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Offline carol46

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Walter Gurney hat trade
« on: Wednesday 26 April 17 19:02 BST (UK) »
Looking for info on Walter Gurney owned a Luton Hat factory in Bute Street. When he was born and who was his parents and did he have any connection to the Gurney family from Biggleswade.Thanks
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Re: Walter Gurney hat trade
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 April 17 19:09 BST (UK) »
Have you looked for a birth/marriage or death for him?  Have you Googled him as there seems to be a large amount of info about the Luton hat trade online

Have you looked for him on any census? There is a possible candidate on the 1911

 
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Re: Walter Gurney hat trade
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 26 April 17 20:09 BST (UK) »
What year is this? As per newspaper archives on FindMyPast....
From Luton News 17 June 1954
Wanted... an experienced steamer for wood blocks...
Walter Gurney & Sons Ltd
6 Bute Street, Luton
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Partridge - North Beds; Northants & Peterborough
Bishop - Bedford; Hunts, Hemingford Grey
Allen - Hunts, Hemingford Abbotts
Clement - Croydon
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Re: Walter Gurney hat trade
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 27 April 17 11:22 BST (UK) »
The crystal ball's a bit cloudy this morning.

There are ten Walter Gurney entries in Luton registration district on www.freebmd.org.uk, from 1897 onwards. Some or none of these may be yours, but of course he may have been born elsewhere and moved to Luton.

Without a clue as to which century you're looking for it's impossible to answer your questions. You must know more about him than this.
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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: Walter Gurney hat trade
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 27 April 17 15:32 BST (UK) »
Hi.

Best bet is to Google the company. Various site list the director's who I won't name here as current .
 Then family trees on ancestry have lines leading back to a Walter b @1878 in Eaton Bray Bedfordshire. It gives a date of 1937 for his death.

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Liscoe -all
Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

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