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Dorchester, William

Male 1673 - 1720


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  • Christened  13 Apr 1673  Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  25 Feb 1720  Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I07777  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  2 May 2015 

    Family  Merewether, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1682, Of Easterton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Abt 1722, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Apr 1711  Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Dorchester, Sarah,   c. 13 Mar 1712, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1766, Market Lavington, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Dorchester, Ann,   c. 21 Jun 1713, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734
     3. Dorchester, William,   c. 2 Jan 1715, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 2 Aug 1721, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dorchester, Elizabeth,   c. 6 Jan 1717, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 13 Jan 1717, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Dorchester, Joan,   c. 9 Jan 1718, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Dorchester, Mary,   c. 23 Sept 1720, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1 Mar 1721, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 May 2015 
    Family ID  F02318  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • P3/D/297 Commission, court paper, inventory, renunciation, will 1721 Dorchester, William Gentleman Etchilhampton
      Bondsman??
      P3/D/309 Inventory, will 1724 Dorchester, Robert Etchilhampton
      ?
      A William Dorchester married an Elizabeth Merewether 24.04.1711 At Urchfront. A William born Etchilhampton in 1683?
      An estate of perhaps 100 a. in Etchilhampton probably belonged to members of the Dorchester family in the late 17th century. (fn. 77) It apparently passed from Roger Dorchester to his daughter Anne, the second wife of William Hunt. (fn. 78) Anne was succeeded c. 1787 by Walter Hunt-Grubbe, her late husband's grandson. Walter was succeeded in 1807 by his nephew William Hunt-Grubbe (d. 1817) who sold some of his land in Etchilhampton to Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor. (fn. 79) William was succeeded by Lady Sarah Hunt-Grubbe c. 1819. The rest of the estate was broken up and sold by 1839. (fn. 80)

      William Dorchester, by his will proved 1721, bequeathed 10 to benefit the poor of Etchilhampton not receiving parish aid. Another 10 was subsequently added and the annual interest on the 20 yielded 10s...

      From: 'Parishes: Etchilhampton', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 10 (1975), pp. 71-77. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=102781 Date accessed: 10 December 2010.

      [no title] 212B/3189 1734 Sept. 30
      These documents are held at Wiltshire and Swindon Archives
      Contents:
      (1) Francis Merewether of Easterton, gentleman Executors of the will of William Dorchester Thomas Fowle, of Charleton, gentleman Executors of the will of William Dorchester
      (2) Sarah Dorchester, spinster Daughters of the said William Dorchester
      (3) Ann Dorchester, spinster Daughters of the said William Dorchester
      Assignment upon attaining their majority of two undivided third parts of various tenements comprising their father's estate. (Enclosed) Grant dated 13 Dec. 1686 by Wm. Hancock to Roger Dorchester of lands at Ashlington.
      Letters of administration to Francis Merewether for the estate of Sarah his wife - 1772.

      [no title] 212B/2474 1719 Dec. 22 Contents: (1) Stephens, Benjamin, clothier.
      (2) Dorchester, William, gent., of Etchilhampton, par. All Cannings.
      Mortgage of a messuage, with outhouses, yard, garden, in New Port, par. St. John, Devizes
      Same William???
      Certificate that the signature of Dr Belcher of Sheerness, Kent and Mr William Dorchester, physician, near Devizes, upon the testimonial of Thomas Weston, for a licence to practise medicine, are indeed their signatures. 1701

      ETCHILHAMPTON VILLAGE CENTRE
      SU 06 SW
      (north side)
      6/171 Group of 8 Dorchester monuments in
      churchyard, 2-4m north of nave,
      Church of St Andrew

      II

      Group of 8 coffin tombs in 2 rows, late C17-early C18. East row
      consists of 3 hogs-back coffins, from north, (a) John Dorchester,
      died 4.10.1691; (b) -- Dorchester, died 1700; (c) ---Dorchester.
      Date illegible. (d) Flat backed coffin. No inscription visible.
      West row, from north: (e) Flat backed coffin, inscription, on
      south side, illegible; (f) Taller flat backed coffin, illegible.
      (g) As last; (h) Flat backed coffin, to William Dorchester, died
      25.2.1720 and Mary, his daughter.

      What about the widow Susanna Dorchester of Etchilhampton who married Daniel Neate in 1737?