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Grand Parade

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 14 April 1783

The whole crews of the ‘Queen’, ‘Ganges’ and ‘Princess Royal’, came on shore, after receiving their money, in distinct bodies, consisting of five or six hundred men each, with their Officers at their head, colours flying and music playing, in which manner they proceeded through the streets, till they came to the Parade, where making a ring round the Officers, gave them three cheers, each shook hands, and dispersed very orderly.





Hampshire Chronicle : 13 July 1818 

Circus - Grand Parade

Messrs Adams, in having again the honour of addressing the Nobility, Gentry and Inhabitants of Portsmouth and its vicinity, respectfully inform them, the above Circus will be open on Monday, July the 13th, 1818, with the whole of their numerous Troop and Stud of Horses, indisputably the first in the Kingdom.  

The mass of amusements will consist of Equestrian and Pedestrian FEATS ! which will expressed in the hand bills of the day.

There will be three performances each day - at two, five and eight o’clock 

Hampshire Chronicle : 5 July 1819 

Valuable and extensive freehold premises, situate at the corner of High Street , and the Grand Parade, late the Portsmouth Bank, and residence of Mr W G Carter ; a Letter Copying machine, with drawers under ; a copper plate press, a spring time piece, square library table, and numerous other office requisites ; together with the modern and elegant household furniture, a grand piano-forte by Jones & Co, a square ditto by Clementi, and an excellent chamber organ in handsome mahogany case, has three barrels, and plays 30 tunes ; a pair of 12 inch globes mounted on mahogany pillars and claws ; choice old Port, Claret, Tinta Madeira, and other wines ; about 250 volumes of Law and other books, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica, half hd in Russian ; two hundred ounces of modern and useful plate ; table and bed linen ; Dinner and Dessert, and tea services, rich cut glass and other effects. 


Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 30 October 1837

Capital Inn and Genteel Dwelling House

To be sold by auction, by Mr Peacock, on the premises, on Thursday, the 16th of November, 1837, at three o’clock precisely.  All those extensive freehold, compact and valuable premises, known as the Blue Posts Tavern and Hotel, with the Coach and Waggon offices, extensive ware-room, stabling, and out-houses, situate in Broad Street, and also a genteel residence on the Grand Parade


Lot 2 : A very compact, genteel and desirable residence, most delightfully situate on the Grand Parade: containing on the ground floor, two convenient rooms now used as offices, with public and private entrances: on the first floor, a spacious and elegant drawing room with bay window front, 20 feet by 18, a back bedroom, two good attics, and a dressing room: a small paved yard leading to a detached kitchen and scullery, and convenient offices, in the occupation of Mr Binsted, Solicitor, a yearly tenant, at £40 a year.  This house is leasehold, for a long term of years and for beauty of situation and conveniences, on a limited scale, is perhaps unrivalled by any other in the town of Portsmouth.



Illustrated London News : 8 July 1843 

At St Mary’s Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev T P McGhie, Stephen Richmond Neate Esq of Marden, Wilts, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr Dudley, Grand Parade.


Portsmouth Times and Navy Gazette : 20 June 1857 

For sale - That excellent and well arranged family residence situate on the Grand Parade, in the occupation of Mr Garrett, containing 14 rooms, consisting of ding, drawing, morning rooms airy bed rooms, and water closet, with suitable domestic offices, and convenient cellarage.


 Bath Chronicle and Western Gazette : 18 January 1866 

The Times tells a story of a cab arriving at the railway station at Landport from Grand Parade, with two inside passengers and without a driver, the cabman having fallen from his box in a state of intoxication soon after the cab started, while the horse trotted on steadily to his destination


Portsmouth Evening News : 12 November 1883 

 3rd Volunteer Battalion - Hampshire Regiment : 4 Grand Parade

Regimental Oder by Lieut-Colonel W H Sayer, Commanding. HQ 12th Nov, 1883.

The funeral of the late Lieut. E W Kemp, 1st Hants Artillery Volunteers, will take place tomorrow.  The funeral with leave “Belgrave” Beach Mansions at 3pm  Members of  the 3rd Hants R V  who wish to attend will join the procession there.  Full Dress and Side Arms.  By Order  J S White. Major - Adjutant 3rd Hants R V


Army and Navy Gazette : 28 November 1891 

“The Officers’ House and Temperance Hotel”

( In connection with Miss Robinson’s Soldiers’ Institute )

Affords first-class accommodation on moderate terms to Officers, their families and friends, especially during the trooping season

It is open to Ladies and Gentlemen, whether connected to the Services or not, but it is not a commercial establishment.

Single bedrooms, 3s 6d ; double, 4s ; private sitting-rooms, 4s per day.  No charge for attendance.

To a family requiring a house near the sea it affords every accommodation, commanding beautiful and extensive views of Spithead, the Isle of Wight, and Osborne House (the residence of Her Majesty).

It is well adapted for a Lodging House, being contiguous to the Victoria Pier, from whence steam packets are leaving hourly for the Isle of Wight, Southampton &c 


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 27 April 1901

Main Guard - The Main Guard House used to be on the Parade, near the Platform Battery, and was erected in the reign of George III.  About 1710 the Guard House stood much nearer the High Street, across the Parade.  There were also Guard Houses at King James’s Gate, King William’s Gate, King George’s Gate, the Mill Redoubt, and two at the Landport Gate.


Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 31 October 1901

George Baldry, 14, Sidney White, 16, William Connell, 14 and George Costes, 14, were summoned for playing football on the Grand Parade on the 21st inst..  It was stated there had been several complaints with respect to the nuisance.  The boys were all convicted a fines 2s a piece.


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 May 1903

The costers of Portsmouth have for some time past been talking of a walk in imitation of the their London confrers, and the project took practical shape in the Fish Market this morning.

The proposal is that the competitors should assemble about four o’clock on the 1st June on the Grand Parade, and walk up Commercial Road, to the “Coach and Horses” at Hilsea, and thence through Copner and Eastney, returning along the Front to the Grand Parade.

Each competitor is to push his truck, and top hats will be worn.  About a hundred entries are expected, and the event is arousing great interest.  The prize will be gold medal, and the winner will be entitled to the proud title,”Champion Coster Walker of Portsmouth,” while there will be also money prizes of £3, £2 and £1 and 5s for each one who finishes.  There will also be a sealed handicap, with time allowance.

Collections are being made for the necessary funds in the Fish Market and amongst the Fruit Merchants.

1841 Census


Houses not numbered on records

Buildings separated by double spacing



William Grant : Banker : 41 yrs

Mary : 39 yrs

Mary : 4 yrs

William : 2 yrs

Kate : 1 yr

Sarah Small : 35 yrs

Harriet Hoad : 30 yrs

Sarah Darling : 30 yrs

James Peters : 45 yrs


Henry Bloxam : Surgeon : 30 yrs

Mary Ann : 35 yrs

John Hoar : 46 yrs

Charlotte Digby : 35 yrs


William White : Victualler : 30 yrs

Eliza : 25 yrs

Alfred : 6 yrs

George : 4 yrs

Emma : 2 yrs

James : 4 months

Catherine Lawton : 15 yrs


Ann Hill : Clerk : 30 yrs


Esther Macland : 20 yrs

Lydia Jane Smith : 11 yrs




John Knight : Plumber : 60 yrs

Eleanor : 60 yrs

Horatio : 30 yrs

Mary Ann Goodane : 25 yrs

Mary Rogers : 45 yrs


James Crawford : Inn Keeper : 50 yrs

Sarah : 45 yrs

Sarah Margeret : 20 yrs

James : 15 yrs

Maria Louisa : 15 yrs

William : 9 yrs

Emily : 7 yrs

Henry Southton : 5 yrs

Mary Wilson : 50 yrs

Louisa Bytheway : 20 yrs


Elizabeth Ducket : 38 yrs

Harriet : 8 yrs

Emma : 6 yrs

Elizabeth : 2 yrs

Margaret Collins : 20 yrs

Jane Everett : 32 yrs


BATTERY ROW HERE

1861 Census

Numbers not Recorded

Mary Ann Neale : 42 yrs

Sarah Ann Northover : 22 yrs

George James Richards : 6 yrs

James George Northover : 4 yrs

William Hooker : 43 yrs


William Hooker : Victualler : 35 yrs

Agnes : 36 yrs

William H : 8 yrs

George S : 6 yrs

Alfred : 1 yr

Henry Hazard : Cook : 33 yrs

Sarah Pearce : Housemaid : 18 yrs

Edward Burrows : Gentleman : 22 yrs

Ann : 20 yrs

Henry Smith : Gentleman : 24 yrs

Caroline : 21 yrs


Benjamin H Hinton: Retired Clerk : 80 yrs

Elizabeth : 80 yrs

Emma : 42 yrs

Mary Ann Dapson : 27 yrs


William Litchfield : Press Correspondent : 39 yrs

Harriett : 41 yrs

William H : Seaman, RN : 17 yrs

Frederick E : 16 yrs

Elizabeth : 13 yrs

Alfred : 10 yrs

Arthur : 5 yrs

Alice : 4 yrs

Louisa Tighe : House Servant : 15 yrs


Ann Willis Piercey : 48 yrs

Moses James : 14 yrs

George Edward : 12 yrs


King’s Arms Hotel Here


Nicholas H McGachen : Curate of Portsmouth : 38 yrs

Henrietta M : 31 yrs

Henrietta A : 8 yrs

Ellen M : 3 yrs

John R : 2 yrs

William N : 6 months

Fanny White : House Servant : 21 yrs

Charlotte Collins : Nurse : 18 yrs


James Garratt : Ship Agent & Merchant : 45 yrs

Caroline : 39 yrs

Robert B : 6 yrs

George G : 4 yrs

Charlotte Matthews : Cook : 21 yrs

Ellen Bassett : Nursemaid : 18 yrs

Harriett Cooper : Nursemaid : 15 yrs


Richard Bailey : Victualler : 62 yrs

Rose : Barmaid ; 26 yrs

Fanny McSheen : Barmaid : 24 yrs

Mary Mitchell : Housemaid : 22 yrs

Mary Hazel : 9 yrs


Henry Bloxam : MRCS : 51 yrs

Mary Lanes  : Cook : 46 yrs

Phoebe Mason : House Servant : 24 yrs


William Holbert : Pensioner : 61 yrs

Frances Sims : Charwoman : 50 yrs

Sarah A Hanett : Boot Binder : 20 yrs

 

1 Grand Parade

1871 Census

William H J Alworth : Surgeon : 33 yrs

Kate : 24 yrs

Emmeline : 8 months

Anastasia Shaneham : Cook : 28 yrs

Louisa Burton : Nurse : 24 yrs

Caroline West : Nurse : 17 yrs



West Sussex County Times : Saturday 14 May 1910

Marriage : On the 9th instant, at St Bartholomew’s Church, Southsea, Reginald Bullin, second son of James Bullin of Grand Parade, to Grace Bright Smith, elder daughter of Henry R Smith of 28 Havelock Road, Southsea.



1911 Census


James Bullin : Totally Deaf since childhood measles : 71 yrs

Sarah : 68 yrs

Lily Burnand : General Servant : 22 yrs

 

2 Grand Parade

1871 Census

George Cordrey : Police Constable : 35 yrs

Mary : 35 yrs

Mary A : 10 yrs

George : 7 yrs

James : 5 yrs


Saturday 31 August 1895 : Army and Navy Gazette

C B Smith and Hall are instructed by the Trustees to sell by auction, on Thursday, September 5th, 1895, at 7 o’clock in the evening those valuable premises, being Nos 2, 3 and 4 Grand Parade, practically known all over the world as  the “Officers House.”  The whole of the household furniture, Linen, Plate &c, comprising everything necessary to carry on the hotel may be taken at a valuation if desired.


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 12 September 1924

All persons having claims against the estate of Mrs Annie Elizabeth Banks, late of 2B Grand Parade, widow, deceased, are requested to send particulars of such claims to us the undersigned forthwith, and all persons indebted to the deceased’d estate are to pay the amount of the their respective debts to us without delay.

Cousins& Burbidge, Solicitors, 35 High Street


Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 19 February 1929

Mrs Mabel C Lamond, of 2A Grand Parade, who was the plaintiff in an action brought before Judge Hill Kelly at the Bloomsbury City Court for the recovery of £28 arrears under a deed of seperation, writes to the effect that when asked if she had anyone staying in her flat at Portsmouth she replied,” Yes a young woman friend” also that when Mr Titmas visited Dr Lamond’s house on August 19, she said to him,” For goodness sake don’t let my name come into this,” and not,” For goodness sake don’t let my man come into this.”

 
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3 Grand Parade

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 25 May 1867

King & King beg to announce receipt of instruction to sell by auction at their Property Sales Rooms, 130 Queens Street, on Wednesday, June 5th, 1867 the following property, No 3 Grand Parade, Portsmouth.  

A very conveniently arranged and most comfortable family residence, the ground floor containing dining room, with bay windows, parlour, paved yard, kitchen, scullery, and offices ; two separate staircases lead to the first floor, which is arranged in pretty drawing room, with bay windows, two capital bedrooms and WC, and on the floors above are six bedrooms, with tower room and lead flat, giving an uninterrupted view from the entrance of Langstone Harbour as far as Cowes ; the basement consists  of two good cellars, which, at considerable cost, have been rendered perfectly dry.




Saturday 25 July 1868 : Portsmouth Times and Navy Gazette

Messrs C B Smith & Goldsmith will sell by auction on Tuesday August 4th, 1868, at 7 o’clock in the evening - No 3 Grand Parade - Comprising three sitting rooms, seven bed and dressing rooms, three attics, observatory, kitchen, scullery, good cellars, and the usual offices.  The above residence, which has been recently put into repair, has grand views of the surrounding neighbourhood, the sea, and the Isle of Wight.




1871 Census

Henry Garratt : Clerk at Warehouse : 42 yrs

1829 : Bapt’d 6 May at St Thomas’s

1851 : Ship Agent’s Assistant 22 yrs, living at 3 Grand Parade with father Samuel U 61 yrs, mother Elizabeth 60 yrs, Elizabeth 37 yrs, Sarah 31 yrs

1861 : Lodger at 42 St Mary’s Street, Ship Agent 32 yrs with  wife Emma 30 yrs

Emma : 43 yrs

Henry : 9 yrs

Louisa Mary Burt : 15 yrs

Susan Tolchard : General Servant : 28 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 5 June 1882

Wanted - Kitchenmaid, one accustomed to hotel work preferred.  Apply Mrs Tuffnall, 3 Grand Parade.



Saturday 31 August 1895 : Army and Navy Gazette

C B Smith and Hall are instructed by the Trustees to sell by auction, on Thursday, September 5th, 1895, at 7 o’clock in the evening those valuable premises, being Nos 2, 3 and 4 Grand Parade, practically known all over the world as  the “Officers House.”  The whole of the household furniture, Linen, Plate &c, comprising everything necessary to carry on the hotel may be taken at a valuation if desired.

 
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4 Grand Parade

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 27 May 1865

King & King ( late Marvin & King) are instructed to sell by auction on Wednesday, 7th June, 1865, at seven o’clock in the evening - those important business premises, 78 and 79 High Street, in the occupation of Messrs Fraser and Davis, and the excellent family residence, 4 Grand Parade, occupied by Mr H Garratt


1871 Census

Alfred Billett : Lodging House Keeper : 56 yrs

Laura Hughes : 49 yrs

Dudley : 14 yrs

Clemant W Burdun : Jeweller’s Assistant : 18 yrs

Elizabeth Gilbert : General Servant : 17 yrs

Nicholas Dinessun : Curate of Portsmouth : 29 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : 26 July 1882 

 General Servant - Age 16.  Good character. - 4 Grand Parade



Portsmouth Evening News : 12 November 1883 

 3rd Volunteer Battalion - Hampshire Regiment : 4 Grand Parade

Regimental Oder by Lieut-Colonel W H Sayer, Commanding. HQ 12th Nov, 1883.

The funeral of the late Lieut. E W Kemp, 1st Hants Artillery Volunteers, will take place tomorrow.  The funeral with leave “Belgrave” Beach Mansions at 3pm  Members of  the 3rd Hants R V  who wish to attend will join the procession there.  Full Dress and Side Arms.  By Order  J S White. Major - Adjutant 3rd Hants R V


Saturday 31 August 1895 : Army and Navy Gazette

C B Smith and Hall are instructed by the Trustees to sell by auction, on Thursday, September 5th, 1895, at 7 o’clock in the evening those valuable premises, being Nos 2, 3 and 4 Grand Parade, practically known all over the world as  the “Officers House.”  The whole of the household furniture, Linen, Plate &c, comprising everything necessary to carry on the hotel may be taken at a valuation if desired.


1911 Census

Ida F Blackett : Private Means : 55 yrs

S Heare : Servant : 20 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 12 November 1929

Sir, - Prominence was given in your issue of November 9 to a statement by the Lord Mayor that during the next year he would like to see an extension of the Esplanade from Clarence Pier to High Street so as to exploit Old Portsmouth with its docks and historical associations.

The Lord Mayor went on to say that he thought this was really an ideal scheme.  While appreciating his eminent services to the City, I venture to suggest that many inhabitants of Old Portsmouth read this statement with mingled sentiments of amazement and horror.

Lovers of Old Portsmouth do not wish to see its historical associations exploited, they wish to see them preserved.

It is difficult to see how this suggested extension can be obtained without defacing the old sea wall, the moat, the historic “Hot Walls,” and the saluting bastion.  Such an act of vandalism would destroy most of the old world charm of this delightful part of the city.

If certain apostles of so called progress are not curbed in time, the day may come when a rock garden surrounds the Garrison Chapel, a red brick tea-house adorns the centre of Grand Parade and Sally Port is transformed into a well advertised skee ball alley.

Yours etc

Ida Blackett, 4 Grand Parade.  Armistice Day, 1929.

 
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5 Grand Parade

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 15 October 1859

Mr G M Beck is favoured with instructions from the proprietor to sell by public auction at the Marine View Hotel, Grand Parade, on Thursday, October 27th, 1859, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.  All that substantially-built freehold family residence, being 5 Grand Parade, in the occupation of Mr Hayman, containing - Dining and morning rooms, cheerful drawing room with French windows opening on to the verandah, from which are obtained unequalled views of the sea and Isle of Wight; numerous bed chambers, kitchen, good cellarage, paved yard, and domestic offices, the whole of which are well found in closets and modern fixtures, and to any person seeking a pleasant residence, this offers an opportunity of rare occurrence.  The purchaser can be accommodated with the nearly new furniture at a valuation.

May be viewed by permission of the Tenant, and any further particulars obtained at the offices of the Auctioneer, 176 Queen Street, or of W Devereux, Solicitor.


Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 11 June 1870

King & King are instructed to include in their sale of property on Wednesday June 29th, 1870, 5 Grand Parade in the occupation of Mr Gregory, at a rental of £25.


1871 Census

Manskull Burchell : Engineer : 37 yrs

Janet : 27 yrs

William H : 10 yrs

Caroline Lane : General Servant : 16 yrs






Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 13 March 1920

Short Notice of Sale

On Tuesday, 23rd March, 1920, at 11 o’clock

5 Grand Parade

King & King are in receipt of instructions from Capt A W Davies RN, to sell by auction on the premises as above, at 11 o’clock -

About 300 Lots of Household Furniture including several pieces of genuine antique oak,

 comprising carved cradle, oak coffer, cupboards, head of massive carved bedstead front,

 settee and chairs, occasional tables, divan chairs, old lacquer tables etc;; Chesterfield, 

carpets, plated goods, cutlery, china and glass, Dutch oil painting, mahogany bedroom 

furniture, double and single bedsteads, hair mattresses, and bed linen, brass fenders, and

the usual assortment of culinary articles etc

On view morning of sale and catalogues obtained from the auctioneers, Southsea and 46 

Commercial Road.



Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 27 March 1942

Roll of Honour : Killed in action in HMS Vortigern, on March 15th, 1942, Lieut. Patrick Alex Bingham Powell. Royal Navy, very loved youngest son of Vice-Admiral and Mrs Powell, of 5 Grand Parade, aged 24.

 
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6 Grand Parade

Globe : Thursday 16 November 1848

Commercial House, Marine View Hotel, Grand Parade

J Burgess, in returning his sincere thanks to his friends and visitors to Portsmouth, for their support since taking the above hotel, begs to inform Commercial Gentlemen that, at the solicitation of many, he has appropriated a commodious sitting-room and sets of apartments for their use.

The house commands a view of the Isle of Wight, Spithead, St Helen’s &c., and close to the Victoria Pier..

JB flatters himself his tables, wines &c., will be found worthy of support




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 15 October 1859

Mr G M Beck begs to announce that he has been favoured with instructions to sell by public auction, at the Marine View Hotel, Thursday October 27th, 1859, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon precisely.

To Wine and Spirit Merchants, Brewers, Capitalists, and Persons seeking a private residence

Lot 2

A well-known and much frequented Hotel, of good elevation, with commanding entrance, called the Marine View Family Hotel, having a good retail beer trade, conducted by means of a side entrance, admirably situated on the Grand Parade, in the occupation of Mr Hayman, at the yearly rental of £70, comprising numerous airy bed-chambers, bath-room, two sitting-rooms, with bay windows, two parlours, coffee-room, billiard-room, with separate staircase, well-arranged bar, large kitchen, culinary offices, and excellent cellarage with slipway.  This property commands magnificent marine views, and these and the parade ground, on which nearly all the military displays take place, being immediately in its front, make it the favourite resort of visitors, and it is in fact the most frequented and attractive hotel in the neighbourhood.  It is subject to a town rent of ten shillings per annum, payable to the Corporation of Portsmouth.

May be inspected by permission of the respective tenants, and printed particulars obtained 10 days prior to sale, at the offices of the Auctioneers, 176 Queen Street.


1871 Census

Rose Bailey : Hotel Keeper : 36 yrs

Jemima Gesham : Hotel Barmaid : 27 yrs

Mary Fabin : Hotel Cook : 26 yrs

Harriet Mitchell : Housemaid ; 24 yrs

Alma Cork : 46 yrs

Eliza Francess :  56 yrs

 

8 Grand Parade

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 1 February 1830

The widow of an Officer who has been accustomed several years to take a few boarders, has a vacancy for a married couple or two ladies.  The house is in an excellent situation, and only a few walk to the promenade and bathing rooms.

Apply, postage paid, M C , 8 Grand Parade.


1871 Census

“Sun Inn”

Louisa White : Licensed Victualler : 63 yrs

Kate Chandler : 18 yrs

Beatrice Kingly : 7 yrs

Alice Richards : General Servant : 23 yrs

Alice Phallon : 19 yrs


1881 Census

Thomas E Hutchings : Outfitter’s Foreman : 50 yrs

Louisa : 47 yrs

Charles A : Hatter’s Assistant : 20 yrs

Madeline L : 12 yrs

1891 Census

George A White : Pilot : 42 yrs

Sarah A : Dressmaker : 20 yrs

Amy A : Milliner : 18 yrs

Henrietta : Dressmaker : 16 yrs

Alice W : 11 yrs

William F : 10 yrs

George : 8 yrs

Sidney : 6 yrs

Daisy : 4 yrs

Edward : 2 yrs

Bertha : 1 month

Johan G Grinder : Master Mariner : 70 yrs

Annie V Slape : 4 yrs

Sidney S : 2 yrs



1911 Census

“Gordon House”


Sarah White : 40 yrs

William : Trinity Pilot’s Boatman : 31 yrs

Bertha : 22 yrs

 

9 Grand Parade

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 15 September 1866

King & King are in receipt of instructions from Miss Hinton, leaving the neighbourhood, to sell by auction on the premises on Wednesday, September 26th, 1866, at twelve o’clock, - a portion of the well made household furniture, including mahogany and four post and French bedsteads, horse hair mattresses, capital feather beds, bedding, mahogany chests of drawers, washstands and ware, toilette tables and glasses, sets of chairs, baths, japanned wood goods, forming the usual chamber fittings, Brussels and Kidderminster carpets, mahogany dining tables. card, work and side tables in rosewood and mahogany, easy chairs, scroll sofa, a very handsome massive carved chiffonier, with marble top and silvered glass plates, whatnots, gilded frame mantel glasses, fenders and fire irons, hearth rugs, window hangings, ornaments, plated goods cutlery, china services, glass articles etc..  Floor cloth, mats, satir carpet, and a good assortment of kitchen requisites.  

The cheerful residence to be let.  To be viewed on the morning of the sale, and catalogues had one week prior at the auction offices, 130 Queen Street and 9 Palmerston Road, Southsea.


1871 Census


Unoccupied


1881 Census

John H Oliver : Accountant : 53 yrs

Christina : 53 yrs

Frank : Electrician : 24 yrs

Hubert H : Clerk at Gas Office : 19 yrs

Percy : 16 yrs

Charles : 13 yrs

Ellen : Governess : 28 yrs

Alma : Governess : 26 yrs

Kate : Governess : 21 yrs

Alice Hubsdell : General Servant : 18 yrs



1891 Census

James Hall : Mercantile Clerk : 34 yrs

Anastasia : 29 yrs

George J V : 3 yrs

George : Retired Joiner : 72 yrs

Jane : 60 yrs



1911 Census


Beatrice Lusie Goff : 22 yrs

Jessie Frine : 16 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 6 March 1911

Lost : Irish Terrier (puppy) with leather neck bandage, in Great Southsea Street, good reward. - Wells, 9 Grand Parade.

 

10 Grand Parade

1871 Census


Unoccupied


1911 Census

James R M M Crichton : Lieutenant, Royal Navy : 25 yrs

1915 : 18 February, arrived Liverpool on board “Corsican”from Canada, 28 yrs, Engineer.

1916 : 1 July, Arrived London from Japan, RN Occupation

1928 : 23 June, on board “Ascania” from Southampton to Quebec arriving 1 July, listed as R Maitland - Makgill Chrichton, 43 yrs, a Scot born in London

1936 : 12 June, Incoming Passenger on board “Jugoma” from Barbados, 51 yrs, address as Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall.

1939 : 23 April arrived Southampton on board “Arandora” from West African Cruise, 53 yrs

1956 : 25 May, Cunard Steam Ship Company arrived Liverpool from Montreal, James Crichton born 22 October 1886

Alfred W J Burton : Officer, Naval Ordnance Dept : 26 yrs

Alexander G Fleming : Lieutenant, Royal Navy : 26 yrs

John P Fowler : 12 yrs

Martin L Axworthy : Contractor’s Cashier : 28 yrs

Frances Ann Johnston : 42 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 28 November 1931

George John Miller - Deceased

Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against the estate of George John Miller (Major retired Royal Marine Light Infantry) who died on the 8th day of March 1928 and whose will was proved in the Winchester Probate Registry on the 8th day of May 1928 and cessate grant of probate of whose will was made on the 23rd day of October 1931, are requested to send particulars thereof in writing to us undersigned before the 1st day of February 1932 after which date the Executors will distribute the estate having regard only to the claims then received.

Dated this 27th day of November 1931

G H King and Franckeiss


Emily Sarah Miller - Deceased

Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against the estate of Emily Sarah Miller, of 10 Grand Parade who died on the 9th day of September 1931 and whose will was proved in the Winchester District Probate registry on the 22nd day of of October 1931 are requested to send particulars thereof in writing to us the undersigned before the 1st day of February 1932 after which date the Executors will distribute the estate having regard only to the claims then received.

Dated this 27th day of November 1931

G H King and Franckeiss



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 3 October 1931

Thursday, October 15th, 1931.  Upon instructions from the Executors of Mrs A S Miller, deceased.  10 Grand Parade - Hall, Pain and Foster (Incorporated with James Harris and Son) have been instructed by the Trustees to sell by auction, on the premises, as above, the whole of the household furniture and effects.

Auction office : 57 Commercial Road.

 

11 Grand Parade

1891 Census

John White : Publican : 45 yrs

Sarah : 31 yrs

Lizzie Cross : General Servant : 15 yrs



1911 Census


James Alfred Faire : Commander, Royal Navy : 37 yrs

Lara : 28 yrs

Constance Coore : 18 yrs

Helen Hutton : Parlourmaid : 29 yrs

Alice : Cook : 30 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 23 December 1937

Captain James Victor Vincent Magrane, RN (Retd), 11 Grand Parade appointed JP and 

added to the Roll of the Commission of the Peace for Portsmouth.

 

Grand Parade

Balfour House

1891 Census

John Dillon : Garrison Sergeant Major : 46 yrs

Alice M : School Mistress : 41 yrs

Maud E : 15 yrs

James : 11 yrs

Bertha Alice : 7 yrs

Geraldine : 5 yrs


John Spencer Hall : Conductor, Ordnance Corpse : 38 yrs

Malcolm S Parry : Acting Chaplain to Forces - Army :  30 yrs

Annie : 30 yrs

 

Grand Parade

Bank House

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 14 April 1783

To be sold, pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, with the approbation of John Willmot, Esq., one of the Masters of the said Court, on Thursday, the 24th day of April inst., a capital messuage, with offices and other appurtenances, situate on the Parade at Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, and built in the year 1776, at a very great expense, for a Banking House.  Also two pews in Portsmouth Church.  The house is very convenient and fit for any gentleman’s family.  Particulars may be had at the said Master’s Chambers, in Symonds Lane, Chancery Lane, London, or of Mr John Stride, Carey Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and of Mr Moses Hawker at Portsmouth.




Hampshire Chronicle : 5 July 1819 

Valuable and extensive freehold premises, situate at the corner of High Street , and the Grand Parade, late the Portsmouth Bank, and residence of Mr W G Carter ; a Letter Copying machine, with drawers under ; a copper plate press, a spring time piece, square library table, and numerous other office requisites ; together with the modern and elegant household furniture, a grand piano-forte by Jones & Co, a square ditto by Clementi, and an excellent chamber organ in handsome mahogany case, has three barrels, and plays 30 tunes ; a pair of 12 inch globes mounted on mahogany pillars and claws ; choice old Port, Claret, Tinta Madeira, and other wines ; about 250 volumes of Law and other books, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica, half hd in Russian ; two hundred ounces of modern and useful plate ; table and bed linen ; Dinner and Dessert, and tea services, rich cut glass and other effects. 


1891 Census

George Long : Banker : 67 yrs

Mary Jane : 45 yrs

Elizabeth : 44 yrs

Jane : 40 yrs

Lucy Edith : 27 yrs

Eliza Cread : Housekeeper : 55 yrs

Eliza Kille : Parlourmaid : 49 yrs

Mary Ellen Dawes : Housemaid : 35 yrs

Ellen Sawyer : Kitchenmaid : 20 yrs





Hampshire Chronicle : Saturday 19 June 1909

Death of Mr George Long : It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Mr George Long, JP  for Hants, which occurred at his residence on the Grand Parade, on Thursday afternoon, following an illness which had extended over several months.  Recently his condition seemed to be improved, but there suddenly came a relapse and death ensued.  Deceased, who was the son of Mr Walter Long, of Preshaw, and of Lady Mary Long, about sixty years ago joined the banking firm of Grant, Willman and Long, and when it was amalgamated with Maddison and Co of Southampton, he became a Director of the amalgamated firms.  A Justice of the Peace for the County of Hants, Mr Long was well known member of the Gosport Bench.  An enthusiastic patriot, he was for many years an officer in the “Hants Yeomanry” at the time when “F” Troop of that Corpse was commanded by his father.  For many years his name has been associated with nearly every work of philanthropy and benevolence started in the borough of Portsmouth.  To him, the Portsmouth Soup Kitchen, of which he was the original founder, is indebted for a permanent home, having been its most liberal supporter and most energetic worker.  Without him the School of Science and Art, the nucleus from which the present magnificent Technical College developed, and from which he was until 1887 Hon Secretary, would long ago have succumbed.  He was also a very active supporter of the Royal Sailors’ Home, the Seaman and Marines’ Orphan School, the Hospital, etc., of some of which he was Hon Treasurer.  He was also one of the original members of the School Board of 1870.  A loyal churchman, a true friend, and charitable above all things, he was universally beloved and respected.  To his generosity St Bartholomew’s Sunday School building, St Peter’s Church, St Thomas’s Church, Southsea, the Portsea Parish Church, St Thomas’s Church and St Barnabas Church all owe a great deal.  The funeral will take place at St Thomas’s Church, Portsmouth, at 12.45 on Monday

 

Grand Parade
Battery House

A Place Unlike Any Other

Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 1 June 1889

Lost : A deer skin purse, containing owner’s cards, lost Thursday. Finder rewarded by returning to Battery House, Grand Parade.


1891 Census

Amoldus L Van den Burgh : Consul & Ship Broker Agent : 60 yrs

Lacy H : Secretary to Consul : 32 yrs

Ada P : 26 yrs

Teresa W : 25 yrs

Eugene M : Banker’s Clerk : 19 yrs

Mary Ann Webb : General Servant : 21 yrs

Bessie : General Servant : 12 yrs



1911 Census

No 12 Grand Parade


Arnoldus Ven den Burgh : Consul & Ship Broker : 80 yrs

Lacy : Assisting in the Business : 52 yrs

Ida : 46 yrs

Lizzie Short : General Servant : 19 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 6 April 1917

To be sold by auction by order of the Executors of the late A L Van den Berg, decd, “Battery House”, Grand Parade.

 

Grand Parade

Home for Disabled Soldiers & Sailors

Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 20 March 1906

Men’s clothing and boots for the inmates of this home are very much needed.  The Matron will be very glad to receive the same and to pay carriage.  Please have a rummage amongst your wardrobe, and send us all you can spare.

T M Riley, Major and Honorary Secretary


1911 Census

6 Grand Parade

Eliza Madden : House Matron : 69 yrs

James : Formerly Shoe Manufacturer : 75 yrs

Elizabeth : Assistant House Matron : 37 yrs

Albert Garlick : Formerly Soldier :43 yrs

Arthur Bailey : Army Pensioner : 30 yrs

Charles Thomas : Formerly Soldier : 68 yrs

Arthur Chapman : Formerly Soldier : 34 yrs

Richard S Knight : Army Pensioner : 68 yrs

Thomas Smith : Formerly Soldier : 23 yrs

John Hooker : Army Pensioner : 76 yrs

James Coombes : Army Pensioner : 71 yrs

Archie W Broomfield : Army Pensioner : 36 yrs

John Crowther : Army pensioner : 81 yrs

Alexander MacDonald : Army Pensioner : 84 yrs

Frederick F Reeves : Army Pensioner : 25 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 16 January 1931

Dr Aston Key, who for 30 years has been hon medical  officer of the Princess Christian Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors at Grand Parade, was last evening presented with a nest of tables by the Commander-in-Chief (Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Roger Keyes) on behalf of the Soldiers and sailors’ Help Society.  A letter from the Countess Roberts in appreciation of Dr Key’s services was read.

The presentation was made at the Home during an interval in the entertainment which followed the annual tea, given by the Portsmouth branch of the Ladies’ Association.

 

Grand Parade

Main Guard

1871 Census

William Meyers : Lieutenant, 28th Regt of Foot : 25 yrs

Benjamin Stoks : Sergeant, Infantry : 42 yrs

Samuel Rae : Corporal, Infantry : 25 yrs

Thomas Rensham : Private, Infantry : 23 yrs

Morgan Godber : Drummer, Infantry : 21 yrs

Charles Arven : Private : 40 yrs

John Bond : Private : 17 yrs

William Burton : 18 yrs

James Brown : Private : 35 yrs

Nathaniel Ellis : private : 18 yrs

Edward Burwick : Private : 35 yrs

James Gamble : Private : 33 yrs

Joh Keckham : Private : 33 yrs

Michael Kelly : Private : 34 yrs

John Lowings : Private : 18 yrs

John Little : Private : 36 yrs

Duncan McLaughlin : Private : 34 yrs

William McEvoy : Private : 35 yrs

Frederick Mitchell : Private : 39 yrs

William Naysmith : Private : 35 yrs

William Pritchard : Private ; 36 yrs

David Watson : Private : 33 yrs

William Williamson : Private : 35 yrs

 

Grand Parade

Officers’ House

1891 Census

George D Mitchell : Retired captain, H M Army : 55 yrs

Mary G : 49 yrs

John : Architectural Apprentice : 16 yrs

Henry C Burrows : Lieutenant RN : 34 yrs

Elizabeth Savage : Living on own means : 68 yrs

Ann : 65 yrs

Arthur Henniker Major : Captain, Coldstream Guards : 36 yrs

George Matthews : Lieutenant & Riding Master, Dragoon Guards : 37 yrs

Clara E : 28 yrs

Ethel M : 6 yrs

Grace L : 5 yrs

Amy G : 4 yrs

Cyne H : 4 months 

Lizzie Perritt : Domestic Servant, Nurse : 17 yrs

Clara M Hayter : Housemaid : 24 yrs

Janette Saunders : Parlourmaid : 23 yrs

Eliza Avis : Cook : 40 yrs

Lucy J Hankin : Housemaid : 17 yrs

Kate Bushnell : Pantrymaid : 16 yrs

Cane Matthews : Housemaid : 20 yrs

 

Grand Parade

“York & Pier Hotel”

1881 Census

W H Osmond : Hotel Keeper : 39 yrs

E J Osmond : 30 yrs

C A Osmond : 9 yrs

E A Osmond : 8 yrs

W H L Osmond : 6 yrs

M E : 2 yrs

A W : 21 yrs

E W : 20 yrs

E Witcher : General Servant : 17 yrs

T H Hugman : Boots : 15 yrs

Thomas Roberts : Travelling Outfitters : 61 yrs

George Walford : Travelling in China : 40 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 8 July 1927

The case of David Boyd Rees, of the York and Pier Hotel, Grand Parade, was further adjourned for a month for the appearance of the debtor, who wrote explaining that he had been called awat from Portsmouth on account of the illness of his mother.

 

Grand Parade
“Grand Parade Hotel”

1911 Census

Sophia Barrett : Proprietress, Private Hotel : 39 yrs

Margaret : Assistant in the Buisness : 17 yrs

Archibald : 13 yrs

Edward : 9 yrs

Evelyn Glazier : Housework : 24 yrs

Francis Robert Kersley : Brewery Manager: 33 yrs

Rose Margaretta Winifred Reyne : 21 yrs

Lucy Ann : Private Means : 55 yrs

Edward Cornhls : Law Student : 18 yrs

Barrington Price : Private Means : 70 yrs

Frances Isabella : Private Means : 75 yrs

Charlotte Wright : Hospital Nurse (Queens) : 36 yrs

Kathleen Blanche Farrer-Baynes : Lady at Large (Suffragist) : 21 yrs

Dorothy Cooke : Grass Widow : 32 yrs

 

Grand Parade

“King’s Arms Hotel”

1861 Census

John Blackwell : Hotel Keeper : 57 yrs

Anne : 42 yrs

Edward : Apprentice Tailor : 17 yrs

Anne ; 15 yrs

Roderick : 14 yrs

Sophia : 12 yrs

Emily : 6 yrs

Elizabeth Hale : 63 yrs

Jane Lloyd : 22 yrs


Francis S Field : Cork Cutter : 22 yrs

Elizabeth A : 26 yrs


Emma Harley : Shirt Maker : 36 yrs

Charles : 16 yrs

Clara : 13 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 2 April 1934

The house at the north-eastern corner of the Grand Parade, formerly known as the “King’s Arms”, was much frequented by the tradespeople of the town, and on certain birthdays or other commemorations, it was usual for one of the guests to give a dinner, or as it was called, “Throw brick at the King’s Head” the event being by the donor having his initials with the date cut on one of the bricks forming the angle of the building.  One of these bricks had the letters “EK” upon it, and there is no doubt that Edmund Kean, the great actor, who used to visit the house while fulfilling an engagement in the town, was among the number who “threw a brick at the King’s Head.”  I have myself counted a large number of those lettered bricks, adds Mr Saunders, to whom I am indebted for the above information, but when the house came into the hands of Miss Robinson for the purpose of the Soldiers’ Institute, they were covered over with cement.

 

Grand Parade
“Parade Tavern”

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 25 November 1799

Parade Coffee-House, Portsmouth, to be sold by auction by Mr Brain at the Crown Tavern, kept by Mr Dawes, in Queen Street, Portsea, between six and eight o’clock in the evening of Monday, the 2nd of December, 1799, (unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which timely notice will be given).

The lease of the Parade Coffee House, for a term of which nearly fourteen years are unexpired.  This coffee house is in full trade, and immediate possession will be given to a purchaser by Mr Silver.  To the usual business of the coffee house, a considerable and very productive retail spirit trade is attached : and the premise, in point of situation and near access to the New Sally Port, command the first consideration in the town of Portsmouth.

For particulars apply to Mr Silver, on the premises or to Mr Richards, Solicitor, Portsea.



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 1 February 1830

Parade Coffee House and Tavern

James Eastall respectfully informs the Officers of His Majesty’s Navy and Army, and the inhabitants and visitors of this town, that he has entered on the above premises, which have been carefully refitted with new and comfortable beds and furniture; and the house being free, has enabled him to select from the best markets, wines and spirits of the most approved quality and flavour.

The Coffee Room Department (on the principle of Dolly’s Chop House in London), with combine every delicacy in season, under charges suitable to the times.  The London and Country papers will constantly be on the tables.

Commercial Gentlemen will find every attention to their wishes with good stabling and lock-up coach houses.

Mock Turtle, gravy and other soups always ready, and if ordered, sent to any part of this town.  

Real Scotch and Irish Whiskey - Country Ales - London Porter &c..

Hot and cold baths within five minutes walk of the hotel - coaches daily, to all parts of England and Wales.

Neat Post Chaise, gigs, and saddle horses, at a moments notice.

Steam Packets to the Isle of Wight twice every day; also to Southampton, Plymouth, Falmouth, Havre-de-Grace, and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey and St Maloes.

All letters addressed to the Parade Coffee House, will be in course of delivery at eight o’clock every morning.

In point of situation the house stands unrivalled, being situate opposite the Bank, in the most pleasant and airy part of the town, contiguous to the usual place of embarking on, and disembarking from, the water, and within a short and pleasant walk to the Dockyard, Gun Wharf, and all the Government Offices.

JE assures those friends who may please to honour him with their favours, that no exertion shall be wanting to render this establishment as complete as possible.


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 24 May 1845

On Thursday 29th inst.,  a sale of freehold property  by Messrs Robinson & Son, at the Parade Coffee House at 12


The Parade & Pier Hotel in 1852

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hampshire . The Hampshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1852/Henry Neale/../../../Slaters Directory ****

1878/William Bream/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1881/William Bream/Licensed Victualler/48/Hengrave, Suffolk/Census ****

1881/Jane Bream/Wife/51/Southsea, Hampshire/Census

1881/Ada Bream/Daughter/20/Drinkstone, Suffolk/Census

1881/Kate Bream/Daughter/15/St Edmonds, SuffolkCensus

1881/Alice Bream/Daughter/12/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census

1881/Mary A Bream/Daughter/8/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census

1881/Charles Hill/Lodger, Cab Driver/34/Havant, Hampshire/Census

1881/William King/Lodger, Commercial Traveller,Widow/49/Lynn, Norfolk/Census

1881/Alexander G Barnet/Lodger/20/London, Middlesex/Census

1881/Lionel J Barnet/Lodger/12/London, Middlesex/Census

1885/Robert Roberts/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1889/Alfred Watson/../../../Kellys Directory ****


1881 Census

William Bream : Licensed Victualler : 48 yrs

Jane : 51 yrs

Ada : 20 yrs

Kate : 15 yrs

Alice : 12 yrs

Mary A : 8 yrs

Charles Hill : Cab Driver : 34 yrs

William King : Commercial Traveller : 49 yrs

Alexander G Barnet : Commercial Traveller : 26 yrs

Lionel : 12 yrs


Launcelot A Robinson : Master Bookbinder emp 1 man, 1 boy 1 girl : 61 yrs