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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Langton Long Blandford All Saints


The Parish

The parish of Langton Long Blandford lies in eastern central Dorset and as its suffix suggests it is close, barely 3/4 of a mile southeast. to Blandford Forum market town. Langton is a strip of a village lying along a lane paralleling the course of the River Stour and a half mile north of the A350 road which connects Blandford Forum with Poole and which runs alongside the opposite bank. The village is nowadays interrupted in its connection with Blandford Forum by the latter's bypass which cuts through between the pair. Like many Dorset parishes Langton was and still largely is a farming parish, its position in the Stour valley gives it access to pastures as well as the dominant arable on the higher chalk. The Stour drains the parish southeastwards reaching the nearby English Channel through Christchurch Harbour. Langton is sited at around 30 metres above the sea in its valley but land rises away from that onto chalk downlands reaching just over 100 metres on nearby Buzbury Rings. Langton parish was fairly typically sized for a small village parish, covering close to 1,100 acres it would have supported a population of around 200 parishioners. Langton is not specifically mentioned in Domesday Book.

The Church

All Saints' church sits on the southern side of Langton's lane at the entrance to the grounds of Langton House. Sadly this is not some medieval masterpiece but a Victorian replacement built in 1861 and consequently is not the venue for the marriages recorded here. The church is built utilising the style of the Perpendicular perhaps in homage to the style of its predecessor. A surprisingly large church for such a small village, the basic nave, chancel and western tower is augmented by transepts and a northern arcade. Like many Victorian replacement churches it was clearly of little architectural interest for Pevsner whose account is limited to a mere 2 lines of text. The church sits behind a low wall topped with rails, there is sufficient space for a single car to park outside the gates. The churchyard is compact with many trees surrounding but not hugging the church and presenting a limited set of angles for the photographer.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
7th September 1754 - 21st June 1812
Dorset History Centre - Reference - PE-LAL/RE/3/1
Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 4 entries per page
Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads
2 13th July 1813 - 16th February 1837 Dorset History Centre - Reference - PE-LAL/RE/3/2 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Blandford Forum St Peter & St Paul
Pimperne St Peter
Tarrant Monkton All Saints
Blandford St Mary
Tarrant Rawston St Mary
Tarrant Keynston All Saints
Charlton Marshall St Mary
Charlton Marshall St Mary
Tarrant Keynston All Saints

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
06/01/1754 Rackham MCCARTNEY Mary MEW Blandford Forum
21/03/1754 John PAGE Blandford Forum Anne ALLAMBRIDGE Blandford Forum
1 07/09/1754 John Rogers COKER Single Mary LONG Tarrant Hinton
2 11/02/1755 William WHITMELL Sarah DIBBEN
3 01/07/1755 Henry DIBBEN Blandford Forum Petronella DIBBEN
4 05/10/1755 William GREGORY Bryanston Margaret TAPPER
5 21/07/1756 John HOMER Wimborne Minster Miram COX Single
6 28/07/1756 John BLANDFORD Single Ann HOPE Single
7 10/10/1761 William CLEMENTS Single Ann SNELL Single
8 12/10/1762 John FOOT Blandford St Mary Mary CHERRIT
9 28/04/1763 John SARGENT Widower Bere Regis Catharine WILLIAMS Single
10 13/01/1764 George KERLY Single Pimperne Mary HAMET Single
13/10/1766 William CUMBERLAND Single Ann MARTIN
27/03/1768 Ambrose HARVEY Single Blandford Forum Mary PAINE Single
26/12/1771 Robert STEVENS Single Sarah SUTTON Single
14/08/1775 Richard MEW Single Blandford Forum Ann BLANDFORD Widow
15/10/1775 John COLBOURN Single Susanna ROBBINS Single
01/01/1777 James Forster KNIGHT Single Almer Sophia KAY Single Blandford Forum
12/02/1777 John BIRT Catherine KERLY
20/07/1777 Thomas SHEPPARD Blandford Forum Sarah TUCKER
16/09/1777 Samuel VOYSEY Sarah CUTTS
10/11/1777 Samuel BATT Blandford Forum Catharine EXCELL
12/11/1777 Thomas ARKELL Mary BARFOOT
21/09/1780 Daniel ROBBINS Charlton Marshall Elizabeth SEXEY
24/06/1781 Joseph COMPTON Charlton Marshall Mary BENNET
16/05/1785 William KENT Blandford Forum Sarah VAISEY
26/05/1785 Thomas BRINE Blandford St Mary Mary ANSTEY
31/12/1785 William FRYER Mary ARCHER
05/10/1786 John HARDYMAN Blandford St Mary Hannah WEST
14/02/1787 Joseph ANSTY Single Sarah VATER
09/11/1787 John FRYER Mary FORD
31/12/1787 Thomas ANSTEY Susannah AMES
24/03/1789 John SMITH Mary SMITH
10/11/1789 William FOOT Blandford St Mary Martha PINCHARD
30/09/1793 Joseph CUMBERLAND Blandford Forum Elizabeth HASKET
10/10/1793 John ARNOLD Frances TUCKER
12/01/1795 James CLITHEROW New Brentford, Middlesex Jane SNOW
10/11/1795 William WILKINSON Blandford Forum Constance KEYNES
01/02/1796 Andrew ALLEN Liverpool, Lancashire Hannah CROSSE
13/10/1796 Henry CLARK Tarrant Hinton Mary BLANDFORD
22/02/1797 Thomas HEWSON Jane WAREHAM
20/04/1797 Joseph OXFORD Sarah WAREHAM
01/01/1800 Thomas WHITE Sarah DOLLING
14/02/1800 John JAY Sturminster Marshall Mary SHEPHERD
20/04/1801 Robert RIDEOUT Fordington Susanna KEYNES
29/04/1802 William BATRICK Winterborne Zelston Melior FRIER
29/06/1802 John BARTLETT Pimperne Elizabeth KENNELL
11/07/1804 William Pitt BUTT Wimborn St Giles Honeyfield RIDOUT
09/06/1805 John LONDON Blandford Forum Ann PINCHARD
17/11/1805 William ANDREWS Pimperne Jane HOSKENS
02/12/1806 John POLDEN Charlton Marshall Priscilla BAKER
01/01/1807 Thomas GROVE Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire Henrietta Anne FARQUHARSON
19/08/1807 James KING Single Milborne St Andrew Harriet SHITTLER Single
14/02/1808 Richard WATTS Bethia PINCHARD
13/06/1808 Richard AMEY Sarah BAKER
27/12/1809 William BOLT Ann TRAVERS
20/02/1812 Henry LAND Mary SANSOM
21/06/1812 William PHILLIPS Corfe Mullen Martha SHERWOOD
1 13/07/1813 William MORRIS Single Blandford Forum Ann CLARK Widow
2 29/06/1814 Richard STOTE Beaulieu, Hampshire Judith WIFFIN
3 10/10/1814 Robert ATWELL Bethia WATTS
7 24/10/1814 William HOLMES Single Elizabeth GOULD Single
10 17/06/1815 John BARKER Single Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire Elizabeth LUCKHAM
11 18/09/1815 John HAWKINS Winterborne Tomson Frances ELFORD
13 16/01/1816 Richard ANDREWS Blandford Forum Edith FLORANCE
14 17/06/1816 Thomas CHEESMAN Widower Susan POTTLE Widow Spetisbury
16 12/05/1817 William WHEELER Blandford Forum Jane LAMBERT
17 07/06/1817 Christmas Hardy KIDDLE Milton Abbas Hannah WHITE
25 12/11/1820 John HART Single Blandford Forum Maria ARNOLD Single
19 31/01/1822 John APPLEN Ann ARNOLD
28 27/07/1823 Thomas WELLS Single Blandford Forum Ann ARNOLD Single
29 25/12/1823 James BURDEN Tarrant Rawston Maria WARWICK
34 30/06/1825 Richard BAIGENT Single St Swithin, Winchester, Hampshire Louisa CROOME Single
40 05/08/1827 James FORD Single Mary GALTON Single
41 20/12/1827 Robert FORD Single Harriett JEWER Single Wimborne Minster
43 26/04/1828 Robert ALLISTON Single Charlotte LAWRENCE
52 24/02/1831 James CLAPCOTT Wool Charlotte BLAKE
53 21/06/1831 Jeremiah BARNES Milton Abbas Mary HATCH
26 31/03/1834 William GAULTON Anne BENNETT
59 15/05/1834 Daniel John PAINE Mary FORD
60 05/03/1835 John SPRAKE Charminster Susannah BELLINGER
61 09/04/1835 Henry WARREN Elizabeth Maddock FOY
62 06/09/1835 John FLOOK Blandford Forum Hannah GAULTON
63 15/10/1835 Robert WHEELER Blandford Forum Elizabeth WEST
64 18/09/1836 Matthew HISCOCK Blandford Forum Elizabeth Charlotte DANIEL
67 12/02/1837 George CAFF Blandford St Mary Elizabeth TUMMIN
68 16/02/1837 George SAUNDERS Wareham Elizabeth GILLINGHAM

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