Who was George Street?

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Peter Clare, May 7, 2008.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Came across this unusual grave stone when walking through Windsor Cemetery the other day and being curious wondered who George Street was. I've looked on the web but with no result, anyone have any ideas?

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  2. Owen

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  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Peter if you are really keen, here is the death index entry for him. If you are not familiar with this, the GRO site provides online ordering of certs; just quote page and volume nos.


    Will do a search for him on census etc...

    Search for George Street, b 16 sep 1829, d 1 mar 1914

    Looks like the 1901 Census isn't loading up the image for me.
    However details below:
    George Street, aged 72, est. birth yr 1829
    Inmate [of a workhouse by the looks of the other residents, males and females aged 1 -90]
    Born Highclere, Hampshire, England
    Civil Parish resident Easthampstead
    Ecclesiastical parish: Easthampstead, St Mary Magdalene, BERKSHIRE
    Subregistration district: Bracknell

    Doubtful the image would show up anything more informative anyway, possible may give former occupation.
    Will try again later.

    The death cert may tell you something, ie a nok usually registered. As for why he had such an unusual headstone, cert will probably not be relevant to that...

    Wiki: "The symbol was popular as a good luck charm with early aviators." But looking at his age, is this likely to be the case with him?
    Strange, as it is the wrong way to be a good luck symbol, and too early to be anything to do with Nazi Party ...

    Only thing I can add is that he seems to feature on earlier census data, associated with Portsmouth.
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Forgot to say the previous census entry was for Easthampstead Union Workhouse.

    Details from another 1901 result, no images are downloading for me.

    George Street, aged 70, est. birth yr 1831 [DOB info on census is approximate]
    Pauper Maidenhead Union Workhouse
    Born White Waltham, Berkshire, England
    Civil Parish resident Maidenhead
    Ecclesiastical parish: St Luke, BERKSHIRE
    subregistration district: Cookham, Maidenhead


    edit: it just occured to me that it would be very unusual for someone from a workhouse to have a headstone ... maybe neither of these are the individual in question.
  6. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Many thanks dbf for your input, as you say he may be neither of the two individuals you posted, don't suppose we will ever know for sure.

    My interest was aroused by the symbol on the stone, thought it would be nice to know a bit more about the man.


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