John Gurney

Brief Life History of John

When John Gurney was born in 1824, in Winwick, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Herod Gurney, was 27 and his mother, Jane Rowe, was 22. He married Hannah Kenney on 26 October 1847, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Yardley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1883, in Yardley, Worcestershire, England, at the age of 59.

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John Gurney
Hannah Kenney
Marriage: 26 October 1847
Agnes Guerney
Emma Gurney
Matilda Gurney
George Gurney
Alfred Gurney
Mary Ann Gurney
Rosa Gurney

Sources (10)

  • John Gurrey, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Gurney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Gurney, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin):

habitational name from Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime in France.

perhaps occasionally also a habitational name from Great Gornhay, in Tiverton (Devon); see Garnsey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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