Gurney, Joseph 1 2

Birth Name Gurney, Joseph
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1891 Watford, Hertfordshire, England  
Residence 1891-04-05 Watford, Hertfordshire, England 2 Ballard Building
Event Note

1891 Census  of England:
Gurney:  James 42, Emma 38, Hannah 11,  James 8, George 5, Joseph 6 months.  
Occupation: James (Snr): General Labourer.
Born: All - Tring, Herts, except Joseph, born in Watford, Herts.
It is a stand-alone dwelling - 2 Ballard Building, St Mary's, Watford.

They have six lodgers: Rafe Smith 25, General Labourer, and William and Ann Young and  their three children.

Files: 1891EnglandCensusFor JamesGurney.jpg and 1891EnglandCensusForGeorgeGurney.jpg.

Note: An overseas researcher, Julie Simmons, with Gurney family links say that Ballards Building was “One of the worst slums in the town, over crowded.” and resultingly unhealthy. When we see that James and Emma have six lodgers it lends weight to the suggestion. [“julesi” in the Simmons Family Tree – and . See also article: from which the map is sourced.] - SJL

Residence 1901 Watford, Hertfordshire, England 1 Fearnley St
Event Note

1901 Census  of England:
Gurney:  Hannah aged 21, single, head of household, James 17, George 15, Joseph 10; and Mary Ann Searfield, 21, Boarder, living at 1 Fearnley St, Watford, a stand-alone dwelling.
Born: Hannah, James, George - Tring, Herts; Joseph - Watford, Herts; Mary Ann - Luton, Beds.
Occupation: Hannah and May Ann - Laundry Maids; James - Carman [carter]

Marriage     Edith?; children Sybil, Cyril, Stanley, Maurice, may be more


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Gurney, JAMES
Mother Simmons, EMMA
    Sister     Gurney, Hannah/Annie
    Brother     Gurney, [Living]
    Brother     Gurney, GEORGE
         Gurney, Joseph
    Sister     Gurney, ?Ethel
    Sister     Gurney, ?Rose


  1. Gurney, JAMES
    1. Simmons, EMMA
      1. Gurney, [Living]
      2. Gurney, ?Ethel
      3. Gurney, ?Rose
      4. Gurney, Hannah/Annie
      5. Gurney, GEORGE
      6. Gurney, Joseph


Source References

  1. Gurney Family - Vera Stuart via EJL
  2. Gurney Family by Vera Stuart
  3. 1891 Census of England
      • Page: 1891 Census/England/Hertfordshire/Watford/St Mary's/pg 14/ln 3; 1891EnglandCensusForJames Joseph George Gurney.jpg
  4. 1901 Census of England
      • Page: Watford/Watford St Mary/pg 1; 1901EnglandCensusForGeorgeGurney.jpg