Category Archives: Victorian 1837-1901

Victorian Period in Hampshire’s History 1837-1901
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Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Hampshire PeopleThe incredible engineers, the Brunels, father and son are in-extrinsically linked to Portsmouth through deed and birth Marc Isambard Brunel was a frenchman who fled the French Revolution and in 1793, fled to America and became chief engineer of New York City.  By 1799… Continue Reading

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Digital Projects

Data collected from the 1841 census on Meon Valley surnames, shows the incidence of surnames in individual villages along the Meon Valley. This bank of data reveals some interesting finds. It is an incomplete but growing body of data useful to Hampshire family historians. Continue Reading

The Mysteries of Wymering Manor

The Mysteries of Wymering Manor

Wymering Manor in Portsmouth is one of Hampshire’s oldest and allegedly, most haunted houses. From the outside it presents a bit of a sorry state and it’s exterior belies it’s ancient past but it is a house full on intrigue and mystery. Continue Reading

Baptismal Font Soberton

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Meon Valley Fonts

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Meon Valley FontsThe baptismal font Soberton in the church of St Peter’s The font in St Peter’s church Soberton is Victorian  with a hexagonal bowl on a single pedestal and a stepped base. The sides of the bowl are decorated with carvings of angels, crossed… Continue Reading