Jude Warner (Genes
Reunited) 23 Nov 2006
LDS - IGI parent search:
(British Isles) : Father: George Hounslow, Mother: Rachel
1. JANE HOUNSLOW - Female Christening: 28 JUN 1803
Kenilworth, Warwick, England
2. EMANUEL HOUNSLOW - Male Christening: 12 AUG
1804 Kenilworth, Warwick, England
3. JAS. (i.e. James)
HOWNSLOW - Male
Christening: 13 APR 1806 All Saints, Worcester, Worcester,
4. HENRY HOUNSLOW - Male Christening: 01 SEP 1811 All
Saints, Worcester, Worcester, England
It is worth
noting that Kenilworth is where Matthew Eaton claims to have
been born about 1810, though from 1806-1811 the evidence
suggests that George & Rachel were in Worcester. Also at
that period Kenilworth’s only major industry was…..comb
manufacture! This suggests to me that the comb makers in the
family may have been factory hands rather than manufacturers. Do
you have any reliable info on this aspect?
is shown as a Police Sergeant on the 1841 (Jun 1841?) his
subsequent marriage lines to Sarah Colley say Police Constable.
Shropshire Quarter Sessions have three records relating to
Emanuel all dated 1841 and referring to Police Officer, Police
Sergeant and Police Superintendent, respectively for the same
‘Hounslow’ siblings are as slippery to find later on as Emanuel
but do a search for James Onslow on the 1841c and there is:
James Onslow, age 40 living in (Stourbridge? St) Kidderminster,
born in county and though so faint as to be almost unreadable,
with the eyes of faith it looks like he is a Comb Maker! He is
living with Elizabeth Onslow and Samuel Tyler.
question that still springs to mind is how come George
Onslow/Hounslow & Rachel have four children in the IGI
sharing the same ‘wrong’ surname over a period of 8 years in two
different towns, while George the Transportee has the correct
spelling? Surely someone somewhere would have noticed this at
Hounslow is a
name that is rare but mostly found in Buckinghamshire and
Oxfordshire. As a misspelling of Onslow one would expect it to
be fairly common in Shropshire, Worcestershire etc but it is in
fact almost unknown here. This suggests that Hounslow is a name
in its own right and rarely confused with Onslow even by the
near illiterate clerks of the time.
pretty well convinced now that we do in fact all share the
common progenitor George Onslow (1777) that George Jnr, Emanuel,
Jane, James & Henry are siblings and that Matthew Eaton
Onslow was in fact Emanuel.
Just as a
matter of interest regarding George Hounslow, 1851c, living in
the Family Almshouse, Worcester, age 80. An IGI search for
George Hounslow b.c.1770 brings up George Hounslow christened
7th Oct 1770 Stratton Audley, Oxford: father – John Hounslow,
mother- Elizabeth. This would indeed make him age 80-81 in
1851c, whereas George Onslow should have been 74!
Do you think
that George Onslow Snr could be the same one as christened in
Barrow, Apr 27th 1777; father Edward Onslow, mother Elizabeth?
Another Note from Jude (27 Dec
I note you have Anne <Unknown> as George's
(b.1698 Barrow) wife. I believe her to be Ann HILL and the
marriage to have taken place 22nd Dec 1722 at Ludlow (IGI). The
first child, John was born 1723 Barrow as shown in your
Going back to
George Snr (b.1777) There is also evidence to suggest that he
remarried soon after Rachel died, there is a marriage between a
George Onslow and Harriet WATKINS 6th May 1833 at Claines.
Harriet & George had three children whose names are
reminiscent of Emanuel's wife and deceased children and who also
all appear to have died infants. Harriet died in 1843 but I
cannot find her or any of the children on the 1841c and George
Snr, as you know, is alone in Sun St, B'ham. The 1841c does not
indicate married status or family relationships so we cannot be
certain what George's status is. Certainly by the 1851c he is a
Who is the
George Onslow who married Anne Bateman 26th Aug 1816, though?
Could this be George Jnr? There is a child Emma christened 5th
Oct 1817, All Saints, Worcester who could be theirs.
Still so many
questions with tantalising and unproveable answers... what fun!
Comment Les Rowley
That 1851 census:
Only the age is wrong. All Saints ties in with
birth of later children, but not earlier?
If George was not literate (numerate?) or not
mentally 100% (he was 80), he could easily give a wrong age?
but it is probably the same guy as the 1841
seems to favour
George from Barrow (Shropshire)
Barrow is 30 miles NNW of Worchester City
Keniworth is 40 miles ESE of Barrow, and 30 Miles ENE
Oxford is 55 miles SE of Worchester, and about the same
distance from Kenilworth
Claines is on the N edge of Worchester City
I agree with Jude : George Onslow b 1777 Barrow is probably
(1) Slightly favoured by Geography
(2) Combmaker, date of birth in the 1841 Census
(3) 1851 Census gives children's birthplace not
his. but is probably him?
(4) It only requires one name change Onslow -
Hounslow. The Oxford birth requires him to change Hounslow -
Onslow - Hounslow
Kenilworth : Found on the
(1) See John H Drew's "Kenilworth
An Historical Miscellany"
, chapter 10
information on the town's early comb-making trade
the link gives
information on the book
(2) 1851 Census - John
Noble(43) and Joseph Pace(49) Comb Manufacturers employing
21 Men 2 Women & 1 Boy Kenilworth War
(3) A google search result
St Nicholas’ Church, Kenilworth in Warwickshire, on. 14 August
1808, the parish register ... already
acquired the skilled trade of ‘comb cutter,’
Royal Marines on Franklin's last expedition
link gives no more info without money
J.H. 1965. "The Horn Comb industry of Kenilworth",
_Transactionsand proceedings of the Brimingham
Archaeological Society_ 82, 21-7.
There is a Mrs Rachael
Price b 1772 Worchester. No joy, as by implication, that is her
married name. Otherwise nothing
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