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Sturminster Marshall

Major Settlement in the Parish of Sturminster Marshall

Historical Forms

  • (æt) Sture minster 873–888 BCS553 e11
  • Sturministris c.1080 France
  • Sturminstre 1086 DB
  • Sturministra 1154–8 Ch 1390
  • Sturminstr(i)a 1162–4 France
  • Sturmin(i)str(e), Sturminister, Sturmyn(i)stre, Sturmynystre, Sturmynster 1204 ClR 1212 Fees
  • Sturmen(i)str(e) 1206 P 1391 DCMDeed
  • Sturmenystre 1304 Wim
  • Sturmenustre 1348 Pat
  • Sturmunstr(e) l13 AddCh 1332 SR 1353 AddCh 1374 Cl
  • Sturmistre, Sturmystre, Sturmyster 1340 Pat 1508 AddCh
  • Sturmistir 1379 Cl
  • Sturmester 1512 Pars
  • Sturemynstre 1286 Wim 1337 Fine 1340 Pat
  • Sturmenstre 1335 Wim
  • -Marescal 1268 Ass 1280 Cl
  • -Mare(s)chal(l) 1284 Cl 1465 Pat
  • -Marischal l13 AddCh
  • -Mar(s)chal(l) 1288 Ass
  • -Marescalli e14 Wim 1306 Cl
  • Sturministre Mars(s)hall 1318 Pat
  • -marechel, -marechal 1330 Wim
  • Sturmynstre Marchel 1423 Pat
  • -Marshell 1493 Ilch
  • Esturmin(i)stre, Esturminstr(i)a 1152–1204 France
  • Esturmilistria 1162 ib
  • Esturmunstr' 1268 Ass
  • Esturminstre Mareschal 1327 HarlCh 1330 Pat
  • Estur(e)menistre 1266,1366 ib
  • Est' ministr' 1268 Ass
  • Stormen(i)str(e) 1210–12 RBE 1348 DCMDeed
  • Storministr(e), Stormynstre, Stormynster 1268 Ass 1412 Cl
  • Stormyster 1548 DLCt
  • Storemen(i)stre 1273 Ipm 1335 Wim
  • Stourmistre 1244 FF 1344
  • Stourmyn(y)str(e), Stourmynster, Stourmynstyr 1280 Ass 1461 DCMDeed
  • Stourmunstre 1345 Wim
  • Stourmenstre 1348 Pat 1366 Cl
  • Stourmyster 1475 Pat 1508 DCMDeed
  • Stouremynstre 1344 Fine 1396 et freq
  • Stowremynster 1514 Pars
  • Stower Mister 1677 DCMCt
  • Turmin(i)str', Thurmynistr' 1244 Ass
  • Thurmunstr' 1269 Cl
  • Stirmystermarchall 1469 Pat
  • Stromynstre Marchall 1504 DLCt
  • Sturmister Marshall als. Moorecourt 1678 DCMCt 1690 Drax
  • East Sturminster 1774 Hutch1
  • Sturministre Marescall hundred in 1307 Ipm

Etymology

'The church on R. Stour', v. mynster , RNs. infra , cf. Lytchett Minster par. supra , Sturminster Newton par. infra .The manorial affix is from the Marshals , earls of Pembroke, of whom William Marescallus or Mareschal was here in 1204 Hutch3, 1212 Fees, 1218 Pat, etc, cf. Charlton Marshall par. supra . It was also called East Sturminster 1774 Hutch1, from its situation relative to Sturminster Newton. On the AN  spellings Estur - with prosthetic e before st , -milistria with interchange of n and l , and T (h )ur - with loss of s , v. ANInfl 55, 141, 67. For Moorecourt , v. Moorcourt Fm infra . There is mention of Sturministre Marescall hundred in 1307 Ipm.

Places in the same Parish

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