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The Great Storm of 1703
« on: Wednesday 04 October 17 15:39 BST (UK) »
Some while ago when trawling Dorset Parish Records, I read jottings in the register of some of the effects of that storm. Now, being currently more interested, i have tried to find those accounts again but without success. If anyone knows of these and can put me back to them, I would be very pleased.
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Re: The Great Storm of 1703
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 16:05 BST (UK) »
Could have been in almost any parish in the Southern half of England?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1703
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: The Great Storm of 1703
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 16:07 BST (UK) »
True, but these were definitely in Dorset. Some of the more likely parishes make no mention.

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Re: The Great Storm of 1703
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 16:12 BST (UK) »
The Church of England declared that the storm was Godís vengeance for the sins of the nation.

(quoting from the wikipedia article)

So likely to be written down by the more evangelistic type priests?
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Re: The Great Storm of 1703
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 October 17 05:24 BST (UK) »
Hi

I found "Great Storm of 1703 - Wikipedia"
It seems to have affected much of the south of England.
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Tomlinson, Gash, Faulkner, Dickinson, Dawson - Lincolnshire
Toms, Street, Witt, Harris, Foot(e) - Hampshire