People Connected to Dorset
Historical County of England
How to use this Page
- Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Dorset to this project.
- You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Dorset Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!
Note People with links to Dorset can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.
People connected to Dorset can also be linked to the following projects.
Historical and Political people
- accommodated by the project Historical Dorset which covers the History of Dorset and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.
Famous or Notable People
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Dorset - Famous People and add them to the listing there.
People from Dorset who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Dorset families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.
Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.
To participate in any project
- you do need to first be a collaborator - so please join the project using the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page. Visit Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance. See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!
See also the following GENi projects
Heads of Dorset Families on Geni
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.
- John Corbin (ca. 1575- ), "of" Upwey
- John Hayter the Elder (1694-c1770)
- Samuel Porter (ca. 1567 - d.), Dorchester
- Johan Sprague (ca. 1501-1526), Upwey
- Thomas Warren Fordington
Emigrants from Dorset
Please add the names of people from Dorset who settled in the "New World"
- Governor John Endicott (1588 - 1665), Dorchester
- Passengers of the Lyon's Whelp departed April 5, 1629 from Gravesend, England; colonists (recruited by Gov. Endicott) from Dorset
- Great Migration: Passengers of the Mary & John, 1630 "Nearly all of the Mary and John 1630 passengers came from the West Country counties of Somerset, Dorset , Devon, and West Country towns of Dorchester, Bridport, Crewkerne and Exeter."
- Thomas Rose (1754-1833) English farmer who in 1793, was the first free settler to reach Australia
Other Pages for People Connected to English Counties
People Connected to Middlesex inc. London
Feel free to follow, request to collaborate
To join the project use the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page.
Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance.
See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!
this project is in History Link