Cann, or Shaston-St-Rumbold, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the verge of the county, adjoining Shaftesbury, and 4 1/2 miles SSE of Semley railway station. Post town, Shaftesbury, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 987; population, 501. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £200. Patron, the Earl of Shaftesbury. There are two Primitive Methodist chapels.
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Dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1563. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by Ancestry.co.uk and made available on their site (subscription required).
Details of the places of worship in Cann, and their records, can be found on the following pages:
- St. Rumbold (Church of England)
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.