Buckland Ripers, Dorset Family History Guide

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

Other places in the parish include: Nottington.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1739

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Upwey
  • Portesham
  • Radipole
  • Broadway
  • Fleet
  • Chickerell

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BUCKLAND-RIPERS, a parish, in the union of Weymouth, hundred of Culliford-Tree, Dorchester division of Dorset, 3½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Melcombe-Regis; containing 118 inhabitants. It comprises 1205 acres by computation: the soil is a strong clay, producing good crops of grain; the surface is hilly, and the surrounding scenery pleasing. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £5. 9. 2., and in the patronage of Q. H. Stroud, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £200, and the glebe comprises nine acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Buckland-Ripers, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Buckland-Ripers, 1739-1879 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Buckland-Ripers (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1793-1926 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Buckland-Ripers (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Buckland-Ripers, 1695-1982 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Buckland-Ripers (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Administration

  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Weymouth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Dorchester
  • Poor Law Union: Weymouth
  • Hundred: Culliford Tree
  • Province: Canterbury