Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset

Dorset is in South-West England.

836 Battle of Charmouth

871 Battle of Merton

1471 Margaret Anjou lands at Weymouth

In 1420 Cardinal John Morton was born at Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Abbotsbury

On 10 Mar 1504 Henry Strangeways (age 39) died at Abbotsbury, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Abbotsbury Abbey [Map]

On 31 Oct 1413 Humphrey Stafford (age 70) died at Abbotsbury Abbey, Dorset [Map].

In 1428 Elizabeth Maltravers (age 44) died at Abbotsbury Abbey, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Abbotsbury, Grey Mare and her Colts Long Barrow [Map]

Grey Mare and her Colts Long Barrow is also in South England Neolithic Long Barrows.

Grey Mare and her Colts Long Barrow [Map] is a chambered long barrow located near Abbotsbury, Dorset. The monument includes a chambered tomb situated on the upper north west facing slopes of a prominent hill, overlooking a dry valley leading to the head waters of the River Bride and forms part of a group of similar monuments dispersed along the South Dorset Ridgeway. The chambered tomb survives as a roughly rectangular mound measuring up to 24m long which tapers slightly in width from 13m at the south eastern end to 8m wide at the north western end. The mound stands up to 1m high. To the south east end of the mound four massive Sarsen stones, three upright and one recumbent, represent a shallow crescent-shaped facade with a further recumbent stone behind thought to be the capstone of a collapsed chamber.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Athelhampton

In 1652 James Long was born to James Long 2nd Baronet (age 35) in Athelhampton, Dorset.

In 1673 Robert Long 3rd Baronet was born to James Long (age 21) in Athelhampton, Dorset.

In 1675 Giles Long 4th Baronet was born to James Long (age 23) in Athelhampton, Dorset.

In 1682 James Long 5th Baronet was born to James Long (age 30) in Athelhampton, Dorset. He was baptised in Melbury House, Sampford.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Avon [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Batcombe [Map]

The Wriggle River rises at Batcombe, Dorset [Map] from where it flows past Harris Farm, Batcombe [Map], Chetnole, Dorset [Map], Yetminster, Dorset [Map] before joining the River Yeo at Bradford Abbas, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Batcombe, Harris Farm [Map]

The Wriggle River rises at Batcombe, Dorset [Map] from where it flows past Harris Farm, Batcombe [Map], Chetnole, Dorset [Map], Yetminster, Dorset [Map] before joining the River Yeo at Bradford Abbas, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Beaminster

In 1635 Bishop Thomas Sprat was born in Beaminster, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Bere Regis

Bishop James Turbeville was born at Bere Regis, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Blandford Forum [Map]

On 05 Jul 1653 Thomas "Diamond" Pitt was born to Reverend John Pitt (age 43) at Blandford Forum, Dorset [Map].

On 26 Jan 1657 Archbishop William Wake was born in Blandford Forum, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Blandford Forum, Stourpaine

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Blandford Forum, Stourpaine Cottage

On 11 Jun 2006 Bruce Shand (age 89) died at Stourpaine Cottage, Stourpaine,

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Bournemouth [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Bournemouth Airport [Map]

The River Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map] from where it flows through Cranbourne, Dorset [Map], to which it gives it name, past Romford, Dorset [Map], Verwood, Dorset [Map] after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, Dorset [Map], St Leonards, Dorset [Map], and around Bournemouth Airport, Dorset [Map] after which it flows past Hurn, Dorset [Map] after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Bournemouth, Rothwell Dene

On 22 Sep 1934 Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb 1st Baronet (age 58) died at his home Rothwell Dene, Bournemouth. He was buried at Devizes Road Cemetery, Salisbury. His son John Corbin Chubb 2nd Baronet (age 30) succeeded 2nd Baronet Chubb of Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Brandensburton

Around 1316 Margery Lisle was born to Warin Lisle (age 45) and Alice Tyeys at Brandensburton, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Buzbury Rings [Map]

Buzbury Rings is also in Iron Age Hill Forts Dorset.

Buzbury Rings [Map] is an Iron Age Hill Fort in Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Canford Magna [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cashmoor

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cashmoor, Gussage Long Barrows and Earthworks

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cashmoor, Gussage Long Barrows and Earthworks, Gussage Down Long Barrow 1

3300BC. The Dorset Cursus is a 10km Cursus that extends across of Cranborne Chase from Dorset Cursus North-Western End Martin Down [Map], over North Farm, Cashmoor [Map]. At Gussage Down Long Barrow 1 changes direction to Wyke Down Barrow 1 [Map], contining to the Thickthorn Down Long Barrows [Map]. The cursus consisted of a pair of parallel banks 1.5m high 80 m apart with external ditches 1.5m deep and 2m wide.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cashmoor, North Farm [Map]

3300BC. The Dorset Cursus is a 10km Cursus that extends across of Cranborne Chase from Dorset Cursus North-Western End Martin Down [Map], over North Farm, Cashmoor [Map]. At Gussage Down Long Barrow 1 changes direction to Wyke Down Barrow 1 [Map], contining to the Thickthorn Down Long Barrows [Map]. The cursus consisted of a pair of parallel banks 1.5m high 80 m apart with external ditches 1.5m deep and 2m wide.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cashmoor, Thickthorn Down Long Barrows [Map]

Thickthorn Down Long Barrows is also in South England Neolithic Long Barrows.

The Thickthorn Down Long Barrows [Map] are two Neolithic long barrows near the south-western end of the Dorset Cursus.

3300BC. The Dorset Cursus is a 10km Cursus that extends across of Cranborne Chase from Dorset Cursus North-Western End Martin Down [Map], over North Farm, Cashmoor [Map]. At Gussage Down Long Barrow 1 changes direction to Wyke Down Barrow 1 [Map], contining to the Thickthorn Down Long Barrows [Map]. The cursus consisted of a pair of parallel banks 1.5m high 80 m apart with external ditches 1.5m deep and 2m wide.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cerne Abbas

In 1625 John Freke (age 34) purchased Cerne Abbas, Dorset from the Crown.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Charlton Marshall [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Charminster

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Charmouth

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 836. Text 833AD. This year fought King Egbert (age 63) with thirty-five pirates at Charmouth, where a great slaughter was made, and the Danes remained masters of the field. Two bishops, Hereferth and Wigen, and two aldermen, Dudda and Osmod, died the same year.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 840. This year King Ethelwulf fought at Charmouth with thirty-five ship's-crews, and the Danes remained masters of the place. The Emperor Louis (age 62) died this year.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Chedington [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Chetnole [Map]

The Wriggle River rises at Batcombe, Dorset [Map] from where it flows past Harris Farm, Batcombe [Map], Chetnole, Dorset [Map], Yetminster, Dorset [Map] before joining the River Yeo at Bradford Abbas, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Child Okeford

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Child Okeford, Hambledon Hill [Map]

Hambledon Hill is also in Iron Age Hill Forts Dorset.

Before 300BC. Hambledon Hill [Map] is a huge 125,000m2 Iron Age Hill Fort in Dorset. It appears to have been abandoned by 300BC being superceded by nearby Hod Hill [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Child Okeford, Hambledon Hill Causewayed Enclosure [Map]

Hambledon Hill Causewayed Enclosure is also in South England Neolithic Causewayed Enclosures.

Around 2850BC. Hambledon Hill Causewayed Enclosure [Map] is two causewayed enclosures linked by a bank and ditch running northwest-southeast. A third enclosure is now known to underlie later earthworks. In all, the area of activity covered more than 1 km2. Radiocarbon analysis gives a date of 2850 BC - see Hambledon Hill Causewayed Enclosure Carbon Dates.

Wessex from the Air Plates 2 and 3. Hambledon Hill [Map]. By Eric Gardner, M.B. (Cantab.), F.S.A.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Christchurch [Map]

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 901. This year died ALFRED, the son of Ethelwulf, six nights before the mass of All Saints. He was king over all the English nation, except that part that was under the power of the Danes. He held the government one year and a half less than thirty winters; and then Edward (age 27) his son took to the government. Then Prince Ethelwald, the son of his paternal uncle, rode against the towns of Winburn and of Twineham [Map], without leave of the king and his council. Then rode the king with his army; so that he encamped the same night at Badbury [Map] near Winburn; and Ethelwald remained within the town with the men that were under him, and had all the gates shut upon him, saying, that he would either there live or there die. But in the meantime he stole away in the night, and sought the army in Northumberland. The king gave orders to ride after him; but they were not able to overtake him. The Danes, however, received him as their king. They then rode after the wife that Ethelwald had taken without the king's leave, and against the command of the bishops; for she was formerly consecrated a nun. In this year also died Ethered, who was alderman of Devonshire, four weeks before King Alfred.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Clapgate [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Clifton Maybank [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Corfe [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cranbourne [Map]

The River Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map] from where it flows through Cranbourne, Dorset [Map], to which it gives it name, past Romford, Dorset [Map], Verwood, Dorset [Map] after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, Dorset [Map], St Leonards, Dorset [Map], and around Bournemouth Airport, Dorset [Map] after which it flows past Hurn, Dorset [Map] after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cranbourne Chase

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Cranbourne Chase, Rushmore Lodge

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Crichel Mill [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Dorchester [Map]

In 1337 Elizabeth Maltravers was born to John Maltravers (age 71) and Joan Foliot (age 33) at Dorchester, Dorset [Map].

On 17 Dec 1806 Thomas Beach (age 68) died in Dorchester, Dorset [Map].

The Port Way, Margary's RM4, starts in London and travels through Silchester Roman Fort [Map] aka Calleva Atrebatum, Old Sarum [Map], Badbury Rings [Map], Dorchester, Dorset [Map], Poole Harbour, Dorset [Map] to Exeter, Devon [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Dorchester, All Saints Church

On 21 Aug 1915 Hubert Acland 4th Baronet (age 25) and Lalage Mary Kathleen Acland (age 26) were married at All Saints Church, Dorchester. They were second cousins.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Dorchester, Maumbury Rings [Map]

Maumbury Rings is also in South England Henges.

Carbon Date. 1970BC. Middle Bronze Age Carbon Dates

Report: Antler, id as red deer (H St George Gray), from bottom of Shaft 1 at Maumbury Rings [Map], Dorchester, Dorset, England. Subm R Bradley 1983. Comment (lab): Is revision (ie new run) of earlier date BM-2282.

ID: 1547, C14 ID: BM-2282N Date BP: 3970 +/- 70, Start Date BP: 3900, End BP: 4040

Abstract: Hengiform enclosure

Archaeologist Name: H St George Gray 1908-13

Reference Name: Dorset Natur Hist Archaeol Soc/Proc, 110, 1988, 160; Radiocarbon, 29, 1987, 63-4 (original, unrevised date Radiocarbon, 32, 1990, 59-69 esp. 65 (revision)

Council for British Archaeology (2012) Archaeological Site Index to Radiocarbon Dates from Great Britain and Ireland [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1017767

Carbon Date. 1940BC. Middle Bronze Age Carbon Dates

Report: Antler, id as red deer (H St George Gray), from sample in highest Neo level of Shaft 3 to have escaped later disturbances at Maumbury Rings [Map], Dorchester, Dorset, England. Subm R Bradley 1983. Comment (lab): Is revision of earlier date BM-2281.

ID: 1548, C14 ID: BM-2281R Date BP: 3940 +/- 130, Start Date BP: 3810, End BP: 4070

Abstract: Hengiform enclosure

Archaeologist Name: H St George Gray 1908-13

Reference Name: Dorset Natur Hist Archaeol Soc/Proc, 110, 1988, 160; Radiocarbon, 29, 1987, 63-4 (original, unrevised date Radiocarbon, 32, 1990, 59-79 (revision)

Council for British Archaeology (2012) Archaeological Site Index to Radiocarbon Dates from Great Britain and Ireland [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1017767

Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society Volume 35 1914 Page 88. Fifth Interim Report on the Excavation at Maumbury Rings [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Dorchester, St John's Hospital

In 1473 Bishop Oliver King (age 41) was appointed Warden of St John's Hospital, Dorchester.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Duntish

In 1275 John Latimer was born to William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer of Corby (age 32) and Alicia Ledet Baroness Latimer Corby (age 24) at Duntish, Dorset.

In 1316 Robert Latimer was born to John Latimer (age 41) at Duntish, Dorset.

In 1317 John Latimer (age 42) died at Duntish, Dorset.

Around 1350 Robert Latimer was born to Robert Latimer (age 34) at Duntish, Dorset.

Around 1432 Nicholas Latimer was born to John Latimer (age 47) at Duntish, Dorset.

In 1443 Robert Latimer (age 93) died at Duntish, Dorset.

Around 1450 Edith Latimer was born to Nicholas Latimer (age 18) and Joan Hody at Duntish, Dorset.

In 1505 Nicholas Latimer (age 73) died at Duntish, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Durweston [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Durweston, Hod Hill [Map]

Hod Hill is also in Iron Age Hill Forts Dorset.

Around 500BC. Hod Hill [Map] is an Iron Age Hill Fort in Dorset that was occupied by the Durotriges. Radiocarbon analysis suggests a date of 500 BC for the main rampart.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Durweston, Hod Hill, Lydsbury Rings [Map]

Lydsbury Rings [Map] is the name given to the Roman Camp built within the Iron Age Hod Hill [Map].

Wessex from the Air Plate 1. After reading the foregoing description of what was to be seen within the area of this small Roman camp, it is very disappointing to turn to the plan that was taken in 1858 (Hutchins, p. 307). The area is a mere blank! Hutchins gives some account of numerous relics that have been dug up from time to time within the area of the camp on Hod Hill. They were in Mr. Durden's collection at Blandford, but are now in the British Museum. Roach Smith (Collectanea Antiqua, vol. vi) says of them "These antiquities have been collected by Mr. Durden during a considerable number of years in the course of agricultural operations." From which it appears that there had not up to then been any systematic excavation at Hod Hill. The iron weapons found point to occupation during the later portion of the prehistoric Iron Age. The Roman camp, or Lydsbury Rings [Map], as it is called, yielded a number of Roman relics, turned up apparently by the plough. The coins found give a very early date to the Roman occupation of this portion of Hod Hill.

Wessex from the Air Plate 1. The disappointing plan given in Hutchins's History of Dorset was "taken in 1858, just as the workmen were paring the turf preparatory to cropping the western portion of the area, and prior to the ancient traces being obliterated" Lydsbury Rings [Map] had not then been disturbed, but its area was subsequently ploughed over. In the preface to Dorsetshire: Its Vestiges, Celtic, Roman, Saxon, and Danish, by Charles Warne, 1865, he says: "Thus, and that very recently, the Roman Castrum within the Celtic camp and Oppidum on Hod Hill has, to the lasting disgrace of those concerned, been ruthlessly destroyed; the plough has passed over its Praetorium, and the site once occupied by the surrounding host, with all its details so well defined, is now no longer to be traced; thus an example of Roman castrametation "the finest of its kind, in fact unique, has been obliterated, and that without a voice being raised or an effort made to stay the hand of the despoilers."

'Accordingly, from these two extracts we may assume that the whole of the area of the Roman camp and part of that of the outer camp have been ploughed over.' The actual area once ploughed can clearly be seen on the air-photograph. It occupies about half the total area of the outer camp; the straight furrow-lines can still be distinguished, giving to the western portion a texture or graining quite different from that given by the unploughed turf of the eastern half.

Wessex from the Air Plate 1. THE ROMAN CAMP [Map]

Mr. Sumner then describes the smaller enclosure in the north-western corner, which has been proved, both by its castrametation and contents, to be a Roman camp of the first or early second century. The camp was formed by cutting off a corner of the bigger one; and it has therefore only two 'Roman' sides. Otherwise, both in size and appearance, it closely resembles the westernmost (D) of the Agricolan camps at Cawthorne, Yorkshire (see Fig. 4). Mr. Sumner calls to our notice the resemblance in execution between this camp and Soldier's Ring (Plate XLIX). Both have the characteristic neatness and precision of Roman earth-work.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Ecliffe [Map]

The Wiltshire River Lodden rises at West Knoyle, Wiltshire [Map] from where it flows south-west past Gutchpool Farm, Gillingham [Map] then between Ham Common, Dorset [Map] and Gillingham, Dorset [Map] joining the Dorset River Stour at Ecliffe, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Evershot

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Evershot, Melbury Sampford

On 29 Sep 1327 Alice Maltravers was born to John Maltravers (age 61) and Joan Foliot (age 23) at Melbury Sampford, Evershot.

Around 1465 Henry Strangeways was born to Thomas Strangeways (age 30) and Eleanor Tailboys at Melbury Sampford, Evershot.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Evershot, Melbury Sampford, Melbury House

In 1682 James Long 5th Baronet was born to James Long (age 30) in Athelhampton, Dorset. He was baptised in Melbury House, Sampford.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Fitzpaine

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Okeford Fitzpaine

On 03 Dec 1382 Robert Poynings 4th Baron Poynings was born to Richard Poynings 3rd Baron Poynings (age 23) and Isabel Grey Baroness Poynings at Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset.

Around 1393 Eleanor Grey Baroness Poynings was born to Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey Ruthyn (age 31) and Margaret Ros Baroness Grey Ruthyn at Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Gillingham [Map]

Shreen Water rises at Mere, Wiltshire [Map] from where it flows south to join the Dorset River Stour at Gillingham, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Gillingham School

Around 1621 Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon (age 11) educated at Gillingham School, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Gillingham, Gutchpool Farm [Map]

The Wiltshire River Lodden rises at West Knoyle, Wiltshire [Map] from where it flows south-west past Gutchpool Farm, Gillingham [Map] then between Ham Common, Dorset [Map] and Gillingham, Dorset [Map] joining the Dorset River Stour at Ecliffe, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Gillingham, Ham Common [Map]

The Wiltshire River Lodden rises at West Knoyle, Wiltshire [Map] from where it flows south-west past Gutchpool Farm, Gillingham [Map] then between Ham Common, Dorset [Map] and Gillingham, Dorset [Map] joining the Dorset River Stour at Ecliffe, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Henstridge [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Henstridge Marsh [Map]

Yenston Bow Brook is a river that rises at Yenston [Map] from where it flows to join the River Cale near Henstridge Marsh, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Herringston

On 21 Nov 1786 Edward Wilmot 1st Baronet (age 93) died at Herringston, Dorset. He was buried at Church of St Simon and St Jude, Winterbourne Monkton, Dorset. His son Robert Mead Wilmot 2nd Baronet (age 55) succeeded 2nd Baronet Wilmot of Chaddesden in Derbyshire.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Higher Nyland [Map]

The River Cale rises around a kilometre north-west of Penselwood, Somerset [Map] from where it flows through Southmarsh, Somerset [Map], Wincanton, Somerset [Map] to Higher Nyland, Dorset [Map] where it is joined by Holton Bow Brook and Yenston Bow Brook after which the River Cale joins the Dorset River Stour.

Holton Bow Brook rises near Holton, Somerset [Map] from where it flows through Lattiford, Somerset [Map], Horsington Marsh, Somerset [Map] to Higher Nyland, Dorset [Map], between which it is joined by an unamed body of water from Templecombe, Somerset [Map], where it joins the River Cale.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Hinton Parva [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Holdenhurst [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Hooke

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

Around 1379 Humphrey Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford (age 36) and Alice Greville (age 34) at Hooke, Dorset.

On 10 Oct 1544 Charles Blount 5th Baron Mountjoy (age 26) died at Hooke, Dorset. His son James Blount 6th Baron Mountjoy (age 11) succeeded 6th Baron Mountjoy.

In 1594 William Blount 7th Baron Mountjoy (age 33) died at Hooke, Dorset. His brother Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire (age 31) succeeded 8th Baron Mountjoy.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Horton Inn [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Hurn [Map]

The River Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map] from where it flows through Cranbourne, Dorset [Map], to which it gives it name, past Romford, Dorset [Map], Verwood, Dorset [Map] after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, Dorset [Map], St Leonards, Dorset [Map], and around Bournemouth Airport, Dorset [Map] after which it flows past Hurn, Dorset [Map] after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Isle of Purbeck

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Isle of Purbeck, Swanage

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 877. This year came the Danish army into Exeter [Map] from Wareham [Map]; whilst the navy sailed west about, until they met with a great mist at sea, and there perished one hundred and twenty ships at Swanwich.36 Meanwhile King Alfred (age 28) with his army rode after the cavalry as far as Exeter; but he could not overtake them before their arrival in the fortress, where they could not be come at. There they gave him as many hostages as he required, swearing with solemn oaths to observe the strictest amity. In the harvest the army entered Mercia; some of which they divided among them, and some they gave to Ceolwulf.

Note 36. It is now generally written, as pronounced, "Swanage".

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Isle of Purbeck, Worth Matravers Parish

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Isle of Purbeck, Worth Matravers Parish, Langton Matravers

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Isle of Purbeck, Worth Matravers Parish, Langton Matravers, Dunshay Manor [Map]

In 1923 George Spencer Watson (age 53) puchased Dunshay Manor [Map] in the hills of the Isle of Purbeck.

On 07 Mar 2006 Mary Spencer Watson (age 92) died. She bequeathed Dunshay Manor [Map] to the Landmark Trust.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Knighton [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Knowlton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Knowlton Circles [Map]

Knowlton Circles is also in South England Henges.

Around 2400BC. The Knowlton Circles [Map] aka Knowlton Henges aka Knowlton Rings are a complex of henges and earthworks in Knowlton, Dorset. The henge enclosing Knowlton Church is the best known and best preserved, but there are at least two other henges in the vicinity as well as numerous round barrows.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Long Bredy

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Long Bredy Long Barrow [Map]

Long Bredy Long Barrow is also in South England Neolithic Long Barrows.

Long Bredy Long Barrow [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Lychett

On 27 Jul 1578 Frances Howard Duchess Lennox and Richmond was born to Thomas Howard 1st Viscount Howard Bindon (age 58) and Mabel Burton Viscountess Howard Bindon (age 38) at Lychett, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Lyme Regis

Evelyn's Diary. 14 Jun 1685. There was now certaine intelligence of the Duke of Monmouth (age 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.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Lytchett Maltravers

In 1180 John Gifford was born at Lytchett Maltravers, Dorset.

In 1238 John Maltravers was born at Lytchett Maltravers, Dorset.

Around 1263 Anastasia Maltravers was born to John Maltravers (age 25) and Joan Gorges at Lytchett Maltravers, Dorset.

On 16 Feb 1365 John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers (age 75) died. He was buried at Lytchett Maltravers, Dorset. Baron Maltravers abeyant between Eleanor Maltravers 2nd Baroness Maltravers Baroness Arundel and Cobham (age 20) and Joan Maltravers.

Around 1384 Elizabeth Maltravers was born to John Maltravers (age 46) and Elizabeth Aumale (age 35) at Lytchett Maltravers, Dorset.

On 14 Feb 1408 John Fitzalan 14th Earl of Arundel was born to John Fitzalan 13th Earl of Arundel (age 22) and Eleanor Berkeley Countess Arundel (age 26) at Lytchett Maltravers, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Marnhull [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Martin

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset Cursus North-Western End Martin Down [Map]

3300BC. The Dorset Cursus is a 10km Cursus that extends across of Cranborne Chase from Dorset Cursus North-Western End Martin Down [Map], over North Farm, Cashmoor [Map]. At Gussage Down Long Barrow 1 changes direction to Wyke Down Barrow 1 [Map], contining to the Thickthorn Down Long Barrows [Map]. The cursus consisted of a pair of parallel banks 1.5m high 80 m apart with external ditches 1.5m deep and 2m wide.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Melbury Abbas

In 1616 Bishop Walter Blandford was born at Melbury Abbas, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Melpash

In 1603 George Paulet of Holberry (age 69) died at Melpash, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Milborne St Andrew

Weatherby Castle, Dorset

Weatherby Castle, Dorset is also in Iron Age Hill Forts Dorset.

Weatherby Castle, Dorset [Map] is an Iron Age Hil Fort.

Historic England

The monument includes Weatherby Castle, a small multivallate hillfort which occupies a prominent position at the higher southern end of a chalk spur. The hillfort has two roughly concentric ramparts and ditches, separated by a gap of up to 27m enclosing an irregular sub-rectangular area of about 7ha, on the highest part of the hill. The inner enclosure covers an area of about 2.5ha and is defined by a rampart, up to 25m wide, up to 2.5m high from the interior and about 6m high externally. The external ditch is about 12m wide and 1.5m deep with a discontinuous counterscarp bank, up to 8m wide and 0.6m high. The outer rampart, where best preserved, is up to 25m wide, 2m high from the interior and up to 9m high from the outside, although for much of its length it has been reduced on the interior, presumably by past cultivation, to an outward facing scarp. An external ditch, with a counterscarp bank, noted by Hutchins in the 18th century, is no longer clearly visible on the surface but will survive as a buried feature up to 20m wide. The original entrance on the western side of the hillfort has also been disturbed. The inner ramparts curve outwards creating a narrow passage 12m wide, approached from the outside by a ramp. There is a corresponding gap in the outer bank which is protected by a third bank covering the gap, now an outward facing scarp 125m long and up to 3m high. A gap in the inner rampart to the north of this is not original. There is a low bank, 2.5m wide and 0.4m high, running around the inside of the hillfort, adjacent to the rampart. This is of unknown date and may be a plantation enclosure. The domed interior shows no visible signs of occupation features although they may be masked by the vegetation. Within the enclosure there is a brick built obelisk with a stone inscribed `EMP 1761', probably referring to the owner at the time, Edmund Morton Pleydell. This is a Listed Building Grade II. All fence posts and the obelisk are excluded from the scheduling although the ground beneath these features is included.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Milton Abbas

In 1573 Henry Bingham 1st Baronet was born to George Bingham (age 60) at Milton Abbas, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Milton Abbas, Milton Abbey [Map]

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 964. This year drove King Edgar (age 21) the priests of Winchester out of the old minster, and also out of the new minster; and from Chertsey [Map]; and from Milton [Map]; and replaced them with monks. And he appointed Ethelgar abbot to the new minster, and Ordbert to Chertsey, and Cyneward to Milton [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Milton-on-Stour [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Monkton Up Dorset [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Moor Crichel

On 24 Feb 1728 Nathaniel Napier 3rd Baronet (age 60) died at Moor Crichel, Dorset. His son William Napier 4th Baronet (age 28) succeeded 4th Baronet Napier of Middle Marsh in Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Moor Crichel, Church of St Mary

On 15 Jun 1760 Charles Stuart FitzRoy Douglas-Hamilton James (age 21) and Catherine Napier (age 17) were married at Church of St Mary, Moor Crichel. He a great grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Motcombe

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Motcombe, St Mary's Church

On 12 Aug 1899 Harold St George Gray (age 27) and Florence Harriet Young (age 24) were married at St Mary's Church, Motcombe. The witnesses were her sister Elizabeth, and their bride and grooms fathers.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Newtown [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Parley

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Parnham

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Parnham House Parnham

Before 1410 Richard Strode (age 20) and Margaret Gerard (age 9) were married by which Parnham House Parnham, Dorset passed to the Strode family.

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

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Poole

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Lychet Maltravers Poole

On 30 Mar 1649 John Trenchard was born in Lychet Maltravers Poole.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Poole Harbour [Map]

The Port Way, Margary's RM4, starts in London and travels through Silchester Roman Fort [Map] aka Calleva Atrebatum, Old Sarum [Map], Badbury Rings [Map], Dorchester, Dorset [Map], Poole Harbour, Dorset [Map] to Exeter, Devon [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Portesham

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Portesham, Hell Stone [Map]

Hell Stone is also in South England Neolithic Long Barrows.

Hell Stone [Map] is a Neolithic dolmen on Portesham Hill in Dorset, England. The burial chamber is at the southeast end of a rectangular mound. The mound is 24 metres long and orientated northwest to southeast. The mound tapers from 12 to 8 metres in width from the southeast end to the northwest end, and it is 1 metre high. The chamber was badly restored in 1866 when eight men re-erected the stones, arranging them radially "rather like the slices of a cake" and supporting a large capstone.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Portland

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 840. This year Alderman Wulfherd fought at Hamton with thirty-three pirates, and after great slaughter obtained the victory, but he died the same year. Alderman Ethelhelm also, with the men of Dorsetshire, fought with the Danish army in Portland isle, and for a good while put them to flight; but in the end the Danes became masters of the field, and slew the alderman.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1052. In the same year advised the king and his council, that ships should be sent out to Sandwich, Kent [Map], and that Earl Ralph and Earl Odda (age 59) should be appointed headmen thereto. Then went Earl Godwin (age 51) out from Bruges [Map] with his ships to Ysendyck; and sailed forth one day before midsummer-eve, till he came to the Ness that is to the south of Romney. When it came to the knowledge of the earls out at Sandwich, Kent [Map], they went out after the other ships; and a land-force was also ordered out against the ships. Meanwhile Earl Godwin (age 51) had warning, and betook himself into Pevensey [Map]: and the weather was so boisterous, that the earls could not learn what had become of Earl Godwin. But Earl Godwin then went out again until he came back to Bruges [Map]; and the other ships returned back again to Sandwich, Kent [Map]. Then it was advised that the ships should go back again to London, and that other earls and other pilots should be appointed over them. But it was delayed so long that the marine army all deserted; and they all betook themselves home. When Earl Godwin (age 51) understood that, he drew up his sail and his ship: and they70 went west at once to the Isle of Wight [Map]; and landing there, they plundered so long that the people gave them as much as they required of them. Then proceeded they westward until they came to Portland, where they landed and did as much harm as they could possibly do.

Evelyn's Diary. 02 Feb 1696. An extraordinary wet season, though temperate as to cold. The "Royal Sovereign" man-of-war burned at Chatham, Kent [Map]. 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 [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Portland Bay

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 982. In this year came up in Dorsetshire three ships of the pirates, and plundered in Portland. The same year London was burned. In the same year also died two aldermen, Ethelmer in Hampshire, and Edwin in Sussex. Ethelmer's body lieth in Winchester, at New-minster, and Edwin's in the minster at Abingdon [Map]. The same year died two abbesses in Dorsetshire; Herelufa at Shaftsbury, and Wulfwina at Wareham. The same year went Otho (age 28), emperor of the Romans, into Greece; and there met he a great army of the Saracens, who came up from the sea, and would have proceeded forthwith to plunder the Christian folk; but the emperor fought with them. And there was much slaughter made on either side, but the emperor gained the field of battle. He was there, however, much harassed, ere he returned thence; and as he went homeward, his brother's son died, who was also called Otho (age 28); and he was the son of Leodulf Atheling. This Leodulf was the son of Otho the Elder and of the daughter of King Edward.

Pepy's Diary. 20 Mar 1665. Newes is this day come of Captain Allen's (age 53) being come home from the Straights, as far as Portland, with eleven of the King's ships, and about twenty-two of merchantmen.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Portsham Steepleton

On 23 Jul 1672 Andrew Riccard (age 68) made his will:

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Andrewe Riccard Cittizen and Merchant of London aged Threescore and Nyne yeares or thereabouts Praysed Be God of sound and perfect memory Calling to mind the frailty of all mankind my owne age And bodily infirmities Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament (written in my own hand), in manner and forme following (That is to say)

First and principally I give upp and Resign my soule into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator that gave me the same Trusting in the meritts of my Alsufficient Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and renouncing and disclayming any meritt or worthiness of my owne) I say I humbly trust to be saved and to enjoy everlasting Bliss and happiness with the Saints and Angells To all Eternity.

And for my Body and earthly part I Comitt it to the earth whereof it was made To be decently buried and without much Pompe or any ostentation att the direction of my Executix hereafter named.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my ffaithfull and beloved wife Susanna One full Third part of my Personall Estate according to the Lawdable Custome of the Citty of London my debts being paid and ffunerall Charges deducted.

ITEM I hereby give to my said deare and loveing wife one halfe part of all my Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever And all the Rents and profitts of the said halfe part during her naturall life.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my said Loveing wife All my householdstuff, my Coach and Coach horses And one hundred ounces of Plate such as she shall think fitt to take.

ITEM I give to my said wife and Consort the lease of my house in Marke Lane [Map] she paying the Rent of one hundred pounds per Annum to the Landlord.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Brother Jn. Riccard of Portsham in the County of Dorset one halfe part of the Rents and proffitts of the ffarmes of Portesham Ashton and Steepleton over and above my wife's halfe part bequeathed to her as before And my said brother to have and enjoy the said halfe parte of the Rents and proffitts of the said ffarmes and tenements the Second Third and ffourth yeare after my decease for the better support of himselfe and education of his children and no longer

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my only daughter Christian Lady Berkeley (age 34) one hundred pounds in full of her Childs part any other Consideracon whatsover In regard she had a faire part and potion out of my Estate to preferre and advance her in marriage And for some other reasons not fitt to be in this place menconed

ITEM I give and hereby will and order and by these presents bequeath unto my Second Grandsonne and Godsonne John Berkeley (age 9) All the Residue and remainder of all my Reall Estate scituate lying and being in the Parishes of Portsham Steepleton and Winterborne St Martins in the County of Dorsett To have and to hold the said ffarmes lands and tenements to him and his heires for ever And in case he shall happen to dye before he attaine to the age of twenty one yeares or without issue of his body lawfully begotten Then I give and bequeath the said ffarmes lands and tenements to my Third Grandson, Maurice Bentley1And if he chance to dye before he attaine to the age of of Twenty one yeares or without issue lawfully begotten Then and in that case I give the said ffarmes Lands and tenements to William Bentley1 my youngest grandson and his heires forever.

ITEM I hereby give bequeath and will my only granddaughter Anne Berkeley (age 7) to advance her and preferre herin marriage to a sober and prudent Gentleman such as my Executrix shall approve of if she be alive And this her portion of ffoure thousand pounds with the interest thereof I hereby order to be paid her att the day of her marriage or when she attaines to the age of Twenty one yeares And in case it shall please God she dye before she marry or attaine Twenty one yeares before paid this and in that case I will the said ffoure thousand pounds and all the proffitts and interest thereof to be paid to my surviving Grandchildren by even and equall shares and proportions att such tyme as they shall attain to Twenty one yeares of age

ITEM I give and bequeath to my neece Mary Riccard now in house with me towards a Marriage Portion two hundred pounds to be paid her by my Executrix att her daye of marriage.

ITEM I give and bequeath to each of my servants that have been with me one whole yeare or more ffive pounds a peece.

ITEM I give to the poore of the parish of St Olaves Hartstreet [Map] wherin I have long lived ffifty pounds within one yeare after my death.

ITEM I hereby give and bequeath to Mr Danll Mills Rector of the said parish ffifty pounds.

ITEM I give and bequeath to the poore of St Thomas Hospitall in Southwark to be disposed of for their Reliefe as the President and Governors of that hospitall shall judge meete one hundred Pounds to be paid within one yeare after my death.

ITEM I give to the poore of the Company of Drapers one hundred pounds to be paid them within one yeare after my death And to be disposed of for aforesaid Poore their most advantage and in such manner as the Master Wardens and Assistants shall judge meete.

ITEM I give to the East India Company ffor their poore at Poplar one hundred pounds And to be paid said Company for the use of these poore within one yeare after my decease And to be added to Almshouse Stocke.

ITEM I herby give and bequeath unto ffrancis Riccard, my nephew and servant one hundred pounds to be paid him Two yeares after my death.

ITEM I hereby give bequeath and will my only granddaughter Anne Berkeley (age 7) to advance her and preferre herin marriage to a sober and prudent Gentleman such as my Executrix shall approve of if she be alive And this her portion of ffoure thousand pounds with the interest thereof I hereby order to be paid her att the day of her marriage or when she attaines to the age of Twenty one yeares And in case it shall please God she dye before she marry or attaine Twenty one yeares before paid this and in that case I will the said ffoure thousand pounds and all the proffitts and interest thereof to be paid to my surviving Grandchildren by even and equall shares and proportions att such tyme as they shall attain to Twenty one yeares of age

ITEM I give and hereby bequeath to my ffive Grandchildren Charles, John (age 9), Morris1, William (age 9) and Anne Berkely (age 7) all the residue and remainder of my estate to be equally divided betweene them To each one ffifth part To be paid them by my Executrix or to such Trustees as their ffather Lord John Berkeley (age 70) and my Executrix shall agree upon or in case of death or absence of the Lord Berkeley to such trustees as my said Executrix and my daughter Berkeley shall agree upon.

And that as soone as my Estate come into the particulars whereof appeare by an estimate hereto Annexed, in default of Books of accompt which may not appeare soe Regulah as may be expected And in Case of Death the Survivors of them to enjoy it

ITEM I hereby nominate and appointe my deare and loving wife to be my sole executrix and give her power and Authority to see this my Last Will and Testament faithfully and duly executed I will and make void All former wills whatsoever

In witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seale This Twenty Third day of July 1672 In London Amen

[Andr: Riccard is inserted into the LH margin]

Signed Sealed published and declared, in the presence of [NO NAMES WERE INSERTED]

Note 1. TT. Not clear whether these refers to Berkeley rather than Bentley. William Berkeley was a son of Christiana and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. Andrew Riccard appears to have had only one child Christiana who only had issue with her third husband John Berkeley. Maurice, or Morris, possibly a child between John and William. Christiana's husband John's father was Maurice Berkeley.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Romford [Map]

The River Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map] from where it flows through Cranbourne, Dorset [Map], to which it gives it name, past Romford, Dorset [Map], Verwood, Dorset [Map] after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, Dorset [Map], St Leonards, Dorset [Map], and around Bournemouth Airport, Dorset [Map] after which it flows past Hurn, Dorset [Map] after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Sampford

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Melbury Sampford

On 04 May 1486 Giles Strangeways was born to Henry Strangeways (age 21) and Dorothy Arundell at Melbury Sampford, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Shillingstone [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Sixpenny Handley [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Sixpenny Handley, Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery [Map]

Between 2000BC and 800BC. Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map] is a group of around thirty Bronze Age Round Barrows. Many of the barrows were excavated in the early 19th century by Richard Colt Hoare 2nd Baronet and William Cunnington.

Wessex from the Air Plate 31. Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map]

The River Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map] from where it flows through Cranbourne, Dorset [Map], to which it gives it name, past Romford, Dorset [Map], Verwood, Dorset [Map] after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, Dorset [Map], St Leonards, Dorset [Map], and around Bournemouth Airport, Dorset [Map] after which it flows past Hurn, Dorset [Map] after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Sixpenny Handley, Wyke Down Barrow Cemetery

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Sixpenny Handley, Wyke Down Barrow Cemetery, Wyke Down Barrow 1 [Map]

3300BC. The Dorset Cursus is a 10km Cursus that extends across of Cranborne Chase from Dorset Cursus North-Western End Martin Down [Map], over North Farm, Cashmoor [Map]. At Gussage Down Long Barrow 1 changes direction to Wyke Down Barrow 1 [Map], contining to the Thickthorn Down Long Barrows [Map]. The cursus consisted of a pair of parallel banks 1.5m high 80 m apart with external ditches 1.5m deep and 2m wide.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Spetisbury [Map]

Spetisbury Rings aka Crawford Castle

Spetisbury Rings aka Crawford Castle is also in Iron Age Hill Forts Dorset.

Spetisbury Rings aka Crawford Castle [Map] is an Iron Age Hill Fort in Dorset overlooking the River Stour.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, St Leonards [Map]

The River Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map] from where it flows through Cranbourne, Dorset [Map], to which it gives it name, past Romford, Dorset [Map], Verwood, Dorset [Map] after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, Dorset [Map], St Leonards, Dorset [Map], and around Bournemouth Airport, Dorset [Map] after which it flows past Hurn, Dorset [Map] after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Steepleton Iwerne

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, St Mary's Church Steepleton Iwerne

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

On 03 Mar 1880 George Pitt-Rivers 6th Baron Rivers (age 65) died at 23 Wilton Crescent, Belgravia. On 11 May 1880 he was buried at St Mary's Church Steepleton Iwerne, Dorset. Baron Rivers of Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire extinct.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Stock Gaylard

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Stock Gaylard, St Barnabas Church [Map]

Before 1400. St Barnabas Church, Stock Gaylard [Map]. Effigy of Ingelramus de Waleys. Early Medieval Period. When the tomb was opened a chamber measuring 4' x 1'6 by 1' was found beneath the effigy. The chamber contained a dismembered skeleton and fragments of red leather believed to be the bag in which Ingelramus' bones were brought back from the Holy Land for burial. Right Leg over Left.

After 1917. St Barnabas Church, Stock Gaylard [Map]. Memorial to Captain Harry Farr Yeatman. Son of Harry Yeatman RN 1839-1884 whose memorial is above. Captain in the Dorsetshire Yeomanry. Killed 21st November 1917 in sight of Jerusalem. Buried Jerusalem.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Stour Provost [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Studland

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Studland, Church of St Nicholas [Map]

Church of St Nicholas, Studland [Map] with carvings of the Herefordshire School of Carving.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Sturminster [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Sturminster Marshall [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Tarrant Abbey [Map]

On 04 Mar 1238 Joan Plantagenet Queen of Scotland (age 27) died at Havering atte Bower [Map]. She was buried at Tarrant Abbey, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Verwood [Map]

The River Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Dorset [Map] from where it flows through Cranbourne, Dorset [Map], to which it gives it name, past Romford, Dorset [Map], Verwood, Dorset [Map] after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, Dorset [Map], St Leonards, Dorset [Map], and around Bournemouth Airport, Dorset [Map] after which it flows past Hurn, Dorset [Map] after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, West Stour [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Weymouth

In 1401 Henry Russell was born to Stephen Russell (age 41) in Weymouth, Dorset.

In Apr 1432 John Russell was born to Henry Russell (age 31) in Weymouth, Dorset.

In Oct 1463 Henry Russell (age 62) died in Weymouth, Dorset.

On 14 Apr 1471 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (age 41) lands at Weymouth, Dorset with John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (age 71).

On 17 Jun 1644 William Sydenham Soldier (age 29) was appointed Governor of Weymouth by Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex (age 53).

Around Jul 1800 Captain Thomas Garth was born to General Thomas Garth (age 56) and Princess Sophia Hanover (age 22) in Weymouth, Dorset. Speculated rather than certain. Historians disagree. He a grandson of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Weymouth, Burdon Hotel

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Weymouth, Melcombe Regis

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Whitchurch

In 1038 Ralph Tillières was born at Whitchurch, Dorset.

Around 1096 Robert Giffard was born to Ralph Tillières (age 58) at Whitchurch, Dorset.

In 1122 Gervaise Giffard was born to Robert Giffard (age 26) at Whitchurch, Dorset.

Around 1187 Robert Giffard (age 91) died at Whitchurch, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Wimborne St Giles [Map]

On 05 May 1807 Anthony Henry Ashley-Cooper was born to Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl Shaftesbury (age 38) and Anne Spencer-Churchill Countess Shaftesbury (age 34) at Wimborne St Giles, Dorset [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Wimborne St Giles Church

On 13 Jan 1628 Anthony Ashley 1st Baronet (age 67) died. He was buried at Wimborne St Giles Church. Baronet Ashley of Wimborne St Giles in Dorset extinct.

On 23 Mar 1631 John Cooper 1st Baronet (age 33) died at Cassiobury, Watford. He was buried in Wimborne St Giles Church. His son Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury (age 9) succeeded 2nd Baronet Cooper of Rockbourne in Southampton.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Wimborne

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 901. This year died ALFRED, the son of Ethelwulf, six nights before the mass of All Saints. He was king over all the English nation, except that part that was under the power of the Danes. He held the government one year and a half less than thirty winters; and then Edward (age 27) his son took to the government. Then Prince Ethelwald, the son of his paternal uncle, rode against the towns of Winburn and of Twineham [Map], without leave of the king and his council. Then rode the king with his army; so that he encamped the same night at Badbury [Map] near Winburn; and Ethelwald remained within the town with the men that were under him, and had all the gates shut upon him, saying, that he would either there live or there die. But in the meantime he stole away in the night, and sought the army in Northumberland. The king gave orders to ride after him; but they were not able to overtake him. The Danes, however, received him as their king. They then rode after the wife that Ethelwald had taken without the king's leave, and against the command of the bishops; for she was formerly consecrated a nun. In this year also died Ethered, who was alderman of Devonshire, four weeks before King Alfred.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Wimborne, Badbury Rings [Map]

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 901. This year died ALFRED, the son of Ethelwulf, six nights before the mass of All Saints. He was king over all the English nation, except that part that was under the power of the Danes. He held the government one year and a half less than thirty winters; and then Edward (age 27) his son took to the government. Then Prince Ethelwald, the son of his paternal uncle, rode against the towns of Winburn and of Twineham [Map], without leave of the king and his council. Then rode the king with his army; so that he encamped the same night at Badbury [Map] near Winburn; and Ethelwald remained within the town with the men that were under him, and had all the gates shut upon him, saying, that he would either there live or there die. But in the meantime he stole away in the night, and sought the army in Northumberland. The king gave orders to ride after him; but they were not able to overtake him. The Danes, however, received him as their king. They then rode after the wife that Ethelwald had taken without the king's leave, and against the command of the bishops; for she was formerly consecrated a nun. In this year also died Ethered, who was alderman of Devonshire, four weeks before King Alfred.

The Port Way, Margary's RM4, starts in London and travels through Silchester Roman Fort [Map] aka Calleva Atrebatum, Old Sarum [Map], Badbury Rings [Map], Dorchester, Dorset [Map], Poole Harbour, Dorset [Map] to Exeter, Devon [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Winterborne Monkton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Winterborne Monkton, Church of St Simon and St Jude

On 21 Nov 1786 Edward Wilmot 1st Baronet (age 93) died at Herringston, Dorset. He was buried at Church of St Simon and St Jude, Winterbourne Monkton, Dorset. His son Robert Mead Wilmot 2nd Baronet (age 55) succeeded 2nd Baronet Wilmot of Chaddesden in Derbyshire.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Winterborne St Martin

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson defeated the Wessex army led by King Æthelred of Wessex (age 24) and King Alfred "The Great" of Wessex (age 22) at the Battle of Merton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden, Wiltshire in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin, Dorset. Bishop Heahmund of Wessex was killed.

On 23 Jul 1672 Andrew Riccard (age 68) made his will:

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Andrewe Riccard Cittizen and Merchant of London aged Threescore and Nyne yeares or thereabouts Praysed Be God of sound and perfect memory Calling to mind the frailty of all mankind my owne age And bodily infirmities Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament (written in my own hand), in manner and forme following (That is to say)

First and principally I give upp and Resign my soule into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator that gave me the same Trusting in the meritts of my Alsufficient Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and renouncing and disclayming any meritt or worthiness of my owne) I say I humbly trust to be saved and to enjoy everlasting Bliss and happiness with the Saints and Angells To all Eternity.

And for my Body and earthly part I Comitt it to the earth whereof it was made To be decently buried and without much Pompe or any ostentation att the direction of my Executix hereafter named.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my ffaithfull and beloved wife Susanna One full Third part of my Personall Estate according to the Lawdable Custome of the Citty of London my debts being paid and ffunerall Charges deducted.

ITEM I hereby give to my said deare and loveing wife one halfe part of all my Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever And all the Rents and profitts of the said halfe part during her naturall life.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my said Loveing wife All my householdstuff, my Coach and Coach horses And one hundred ounces of Plate such as she shall think fitt to take.

ITEM I give to my said wife and Consort the lease of my house in Marke Lane [Map] she paying the Rent of one hundred pounds per Annum to the Landlord.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Brother Jn. Riccard of Portsham in the County of Dorset one halfe part of the Rents and proffitts of the ffarmes of Portesham Ashton and Steepleton over and above my wife's halfe part bequeathed to her as before And my said brother to have and enjoy the said halfe parte of the Rents and proffitts of the said ffarmes and tenements the Second Third and ffourth yeare after my decease for the better support of himselfe and education of his children and no longer

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my only daughter Christian Lady Berkeley (age 34) one hundred pounds in full of her Childs part any other Consideracon whatsover In regard she had a faire part and potion out of my Estate to preferre and advance her in marriage And for some other reasons not fitt to be in this place menconed

ITEM I give and hereby will and order and by these presents bequeath unto my Second Grandsonne and Godsonne John Berkeley (age 9) All the Residue and remainder of all my Reall Estate scituate lying and being in the Parishes of Portsham Steepleton and Winterborne St Martins in the County of Dorsett To have and to hold the said ffarmes lands and tenements to him and his heires for ever And in case he shall happen to dye before he attaine to the age of twenty one yeares or without issue of his body lawfully begotten Then I give and bequeath the said ffarmes lands and tenements to my Third Grandson, Maurice Bentley1And if he chance to dye before he attaine to the age of of Twenty one yeares or without issue lawfully begotten Then and in that case I give the said ffarmes Lands and tenements to William Bentley1 my youngest grandson and his heires forever.

ITEM I hereby give bequeath and will my only granddaughter Anne Berkeley (age 7) to advance her and preferre herin marriage to a sober and prudent Gentleman such as my Executrix shall approve of if she be alive And this her portion of ffoure thousand pounds with the interest thereof I hereby order to be paid her att the day of her marriage or when she attaines to the age of Twenty one yeares And in case it shall please God she dye before she marry or attaine Twenty one yeares before paid this and in that case I will the said ffoure thousand pounds and all the proffitts and interest thereof to be paid to my surviving Grandchildren by even and equall shares and proportions att such tyme as they shall attain to Twenty one yeares of age

ITEM I give and bequeath to my neece Mary Riccard now in house with me towards a Marriage Portion two hundred pounds to be paid her by my Executrix att her daye of marriage.

ITEM I give and bequeath to each of my servants that have been with me one whole yeare or more ffive pounds a peece.

ITEM I give to the poore of the parish of St Olaves Hartstreet [Map] wherin I have long lived ffifty pounds within one yeare after my death.

ITEM I hereby give and bequeath to Mr Danll Mills Rector of the said parish ffifty pounds.

ITEM I give and bequeath to the poore of St Thomas Hospitall in Southwark to be disposed of for their Reliefe as the President and Governors of that hospitall shall judge meete one hundred Pounds to be paid within one yeare after my death.

ITEM I give to the poore of the Company of Drapers one hundred pounds to be paid them within one yeare after my death And to be disposed of for aforesaid Poore their most advantage and in such manner as the Master Wardens and Assistants shall judge meete.

ITEM I give to the East India Company ffor their poore at Poplar one hundred pounds And to be paid said Company for the use of these poore within one yeare after my decease And to be added to Almshouse Stocke.

ITEM I herby give and bequeath unto ffrancis Riccard, my nephew and servant one hundred pounds to be paid him Two yeares after my death.

ITEM I hereby give bequeath and will my only granddaughter Anne Berkeley (age 7) to advance her and preferre herin marriage to a sober and prudent Gentleman such as my Executrix shall approve of if she be alive And this her portion of ffoure thousand pounds with the interest thereof I hereby order to be paid her att the day of her marriage or when she attaines to the age of Twenty one yeares And in case it shall please God she dye before she marry or attaine Twenty one yeares before paid this and in that case I will the said ffoure thousand pounds and all the proffitts and interest thereof to be paid to my surviving Grandchildren by even and equall shares and proportions att such tyme as they shall attain to Twenty one yeares of age

ITEM I give and hereby bequeath to my ffive Grandchildren Charles, John (age 9), Morris1, William (age 9) and Anne Berkely (age 7) all the residue and remainder of my estate to be equally divided betweene them To each one ffifth part To be paid them by my Executrix or to such Trustees as their ffather Lord John Berkeley (age 70) and my Executrix shall agree upon or in case of death or absence of the Lord Berkeley to such trustees as my said Executrix and my daughter Berkeley shall agree upon.

And that as soone as my Estate come into the particulars whereof appeare by an estimate hereto Annexed, in default of Books of accompt which may not appeare soe Regulah as may be expected And in Case of Death the Survivors of them to enjoy it

ITEM I hereby nominate and appointe my deare and loving wife to be my sole executrix and give her power and Authority to see this my Last Will and Testament faithfully and duly executed I will and make void All former wills whatsoever

In witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seale This Twenty Third day of July 1672 In London Amen

[Andr: Riccard is inserted into the LH margin]

Signed Sealed published and declared, in the presence of [NO NAMES WERE INSERTED]

Note 1. TT. Not clear whether these refers to Berkeley rather than Bentley. William Berkeley was a son of Christiana and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. Andrew Riccard appears to have had only one child Christiana who only had issue with her third husband John Berkeley. Maurice, or Morris, possibly a child between John and William. Christiana's husband John's father was Maurice Berkeley.

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Nine Stones, Winterbourne Abbas [Map], aka the Devil's Nine Stones aka the Nine Ladies, is a Late Neolithic Early Bronze Age Stone Circle. Located in the bottom of a narrow valley, the Nine Stones circle has nine irregularly spaced sarsen megaliths with a diameter of 9.1 by 7.8 metres, with a small opening on its northern side. Two of the stones on the northwestern side of the monument are considerably larger than the other seven.

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Around 1294 Robert Maltravers was born to John Maltravers (age 28) and Eleanor Gorges (age 26) at Woolcombe, Dorset.

Around 1325 Joan Maltravers was born to John Maltravers (age 59) and Joan Foliot (age 21) at Woolcombe, Dorset.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Dorset, Woolcombe Maltravers

Around 1264 Matilda Maltravers was born to John Maltravers (age 26) and Joan Gorges at Woolcombe Maltravers.

Around 1270 Robert Maltravers was born to John Maltravers (age 32) and Joan Gorges at Woolcombe Maltravers.

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