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1881 census George Henry Barclay


South Coast
Can't find George Henry Barclay in 1881 or earlier.... should be with wife Laura (nee Brewer). George born circa 1859 Balham, Laura 1862 Suffolk and should have 2 children with them Laura b c1878 & Henry George b c1880 both born Balham. Have them in 1891, 1901 & 1911. Thanks
Hi Trace,

No luck with the 1881 census for the family. As you havn't found George prior to 1891 this may be him.


Civil parish Hawick
County Roxboroughshire

John Barclay head age 31 born occ stonemason Macduff Banffshire
Jane wife age 33 born England
George Henry Barclay age 4 born England
Tom Hassell Barclay son age 1 born Mcduff
Plus 2 boarders

The George Barclay in 1861 Scotland, dosnt look like your George, in 1871 this family are in Lancashire and in 1881 that George in a private in the army and his maritial status is unmarried.
Hiya Peeps :)
Here's the link to 1891
George Henry Barclay bn London 1853
Smith's Striker
Holly Grove Streatham, Laura 29 bn Ipswich Suffolk
7 kiddies


Thanks all.

Julie - have just received the marriage image....

I'm now wondering if the name Barclay evolved from pronunciation and I should be looking for Birckley.....:D
Hi Trace,

I've just been having another look, still nothing on George. Using the soundex for Barclay there are various spellings. The 1881 census has a lot of mistakes, so you might not find them. I have one lot of mine that I cant find. I'm assuming that the witnesses to the marriage George is his father I cant even find him and is Eliza Georges mother? I found Laura in 1861 and she was under Brown in 1871 (transcription error).
Hi Trace,

Maybe something or not. Going back to George and Laura marriage certifictae. Georges father is given as George occ gardener. Have found a marriage for a Grace Clara Barclay to a Arthur Sadler. Graces father is given as George Barclay occ gardener dec'd. Grace was born abt 1873. On the 1901 census her place of birth is given as Balham.

Civil parish Clapham

Atkins Road Oakfield

George Field head age 57 occ gardener (in charge of house) born Kingsland Midx
Susan wife age 58 born Kensington
Henry Ford son in law age 34 occ gardener born Coome Down Somerset
Eliza Ford dau age 26 born Kensington
George Field son age 24 occ gardener born Kensington
Laura Field dau in law age 21 born Ipswich
Joseph T Field son age 18 occ gardener born Brixton
Caroline Field dau age 16 born Brixton
Anne Field dau age 11 born Brixton
Clara Field dau age 8 born Brixton
Laura Field g/dau age 3 born Clapham
Henry Field g/son age 1 born Clapham
Hi Trace,

Baptism for Clara Barclay 1883 St Mary Balham. Father George occ gardener, mother Susan.

Baptism for Anne Barclay, Christchurch Streatham 1869, father George occ labourer ,mother Susan.

Baptism for Caroline Barkley, 1865, Clapham Park All Saints father George oc labourer, mother Susan.
A possible marriage for George and Susan. Again transcription errors. Under Bartley and Tysone.

1851 - St Mary, Paddington Green

George Barkley occ labourer father James Barkley occ Labourer
Susan Tyson father James Tyson occ labourer
Both full of age
Witnesses - John Tyson/Mary Tyson
Thanks for all your hard work Julie.

Baptisms for George Henry & Laura's children found so far..... all Barclay
1881 Henry and also Mabel Emma - 48 Zennor Rd, George occ Gardener
1887 Annie - 10 Holly Grove, George occ Blacksmith
1896 Alfred - 19 Balham Grove, George occ Labourer
1899 Albert Sidney - 17 Larch Rd, George occ Smith
I am researching my family tree and got as far back as Laura and George Barclay who were the parents of my great grandfather Arthur Barclay. As far as we were aware Arthur was an only child, so I was very pleased to stumble upon this this forum. If anyone wants any details relating to Arthurs side please let me know.