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Title: Ernest James William Hobden - 1903-1947
Post by: douglasn on Sunday 18 October 20 14:39 BST (UK)
Hi,

I am looking for info on my Grandfather, Ernest James William Hobden.

I have his birth at 8 June 1903, baptised in Maclear Anglican Church
married Mary Louisa McAllister 11 Sept 1926 in Libode
dies 12 April 1947 ib Dbn, buried in Stellawood Cemetary, Durban.

I have his parents as Ernest Hobden and Eleanor Croften


I am trying to get more info on his family, - parents, siblings etc
Title: Re: Ernest James William Hobden - 1903-1947
Post by: Nookie on Monday 19 October 20 18:23 BST (UK)
Ernest Snr was born about 1875 and died 27/12/1910 in Cape Town. He was married to Eleanor CroftOn.  They only had one child - Ernest James William. I have found the birth of one child to them - Jean Mary who was born on 26/4/1934.

I have messaged you regarding the paperwork.
Title: Re: Ernest James William Hobden - 1903-1947
Post by: Nookie on Monday 19 October 20 18:38 BST (UK)
According to the marriage certificate for Ernest Snr. Eleanor's surname was New.  So she was Eleanor CroftOn New when she married.
Title: Re: Ernest James William Hobden - 1903-1947
Post by: cath151 on Monday 19 October 20 18:40 BST (UK)
Several mentions on familysearch, both parents apparently born in England
https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.givenName=ernest&q.surname=hobden&q.anyPlace=south%20africa&m.defaultFacets=on&m.queryRequireDefault=on&m.facetNestCollectionInCategory=on&count=20&offset=0

Cathy
Title: Re: Ernest James William Hobden - 1903-1947
Post by: douglasn on Monday 19 October 20 20:57 BST (UK)
Hi<

thank you very much, for some reason my profile is not allowing me to reply to your message

Jean Mary is my Mother.

Ernest Snr was born about 1875 and died 27/12/1910 in Cape Town. He was married to Eleanor CroftOn.  They only had one child - Ernest James William. I have found the birth of one child to them - Jean Mary who was born on 26/4/1934.

I have messaged you regarding the paperwork.
Title: Re: Ernest James William Hobden - 1903-1947
Post by: douglasn on Monday 19 October 20 21:03 BST (UK)
Many Thanks Cathy !!

Several mentions on familysearch, both parents apparently born in England
https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.givenName=ernest&q.surname=hobden&q.anyPlace=south%20africa&m.defaultFacets=on&m.queryRequireDefault=on&m.facetNestCollectionInCategory=on&count=20&offset=0

Cathy