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Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955) FindMyPast
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 00:22 BST (UK) »
Hi! Can anybody help me please!!! There is a correct name (George Harwood) with a correct year of birth (1858) who died between 1898 and 1900 (so the death date of 1898 fits) but I cannot find any more records for this index. What am I doing wrong?!! Does anybody know where I can search further information on this entry to check whether it is the correct person? Thank you in advance!!

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Re: Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955) FindMyPast
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 April 21 10:38 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Sherlock  :D

Is this the one you are looking for?

Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955)

George Harwood b 1858 d 1898 Ceylon (Sri Lanka) -Trincomalee
Page   572 Line number   151

If you wish to order the death certificate you can do so through the GRO.  If you need help with that do ask.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955) FindMyPast
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 April 21 12:06 BST (UK) »
Hi- thank you for responding! Yes, that is the entry I found but it shows nowhere else. I should have been clearer - sorry! I canít find military records for that time or place - (Iím not certain itís him so wanted to find something else but literally canít find anything else other than this index entry)


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Re: Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955) FindMyPast
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 April 21 18:46 BST (UK) »
Where was George born?  What else do you know about him?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955) FindMyPast
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 April 21 19:06 BST (UK) »
Is this your George living here in 1861?

North Road, Bygrave, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.  With parents Joseph and Elizabeth and siblings.

RG9/816/55 p8

There is a military record for this George on Find My Past but I don't know if he is the one you are looking for.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955) FindMyPast
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 April 21 19:11 BST (UK) »
Hi- thank you for responding! Yes, that is the entry I found but it shows nowhere else. I should have been clearer - sorry! I canít find military records for that time or place - (Iím not certain itís him so wanted to find something else but literally canít find anything else other than this index entry)

Try posting on the Armed Forces Board - some very knowledgeable people on there.

Or click on "Report to Moderator" and politely ask them to move it for you.
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Re: Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955) FindMyPast
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 April 21 19:17 BST (UK) »
He was born George Henry Henderson Harwood, in 1858 in Demerara (British Guiana so I haven't been able to track his birth cert). I learnt that from census records, 1861 being the earliest when his mum, Frances Tighe, married William Harwood in 1860 (which means they must have come from Demerara to the UK between 1858 and 1860 but of course, his name wouldn't be Harwood then, but regardless, can't find either of them on any passenger lists).

1861 - littlehampton, Sussex
1871- Leominster, Sussex
1874- Merchant Apprenticeship, ship name Persia. Tied for 4 years
1881, Brighton, Sussex
1890-1891 London. Vessel name Salsette official number 91949 From date 24 Nov 1890 To date 28 Sep 1891 George Harwood; rank/rating, Able Seaman; year of birth, 1858; place of birth, Demerara; previous ship, Windsor Park official number 85132
1893 - marries Lucy Anne Howell, St Leonard, Bromley
He has 4 children, two of which are put in a poor home/workhouse and father is marked as deceased in before 1900. One could assume if he died, Lucy put them in a workhouse because the next census shows her working as a servant until the next census when she has remarried, relocated and has the kids again.

Thats as much as I found. I asked for help finding his birth cert on the Guyana board, but no one responded. Then I got sidetracked as I located my grandmother (she died when my Mum was only 9, so we didn't know anything, but I traced a photo to an orphanage and the archives sent me a 184 page file on my grandmother which was amazing! So I have been focused on that). Anyway, George was her grandfather (my great great grandfather). Would love any ideas on how to get through this brick wall!!! Ha!

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Re: Gro Army Death Indices (1881 To 1955) FindMyPast
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 April 21 19:19 BST (UK) »
No, this is his 1861 census:

Name:   H G Harwood
Age:   3
Estimated Birth Year:   1858
Relation:   Stepson
Mother's Name:   Frances Harwood
Gender:   Male
Where born:   Demerard
Civil Parish:   Littlehampton
County/Island:   Sussex
Country:   England