Variant name of place


Geographic position

51.0833° N, 1.2500° W


Fundraising Tour of Great Britain


http://www3.hants.gov.uk/abouthnt. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/newhampshire. "Hampshire." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 06 Sep. 2013.

General note

Hampshire is a county located on the southern coast of England and is one of the larger counties in the country. The name Hampshire evolved from Hamtunscir—the combination of Hantum, which refers to Southampton, and scir, meaning district or zone. The name is often abbreviated to Hants. Throughout Hampshire’s history, agriculture has been a major component of its economy. In a 1766 letter, Robert Cottle informs Nathaniel Whitaker that the Steel family, which resides in Hampshire, and their relations would most likely give a good deal of money to Whitaker and Occom for the Indian Charity School. Cottle suggests that Whitaker and Occom make a point of calling on these families.