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henry wittridge

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Steven Report 16 Mar 2010 23:16

Hello i've got a great anncestor in my tree, Henry Wittridge b1773 in Sherbourne Dorset. He married Elizabeth Roberts. Does anyone know how i can find details of his parents


Steven Report 16 Mar 2010 23:39

im not sure if there were records before this, was there


Thelma Report 16 Mar 2010 23:46

IGI Individual Record FamilySearchâ„¢ International Genealogical Index v5.0
British Isles
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Henry Witteridge Pedigree

Birth: Sherborne

Christening: 20 MAR 1773 Sherborne, Dorset, England


Father: William Witteridge Family
Mother: Sarah

Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C160391 1585 - 1831 1239227 Film NONE

Bishop's transcripts for Sherborne, 1585-1880 Church of England. Parish Church of Sherborne (Dorsetshire)


Steven Report 16 Mar 2010 23:50

sorry satnav where can i find this info


SylviaInCanada Report 17 Mar 2010 05:53


you are into looking at parish registers to find records on ancestors before 1837.

SatNav found that record on the International Genealogical Index on

This is the Mormon site, and it does carry a lot of records extracted from parish registers

However, it also has a lot of records which have been submitted by individuals, usually church members, and they do not have any backing documentation. So you must treat the submitted records with great caution .... do not enter them into your tree until and unless you can find documentation.

Go to the web site, click on Advanced Search, scroll down to International Genealogical Index (usually abbreviated as I G I)

You can also see if there is a Family History Society for the area (town/village, etc), sometimes they have records on their sites, or you can buy cds etc. You might have to pay to access records

Google to see if there are any Online Parish Clerks records

Google ancestors name ..... surprising what emerges from google!



Steven Report 18 Mar 2010 22:56

thanks. did check the parish records for SHERBOURNE and can know go back to c1670


Lynda Report 20 Jan 2013 14:38

Henry Wittridge was my GGG grandfather, born in SHERBORNE (note spelling), Dorset in 1801 to Henry and Elizabeth (Roberts). I've traced back to about 1680 from online ancestry records and Dorset Online Parish Clerks website (Dorset OPC). Contact me if you would like further info. Regards, Lynda


MarieCeleste Report 20 Jan 2013 14:58

Hello Lynda, and welcome to the boards.

Seeing as it's three years since Steven posted this he mightn't be checking for replies.

You could try contacting him by clicking on his name to send a direct message.