King's Somborne Memories

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My ancestres came from here dating back to 1600 to the last being my grandmother born 1912. Would be interested in hearing from any relatives or people with interest in these names. Alison 07975734541

I am researching my Stockley ancesters who came from Kings Somborne and Mottisfont in Hampshire. The earliest records that I have found so far relate to a William Stockley from Kings Somborne (born around 1695) who married Martha Gineston at St Stephens at Sparsholt in 1718; then after Martha's death, (...Read full memory)

I am researching my family tree and have found that my family lived in or around this area. I am keen for any information regarding Maggie May Hill (maiden name Shearing). She was married to Edwin Arthur Hill in 1920 at South Stoneham. I believe they had three children called Edwin or Ted, Mary and Arthur William Frank Hill ... Arthur was born in Bursledon in 1923. Any help would be great.

Hi I am looking for my grandfather Gordon Roberts. All I know is that he lived in Kings Somborne and was a lay preacher. Please can anyone help me?

Mrs Bullock was a lovely lady, she was very kind, my mother loved her. Does anyone remember my mother? She has passed now, we had very fond memories, my grand mother and grandfather lived here, if anyone can fill in some information I would love that, thank you in advance, Bonnie.

My mother Mary Henley worked here, and later in 1957 we stayed here after moving back from Canada, I was 4. Mrs Bullock was the proprietor. I wonder where her son and daughter are today.

Please could any one in Kings Somborne let me know who to contact regarding my family history. I have a family tree that dates back to 1781. My decendents were from Kings Somborne. I have names from that time and would very much like to find out more.i.e. if my ancestors are buried in your (...Read full memory)