George (5) Hogger


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Brief biography

George (5) Hogger was born in Cambridge around 1844-45 to parents George (1) Hogger and his first wife Susan.

The 1851 Census finds him at age "6" living with his parents in Cambridge in the household of his grandmother Mary.

The 1861 Census finds him at age "16" living with his parents in Cambridge and occupied as a National School teacher.

In 1870 he married Laura Anne C. Young [Marriage Index: Wandsworth 1d 782, 1870 (Dec) - misindexed as "Hoggen"]. She was born around 1847-48 in Nassau New Providence, West Indies.

The 1871 Census finds him at age "26" living with Laura and no children at Reforne Village in Portland, Dorset where he was occupied as a schoolmaster.

The 1881 Census finds him at age "36" living with Laura and four children at Easton in Portland where he was occupied as a schoolmaster in the Convict Service. The Convict Prison stood on a hill in a locality called The Grove on the Portland peninsula, about 4-5 miles from Weymouth.

The 1891 Census finds him at age "46" living with Laura and four children at Easton and in the same occupation.

The 1901 Census finds him at age "56" living with Laura and three children at 86, Easton and in the same occupation.

The 1903 edition of Kelly's Post Office Directory lists him as the principal schoolmaster at Portland Prison, this presumably referring to the above-mentioned Convict Prison. By then it contained 707 prisoners most of whom were working in the local Portland stone quarries.

Laura Anne died aged "75" in 1923 [Death Index: Weymouth 5a 262, 1923 (Sept)]. It is not yet known where or when George (5) died.

His children by Laura Anne C. Young

  1. Henry George (1) Hogger - [Birth Index: Weymouth 5a 323, 1871 (Sept)]
  2. William (19) Hogger - [Birth Index: Weymouth 5a 336, 1873 (June)]
  3. Charles (2) Hogger - [Birth Index: Weymouth 5a 318, 1875 (Sept)]
  4. John Clement (1) Hogger - [Birth Index: Weymouth 5a 339, 1878 (Dec)]
  5. Ethel Mary (1) Hogger - [Birth Index: Weymouth 5a 339 (also), 1884 (June)]
  6. Frederick Percy (1) Hogger - [Birth Index: Weymouth 5a 310, 1886 (Dec)]
  7. and possibly others ...

Henry George (1) married in 1900 to Maria Jane Burt [Marriage Index: Wareham 5a 661, 1900 (June)]. She was born in Swanage, Dorset around early 1875 [Birth Index: Wareham 5a 308, 1875 (March)]. The 1901 Census finds them living at 2, Carlton Terrace in Rowde, Wiltshire where he was occupied as an assistant warder in the Prison Service.

William (19) was christened on July 2nd 1873 at St. Peter's Church in The Grove, the register describing his father as a schoolmaster living at Reforne [St. Peter's Register of Baptisms 1872-1880, Page 5, Entry 39]. He was with his parents in the 1881 Census. He has not been found in any subsequent source and his disappearance remains a mystery.

The 1901 Census finds Charles (2) at age "25" living with his parents and with no cited occupation.

The 1901 Census finds John Clement (1) at age "23" boarding with a Rice family at 17, St. Leonard's Road in Weymouth where he was occupied as an engine fitter and turner. He married in 1908 [Marriage Index: Weymouth 5a 739, 1908 (June)].

The 1901 Census finds Ethel Mary (1) at age "17" living with her parents and with no cited occupation.

The 1901 Census finds Frederick Percy (1) at age "14" living with his parents and occupied as a junior accountant clerk in the Admiralty. He married in 1914 to Ada Florence L. Honeybon [Marriage Index: Weymouth 5a 760, 1914 (June) - bride indexed as "Honebon"]. She was born in 1889 [Birth Index: Weymouth 5a 313, 1889 (Sept)].