East Meon Genealogical Records

East Meon 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.

East Meon Baptisms (1752-1841)

Baptism records list the name of people's parent's and other details.

Hampshire Baptisms (1752-1851)

An index to 574,161 baptisms. The records provide proof of parentage.

British Birth and Baptism Records (1400-2010)

A collection of indexes and transcripts of birth and baptism records that cover over 250 million people. Includes digital images of many records.

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.

East Meon Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

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.

East Meon Marriages (1754-1837)

An index to marriages in between 1754 and 1837, listing the date of marriage and the names of the bride and groom.

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 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 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.

East Meon 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.

East Meon Burials (1559-1841)

An index of burials recorded at the church. The index includes the name of the deceased and the date of burial.

Hampshire Burials (1400-1850)

An index to 720,423 burials. The records may provide age at death and other details.

Dorset & Hampshire Quaker Burials (1657-1837)

An index to registers of burials for people buried at the church.

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.

East Meon 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.

East Meon 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.

East Meon 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 East Meon

Portsmouth Evening News (1878-1904)

A local paper including news from the Portsmouth area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

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.

East Meon 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.

East Meon 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.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

East Meon Directories & Gazetteers

Hampshire Treasures Online (2007-Present)

A survey of natural and man-made places of interest in the county.

Old Hampshire Gazetteer (2001)

A survey of settlements in the county, with particular attention given to etymology. Contains reference to a number of old maps.

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 (1912)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

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.

East Meon 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.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

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.

East Meon Land & Property Records

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

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.

East Meon Occupation & Business Records

Aviation in Hampshire (1900-2007)

A history of Hampshire airfields, aviators and crashes.

Smuggling on the South Coast (1700-1867)

An introduction to smuggling in Dorset & Hampshire.

History of Hampshire Constabulary (1839-1967)

A history of the county's territorial police force.

Hampshire Police Stations (1839-2000)

Histories and photographs of Hampshire police stations.

Hampshire Police Cases (1839-2000)

A series of high-profile and interesting cases handled by Hampshire's police force.

East Meon 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.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

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.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering East Meon

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.

East Meon 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.

East Meon Military Records

Hampshire Yeomanry History (1794-Present)

The history of a Hampshire-based volunteer military regiment.

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.

East Meon 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.

East Meon Histories & Books

Hampshire Treasures Online (2007-Present)

A survey of natural and man-made places of interest in the county.

Old Hampshire Gazetteer (2001)

A survey of settlements in the county, with particular attention given to etymology. Contains reference to a number of old maps.

Old Hampshire Mapped (1535-1830)

A series of old maps, itineraries and descriptions of the county.

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.

Biographical Directories Covering East Meon

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.

East Meon Maps

Old Hampshire Gazetteer (2001)

A survey of settlements in the county, with particular attention given to etymology. Contains reference to a number of old maps.

Old Hampshire Mapped (1535-1830)

A series of old maps, itineraries and descriptions of the county.

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.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

East Meon 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.

East Meon Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

EAST MEON is a parish and village, 5 miles west from Petersfield station, on the direct Portsmouth line of the London and South Western railway, and 18 north from Portsmouth, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of East Meon, Petersfield petty sessional division, union and county court district, and in the rural deanery of Petersfield, and archdeaconry and diocese of Winchester. The river Meon rises in this parish. The church of All Saints is a cruciform building in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel with side chapel, nave of three bays, aisles, transepts, south porch and a central tower with spire, containing a clock and 8 bells: in 1890 the old 7th and tenor bells were re-cast and 1st and 2nd bells added, At a cost of over £500: the tower and the arches supporting it, the two principal doorways and some of the windows are Norman work: the font, similar in many respects to that in Winchester Cathedral, consists of a single block of black slate hollowed into a basin, and supported on a circular central shaft, surrounded by four others, with caps, but without bases: on the north and east sides are carved representations of the Creation of Man, the Formation of Eve, the Eating of the Forbidden Fruit and the Expulsion from Paradise, and one of an Angel teaching Adam to Dig and Eve to Spin; the church was restored in 1870, at a cost of £4,000, and affords 400 sittings. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a vicarage, net income £170, with 13 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1889 by Rev. Edward Murray Tomlinson M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels. Five almshouses for poor women were erected in 1863 by Mrs. Forbes, of Bereleigh, in the centre of the village, as a memorial to the late George Forbes esq. A fair was formerly held on September 19th. Westbury House, about 2 miles west from the village, the properly of Herman Le Roy-Lewis esq. is a fine mansion close to the border of West Meon parish, and stands in a park of 100 acres. Bereleigh House is the residence of Mrs. Forbes, and has grounds of about 50 acres. Court House Farm, in the centre of the village, is the ancient manor house, and retains some royal and episcopal corbel heads still in good preservation. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are Herman Le Roy-Lewis esq. J. B. Carter esq. W. Nicholson esq. of Basing Park and Mrs. Forbes. The soil is various; subsoil, clay and green sand. The chief crops are wheat, barley, hops and beans. The area is 11,377 acres; rateable value, £5,223; the population in 1891 was 1,465 in the civil, and 956 in the ecclesiastical parish.

Coomb is 2 miles south-west; Riplington, 2 miles north-west; and Peak, 3 ½ north-west. On the downs are many barrows and on Old Winchester Hill is a camp.

National School (mixed), built about 1840, for 192 children; average attendance, 122; there is a small house for the master.

Kelly's Directory of Hampshire (1898)

Surnames Found in East Meon

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Blackman593.77
2Smith442.82
3Kille442.82
4Merritt372.37
5Gregory372.37
6Pink311.98
7Green311.98
8Budd281.79
9Knight271.73
10Porter271.73
11Crockford251.60
12Deadman221.41
13Luff221.41
14Nash201.28
15Tribe201.28
16Pratt201.28
17Silk191.22
18Ansell181.15
19Rutter171.09
20Hoar161.02
21Munday150.96
22Norgate150.96
23Titheridge140.90
24Jones140.90
25Etherington140.90
26Shawyer130.83
27Berriman130.83
28Underwood130.83
29Berry120.77
30Dennis120.77
31Grant110.70
32Cooper110.70
33Collins110.70
34Newton110.70
35Pile110.70
36Leach110.70
37Stubbs110.70
38Clark110.70
39Padwick100.64
40Hiscock100.64
41Carter100.64
42Attwood100.64
43Gallop100.64
44Fosbury100.64
45Hammond90.58
46Warren90.58
47Cranston90.58
48Spiers90.58
49Nutley90.58
50Lintott90.58
51Beckenham90.58
52Beckingham80.51
53Deakin80.51
54Howard80.51
55Tregar80.51
56Lillywhite80.51
57Adams80.51
58Edwards70.45
59Boxall70.45
60Langrish70.45
61Weeks70.45
62Merrett70.45
63Moore70.45
64Rhodes70.45
65Collis70.45
66Ayling70.45
67Aburrow70.45
68Ryman70.45
69Culverwell60.38
70Hall60.38
71Pollard60.38
72Harfield60.38
73Sims60.38
74Goff60.38
75Ponsonby60.38
76Stevens60.38
77Phillips60.38
78Cunningham60.38
79Powell60.38
80Steele60.38
81Chivers60.38
82Wilks60.38
83Sellers60.38
84Aylwin60.38
85Locke50.32
86Coombs50.32
87Noyce50.32
88Lawes50.32
89Garrett50.32
90Vokes50.32
91Coles50.32
92Willis50.32
93Cresswell50.32
94Russell50.32
95Ford50.32
96Watts50.32
97Jarvis50.32
98Norman50.32
99Bryer50.32
100Hobbs50.32