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