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People Connected to Dorset

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  • Tom Finlayson Cameron (1884 - 1918)
    Rank: Lieutenant Date of Death: 30/04/1918 Age: 33 Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish) 2nd/14th Bn. Grave Reference: O. 70. Cemetery: JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY Additional Infor...
  • Captain Frederick James Chadwick (1883 - 1915)
    Rank: Captain Date of Death: 13/04/1915 Age: 31 Regiment/Service: 104th Wellesley's Rifles Awards: Mentioned in Despatches Grave Reference: III. C. 14. Cemetery: BASRA WAR CEMETERY Additi...
  • William Parsons, of Beaminster (c.1570 - 1625)
    William PARSONS (Sr.) BIRTH: ABT 1570, ,,,England DEATH: 19 Feb 1653, Beaminster,Dorset,Canterbury Prov.,England BURIAL: ABT 1653, St. Mary's,Beaminster,Dorset,England Married Margaret ...
  • Joane Elwell (1615 - 1675)
    The maiden name of Robert Elwell's wife isn't certain. 12 Children Samuel Elwell (1635 – 1696) Mary Elwell Dolliver (1639 – 1708) infant Elwell (1639 – 1639) John Elwel...
  • Robert Elwell (c.1614 - 1683)
    Robert Elwell is thought to have been in Dorchester, now part of Boston, as early as 1634.  It is believed that Robert Elwell was born about 1612 in England.  According to the Topographic...

People Connected to Dorset

Historical County of England

See also

Dorset - Main Page
Dorset Genealogical Resources
Historic Buildings of Dorset
Dorset Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries & Graveyards

See also

Visitations of Dorsetshire

How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Dorset to this project.
  2. 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!

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Heads of Dorset Families on Geni

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.

























Emigrants from Dorset

Please add the names of people from Dorset who settled in the "New World"


South America

United States


  • Thomas Rose (1754-1833) English farmer who in 1793, was the first free settler to reach Australia


South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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