Requests for Information about Gosport Ancestors Page 1
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Thomas Jobson my Great Grand Father was in Gosport in the Army in 1891 to 1894. He died in 1894. He left a widow my Great Grand Mother with many children. Thomas was in India and married there. I have tried to find out where he was. I have lots of names New Barracks and an address on Albion Street in 1891. Thomas was a corporal born in Coughton in 1852 Warwickshire.I would like to know more about what he may have been d oing there and where he may have been stationed in Gosport.Even where he may have been buried. Hope you can give me some help as to my request. John Marshall
Mary Rogers – I am Trevor Rogers’ son, and Sanders Rogers’ grandson. I am also wondering if any of your members might be kind enough to be able to help me on researches I am doing into my family history – I can make on headway in tracing my father’s aunt, Mary, for example!!!
Also the Rogers had 3 different homes in Gosport. I grew up at 13 Spring Garden Lane in the house next to the station and I have lovely memories and pictures of that. But before that my family lived at Winchfield House in South Street (destroyed in WW2) and 86 North Street (Smith and Vosper) and I would love to discover pictures, postcards, etc (possibly a Snape – they lived two doors away in Spring Garden Lane.) of those. David Rogers (Author of book, on The Privy Council, BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT.)
I did take the photos not long after you emailed but as the houses in Willow Place were more modern, I wondered if it was the next road ‘Cobden Street’. I have taken photos of both roads and many years ago I went to a house in one of those road collecting a item for a Church auction. The house was very small.
You went straight in to the front room and even with no hall it could still not fit a 3 piece suite (two seat sofa) in the room, the 2nd chair was in the back room also not large. I could not remember which of the two roadsI was in. I meant to try and find out about Willow Place. Recently I found the photos I had taken and remembered your email. I mentioned it to my sister, seems she had a school friend who lived in Willow Place so was able to confirm they were small Victorian style terraced
houses. Cobden Street still has the old houses. Ian Jeffery