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East Orchard, a parish in that part of the hundred of Sixpenny-Handley in the West Shaston division of the county of Dorset, and four miles south southwest of Shaftesbury [Shaftsbury], annexed to the vicarage of Iwerne-Minster, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol. (Topographical Dictionary, Lewis, 1831)

24 Feb 1619/20 - 04 Jul 1620 (SOAME, FOL. 71; 854; pg 283) Nuncupative will of John HILL of East Orchard, Co Dorset, dated 24 Feb. 1619-20, proved 04 Jul 1620, named Extx: wife Elizth.; Wits: John COLIER and Elizth., his wife, Joane PHLIPPIN, Elizabeth COMBE. (Pr. 4 July 1620.) (Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England; Register SOAME 1620 by J. Henry Lea, 1904) Search Words: COLLIER FLIPPIN

As of 1998, there were no IGI parish extracts for this parish.