Hampshire Genealogical Society

Product Ref: VB079

Droxford Village Booklet

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The Droxford village booklet (VB079) is an outstanding study of this Hampshire village and its parish of St Mary and All Saints (excluding the tithings of Shedfield and Swanmore).

Droxford is situated west of the River Meon, 4 miles east of Bishops Waltham and 8 miles north-west of Fareham. Originally a large parish, now greatly reduced in size by the creation of the parishes of Shedfield and Swanmore in Victorian times.

Droxfords history dates back to Stone and Bronze Age barrows, and includes a couple of Roman burials. A Saxon cemetery was discovered in 1900. The current church dates back to the 12th century. Recent history includes the 1830 Swing Riots, and the booklet contains names of parishioners charged during the riots. Could your ancestor be among them?

Read about Droxfords connection to the 17th century writer Izaak WALTON, whose daughter was married to the local rector.

This thirteen page booklet includes a map and is packed with historical information about churches, schools and contiguous parishes. Numerous local surnames including those of landowners, traders, priests, farmers, inn keepers and school masters are also included.

To assist with your research, useful references for Droxford documents, records and photographs held at the Hampshire Record Office are given throughout, together with website addresses for more information.


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