Pokesdown: the name.

Earliest known written records with the name “Pokesdown”: Year: 1660. Evidence: Henry Mantle of Pokesdown elected a churchwarden of Christchurch Priory. Year: 1662-63. Evidence: churchwarden accounts record the receipt of one shilling from Henry Mantle of Pokesdown in payment “for a place for his wife where his mother did sit”.125 Year: 1734. Evidence: Christchurch Poor Rate Book, includes the line “The […]