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Eliza Hobbs, daughter of James Gatland Hobbs, farmer and Sarah Jane Hobbs [Bingham]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1863
Born
At Maresfield Powder Mill in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
23rd May 1863
Christened
At St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 
Oct 1942
Died
In the Parish of Nutley, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records
 

Extract from the Sussex Express 6 November 1942

Second Attempt - Fletching Woman's Suicide

How a well known Fletching woman took her life after a previous unsuccessful attempt, was related to the East Sussex Coroner Dr.E.F.Hoare at an inquest at Black Ven Farm, Fletching on Friday. Deceased was Miss Eliza Hobbs,aged 79 years whose body was recovered from the river nearby during a search which followed the discovery when a cup of tea was taken to her room early on Wednesday morning.

Henry Hobbs of Black Ven Farm, identified deceased as his sister, and said he had lived next door to her for about 2 years. On being informed that she was missing at about 7.45 a.p. he made a search and found imprints of her shoes leading towards Searles lake. He followed them to Clapwater, and on looking over the bridge he saw her lying in the water. He pulled her out,but found she was dead.

Witness told the coroner that his sister had been in the water on a previous occasion but had been got out. His sister was a spinster and a daughter of Mr James Hobbs who previously farmed there.

Mrs Doris Mary Partridge said she had lived with the deceased for the last two years, and last saw her alive when she went to bed on the previous Tuesday evening .She took deceased up a cup of tea the following morning and found that she was missing, although the bed had been slept in. Witness said there was a letter on the bed which indicated that deceased intended to take her life. Deceased had got into a pond about two months previously but had been got out.

The Coroner intimated that the contents of the letter were that the deceased could not bear things any longer "Its so awful" she wrote.

P.C.Raymond Skinner said he was informed that deceased was missing at 8 a.m. He went to the farm and organised a search among the woods and buildings. When he arrived at Clapwater he saw deceased lying on her back on the river bank, and tried artificial respiration without avail. He searched the bank and found a walking stick pushed into a tree near the bridge. He concluded deceased had jumped over bridge, into the river, as it was a wet morning and there was no indication on the river bank of her having slipped in. The river was fairly deep and about 30 ft. below the bridge.

Dr. Richard Gainsborough of Fletching, said he had known deceased for about 12 months, and last saw her alive on the previous Monday. He had examined the body and was of the opinion that death was due to shock. He was not altogether surprised at the occurrence as deceased had always been neurasthenic and latterly had become worse.

The Coroner recorded a verdict that "Death was due to shock from immersion due to deceased throwing herself into the river while the balance of her mind was disturbed."

P.C.Skinner thanked Mr. Henry Hobbs for his assistance, and Mr.Hobbs expressed the thanks of his family to P.C.Skinner for all he had done.

Deceased was a native of Maresfield but had lived in London for the greater part of her live. She returned to the village about two years ago after being bombed out of her London home. Her family is well-known in the district, where her father occupied Black Ven Farm for many years before it was taken over by her brother 44 years ago.

The interment took place at Nutley Parish Church on Saturday, and was conducted by the Vicar, the Rev H.P.Walkden. The chief mourners includes Mr Albert Hobbs and Mr David Hobbs ( brothers), Mrs D. Hobbs (sister in law ), Mrs Tribe, Mrs A.Best, Mr And Mrs A.Sturgeon, Mrs Partridge, Miss L Hobbs, Mr and Mrs Mackenzie and Mr J Hobbs (nieces and nephews)

 
31st Oct 1942
Buried
At St James Church in the Parish of Nutley, Sussex
Colin Hobbs' records

Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Hobbs, Hobbes, Hobbie, Hobb, Hobs family records
The ancestral pedigree of Eliza Hobbs
  
 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-Great-
Great-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
             
                        
Great-
Great-Great-
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
 
                 
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
 John Hobbsnot marriedMary Gatland 
 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: c 1780
  
    
 James Gatland Edward Thomas 
 b: 1807 Framfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Sep 1807 St. Thomas à Becket's Church
d: July 1887 Uckfield, Sussex
bur: 6th Jul 1887 Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, Sussex
 b: 1812 Streat, Sussex
ch: 28th Jun 1812
 b: 1813 Streat, Sussex
ch: 12th Jun 1813
 
        
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
1st marriage James Gatland Hobbs
farm labourer
m: 18th Oct 1829 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexJane Heath 
 b: 1807 Framfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Sep 1807 St. Thomas à Becket's Church
d: July 1887 Uckfield, Sussex
bur: 6th Jul 1887 Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, Sussex
  b: 1809 Rotherfield, Sussex
d: July 1873 Uckfield, Sussex
bur: 2nd Jul 1873 Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, Sussex
  
         
Charles Heath Alfred James Gatland Harriett William Gatland Thomas Heath John Luther Theophilus 
b: 1830 Rotherfield, Sussex b: 1832 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 11th Mar 1832 St. Margaret's Church
d: 20th Oct 1855 Maresfield Powder Mill, Maresfield, Sussex, Cause of death: Burns from explosion at the Powder Mill
bur: 23rd Oct 1855 Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, Sussex
 b: 1835 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 5th Apr 1835 St. Margaret's Church
d: March 1932 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 16th Mar 1932 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1837 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 15th Oct 1837 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1839 Uckfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Dec 1839 Holy Cross Church
d: February 1927 Southborough, Kent
bur: 17th Feb 1927 Southborough, Kent
 b: 1842 Uckfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Sep 1844 Holy Cross Church
d: 10th May 1897 Southwark, London
 b: 1844 Uckfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Apr 1844 Holy Cross Church
d: May 1851 Uckfield, Sussex
bur: 10th May 1851 Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, Sussex
 b: 1854 Uckfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Jun 1858 St. Margaret's Church, Isfield, Sussex
d: July 1888 Uckfield, Sussex
bur: 23rd Jul 1888 Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, Sussex
 
                      
Grandfather
record
  
  
   
1st marriage James Gatland Hobbs
farmer
m: 7th May 1859 Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, SussexSarah Jane Bingham 
 b: 1835 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 5th Apr 1835 St. Margaret's Church
d: March 1932 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 16th Mar 1932 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1833 Smithfield, Middlesex
d: November 1904 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 17th Nov 1904 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  
        
 Alfred Mary Jane Eliza James William Albert Thomas David James 
 b: 1860 Maresfield Powder Mill, Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd May 1860 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: November 1860 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 25th Nov 1860 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1861 Maresfield Powder Mill, Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Dec 1861 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1863 Maresfield Powder Mill, Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd May 1863 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: October 1942 Nutley, Sussex
bur: 31st Oct 1942 St James Church, Nutley, Sussex
 b: 1865 Maresfield Powder Mill, Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Mar 1865 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: March 1872 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 9th Mar 1872 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1866 Maresfield Powder Mill, Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jul 1866 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: 6th Jun 1957 Westfield Nursing Home, Westfield, Sussex
 b: 1868 Maresfield Powder Mill, Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 10th Mar 1868 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: June 1940 Withyham, Sussex
bur: 23rd Jun 1940 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1870 Maresfield Powder Mill, Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Mar 1870 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: April 1966 Fletching, Sussex
bur: 8th Apr 1966 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 
                   
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