Tarrant Monkton with Tarrant Launceston, Dorset Family History Guide

Tarrant Monkton with Tarrant Launceston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Other places in the parish include: Tarrant Launceston.

Alternative names: Tarrant Monckton, Tarrant Monkton

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

Tarrant Monkton

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

MONCKTON, TARRANT (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Monckton-upWimborne, Wimborne division of Dorset, 4¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Blandford; containing 246 inhabitants. This place derived its name from a monastic establishment which existed here, and the adjunct denotes its situation on the river Tarrant. The parish is in a valley; the soil is light and chalky, and the chief agricultural produce is wheat, barley, and turnips. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Tarrant-Launceston annexed, valued in the king’s books at £17. 16. 8.; net income, £55; patron and impropriator, J. J. Farquharson, Esq., whose tithes have been commuted for £500, and who has a glebe of 56 acres. There are 2½ acres of vicarial glebe.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Tarrant Launceston

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TARRANT-LAUNCESTON, a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Pimperne, Blandford division of Dorset, 5¼ miles (N. E. by E.) from the town of Blandford; containing 123 inhabitants. The parish comprises, with Tarrant-Monckton, 3818 acres, of which 119 are common or waste land. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Tarrant-Monckton.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Tarrant-Monckton, 1841-1891

Census returns for Tarrant-Launceston, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1706-1915 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Monckton (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Tarrant-Monckton, 1564-1992 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tarrant-Monckton (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Miscellaneous civil records, 1797-1832 Author: Tarrant-Monckton (Dorset)

Public records

Miscellaneous civil records, 1797-1832 Author: Tarrant-Monckton (Dorset)

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: Monkton up Wimborne; Pimperne
  • Province: Canterbury