Origin of name: A homm or hamn was, in Old English, a water meadow and the county has its fair share of these.
Name first recorded: 755 as Hamtunscir.

Hercules, Royal Navy, Portsmouth.
Joseph Arthey, occupation-Gunner, age 32, born Abberton, Essex.
Sunny Side, Alverstoke.
Walter B. Arthy age 59, Head, occupation-Chaplain R. Navy, born Chelmsford, Essex.
Jane A..L. Arthy age 39, wife, born Ireland.
22 Church Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Mary H. Arthy age 7, Bookseller's daughter, born Chelmsford, Essex.
(staying with her cousin, Herbert S. Marsden, Bookseller + Accountant, born Colchester).
1 Paget Road, Alverstoke.
Walter Arthy, Head, occupation-Clergyman, Church of England, age 78, born Chelmsford.
Jane Arthy, wife, age 58, born Ireland.