Hampshire Genealogical Society

Marriages Partnerships and Divorces

Young Lovers in Alton

April 4, 2019

A brief paragraph in the 15th of February 1873 issue of the Hampshire Telegraph announced the death of Ellen FOWLER in Alton, the wife of George who was a millwright’s apprentice.  On the face of it this was nothing unusual except that the report gave the ages of the couple; Ellen was only 15 – read more…

Bigamy in 1820

November 19, 2018

The Hampshire Chronicle printed on 5th June 1820 carried a brief article on page 4 referring to three prisoners who had been committed to the County Gaol.  One of the prisoners had been accused of bigamy but whereas most bigamists were men this was a woman. – read more…

A History of Divorce

January 4, 2013

We think of divorce as a relatively modern phenomenon. But we spend a lot of research time unsuccessfully looking for missing spouses – so did divorce exist in the 1860s? – read more…

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