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Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England



 


Notes: Fortuneswell is the largest of eight villages on the Isle of Portland, just off the coast of Dorset, in the English Channel. The old fishing community village lies on steeply sloping land on the northern edge of the island (Underhill), where Chesil Beach, the tombolo which connects the island to the mainland, joins the island.

The nearby villages of Chiswell and Castletown almost merge into Fortuneswell, as they share the limited space on the northern slopes of the island. However, Fortuneswell occupies the steepest land far above sea level, whereas Castletown and Chiswell occupy flat land close to sea level, next to Portland Harbour and Chesil Beach respectively.

The village has a main shopping street with several shops, and along with Easton, Fortuneswell is the main hub of the Isle of Portland's activities.

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Latitude: 50.5475363, Longitude: -2.4343209


Birth

Matches 1 to 12 of 12

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 CARTER, Joseph Motyer  12 Sep 1857Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I722
2 PITT, Elizabeth  4 Sep 1835Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I721
3 PITT, George  1839Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5444
4 PITT, Jane  1832Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5440
5 PITT, Mary  1837Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5443
6 PITT, Rebecca  1831Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5439
7 PITT, Richard  1841Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5445
8 SAMPSON, Joseph Motyer  11 Dec 1854Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I756
9 SCHOLLAR, Joan  Abt 1850Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I355
10 SCHOLLAR, Richard  Abt 1848Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I714
11 WINTER, Harry Motyer  25 Mar 1865Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I761
12 WINTER, Joseph Elijah Motyer  5 Dec 1857Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I732

Died

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 WINTER (WINTERBOTTOM), Sarah  13 Jan 1849Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I262

Baptism Site

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Baptism Site    Person ID 
1 MOTYER, Elizabeth Turner  14 Oct 1801Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I263
2 MOTYER, Harriet  24 Feb 1804Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I267
3 MOTYER, Lydia  21 Nov 1813Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I272
4 MOTYER, William  11 Dec 1808Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I582

Birth Site

Matches 1 to 6 of 6

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth Site    Person ID 
1 PITT, Elizabeth  Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I721
2 PITT, George  Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5444
3 PITT, Jane  Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5440
4 PITT, Mary  Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5443
5 PITT, Rebecca  Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5439
6 PITT, Richard  Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I5445

Occupation

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Occupation    Person ID 
1 SAMPSON, William Flew  18 Jan 1855Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England I757

Marriage Site

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Family    Marriage Site    Family ID 
1 SPICER / MOTYER  Fortuneswell, Portland (Isle of Portland), Dorsetshire County (now Dorset County), England F274