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High Sheriff Of Dorset
The High Sheriff of Dorset
Dorset
is an ancient High Sheriff title which has been in existence for over one thousand years.[1] Until 1567 the Sheriff of Somerset was also the Sheriff of Dorset. On 1 April 1974, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, the title of Sheriff of Dorset
Dorset
was retitled High Sheriff of Dorset.[2] The position was once a powerful position responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing law and order in Dorset
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Charlton Marshall
Charlton Marshall is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district, on the A350 road 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the market town of Blandford Forum
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John Strode (died 1679)
Sir John Strode (11 August 1624 - 1679) supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War. He held various official offices during the Protectorate and was knighted by Oliver Cromwell. After the Restoration he was a member of the Cavalier Parliament. He was knighted by King Charles II in 1662.Contents1 Biography 2 Family 3 Notes 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] Strode was the son of Sir John Strode who was MP for Bridport. He had a private education. In 1642 he succeeded his father and was a royalist commissioner in the Civil War. He compounded for his estate valued at £633 p.a.[1] In 1652 he was commissioner for assessment and appointed J.P. for Dorset but he was removed again soon after
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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl Of Shaftesbury
Anthony
Anthony
may refer to:Contents1 Awards 2 Locations2.1 United Kingdom 2.2 United States 2.3 Italy3 People3.1 Saints and clerics 3.2 Monarchs 3.3 Other 3.4 Fictional characters4 See also 5 ReferencesAwards[edit] Anthony
Anthony
Awards, literary awards Tony Awards, theatre awardsLocations[edit] United Kingdom[edit] Antony, Cornwall
Antony, Cornwall
(usage varies)United States[edit]Anthony, Florida Anthony, Indiana Anthony, Kansas Anthony, New Jersey Anthony, New Mexico Anthony, TexasItaly[edit]Anthony, SicilyPeople[edit] Anthony
Anthony
(given name) Anthony
Anthony
(surname)This section lists people commonly referred to solely by this name. Saints and clerics[edit] Main article: Saint Anthony
Anthony
(other)St
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Local Government Act 1972
The Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
(c 70) is an Act of Parliament
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Sir Nathaniel Napier, 2nd Baronet
Sir Nathaniel Napier, 2nd Baronet (1636–1709) was an English politician, known also as a traveller and dilettante.Contents1 Early life 2 In politics 3 Later life 4 Works 5 Family 6 NotesEarly life[edit] The third son of Sir Gerrard Napier, 1st Baronet, of More Crichel in Dorset, by Margaret, daughter and coheiress of John Colles of Barton, Somerset, he matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford, 16 March 1654, as a fellow-commoner.[1] He presented the college with a bronze eagle lectern; but, being in bad health, did not take a degree. After his marriage in 1656, he lived quietly at Edmondsham, Dorset.[2] In politics[edit] Napier was knighted on 16 January 1662, and spent some time in travel. In 1673 he succeeded his father as second baronet, and settled down as a country gentleman
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Smedmore House
Smedmore House is a country house near Kimmeridge, Dorset, in England. It was originally built by Sir William Clavell around 1620, partially rebuilt by Edward Clavell around 1700, and greatly augmented by George Clavell around 1760.[1] English Heritage have designated it a Grade II* listed building.[2] It is not normally open to the public, although there are regular open days and the House can be rented or hired for functions.[3] History[edit] The manor of Smedmore, near Kimmeridge, had historically belonged to the Smedmore family, however they sold it to William Wyot in 1392. Around 1426 it passed into the Clavell family with the marriage of William's granddaughter Joanna to John Clavell
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Creech Grange
Creech Grange
Creech Grange
is an elegant country house in Steeple, south of Wareham in Dorset
Dorset
at the foot of the Purbeck Hills. Historic England
Historic England
designate it as a Grade I listed building.[1] The park and gardens are Grade II* listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[2]Contents1 History 2 View 3 SSSI 4 Gallery 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] The house was built by Sir Oliver Lawrence (1507–1559), who acquired the land from the former Bindon Abbey, near Wool, after Henry VIII had abolished the monasteries in 1539
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John Croke
Sir John Croke
John Croke
(1553 – 23 January 1620)[1] was Speaker of the English House of Commons between October–December 1601.[2] He was a lawyer and judge by profession, and was Recorder of London. Croke won the City of London constituency in his election to the 1601 parliament, and was the last Speaker before the death of Elizabeth I, in 1603.Contents1 Life 2 Family and issue 3 See also 4 ReferencesLife[edit] Croke spent the early part of his career as a lawyer. He entered the Inner Temple
Inner Temple
in 1570, and received a call to the bar shortly after, becoming a "distinguished member".[3] He was rewarded for his service as a lawyer with a silver gilt from the Lord Chancellor, Sir Christopher Hatton
Christopher Hatton
(d. 1591).[1] Upon his father's death in 1584, he was deeded the Chilton manor house his grandfather had built, and Studley Priory, which he had purchased
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Cerne Abbey
Cerne Abbey was a Benedictine monastery founded in 987 in the town now called Cerne Abbas, Dorset, by Æthelmær the Stout. History[edit] The abbey was founded in 987 by Æthelmær the Stout. Ælfric of Eynsham, the most prolific writer in Old English, was known to have spent time at the abbey as a priest and teacher.[1] King Canute is known to have plundered this monastery during an attack upon the town, but afterwards became a benefactor of it.[2] By the time of the Domesday Book, the abbey had added substantially to its endowment.[2] Much of this wealth has been credited[3] to the veneration of Saint Eadwold of Cerne, a 9th-century hermit reputedly a brother of Edmund, king of East Anglia
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Thomas Rose (died 1747)
Thomas Rose (1679-1747)[2] of Wootton House in the parish of Wootton Fitzpaine in Dorset was Sheriff of Dorset in 1715.[3]Contents1 Origins 2 Marriage and progeny 3 Death 4 ReferencesOrigins[edit] The earliest recorded member of the Rose family is John Rose of St Burlado (Saint Brélade) on the Island of Jersey, who served as Mayor of Lyme Regis in Dorset in 1611. He married Fayth Ellesdon, a daughter of Ralph Ellesdon.[4] His son was Richard Rose (died c. 1658), a Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis (1639–55), who married Elizabeth Henley, a daughter of Henry Henley of Leigh.[5] Marriage and progeny[edit] He left an only child and sole heiress:[6]Mary Rose (1715-1749), who died aged 34, having married (as his first wife) Francis Drewe (1712–1773) of Grange in the parish of Broadhembury in Devon, Sheriff of Devon in 1738
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Sydling St Nicholas
Sydling St Nicholas
Sydling St Nicholas
is a village and civil parish in the West Dorset district of Dorset
Dorset
in southwest England. The parish is 5 to 9 miles (8.0 to 14.5 km) northwest of the county town Dorchester and covers most of the valley of the small Sydling Water
Sydling Water
in the chalk hills of the Dorset
Dorset
Downs. The parish has an area of 2,075 hectares (5,130 acres)[1] and includes the hamlet of Up Sydling
Up Sydling
in the north. Sydling St Nicholas
Sydling St Nicholas
village was recorded in the 11th-century Domesday Book, though evidence of much earlier human occupation has been found in the surrounding area
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John Browne (Parliamentarian)
John Browne (1582 – 16 May 1659) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1653. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War. Browne was the son of John Browne of Frampton, Dorset. He matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, on 13 October 1598, aged 16. He was a student of the Middle Temple in 1599. In 1621, he was elected Member of Parliament for Bridport. He was re-elected MP for Bridport in 1628 but his election was declared void on 12 April. In June 1641 he was elected MP for Dorset in the Long Parliament and sat until 1653, surviving Pride's Purge in 1648. He was a commissioner on the trial of the King in 1649, but did not act.[1] Browne died at the age of 78.[1] References[edit]^ a b 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714: Braly-Bruer', Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714: Abannan-Kyte (1891), pp. 171-200
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Charborough Park
Charborough House, also known as Charborough Park, is a grade I listed building,[2] the manor house of the ancient manor of Charborough. The house is situated between the villages of Sturminster Marshall and Bere Regis in Dorset, England
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Wootton Fitzpaine
Wootton Fitzpaine is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It lies approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north-east of Lyme Regis in a small side valley of the River Char, close to the Marshwood Vale
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Josiah Wedgwood II
Josiah Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood
II (3 April 1769 – 12 July 1843), the son of the English potter Josiah Wedgwood, continued his father's firm and was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Stoke-upon-Trent from 1832 to 1835. He was an abolitionist, and detested slavery. Josiah and his brother Thomas gave their friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge a life annuity of £150, with the goal of freeing Coleridge from financial worries and the need to support himself by noncreative work, so that he could pursue his literary and philosophical interests
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