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James

James Report 6 Jul 2008 14:19

Hi. Would anybody be able to confirm where the centre of the registration district of 'New Forest' might be and which towns it would encompass. For instance, might it include Southampton? Jim

X Lairy- Fairy

X Lairy- Fairy Report 6 Jul 2008 14:22

hampshire
and southampton comes under that too i think
Rose

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₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 6 Jul 2008 14:25

It would include Romsey, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, New Milton, Lymington, Christchurch, and possibly up as far as Winchester...

The records office is in Winchester, which includes all of Hampshire. I'm not sure if Southampton will be included in the New Forest district though. I think that is a district of its own.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Jul 2008 14:30

Southampton has a records office of its own and Winchester (Hampshire) and Southampton both have web sites I think.

Ann
Glos

James

James Report 6 Jul 2008 14:51

Many Thanks to everybody for their welcome comments and knowledge. Mistycat, I have contacted you direct. Jim

Thelma

Thelma Report 6 Jul 2008 15:08

NEW FOREST REGISTRATION DISTRICT
Registration County : Hampshire.
Created : 1.7.1837.
Sub-districts : Eling; Fawley; Lyndhurst; Lymington; New Forest.
GRO volumes : VIII (1837-51); 2b (1852-1946); 6B (1946-74).

Township or Civil Parish
County
From
To
Notes

Beaulieu
HAM
1837
1974

Boldre
HAM
1932
1974
transferred from Lymington district on 1.10.1932

Bramshaw
HAM
WIL
1837
1894
entirely in HAM after 1894

HAM
1894
1974
partly in WIL until 1894

Brockenhurst
HAM
1932
1974
transferred from Lymington district on 1.10.1932

Colbury
HAM
1894
1934
before 1894 see Eling / after 1934 see Denny Lodge

Copythorne
HAM
1894
1974
before 1894 see Eling

Denny Lodge
HAM
1837
1974

Dibden
HAM
1837
1974

East Boldre
HAM
1932
1974
transferred from Lymington district on 1.10.1932

East Bramshaw
HAM
1895
1932
before 1895 see Bramshaw / after 1932 see Bramshaw

Eling
HAM
1837
1974

Exbury & Lepe
HAM
1837
1974

Fawley
HAM
1837
1974

Lymington
HAM
1932
1974
transferred from Lymington district on 1.10.1932

Lyndhurst
HAM
1837
1974

Marchwood
HAM
1894
1974
before 1894 see Eling

Minstead
HAM
1837
1974

Netley Marsh
HAM
1894
1974
before 1894 see Eling

No Man's Land
WIL
1837
1869
transferred to Alderbury district on 15.12.1869

Rhinefield
HAM
1932
1974
transferred from Lymington district on 1.10.1932

Sway
HAM
1932
1974
transferred from Lymington district on 1.10.1932

James

James Report 6 Jul 2008 16:05

That is extremely comprehensive Jim. Thank You. Jim

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 6 Jul 2008 22:28

...and don't forget that within these 'areas' there are the little ones in between, like Holbury, Blackfield, Ashlett, Calshot Langley (all under Fawley). Dibden Pulieu, Butts Ash (Hythe)
Fritham (excellent pub there :o), Ower, New Milton, Ashley Pilley, Bashley etc etc.

JaneyCanuck

JaneyCanuck Report 6 Jul 2008 22:31

Why is it called the New Forest?

I read this a long time ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Children_of_the_New_Forest

and have wondered ever since ...

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 6 Jul 2008 22:48

Just googled the New Forest - not a lot on it's origins are there!
It was a royal hunting area set up for William the Conquerer, so was 'New' in about 1066!!

http://www.essentialnormanconquest.com/encyclopedia/new_forest.htm

More info here:
http://www.newforest.hampshire.org.uk/history1.html

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 6 Jul 2008 22:51

That'a a few more ideas of places to search.
Thank you.
I'm still hoping to find the origins of my GG grandfather Henry somewhere in that area.

One day.......

Gwyn

JaneyCanuck

JaneyCanuck Report 6 Jul 2008 23:03

Aha Maggie, that second link does explain it. I knew I shoulda googled insteada hijacking a thread. ;)

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 7 Jul 2008 00:27

But first Kathryn, you had to have some idea of the time!!!
Just googling New Forest - history - gave little away.
Having been brought up there for a while, I knew the William the Conquerer connection.

Gwyn,
Have pm'd you about Henry. I haven't been out that way for a time - and I usually go about once every 2 months!!!

maggie xx