Mystery Document


Parish Of St George Hanover Square


City of Westminster

Number on census  Street Number or Name of House  Name and surname of each person Relation to Head of family Married or not  Age of Profession or Occupation Where Born If –

1. Deaf-and- Dumb

2. Blind

3. Imbecile or Idiot

4. Lunatic

Males Females
1  Buckingham Palace Her Majesty Alexandrina Victoria Wife Mar   31 The Queen Kensington Palace  
    H.R.H. Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emanuel Head Mar  31    Duke Of Saxony. Prince Of Coburg and Gotha    
    H.R.H. Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa Dau     10 Princess Royal Buckingham Palace  
    H.R.H. Albert Edward Son   9   Prince Of Wales Do  
    H.R.H. Alice Maud Mary Dau     7 Princess Do  
    H.R.H. Alfred Ernest Albert Son   6 Prince Of United Kingdom. Duke Of Saxony. Prince Of Coburg and Gotha Windsor Castle  
    H.R.H. Helena Augusta Victoria Dau     4 Princess Buckingham Palace  
    H.R.H. Louisa Caroline Alberta Do     3 Princess Do  
    H.R.H. Arthur William Patrick Albert Son   11m   Prince Of United Kingdom. Duke Of Saxony. Prince Of Coburg and Gotha Do  
2 Buckingham Palace Amelia Matilda Murray   U   55 Maid Of Honor    
    Lucy Maria Kerr   U   28  Do    
    Mary Percy   U   32 Servant to do    
    Lydia Gratner   U    28 Wardrobe Maid    
    Selina Lindfield   U   28 Princess Royals Draper    
  Total Of Persons 4 10  
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