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    For a time prior to and certainly after 1836, Sir George and Lady Gervis occupied this lovely residence. Sir George was well known in the area and commenced building what was the foundation of the town now known as Bournemouth.

    I have no pretensions or delusions of grandeur - Sir George and his family lived "upstairs" and my lot were 'downstairs'. In fact, so far 'downstairs' that they rarely saw "the light of day".

    Googling the residence and Sir George gives some information about The Gardens" and of Sir George. The name of the residnce has no apparent connection to Naval or otherwise, so that name is somewhat curious. Very little else seems to me to be online

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    Colin, you've probably seen all of these, Wiki is interesting for the caption here:

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    "The area known as Hinton or Hinton Admiral was variously spelt Hentune (11th century); Henton (13th-17th century); Henton Aumarle (14th century); Hempton (or Hompton) Aumarle, Henton Amerle (or Amarle), Hynton Amerell, (15th century); Hington Amerell, Hynton Admyrall, (16th century). local business on the estates land include The old vicarage hotel www.vicaragecountryhouse.co.uk"




    http://www.
    britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-143564-hinton-admiral-house-bransgore

    http://en.
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    http://www.
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    britannia.com/lympstone/lympstone.html (has references to the name Aumarle)
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    Ah in Bournemouth there is a Gervis Road. I used to drive along this road every working day.

    A little further East of Gervis Road are Gervis Place (a road) and off that Hinton Road and Upper Hinton Road.

    Doesn't add much but must be named after George.

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    This has some interesting info about George

    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/tripartite/merricks.htm

    He added some more surnames to the Gervis which is why I was not familiar with George Gervis. After you have read the info above you will understand the info here

    http://www.localhistories.org/bournemouth.html

    I hope that you find it interesting.

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    oooo I have found another site which has a lot of information about the family and questions the inheritance of George, ie was he entitled.

    I found it fascinating but I might be going off at a tangent :-)

    http://www.squillo.co.uk/westover/se...essays/GIT.htm

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    Thanks Wendy and Copper

    The information gleaned about the person was most informative. My chap obviously was well trained for future work.

    Colin

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    Back in 2005 I had some correspondence Fraser Donachie of the Christchurch Local History Society regarding some old documents which came into my husband's family through his godfather (who worked at Lloyds of London). These documents relate to a fire at Hinton (Admiral) House in 1777 - they are lists of expenses incurred by a team of surveyors and workers.

    Fraser put me in touch with Chris Jeffrey of the Estate Office at Hinton Admiral, to whom I sent the documents for their archives. Chris Jeffrey gave me a summary of the history of the house, as follows:

    "The manor of Hinton Admiral was purchased in 1708 by Sir Peter Mews (nephew of the Bishop of Winchester of the same name). He built the house between 1708 and 1714. In 1719 he married one of three sisters, daughters of George Jarvis, and on her death in 1753 the house and estate passed to the son of her second sister, Benjamin Jarvis Clerke and thence to his son Joseph. On the death of Joseph Clerke, the Estate passed to George Ivison Tapps, the great grandson of the third of George Jarvis's daughters. George Ivison Tapps was created baronet in 1791. The current owner (the 7th baronet) Sir George Meyrick (the name taken when inheriting an Estate on Anglesey in 1876) is the direct descendant of George Ivison Tapps.

    It is probable that the house was severely damaged in the fire but was repaired rather than rebuilt. In the 1790s fairly minor additions were made, so the early 18th Century house looks much as it did before the fire. No one was killed as a result of the fire but it is recorded that one woman broke a leg."

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