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William George GROWNS

William George GROWNS

Male 1886 - 1961  (74 years)    Has 2 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William George GROWNS 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 9 Mar 1886  Liverton Street, Lenham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From the 1891 census where shown as aged 5
      GRO ref: GROWNS, William George q1 1886 Hollingbourne RD 2a 787; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Robinson
      Shown as born 9 Mar 1885 in the 1939 registration; I think most likely the date and month were correct but the year a year out.
      Shown as born Liverton Street in the 1911 census.
    Baptised 16 May 1886  St. John the Baptist Church, Harrietsham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 23 Nov 2019)
      "May 16 No. 972 William George, parents George & Fanny Emily Grounds [sic], abode: Leverton in Lenham, father a Labourer"
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agricultural labourer 
    1901 
    Residence 1911  White House New Barn, Cooling, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • A boarder with waggoner on farm William Thorneycraft and his wife and young son.
    Occupation Odd man on Farm 
    1911 
    Residence 1939  No 4, Portland Place, Cliffe at Hoo, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Farm Labourer 
    1939 
    Died Mar Q 1961  Strood, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: GROWNS, William G q1 1961 aged 74 Chatham RD 5b 362
      Place from burial register
    Buried 15 Feb 1961  The Cemetery, Cuxton Road, Strood, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From the burial register (transcribed data on KFHS CD 40)
      Shows William George Growns, aged 74, died at Strood, Pensioner (Labourer)
    Person ID I19870  All | England: Kent Group (in Go(a)tham One-Name Study), All in the Goatham / Gotham One-Name Study
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2019 

    Father George (Charles) GROWNS,   b. Mar Q 1862, Headcorn, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec Q 1917, Strood (als N Aylesford) Reg Dist, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Fanny Emily ROBINSON,   b. Sep Q 1864, Hollingbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Apr 1884  St. Nicholas’ Church, Boughton Malherbe, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: GROWNS, George Charles to Robinson, Fanny Emily q2 1884 Hollingbourn RD 2a 1123
      Details from PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 7 April 2019)
      There seems no doubt this marriage was theirs - Growns is not a common surname, and the place is right and the date consistent with the length of marriage shown in the 1911 census. But the second Christian names are surprising. There is none shown for George when he was baptised or for Fanny when her birth was registered, according to the index. That said, I have not seen Fanny's baptism register entry.  

      The 1911 census shows that they had had 11 children, 1 of whom had by then died. Actually it was filled in with 10 in total, 10 still living and 1 died! That it was 11 in total was the enumerator's correction - but I guess it could have been 10 in total, 9 still living.

      The ages of the children in this family are regularly exaggerated a little in the censuses, may be the age they would be that year (I haven't checked exactly)
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F7782    |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Elizabeth CHAPMAN,   b. 16 Nov 1874, Cliffe at Hoo, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec Q 1941, Chatham Reg Dist, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1912  St. Helen’s Church, Cliffe at Hoo, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: GROWNS, William J [sic] to Smith, Charlotte E q4 1912 Strood RD 2a 1380
      Details from PR entry (image on CityArk on Medway Council website - p. 7 in the PDF)
      Shows William John Growns, aged 27, bachelor, Labourer, abode Clife, father George Growns, occupation Labourer
      married
      Charlotte Elizabeth Smith, aged 38, Widow, no occupation given, abode Cliffe, father George Chapman, occupation a Bricklayer.
      By Banns, both signed, Witnesses Sidney Roland Chapman and Alice Minnie Chapman (also both signed)
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F8848    |  Family Chart

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