Shaftesbury St Rumbold, Dorset Genealogy

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Shaftesbury St Rumbold

Guide to Shaftesbury St Rumbold, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Shaftesbury St Rumbold, Dorset
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Sixpenny-Handley
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Shaftesbury
Registration District Shaftsbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1563
Bishop's Transcripts: 1732
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Shaftesbury
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]

CANN, or Shaston-St. Rumbold, a parish in Shaftesbury district, Dorset; on the verge of the county, 1¼ mile SE of Shaftesbury, and 4¼ SSE of Semley railway station.[1]

Also see: Shaftesbury St James, Shaftesbury Holy Trinity, and Shaftesbury St Peter.

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]

Shaftesbury St Rumbold Online Parish Register Images and Indexes
1560-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1850-1879 Ancestry[3] 1900-1979 Ancestry[4]
Indexes 1739-1837 Joiner[5]

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.

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]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 09 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, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  5. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 9 June 2012.