Registers - Hampshire ($)
- UK Websites for Parish Records - Links to online genealogical records
- Online Genealogical Index - Links to online genealogical records
Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
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]
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Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]