Horwood, GEORGE AUSTIN 1 2

Birth Name Horwood, GEORGE AUSTIN
Gender male
Age at Death 36 years, 7 months, 13 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1862 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England Jan-Feb-Mar as George Austin Harwood
Event Note

From England and Wales Birth Registation Index, scanned Ken Gurney Family tree 9/2013; and 1891 Census.

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Residence 1871-04-02 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England Sandy Lane
Event Note

1871 Census of England:
Horwood: Chas 39, Elizabeth 35, Susan 10, Geo A 9, Martha 4, Wm 2, Matilda 0.  
All born Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, except Elizabeth - born Heath And Reach, Bedfordshire
Occupation: Charles - Carpenter; Susan and Geo are Scholars.

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Residence 1881-04-03 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England Sandy Lane
Event Note

1881 Census of England:
Horwood: Charles 48, Elizabeth 45, Susan A 20, George A 19, Emma E 17, Martha 14, William 12, Matilda 10, Sarah A 9, Henry 7.
Born: All - Leighton Buzzard, except Elizabeth born - Heath, Bedfordshire.
Occupation: Charles - Carpenter etc; George - Carpenter; William, Matilda, Sarah, and Henry are Scholars.

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Occupation 1881-04-03 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England Carpenter
 
Marriage 1882 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England Oct-Nov-Dec
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Residence 1890 Queenstown, Willesden Green, Metropolitan Borough of Brent, London City & Greater London, England ??Fruiterer and Greengrocer: Queenstown Road
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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.

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Residence 1898   1a Milton Street [and perhaps earlier]
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Occupation 1898   Carpenter
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Death 1898-08-14 Watford, Hertfordshire, England  
Event Note

"aged about 36 when FRED 6 weeks old and MAGGIE about 12 years I think" in GFV2

"aged about 36 when Fred 6 wks olds and MAGGIE about 12 years ROSE was 10. FRED was old enough to lie about his age in 1st WW and got gassed in France. Approximately 2 years age difference in children. " in GFV1

SJL: therefore if Rose was born 1889, Maggie 1887, then Fred would be approximately 1901 (Rose and Maggie in GFV1, no dates for Maggie GFV2).

WWI from 1914-1918. Tear Gas used in Aug 1914 by French and Oct 1914 by Germans; chemical gas (Chlorine) by Jan 1915 by Germany, 1917 Mustard Gas (Germany). So if Fred was a brawny 14+ years old might have gotten in.

This suggests George was born in 1863-65.

[Information on Gas from Wikipedia article.]

Ken Gurney Family Tree scanned 9/2013: gives 1862-1898, have amended

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Probate 1898-10-22 Watford, Hertfordshire, England  
Event Note

1898 Probate:
"HORWOOD George Austin of 1a Milton-street [sic] Watford Hertfordshire carpenter died 14 August 1898 Administration London 22 October to Harriet Horwood widow Effects Pounds 72 8s 7d."

[This is the second lowest amount on the page - very poor.]

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Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Horwood, CHARLES
Mother Franklin, ELIZABETH
    Sister     Horwood, [Living]
         Horwood, GEORGE AUSTIN
    Sister     Horwood, Elizabeth Emma
    Sister     Horwood, [Living]
    Brother     Horwood, [Living]
    Sister     Horwood, Matilda
    Sister     Horwood, [Living]
    Brother     Horwood, [Living]

Families

    Family of Horwood, GEORGE AUSTIN and Parrott, HARRIET
Married Wife Parrott, HARRIET
  Children
  1. Horwood, [Living]
  2. Horwood
  3. Horwood
  4. Horwood
  5. Horwood
  6. Horwood, Maggie
  7. Horwood, ROSE
  8. Horwood, Jack
  9. Horwood, Harriet (Hettie)
  10. Horwood, Winifred
  11. Horwood, Fred Austin

Media

Narrative

"I believe the Horwoods were cousins (or something) to the Benjamin Franklin.I remember vaguely someone we called Uncle Ted (Franklin) another relative of Grandad Horwood" - Vera Gurney in GVF2

Pedigree

  1. Horwood, CHARLES
    1. Franklin, ELIZABETH
      1. Horwood, [Living]
      2. Horwood, [Living]
      3. Horwood, [Living]
      4. Horwood, [Living]
      5. Horwood, [Living]
      6. Horwood, GEORGE AUSTIN
        1. Parrott, HARRIET
          1. Horwood
          2. Horwood
          3. Horwood, Maggie
          4. Horwood
          5. Horwood
          6. Horwood, ROSE
          7. Horwood, [Living]
          8. Horwood, Jack
          9. Horwood, Harriet (Hettie)
          10. Horwood, Winifred
          11. Horwood, Fred Austin
      7. Horwood, Elizabeth Emma
      8. Horwood, Matilda

Ancestors

Source References

  1. Gurney Family - Vera Stuart via EJL
  2. Gurney Family by Vera Stuart
  3. England and Wales, Birth Index, 1837-1920
      • Page: 3B, 398, 57; George Austin Harwood, 'England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920' — FamilySearch.org.htm
  4. 1891 Census of England
      • Page: Watford/St Andrews/2/1118/51/pg 40; 1891EnglandCensusForRoseHorwood.jpg
  5. 1871 Census of England
      • Page: Leighton Buzzard/Ely/Bedfordshire/Leighton Buzzard/Leighton Buzzard/9/56/1562/52/10-11; 1871 Census Chas Horwood family pg 1 BDFRG10_1559_1562-0661.jpg and 1871 Census Chas Horwood family pg 2 BDFRG10_1559_1562-0662.jpg
      • Citation:

        "All that part of the Township of Leighton Buzzard commencing at Gotto's Office comprising the Houses in the Middle Rows North and East of the Market Place - The Peacock Alley - the North East side of Lake Street including Odells Yard, Dudley Street, leading from the  North East side of Lake Street to Sandy Lane and Booter's Alley to Lake Bridge the Stanbridge Road, both sides including the old Gas House Yard from Lake Bridge to Harris'  House - The Stepping Stone Road including Nash's Corner, to Jeffs Lane, the Hockliffe Road both sides to Briggington Brick Yard on the North side and the new built cottages on the South side, the South side of Jeffs Lane from the Stepping Stone Road including Sandy Lane to the Roe Buck Inn.
        Enumerator: Mr Robert Sharman Thorpe"

        transcribed by SJL from 1871 Census page 1 Chas Horwood family BDFRG10_1559_1562-0645.jpg

  6. 1881 Census of England
      • Page: Leighton Buzzard/Bedforshire/Leighton Buzzard/Leighton Buzzard/9/1641/86/11; 1881 Census Charles Horwood family BDFRG11_1639_1645-0526.jpg and 1881 Census page 1 Charles Horwood family BDFRG11_1639_1645-0510.jpg
      • Citation:

        "All that part of the Township of Leighton Buzzard commencing at Gotto's Office comprising the Houses in the Middle Rows North and East of the Market Place, the Peacock Alley, the North East side of Lake Street including Odills yard, Dudley Street, both sides of leading from the  North East side of Lake Street to Sandy Lane and Booter's Alley to Lake Bridge, the Stanbridge Road, both sides of including the old Gas House Yard from Lake Bridge to Harris  House - The Stepping Stone Road both sides of including Nash Corner, to Jeffs Lane, the Hockliffe Road both sides of as far as Briggington Brick yard on the North side & the new built cottages on the South side, the South side of Jeffs Lane, from the Stepping Stone Road including Sandy Lane to the Roe Buck Inn.
        Enumerator: Mr Charles William Shepherd"

        Transcribed by SJL from 1881 Census page 1 Charles Horwood family BDFRG11_1639_1645-0510.jpg

  7. England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920
      • Page: 3B, 993, 6; George Austin Horwood, 'England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920' — FamilySearch.org.htm
  8. Kelly's Directory
      • Page: 1890/pg 1268/Middlesex; maybe GA Horwood Kellys Directory 1890 gb0835-00326.jpg
  9. England Wales National Probate Calendar
      • Page: 1898, pg 194; EnglandWalesNationalProbateCalendar(IndexofWillsandAdministrations)1858-1966ForGeorgeAustinHorwood.jpg