Daniel Grainger1

ID#143, (circa 1821 - between 1881 and 1891)
     Daniel Grainger was born cir. 1821 at Worcester, England.1 He married Eliza UnknownSurname say 1851 ?Dorset, England; (not immediately obvious FreeBMD, although there are several Daniels marrying Elizabeths. Given the birth places of the children, possibly didn't marry in England, but not all avenues have yet been explored.)1 Daniel Grainger died bet. 1881 - 1891 ?Charlton Marshall, Dorset, England; ?possibly the 67 yr old Daniel whose dth was registered Taunton, Somerset March qtr of 1887? (Vol 5c/288.)1,2,3
     Daniel Grainger is a potential duplicate of Daniel Grainger; This chap (Daniel married to Eliza) may, or may not, be the son of Daniel and Mary, and therefore Edwin's brother.1 He and Eliza Grainger were not found in the census of 1861 England.4
     The census of 1871 showed Daniel with his wife Eliza, their sons Charles and George, their dtrs Mary, Charlotte and Paulina in West St, Somerton, Somerset, England, enumerated as GRAINGER: Daniel, head, 50, mar, pensioner (army) b Worcester; wife Eliza 48 b Blandford, DOR; Children: Charles 18 carpenters apprentice b Mee??, East Indies; Charlotte 15 scholar b Kirkee, East Indies; Paulina 10 scholar b Ireland; George 9 scholar b Somerton, SOM; Mary A 5 scholar b Somerton, SOM.5
     Daniel and Eliza Grainger appeared on the census of 1881 on the Road to the river, Charlton Marshall, Dorset, England, as GRAINGER: Daniel, head, 60, mar, soldier pensioner b Worcester; wife Eliza 58 b Blandford, DOR.1


Eliza UnknownSurname (cir. 1823 - aft. 1901)
Marriage*Daniel Grainger married Eliza UnknownSurname say 1851 ?Dorset; (not immediately obvious FreeBMD, although there are several Daniels marrying Elizabeths. Given the birth places of the children, possibly didn't marry in England, but not all avenues have yet been explored.)1 
  • Charles Grainger5
  • Charlotte Grainger5
  • Paulina Grainger5
  • George Grainger5
  • Mary A Grainger2
Last Edited13 Jun 2009


  1. Ancestry.com, online Various databases, 1881 Census: Charlton Marshall, DOR Dist 8 RG11/2087 Folio 101 Page 3 Schedule #13, extracted 18 Feb 2005.
  2. Ancestry.com, online Various databases, 1891 Census: Taunton St James, SOM Dist 3 RG12/1877 Folio 58 Page 17 Schedule #109, extracted 18 Feb 2005.
  3. Ancestry.com, online Various databases, English Civil Registration 1837-1983: Daniel GRAINGER dths, searched Jul 2005.
  4. Ancestry.com, online Various databases, 1861 Census: searched Jul 2005.
  5. Ancestry.com, online Various databases, 1871 Census: Somerton, SOM Dist 1 RG10/2392 Page 21 Schedule #113, extracted 18 Feb 2005.

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