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William Hobbs, farm labourer, son of John Hobbs and Sarah Hobbs [Chatfield]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1817
Born
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
28th Jan 1817
Christened
At St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
12th Oct 1840
Married
Caroline Tester at St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Marriage Registers
 
1841
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Mount Pleasant in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; William Hobbs, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1843
Birth of a daughter
Hannah in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1845
Birth of a daughter
Harriett in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1847
Birth of a daughter
Eliza in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1850
Birth of a daughter
Sarah in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Forest Cottage in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1852
Birth of a son
Henry in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
1854
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
1857
Birth of a daughter
Mary Jane in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
1859
Birth of a daughter
Caroline in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
1879
Recollections
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Hobbs, William. About 58. Living on the Forest near Brown's Brook. Was born in the lodge house at Oldlands. My Father was a laborer and worked on Oldlands and Puxty. When I was about 10 years old I went to work and have worked immediately round the neighbourhood all my life.

I believe I first went to work for Mr. Benham at Puxty for 4 or 5 years; my Father was working for him then. I afterwards went as ploughboy to Edward Dadswell at Barnsgate Farm and after 2 or 3 years went to live in the house with him and lived there 4 1/2 years. Then I married and worked for Mr. Dadswell 2 or 3 years, then I worked at times in Mr. Wood's nursery and cut litter in the winter and have worked about ever since. I worked some 20 years ago for Sir John Shelley for about 4 1/2 years and I have worked off and on for Mr. Nesbitt for the last 9 years.

.......

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Fairwarp in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; William Hobbs, M, Head, married, age 60, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourer
1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
Oct 1895
Died
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
25th Oct 1895
Buried
At St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Hobbs, Hobbes, Hobbie, Hobb, Hobs family records
The ancestral pedigree of William Hobbs, farm labourer
  
 James Hobbsm: c 1730Jane 
 b: c 1710
d: June 1768 Buxted, Sussex
bur: 12th Jun 1768 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: c 1710
  
     
 James John William Ann 
 b: 1728
d: April 1806 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 8th Apr 1806 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1730 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jul 1730 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: November 1800 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 19th Nov 1800 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1733 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 27th Feb 1733 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: June 1800 Fletching, Sussex
bur: 9th Jun 1800 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 b: 1736 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 23rd Feb 1736 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 
             
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 John Hobbsm: 29th Dec 1756 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, SussexMartha Gates 
 b: 1730 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jul 1730 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: November 1800 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 19th Nov 1800 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1730
d: January 1807 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 11th Jan 1807 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  
      
 Martha Anne Hannah Sarah John 
 b: 1757 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Oct 1757 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1759 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Oct 1759 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: 23rd Oct 1759 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 23rd Oct 1759 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1763 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Jan 1763 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: July 1816 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 53 years
bur: 10th Jul 1816 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1767 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Apr 1767 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1769 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Jun 1769 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: September 1834 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 14th Sep 1834 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 
             
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 John Hobbsm: 8th Nov 1806 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, SussexSarah Chatfield 
 b: 1769 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Jun 1769 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: September 1834 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 14th Sep 1834 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1785 Maresfield, Sussex
d: June 1857 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 8th Jun 1857 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  
       
 John James Hannah William Henry Caroline Delia 
 b: 1809 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Mar 1809 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1813 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jun 1813 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1815 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jun 1815 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1817 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Jan 1817 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: October 1895 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 25th Oct 1895 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1822 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Jun 1822 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: November 1885 Frant, Sussex
bur: 22nd Nov 1885 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
 b: 1825 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 11th Feb 1825 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: April 1841 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 24th Apr 1841 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 
                 
Parental
record
   
   
   
 William Hobbs
farm labourer
m: 12th Oct 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, SussexCaroline Tester 
 b: 1817 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Jan 1817 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: October 1895 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 25th Oct 1895 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1819 Buxted, Sussex
d: May 1907 Fair Warp, Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 28th May 1907 Fair Warp, Maresfield, Sussex
  
          
William  Harriett Eliza Sarah Henry John Mary Jane Caroline 
b: 1841 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 30th Aug 1841 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1845 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 30th Nov 1845 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1847 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 9th May 1847 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1850 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 7th Jan 1850 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1852 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Feb 1852 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: 9th May 1917 43 Bridge Place, Croydon, Surrey
 b: 1854 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Oct 1854 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: June 1906 Fair Warp, Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 6th Jun 1906 Christ Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1857 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Feb 1857 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1859 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 11th Dec 1859 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: July 1867
bur: 30th Jul 1867
 
  Hannah                
  b: 1843 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 7th Aug 1843 St Bartholomew Parish Church
                
                   
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record

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