Thomas (6) Hogger


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Brief biography

Thomas (6) Hogger was born around 1819 in Monks Eleigh to parents Bartholomew (3) Hogger and his wife Martha (nee) Lemon.

The 1841 Census finds him living with his parents in High Street, Monks Eleigh and occupied as a wheelwright.

His future wife was Ann Ablitt who had first married William Barnard in Higham on September 4th 1832 [IGI: Batch M131771]. She was born in Weeley, Essex around 1813-14. The 1841 census finds her with William and three children living in Monks Eleigh. William - who was born outside Suffolk around 1806 - was occupied as a grocer and is presumed to have died later in the 1840s. He may have been the "William Everit Barnard" who died in 1845 [Death Index: Cosford 12 206, 1845 (Dec)].

Thomas (6) and Ann married in 1848 in Monks Eleigh [Marriage Index: Cosford 12 499, 1848 (Sept)].

The 1851 Census finds them living with several children, including some by Ann's previous husband, in the High Street, Monks Eleigh where Thomas (6) was occupied as a journeyman wheelwright.

Ann probably died in early 1861 [Death Index: Sudbury 4a 266, 1861 (March)].

The 1861 Census finds Thomas (6) aged "40" and widowed, living with his children in Bear Street, Nayland where he was occupied as a journeyman carpenter.

The 1871 Census finds Thomas (6) aged "50" and widowed, living with his daughters Martha (3) and Alice (5) in Bear Street, Nayland where he was occupied as a wheelwright. Also present was an infant grand-daughter Emily (3) Hogger born in Nayland whose parents have not yet been identified.

Thomas (6) appears to have died aged "56" in 1875 [Death Index: Sudbury 4a 261, 1875 (Sept)].

His children by Ann Ablitt

  1. Ellen Rebecca (1) Hogger - [Birth Index: Cosford 12 377, 1849 (June)]
  2. Martha (3) Hogger - [Birth Index: Cosford 12 393, 1851 (March)]
  3. Alice (5) Hogger - probably [Birth Index: Sudbury 4a 377, 1853 (June) - indexed as "Hoggar"]
  4. and possibly others ...

Ellen Rebecca (1) was born in Monks Eleigh. She was not in her father's household in the 1871 Census and her location at that time is not yet known. She did not marry, and died at age "31" in 1881 [Death Index: Ipswich 4a 442, 1881 (March)].

Martha (3) was born in Monks Eleigh. The 1861 Census finds her at age "10" living with her father. The 1871 Census finds her at age "19" living with her father and occupied as a dressmaker. In early 1881 she married in London to Henry Hawkins [Marriage Index: Marylebone 1a 776, 1881 (March)]. He was born in Oxfordshire in the 1850s. The 1881 Census finds her at age "25" living with Henry at 582, Old Kent Road in Camberwell, Surrey (Greater London). He was occupied as a baker (the schedule accidentally shows this in her occupation field instead of his). Her birthplace is given as Colchester (probably a misconception on his part) and his as Bicester, Oxfordshire. The 1891 Census finds her at age "36" living with Henry and their five children at 8, Blue Anchor Lane in Camberwell. His occupation is given as master baker and his birthplace as Weston-on-the-Green which lies about 5 miles south-west of Bicester. Her birthplace is here given correctly as Monks Eleigh. The 1901 Census finds the family with four children living at 327, Albany Road in Camberwell where Henry was occupied as an omnibus ticket inspector, so he had evidently abandoned his bakery trade.

Alice (5) was born in Nayland in 1853. The 1871 Census finds her at age "17" living with her father and apparently still attending school. Nothing more is currently known of her.

The 1881 Census finds the above-mentioned Emily (3) Hogger aged "11" boarding in the household of a gardener Robert Clarke at Old Heath in Colchester, Essex. It gives her birthplace as Nayland. No trace of her has yet been found in any subsequent sources.

Ann Ablitt's children by William Barnard

the christening dates below are given by [IGI: Batch C062571]
  1. Sarah Ann Barnard - christened at Monks Eleigh on April 5th 1835
  2. Jessie Barnard - christened at Monks Eleigh on December 25th 1836
  3. William Barnard - born at Monks Eleigh on April 8th 1839 [Birth Index: Cosford 12 324, 1839 (June)] and died there on April 11th 1839
  4. Jane Barnard - christened at Monks Eleigh on October 4th 1840 [Birth Index: Cosford 12 311, 1840 (Sept)]
  5. John Barnard - christened at Monks Eleigh on July 9th 1843 [Birth Index: Cosford 12 316, 1842 (Dec)]
  6. William Albert Barnard - born at Monks Eleigh [Birth Index: Cosford 12 352, 1845 (June)]
  7. and possibly others ...