George Fernee1

#317, (1790 - 1863)
FatherSamuel Fernee1 (c 1748 - 1802)
MotherMary Harris1 (1750/51 - 1838)
RelationshipSon of Samuel Fernee
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - Children & Grandchildren
Samuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart
Ancestors of Sarah Mary Fernee (my line)

Children of George Fernee and Chrissy Bennett

OccupationGeorge Fernee was a clerk (1815), coal dealer (1817,19), dealer (1821), potato merchant (1824,26), victualler (1830), fruiterer (1841), newsman (1846, 1851), book seller (1847), gentleman (1859.) 
Residence Known residences were:
Northampton Street, Clerkenwell (1815)
St John Street, Clerkenwell (1817-1826)
3 Penton Street, New Road, Pentonville, Clerkenwell (1840,41)
48 Pulteney Street, Islington (1851)
Clerkenwell Workhouse, Coppice Row (1863.)
 
BirthHe was born on 24 Dec 1790 in Hornsey, Middlesex.1
 
BaptismHe was baptized on 6 Feb 1791 in St Michael Highgate, Middlesex. [Note the mark beside the entry. The Stamp Duties Act of 1783 assessed a tax of 3d on each parish register entry to pay for the American War of Independence]1 
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George Fernee
baptism, 1791
(father) Burial.His father Samuel died in 1802. George was 11 years old.2
Document On the 20th (?) of June 1805, the 45th year of the reign of George III, George Fernee Son of Samuel Fernee Decd, was apprenticed to John Goldham, Citizen and Glass Seller of London, for a term of seven years to learn the Art of a Victualler.3
Apprenticeship Indenture for George Fernee, 1805
MarriageGeorge Fernee married Chrissy Bennett, daughter of Robert Bennett and Sarah (-?-), on 16 Oct 1814 in St George the Martyr - Queen Square, Middlesex.
Information from register: George Fernee, bachelor and Chrissey Bennett, spinster, both of this parish were married by Banns. Witnesses were [George's brother and sister-in-law] Samuel Fernee and Eleanor Fernee.4 
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George Fernee & Chrissey Bennett
marriage, 1814
(Witness) Marriage George Fernee witnessed the marriage of his brother-in-law Abraham Bennett and Mary Harrington on 18 Sep 1820 in St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex.5 
Newspaper.6

The (London) Examiner
08 Feb 1829
Document George Fernee was admitted to be a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Glass-Sellers in London. He earned this right by servitude, e.g. completing his apprenticeship with his master who was a Freeman of that Company.7
Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Glass-Sellers, London
for George Fernee, 1829
Newspaper Published 28 May 1830.
Pursuant to the Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England.
The Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors.
The Matters of the Petitions and Schedules of the Prisoners hereinafter named (the same having been filed in the Court) are appointed to be heard at the Court-House, in Portugal-Street, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, on Monday the 21st day of June 1830,at Nine o'Clock in the Forenoon. [The list of cases includes:]8

London Gazette
28 May 1830
Newspaper Published 28 Jun 1830 in the The London Times.
1830. "Robert Fernee, late of Perseverance-terrace, Church-street, Bethnal-green-road, butcher and cowkeeper, was opposed by Mr. Barry on behalf of Messrs. Charrington, brewers. It appeared that the insolvent became security for his brother to the opposing creditors by accepting a bill for 50l., on which he was afterwards arrested. He then gave bail, sold a cow and a cart, and deposited the lease of his premises with one of his creditors; after which he rendered to prison. The Chief Commissioner said this case came within the section of the act of Parliament relating to the making away with property after the arrest; but the Court thought that full justice would be done by remanding the insolvent for a period of ten weeks from the date of filing his petition."9
 
Note.Robert's brother George had gone into bankruptcy about this time. George was recorded as a victualler, which fits with having a brewer as a creditor. 
Note.Their daughter Ellen Emma, born in 1839, reported that her birthplace was Blackwall, Middlesex (per 1871 census). Blackwall was a hamlet in Poplar parish and includes the West India docks. 
DirectoryGeorge Fernee was listed in the 1841 Middlesex directory as George Fernee, fruiterer, 3 Penton St, New Road, Pentonville.10 
1841 CensusGeorge and Crissey Fernee appeared on the 1841 Census of St James Clerkenwell (Finsbury), Middlesex, at Penton Street. George was 50, a Fruiterer, and born in Middlesex. Crissey was 46 and born in Middlesex. With them were their children George (26, chair maker), John (24, watch maker), Wm (17, jewellers apprentice), Thos (15), Ellen (2), as well as Maria Wright (56, Independent, and born in the county). Note that the 1841 census records ages rounded down to the nearest 5 years, does not record relationships, and only indicates whether or not the person was born in the county.11 
1851 CensusHe appeared on the 1851 Census of Islington, Finsbury, Middlesex, at 48 Pulteney Street. George Furnee was age 60, married, a Newsman, and born in Middlesex. He had a lodger and two other families lived at this address. His wife and son George were elsewhere in Islington.12 
EventJames Fernee recalled visiting his Great Uncle George at Islington on Pentonville [sic] when he was 17 ( circa 1859). Before then he used to call at George's son John, a compensation balance maker at 22, Cross Street in Islington.13 
(Widowed) DeathChrissy's death on 2 Dec 1862 left George a widower. Christiana's death certificate stated that she was the wife of George Fernee, retired Greengrocer.14 
DeathHe died on 27 Mar 1863 in the Workhouse, Coppice Row, Clerkenwell, Middlesex.
Details from the certificate: George Fernee, age 73, Labourer, died of Decay of Nature. The informant was James Stening, present at death, Workhouse Clerkenwell. Registered 1 April 1863.15 
WebLinkGo here to read about conditions in the Clerkenwell workhouse
Last Edited6 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. Baptisms of St Michael Highgate, Hornsey, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. George Fernee, 1791.
  2. Burials of St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Samuel Fernee, 1802.
  3. Apprenticeship Indenture of George Fernee to John Goldham, 20(?) June 1805. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Original data: Freedom admissions papers, 1681 – 1925. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. COL/CHD/FR/02.
  4. George Fernee & Chrissey Bennett marriage, 1814. Image from Parish Register.
  5. Marriages of St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Abraham Bennett & Mary Harrington, 1820, #221.
  6. The Examiner (England), 8 Feb 1829, Issue 1097. image online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers, a Gale digital collection.
  7. Freedom admissions papers, 1681 – 1925. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. COL/CHD/FR/02. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. George Fernee, 1829.
  8. The London Gazette, online at www.gazettes-online.co.uk, Issue 18685, 28 May 1830.
  9. The London Times (Times Digital Archive), 28 June 1830, p 4 col C.
  10. Website Digital Library of Historical Directories (www.historicaldirectories.org), 1841 London Post Office Directory.
  11. 1841 Census for England & Wales, HO107/662/2 folio 42.
  12. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1499 folio 402 page 22.
  13. Letters from James Fernee [1842-1910], 65, Herschell Road, Sheffield, to Herbert George Fernee [1867- ], dated May and June 1905.
  14. Copy death certificate of Christiana Fernee, died 2 December 1862, registered 3 December 1862 in the Registration District of Islington , Christiana Fernee, Dec Q 1862, Islington RD.
  15. Copy death certificate of George Fernee, died 27 March 1863, registered 1 April 1863 in the Registration District of Clerkenwell.
  16. Baptisms of St James Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. George Fernee, 1815.
  17. Baptisms of St James Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. John Robert Fernee, 1817, #122.
  18. Baptisms of St James Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Emma Fernee, 1819, #1978.
  19. Baptisms of St James Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Edwin Freelove Fernee, 1821, #3243.
  20. Baptisms of St James Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. William Fernee, 1824, #1439.
  21. Baptisms of St James Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Thomas Fernee, 1826, #1007.
  22. Copy marriage certificate of Thomas Fernee and Sarah Mary Godart, married 11 October 1859 in the Registration District of St Pancras.
  23. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1499 folio 397 page 13.