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George Weston Dunn probably of Hull, Yorkshire.

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Michael

Michael Report 19 Jan 2013 18:12

George Weston Dunn ended his life in Liverpool and lived at times in Poulton le Fylde near Blackpool and Prescott, near Liverpool. All his Census references give his birthplace as Hull, Yorkshire.
He married Harriet Gray (of Scarborough) at St. Hildas Church, South Shields, Co Durham in February 1837.
The Census plays fast and loose with his ages and hence his birthdate lies somewhere between 1797 and 1816!
However I have consistently failed to trace his birth and hence his parents and siblings in Hull or anywhere close to Hull, despite years of trying!
Any help in so doing would be very gratefully received.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 19 Jan 2013 18:21

What age is on his death cert ?

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jan 2013 18:27

What about this one?

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
about George Dunn
Name: George Dunn
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1796
Christening Date: 10 Apr 1812
Christening Place: Hull, Yorkshire, England
Age at Christening: 16
Father's Name: John Dunn
Mother's Name: Elizabeth


....or, he could have been born, before marriage, hence the middle name?


Can you please post the censuses that you have, to save us searching

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 19 Jan 2013 19:10

Michael...

Down as William Weston Dunn

Marriages South Shields William Weston Dunn 1837 this parish

groom's nameWilliam Weston Dunn
bride's name Harriet Gray
marriage date 08 Feb 1837
marriage place
St. Hilda'S Church, South Shields,
marital status Single
bride's marital status Single

EDIT.....19.30 Have double crossed checked names with St Hilda's Marriage index and they are Correct

Mike *

Mike * Report 19 Jan 2013 19:20

Is tis your man ?


1871

William Dunn
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1797
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Harriet Dunn
Gender: Male
Where born: Isell, Yorkshire, England
[Hull]
Civil parish: Toxteth Park
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
Town: Liverpool
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Registration district: West Derby
Sub-registration district: Toxteth Park



William Dunn 74
Harriet Dunn 55



Mike *

Mike * Report 19 Jan 2013 19:21

1861

William Dunn 64 - master bricklayer - Hull
Harriet Dunn 50 - Hull
William Dunn 16 - Liverpool
Ann Dunn 21
Marriah Dunn 9

Mike *

Mike * Report 19 Jan 2013 19:23

1851

Name Age
William Dunn 30 - bricklayer (original does look like 30 )
Harriet Dunn 40
Charles Dunn 13
Harriet Dann 11
Ann Dann 10
William Dann 5
James Dann 1
Samuel Leyland 24
Jane Leyland 23
Robert Wesbet 22
John Piatt 23

last 4 are lodgers

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jan 2013 22:45

Just posting the 'Full' details from the census.......


1851 England Census
Name: William Dunn
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Harriet Dunn
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Hull, Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: Liverpool
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration district: Liverpool
Sub-registration district: St Thomas
Household schedule number: 149
Piece: 2181
Folio: 458
Page Number: 44
Household Members: Name Age

William Dunn 30
Harriet Dunn 40
Charles Dunn 13
Harriet Dann 11
Ann Dann 10
William Dann 5
James Dann 1
Samuel Leyland 24
Jane Leyland 23
Robert Wesbet 22
John Piatt 23


Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 2181; Folio: 458; Page: 44; GSU roll: 87181-87182.






Michael

Michael Report 21 Jan 2013 12:05

Thank you all! Yes, the George Dunn on the Censuses from 1841 to 1871 is my ancestor, and the marriage in South Shields is also him as far as I have been able to ascertain. I have all the census details and the record of his marriage, although Mike's eyes have noticed 'Isell, Hull' on the 1871 sheet which I have consistently missed! My problem has always been finding the record of his birth in Hull and thereby tracing his parentage. However, Gins' suggestion seems a line worth following up and is certainly the best starting point I have discovered in the long time I've been looking! Many thanks to you all.
Regards,
Michael