BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS
Hot news, we have received a vast collection of Baptist Church records of Baptism, Burial and Marriages for Portsmouth. These are in a number of
volumes and sorting and cross-referencing needs to be done before they can be put on our network but in the meantime we may be able to help enquirers while this is going on with an Email.
THE VICTORIAN ASYLUM
During the Victorian period, over 120 institutions were built throughout the British Isles between 1811 and 1914, these Asylums were built to
serve as a tranquil retreat for people within the counties population who could not afford to care for themselves. Their purpose served as an advantage for both the local population and the patients,
it provided safety for both parties as the two were kept separate and offered a large means of employment for the local population. The Hospitals started off serving a small population of patients,
typically below about five hundred but as time progressed and the population grew, the Asylum were designed or extended to house populations of over two thousand patients. The largest asylum,
Whittingham in Lancashire, had nearly 3,000 in 1949. Asylum records are generally held on County Record Offices and you can also the huge repository at infoasylumsearch centre.org
Jersey may not seem central to the UK but its history shows just how important this island of 100,000 people has been. Jersey’s dukes went on to
become kings of England after the Battle of Hastings. The island successfully repelled French invasion over the centuries. It was also of key Strategic importance during the Second World
With the release of new files in the Jersey parish registry you can explore links to the island for the first time. Here, the records for baptisms, burials and marriages date back
as far to 1540. We also have several Channel Islands records available on our network.
Archives from the 29th January,1890
A mass meeting of ratepayers was held in Portsmouth on Thursday afternoon, to consider the new Corporation Bilk, which would enable the town council
to borrow a further sum of £20,000 to complete the new Town Hall, and to bring into force several bylaws. By an overwhelming majority the ratepayers refused their consent to the measure, and in amid
a scene of uproar a poll was demanded on behalf of the Corporation. The meeting was very crowded, and was of a noisy and excited character.
The prizes awarded by the South Stoneham school board were presented to the children on Friday last. Mr Stacey, vice chairman, occupied the chair. 13
girls and 11 boys had not missed one attendance the whole year, each received a special prize. Two girls had made every attendance in four consecutive years, and three had made every attendance in
three consecutive tears.
Fined for fighting
At the County Bench on Thursday, two men from Broughton were charged with being drunk and disorderly on 20th December. Both men were fighting in the
highway; they were drunk and covered with blood. When ordered to go home they offered no resistance and went quietly. The first man, who had a previous conviction against him, was fined 5s and
costs 7s, the other man 2s 6d and costs 7s.