Harriet Elizabeth Hobbs ♀

Life

Born 1859, Aston, Warks

Christened 08/05/1859 St Stephen's, Birmingham, Warks // parents George (Maltster) and Fanny, abode Alma St

Died 1929, Birmingham, recorded age 78

Possible aliases/distractors

No aliases/distractors for this individual in database

Summary

Unlike her husband William, Harriett's life is well-documented. She had five children who lived to majority, and one (name as yet unknown) who died as an infant. We have a portrait of Harriett and her husband William. Although Harriett spent all her life in Aston (Birmingham) or Smethwick, both her parents came from a rural background: her father George from Banbury and her mother Frances (Fanny) from Bewdley.

After her husband died, Harriett owned property (notably 73 Moilliett St), where she may have run a shop. As an owner of property, she was on the electoral roll.

Notes

The 1929 death is probably her, but there is another possible death in Thame, Oxon, 1930..

Possible parents

   Fanny (Frances) Taylor (1828)

   George Hobbs (1827)

Possible partners

  William Busby (c1841–1909)
      m. 06/10/1888 (Register Office, Birmingham, Warks)

Possible children

James William Busby (1889–1925)
Phillis Busby (1891– )
Rose Harriet Busby (1893– )
Hilda Busby (1896– )
Lucy Elizabeth Busby (1899–1981)

Possible maternal siblings

George Hobbs (1856–????)
James Hobbs (c1857–????)
William Hobbs (1860–????)
Fanny Hobbs (1863–1901)
Ellen Hobbs (1866–1933)
Lucy Hobbs (1867–1897)

 

Harriet Hobbs 'Life track'

pdateagedob rangeAddressoccupation
07/04/1861108/04/1859 to 07/04/1860Miles St, Deritend, Birmingham, Warwickshire  
02/04/18711203/04/1858 to 02/04/1859Back Beddour Building, Alma Street, Aston, Warwickshire Scholar
?? 03/04/18812104/04/1859 to 03/04/1860111 Aston Lane, Handsworth, Staffordshire Servant
05/04/18913206/04/1858 to 05/04/18596 Wheways Terrace, Wills St, Smethwick, Staffordshire  
31/03/19014101/04/1859 to 31/03/186023 Tiverton Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire  
02/04/19114903/04/1861 to 02/04/186241 Exeter Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire  

 

Date: 07/04/1861   Sheet: RG9/2173/38
Address: Miles St, Deritend, Birmingham, Warwickshire
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
8614George HobbsHead34    MarriedWorking MaltsterWarwick Birmingham 
8750George HobbsSon5     Warwick Birmingham 
8815Fanny HobbsWife   33 Married Worcester Bewdley 
8951James HobbsSon3     Warwick Birmingham 
909Harriett E HobbsDaughter   1  Warwick Birmingham 
9152William HobbsSon8/12     Warwick Birmingham 

 

Date: 02/04/1871   Sheet: RG10/3156/12
Address: Back Beddour Building, Alma Street, Aston, Warwickshire
Note(s): Many households and dwellings at this address
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
9214George HobbsHead43    MJourneyman MaltsterOxon, Banbury 
10915Fanny HobbsWife   44 M Worcester, Bewdley 
11050George HobbsSon16    Works in a factoryWarwick, Birmingham 
11151James HobbsSon15    Works in a factoryWarwick, Birmingham 
1129Harriett HobbsDaughter   12 ScholarWarwick, Birmingham 
11352William HobbsSon11    ScholarWarwick, Birmingham 
11453Fanny HobbsDaughter   7 ScholarWarwick, Birmingham 
11554Ellen HobbsDaughter   5 ScholarWarwick, Birmingham 
11655Lucy HobbsDaughter   3 ScholarWarwick, Birmingham 

 

Date: 03/04/1881   Sheet: RG11/2836/37
Address: 111 Aston Lane, Handsworth, Staffordshire
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
127   William Thomas ShammomHead26    MarriedSaddler's Ironmongery AgentBirmingham, Warwickshire 
128   Elizabeth ShammomWife   27 Married Dudley, Worcestershire 
129   Robert William ArcherSon in Law4     Wilson, Leicestershire 
1309Harriett HobbsServant   21 ServantBirmingham, Warwickshire 

 

Date: 05/04/1891   Sheet: RG12/2364/116
Address: 6 Wheways Terrace, Wills St, Smethwick, Staffordshire
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
13110William BusbyHead49    MarriedExcavatorIrish Channel 
1329Harriett BusbyWife   32 Married Birmingham, Warwickshire 
1331399James W BusbySon1     Birmingham, Warwickshire 

 

Date: 31/03/1901   Sheet: RG13/2821/138
Address: 23 Tiverton Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
13510William BusbyHead59    MRoad DraperIrish Sea (Aboard Ship) 
1369Harriett BusbyWife   41 M Aston, Warwickshire 
1371399James BusbySon12     Hockley, Warwickshire 
13835Phillis BusbyDaughter   10  Smethwick, Staffordshire 
13937Rose BusbyDaughter   7  Smethwick, Staffordshire 
14036Hilda BusbyDaughter   5  Birmingham, Warwickshire 
14138Lucy BusbyDaughter   1  Birmingham, Warwickshire 

 

Date: 02/04/1911   Sheet: RG14 Piece 17982 SN 177
Address: 41 Exeter Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire
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id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
1699Harriett Elizabeth BusbyHead   49 Widow Aston in Warwick 
1701399James William BusbySon21    SingleSaw Mill LabourerHockley in Warwick 
17135Phylis BusbyDaughter   19 SingleWarehouse GirlSmethwick in Stafford 
17237Rose Harriet BusbyDaughter   17 SingleJewelry Press WorkerSmethwick in Stafford 
17336Hilda BusbyDaughter   15 SingleWarehouseBirmingham in Warwick 
17438Lucy Elizabeth BusbyDaughter   11 SingleSchoolBirmingham in Warwick 

 

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