ROMSEY, a market town and municipal borough in the New Forest parliamentary division of Hampshire, England, 7 m.
In Romsey there are tanyards, ironworks and works of the Berthon Boat Company.
Romsey (Romesyg, Romeseie) probably owed its origin, as it.
There is no evidence to show that Romsey was a borough before the charter of incorporation granted by James I.
Romsey has never been represented in parliament.
In medieval times Romsey had a considerable share of the woollen trade of Hampshire, but by the end of the 17th century this manufacture began to decline, and the introduction of machinery and the adoption of steam led to its subsequent transference to the northern coal centres.
He also had much to do with founding the British and Foreign Bible Society and the Religious Tract Society, and in conjunction with James Bennet, minister at Romsey, wrote a well-known History of Dissenters (3 vols., 1809).
Political economist, born on the 26th of May 1623, was the son of a clothier at Romsey in Hampshire, and received his early education at the grammar school there.
HENRY JOHN TEMPLE PALMERSTON, 3RD Viscount (1784-1865), English statesman, was born at Broadlands, near Romsey, Hants, on the 20th of October 1784.