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Guide to '''West Stafford, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
 
Guide to '''West Stafford, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
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=== Parish History  ===
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== Parish History  ==
  
STAFFORD (West), a '''parish''', with a village, in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the Southampton and Dorchester railway, 2 ¼ miles S by E of Dorchester.<ref>John M. Wilson, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13886 ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'', publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 12 July 2103.</ref>  
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STAFFORD (West), a '''parish''', with a village, in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the Southampton and Dorchester railway, 2 ¼ miles S by E of Dorchester.<ref>John M. Wilson, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13886 ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''], publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 12 July 2013.</ref>
  
=== Resources  ===
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== Resources  ==
  
==== Civil Registration ====
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=== Civil Registration ===
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
==== Church records  ====
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=== Church Records ===
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="18" | <center>1550-1819 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243 Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] (£). {{Ancd}}</ref></center>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="18" | <center>1550-1819 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243 Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] (£). {{Ancd}}</ref></center>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 Ancestry]<ref>[http://www.genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/DOR-Birth-Coll.pdf 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,'] ''British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed.,'' hosted at ''Genoot,'' accessed 14 April 2012.</ref>  
 
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==== Non-Conformists (All other Religions) ====
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*'''1717''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/england-and-wales-roman-catholics-1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717] at FindMyPast ($), index and images
  
==== Census records  ====
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=== Census Records ===
  
 
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==== Probate records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Dorset Probate Records|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.  
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Dorset Probate Records|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  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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Latest revision as of 14:11, 28 April 2021

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

West Stafford, Dorset
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Culliford-Tree
County Dorset
Poor Law Union Dorchester
Registration District Dorchester
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
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 Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

STAFFORD (West), a parish, with a village, in Dorchester district, Dorset; on the Southampton and Dorchester railway, 2 ¼ miles S by E of Dorchester.[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]

West Stafford Online Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1550
1550
1550
Images
1550-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1813-1919 Ancestry[4]
Indexes 1721-1880 Ancestry[5] 1559-1836 Joiner[6]
1559-1753 findmypast[7]

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 Records and Indexes Online. 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 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. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 14 April 2012.
  6. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 4 July 2012.
  7. 'Dorset Marriages,' Find My Past, accessed 28 July 2012.