Hannah Warner

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 06/12/2021

Hannah Warner

c1809- 1889

Hannah was born on the 7th May 1809 in Newbury she was baptised on the 25th May 1809 at St Nicolas Church Newbury the daughter of James and Frances Foster (nee Chubb) who were married on the 1st February 1802 at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

The 1815 census of Newbury records James (38), as a Sawyer, living with his wife Frances (33) and their children, Mary (13), James (8), Hannah (6), Elizabeth (4), Joseph (2) and Ann (an infant).

In 1841 Hannah (25) was recorded living with her parents and sister, Sarah (20), in the City Newbury. Her father James was working as a Labourer.

Her mother died aged 61 in 1844 she was buried on the 23rd January at St Nicolas Newbury

Her father died aged 71 in 1848 he was buried on the 18th April at St Nicolas Newbury.

Hannah married Henry Warner (born in 1818 in Newbury the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Warner (nee Batchelor)) on the 9th October 1842 at St Mary (The Minster) Reading Berkshire. (Both were single and living in Howard Street, Henry was a Shoemaker and Hannah a Servant), they had the following children:

Sarah 1843, Matilda 1845, William 1846 Thomas Henry 1848 and Elizabeth 1851 (all Born in Newbury)

The 1851 census records the family living in the Rose and Thistle Yard, Northcroft Lane Newbury. Henry was recorded as a Master Boot and Shoemaker.

The 1861, 1871 and 1881 census records all record Henry and Hannah living in Northcroft Lane Newbury. In 1861 Henry was recorded as a Boot Maker, in 1871 and 1881 he was recorded as a Labourer.

On the 19th September 1867 tragedy struck the family. Henry and Hannah’s son William (20) was killed in a terrible accident whilst working in a sandpit in Wash Common, he died of suffocation after being buried alive. He was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 25th September.

Henry and Hannah both died in 1889, Hannah died aged 79 on the 16th February she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 21st February. Henry died aged 70 on the 24th February he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 2nd March

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