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Henry Hobbs, farm labourer, son of John Hobbs and Elizabeth Hobbs [Nickolls]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1789
Born
In the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1st Mar 1789
Christened
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Newick, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Gold Bridge Cottage in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Henry Hobbs, M, [Son], age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Hobbs Cottage in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
Aug 1860
Died
In the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 

Extract from the Sussex Express 1.9.1860

FLETCHING. Suicide.

F.H.Gell,Esq., held an inquest on Thursday, touching the death of Henry Hobbs, who committed suicide by hanging himself in his garden on Tuesday. Elizabeth Pumphery deposed - "I have been housekeeper to the deceased for the last six weeks. His brother lived in the same house. They were labourers. The deceased was 73 years of age. He was generally a reserve man and said but little. About half past seven I heard him go into the garden. On that morning there appeared to be no difference in him. He ate his breakfast before he went out. I left the house for a couple of hours but did not see him him on my return. I thought he was at work in the garden. When the deceased's brother returned he enquired if I had seen the deceased. I told him I had not. He went into the garden and in about a quarter of an hour returned, and said his brother had hung himself. Some neighbours were called in. When I first went as housekeeper he was very low spirited but I used to talk to him and make him more cheerful. I think the reason for him being so low spirited was that his wages had been cut and he was afraid of coming to want. I did not think it likely he would come to want."

Jasper Hobbs, brother to the deceased, deposed - "I went on Tuesday last to Uckfield for him on business. I conversed with him before I started; there appeared to be no change in his manner. I returned at 12 o clock, and as I did not see deceased in the house I went into the garden to look for him. I found hanging by a cord fastened round his neck, to the branch of an apple tree, dead. His feet nearly or quite touched the ground. I called Mr.Trayton Weston and some other persons, and sent for Mr.Jones a surgeon at Fletching. Mr.Jones's assistant came and said deceased had been dead three or four hours. My brother became low spirited in November last and continued more or less so to his death. His wages were lowered and he was afraid he should come to want. I think at times he was not in his right mind."

Trayton Weston corroborated the evidence of the last witness on finding the body. The jury returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst labouring under temporary insanity"

 
2nd Sep 1860
Buried
At St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records

Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Hobbs, Hobbes, Hobbie, Hobb, Hobs family records
The ancestral pedigree of Henry 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
  
  
   
 James Hobbsm: 21st Sep 1748 St. Anne, Lewes, SussexCaroline Hider 
 b: 1728
d: April 1806 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 8th Apr 1806 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1729
d: July 1803 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 7th Jul 1803 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  
            
James  John  Jasper  Edward Isaac Henry Jane Martha 
b: 1749 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 2nd Apr 1749 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: December 1809 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 10th Dec 1809 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1752 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 17th May 1752 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: July 1836 Fletching, Sussex
bur: 7th Jul 1836 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  b: 1757 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 16th Mar 1757 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1761 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Jun 1761 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1763 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd May 1763 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: November 1846 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 24th Nov 1846 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1768 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Mar 1768 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: February 1774 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 6th Feb 1774 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1770 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Jun 1770 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1772 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Jun 1772 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 
   Caroline  William  Hannah             
   b: 1750 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Sep 1750 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1754 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Sep 1754 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: October 1834 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 27th Oct 1834 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1759 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Oct 1759 St Bartholomew Parish Church
             
                        
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 John Hobbsm: 19th Mar 1786 St. Margaret's Church, Isfield, SussexElizabeth Nickolls 
 b: 1752 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 17th May 1752 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: July 1836 Fletching, Sussex
bur: 7th Jul 1836 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  b: 1764 Sussex
d: December 1846 Fletching, Sussex
bur: 11th Dec 1846 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  
        
 John Henry James Harriett Edward Jane Jasper 
 b: 1787 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 22nd Apr 1787 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: September 1828 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 29th Sep 1828 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1789 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 1st Mar 1789 St. Mary's Church, Newick, Sussex
d: August 1860 Fletching, Sussex
bur: 2nd Sep 1860 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 b: 1791 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 10th Jul 1791 St. Mary's Church, Newick, Sussex
d: June 1857 Fletching, Sussex
bur: 28th Jun 1857 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 b: 1793 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 29th Sep 1793 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1797 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 12th Nov 1797 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: December 1876 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 5th Dec 1876 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1800 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 28th Dec 1800 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1803 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 16th Oct 1803 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: January 1871
 
                 
Parental
record

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