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red mail Harfield
I am reasearching the families of Albert David Harfield and John and Julia Harfield. Does anyone have any connection with any of these people
red mail PASSINGHAM
Hi I am wondering if anybody can help. I am searching for information on Ralph PASSINGHAM born 14th December 1920 at 265 Milton Road, Portsea his mother was Nellie Ann (nee Moore). When she registered his birth her occupation was Washerwoman of 13 Blossom Alley, Portsmouth. She married Richard PASSINGHAM on 20th June 1917 at the Register Office in Portsmouth. They lived at 2 Yorkes Place, Portsea at the time of their marriage. I don’t know if there were anymore siblings. Nellie Ann was my Gt Grandmother. Thanks Jane - in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
red mail Peter MOODY
Looking for details of Peter MOODY born Portsea abt 1797 to William & Elizabeth MOODY. Bapt 18 Nov 1797 Holy Trinity, Gosport, HampshireHe became a Reverend and was Vicar of St Johns Church, Marylebone Parish, London for many years. Married to Henrietta FORD.
red mail Hughes and Miller Families
I understand my paternal family were born in Portsea. Does anyone know anything about them please
red mail Hart-Nathan
hi i'm looking for my g,grandparents,Benjamin Nathan who M.Cathrine Hart.app 1828-30, who gave birth to my grandfather,also, Benjamin Nathan born 10-jul-1848 while living at 121 queen st portsea u.k.anything greatly appreciated,thank's.
red mail gissing family of portsea
Has anybody any links to Elizabeth Collings who married Alfred William Gissing in Portsea and had a daughter, Helen born 1899.
red mail collings of portsea
Hi. I'm looking for any links to the Collings family of Portsea. Emily Robinson married Charles Collings 1870 Portsea and had 8 children. would love to hear from anybody with any links Jan
red mail LAMB JAMES
Iam seeking info on James Lamb Born in 1862 in Portsea.He married Laura Winnicott, was widowed and some years later moved to Maidstone and had six children with Caroline May Eliza Cradduck. Would like to hear from any decendants of his brother and sisters
red mail DAY FAMILY
Looking for info on James and Mary Day c1790s to c1820s in Portsea.
red mail John Butcher - Margaret Vainey Salter
John and Margaret were married at Saint Marys, Portsea, 9 July 1808. John may have previously married Jane Dore in 1797. Information on either of the above greatly appreciated.
Willson
Trying to trace the Willson family of Portsea. Sarah Rebecca married James Cornelius Smith in 1870.
red mail William Goodfellow married Mary Ann Twomey
at the St Mary's Portsea church 21 Feb 1886. William aged 21 years, bachelor of 28 Grosvenor St, Tram Driver and Mary Ann Twomey (Toomey) aged 20 years Spinster, 15 South Parade, by E B Cullen Fathers names Samuel Goodfellow Dairyman and Michael Twomey Farmer. Witness Daniel Holland and Thomas Woodman Holland. Mary Ann and Michael were born in Ireland. possibility Cork. William Goodfellow died in Panama. He had a son William Michael Goodfellow born in Panama who died in New Zealand. Mary Ann Twomey remarried Thomas Gordon b Dundee Soctland and died in New Zealand. her 2nd marriage was at St Lukes Church, Landport on the 29 August 1892, Thomas Gordon aged 30 years Bachelor, Labourer, Southsea and Mary Goodfellow widow aged 29 years. married certificate signed by George Cox and Louisa White. Married by Earnest W Hamper Any information regarding these people is appreciated.
Elgar
Searching for a Francis ELGAR, married to a Susanna - could be PEARCE or CHALKLEY.
COOTE FAMILY
Looking for any information on William Coote (b around 1787 in Portsea) and his wife Sally Blyth (born c 1788 Portsea?). They had a number of children, Sally, Eliza, Eliza Jane, Charlotte, Amelia and George William between 1809 and 1829. All were christened in St Marys or St Johns Portsea. William was a Customs Officer. Sally died sometime after 1829 and before 1840. In 1839 and onwards William lived in Toxteth Park, Liverpool. George, Charlotte and Amelia also lived there.
red mail HARPER HEWES HARLEN
I am interested in these families in Portsea before 1800. Joseph Harper (bn abt 1741 and his father, grandfather and ggrandfather all Richard Harper). Who was Joseph's mother? Any siblings? Joseph's grandmother Joan Hewes and ggrandmother Edith Harlen - any info on their families please?
compton
seaching for Ruth (Ramah) Compton, b. Portsea, Hampshire 1795. Married Adam Charles Mountjoy b. Kington, Wiltshire, 1790's. Son Charles Mountjoy was sent to Western Australia as a convict in 1855.
red mail Thompson family
I am looking for descendants of James THOMPSON, b. abt 1810, who married Mary Ann CHILD 18 Dec 1830 at St Marys, Portsea. Their son, John Edward THOMPSON, b.21 Nov 1831 in Portsmouth, who married Johanna MARSHALL 11 Sep 1856 at St Marys, Portsea, is my G/Grandfather.
red mail MAYNARD
My ggggrandfather was George MAYNARD b. abt. 1803 Portsea m. Henrietta?? b. abt. 1805 Portsea.They had 7 children one of which was my gggrandfather Richard MAYNARD b.1835 Portsea who m. Mary Ann WARE (widow) formerly SMIDMORE 1856 Portsea. He was a Cordwainer/Shoemaker as was his father George. They had 1 child Richard MAYNARD my ggrandfather b. 17 Feb. 1858 Landport who m. Jane LAWS. If anyone can connect with this family I would love to hear from you. Pamela
amelia smith
i am searching for my grandfarthers sister born in portsea my granfathers name was william there was also a sister by the name of lilian, mothers name was elizabeth, fathers john smith. (Note from CuriousFox Editor, Lilians's grandaughter has been in touch with us. Please contact us with an updated email address if this is your entry)
red mail Bastable of Portsea
Looking for any Bastable in Portsea, Portsmouth
red mail Vaughan/Barrows Marriage
John "Ulick" Vaughan is shown as Single in the 1871 Census,Employed on board Powder Barge, Priddys Hard. His "Wife" to be Eleanor Susan Barrows was living with her Father in Plymouth. They had their first children, twins in 1877. But, I can't find their Marriage. John was born in 1856 and died in Portsmouth in 1937; Elanor was born in 1855 and died in Cheadle, Staffs in 1941.
Hewitts / Smiths / Bridgens
Looking for Catherine Grigg Hewitt, especially, who married Abel Gould Smith in 1818. Portsmouth or Portsea area. Also, Line of Harry, Jeremiah, and Abel, Smiths. Harry Smith (muscician) married Elizabeth Bridgen. Ring any bells with anyone?
red mail Ellen Jemima Richman
I would like to find some detail on the family of Ellen Richman, my grandmother's grandmother. She was born approximately 1839 in Portsea and married Joseph Bowman of Ashby de la Zouch in 1859. She was a nurse. She and her daughter Sarah Jane Bowman Savage emigrated with Sarah's husband and daughter to California in 1899.
red mail Edmund Pratt of Portsea
Looking for information on Edmund Pratt b.November 1810 in Portsea, married Jane ?. He was a candlestick maker.
red mail Edgells of Portsea
I am seeking information on the children of William and Matilda Edgell of Portsea. Particularly the daughters: Fanny Mary born 1850,Lavinia born 1855, Ann Selina who married Henry Henning in 1864 and Matilda Isabella who married Thomas William Wells in 1866
red mail Jones, Seymour, Nuttall, Caws
Seeking information on these families who left Southhampton for the United States in 1819-1820 and settled in the Ohio River Valley.
red mail Wheeler - Portsea 1800's
Looking for anyone with information on the Wheeler family from Portsea. So far I have John Wheeler and his wife Sarah being the parents of Sarah (b 1810), John Taplin (b1812), Samuel (b1814), James (b1816), Elizabeth (b1818), Martha (b1821), another Sarah (b1822), another Samuel James (b1824), and another Eliza (b. 1827). James married Isabelle Hubble (b1819) and had James, Isabella, William Taplin (my gg grandfather) and Lousia. Any info greatly appreciated.
red mail Bamber
Looking for information on William Bamber and Phoebe Phillips who married on 17th February 1801 in Portsea.
BRYANT
Looking for any info on my ancestors the Bryants who are shown as living at 13 Waltham Street,Portsea on 1881 Census and had local business Bryant Brothers a pipe manufacturer.Edward Bryant was head of family and was married to Louisa. They had 9 children. William, Walter, Louisa, Frances, Anne, John,Ellen, Caroline, Frederick. Any information on them or the business would be of interest.
Swales Portsea
Mary Swales married Amos Turley Dec 1812 at St Marys Church Portsea At the time Amos was serving on HMS Worcestershire. Does anyone have connections with these Swales family? Thank you Lily
red mail Charles Cornell
Born in America about 1863,married in Portsea 1897 toFlorence Green,born Bath 1876 .They Lived in Portsea at 1st Butcher street,but ending up at North Street.Sometimes known as old Pete the Darkie.He was a Street performer in Commercial Rd from 1895-1930.He was my great grand father.any information would help.
red mail Jones
I am looking for information on Henry Caws Jones, son of Jacob Jones and Hannah Caws Jones who arrived in Baltimore MD, US in 1819 on the ship Henry Clay and subsequently became a river boat pilot on the Ohio River.
red mail Newman/Poulett
I am researching my family name Newman, mainly born and lived in Portsea but one of the family members Elizabeth Lavinia Newman Married William Henry Poulett who become 6th Earl of Somerset, trying to find out any information about this marriage and as much information about Elizabeth's family, her father's name was Alfred Edmund Newman, his wife was called Emma New. Appreciate any info. Thanks
red mail Beauley
Long shot:A Sophia from Portsea b 1805 married a Mr Beauley And movd to Torpoint,Cornwall then onto Morice Town + Stoke Damerel in Devon.
red mail Hunt/Hogsflesh
looking for family with these names. John Hunt Hogsflesh c1835 dropped Hogsflesh when he went into Royal navy in 1856 He was married to Elizabeth Cailes from Cranbourne in 1859! children were Anne, Emma born in Wareham 1860 and son William John who was born in Blandford Forum Gaol where John was stationed as a county policeman in 1864 I am interested in tracing the family hogsflesh back from these dates. John's father was also John, Mother Elizabeth
red mail KEMISH, MOORE, BREDEN
I am trying to fill in details about my Grandmother and her family. She was named as Gladys Florence Viney born at 95 Toronto Road on 14th September 1905. Her mother Nellie Ann Moore registered her in the sub district North End and Buckland, Portsmouth on the 28th October 1905 address then 101 Toronto Road. Nellie A was the daughter of Lucy Ellen (nee KEMISH) and William MOORE married 7th April 1889 at Portsea, Hants. She was born on 21st January 1890 at 8 Wells Street, Landport. In the 1891 Census she was living with: William Moore a Gunner in the 16th Southern (RA) and Lucy Ellen at 2 Cross Street, Portsea. According to this information my Grandmothers mother was not yet 16 years old when she was born. I have read there were 'Bastardy Bonds in those days - where can I find more info? On my Grandmothers marriage certificate however she named her father as Percy Viney deceased - a sailor. We know nothing about her birth mother as Lucy Ellen brought her up. Lucy Ellen and Nellie Ann were living at 7 Grenville Road, Portsmouth. She as housekeeper to Thomas Sharp and Nellie Ann was a boarder. (Also on the 1901 Census there was a Percy Viney - 14 years - living at Harcourt Road, 9 Ladysmith Terrace, Portsmouth - son of...
red mail SCOTT
I am trying to trace James Washington Scott, born in Portsea in June 1869. His wife was Sophia (nee Baynton) and I think he had at least two children, Alice Ellen and Frederick Andrew. He was a blacksmith and then a boilermaker and in 1885 he was living in Bermondsey, South London
red mail richard florance portsea
Looking for informaton re Richard Florance ,was on hm Weasle 1842
red mail Sarah Jane Cowling - born Field
Born about 1852 probably in Portsea although possibly in Gosport. Her mother- Sarah Field - was possibly not married. Sarah Jane states on her marriage certificate that her father was William Field Solicitor. SJ also told her children that she livedas a child with a grandmother in Brockhurst until she ran away to her family in Portsmouth. On her marriage she appears to have moved to Guernsey where most of her family were born. However, she does appear to have returned to Portsmouth now and again, travelling also to London on business. Sarah Jane's mother married ( again?) later and there was a step brother, name unknown. Any help would be gratefully accepted!
red mail Wilkinson William
He was my great grandfather, born in the East Indies around 1854. He was a widower when he married my greatgrandmother, Sarah Hatton in 1878 in Portsea, Hampshire, UK
red mail Cohen
I am looking for connections of Isaac COHEN and Phoebe MYER m. 1799 Gt. Synagogue,London. Isaac appears on the 1841 census for Portsea living in College St., with his children, Clara, Esther, Rachel, Amelia and Jacob. After Isaac's death in in abt 1843( not burried in Portsea ) the family may have returned to London. Amelia was my G.Grandmother and married Morris SAMUELS. In 1851 census they were living in Spitalfields, later moving to Gravesend, Kent.
red mail Butcher , Hurst
Iam looking for information about Jeremiah Butcher born circa 1760 who married Kitty Hurst in Warnford circa 1781 they had a son William born circa 1791 were there other children? and who were their parents? any help would be appreciated.
red mail Frank Edward Thomas Found
FRANK EDWARD THOMAS FOUND born abt 1866 in Southsea and he married Alice Mary Hillyer in 1892 in Portsea. His mother was Sophia Found born in Egham, Surrey in 1826. What was her maiden name and who was Frank's father??
Portsea
I am looking for the names and dates for the parents of my mother Fanny Laura Orsmond, born 1907, married 1926. I know that she was the youngest of 17 children and that she had sisters called Rosie,Margie and Alice and brothers called Harry and Dink.
red mail Bicycle Racing
Would appreciate information re a Portsea "cycle and racing club" and particularly an annual race held around 1900. Seeking further information re a Charles T. Kimber who, I am told, won this race one year and was awarded a cup.
red mail Inkster
I am looking for information concerning John Inkster and his wife, Henrietta(nee Wallis).He was an engineer on a packet and lived in Abercrombie St Portsea where my great grandfather Bertie Maynard Inkster was born in 1867.
red mail May
Henry James May of Peterborough, I think he married my maternal g/mother Ada Jane Garner of Wellingborough. They had a son Wally who married Gladys Underhay, they lived on Landguard rd., henry and ada were caretakers of a chapel in Portsea. any infoplease?
red mail Gatrall
grandfather Norman Edgar Gatrall m. Florence irene Garner, 1922/23? lived highland rd, portsmouth. any info please?
Richman
Researching a family of Richmans who lived in Portses from the 1800s up to the mid 1850s. The family originated in Fawley, where Charles Richman was b: 1773. He married Elizabeth Wheeler,in 1797. Son George b:1810 at Portsea.m: 1828 Alverstoke, Sophia Elstone, had three sons - Henry, John and Thomas, who each found their way up to Liverpool, Lancs, where each married.
red mail August
John Wesley AUGUST. Born 14 May 1838 Poole, Dorset, England. He was the son of George AUGUST and Mary Ann KELLEY. CENSUS 1881 JOHN WESLEY AUGUST AGE 42 A BLACKSMITH BORN POOLE. WIFE MARY BOYD AGE 45 BORN SCOTLAND . DAUGHTER ANNIE AGE 17 A STAY MAKER BORN PLAISTOW. SON JOHN AGE 13 BORN GRAVESEND. 1868 DAUGHTER ELIZABETH JANE AGE 10 SOUTHAMPTON SON WILLIAM AGE 6 BORN PORTS MOUTH 1875 SON JOSEPH AGE 4 BORN PORTSMOUTH 1873 SON CHARLES AGE 1 BORN PORTSMOUTH 1880 LIVING AT 13, PORT ROYAL STREETPORTSEA. AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE MARY LIVED WITH DAUGHTER ELIZABETH & HER HUSBAND JOHN WHITE. 63, NORTH STREET PORTSEA. LOOKING FOR DECENDANTS OF BOTH WHITE & AUGUST
Dunn Family
My Great Grandfather was one Patrick Dunn born @1806 served in the Army and later was a Chelsea Pensioner Died 1860 in Portsea had several Children. Richard born Ireland, Caroline,Alfred and Isabella born Portsmouth. Isabella married Francis Henry Durham & had about 5 children born in Portsmouth, Sherness, Wandsworth, Leytonstone and Ilford. Alfred married one Catherine Owen Nichols and lived in Portsea. Any information on any of the above. Thanks
red mail Clark Marriage - Portsea
Looking for information on Henry James CLARK who married Mary Dormer CATER in Portsea in 1834.
red mail Smeeton, Euston And Ada Hallett
James SMEETON, married Louisa EUSTON, Portsea. 1898- or married Ada Hallett 1898. Married to both. Ada was a widow so I don't know her maiden name. She was his 2nd wife. Louisa died at Dunnets Head in Scotland. James is Buried at the Royal Naval Cemetry in Dorset.
red mail Raitt Family
Harriett b 1855 m David Glasier Taylor, Charles J A Raitt b 1825 m Harriett Thorpe, James Raitt Master Mariner b 1788 m Sally Chubb.Hollis Thorpe b 1807 m Sarah Shirley.
Buildings, 1870
I am trying to find info. on the Ware Bldg.in Portsea, also a place called Alfred Terrace. Would anyone have an idea where I might find this info. Thanks, Evelyn
Abbott
I have researched my Abbott family back to James William who married Mary Ann Blake in 1833. I would be interested to hear from anyone who can take the line further back.
red mail Charles Briant- Carman
My wifes' Great-Great-Grandfather was named Charles Briant and he was born in Fordingbridge. He moved to Portsea area during the early 1870's and after the death of his first wife he married Jane Glover, born Gosport. Her first name may have been Emma. He was described as a carman. Anyone who has any information about possible links with the family is welcome to contact me. I have a lot more information about earlier generations and many contacts all over the world.
Maynard
I am looking for information on Robert Maynard, married to Naomi Bennett.Married in 1870 at St. Marys, Portsea.They had 18 children.
ORSMOND and FRAPPEL of Hampshire
Descendants of Thomas ORSMOND born 1808 in Hampshire, baptised 1809 at St Marys Portsea Hampshire and married in 1830 in London to Elizabeth CATTERNS or CATTARNS. The above Thomas ORSMOND was a son of Thomas ORSMOND and Elizabeth FRAPPEL
red mail Saunders
I am looking for knowledge of the parents of Robert SAUNDERS born Portsea 1834. Any researcher looking at the same family?
red mail Willis
looking for infomation relating to Charles Willis and Eliza Bull c. 1866/71
Bailey
Searching ancestors of Henry BAILEY married Ellen HEWITT 1858 son Harry BAILEY born 1860.
Price
I am looking for Elizabeth Price who married William Backshell in 1822 in Portsea,Portsmouth
Backshell
I am researching the family Backshell. William Backshell was a grocer in Portsea in the early to mid 1800s, he married an Elizabeth Price in 1822. The family were Baptists & attended the St Thomas Street General Baptist Church. Any information would be gratefully received.
red mail Plucknett
I am interested in anyone with the surname Plucknett born in Portsea or anywhere worldwide.
red mail Jolliffe
I am interested in anyone with the surname Jolliffe born in Portsea after 1840.
red mail Goodyer
I am interested in anyone with the surname Goodyer born in Portsea after 1860.
red mail Cock/cox
I am interested in anyone with the surname Cock/Cox born in Portsea 1800 to 1900.
Mackie
Looking for a William Mackie and wife Elizabeth had two children baptised Portsea 1812 and 1814 not known where they were from before that.


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