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Odds & Ends

Contents

1. Funny Bits - poems, medical advice and rhymes
2. Parish Register Extracts - Miscellaneous Oddments & Snippets
3.School Log Book Extracts:  Elson (Gosport), Leesland (Gosport), Itchen (Hampshire)
4.Historical Portsmouth - Calendar of Events
5. Haslar Hospital, Gosport
6. Prisons
7. The Traitor
8.List of Passengers  - Cunard Line -  RMS Mauretania ( First Class )

1. FUNNY BITS

A COLD CURE FROM 1430: -

Put your feet in hot water
As high as your thighes
Wrappe your head up in flannelle
As low as your eyes
Take a quart of rum'd gruelle
When in bed as a dose
With a number four dippe
Well tallow your nose

AN UNDATED NURSERY RHYME: -

Owen Moore has run away
Owing more than he can pay

2. PARISH REGISTER EXTRACTS - miscellanea

a) As seen in the East Meon parish registers before the start of 1655:

Zealous of good works were the good men of old
Good men of old
Thomas BABIN is my name and England is my nation
And ??? is my jowling plato
And church is my salutation

b) A recent baptism we noticed was for a child called "George SQUARE".   The details that followed said that he had been found, abandoned as a baby in a place called George Square.

c) Durley Snippets

  From the Vestry Accounts                                                                                          pounds   shillings   pence

1795      a blanket and night gown                                                                                0              7             0
             flitch of bacon                                                                                                  3               6            3
             sack of potatoes                                                                                              0             12            0
             a paupers funeral                                                                                            1               6             0
1818      5 sackes of perteaters (sic)                                                                           1               2            6

Medical:
1754      Dr BLUNDELL for bleeding F ABRAM                                                           0              6              0
1796      Dr BLUNDELL for bleeding a woman                                                            0              2              0
1800      Paid Dockter Seymour for attending the poor                                              11            16              6

          

                                                                                               
1624:     Paid ye Beadle for repairs to ye Butts                                                           0               0              8
             bread & wyne for Christmas                                                                           0              1              1
             for fifty tyles                                                                                                     0               0              6

1716:     bread & wine at Christmas                                                                            0               7              1
             lime & lathes for ye chancel                                                                            0              9               0
             5 fox heads                                                                                                      0              5               0

1793      bread & wine for sacremant                                                                          0             12               0
             a bason for the faunt                                                                                       0              0                6
             2 hegghogs,2 weasells, 1 polecatt                                                                 0              1              10

1807      new iron for the whipping stocks                                                                   0               2               0

1834      Sarah Pavey for washing the church (one year)                                           0               3               0

 

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3. SCHOOL LOG BOOK EXTRACTS
 
ELSON JUNIOR SCHOOL, GOSPORT
(1862-1909)  67M71/LB1

09 October 1862        John SHUTLER (Junior Teacher) absent with sore chest


13 November 1862      Commenced having fires in school for winter


01 December 1862     John SHUTLER (Junior Teacher) showed great carelessness in his home exercises


15 December 1862    James STONE (Senior Teacher) having completed his apprenticeship leaves for St Marks College London to sit for a scholarship


20 January 1863        Jno SHUTLER (Junior Teacher) sent home in the afternoon for neglecting his class


04 February 1863        Took a sea biscuit from a boy who was eating it in school


06 February 1863        Punished two girls for eating turnips during lessons


03 March 1863            In the forefront of the morning the classroom could not be used owing to the smoke from the stove which was accountable for by the teachers (Junior) negligence in        not removing the ashes


01 April 1863            Changed time of pupil teachers lessons from noon to 7am


02 April 1863            Inkwells cleaned


12 May 1863            Certain children questioned by the churchwardens relative to the breaking of a gravestone


13 May 1863            A stranger makes a complaint against one of the boys of interferring with him on the road. The boy is punished and the school cautioned on this point


12 June 1863            Cautioned the teachers on their neglect of duty


17 July 1863            A woman makes a complaint of two boys gathering fruit in her garden


16 September 1863    J SHUTLER  (Junior Teacher) 10 minutes late in the afternoon


09 October 1863        John SHUTLER cautioned on his home studies


17 December 1863    John SHUTLER sent home for his insubordination


18 December 1863    The clothing club tickets were given out


14 January 1864        Certain  children being in the habit of bringing oak-apples to school, rotting them on the floor, make a rule that all so doing shall be severely punished; In the afternoon a 1st class boy is so andacious as to break this rule, he gets three cuts with the cane


25 April 1864            Smallpox bad in the adjoining parishes. The Doctor paid a visit to see that all children had been vaccinated


04 April 1864            Charles MOULDING became Master in the place of William R FLOWERS and Betsey THORNE (ex pupil teacher), Assistant Mistress in the place of Miss FLOWERS


13 July 1864             Expelled a boy for grossly misbehaving himself


27 September 1865    Admitted Eliza  PINK from Forton School


20 October 1865        Engagement with the incumbent for some time investigating the cause of the wholescle of breaking of school windows the night before


23 October 1865        Inflicted punishment on an offender for breaking school windows. Expelled Thomas BUNN from the school


24 October 1865        Jno TAYLOR   readmitted after being absent


15 November 1865    Schoolwork disturbed by workmen putting gas into the school


06 December 1865    Stood a boy in the middle of the room for ridiculing a poor man in the village


06 March 1866            Admitted Caroline HOLLOWAY


08 May 1866            The boy Charles MOUNTIFIELD having been repeatedly insubordinate the case was reported by myself to the incumbent. The boy was expelled after being flogged by the Reverend Gentleman himself.Subsequently I heard a report that the family of MOUNTIFIELDS consisting of 5 children was withdrawn from the school


16 July 1866            Admitted Rose BESSANT


20 July 1866            George BRADLEY re-admitted


26 July 1866            Joseph O'DONNELL admitted from Gosport school


08 October 1866    Three boys name of MOUNTIFIELD permitted to return to the school after being dismissed for insubordination to the Master


26 November 1866    Readmitted James GLASSPOLE after long absence

LEESLAND C OF E INFANT SCHOOL, GOSPORT: -
(1930-62)


1.ALPHABETICAL LIST OF STAFF

Mrs May Edith  TAYLOR 5 Bury Close, Gosport
Supplementary Temporary supply staff
DOB 28 April 1907
08 July 1931   Nurse visited school this afternoon and examined the heads of the children. 7 children were excluded from school owing to dirty heads
09 December 1932    Victor DOREY fell in the playground and hurt his arm. The same evening he was taken to the hospital and found that he fractured his humerus
02 August 1933    At 3pm the Reverend WILLIAMS presented Miss YEATS after nearly 39 years service in this school with a gold wristlet watch from the Staffs and Scholars of the Departments
31 August 1936    Miss LEWIS retires today after 32 years service in this school. The reason is ill-health
03 September 1936    Albert WARDELL fell over Violet PARDEY'S foot in the playground yesterday am and sprained his foot
02 November 1936    George JEFFS climbed on the railings at playtime this am. A spike entered his chin. His mother took him to the hospital Doctor saw him  and three stitches were inserted
26 September 1946    Mr LAWRENCE visited the school to photograph the children

ITCHEN SCHOOL: -

1872 May 06 Lydia GARNEY left school for service
Ellen KEMP left school for service
May 20 Bertha MILLER left school the walk of six miles per day being too much for her
June 17 Attendance not quite so good some of the older children obliged to study at home as their mothers having gone to work in the fields
September 23 Edward PINNOCK punished before the whole school for absenting himself from school and church the Sunday before
December 01 Emily & John HEBERDEN admitted into the school. They are rather backward for their age
1873 January 24 Some of the first class boys punished for idleness and inattention
March 13 The arithmetic standard II greatly improved with the exception of Eliza Ann MUNDAY
April 04 I have had to reprove the first class boys for idleness and inattention especially Walter WISCON
April 16 Albert CROSS in standard I did both his writing and sums very badly
May 26 Louisa ROBINSON very ill behaved and refused to do as I bid her
May 31 The managers of this school think it right to record the fact that in the last six months the tenants of all the three farms in this parish have been changed and in consequence many old cottage residents have been replaced by new families whose children have received scarce any education. Thus carefully trained scholars have been withdrawn and seventeen fresh children, all very ignorant and uncivilised have had to be licked into shape.
October 22 The second, third and fourth classes received a lesson on the "manufacture of a pin" from the pupil teacher Sarah SMITH. The lesson was pretty well given but in the order of the children was not at all good.
1874 February 23 William MUNDAY punished for bad behaviour in church
March 17 Mary OCKFORD punished for disobedience.



4. HISTORICAL PORTSMOUTH - CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Extracted from data at the Hampshire record office.

1700 -

Sept  29     -   John MOUNSHER - Mayor

1701-

 Sept 29       -   John VINNING    -  Mayor

 1702 -

June 19        - Great Expedition ,destined for Cadiz, sailed from Spithead, under Sir George ROOKE.

 June 19        -  Sir William GIFFERD appointed to the command of Portsmouth Dockyard.

Sept 29         -  William BRANDON  -  Mayor

1703 -

 Sept   29       -  George DEACON   - Mayor


 November  26  - Great storm - the Newcastle foundered at Spithead, 193 lives lost
 December  26 - King Charles of Spain landed at Portsmouth

1704
January 5       - Combined English & Dutch fleets sailed from Portsmouth for Portugal but were driven back by a storm and remained until mid February

 February 12   - King Charles of Spain sailed from Portsmouth to Lisbon

 Sept  29       - John VINNING -    Mayor.

1705
Captain Sir Isaac TOWNSEND appointed to the command of Portsmouth Dockyard

 Sept   29      -  Edward HARMAN -  Mayor

1706

 Sept   29      - Nathaniel HARFORD - Mayor

1707
Sept             - The Queen of Portugal landed at Portsmouth and stayed some days at the house of Thomas RIDGE

Sept 29          -  John VINNING   - Mayor

1708
 July 29           - Fleet under command of Sir George Byng sailed for the coast of France but were unable to effect a landing at La Hogue and returned August 28.

Sept 29           -  Edward HARMAN - Mayor

1709
 September 29  - Nathanial HARFORD - Mayor - he died 9 December and Joseph WHITEHORNE was elected in his stead.

1710
 May    8          - an expedition sailed from Spithead against Port Royal which was captured October 5.

Sept 29            - Henry SEAGER elected Mayor - he was removed by MANDAMUS on Feb 14 1711 & Henry MAYDMAN elected in his stead.A great political struggle was raging at this time.

Oct 7                - Sir Charles WAGER and Sir John JENNINGS elected member of parliament but both were unseated on petition and Sir James WISEHART & Sir William GIFFORD declared duly elected.

1711

Feb 21               - Sir James WISEHART re-elected on appointment  as a Lord of the Admiralty.

Sept 29              - Charles BISSELL - Mayor

Oct 9                 - an expedition to Canada under Sir Horenden WALKER & Brigadier HILL shattered by a storm, returned to Portsmouth.


 October 15         - HMS Edgar blown up at Spithead with 400 seamen on board

1712

June 2                 - Prince George of Denmark reviewed the navy at Portsmouth

Sept 29                - William SMITH - Mayor

1713

William SMITH MD Mayor. This gentleman was the founder of Portsmouth Grammar School - not related to the previous man.Captain William LEE appointed to the command of Portsmouth Dockyard.

1714

Lt General Thomas EILE appointed Governor of Portsmouth. Captain Sir Israel TOWNSEND appointed to the command of Portsmouth Dockyard.


August  3            - John CARTER brought news of the death of Queen Anne and was threatened with imprisonment for doing so.

Sept 29               - Robert REYNOLDS  - Mayor.

Feb 27 1781  a dreadful gale of wind which did much damage and blew  a
French Privatier into the harbour.

July 30 1781  the body of a Mr BRYAN who had been executed at Winchester for murder was hung in chains at Blockhouse Beach near "Jack the painter". The body was attired in a new suit of black, new shoes and ruffle.

Nov 1781   Gilkicker Fort completed.

Aug 29 1782   HMS Royal George sank at Spithead with the loss of 900
lives.

Oct 31 1782   severe fire on The Hard - several houses being destroyed.

Mar 10 1786   demolition of the Old Dockyard chapel.

Mar 24 1786   the convicts on board one of the prison ships at Portsmouth rose upon their keepers and were not subdued until eight were shot dead and thirty six wounded.

Feb 4 1787   opening of the New Dockyard church.

Dec 23 1787   The Bounty sailed from Portsmouth

1790   Colonel Thomas TRIGGE was appointed Lieutenant Governor of
Portsmouth

Nov 21 1790   Portsmouth was visited by an extraordinary storm of lightning, thunder and hail. The lightning rolled along the ground like a body of liquid fire & the hailstones were of immense size. The 74 gun ship "Elephant" was struck by lightning and the main mast
shivered to splinters.
 

5. HASLAR HOSPITAL,GOSPORT

Notes from "A walk around Haslar" ( at Hampshire record office).

The burial grounds of the hospital are vast.
The whole of the land to the south west including the enclosed ground now known as the paddock & the old cemetery to the north west of the terrace was used indiscriminately as a burial ground in the early days of the hospital.
It is doubtful if there is any other spot where the dead, who died in their
countries service, are so closely packed many just in their hammocks.
When a trench was being dug across the paddock for laying pipes, numerous skeletons came to light, some only 18" below the surface.
In the 18th century men died literally by hundreds.
Dr LIND records in 1780 that 909 died in the hospital & in addition there were the bodies of those who died in the ships and in the harbour.
It has been stated that in three years at the end of the 18th century,3,600 bodies were buried in the paddock.
Many of the men who perished in the wreck of the Royal George (1782) are buried in the paddock and it is possible that the remains of Admiral KEMPENFELT himself lie here.
In 1809 the sick and wounded of Sir John MOORE's army who were accommodated in Haslar perished from Typhus in enormous numbers and were interred in the paddock.
In 1826 the north west of the paddock was enclosed by a wall and the ground consecrated and used as a cemetery.
The tombstones scattered over the paddock were ordered to be removed and carried inside & placed against the wall of the newly enclosed ground.
Among these stones is that of the first governor of the hospital Captain William YEO.
The old cemetery was discontinued as a burial ground in 1859.

6. PRISONS

Prior to 1850 the prison accommodation in Portsmouth was mainly by way of the hulks in Portsmouth and Langstone Harbours where the prisoners were held pending transportation.
A lot of the convict workforce was employed for labour building and maintaining the dockyard.
In 1850, it was decided to build a convict prison onshore and to discontinue the use of the hulks except as hospital ships. therefore, a large building was erected on the site of the old laboratory in the north eastern portion of the dockyard.
As the need for labour on the public works in the dockyard reduced, the convicts were removed in 1895 and in the following year the prison, which was able to hold 1500 inmates was closed for good.

7. THE TRAITOR

It happened 320 years ago on 7 August 1782.............
A traitor, David TYRIE, was found guilty of passing naval intelligence to the French.
The judge at Winchester passed the following sentence "that he should be hanged by the neck, but not until he was dead; that he should then be cut down & his bowels taken out and burned before his face; and that his head should be taken off, his body cut into four quarters and he be placed at his majesty's disposal".
The barbarous sentence was carried out on Southsea Common 14 August 1782.
A large crowd had assembled and after the unhappy man had been hanging for some time, he was cut down and immediately disembowelled and beheaded the blood spurting over the spectators. This signalled the crowd to rush forward and a scene of unprecedented brutality followed.
Men and woman fought with each other to get bits of the traitors body!
His fingers were cut off for tobacco stoppers; handkerchiefs were soaked in his blood and it all finished in a general fight.
The military tried to restore order and were pelted with stones and things only quietened down after several people had been grievously injured.
The head of TYRIE was secured by Buck ADAMS, the keeper of the Gosport bridewell where it was exhibited for many years.

8. LIST OF PASSENGERS   R.M.S. MAURETANIA  FIRST CLASS

From New York To COBH, Havre and Southampton  Saturday May 17 1958

Twin-Screw Turbine............ Gross Tonnage  35,677

LIST OF OFFICERS

Captain - J.D. ARMSTRONG,  D.S.C;  R.D.;  R.N.R.

Staff Captain  -   P.A. READ,  D.S.C;  R.D;  R.N.R.

Chief Engineer T.E. WILLIAMS    

Chief Officer     P.W. WILSON

Surgeon           P.F.X. O'NEILL,   M.B;  B.ch;  B.A.O;  D.R.C.O.G.

Purser             C.G.  BELLAMY

Chief Steward   A  MANN

Staff Purser     T.S.  HAMILTON

 

LIST OF PASSENGERS

Mr Charles B ABBOTT

Mrs ABBOTT

Mr S.C.J. ADDISON

Mr W.N.V. ALMOND

Mr Phillip ANREAE

Mrs ANREAE

Mrs Sybil ARON

 

Mr Ralph E BACHMAN

Mrs George E BARTOL III

Mr Peter BATH

Mrs BATH

Mstr Philip BATH

Miss Alice BEARDWOOD

Mrs Edward W BEATTIE

Mrs Lea BECKINGTON

Lady Pamela G BIRD

Miss Gertrude E BOOTH

Mr Lester BRADLEY

Mrs BRADLEY

Mr Arthur BURGESS

Miss Ruth CAMERON

Mr Patrick CARROLL

Mrs CARROLL

Mr Peter CLIVE

Mrs  CLIVE

Mr J.W.G. COLLINS

Mr W.C. CONNEL

Mrs CONNEL

Dr Thomas F CONROY

Mrs CONROY

Mstr Thomas CONROY

Mr Anthony CRAMP

Mr M.E. DALLAS

Mrs DALLAS

Miss Brenda De  BANZI

Miss Anna K DE LASHMUTT

Brig Gen Daniel Wray DE PREZ

Mrs DE PREZ

Mr Harry S DICKEY

Miss I DORFLINGER

Mr E.J.C. DRABBLE

 

Miss M.C. EDWARDS

Mrs Gabriella EICKHOFF

Miss Clara EICKHOFF

Mr D.G. ELLIOTT

Mr T EVANS

 

Miss Sally FANNING

Mr H Barton FARR

Dr Werner FEILCHENFELD

Mrs FEILCHENFELD

Mr Alexander FERGUSON

Mrs FERGUSON

Mr James A FIOTT

Mrs FIOTT

Mr Arthur FLANAGAN

Mrs FLANAGAN

Mr Louis H FLERON

Mrs FLERON

Mr Tassos FONDARAS

Mr C.S. FORESTER

Mrs C.S.FORESTER

Mr Dwight FOSTER

Mrs FOSTER

Mr Bernard W FOX

Mrs FOX

Mr Frank FRANKEL

Mrs FRANKEL

Mr John A FRANKLIN

Mrs FRANKLIN

 

Mrs J.J. GARMANY

Mr Arthur David GEORGE

Mr George S GIBBS

Mrs GIBBS

Mrs M Hopkins GILBERT

Miss E.D. GILLESPIE

Mr Gilman GIST

Mrs GIST

Mr Thomas F GRASSELLI

Mrs GRASSELLI

Mr R.P.GRENFELL

Mrs GRENFELL

Mr J.E.A.R. GUINNESS

Mrs GUINNESS

 

Mr A.W.  HAHN

Mrs HAHN

Mr Simon HARTOG

Miss Eleanor HATCH

Mr Edmund S HAWLEY

Mrs HAWLEY

Mr C HAYWARD

Mr Edward HEATHCOTE

Mrs HEATHCOTE

Mr T HONEYBOURNE

Mrs HONEYBOURNE

Mr R.A. HOPKINSON

Mrs HOPKINSON

Mstr Nicholas HOPKINSON

Mr C.R.W.HOWES

Mrs George M HUEY

Mrs Mary HUTTRER

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Miss Louise M ISELIN & Maid

Mr Clive Brook ISITT

Mrs ISITT

Mr B ISITT

 

Mr H Watson JAMER

Mrs JAMER

Mr Donald M JAMER

Mr Robert H JULY

 

Mr John KEATING

Mrs KEATING

Miss Jacqueline KEATING

Mstr Henry KEATING

Mstr Steven KEATING

Mrs Elizabeth KING

 

Mr John Brian LARDER

Mr Raymond LEHRER

Mrs LEHRER

Mr Chalender H LESHER

Mr Charles L LEVEN

Miss Lillie LODDEKE

Mr W.L. LYNCH

Mrs LYNCH

 

Mr John MANCINI

Mrs MANCINI

Mr Edward V MANICO

Mrs MANICO

Miss Janet Arlene MAPELSDEN

Mrs Walter MARON

Mrs Arthur B MEAD

Mr Frank D MEADE

Mrs MEADE

Mr Charles S METZLER

Mrs METZLER

Mrs Henry S MIDGETTE

Mrs Banks G MORELAND

Mrs Ida MUNRO O.B.E.

Mrs Heuisler McCORMICK

Mr Roy F McGILLICUDDY

Mrs McGILLICUDDY

Mrs John McKENZIE

 

Mrs Ellen NAUGHTON

Mr Tom Lawson NOBLE

 

Mr Norman R OLLEY

Mr Reuben A OSTEN

Mrs OSTEN

Miss Kathy OSTEN

 

Mr R.M. PAPELIAN

Miss Audrey PARKER

Mrs Charles O  PARSONS

Mr John R PEAL

Mrs Phyllis PEARSALL

Mrs E Norman PETERSON

Mrs Mary PIERCE

 

Mr Robert L RACLIN

Mrs RACLIN

Mrs Harry REESE

Mr George RELPH

Mrs RELPH

Mr H.A. RICHARDSON

Mr J. RIDDELL

Mrs RIDDELL

Miss A.M. RIDDELL

Mr Paul Lothar Max RINK

Mrs RINK

Mr E.J. ROGERS

Mrs ROGERS

Miss Julia ROPER

Mr K.H. ROSENSTEIN

Mrs Shirley ROSNEAU

Mrs J.F. ROYLE

 

Mr August A. SCHMIDT

Mrs SCHMIDT

Mr Harold A.L. SEABROOK-SMITH

Miss Mabel SEARLE

Mr Thomas SIDNEY

Mrs H.T. SIEGENTHALER

Miss Madelyn B SMITH

Mr G.R. SPENCER

Mrs H.V. SPURWAY

Miss Christine SQUIRE

Mr John STERN

Mrs STERN

Rt Rev  Msgr John F STOKES

Mrs A.H. SUDRANN

Miss Grace SULLIVAN

Miss Anne TAYLOR

Dr Paul TILLICH

Mrs J.K. TOMPKINS

Mrs T.M. TONNELE

Mrs Alfred TOWNLEY

Mr Charles L TUTT

Mrs TUTT

 

Mr L.F. URWICK

 

Miss Beatrice VAN  STONE

 

Mrs Whitehouse WALKER

Mr F.J. WARBERG

Mrs WARBERG

Mr Geoffrey WEBDALE

Mrs WEBDALE

Mstr A WEBDALE

Mstr M WEBDALE

Mrs Muir WEISSINGER

Miss Frances WELSH

Mr Warden McKee WILSON

Mrs WILSON

Mr Abraham WILSON

Mrs WILSON

Mr Scott WILSON

Miss Sigrid WISLANDER

Mr B.H.WOOD Jr

 

Mr  B.V.  ZWANENBERG

Mrs ZWANENBERG