JAMES THOMAS HOBBS 1885 - 1977

James Thomas ("Tom") was the eldest of the HOBBS brothers. Tom married Emily Annie Agnes Hobbs (nee Moor) (born 21st October 1886) on 28th December 1913 at All Saints Church Hatcham Park London. His wife Emily was born in the Millwall district of London. The 1901 Census finds emily residing in the Bromley area of Kent working as a Domestic Nursemaid.

Ten years later in 1911 she is living with her parents as a 24 year old factory hand

Name Elijah Moor Relationship to Head of Household Head Condition Married Gender M Age 44 Estimated Year of Birth 1867 Occupation Groundsman Employed Y Working at Home N Place of Birth London Barking Enumerator Information Address 5 Hunsdon Road New Cross S E Parish St Paul Deptford Town New Cross S E Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms 5 Rooms Inhabited Y Reference RG14PN2618 RG78PN88 RD28 SD1 ED24 SN113 Administrative County London Registration District Greenwich Registration Sub District Deptford North Enumeration District 24.

In fact Elijah's whole working life revolved around Millwall Football Club as this article demonstrates

There is a marvellous wedding photograph that was taken that shows the wedding party. Tom's mother and my great grandmother Elizabeth is on the front row on the left

Tom was a London Bus Driver. Here he is on the right with his conductor on the Wood Green - Deptford Broadway route  

This is confirmed by information in the 1911 UK Census

Name James Thomas Hobbs Relationship to Head of Household Lodger Condition Single Gender M Age 26 Estimated Year of Birth 1885 Occupation Motor Omnibus Driver Employed Y Working at Home N Place of Birth London Paddington Enumerator Information Address 31a Temple Road Cricklewood London N W Parish Willesden Town Cricklewood London N W Type of Building Flat Number of Rooms 4 Inhabited Y Reference RG14PN7055 RG78PN346B RD129 SD1 ED75 SN193 Administrative County Middlesex Registration District Willesden Registration Sub District Willesden Enumeration District 75

Tom and Emily had two sons the eldest being THOMAS JAMES HOBBS who was born on 7th October 1915 and his younger brother LEONARD NORMAN ELIJAH HOBBS who was born four years later on 27th  December 1919. Their mother EMILY HOBBS died aged 90 on 2nd January 1977 in Greenwich District Hospital, Greenwich, London and is buried in Grove Park Cemetery Lewisham London. Her husband Tom died the same year on 22 November 1977 at the home address of 9 Casella Road New Cross London

There is also an excellent photograph of their eldest son Tom's Wedding which shows the bride (TRUDIE BRADLEY) and bridegroom together with the close relatives. JAMES and EMILY are on the left of the photograph. Tom's younger brother LEONARD is behind the bride on the back row.  The rest of the people in the photograph are relatives of the bride. To the brides left is MARIA BRADLEY who is the mother of the bride (TRUDIE) and also the person to her left CORNEL BRADLEY. In between the two on the back row is another son FRANCIS BRADLEY. A daughter ANNELISE (ELISABETH) JACQUES (nee BRADLEY) is on the back row second from the left. The only person I have yet to identify is the man in the top left hand corner who I'm told was the the Best Man but no-one I've spoken too knows his name 

 

  

  Tom and Emily "taking the air" at Brighton in the summer of 1947.

This last photo shows James and Agnes with James's elder sister Lily on one of her visits to this country from the USA 

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