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Greywell Remarriage in 1855

June 15, 2015

Francis FREEMAN and Sarah Ann ROGERS from Odiham, Hampshire had legally married in 1854. The Hampshire Advertiser reports how they were then induced by their local curate in Greywell to a re-marriage in 1855. – read more…

1855 Portsea Hospital Bed Shortage

February 22, 2015

An 1855 Portsea Hospital bed shortage raised concerns when a man who was turned away later died. – read more…

Who was Sweet Fanny Adams?

October 20, 2014

The phrase ‘sweet Fanny Adams’ is still used today, but where did it originate? The story of the brutal murder of 8 year old Fanny from Alton is told here by a descendant of one of Fanny’s cousins. – read more…

Portsmouth Harbour c.1830

Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court

October 19, 2014

After the Napoleonic wars many suffered hardship that often resulted in lawbreaking and people being taken to court. William ATRELL and John CHAMBERLAIN were two such cases reported in the Hampshire Telegraph in 1817. – read more…

Magazine online family history articles by HGS

Portsmouth Bigamy Intrigue

October 22, 2013

Bigamy cases can be very interesting but are more intriguing when the accused is a woman. On this occasion the offending marriage took place nearly thirty years before coming to court. – read more…

Bignell Family Bible

September 22, 2013

A family bible that records an interesting sequence of events illustrating how useful these volumes are in tracing family movements. – read more…

Hampshire Children in Manchester Cotton Mill

August 26, 2013

What happened to these pauper children who were sent from Alverstoke workhouse as Manchester cotton mill apprentices ? – read more…

Newburgh New York

English man dies in Newburgh New York – 1850

August 26, 2013

The death was reported in 1850 in Portsmouth local newspaper of George Burton, an English immigrant living in New York. So, who was George Frederick Burton? – read more…

Family Tragedy in 19th Century East Tisted

July 16, 2013

See how HGS resources were used to research the EAMES family of East Tisted who were affected by a series of tragic events that began in 1810. – read more…

Punishment in Hampshire Quarter Session Courts – 1800

July 9, 2013

Criminals were often sentenced to whipping in Hampshire Quarter Sessions courts. Here are some examples from the 1800s. – read more…

Portsmouth Couple Married in India – 1899

June 20, 2013

A couple from Portsmouth married in Bombay in 1899. The announcement was in a Hampshire newspaper nearly three months later. Who were they and why were they in India? – read more…

Middle Park Farm Havant

A Hampshire Picture Mystery

February 27, 2013

Hampshire family history society, the HGS, would like help in tracking down the whereabouts of a picture, painted at the turn of the C20th of Middle Farm Havant. – read more…

The Hampshire Rose – Origins

February 22, 2013

Just what is the origin of the Hampshire Rose – many theories abound, from the time of King Arthur’s round table to a link with Lancaster. – read more…

A Delightful WWI Artefact

February 8, 2013

WWI artefacts include personal letters, messages, and embroidered gifts made by Belgian and French women sent home from the front by our soldiers. – read more…

Useful Research Source Material: Auction Sale Notices

January 19, 2013

Hampshire family historians shouldn’t overlook little used source documents such as this one of an Auction sale, advertised in the Portsmouth Telegraph. Details and surnames abound for the family historian – read more…

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