Andover Genealogical Records

Andover Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

London Clandestine Marriages & Baptisms (1667-1754)

Registers of clandestine marriages and baptisms from the Fleet Prison, King's Bench Prison, the Mint and the May Fair Chapel. These events were recorded to avoid church regulations. Although the majority of records related to people in the London area, they cover people from throughout Britain and in some cases abroad.

Andover Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Diocese of Winchester Marriage Licences (1597-1921)

Images of original marriage licences from the Diocese of Winchester, searchable by a name index. These records can provide details not listed in marriage registers, such as age, parents and occupations. They can also act as a substitute in the case of missing marriage registers.

Winchester Diocese Marriage Allegation A-L (1689-1837)

Brief details extracted from allegations to marry by licence in the Diocese of Winchester. Can contain more detail than parish records, including details such as age, occupation and parents' names.

Winchester Diocese Marriage Allegation M-Y (1689-1837)

Brief details extracted from allegations to marry by licence in the Diocese of Winchester. Can contain more detail than parish records, including details such as age, occupation and parents' names.

Winchester Diocese Marriage Licences (1607-1680)

Brief details extracted from allegations to marry by licence in the Diocese of Winchester. Can contain more detail than parish records, including details such as age, occupation and parents' names.

Andover Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Dorset & Hampshire Quaker Burials (1776-1837)

An index to burials recorded at Quaker meetings. The records contain the name of the deceased, the date they were buried and their age.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

FreeBMD Deaths (1837-1964)

An index to deaths registered at the central authority for England and Wales. To 1866, only the locality the death was registered in was listed. Age was listed until 1969, when the deceased's date of birth was listed. Provides a reference to order a death certificate, which has further details.

British Army Death Index (1796-2005)

An index to deaths of British Army personal at home and abroad.

Andover Church Records

Hampshire Church Photographs & Stats (1851-Present)

Photographs of parish churches in Hampshire, with architectural details and extracts from the 1851 ecclesiastical census.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

British Church Albums (1990-Present)

Photographs of churches of all denominations throughout England and part of Wales.

Hampshire Church Photographs (1980-Present)

Low resolution photographs of Hampshire churches.

England Parish Registers (1914-2013)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at England. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Andover Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

The Hampshire Hearth Tax Assessment (1665)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Andover Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Bishop's Commissary of Winchester Wills & Probate (1507-1858)

A searchable index connected to images surviving wills and probate documents for the Commissary Court of Bishop of Winchester. These records can help trace families back to the late 15th century.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Andover

Western Gazette (1863-1950)

A regional newspaper covering the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire Hampshire and Berkshire. It covers local and national news, family announcements, business news, legal proceedings and more.

Hampshire Advertiser (1830-1900)

A regional newspaper including news from the Hampshire district, business notices, family announcements, legal & governmental proceedings, advertisements and more.

Hampshire Telegraph (1799-1900)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering regional news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Hampshire area.

Hampshire Chronicle (1772-1830)

Regional news; notices of births, marriages and deaths; business notices; details on the proceedings of public institutions; adverts and a rich tapestry of other regional information from the Hampshire district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Salisbury and Winchester Journal (1762-1872)

One of Britain's oldest newspapers, covering news in the counties of Wiltshire and Hampshire. Contains notices of births, marriages and death from about 1800.

Andover Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Andover Cemeteries

Hampshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Hampshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Andover Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory Hampshire and Isle of Wight (1927)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Hampshire (1920)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Hampshire & Isle of Wight (1911)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Hampshire (1902)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of Hampshire (1899)

A directory of settlements in Hampshire detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

England & Wales Criminal Registers (1791-1892)

This collection lists brief details on 1.55 million criminal cases in England and Wales between 1791 and 1892. Its primary use is to locate specific legal records, which may give further details on the crime and the accused. Details may include the accused's age, nature of crime, location of trial and sentence. Early records can contain a place of birth.

Andover Taxation Records

The Hampshire Hearth Tax Assessment (1665)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Andover Land & Property Records

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Return of Owners of Land England (1873)

A list of landowners in England giving their primary residence, extent of their land and estimated yearly rental.

Andover Occupation & Business Records

Smuggling on the South Coast (1700-1867)

An introduction to smuggling in Dorset & Hampshire.

Hampshire Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Hampshire pubs, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Lost Pubs of Hampshire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Andover School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Andover

Victoria County History: Hampshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Hampshire Families (1066-1833)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Hampshire's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Andover Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Hampshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Hampshire Families (1066-1833)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Hampshire's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

Hampshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Hampshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Andover Military Records

Hampshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Hampshire, with some service details.

Hampshire WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Hampshire, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

Andover Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Andover Histories & Books

Victoria County History: Hampshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Hampshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Hampshire.

Hampshire Church Photographs & Stats (1851-Present)

Photographs of parish churches in Hampshire, with architectural details and extracts from the 1851 ecclesiastical census.

Hampshire Windmills (1998-Present)

An index of windmills in the county, with brief notes and some photographs.

British Church Albums (1990-Present)

Photographs of churches of all denominations throughout England and part of Wales.

Biographical Directories Covering Andover

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Andover Maps

Maps of Hampshire (1595-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

Andover Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Andover Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • Canterbury province
    • Winchester diocese
      • Winchester archdeaconry
        • Andover deanery

    Historical Description

    Andover is an ancient borough town, sending two members to parliament, situated on the borders of the downs, near the river Anton, from which it receives its name. It is at present a town of considerable business, from its being a great thoroughfare, on the direct western road, as well from Newbury to Salisbury, as from London to Exeter, Taunton, and all the manufacturing towns of Wiltshire, Somersetshire, &c. whereby it is greatly enriched, and is become a handsome, thriving, well-built, populous place. Here is an hospital for six poor men, built and endowed by Mr. Pollen, formerly one of its representatives; and a free grammar-school, founded in 1569, by John Henson, Esq. for educating thirty poor boys. The first return of representatives to parliament from this place, appears to have been in the reign of Edward I. The right of election is in the corporation, and the number of electors twenty-four.

    The Church is an ancient edifice, erected previous to the Conquest, consisting of a nave, side aisles, and a chancel, with a transept on the north, and a low tower rising from the centre. It was annexed to the Abbey of St. Florence, in Anjou, and afterwards became a cell to that foundation. In the reign of Henry V. upon the final dissolution of alien priories, it was given to St. Mary's College, near Winchester. It is very respectable in appearance, and has at the west end a fine semicircular arched doorway, with zigzag ornaments.

    The Market-House is a handsome and spacious modern building, having a council-room, where the business of the corporation is transacted, and where the public entertainments and assemblies are held, and an open space underneath for the markets.

    The inhabitants carry on a considerable trade in the malting, as also in the manufacture of shalloons.

    According to the returns under the Population Act in 1811, the number of houses in Andover was 636, and 3295 inhabitants.

    The town is admirably situated on the margin of the fine open Wiltshire downs, and at the edge of an extensive woodland country, which forms the northwestern side of the opulent county of Hants. The Andover Canal passes through Stockbridge and near to Romsey, thence to Redbridge, uniting with the Southampton water. It has already very considerably increased the trade and prosperity of Andover, and affords great conveniences in the article of carriage to all the places through which it passes. Andover has a good weekly market on Saturday, and is distant from London 63 miles.

    In the neighbourhood of Andover is a Roman camp, called Burhill, at a small distance from which is another of much greater extent, with double works, and some miles to the north is a third, near a village called Egbury. On Quarley-hill, a few miles southwest from Andover, are the remains of a fort, still larger than any of the others. The works on the side are quadruple, and the two outward trenches are further distant from each other than usual. This is answered by another to the east of Quarley-hill, at a place called Dunbury-hill, or Danebury Camp, about six miles from Andover, is a large Roman camp, which appears to be answered by another at Frippsbury, about five miles distant.

    Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

    ANDOVER is an ancient municipal borough, market and union town, with a station on the main line of the London and South Western railway, which is also the junction of a branch to Romsey and Southampton and here also is the junction of the Midland and South Western line to Swindon, Cirencester and Cheltenham Andover gives its name to the hundred and petty sessional division and is in the Western division of the county, rural deanery of Andover and archdeaconry and diocese of Winchester, 66 ¼ miles from London, 18 north-east from Salisbury and 19 west from Basingstoke. The town stands on the liver Anton, near the skirts of an extensive tract of woodland bordering on Salisbury plain and is principally disposed in three broad-streets. The town is well supplied with water from water works, established in 1874 by a local company and since purchased by the Corporation: the water is raised from a deep well in the chalk into a reservoir holding 120,000 gallons, and is of a high standard of purity: the town is also lighted with gas by a company. Several packs, of hounds are kept in the neighbourhood.

    The borough dates its incorporation from the time of King John, and was represented in Parliament in the reign of the first Edward, but afterwards suffered its privileges to sleep till the 27th of Elizabeth, from which period it returned two members until 1867, when the “Representation of the People Act” reduced the number to one. By the “Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885,” the representation was merged in that of the county. Andover gives the title of viscount to the Earl of Suffolk.

    The corporation consists of a mayor, 4 aldermen and 12 councillors, has a separate court of quarter sessions, and commission of the peace.

    The church of St. Mary, erected at a cost of nearly £30,000, at the expense of the late Rev. William Stanley Goddard D.D. formerly headmaster of Winchester College, is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave of five bays, aisles, transepts, south porch and a western tower, with crocketed pinnacles, containing a clock and 8 bells: in the aisles are the remains of two curious tombs removed from the old church, with seated and kneeling effigies and the date 1611: there are several stained windows, two being in memory of the Goddard and Gales families; the church has been restored and affords 850 sittings. The register dates from the year 1580. The living is a vicarage, with Foxcote chapelry annexed, joint net income £300, with residence, in the gift of Winchester College, and held since 1889 by the Rev. Philip Richard Pipon Braithwaite M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge and rural dean.

    The Baptist chapel, in High street, built in 1886, at a cost of about £1,100, is of stone and white brick, with stone porticoes and a circular stained window and will-seat 400. The Congregational chapel, in East street, erected in 1700, was re-seated and new class rooms added an 1879, and will seat about 600. The Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Winchester street, has about 200 sittings, and the Primitive Methodist chapel, East street, will seat about 450.

    The Cemetery is at the north end of the town, adjoining the church, and was formed in 1869; it is about 4 acres in extent, and has a chapel for the use of Nonconformists, and an excellent mortuary; the cemetery is under the control of the Town Council, acting as the Burial Board.

    The spacious Town hall, erected in 1825, at a cost of £7,000, stands on arches, and is a stone building in the Classic style; the large room is capable of seating 300 persons and is used for concerts, lectures and meetings; there is also a council chamber and a bench room for criminal business.

    The Baths, established in 1885, and burnt down March, 1894, were rebuilt and enlarged in the same year. During the winter months the building is used as a public hall, and will seat 600 persons.

    A corn market is held every Friday under the Town hall. A market for the sale of fat and store stock is held at G. K. Reynolds & Co.’s repository, in Bridge street, every Monday. A sheep fair is held on the 17th November, and a wool fair commencing on the last Friday in June. Weyhill, where a very large fair is held, is 3 ½ miles west, and its proximity contributes materially to the commercial prosperity of Andover: this fair, one of the largest in the county, is visited by farmers from almost every part of England. There are also two very considerable sheep fairs held at Appleshaw, 5 miles north-west from Andover.

    At the foot of Bury Hill, on the Pillhill Brook, are the extensive Waterloo ironworks of Messrs. W. Tasker and Sons Limited, general engineers, ironfounders and agricultural implement manufacturers. There are breweries and two banks.

    The Sanatorium or Infectious Diseases Hospital in Vigo road, erected by the Corporation in 1757, was enlarged in 1894, now contains 16 beds.

    The Cottage Hospital in the Junction Road, erected in 1876, at a cost of over £2,000, is supported by voluntary contributions and a small endowment; it contains 8 beds, and the average annual number of patients is about 70.

    There are almshouses in Marlborough street for six poor men, founded in 1686 by John Pollen esq. formerly one of the representatives of this borough; also almshouses for four aged women, the Spital Almshouses for four women and other almshouses, also for four women, in the Common Acre, these were rebuilt in 1869 and are endowed with 3s. 6d. a week. Charities producing £200 are distributed yearly.

    The recreation ground of 7 acres, to the north-east of the town, opened in 1889, was purchased by the corporation from the trustees of Winchester College; a part of the site is allotted as a cricket field and lawn tennis courts and there is a small pavilion.

    Catherine Anson, in 1570, appropriated an acre of ground planted with trees, as a walk, for the recreation of the townspeople.

    The Roman road from Winchester to Cirencester passed near Andover, and is still visible in Harewood, near Wherwell; and the Portway crosses this road to the north. A Roman station is supposed to have existed here, a supposition which acquires a probability from the remains of several Roman encampments in the immediate neighbourhood, and of a large one on the summit of Bury Hill, about 2 miles south-west. Folksbury, or Balksbury, is a large camp, 1 mile south-west. The Devil’s Ditch is 3 miles north-west. On Danebury Hill, a long elevated ridge which terminates in a lofty headland overlooking Salisbury, is a complicated circular entrenchment, with very high ramparts; and near it are several barrows, one of which is called “Canute’s barrow.” Another camp occupies the summit of Quarley Hill, on the borders of the plain and 8 miles west from Andover, and various tumuli are scattered over its neighbouring downs.

    The Mayor and Corporation are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are the Earl of Portsmouth, the trustees of the late Thomas H. Earle, Albemarle Willoughby Dewar esq. of Hurstbourne Tarrant, the trustees of Frederick Ellen, J. L. Slatter, L. W. Hurford and Alfred Butterworth esqrs.

    The area is 8,385 acres of land and 14 of water; rateable value, £26,168; the population in 1891 was-of the parish 5,852, including 123 officers and inmates of the workhouse; of the municipal borough 5,852; the population in of St. Mary ecclesiastical parish in 1891 was 5,215.

    Parish Clerk, Edward Clarke.

    Petty Sessions are held at Mr. Thomas Lamb’s offices, High street, every alternate friday at 11.30 a.m. The following places are included in the Division:-Abbotts Ann, Amport, Appleshaw, Barton Stacey, Bullington, Chilbolton, Faccombe, Foxcotte, Fyfield, Goodworth Catford, Grately, Hurstbourne Priors, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Kimpton, Knights Enham, Leckford, Longparish, Longstock, Linkenholt, Monxton, Nether Wallop, Over Wallop, Penton Grafton (or Weyhill), Penton Mewsey, Quarley, St. Mary Bourne, Shipton, South Tedworth, Stockbridge, Tangley, Thruxton. Upper Clatford, Vernhams Dean & Wherwell.

    Borough Petty Sessions are held at the Town hall every alternate monday at 10 a.m. for ordinary business; also every monday for dealing with indictable cases, under Summary Jurisdiction Acts &c.

    Volunteers

    1st Volunteer Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (E Co.), A. H. East, captain; George Vokes, sergeant instrctr.

    Andover Union

    Board day, alternate fridays at the Workhouse at 10.45 a.m.

    The Union comprises the following places:-Abbott's Ann, Amport, Andover, Appleshaw, Barton Stacey, Bullington, Chilbolton, Faccombe, Foxcotte, Fyfield, Goodworth Clatford, Grately, Hurstbourne, Tarrant, Kimpton, Knight’s Enham, Longparish, Linkenholt, Monxton, Penton Grafton (or Weyhill), Penton Mewsey, Quarley, Shipton, South Tedworth, Tangley, Thruxton, Upper Clatford, Yernhams Dean, Wherwell. The population in of the union in 1891 was 15,561; area, 71,673 acres: rateable value in 1897, £76,291.

    Workhouse: it is a brick building & consists of main buildings & two wings & will hold 355; the grounds occupy 4 acres: there is an infirmary, built of iron, in the rear, for infectious diseases.

    Places of Worship, with times of Services: —

    St. Mary's Church, Rev. Philip Richard Pipon Braithwaite M.A. vicar; Rev. Tertius Poole & Rev. Richard Leigh, curates; 8 & 10.30 a.m. & 3 & 6.30 p.m. sun.; week days, 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Christ Church, Hatherden, Rev. Carston Dirs Kebbel B.A. vicar; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. & fri. 12 noon.

    Christ Church, Smannell, Rev. Eimer Thomas Coles, vicar; 6.30 p.m. & alternate sun. 11 a.m.; & mission service at the school alternate sun. 11 a.m.

    Baptist, High street. Rev. Ivor James; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.

    Baptist, Smannell, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Congregational, East street; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.

    Wesleyan, Winchester street, Rev. William Talbot,; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.

    Primitive Methodist, East street, Rev. Joseph Haiper; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; thurs. 7.30 p.m.

    Primitive Methodist, Charlton; 2 & 6 p.m.

    Primitive Methodist, Wildhern; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Mission Booms (Church of England), Charlton, 6.30 p.m.; Weyhill road, thurs, during winter 7 p.m.; New street, during winter 7 p.m.; & South street, during winter 7 p.m.; (Congregational), Charlton, 10.30 a.m.; Down house, during winter 7 p.m.

    Unsectarian, Temperance hall, London street; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.

    Schools

    Grammar, New street, founded in 1569, has an endowment of £20 yearly & a house; ten boys of the town are educated at a fee of £4 4s. yearly; the school house was enlarged in 1889 at a cost of £1,600 & will hold 30 boarders & 100 day scholars; present average attendance, 75.

    School of Industry, Marlborough street; the school house was erected in 1850 by Miss M. Gale & endowed with £10,000 £2 ¾ per cent, consols; from 8 to 10 girls are maintained, clothed & educated; Infants’ School (under the same trust), for 80 children; average attendance, 72.

    National, East street, built in 1860, for 160 boys, 126 girls & 115 infants; average attendance, 143 boys, 135 girls & 114 infants.

    National, Charlton (mixed), built in 1876, for 120 children; average attendance, 50.

    British, New street, built in 1862, for 150 boys, 97 girls & 90 infants; average attendance, 140 boys, 90 girls & 63 infants.

    Infants’ School, Marlborough street, founded by John Pollen esq. for 20 poor children, & endowed with a house & £10 a year.

    Endowed, Hatherden, endowed by James Sambourne in 1725, with £1,000, now producing £27 10s. yearly, for 24 poor children of Hatherden & Wildhern, & enlarged in 1873 at a cost of £320, for 60 children; average attendance, 54.

    Endowed, Smannell, opened Jan. 1874, supported by the Dewar endowment of about £24 yearly, for 100 children; average attend. 78.

    Kelly's Directory of Hampshire (1898)

    Surnames Found in Andover

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Smith1121.98
    2Cook571.01
    3Withers540.95
    4Bunce510.90
    5Blake460.81
    6White430.76
    7Mills420.74
    8Baker410.72
    9Webb410.72
    10Clarke390.69
    11Green350.62
    12Stevens320.57
    13Taylor310.55
    14Clark300.53
    15Dykes300.53
    16Miller290.51
    17Mason290.51
    18Page290.51
    19Cummins290.51
    20Ponting290.51
    21Holloway280.49
    22Tarrant280.49
    23Holmes270.48
    24Pearce270.48
    25Young260.46
    26Longman260.46
    27Davis250.44
    28Cooper240.42
    29Piper240.42
    30Rolfe240.42
    31Brackstone240.42
    32Bennett230.41
    33Hunt230.41
    34Hawkins230.41
    35Mitchener230.41
    36Gamester230.41
    37Barnes220.39
    38Reeves220.39
    39Sims220.39
    40Colebrook220.39
    41Skeates220.39
    42Spencer210.37
    43Cole210.37
    44Wells210.37
    45Chandler210.37
    46Goodall210.37
    47Shears210.37
    48Bevis210.37
    49Howard200.35
    50Smart200.35
    51Waters200.35
    52Hillier200.35
    53Lansley200.35
    54Brown190.34
    55Lewis190.34
    56Farley190.34
    57Turton190.34
    58Dowling190.34
    59Allen180.32
    60Matthews180.32
    61Archer180.32
    62Moore170.30
    63Collins170.30
    64Brooks170.30
    65Horn170.30
    66Shipton170.30
    67Portsmouth170.30
    68Guyatt170.30
    69Gilmore160.28
    70Hopgood160.28
    71Hendley160.28
    72Spreadbury160.28
    73Turner150.27
    74King150.27
    75Fox150.27
    76Wild150.27
    77Levy150.27
    78Bramley150.27
    79Knapp150.27
    80Stockwell150.27
    81Yeates150.27
    82Lawes150.27
    83Lush150.27
    84Paris150.27
    85Penton150.27
    86Butler140.25
    87Kingston140.25
    88Locke140.25
    89Sainsbury140.25
    90Stockley140.25
    91James130.23
    92Bailey130.23
    93Knight130.23
    94Fisher130.23
    95Ball130.23
    96Woods130.23
    97Curtis130.23
    98Bartlett130.23
    99Leach130.23
    100Lock130.23

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census