Bere Regis Names

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The following section for the letter "H" is meant as a sampler to show how the information is presented.

HACKENLOR

MAR 09 Oct 1589 John Goulde and Elsabeth

Hackenlor

Just one family name entry suggests that Elsabeth came to Bere Regis to marry a local man in the late 16th century.

HACKES

BUR 05 Nov 1667 Christian Hackes, widow

A single family line right after the Civil Wars data gap gives little upon which to comment.

HACKHAM

MAR 06 Jun 1706 James Hackham and Anne

Rogers both of Fordington

BUR 13 Dec 1708 Anne wife of John Hackham

BUR 13 Dec 1709 Anne wife of John Hackham

BUR 08 Jan 1714 John Hackham

These four family events might cause some confusion, especially the repeated line, exactly one year apart. There are some mentions on the parish rates lists between 1701 and 1738. John Hackham was a rate-payer in 1701, 1704-5 and 1712. Then Nathaniel Hackham shows for both 1712 and 1717 and James shows for both 1724 and 1725, with "Wido Hackham" occuring for 1735, 1736 and 1738. A 1735 entry gives "Harbyn Whennel (for late Hackhams)" showing that part of the business was then in other hands. "John Harkham's boy" occurs in the Vermin Destruction list for 1702, when he was paid for 3.5 dozen sparrow heads.

HADGEMAN

BUR 20 Feb 1587 Purnell Hadgeman

This single entry right at the beginning of the 200 year study period reveals very little.

HAGGARD

There are no entries for this family name in the parish registers for Bere Regis, but in the 1657 parish rates lists "Mathew Haggard (for Mr Lees Farm) at Milborne Styleham" is recorded.

HAILOCKE

MAR 02 Oct 1626 Roger Dewey and Sisly Hailocke

This single entry for this surname might suggest that Sisly came to Bere Regis to marry a local man. The name could also have been spelled "Hailoak".

HAIN

BUR 10 Mar 1596 John Hayne

BAP 24 May 1586 Roger son of Thomas Haynye

MAR 16 May 1601 George Dyett and Marye Hayne

BAP 28 Nov 1603 Johan daughter of John Hanye

BAP 24 Jan 1617 Elizabeth daughter of

Bartholomewe Hayne

BAP 30 Mar 1619 Robert son of Bartholomewe Hayne

BUR 09 Jun 1621 John Hayne

BUR 19 Nov 1623 Edith Hayne

MAR 02 Feb 1634 William Hayne and Elizabeth Ward

BAP 17 Jan 1636 Johane daughter of William and Elizabeth Haine

MAR 29 Jan 1674 Thomas Huxford and Christian Haines

MAR 02 Nov 1678 Will Huxford and Grace Haine

BAP 24 Jun 1741 Jinny Chaldecott base child of Luce Haynes

BAP 10 May 1764 Ann Squib base child of Mary

Hayns

This family's parish register events show all through the 200 year period of this study, although with some significant gaps. The earliest written family record is on the 1542 Muster Roll where John Hain is recorded. There is just one mention in the parish rates lists, that for 1628 has Nicholas Haynes paying 5d in rates for that year. According to the Churchwardens Accounts for 1715/16 a Mr Hain was paid for unspecified work on the church.

HALL

MAR 22 Sep 1596 ....... Hall and Elsa Steins

BAP 20 Mar 1709 John son of Thomas Hall

BAP 23 Mar 1712 Thomas son of Thomas Hall

BAP 08 Mar 1714 Mary daughter of Tho: Hall

BAP 02 Apr 1716 William son of Thomas Hall

BUR 08 Apr 1720 Anne daughter of Thomas Hall BUR 14 Dec 1722 Mary wife of Thomas Hall

BUR 16 Dec 1722 Ann daughter of ye said Tho.

Hall

BAP 11 May 1724 John son of Thomas Hall

BAP 21 Feb 1728 Robert son of Thomas Hall BAP 21 Dec 1738 William son of William Hall

BAP 23 Sep 1739 Elizabeth daughter of Richd. Hall

BAP 20 Nov 1743 Elizabeth daughter of Richd. Hall

BAP 29 Apr 1744 Jane daughter of Wm. Hall

BAP 21 Sep 1744 Ann daughter of Richd. Hall

BUR 26 Oct 1744 Ann daughter of Richd. Hall

BAP 01 Nov 1745 Thomas son of Richd. Hall

BAP 03 Apr 1748 Thomas son of Wm. Hall

BUR 11 Feb 1750 Ann daughter of Richd. Hall

BAP 15 Feb 1751 Ratchel daughter of Wm. Hall

BAP 19 Feb 1751 Lydia daughter of Wm. Hall

BAP 03 Mar 1751 Mary daughter of Rd. Hall

BAP 10 May 1752 Ann daughter of Rd. Hall

BUR 01 May 1754 Lydde daughter of Wm. Hall

BAP 29 Dec 1754 Lydde daughter of Wm. Hall

BAP 31 Mar 1755 Stephen son of Rd. Hall

BUR 07 Dec 1755 Rd. son of Richard Hall

BAP 08 Oct 1758 Ann daughter of Wm. Hall

MAR 25 Oct 1758 Robt. Hall and Elizabeth Malten

BUR 13 Apr 1762 Ann daughter of Wm. Hall

BUR 31 Jan 1763 Ann daughter of Wm. Hall

BUR 01 May 1763 Widow Hall

BUR 04 May 1763 Richd. Hall

BUR 08 Feb 1764 Wm. son of Richd. Hall

BUR 13 Jun 1764 Ann wife of Wm. Hall

MAR 02 Oct 1764 James Brewer and Elizabeth Hall

BUR 02 Jun 1765 Thomas Hall

MAR 24 Dec 1765 Wm. Hall and Amy Coles

BAP 28 Apr 1766 Diana daughter of Wm. Hall

BUR 06 Mar 1767 Amy wife of Wm. Hall

BUR 23 Mar 1767 Diana daughter of Wm. Hall

MAR 02 Aug 1768 John Hall and Ann Day

MAR 29 Sep 1768 Wm. Hall and Ann Burgess

BAP 20 Nov 1768 Ann daughter of John Hall

BAP 23 Jan 1769 Thomas son of Wm. Hall

BUR 29 Aug 1769 Richard Hall

BAP 04 May 1770 Wm. son of Wm. Hall

BAP 16 Dec 1770 Richard son of John Hall

BUR 17 Feb 1771 Wm. son of Wm. Hall

BAP 17 Nov 1771 Ann daughter of Wm. Hall

BAP 13 Oct 1772 Betty daughter of John Hall

BAP 06 Jun 1773 Cux (or Orix) daughter of John and Ann Hall

BUR 15 Jul 1773 Rachel wife of Wm. Hall alias

Riddle

BUR 04 Oct 1774 Thomas son of Wm. Hall

BAP 20 Jul 1775 Mary daughter of William and

Betty Hall

BAP 13 Jun 1779 John son of Thos. Hall

BAP 20 Feb 1780 James son of Thos. Hall

BUR 25 Feb 1781 Margaret widow of Richd. Hall BAP 01 Apr 1781 Richard son of Thos. Hall

BAP 12 May 1782 James son of Will: Hall

BAP 28 Dec 1782 Thos. son of Thos. Hall

BUR 21 Feb 1783 John son of Thomas Hall BUR 13 Apr 1783 Betty wife of William Hall

BUR 10 Nov 1783 ....... base child of Betty Hall

BUR 22 Feb 1784 Anne wife of Thos. Hall

BUR 25 Apr 1784 William Hall junr

BUR 05 May 1784 John Hall

BUR 22 May 1784 William Hall junr

BUR 29 May 1784 Rachel Hall

BUR 03 Jul 1784 James son of Widow Hall

It seems that the Hall family came to Bere Regis very early in the 18th century. The 1596 entry probably shows someone from outside the parish marrying a local woman. There are regular family events all the way to the end of our 200 year study period. The parish rates list for 1642 has "Thomas Hall (Vikar) Milborne Styleham" who was probably not related. The Vermin Destruction lists show that in 1721 Thomas Hall cashed in 14 hedgehog heads, then in 1731 "Hall's boy" brought in 2 dozen sparrows on 30 July. John Hall shows for

both 1733 and 1734 when he was paid for 3.5 dozen sparrows and "Hall's boy" appears again in 1734 with another 2 dozen sparrows. The 1844 Occupier List has Charles Hall at a house & garden on the streetfront in the gap between where No.49 and 50 now is. There are three graves in the churchyard, for Mary E., Alice Kate and Elizabeth Hall, but all the dates were unreadable.

HALLET

BUR 09 Sep 1587 Robert Hallet

BAP 17 Jun 1588 John ...... and Marye Hallet

BAP 04 Dec 1608 Johan daughter of William Hallett

BUR 12 Jun 1629 Ann daughter of Barbara Hallett

BAP 01 Nov 1715 Katherine daughter of James

Hallet

BAP 04 Apr 1717 Susanna daughter of James and

Elizabeth Hallet

BUR 06 Mar 1722 James Hallet

MAR 28 Mar 1725 John Vincend and Elizabeth

Hallet both of this parish

MAR 09 Sep 1739 Edward Tizard and Ann Hallet

BUR 22 Jul 1760 Susanna Hallet

The Hallett name is thought to derive from "little Henry" in French, or to have begun in England some time after 1066. The Bere Regis parish register entries cover the whole 200 year period of our study but with several large gaps. The name shows again in the 19th century when John Hallett is recorded as being the registrar for 1859, 1865 and 1867. In 1871, 1875, 1880 and 1885 John Hallet occurs as "jeweller, watch & clock maker and fancy dealer". Henry Hallett took over as registrar for the 1871 and 1875 Trade Directories. There is one grave in the churchyard, for Elizabeth Hallett, but the dates are illegible.

HALPENY

BUR 02 Feb 1590 Eme Halpeny

Just one entry for this family name, right at the beginning of the 200 year study period and right after the start of the parish registers. Monetary-type names seem to have originated during the Norman period in England.

HAMES

BUR 24 Jun 1596 Rychard Hames

Another very early record in the parish registers, this entry might suggest the end of a family line in the village.

HAMMETT

MAR 10 Apr 1748 William Hammet and Honour

Arnold

BAP 25 Jan 1749 John son of Wm. Hammett BAP 09 Jun 1751 Wm. son of Wm. Hamet

BAP 03 Jun 1754 Betty daughter of Wm. Hammet BUR 20 Jan 1755 Wm. Hammet

BUR 18 Dec 1755 Betty daughter of Widow Hammet

BAP 13 Dec 1772 Daniel & Henry twin sons of Henry Hammet

BUR 12 Jan 1774 Henry son of Henry Hamet

BAP 15 Feb 1774 James son of Henry Hamet

BAP 05 Mar 1775 Henry son of Henry Hammitt

BUR 17 Sep 1775 Henry son of Henry Hammett

BAP 21 Jul 1776 Anne daughter of Henry Hammett

BUR 11 Apr 1779 Mary wife of Henry Hammett

BAP 22 Apr 1781 Saml. son of Henry Hammett

All of these family entries are in a 33 year period and might suggest that this family came to Bere Regis in the middle of the 18th century after the marriage of William and Honour in 1748.

HANCOCK

MAR 30 Apr 1620 John Hancock and Warbara

Bryne

BAP 12 Oct 1620 John Hancocke son of John Hancocke

BAP 13 Apr 1623 Mary daughter of John Hancocke

BUR 18 Jun 1631 Mary Hancock

BUR 27 Oct 1631 Warbara Hancock

MAR 03 Nov 1673 John Hancock and Joane Payne

BAP 04 Oct 1674 John son of John Hanckoke

BUR 19 Aug 1678 Mary wife of John Hancok

BUR 25 Dec 1678 John Hancok

BAP 23 Feb 1679 Thomas son of John Hancoke

BUR 04 Apr 1682 The wife of John Hankuck

MAR 11 May? 1682 John Hankuck and Jone Fry

BUR 16 May 1686 Thomas son of John Hancock

BUR 23 Mar 1702 Edith wife of John Hancok

MAR Ol Dec 1705 John Woollfryes and Elizabeth Hancock

BUR 14 Jun 1706 John Hancock

The parish register entries for this family name seem to be sharply defined between 1620 and 1706 which could be the entire duration of their presence at Bere Regis. The Civil Wars data gap might have had another 6 family events. The only other mentions in parish records are for both 1656 and 1657 where it is shown "John Turberville (for Hancocks)" and "John Burley (Hancocks)" which could suggest that they farmed at Bere Heath before those dates.

HANLEY

BUR 06 Jan 1586 Thomas Anley

BUR 01 Feb 1587 William Anlee

MAR 25 Oct 1590 John Ayeres and Elsabeth Anlye

These three entries, all with different spelling, are right at the end of the 16th century and probably show the end of the family line at Bere Regis. John Hanley occurs on the Vermin Destruction lists for 1724 when he was paid for 2 stoats and 2 dozen sparrows.

HAPGOOD

There are no entries in the parish registers for this name, but on the 1662-64 Hearth Tax return there is a Richard Hapgood, shown living in a cottage with one hearth. He was a "King's Tennent" rather than on the Turberville estate.

HARBIN

MAR 02 Jul 1724 Mr John Eden of Gospat and Mrs Elizabeth Harbin of Bloxworth

This single entry for this family name shows that Elizabeth Harbin was from Bloxworth when she married a man from Gosport (a town 50 miles to the East of Bere Regis). The name occurs in the parish rates lists when for 1724, 1735, 1736 and 1738 "Mr Henry Harbin" was paying rates for Green Closes at Bere.

HARDER

BUR 07 Oct 1638 Elizabeth daughter of John and Elizabeth Harder

This single family mention in the parish registers was right before the Civil Wars data gap, which probably means more clues are lost to us.

HARDING

MAR 25 Oct 1626 John Hardinge and Elizabeth

Medell

BAP 03 Dec 1626 Avis daughter of John Hardinge

BUR 23 Aug 1627 A man child of John Harden

(unchristened)

BAP 25 Apr 1630 Mary daughter of John Harden

BUR 16 Apr 1632 Avis daughter of John Harden

BAP 25 Nov 1632 William son of John Harden

BUR 09 Jan 1633 William son of John Harden

BAP 02 Feb 1634 John son of John Harding

BAP 24 Aug 1634 Ann daughter of John and

Julyane Harden

BUR 26 Aug 1634 Ann Harden daughter of John Harden

MAR 19 Nov 1635 Robert Coles and Ann Hardinge

BAP 14 Jun 1639 William son of John and Joane Harden

MAR 05 Mar 1719 William Harding of Wint. Zelston and Mary Briant of Kingston

MAR 11 May 1758 John Compton and Rebecca

Harding

Nearly all of these family entries cover just 13 years, then the final two are separated by a gap which suggests that the 1719 and 1758 entries are not directly related. The first of those even notes that William was from Winterborne Zelston. It is possible that the original family moved away from Bere Regis during the Civil Wars period. The Churchwardens Accounts show that in 1690/91 Mr Herden of Morden was given money after his "Loss by fire", who could be connected to this family.

HARDMAN

BUR 06 Sep 1691 Martha daughter of John

Hardman a stranger

This single entry for this name might have suggested someone passing through the village in 1691, but helpfully, it is noted that he was a "stranger".

HARDY

MAR 17 Jun 1588 Thomas Hardye and Johan

Besant

BUR 21 Aug 1591 Johan Hardye

BAP 01 Jun 1595 Thomas Hardy

BUR 21 Mar 1614 Thomas Hardy

MAR 18 May 1621 Thomas Hardy and Avice Galton

BAP 05 Aug 1621 Thomas Hardy son of Thomas Hardy

BAP 22 Feb 1624 Anne daughter of Thomas Hardy

BUR 15 Jul 1626 Ann daughter of Thomas and

Avis Hardye

BAP 29 Jul 1627 James son of Thomas and Avis Hardye

BUR 29 Jun 1631 Elizabeth Hardye

BAP 07 Oct 1666 Hester Hardey

BUR 19 Apr 1668 Thomas Hardy the elder

BAP 07 Mar 1669 Mary daughter of John Hardy

BUR 11 Apr 1669 Jane Hardy widow

BUR 16 Jan 1670 Mary Hardy daughter of John Hardy

BUR 04 Dec 1670 Francis Hardey

BAP 12 Jun 1671 John and Mary son and daughter of John Hardy

BAP 08 Mar 1674 Henry Hardy son of John Hardy

BUR 14 Mar 1675 Elizabeth Hardy, widow

BAP 12 May 1679 Samuall son of John Hardey

BUR 30 Dec 1679 Thomas Harde

BUR 29 Nov 1680 Widow Hardy

BAP 27 Jan 1682 John son of John Hardy

BAP 28 Apr 1685 William son of John Hardy

BUR 22 Jul 1687 Anne Hardy wife of Andrew Hardy

MAR 08 Oct 1687 William Burges and Ester Hardy

MAR 17 Oct 1687 Morgan Strood and Elizabeth Hardy

BAP Ol Nov 1691 Richard son of John Hardy

BUR 27 Aug 1699 John Hardey

BUR 03 Apr 1701 The daughter of John Hardey

BUR 25 Apr 1702 John Hardey senior

BUR Ol Aug 1706 Anne wife of Andrew Hardy

MAR 21 Jan 1707 Andrew Hardy and Sarah

Dunster

MAR 16 Dec 1711 Richard Hardy and Alice

Williams both of this parish BUR 28 Dec 1711 Alice wife of Richd. Hardy

MAR 18 Aug 1714 Richard Hardy and Elizabeth Hazard

BAP 04 Oct 1714 Elizabeth daughter of Robt. Hardy

BUR 05 Nov 1714 Elizabeth daughter of Robt. Hardy

BUR 17 Nov 1714 Sarah wife of Andrew Hardy

BUR 05 Feb 1716 ....... wife of John Hardy of Turnerspuddle

BAP 25 Jun 1716 Mary daughter of Richard Hardy

BUR 10 Jul 1716 Elizabeth wife of John Hardy

BAP 02 Aug 1716 Gervase son of Robt. and

Margaret Hardy

BUR 30 Sep 1716 Gervase son of Robert Hardy

BUR 28 Apr 1717 Mary daughter of Richard Hardy

junior

BAP 06 Jan 1718 John son of Richard Hardy

BAP 14 Mar 1718 Robert son of Robert Hardy

BUR 30 Mar 1718 John son of Richard Hardy BUR 04 May 1718 Robert son of Robt. Hardy

BAP 23 Mar 1719 Joseph son of Rich: Hardy

BAP 30 Aug 1719 Sarah daughter of John Hardy

BUR 14 Jun 1721 Elizabeth wife of Richard Hardy

BUR 25 Feb 1722 Joseph son of Richard Hardy

BUR 12 Jun 1722 Robt. Hardy

MAR 04 Jun 1723 Richard Hardy and Anne Ash

both of this parish

BUR 16 Mar 1729 Anne wife of Richard Hardey

BUR 09 Jun 1734 Sarah Hardy widow

MAR 08 Sep 1737 Tho. Young and Mary Hardy

BUR 04 Aug 1758 Widow Hardy

BUR 20 Mar 1769 Sarah Hardy

There are events for this family name all through the 200 year period of this study of parish registers. There might have been another 12 family events in the 1641-1666 data gap of the Civil Wars for the Hardy family. There are mentions all through the Parish Rate lists beginning with Mrs Mary Hardy at White Lovington for 1614 until 1632 when it seems that she turned the farm around after installing Nicholas Deering as farm manager in about 1620. A Thomas Hardy is recorded in 1628, then perhaps another Thomas shows for 1654, 1655 and 1656 running a farm or small-holding on Bere Heath. He probably continued for some years after that as well. The

Churchwardens Accounts record that in 1614 Thomas Hardy paid 6s.4d for a burial fee. In 1692 John Hardy was paid for planing timber for the church, but in 1696/97 a warrant and order were made against him for non-payment of rates. Robert, then "Mrs" Hardy show between the years 1719/20 and 1735 being paid for beer when they were running the Royal Oak. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance records two Johns and a Thomas Hardy. There is one family member on the 1662-64 Hearth Tax where Thomas Hardy occurs with one hearth. The next section from the parish rates lists refer to the period when the Hardy family were running the Royal Oak Public House. The Vermin Destruction lists have six Hardy entries. Andrew was paid for 3 stoats in 1685 and 1728, while John brought in two polecats both in 1701. Robert Hardy was paid for a fox in 1711 and "Richard Hardy's wife" was paid for seven hedgehogs in 1728. For 1717, 1724, 1725, 1735, 1736 and 1738 they show that Richard then Robert Hardy ran the pub, followed by Robert's widow Margaret who was the landlord from 1722 until 1757, sometimes with a sub-tennent, but with her paying the rates for the whole period. She is also shown on the Poor Rate lists from 1741 until in 1759 she is described as "late". The Hardy name appeared in other places in Dorset, with "gentry" members at Sydling, Upsydling, Portesham and

Charminster in the 18th and 19th centuries.

HARFORD

BAP ?? Aug? 1600 Robert son of John Harford

MAR 07 Nov 1601 George Drake and Christian

Harforde

There are no other family references in the parish records at Bere Regis for this name.

HARRIE

BUR 06 Jul 1627 John Harrie

There are no other mentions of this family name in the parish records at Bere Regis, but "Harries" might be the modern equivalent.

HARRIET

The Vermin Destruction lists show that in 1697 "Mr Harriett" was paid for 12 dozen sparrow heads. There are no other mentions of this name in parish records.

HARRIS

BAP 11 Aug 1633 Joseph son of Edward Harris

BUR 26 Apr 1639 Edward Harris

BUR 15 Feb 1668 Deb.... wife of Joseph Harrice

BUR 16 Feb 1668 Ranould Harrice

BUR 12 Apr 1668 Barbara daughter of William

Harris

BUR 10 Mar 1671 Jane Harries the wife of George

Harris

BUR 20 Mar 1671 Elizabeth Harries widow

BUR 07 Dec 1672 Joane wife of Thomas Harris

BUR 24 Mar 1675 Deborah daughter of George

Harris

BUR 20 Sep 1681 George Harres

MAR 04 Aug? 1683 John Clench and Sara Harres

BAP 12 Feb 1695 John son of John Harres

BAP 19 Nov 1700 Georg son of John Harness

BUR 11 Jan 1702 John Harris

BUR 22 Nov 1702 Sarah widow of John Haras

MAR 06 Apr 1712 John Ware and Cicely Harris both of Kingston

MAR 20 May 1714 Walter Rode of ..... and Elizabeth Harris of this parish

MAR 15 May 1716 John Clench and Mary Harris both of this parish

MAR 05 Nov 1718 Henry Bason and Jane Harris both of this parish

MAR 24 Dec 1726 John Harris and Elizabeth

Furmage both of Kingston

MAR 11 Dec 1730 Thomas Little and Elizabeth

Haris both of Kingston

MAR 30 Mar 1731 Thomas Haysom and Mary

Harris both of Kingston

MAR 16 May 1731 John Haris and Mary Ballam

both of Kingston

MAR 16 Nov 1733 John Brient and Sarah Haris

MAR 17 May 1735 John Haris and Susannah Ford

MAR 25 Feb 1739 Richard Harris and Grace Ellis MAR 10 Sep 1751 John Martin and Sarah Harris BAP 25 Apr 1779 William son of John Harris

Nine of the first ten entries for this family in the parish registers are burials, and the 1641-1666 data gap of the Civil Wars would have been very helpful in explaining that. Although the first entry is for 1633, the first parish record for this family is the 1542 Muster Roll where Geoffrey and Sylvestor Harris are recorded. The parish rates lists show that Thomas Harris was paying rates from 1632 until 1657 for a business at Southbrook. The 1642 list has "Syslye Harris wid" which might mean that the Thomas before this was not the same Thomas as after that date. The 1641-42 Oath Of Allegiance has both Thomas and Raynold Harris. The 1662-64 Hearth Tax shows that George Harris was "in Phillip Buden's" with one hearth, and Richard Harris was "in Raynold Harris's" with two hearths, probably his father's house. From the Vermin Destruction lists it is recorded that George Harris was from Kingston and in 1684 and 1685 he was paid for a polecat and a fox respectively. Charles Harris shows for 1699 and 1712 when he was paid for 3 dozen sparrows and various "heads". John Harris's boy was paid for 3 dozen sparrows in 1701. Lawrence Harris was

one of two churchwardens in 1715. The Harris family name shows up in many parts of Dorset as well, including at Abbotsbury and Spetisbury in the 18th and 19th centuries.

HARRISON

There are no parish register entries for this family name at Bere Regis, but on the Vermin Destruction lists a George "Haressone" occurs for 1693 when he was paid for a fox head.

HART

There are no entries in the parish registers for this family name, but it does appear on the 1542 Muster Roll where George Harte is listed. Presumably the same man, George Hart, is a signatory to the 1552 list of church goods for Bere Regis church, as a warden. Widow Hartt paid for her husband's burial in 1608, according to the Churchwardens Accounts for that year when burials from April 1608 onward are missing from the registers. In 1684 John Hart was paid "money & expences", then in 1708/09 Goodman Hart was paid for "work about ye

Bells".

HARVEY

BAP ?? Aug? 1588 ....... Harvie

BAP 31 Oct 1591 John son of Rychard Harvie

BAP 19 May? 1607 ...... son of John Harvye

BUR 27 May 1607 Thomas Harvye son of John Harvye

BUR 16 Sep 1634 Johane Harvy, widow

BAP 22 Sep 1635 Margarett the base child of Mary Harvy

BUR 02 Dec 1635 Margery the base child of Mary Harvy

BAP 05 Jun 1732 Samuel son of James Harvey

BUR 07 Oct 1733 John son of James Harvey

BUR 09 Nov 1735 James son of James Harvy

BAP 29 Sep 1737 Ann daughter of James Harvey

BUR 08 Dec 1741 James Harvey

BUR 19 Sep 1751 Widow Harvey

MAR 21 Aug 1759 James Stockly and Betty Harvey

BUR 24 Sep 1777 James Harvey

This family name is Norman in origin from the personal name of Hervé. The entries cover much of the 200 year period of this study, although there is an almost 100 year gap from 1635 to 1733 which probably shows that each part is not directly related.

HASKEL

MAR 25 Sep 1719 Tho: Trenchfield of Moreton and Elizabeth Haskel

This single family entry in the parish register probably shows that Elizabeth Haskel was a lady from outside the local parishes.

HASLET

BAP 18 Nov 1586 ......... Haslet

Just one line for this family, with the first name illegible, appears right at the beginning of the parish registers at Bere Regis.

HASSAM

There are no parish register entries for this family name, although it does show just once in the parish rate lists. In 1712 Jasper Hassam was paying rates for a small-holding, probably on Bere Heath.

HATCHER

MAR 09 Jun 1732 Robert Hachard and Anne

Burgess

MAR 04 Jun 1738 Nicholas Hatchard and Sarah

Fiord

MAR 07 Jun 1742 William Williams and Eed

Hatcher

MAR 14 Feb 1743 John Smith and Sarah Hatcher

These four marriage entries in the parish registers are the only mention of this name. These Hatchers were probably brothers and sisters.

HATCHET

BUR 23 Aug 1760 Eleanor Hatchet

Just one family mention in the parish registers, provides little upon which to comment.

HATHERLY

BUR 26 Dec 1731 Mary daughter of Joseph

Hatherly

BAP 09 Mar 1735 Simon son of Joseph Harthaly

BAP 20 Feb 1737 Ann daughter of Joseph

Hatherley

BUR 06 Mar 1737 Anna daughter of Joseph

Hatherley

BAP 07 Sep 1739 Joseph son of Joseph Hadderly

BAP 24 Oct 1742 Aminadab son of Joseph

Hatherly

BAP 06 Oct 1745 Elizabeth daughter of Jo.

Hatherly

MAR 21 Dec 1769 James Brewer and Betty

Hatherly

These eight lines from the parish registers are clearly all of the same family with the final entry being the marriage of the 24 year old Elizabeth (or Betty).

HAWKES

With no family mentions in the parish registers at Bere

Regis, a Christian Hawkes occurs on the 1662-64 Hearth Tax return list. He was living in a house with four hearths at that time, so a sizeable building, probably near the centre of the village.

HAWKINS

MAR 15 Nov 1701 George Melmer and Anne

Hawkins

MAR 11 Apr 1737 Robt. Gillard of wtch and

Elizabeth Hawkins of Kingston

MAR 26 Dec 1750 John Hawkins and Eleanor Little

BAP 23 Mar 1756 Thomas base child of Betty Hawkins

BAP 26 Aug 1782 Henry son of Benj: Hawkins of

Kingston

There could be several family events missing from the parish registers of Bere Regis for this name, although it seems that for some of this time the family lived at Winterborne Kingston. There are two graves in the churchyard, of Henry and Maria Hawkins, but all the dates are illegible. From the Trade Directories for Bere Regis there is for 1935 "Miss Doris Hawkins, confectioner, Buckett Hill", then for 1939 "Mrs Annie Hawkins, confectioner, Buckett Hill". Their shop was next to No.139 at Bucket Hill, which was also called "The White House". Annie (1873-1971) ran her shop until the 1960s.

HAYDON

MAR 12 May 1765 Tho. Haydon and Elizabeth

Phippard

Just one entry for this family name in the registers gives little information, although there are two graves in the churchyard, as follows:-

Mary Haydon, Died: 17 August 1847 aged 77 years James Haydon, Died: 8 October 1862 aged 82 years

HAYES

MAR 28 Oct 1615 John Hayes and Mary Adams

BUR 06 Sep 1617 Mary Hayes

MAR 26 Dec 1743 Abel Hais and Margaret Little

The 126 year gap between the second and third line from the parish registers means that both parts are unlikely to be related. The phonetic spelling of "Hais" is understandable and is perpetuated in the surname "Haise" common in other parts of the country and in the USA. The Vermin Destruction list shows that in 1727 Edmond Hayes was paid on 23rd November for a hedgehog's head, and that he was from Milborne.

HAYMAN

MAR 25 Jan 1590 William Penny and Joan Hayman

This obviously agriculturally-derived surname has only one entry in the Bere Regis parish registers. Joan probably was from outside the local parishes.

HAYSOME

MAR 03 Nov 1623 James Haysom and Agnes

Rawlings

BAP 21 Sep 1624 Nicholas son of James Haysam

BAP 16 Feb 1627 Nicholas son of James and Ann Haysome

MAR 28 Apr 1627 Thomas Haysome and An Wallis

BAP 16 Mar 1628 John son of Thomas and An Haysome

BAP 12 Mar 1633 Henry son of Thomas Haysome

BAP 05 Dec 1635 Agnis daughter of Thomas and Ann Haysome

BAP 31 Aug 1638 Joane daughter of Mary Haysome

BAP 21 Oct 1638 William son of Thomas and Ann Haysome

BUR 27 May 1667 Christian daughter of Tho: Haysom

BAP 19 Apr 1669 John son of Thomas Haysom

BAP 25 Jul 1669 Ann daughter of Richard Haysom

BUR 15 Apr 1670 Anne daughter of Thomas Haysome

BUR 28 Sep 1670 Avess Haysome

BAP 17 Mar 1671 Rebeca daughter of Richard Haysom

BUR 04 Feb 1672 Rebecka Haysom

BAP 23 Apr 1673 Rebecka daughter of Richard Haysome

BAP 22 Jul 1680 Ann daughter of Richard Haysom

BAP 11 May 1684 Margret daughter of Thomas Haysom

BUR 20 Mar 1687 Edeth wife of Richard Haysom

MAR 15 Apr 1688 Richard Haysom and Elizabeth

Talbut

BUR 06 Jul 1698 Annah daughter of Thomas Haysom

BAP 17 Aug 1701 Edith daughter of Thomas Haysome

BAP 18 Apr 1703 John son of Thomas Haysom

BAP 09 Nov 1706 Thomas son of Thomas Haysom

BUR 01 Jun 1709 Thomas Haysom

BUR 02 Oct 1710 Edith daughter of Anne Haysom

BUR 26 Jul 1716 Anne Haysom widow

MAR 30 Mar 1731 Thomas Haysom and Mary Harris both of Kingston

There are regular entries for this family name in the registers between 1623 and 1731 but nothing outside those dates. The Civil Wars data gap from 1641 to 1666 might have had another 10 family events. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance has listed, Thomas Haysome, presumably the same Thomas Haysome on the parish rates lists between 1642 and 1657. That list shows that he was at Shitterton in those years. A John Haysom occurs on the Vermin Destruction list for 1722 when he was paid for a stoat's head.

HAYTER

MAR 10 Nov 1736 John Hayter and Ann Perkins

Just one entry for this family name looks very much as though John Hayter came from outside the local parishes to marry a local woman.

HAYWARD

MAR ?? Mar? 1683 Henery Hayward and Prudence Northener

MAR 25 Oct 1691 Robert Keat and Sara Hayward

MAR 10 Sep 1699 William Haiward and Elnor

Carley

MAR 18 Apr 1715 Samuel Hickford and Elizabeth Hayward

MAR ?? Jun? 1735 ........ Battrick and Elizabeth

Hayward

It is thought that this family were mainly based at Milborne Stileham, and were originally associated with a piece of land in the North of the parish called "Hayward's Corner" near Milborne.

HAZARD

BUR 11 Jan 1627 John Hessard

BAP 21 Apr 1685 Elizabeth daughter of John Hazard

BAP 23 Jun 1700 Elizabeth daughter of John Hazard

BAP 20 Jan 1702 Katherine daughter of John Hazard

BAP 06 Jul 1703 John son of John Hazard

BUR 20 May 1708 John Hazard

BUR 24 Oct 1711 Widow Hazard

MAR 18 Aug 1714 Richard Hardy and Elizabeth Hazard

BUR 11 Apr 1718 Mary Hazard widow

BUR 06 Jul 1718 John Hazard

BUR 10 Dec 1722 Elizabeth Hazard

Variously spelled with an "S" or a "Z" all through the records this family were, certainly for some of this time, based at Milborne Stileham. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance has "William Hassard" recorded. The parish rate lists show the rise and fall of this family at Milborne. For 1654, 1655 and 1656 Richard Hazzard was the ratepayer, then for 1657 John Hassard had taken over Sir George Moreton's Farm together with Samson Roper's Farm, possibly Civil War punishments. The Vermin Destruction lists show that John Hazzard and his man, were paid for a total of five polecats in 1682, 1698 and 1703, while Nick Hazard brought in one polecat in 1717. There is an information gap until 1698 when Widow Mary Hazzard is running two businesses until her death in 1718. Robert appears in 1698 on the rates list, then John, followed, presumably, by his widow Elizabeth until her death in 1722. The Hazard family's farming interests were all taken over by Esqr Pleydell, George Chaldecott, John and David Compton and Mr Gould, all being settled between 1722 and about 1730.

HEADY

BUR 30 Apr 1674 George Heady

BUR 04 Mar 1685 Widow Hedey

BUR 07 Nov 1692 William Hedy BUR 08 May 1695 John Hede

BUR 21 Feb 1703 Elizabeth Hedy

BAP 06 Jun 1723 Thomas son of Thomas Heady

BAP 29 Jun 1725 Jane daughter of Thomas Hedey BUR 18 Jan 1748 Eed wife of Thomas Heady

Six of these eight family entries from the parish registers are burials, so this could indicate the end of a family line at Bere Regis. They are all after the Civil Wars data gap, but one other parish rates record has, for 1628, "William Heddye" paying 5d rates for, perhaps, a small-holding. From the Vermin Destruction lists we see that for 1682

both William and Thomas "Heady" were paid for a polecat's head each. Then in 1684 Widow Hiddy brought in an otter's head. In 1731 Thomas shows again when on 24 May he was paid for a stoat, helpfully adding that he lived at Bere Heath.

HEARNE

MAR 01 Aug 1629 John Coles and Joane Hearne

Just one parish register entry for this family name, but Joane's father John Hearne opened up a farm from bare heathland south of Hyde which later became known as Buddens Farm. John Hearne then Hugh Hearn were farming at that site from about 1600 until 1633 after which it was called "Hearne's Mead" for some time. The Churchwardens Accounts reveal that in 1617/18 Hugh Hearne hadn't paid his rates. The Budden family took over the farm in 1633. Meanwhile Hugh Hearne moved to Philliols Farm in 1633 and was there at least until 1654. All this is shown in the parish rates for the village. One additional rates note is that for 1712 when "Widow Budden for Hearns Mead" is recorded.

HEAVYSIDE

MAR 31 Jul 1715 John Strangeman of Winterbourne and Ann Heavyside of this parish

There are no other family entries in the parish registers for this surname, and with John coming from "Winterbourne", probably Kingston, further information might be contained in Kingston's registers.

HEBDITCH

MAR 09 Dec 1622 William Hebditch and Johane

Pe......

This marriage register entry probably shows that William came to Bere to marry a local woman, whose name, unfortunately, was partly illegible.

HELLES

BAP 13 Feb 1586 Warbero daughter of Myles

Helles, a stranger

Helpfully, it is noted that "Myles" was not from the local parishes.

HELLIER

BUR 17 Apr 1623 John son of John Hellier

BAP 27 Jul? 1624 ..... Thomas son of Thomas

Hellier

BUR 25 Nov 1626 A man chield of Thomas Hellier unbaptised

BAP 30 Dec 1627 Richard son of Thomas and

Edith Hellyor

MAR 18 Apr 1629 Thomas Joyner and Luce Helyor

BAP 08 Aug 1630 Mellyer daughter of Thomas

Hellyer

BUR 02 Feb 1631 Richard son of Thomas Hellyer

MAR 12 Sep 1633 Robert Brodingham and Margery

Helly

BAP 02 Feb 1634 Peter son of Thomas Hellier

BUR 03 Apr 1670 The widow Hellier

BAP 16 Oct 1670 Mary Hilior daughter of Henry

Hilior

BUR 17 Oct 1670 Mary daughter of Henry Hilier

BAP 19 May 1672 John son of Henry Hellior

BUR 20 Jun 1672 John son of Henry Hellier

BUR 04 Sep 1673 Jane wife of Henry Hellier

BAP 07 Sep 1679 Aless daughter of Henerey Heler

BAP 25 Apr 1682 Agnes daughter of Heneray

Heller

BUR 29 May 1684 Edeth daughter of Henery Heller

BUR 19 Jun 1684 Agnes daughter of Henery Heller

BAP 26 Apr 1685 Sara daughter of Henery Heller

BAP 05 Jun 1693 William son of William Heller

BUR 26 Mar 1694 William son of William Heller

BAP 11 Jul 1695 Marey daughter of William Heller

BUR 28 May 1700 The wife of Henry Helyar

BUR 27 May 1708 Henry Hellyar

BUR 17 May 1728 Elizabeth Helyer

BUR 29 Jul 1735 Nicholas Hellyer

MAR 05 Apr 1758 John Windsor and Mary Hellier

BAP 26 Oct 1782 Ann daughter of Thos. Helier

This surname originated in England from the Saxon word for "thatcher", and these Bere Regis parish register entries go from 1623 until the end of our 200 year study period. The Civil Wars data gap might have had up to ten more family events baed on adjacent years. The parish rates lists show that Thomas Hellyer was at Southbrook in 1624, 1628, 1630 and 1633. William Hellyar shows for 1698, 1701 and 1704-05 with the last entry showing that he had taken over "Govers" by then. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance has Thomas Hellier present. The Vermin Destruction lists show that William "Heallier" was paid in 1696 and 1703 for a stoat and a polecat. Then for 1703, 1706 and 1707 his son was paid for 26 dozen sparrows, one stoat and 3 hedgehogs. In 1718 John Helliar cashed in 6.5 dozen sparrow heads. The heavy-duty task of carrying three church bells by William Hellyar is recorded in the Churchwardens Accounts of 1708/09.

HENINGTON

MAR 26 Jun 1617 Edward Williams and Ebbat

Henington

It is very likely that Ebbat came to Bere Regis to marry a local man.

HENNING

MAR 17 Oct 1596 John James and Johan

Henninge

This family name might have a German origin, but this single entry in the Bere Regis parish registers looks very much as if Johan came to Bere Regis to marry a local man.

HERBERT

MAR 16 Jan 1589 Rychard Jolyfe and Avice

Herbert

This marriage entry from the parish registers is the only one for this family name and looks as if Avice came to Bere Regis to marry a local man.

HERSTON

BAP 25 Mar 1632 Benamyne son of John Herston

A single line for this family name in the Bere Regis parish registers could suggest that they were in the village only briefly.

HEWITT

BAP 19 Nov 1585 Ann daughter of George Howlet

BUR 17 Feb 1586 Elsabeth Hewlet

BUR 27 Aug 1586 Alice the wife of Tho. Hewlets

MAR 06 Nov 1586 Thomas Hewlet and Maude Chadwicke

BAP 16 Mar 1587 Thomas Howlet

BAP 16 Mar 1589 John Hewlet

BAP 24 Jun 1589 Arthur Hewlet

BUR 04 Jun 1592 Alse Howlett

BAP 02 Aug 1594 Peter Hewlet son of Thomas

Hewlett

BAP 24 Apr 1595 Marath Hewlet

BAP 16 Feb 1596 Sybbell there daughter (of John Pyeman and Johan Hewlett)

MAR 24 Feb 1596 John Pyeman and Johan Hewlett

MAR 08 Sep 1597 John Chadwicke and Luce

Hewlett

BUR 29 Aug 1601 an infant of Thomas Hewlet

MAR 17 Oct 1602 Rycharde Hewlett and Anneable Thascue

BUR 30 Mar 1615 Alice Hewlett

BAP 01 Oct 1621 Anne daughter of Arthure

Howlett

BAP 10 Oct 1624 Edith daughter of Arthure

Howlett

BUR 14 Mar 1625 Thomas Howlett

BUR 04 Jun 1626 Mary Hulett

BUR 02 Aug 1626 Edith daughter of Arthur and Jone Howlett

MAR 17 Feb 1712 John Hewitt of Dorchester and

Elizabeth Bartlett of this parish

BUR 24 Mar 1732 John Hewit

MAR 11 Dec 1737 Francis Stratford and widow

Hewitt

BAP 15 Feb 1761 Deborah daughter of John Hewit

BAP 06 Jul 1762 Betty daughter of John Hewit

BUR 27 Apr 1763 Widow Houlet

BAP 24 Jun 1764 Henry and Mary son and

daughter of John Hewit

BUR 01 Jul 1764 Henry son of John Hewit

BUR 15 Aug 1764 Mary daughter of John Hewitt BAP 03 Oct 1765 Henry son of John Hewit

BAP 24 May 1767 Mary daughter of John Hewit BUR 11 Jun 1767 John son of John Hewet

BAP 23 Aug 1769 Jane daughter of John Hewit BUR 29 Jun 1780 Elizabeth daughter of Willm.

Hewitt

BAP 26 Sep 1784 Henry son of Philip Hewitt

There are several different spellings for this name, which shows for the whole of our 200 year study period. An 86 year gap from 1626 to 1712 might suggest that both parts are not directly related even though 25 years of that 86 was the Civil Wars data gap. The 1542 Muster Roll for the village has a Thomas Hewitt. The parish rates lists show that "Widowe Hulet" was at Bere Heath in 1614 paying the rates for a small farm, then in 1628 "Arthur Howlett" was at the same place but for some reason was exempt. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance contains the name "Arthur Hulett". In 1735 Widow Hewitt was at "late Fishers", then in 1736 Mrs Hewitt was at late Meerings. This was the pub now known as The Drax Arms. From 1715 to 1732 John Hewitt ran that pub, then from 1732 to 1737 it was continued by Elizabeth Hewitt, widow. The Churchwardens Accounts between 1721/22 and 1734 have several mentions of both John and Mrs Hewitt for supplying beer and wine for parish purposes, when they were running what is now called The Drax Arms. Mrs Hewitt paid for the burial of John of 24 March 1732. John Hewitt was on of two churchwardens in 1727. There are two graves in the churchyard, those for Harriet Hewitt and Fanny Hewitt but all the dates are illegible. The 1773-77 Tenure List and map has "J. Hewitt" at a house & garden & barn etc located at the East end of Blind Street where the 1960s cottages now are.

HEYLIN

BUR 08 Sep 1745 Martha wife of James Haylin

This single line from the parish registers might suggest that they were at Bere Regis only briefly.

HIBBS

BUR 08 Aug 1767 Ann wife of John Hybs MAR 05 Oct 1768 John Hybs and Mary Lugg

These two entries from the parish registers are right near the end of our 200 year study period and might suggest that the family came to Bere Regis in about the 1760s. The Trade Directories show that they had their businesses where No.17 North Street is now located and for 1830 to 1859 Edward Hibbs was a blacksmith, grocer and linen draper. From 1846 until 1865 Richard Henry Hibbs was a butter-factor and that by 1859 he had similar businesses at Wool and Wareham. George Hibbs took over Edward's business from 1860 when he built the "corner-shop" attached on the south side of No.17 North Street. He was mentioned as "grocer & draper" until the 1898 directory. The 1844 Occupier List shows that Edward Hibbs was, with William Lane's family, at No.l5 North Street, which was also a shop. Also he is listed at No.17 and the whole corner area except No.18, with House, garden, smith's shop included. There are fourteen graves in the churchyard, as follows:-

Mary Hibbs, Died: 27 Sept 1837 aged 77 years

John Hibbs, Died: 10 Jan 1839 aged 86 years Jane Hibbs, all dates illegible

Jane Hibbs, Died: 3 Feb 1856 aged 26 years

Bithiah Jane Hibbs, Died: 11 Mar 1861 aged 64 years

Stanley Charles Hibbs, Died: 23 Feb 1862 aged 2 years

(Born: 10 Dec 1859)

Edward Hibbs, Died: 29 Oct 1862 aged 76 years Sarah Hibbs, Died: 19 Aug 1865 aged 38 years

Louisa Emma Hibbs, Died: 7 Feb 1874 aged 8 months (Born: 31 May 1873)

Mary Bethiah Hibbs, Died: 1 Feb 1878 aged 19 years

(Born: 20 Nov 1858)

Richard Henry Hibbs, Died: 20 Dec 1879 aged 57 years

Edward Hibbs, Died: 5 June 1883 aged 56 years

George Hibbs, Died: 12 Jun 1903 aged 68 years

Charles Hibbs, Died: 29 Feb 1912 aged 87 years

HICKFORD

MAR 18 Apr 1715 Samuel Hickford and Elizabeth Hayward

BAP 23 Aug 1716 Samuel son of Samuel Hickford

BAP 10 Mar 1718 Elizabeth daughter of Samuel

Hickford

BAP 31 Jan 1720 Richard son of Sam: Hickford

BAP ?? Aug? 1721 John son of Samuel Hickford

BAP 17 Dec 1723 Anne daughter of Samuel

Higford

BAP 04 Oct 1725 Jane daughter of Samual

Hickford

BAP 16 Jun 1727 Luke son of Samuel Heckford

BAP 26 May 1729 Prudence daughter of Samuel Hacklord

BUR 26 May 1729 Elizabeth wife of Samuel

Hackford

BUR 01 Jun 1729 Prudence daughter of Samuel Hackford

MAR 06 Oct 1745 Thomas Whittle and Elizabeth

Hickford

BUR 03 Apr 1747 Samuell Hickford

All of these entries from the parish registers are in a 32 year span and could be the total extent of this family's presence at Bere Regis.

HICKMAN

MAR 16 Jul 1590 Thomas Gardner and Catrine Hickman

Just one entry for this surname at Bere Regis, is right near the beginning of our 200 year study period, probably suggests that "Catrine" was from outside the local parishes.

HICKS

BAP 28 Sep 1586 Robert Hickes BUR 03 Dec 1586 Robert Hikes

BAP 05 Jul 1588 George Hickes

BAP 28 Jan 1591 Olive Hickes

BUR 20 Dec 1592 Thomas Hickes son of William Hickes

BAP 30 May 1593 William Hickes

BAP 02 Oct 1594 Thomas son of William Hickes

BAP 09 Jul 1597 Agnes Hickes

BAP 23 Oct 1603 Thomas Hickes

BUR 06 Aug 1623 William Hicks

MAR 29 Sep 1625 John Everett and Elner Hicks

BUR 24 Nov 1632 William Hickes

There are no further entries for this surname in parish records, but it is likely that they were at Bere Regis for some time before the registers began in 1585. However the name does not occur on the 1542 Muster Roll.

HIDE

BAP 26 May 1617 John Hide son of John Hide

Just one parish register entry for this family name in our

200 year study period. It is possible that, from the 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance list, a George Hiddy could be connected.

HIGGINS

BUR 27 May 1717 ...... Higgins widow

BUR 30 Jul 1733 Jane wife of Petter Higgins

MAR 10 Dec 1733 Petter Higgins and Mary Newman

BUR 10 Dec 1752 Peter Higgins

BUR ?? Sep 1782 Widow Higgins

Four of these five entries from the parish registers are burials, which might suggest the end of a family line at Bere Regis.

HILL

MAR 13 Apr 1602 John Hill and Eve Arnolde

BAP 19 Feb 1615 George Hyll son of John Hyll

BAP 18 Apr 1621 Thomas Hill son of John Hill

BUR 28 Apr 1623 John Hill

BUR 14 Jun 1634 Edith Hill

BAP 30 Nov 1634 Henry Hill son of Henry and Mary

Hill

BUR 06 Jan 1667 Henry Hill the elder

BUR 14 May 1667 Mary Hill

BUR 07 May 1692 Thomas son of Christopher Hill

BAP 21 Sep 1693 Thomas son of Cristover Hill

MAR 01 Nov 1703 William Spinney and Elizabeth

Hill of Kingston

MAR 09 Sep 1736 William Stickley and Ann Hill

MAR 04 Jan 1743 Richd. Hill and Elizabeth Hinston

This family name seems to be bounded by the years 1602 and 1743 with no mentions outside those years anywhere else in parish records. The Civil Wars data gap of 1641-1666 might have contained about three more family events. Thomas Hill occurs in the Vermin Destruction lists in 1711 when he was paid for a polecat's head.

HILLARD

BAP 27 Sep 1635 William son of Roger and Ann

Hillard

A single entry for this family name in the parish registers, might suggest that they were at Bere Regis for only a brief period.

HILLINGTON

BUR 17 Aug 1630 George son of John Hyllington gent

BAP 21 Dec 1632 George son of Francis Hyllington

Just two entries in the parish registers give few clues to their history or status, except that the word "gent" has been added to John Hillington.

HINDY

BUR 14 Aug 1638 Edward Hindy

This single family entry occurs right before the data gap of the Civil Wars, where further clues might have helped to research this family at Bere Regis.

HINE

BAP 23 Oct 1586 Warberowe daughter of Thomas Hyne

Right at the beginning of our 200 year study period, this single entry from the Bere Regis parish registers gives little information. A Robert Hyne is mentioned on an indenture land lease at Milborne Styleham dated October 1476 which may be connected. Robert Hyne had land in that parish adjacent to the lease in question. Other Hine family members show in Dorset in the 17th century at Marnhull and Shillingstone, but might not be related.

HINSTON

MAR 04 Jan 1743 Richd. Hill and Elizabeth Hinston

This single mention of the Hinston name suggests that Elizabeth came to Bere Regis to marry a local man.

HOARE

BAP 17 Jul 1585 John son of Roger Whore

BUR 31 Mar 1588 Mathew Whore

BAP 29 Jun 1591 Roger son of Leonard Whore

BAP 10 Feb 1594 Julyan Hoore

BUR 04 Mar 1594 Johan Whore wife of Roger Whore

BAP ?? Aug? 1600 Judeth Whore daughter of ..... Whore

MAR 01 Jul 1602 Leonard Whore and Elinor

Whyett

BUR 17 Jan 1616 Thomas Whore

MAR 21 Oct 1616 Nicholas Deeringe and Fyvian Whore

MAR 07 Aug 1620 William Fyviam and Johane Whore

BUR 05 Dec 1625 Martha Hore

MAR 24 Apr 1626 Roger Hore and Edith

Churchford

BAP 30 Sep 1627 Margarett daughter of Roger and Edith Hoare

BUR 14 Oct 1627 Margarett Hoare

BAP 22 Apr 1632 Jone daughter of Roger Hoare

MAR 01 Oct 1632 William Domynye and Dorothye Hoare

BUR 24 May 1635 A man child of Roger and Edith Hoore

BAP ?? Jun? 1635 Thomas Hoare son of ....... BAP 07 Oct 1666 Joane Hoare

BUR 29 Oct 1670 Eadeth Hoore, widow

MAR 13 Feb 1700 John Burt and Mary Whoor of

Milborn Stilen

MAR 30 May 1786 Jonathan Meering and Sarah

Hoare

Despite several different spellings for this name through the parish records, it seems that the original meaning for the name Hoare was "venerable". The parish register entries cover the whole of our 200 year study period, although there are some large gaps. The Civil Wars data gap of 1641-1666 might have contained up to six more family events. The parish rates lists have Thomas Whoare in 1614 at the White Lovington end of Shitterton Farm, then in 1628 Robert and in 1632 Roger Hore is mentioned. The Churchwardens Accounts have for 1616 a donation of £1 by Thomas "Whore" recorded. Then in 1628 and 1642 Roger Hoare appears, being paid for building work on the church. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance has Roger Hoare recorded. Trade Directories for Bere Regis show that Robert Hoare was a bricklayer and some-time beer retailer between 1830 and 1859. Edward Hoare shows in 1846 and 1851 being a farmer at Buddens Farm at Lower Hyde. Then from 1885 until 1931 Henry Hoare occurs as farmer at Lane End Farm. Also, in the 1911 and 1915 directories William & Frank Hoare are recorded as running a carrier service, based at No.104 Rye Hill. The final mention is for Tom Hoare in 1935 being the farmer at Lane End Farm. On the 1844 Occupier List and map Robert Hoare is shown as being at a "house & garden" where No.4 Shitterton now is. There is one grave in the churchyard, that for Robert Hoare but all the dates were illegible.

HOBBS

MAR 19 Oct 1616 Symon H..bs and Rachell

Deering

BAP 04 Nov 1627 Simon son of Simon and Rachell Hobbs

BAP 26 Feb 1632 Nicholas son of Simon Hobbs

BUR 02 Sep 1638 Symon son of Symon and

Rachell Hobbs

BAP 24 Oct 1638 Symon son of Symon and

Rachell Hobbs

BAP 28 Jan 1640 John son of Syman and ...... Hobbs

BUR 27 Jan 1672 Simon Hobbs

BAP 15 Apr 1702 Anne daughter of Willi: Hobbs

This group of family events from the Bere Regis parish registers probably cover the whole period that they were in the village. The Civil Wars data gap might have had several more events and the final line suggests that some things are missing in the late 17th century. The parish rates lists show that Simon Hobbes was at the White Lovington end of Shitterton Farm from 1624 until the 1642 entry when Shitterton is mentioned. He was still there in 1657 but the large gap which follows is concluded in 1698 when "Widow Hobbs" is mentioned, probably the original Simon's son's widow. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance has "Syman Hobbs" on the list. Widow Hobbs paid for the burial of her husband in 1696/97 according to the Churchwardens Accounts, in a data gap of May 1696 to the end of 1697. The name appeared at Bere Regis again in the 20th century. Between 1903 and 1911 William George Hobbs was the landlord at the Royal Oak public house.

HOBBY

There are no entries in the parish registers for this name, but it does show up in the parish rates lists for Bere Regis. On the 1704-5 rates list "Mr Hobby" had taken

over "Wellsteeds" farm and the entry remained the same until 1738, although the 1736 listing suggests that he may have been sub-leasing it by then.

HOCKIN

BUR 07 Feb 1711 Mr William Hockin ye Vicar

This single entry, helpfully, mentions that Mr Hockin was "ye Vicar". He was vicar of Bere Regis being instituted on 7 July 1701, and he was an M.A. from Baliol College, Oxford. In some records his death date was "1710" but since the calendar changes we now know the year as 1711.

HODD

BUR 31 Dec 1638 Mary Hodd

Just one entry for this surname in the parish registers provides very little upon which to comment.

HODDER

BUR 08 Sep 1667 Jane daughter of David Hoder

BAP 15 Feb 1670 Susanna daughter of David Hoder

BUR 16 Mar 1670 Susanna daughter of David

Hoder

Both the 1654 and 1655 parish rates lists have Morgan Hodder recorded as being a ratepayer living at Milborne Stileham. Then William Hodder appears on the Vermin Destruction lists in 1721, 1722 and 1723. In total he was paid for 14 dozen sparrow heads. The name was spelled "Hodar" on the 1723 entry.

HODDINOT

MAR 07 May 1601 John Hodinott and Ann Pyllard BAP 12 Sep 1602 Elinor Hodinet

BAP 29 Jul 1604 Christobell daughter of John

Hodinett

BUR 27 Mar 1620 Mary the base chield of An

Hoddinot

These four entries from the Bere Regis parish registers are clearly linked, but the burial of John Hodinott is obviously missing and could have been in 1619.

HODGES

BUR 23 Mar 1617 Nicholas Hodges

MAR 14 Aug 1760 Wm. Welch junr and Mary Hodges

BUR 15 Jun 1766 Ann wife of Charles Hodges

MAR 12 Feb 1767 Charles Hodges and Ann Crip

There are no other family mentions in Bere Regis parish records, and the 143 year gap between the first and second line means that both parts are not directly related.

HOGGARD

MAR 06 Aug 1601 Thomas Haggarde and Elsabeth Chyesman

BAP 20 Nov 1602 John Haggarde

BAP 03 Oct 1679 Richard son of Elizabeth Hagerd

(also Vinon(?))

BUR 04 Mar 1705 Thomas Hogherd

BAP 13 Jul 1720 Betty daughter of Will: Hogherd

BUR 11 Sep 1720 Betty daughter of Will: Hogherd

BUR 19 Oct 1720 William Vivian als. Hogherd

BUR 27 Dec 1722 Sarah Hogherd alias Vivian

BUR 19 May 1746 Ann daughter of Mary Hoggard

BUR 06 Feb 1767 Betty wife of Tho: Haggard

BUR 13 Feb 1771 Thomas Haggard

Parish register entries for this family number eleven across 170 years, so this might suggest that quite a lot of events are missing. Also there are some mentions of the word "alias" which sometimes means that maiden-names, or names from second marriages complicate the records. The only other source for this family name is the Vermin Destruction lists where they occur between 1700 and 1732. William Hoggard shows in 1700 with 4 dozen sparrows, then Thomas "Hogherd" and his son show in the years 1703, 1704, 1713, 1719, 1726, 1730, 1731 and 1732. He brought in mainly polecats, stoats and hedgehogs, with sparrows all through that period. This might not be the same Thomas each time, but we know the exact dates in 1730 and 1731 when he was paid - 16 May, 3 Jun 1730, then 25 June, 11 July, 7 October and 14 October 1731.

HOLBER

BUR 26 Aug 1685 Mr Holber

This is the only family entry in the Bere Regis parish registers and provides little upon which to comment.

HOLES

MAR 07 Jun 1601 ..... Holes and Elianor Pillarde

Just one entry for the Holes name while the first name was illegible. He was probably from outside the local parishes and came to the village to marry a local woman.

HOLLAND

BUR 13 Oct 1595 John Olan

BUR 01 Feb 1596 Agnes Holland

MAR 16 Jun 1596 Henry Holland and Johan Done

BUR 24 Feb 1631 Morgan Holland

MAR 02 Feb 1634 Ralph Seamer and Elyanor

Holland

BUR 21 Jul 1708 Alice Holland

These family events between 1595 and 1634 might suggest the end of a family line at Bere Regis. The 74 year gap before the last line could suggest that each part is not directly related, or there are a lot of events missing. The Churchwardens Accounts for 1735 show that "Holland" mended and washed the surplice.

HOLMER

BUR 19 Feb 1591 Thomas Holmer

MAR 10 Feb 1594 Thomas Bastard and Agnes Holmer

MAR 26 Apr 1595 John Holmer and .........

BAP 26 Dec 1606 Robert Holmer son of Robert Holmer

BAP 18 Feb 1607 Edeth daughter of Thomas Holmer

BUR 25 Feb 1607 Edeth Holmer daughter of Thomas Holmer

BAP 10 Jul 1608 Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Holmer

BAP 07 Dec 1608 Edeth daughter of Robert Holmer

BUR 17 Sep 1614 John Holmer son of Luke Holmer

BAP 27 Aug 1615 Nicholas Holmer son of Luke Holmer

BAP 21 Feb 1618 Mattias son of Robert Homer

BUR 26 Nov 1619 Edith Holmer

MAR 11 May 1620 William Combe and Avice

Holmer

BAP 20 Jan 1622 Roger son of Luke Homer

BAP 03 Nov 1622 Mary daughter of Robert Holmer

BAP 28 May 1626 Frances daughter of Luke Homer

BUR 02 Aug 1627 Roger son of Luke and An Holmer

BUR 22 Oct 1627 Thomas Holmer son of Thomas Holmer

MAR 08 Apr 1630 Richard Coomes and Edith Holmer

BAP 25 Mar 1635 Thomas son of Thomas and Ann Holmer

MAR 29 Jun 1635 William Stickland and Honour Holmer

MAR 20 Oct 1635 George Stagg and Elizabeth Holmer

BUR 30 Sep? 1639 ....... daughter of Thomas and Ann Holmer

BAP 20 Dec 1639 Bartholomew son of

Bartholomew and Elizabeth

Holmer

BUR 25 Aug 1667 Bartholomew Holmer

BUR 25 Dec 1667 Nicholas son of Bartholomew Holmer

BUR 04 Feb 1672 Susanna base born of Collett Homer

BUR 01 Feb 1674 Joane Homer, widow

BUR 06 Oct 1677 Leonard Holmer

BUR 17 Mar 1678 Alce wife of Nicholas Holmer

BAP 19 May 1678 Leonard son of Leonard Holmer BUR 11 Feb 1679 Eadeth Holmer

BUR 03 Aug 1681 John Holmer the younger BUR 01 Dec 1681 John Holmer the elder

BAP 28 Jan 1683 William son of Lenard Holmer

BUR 18 May 1684 Robert Holmer son of widow Holmer

BUR 12 May 1685 John Holmer

BUR 26 Sep 1685 Nicolus Holmer

MAR 14 Feb 1686 John Hurd and Margret Holmer

BAP 25 Feb 1686 Anne daughter of William Holmer BUR 19 Apr 1686 John Holmer

BUR 30 Apr 1686 John Holmer son of John Holmer

BAP 26 May 1686 John son of Lenard Holmer BUR 14 Sep 1686 Edeth Holmer widow

BUR 31 Jul 1691 Mary Holmer widow

BAP 04 Aug 1693 Colet daughter of William Holmer

BUR 04 Aug 1695 John Holmer

BUR 27 Dec 1695 Elizabeth Holmer widow

BUR 10 Feb 1696 Ann wife of William Holmer

BAP 14 Nov 1700 Elizabeth daughter of Lenord Holmr

MAR ?? Aug? 1701 Leonard Holmer and Jane Humber

BAP 26 Sep 1702 Jane daughter of Leonard Holmer

BUR 07 Jan 1703 Jane wife of Lenord Holmer

BAP 01 Jan 1705 Margarett daughter of Leonard Homer

BAP 23 Sep 1705 Elizabeth daughter of William Homer

BAP 05 Sep 1706 John son of Leonard Homer

junior

BUR 01 May 1707 William son of Wm. Homer

BAP 08 May? 1708 William and John (twins) sons of William Homer

BUR 13 May 1708 William and John (twins) sons of William Homer

BAP 26 Sep 1708 Leonard son of Leonard Homer

BUR 15 Nov 1708 Leonard Homer and his son

Leonard [two burials]

BAP 06 Dec 1708 Thomas son of Mary Homer

BUR 03 Jan 1709 William Homer and Mary his wife

[two burials]

MAR 06 Jun 1715 William Woolfryes and Edith Holmer

MAR 29 Jun 1718 John Holmer and Mary Mate both of this parish

MAR 04 Jun 1723 Joshua Gallop and Collet Holmer both of this parish

MAR 02 Feb 1731 William Holmer and Febey Cools

of this parish

MAR 10 Nov 1732 John Homer and Dorothy Notting

MAR ?? Sep? 1735 William Homer and Sarah Shepard

BAP ?? Oct? 1735 Elizabeth daughter of John Homer

MAR 05 Jul 1736 Leonard Homer and Catherine Cole

BAP 11 Aug 1737 Ann daughter of Leonard Homer

BAP 05 Nov 1737 John son of John Homer

BAP 04 Sep 1738 Leonard son of Leonard Homer

BUR 15 Nov 1738 Leonard son of Leonard Homer

BAP 23 Dec 1739 Leonard son of Leonard Homer

BAP 07 Sep 1740 Wm. son of John Homer

BUR 26 Aug 1741 Leonard son of Leonard Homer

BUR 08 Sep 1741 Ann daughter of Leonard Homer BUR 15 Sep 1741 John Homer

MAR 14 Aug 1745 Gabriel Picket and Dorothy Homer

BAP 24 Aug 1745 Catherine daughter of Leonard Homer

BUR 21 Dec 1746 Catharine daughter of Leonard Homer

BUR 22 Apr 1753 Widow Homer

MAR 30 Dec 1756 Joseph Aplin and Eed Homer

MAR 07 Jun 1759 Abraham Barnes and Elizabeth Homer

BUR 02 Dec 1759 Sarah wife of Wm. Homer

BUR 20 Aug 1761 Catharine wife of Leonard Homer

MAR 05 Jan 1762 Leonard Homer and Betty

Whinnel

BUR 08 Apr 1763 Thomas son of Jn. Homer junr

MAR 06 Aug 1763 William Homer and Ann Romain MAR 20 Sep 1763 Thomas Roe and Ann Homer BUR 06 Jan 1766 John Homer .......

BUR 13 Oct 1766 Elizabeth wife of Leonard Homer

MAR 30 Jul 1768 Wm. Snelgar and Sarah Homer

BUR 14 Jul 1771 Wm. Homer

BUR 04 Apr 1780 Anne Homer

BUR 03 Jun 1784 Elizabeth wife of Mate Homer BUR 03 Jun 1784 Leonard Homer

This family have entries through the whole of the 1585 to 1786 period of this section of Bere Regis records. The 1542 Muster Roll has Henry Holmer shown so the family goes back at least that far at Bere and probably a lot further back. Originally the name was often written "Holmer", but by 1732 it was consistently "Homer" but this could still be phonetic and copying from recent spellings of recent memory by the scribe. There are some gaps in the Parish records, the biggest being the 1641-1666 Civil Wars gap and for the Holmer family, and using adjacent years as a pattern, there could be 17 missing lines of family events. The Holmer name originated in Saxon times and often referred to the youngest son's family or one who stayed at home. Holmer/Homer family members show all through the surviving 1614-1738 parish rates lists. Between 1614 and 1642 the names are: Thomas & Robert then Thomas, Robert & Luke, then Thomas, Edith (widow) and Luke, then Thomas senr, Thomas junr & Luke, then by 1642 just Thomas and Luke. The 1654-1657 records show John, Honour, Ann and Nicholas - the latter being at Shitterton. The 1698 to 1738 period is dominated by William Holmer who by 1717 had taken over Govers and Thornhursts farms, then by 1735 also had taken over Battricks as well. Another John and Luke show up in 1735, 1736 and 1738. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance has Thomas senr, Martin, Leonard, Nicholas, Bartholomew, John and Luke Holmer listed. Thomas Holmer was one of two churchwardens in 1630, then John Holmer held the same position in 1654. For 1654 and 1655 Bartholomew, then John Holmer appear on the Churchwardens Accounts, being paid for a bolt, then something unspecified. In 1723/24 "farmer William and farmer John" Holmer were paid for 3 days carriage of gravel. The 1662-64 Hearth Tax return shows John Homer (2 hearths), Bartholomew Holmer (2 & 1 hearths) plus another house leased by Bartholomew rented to William Okely (2 hearths). There are 18 lines in the Vermin Destruction lists for this family between 1706 and 1734. The names are John, William, Leonard and Thomas, with "Farmer Homer's boy" mentioned in 1729. The total animals were: hedgehogs (8), stoats (2) & dozens of sparrows (39). There are three graves in the churchyard and are as follows:-

William Homer, Died: 25 August 1731 aged 86 years

Ann & Leonard Homer, Died 26 & 28 Aug 1741

Catherine Homer, Died: 15 Dec 1746 George Homer, all dates illegible

The 1773-77 Tenure list & map shows the family at 8 properties including West Street, North Street, Tower Hill, Barrow Hill and some allotments. From the Trade

Directories there is Giles Homer (1830) tin-plate worker, George Homer (1846) farmer and Thomas Homer (1851) farmer. The 1844 Occupier List shows the Homer family at 5 properties including where Nos. 29, 39 and 69 now are, and also where The Laurels now is and also the "horses field" at Barrow Hill.

HOLMES

BUR 10 Jul 1597 Johan Holmes

BAP 24 Jul 1614 Richard Homes son of Robert Homes

BUR 03 Jan 1615 John Holmes

BAP 19 Jan 1617 Robert son of Robert Homes

BAP 05 Sep 1619 Mary daughter of John Homes

BAP 16 Jul 1620 Bartholomew son of Robte Holmes

BAP 25 Apr 1622 H.,..... of Roberte Homes

BAP 10 Oct 1624 Martyn son of Robert Holm

BAP 13 Jun 1630 William & Mary son & daughter of Robte Homes

MAR ?? Jul 1630 John Homes and Marye

Gregorye

MAR 29 Sep 1723 Harry Jenkins of Wimborne

Minster and Margaret Holmes of

this parish BUR 06 Jan 1734 John Holms senior

There is a large gap of 92 years between 1630 and 1732 which might suggest that both parts are not directly related. However part of this gap is filled by some parish rates entries. From 1698 until 1725 John Holmes is recorded as a ratepayer while living at Bere Heath. The 1542 Muster Roll has a Robert Holm which is probably connected to Holmes.

HOLOWAY

BAP 23 Feb 1696 Charls son of Charls Holoway and Swer Marrwood

This family name has been at Bere Regis at least since the 17th century, so with just one entry in the parish registers in our 200 year study, there must be many missing. The parish rates lists show that for 1698, 1701, 1704-5 and 1712 Widow Holloway was a ratepayer. In 1717 "Late Charles Holloway's owners" is followed in 1724 by "Hosea Goodwin for late Holloway's". In 1735, 1736 and 1738 James Holloway had taken over Grey's farm.

HOLTON

MAR 10 Feb 1589 George Holton and Margret

Elizander

BUR 08 Apr 1615 Giles Holton

These two entries from the parish registers are 26 years apart but provide little upon which to comment.

HOMAN

MAR 08 Apr 1629 Arthur Homan and Ellnor Wilcox BAP 23 Jun 1630 Marye daughter of Arthur Homan

These two parish register entries are obviously connected, but there are no other family mentions in the parish records.

HONEY

MAR 13 Nov 1588 Richard Akers and Agnes Hunye

MAR 21 May 1590 Thomas Hunye and Margret Burgesse

BUR 03 May 1595 Margrett Honye

MAR 14 May 1596 John Hunye and Agnes Oves

BAP 09 Jan 1597 Rachell Honye

BUR 27 Sep 1613 Thomas Hony

MAR 24 Nov 1614 William Stevens and Avice Hony, widowe

MAR 27 Nov 1617 William Clench and Rachell Hony

BAP 20 Nov 1620 James the base son of Johane Hony BUR 12 Feb 1622 Agnes wife of John Hony

MAR 03 Jun 1624 John Hony and An H.......

This straight-forward name seems to be spelled many ways, but the above entries from the parish registers cover just 36 years and the family seems to have died out at Bere Regis by the middle of the 17th century. From the Churchwardens Accounts between 1607 and 1632, both John and Thomas Honey show up as carpenters working on bell-wheels, seats, benches and doors. In 1607 John Honey paid for a seat in the church next to Mr Williams and in the same year donated a cover for the font. In 1613 Thomas Honey paid 3s.4d for what looks like a child burial. In 1614, 1615 and 1616 John Honey rang the curfew bell at 8pm and 4am. The parish rates lists show that in 1614 Avice Hony and John Hony were at White Lovington. Then for 1624 and 1628 it was just John "Hunnye", also "Honey" being the rate-payer. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance has John Hony recorded at Bere Regis.

HOOPER

MAR 26 Oct 1600 John Hooper and Luce .....dell

BAP 25 Oct 1601 George Hoop son of John Hoop

BUR 19 Aug 1716 Jane daughter of James Hooper

MAR 27 Apr 1718 Robert Kate and Alice Hooper

both of this parish

BUR 09 Oct 1726 Widow Hooper

BUR 19 Jun 1767 Priscilla daughter of John Hooper

MAR 12 Oct 1767 William Hooper and Mary Minion

There are two distinct groups with this name in the parish registers, with a 115 year gap between them. There are six lines in the Vermin Destruction lists, all except one referring to "Farmer Hooper", the other being "Em Hooper" and all between 1714 and 1731. They lived at Bere Heath and were paid for a total of 5 polecats, 2 hedgehogs, one stoat and 18 dozen sparrows together with some unspecified "heads". There are three graves in the churchyard:-

Elizabeth Hooper, Died: 15 March 1829 aged 25 years

Edward Hooper, Died: 27 January 1856 aged 16 years

Robert Hooper, all dates illegible

HOUNSELL

MAR 23 Jul 1769 George Hounsell and Emme But

From this single entry in the parish registers it looks very much as if George came to the village to marry a local woman.

HOUSE

BUR 26 Jan 1730 Joseph House

MAR 31 Oct 1752 Henry House and Ann Bascomb

BAP 11 Mar 1753 Henry son of Henry House

BAP 22 Feb 1756 Jinny daughter of Hen. House

BUR 14 Dec 1758 Ann wife of Hen. House BUR 21 Apr 1762 Jane daughter of Hen. House

There are no parish mentions of the House family before these parish register entries which might suggest that they first came to Bere Regis in the early 18th century. The Trade Directory sections for Bere Regis have House family members all through the 1830-1939 editions of that format. From 1830 to 1889 Henry, George, Robert and Harvey House are all mentioned as being carpenters, wheelwrights and shop-keepers plus Esther House being a milliner. On the 1898, 1903, 1907 directories Samuel House was the farmer at Rye Hill, then for 1903, 1907, 1911 and 1915 William House was the farmer at Jenkins Farm. For 1903, 1907, 1911, 1915, 1920, 1923 and 1927 Hiram House was a tailor first in North Street then from 1911 in West Street. Albert then Richard House was farm bailiff to E.R. Debenham at Chamberlains Farm for 1920, 1923 and 1927. From the 1939 trade directory a branch of the House family were at Lower Stockley Farm. On the 1844 Occupier List Henry House was at a "house, garden & homestead" where No.29 West Street now is. There are five graves in the churchyard:-

Ann House, Died: 22 April 1850 aged 36 years

George House, Died: 25 Jan 1879 aged 29 years Henry, James and Susan House, all the dates were illegible.

HOWELL

One line in the Churchwardens Accounts for 1696/97 shows that Mr Howell was paid for a "warrant, order and Executiage".

HOYT

There are no parish register entries for this family at Bere Regis, but there is one mention in the parish rates list for 1725. Mr Hoyt was paying rates for Chamberlains Farm in that year.

HUBB

BUR 31 May 1623 Agnes Hubb

This single entry for this family name provides little upon which to comment.

HUBON

BAP 22 Nov 1634 Agnis daughter of John and

Elizabeth Hubon

There are no other mentions of this name in the parish records, which might suggest that they were passing through the village briefly.

HUCKER

BUR 26 Feb 1639 Thomas Hucker

Just one entry in the parish registers is supplemented by one mention on the parish rates list for 1628, where Thomas Hucker was paying 5d in rates.

HUCKSON

MAR 08 Oct 1588 Roger Goulde and Elsabeth Huckson

This marriage entry might suggest that Elisabeth came to Bere Regis to marry a local man.

HUDD

MAR 08 Oct 1587 Thomas Hudd and .........

BUR 10 Feb 1593 Maud daughter of Thomas Hudde

BUR 15 Mar 1597 Jane Hudde

BUR 07 May 1615 Cisely Hud

BUR 08 Aug 1627 Thomas Hudd

BUR 01 Nov 1670 Joane Hudde

With almost all these parish register entries being burials it might mean that this family line ended at Bere Regis at this time.

HUDDER

MAR 11 Dec 1751 John Hudder and Margaret

Whittle

With just one entry for this family name at Bere Regis it might mean that John came to the village to marry a local woman.

HUGHES

MAR 06 Feb 1737 William Riddle and Rachel Hews

A single entry for this name in the parish registers suggests that Rachel came to the village to marry a local man. The spelling of "Hews" was often spelled this way for the first name "Hew" as well.

HUKONCES

BAP 05 Nov 1694 John son of Robert Hukonces

This somewhat unusual name occurs only once in the parish registers, so probably means that this family were passing through briefly.

HUMBER

MAR 07 Jan 1615 Thomas Humber and Margery

Deirant

BUR ?? Oct 1639 Mary wife of ....... Humber

MAR ?? Aug? 1701 Leonard Holmer and Jane

Humber

These three widely-separated entries from the parish registers of Bere Regis provide little information upon which to comment. David Humber is mentioned on the 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance.

HUME

BAP 07 Nov 1779 John son of James and Hannah Hume, sojourners

BAP 21 Apr 1782 Hannah daughter of James

Humes

The use of the word "sojourners" usually meant people who were at one place for only a brief time, but these two entries suggest they were at Bere Regis for three years at least.

HUMNEYES

BUR 10 Mar 1668 Joane Humneyes

This slightly unusual surname occurs only once in the parish registers, soon after the Civil Wars data gap.

HUNT

MAR 08 Jul 1734 Robert Hunt and Mary Calton

BAP 07 Jul 1751 Betty daughter of John Hunt

BAP 13 Apr 1754 Thomas son of John Hunt

BAP 23 Jan 1757 Ann daughter of John Hunt

BAP 24 Feb 1760 Hugh son of John Hunt

BAP 11 Jan 1761 James son of Wm. Hunt

BAP 13 Dec 1778 William son of Robt. Hunt

BAP 27 Aug 1780 Mary daughter of Robt. Hunt

BUR 25 Apr 1783 Amy Hunt

BAP 30 Jan 1785 Anne daughter of Robt. Hunt

BAP 22 May 1785 Anne daughter of John Hunt

The 51 year span of these parish register entries is expanded backwards with a Vermin Destruction list note for 1719 when Francis Hunt was paid for 3 otters and one polecat.

HURD

BAP 25 Apr 1588 Reynold Hurde

MAR 01 Oct 1607 Reignold Hurde and Margarett Gye

BAP 27 May 1608 John Hurde son of Reignolde Hurde

MAR 30 Jan 1615 James Morty and Johane Hurd

BUR 07 Nov 1616 A man child son of Raynold Hurd

BUR 19 Feb 1617 John Hurd

BAP 10 Apr 1621 Johane daughter of Raynold Hurd

BUR 21 Apr 1627 Reignold Hurd

BUR 28 Apr 1671 Alice daughter of Bartholmew Hurd

BUR 09 Jan 1683 Bartholomew son of

Bartholomew Hurd

BUR 10 Oct 1683 Bartholomew son of

Bartholomew Hurd

MAR 14 Feb 1686 John Hurd and Margret Holmer

BAP 04 Oct 1686 Thomas son of John Hurd

BAP 24 Feb 1688 John son of John Hurd

BAP 12 Dec 1698 Elizabeth daughter of John Hurd

BUR 11 Jul 1700 The daughter of John Hurd

BAP 03 Dec 1702 Mary daughter of John Hurd

BUR 02 Jan 1704 Widow Hurd

BUR 02 May 1706 Margaret wife of John Hurd

BUR 04 Nov? 1707 The wife of John Hurd

BUR 05 Feb 1718 Matthew son of John Hurd

BUR 10 Sep 1721 John son of John Hurd

BUR 30 Jan 1733 John Hurd

BUR 15 Oct 1734 Alice Hurd

BUR 25 Apr 1744 Bartholomew Hurd

MAR 20 Dec 1744 John Hurd and Ann Slade

BUR 04 Feb 1750 Sarah Hurd

This name covers much of our 200 year study period, and the Civil Wars data gap might have had up to four more family events, based on adjacent years. The Vermin Destruction lists show that for each of 1695, 1711, 1722 and 1726 John Hurd was paid for a total of four otters. The parish rates lists show John Hurd for 1698 until 1725. From 1735 until 1738 Bartholomew Hurd is the rate- payer. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance has John Hurd present. Bartholomew Hurd was one of two churchwardens in 1738, 1739 and 1740.

HURLEY

Although there are no parish register entries for this name in our 200 year study period, a Thomas Hurley occurs on the Vermin Destruction lists in 1727 and 1731 whilst living on Bere Heath. In November and December 1727 he was paid for a total of 3 otters, one fox, 2 polecats and one stoat. On 11th June 1731 he was paid for one otter.

HURST

MAR 20 Apr 1597 Charils Hurst and Alice Butler

This single parish register entry for the Hurst surname looks very much as if Charles came to Bere Regis to marry a local woman.

HUSSEY

BUR 15 Sep 1587 John Husses

BUR 03 Jan 1597 Elsabeth Hussy

BUR 14 Nov 1617 John Hussy

MAR 29 Jun 1747 John Hussey and Betty Hussey

There are three burials, presumably connected, and then a marriage after a 130 year gap, so probably not directly related. It seems that Betty's maiden name was not remembered by the wardens. A payment was made to "Mr Hussey" in 1611 according to the Churchwardens Accounts but for what is not specified. There is one more Hussey not recorded in the registers. Bartholomew Hussey was vicar of Bere Regis for 2.5 years after being nominated by the House of Lords on 19th August 1646 and presumably instituted shortly after that. He was M.A. from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford and in a committee report of 9 October 1646 was described as "an able and orthodox divine". After his death on 7th March 1649 it was found that he owed over £100 to George Mullens and William Bolter, which was later paid back to them out of parish funds and rents.

HUTCHINS

BUR 19 Mar 1586 George Hutchins

MAR 29 Jan 1587 Walter Woodwall and Agnes

Hutchins

MAR 06 Oct 1588 Henrye Huchins and Joan ......

BUR 11 Mar 1679 Nicholas Huchince

BAP 15 Nov 1691 Elizabeth daughter of George Huchens

BAP 12 Jan 1692 Nicolus son of Nicolus Huchens

BUR 15 Jul 1693 Edth wife of Nicolus Hutchens BAP 07 Nov 1693 John son of George Hutchens

BUR 16 Aug 1711 Elizabeth Hutchins wido

MAR 23 Dec 1716 John Lockyer and Mary Hutchins

both of this parish

BUR 16 Dec 1733 Nicholas Huchins BUR 29 Apr 1736 Mary Hutchins widow

BAP 11 Apr 1757 Priscilla daughter of Phil.

Hutchins

MAR 21 Jul 1759 William Davis and Sarah

Hutchins

BAP 10 Apr 1760 Hannah daughter of Philip

Hutchins

BAP 21 Nov 1762 Samuel son of Philip Hutchins BAP 08 Apr 1765 John son of Philip Hutchins

BUR 07 Jun 1765 Hannah daughter of Phil.

Hutchins

BUR 29 Apr 1767 Samuell son of Philip Hutchins

BAP 30 Aug 1767 Jonathan son of Phil Hutchins

BAP 07 Jul 1771 Ann daughter of Philip Hutchins

BUR 22 Jun 1773 John Huchens son of Phil: Huchens

BAP 07 Dec 1777 John son of William Hutchins

BUR 20 Jul 1779 Philip Hutchins

This family name runs all through the 200 year study period but with a 91 year gap between 1588 and 1679 probably meaning that both parts are not directly related. The early part goes back further because Thomas Hutchins was present on the 1542 Muster Roll. From the parish rates lists it is seen that Nicholas Hutchins was a rate-payer in 1654, 1655, 1656 and 1657. Probably another Nicholas was on the lists in 1698 (together with a "Widow Hutchens") and 1701, 1704-5, 1712, 1717, 1724, 1725, then for 1735 "Widow Hutchens" was recorded. On the 1736 rates list there is "Mathew Coakes for late Hutchins's". The Churchwardens Accounts show that Nicholas Hutchins was a glazier and lead worker in the years between 1687 and 1695, with another payment for painting the gate and doors of the church. Mary Hutchins occurs in 1704/05 and 1706 when she was paid for oil and candles. The Vermin Destruction lists have family members mentioned between 1688 and 1714. Those named are Nicholas, John and George Hutchins together with one of their "boys" in 1703. The animals involved were one fox, 9 polecats, 6 stoats and 91 dozen sparrows.

HUXFORD

BAP 08 Apr 1608 Fortune base child of Agnesse Huckefforde

MAR 30 Jun 1629 John Huxford and Mary Byles

BUR 11 Jun 1634 Edward Huxford son of Edward Huxford

BAP 07 Oct 1634 John son of George and Johane Huxford

BAP 08 Nov 1635 Edward son of Edward and

Elizabeth Huxford

BAP ?? Feb? 1668 George son of ....... Huxford

BAP 24 Apr 1670 Mary daughter of William

Huxford

MAR 29 Jan 1674 Thomas Huxford and Christian Haines

BUR 02 Sep 1677 The wife of William Huckesford

MAR 02 Nov 1678 William Huxford and Grace

Haine

BAP 16 Feb 1679 Tho. son of John Huxford

BAP 10 Aug 1679 Emm daughter of John

Hucksford

BAP 09 Nov 1679 Mary daughter of Heneray

Hucksford

BUR 21 Nov 1679 The daughter of Heneray

Hucksford

BUR 12 May 1681 Thomas Huxford

BAP 05 Aug 1683 William son of William Huxfford

BUR 08 Aug 1683 Anne daughter of William

Huxford

BUR 20 May 1684 William Huxford the elder

BUR 25 May 1684 Simon son of William Huxford

BUR 27 May 1684 William son of William Huxford

MAR 26 Dec 1705 William Hucksford and Mary

Stockley

BAP 08 Jan 1707 Mary daughter of William

Hucksford

BAP 30 May? 1708 William son of William Hucksford

BAP 06 Jan 1710 Mary daughter of Wm. Hucksford

BAP 12 Dec 1711 Grace daughter of William

Huxford

BUR 23 Dec 1711 Grace daughter of Wm. Huxford

BAP 20 Oct 1714 Ann daughter of Wm. Huxford

BAP 05 Nov 1716 Rachel daughter of William

Huxford

BUR 19 Dec 1716 Rachel daughter of Wm. Huxford

BAP 17 Jun 1718 James son of Will: Huxford

MAR 12 Oct? 1721 Thomas Talbot and Em Huxford both of this parish

MAR 03 Nov 1724 Henry Huxford of Milborn St. Andrew and Elizabeth Derick of this parish

BUR 15 Feb 1727 Mary wife of William Huxford

BUR 10 Dec 1727 Widow Grace Huxford

MAR 05 Jan 1729 William Huxford and Mary

Smethe both of this parish

BAP 17 Aug 1729 Thomas son of William Huxford

BAP 04 Sep 1732 Christian daughter of William Huxford

BAP 26 Dec 1733 John son of William Huxford

BAP 03 Aug 1735 ........ daughter of William

Huxford

BUR 07 Oct 1736 Christian daughter of William Huxford

BUR 10 Oct 1736 Rachel daughter of William

Huxford

BUR 01 Jun 1740 James son of Wm. Huxford

BUR 24 Sep 1740 William Huxford

MAR 25 Feb 1745 William Huxford and Mary Gould

BAP 11 Feb 1753 James son of William Huxford

BUR 28 Oct 1760 Mary Huxford

MAR 29 Dec 1761 John Huxford and Margaret King

MAR 23 Aug 1762 William Gillard and Mary Huxford BUR 26 Mar 1764 Thomas Huxford

MAR 31 Mar 1766 John Rutter and Hannah Huxford

BUR 27 Apr 1767 Widow Huxford

BUR 14 Oct 1767 Widow Margaret Huxford

BUR 25 Apr 1768 George Huxford

MAR 08 Nov 1769 ....... Stockly and Betty Huxford

MAR 14 Oct 1771 William Huxford and Ann Joy

BAP 15 Jun 1777 Grace daughter of James

Huxford

BAP 20 Dec 1778 Jane daughter of James Huxford BUR 15 Feb 1780 Willm. Huxford

BAP 04 Feb 1781 Mary daughter of James Huxford

BAP 07 Sep 1783 Elizabeth daughter of James

Huxford

This family surname shows through much of our 200 year study period. The Civil Wars data gap of 1641-1666 might have had up to nine more family events. It is noted in the register entry for 1724 that Henry came from Milborn St. Andrew. The 1641-42 Oath of Allegiance contains the name Edward Huxford. There are five mentions on the Vermin Destruction lists from 1726 to 1732. Huxford's boy for 1726 is followed by William Huxford (1728 and 1732), then Goodman Huxford (1727) and James Huxford (1730). The total animals were: 14 hedgehogs and eleven dozen sparrows. There are three graves in the churchyard as follows:-

Mary Huxford, Died: 10 February 1727 aged 48 years

Elizabeth Huxford, all dates illegible

William Huxford, all dates illegible

The 1773-77 Tenure List and map has William Huxford living at a "house & garden &c" at the back plot of where No.5 North Street now is. The Huxford name shows again in the 1851 Trade Directory for Bere Regis, when Elizabeth Huxford, milliner &c, is recorded as being in business.

 

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