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Harriet Lever DOWNEY

Female 1850 - 1923  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Harriet Lever DOWNEY 
    Born Sep 1850  Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID AFA2AB69C38E4710BAA529C23F957A20C593 
    Died Dec 1923  Chelsea RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • I haven't been able to find Harriet in the 1861 or 1871 censuses but she was a witness at her brother Henry's 1879 marriage.

      On the same day as her brother's son George Henry DOWNEY was baptised, 11 April 1880, at the same church, All Saints, Kensington, a Harry Charles DUFFELL was baptised. His mother is shown as Harriet DOWNEY of 8 Convent Gardens, the same address as Henry & his wife Fanny. However, Harriet didn't appear with her brother on the 1881 census.

      Harriet married John POLLEY in Q3 1883 and appeared with him, and son Henry Charles in the 1891 census:
      at 11 Cornwall Street, Fulham, London, John POLLEY (head, 53, labourer at church cemetery, born Oxon), Harriet POLLEY (wife, 40, born Suffolk), George J POLLEY (son, 6, scholar, born Fulham), William G POLLEY (son, 4, born Fulham) and Henry C DOWNEY (stepson, 11, scholar, born Notting Hill).

      John and Harriet appeared in Fulham in the 1901 and Harriet, by then a widow, the 1911 censuses but without Henry Charles. I haven't managed to discover what became of him.
    Person ID I2906  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2014 

    Father George DOWNEY,   b. Abt 1829, Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Ann UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown UNKNOWN 
    Children 
     1. Henry Charles DOWNEY,   b. Bef 11 Apr 1880, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John POLLEY,   b. Abt 1838, Benson, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Jul 1883  All Saints, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Married after banns. John Polley, full age, widower, labourer of 10 Lonsdale Mews, father William Polley, labourer. Harriette (sic) Downey, full age, spinster of 10 Lonsdale Mews, father George Downey, groom. Both signed (Harriet as Harriet). Witnesses Henry Downey and Fanny Downey.
      Henry Downey was Harriet's brother (the signature is the same as on his marriage certificate); Fanny must have been his wife.
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S178] BMD index, Q3 1850 Sudbury 12/487. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S178] BMD index, possible death, aged 73, Q4 1923 Chelsea 1a/486. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S210] London Metropolitan Archives at Ancestry.co.uk, November 2009 and later.

    4. [S178] BMD index, Q3 1883 Kensington 1a/32. (Reliability: 3).