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John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 03:54 BST (UK) »
I may of reached a  brick wall with my wife's surname Hobbs

I wrote to the archivist of St Helens Church Abingdon  in the 1980s and they found
the following

John Hobbs was a maltmaker in Abingdon Berkshire

He and his wife Mary had 5 children from 1795 to 1810.
The children's names were  John Hannah Lucy Sarah and John  His profession on the christenings was maltmaker.
John Sr. passed away in Abingdon in 1817

The archivist could not find a record of a marriage of John and Mary nor a christening for John Sr.

I have made attempts to look for possible marriages pre 1795 close to the Abingdon area but have not been successful.  It does not help that Abingdon is very close to county lines.

I am trying to find a possible marriage and a christening for John but as I said I think I may be stuck

Any help or advice appreciated

Best wishes from Winnipeg Canada

Jim



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Re: John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 June 18 07:42 BST (UK) »
One to consider  :-\
John Hobbs
Mary Wade
Marriage 9 Jan 1792
Cookham, Berkshire
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Re: John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 June 18 14:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Jim,

Here's one marriage that may be of interest;
Abingdon St.Helens
18-11-1783 John Hobbs to Hannah Barnet - no other details listed.

May not be the correct one as his wife's name is Hannah , not Mary, but I notice you list one of his children as Hannah.

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Re: John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 June 18 14:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks to both of you.   Appreciate it very much

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Re: John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 June 18 14:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks to both of you. 

I looked at the marriage to consider and it is about 80 miles from Abingdon so for the time frame  so I have put it on my list but feel it is to far.

There was another John Hobbs in Abingdon who married a Hannah and he was a storekeeper but I cannot find any connection between him and my John.

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Re: John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 June 18 16:52 BST (UK) »
Driving distance today from Abingdon to Cookham (near Maidenhead) is 37 miles.

One of my ancestors from North Hinksey married in Haddenham in 1809 - driving distance today is 36 miles.

I wouldn't discard the Cookham suggestion just yet :)

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Re: John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 21 June 18 17:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks Carol    I must of looked at the mileage wrong on Google maps 

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Re: John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 21 June 18 22:22 BST (UK) »
You should also consider that the easiest way to travel in those days was along the river - Cookham and Abingdon were not far by water.
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Re: John Hobbs Abingdon Berkshire
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 21 June 18 22:34 BST (UK) »
There is a John Hobbs, Victualler, of Abingdon whose Will was proven at the Archdeaconry of Berkshire in 1796,  As your John was a Maltmaker, I wonder if there may have been a connection?

John Hobbs Victualler of Abingdon 1796 D/A1/85/163

Details from the Berkshire Wills Index.
(KENT) Lingwell, Rayment (BUCKS) Read, Hutchins (SRY) Costin, Westbrook (DOR) Gibbs, Goreing (DUR) Green (ESX) Rudland, Malden, Rouse, Boosey (FIFE) Foulis, Russell (NFK) Johnson, Farthing, Purdy, Barsham (GLOS) Collett, Morris, Freebury, May, Kirkman (HERTS) Winchester, Linford (NORTHANTS) Bird, Brimley, Chater, Wilford, Read, Chapman, Jeys, Marston, Lumley (WILTS) Arden, Whatley, Batson, Gleed, Greenhill (SOM) Coombs, Watkins (RUT) Stafford (BERKS) Sansom, Angel, Young, Stratton, Weeks, Day