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a summary overview of the history of this parish.
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.
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Wall, Rita M. Notes on the Ancestry of John Pounds. Information, history, birth, baptism, and death names and dates of Pounds, and Martill or Martell in St. Mary's Church Register to be found in the Portsmouth City Record Office, article starts in year 1765. Article is in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. 2, no. 1. page 17, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h vol. 2 & 3.
Baptisms of the Children of H.M. Forces - St Mary's Portsea, 1841-1843 including St Paul's Chapel. Article lists the date, childs name, parents names and abode and father's occupation. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. XV,no.2. Aug. 1988, page 146. Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 288810. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hampshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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