Findmypast weekly update

Have you been to the parish of Selbourne in Hampshire? It’s the focus of this week’s FMP additions. Over 2,500 additional baptisms bring the parish total to 4,636. There are now 2,123 marriage and 4,482 burial records, all transcripts.

Some of the early records were for services conducted by pioneering English naturalist, ecologist, and ornithologist Gilbert White (1720 – 1793), a sometime curate at Selbourne.

He is best known for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. A visit to his house and gardens is worth the detour when in the area.

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