James (7) Hogger


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Brief biography

James (7) Hogger was born in 1844 to parents James (3) Hogger and his wife Sarah (nee) Snell [Birth Index: Cosford 12 334, 1844 (Dec)]. He was christened on February 2nd 1845 at Lavenham [PR: Cosford DB].

The 1851 Census finds him living with his parents in Church Street, Lavenham.

The 1861 Census finds him at age "16" living with his parents in Church Street where he was occupied as a wheelwright.

The 1871 Census finds him at age "26" and unmarried, still living with his parents in Church Street and occupied as a wheelwright.

In 1878 he married Susanna(h) Woodgate [Marriage Index: Lewisham 1d 932, 1878 (March)]. She was the daughter of Richard Woodgate and his wife Hannah (nee) Bean, and was christened on January 8th 1843 at Acton [PR: Cosford DB].

Why James (7) and Susanna should have married in Lewisham is unexplained, as no really close relations appear to have been there at that time.

The 1881 Census finds him living with his wife and first child at Church Street in Lavenham, together with his sister Susanna Pheobe (1) and his mother-in-law Hannah. His occupation was wheelwright.

The 1891 Census finds him living with his wife, three children and a niece, still at Church Street and again occupied as a wheelwright.

The 1901 Census finds him living with his wife and two daughters at 7, Church Street and again occupied as a wheelwright.

Susannah died at age "59" in 1904 [Death Index: Cosford 4a 496, 1904 (Dec)]. She died on November 14th at Lavenham and was buried at the cemetery there, in Grave No. 232, on November 21st [PR: Cosford DB].

James (7) died aged "66" in 1911 [Death Index: Cosford 4a 1033, 1911 (Sept)].

His children by Susanna(h) Woodgate

  1. Emily Emma (1) Hogger - [Birth Index: Cosford 4a 583, 1880 (March)], christened February 1st 1880
  2. Minnie Evelyn (1) Hogger - [Birth Index: Cosford 4a 632, 1884 (June)], christened May 4th 1884
  3. Ethel (1) Hogger - [Birth Index: Cosford 4a 679, 1889 (March)], christened January 6th 1889
  4. perhaps ... Albert Herbert (1) Hogger - born in 1881, buried in 1882 at Lavenham
  5. and possibly others ...

All three daughters above were christened at Lavenham [PR: Cosford DB].

The 1881 and 1891 Censuses find Emily Emma (1) living with her parents. The 1901 Census finds her at age "21" living in the household of a widowed bank manager Thomas Addenbroke at 71, Sydenham Hill in Camberwell where she was occupied as a domestic nurse.

The 1901 Census finds Minnie Evelyn (1) at age "17" living with her parents in Lavenham.

The 1901 Census finds Ethel (1) at age "12" living with her parents in Lavenham.

An infant "Herbert Bertie Hogger" was buried at age 8 months on March 6th 1882 at St. Peter and St. Paul in Lavenham [National Burial Index]. The GRO reference is [Death Index: Cosford 4a 376, 1882 (March)].