The Hobbs Family

Albert Frank Hobbs

known as "Frank"

Birth: 1867, in Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Hobbs & Chambers
Mr Hobbs and "Company Car" set off for a valuation.
Married: Susie Theyer

Notes: Frank was a founder of the company Hobbs & Chambers, auctioneers and estate agents in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. As well as disposing of the contents of some of the larger country houses in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire in the early years of the 20th Century, present day buyers might be amused to know that Hobbs & Chambers, Auctioneers once stood in Faringdon market place selling chickens and eggs!

Census:
1871: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1881: King Alfreds College, Wantage, Berkshire

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Anne Elizabeth Hobbs

Birth: 1856, in Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Census:
1861: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1871: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1881: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire

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Catherine Hobbs

Birth: 1850, in Wantage, Berkshire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Census:
1851: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1861: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1881: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire

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Charles Hobbs

Birth: 1822/3, in Buscot, Berkshire, England

Father:
William Hobbs

Mother: Elizabeth (Turner) Hobbs

Married:
Catherine Frampton in 1847. Catherine was born in 1821/2, in South Marston, Wiltshire. She died in 1877, in Cirencester district aged 55.

Kelmscott Manor Kelmscott Manor
Kelmscott Manor
watercolor [c1905] by Marie Spartali Stillman
Kelmscott Manor c1890
by Marie Spartali Stillman


Kelmscott Manor
Drawing Room at Kelmscott Manor
Kelmscott Manor today
The drawing room at Kelmscott Manor c1895
Children: Occupation: Farmer. In 1881, Charles was farming 818 acres in Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire, and employed 25 labourers, 5 women and 9 boys.

Death:
1893 in Cirencester district aged 70

Notes:
Charles farmed an 818 acre farm "The Manor" at Meysey Hampton from 1848. In 1867 he inherited Kelmscott, on the banks of the River Thames, from his mother. Charles retained the farmland but in 1871 he leased (and later sold) Kelmscott Manor to William Morris, a noted designer, who used Kelmscott as a summer home. Morris noted that it looked to him as if Kelmscott Manor had "grown up out of the soil" and he noted the "quaint garrets amongst great timbers of the roof where of old times the tillers and herdsmen slept". The manor is now owned and managed by the Society of Antiquaries of London. The Hobbses continued to farm the land with Charles's son RW farming the Home Farm in Kelmscot.

Census:
1851: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1861: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1871: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1881: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire

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Charles Hobbs

Birth: 1852, in Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Married: Louisa Jane Plumbe

Children: Occupation: Farmer. In 1881, Charles was farming 340 acres in Bampton, Oxfordshire, and employed 10 men, 8 boys and 3 women

Census:
1861: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1871: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1881: Farm House, Bampton, Oxfordshire

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Ernest Hobbs
Charles Ernest John Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs

Charles Ernest John Hobbs

known as "Ernest"

Birth: 1876, in Kelmscot, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Maud Davis. Maud was the sister of H. J. V. Davis who married Charles's half-sister Helen.

Census:

1881: Kelmscot, Oxfordshire

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Charles Ashton Hobbs

Birth: 1880, in Bampton, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Louisa Jane (Plumbe) Hobbs

Census:
1881: Farm House, Bampton, Oxfordshire

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Dorothy Kate (Hobbs) Jones

Dorothy Kate Hobbs
Dorothy Kate Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
Birth: 1888, in Faringdon district, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: W. J. Preston Jones

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Ethel Elizabeth Hobbs

Ethel Elizabeth Hobbs
Ethel Elizabeth Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
Birth: 1875, in Kelmscot, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Census:
1881: Farm House, Bampton, Oxfordshire

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Frederick William Hobbs

Frederick William Hobbs
Frederick William Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
Birth: 1878, in Kelmscot, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Caroline Reading in 1907 in Faringdon district, Oxfordshire, England

Census:

1881: Kelmscot, Oxfordshire

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Harold Langley Hobbs

Harold Langley Hobbs
Harold Langley Hobbs c1905
(click for full photo)
photo courtesy of Peter Duffill
Harold Langley Hobbs and Mabel Sarah Cross
Harold Langley Hobbs and Mabel Sarah Cross
photo courtesy of Peter Duffill
Birth: 1882, in Witney district, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Louisa Jane (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Mabel Sarah Cross

Notes: Harold farmed in Argentina, where he was a breeder of Hampshire Down sheep.

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Helen Maud (Hobbs) Davis

Helen Maud Hobbs
Helen Maud Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
Birth: 1893, in Faringdon district, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Louisa (Heath) Hobbs

Married: H. J. V. Davis. Mr. Davis was the brother of Maud Davis who married Helen's half-brother, Charles Ernest. He was a partner with Robert Hobbs and farmed Paradise Farm, Kelmscott Farm (for about 12 years), Mill Farm in South Leach and Aston Farm. He died in 1978.

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Henry Hobbs

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Notes: Henry lived for only a few hours.

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Henry Hobbs

Henry Hobbs
Henry Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
Birth: 1886, in Faringdon district, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Edith Tayler

Death: 1971

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James Parnel Hobbs

Birth: 1858/9, in Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Census:
1861: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1871: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1881: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire

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Kathleen Hobbs

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Louisa Jane (Plumbe) Hobbs

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Langley Hobbs

Langley Hobbs
Langley Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
Birth: 1882, in Faringdon district, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Evelyn M. O. O. Jenkyn in 1910 in Brentford district, London, England

Death:
1940

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Lillian Hobbs

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Louisa Jane (Plumbe) Hobbs

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Mary Anne Hobbs

Birth: 1848, in Wantage, Berkshire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Census:
1851: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1861: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire

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Muriel Hobbs

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Louisa Jane (Plumbe) Hobbs

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Robert William Hobbs

R. W. Hobbs
Robert William Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
known as "RW"

Birth: 1851, in Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Married (1st): Fanny Elizabeth Plumbe in 1874, in Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England

Children: Married (2nd): Louisa Heath in 1892, in Pembroke district, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Children:
Married (3rd): Lottie Goldby

Occupation:
Farmer. In 1881, Robert was farming 600 acres, and employed 22 men, 3 boys and 5 women. RW founded an agricultural company (RW Hobbs).

Census:
1861: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1871: Westham Farm, Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire
1881: Kelmscot, Oxfordshire

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Robert Hobbs

Bert Hobbs
Robert Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
known as "Bert"

Birth: 1877, in Kelmscot, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Adeline May I. Elliot in 1906 in Faringdon district, England

Occupation:
Farmer. Bert took over the farm at Kelmscott from his father "RW". He was very well-known amongst the wider farming community in his day, since he was a pioneer breeder of Short Horn cattle. It's a breed no longer favoured, but his name will still occasionally raise a glint in the eye of an older farmer.

Census:

1881: Kelmscot, Oxfordshire

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Stanley Hobbs

Stanley Hobbs
Stanley Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
Birth: 1879, in Kelmscot, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Emmeline Mary Badham in 1907 in Gloucester district, Gloucestershire, England

Census:

1881: Kelmscot, Oxfordshire

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Wilfred Hobbs

Wilfred Hobbs
Wilfred Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs
Birth: 1881, in Kelmscot, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Olsa Steele

Census:

1881: Kelmscot, Oxfordshire

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William Frampton Hobbs

Birth: 1859/60, in Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Charles Hobbs

Mother: Catherine (Frampton) Hobbs

Married: Sarah Elizabeth Akerman in 1885, in Faringdon district, Oxfordshire, England

Children:
Notes: Farmed at Langford.

Census:

1861: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1871: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire
1881: Manor House, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire

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Winifred Hobbs
Winifred Hobbs c1898
(click for full photo)
scan courtesy of Liza Hobbs

Winifred (Hobbs) Lusty

Birth: 1884

Father: Robert William Hobbs

Mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Plumbe) Hobbs

Married: Frith Lusty in 1908 in Faringdon district, Oxfordshire, England. Frith was a banker.

Children:
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