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Deeley help!


master brummie
Looking for Henry (sometimes Harry) Deeley (sometimes Daley!) in 1901 and 1891 - born 1876
He married Emily Heath in 1897 and they lived in Birmingham.




master brummie
Hi there,is this the correct Henry in 1891?
1891 England Census
about Henry Deeley
Name:Henry DeeleyAge:15
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1876
Father's Name:James
Mother's Name:Harriet
Where born:Birmingham
Civil parish:Kings Norton
Ecclesiastical parish:St Thomas in the Moore
Town:Balsall Heath
Street Address:Back of 34 Cleveden Road,Balsall Heath
Registration district:Kings Norton
Sub-registration district:Kings Norton ED, institution, or vessel:20
Household Members:Name James Deeley,45 Harriet Deeley 43, Maria Deeley 18, Henry Deeley 15, William Deeley 13, Harriet Deeley 12, Catherine E Deeley 8, Leah R Deeley 6.


true brummie
here they are in 1901 in darwin st. bham transcribed as daly

james heath head 32 gen. lab. b bham
emma heath mother 48 widow b. bham
john heath brother 14 errand boy b. coventry
henry daly brother-in-law 22 polisher brass chandelier b.bham
emily daly niece 15 months b. bham
emily daly sister 26 polisher bicycle b. bham


true brummie
this could also be them in 1891 in saltley st. bham

john deeley 54 brass dresser
harriet 50
elizabeth 22 french polisher
william 21 iron plate worker
ellen 17 clerk brass founders
mary a 16 core maker brass
harry 14 cabinet maker
bertha 13 scholar

george watson nephew 5 scholar

all born in birmingham


master brummie
It must be the ones from Darwin St -his wife's maiden name was Heath and their daughter was Emily, born 1899 (although she was known as Dolly).
It's such a pain when the surname changes like that. No one in our family knows why, but it was happening right up to the late 1930s! There's even an electoral roll I've seen with 2 brothers in the same house - one Deeley and one Daley!
Thanks both for the look-ups.