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1911 census Harrison family of Hartelpool - help appreciated

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Hi

Would anybody be able to confirm this family for me in the 1911 census would be correct please:-

Mary HARRISON born abt 1854 Lythe, YKS, widow
Frederick Havelock HARRISON born 1885 H'Pool, son
Herbert HARRISON born 1887 H'Pool, son
Daisy Louise HARRISON bn 1892 H'Pool, daughter
Emily HARRISON bn 1895 H'Pool, daughter

Would be fabulous to find out as I believe that this Mary could be the victim of the 1914 Bombardment of Hartlepool.
 

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Hi

Would anybody be able to confirm this family for me in the 1911 census would be correct please:-

Mary HARRISON born abt 1854 Lythe, YKS, widow
Frederick Havelock HARRISON born 1885 H'Pool, son
Herbert HARRISON born 1887 H'Pool, son
Daisy Louise HARRISON bn 1892 H'Pool, daughter
Emily HARRISON bn 1895 H'Pool, daughter

Would be fabulous to find out as I believe that this Mary could be the victim of the 1914 Bombardment of Hartlepool.
Hello,

I believe that the 1911 census is subject to strict copyright laws. However you can do a free search yourself.

Google "Find My Past"

Click on 1911 census

Click on "Advanced search"

In the Reg Dist box, type in "Hartlepool"

In the "Other persons living in the same household" box, type in Daisy Louise Harrison and click "Search".

Then repeat the process with Frederick Havelock Harrison!

All the best,

Josie
 
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Hi
Is this your mary?

Name: Mary A Harrison
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1914
Age at Death: 60
Registration district: Hartlepool
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 10a
Page: 156
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Bombardment of Hartleppol 16 Dec 1914

http://norfolk1515.com/Bombardment.html - Mary is number 45 on the list

note --The only reservation I have is that Mary (nee Hutchinson) is not recorded as Mary Ann on her marriage or other census records.

dave
 
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Hi Dave,

Many thanks for your acknowledgement. This search facility is only 100% certain when the "other person in the household" has a name which is not too common! If you were to type in say, "Mary" "Harrison" then everybody in THAT registration district, who had a Mary Harrison in their household would be listed!

All the best,

Josie :)
 

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Using Josie's help for the census, Daisy Louise is a great name to search.
She is there in Hartlepool with Emily 16, Herbert 24 and
Mary 54.
For more info you would need to buy subs.

ozn :)
 
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hi josie

Taking nothing away from your very helpful post for those who did not know how to get info from the census. I used to do it that way, and by a process of elimination, you can get a fairly acurate result as has Ozn. Frederick was not on it as he was married with a couple of children, and was not with the family.

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Thankyou very much for all your helpful replies to my post, much appreciated.

Yes, Davelambert271 I agree about the Mary Ann name, I don't have her as a Mary Ann in any other census either, just Mary. There were quite a few Mary Harrison's in Hartlepool in 1914, quite a common name around here! I just wonder if it could be my Mary Harrison as from what I see, there really isn't much information out there about those that were killed that day and it is still quite feasible that it could be this one as she did live right where the bombardment happened and was the right age. I have read in a very old book that Mary Ann Harrison was killed in the bombardment whilst crossing a road, it doesn't say which road or have any other details about her unfortunately. I do have a slight reservation that this may be my Mary Harrison, as I think this tale would have been passed down through the family perhaps!

Her name does not appear on the memorial on Hartlepool headland, not all of the 119 dead are on there, I don't know why that would be either. I intend to visit the library in a fortnight to access their old newspapers for this time.

Interestingly, Mary is very possibly a direct descendant of the Wedgewood(e) family of Staffordshire, and as such would be related to Josiah Wedgewood and Charles Darwin.
 
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Do let us know how you get on at the Library. All the details seem to fit except the Ann name. If your info re her crossing the road is correct, this could answer another question I had, that is why just her and none of her children

dave
 

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Hi Samuelfamily :)
My Eddie's family connections were in Staffs, two of his rellies were housekeeper & gardener for old Mr Wedgewood!!
In the census 10yrs after 1901
we have Mary Harrison 54yrs bn Goldsborough Yorks
Herbert 24 house painter, Daisy Louise 18 shop asst, Emily 16 shop asst
all born West Hartlepool
5 Girvan Terrace
I hope this is of some help.
Cheers
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Thanks Oznan, very helpful and nice to hear you have a connection to the Wedgewood family too!

I found the other Mary Harrison of the same sort of age today as mine that was in Hartlepool, but she was living in Seaton Carew and not West Hartlepool, so it is looking more likely that Mary Ann Harrison killed in the bombardment could be mine. I ran out of time, but I was going to have a look at some newspaper reports from that time to see if they drummed up any further info, will try next week and update this then.
 
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harrison marriages in west hartlepool:

herbert in 1922 at st james's church, west hartlepool, to edith edmanson.
daisy l in 1920 at christ church, west hartlepool, to framcis best.
emily in 1930 at all saints church, west hartlepool, to robert musgrave.
 

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