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Trying to find Durrell

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Glenn Report 11 Mar 2007 16:09

Hi Everyone,
And thankyou for looking.
I am still looking for information regarding my Gt Gt Gt Grandfarther ,George Durrell.
I would like to obtain information regarding his passing which as proved to be a big problem for me, as i can`t seem to find it anywhere.
He was born around 1830/33. His farther was John Durrell and his mother was a Charlotte Durrell nee Jackson.
George married a Mary Mills in 1852.Her farther was a William Mills a cordwainer at that time.
George and Mary had two children ,one being a Charlotte Elizabeth Durrell born the 26 May 1853 at the Friary in Southsea.
Charlotte married a Richard Bunday or Bundey and Richard was a merchant seaman who i believe drowned.
George was i believe a succesfull brickmaker and most of the Durrells i know off were in the same trade.
I have had much help with this, but still don`t think i have found him yet as there are several Durrells with the same name.
Thankyou for your help


Paul Report 20 Jan 2008 09:51

Glenn, How late in the Census' can you find him?


Paul Report 20 Jan 2008 14:16

Glenn, In 1861 George is still shown as at the Lennox Arms with his father.

George Sn is shown as Beerseller of the pub, and status is married, George Jr is shown as married, and a Brick Burner. It appears that George Jn sister and family are also at the Pub (George Lock, Ceila and 4 children) and a house servant.

This suggests Mary and Children are elswhere

Name: George Durrell
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Relation: Son
Father's Name: George
Gender: Male
Where born: Portsea, Hampshire, England

Civil Parish: Portsea
Ecclesiastical parish: St Jude
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England

Street address:


Condition as to marriage: View Image

Registration district: Portsea Island
Sub-registration district: Landport
ED, institution, or vessel: 45
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 105
Household Members: Name Age
Hester Ash 36
George Durrell 63
George Durrell 28
Ceila Lock 38
Ceila Lock 4 Mo
George Lock 40
George Lock 5
Henry Lock 3
John Lock 10
William Lock 9


Paul Report 20 Jan 2008 14:37

In the national archives, there is a record of the sale of the Lennox Arms from Tamplin Breweries to Friary. If you believe the Owen link, perhaps this record mentions your Burrell's too?


Glenn Report 5 Nov 2008 08:22

HI Mavis,
Hope you see this one,
Best wishes


Glenn Report 30 Mar 2009 21:25

Dear all on genes,still looking for the elusive George Durrell.The George Durrell who died in 1865 is the wrong one,but we believe he is a realative.
I have also been told that a former burial site in Mile End, was in fact a private one, run by trustees, where some Durrells are believed to have been laid.This site is in Portsmouth.It looks like,i have to travel on a different road,the nearest possible match, could be the George buried in Edmonton,can you help with this.
In anticipation


Glenn Report 24 May 2009 18:03

Still looking for my elusive gt gt grandfarther,George Durrell.Would like all those that have helped to be aware that the George Durrell who died in 1865 is the wrong one, infact this could have been an uncle,who was married to Harriett
Kindest regards


Glenn Report 10 Jul 2009 20:22

Hi Eveyone,
Still looking for this very elusive George Durrell my gt gt grandfarther.
I have obtained the death certificate of George Durrell who died on the 12 september 1865 and was living at 10 smiths view southsea aged 55 .The informant was John Durrell of marmion road southsea.The death was registered 14 th september .Cause of death was Phthisis ,what ever that is.
Hope this helps as i am desperate to find him.
Thankyou all


Choccy Report 10 Jul 2009 22:17

Phthisis is tuberculosis


Glenn Report 13 Jul 2009 20:48

Hi Choccy,
Thanks for that,most kind.


Glenn Report 31 Oct 2009 11:40

Hi Everyone,
Still desperate to find information on George Durrell,my gt gt Grandfarther
Hope you can help.
Best wishes


Glenn Report 10 Dec 2009 18:52

Dear all,
I know this is a pain but i am still looking for my George Durrell,a real big mistery for me this one. As mentioned before the George Durrell who died in 1865 is deffinatley the wrong one, infact this George lived or was staying at 10 Smiths View Southsea with his wife or partner Harriet.
I know there is another George Durrell buried at Shedfield not far from Droxford,and it appears he is not listed anywhere,but the church as a record of his burial, can you kindly help me with this one.
In anticipation,


Glenn Report 17 Oct 2010 13:39

Hi Hope and pray that my Gt Gt Grandfarther George (Charles)Durrell born c 1833 comes to me.I have been looking for his death for nearly fifteen years and still cant find him.
Please please can you help me further
Fingers crossed


Glenn Report 26 Nov 2010 20:04

Still looking for closure on my Gt Gt Grandfarther George Durrell.
Are there any experts on here who could work out where he is.
Yours in success,


Glenn Report 9 Jan 2011 10:01

Hi All,
Reference the Lennox Arms ,Southsea,this pub was i beleive owned in its earlier days by Thomas Owen and my ancestors were living there at the time,paying a small rent to him.It does look like they had a strong friendship with Thomas,i wish i new what that entailed


Glenn Report 5 Feb 2011 12:55

Still looking for this elusive George.
Hope and pray someone can help
Yours in success


Glenn Report 7 Feb 2011 13:37

From the 1861 census
George Durrell, Head, Married, M, 50, 1811, Labourer, Fareham Hampshire
Harriett Durell, Wife ,Married , F 53 1808, Laundress Horsham Sussex
Living at 10 Smiths View Portsea Portsmouth

Death info
Twelfh September 1865 10 Smiths View
George Durrell
55 Years
Phthisis Certified
John Durrell
in attendance
Marmion Road Southsea
Fourteenth sept 1865

Can you please help or advice
Kind regards


Glenn Report 11 Jun 2012 15:49

Hi All,
Still looking for the death of my gt gt gt grandfarther George Durrell,this has become an incredible mystery as i just cant find out whats happened to him.I would be so ,so pleased if any experts could come to my rescue and point me in the right direction.
Yours in success,
Glenn Ford.

P.s,i believe George`s middle name was Charles


Glenn Report 12 Jun 2012 12:44

Hi All,hope your having a great day.
Can anyone offer me any further info regarding a George Durrell,who is in Jersey,but is from England,in 1871 census,its a long shot, but this could be my George
.I would be so grateful, if anything can be offered.
Yours in success,
Glenn. :-)


Potty Report 12 Jun 2012 13:14

Is this Charlotte in 1881 (in-law then could also been step):

1881 England Census
about Charlotte Durrell
Name: Charlotte Durrell
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relation: Daughter in Law
Gender: Female
Where born: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Civil parish: Portsea
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England

Street Address: 17 Landport View

Employment status: View image
Occupation: General Servant

Registration district: Portsea Island
Sub-registration district: Kingston
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1140
Folio: 6
Page Number: 5
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Ann Lee 42
Albert Lee 13
Jane Lee 11
Frederick Lee 8
Charlotte Durrell 27