Immigrants to Hampshire

The following items are a selection of documents held at Hampshire Record Office and Wessex Film and Sound Archive which relate specifically to immigrants and refugees in Hampshire and the Wessex region. If you would like a more detailed list of documents relating to immigrants in Hampshire, please contact us. Records relating to French immigrants are listed separately in The French Connection. References to documents are given in brackets.


African immigrants·

Exbury parish baptism register: baptism on 6 Jun 1813 of Irby Amelia Frederick, aged 9 or 10, a native of Poppoe near Whidah, Africa, who was stolen as a slave, but rescued at sea on the way to Brazil, by HMS Amelia. Full account given at front of register (50M80/PR1)

Asian immigrants

Belgian refugees

Eastern European immigrants and refugees

Russian and Spanish refugees

Hampshire Record Office has produced a video pack entitled The Basque Children of Eastleigh at £10. See our educational resources for details

Vietnamese refugees