Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small issued the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Each week focus on one ancestor and post something about him or her.
Me - My Dad - Dorothy Eleanor May Warry - Alfred William Warry - George Augustus Warry
My 2nd great grandfather, George Augustus Warry lived his whole life in London, England. He was born about 1848 in Islington, London, England to William Keen Warry and Mary Ann Taylor. George grew up with one older brother (William), two older sisters (Elizabeth and Mary) and a younger sister (Emily).
In the 1871 census George is living with his parents, his older sister (Elizabeth) and younger sister (Emily) in St. Pancras. He's listed as an apprentice of boot finishing. Boot finishing doesn't seem to be his thing, as by the time of his marriage to Emily Worthington on June 20, 1875, his profession is listed as cabinet maker. His son (Alfred William Warry) didn't seem to have much luck in the boot business, either.
|George & Emily Marriage|
By the 1881 census, George, Emily, and their growing family have moved to Campsbourne Road in Hornsey. George's mother-in-law (Sarah), his brother-in-law (Alfred), and sister-in-law (Jane) have moved in with them. It must have been a busy household. George is now working as a venetian blind maker.
On most records, George's occupation is listed as venetian blind maker or carpenter and joiner. George and his wife ( Emily) are still at Campsbourne Road in the 1911 census. At the age of 62, he is listed as a joiner and fancy cabinet maker. George passes away at the age of 68 in 1916. He's buried at the St. Pancras Cemetery.
George and Emily had six children, losing one daughter (Eliza Helen) and one son (Albert Edward) as babies. Three of their children (George Frederick, John Arthur Charles, and Lily Marian Elizabeth) lived their lives close to London. My great grandfather (Alfred William) was the only one to immigrate.
More about George's family:
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1871 England Census, St. Pancras, London, ED 2, no. 324, George Warry in household of William K Warry; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 May 2014); citing Class: RG10; Piece: 213; Folio: 79; Page: 48; GSU roll: 824597.
England, certified copy of an entry of marriage for George Augustus Warry and Emily Worthington, 1B/199/241, Pancras registration district, General Registry, Office, Southport.
1881 England Census, Hornsey, Middlesex, ED 2a, no. 256, George A Warry; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 26 May 2014); citing Class: RG11; Piece: 1374; Folio: 62; Page: 51; GSU roll: 1341334.
1911 England Census, Hornsey, Middlesex, George Augustus Warry; digital images, Ancestry.com (http:www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 May 2014); citing Class: RG14; Piece: 7219; Schedule Number: 336.
Deaceased Online Ltd., "Central database for UK burials and cremations," database, Deceased Online (https://www.deceasedonline.com : accessed 24 February 2013), George Augustus Warry burial.