Personal information about Tom Hughes

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Tom Hughes
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   19 April 1919
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Snaith', Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 031
Record number: 9842
Official at burial:
   Father F Green
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  16 April 1919
  Missing Headstone
  Sandstone Engraved
  Headstone: In Loving Memory of / Harriett Barrett / died Jan. 6th. 1902. / Also of Tom, dearly beloved husband of Sarah Hughes / died April 16th. 1919 / aged 61. / Also / Sarah Harriett Ann Palmer / died Dec. 3rd. 1956 / aged 87. //
    Harriett Barrett nee Winkworth, b Lambourn in 1811 is the daughter of agricultural labourer, Robert & Mary Winkworth of Lambourn. She married Edward Barrett in 1829 and had 9 children. He was a farm labourer & they lived in Chapel Lane, Lambourn until Edward's death. They brought up granddaughter Sarah Hannah Ann Pelly (later Mrs Tom Hughes, then Mrs Henry Palmer). Sarah's mother, Sarah died at or soon after her birth. Towards the end of their lives Edward & Harriett received Parish Relief but widow Harriet later moved to live with her granddaughter Sarah and husband in Newbury.Tom was the son of Sawyer, Charles and Hannah Hughes of Hoe Benham, Berks. He worked as a Carter and in 1891 was lodging with his brother, Charles & family, builders of West Mills, next door to where his future wife was a servant. He married Sarah Hannah Ann Pelly in 1892 and lived at Hockley's Stables between Northbrook St,& the Marsh, working as a Groom in 1901 and then as an Ironmonger's Carman in 1911, Sarah Hannah Ann Pelly was born to Ebenezer & Sarah Pelly. Sarah was the daughter of Harriett Barrett buried here. Sarah died when daughter Sarah H.A. was born & the baby was sent to live with her grandparents, Edward and Harriett Barrett in Chapel Lane, Lambourn. She looked after Harriett in her final years at Hockley Stables. Sarah was born in Kensington, London. Her father lodged in Acton with his two older sons, working as a labourer, after his wife's death. Sarah H.A. worked as a servant to the Adey family, builders, in West mills before her marriage to Tom. In 1923, after Tom's death she married Henry Palmer. Sources: NRC Bur recds & Ancestry records.
  01 January 2020
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Harriett BARRETT
Sarah Harriett Ann PALMER



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Thomas Hughes
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    24 April 1919
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News





Tom Hughes was well known in Newbury having been for many years in the employ of Messrs. Edwards and Godding, and since then he was in the service of the Corporation. About three weeks ago, his doctor advised his removal to the District Hospital, pending an operation, which, however, he did not undergo; gradually becoming weaker, he passed away on the 16' of April, leaving a widow to mourn his loss, but no family.

The deceased was a native of Hoe Benham, being the second son of the late Richard Hughes. The funeral took place from his home (Marsh Road) on Saturday, the 19th. A service was held in the Primitive Methodist Church, Bartholomew Street, where deceased was accustomed to attend. The mourners were the widow, his brothers (Jim and Charlie), his sisters (Mrs Simmons and Miss Emily Hughes), sisters-in-law Mrs J. Hughes and Miss C. Hughes, M. Simmons (brother-in-law), his cousins (Mr. Sherman and Mrs. Herbert) also friends, Mr. and Mrs. Sneath, Mrs. Meagrove, Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Chandler 

The interment was at the Newtown Road Cemetery, the Washington car being followed by three carriages, also the Corporation employees, and between 30 and 40 of his brother Foresters wearing their sprigs of yew and their mourning sashes. These preceded the cortege and lining up on each side as they reached the cemetery.

Long list of those attending.

The deceased had been a Forester some 26 years. Died 16 April 1919 aged 61. Buried 19 April 1919 Bk. 1917 p. 031 no. 9842. Husband of Sarah Hughes. Mrs P P 168 p(B)13

Newbury Weekly News 24 April 1919

See also Harriet Barrett died 16 January 1902 and Sarah Harriet Ann Palmer died 3 December 1956 aged 87.

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