It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold.
Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.
Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. Christ Church, Portswood (p.c.), or Highfield Church, Portswood, Rev.
Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote.
They principally cover those who lived in the lower two thirds of Britain, but contain wills for residents of Scotland, Ireland, British India and other countries.
The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.
Transcriptions of apprenticeship indentures issued by the Town of Southampton.
These record detail the placement of children with tradesmen by their parents and guardians.
Records contain record ages, parents' names and residence.