George Orwin

George Orwin (1831 - abt. 1882)

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George Orwin
Born in East Markham, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
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Categories: East Markham, Nottinghamshire | Killamarsh, Derbyshire | Brickmakers | Coal Miners | Burglars.

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George Orwin was born in England.

George was born in 1831. His parents were Thomas Orwin and Ann. He was baptised on 8 October 1831 at East Markham, Nottinghamshire. [1]

George married Hannah Thompson on 25 December 1847 at East Markham, Nottinghamshire. [2][3]

In 1851 they lived at York Yard, East Markham, Nottinghamshire and had two daughters. George was working as a Brick Makers Labourer.[4]

In 1854 George was convicted for burglary and sentenced to one year in prison.[5] The following appeared on page 9 of the Nottinghamshire Guardian 16 March 1854.[6]

Burglary at Ordsall

JOHN BENNET, 45, brickmaker, GEORGE ORWIN, 32, brickmaker, and WILLIAM CLAY, 19, labourer, were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of William Waterworth, at Ordsall, and stealing therefrom seven stones weight of bacon. Bennett pleaded not guilty; the other prisoners acknowledged their guilt. Mr. Baker prosecuted; Mr. Cockle defended the prisoner. The evidence adduced in support of the prosecution was that the house of the prosecutor, a publican, residing at Ordsall was broken open during the night of the 13th of October, and a portion of a flitch of bacon stolen. Information was given to the police, and upon inspection the premises and the land adjoining, foot-marks were found which in some degree corresponded with the prisoner's boots. Upon the officers vising his house on the 18th, for the purpose of apprehending him they found it closed, and upon applying to his wife for the key she refused to give it up; and they therefore attempted an entrance by means of a ladder, during which time the prisoner issued from the door, and ran off. He was pursued by Inspector Leaper, and placed himself in a fighting attitude, asking why we was not arrested on the day previously. Upon being informed that the evidence was not then sufficiently strong against him, he said, "Those two b------ have done me." Several witnesses were examined in corroboration of the facts of the case, and witnesses called to character, who, however acknowledged that he had been previously convicted of poaching. the Judge summed up, and the jury found a verdict of not guilty. Orwin and Clay were convicted, and sentenced for twelve calendar months imprisonment with hard labour.

By 1861 the growing family had moved to Killamarh, Derbyshire where George was working as a farm labourer.[7]

In 1871 the family lived at Brickyard, Killamarsh, Derbyshire. George was now working in the local coal mines. [8]

In 1881 they lived at Netherthorpe Lane, Killamarsh, Derbyshire. George had returned to a job that he had done before, he was again working as a brick layers labourer.[9]

George may have passed away 1882, and this appears likely as he does not seem to be present in the 1891 or 1901 census. The death of a George Orwin was registered in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1882 although this George Orwin appears to be the wrong age.[10] Alternatively he could have passed away in 1909, age 77. [11]



  • 1851- York Yard, East Markham, Nottinghamshire[4]
    • George Orwin - 26 - Head - Brick Maker Labourer - East Markham, Nottinghamshire
    • Hannah Orwin - 24 - Wife - Tuxford, Nottinghamshire
    • Jane Orwin - 3 - Daughter - East Markham, Nottinghamshire
    • Louisa Orwin - 1 - Daughter - East Markham, Nottinghamshire
  • 1861 - Bridge, Killamarsh, Derbyshire[7]
    • George Orwin - 37 - Head - Farm Labourer - Markham, Nottinghamshire
    • Hannah Orwin - 33 - Wife - Tuxford, Nottinghamshire
    • Janah Orwin - 12 - Daughter - Scholar - East Markham, Nottinghamshire
    • Louisa Orwin - 11 - Daughter - Scholar - East Markham, Nottinghamshire
    • Mary Orwin - 9- Daughter - Scholar - East Markham, Nottinghamshire
    • George T. Orwin - 5 - Son - Killamarsh, Derbyshire
  • 1871 - Brickyard, Killamarsh, Derbyshire[8]
    • George Orwin - 48 - Head - Coal Miner - Markham, Nottinghamshire
    • Hannah Orwin - 44 - Wife - Tuxford, Nottinghamshire
    • George Orwin - 16 - Son - Killamarsh, Derbyshire
    • Hannah Orwin - 10 - Daughter - Killamarsh, Derbyshire
    • Isabella Orwin - 7 - Daughter - Killamarsh, Derbyshire
    • Ann Orwin - 2 - Daughter - Daughter - Killamarsh, Derbyshire
  • 1881 - Netherthorpe Lane, Killamarsh, Derbyshire[9]
    • George Orwin - Head - M - 52 - Bricklayers Labourer - East Markham, Notts.
    • Hannah Orwin - Wife - M - 54 - - - Tuxford, Notts.
    • Isabella Orwin - Daur - S - 14 - Scholar - Killamarsh, Derbys.
    • Ann Orwin - Daur - - 13 - Scholar - Killamarsh, Derbys.
    • Hannah Fox - G Daur - - 5 - - Dronfield, Derbys.


  1. - Nottinghamshire baptisms index 1538-1917 Transcription
  2. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), George Orwin, 1847; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1847, quarter 4, vol. 15, p. 983, East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  3. - Nottinghamshire marriages index 1528-1929 Transcription
  4. 4.0 4.1 UK census 1851 - York Yard, East Markham, Nottinghamshire
  5. - England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for George Orwin
  6. - Nottinghamshire Guardian 16 March 1854 page 9
  7. 7.0 7.1 UK census 1861 - Bridge, Killamarsh, Derbyshire
  8. 8.0 8.1 UK census 1871 - Brickyard, Killamarsh, Derbyshire
  9. 9.0 9.1 UK census 1881 - Netherthorpe Lane, Killamarsh, Derbyshire
  10. GRO index (Deaths) ORWIN, GEORGE     59   GRO Reference: 1881  S Quarter in CHESTERFIELD  Volume 07B  Page 389
  11. ORWIN, GEORGE   77   GRO Reference: 1909  S Quarter in CHESTERFIELD  Volume 07B  Page 355

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