Buckhorn Weston, Dorset Family History Guide

Buckhorn Weston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1677
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cucklington, Somerset
  • Gillingham
  • Abbas Combe, Somerset
  • Kington Magna
  • Wincanton, Somerset

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BUCKHORN-WESTON, a parish, in the union of Wincanton, hundred of Redlane, Shaston division of Dorset, 8 miles (W. by N.) from Shaftesbury; containing 460 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1700 acres: the soil is mostly clay, but fertile, and the meadows on the banks of the river Cale are luxuriantly rich. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £10. 1. 3., and in the patronage of Lady Stapleton: the tithes have been commuted for £310, and the glebe comprises 63 acres. In the chancel of the church is an ancient statue, supposed to be that of the father-in-law of Gascoigne, lord chief justice in the reigns of Henry IV. and V.; the gallery of the church is said to have been painted by Sir James Thornhill.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Buckhorn-Weston, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Churchwardens’ accounts Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Buckhorn-Weston (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Buckhorn-Weston, 1677-1952 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Buckhorn-Weston (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Surveyors’ accounts, 1756-1838, 1853-1859 Author: Buckhorn-Weston (Dorset)

Administration

  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Wincanton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Shaftesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Wincanton
  • Hundred: Redland
  • Province: Canterbury