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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 43 No.3 – March 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

Italian Immigrants in 1861 Hampshire

February 23, 2014

Early Cremation of a Portsmouth Man 1900

February 17, 2014

Memories of World War Two Southampton

January 27, 2014

Destitute Woman Transported by Portsmouth Court – 1810

January 13, 2014

Portsmouth Bigamy Intrigue

October 22, 2013

Bignell Family Bible

September 22, 2013

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Latest Village Booklet – No 91 Cliddesden – is available now

Cliddesden (VB091) is a comprehensive study of the history of this rural Hampshire village and the parish of St Leonard. It is located two miles south of Basingstoke and west of the A339. The original parish had a detached part at Hatch which is now part of Basingstoke and north of the M3. The Basingstoke […]


Latest Village Booklet – No 90 Shalden – is available now

Village Booklet – No. 90 Shalden – available now. The latest in our range of village booklets is now available to purchase online through our shop or by post from the Sales Office. Shalden is a comprehensive study of the history of this rural Hampshire village and the parish of St Peter and St Paul. […]


The Hampshire Family Historian Volume 43 No.3 – March 2017

The latest Edition of the Hampshire Family Historian is now available for download in the Members’ . Articles include: Lost at Sea by Roy Montgomery, Knights of the Meon Valley by Jerry Sparkes andRoyalty in the Forest (Part II) by Richard Smith PLUS: Members Interests, Research Room, Around the Groups, Book Reviews and Your Letters


Odiham School Teacher

Teacher at a private school in Odiham around 1900 Ellen Valentine James HGS member Peter GODWIN’s Great Aunt was Ellen Valentine JAMES. She was the youngest of three sisters and was born on St. Valentine’s Day 14 February 1869 in Notting Hill.  Her parents were Henry George JAMES who had married Ellen MOREY in the […]


Inquest verdict of Visitation of God

Term used in a coroner’s verdict to explain an unexplained death Hampshire inquests The Hampshire coroner’s records were all destroyed which means that no official records exist. The best remaining source is from local newspaper reports though not every inquest and verdict was reported.  When reported the content varied from very brief to quite detailed.  Examples of […]


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