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T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:00

I am having big problems with my Mother's side of the family. I have her Mother Winifred Elizabeth Harrison married William George Fowler 1920, Islington, London.

I have my maternal Grandmother's birth certificate which gives her parents as John Henry Harrison & Julia Harrison formerly Bassett, and her name as Winifred Eliza. but I am having trouble finding John & Julia's marriage...I have searched for hours. I thought if I ordered my Grandmother's death certificate I may find a bit more info, but it has thrown up another obstacle, as my aunt registered the death and put my Grandmother's maiden name as Bateman. Her marriage cert has her father as John Henry Harrison (Deceased). Can anyone help please?

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 23 Feb 2008 22:08

When was Winifred born?

Rose

Victoria

Victoria Report 23 Feb 2008 22:11

TJ

What year was your grandmother born?

BW

Jane

T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:15

19/02/1903 - Registration district Holborn, London

Thanks T.J.

Victoria

Victoria Report 23 Feb 2008 22:16

Is this her birth?

HARRISON Winifred Eliza Holborn.1b 674 2 1903

bW

Jane

T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:18

Yes it is, she was actually born in 4 White Lion Street

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 23 Feb 2008 22:20

What was John's occupation and did Winifred have any siblings?

Rose

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 23 Feb 2008 22:22

What was John Henry Harrison's profession?

There is a man of that name in Islington on the 1901 who is a student Church of England and is 33.
He's born in Newcastle on Tyne

Several don't mention a middle name

Sue

T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:23

John was a window cleaner, don't know about siblings...haven't found any as yet.

T.J.

T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:25

Sue, I don't know where John or Julia was born, just that resided in Islington area.

T.J.

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 23 Feb 2008 22:28

No John Harrisons turning up anywhere who were window cleaners in 1901. I think he must have had a different occupation then.

Sue

Kate

Kate Report 23 Feb 2008 22:29

There is this Julia Bassett on the census:

1891 - 17 Emson (?) Street, Bethnal Green

George Bassett 32 Head Boot Laster b. Portsmouth Hants
Julia Bassett 32 Wife b. Bethnal Green
George Bassett 7 Son Scholar b. Bethnal Green
Julia Bassett 11 Daur Scholar b. Bethnal Green
Phoebe Bassett 9 Daur Scholar b. Bethnal Green
Louisa Bassett 11m Daur b. Bethnal Green

T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:31

Yes, I think so too, so it is making it more difficult!

T.J.

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 23 Feb 2008 22:33

I think I've found them together in St Pancras in 1901

BRB

Sue

T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:33

Thanks Kate, but Julia's maiden name was Bassett, and the daughter Julia on that census would be too young. My Gran was born in 1903.

T.J.

Kate

Kate Report 23 Feb 2008 22:33

Looks like the Julia I found is this one:

Julia James Bassett
Jun qtr 1880
Bethnal Green reg dist
1c 190

T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:33

wooohooo Sue, hurry back, lol.

T.J.

T.J.

T.J. Report 23 Feb 2008 22:36

Could be a possibility, Kate, thank you.

T.J.

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 23 Feb 2008 22:37

no

There's a John and a Julia but they aren't on the same image

Sue

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 23 Feb 2008 22:38

Odd

I can only access the 1901 decoder so can't see the proper census image.

I wonder if they ought to be together but are on pages next to each other

Sue