Todbere, Dorset Family History Guide

Todbere is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Alternative names: Todber

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1754
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1731

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Marnhull
  • Stour Provost

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TODBERE, a parish, in the union of Shaftesbury, hundred of Redlane, Sturminster division of Dorset, 4½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Shaftesbury; containing 138 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, united in 1746 to that of Stower-Provost, and valued in the king’s books at £5. 19. 4.: the tithes have been commuted for £105, and the glebe contains 23 acres. The church was considered a chapel to Gillingham till 1434, when it was made parochial, though the inhabitants, by ancient custom, bury at Stower.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Todbere, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Bishop’s transcripts of Stower-Provost., 1731-1880. Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stower-Provost (Dorsetshire)

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1807-1893 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Todbere (Dorsetshire)

Parish registers for Todbere, 1754-1994 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Todbere (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Overseer of the poor account books, 1812-1868 Author: Todbere (Dorset)

Administration

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