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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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RIP Private Herbert Frank French

Herbert Frank FRENCH was born on 21st April 1884 at 11 Hyde Close in Winchester, the illegitimate son of Emily. On 18th January 1908 he married Sarah Ann (Annie) BIGNELL in Meonstoke and then settled in the village to raise their daughters Emily and Ivy. Herbert was initially in the Territorial Army then when WWI […]


Can you help

 We have recently been passed a copy of a photograph with a request for more information, maybe the location or the purpose. A comment with the photo says that the men were in training but didn’t say what for. 


Bigamy in 1820

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.


Kingston Cemetery CD

KINGSTON CEMETERY CD   HGS are very pleased to announce that a new CD is now available to buy for Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth.  The CD costs £10.00 and is available from our Research Centre in Cosham.  It can be purchased in person, by post, through the sales section of our website or through our Bookstall.


RIP Gunner William Talmage

RIP Gunner William Talmage William TALMAGE was born in 1884 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, and married Ellen Maria KNIGHT in Medstead in 1910.  They had a butcher’s business in West Horsley, Surrey, but when the First World War started William was one of the many who volunteered and joined the Army.


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