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Christopher Robinson HOBBS + Lucy Mary Ann AUGUST Taita, Lower Hutt

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Christopher Robinson HOBBS
- was born 21 August 1843 in Wellington to:
Charles HOBBS (1811-1849) & Sarah Veal ROBINSON (1813-1892) who arrived into Wellington in 1842 on the BIRMAN

Chistopher married 30 Oct 1872 at Taita, Lower Hutt to:
Lucy Mary Ann AUGUST (1853-1951)
- Lucy was born in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia


CHRISTOPHER & LUCY had 15 known CHILDREN
- (7 sons & 8 daughters) -

... 1
1873 - 1934 Leonard Alexander Hobbs
- Leonard married Christina HANSEN in 1896 in Wellington
- they had 4 children
- he next married Cecilia Hamilton DAVIS in 1912 in Wellington
- they had 5 children
29 March 1910 - Inquest at LOWER HUTT
... Mr Haselden, S.M., held an inquest at the Courthouse, Lower Hutt, yesterday, on Agnes Noeline Davis, aged three months. According to the evidence of the mother, Cecilia Hamilton Davis, the child was a twin, and was born on 25th December. Witness was housekeeper to Leonard Hobbs, labourer, Upper Belmont. It seemed well on Saturday night, and at 2 o'clock next morning witness fed it. At 5 the same morning she looked at it and it was then dead.
The Coroner asked witness how it was that the dead child was so emaciated; but witness could not account for this. It had been ill and she fed it upon hygienic food. She believed it the stronger of the twins. Its sister appeared to be much more delicate. Both children slept in a perambulator.
Constable Mackenzie elicited from witness that the perambulator was big enough for both children. There was no window in the bedroom in which the children slept. The only access was by a door off the passage, but there was a fireplace in the room. The room was not close.
Leonard Hobbs said the mother of the child came to keep house for him about three years ago. He had to get someone to look after his children as his wife was not living with him. He supposed she would be between 20 and 21 to-day. When the twins were born there was no medical man present, but a nurse was in attendance and she said the twins were delicate from birth.
Dr Mirams, who made an examination of the body of the child at the court, said death was due to convulsions. This was common in children sufffering from malnutrition, and this was due to improper feeding or want of assimilation of food. After hearing the evidence of the mother he judged the convulsions to be due to the want of assimilation of food. He saw nothng in the case that showed neglect of the deceased on the part of its parents.
Constable Mackenzie said the bedroom in which the perambulator was, was badly ventilated and very stuffy. At the Coronoer's request witness weighed the deceased in her clothes and gave the weight at 5½lb (2.49kg)
The Coronoer found that death was due to convulsions


... 2
1874 - 1957 Christina Hobbs
- Christina married George Samuel GOSS (1869-1898) in 1894
- they had 2 children
31 Aug 1898 - TAITA
... Messrs A. G. Taine & Co. will sell at the Taita to-morrow, at 1 o'clock, in the yards opposite the hotel, dairy cattle, horses, pigs, young cattle, and a great number of fowls, ducks, geese, &c. On Monday next, by order of the Public Trustee in the estate of George Samuel Goss, deceased, they will hold at the farm, Upper Belmont, an unreserved clearing sale of dairy cows, sheep, horses, traps, harness, &c
- Christina mext married Richard Anthony PALAMOUNTAIN (1863-1940) in 1902
- they had a son


... 3
1876 - 1912 Drusilla Hobbs
- Drusilla married Herbert Smallmon CLEMENS (1870-1923)
- they had 3 children
- Herbert next married Maud Alice MITCHELL in 1914
19 Sep 1923 at Ewart Hospital, Hernert Smallmon Clemens, Nelson street, Petone, in the 53rd years. (Feilding papers please copy). The Friends of the late Herbert Smallmon Clemens are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral which will leave his residence, 84a Nelson street, Petone of Saturday 22nd Septmeber, 1923 at 2 p.m. for the Karori Cemetery


... 4
1878 - 1879 Oliver Charles Hobbs
- Oliver died aged 1


... 5
1879 - 1962 Clara Hobbs
- Clara married Charles Thomas GOSS (1871-1950) in 1895
- they had 4 children


... 6
1881 - 1943 Albert George Hobbs
- Albert died aged 63 in Wellington
18 June 1913 - PETONE
... Prohibition orders were applied for and granted against the following persons:
Anthony Martin, Albert George Hobbs, and James Coles
22 Feb 1918 - IN HOTEL AFTER HOURS
... "A very thin excuse," said Mr S. E. McCarthy, S.M., to-day, when Albert George Hobbs, who was charged with being found on the licensed premises of the Princess Hotel during prohibited hours, explained that he had gone to the hotel to deliver milk after 10p.m. "If he had said that he had gone into the hotel to mix whisky with his milk, I might have listened to the explanations" said his Worship. A fine of $1 (2012 equivalent of $106), cost 7s, in default seven days imprisonment, was imposed
11 Oct 1918 - PETONE
... Albert George Hobbs was fine $2 and Court costs for having been found on the licensed premises of the Princess Hotel after hours
22 Oct 1920 - UNLICENSED DAIRY
... Insector G. H. Jarrett said that originally the license for Cavanagh's dairy had been held by Albert George Hobbs, but the license was cancelled on 8th September following inspections made. The sale of milk, however, continued
5 Dec 1923 - COURT CASE
... Albert George Hobbs, with one previous conviction for drunkenness, was ordered to forfeit the amount of his bail, $1
1 Oct 1928 - PETONE COURT
... Albert George Hobbs was convicted and fined $2 for being drunk in charge of a horse and cart
11 Oct 1928 - PETONE COURT
... For being drunk in charge of a horse and trap, Albert George Hobbs, was convicted and fined $3
3 Dec 1934 - LOWER HUTT COURT
... Albert George Hobbs was fined $1 on a charge of being found in a public place drunk in charge of a horse and trap


... 7
1882 - 1964 Middleton Hobbs
- Middleton married Anges Susan Annie PILSBURY (1879-1940) in 1917
- he died 22 Dec 1964 aged 82 in Otaki


... 8
1884 - 1902 Alice Hobbs
- Alice married Alfred Henry JUDD in Otaki in 1900
- son of David JUDD & Sarah Jane PARKER
- Alice & Alfred had a daughter
- Alice died aged 18 in Dec 1902 along with her newborn infant
- Alfred remarried in 1909 to Bertha Evelyn WILSON
16 July 1909
... At Otaki yesterday, Miss Bertha Wilson, daughter of Mr J. Wilson, was married to Mr Alfred Judd, son of Mr D. Judd. Both parties are highly respected and the church was well filled with relatives and friends
- they had at least 11 children


... 9
1887 - ? Herbert Hobbs
- nothing known


... 10
1889 - 1967 Lucy Ada Lena Hobbs
- Lucy married Charles 'Charlie' WALTERS in 1909
- they had a daughter
- Lucy died 13 Jan 1967 in Levin aged 77


... 11
1890 - 1970 Ethel Hobbs
- spouse unknown
- Ethel died 21 Sep 1970 aged 80


... 12
1892 - 1967 Gwendoline Hobbs
- Gwendoline married Frederick Walter WIGGLESWORTH (1883-1963) in 1916


... 13
1894 - 1955 Reginald Charles Hobbs
- Reginald married Elizabeth Grassie TAIT in 1914


... 14
1897 - 1960 Myrtle Hobbs
- Myrtle married Robert Millan WAKEFIELD (1863-1936) in 1915
- Robert had previously married Mary Ann LUNNEN in 1883 & had 9 children
21 Nov 1927 - NOTICE
... I will not be responsible for and Debts contracted in my name without my written authority. ROBERT M. WAKEFIELD, Victoria steet, Lower Hutt
3 Oct 1930 - LOWER HUTT COURT
... Myrtle Wakefield charged Robert Wakefield with disobedience of a maintenance order. The defendant was sentenced to seven days imprisonment, the warrant to be suspended while he pays current maintenance and 2s 6d a week off arrears


... 15
1898 - 1976 Clarence Christopher Robinson Hobbs
- Clarence married Maude Ethel COOK (1899-1990) in 1921
1 April 1938 - LOWER HUTT COURT
... For not having a driver's licence, Clarence Christopher Hobbs was fined 10s and costs an a smiliar amount for not carrying a warrant of fitness



Christopher Hobbs died 19 Nov 1918 in Taita aged 75
Lucy Hobbs died 4 Oct 1951 in Silverstream Hospital aged 98
- they are buried at Taita Lawn cemetery


19 Nov 1919 IN MEMORIAM - Christopher Robinson Hobbs
In loving memory of my dear husband, Christopher Robinson Hobbs, who passed away on 19th November, 1918
Sad to-day, our thoughts do wander
To a grave not far away,
Where they laid my dear husband
Just a year ago to-day

Words would fail our love to tell,
But in Heaven we hope to meet you,
Jesus doeth all thing well

None know how sad the parting
Nor what the farwell cost,
But God and His loved Angels
Have gained what we have lost
- Inserted by his loving wife

In loving memory of my dear father who departed this life 19th November, 1918
Night and day he bore his pain,
To wait for cure was all in vain,
But God above who thought it best
Did cure his pain and give him rest
- Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Ada and Charles Walters

In loving memory of our dear father, who departed this life 19th November 1918
Dad is gone, but not forgotten,
Nor the good advice he gave,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger
Round our darling father's grave

A better father never lived,
Nor one more kind and true,
His equal in this weary world
You'll very rarely find

His heart was always in his home,
He tried and did his best,
Until a message came one day,
God called him home to rest
- Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Myrtle and Robert Wakefield

In loving memory of our dear faher who departed this life 19th November 1918
It's one sad year ago to-day
Since one we loved was called away
When days are dark and friends are few,
Oh! dear father, how we long for you
- Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Reg and Elizabeth

In loving memory of my dear uncle, who departed this life 19th November 1918
Manly and true in all his ways,
Slow to condemn and quick to praise,
Ready to help in time of meed,
Gentle in thought as well as deed.
With his loving smile and gentle face,
No one on earth can fill his place
- Inserted by his loving nephew, Robert August

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