Faccombe village booklet now available
Faccombe, (VB099) is located south of the Berkshire County border and a short distance north-west of the A343. This road runs south from Newbury to Andover, the latter being 9 miles away to the south-west. The village at 750 feet lies in a valley between the steep chalk downs to the east and west, many of which are heavily wooded. Netherton was the original manor and administrative centre of the parish and is now located just inside the parish boundary about 1.5 miles to the west of the village Among the local family names appearing over the centuries are WILLIS with 17 stones in the old Netherton churchyard and 2 in St Barnabas, others are ISLES, BURTON, MANCHESTER and HILLIER/HILLIAR.
This twelve page booklet includes a great deal of historical information covering Faccombe including not only the gentry but also the teachers, publicans and ordinary people. To assist with your research, useful references for Faccombe documents and records held at the Hampshire Record Office are given throughout, together with other sources and website addresses for more information.
HGS Fair Oak Open Evening
Would you like to trace your family history but don’t know where to start? Have you started your research but hit a brick wall and don’t know where to look next? The HGS Fair Oak Group is holding an Open Evening at the St Thomas’ Church Hall, Fair Oak on Tuesday 8th October from 7:30pm […]
Headley village booklet now available
Headley, (VB104) is a large parish reduced in size by the creation of Grayshott in 1901, the creation of Whitehill civil parish in 1929 and the creation of Bordon ecclesiastical parish in 2002. Headley is 4 miles north of Liphook and 8 miles south of Farnham
Protestant Dissenters Burials Grounds
There is an interesting insight into the use of separate burial grounds for dissenters written onto the first page of the burial register for the Christchurch Independent Church that is in reference RG4/399.
Review of HGS Conference Day 2019
Review of HGS Conference Day 2019 Our third conference day was held on 15th June and was attended by 150 delegates. In the luxury of the Fair Oak Suite of the Macdonald Hotel and Spa, Botley, everyone took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
HGS Conference Day – Rosalind McCutcheon – Fact Sheet
The factsheet from Ros McCutcheon’s excellent talk at our recent Conference Day can be accessed via the following Link: Irish-Poor-Handout-June-2019-Ros-McCutcheon (1)