Tobias Hobbs

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 24/09/2020
© Christine Gambles

Tobias Hobbs



Tobias was born in Hatford Berkshire he married Harriet Castle in Kingston Bagpuize Berkshire on the 9th May 1815 (his surname was spelt Hobbis on the marriage record).Harriet was born c1795 in Berkshire.

Tobias and Harriet had the following children (and possibly more):

Tobias c1815

Harriet c1817

Tryphena c1823

Ann c1826

Elizabeth c1828

Sarah c1830

Emma c1832

On the 10th April 1835 Tobias Hobbes (42) found himself before the Newbury Borough Sessions on a charge of Larceny. He was found not guilty.

In 1841 the family were living in Northbrook Street Newbury and Tobias was working as a Dealer.

On the 5th April 1847 Tobias Hobbis (54) once again found himself in trouble with the law he was convicted of Larceny (two convictions) at the Berkshire County Sessions and was sentenced to 6 months and 3 months imprisonment.

The 1851 census records Tobias as a Labourer and Harriet as a Laundress, living in Northcroft Lane Newbury

Harriet died aged 56 in 1851 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 6th December (surname recorded as Hobbis on NBI, Freebmd and GRO and Hobbes on NRC)

In the 1861 census Tobias (70) was recorded in the Union Workhouse Newbury as T Hobbs, he died later that year and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 24th June 1861.

Sources:as above

Website designed and maintained by Paul Thompson on behalf of the Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.

Administrator Login