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Sarah Morby b. 1871 Great Gransden

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Morbytree Report 26 Jan 2013 11:45

Sarah was born to Samuel Morby and Elizabeth Rowles in Great Gransden, Huntingdoneshire. The family moved via Eynesbury and on to Winslow in Buckinghamshire. In 1892 she gave birth to a child (Harry Powell Morby) whilst living and working in Northampton. After this point I have been unable to find any trace of her (in marriages or deaths). Her child was raised by his grandparents, Samuel and Elizabeth. Her last address (in 1892) was 18 Vernon Street, Northampton. Did she die giving birth and the death wasn't registered? Or, did she give her child to her parents and go back to work? Any help to find Sarah would be most welcome.


KempinaPartyhat Report 26 Jan 2013 11:59

1891 England Census
about Frederick Morby
Name: Frederick Morby
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Samuel Morby
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Morby
Gender: Male
Where born: Gransdin, Huntingdonshire, England

Civil parish: Swanbourne
Ecclesiastical parish: Swanbourne
Town: Swanbourne
County/Island: Buckinghamshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Winslow
Sub-registration district: Winslow
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1148
Folio: 113
Page Number: 7
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Morby 56
Elizabeth Morby 53
James Morby 18
Samuel Morby 18
Frederick Morby 14
Emily Morby 13

I guess you have this I couldnt find pricilla .....who is on the 1881 census


KempinaPartyhat Report 26 Jan 2013 12:02

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
about Sarah Morby
Name: Sarah Morby
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 12 Jul 1874
Christening Place: Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England
Father's Name: Samuel Morby
Mother's Name: Elizabeth

I found this no original to see ....but the parents are the same abut date is 1874 I realise its possible they christened her at age 3 but need to find leads

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 26 Jan 2013 12:05

They have Harry as son on the 1911 census
Name: Samuel Morley
[Samuel Morby]
Age in 1911: 77
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Colnworth, Bedfordshire, England
Civil parish: Swanbourne
County/Island: Buckinghamshire
Country: England
Street Address: Above Mead Cottage, Swanbourne, Winslow, Bucks
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Registration district: Winslow
Registration District Number: 147
Sub-registration district: Winslow
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Household schedule number: 93
Piece: 7958
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Morley 77
Elizabeth Morley 74
James Morley 38
Frederick Morley 35
Henry Morley 19 b northamtonshire
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 7958; Schedule Number: 93; .

married 53 years 19 children born 10 still living 9 died


Morbytree Report 28 Jan 2013 12:02

That's the family Shirley and thank you for the information and for taking the time to look them up. I had found those documents but have yet to find Sarah on the 1901 or 1911 census. She just appears to have disappeared after giving birth to Harry. Samuel and Elizabeth appear to have raised him as their child but his birth certificate tells a different story. No father is menntioned on the certificate, but I suspect his father was "Harry Powell". However, it's not something you can prove. I may have to take a trip to Northampton Records and see if I can locate a death/burial for Sarah. Alternately, she may have been married by 1901. I have searched using her birth details minus a surname but no luck on that.


Thelma Report 28 Jan 2013 12:57

1891 England Census
about Tessie S Morby Name: Tessie S Morby
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Relation: Servant
Gender: Female
Where born: Great Granden, Hampshire, England

Civil parish: Buckingham
Ecclesiastical parish: Buckingham
Town: Buckingham
County/Island: Buckinghamshire


Morbytree Report 28 Jan 2013 17:13

Thanks Thelma - you've spotted the other problem with tracing her. She had used the name Tessie S (or possibly Jessie S). But no luck searching with those alternatives after 1892 either.