Somerset to Southampton

by Alyson

My 2 x great grandfather George Rossiter was born in Somerset in 1815 and appeared in Ringwood in 1849 when he married into the local Newman family. He then moved to Fordingbridge where he lived with his wife Mary Jane and their 9 children. He died in Frogham in 1897 and is buried in Hyde churchyard. The Fordingbridge burial records are missing up to 1897 when burials were relocated to Stucton so his wife Mary Jane who died that year could be buried in either location. The majority of the children married and continued to live in the wider area.

On the maternal side again but another branch, my 3 x great grandfather Richard Barrett was born in 1804 in Cornwall and was a Coastguard. As was normal in those times he and his family were moved around but they eventually ended up in Eling in 1846 -coincidences don't come better than this, two sides of the family in the New Forest. The majority of Richard's family ended up living in Southampton.

My problem with Richard is that I cannot find his burial place. I know that he died:
13 JAN 1848 • New Forest
BARRETT, RICHARD 42 GRO Reference: 1848 M Quarter OF NEW FOREST Volume 08 Page 166

At the time of his death he was stationed at Marchwood Coastguard Station but I have no idea where the family were living, I suspect it was probably Totton as that is where his widow and the children were in 1851

Before I take myself off to the Winchester archives I wondered if anyone might have some ideas where I might find the burial record

Can anyone help Alyson get the info she needs for her fascinating family archive? Please use the Contact Me link if you have info and I'll pass your details on. Many thanks

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