THE HOBBS FAMILY IN SOUTH WALES 1919 - 1927

The information in the tables was obtained from the Electoral Rolls for the Porth district. I had been informed that my great grandparents had lived in South Wales for many years after they left London  but it was difficult to place them in a definite location. However thanks to the research that was undertaken by both Ray and Margaret Hobbs, I have now a good picture of the years 1919 - 1927. The people who do not have the Hobbs surname I am treating purely as lodgers for the time being although it is possible that a couple of them may turn out to be relatives of the family (Daniel Thomas, David and Ann Day).

33 YNYS STREET, YNYSHIR, PORTH, MID GLAMORGAN

Year          
1919 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs      
1920 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Lewis Jones John Marsh  
1921 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Reginald Hobbs Lewis Jones  
Apr 1922 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Norman Hobbs Edgar Hobbs Reginald Hobbs
Oct 1922 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Norman Hobbs Reginald Hobbs  
Apr 1923 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Norman Hobbs Reginald Hobbs  
Oct 1923 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Norman Hobbs Reginald Hobbs Daniel Thomas
Apr 1924 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Norman Hobbs Reginald Hobbs Daniel William Thomas
Oct 1924 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Norman Hobbs Reginald Hobbs  
Apr 1925 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Reginald Hobbs    
Oct 1925 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs Reginald Hobbs David Phillips Hannah Phillips
Apr 1926 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs David Day Ann Elizabeth Day  
1927 James Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs David Day Ann Elizabeth Day  

 

32 and 33 YNYS STREET, YNYSHIR, PORTH, (2004)

32 YNYS STREET, YNYSHIR, PORTH, MID GLAMORGAN

Year

         
Oct 1924 Clement Hobbs Rose Hobbs John Lewis Morgan    
Apr 1925 Clement Hobbs Rose Hobbs Thomas Jones Annie Jones John Lewis Morgan
      Ethel Morgan    
1926 Clement Hobbs Rose Hobbs Arthur James Grace John Lewis Morgan Ethel Morgan
           

YNYS STREET, YNYSHIR, PORTH, (2004)

From what I can gather, my grandparents (and father aged 4) moved to South Wales in 1924 and spent nearly three years there. The move was prompted by the lack of jobs in Sheffield at the time. They stayed there for three years but ended up moving back to the Sheffield area as My grandmother Rose was homesick  

Note

Electoral registers only list people who are entitled or registered to vote. The laws governing entitlement to vote have changed repeatedly, usually with the effect of widening the electorate, and only since 1928 have all men and women of full age been able to vote. Even nowadays, people who have not registered to vote will not appear on the register.

Before 1918, the right to vote was tied to property ownership.  By the late nineteenth century, the parliamentary electorate (i.e. those who voted for MPs) included all male owners and tenants (aged 21 or over) of dwelling houses, and lodgers paying at least 10 per annum who had lived at the same address for 12 months or more.  The local government electorate (i.e. those who voted in the Borough Council elections and appear on Burgess Rolls) included men and women who had occupied rateable property in the borough for one year, paid rates, and lived within seven miles of the borough.  In 1918 the rules governing local and parliamentary elections were simplified.  All men aged 21 or over who were normally resident in the constituency were able to vote; all women aged 30 or over who were local government voters, or were the wives of local government voters, were given the parliamentary franchise for the first time.  All women aged 21 or over were finally enfranchised in 1928.  

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