Dorchester St Peter, Dorset Family History Guide

Dorchester St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1730

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

See Dorchester, Dorset Family History Guide

Parish Records

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Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Peter’s Church, Dorchester, 1730-1879 Author: Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Dorchester, Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1724-1926 Author: Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Dorchester, Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Dorchester, 1559-1974 Author: Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Dorchester, Dorsetshire); Thompson, Peter; Dorset Record Office

Parish registers for St. Peter’s Church, Dorchester, 1653-1979 Author: Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Dorchester, Dorsetshire); Church of England. All Saints Church (Dorchester, Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Register of Burials in the Burial Ground of Holy Trinity Church, St. Peter’s Church and All Saints Church, Dorchester., 1857-1879 Author: Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Dorchester, Dorsetshire); Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Dorchester, Dorsetshire); Church of England. All Saints Church (Dorchester, Dorsetshire)

Administration

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