ABT 1594 - ____
- BIRTH: ABT 1594, Brinspittal, Dorset, England
- +John SMITH
- Hannah SMITH
- Tumson SMITH
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Smith and associated lines from a GEDCOM at RootsWeb by Ronald Cox [email@example.com].
`Brinspittal', is a `phonetic' corruption of `Briantspuddle', a small hamlet in Dorset, Dictionary of English Place names.
The name seems to have been in the Doomsday Book under the `general' name of Pidele which is translated as
being `an estate on the River (in this case, a lesser Trent) and from 1452, this particular one was owned by a man
called Brian. It is located approx. midway between Dorchester and Poole and lies a little south of the A35 main road.
Nearest town is Bere Regis but the famous `Tolpuddle (another extraction of Pidele) is about 2- 3 miles NW.
"A Memorial of Rev. Thomas Smith"
Susan Augusta Smith
Avery & Doten, Plymouth, 1895, p7
"it appears he (John Smith) was the son of Thomas Smith of Brinspittae,
about five miles from Dorchester, in Dorsetshire..."
Ida Florence Crozier & Mary Victoria Sanderson, "Building our Pe
The Smith Family History, a compendium prepared in the 1980s b