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From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] GURNETT Canada to Essex
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 15:47:23 +0100
1901 Census. Is this him?
Name: John Gurnett
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Where born: Canada
Civil parish: South Shoebury
Ecclesiastical parish: South Shoebury
Town: South Shoebury
Source information: RG13/1686
Registration district: Rochford
Sub-registration district: Great Wakering
ED, institution, or vessel: Shoeburyness Barracks
If you want a copy of the image let me know.
As for Leigh-on-Sea, go to http://www.streetmap.co.uk/ and enter it with
the hyphens and it will find it for you.
june harvey wrote:
> Hello Listers:
> I live in Canada and am new to Essex research.
> John James GURNETT, the son of John Thomas GURNETT and Jane Phepoe
> COLLES, is described on a Commemorative Biographical Record for his
> father as a Sergeant-Major, instructor of gunning, in Shoeburyness,
> England. His father died in 1886, but the Biographical Record was
> published in 1907.
> In a letter dated December, 1928, he is described as a Lient (?) John
> GURNETT, of 62 Woodfield Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex.
> I cannot find a Leigh on Sea in Essex, only a Leigh. Could someone
> please set me straight on this.
> John James was born between 1871 and 1873 in York county (probably
> Toronto), Ontario. It seems to me that he had settled permanently in
> England - probably in Essex.
> Does anyone have GURNETTs in their tree?
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