Horwood, ROSE 1 2 3

Birth Name Horwood, ROSE
Nick Name (Grandma)
Gender female
Age at Death 80 years, 11 months, 2 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1889-08-30 Watford, Hertfordshire, England in Southern Road (at home?)
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Residence 1891 Watford, Hertfordshire, England 112 Estcourt Road
Event Note

1891 Census  of England:
Horwood: George 29, Harriet 29, Maggie 5, Rose 1, and Harry  1 mth. Boarding with them is Jane Parrott, 60.  [Presumed to be Harriet's aunt - see Census 1871] The dwelling is a stand-alone building.
Occupation:  George - Carpenter, Maggie - Scholar, and Jane - Straw Plaiter.
Born: George and Harriet are born in Leighton B, Beds; Maggie in Wolverton, Bucks; Rose and Harry in Watford, Herts; and Jane in Wilstone, Herts.

Residence 1901 Old Alresford St Mary's, Alresford, Hampshire, England National Orphans Home
Event Note

1901 Census  of England:
Horwood: Harry 10 and Rose 12 at National Orphans Home, Old Alresford, Southampton after the death of their father. Eldest child, Maggie, stayed with mother, Rose, to raise the younger children.

Full narrative in "Some information about the Horwoods" Joy (Beach) Williams

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Occupation   Old Alresford St Mary's, Alresford, Hampshire, England Pupil-Teacher
Event Note

Returned to National Orphans Home as Pupil-Teacher

Occupation 1911   General Domestic Servant
Event Note

1911 Census  of England:
Horwood: Rose. Working at 11 Oxhey Rd, Watford for Alexander E (64) and Charlotte A (56) Russell, and daughter (?)  Constance M, (24).

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Marriage 1911-12-26 Watford, Hertfordshire, England George Gurney
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Residence 1915 Watford, Hertfordshire, England 18 Banbury Street
Residence 1939-09-29 Watford, Hertfordshire, England 17b Kelmscott Close
Death 1970-08-00 Watford, Hertfordshire, England  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Horwood, GEORGE AUSTIN
Mother Parrott, HARRIET
    Sister     Horwood
    Sibling     Horwood
    Sister     Horwood, Maggie
    Sibling     Horwood
    Sibling     Horwood
         Horwood, ROSE
    Brother     Horwood, [Living]
    Brother     Horwood, Jack
    Sister     Horwood, Harriet (Hettie)
    Sister     Horwood, Winifred
    Brother     Horwood, Fred Austin


    Family of Gurney, GEORGE and Horwood, ROSE
Married Husband Gurney, GEORGE
  1. Gurney, [Living]
  2. Gurney, [Living]
  3. Gurney, Vera Rosalie
  4. Gurney, Margaret Eleanor
  5. Gurney, Edward George
  6. Gurney, Gwendoline Joyce
  7. Gurney, Kenneth Ronald



  1. Horwood, GEORGE AUSTIN
    1. Parrott, HARRIET
      1. Horwood, [Living]
      2. Horwood
      3. Horwood
      4. Horwood
      5. Horwood
      6. Horwood, Maggie
      7. Horwood, ROSE
        1. Gurney, GEORGE
          1. Gurney, [Living]
          2. Gurney, Vera Rosalie
          3. Gurney, Margaret Eleanor
          4. Gurney, Edward George
          5. Gurney, Gwendoline Joyce
          6. Gurney, Kenneth Ronald
          7. Gurney, [Living]
      8. Horwood, Jack
      9. Horwood, Harriet (Hettie)
      10. Horwood, Winifred
      11. Horwood, Fred Austin


Source References

  1. Gurney Family - Vera Stuart via EJL
  2. Gurney Family by Vera Stuart
  3. Alresford Displayed Issue #7 - 1982
      • Page: Harry Horwood - About Alresford - Alresford Displayed.htm
  4. England Wales Death Index 1916-2007
      • Page: Oct Nov Dec 1889, HOR-HOU, 3a 560; EnglandWalesFreeBMDBirthIndex1837-1915ForRoseHorwood.jpg
  5. 1939 Register of England and Wales
      • Date: 1939-09-29
      • Page: 1939 Register George and Rose Gurney TNA_R39_1642_1642I_022.jpg
  6. 1891 Census of England
      • Page: Watford/St Andrews/2/1118/51/pg 40; 1891EnglandCensusForRoseHorwood.jpg
  7. Some information about the Horwood Family
  8. 1901 Census of England
      • Page: Southampton/Old Alresford/Old Alresford St Mary's/Alresford/Petersfield/Old Alresford/Page 6/Schedule 34; 1901EnglandCensusForRose and Harry Horwood.jpg
  9. 1911 Census of England - see Event Note for details
      • Page: Watford/140/20/210/7718;1911EnglandCensusForRoseHorwood.jpg
  10. National Roll of the Great War
      • Source text:

        page 157:

        "Gurney, G., Private, R.A.V.C.
        Volunteering in 1914, he was drafted in the same year to Egypt and Palestine, where he did valuable work in many important engagements. He afterwards proceeded to Salonika and was engaged on important duties with his unit until the close of the war. He was demobilised in April 1919 after returning home, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
        18, Banbury Street, Watford. X3354"

        Transcribed by SJL; George Gurney WW1 Service gb1359-00164.jpg

        NB Other Gurneys on page and on Other Gurneys WWI Service gb1359-00163.jpg