My name is John Dymond. I have spent more than twenty years tracing both my own and my wife's family history and 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 twenty 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. 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.

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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