Thomas (2) Hogger

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Brief biography

Thomas (2) Hogger was born to parents Thomas (1) Hogger and his wife Mary (nee) Rainham. He was christened on April 4th 1782 at Lavenham [PR: Cosford DB]. The register records the parents as "Thomas and Mary Hoggett", as it does also for the christening there in 1784 of Thomas (2)'s first sibling William (3). The surname Hoggett occurs nowhere else in the area in that period and so this was surely just a recording error. All the subsequent siblings were christened at Brent Eleigh where the register names the parents correctly.

He married Jemima (nee) Pilgrim on February 19th 1805 at Hitcham [PR: Cosford DB]. The marriage was witnessed by Robert Eley and Thomas Stewart, whose connections are unknown. Jemima was the daughter of Jonathon [sic] Pilgrim and his wife Hannah, and was christened on November 4th 1781 at Wattisham [PR: Cosford DB]. Hitcham lies about two miles west of Wattisham and about five miles east of Lavenham.

The 1841 Census finds Thomas (2) at (rounded) age "50" living with Jemima and two daughters in the High Street, Lavenham where he was occupied as a wheelwright. This reinforces the case that he was fathered by Thomas (1) since four other proven sons of Thomas (1) were also wheelwrights.

He died in 1843 [Death Index: Cosford 12 239, 1843 (March)] and was buried on March 8th 1843 at Lavenham [PR: Cosford DB].

His wife Jemima died in 1857 [Death Index: Cosford 4a 275, 1857 (March)] and was likewise buried at Lavenham on March 11th 1857 [PR: Cosford DB].

His children by Jemima Pilgrim

  1. James (2) Hogger - born around 1805/06
  2. Thomas (3) Hogger
  3. William (4) Hogger
  4. James (3) Hogger
  5. Alfred (1) Hogger
  6. Jane (1) Hogger - christened December 21st 1818
  7. Jemima (1) Hogger - christened September 14th 1821
  8. Harriet (1) Hogger - christened November 25th 1822
  9. Charlotte (1) Hogger

Apart from James (2) and Thomas (3), all the above children were christened in Lavenham [PR: Cosford DB].

No christening record has been found for James (2). He was probably born at Brent Eleigh, since he was buried there on January 12th 1806, just three days after the christening at Brent Eleigh of Thomas (3). He may have been a twin of Thomas (3) but too ill on January 9th to be christened then.

The 1841 Census finds Jane (1) at (rounded) age "20" living with her parents in Lavenham. Nothing more is known of her.

Jemima (1) was buried on September 21st 1821 at Lavenham, just one week after her christening.

Nothing more is known of Harriet (1).