Affpuddle, Dorset Family History Guide

Affpuddle is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Other places in the parish include: Bryants Puddle, Bryantspuddle, Pallington, and Briantspuddle.

Alternative names: Aff Puddle, Affpiddle

Parish church: St Laurence

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1728
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1734

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AFF-PUDDLE, a parish in Wareham district, Dorset; on the river Piddle, 4 miles N of Moreton r. station and 8 ENE of Dorchester. It contains the hamlet of Pallington and the tything of Bryants-Puddle. Post Town, Piddletown under Dorchester. Acres, 3,818. Real pro perty, £2,928. Pop., 455. Houses, 97. The manor belonged anciently to Cerne Abbey. The property is divided. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Turners-Puddle, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is ancient but good. Charities, £5.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

AFF PIDDLE or PUDDLE, a parish, in the union of Wareham and Purbeck, hundred of Hundred's Barrow, Wareham division of Dorset, 9 miles (E. by N.) from Dorchester; containing, with Bryant's-Puddle tything, and the hamlet of Pallington, 507 inhabitants. The parish comprises 3541 acres, whereof 1130 are common or waste. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8. 14. 9.; patron and impropriator, J. Frampton, Esq. The great tithes have been commuted for £354, and the vicarial for £46. 10.; the glebe consists of 1½ acre. The pulpit in the church bears date 1540, and is beautifully ornamented with carvings.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Aff-Puddle, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Aff-Puddle, 1735-1879 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Aff-Puddle (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens' accounts, 1796-1936 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Aff-Puddle (Dorsetshire)

Parish chest records for Aff-puddle, 1796-1936 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Aff-Puddle (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Parish registers for Aff-Puddle, 1722-1932 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Aff-Puddle (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

History

Affpuddle in the county of Dorset A.D. 987-1953 Author: Brocklebank, Joan

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest records for Aff-puddle, 1796-1936 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Aff-Puddle (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Wareham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Whitchurch
  • Poor Law Union: Wareham and Purbeck
  • Hundred: Hundredsbarrow
  • Province: Canterbury