I want to use "Pilgrims from Fordington:The EAMES Family: An Account of the life of Capt. Anthony Eames (1595-1686)

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I want to help contribute to the deep genealogy on our shared tree.

1.) Geographical region and time period:   [Fordington, Dorset, England, 1595-1686.]

2.) Some example names and dates:   [Capt. Anthony Eames, wife Millicent, children Alice, John, Richard, Anne, Anthony (Jr.)]

3.) Source(s) for my information on them:   [

Pilgrims from Fordington

The EAMES Family

(Also spelt EMES in many records or AMES)

An Account of the life of Captain Anthony Eames (1595 – 1686)
Churchwarden of St Georges Church & Constable of Fordington Manor

©Compiled by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington December 2009 ]

Before I get started adding and changing profiles, can you tell me if there is a WikiTree project that would cover these people? If so, how do I get in touch with the project members to coordinate and collaborate on the profiles?

in Genealogy Help by Deborah David G2G6 (6.1k points)
edited by Deborah David

2 Answers

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That's your source.  Who and where are the people? You need to fill in the [Your answer here]s above so we can help you.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
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 My personal opinion is that Michael Russell, the Dorchester/Fordington online parish clerk  is an excellent local historian. His work is thorough and well referenced.  I would think it an excellent secondary source to cite but he  puts a lot of effort into his writing and he does  rightly claim copyright  so please don't copy his writing directly. Since he produces full citations, it is possible to use this to both check his findings and to source your own writing. 

He has of course transcribed the parish registers for Fordington and Dorchester and they are online. Images of the registers (as available ) are on Ancestry as are other records from the area.

So for example the records that show the appointment of Anthony and his brother as constables are the quarter sessions records.

Antonius (Anthony) was Sworn in as one of the 2 Constables for Fordington at the quarter sessions in Sherborne  in the sixth year of the reign of Charles (1630/1 )Dorset, England, Quarter Sessions Order Books, 1625-1905 QSM 1/1,7b  image 253 on ancestry.co.uk 

1632 John Eames was sworn in as a constable  for Fordington Dorset, England, Quarter Sessions Order Books, 1625-1905 QSM 1/1,7b   (image 377 on ancestry.co.uk)


I have transcribed the will of Roger Kete, which he uses to verify Margery as the name  of Anthony Eame's wife (I will upload in a minute  have done it )  

Actually I was about to ask what people think about  something I found  which just possibly  gives a clue to her surname 

PS he was probably born in Fordington, but one wouldn't normally say St George Fordington which is the name of the parish church.

Ros the profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Eames-2

and unless I've got it completely wrong the source is


by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (390k points)
edited by Helen Ford

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