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A Huguenot refugee who escaped persecution in France, Henry Portal founded the Portal paper mill which went on to produce paper for Bank of England notes. For more on Henry and the business he created join us for a short talk and archive film show on 24 September at 1.15pm.

Henry Portall naturalisation certificate

Naturalisation certificate of Henry Portall of South Stoneham, given at Quarter Sessions held in Winchester, 1711
Hampshire Record Office, 5M52/F3