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George Courtney (abt. 1843)

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George Courtney
Born about in Stepney, Middlesexmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 30 Nov 2013
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Categories: Middlesex, Family Brick Walls | Walsall, Staffordshire | Middlesex, Courtenay and Courtney Name Study | Staffordshire, Courtenay and Courtney Name Study.



This George COURTNEY was born in 1843 in Middlesex. He is found in the 1881 census, living with his wife Sarah and their five children in Walsall Borough, Staffordshire working as a brass dresser.

Could he be a relation of Thomas Courtney, son of Thomas and Sophia (Genge) Courtney??

Could he be the same person as George H Courtney, father Michael (1861 census) or George H Courtney, father Rickard (1851 census)? (links to be added)

A possibility

I am exploring the possibility that this George COURTNEY is the same person who is listed in the census as ARTHUR GEORGE COURTENAY living at 14 Sun Street, Woolwich, Kent, with Abigail Courtenay and their three daughters, Edith aged 4 and twin girls of 3 months, Abigail Ann Maud and Alberta Beatrice Emma.
This Georges occupation is a brass dresser, similar to that described by our Arthur George in 1871. I cannot find him, or his family in any earlier census records, nor a marriage for the couple. Their first child Sophia was possibly born as early as 1862 or if she is a child from an earlier marriage the next child Fanny in 1867.
One of his children is also named Albert. I have always felt Albert would be a family name due to the fact that our Arthur George named his daughter Alberta. Her sister Edith also named her son Albert, which seems to suggest a passing on of the name.
I need to be able to find George’s whereabouts at the time of the 1871 census to be able to rule him out. I have created an unmerged match until this can be resolved. If you have more information that can help solve this mystery please contact Veronica Williams.


  • Are you a descendant of George? Can you help to solve this mystery with DNA? Please contact Veronica Williams.


  • 1881 England Census (Provo, UT, USA, Operations Inc, 2004),, Database online. Class: RG11; Piece: 2822; Folio: 70; Page: 5; GSU roll: 1341675. Record for George Courtney.


Thank you to Veronica Williams for creating WikiTree profile Courtney-442 through the import of COURTNEY - Looking for Arthur_2013-11-29.ged on Nov 30, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Veronica and others.

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On 30 Nov 2013 at 23:48 GMT Veronica (Coat) Williams wrote:

I am trying to resolve a brick wall of my 2nd great Grandfather Arthur George or George William Courtney. This George COURTNEY is one of two candidates. If you have any further information which might help me resolve this please contact me. If you are related to this line and have undertaken DNA tests it would be great to compare our results.

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