Guide to the Guide to Records held by the Hampshire Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Hampshire Record Office
Records held by the Hampshire Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1834 - 1959
Collection Number
26 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Records 1834-1959 of parishes of Hartley Westpall and Rockbourne. Subjects include church matters in Australia and emigrants from Rockbourne to Sydney on the James in 1834.

Papers 1862-90 relating to the estate of Algernon Lempriere, including property in Queensland.

Letters of Lord and Lady Selborne relating to their visit to Jakarta, Bandung and Singapore in 1937.

Letters of Gerard Bonham-Carter describing his visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1926-27.

Papers 1842-51 of Alexander Waddell referring to his visit to Melbourne in 1851.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1984. (AJCP reel M1912). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Hampshire Record Office. Sussex Street, Winchester SO23 8TH, England

For further information see Hampshire Record Office (

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2018. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Bandung, Indonesia; Bonham-Carter, Gerard; Hartley Westpall parish, England; James (Ship); Land: Queensland; Lempnere, Algernon; New Zealand: visits to; Palmer, Sir William, 2nd Earl of Selborne; Palmer, Sophia, Countess of Selborne; Queensland; Rockbourne parish, England; Singapore: visits to; Sydney, NSW: immigration to; Waddell, Alexander


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 208, p78.

Item Descriptions

Fonds 24 M67. Hartley Wespall, 1836 - 1959

4 items

Filmed selectively.

Bishop W.G. Broughton (Sydney) to Rev. J. Keate and Rev. E. Coleridge, 1836 - 1844 (File PI 2/[1])

Arrival in Sydney; establishment of Bishopric and new churches; King's School, Parramatta; maintenance of parochial schools; Sir Richard Bourke; James Macarthur; strength of Roman Catholic Church in N.S.W.; theological library; Judge Burton. (6 letters, typescript copies).

Bishop G.A. Selwyn (Aneityum) to Rev. J. Keate, 19 August 1849 (File PI 2/[2])

Visit to New Hebrides; establishment of Melanesian Mission. (typescript copy)

H.L. White (Canberra) to Admiral J. Durnford (Melbourne), 1955 - 1957 (File PI 2[3])

Deposit of letters of W.G. Broughton in Mitchell Library. (2 letters)

Archbishop H. Gough (Sydney) to H. Durnford (Basingstoke), 13 August 1959 (File PI 2/[4])

Association of W.G. Broughton with Hartley.

Fonds 39 M68. Rockbourne, 1834

1 item

Series 14. Churchwarden's accounts, vestry minutes, June 1834

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Emigrants from parish of Rockbourne on Ship James bound for Sydney, 23 June 1834 (File)

Fonds 4 M52. Papers of Lempriere Family of the Channel Islands and Hampshire, 1862 - 1890

4 items

Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas James Lempriere (1796-1852) migrated to Van Diemen's Land in 1823 and worked in the Commissariat Department. He was appointed assistant commissary general in 1844 and coroner in 1846. Algernon Lempriere (d. 1874) was a cousin of George Herbert, the first premier of Queensland (1859-66). He was private secretary to the governor of Queensland, Sir George Bowen, in 1866-68.

Declaration of trust by Robert G.W. Herbert of Brisbane as to sum of £5,000 advanced by Algernon Lempriere of Pelham, Hampshire, for sheepfarming in Queensland, 19 December 1862 (File 257)

Documents concerning estate of Algernon Lempriere (8 documents), 1876 - 1890 (File 342)

They includes powers of attorney from Ellen Lempriere and Harriet Lempriere to R. Little and C. Browne (Brisbane), 1876-77, powers of attorney from Ellen Lempriere and Harriet Lempriere to H.E. Ruthning (Brisbane) concerning property in Queensland, 1888, and declarations by Harriet Lempriere and Harry R. Lempriere, 1888-90.

Notes on Lempriere and Dumaresq families of Pelham, referring to Algernon Lempriere, Private Secretary and A.D.C. to Sir George Bowen in Queensland (4pp.), 1874 (File 374)

Family tree of Thomas Lempriere, banker of Verdun and later of Tasmania (File 375)

Fonds 4 M58. Miscellaneous Legal Papers, 1862

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Mortgage of Thomas T. Hodges of Petersfield, formerly of Melbourne, and Rosa Hodges for securing £1,000, 24 July 1862 (File 9)

Fonds 24 M61. Deeds of Pulteney Family

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Copy of will of Capt. Christopher B. Andrews of Komani, Western Australia, killed at Dardanelles 12 May 1915, and letters of administration to Rollo P. Andrews (File E/T340)

Fonds 43 M66. Records deposited by Kingsclere and Whitechurch Rural District Council, 1906

1 item

Filmed selectively.

P.D. Thomson (Borneo Co. Ltd.) to J.R. Barnes, 18 December 1906 (File F1)

Sends agreement between Barnes and Rajah of Sarawak requiring Barnes to carry out duties as surveyor, engineer and work superintendent in Sarawak for three years.

Fonds 9M 68. Papers of Lord and Lady Selbourne, 1937

3 items

Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

William Waldegrave Palmer (1859-1942), 2nd Earl Selborne (succeeded 1895) was First Lord of the Admiralty (1900-5), High Commissioner for Southern Africa (1905-10) and President of the Board of Agriculture (1915-16). In 1883 he married Maud Cecil (1858-1950), the daughter of Lord Salisbury.

Lady Selborne (Batavia) to Lady Grey, 2 February 1937 (File 714)

Impressions of Batavia.

Lady Selbourne to Lady Grey, 2 February 1937 (File 715)

Travels in Java; landscape; botanical gardens at Buitenzong.

Lady Selbourne to Lady Grey, 9 February 1937 (File 716)

Visit to Singapore.

Fonds 94 M72. Papers of Bonham-Carter Family of Adhurst St. Mary, c.1840-1927

5 items

Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

Gerard Bonham Carter (1865-1956) was the son of a barrister, Henry Bonham Carter, and the brother of Sir Maurice Bonham Carter, who was private secretary to the prime minister, H.H. Asquith (1910-16) and later a Liberal politician. Gerard was the owner of Lower Barfield Farm, Bramshaw, Hampshire. He visited Australia in 1926-27 and corresponded with his sister Joan Bonham Carter.

Julia Smith to Joanna Bonham-Carter, c.1840 (File F69)

Gerard Bonham-Carter to Joan Bonham-Carter, November 1926 - January 1927 (File F309)

The letters describe the voyage to Australia on the Osterly, a visit to a station near Balmoral, Victoria, meetings with people in Melbourne in Melbourne including Sir Thomas Lyle, a trip to Hobart and Launceston, the Tasmanian landscape, meetings with people in Sydney including G. Macarthur-Onslow at Camden, impressions of Sydney, and plans for a trip to New Zealand. (10 letters, 4 postcards).

Notebook (in pencil) of Gerard Bonham-Carter (File F310)

Recording impressions of Australia and Australians and miscellaneous notes on geography, topography, climate, history, and primary industries. (c.120pp.)

Gerard Bonham-Carter to Joan Bonham-Carter, February 1927 - March 1927 (File F311)

The letters describe the voyage from Sydney to Wellington, visits to Christchurch, Dunedin and Lake Wakatipu, travels in the North Island, Wanganui, Rotorua, Maoris, fishing, and the return voyage to Australia. (9 letters, 8 postcards)

Gerard Bonham-Carter to Joan Bonham-Carter, April 1927 - May 1927 (File F312)

The letters describe his stay in Australia, especially on a sheep station at Delegate, a visit to Canberra, and comment on the swimming habits of Australians and their accents. (10 letters).

Fonds 28 M73. Papers of Grove Family

1 item

Filmed selectively.

E.A. Grove (File Z 8)

Arthur Meek of Brighton, England and Wellington, New Zealand, his wife Georgina (nee Dallimore) and their family. (26pp. roneoed).

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Meek (1834-1906) migrated to New Zealand in 1874. His son Alfred Meek (1862-1957) migrated to Western Australia in 1896.

Fonds 42 M80. Papers of Waddell Family, 1842 - 1851

5 items

Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Stuart Waddell was a sea captain engaged in trade with India and Australia.

J. Cartwright (Goulburn) to Alexander Waddell, 18 November 1842 (File F2)

Ill-health; family matters; disappointed that Waddell unable to visit Goulburn; wishes father would settle in Australia rather than Canada. (poor condition)

M.L. Chambers (Sydney) to Charlotte Waddell, 21 November 1842 (File F3)


(Alexander Waddell (Algoa Bay) to Charlotte Waddell), 4 August 1850 (File F6-7)

Wreck of ship Asiatic on voyage from South Australia.

(Alexander Waddell) to Charlotte Waddell, 6 January 1851 (File F8)

Arrival at Pt. Phillip; crew of Rattler; effect of gold discoveries on Melbourne; pursuit and shooting of deserters from ship.

F. Cox (Hobart) to (Alexander Waddell), 12 March (File F11)

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