Monday, April 15, 2013
Arnold family Research Day
My Arnold family I mentioned earlier as Hannah Arnold married Charles Butt 26 Dec 1820 at Winterborne Clenstone. This is the beautiful Church of St Nicholas located in this very small rural village of Winterborne Clenstone, Dorset along the Winterborne. We visited St Nicholas Church and Graveyard the 20 April 2008 and the Winterborne was a small stream following under an old wooden bridge along by the graveyard which sat at the foot of the Knoll upon which the Church sat. The Church is still in use and part of the British Heritage Trust.
The Church was apparently rebuilt in 1840 by Mrs Michel and it is an edifice of flint and Portland stone in the Perpendicular style. The earlier Church was a large ancient structure.
Hannah Arnold was the daughter of William Arnold and Elizabeth Molton and they married 30 Aug 1793 at Milton Abbas. They had ten children although there is some thought that the 10th son was actually the son of Sarah Arnold daughter of William Arnold and Elizabeth Molton. This is the Sarah Arnold who married Joseph Butt (brother to Charles Butt the husband of Hannah Arnold).
Milton Abbas again is one of the Dorset parishes which is on Ancestry. The marriage is found on page 29 No. 111 William Arnold of this parish and Elizabeth Molton of the Parish of Winterbourne Whitchurch married in this Church by Banns this Thirtieth day of August in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety by me John Richardson Curate. This marriage was solemnized between us William Arnold, Elizabeth Molton. In the Presence of The Mark of Jane Lovell and the Mark of William Arnol, Jethro Vacher. The priest has written what looks like Malton for Elizabeth's surname and it was a mystery to me for quite a while until I saw her original signature where she writes Molton. William was baptized 21 Feb 1770 at Milton Abbas and the son of John Arnold and Hannah/Ann Norris who were themselves married 5 Jul 1751 at Milton Abbas. John and Hannah had eight children of whom William was the seventh and the youngest son.
John Arnold was baptized 4 Aug 1725 at Milton Abbas and the son of John and Susannah Arnold. Their marriage has not yet been located. John Arnold (father of John) was baptized 21 Apr 1702 at Milton Abbas the son of James Arnold and Mary Hardy (Hardy according to some researchers not yet verified by me). This James was baptized 4 Oct 1663 at Milton Abbas and the son of James and Sibyl Arnold. Another researcher has their marriage as 20 Jul 1673 at Milton Abbas (the dates are somewhat peculiar). I would like to verify these dates and extract the Arnold entries from the Milton Abbas parish Registers. I am curious if it is possible to move further back as there are several Arnold males listed on the 1641-42 Protestation Returns for Milton Abbas: Henry Arnold (gent), Wm Arnold, David Arnold, Henry Arnold, John Arnold with Richard Arnold as Constable.
To facilitate this search I will extract the Arnold entries from the Milton Abbas parish registers beginning in 1812 and moving backwards to the beginning of the registers in 1560. It would be exciting to be able to take this family all the way back to the beginning of the Parish Registers. Milton Abbas is this amazing village in Dorset where it appears when you enter the town that all the houses have thatched roofs. Beautiful designs in the thatching and in fact Milton Abbas was the first planned village in England. Lord Milton, Earl of Dorchester, in 1780 rebuilt the village of Milton Abbey moving them to a new spot that didn't block the view from his home. It is a delightful village very spacious and the thatched roofs absolutely splendid as you drive in along the main road.
Parish Registers for Milton Abbas
18 Dec 1810 Maria Arnold
17 Dec 1809 Mary Arnold
8 Dec 1805 Susanna Arnold
8 Feb 1805 John Arnold
3 Aug 1794 Jane Arnold
18 Dec 1789 Elizabeth Arnold
24 Jul 1811 Elias son of John and Sarah Arnold
12 May 1809 Henry son of John and Sarah Arnold
19 Apr 1807 John son of John and Sarah Arnold
19 Dec 1804 Isabella daughter of John and Sarah Arnold
2 Jan 1803 Harriot daughter of John and Sarah Arnold
15 Jan 1801 James son of James and Ann Arnold
17 Aug 1800 Maria daughter of Joseph and Susanna Arnold
22 Apr 1798 Kitty daughter of Joseph and Susanna Arnold
8 Nov 1792 Joseph son of Joseph and Susanna Arnold
1 Jul 1787 Henry son of Joseph and Susan Arnold
30 Jun 1782 John son of Joseph and Susanna Arnold
No. 193. Joseph Arnold and Ann Kite both of this parish Married in this Church by Banns published August 3, 10, 17 1806 this eighteenth Day of August in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred and six by me Gilb Langdon, Vicar. This marriage was solemnized between us Joseph Arnold , the mark of Ann Kite, in the presence of Wm Head, Jethro Vacher
John Arnold and Sarah Sturmy both of this parish married in this Church by Banns published March 21, 28, April 4, 1802 this twelfth day of April in the Year One thousand eight hundred and two by me Gilbt Langdon, Vicar, This marriage was solemnized between us John Arnold, Sarah Sturmy's mark, in the presence of Jethro Vacher, James Sturmy
James Vacher of this parish and Ann Arnold of the same were married in this Church by Banns this twenty sixth day of July in the Year one thousand seven hundred and ninety six by me Gilbt Langdon, Vicar, this marriage was solemnized between us: James Vacher his mark, Ann Arnold her mark, In the presence of Sarh Shep[ard, Jethro Vacher
No. 111 William Arnold of this parish and Elizabeth Molton of the Parish of Winterbourne Whitchurch married in this Church by Banns this Thirtieth day of August in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety by me John Richardson Curate. This marriage was solemnized between us William Arnold, Elizabeth Molton. In the Presence of The Mark of Jane Lovell and the Mark of William Arnol, Jethro Vacher.
No 78 Joseph Arnold of the Parish of Milton Abbas and Susanna Best of the same Parish were married in this Church by Banns published June 24, July 1, 8 this eighteenth day of July in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty one by me John Richardson Curate. This marriage was solemnized between us Joseph Arnold, Susanna Best, in the presence of Robert Norris, Sarah Style
Completed 1780 to 1812. Next research day to continue extraction of Arnold entries.