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Arthur Gurney (b. October 1812, d. June 29, 1869)Arthur Gurney (son of James Gurney and Sarah (Gurney)) was born October 1812 in Dorton, Buckinghamshire, England75, and died June 29, 1869 in Holborn, London, England.He married (1) Eleanor Williams on July 17, 1838 in Stepney St. Dunstan, Middlesex.He married (2) Emma Shaw on March 16, 1854 in Lambeth, London, England, daughter of Aaron Shaw and Sarah (Shaw).
Notes for Arthur Gurney:
The following is a transcript of a note in Doris Poole's file. It is a photocopy she received from John L. Pidoux and there is no note of where he got it from. He annotated it as follows:
"The following relates to Arthur Gurney, and appears to have been written by Emma Aslet (nee Gurney) or one of her sisters."
My Father was Born Nov 25th 1812 & died in 1869.
He taught himself all he knew from "Cobbett's"Works.
He was only 21 yrs old when he was presented with the Freedom of the City & he was the youngest man ever to have received it before & as far as I know since.
The Poor looked on him as a Friend & there is a street called "Gurney" Street in New Kent Rd named after him because he built a Row of Cottages for the Poor. I am told it is very rough there but when Cottages were built lots of Trees etc there.He also took up several cases for the Poor against what I think they called it then "The Board of Works" but now called the County Council. I think it was in a great measure for this that he had the "Freedom" given him. He had 6 Brothers & one Sister Mary was her name. At his Father's request he had them all up from Bucks & put them all in Business. Needless to say for I suppose you have heard many times that they lived fast lives & gambled away their money & then the 4 fled abroad & Father was ruined & made Bankrupt & his lovely House & all sold up & he & Mother came to Farringdon St.
One of your Uncle James' Tenants lived in one of Father's Cottages & he asked your Uncle if he was a son of the Gurney who built them your Uncle said he had been so much away from Home had heard but little about Father but would write & ask me. I told him all I knew & asked Horatio who had had Freedom ever since your Aunt Lizzie's death to let me have it. This he did & I sent it to James to see. I expect the Miss Gurney who died in Australia last year & left (pounds)7,000 to a School as she said she did not think she had any relatives living was a daughter of Thomas Gurney who Father put in a Grocers business & who went to Australia & never heard of since.
More About Arthur Gurney:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 1869, Softening of the brain, congestion of the lungs.
Occupation 1: 1869, on death, licensed victualler.
Occupation 2: 1838, on marriage, a wine merchant.
Occupation 3: 1854, on second marriage, wine merchant.
More About Arthur Gurney and Eleanor Williams:
Marriage: July 17, 1838, Stepney St. Dunstan, Middlesex.
More About Arthur Gurney and Emma Shaw:
Marriage: March 16, 1854, Lambeth, London, England.
Children of Arthur Gurney and Emma Shaw are:
- Georgiana Eliza Gurney, b. 1854, Leytonstone, Essex76, d. date unknown.
- Arthur George Gurney, b. 1855, Leytonstone, Essex76, d. 1876, City of London.
- John Indermour Gurney, b. 1857, Leytonstone, Essex76, d. 1875, City of London.
- +Charles Gurney, b. 1857, Bow, London77, d. date unknown.
- James Gurney, b. 1859, Bow, London78, d. date unknown, Australia79.
- Frances Elizabeth Gurney, b. 1861, Bow, London80, d. date unknown.
- Horatio Albert Gurney, b. 1863, Stratford, Essex80, 81, d. date unknown, Ottery St. Mary, Devon82.
- Alexandra Minnie Gurney, b. 1864, Stratford, Essex83, 84, d. Abt. 1944, London85.
- Herbert Gurney, b. 1865, London West, London, England, d. 1866, London West, London, England.
- Florence Gertrude Gurney, b. 1866, London, East, d. 1873, City of London.