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Jesse (1) Hogger was born to parents Peter (1) Hogger and his first wife Theresa (nee) Underwood [Birth Index: Cosford 12 311, 1839 (March)]. He was christened on May 12th 1839 at Brent Eleigh [PR: Cosford DB]. An uncorroborated IGI record states that he was born on March 6th 1839 at Brent Eleigh.
The 1841 Census finds him at age "2" living with his parents in Brent Eleigh.
The 1851 Census finds him at age "12" living with his father and step-mother Eliza at Brent Eleigh.
The 1861 Census finds him at age "23" lodging in the household of a widowed milliner Esther Tyson at 2, Smyrks Road in Newington St. Mary, Surrey where he was occupied as a journeyman wheelwright. His brother Peter (5) was also in Newington St. Mary at this time.
His future first wife was a widow Elizabeth (nee Wythers) Hayward. She was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire around 1820. Her father was Benjamin Wythers. She first married in 1848 to John (1) Hayward [Marriage Index: Cambridge 14 6, 1848 (Sept)]. The 1851 Census finds her aged "30" living with two young sons, but without her husband, at 9, Eden Street, St. Andrew the Less in Cambridge where she was occupied as a college servant. Her husband was meanwhile possibly living at 16, Maid's Causeway, St. Andrew the Less in the household of a college servant Eliza Scapelhorn and occupied as a house servant. He is described as aged "26", born in West Wickham and (apparently in error) as unmarried. He appears to have died in 1853 [Death Index: Cambridge 3b 359, 1853 (March)]. The 1861 Census finds Elizabeth aged "41", widowed and living with two children at 20, Cardinal's Cap Yard in Sparrow Lane, St. Mary the Great, Cambridge where she was occupied as a college servant's assistant.
Jesse (1) married Elizabeth in 1863 [Marriage Index: Cambridge 3b 760, 1863 (Sept)]. They married on September 20th in the Chapel of St. Mary the Great, Jesse (1) being described in the marriage register as a wheelwright [PR: Cosford DB].
The 1871 Census finds Jesse (1) at age "32" living with Elizabeth at 4, Elm Street, St. Andrew the Less. He was occupied as a coach maker. Boarding with them was Elizabeth's unmarried 19-year-old daughter by her previous marriage, Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Hayward.In 1871 this Lizzie, still unmarried, produced by a father unknown an illegitimate son registered at birth as William Hayward Hogger Hayward, who was subsequently known as William Hayward (1) Hogger.
In 1876 Elizabeth died aged "56" [Death Index: Cambridge 3b 299, 1876 (Sept)].
In 1877 Jesse (1), now widowed, was living at 46, City Road in Cambridge. His future second wife was a spinster Frances Key. She was born in Cambridge in 1851 [Birth Index: Cambridge 14 3, 1851 (June)] to parents John Key - a waiter - and his wife Catharine. The 1861 Census finds her aged "9" living with her parents at 9, Earl Street, St. Andrew the Great. The 1871 Census finds her aged "19" living with her parents at 166, East Road, St. Andrew the Less and occupied as a housemaid. Jesse (1) married her on February 1st 1877 at the Christ Church of St. Andrew the Less [Marriage Index: Cambridge 3b 633, 1877 (March)]. He was at this time occupied as a coach builder. The witnesses were John Key - probably the father of Frances - and Elizabeth Slater whose connection is unknown [PR: Cosford DB].
The 1881 Census finds Jesse (1) at age "42" living with his family at 28, Bradmore Street, St. Andrew the Less. He was now occupied as a wheelwright. The record gives the age of Frances incorrectly as "39", probably intended as "29".
Jesse (1) died aged "44" in 1884 [Death Index: Cosford 4a 375, 1884 (Dec)]. He died on December 7th 1884 and was buried on December 12th at Thorpe Morieux [PR: Cosford DB].
His daughter Theresa Mary (1) together with William Hayward (1) subsequently went to live with their uncle John (3) in Thorpe Morieux, whilst the other surviving children Annie (1) and Mary Frances (1) went to live with uncles on the Key side of the family in Cambridge.
Extensive searches have failed to locate Frances in the 1891 Census.
In 1892 Frances remarried in Norfolk to George Watkins [Marriage Index: Downham 4b 633, 1892 (June)]. She died there aged "44" in 1895 [Death Index: Downham 4b 227, 1895 (June)].
The 1891 Census finds William Hayward (1) at age "20" living in the household of his uncle John (3) in Thorpe Morieux, occupied as a carpenter and wheelwright. He subsequently joined the Army and moved to Aldershot in Hampshire. In early 1901 he married Edith Fletcher [Marriage Index: Farnham 2a 133, 1901 (March)]. She was born in Farnham, Surrey in 1875 [Birth Index: Farnham 2a 98, 1875 (June)]. The 1901 Census finds them living at Crown Terrace in Aldershot, Surrey where he was serving in the Army Service Corps as a wheeler and corporal.
His grand-daughter Ann Frances has kindly supplied the following additional information. He left Suffolk [in the 1890s] and joined the Army, serving as a wheelwright and driver in the Army Service Corps. He cited his half-sister Annie (1) of 166, East Road, Cambridge as his next of kin. He served in the Boer War, gaining the Queens Medal Award, and in 1914 was part of the Expeditionary Forces for which he received a Mons Star. These medals came into Ann's possession. He spent time in various barracks in Woolwich and Aldershot. After marrying he moved to Woolwich. He produced four sons and two daughters, and died in 1949 at Welling in Kent.
The 1891 Census finds Annie (1) at age "14" living in the household of her uncle Henry Key at 166, East Road in St. Andrew the Less, Cambridge. She married Herbert ("Harry") Taylor in 1897 [Marriage Index: Cambridge 3b 1055, 1897 (June)]. The 1901 Census finds them living with two children at 20, Eden Street in Cambridge where Herbert was occupied as a plumber.
Theresa Mary (1) was born on November 22nd 1880 in Cambridge and was christened on June 19th 1881 at Thorpe Morieux. The 1891 Census finds her living with her uncle John (3) in Thorpe Morieux. The 1901 Census finds her at age "20" living at the Old Court Hall in Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire in the household of a solicitor Gerald Hunnybun where she was occupied as a housemaid. The Cosford Database notes that she never married and spent her life in service, including a period as housemaid to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at their home in London. She was known among her relatives as "Auntie True". After her death, her belongings were found to include a picture postcard of Hogger's Corner, sent to her on a date unknown at the address Lower Farm, Maidhurst Arundel, Sussex.
John Henry (1) was born on April 16th 1882 at Thorpe Morieux, was christened there on June 25th 1882 and was buried there on March 3rd 1883 [PR: Cosford DB].
Mary Frances (1) was christened on April 13th 1884 at Thorpe Morieux [Cosford DB]. The 1891 Census finds her at age "7" in the household of her uncle Robert Key at 62, York Street in St. Andrew the Less, Cambridge. The 1901 Census finds her at age "17" living in the household of an apprentice electrician Stanley Russ at 26, Ranelagh Gardens in Barnes, Surrey where she was occupied as a housemaid. She appears to have married in 1909 [Marriage Index: Shardlow 7b 1091, 1909 (June)].