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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 17 May 15 14:35 BST (UK) »
I've checked on births and the only really likely one is:

Honora HURLEY
St Pancras Registration District
Q1 1868, vol 1b, page 68.

STG

 It's possible that  the  Honora born 1855  died  ,   and  they      named  a  later child after her  deceased sister  ,    (which    they often did  back then )

Deaths Sep 1856   

HURLEY  Honorah     Holborn  1b *   




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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 17 May 15 14:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks STG a and Jan 57.

On Honora's marriage certificate it states her father's name and says he was a tailor.
I'm guessing on the Ireland bit as I have always been told that our family come from Ireland.

As to the censuses, my Honora was born in 1854/5... She died in Zimbabwe on 13th August 1933, aged 79.
So in the census of 1861 she would have been 7, yet she is not mentioned, and in the 1871 one, she would have been 17, but the Honora mentioned then is only two years old.

On her death certificate it says she was born in London, and yet I applied, and paid for, her birth certificate, only to be told weeks later that they have no record of her !
All her documents call her either Honora Ann Hurley, or Annie Harley.

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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 17 May 15 14:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Jan57,
Our posts are crossing.

My Honora definitely was born in 1854/5 and lived to be 79.

I'm pretty sure her father, Cornelius, was married to a Catherine, as I mentioned in earlier posts.

Not sure where else to look.

I do have one sort of clue....she had in her memoirs and possessions photos of the comedian, Alexander (Alec) Hurley and the family all say he was her uncle, I think ?
He had a brother Alfred and a sister Nellie, but not sure how Honora Ann ties in with him, apart from having photos of him ?


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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 17 May 15 14:54 BST (UK) »
  Registration  of a birth   wasn't totally  compulsory  until  1870 something ,   when they  brought  in fines   if you  didn't register a birth  , so  it   may be  that  Honora  wasn't registered  ,   were the  other children registered .  ? 

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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 17 May 15 15:04 BST (UK) »
Alexander (Alec) Hurley the comedian who died in 1913 was born c1870

It seems he was buried with several members of his family  :-\

AVG security does not like this link but my security programme allows it   :-\

 http://eastlondonhistory.com/2011/06/16/alec-hurley-%E2%80%93-mr-marie-lloyd/
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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 17 May 15 15:09 BST (UK) »
Newspaper cutting dated 8 Dec 1913 says:

"The death occurred from pneumonia on Saturday of Mr Alec Hurley, the well-known music hall artist and husband of Miss Marie Lloyd.  Mr Hurley was the son of the late John Daniel Hurley, a captain in the merchant service."

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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 17 May 15 15:11 BST (UK) »
Jan - My PC says that link is infected.  Oooh er!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Hurley

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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 17 May 15 15:29 BST (UK) »
Is there any way we can get more info on the death of Catherine Hurley, buried in Kensal Green cemetery ? She was buried in a public grave and apparentley there is no headstone for her, as we were told that other people have been buried in the same grave since then (?)
I feel pretty sure she was Cornelius' wife, because of the age and approx time of birth.

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Re: Trying to trace my ancestor Cornelius Harley ( Hurley ) circa 1835
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 17 May 15 15:29 BST (UK) »
Other newspaper articles give Alec Hurleys brother as Alfred Hurley and separately a George Hurley as his nephew.
Cathy
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