The Passells Family

A Family History

George King Passells

Was born on 20th January 1820 in Portsea. He was baptised on 30th June 1822 at Portsmouth St Thomas.

He married Emma VARNEY on 2nd November 1840 in the Parish Church in the Parish of Alverstoke. The marriage was conducted by Markham Mills CURATE and was witnessed by Henry VARNEY and Caroline ALDRET? Georges Rank or Profession was given as Mariner, his father was a Waterman as was Emmas father.

Emma VARNEY - was born in Gosport on 7th September 1821.

In the 1841 census George [20] and Emma [20] were living at Bevois Alley, North Street, Gosport - either in the same house or very close to Emmas father and siblings.

In the census of 1851 George [32] and Emma [28] were living with their children George [8], William [6], John [3] and Emma [1 month] in Gilberts Yard, North Street, Gosport. Georges occupation was given as MARINER.

In the Hampshire Directory of 1859 George is listed at the Green Dragon, 45 North Street, Gosport.

In the census of 1861 George [42] was living with his wife Emma [36] and children William [18] a WATER MAN, John [14], Emma [12], Richard [8], Matilda [3] and Alfred [6 months] in North Street, Alverstoke, Gosport. Georges occupation was given as LICENSED VICTUALLER. (This was quite probably still the Green Dragon).

In the 1871 census George [50] was living with his wife Emma [46] and children Matilda [16], Alfred [10], Frederick [8] and Kate [4] at 127 Queens Street, Portsea - The Bulls Head. Georges occupation was given as PUBLICAN.

In the census of 1891 Emma now widowed aged 64 a GENERAL DEALER was living at 17 Stone Street, Portsea, Portsmouth with her were her grandchildren Mina [8] and George [7] MAXWELL.

George a Licensed Victualer died aged 57 on 13th July 1877 at 49 Hawke Street, Portsea Town, Portsea Island in the County of Southampton. Cause of death Apoplexia and Paralysis (left side).

Emma died in 1885.

Family Connections


William Parcels

Jane Lipscombe

Henry Varney

Ann Emerson