Alverstoke, Hampshire Genealogy

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Guide to Alverstoke, Hampshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ALVERSTOKE (St. Mary), a parish, comprising the sea-port town of Gosport, the watering-place called Anglesey, and the chapelry of Forton, in the liberty of Alverstoke and Gosport, Fareham and S. divisions of the county of Southampton. There are several churches and chapels in the parish; one at Gosport, consecrated in 1696, and dedicated to the Holy Trinity; a small chapel closely adjoining the liberty of Gosport; another at Elson, on the northern side of the parish; one, lately erected, very near to the parish church, among the new buildings at Anglesey; and one at Forton. The church at Elson is dedicated to St. Thomas. The dissenters, also, have several places of worship.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Alverstoke Online Parish Records
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FamilySearch Collections-Hampshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Hampshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts-Hampshire
1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Hampshire ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past (Portsmouth)-Hampshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-Church of England Hampshire ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Genealogy[edit | edit source]

The Life of a Sailor. A Tale of Another Elusive Clark(e) by Loton, James. An article on researching James Clark who married at Alverstoke in May 1852 to Jane Cripps (Crips/Crisp).  His life at sea and family history, also a family tree, dating back to 1822-1966.  Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol.XV, no.1, May 1988, pages 7-10, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Haddon, Gordon. The Two Bligh Admirals. A rough outline of the Bligh Family Tree, indicates the respective lineages close or distant, starting with Richard Bligh in 1742. Drawing of William Bligh. Mr Haddon was trying to prove the connection between Admiral Sir Richard Bligh, and his son, Captain George Bligh, and Lieutenant William Bligh of the Mutiny of the Bounty saga of 1789. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. 17, part. 4, Feb 1991, pages 252-253, FHL Ref. 942.27 B2h

Ellicott Family Bible.  Eileen Luke acquire through her mother in law's death the Family Bible, which has the Elizabeth Harriett Luke marrying John Richard Ellicott at Alverstoke in 1866. Bible has a listing of 21 names.  Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. 31, part 1, page 10, FHL Ref 942.27 B2h 

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Rutland Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England,(1848), pp. 49-53. Date accessed: 27 April 2012.