History of Dorset

836 Battle of Charmouth

871 Battle of Marton

978 Murder of King Edward Martyr

1035 Death of Canute

1471 Margaret Anjou lands at Weymouth

1640 Long Parliament

1660 Convention Parliament

1661 Cavalier Parliament

1774 General Election

Dorset is in Wessex.

In 1420 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 was born at Dorset.

Abbotsbury, Dorset

On 10 Mar 1504 Henry Strangeways 1465-1504 (39) died at Abbotsbury.

Abbotsbury Abbey Abbotsbury, Dorset

On 31 Oct 1413 Humphrey Stafford 1343-1413 (70) died at Abbotsbury Abbey Abbotsbury.

Athelhampton, Dorset

In 1652 James Long 1652-1690 was born to James Long 2nd Baronet Long 1617-1692 (35) in Athelhampton.

In 1673 Robert Long 3rd Baronet Long 1673-1692 was born to James Long 1652-1690 (21) in Athelhampton.

In 1675 Giles Long 4th Baronet Long 1675-1698 was born to James Long 1652-1690 (23) in Athelhampton.

Avon, Dorset

The Wiltshire River Avon is formed from the confluence of the River Avon West and River Avon East one kilometre before Upavon after which it flows broadly south past East Chisenbury, Enford, Fifield, Fittleton, Netheravon, Figheldean, Durrington Walls, around Amesbury and past Amesbury Abbey, Wilsford, Great Durnford, Middle Woodford, Little Durnford, Old Sarum, Stratford sub Castle, through Salisbury where it is joined by the River Nadder

After Salisbury the Wiltshire River Avon flows south in multiple channels past Longford Castle, after which it is joined by the River Eble, then Charlton-All-Saints, Downton, Breamore, Burgate, Fordingbridge, Bickton, Ibsley, Ringwood, Bistern, Sopley, Avon and Christchurch before reaching Christchurch Harbour where it joins the English Channel.

Beaminster, Dorset

In 1635 Thomas Sprat Bishop 1635-1713 was born in Beaminster.

Bere Regis, Dorset

Bishop James Turbeville -1570 was born at Bere Regis.

Blandford Forum, Dorset

On 05 Jul 1653 Thomas "Diamond" Pitt 1653-1726 was born to Reverend John Pitt 1610-1672 (43) at Blandford Forum.

On 26 Jan 1657 William Wake Archbishop of Canterbury 1657-1737 was born in Blandford Forum.

Before 1737 Thomas Gibson Painter 1680-1751. Portrait of William Wake Archbishop of Canterbury 1657-1737.

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Bournemouth, Dorset

Bournemouth Airport, Dorset

The River_Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery from where it flows through Cranbourne, to which it gives it name, past Romford, Verwood after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, St Leonards, and around Bournemouth Airport after which it flows past Hurn after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Brandensburton, Dorset

Around 1316 Margery Lisle 1316-1361 was born to Warin Lisle 1271-1322 (45) and Alice Tyeys -1347 at Brandensburton.

Bridport, Dorset

Around 1264 Maud Moreville 1264-1285 was born to Eudes Moreville 1235- in Bridport.

Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476 1485. On 05 Nov 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (31). Bridport. Commission of array in Wales to the king's kinsman William, earl of Huntingdon, and James Tyrrell 1455-1502 (28), knight, for the resistance of the rebels. By K. by word of mouth.

The like to James Tyrell, knight.

Before 29 Sep 1548 Richard Mohun 1508-1548 died at Bridport. He was buried at Bridport.

In Nov 1640 Giles Strangeways 1615-1675 (25) was elected MP Bridport during the Long Parliament.

Before 31 Aug 1660 John Drake Baronet Ashe Devon 1625-1669 was elected MP Bridport during the Convention Parliament.

On 08 May 1661 King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) summoned his second Parliament.

John Bennet 1st Baron Ossulston 1616-1695 (44) was elected MP Wallingford.

James Thynne 1605-1670 (56) was elected MP Wiltshire.

Adam Browne 2nd Baronet Browne 1626-1690 (35) was elected MP Surrey.

Henry Cavendish 2nd Duke Newcastle upon Tyne 1630-1691 (30) was elected MP Northumberland.

William Compton Master of the Ordnance 1625-1663 (36) was elected MP Cambridge.

Thomas Coventry 1st Earl Coventry 1629-1699 (32) was elected MP Camelford.

Charles Berkeley 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1599-1668 (61) was elected MP Bath and Heytesbury.

Edward Hungerford 1632-1711 (28) was elected MP Chippenham.

Robert Pierrepoint 1636-1681 (24) was elected MP Nottingham.

John Melbury Sampford Strangeways 1585-1666 (75) was elected MP Weymouth.

Giles Strangeways 1615-1675 (45) was elected MP Dorset.

John Strangeways 1636-1676 (24) was elected MP Bridport.

William Wyndham 1st Baronet Wyndham 1632-1683 (29) was elected MP Taunton.

James Herbert 1623-1667 (38) was elected MP Queenborough.

William Alington 3rd Baron Alington 1640-1685 (21) was elected MP Cambridge.

William Bowes 1657-1707 (4) was elected MP Durham.

Robert Brooke 1637-1669 (24) was elected MP Aldeburgh.

Josiah Child Merchant 1631-1699 (30) was elected MP Dartmouth.

Gervase Clifton 1st Baronet Clifton 1587-1666 (73) was elected MP Nottinghamshire.

Thomas Crew 2nd Baron Crew 1624-1697 (37) was elected MP Brackley.

Richard Jennings 1619-1668 (42) was elected MP St Albans.

Robert Kemp 2nd Baronet Kemp 1628-1710 (33) was elected MP Norfolk.

Edward Phelips 1613-1680 (48) was elected MP Somerset.

Robert Robartes 1634-1682 (27) was elected MP Bossiney.

Hender Robartes 1635-1688 (25) was elected MP Bodmin.

Clement Fisher 2nd Baronet 1613-1683 (48) was elected MP Coventry.

William Portman 6th Baronet 1643-1690 (17) was elected MP Taunton.

John Robinson Lord Mayor of London 1st Baronet 1615-1680 (46) was elected MP Rye.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II In 1676 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699 (attributed). Portrait of Henry Cavendish 2nd Duke Newcastle upon Tyne 1630-1691 wearing the his Garter Collar. Around 1675 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Thomas Coventry 1st Earl Coventry 1629-1699. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Josiah Child Merchant 1631-1699. Around 1707. Charles D'Agar Painter 1669-1723. Portrait of Thomas Crew 2nd Baron Crew 1624-1697. Before 06 Aug 1658 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Edward Phelips 1613-1680. Around 1662 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of John Robinson Lord Mayor of London 1st Baronet 1615-1680.

In 1817 Henry Charles Sturt 1795-1866 (21) was elected MP Bridport which seat he held until 1820.

Canford Magna, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Charlton Marshall, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Charmouth, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 800-849. 836. Text 833AD. This year fought King Egbert (63) with thirty-five pirates at Charmouth, where a great slaughter was made, and the Danes remained masters of the field. Two bishops, Hereferth and Wigen, and two aldermen, Dudda and Osmod, died the same year.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 800-849. 840. This year King Ethelwulf fought at Charmouth with thirty-five ship's-crews, and the Danes remained masters of the place. The Emperor Louis (62) died this year.

Charminster, Dorset

Chedington, Dorset

The River Parrett rises in the hills around Chedington after which it flows broadly north past Kingsbury, Muchelney, through Langport, then north-west through Bridgwater before joining the Severn Estuary.

Christchurch, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 900-949. 901. This year died ALFRED (52), the son of Ethelwulf, six nights before the mass of All Saints. He was king over all the English nation, except that part that was under the power of the Danes. He held the government one year and a half less than thirty winters; and then Edward (27) his son took to the government. Then Prince Ethelwald, the son of his paternal uncle (54), rode against the towns of Winburn and of Twineham, without leave of the king and his council. Then rode the king with his army; so that he encamped the same night at Badbury near Winburn; and Ethelwald remained within the town with the men that were under him, and had all the gates shut upon him, saying, that he would either there live or there die. But in the meantime he stole away in the night, and sought the army in Northumberland. The king gave orders to ride after him; but they were not able to overtake him. The Danes, however, received him as their king. They then rode after the wife that Ethelwald had taken without the king's leave, and against the command of the bishops; for she was formerly consecrated a nun. In this year also died Ethered, who was alderman of Devonshire, four weeks before King Alfred.

The Wiltshire River Avon is formed from the confluence of the River Avon West and River Avon East one kilometre before Upavon after which it flows broadly south past East Chisenbury, Enford, Fifield, Fittleton, Netheravon, Figheldean, Durrington Walls, around Amesbury and past Amesbury Abbey, Wilsford, Great Durnford, Middle Woodford, Little Durnford, Old Sarum, Stratford sub Castle, through Salisbury where it is joined by the River Nadder

After Salisbury the Wiltshire River Avon flows south in multiple channels past Longford Castle, after which it is joined by the River Eble, then Charlton-All-Saints, Downton, Breamore, Burgate, Fordingbridge, Bickton, Ibsley, Ringwood, Bistern, Sopley, Avon and Christchurch before reaching Christchurch Harbour where it joins the English Channel.

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Clapgate, Dorset

Corfe, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 950-999. 978. This year all the oldest counsellors of England fell at Calne from an upper floor; but the holy Archbishop Dunstan (69) stood alone upon a beam. Some were dreadfully bruised: and some did not escape with life. This year was King Edward (16) slain, at eventide, at Corfe-gate, on the fifteenth day before the calends of April. And he was buried at Wareham without any royal honour. No worse deed than this was ever done by the English nation since they first sought the land of Britain. Men murdered him but God has magnified him. He was in life an earthly king—he is now after death a heavenly saint. Him would not his earthly relatives avenge—but his heavenly father has avenged him amply. The earthly homicides would wipe out his memory from the earth—but the avenger above has spread his memory abroad in heaven and in earth. Those, Who would not before bow to his living body, now bow on their knees to His dead bones. Now we may conclude, that the wisdom of men, and their meditations, and their counsels, are as nought against the appointment of God. In this same year succeeded Ethelred Etheling (12), his brother, to the government; and he was afterwards very readily, and with great joy to the counsellors of England, consecrated king at Kingston. In the same year also died Alfwold, who was Bishop of Dorsetshire, and whose body lieth in the minster at Sherborn.

Cranbourne, Dorset

The River_Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery from where it flows through Cranbourne, to which it gives it name, past Romford, Verwood after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, St Leonards, and around Bournemouth Airport after which it flows past Hurn after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Cranbourne Chase, Dorset

Rushmore Lodge Cranbourne Chase, Dorset

On 06 Sep 1860 Frances Rigby -1860 died at Rushmore Lodge Cranbourne Chase.

Crichel Mill, Dorset

Dorchester, Dorset

In 1337 Elizabeth Maltravers 1337-1349 was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (71) and Joan Foliot 1304-1349 (33) at Dorchester.

On 17 Dec 1806 Thomas Beach 1738-1806 (68) died in Dorchester.

The Port Way, Margary's RM4, starts in London and travels through Silchester Roman Fort aka Calleva Atrebatum, Old Sarum, Badbury Rings, Dorchester, Poole Harbour to Exeter.

St John's Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset

In 1473 Oliver King Bishop of Bath and Wells 1432-1503 (41) was appointed Warden of St John's Hospital.

Duntish, Dorset

In 1275 John Latimer 1275-1317 was born to William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby 1243-1304 (32) and Alicia Ledet Baroness Latimer Corby 1251-1316 (24) at Duntish.

In 1316 Robert Latimer 1316-1361 was born to John Latimer 1275-1317 (41) at Duntish.

In 1317 John Latimer 1275-1317 (42) died at Duntish.

Around 1350 Robert Latimer 1350-1443 was born to Robert Latimer 1316-1361 (34) at Duntish.

Around 1432 Nicholas Latimer 1432-1505 was born to John Latimer 1385-1460 (47) at Duntish.

In 1443 Robert Latimer 1350-1443 (93) died at Duntish.

Around 1450 Edith Latimer 1450-1504 was born to Nicholas Latimer 1432-1505 (18) at Duntish.

In 1505 Nicholas Latimer 1432-1505 (73) died at Duntish.

Durweston, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Ecliffe, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

The Wiltshire River Lodden rises at West Knoyle from where it flows south-west to join the Dorset River Stour before Ecliffe.

Evershot, Dorset

Melbury Sampford Evershot, Dorset

On 29 Sep 1327 Alice Maltravers 1327- was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (61) and Joan Foliot 1304-1349 (23) at Melbury Sampford Evershot.

Melbury House Melbury Sampford Evershot, Dorset

Fitzpaine, Dorset

Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset

Around 1393 Eleanor Grey Baroness Poynings 1393-1434 was born to Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey Ruthyn 1362-1440 (31) and Margaret Ros Baroness Grey Ruthyn at Okeford Fitzpaine.

Gillingham, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Shreen Water rises at Mere from where it flows south to join the Dorset River Stour at Gillingham.

Gillingham School Gillingham, Dorset

Around 1621 Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon 1609-1674 (11) educated at Gillingham School Gillingham.

Around 1643. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon 1609-1674. Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon 1609-1674.

Henstridge, Dorset

Henstridge Marsh, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Yenston Bow Brook is a river that rises at Yenston from where it flows to join the River Cale near Henstridge Marsh.

Higher Nyland, Dorset

The River Cale rises around a kilometre north-west of Penselwood from where it flows through Southmarsh, Wincanton to Higher Nyland where it is joined by Holton Bow Brook and Yenston Bow Brook after which the River Cale joins the Dorset River Stour.

Holton Bow Brook rises near Holton from where it flows through Lattiford, Horsington Marsh to Higher Nyland, between which it is joined by an unamed body of water from Templecombe, where it joins the River Cale.

Hinton Parva, Dorset

Holdenhurst, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Horton Inn, Dorset

Hooke, Dorset

In 1321 John Maltravers 1321-1376 was born to Unknown Maltravers at Hooke. Date adjusted from 1326 to be consistent with his son John's birth in 1337.

Around 1379 Humphrey Stafford 1379-1442 was born to Humphrey Stafford 1343-1413 (36) and Alice Greville 1345- (34) at Hooke.

On 10 Oct 1544 Charles Blount 5th Baron Mountjoy 1518-1544 (26) died at Hooke. His son James Blount 6th Baron Mountjoy 1533-1582 (11) succeeded 6th Baron Mountjoy.

In 1594 William Blount 7th Baron Mountjoy 1561-1594 (33) died at Hooke. His brother Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire 1563-1606 (31) succeeded 8th Baron Mountjoy.

Hurn, Dorset

The River_Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery from where it flows through Cranbourne, to which it gives it name, past Romford, Verwood after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, St Leonards, and around Bournemouth Airport after which it flows past Hurn after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Knighton, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Lychett, Dorset

On 27 Jul 1578 Frances Howard Duchess Lennox Duchess Richmond 1578-1639 was born to Thomas Howard 1st Viscount Howard Bindon 1520-1582 (58) and Mabel Burton Viscountess Howard Bindon 1540-1580 (38) at Lychett.

Before 1636 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636. Portrait of Frances Howard Duchess Lennox Duchess Richmond 1578-1639.

Lyme Regis, Dorset

John Evelyn's Diary 14 June 1685. 14 Jun 1685. There was now certaine intelligence of the Duke of Monmouth (36) landing at Lyme in Dorsetshire, and of his having set up his standard as King of England. I pray God deliver us from the confusion which these beginnings threaten! Such a dearth for want of raine was never in my memory.

Around 1670. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of James Scott 1st Duke Monmouth 1st Duke Buccleuch 1649-1685.

Lytchett Maltravers, Dorset

In 1180 John Gifford 1180-1241 was born at Lytchett Maltravers.

In 1238 John Maltravers 1238-1297 was born at Lytchett Maltravers.

Around 1263 Anastasia Maltravers 1263- was born to John Maltravers 1238-1297 (25) and Joan Gorges at Lytchett Maltravers.

On 16 Feb 1365 John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (75) died. He was buried at Lytchett Maltravers. Baron Maltravers 1C 1330 abeyant between Eleanor Maltravers 2nd Baroness Maltravers Baroness Arundel and Cobham 1345-1405 (20) and Joan Maltravers -1383.

Around 1384 Elizabeth Maltravers 1384-1428 was born to John Maltravers 1337-1386 (46) and Elizabeth Aumale 1349-1413 (35) at Lytchett Maltravers.

On 14 Feb 1408 John Fitzalan 14th Earl Arundel 1408-1435 was born to John Fitzalan 13th Earl Arundel 1385-1421 (22) and Eleanor Berkeley Countess Arundel 1382-1455 (26) at Lytchett Maltravers.

Marnhull, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Melbury Abbas, Dorset

In 1616 Walter Blandford Bishop 1616-1675 was born at Melbury Abbas.

Melpash, Dorset

Milton Abbas, Dorset

Milton Abbey, Milton Abbas, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 950-999. 964. This year drove King Edgar (21) the priests of Winchester out of the old minster, and also out of the new minster; and from Chertsey; and from Milton; and replaced them with monks. And he appointed Ethelgar abbot to the new minster, and Ordbert to Chertsey, and Cyneward to Milton.

Milton-on-Stour, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Monkton Up Dorset

Moor Crichel, Dorset

On 24 Feb 1728 Nathaniel Napier 3rd Baronet Napier of Middle Marsh 1668-1728 (60) died at Moor Crichel. His son William Napier 4th Baronet 1700-1753 (28) succeeded 4th Baronet Napier of Middle Marsh.

Church of St Mary, Moor Crichel, Dorset

On 15 Jun 1760 Charles Stuart FitzRoy Douglas-Hamilton James 1738-1800 (21) and Catherine Napier 1743-1762 (17) were married at Church of St Mary. He a great grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Newtown, Dorset

Parley, Dorset

Parley Green, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

West Parley, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Parnham, Dorset

Parnham House Parnham, Dorset

Before 1410 Richard Strode 1390-1423 and Margaret Gerard 1400-1428 were married by which Parnham House Parnham passed to the Strode family.

In 1522 Robert Strode 1500-1559 (22) and Elizabeth Hody were married. She bringing a considerable forture with which Robert Strode 1500-1559 (22) commissioned the rebuilding of Parnham House Parnham.

On 05 Jul 1645 Anne Wyndham -1645 was killed defending Parnham House Parnham by a soldier under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax during the Civil War.

Poole, Dorset

On 01 Apr 1941 Evelyn Gascoyne Cecil 1st Baron Rockley 1865-1941 (75) died at Poole. His son Robert William Evelyn Gascoyne Cecil 2nd Baron Rockley 1901-1976 (40) succeeded 2nd Baron Rockley of Lychett Heath in Dorset.

Castle of Poole Poole, Dorset

On 19 Oct 1401 John Charleton 4th Baron Cherleton 1362-1401 (39) died at Castle of Poole Poole. On 19 Oct 1401 His brother Edward Charleton 5th Baron Cherleton 1370-1421 (31) succeeded 5th Baron Cherleton. Eleanor Holland Countess March Countess Ulster 1370-1405 (31) by marriage Baroness Cherleton.

Lychet Maltravers Poole, Dorset

On 30 Mar 1649 John Trenchard Secretary of State 1649-1695 was born in Lychet Maltravers Poole.

Poole Harbour, Dorset

The Port Way, Margary's RM4, starts in London and travels through Silchester Roman Fort aka Calleva Atrebatum, Old Sarum, Badbury Rings, Dorchester, Poole Harbour to Exeter.

Portland, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 800-849. 840. This year Alderman Wulfherd fought at Hamton with thirty-three pirates, and after great slaughter obtained the victory, but he died the same year. Alderman Ethelhelm also, with the men of Dorsetshire, fought with the Danish army in Portland-isle, and for a good while put them to flight; but in the end the Danes became masters of the field, and slew the alderman.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1050-1065. 1052. At this time Griffin, the Welsh king, plundered in Herefordshire till he came very nigh to Leominster; and they gathered against him both the landsmen and the Frenchmen from the castle; and there were slain very many good men of the English, and also of the French. This was on the same day thirteen years after that Edwin was slain with his companions. In the same year advised the king and his council, that ships should be sent out to Sandwich, and that Earl Ralph and Earl Odda (59) should be appointed headmen thereto. Then went Earl Godwin (51) out from Bruges with his ships to Ysendyck; and sailed forth one day before midsummer-eve, till he came to the Ness that is to the south of Romney. When it came to the knowledge of the earls out at Sandwich, they went out after the other ships; and a land-force was also ordered out against the ships. Meanwhile Earl Godwin (51) had warning, and betook himself into Pevensey: and the weather was so boisterous, that the earls could not learn what had become of Earl Godwin. But Earl Godwin then went out again until he came back to Bruges; and the other ships returned back again to Sandwich. Then it was advised that the ships should go back again to London, and that other earls and other pilots should be appointed over them. But it was delayed so long that the marine army all deserted; and they all betook themselves home. When Earl Godwin (51) understood that, he drew up his sail and his ship: and they (70) went west at once to the Isle of Wight; and landing there, they plundered so long that the people gave them as much as they required of them. Then proceeded they westward until they came to Portland, where they landed and did as much harm as they could possibly do. Meanwhile Harold (30) had gone out from Ireland with nine ships, and came up at Porlock with his ships to the mouth of the Severn, near the boundaries of Somerset and Devonshire, and there plundered much. The land-folk collected against him, both from Somerset and from Devonshire: but he put them to flight, and slew there more than thirty good thanes, besides others; and went soon after about Penwithstert [Note. Possibly Plymouth], where was much people gathered against him; but he spared not to provide himself with meat, and went up and slew on the spot a great number of the people—seizing in cattle, in men, and in money, whatever he could. Then went he eastward to his father; and they went both together eastward (71) until they came to the Isle of Wight, where they seized whatever had been left them before. Thence they went to Pevensey, and got out with them as many ships as had gone in there, and so proceeded forth till they came to the Ness; (72) getting all the ships that were at Romney, and at Hithe, and at Folkstone. Then ordered King Edward (49) to fit out forty smacks that lay at Sandwich many weeks, to watch Earl Godwin (51), who was at Bruges during the winter; but he nevertheless came hither first to land, so as to escape their notice. And whilst he abode in this land, he enticed to him all the Kentish men, and all the boatmen from Hastings, and everywhere thereabout by the sea-coast, and all the men of Essex and Sussex and Surrey, and many others besides. Then said they all that they would with him live or die. When the fleet that lay at Sandwich had intelligence about Godwin's expedition, they set sail after him; but he escaped them, and betook himself wherever he might: and the fleet returned to Sandwich, and so homeward to London. When Godwin understood that the fleet that lay at Sandwich was gone home, then went he back again to the Isle of Wight, and lay thereabout by the sea-coast so long that they came together—he and his son Earl Harold. But they did no great harm after they came together; save that they took meat, and enticed to them all the land-folk by the sea-coast and also upward in the land. And they proceeded toward Sandwich, ever alluring forth with them all the boatmen that they met; and to Sandwich they came with an increasing army. They then steered eastward round to Dover, and landing there, took as many ships and hostages as they chose, and so returned to Sandwich, where they did the same; and men everywhere gave them hostages and provisions, wherever they required them.

70 i.e. Earl Godwin and his crew.

71 i.e. from the Isle of Portland; where Godwin had landed after the plunder of the Isle of Wight.

72 i.e. Dungeness; where they collected all the ships stationed in the great bay formed by the ports of Romney, Hithe, and Folkstone.

John Evelyn's Diary 02 February 1696. 02 Feb 1696. An extraordinary wet season, though temperate as to cold. The "Royal Sovereign" man-of-war burned at Chatham. It was built in 1637, and having given occasion to the levy of ship money was perhaps the cause of all the after troubles to this day. An Earthquake in Dorsetshire by Portland, or rather a sinking of the ground suddenly for a large space, near the quarries of stone, hindering the conveyance of that material for the finishing St. Paul's.

Portland Bay, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 950-999. 982. In this year came up in Dorsetshire three ships of the pirates, and plundered in Portland. The same year London was burned. In the same year also died two aldermen, Ethelmer in Hampshire, and Edwin in Sussex. Ethelmer's body lieth in Winchester, at New-minster, and Edwin's in the minster at Abingdon. The same year died two abbesses in Dorsetshire; Herelufa at Shaftsbury, and Wulfwina at Wareham. The same year went Otho (28), emperor of the Romans, into Greece; and there met he a great army of the Saracens, who came up from the sea, and would have proceeded forthwith to plunder the Christian folk; but the emperor fought with them. And there was much slaughter made on either side, but the emperor gained the field of battle. He was there, however, much harassed, ere he returned thence; and as he went homeward, his brother's son died, who was also called Otho (28); and he was the son of Leodulf Atheling (52). This Leodulf (52) was the son of Otho the Elder (69) and of the daughter of King Edward.

Diary of Samuel Pepys 20 March 1665. 20 Mar 1665. Up, Creed and I, and had Mr. Povy's (51) coach sent for us, and we to his house; where we did some business in order to the work of this day. Povy (51) and I to my Lord Sandwich (39), who tells me that the Duke (31) is not only a friend to the business, but to me, in terms of the greatest love and respect and value of me that can be thought, which overjoys me.

Thence to St. James's, and there was in great doubt of Brunkerd (38), but at last I hear that Brunkerd desists. The Duke (31) did direct Secretary Bennet (47), who was there, to declare his mind to the Tangier Committee, that he approves of me for Treasurer; and with a character of me to be a man whose industry and discretion he would trust soon as any man's in England: and did the like to my Lord Sandwich (39).

So to White Hall to the Committee of Tangier, where there were present, my Lord of Albemarle (56), my Lord Peterborough (43), Sandwich, Barkeley (63), FitzHarding (35), Secretary Bennet (47), Sir Thomas Ingram (50), Sir John Lawson (50), Povy (51) and I Where, after other business, Povy (51) did declare his business very handsomely; that he was sorry he had been so unhappy in his accounts, as not to give their Lordships the satisfaction he intended, and that he was sure his accounts are right, and continues to submit them to examination, and is ready to lay down in ready money the fault of his account; and that for the future, that the work might be better done and with more quiet to him, he desired, by approbation of the Duke (31), he might resign his place to Mr. Pepys. Whereupon, Secretary Bennet (47) did deliver the Duke's (31) command, which was received with great content and allowance beyond expectation; the Secretary repeating also the Duke's character of me. And I could discern my Lord FitzHarding (35) was well pleased with me, and signified full satisfaction, and whispered something seriously of me to the Secretary. And there I received their constitution under all their hands presently; so that I am already confirmed their Treasurer, and put into a condition of striking of tallys1 and all without one harsh word or word of dislike, but quite the contrary; which is a good fortune beyond all imagination. Here we rose, and Povy (51) and Creed and I, all full of joy, thence to dinner, they setting me down at Sir J. Winter's, by promise, and dined with him; and a worthy fine man he seems to be, and of good discourse, our business was to discourse of supplying the King (34) with iron for anchors, if it can be judged good enough, and a fine thing it is to see myself come to the condition of being received by persons of this rank, he being, and having long been, Secretary to the Queene-Mother (26).

Thence to Povy's (51), and there sat and considered of business a little and then home, where late at it, W. Howe being with me about his business of accounts for his money laid out in the fleet, and he gone, I home to supper and to bed.

Newes is this day come of Captain Allen's (53) being come home from the Straights, as far as Portland, with eleven of the King's ships, and about twenty-two of merchantmen.

1. The practice of striking tallies at the Exchequer was a curious survival of an ancient method of keeping accounts. The method adopted is described in Hubert Hall's "Antiquities and Curiosities of the Exchequer", 1891. The following account of the use of tallies, so frequently alluded to in the Diary, was supplied by Lord Braybrooke. Formerly accounts were kept, and large sums of money paid and received, by the King's Exchequer, with little other form than the exchange or delivery of tallies, pieces of wood notched or scored, corresponding blocks being kept by the parties to the account; and from this usage one of the head officers of the Exchequer was called the tallier, or teller. These tallies were often negotiable; Adam Smith, in his "Wealth of Nations", book ii., ch. xi., says that "in 1696 tallies had been at forty, and fifty, and sixty per cent. discount, and bank-notes at twenty per cent". The system of tallies was discontinued in 1824; and the destruction of the old Houses of Parliament, in the night of October 16th, 1834, is thought to have been occasioned by the overheating of the flues, when the furnaces were employed to consume the tallies rendered useless by the alteration in the mode of keeping the Exchequer accounts.

Around 1657 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Thomas Povey Master of Requests 1614-1705. Around 1650 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672. Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King James II when Duke of York. Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. See Diary of Samuel Pepys 24 March 1666. Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II wearing his Garter Robes. Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of King James II. Around 1676 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington 1618-1685 wearing his Garter Robes. Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington 1618-1685. Before 03 Jan 1670  Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670. Before 03 Jan 1670 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670 in his Garter Robes. Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Admiral John Lawson 1615-1665. One of the Flagmen of Lowestoft. Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II Before 1687 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Around 1663 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Eleanor Needham Baroness Byron 1627-1664 depicted as Saint Catherine of Alexandria in a guise probably intended to flatter Charles II's Queen, Catherine of Braganza. Accordingly she carries the martyr's palm branch and leans upon a wheel. The sitter looks to two putti in the upper left, one of whom holds a wreath of bay leaves above her head. She is wearing a copper-red dress with a richly decorated blue mantle about her arms. Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Around 1670 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Thomas Allin 1st Baronet 1612-1685. One of the Flagmen of Lowestoft.

Portsham Steepleton, Dorset

On 23 Jul 1672 Andrew Riccard Merchant 1604-1672 (68) made his will:

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Andrewe Riccard Cittizen and Merchant of London aged Threescore and Nyne yeares or thereabouts Praysed Be God of sound and perfect memory Calling to mind the frailty of all mankind my owne age And bodily infirmities Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament (written in my own hand), in manner and forme following (That is to say)

First and principally I give upp and Resign my soule into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator that gave me the same Trusting in the meritts of my Alsufficient Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and renouncing and disclayming any meritt or worthiness of my owne) I say I humbly trust to be saved and to enjoy everlasting Bliss and happiness with the Saints and Angells To all Eternity.

And for my Body and earthly part I Comitt it to the earth whereof it was made To be decently buried and without much Pompe or any ostentation att the direction of my Executix hereafter named.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my ffaithfull and beloved wife Susanna One full Third part of my Personall Estate according to the Lawdable Custome of the Citty of London my debts being paid and ffunerall Charges deducted.

ITEM I hereby give to my said deare and loveing wife one halfe part of all my Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever And all the Rents and profitts of the said halfe part during her naturall life.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my said Loveing wife All my householdstuff, my Coach and Coach horses And one hundred ounces of Plate such as she shall think fitt to take.

ITEM I give to my said wife and Consort the lease of my house in Marke Lane she paying the Rent of one hundred pounds per Annum to the Landlord.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Brother Jn. Riccard of Portsham in the County of Dorset one halfe part of the Rents and proffitts of the ffarmes of Portesham Ashton and Steepleton over and above my wife's halfe part bequeathed to her as before And my said brother to have and enjoy the said halfe parte of the Rents and proffitts of the said ffarmes and tenements the Second Third and ffourth yeare after my decease for the better support of himselfe and education of his children and no longer

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my only daughter Christian Lady Berkeley (34) one hundred pounds in full of her Childs part any other Consideracon whatsover In regard she had a faire part and potion out of my Estate to preferre and advance her in marriage And for some other reasons not fitt to be in this place menconed

ITEM I give and hereby will and order and by these presents bequeath unto my Second Grandsonne and Godsonne John Berkeley (9) All the Residue and remainder of all my Reall Estate scituate lying and and being in the Parishes of Portsham Steepleton and Winterborne St Martins in the County of Dorsett To have and to hold the said ffarmes lands and tenements to him and his heires for ever And in case he shall happen to dye before he attaine to the age of twenty one yeares or without issue of his body lawfully begotten Then I give and bequeath the said ffarmes lands and tenements to my Third Grandson, Maurice Bentley1And if he chance to dye before he attaine to the age of of Twenty one yeares or without issue lawfully begotten Then and in that case I give the said ffarmes Lands and tenements to William Bentley1 my youngest grandson and his heires forever.

ITEM I hereby give bequeath and will my only granddaughter Anne Berkeley (7) to advance her and preferre herin marriage to a sober and prudent Gentleman such as my Executrix shall approve of if she be alive And this her portion of ffoure thousand pounds with the interest thereof I hereby order to be paid her att the day of her marriage or when she attaines to the age of Twenty one yeares And in case it shall please God she dye before she marry or attaine Twenty one yeares before paid this and in that case I will the said ffoure thousand pounds and all the proffitts and interest thereof to be paid to my surviving Grandchildren by even and equall shares and proportions att such tyme as they shall attain to Twenty one yeares of age

ITEM I give and bequeath to my neece Mary Riccard now in house with me towards a Marriage Portion two hundred pounds to be paid her by my Executrix att her daye of marriage.

ITEM I give and bequeath to each of my servants that have been with me one whole yeare or more ffive pounds a peece.

ITEM I give to the poore of the parish of St Olaves Hartstreet wherin I have long lived ffifty pounds within one yeare after my death.

ITEM I hereby give and bequeath to Mr Danll Mills Rector of the said parish ffifty pounds.

ITEM I give and bequeath to the poore of St Thomas Hospitall in Southwark to be disposed of for their Reliefe as the President and Governors of that hospitall shall judge meete one hundred Pounds to be paid within one yeare after my death.

ITEM I give to the poore of the Company of Drapers one hundred pounds to be paid them within one yeare after my death And to be disposed of for aforesaid Poore their most advantage and in such manner as the Master Wardens and Assistants shall judge meete.

ITEM I give to the East India Company ffor their poore at Poplar one hundred pounds And to be paid said Company for the use of these poore within one yeare after my decease And to be added to Almshouse Stocke.

ITEM I herby give and bequeath unto ffrancis Riccard, my nephew and servant one hundred pounds to be paid him Two yeares after my death.

ITEM I hereby give bequeath and will my only granddaughter Anne Berkeley (7) to advance her and preferre herin marriage to a sober and prudent Gentleman such as my Executrix shall approve of if she be alive And this her portion of ffoure thousand pounds with the interest thereof I hereby order to be paid her att the day of her marriage or when she attaines to the age of Twenty one yeares And in case it shall please God she dye before she marry or attaine Twenty one yeares before paid this and in that case I will the said ffoure thousand pounds and all the proffitts and interest thereof to be paid to my surviving Grandchildren by even and equall shares and proportions att such tyme as they shall attain to Twenty one yeares of age

ITEM I give and hereby bequeath to my ffive Grandchildren Charles, John (9), Morris1, William (9) and Anne Berkely (7) all the residue and remainder of my estate to be equally divided betweene them To each one ffifth part To be paid them by my Executrix or to such Trustees as their ffather Lord John Berkeley (70) and my Executrix shall agree upon or in case of death or absence of the Lord Berkeley to such trustees as my said Executrix and my daughter Berkeley shall agree upon.

And that as soone as my Estate come into the particulars whereof appeare by an estimate hereto Annexed, in default of Books of accompt which may not appeare soe Regulah as may be expected And in Case of Death the Survivors of them to enjoy it

ITEM I hereby nominate and appointe my deare and loving wife to be my sole executrix and give her power and Authority to see this my Last Will and Testament faithfully and duly executed I will and make void All former wills whatsoever

In witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seale This Twenty Third day of July 1672 In London Amen

[Andr: Riccard is inserted into the LH margin]

Signed Sealed published and declared, in the presence of [NO NAMES WERE INSERTED]

Note 1. TT. Not clear whether these refers to Berkeley rather than Bentley. William Berkeley was a son of Christiana and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. Andrew Riccard appears to have had only one child Christiana who only had issue with her third husband John Berkeley. Maurice, or Morris, possibly a child between John and William. Christiana's husband John's father was Maurice Berkeley 1576-1617 (96).

Before 1726. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Charles Boyle 2nd Earl Burlington 1668-1704, Evelyn Pierrepoint 1st Duke Kingston upon Hull 1655-1726 and John Berkeley 3rd Baron Berkeley 1663-1697.

Romford, Dorset

The River_Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery from where it flows through Cranbourne, to which it gives it name, past Romford, Verwood after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, St Leonards, and around Bournemouth Airport after which it flows past Hurn after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Sampford, Dorset

Melbury Sampford, Dorset

Shaftesbury, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1000-1049. 1035. This year died King Knute (40) at Shaftesbury, on the second day before the ides of November; and he is buried at Winchester Old Minster in the old minster. He was king over all England very near twenty winters. Soon after his decease, there was a council of all the nobles at Oxford; wherein Earl Leofric, and almost all the thanes north of the Thames, and the naval men in London, chose Harold (19) to be governor of all England, for himself and his brother Hardacnute (17), who was in Denmark. Earl Godwin (34), and all the eldest men in Wessex, withstood it as long as they could; but they could do nothing against it. It was then resolved that Elfgiva (45), the mother of Hardacnute (19) [Note. Aelfgifu Northumbria 990-1036 (45) is the mother of Harold "Harefoot" King England 1016-1040 (19), Emma of Normandy Queen Consort England 985-1052 (50) is the mother of Harthacnut Knytlinga King England 1018-1042 (17)], should remain at Winchester with the household of the king her son. They held all Wessex in hand, and Earl Godwin (34) was their chief man. Some men said of Harold (19), that he was the son of King Knute (40) and of Elfgive (45) the daughter of Alderman Elfelm; but it was thought very incredible by many men. He was, nevertheless, full king over all England. Harold himself said that he was the son of Knute and of Elfgive (45) the Hampshire lady; though it was not true; but he sent and ordered to be taken from her all the best treasure that she could not hold, which King Knute possessed; and she nevertheless abode there continually within the city as long as she could.

On 12 Nov 1035 Canute King England 995-1035 (40) died at Shaftesbury. His son Harold "Harefoot" King England 1016-1040 (19) succeeded King England.

Harold "Harefoot" King England 1016-1040 (19) succeeded King England.

Shaftesbury Abbey, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 950-999. 980. In this year was Ethelgarconsecrated bishop, on the sixth day before the nones of May, to the bishopric of Selsey; and in the same year was Southampton plundered by a pirate-army, and most of the population slain or imprisoned. And the same year was the Isle of Thanet overrun, and the county of Chester was plundered by the pirate-army of the North. In this year Alderman Alfere fetched the body of the holy King Edward (18) at Wareham, and carried him with great solemnity to Shaftsbury

Mabel Giffard Abbess Shaftesbury was appointed Abbot Shaftesbury.

Æthelgifu Wessex Abbess Shaftesbury was appointed Abbot Shaftesbury.

Sherbourne, Dorset

In Mar 1253 Humphrey Beauchamp 1253-1317 was born to Robert V Beauchamp 1217-1265 (36) and Alice Mohun 1228-1275 (25) at Sherbourne.

On 25 Oct 1265 Robert V Beauchamp 1217-1265 (48) died at Sherbourne. His son John I Beauchamp Baron Beauchamp 1248-1283 (17) succeeded Baron Beauchamp Feudal. Cicely Vivonne Forz Baroness Beauchamp by marriage Baroness Beauchamp Feudal.

The River Yeo rises near Henstridge Bowden then flows south-west past Sherbourne before flowing north past Yeovil and Ilchester joing the River Parrett 1km south-east of Langport.

Sherbourne Castle, Dorset

In 1297 John Moels 1st Baron Moels 1269-1310 (28) lived the Sheriff of Dorset having been ordered by the King to provide housing at Sherbourne Castle.

In 1645 John Melbury Sampford Strangeways 1585-1666 (59) was captured for supprting the King's cause during the Civil War at Sherbourne Castle.

Shillingstone, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Between 2000BC and 800BC. Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery is a group of around thirty Bronze Age Round Barrows. Many of the barrows were excavated in the early 19th century by Richard Colt Hoare 2nd Baronet Barn Elms 1758-1838 and William Cunnington 1754-1810.

Around 1783. Prince Hoare 1755-1834. Portrait of Richard Colt Hoare 2nd Baronet Barn Elms 1758-1838.

The River_Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery from where it flows through Cranbourne, to which it gives it name, past Romford, Verwood after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, St Leonards, and around Bournemouth Airport after which it flows past Hurn after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Spetisbury, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

St Leonards, Dorset

The River_Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery from where it flows through Cranbourne, to which it gives it name, past Romford, Verwood after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, St Leonards, and around Bournemouth Airport after which it flows past Hurn after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Steepleton Iwerne, Dorset

St Mary's Church Steepleton Iwerne, Dorset

On 23 Mar 1867 Henry Peter Pitt Rivers 5th Baron Rivers 1849-1867 (17) was buried at St Mary's Church Steepleton Iwerne.

Stock Gaylard, Dorset

St Barnabas Church Stock Gaylard, Dorset

Before 1400. St Barnabas Church Stock Gaylard. Effigy of Ingelramus de Waleys. Early Medieval Period. When the tomb was opened a chamber measuring 4' x 1'6 by 1' was found beneath the effigy. The chamber contained a dismembered skeleton and fragments of red leather believed to be the bag in which Ingelramus' bones were brought back from the Holy Land for burial. Right Leg over Left.

After 1917. St Barnabas Church Stock Gaylard. Memorial to Captain Harry Farr Yeatman. Son of Harry Yeatman RN 1839-1884 whose memorial is above. Captain in the Dorsetshire Yeomanry. Killed 21st November 1917 in sight of Jerusalem. Buried Jerusalem.

Stour Provost, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Studland, Dorset

Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Sturminster, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Swanage, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 850-899. 877. This year came the Danish army into Exeter from Wareham; whilst the navy sailed west about, until they met with a great mist at sea, and there perished one hundred and twenty ships at Swanwich. Meanwhile King Alfred (28) with his army rode after the cavalry as far as Exeter; but he could not overtake them before their arrival in the fortress, where they could not be come at. There they gave him as many hostages as he required, swearing with solemn oaths to observe the strictest amity. In the harvest the army entered Mercia; some of which they divided among them, and some they gave to Ceolwulf.

Tarrant Abbey, Dorset

On 04 Mar 1238 Joan Plantagenet Queen of Scotland 1210-1238 (27) died at Havering atte Bower. She was buried at Tarrant Abbey.

Verwood, Dorset

The River_Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery from where it flows through Cranbourne, to which it gives it name, past Romford, Verwood after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, St Leonards, and around Bournemouth Airport after which it flows past Hurn after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Wareham, Dorset

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 750-799. 786. This year Cyneard slew King Cynewulf, and was slain himself, and eighty-four men with him. Then Bertric undertook the government of the West-Saxons, and reigned sixteen years. His body is deposited at Wareham; and his pedigree goeth in a direct line to Cerdic. At this time reigned Elmund king in Kent, the father of Egbert (13); and Egbert was the father of Athulf.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 850-899. 876. This year Rolla (30) penetrated Normandy with his army; and he reigned fifty winters. And this year the army stole into Wareham, a fort of the West-Saxons. The king afterwards made peace with them; and they gave him as hostages those who were worthiest in the army; and swore with oaths on the holy bracelet, which they would not before to any nation, that they would readily go out of his kingdom. Then, under colour of this, their cavalry stole by night into Exeter. The same year Healfden divided the land of the Northumbrians; so that they became afterwards their harrowers and plowers.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 850-899. 877. This year came the Danish army into Exeter from Wareham; whilst the navy sailed west about, until they met with a great mist at sea, and there perished one hundred and twenty ships at Swanwich. Meanwhile King Alfred (28) with his army rode after the cavalry as far as Exeter; but he could not overtake them before their arrival in the fortress, where they could not be come at. There they gave him as many hostages as he required, swearing with solemn oaths to observe the strictest amity. In the harvest the army entered Mercia; some of which they divided among them, and some they gave to Ceolwulf.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 950-999. 978. This year all the oldest counsellors of England fell at Calne from an upper floor; but the holy Archbishop Dunstan (69) stood alone upon a beam. Some were dreadfully bruised: and some did not escape with life. This year was King Edward (16) slain, at eventide, at Corfe-gate, on the fifteenth day before the calends of April. And he was buried at Wareham without any royal honour. No worse deed than this was ever done by the English nation since they first sought the land of Britain. Men murdered him but God has magnified him. He was in life an earthly king—he is now after death a heavenly saint. Him would not his earthly relatives avenge—but his heavenly father has avenged him amply. The earthly homicides would wipe out his memory from the earth—but the avenger above has spread his memory abroad in heaven and in earth. Those, Who would not before bow to his living body, now bow on their knees to His dead bones. Now we may conclude, that the wisdom of men, and their meditations, and their counsels, are as nought against the appointment of God. In this same year succeeded Ethelred Etheling (12), his brother, to the government; and he was afterwards very readily, and with great joy to the counsellors of England, consecrated king at Kingston. In the same year also died Alfwold, who was Bishop of Dorsetshire, and whose body lieth in the minster at Sherborn.

On 18 Mar 978 Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 (16) was murdered at Corfe Castle when visiting Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) and his mother Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (33). He was buried in Wareham without ceremony. His brother Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) succeeded II King England.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 950-999. 980. In this year was Ethelgarconsecrated bishop, on the sixth day before the nones of May, to the bishopric of Selsey; and in the same year was Southampton plundered by a pirate-army, and most of the population slain or imprisoned. And the same year was the Isle of Thanet overrun, and the county of Chester was plundered by the pirate-army of the North. In this year Alderman Alfere fetched the body of the holy King Edward (18) at Wareham, and carried him with great solemnity to Shaftsbury

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Henry I Beauclerc 1113. 1113. In this year was the King Henry (45) on the Nativity and at Easter and at Pentecost in Normandy. And after that, in the summer, he sent hither Robert of Belesme (57) into the castle at Wareham, and himself soon (142) afterwards came hither to this land.

142. "Mense Julio".—Flor.

On 10 Aug 1644 William Sydenham Soldier 1615-1661 (29) and Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury 1621-1683 (23) captured Wareham.

Around 1672 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury 1621-1683. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury 1621-1683.

West Stour, Dorset

The Dorset River Stour rises at Stourhead from where it flows through Bourton, past Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, where it is joined by Shreen Water. From Gillingham it flows south where it is joined by the Wiltshire River Lodden before Ecliffe. The river continues past West Stour, Stour Provost, Marnhull, Henstridge Marsh, where it is joined by the River Cale.

The Dorset River Stour continues south to Sturminster where it heads south-east to Shillingstone then Durweston, around Blandford Forum, Charlton Marshall, Spetisbury, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster, Canford Magna, Knighton, West Parley, Parley Green, Holdenhurst before passing through Christchurch into Christchurch Harbour.

Weymouth, Dorset

In 1401 Henry Russell 1401-1463 was born to Stephen Russell 1360-1438 (41) in Weymouth.

In Apr 1432 John Russell 1432-1505 was born to Henry Russell 1401-1463 (31) in Weymouth.

In Oct 1463 Henry Russell 1401-1463 (62) died in Weymouth.

On 14 Apr 1471 Margaret of Anjou (41) lands at Weymouth with John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (71).

On 17 Jun 1644 William Sydenham Soldier 1615-1661 (29) was appointed Governor of Weymouth by Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex 1591-1646 (53).

Around Jul 1800 Captain Thomas Garth was born to General Thomas Garth 1744–1829 (56) and Princess Sophia Hanover 1777-1848 (22) in Weymouth. He a grandson of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820. Speculated rather than certain. Historians disagree.

Around 1810. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830. Portrait of Princess Sophia Hanover 1777-1848. In 1797. William Beechey 1753-1839. Portrait of Princess Sophia Hanover 1777-1848.

Burdon Hotel Weymouth, Dorset

Melcombe Regis Weymouth, Dorset

Whitchurch, Dorset

In 1038 Ralph Tillières 1038-1124 was born at Whitchurch.

Around 1096 Robert Giffard 1096-1187 was born to Ralph Tillières 1038-1124 (58) at Whitchurch.

In 1122 Gervaise Giffard 1122-1154 was born to Robert Giffard 1096-1187 (26) at Whitchurch.

Around 1187 Robert Giffard 1096-1187 (91) died at Whitchurch.

Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

Wimborne St Giles Church, Dorset

On 13 Jan 1628 Anthony Ashley 1st Baronet St Giles Wimborne St Giles 1561-1628 (67) died. He was buried at Wimborne St Giles Church.

Wimborne

Winterborne St Martin, Dorset

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 defeated the Wessex army led by Æthelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King Wessex 849-899 (22) at the Battle of Marton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin in Dorset. Heahmund Wessex Bishop of Sherborne -871 was killed.

On 23 Jul 1672 Andrew Riccard Merchant 1604-1672 (68) made his will:

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Andrewe Riccard Cittizen and Merchant of London aged Threescore and Nyne yeares or thereabouts Praysed Be God of sound and perfect memory Calling to mind the frailty of all mankind my owne age And bodily infirmities Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament (written in my own hand), in manner and forme following (That is to say)

First and principally I give upp and Resign my soule into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator that gave me the same Trusting in the meritts of my Alsufficient Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and renouncing and disclayming any meritt or worthiness of my owne) I say I humbly trust to be saved and to enjoy everlasting Bliss and happiness with the Saints and Angells To all Eternity.

And for my Body and earthly part I Comitt it to the earth whereof it was made To be decently buried and without much Pompe or any ostentation att the direction of my Executix hereafter named.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my ffaithfull and beloved wife Susanna One full Third part of my Personall Estate according to the Lawdable Custome of the Citty of London my debts being paid and ffunerall Charges deducted.

ITEM I hereby give to my said deare and loveing wife one halfe part of all my Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever And all the Rents and profitts of the said halfe part during her naturall life.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my said Loveing wife All my householdstuff, my Coach and Coach horses And one hundred ounces of Plate such as she shall think fitt to take.

ITEM I give to my said wife and Consort the lease of my house in Marke Lane she paying the Rent of one hundred pounds per Annum to the Landlord.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Brother Jn. Riccard of Portsham in the County of Dorset one halfe part of the Rents and proffitts of the ffarmes of Portesham Ashton and Steepleton over and above my wife's halfe part bequeathed to her as before And my said brother to have and enjoy the said halfe parte of the Rents and proffitts of the said ffarmes and tenements the Second Third and ffourth yeare after my decease for the better support of himselfe and education of his children and no longer

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my only daughter Christian Lady Berkeley (34) one hundred pounds in full of her Childs part any other Consideracon whatsover In regard she had a faire part and potion out of my Estate to preferre and advance her in marriage And for some other reasons not fitt to be in this place menconed

ITEM I give and hereby will and order and by these presents bequeath unto my Second Grandsonne and Godsonne John Berkeley (9) All the Residue and remainder of all my Reall Estate scituate lying and and being in the Parishes of Portsham Steepleton and Winterborne St Martins in the County of Dorsett To have and to hold the said ffarmes lands and tenements to him and his heires for ever And in case he shall happen to dye before he attaine to the age of twenty one yeares or without issue of his body lawfully begotten Then I give and bequeath the said ffarmes lands and tenements to my Third Grandson, Maurice Bentley1And if he chance to dye before he attaine to the age of of Twenty one yeares or without issue lawfully begotten Then and in that case I give the said ffarmes Lands and tenements to William Bentley1 my youngest grandson and his heires forever.

ITEM I hereby give bequeath and will my only granddaughter Anne Berkeley (7) to advance her and preferre herin marriage to a sober and prudent Gentleman such as my Executrix shall approve of if she be alive And this her portion of ffoure thousand pounds with the interest thereof I hereby order to be paid her att the day of her marriage or when she attaines to the age of Twenty one yeares And in case it shall please God she dye before she marry or attaine Twenty one yeares before paid this and in that case I will the said ffoure thousand pounds and all the proffitts and interest thereof to be paid to my surviving Grandchildren by even and equall shares and proportions att such tyme as they shall attain to Twenty one yeares of age

ITEM I give and bequeath to my neece Mary Riccard now in house with me towards a Marriage Portion two hundred pounds to be paid her by my Executrix att her daye of marriage.

ITEM I give and bequeath to each of my servants that have been with me one whole yeare or more ffive pounds a peece.

ITEM I give to the poore of the parish of St Olaves Hartstreet wherin I have long lived ffifty pounds within one yeare after my death.

ITEM I hereby give and bequeath to Mr Danll Mills Rector of the said parish ffifty pounds.

ITEM I give and bequeath to the poore of St Thomas Hospitall in Southwark to be disposed of for their Reliefe as the President and Governors of that hospitall shall judge meete one hundred Pounds to be paid within one yeare after my death.

ITEM I give to the poore of the Company of Drapers one hundred pounds to be paid them within one yeare after my death And to be disposed of for aforesaid Poore their most advantage and in such manner as the Master Wardens and Assistants shall judge meete.

ITEM I give to the East India Company ffor their poore at Poplar one hundred pounds And to be paid said Company for the use of these poore within one yeare after my decease And to be added to Almshouse Stocke.

ITEM I herby give and bequeath unto ffrancis Riccard, my nephew and servant one hundred pounds to be paid him Two yeares after my death.

ITEM I hereby give bequeath and will my only granddaughter Anne Berkeley (7) to advance her and preferre herin marriage to a sober and prudent Gentleman such as my Executrix shall approve of if she be alive And this her portion of ffoure thousand pounds with the interest thereof I hereby order to be paid her att the day of her marriage or when she attaines to the age of Twenty one yeares And in case it shall please God she dye before she marry or attaine Twenty one yeares before paid this and in that case I will the said ffoure thousand pounds and all the proffitts and interest thereof to be paid to my surviving Grandchildren by even and equall shares and proportions att such tyme as they shall attain to Twenty one yeares of age

ITEM I give and hereby bequeath to my ffive Grandchildren Charles, John (9), Morris1, William (9) and Anne Berkely (7) all the residue and remainder of my estate to be equally divided betweene them To each one ffifth part To be paid them by my Executrix or to such Trustees as their ffather Lord John Berkeley (70) and my Executrix shall agree upon or in case of death or absence of the Lord Berkeley to such trustees as my said Executrix and my daughter Berkeley shall agree upon.

And that as soone as my Estate come into the particulars whereof appeare by an estimate hereto Annexed, in default of Books of accompt which may not appeare soe Regulah as may be expected And in Case of Death the Survivors of them to enjoy it

ITEM I hereby nominate and appointe my deare and loving wife to be my sole executrix and give her power and Authority to see this my Last Will and Testament faithfully and duly executed I will and make void All former wills whatsoever

In witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seale This Twenty Third day of July 1672 In London Amen

[Andr: Riccard is inserted into the LH margin]

Signed Sealed published and declared, in the presence of [NO NAMES WERE INSERTED]

Note 1. TT. Not clear whether these refers to Berkeley rather than Bentley. William Berkeley was a son of Christiana and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. Andrew Riccard appears to have had only one child Christiana who only had issue with her third husband John Berkeley. Maurice, or Morris, possibly a child between John and William. Christiana's husband John's father was Maurice Berkeley 1576-1617 (96).

Before 1726. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Charles Boyle 2nd Earl Burlington 1668-1704, Evelyn Pierrepoint 1st Duke Kingston upon Hull 1655-1726 and John Berkeley 3rd Baron Berkeley 1663-1697.

Witchampton, Dorset

Woolcombe, Dorset

Around 1292 Edward Maltravers 1292- was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (26) and Eleanor Gorges 1268-1314 (24) at Woolcombe.

Around 1294 Robert Maltravers 1294- was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (28) and Eleanor Gorges 1268-1314 (26) at Woolcombe.

Around 1325 Joan Maltravers 1325- was born to John Maltravers 1266-1343 (59) and Joan Foliot 1304-1349 (21) at Woolcombe.

Woolcombe Maltravers, Dorset

Around 1264 Matilda Maltravers 1264-1330 was born to John Maltravers 1238-1297 (26) and Joan Gorges at Woolcombe Maltravers.

Around 1270 Robert Maltravers 1270- was born to John Maltravers 1238-1297 (32) and Joan Gorges at Woolcombe Maltravers.

On 28 Feb 1297 John Maltravers 1238-1297 (59) died at Woolcombe Maltravers.

Woolsbridge, Dorset

The River_Crane rises near Oakley Down Barrow Cemetery from where it flows through Cranbourne, to which it gives it name, past Romford, Verwood after which its name changes from River Crane to Moors River for some unknown reason, past Woolsbridge, St Leonards, and around Bournemouth Airport after which it flows past Hurn after which it joins the Dorset River Stour.

Wynford Eagle, Dorset

On 10 Sep 1624 Thomas Sydenham "Father of English Medicine" Physician 1624-1689 was born to William Sydenham of Wynford Eagle in Dorset in Wynford Eagle.

In 1688 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Thomas Sydenham Before 29 Dec 1689 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Thomas Sydenham