1625 – 1638


 Loders Quarter Sessions 1625-1638


Census Data - Bruce Upton

Explanation of census spreadsheets  

Note the spreadsheets download rather than open in a separate window 

Loders 1831 Census spreadsheet

Loders 1841 Census spreadsheet 

Loders 1861 Census spreadsheet

Loders 1871 Census spreadsheet 

Various Data 

Protestation Returns 1641-2,  List of Royalist suspects compiled by General Disbrow 1655, Dorset Register of Yeomanry and Volunteer Corps 1798, Loders Freeholders in Dorset Poll Book 1802, Hunt's Directory 1851

Loders Various Data spreadsheet 

Loders Buriels 1813-1865 spreadsheet 

Census returns Loders OPC 


Village Voices

In 1988-1994 Pat Hughes, residing in Yondover, interviewed 16 villagers as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund oral history project called Spinning Yarns.  The idea behind doing these oral tapes was to build up a picture of the village from the early days of the 20th century to the present day (1994).  A mixture of the eldest people I could find were chosen, Netta (Henrietta) Taylor being born in 1902 and Hilda Greening in 1904 for example. Sadly only one person is still with us (2021). I used a questionnaire to keep us on the right track, not always succeeding! Some of the anecdotes were used in A Walk Through Long Loders. It goes without saying your father  (Rev O L Willmott) was an excellent interviewee!
It also needs mentioning that each person was given a disc of their interview. When Spinning Yarns took place in Bridport, they very kindly converted the Local History Museum's copies of the my tapes to CDs and also sent me the copies that you have for our History Group. They also interviewed me, which I hadn't asked for! Pat Hughes 2021.

Copies of the oral recordings and transcripts are held by Loders Local History Group, Bridport Museum and the Dorset Sound Archive.

Bridport Local History Centre 

Dorset Sound Archive - Loders Local History Group recordings and transcripts  

Until we are able to make the tapes available, transcripts will have to suffice.  Due to the quality of printing and they are recorded in Dorset dialect, they are not suitable for  reading out loud mode.

Arthur Crabb Part 1   Arthur Crabb Part 2   Arthur Crabb Part 3

Bill Budden Part 1   Bill Budden Part 2   Bill Budden Part 3   Bill Budden Part 4

Doug Darby Part 1 Doug Darby Part 2

Edgar Bishop

George Hyde

Hilda Greening Part 1 Hilda Greening Part 2

John Ellis Part 1 John Ellis Part 2

Lady Perronnelle Laskey Part 1 Lady Perronnelle Laskey Part 2

Netta Taylor Part 1 Netta Taylor Part 2 Netta Taylor Part 3

Percy Bowditch Part 1 Percy Bowditch Part 2

Philip Symes Part 1   Philip Symes Part 2

Phyllis Bunnel

Rev O L Willmott Part 1 Rev O L Willmott Part 2

Rob Wrixon Part 1 Rob Wrixon Part 2 Rob Wrixon Part 3

Additional Interviews and Profiles

Sir Evan Nepean

Sir Evan Nepean by Robin Stapleton

Sir Evan Nepean is X5 my Great uncle on my maternal grandmother's line. My direct line is his younger brother Nicholas who initially served in the marines, then the NSW Corps and after that in the army in various roles


I had been researching my family history and originally intended to stick strictly to my direct lines.. However, as I started to discover more about Sir Evan, I decided to take that on as a separate exercise. This I have been doing off and on over about 2 or 3 years. Unfortunately My Grandmother would tell me little other than to look on the wall of Loders Church. I do believe she once came to Loders Court and probably stayed there.

I have now largely written up what I have found, although there are still a few loose ends. I am hoping to get to Saltash during the summer, although the museum does have award opening hours. I would also like to try and get to the British Library to find more on his time as Governor of Bombay, although at 92 that may prove difficult. Prior to Covid we had booked to go to Dublin and see what I could find about his time as First Secretary as well as another line which I have traced back to 1243. I doubt whether I will get there now and hope another member of the family will sometime follow up what I've done.

Sir Evan Nepean Summary Jan 2023 

 In October 2022 I had an article In the 'Bridge' centred around his donation of the Town Hall clock tower and cupula but also broadly sets out his career.

Sir Evan Nepean Pages from Bridge-October-2022-web