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1871 census look up Biggleswade.
« on: Saturday 13 August 16 13:50 BST (UK) »
For a Henry Gurney wife Annie looking for more children only found Henry 1868 all born Biggleswade.Thanks
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Re: 1871 census look up Biggleswade.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 13 August 16 14:51 BST (UK) »
In 1881, on Ancestry as Turney, living on Market Square Biggleswade were Ann Turney head widow 39 grocer b Hollesley Suffolk and Henry Turney 13 son b Biggleswade.

In 1871 Market Place Biggleswade
Henry Turney 30 grocer b Leighton Buzzard
Annie Turney 31 wife b Hollesley Suffolk
Henry Turney son 3 b Biggleswade
Annie Turney dau 4 b Biggleswade

How sure are you that it was Gurney, rather than Turney, as in neither census does the name look like Gurney?

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            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
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Re: 1871 census look up Biggleswade.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 August 16 14:59 BST (UK) »
The Turney family are actually on Biggleswade Market Square in 1871, as well, with father Henry, aged 30, a Grocer from Leighton Buzzard.

But there was a Henry Turney registered born 1Q 1868 Biggleswade, as well as Henry Gurney 3Q 1868.

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Re: 1871 census look up Biggleswade.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 August 16 15:10 BST (UK) »
Sorry, I amended my earlier post not realising there was another post while I was typing the amendment!

I think the Henry Gurney born in the Dec quarter 1868 was living in Potton in 1871 aged 2, with his mother Jemima Gurney 33 unmarried. Potton is in Biggleswade registration district.

Unless Carol knows something we don't I think the family she describes was Turney not Gurney.
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell

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Re: 1871 census look up Biggleswade.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 13 August 16 15:22 BST (UK) »
It's definitely Gurney there is quite a few of them from Biggleswade.I'm also trying to find out a date of birth for a William Gurney married to a Elizabeth parents of Peter Gurney born 1781 Biggleswade.
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Re: 1871 census look up Biggleswade.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 13 August 16 16:41 BST (UK) »
Do you have the birth certificate of Henry Gurney in 1868 in Biggleswade showing his parents as Henry and Annie? I can see no such birth or baptism.

But
- the IGI shows Henry TURNEY son of Henry and Annie baptised in Biggleswade on 4 March 1868
- the GRO birth registration index shows a birth of Henry TURNEY in Biggleswade registration district in the March quarter 1868
- the 1871 census shows them living in Biggleswade as TURNEY
- the 1881 census shows Annie and her son Henry TURNEY living in Biggleswade
- the 1891 census shows Annie and her son Henry TURNEY still living in Biggleswade
- in 1898 Henry TURNEY married Harriet Welch in Hitchin
- in 1901 Henry TURNEY (b Biggleswade) and wife Harriet (b Hitchin) were living in Cambridge with his mother Anne TURNEY in the same household

In 1871 Henry the father was 30 b Leighton Buzzard, and the GRO shows a birth of Henry TURNEY in Leighton Buzzard in 1840.

It's possible that the Henry Gurney age 36 who died in Biggleswade in 1872 is an error for Turney.

It seems pretty conclusive that Henry, son of Henry and Annie, born in Biggleswade in 1868, was TURNEY, not GURNEY

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Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell

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Re: 1871 census look up Biggleswade.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 August 16 16:49 BST (UK) »
7 July 1768 Biggleswade William Gurney married Elizabeth Willson botp (per PR transcript)
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell