Vere Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough


This series of articles about ‘People’ offers an insight into the lives and achievements of local residents, past and present. They provide comparisons which illustrate how our society is evolving and changing. The articles are grouped by:

Landed Gentry who once played a more important part in influencing society. 

Notable Residents  have contributed much to the community over the years. 

Local Historians and Artists – residents who had a particular personal interest in aspects of the village’s development. 

Stories from the census -hidden histories of past residents of the village, allowing  a longer-term perspective on the evolution of the village. If you would like to contribute your own or your ancestor’s story of life in Rowlands Castle, or if you are new to the village and  would like to describe your reasons for moving here, please contact the editor

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