Toller Porcorum, Dorset Family History Guide

Toller Porcorum is an Ancient Parish in the county of Dorset.

Other places in the parish include: Nether and Over Kingscombe, Nether Kingcombe, Over and Nether Kingscombe, Over Kingcombe, Kingcombe, and Nether and Over Kingcombe.

Alternative names: Great Toller, Swyre Toller

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1758
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1732

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • North Poorton
  • Rampisham
  • Hooke
  • Wraxall
  • Toller Fratrum
  • Chilfrome
  • Compton Abbas West
  • Wynford Eagle
  • Powerstock with West Milton

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TOLLER-PORCORUM (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Dorchester, partly in the hundred of Beaminster-Forum and Redhone, Bridport division, but chiefly in the hundred of Tollerford, Dorchester division, of Dorset, 10 miles (W. N. W.) from Dorchester; containing, with the tything of Kingcombe, 543 inhabitants. This parish is said to have derived its distinguishing name Porcorum from the great number of swine formerly bred in the district. It comprises by admeasurement 3145 acres. Here are chalk-pits; and stone is quarried, for all kinds of buildings. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £5; patron and impropriator, J. Fleming, Esq.: the great tithes have been commuted for £242, and the small for £90; there is a parsonage-house, and the glebe contains 71 acres. The parish partakes with Toller-Fratrum in the benefit of a school founded in 1772 by George Browne, and endowed with a school-house, &c, and an annuity of £21.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Toller-Porcorum, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Marriages at Great Toller, otherwise Swyne Toller or Toller Porcorum, 1615-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Toller-Porcorum (Dorsetshire)

Parish chest records for Toller-Porcorum, 1890-1966 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Toller-Porcorum (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Parish registers for Toller-Porcorum, 1615-1972 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Toller-Porcorum (Dorsetshire); Dorset Record Office

Parish registers of Dorset County, England Author: Knapp, O. G. (Oswald Greenwaye), b. 1859; Bartelot, R. Grosvenor (Richard Grosvenor); Giejer, E. N.; Wall, F.; Society of Genealogists (London)

Computer printout of Toller Porcorum, Dorsetshire, England

Administration

  • County: Dorset
  • Civil Registration District: Dorchester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Bridport
  • Poor Law Union: Dorchester
  • Hundred: Beaminster Forum and Redhone; Tollerford
  • Province: Canterbury