Buckland Newton, Dorset Family History Guide

Buckland Newton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Other places in the parish include: Brockhampton and Knowle, Duntish, Minterne Parva, Brockhampton, Knoll, Knowle, Mintern Parva, Buckland Newton St John the Baptist, and Plush.

Alternative names: Buckland Abbas

Parish church: Holy Rood

Parish registers begin:

Buckland Newton

  • Parish registers: 1568
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Buckland Newton St John the Baptist

  • Parish registers: 1850
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cerne Abbas
  • Pulham
  • Cheselbourne
  • Piddletrenthide
  • Alton Pancras
  • Melcombe Horsey
  • Mappowder
  • Wootton Glanville
  • Minterne Magna

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BUCKLAND-NEWTON (Holy Rood), a parish, in the union of Cerne, hundred of Buckland-Newton, Cerne division of the county of Dorset, 4 miles (N. E. by N.) from Cerne; comprising the tythings of Brockhampton, Buckland, Duntish, Knowle, Mintern Parva, and Plush; and containing 914 inhabitants, of whom 310 are in the tything of Buckland. The parish is on the great road from Weymouth to Bath, and comprises by measurement 6018 acres, of which about 1241 are arable, 4085 meadow and pasture, 237 woodland, and 308 common. The substratum is chalk, in which are imbedded some few flints; and a little sandstone is found on the western confines. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £16. 19. 9½.; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Wells; impropriators, the representatives of Leonard Pount, Esq., who have commuted their tithes for £745: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £550; 104 acres of glebe belong to the impropriators, and 19½ to the vicar. The church is in the early and later English styles; the chancel has lancet windows: a gallery, containing 120 sittings, was built in 1821. At Plush is a chapel of ease, more ancient than the church. The Independents have a place of worship. There are some remains of a Roman camp.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Buckland-Newton, 1841-1891 Author: Great Britain. Census Office

Church Records

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

Churchwardens’ accounts for Plush, 1749-1935 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Plush (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1693-1915 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Buckland-Newton (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Buckland-Newton, 1568-1995 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Buckland-Newton (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Genealogy

Caines family of Bookham, Buckland-Newton, 1749-1822

History

Spotlight on Buckland Newton Author: Nineham, Alan

Land and property

Caines family of Bookham, Buckland-Newton, 1749-1822

Land tax assessments for Buckland-Newton, 1780-1832

Poor law records for Buckland-Newton, 1757-1852 Author: Buckland-Newton (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Manors - Court records

Court records for the manor of Buckland Newton, 1427-1525 Author: Manor of Buckland-Newton. Court (Dorset)

Military records - Militia

Militia papers, 1796-1813 Author: Buckland-Newton (Dorset)

Poor law records for Buckland-Newton, 1757-1852 Author: Buckland-Newton (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Occupations

Miscellaneous civil records, 1660-1836 Author: Buckland-Newton (Dorset)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Caines family of Bookham, Buckland-Newton, 1749-1822

Miscellaneous civil records, 1660-1836 Author: Buckland-Newton (Dorset)

Poor law records for Buckland-Newton, 1757-1852 Author: Buckland-Newton (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Taxation

Land tax assessments for Buckland-Newton, 1780-1832

Poor law records for Buckland-Newton, 1757-1852 Author: Buckland-Newton (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Administration

  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Dorchester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Whitchurch
  • Poor Law Union: Cerne
  • Hundred: Buckland Newton
  • Province: Canterbury