Cox/Cock Extracts from the 1851 Census for Dorset
In 1872 Dorsetshire was classed as a maritime county even though most of it was contained between the counties of Devon, Somerset and Hampshire. In early times it belonged to the British Durotriges and Morini, and was included by the Romans in their Britannia Prima, and formed part of the Kingdom of Wessex. The county saw Danish Battles, and The Spanish Armada was routed off Portland Bill. What was probably the most significant English event occurred with the Duke of Monmouth's landing at Lyme Regis in his attempt for the English Throne, only to be beaten at Sedgemoor and subsequently hanged for his trouble. The county is mostly of farming communities, but now have seaside resorts of Bournemouth, Weymouth, Bridport and Swanage to name just a few.
Some of the following were recorded in the Somerset census for the reasons outlined on the extracts page.
Bridport Workhouse at Bradpole -
Dorchester Cavalry Barracks at Fordington - Dorchester Workhouse at Fordington -
East Stower -
Iwerne Courtney -
Kington Magna - Kingston Russell -
Portland Prison -
Shaftesbury Workhouse - Shitterton - Shroton - Swanage -