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Henry (2) Hogger was born in 1844 to parents Thomas (3) Hogger and his first wife Mary Anne (nee) Hill [Birth Index: Cosford 12 359, 1844 (June)]. He was christened on July 7th 1844 at Brent Eleigh [PR: Cosford DB].
The 1851 Census finds him at age "6" living with his parents at Town Hill, Brent Eleigh.
The 1861 Census finds him at age "16" living with his father, his stepmother and his sister Anne (3) at Brent Eleigh and occupied as an agricultural labourer. His future wife Emma was meanwhile living with her father at Brent Eleigh and occupied as a house-keeper.
He married Emma (nee) Leeks on January 10th 1864 at Brent Eleigh [Marriage Index: Cosford 4a 557, 1864 (March)]. She was born to John Leeks and his wife Mary Ann (nee) Mumford [Birth Index: Cosford 12 319, 1845 (Dec)] and was christened on January 4th 1846 at Brent Eleigh [PR: Cosford DB]. The marriage was witnessed by H. Gladwell and Mary Leeks, whose connections are unknown. His occupation was still agricultural labourer.
By 1871 he was a soldier with the Army. He has not been found in the 1871 Census and may well have been serving abroad. Emma and their two daughters, however, were at that time pauper inmates of the Cosford Union Workhouse in Semer, Suffolk. Semer is located about 4 miles ESE of Brent Eleigh.
He has likewise not been found in the 1881 Census, but Emma was then in Little Glemham and working as a lady's maid servant in the household of Richard D. King, the Rector of Little Glemham. Her surname is entered as "Hoggin" in the schedule. Her daughters were not with her and their location at this time is unknown.
The 1891 Census finds him at age "46" living with Emma and their two sons at "Waterheath" in Alderby, Norfolk. He is described as an Army Pensioner and coachman.
The 1901 Census finds him at age "58" living with just Emma in Barton, Yorkshire and occupied as a domestic coachman.
Emma died aged "62" in 1908 [Death Index: Darlington 10a 2, 1908 (Sept)].
It is not known where or when Henry (2) died.
Alice Elizabeth (1) was christened at Brent Eleigh on June 12th 1864 [PR: Cosford DB]. The 1871 Census finds her living with her mother. She has not yet been found in the 1881 Census. In 1882 she married James Henry Carter [Marriage Index: Bosmere 4a 1343, 1882 (Dec)]. He was born at Chamberg on the Swiss-Italian border around 1857-58. The 1891 Census finds them living with three children at the Kings Head Inn in Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk where James Henry was occupied as an inn keeper. James Henry died aged "37" in 1895 [Death Index: Chelmsford 4a 293, 1895 (Sept)]. The 1901 Census finds Alice Elizabeth (1) widowed and living with two children at 9, Mechanics Yard in Darlington, Durham where she was occupied as a charwoman. Also present was her brother Charles Henry (1).
Mary Ann (4) was born around early 1867 in Semer. The 1871 Census finds her living with her mother. The 1881 Census finds her at age "14" living as a servant in the household of a bootmaker Walter Chinery in Hadleigh Road, Ringshall in Suffolk. Here she gives her birthplace as Brent Eleigh. In 1885 she married John Munro [Marriage Index: Bosmere 4a 1021, 1885 (June)]. John was born around 1850-51 in Scotland. The 1891 Census finds her at age "24" living with John and two children - Alice Mary and Henry John - at "Waterlow" in Alderby, Norfolk where John was occupied as a labourer. Here she gives her birthplace as Lavenham. Alice Mary was born at Shorncliffe in Kent [Birth Index: Elham 2a 1038, 1886 (Sept)], probably at Henry (2)'s home, whilst - for reasons unknown - Henry John was born in Peckham, Surrey [Birth Index: Camberwell 1d 884, 1888 (Sept)]. The 1901 Census finds the family living in The Street, Kirby Cane in Norfolk where John was described as a retired Army Sergeant.
Charles Henry (1) was born in 1885 at the Shorncliffe army camp in Kent. The 1891 Census finds him living with his parents. The 1901 Census finds him at age "15" in the household of his widowed sister Alice Elizabeth (1) at 9, Mechanics Yard in Darlington, Durham where he was occupied as a domestic gardener. In 1906 he married in Yorkshire to Amy Hannah Hutchinson [Marriage Index: Richmond Y. 9d 1337, 1906 (June)]. They produced at least one son Leonard Maury (1) Hogger who died aged "34" on January 4th 1945 whilst serving as a corporal (Service No. 14355001) in the London Rifle Brigade, 8th Batallion and who was buried at the Hotton War Cemetery in Hotton, Luxembourg. He had been married to an Elizabeth and had been living at Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham. These details are drawn from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.
Reginald Henry (1) was born in 1886 at Toft Monks in Norfolk. The 1891 Census finds him living with his parents. The 1901 Census finds him at age "15" living among several domestic grooms at the Duchy Road stables in Harrogate, Yorkshire where he was likewise occupied as a groom.