My name is John Dymond. I have spent more than twenty years tracing both my own and my wife's family history and of studying the registers of the village where I live.
This website is split into the following sections each related to a specific area of my research:
- This will contain details of my branch of the Dymond family tree, together with a study of the distribution of the Dymond surname and all its variants.
- This is my mother's family and has had a long and varied history in England since arriving (probably) with the Conqueror in 1066. The first attempt to document that history was made by Sir George Jackson-Duckett who published "Duchetiana" in 1864. Very few copies of this book are known to exist, and it is therefore almost unobtainable to most researchers around the world. I have transcribed several sections of this book and have placed them here in the public domain. If I can obtain the permission of the copyright holders of T.E.Duckett's book "The Duckett Family History" of 1960, then I will add that to the site as well.
- I have been studying the family history of this village for fifteen years. I have transcribed the complete Parish Registers (including those of the Primitive and Wesleyan Methodist chapels) and the Censuses from 1841 to 1891. These I have published here as a searchable database which can be searched by surname (as written or standardised), by event or by year. The Census database is currently a temporary prototype; I intend to extend the search criteria available and the ability to view the census street by street. Over time I will add similar databases for each of the Censuses from 1901 to 1911.
- I have also searched the national censuses of 1881 and 1891 for Aldbourne natives living elsewhere. Again this Diaspora database will eventually expand to cover all of the available censuses.
- There is also a searchable database for all Aldbourne people mentioned in the Marriage Bonds of the Diocese of Salisbury.
- This south Devon parish is where my Dy(i)mond forebears came from. I eventually intend to publish as extensive a set of databases for this village as for Aldbourne, but at present only three of the Censuses have been completed.
- Morchard Bishop
- My interest here is the Conybeer family. But in time I intend to publish a transcription of the Morchard Bishop Parish Registers in the same searchable form I have used for Aldbourne.
- This Somerset village is where my Duckett ancestors originated, and again I will be publishing a searchable database of the Parish Registers.
Changed circumstances mean that I no longer offer my services on a professional basis. I apologise if you have arrived at this site via a link or search engine which suggests otherwise.
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