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The Chilcott family lived at Povington Farm and Baltington Farm


James Chilcott (1825-1909)


James was born at West Knighton, Dorset in 1825 and baptised there on 9 September 1925. His parents were James Chilcott (1796-1849), a farmer, and his wife Mary Virtue Chilcott nee Grant (1801-1886). He was the second of their four sons.

By 1841 the family were living at Warmwell, Dorset where James senior’s occupation was now miller. The family employed a servant Joshua Ellis.

He married Elizabeth Sarah Cole (1816-1891) at

James and Elizabeth had three children:

  • Mary Jane Chilcott (1853-1932)
  • James Arthur ‘Arthur’ Chilcott (1855-1933) – see below
  • William Chilcott (1857-1908) – see below

In 1871 Povington Farm House, farmer of 300 acres employing 3 labourers and 2 boys.

1881 Povington Farm , 250 acres 4 men

Dorset County Chronicle, 24 July 1884

James served as the Rector’s Churchwarden for 23 years.

James died in May 1909 aged 84 of heart failure. He was buried in Tyneham churchyard.

1909 newspaper report of death of James Chilcott of Povington, Tyneham
Western Gazette, 4 June 1909

James Arthur ‘Arthur’ Chilcott (1855-1933)


Arthur was born at East Burton, Dorset and baptised at Winfrith Newburgh on 13 March 1855.

Arthur was the Enumerator for the 1891 Census of Tyneham.

Arthur married Mary Caroline Lawrence (1857-1940) at Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset on 14 March 1883.

Arthur and Mary had the following children:

  • Minnie Florence Chilcott (1883-1901)Minnie was attending Clarendon House School at West Borough, Wimborne in April 1901 – sadly she died on 19 May 1901 aged 18
  • Reginald Arthur Cole Chilcott (1884-1968) – Reginald was the Enumerator of the 1911 Census of Steeple – married Amy Brown (1892-1977)
  • Bernard Gerald Lawrence Chilcott (1886-1917) – died on 28 December 1917 • France & Flanders
  • Mabel May Chilcott (1887-1975) – married Charles Richard Daniels (1888-1975) at Lytchett Matravers, Dorset on 4 September 1929
  • Percy Ernest Edgar Chilcott (1889-1985) – married Eva May Howard (1895-1972) at Tyneham on 28 April 1918
  • Ethel Irene Chilcott (1890-1981) – married Arthur Horlock (1889-1968) at Lytchett Minster, Dorset, on 18 April 1923
  • Gladys Lillian Chilcott (1902-1958) – married Leslie John Rothwell (1904-1978) at

William Chilcott (1857-1908)


William died on 17 December 1908 aged 49.


Page last updated: 15 July 2021

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