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HOBBS William Any help in locating after 1851 appreciated
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 21:43 BST (UK) »
I am trying to locate further information on a William Hobbs born 25 JAN 1837 Crawley,
His father was John Hobbs and his mother was Jane Gibbens   Jane passed and the last I can locate William is on the 1851 census when he is 14 and living with his father and second mother and has a occupation of Bakers son employed at home, the same as his elder brother Samuel.  This family had a history of being bakers and the profession runs through many lines.
Name:   William Hobbs
Age:   14
Estimated Birth Year:   abt 1837
Relation:   Son
Father's name:   John Hobbs
Mother's name:   Ann Hobbs
Gender:   Male
Where born:   Crawley, Surrey, England
Civil Parish:   Cuckfield
Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:   
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Town:   Cuckfield
County/Island:   Sussex
Country:   England
Street address:
Registration district:   Cuckfield
Sub-registration district:   Lindfield

The only other clue I found is a William Hobbs with correct age on on a Passengers list to New York where it states he is immigrating but his profession is listed as Labourer.
NameWilliam HobbsArrival Date28 Apr 1855Birth Dateabt 1837Age18GenderMaleEthnicity/ NationalityEnglishPlace of OriginEnglandPort of DepartureLondon, EnglandDestinationUnited States of AmericaPort of ArrivalNew York, New YorkShip NameSir Robert PeelSearch Ship DatabaseSir Robert PeelWilliam Hobbs - Apr 1855 - New York, New York London, England London, England - Male - Sir Robert Peel

I am not sure my William is the one immigrating.  If the profession was baker I would be pretty sure.   Could anyone have a look at the 1861/71 census and see if there is something I am missing as I cannot find a trace of him or give any advice.

Thank you and best wishes from Canada

Jim

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Re: HOBBS William Any help in locating after 1851 appreciated
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 September 18 22:15 BST (UK) »
I can't see him in England in 1861/1871.  His step mother and half siblings are around.

It's possible he was a labourer at the time (if it was him emigrating) or that was the occupation required where he was going rather than something specific like a baker  :-\
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: HOBBS William Any help in locating after 1851 appreciated
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 September 18 00:11 BST (UK) »
Thank you for looking.