24 December 2009

Yes Virginia, there is a Scrooge

According to Ancestry there are 74 historical records for Scrooge:

Mary Scrooge married John Pit on 25 Sept 1694 at Clifton Reynes, Buckinghamshire, England;

Thomas and Joseph Scrooge occupied land in Dundas, Ontario in 1861;

Joseph Scrooge, age 33, and his wife Harriet, age 21, lived in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1910;

Jane Scrooge, age 62, was living in Taylor County, Iowa in 1915, the wife of James Scroog;

Corrine Scrooge, age 24, was a servant in Pittsburgh Ward 14, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in 1920. Her parents were born in Sweden;

Laure Anna Scrooge had her birth registered at Hammersmith in the last quarter of 1983. There is also a birth registration for Laurel Anna M C Le Scrooge in November 1984 in Hammersmith. In May 1990 the birth of Zsi Zsi A Le Scrooge was registered in Hammersmith.

Ancestry also has 53 UK telephone book listings for Scrooge, mainly numbers in the London suburb of Barnet between 1971 and 1984; and nine US listings including two for E. Scrooge and two which also include the name Marley.

There are 41 Ancestry historical records for Cratchett.

Could it be there are more Scrooges than Cratchetts? How about those US bankers and their bonuses?

1 comment:

M. Diane Rogers said...

Well, I've checked the BC Archives, etc. and up till recently, there were no SCROOGES (or variants?) in British Columbia, Canada. Now, I think, though there are descendants sojourning in Victoria, BC, but that's a whole other topic.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy Year to you and yours, John!