I have double checked my information that I have given you. I have logged the name as William Dyke, but noted that the parts were not legible. I rented the film, so do not have it to double check this.I was reading the Bishop Transcripts Film no. 147084 (Bishop Transcripts from Milborne Port)through our local Family History Center.I can not find any other reference to William in the census that I have checked or other parish records.
I checked the land tax assessments (Flim no. 1526846) and the only Dykes I have recorded are: 1825: Sylvanius and George Dyke 1826: George Dyke 1827: George Dyke 1829: George Dyke 1830: Georgeand John Dyke 1832: George and John Dyke I will tell you that my Dyke family in Milborne Port did come from Stalbridge, Dorset.The 1871 census does have a William and Maria Dyke from Stalbridge living in Shaftsbury Dorset.He is aged 67 years old and a retired boot maker.Don't know if this helps. Pat