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red mail Polish Refugee Hospital
circa 1830 situated in Old Portsmouth (possibly Warblington Street). Polish soldier refugees. Would like to know more about this institution.
red mail looking for informaton
I am seeking information on a George Dodd born around 1811 Portsmouth Hampshire lived in lye Worcestershire died in Stourbridge WorcestershireAGED 71.Any information welcome.
red mail Moses Moore (master mariner/innkeeper) and Elizabeth Elliott
Hello. Does anyone have any detail on Moses Moore (Master Mariner/Innkeeper) Born 01 06 1825 and Elizabeth Elliott born in Totness Harberton? 12 05 1829. I am trying to trace their roots backward. Thanks and in anticipation Chris
red mail RAY, Family from Australia
Seeking info on my Great Grandfather William Ray marr Ann Atkins. I have no details but know of 2 children ALFRED FRANCIS RAY b: May 1859/60 Portsmouth and a sister Violet Louise Ray no details. Alfred was a seaman came to Sydney Australia via New Zealand abt 1880. He married on 26.oct 1889 to Agness Donohoe, they had 4 children. Alfred Francis, Louisea Agnes, Amy Violet, Arthur Sidney. I know VIOLET LOUISE went to Canada to live and had a daughter who had a daughter and came to Australia looking for her grandmothers brother .;. I would love to find out info on William and Ann and how and when Alfred came to Australia. Appreciate any help as I'm at a dead end. S
red mail west family - Portsmouth
I am trying to trace my grandfather Arnold West who married Edith Elizabeth Spratt 7/2/1923 at Salem Strict Baptist church. later he deserted my grandmother would be interested if anyone knows of him.
red mail James Cornelius Slight married Mary Ann Hodges in 1864
My grandmother Alice Mary Burridge, nee Slight, is shown on an 1881 british census as the daughter of Mary A. and James C. Slight of 28 Unicorn Street, Portsea, Hampshire. I am looking for information that would confirm that James Cornelius Slight and Mary Ann Hodges were, indeed Alice Mary Burridge's parents. This Alice Mary married Charles Edward Burridge in 1893. Their two children were James E. Burridge (eldest) and Sydney Stanmore Burridge (b. 1899), my father. Alice Mary Burridge died in 1909 and James Burridge died during WW1.
red mail Thomas Godsell, ropemaker
Born circa 1715, wife Elizabeth born 1717. Children (Thomas, Elizabeth, John, Jane)all baptised at St Mary's Portsea between 1742 & 1752.Moved to Cowes during 1760's. Ropemaker who died & was buried in Cowes churchyard 22/6 1787. Where & when was he born & married?
red mail cornelius
I am looking for any information on my grandfather Cornelius White born in 1883 in Portsmouth/Portsea. He married Nellie nee Ramsey in 1905 and served as a private at the Forton barracks Gosport Portsea.I cannot find his birth record.
red mail Barber Family
I'm searching for anybody who can tell me about the Barber family who lived in the following. Arundel Street, Fratton Rd, Commercial rd. The man I wish to know about is Fred Walker who was married to Ellen known as Nellie. Fred was a fire man and he and his family lived in the Portsmouth area until his death sometime before 1940, Ellen went on to live there until the 1970.
I have more information about Lily Ann Appleton. I now believe that she was born c1892 Droxford, Portsmouth, Hants. I am looking for any possible descendants. 1919 possible match residence 265 Milton Road, Portsmouth (workhouse?) 1919 possible match General Servant London Avenue, North End, Portsmouth 1921 possible match marriage Voysey Any information or help would be grateful. Thanks
red mail Louisa Tillett WARD & William Tillett WARD
William Tillet WARD b. 1869 Brunswick Place Kirkdale (Liverpool) s/o William Tillet WARD 2nd Corporal Army Hospital Corps & Anna nee WREN. Louisa Tillett WARD & William Tillett WARD both christened 08 May 1870 St Thomas, Portsmith (entry was on a page in St Thomas register but it has been confirmed that the page was in fact from the Garrison Church, Father: William, Mother: Annie, however no rank or army details were entered on page for father). Louisa T. WARD is in Hursley Workhouse on 1881 census and she came to New Zealand shortly thereafter. Legend has it her mother was actually Louisa MORANT (spelling??) but we can find no trace of a birth under any surname for Louise T. Her census workhouse details say born Portsmouth. We can find no positive trace of any William T in any census. I have traced one William Ward (Snr) who had a military career, but despite many coincidences, his son William was born in the Royal Victoria Hospital Netly, not as per the certificate we posess, so this one can't be ours. We can't find a TILLETT connection as yet, nor anything useful on BMDs. Do these people ring bells with anyone's findings? We'd love some help here, thanks.
Who is THOMAS WILLIAMS b. 1724/5?
Thomas Williams has many thousands of descendants but no one it seems has been able to find his birth, parents or siblings. Can anyone Help? Thomas is assumed born in 1724 or 1725, is first heard of as a student of a Dr Marryatt at Plasterer's Hall in Addle Street, London where he trained as a minister. He left there in 1749 and moved to Gosport where he was ordained in 1750, and lived at No. 5 Middle (High) Street. He married in 1750 Rebecca Isgar ( Isger ) of Gosport at Rowner. He had three known children, Rebecca b. 1751 (married John Voke ); Thomas b. 1753 (married Mary Marsh ); and Lydia b. 1757 (married John Fenn ). He, Thomas Williams (Rev.) died on 19th June 1770 and he is buried at St Mary's, Alverstoke in the Hammond family tomb. The Portsmouth City Records hold this information and he was not unknown in Portsmouth - did he have family there or in London or Wales?. There is quite extensive information available on many of his descendants, but who is he connected to?
red mail John Gardiner Ife
I'm looking for any information on John Gardiner Ife and his family. He was in the royal navy and married to Mary Ann Marlow, they lived in Portsmouth/Portsea. They had a daughter Harriet Ife, who on the census 1871 is a pauper in Portsea, Kingston. I can't get a handle on his ancestors and what happened to him and his wife. Any info would be gladly received.
I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother, Minnie Eugenie Read.I know she was a single mother in 1915 when she gave birth to my Grandfather, Frank Ernest Read, in 265 Milton Road, Portsmouth, (workhouse). I believe she worked as a domestic servant at 25 Silver Street, Southsea, at the time of his birth. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
red mail Clements
Looking for any information on Michael Clements who was on the HMS Victory during the battle of Trafalgar. Or info about his partner Anna Rose
red mail George Rumsey
George Rumsey living at 73 St James Road, Portsmouth in 1901 with his family, any connections
red mail Charles and Frederick Rumsey
Details in 1901 census - Charles and Frederick Rumsey both living in King Street, Portsmouth (St Pauls part. Charles living at number 23 with his family and Frederick living at number 29 with his family. Looking for any connections
red mail Burnetts of Old Portsmouth
The Burnett family lived in the Old Portsmouth area of Portsea in the late 1700’s. Edward Burnett Bap 7 Jan 1837, a seaman’s missionary in the Isle of Wight, was the only son of Edward Burnett Born 25 Feb 1806 and Mary. Edward had 6 siblings and was the son of Thomas Burnett Born 3 Aug 1766 and Mary Ann Mervin, (Marvin), Born 18 Apr 1773. Mary’s parents were George Mervin Born 1 Oct 1749 and Mary Snook Born 24 Apr 1748. Thomas had 4 siblings and was the son of Joseph Burnett Bap 24 Jan 1735 and Martha. Joseph had 4 siblings and was the son of Thomas Burnett and Margaret. If you can add any other details to this tree I would appreciate a response.
red mail WALLIS
Has anyone any information about the wallis family who lived in commercial road Portsmouth. Names were Charles or George Wallis, wife Maud, Children vera, reggie, charles, Olive and lesley.
red mail Passell
I have photos etc of the family of Ernest Herbert Passell married to Helena Grace (nee Cowthard?) they had a daughter also called Helena (went under the name of Lena). Ernest was born 1st Aug 1882 St Pauls, Portsmouth. I would love to find the true owner of these lovely photos, but keep hitting brick walls. My family name was Passells with an S at the end and he does not seem to be connected to us. Can any body help. Lesley
Vivions of Portsmouth
Thomas Vivion Purser in the Royal Navy died 7 January 1824 Married Rebecca Judson in 1770 and had at least five children of whom John became Major in the Royal Marines ; Thomas became a Captain in the R.N. William may have been a Lt. in the Royal Marines killed in action 1801 ; Ann Catherine married Col. lawrence Desborough of the Royal Marines. Any other descendants who know more ?
red mail Looking for Richards Family
I am looking for any information on my great grandmother x3, from what I have found her native town was Portsmouth she would have been born around 1817, I also know that she was transported to australia in 1836.Ann Richards, aged 18, could read and write, Protestant religion, single, native place Portsmouth, trade or calling "needle woman and nurse girl", crime was shoplifting, tried at Southampton (Portsmouth) Quarter Sessions on 29 June 1835, sentenced to 7 years, no previous convictions, height 5 foot 2 and three quarter inches, ruddy complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, small scar on left cheek, mole on left shoulder.
red mail The Heath's of Cottage View
Any info on the Heath's who are listed as living in Cottage View Portsea in the 1861 to 1901 census.There were 11 children listed between 81 and 01. Some then, on marriage perhaps moved on to Gamble Road.
Powell and Victoria Barracks
I am trying to find information about which armed forces would have been in the Victoria Barracks in 1905 and where I might find a list of service people in the barracks. I am trying to trace a J.N. Powell who (probably) married a Sarah Jane Vanstone (born 1858, Plymouth) in the late 1890's. He was present at the death of John Vanstone on December 23, 1905 and was listed as "son-in-law".
red mail Locke
Looking for Joseph Lock whose son William married Johanna Lock in Portsea Island in 1873
red mail GAUNTLETT
GEORGE GAUNTLETT Baker by trade b:Portsmouth 1880 m ELIZABETH FRANCES BROWSE 1822.............. They left England to live on Malta where their daughter ELIZABETH FRANCES GAUNTLETT was born in 1823....... ......She married on Malta to RICHARD WESTRUP (from High Wycombe, Bucks) in 1844.............. I'd like to hear from anyone related to the above named persons or those associated with the family. With thanks
red mail Chase
I am trying to find out if anyone knows about a bizarre story I have regarding my grandfather Henry Thomas Chase b 23-4-1879 Brixton.His parents Thomas Hayter Chase and Martha Ellen Thomas. Before he immegrated to NZ it was said he had married or was with a lady with whom they had 2 boys. Stanley and Bob(Robert?) The story goes that the lady was said to have been put into hospital (mentle?)and Henry traded his youngest son, to a publisher or some one of = importance ,for a passage for himself and his eldest son Stanley to go to Australia. From there I am told Stanley joined the navy or army, and Henry came out to NZ to start up a successful taxi -Bus service in Rotorua, got married and had 5 children.He was older when he married in 1925 about 44 years old. No one seems to know of the where abouts of Stanley and /or if he even exists.There seems to be no record of a marraige in England.It is unknown what Henry did before he came out to NZ.His nephew Charles Hayter Chase who was in the navy also came out to NZ and married Phyllis Jean Crichton sister to Henerys wife Doris May.
red mail fish hawkers
I am trying to find ancestors called Robinson who used to sell fish around the streets. Benjamin had a horse and cart and lived at Trevor Road Southsea. His son James Richard was also a fish hawker and my grandmother states that the family had a wet fish shop in Portsmouth. James Richard had a son called James Richard and his birth certificate, it states that he was born in Stowe Road Milton. Does anybody know of a fish shop that could have been run by the Robinsons? Thank you
Hider, Arthur Ernest
Arthur B 11 Jan 1872 Kensington London D 26 Feb 1945. Would like to verify names of parents and brothers and sisters.
Susan Young born 1882 in Portsmouth married George Squire born 1881. Married October 1904 at RegisterOffice. Susan's parents were Abraham Young and Mary Ann Stevens. Hoping to get further information on family prior to 1800s
red mail Wingham Family
Interested in contacting anybody called wingham to compare family notes. My Greatgrandfather, Frederick Thomas Wingham was born in Gosport in 185o, dying in York in 1893, hence the Yorkshire branch of the Wingham family. Regards Jim
red mail Helby
Looking forward for any information on the Helby family. There were many families were in Portsmouth area between 1790 and 1900. Joanna Helby, New Zealand
red mail Whites Of Camber Dock
Thomas White, boat builder, moved to Old Portsmouth in 1840 from GFerrol Road,Gosport. He made a 'patent slip'in the Dock and not only made and repaired ships but he made and exported this new design of slipway. He and his famly lived at 84 St Thomas's Street. He died in 1863 and his son, Thomas may have inhertited the business, or his widow, Jane Gain Thomas. Did they? where did they move to? why did the business disappear? Any descendants? Any pictures. (Thomas White came from Cowes, where hewas one of the 'Whites of Cowes'.)

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