THE HOBBS FAMILY - 1901 CENSUS

John and William Hobbs - Paddington

My great grandfathers stepbrothers William and John are shown in the above photograph. WILLIAM is the elder of the two and is seated whilst the one standing is his younger brother JOHN better known as JACK

WILLIAM HOBBS born circa 1866. From the brief information I have I was told that William had married a woman called Marion who came from Swansea in South Wales. A check of the registers indeed revealed that a William Hobbs married a MARION CRETE in the June quarter of 1890 in the Paddington district of London. (GRO volumes : 1a (1889-1930) Page 56). However the 1901 Census shows the following

PRO Reference RG13/4 Page 24 entry 177 - Paddington, London

47 Elgin Avenue, Paddington, London 

Name

Age

Status  - Occupation

Born

William HOBBS 35 Scavenging Contractors Foreman Paddington London
Elizabeth HOBBS 33   Wadford Buckinghamshire

The situation with regard to the Marion mentioned above is unclear but the 1901 Census shows that William, apart from working in the family business as an employee had married a woman called Elizabeth. I found a record of a 1898 marriage in Fulham London between a WILLIAM HOBBS and an ELIZABETH HACKNEY (b Wadford Buckinghamshire England 1867)  

JOHN HOBBS - was born two years after WILLIAM circa 1868. Twenty eight years later he was living at 105 Warwick Road, Paddington, London. (the address was given on his mother Emma's death certificate). There was also a piece of information that stated that John had married a woman called LUCY. This was confirmed by the 1901 Census Return.

PRO REFERENCE RG13/8 Page9 Entry 40

41 Blomfield Road Paddington London

Name

Age

Status  - Occupation

Born

John HOBBS 33 Surveying Contractors Assistant Paddington London
Lucy HOBBS  32   Marylebone London
Mabel BRYANT 17 General Servant Domestic Marylebone London

John and Lucy were married in the September quarter of 1891 (GRO Ref Paddington London Vol 1a Page20). The details state that Lucy's maiden name was LUCY JANE MORRIS. A check on the 1881 Census for Middlesex revealed that a twelve year old scholar LUCY JANE MORRIS lived with her parents WILLIAM and LILEY MORRIS at 5 Woodchester Street  London (PRO ref RG11 Piece/Folio 0003/4 page 2). Lucy was the eldest of five children. She had two brothers William and Thomas, and two sisters Elizabeth and Liley.  

The business of "Thomas Hobbs &Sons" which was situated at 14,15 and 17 Wharves, North Wharf Road, Paddington, London was left to William and John on the death of their father Thomas in 1907 age 72. John who is given as being present at death gives his address as 108 Delaware Mansions which I believe is in the Maida Vale area of London

Details of William and John's sister (and my great grandfather's stepsister) SUSANNAH E HOBBS are on a separate page.

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