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Georgi(a)na HARRISON – my first brick wall

My 2 x great grandmother was Georgi(a)na HARRISON. Her marriage to Thomas BRANNAN was registered in Gateshead in the first quarter of 1884, and her father’s name was George.

Across all censuses post-marriage, her husband varies her age and birthplace slightly each time:

1891 –  Georgina (surname transcribed as BRENNON), aged 26, Georgina’s birthplace given as Surrey, London; Class: RG12; Piece: 4182; Folio 109; Page 22

1901 – Georgiana BRENNAN, age 35, birthplace given as Golwell, London*; Class: RG13; Piece: 4759; Folio: 10; Page: 11

1911 – Georgenia BRENNAN, age 46, birthplace given as simply London; Class: RG14; Piece: 29538

* There is a GOSWELL Road in London

Looking at FreeBMD, there are four births between 1860-70 across all Home Counties (I think, I included Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey) that might be her:

Sept 1861
HARRISON Georgina  St James Westminster 1a 327

Jun 1867
HARRISON Georgiana Ethel Kingston 2a 231
Harrison Georgina Ethel Kingston 2a 231

Jun 1868
HARRISON Georgina St. Luke 1b 698

Sep 1869
Harrison Georgiana Agnes Guildford 2a 58

There’s a postem against the Jun 1868 birth saying that one married another man in 1888 so I’m inclined to discount that one.

I have today e-mailed all concerned register offices to see if they will tell me if any of the above births were to a father named George.