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Showing posts with label Suffolk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Suffolk. Show all posts

Monday, 21 August 2023

Charles Provart Keeble and Ann Prior

High Street, Haverhill
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 This part has been called Market Hill, but the premises are numbered in the High Street sequence and there is no apparent name plate. Beyond Peacocks, the continuation is called Queen Street.

Charles Provart Keeble (bap. 20 Oct 1844 at St Edmund, Bromeswell, Suffolk), son of John Keeble and Emma Cockell Provart, married Ann Prior (b. 1842), daughter of Charles Prior and Mary Wilton, on 21 Aug 1865. Scanning back through the record images leads me to believe that the marriage took place in the Congregational Church in New Street, Great Dunmow.

Charles and Ann had at least seven children:
  1. Charles Prior Keeble b. 1866 Q4 Vol 4A Page 401 in Risbridge
  2. Robert Hankin Keeble b. 1868 J Qtr in RISBRIDGE Vol 04A Page 410
  3. Edith Mary Keeble b. 1870 J Qtr in RISBRIDGE Vol 04A Page 430
  4. Alfred Keeble b. 1874 J Qtr in RISBRIDGE Vol 04A Page 468
  5. Kate Keeble b. 1876 J Qtr in RISBRIDGE Volume 04A Page 483
  6. Gertrude Wilton Keeble b. 1879 D Qtr in RISBRIDGE Vol 04A 508
  7. Henry Keeble b. 1881 D Qtr in RISBRIDGE Vol 04A Page 543
In 1871, Charles Keeble (26) Grocer and Draper was living in Haverhill, Suffolk, with wife Ann Keeble (29), Charles P Keeble (4), Robert H Keeble (2) and Edith M Keeble (0). In the household also were three Boarders: Edward Hewes (19) Grocer & Draper's Shopman; William J Devine (16) Grocer's Shopman and Esther Gray (16) Domestic Servant.

In 1881, in Queen Street, Haverhill, were Charles Provart Keeble (36) Grocer and Draper employing 2 men and 1 boy; Ann Keeble (40) Draper; Edith Mary Keeble (10), Alfred Keeble (6), Kate Keeble (5), Gertrude Wilton Keeble (1) and Emma Taylor (16) General Servant. Charles Keeble (14) Draper's Apprentice was a boarder at 33, Milton Street, St Marylebone, London, while Robert Keeble (12) was a boarder at New St School, Great Dunmow. 

By 1891, Charles Keeble (46) had become a Farmer at Burton End, Haverhill with Ann Keeble (49), Edith M Keeble (20), Gertrude W Keeble (11) and Henry Keeble (9) in the household. Robert H Keeble (22) Draper's Assistant was a Boarder in St John's Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk; Alfred Keeble (16) was a Grocer and Draper in The Street, Tolleshunt D'arcy, Essex. Kate Keeble (16) was a Draper's Assistant in the Chiswick High Road.

Ann Keeble died, at 53, in 1895 J Qtr in RISBRIDGE Vol 04A Page 387.

In 1901, Charles P Keeble (56) Widowed Farmer was still in living in Haverhill with two of the children, Henry Keeble (19), Gertrude W Keeble (21) and Elizabeth Holden (15) General Domestic Servant.

In 1911, Charles Provart Keeble (68) Retired Farmer, was staying with son Alfred Keeble (42) Farmer and Coal Merchant in Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Charles Provart Keeble died, at 68, in 1913 J Quarter in CHELTENHAM Volume 06A Page 477.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

George Hockley and Eliza Crow and William Bloomfield

St Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow, Essex - Chancel
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George Hockley, son of Daniel Hockley and Sophia Mason, married Eliza Crow, daughter of William Crow and Judith Doe on 6 Nov 1843 at St Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow. The marriage record shows that George, as well as both fathers' were labourers and witnesses were John and Jane Burton.

George and Eliza's children included: 

  1. William Crow bap. 17 Nov 1842 at St Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow
  2. Tamer (sic) Hockley b. 1844 (Tamar as a female given name) 
  3. Daniel Hockley b. 1845, bap. 12 May 1850 
  4. Elizabeth Hockley b. 1847, bap. 9 Aug 1857 
  5. James Hockley b. 24 Apr 1849, bap. 10 Jun 1849
  6. Emma Hockley b. 1851, bap 13 Apr 1851
  7. Lucy Hockley b. 1852, bap. 8 Aug 1852
  8. Charles Hockley b. 1854, bap. 9 Jul 1854
  9. Alice Hockley b. 1855, bap. 11 Nov 1855
  10. Sarah Ann Hockley b. 1857, bap. 9 Aug 1857
On the baptism record for William, son of Eliza Crow, Single Woman, her address was listed as "Dunmow Union House", i.e. the workhouse. Listed as William Crow, at 19, he married as and thereafter used William Hockley

Tamer's (sic) birth is listed at the GRO with the mother's maiden name as Crow, but there are no further mentions of her: not on a census, no baptism, nor record of a death, so my hunch is that this child died in infancy. 

The only Daniel Hockley registered in Dunmow in 1845 has the mother's maiden name listed as "Cross". Probably just a transcription error.

George Hockley, Agricultural Labourer, died on 12 Jul 1857, aged just 42, at Halfway House, from the all-too-common cause then, Phthisis (Tuberculosis (TB)) and was buried on 17 Jul 1857, in Great Dunmow.

In 1861, we find widow, Eliza Hockley (40), living at Phreaders Green, Great Dunmow with sons, William Crow (19) and Daniel Hockley (14), both Agricultural Labourers, seemingly supporting their mother and their younger siblings: Elizabeth Hockley (12), James Hockley (10), Emma Hockley (8), Lucy Hockley (7), Charles Hockley (6), Alice Hockley (5) and Sarah (3). 

In 1871, at High Street, Park Corner, Great Dunmow, there were Eliza Hockley (39) - erm, nope, she was 50 - Charwoman, with Charles Hockley (16) Farm Lab and Sarah Hockley (12) Domestic Servant. Daniel Hockley (21) Groom, was living at The Cottage, Great Canfield, Dunmow. Emma Hockley (19) was General servant to Samuel Knight, Architect at Maitland Park Villas, St Pancras, London. Lucy Hockley (19) was a Housemaid at 38 Upper Park Road, Belsize Park. Alice Hockley (14) was a domestic servant to William Stacey, Photographer and Florist, in The Causeway, Great Dunmow.

On 20 Apr 1872, Eliza Hockley, daughter of William Crow, Labourer, married William Bloomfield, widower, son of Robert Bloomfield, in Felsted.

It hasn't been possible to find William Bloomfield's baptism, however, he had previously married Mary Ann Harsant (bap. 1 Apr 1821 in Peasenhall, Suffolk), in 1839, in Blything registration district. In 1841, William Bloomfield (20) Blacksmith, Mary Ann (20) and their daughter Lucy (1) were in the High Street, Moulsham, Chelmsford. In 1851, William Bloomfield (32) Blacksmith, with Mary Ann (30) and Lucy (11) were back in Stoven, Blything, Suffolk. In 1861, William Bloomfield (43) Jobbing smith (with wife listed as Maria and daughter as Lizzie: probably misheard) were living at Bridge End Road, Great Bardfield, Dunmow. And by 1871, William Bloomfield (50) Blacksmith, Mary Ann (49) and Lucy (29) had moved to Church End, Great Dunmow. Then Mary Ann Bloomfield died, aged 49, and was buried, on 26 Aug 1871, at Holy Cross, Felsted. (Lucy Bloomfield just disappears.)

In 1881, William Bloomfield (62) Blacksmith, born in Dunwich, Suffolk, and Eliza Bloomfield (55), were living at Cottage Farm, Banister Green, Felstead.

In 1891, William (73) and Eliza Bloomfield (64) were at Cock Green, Felsted

William Bloomfield died, aged 76, in 1893. 

In 1901, Eliza Bloomfield (it claims 75) widow living on children, Felsted. 

Eliza Bloomfield died in 1906. She will have been 86.