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George Harry Dunn look up
« on: Friday 14 October 16 00:00 BST (UK) »
I'd like to find more information on my great grandad. His name was George Harry Dunn. He was born August 28th, 1883. According to any census I've looked at he was born in Wollescote, Worcestershire. His parents were Edwin Dunn and Betsy Brooks. I cannot find a birth record for him. I ordered a certificate and it was the wrong George Dunn. On a lot of records he has 1884 as his birth year but his school records (Crabb Street Infant School) and his death record show 1883. His school record had him as George Harry B Dunn. I'm not sure if the B stands for Brooks which was his mother's maiden name.

It has been rumoured that George was adopted. I have no idea how to find that out for sure. I was hoping someone would be able to find a birth record for him.
Dunn/Gough
Dunn/Taylor
Dunn/Brooks
Brooks/Pardoe
Pardoe/Wooldridge
Gough/Perry
Perry/Maynard

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Re: George Harry Dunn look up
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 October 16 07:03 BST (UK) »
The parish of Wollescote falls under the Registration District of Stourbridge.

There are 5 George Dunn births in that Registration District in 1883/4 ;D
But none that fits your given date of birth?

The births are:
June qtr 1883     Vol 6c, page 157
June qtr 1884     Vol 6c, page 192
June qtr 1884     Vol 6c, page 170
September qtr 1884     Vol 6c, page 219
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Re: George Harry Dunn look up
« Reply #2 on: Friday 14 October 16 13:11 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately none of them match. Then Dudley RO looked at them for me. I went ahead and ordered the September 1884 quarter and it was the wrong guy. I could look into the June 1883 quarter but since he was born in August I don't think he'd be on there.
Dunn/Gough
Dunn/Taylor
Dunn/Brooks
Brooks/Pardoe
Pardoe/Wooldridge
Gough/Perry
Perry/Maynard

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Re: George Harry Dunn look up
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 October 16 13:44 BST (UK) »
Where did you find his date of birth?

I can see a George Dunn on the 1901 census, mother Betsy, but born in Lye?

But I'm not seeing him in either 1881 or 1891?
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Re: George Harry Dunn look up
« Reply #4 on: Friday 14 October 16 13:49 BST (UK) »
His date of birth is on his death record as August 28th, 1883,  a service seaman record (shows same birthday but 1884 instead of 1883), and my great Aunt mentions his birthday (August 28th) in a letter to my aunt.

In the 1891 Census he is living with Joseph Hyrons and his family. His mother, Betsy, is living with her mother, Elizabeth Brooks, and is her caretaker. I can't find his father, Edwin, in that census. Edwin sort of disappears. I can't find his death record at all. They are a very mysterious and frustrating family.

It looks like he uses the informal Harry as his middle name but his death record shows George Henry Dunn.
Dunn/Gough
Dunn/Taylor
Dunn/Brooks
Brooks/Pardoe
Pardoe/Wooldridge
Gough/Perry
Perry/Maynard

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Re: George Harry Dunn look up
« Reply #5 on: Friday 14 October 16 14:10 BST (UK) »
Dates on death records are notoriously inaccurate!
After all, the person giving the information wasn't the deceased?! :-\

Probably the day and month were accurate, but the year may be out?

Also note that birth years are not given on censuses - people were asked for their age (on the night of the census).
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Re: George Harry Dunn look up
« Reply #6 on: Friday 14 October 16 14:12 BST (UK) »
For a long time I thought he was born in 1884 but now I think it's 1883. On his Crabb Street Infant School admission record his father has his birth year as 1883 though I still cannot find a birth record.
Dunn/Gough
Dunn/Taylor
Dunn/Brooks
Brooks/Pardoe
Pardoe/Wooldridge
Gough/Perry
Perry/Maynard

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Re: George Harry Dunn look up
« Reply #7 on: Friday 14 October 16 14:15 BST (UK) »
Do you have him on the 1939 register
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Re: George Harry Dunn look up
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 October 16 14:19 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately I don't have access to many records at this time.
Dunn/Gough
Dunn/Taylor
Dunn/Brooks
Brooks/Pardoe
Pardoe/Wooldridge
Gough/Perry
Perry/Maynard