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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NameGurd, Mary A. [Polly]
Date of Birth1844
Location/CommunityTisbury
NotesBirth / baptism
Wiltshire, Tisbury, 1843, Oct Nov Dec, Vol. 8, p 409; 1845, Aor May Jun, Vol. 8 p 416;

Marriage
Wiltshire, Tisbury, 1882, Apr May Jun, Vol. 5a, p 371;

Death / burial
No trace

Williams / others notes
George B Gardiner: Polly Gard, Tisbury Union [workhouse], August, 1909.

Polly Gurd was traced using the keywords Mary [Polly is a diminutive form of the name] and Tisbury. If the identification is correct the lack of a change of name on marriage to Joseph needs further investigation [CDW]
Census InformationCensus 1911
No trace.

Census 1901
Traced using Mary [Polly is the diminutive] and Tisbury as key words. Place of birth, Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire; c. 1844; age, 57; address, Union Workhouse, West Tisbury, Wiltshire; occupation, washerwoman; noted as feeble minded.

Census 1891
Listed as Maria Gurd. Place of birth, Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire; c. 1845; age, 46; address, Newway, Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire; living with husband, Joseph, age, 77; place of birth, Wardour, Wiltshire; occupation, general labourer.

Census 1881
Listed as Maria Gurd. Place of birth, Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire; c. 1844; age, 37; address, Turnpike, Donhead St Andrew; living with husband, Joseph, age, 67; place of birth, Donhead St Andrew; occupation, shepherd.

Census 1871
Listed as Mary Gurd. Place of birth, Donhead St Andrew, Dorset; c. 1844; age, 27; address, in village, Woodford, Wiltshire; occupation, cook; living in the household of Francis Kirby, place of birth, North [South] Moreton, Berkshire; age, 36; farmer of 716 acres.

Census 1861
Listed as Mary Gurd. Place of birth, Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire; c. 1844; age, 17; address, Wythyslade Farm, Wardour, Wiltshire; occupation, house servant; living in household of Joseph Alford, place of birth, Compton Chamberlayne, WIltshire, age, 56; farmer of 300 acres.

Census 1851
Listed as Mary Gurd. Place of birth, Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire; c. 1844; age, 7; address, Crosswey, Donhead St Andrew; living with, father, Frederick, age, 40; place of birth, Donhead St Andrew; occupation, shepherd; mother, Prudence, age, 35; place of birth, Donhead St Andrew; brother, Charles, age, 12; occupation, shepherd; brother, Thomas, age, 9; occupation, bird keeper; brother, George, age, 4; sister, Betsy, age, 1; place of birth all siblings, Donhead St Andrew.
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