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Missing death

Postby SDV » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:58 pm

Sarah Withers who was born in Enfield in 1814, married Thomas Hobbs in Enfield in 1835.

The couple can be found together in 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871, living with their children in Enfield.

In 1876 Thomas died. I have found a death entry for him on the GRO, though his burial is proving elusive.

Sarah can be found aged 68 in 1881 once again in Enfield, living with her son John. She then disappears. I can't find no death nor burial. I considered that she might have remarried, but can't find an appropriate marriage.

Any help in tracking down what happened to her after 1881 would be appreciated.
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Re: Missing death

Postby ianbee » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:08 am

Death Sep 1886 Kingston 2a 163
Hobbs, Sarah
age 72

Burial at Wimbledon, 9 Sep 1886
Sarah Hobbs
abode 37 Norman Road Wimbledon
age 72 years

In the 1891census at that address are
Alfred J Streatfield, 39, Whitesmith, born Surrey Merton
Ellen Streatfield, 46, born Middlesex Enfield
(piece 607 folio 103 page 90)

Poss marriage
Sep 1880 Edmonton 3a 288
Hobbs, Ellen
Streatfield, Alfred John

Marriage was at St Andrew Enfield, and is on ancestry. Her father was Thomas Hobbs, Gardener.
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Re: Missing death

Postby SDV » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:21 pm

Ian - this looks bang on. For some reason I couldn't bring myself to look outside the Enfield/Edmonton/Tottenham area. As after all thats where she had spent her whole life.

She did, however, definitely have a daughter named Ellen, who was born c1845. Which would be. consistent with the 1891 census return.

Obviously final confirmation will have to wait for the death certificate, but it looks very likely.

Thanks once again for your detective skills.
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