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Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court – Correction

June 26, 2017

Latest Village Booklet – No 92 Bramdean – is available now

June 6, 2017

Were you a Beverley Babe?

June 6, 2017

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION CORRECTIONS

May 24, 2017

Will of John Biggnall of Kingston

May 19, 2017

HGS Ringwood team runners-up in local quiz

May 14, 2017

Latest Village Booklet – No 91 Cliddesden – is available now

April 15, 2017

Latest Village Booklet – No 90 Shalden – is available now

March 13, 2017

The Hampshire Family Historian Volume 45 No.1 – June 2017

March 7, 2017

Odiham School Teacher

February 26, 2017

Inquest verdict of Visitation of God

January 27, 2017

A New Partnership for HGS

November 29, 2016

New Membership Secretary

November 29, 2016

Hampshire Centenarian

November 12, 2016

Harmony Hall later Queenwood College

October 23, 2016

Uncle Tom of Portsmouth

October 7, 2016

Fordingbridge Rabies Death

September 30, 2016

Help from Memorial Inscriptions

August 30, 2016

HGS Village booklet series

August 30, 2016

“Lost” an Ancestor before 1837

August 30, 2016

Death Notices in Old Hampshire Newspapers

November 17, 2015

West Meon Infanticide 1830

November 10, 2015

Greywell Remarriage in 1855

June 15, 2015

Hampshire Murder in Swanwick, 1899

March 1, 2015

1855 Portsea Hospital Bed Shortage

February 22, 2015

Portsmouth Police Gas Explosion in 1855

December 13, 2014

Who was Sweet Fanny Adams?

October 20, 2014

Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court

October 19, 2014

Useful Family Tree Information from Portsea Will

July 28, 2014

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men 1810

April 14, 2014

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Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court – Correction

  HGS member David Hall has kindly pointed out an error in the original post I added to the website in October 2014. I had incorrectly stated that William Jeremiah ATRILL married Elizabeth GRIFFITHS on 2 July 1808.  These details are correct but the William in the court case was a labourer who married Elizabeth THOMPSON in Alverstoke […]


Latest Village Booklet – No 92 Bramdean – is available now

Bramdean (VB092) is a comprehensive study of the history of this rural Hampshire village and the parish of St Simon and St Jude, along with the tin church on Bramdean Common originally built for the travelling community. It is located nine miles east of Winchester and four miles south-east of Alresford on the A272.  A […]


Were you a Beverley Babe?

Beverley Babes The Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home As Britain prepared for the possibility of going to war with Germany, the Southsea based Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home, known as Bowland, made plans to evacuate their premises, with patients and staff to be taken to Beverley House, Wickham. On the 1st […]


MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION CORRECTIONS

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION CORRECTIONS Two errors in the HGS Memorial Inscriptions for Longparish and Southampton Hill Lane Cemetery have recently been found. The one in Longparish is on a memorial inside the church, number 162 in our index, where it gives the dates for William Arthur DURNFORD as being 1653 – 1940.  William was obviously not […]


Will of John Biggnall of Kingston

Can an early will help with family trees John Biggnall The early registers for both Portsmouth parishes have disappeared. Later 17 Century registers are not always complete.  Trying to trace early families on Portsea Island can be difficult but early wills may help.  John BIGGNALL of Kingston wrote his will on 8 February 1684/5 and […]


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