Purbeck Militia List
1798

 

Transcribed for the OPC Project by Kim Parker

Please note that where names are lined through, they are difficult to read. The numbers in the margin were probably ballot numbers. Lots were drawn to determine which men would serve in the Militia. Those whose number was drawn could pay for a substitute to serve in their stead. The going rate was a little more than 2.

 

HERSTON & LANGTON MATRAVERS

James SWYER Tythingman

Dorset
A true List of all Persons usually, and at this Time, dwelling within the Tything of Herston & Langton Matravers between the Ages of
18 & 45 years; distinguishing their Ranks & Occupations, Family, Size, Exemptions and Infirmities. Dated 8 Day of November 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren FeetInches  
Robert MOULEMStone Mason0056Infirm and Asthmaticlined through
William BENFIELDStone Mason0057Cleared by Appeal; Pioneer'18'
Revd. William SEDCOLEClerk0056Teacher of Separate Congregationlined through
John TALBOTYeomanW656Dorset Legal Cavalrylined through
John BROWNServant0056Cleared by Appeal; Pioneer 
John KINGStone Mason0156Cleared by Appeal; Pioneer'20'
William BROWNLabourer0058Sea Fencibles 
Henry LINNINGTONMasonW358Sea Fencibles 
John COCKRAM EsquireGentleman0057Captain Purbeck Volunteerslined through
Thomas EDMONDSStone MasonW358Serving by Substitute; Pioneer 
Robert EDMONDSStone Mason0057Sea Fencibles 
Benjamin BOWERStone MasonW359Serving by Substitute; Pioneerlined through
James DIBBEN (?)CarpenterW555Sea Fencibleslined through
Joseph COLEMOREMasonW256Pioneerlined through
Richard BRIDLEMasonW355 lined through
Thomas LAMBERTLabourerW156Sea Fencibles 
Samuel PHIPARDMasonW456Pioneerlined through
Joseph BISHOPLabourerW257Cleared by Appeal; Pioneerlined through
William SALISBURYLabourerW357 lined through
William SMITHCarpenterW257 lined through
John STICKLANDMason0058  
John EDMONDSLabourerW559Purbeck Cavalrylined through
John BRADFORDLabourerW755Purbeck Volunteerslined through
William COCKRAMLabourerW356Sea Fencibleslined through
William BOWERMason0058  
Peter CORBINMason0057  
Robert SEYMORMason0057  
George GOULDLabourerW458Sea Fencibleslined through
John (?) CLARKMasonW756Lame Knee; Pioneerlined through
James BROWNLabourer0057Drafted; Cleared by Appeal; Pioneer'30'
Henry MEADERLabourerW057Crooked Leg 
Richard COLELieutenant Royal Navy0056  
William BRIDLEStone MasonW358 lined through
John BOWER (?)Stone MasonW058Rupturedlined through
William BATTRICKLabourerW358Lame Kneelined through
James SMITHLabourer0057  
James PHIPPARDMason0056  
Thomas CROSSStone MasonW258 lined through
John LANDERStone MasonW153  
William COLLISYeomanW358Purbeck Cavalrylined through
Mathew FOWLERLabourer0056Sea Fencibles 
William SWYER (?)Labourer0056Purbeck Cavalrylined through
Joseph BOWERStone Mason0054  
Henry HATCHARDBlacksmithW057Serving by Substitute; Pioneerlined through
J[illegible] HATCHARDBlacksmith0053Apprentice; Under Agelined through
Jabez EDMUNDSLabourerW059  
Thomas PHIPARDCarpenterW058  
James CURTISMason    Under Agelined through
Titus Chinchen BOWERStone Mason0054  
James HOWARD juniorStone MasonW258Cleared by Appeallined through
Stephen TUBBCordwainer0256Cleared by Appeallined through
Isaac CROCKERLabourer0057  
James SUMMERSLabourer0058Sea Fencibles 
Jeremiah MEADERStone MasonW357Pioneerlined through
Jonathan CHINCHENMasonW153Cleared by Appeal 
Henery BOWERMasonW4511  
John Harben CLARK W2510Proctor of Langtonlined through
George BONDFIELDMasonW458 lined through
Tilles SANDERSLabourer  57  
Joseph COXInnKeeperW659Lame Leg 
Henery CORBENMasonW 510Now serving by Substitute 
Samuel TALBOTTCordwinderW658Now serving by Substitute; Pioneerlined through
John KEATSMasonW454Lunatic at timeslined through
William KATESLabourer  56Sea Fencibleslined through
Robert SMITHLabourerW358 lined through
John CORBENMasonW258Sea Fencibleslined through
Peter PHIPARDMason  53Sempallined through
 

 

 

SWANAGE

John ELLIS Tithingman

Dorset Hundred of Rowbarrow
A true list of all persons actually and at this time dwelling within the Tything of Swanage between the Ages of 18 & 45 years,
distinguishing their ranks and occupations, size, exemptions and infirmities. Dated at Swanage the 11 Day of November AD 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren < 10 FeetInches  
James Sanders BARTLETTSailor  56Seafencible Corpslined through
John GOVERSailor  54Seafencible Corpslined through
J. LUSHBarber1356Seafencible Corpslined through
Abel BONFIELDStonemason1356Seafencible Corpslined through
William JONESBarber1359Seafencible Corpslined through
Thomas TATCHELLabourer1357Seafencible Corpslined through
Thomas Cross TUBBStonemason1 55Seafencible Corps 
Robert WARRENStonemason1 55Seafencible Corpslined through
Thomas BURTStonemason1 57Seafencible Corps 
John PUSHMANStonemason  55Seafencible Corps 
Henry GILLINGHAMSailor  511Seafencible Corpslined through
Joseph SMEDMORESailor  56Seafencible Corpslined through
Richard BUTLERTaylor1159Seafencible Corps 
William WOODROUGHBlacksmith  58Seafencible Corps 
Robert CHINCHENStonemason  58Seafencible Corps 
Samuel SQUIBBStonemason  58Seafencible Corps 
Henry PUSHMANSailor1356Seafencible Corpslined through
Samuel TALBOTTServant1157Seafencible Corps 
James MEADERStonemason 159Seafencible Corps 
William MELMOTHStonemason  59Seafencible Corps 
Timothy WARRENStonemason 159Seafencible Corps 
Robert HANCOCKStonemason1157Seafencible Corps 
Edward GAREYServant to Captain Festing    Seafencible Corps 
William HANCOCKStonemason  57Seafencible Corps 
[illegible] PHIPPARDStonemason  55Seafencible Corps 
Samuel CHINCHENStonemason  54Seafencible Corps 
Peter MUSSELWHITEStonemason  57Seafencible Corps 
James WEEKSStonemason1359Seafencible Corpslined through
Michael COOPERStonemason  52Seafencible Corps 
Joseph TURNERStonemason  58Seafencible Corps 
Thomas BENFIELDStonemason  510Seafencible Corps 
James WARRENStonemason1359Seafencible Corpslined through
James BURTStonemason1460Seafencible Corpslined through
Robert HIBBSLabourer1456Seafencible Corpslined through
Isaac COLLINSStonemason  59Seafencible Corps 
Joseph COLLINSStonemason  59Seafencible Corps 
Thomas COLLINSStonemason  58Seafencible Corps 
John STEVENSStonemason  56Seafencible Corps 
Isaac JEFFRIESBlacksmith17510Seafencible Corpslined through
John HAYSOMStonemason1358Seafencible Corpslined through
Howard BONFIELDStonemason1458Seafencible Corpslined through
Robert HAYSOMStonemason  53Seafencible Corps 
Thomas SHORTStonemason  57Seafencible Corps 
John GRANTServant1156Seafencible Corps 
Thomas WEBBERStonemason  52Seafencible Corps 
William HARRERTStonemason1 52Seafencible Corps 
William MANWELLStonemason  57Seafencible Corps 
William COCKRAM (?)Blacksmith1457Seafencible Corpslined through
Moses GILLINGHAMStonemason1 56Seafencible Corps 
Thomas HATCHARDPainter  55Seafencible Corps 
Robert COLLINSStonemason  58Seafencible Corps 
Peter STURNEYSailor  57Seafencible Corps 
Thomas BARNESSailor  56Seafencible Corps 
Richard H. BARNESCarpenter  57Seafaring Manlined through
Samuel BONFIELDStonemason1456Seafaring Manlined through
James RANDELStonemason1456  
John STURNEYSailor  56Artilery Manlined through
Christopher HAYSOMStonemason  57Seafaring Manlined through
Joseph NORMANStonemason1459Seafaring Manlined through
John HAYSOMStonemason1459Seafaring Manlined through
Joseph RAWLINSSailor  56Discharged from HM's Servicelined through
John SOPERSailor1 510  
Thomas BURDHAMSailor  510  
Robert STICKLANDSailor1 59  
William HATCHARDSailor1 56  
James WAKELYSailor1 53  
John WEBBERSailor1454  
Thomas DYKESailor1356Discharged from HM's Service 
William GILLINGHAMStonemason1 58Broken Wrist 
Robert SEARLYLabourer  57Scurf Head 
Moses GILLINGHAMInnkeeper1 58Dropsy 
William GILLINGHAMHosier  56Consumption 
Timothy SMITHBlacksmith  57Defect in one eye (?) 
Robert HAYSOMStonemason1257Lost a finger 
[illegible] HATCHARDGlazier  55Seafenciblelined through
James HAYSOMStonemason1158Sculd Head 
Joseph COLLINSStonemason  54Consumption 
James MARSHBaker1356Asthma 
Thomas LAMBPainter  53Defect in the arm 
George ELLISCarpenter  56Tumour in the Brain (?) 
Joseph STICKLANDStonemason1257Collector of the Land Taxlined through
John STICKLANDStonemason  54Collector of the Land Tax 
Peter MARSHYeoman1 58Purbeck Volunteerlined through
George HIBBSStonemason1356Rheumatickslined through
Joseph ELLISCarpenter1257Complaint in the kneelined through
James STEVENSMiller1158Deformed 
Peter PUSHMANStonemason1458 lined through
William HAYSOMStonemason  57Apprenticelined through
John BOWERStonemason  57Apprenticelined through
John GILLINGHAMStonemason  58Seafaring Man 
Jared RAWLESServant  50Deformedlined through
John EDMUNDSMason  58Apprenticelined through
[illegible] CHINCHENStonemason  53Apprenticelined through
James WARRENStonemason  51Undersizelined through
John MARSHStonemason  58Scrofula 
Thomas WARRENStonemason1456Seafencible Corpslined through
Peter (?) TIVITOEShoemaker  56Consumptionlined through
Charles EBBER (?)Carpenter  59Apprenticelined through
Robert ALFORDStonemason14510 lined through
Thomas CURTIS (?)Labourer1456Rupturelined through
George CHINCHENStonemason1456 lined through
George MUSSELWHITEStonemason1359Lost two fingerslined through
John TOOPStonemason1456 lined through
George HARDENStonemason1456 lined through
John HANCOCKCordwainer  57Apprenticelined through
James STEVENSStonemason  57Apprenticelined through
Thomas COLEMANStonemason1456  
Joseph HARDENStonemason1556  
Joseph PHIPPARDStonemason1458  
William CHINCHENStonemason1456  
Richard PARLETTCarpenter  52  
Benjamin PHIPPARDStonemason1558  
Stephen BORESailor1457  
George MANWELLStonemason1455  
James BOWERStonemason1556  
Richard LININGTONMason1461  
Joseph FOOTTStonemason1456  
Robert COLLINS - son?Stonemason1256  
George TAYLOREsq.  59  
John SHORTServant  56  
William RANDELStonemason  58Seafencible Corps 
Charles DAMONCordwainer  58  
Aaron BOWERStonemason  57  
Nathan CHINCHENMerchant  56  
George BATTRICKShopkeeper1356  
Timonty BURTStonemason  55  
Henry BURT?Mason1 55  
Joseph BROWNEStonemason1356Seafenciblelined through
Isaac HAYSOMStonemason  57Dislocated kneelined through
[illegible]Stonemason1358Lost a thumblined through
William COLLINSStonemason1 57  
Joseph HAYSOMStonemason  57Defect in his backlined through
William BRIGGSCordwainer  56Fitslined through
John ANDREWSCordwainer  57  
Thomas BRADFORDLabourer1356 lined through
Ch. MEADERStonemason1158  
James STICKLANDStonemason  57Weak intellectslined through
William TURNERStonemason1152Undersizelined through
Henry HIBBSStonemason 256Seafenciblelined through
James MARSHLabourer  57  

All Persons who think themselves aggrieved by having their Names inserted in this List or by any Name being omitted may
 appeal on Monday the 19th of November instant at the Red Lion Inn in Wareham. No Appeal will be afterwards received.

 

 

 

WHITE CLIFF

William POND Tithingman

Dorset Hundred of Rowbarrow
A true List of all Persons usually and at this time dwelling within the Tithing of Whitecliff between the Ages of 18 & 45 years
distinguishing their Ranks and Occupations, Size, Exemptions and Infirmities. Dated at Whitecliff the 11th of November 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren < 10 FeetInches  
John BUSHMason  56Seafencible Corps'72'
Benjamin RAWLESLabourer  58  
John CURTISLabourer  56Seafencible Corps 
James GORIDGELabourer1157Pioneer 
Joseph BRADFORDLabourer  55Seafencible Corps'76'
William MARSHDairyman1458 lined through
All Persons who think themselves aggrieved by having their Names inserted in this List or by any Names being omitted may appeal on
Monday the 19th of November instant at the Red Lion Inn in Wareham. No Appeal will be afterwards received.

 

 

 

WORTH MATRAVERS

Thomas JESTY Tithingman

Dorset
A true List of all Persons usually, and at this Time, dwelling within the Parish, Tything or Place of Worth Matravers
between the Ages of 18 & 45 Years; distinguishing their Ranks and Occupations, Family, Size, Exemptions and Infirmities.
Dated the 11th Day of November 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size
as near as may be

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren FeetInches  
Daniel WHITELabourer  58 '77'
Edward BISHOPLabourer  57Pike Man 
Francis TURNERQuarryman1 57Pike Man 
Thomas BOWERQuarryman  58Sicklined through
Nathaniel BOWERQuarryman1157 '80'
William TURNERQuarryman1 56Pike Man 
Samuel MARSHLabourer1256 lined through
James BARNESQuarryman1357Lame Horselined through
Joseph GREENInn Keeper1158Pike Sergeant'82'
Joseph CURTISQuarryman 356 lined through
Joseph SMITHQuarryman1357 lined through

 


 

ROLLINGTON

Thomas SMITH Tithingman

1798
Dorset Hundred of Rowbarrow, Tything of Rollington
A true List of all Persons dwelling within the Tything Between the Ages of 18 & 45 years 

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size
as near as may be

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren
<10
FeetInches  
Charles SMITH     Substitute serving 
George SMITHServant  56 '66'
George WORDLEServant  56  
William MARSHServant  55  
Charles BURGGSServant  56Drawn Lost Eyelined through
Thomas SINNECKPassage Boatman  59  
William BURTDairyman1158 '70'
William ORCHARDServant  56  '71'


 

 

LANGTON WALLIS

Robert WEBBER Tythingman
 

Dorset
A List of all Persons usually and at this Time dwelling within the Parish Tithing of Langton Wallis Between the 
age of 18 and 45 Years; distinguishing their Ranks and Occupations, Family, Size, Exemptions & Infirmities.
Dated the 10th Day of November 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size
as near as may be

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren FeetInches  
James TURNERMasonWife 57Sea Fencible'94'
Thomas CORBENMasonWife258Sea Fencible 
Samuel BRIDLEMason  59Sea Fencible 
John BOWER juniorMason  55Sea Fencible'97' 1st Man
William SHORTLabourerWife156Sea Fencible 
Richard BOWER juniorMason  510Sea Fencible 
John SMITHLabourer  57Sea Fencible 
William WOODROWBlacksmith  59Sea Fencible 
John BOWER seniorMasonWife257Sea Fencible 
Richard BOWER seniorMason  58Sea Fencible 
Robert STEVENSMasonWife 56  
Samuel COASTFIELDMasonWife 57  
Edward BAGGLabourerWife257  
Edward BOWERMason  54Freed by Appeal'10'
John TALBOTTCord WinderWife156  
Robert STOCKLEYLabourer  58  
James THICKSMasonWife257Freed by Appeal 
Thomas SMITHBlacksmithWife157  
John BOWERMasonWife357  
John TURNERMasonWife356Sea Fencible 
John THORNCord WinderWife258Served in the Militialined through
Joseph LONGCord WinderWife456Freed by Appeallined through
William BOWERMasonWife456 '17'
Thomas (?) BOWERMasonWife259Served in the Militialined through


 

 

STUDLAND

Richard TALBOTT Tithingman

Dorset
A true List of all Persons usually, and at this Time, dwelling within the Tithing of Studland between the Ages of 18 and 45 Years.
Dated the 11 Day of November 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren FeetInches  
John CLARKLabourer  53Swanage Sea Fencibles'34'
Philip TALBOTTServant  56Swanage Sea Fencibles 
Robert JERVESGardener  60  
John SUMMERSServant  57Brownsea Artillery Men 
Jesse STILESLabourer  57Brownsea Artillery Men 
Richard EDMONDSLabourer  56Brownsea Artillery Men 
William HUCHINGSLabourer  55Brownsea Artillery Men 
Thomas BISHOPLabourer1156Brownsea Artillery Men 
Edmund (?) DACHAM (?)Labourer1356Brownsea Artillery Menlined through
Thomas BROWN (?)Labourer1356Brownsea Artillery Menlined through
John WATERSLabourer1254Brownsea Artillery Menlined through
Joseph GORIDGELabourer1253Brownsea Artillery Menlined through
William EYERSLabourer  58Brownsea Artillery Men 
James FOSTERSeaman1256Brownsea Artillery Menlined through
John READLabourer  55Brownsea Artillery Men 
Edward SANDERSLabourer  58Brownsea Artillery Menlined through
William GOULDLabourer1163Brownsea Artillery Men 
Joseph AUSTENServant  50Brownsea Artillery Men 
Richard ROGERSServant  57Brownsea Artillery Men 
James SUMMERSFisherman  55Serving in the Light Infantry 
John BROWNSEY 1656Serving at the Signal Houselined through
William TUBB 1557Serving at the Signal Houselined through
Joseph WHITELand Tax Gatherer  56  
Richard DAVISLabourer1655} Willing to Actlined through
William GOULDLabourer1558} As Servantslined through
James BENNETLabourer  58} in case of an 
George HOODLabourer  58} Invasion 
James SARLEY (?)Labourer1255Lame Hand; Cleared by Appeal 
William BENNETLabourer1158Lame Hand; Cleared by Appeal 
Richard BROWNSEYLabourer1 55One Eye'40'
William CHICKServant  52  
William MASTERSServant  56  
William FOOTLabourer1158Short sighted; Sea Fencibles 
Joseph BASKETLabourer  53Sea Fencibles 
George DAYMONFisherman  58  
Thomas DAYMONSeaman  58 lined through
Benjamin TUCKERSeaman1456 lined through
Henery GALELabourer1 56 lined through

 
The Day of appeal will be on Monday the 19th of November at the Signe of the Red Lion Inn in Wareham
 by 10 O'Clock in the Forenoon of the same Day and than no appeal will be afterwards received.

 


 

REMPSTONE

Robert VOSS Tithingman

Dorset
A true List of all Persons usually, and at this Time, dwelling within the Parish, Tything or Place of Worth Matravers
between the Ages of 18 & 45 Years; distinguishingtheir Ranks and Occupations, Family, Size, Exemptions and Infirmities.
Dated the 7th Day of November 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size
as near as may be

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren FeetInches  
John MOSSButler      
Thomas WRIGHTGroom single men56 

'84' written in the margin

If any Person think themselves aggrieved by having their Names here inserted they make their
 Appeal at the Red Lion Inn in Wareham on Monday the 19th of November 1798.


 

 

AFFLINGTON

Thomas SAVAGE Tythingman

Dorset
A List of all Persons usually and at this Time dwelling within the Tything of Afflington between the Ages of 18 and 45 Years.
Dated the 11 Day of November 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size
as near as may be

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren FeetInches  
Joseph HOUNSLOWDairyman 3 children58 lined through
James MASTERSLabourer  56 '63'
Thomas BUTONLabourer    Corfe Volunteerlined through
Thomas ANGELLabourer    Corfe Volunteerlined through
Thomas CROCKERLabourer    Sea Fencible 
Robert BAYLEYLabourer    Sea Fencible'65'


 

 

OWER

George VINCENT Tythingman

No person liable to serve in the Militia.

 


 

KINGSTON

Joseph BAKER Tithingman

Dorset
A List of all Persons fitt to Serve in the Militia in the Parish and Tithing of Ingtson in the Hundred of Rowbarrow 
this 11th Day of November 1798.

 

Name

Rank & Occupation

Family Size

Exemptions & Infirmities

Comments

  WifeChildren FeetInches  
Thomas KENTFarmerW 510Cavalry 
Edward DAVISFarmer  56Cavalry 
Robert JAMESFarmer  57Cavalry 
Jesse BUSHRODMason  510Volunteer 
David TACHELLabourer  59Volunteer 
Edward LILLINGTONLabourer  59Volunteer 
Henry BATTRICKWeaver  58Volunteer 
Henry WISEMANBlacksmith  57Apprentice Servedlined through
John PAINLabourerW356Apprentice Served 
James BAGLabourerW158Apprentice Served'85'
Thomas KNOWLESCarpenter  58Apprentice 
William GREENFisherman  511Apprentice 
James BATTRICKWeaver  57Apprentice 
George TACHELCarpenter  56Apprenticelined through
Abraham GRANTFisherman  56Apprentice 
Richard BATTRICKLabourer  58Sea Fencible 
William GRANT seniorFishermanW 56Sea Fencible 
Thomas HIBBSLabourer  56Sea Fencible'91'
Thomas BEAVESFishermanW259  
Robert GRANTCarpenterW457Served 
George DEARMANFishermanW259  
Robert COWARDGardnerW457  
John EMBREYWeaverW458  
Richard RABBETSFishermanW4510  
George WELLSTEADLabourer  56Served 
Thomas PAULLWeaverW3510Served 
Robert PAULLWeaverW454  
William GRANT juniorSeaman  56  
Henry DEARMANFisherman  58Served 
John EDMONDSLabourerW257Served 
John SAMSLabourerW156  
George GRANTFlax Dresser  57Sea Fencible 
Ralph SHORTONLabourer  57Sea Fencible'93'
 
All Persons who think themselves Aggrieved by having their Names inserted in this List are to Make their appeal at the Red Lion Inn in Wareham the 19th Day of November 1798.