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Ancestry.com. Dorset, England, Jury Lists, 1825-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.Com Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: Dorset Jury Lists, 1825-1921. Dorchester, Dorset, England: Dorset History Centre.

About Dorset, England, Jury Lists, 1825-1921

This database includes lists of qualified jurors in the county of Dorset, England.

Historical Background

This database contains juror lists from the county of Dorset, England. For much of the time these records cover, a juror had to be a male between age 21 and 70 and own enough property to pay the poor rate (tax).

What You May Find in the Records

The records vary some over time, but they may include

  • name
  • name of village, parish, or township
  • name of street
  • title or occupation
  • nature of qualification, which may list the property that qualified a juror
  • poor rate assessment, inhabited house duty, and whether qualified as a special juror