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J839. The Railroad from Southampton to Winchester opened.
1840. -The Railroad from Southampton to London opened.—December. The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Packet Company selected Southampton as their station.—The Provincial Medical Association met.
1841. Number of houses in the Town, 4345.—June. Portland Chapel built.—November 12. The Ordnance Survey Department removed from the Tower of London to the Military Asylum.—December. The Royal West India Mail and Steam Packet Company selected Southampton as their station.
_jn All Saints, the population was 6901; number of houses, 1180. Holy
Rood, population, 2036; houses, 302. St. John, population, 704; houses, ] 20. St. Lawrence, population, 428; houses, 48. St. Mary, population, 14 885; houses, 2303. St. Michael, population, 2149; houses, 259. Part of 'South Stoneham, population, 641; houses, 132. Total population, 27,744; total number of houses, 4345. Houses inhabited, 4345.; uninhabited 104; building, 57. Male population, under twenty years of age, 5403; Females, 5726; Males above twenty, 7929 ; Females, 8686_; Males born
and living in the Town, 8869; Females, 10,194.
1842. March 31. St. Lawrence's church consecrated.—Northam Water Works erected. Mechanics' Institution changed to Polytechnic Institution. —The South-Western Steam Packet Company formed.-^kfordjstate
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\ 1843. BuUding in Chamberlayife's Town commenced.—JulyVS. Thehrst stone of the Royal South Hants Infirmary laid .—Aug. 29. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert paid a visit—Sep*. The West India, Bast India, Mediterranean, and Peninsular mail station, removed from Falmouth to this port.-The Custom-house and its establishment enlarged.—August. Number of houses in that portion of the town below the Weybridge, excluding Kings-land-place, 4782^ blind alleys, 75-; streets, 117; hotels^ ; inns and public-houses, 27 ; beer-shops, 79/ 7000 passengers atfved and embarked from and for the Channel Islands during the summer.—October14. The Custom-house became that of a second-class port.—December. The Southampton Post Office and Mail Packet Monthly Intelligencer established__The Post-office department, which had been for several years
17s. 2c*.; St. Mary, £40,644 8s. 7d.; Portswood, £5110 2s. 10§e*., Sout \ ampton Common, £134 2,.-Custom-house receipts, £45,571.-Vessels arrived from foreign parts, 622; tonnage, 132,435; outwards, ships 6 1, tonnage, 140,004; coastwise, including Ireland, inward ships 1853, t nage, 144,819; outward ships, 1230 ; tonnage, 59,139 ; vessels belonging
to the port, 223; tonnage, 13,462. -
June 4, 1844. A letter receiving-house established in Onslow-road.-July 19. An Act of Parliament passed for paving, lighting, draining, cleansing, and otherwise improving the town of Southampton, and for re-moving and preventing nuisances and annoyances therein.—li. the
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