Highlight: Extracts from Portsmouth Records

BRA004-2 Extracts from Portsmouth RecordsTitle: Extracts from Portsmouth Records, 1891
Author: R. East
Pages: 851 pages
Year: (1891) 2007
ISBN: 9781921315930
Available on CD:
$27.50 Link to website
Available as an ebook: $22.00 Link to website
Item Code:
BRA004

The city of Portsmouth in Hampshire, England has such a long and important history, in that is is one of the significant naval port for centuries.

This book of ‘Extracts from Portsmouth Records’ was published in 1891, and contains fascinating primary source information from the Portsmouth area at this time, though lots of the records included are dated between the 1500s-1700s. Imagine being able to find reference to your ancestors back then!

Containing official and governmental letters, proclamations and extracts from quarter session records as well as robberies, fires, even petitions, and other events that had taken place in Portsmouth. There is a section relating to the topography of the streets, with details of how each got their name, and when they were founded. There is a listing of burials from when the plague hit Portsmouth in 1563 and 1666. You will also find lists of governors from 1290-1890, and members of parliament 1298-1886.

The maps are a unique feature in themselves, with several of them showing a portion of the region, with each house or building together with the owners name, and all the streets etc.

A ‘must’ for those with ancestors from the Portsmouth area, and provides a great tool for researching the history of Portsmouth making information that is difficult to find plainly and easily accessible on one CD or as a download.

The description just doesn’t do this product justice, so here are just a few examples that you’ll find in this amazing book …

an extra from the Leet Jury Presentments (pg39), entry dated April 1629

an extract from the Leet Jury Presentments, entry dated April 1629

election dates, together with a list of "Recorders", and what happened to them (died, resigned, hanged etc.)

election dates, together with a list of “Recorders”, and what happened to them (died, resigned, hanged, left for another position etc.)

a portion of an "Ancient Plane of the Town of Portesmouth made in the reign of Queen Elisabeth" with names of residents of the houses

a portion of an “Ancient Plane of the Town of Portesmouth made in the reign of Queen Elisabeth” with names of residents of the houses

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there’s a list of “Town Land Granted (or Demised)”

there's even a gazetteer, which covers Portsmouth topography

there’s even a gazetteer, which covers Portsmouth topography

there's a list of "Town Land Granted (or Demised)"

salaries at the Portsmouth Dockyards

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD (and ebook) have been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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