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1835 Robsons Directory Kington Magna 1841 Census Oborne 1841 Census 1851 Census
Pulham Marriages Sherborne Bishop's Transcripts 1835 Robsons Directory 1841 Census - Workhouse Stalbridge Marriages 1694 to 1799 Marriages 1800 to 1859 1835 Robsons Directory Sturminster Newton Marriages 1835 Robsons Directory



Sherborne, a market town, and parish in the hundred and division of its name, 18 miles from Dorchester, and 118 from London, contained in 1831, 4075 inhabitants, and was assessed in 1815 to £13,501. It is situated on the borders of Somersetshire and banks of the river Ivel, which divides it into two parts ; partly on the acclivity of a hill and partly in the valley of Blackmore. The principal streets lie east and west, and are intersected by others in such a manner as to make it resemble a square. It is a place of high antiquity, and derives its name from two Saxon words, seire, 'clear', and burn, 'a spring.' Before the Reformation it was a place of note for the woollen manufacture ; on the decay of which it carried on the button and lace making ; to which have succeeded the establishment of silk mills.


Bishop's Transcripts

Baptisms, Burials & Marriages --- 1695 to 1699

Baptisms --- 1700 --- Burials --- 1700 --- Marriages --- 1700

Please Note: I only have transcripts covering a 10 to 15 year period from 1695. I am unable to do any lookups as even this very short time period represents over 4,000 entries. They will all be added to the website as I get the time.

Census Transcriptions

1841 Census --- Sherborne Union Workhouse



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