Samuel (1) Hogger


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Brief biography

Samuel (1) Hogger was born to parents Thomas (1) Hogger and his wife Mary (nee) Rainham. He was christened on January 18th 1793 at Brent Eleigh, Suffolk [PR: Cosford DB].

He married Susanna (nee) Farthing on February 7th 1815 at Brent Eleigh [PR: Cosford DB]. She was born at Hadleigh around 1793. The marriage was witnessed by William Cook and Ann Peacock, whose connections are unknown.

The 1841 Census finds them living with three children in Brent Eleigh where Samuel (1) was occupied as a carpenter.

The 1851 Census finds Samuel (1) at age "58" living with his son Peter (3) in Brent Eleigh and occupied as a carpenter journeyman. His wife Susannah was meanwhile with their son George (1) in St. Clement, Cambridge.

The 1861 Census finds Samuel (1) at age "68" living with Susanna (entered as "Susan") in an Alms House at Brent Eleigh. His occupation field states simply "alms man".

He died in 1865 [Death Index: Cosford 4a 283, 1865 (Dec)] and was buried aged "74" at Brent Eleigh on November 23rd 1865 [PR: Cosford DB].

The 1871 Census finds Susanna as a widow at age "78" living in an Alms House at Brent Eleigh.

The 1881 Census finds her still living there at age "88".

She died in 1887 [Death Index: Cosford 4a 359, 1887 (Sept) - indexed as "Susan"] and was buried at age "94" at Brent Eleigh on August 17th 1887 [PR: Cosford DB].

His children by Susanna Farthing

All the children below were christened at Brent Eleigh [PR: Cosford DB].
  1. Sarah (1) Hogger
  2. Samuel (3) Hogger - christened December 14th 1817
  3. George (1) Hogger
  4. Thomas (4) Hogger - christened November 16th 1823
  5. Ellen (1) Hogger
  6. Maria (2) Hogger - christened May 10th 1829
  7. Peter (3) Hogger
  8. Susan (3) Hogger - christened September 6th 1835

Nothing more is known of Samuel (3).

The 1841 Census probably finds Thomas (4) at (rounded) age "15" living or staying with his grandfather Thomas (1) at the Alms Houses in Brent Eleigh and occupied as an agricultural labourer. He has not been found in any subsequent source and his fate remains unknown.

The 1841 Census appears to find Maria (2) - mistranscribed as "Harriet" - at age "12" living with her parents in Brent Eleigh. The 1851 Census finds her at age "20" living in Friars Street, Sudbury St. Gregory in the household of a surgeon Charles Murray where she was occupied as a house maid. The 1861 Census finds her at age "32" living in the Rectory at School Hill, Boxford in the household of the incumbent Rector John Byng where she was occupied as a house maid. The 1871 Census finds her aged "38" living at 3, Devonshire Terrace in Paddington, London, occupied as a cook in a household headed by John Hornby. She died on May 5th 1873 [Death Index: Cosford 4a 294, 1873 (June)] at Lavenham and was buried there on May 9th 1873 [PR: Cosford DB], her gravestone describing her as "the third daughter of Samuel and Susan".

The 1841 Census finds Susan (3) at age "6" living with her parents in Brent Eleigh. She died in 1850 [Death Index: Cosford 12 255, 1850 (March)] and was buried on February 14th 1850 at Brent Eleigh, the register understating her age as "14" [PR: Cosford DB].