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.
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.
This ebook is a the same as the CD version from Archive Digital Books Australasia which is available from Gould Genealogy & other retailers. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole original volume, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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