The 'Grint' Family

1908 - Ivy Maud
1933 - Terry Arthur
1934 - Hazel Grace
1951 - Joy Brenda

 

 

Rosina May Grint
1877 - 1924
 
Some of the Information below has been supplied by
Deanne Gobbatto nee Sinclair
of Ontario Canada
G, G, Granddaughter of Rosina

Wife:

Rosina May Grint  

Born:

May 05, 1877 Norwich - Jun quarter - (4b 134)
Died: 1924 Brant, Ontario, Canada - age 47
Buried: 1924 Mount Hope, Brantford + Cemetery Brant
Parents 'unknown' - follow mother >>>
&
Elizabeth Maria Smith
There is no record of Rosina's father so the only way back is via her mother Elizabeth family - Click on Elizabeth's name for her history.
 

Husband:

Robert Wurr << click for more information on Robert

Born:

Oct 14, 1873 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 99)
Died:   Canada
Buried:   Canada
Parents Thomas Wurr
&
Herriett Trivett

 

Married:

1894 Norwich Sept quarter (see below)

We have two certificate numbers for Rosina and Robert's marriage - don't quite understand why
Rosina May Grint - 1894 - Sept quarter (4b 304)
Robert Wurr - 1894 - Sept quarter (4b 301)

 

Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Violet May Wurr 1894 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 160)
Robert Wurr Jun 16, 1897 Norwich - 1896 - Sep quarter (4b 154)
Frederick Bertie Aug 22, 1898 Norwich
Hilda Maud Wurr 1901 Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 131)
Tom Wurr Abt 1908 Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 175)
Reginald George Wurr Abt 1909 Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 156)
Benjamin Henry Wurr Nov 08, 1911 Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario

Bob, Hilda, Violet, Reg, Ben, Bill and Art - information from Paul White.

File Information:

 

1877: Feb 14 - Baptism record at St John de Sepulchre Church Norwich - Entry 1590
Rosina May Grint born May 05, 1877
Abode Mariners Lane
Father: (left blank)
Mother: Maria a Widow
Register Number 1590
File Number 19459

1881: Census - 4 Mullberry Tree Yard, St Benedict, Norwich - - -
Mulberry Tree Yard is now the site of the Pay & Display car park behind Toy's 'R' Us
Elizabeth M. Grint - Head, 'Window' - age 31 - Charwomen - born Norwich
Alfred G. Grint - Son - age 7 - Scholar - born Norwich
Rose M. Grint - daughter - age 3 - born Norwich
William F. Grint - Son - age 1 - born Norwich

1891: Census - 162 Nelson Street, Norwich
Elizabeth M Grint - Head - age 41 - Laundry - born Old Lakenham
Hannah M Grint - Daughter - age 19 - Tailoress - born Norwich
George Grint - Son - age 17 - Shoemaker - born Norwich
Rosina Grint - Daughter - age 13 - Domestic Work Girl - born Norwich
Bertie Grint - Son - age 7 - Scholar - born Norwich

Rosina must have married Robert Wurr about 1894 when she was about 17- based on the age of her daughter Violet,

1901: Census - 9 Dingle Row, Norwich
Robert Wurr - Head - age 27 - 4th - Soldier - born Norwich
Rosina Wurr - wife - age 23 - born Norwich
Violet Wurr - Daughter - age 6 - Scholar - born Norwich
Robert Wurr - Son - age 4 - born Norwich

1904: April 30, Marriage of Bertie-Grint & Rose-Eva-Jelly
Witnesses:- Robert Wurr & Rosina May Wurr

1911: Census - 21 Cross Globe Street, Norwich - A property of 5 rooms
Bertie Grint - Head - age 27 - married - House Painter / Builder - born Norwich
Rose Grint - Wife - age 26 - married - born Norwich
Frederick Grint - Son - age 6 - born Norwich
Walter Grint - Son - age 4 - born Norwich
Ivy Grint - Daughter - age 3 - born Norwich
Arthur Grint - Son - age 1 - born Norwich
Violet Wurr - Niece - age 16 - Single - born Norwich
Hilda Wurr - Niece - age 9 - born Norwich
Why were Voilet and Hilda Wurr staying at their uncles? It seems the family had been split up.

1911: Census - 32 Coach And Horses St Norwich
Type of property - Private house - 5 rooms
Elizabeth Maria Grint - Head - widow - age 61 - Milk Seller Retail - Working at home - born Norwich, Norfolk
John Daines - Boarder - Widow - age 68 - Agricultural Labourer - born Siddingham Norfolk
Robert Wurr - Vistor (should be son-inlaw) - Married - age 37 - Agricultural Labourer - born Norwich Norfolk
Rosina May Wurr - Vistor (should be daughter) - Married - Housewife - age 34 - born Norwich Norfolk
Tom Wurr - Vistor (should be grandson) - age 3 - Juvenile - born Norwich Norfolk
Reginald George Wurr (should be grandson) - Vistor - age 1 - Juvenile - born Norwich Norfolk

1911: April 28 - Liverpool - Quebec, Canada:
Ship: (No: 121219) Virginian (6843tons) - Allan Line Steamship Co Ltd - Master J Gamble
Number of Passangers: 1028
Robert Wurr, Married a Labourer - 3rd Class
Rosina Wurr, Married a Wife
Robert Wurr, Single a Labourer
Hilda Wurr a Child
John Wurr a Child
Reginald Wurr a Child

1924: Rosina died at the early age of 47 - She is buried at Mount Hope, Brantford+ Cemetery Brant Co./Reg./Dist., Ontario
http://www.canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=51620

Ontiario Canadian Headstones.com
Mother
Rosina May
Wife of
Robert Wurr
1877 - 1924
At Rest
 
Hilda Wurr (1901) with her father Robert Wurr (right) with her husband Cecil John Daly
Picture from Tammy Cole

More on Robert Wurr....

Robert's father was the youngest of many children born to Thomas and Sarah Wurr a Shoemaker, living at Timber Hill and St Stephens area of Norwich during the period of his children's births. To date I have not been able to find a marriage record for them although it could be that they were married elsewhere as I believe Thomas (born abt 1790) was born at Newton, Norfolk, which is near Castle Acre west of Swaffham and Sarah (born about 1796) was born at Saxlingham about 3 miles west of the market town of Holt, Norfolk.

Robert's father and Uncles
1/ Robert Wurr born Jul 8 1817
2/ William Wurr born Dec 15 1820
3/ Jonathan Wurr born Jan 5 1823
4/ Thomas Wurr born Oct 25 1827 – died 1829 age 16months
5/ Job Wurr born Jan 21 1830
6/ Josiah Wurr born Jan 6 1836
7/ Thomas Wurr born Sep 2 1839 - Robert's father

Robert's father
1839: Birth record
Thomas Wurr born Sep 2 1839 – Baptised Sep 15 1839 of this parish
St John the Baptist Timberhill, Church, Norwich
Father: Thomas Wurr a Cordwainer (Shoemaker or Leatherworker)
Mother: Sarah Dowson
Register Number 13
File Number 3604

1841: Census - Timberhill Street, Norwich
Thomas Wurr - age 45 - Shoemaker
Sarah Wurr - age 45
Robert Wurr - age 20 - Shoemaker
Jonathan Wurr - age 15
Job Wurr - age 11
Josiah Wurr - age 5
Ann Wurr - age 4
Thomas Wurr - age 1

Robert's father grandparents and Uncles
1851:
Census - Springalls Yard Ber St, Norwich – Transcribed as WHURR
Census Place: Norwich St John Timberhill Norwich, Norfolk
PRO Reference: HO/107/1814 Folio: 133 Page: 16 FHL Film: 02074
Thomas Wurr – Head - 58 1793 – Cordwainer - Newton-Norfolk
Sarah Wurr – Wife – 55 1796 - Saxlingham-Norfolk
Job Wurr – Son – single 21 1830 – Cordwainer - Norwich-Norfolk
Josiah Wurr - Son – single – 15 1836 – Cordwainer - Norwich-Norfolk
Thomas Wurr – Son – single - 15 1836 - Errand Boy - Norwich-Norfolk

Was this Robert's grandfather the husband of Sarah above?
1861:
Census - Civil Parish: St John Timberhill Ecclesiastical Parish: St John Timberhill
John Stebbings - Head - age 66 - Bricklayer - born New Buckenham, Norfolk
Margaret Stebbings - Wife - age 67 - Bricklayers wife - boen Bunwell
Thomas Wurr - Lodger - age 70 - Shoemaker - born Newton - (near Castle Acre)

I believe this to be Robert's parents
1863:
Marriage record - Thomas Wurr married Harrett Trivett at Erpingham - Sep quarter (4b 85)
1863: Jul 20 - Marriage record
St Nicholas Church, North Walsham
Thomas Wurr - age 23 a Bachelor and Shoemaker
Harriett Trivett - age 20 and a Spinster
Father of Groom: Thomas Wurr a Shoemaker
Father of Bride: John Trivett a Lab
Witness: Josiah Wurr the brother of Thomas and William Mower
Register Number 337
File Number 1757

Found on a Trivett family history page
Harriett Trivett
was the daughter of Thomas Trivett (1804) and Sophia Timbers and was born in Coltishall in 1844. In 1851 she was living in Dogget Lane, Coltishall. In 1861 she was living in Coltishall. She married shoemaker Thomas Wurr in 1863. In 1871 she was living in Philadelphia Lane in the St. Clement district of Norwich. She died in 1877 aged 31. Thomas had ended up in the Norwich workhouse by 1881.
http://www.mjra.net/ps04/ps04_450.htm

1871: Census - Philadelphia Lane Norwich St Clement Ecclesiastical Parish: Christ Church
Thomas Wurr - Head - age 31 (1840) - Clicker - Norfolk - Norwich
Harriet Wurr - Wife - age 25 (1838) - Dressmaker - Norfolk - North Walsham
Thomas Wurr - Son - age 5 - Scholar - Norfolk - Norwich
Benjamin Wurr - Son - age 2 - Norfolk - Thurton

1873: - Birth record - Robert Wurr at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 99)

Could this be Robert's mother's death record?
1877:
Death record - Harriet Wurr at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 70) age 31

1881: Census - Residents of Norwich Union Workhouse, Heigham, Norfolk - Total residents: 549
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Norwich/Norwich1881.shtml
Thomas Wurr - Widower - age 41 - Shoemaker - born 1840 at Timber Hill, Norwich
Louisa Wurr - age 9 - Scholar - born 1872 born ? - no birth record found
Robert Wurr - age 6 - Scholar - born 1875 at ?
As these Wurr's were all listed as imates of the workhouse I would assume they are of the same family.

1891: Census - 218 Northumberland Street, Norwich
Benjamin Wurr - Head - Single - age 22 - General Labourer - born 1868 at Thurton, Loddon - Sep quarter (4b 199)
Thomas Wurr - Father - Widower - age 53 - Cordwainer - born Norwich
Robert Wurr - Brother - age 17 - Single - General Porter - born 1873 at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 99)

Susanna Wurr - Vistor - age 22 - Single - Domestic Servant - born Swannigton, Norfolk

1894: Robert Wurr married Rosina Grint at Norwich

1901: Census - 9 Dingle Row, Norwich
Robert Wurr - Head - age 27 - 4th - Soldier - born Norwich
Rosina Wurr - wife - age 23 - born Norwich
Violet Wurr - Daughter - age 6 - Scholar - born Norwich
Robert Wurr - Son - age 4 - born Norwich

1911: Census - see under Rosanna Grint above

It is now known that Robert was in the 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, British Army before imigrating to Canada between 1911 and 1916 where he Enlisted in the Canadian Infantry - Details below:-

Private Robert Wurr, Sr.
Regimental Number: 651490 Survived War: Yes
Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 160th Battalion Company: "D" Company
Place of Birth: Norwich, Norfolk Country: England
Next of Kin: Mrs. Rosina May Wurr, wife; Kincardine, Ontario Address at Enlistment: Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario
Date of Birth: October 14, 1873 Trade or Calling: Fireman
Marital Status: Married Prior Military Experience: Yes
Place of Enlistment: Kincardine, Ontario Date of Enlistment: January 25, 1916
Age at enlistment: 42 Height: 5 Feet 5 1/2 Inches
Religion: Church of England Enlisted or Conscripted: Enlisted
Saw service in: Canada    
Prisoner of war: No Gender: Male
LAC Reference: RG150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10615-37
Research Notes
From 1934 reunion booklet "Bruce in Khaki."
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 160th Battalion "D" Company
Private Robert Wurr, Sr. received a medical discharge from the 160th Battalion on May 3rd, 1916 prior to the 160th sailing for Great Britain. Prior to enlistment he served with the 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, British Army.

 

More on children

 

 

01 - Child of Rosina May Grint (1878) and Robert Wurr 

Violet May Wurr (1894)
1894: Birth record Violet May Wurr at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 160)

Below is some more information kindly supllied by Paul White

Violet married Cornelius Thomas Harvey known as 'Tom' in 1920 at Kincardine Ontario
Tom was a Norwich boy and had travelled on the ship with the Wurr family to Canada

Cornelius Thomas Harvey 'Tom' was born May 22, 1882 and Baptised on Aug 22, 1883 at St Etheldreda Church, Norwich
Entry 605 - Son of John Harvey a Brewer's Servant of Kings Street Cottages and his wife Mary Anne unknown
Tom had eight other siblings all born at Kings Street, Norwich and baptised at St Etheldreda Church
Cornelius (Tom) Harvey died Aug 26, 1927 - Violet and Cornelius are buried in Parklawn Cemetary in Preston, Ontario, Canada (Waterloo)
They had children: - Violet, Tom, Robert (Bob), Hilda, Alice and Olga - information from Paul White

1 - Mary Harvey born (unknown) married Max Strong born (unkonwn) in unknown
They had children:

1 - Laura Strong - born (unknown) married Murlen Sinclair born (unknown) in unknown
They had children:

1 - Deanne Sinclair born about 1976

2 - Violet Harvey born in 1921 at Brantford
Violet died Apr 04, 2013

3 - Hilda Harvey
4 - Alice Harvery
5 - Robert Harvey

As well as bringing up their own children Violet and Tom also brought up Violet's younger siblings. Her mother Rosina suffered with Asthma and by 1924 Rosina had become very ill. Just before she died in that same year Violet and her husband Tom promised they would look after the younger childeren Reg, Ben, Bill and Art. The older, Bob and Hilda were old enough to fend for themselves. - more to follow

 
02 - Child of Rosina May Grint (1878) and Robert Wurr 

Robert Wurr (1897) in Norwich, UK - Robert and Rosina's son followed in his father's foot steps and joined the Canadian Infantry - details below:-

 

Private Robert Wurr, Jnr.
Regimental Number: 651489 Survived War: Yes
Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 160th Battalion Company: "D" Company
Place of Birth: Norwich, Norfolk Country: England
Next of Kin: Mrs. Rosina May Wurr, mother; Kincardine, Ontario Address at Enlistment: Kincardine Bruce County, Ontario
Date of Birth: June 16, 1897 Trade or Calling: Baker
Marital Status: Single Prior Military Experience: Yes
Place of Enlistment: Kincardine, Ontario Date of Enlistment: January 25, 1916
Age at enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 3 1/2 Inches
Religion: Church of England Enlisted Enlisted or Conscripted: Enlisted
Saw service in: Canada    
Prisoner of war: No Gender: Male
LAC Reference: RG150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10615-36
Research Notes
From 1934 reunion booklet "Bruce in Khaki."
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 160th Battalion "D" Company
Private Robert Wurr, Jr. was transferred to Number 1 Special Service Company, London, Ontario on October 3rd, 1916 prior to the 160th Battalion sailing for Great Britain.

I found the following on the internet - this looks as though this is Rosina's son Robert, although the age is not quite right, but it is not that uncommon.

1923: - Arrival Date: 28 Dec 1923 - Robert Wurr
NARA Publication Title: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
Arrival Port: Buffalo, New York,
Age: 24 - NARA Publication Number: M1480 - NARA Roll Number: 162

1927: September 24, Marrage at Stratford, London
Robert Wurr, age 28, wood turner, of Preston, England. Son of Robert Wurr, born. England & Rosena May Grint.
Phoebe Crooks, age 21, cutter knot goods, of Stratford, England. Daughter of John Thomas Crooks, & Betsy Hanna Milks. born England
Witnesses: Mary Moser of Stratford & Wilfred Crooks of 100 Norfolk St., Stratford
Ref Number: 18365-27 -
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/perth1927.htm

 
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03 - Child of Rosina May Grint (1878) and Robert Wurr 

Frederick Bertie (1898) born in Norwich, UK

1898: Aug 22 - Baptism record at St Stephens Church Norwich - Entry 1214
Frederick Bertie Wurr born Aug 22, 1898 son of Robert Wurr a Labour and hiw wife Rose Emma of Short Street, Crook's Place.

1898: Death record - Frederick Bertie Wurr at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 93) age 0

 
04 - Child of Rosina May Grint (1878) and Robert Wurr 

Hilda Maud Wurr (1901) Sep quarter at Norwich UK (4b 131) - Hilda married Cecil John Daly (1897) in 1930 at Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontatio, Canada. Hilda died Dec 1946 age 45 at Galt, Ontario, Canada - Cecil died 1988 at Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
They had children:

1 - Jack Daly born unknown
No further information.

 
05- Child of Rosina May Grint (1878) and Robert Wurr 

Tom Wurr (1908) - born in Norwich, UK
Tom died on Jan 8, 1913 in Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario age 4
Reference Number: yr 1913 cn 9484 - Film Number: 1854931 - Digital Folder Number: 4170938 - Image Number: 1548

 

 
06- Child of Rosina May Grint (1878) and Robert Wurr 

Reginald George Wurr (1909) - born in Norwich, UK
No further information.

 
07- Child of Rosina May Grint (1878) and Robert Wurr 

Benjamin Henry Wurr (1911) in Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario
No further information.

 

 

 

 

 
   

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