Hampshire Genealogical Society

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Selborne Village Booklet

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The Village Booklet on Selborne explores this ancient village, settled beneath its ‘hangar’, south east of Alton. The village is overflowing with history; from its intriguing connections with the Knights Templars, to the important role it played in the Swing Riots. It was also the home of the naturalist, Gilbert White, and now hosts the Oates Museum.

Along with a useful map showing Selborne and its contiguous settlements, are descriptions of places of worship, past and present. Of particular interest are details on the non-conformist congregations.

This booklet contains the surnames of over fifty past inhabitants, from school master and inn keeper to landowner; while sources as diverse as Hearth Taxes, Enclosure Awards and Trade Directories are explored. Maybe you have ancestors who were Swing Rioters. Whatever your connection with Selborne, this booklet and its useful reference material will be a great asset to your research.


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