Dewlish, Dorset Family History Guide

Dewlish is a chapelry of Milborne St Andrew Ancient Parish in Dorset.

Alternative names:

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1627
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1732

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Puddletown
  • Milborne St Andrew
  • Milton Abbas
  • Cheselbourne
  • Burleston
  • Tolpuddle

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

DEWLISH (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Dorchester, liberty of Dewlish, Dorchester division of Dorset, 7 miles (N. E.) from Dorchester; containing 389 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, annexed to that of Milbourne St. Andrew: the vicarial tithes of Dewlish have been commuted for £100. The church is an ancient structure.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Dewlish, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Dewlish, 1732-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dewlish (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Dewlish, 1616-1993 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dewlish (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Land and property

Land tax assessments for Dewlish, 1780-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Dorset)

Taxation

Land tax assessments for Dewlish, 1780-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Dorset)

Administration

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