Person:George Medhurst (3)

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George William Alfred Medhurst
m. 26 Aug 1883
  1. George William Alfred Medhurst1861 - 1863
  2. George William Jones1881 - 1917
Facts and Events
Name George William Alfred Medhurst
Alt Name George William Alfred Medhurst Hammond
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Mar 1861 Charminster, Dorset, England
Census[2] 7 Apr 1861 Dorchester, Dorset, EnglandMill Street
Death[3] 25 Jan 1863 Poole, Dorset, EnglandStokes Buildings, Lagland Street
Burial[4] 30 Jan 1863 Poole, Dorset, England

George William Alfred Medhurst was born in 1861 at Charminster in Dorset, illegitimate son of Emma Medhurst, also known as Emma Hammond, having been illegitimate herself. Emma claimed on George's birth to be married to a musician named George William Hammond, but this appears to be a fiction. However, it is worth noting that many years later Emma did marry (as her second husband) a musician named George William Jones, whom she had probably known from childhood as he spent part of his childhood growing up in Weymouth, where Emma grew up. It therefore seems very likely that George William Jones was George William Alfred Medhurst's father.

Young George appears in the 1861 census living with his mother in Dorchester.

Sadly George died on 25th January 1863 from inflammation of the lungs and pleura. He was not yet two year old. He was buried in Poole on 30th January 1863.

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References
  1. Birth certificate, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).
    REGISTRATION DISTRICT Dorchester
    1861 BIRTH in the Sub-district of Maiden Newton in the County of Dorset
    No.When and where bornName, if anySexName and surname of fatherName, surname and maiden name of motherOccupation of fatherSignature, description and residence of informantWhen registeredSignature of registrar
    469Fifteenth March 1861
    Charminster
    George William Alfred MedhurstBoyGeorge William HammondEmma Louisa Hammond
    formerly Medhurst
    MusicianEmma Louisa Hammond
    Mother
    Charminster
    Twenty sixth March 1861Charles Groves
    Registrar
  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 1354; Folio 6; Page 5, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Mill Street, Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    W[illia]m Bishop, head, married, male, 26 [1834/5], Masons Lab, b. Fordington, Dorset
    Mary J. Bishop, wife, married, female, 27 [1833/4], Dressmaker, b. Fordington, Dorset
    Emma Hammond, visitor, married, female, 20 [1840/1], Needlewoman, b. Weymouth, Dorset
    G.W.A.M. Hammond, visitor, male, 1mo [1861], b. Charminster, Dorset

  3. Death certificate, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).
    Registration District Poole Union
    1863 Death in the Sub-district of Poole in the County of Dorset
    No.When and where diedName and surnameSexAgeOccupationCause of deathSignature, description and residence of informantWhen registeredSignature of registrar
    16725th January 1863
    Stokes Buildings
    Lagland Street
    Poole
    George William Alfred MedhurstMale1 year 10 monthsSon of Emma Hammond Medhurst
    single woman
    Died from Inflammation of the Lungs and PleuraInformation received from Joseph Harker deputy Coroner for Poole - Inquest held 27 January 1863Thirtieth January 1863H.B. Smith
    Registrar
  4. Burials register, in Poole, Dorset, England. Parish Registers of St James, Poole.
    BURIALS in the Parish of Saint James Poole in the County of Dorset in the Year 1863
    No.NameAbodeWhen buriedAgeBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    1486George William Alfred MedhurstPooleJan[uar]y 301 year 10 monthsT.B. Jenkinson