Almer, Dorset Family History Guide

Almer is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Other places in the parish include: Mapperton.

Alternative names: Almer and Mapperton

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Winterbourne Tomson
  • Winterbourne Zelstone
  • Spetisbury
  • Charborough
  • Morden
  • Sturminster Marshall

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ALMER (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Loosebarrow, Wimborne division of Dorset, 5¾ miles (S. S. E.) from Blandford-Forum; containing, with the hamlet of Mapperton, 189 inhabitants. It comprises 1129 acres of land, presenting a flat appearance; the soil is light, with a chalk and gravel bottom. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 5. 8., and in the patronage of the family of Drax: the tithes have been commuted for £265, and the glebe consists of 35 acres. The church is a small edifice, built by General Erle.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Almer, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Almer, 1731-1879 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Almer (Dorsetshire)

Parish chest records for Almer, 1958 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Almer (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Parish registers for Almer, 1538-1993 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Almer (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

The registers of Almer, Co. Dorset, 1538-1812 Author: Fry, Edw. Alex. (Edward Alexander), 1854-1934

Parish printout of Almer parish, Dorsetshire, England

Administration

  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Blandford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Whitchurch
  • Poor Law Union: Blandford
  • Hundred: Loosebarrow
  • Province: Canterbury