CANN (ST. RUMBOLD), a parish, in the union of SHAFTESBURY, hundred of SIXPENNY-HANDLEY, Shaston division of DORSET, 1½ mile (S. E.) from Shaftesbury; containing 524 inhahitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 2. 1., and in the gift of the Earl of Shaftesbury: the tithes have been commuted for £250, and there is about an acre of glebe.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, 1848. Transcribed by Nigel Batty-Smith ©2014
- Michael Day provides photographs and bibliography for Cann (St. Rumbold) on his Dorset Churches website
- You can search for churches in the local area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database.
- The Dorset History Centre hold the Parish Registers for Cann:
Baptisms: 1563-1973 Marriages: 1563-1641, 16521667, 1675-1969 Burials: 1568-1646, 16521987 (DHC Ref: PE/CAN)
- A description of Cann from the Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5 is available on the UK Genealogy Archives site