THE HOBBS FAMILY - 1871 - 1891 UK CENSUS

The 1871 Census showed the Hobbs family living at No16 Wharf of the Paddington Canal basin in London. The entry reads

Name

Age

Status  - Occupation

Born

Thomas Hobbs 35 Head - Road Constructor and Scavenger Kensington Middlesex
Emma Hobbs 37 Wife Barnet Middlesex
James Hobbs 18 Son London Middlesex
William Hobbs 5 Son London Middlesex
John Hobbs 3 Son London Middlesex

THE HOBBS FAMILY - 1881 CENSUS

The 1881 Census records a totally different picture. The family have moved to an adjoining property 18 North Wharf Road Paddington London and have expanded in numbers. The move to the property will have occurred at sometime prior to January 1879

Name

Age

Status  - Occupation

Born

Thomas Hobbs Jnr 46 Head -  Married - Dust Contractor employing 129 men 47 women and 17 boys Kensington Middlesex
Thomas Hobbs 74 Father - Widowed - Annuitant Kensington Middlesex
William Hobbs 15 Son - Scholar London Middlesex
John Hobbs 13 Son - Scholar London Middlesex
Susan E Hobbs 9 Daughter - Scholar London Middlesex
Emma Hobbs 48 Married - Contractors Wife Barnet Herts
Mary Hobbs 36 Spinster - Contractors Sister Kensington Middlesex

By the time of the 1881 Census, my great grandfather JAMES HOBBS had moved out of the family home. It is believed that prior to marrying ELIZABETH he had been married before but that his first wife had died during childbirth At the time of his second marriage in 1882 he was living at 3 Elnathan Mews, Paddington, London. 

Ten years later in  1891, the family are still in 18 Wharf, North Wharf Road Paddington (RG 12 - 3 page 42 Entry 316)

THE HOBBS FAMILY - 1891 CENSUS

Name

Age

Status  - Occupation

Born

Thomas Hobbs 57 Contractor Kensington Middlesex
Emma Hobbs 60   Barnet Middlesex
John Hobbs 23 Contractor's Assistant Paddington London
Susannah E Hobbs 19   Paddington London

There are changes though as both THOMAS HOBBS senior and his daughter MARY HOBBS are no longer living at the property

Interestingly at 16 Wharf next door (North Wharf Road Paddington ) is my great grandfather JAMES HOBBS and his young family.

Name

Age

Status  - Occupation

Born

James HOBBS 37 Contractor Foreman St Pancras London
Elizabeth HOBBS 30 Wife Breconshire South Wales
Lily HOBBS 7   Paddington London
Thomas HOBBS 6   Paddington London
Edgar HOBBS 3   Paddington London
William HOBBS 1   Paddington London

I have placed details of the HOBBS FAMILY - 1901 CENSUS on a separate page as it will give me an opportunity to add further details on my great grandfathers step brothers and sisters 

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