History of Dorset

In 1420 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 was born at Dorset.

Abbotsbury

On 10 Mar 1504 Henry Strangeways 1465-1504 (39) died at Abbotsbury.

Abbotsbury Abbey, Abbotsbury

On 31 Oct 1413 Humphrey Stafford 1343-1413 (70) died at Abbotsbury Abbey, Abbotsbury.

In 1428 Elizabeth Maltravers 1384-1428 (44) died at Abbotsbury Abbey, Abbotsbury.

Athelhampton

In 1652 James Long 1652-1690 was born to Walter Long 2nd Baronet Long 1627-1710 (25) in Athelhampton.

In 1673 Robert Long 3rd Baronet Long 1673-1692 was born to James Long 1652-1690 (21) in Athelhampton.

In 1675 Giles Long 4th Baronet Long 1675-1698 was born to James Long 1652-1690 (23) in Athelhampton.

In 1682 James Long 4th Baronet 1682-1729 was born to James Long 1652-1690 (30) in Athelhampton. He was baptised in Melbury House, Melbury Sampford, Evershot.

Beaminster

In 1635 Thomas Sprat Bishop 1635-1713 was born in Beaminster.

See Church of St Mary, Beaminster

Blandford Forum

On 05 Jul 1653 Thomas "Diamond" Pitt 1653-1726 was born at Blandford Forum.

On 26 Jan 1657 William Wake Archbishop of Canterbury 1657-1737 was born in Blandford Forum.

Brandensburton

Around 1316 Margery Lisle 1316-1361 was born to Warin Lisle 1271-1322 (45) and Alice Tyeys -1347 at Brandensburton.

Bridport

Around 1264 Maud Moreville Baroness Cobham 1264-1285 was born to Eudes Moreville 1235- in Bridport.

Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476-1485. On 05 Nov 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (31). Bridport. Commission of array in Wales to the king's kinsman William, earl of Huntingdon, and James Tyrrell 1455-1502 (28), knight, for the resistance of the rebels. By K. by word of mouth.
The like to James Tyrell, knight.

Before 29 Sep 1548 Richard Mohun 1508-1548 died at Bridport. He was buried at Bridport.

Long Parliament

On Nov 1640 Giles Strangeways 1615-1675 (25) was elected MP Bridport during the Long Parliament.

Convention Parliament (1C2)

Before 31 Aug 1660 John Drake Baronet Ashe Devon 1625-1669 was elected MP Bridport during the Convention Parliament (1C2).

Cavalier Parliament (2C2)

In 1661 John Strangeways 1636-1676 (24) was elected MP Bridport during the Cavalier Parliament (2C2).

1774 General Election

In 1774 Lucius Ferdinand Cary Master of Falkland 1735-1780 (39) was elected MP Bridport in the 1774 General Election.

In 1817 Henry Charles Sturt 1795-1866 (21) was elected MP Bridport which seat he held until 1820.

Bryanston

Charborough Park

Charminster

Wolveton, Charminster

Chrichel

Christchurch

See Christchurch Priory, Christchurch

Corfe

Corfe Castle

Murder of King Edward Martyr

On 18 Mar 978 Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 (16) was murdered at Corfe Castle when visiting Aethelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) and his mother Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (33). He was buried in Wareham without ceremony. His brother Aethelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) succeeded II King England Wessex.

In 1197 Gruffydd ap Rhys Dinefwr Prince Deheubarth -1201 was imprisoned at Corfe Castle.

In 1209 Margaret Dunkeld Countess Kent 1193-1259 (16) was imprisoned at Corfe Castle.

In 1210 Maud "Lady of Hay" St Valery Baroness Bramber 1155-1210 (55) was imprisoned at Corfe Castle.

In 1210 William Braose -1210 was starved to death at Corfe Castle.

In 1210 William Braose -1210 was imprisoned at Corfe Castle.

In 1210 Maud "Lady of Hay" St Valery Baroness Bramber 1155-1210 (55) starved to death at Corfe Castle.

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Corfe Castle.

On 24 Sep 1329 John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (39) was appointed Constable Corfe Castle.

In 1340 Richard Willoughby 1290-1362 (50) was imprisoned at Corfe Castle.

Roger Damory 1st Baron Damory -1322 was appointed Constable Corfe Castle.

Cranbourne Chase

Rushmore Lodge, Cranbourne Chase

On 06 Sep 1860 Frances Rigby -1860 died at Rushmore Lodge, Cranbourne Chase.

Dorchester

In 1337 Elizabeth Maltravers 1337-1349 was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (71) and Joan Foliot 1304-1349 (33) at Dorchester.

On 17 Dec 1806 Thomas Beach Painter 1738-1806 (68) died in Dorchester.

St John's Hospital

In 1473 Oliver King Bishop of Bath and Wells 1432-1503 (41) was appointed Warden of St John's Hospital.

Duntish

In 1275 John Latimer 1275-1317 was born to William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby 1243-1304 (32) and Alicia Ledet Baroness Latimer Corby 1251-1316 (24) at Duntish.

In 1316 Robert Latimer 1316-1361 was born to John Latimer 1275-1317 (41) at Duntish.

In 1317 John Latimer 1275-1317 (42) died at Duntish.

Around 1350 Robert Latimer 1350-1443 was born to Robert Latimer 1316-1361 (34) at Duntish.

Around 1432 Nicholas Latimer 1432-1505 was born to John Latimer 1385-1460 (47) at Duntish.

In 1443 Robert Latimer 1350-1443 (93) died at Duntish.

Around 1450 Edith Latimer 1450-1504 was born to Nicholas Latimer 1432-1505 (18) at Duntish.

In 1505 Nicholas Latimer 1432-1505 (73) died at Duntish.

Evershot

Melbury Sampford, Evershot

On 29 Sep 1327 Alice Maltravers 1327- was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (61) and Joan Foliot 1304-1349 (23) at Melbury Sampford, Evershot.

Around 1465 Henry Strangeways 1465-1504 was born to Thomas Strangeways 1435-1485 (30) and Eleanor Tailboys 1462-1545 (3) at Melbury Sampford, Evershot.

Melbury House, Melbury Sampford, Evershot

In 1682 James Long 4th Baronet 1682-1729 was born to James Long 1652-1690 (30) in Athelhampton. He was baptised in Melbury House, Melbury Sampford, Evershot.

Fitzpaine

Frome St Quintin

Gillingham

Hooke

In 1321 John Maltravers 1321-1376 was born to Unknown Maltravers at Hooke. Date adjusted from 1326 to be consistent with his son John's birth in 1337.

Around 1379 Humphrey Stafford 1379-1442 was born to Humphrey Stafford 1343-1413 (36) and Alice Greville 1345- at Hooke.

On 10 Oct 1544 Charles Blount 5th Baron Mountjoy 1518-1544 (26) died at Hooke. His son James Blount 6th Baron Mountjoy 1533-1582 (11) succeeded 6th Baron Mountjoy.

In 1594 William Blount 7th Baron Mountjoy 1561-1594 (33) died at Hooke. His brother Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire 1563-1606 (31) succeeded 8th Baron Mountjoy.

Kingston Russell

Leigh

Lychett

On 27 Jul 1578 Frances Howard Duchess Lennox, Duchess Richmond 1578-1639 was born to Thomas Howard 1st Viscount Howard Bindon 1520-1582 (58) and Mabel Burton Viscountess Howard Bindon at Lychett.

Lychett Heath

Lyme Regis

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 June. 14 Jun 1685. There was now certaine intelligence of the Duke of Monmouth (36) landing at Lyme in Dorsetshire, and of his having set up his standard as King of England. I pray God deliver us from the confusion which these beginnings threaten! Such a dearth for want of raine was never in my memory.

Lytchett Maltravers

In 1180 John Gifford 1180-1241 was born at Lytchett Maltravers.

In 1238 John Maltravers 1238-1297 was born at Lytchett Maltravers.

Around 1263 Anastasia Maltravers 1263- was born to John Maltravers 1238-1297 (25) and Joan Gorges at Lytchett Maltravers.

On 16 Feb 1365 John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (75) died. He was buried at Lytchett Maltravers. Baron Maltravers (1C 1330) abeyant between Eleanor Maltravers Baroness Cobham Sternborough, 2nd Baroness Maltravers, Baroness Arundel 1345-1405 (20) and Joan Maltravers -1383.

Around 1384 Elizabeth Maltravers 1384-1428 was born to John Maltravers 1337-1386 (46) and Elizabeth Aumale 1349-1413 (35) at Lytchett Maltravers.

On 14 Feb 1408 John Fitzalan 14th Earl Arundel 1408-1435 was born to John Fitzalan 13th Earl Arundel 1385-1421 (22) and Eleanor Berkeley Countess Arundel 1382-1455 (26) at Lytchett Maltravers.

Melbury Abbas

In 1616 Walter Blandford Bishop 1616-1675 was born at Melbury Abbas.

Melpash

George Paulet of Holberry 1533-1603 died at Melpash.

Milton Abbas

In 1573 Henry Bingham 1573-1658 was born to George Bingham 1513-1595 (60) at Milton Abbas.

Moor Crichel

On 24 Feb 1728 Nathaniel Napier 3rd Baronet Napier 1668-1728 (60) died at Moor Crichel.

Parnham

Parnham House, Parnham

In 1522 Robert Strode 1500-1559 (22) and Elizabeth Hody were married. She bringing a considerable forture with which Robert Strode 1500-1559 (22) commissioned the rebuilding of Parnham House, Parnham.

On 05 Jul 1645 Anne Wyndham -1645 was killed defending Parnham House, Parnham by a soldier under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax during the Civil War.

Richard Strode and Elizabeth Gerard were married by which Parnham House, Parnham passed to the Strode family.

Poole

On 01 Apr 1941 Evelyn Gascoyne-Cecil 1st Baron Rockley 1865-1941 (75) died at Poole. His son Robert William Evelyn Gascoyne-Cecil 2nd Baron Rockley 1901-1976 (40) succeeded 2nd Baron Rockley of Lychett Heath in Dorset.

Castle of Poole, Poole

On 19 Oct 1401 John Charleton 4th Baron Cherleton 1362-1401 (39) died at Castle of Poole, Poole. On 19 Oct 1401 His brother Edward Charleton 5th Baron Cherleton 1370-1421 (31) succeeded 5th Baron Cherleton. Eleanor Holland Countess March, Countess Ulster 1370-1405 (31) by marriage Baroness Cherleton.

Lychet Maltravers, Poole

On 30 Mar 1649 John Trenchard Secretary of State 1649-1695 was born in Lychet Maltravers, Poole.

Portland

John Evelyn's Diary 1696 January. 02 Feb 1696. An extraordinary wet season, though temperate as to cold. The "Royal Sovereign" man-of-war burned at Chatham. It was built in 1637, and having given occasion to the levy of ship money was perhaps the cause of all the after troubles to this day. An Earthquake in Dorsetshire by Portland, or rather a sinking of the ground suddenly for a large space, near the quarries of stone, hindering the conveyance of that material for the finishing St. Paul's.

Sampford

Shaftesbury

Death of Canute

On 12 Nov 1035 Canute aka Cnut King England 995-1035 (40) died at Shaftesbury. . His son Harold "Harefoot" King England 1016-1040 (19) succeeded King England: Denmark
His son Harold "Harefoot" King England 1016-1040 (19) succeeded King England: Denmark.

On 24 Mar 1428 Hugh Luttrell of Dunster Castle 1364-1428 (64) died in Shaftesbury.

Shaftesbury Abbey

Aethelgifu Wessex Abbess Shaftesbury was appointed Abbot Shaftesbury.

Mabel Giffard Abbess Shaftesbury was appointed Abbot Shaftesbury.

Sherbourne

On Mar 1253 Humphrey Beauchamp 1253-1317 was born to Robert V Beauchamp 1217-1265 (36) and Alice Mohun 1228-1275 (25) at Sherbourne.

On 25 Oct 1265 Robert V Beauchamp 1217-1265 (48) died at Sherbourne. His son John I Beauchamp Baron Beauchamp 1248-1283 (17) succeeded Baron Beauchamp (Feudal). Cicely Vivonne Forz Baroness Beauchamp by marriage Baroness Beauchamp (Feudal).

On 27 Nov 1752 William Digby 5th Baron Digby 1661-1752 (91) died at Sherbourne. His grandson Edward Digby 6th Baron Digby 1730-1757 (22) succeeded 6th Baron Digby of Geashill in County Offaly.

See Sherbourne Abbey

Sherbourne Castle, Sherbourne

In 1297 John Moels 1st Baron Moels 1269-1310 (28) lived the Sheriff of Dorset having been ordered by the King to provide housing at Sherbourne Castle, Sherbourne.

In 1645 John Melbury Sampford Strangeways 1585-1666 (59) was captured for supprting the King's cause during the Civil War at Sherbourne Castle, Sherbourne.

On 18 Sep 1698 William Digby 5th Baron Digby 1661-1752 (37) inherited Sherbourne Castle, Sherbourne.

Steepleton Iwerne

St Mary's Church, Steepleton Iwerne

On 23 Mar 1867 Henry Peter Pitt-Rivers 5th Baron Rivers 1849-1867 was buried at St Mary's Church, Steepleton Iwerne.

On 11 May 1880 George Pitt-Rivers 6th Baron Rivers 1814-1880 was buried at St Mary's Church, Steepleton Iwerne.

Stock Gaylard

See St Barnabas Church, Stock Gaylard

Studland

See Church of St Nicholas, Studland

Tarrant Abbey

On 04 Mar 1238 Joan Plantagenet 1210-1238 (27) died at Havering-atte-Bower. She was buried at Tarrant Abbey.

Wareham

Murder of King Edward Martyr

On 18 Mar 978 Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 (16) was murdered at Corfe Castle when visiting Aethelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) and his mother Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (33). He was buried in Wareham without ceremony. His brother Aethelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) succeeded II King England Wessex.

Weymouth

In 1401 Henry Russell 1401-1463 was born to Stephen Russell 1360-1438 (41) in Weymouth.

In Apr 1432 John Russell 1432-1505 was born to Henry Russell 1401-1463 (31) in Weymouth.

In Oct 1463 Henry Russell 1401-1463 (62) died in Weymouth.

Margaret Anjou lands at Weymouth

On 14 Apr 1471 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (41) lands at Weymouth with John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471. .

Burdon Hotel, Weymouth

On 04 Oct 1864 Robert George Cecil Fane 1796-1864 (68) died at the Burdon Hotel, Weymouth.

Causeway, Weymouth

Melcombe Regis, Weymouth

In 1675 James Thornhill Painter 1675-1734 was born in Melcombe Regis, Weymouth.

Whitchurch

In 1038 Ralph Tillières 1038-1124 was born at Whitchurch.

Around 1096 Robert Giffard 1096-1187 was born to Ralph Tillières 1038-1124 (58) at Whitchurch.

In 1122 Gervaise Giffard 1122-1154 was born to Robert Giffard 1096-1187 (26) at Whitchurch.

Around 1187 Robert Giffard 1096-1187 (91) died at Whitchurch.

Wimborne St Giles

On 05 May 1807 Anthony Henry Ashley-Cooper 1807-1858 was born to Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl Shaftesbury 1768-1851 (38) and Anne Spencer-Churchill Countess Shaftesbury 1773-1865 (34) at Wimborne St Giles.

Wimborne St Giles Church, Wimborne St Giles

On 13 Jan 1628 Anthony Ashley 1st Baronet St Giles Wimborne St Giles 1561-1628 (67) died. He was buried at Wimborne St Giles Church, Wimborne St Giles.

On 23 Mar 1631 John Cooper 1st Baronet Cooper -1631 died at Cassiobury, Watford. He was buried in Wimborne St Giles Church, Wimborne St Giles.

Wimbourne

Winterborne St Martin

Battle of Marton

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) at the Battle of Marton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin in Dorset. Heahmund Wessex Bishop Sherborne -871 was killed.

Woodford

Woolcombe

Around 1292 Edward Maltravers 1292- was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (26) and Eleanor Gorges 1268-1314 (24) at Woolcombe.

Around 1294 Robert Maltravers 1294- was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (28) and Eleanor Gorges 1268-1314 (26) at Woolcombe.

Around 1325 Joan Maltravers 1325- was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (59) and Joan Foliot 1304-1349 (21) at Woolcombe.

Woolcombe Maltravers, Woolcombe

Around 1264 Matilda Maltravers 1264-1330 was born to John Maltravers 1238-1297 (26) and Joan Gorges at Woolcombe Maltravers, Woolcombe.

Around 1270 Robert Maltravers 1270- was born to John Maltravers 1238-1297 (32) and Joan Gorges at Woolcombe Maltravers, Woolcombe.

On 28 Feb 1297 John Maltravers 1238-1297 (59) died at Woolcombe Maltravers, Woolcombe.

Wynford Eagle

On 10 Sep 1624 Thomas Sydenham Father of English Medicine 1624-1689 was born in Wynford Eagle.

In 1688 Mary Cradock Painter 1633-1699 (54). Portrait of Thomas Sydenham Father of English Medicine 1624-1689 (63).

Before 29 Dec 1689 Mary Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Thomas Sydenham Father of English Medicine 1624-1689.