#51142 George Dando

George was born Jan 1690 in Paulton, Somerset, England. He died 13 Jan 1773 in High Littleton, Somerset, England. He was buried 13 Jan 1773 in Paulton, Somerset, England.

George and his family appear in a Settlement Certificate. This was a document instituted by The Poor Relief Act of 1662 which, among other things, mandated which parish was responsible for dealing with an indigent individual. When a family moved, they carried their Settlement Certificate with them. This acted as a guarantee that they wouldn't be a financial burden to their new community as their old community accepted responsibility for bringing them home and providing for them should they need it.

The text, with original spelling, reads:

To the Church-wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Highlittleton in the County of Somerset


We, the Church-warden and Overseer of the Poor of the parish of Paulton in the said County of Somerset, do hereby own and acknowledge George Dando, Sarah his wife, John, Sarah, George, Samuel and James, theirs sons and daughter to be parishioners legally settled in our said Parish of Paulton for oursevles and successors, do promise and agree to take and Receive them as such at any time Hereafter, Together with such Child and Children as the said George Dando shall have by the said Sarah his wife.

In Wittness whereof we have hereunto set out hands and seals this sixth day of March in the Tenth year of the Reign of OUr Sovereign Lord George the second, by the Grace of God of Great Brittain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith and so forth, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty six. Overseer Mary Plumer, her mark, Churchwarden Joh. Bailey.

26th October 1737, We, two of his Majestie's Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid, do allow the above Certificate on the oath of Samuel Symes, who saw the same duly Executed. Wm. Jones, H. Strachey.

George, Sarah and five of their children appear in the parish register of Paulton. George is almost certainly the George Dandoe buried on 13 Jan 1773 in Paulton. The family moved to Hallatrow in 1736. This is a hamlet in the parish of High Littleton.

There are Dando baptisms in High Littleton stretching back to the 16th century. Whether these are relatives and George was moving to be near family is uncertain. The name Dando is likely derived from a place name such as d’Aunou, adopted when England began requiring surnames, and would be held by many individuals. Geographic proximity is no guarantee because, while High Littleton is quite close to Paulton, so is the parish of Compton Dando and it is named after Godfrey de Anno, a Norman noble and unlikely relative.

George married #51143 Sarah Axe.

Marriage notes

They married 24 Jun 1716 in High Littleton, Somerset, England.


Other names for Sarah: Sarah Dando.

Sarah was born Jan 1696 in Somerset, England. She died Jan 1769 in Somerset, England. She was buried 13 Jan 1769 in Paulton, Somerset, England.

The burial registers of Paulton show: "Sarah Dandoe, wife of George Dandoe of Hallatrow, buried 13 Jan 1769."

Children of this relationship:

#51144MiJohn Dando(30 Dec 1719–1759)
#51151FiiSarah Dando(25 Oct 1724–)
#51148MiiiGeorge Dando(19 Sep 1727–16 Feb 1804)
#51149MivSamuel Dando(3 Dec 1733–May 1817)
#51152MvJames Dando(4 Feb 1736–)
#51150FviMary Dando(15 Mar 1740–)

Bernice Maynard to Tad Deffler, email 16 May 2011. Citing the register for Paulton 1736/7.

Family of Johann David and Christina Held, Ancestry World Tree, www.ancestry.com. Citing "Somerfield Coal Connections", an Ancestry World Tree.

Various, "Dando" - A One Name Study, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dandofamily/dandofam2.htm. Extracted 19 Sep 2015.

Line Generation: 1

Relationship: Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather