Tarrant Keynston, Dorset Family History Guide

Tarrant Keynston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names: Keynston Tarrant, Tarrant Keinston, Tarrant Keyneston

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1737
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TARRANT-KEYNSTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Pimperne, Blandford division of the county of Dorset, 3½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Blandford; containing 334 inhabitants. It comprises 1962 acres, of which 331 are common or waste. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £7. 17. 8½., and in the gift of the Rev. John Austen: the tithes have been commuted for £383, and the glebe comprises 37 acres. The church stands on the western bank of the small river Tarrant, which falls into the Stour on the southern side of the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Tarrant-Keynston, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Tarrant-Keynston., 1731-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Keynston (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1841-1917 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Keynston (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Tarrant-Keynston, 1737-1994 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Keynston (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Administration

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