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Hannah Carter 1856 South Hinksey, Oxfordshire

Journal by Dave Calladine

I am the direct descendant (great grandson) of Hannah Carter (Ahnentafel 13) Hannah was born out of wedlock to Elizabeth Carter (Ahnentafel 27)in 1856 at South Hinksey. She was baptised on May 2, 1858 at St Lawrence, South Hinksey.

Hannah met and had a child in 1872, Alice Carter, when she was just 16 years of age. She later met and married my ancestor Frederick Launchbury (Ahnentafel 12). Fred was born (of local miller Henry Launchbury and Hannah Wickson on November 10, 1856- in neighbouring North Hinksey.

South Hinksey was a bit quieter than its neighbour, but still close to Oxford. Hannah was the same age as Frederick, and his father's mill was actually built between the villages of North and South Hinksey, which are less than a mile apart.

For some time I had thought that Hannahs mother was in fact the illigitamate child herself of Charlotte Carter, but it was an error in the LDS data, a search through the archives in Oxford revealed that she was the daughter of Thomas Carter and Mary.

During the Georgian Napolonic wars, it was not such a issue, however the victorian morality of Oxfordshire, to be illigitamate may have been a very bad thing in itself, but Hannah too had an illigitamate child, Alice, which Frederick adopted, so there might have been some desire on Hannahs part to leave that small village. They did not move however immediatly. Married on August 16, 1875 at Holy Trinity Church Oxford, and for a while lived in Church Street, around the corner from his dads old mill.

The 1881 census shows (RG11 1284 / 65 26) Church St, South Hinksey, Berkshire.

Frederick LAUNCHBURY/Head/M/Male/24/Botley, Berkshire, England/Railway Servant
Hannah LAUNCHBURY/Wife/M/Female/26/Oxford, Oxford, England
Frederick LAUNCHBURY/Son//Male/4/Oxford, Oxford, England/Scholar
Minnie LAUNCHBURY/Daur//Female/2/Sth Hinksey, Berkshire, England
Alice CARTER/Daur//Female/9/Oxford, Oxford, England/Scholar

They are still there in 1891, however sometime before the 1901 census, they uproot to nearby Reading, or the Oxford side of the Thames, Caversham. Fredericks address is 15 Kings Rd, Caversham, which was then part of Southern Or Henley Oxfordshire.
(RG13/1371 : Henley : Caversham : 6 Folio: 124 Page: 46 schedule number: 254. St Peter Caversham Oxfordshire)

Frederick Launchbury abt 1857 Batley, Berkshire, England Head Caversham Oxfordshire Checker Gt W Rly Worker
Hannah Launchbury abt 1856 Oxfordshire, England Wife Caversham Oxfordshire
David Launchbury abt 1882 New Hinckley, Berkshire, England Son Caversham Oxfordshire M Porter Gt W Rly Worker
Ada Launchbury abt 1885 New Hinckley, Berkshire, England Daughter Caversham Oxfordshire Laundress Steam Laundry Worker Berks
Charles Launchbury abt 1888 New Hinckley, Berkshire, England Son Caversham Oxfordshire
Hannah R Launchbury abt 1892 New Hinckley, Berkshire, England Daughter Caversham Oxfordshire
John Marsh abt 1896 Oxfordshire, England Grandson Caversham Oxfordshire
Albert E Street abt 1896 Caversham, Oxfordshire, England Grandson Caversham Oxfordshire
Minnie M Street abt 1879 New Hinckley, Berkshire, England Daughter Caversham Oxfordshire

Hannahs daughter Minnie had married a Richard Street, and was seen living with thier baby in the same household. John Marsh I assume to be the child of her eldest daughter Alice Carter. His eldest son Frederick has escaped the nest, and set up home with his wife Annie Maud Mary Clark, but changed his name to Charles Launchbury, probally to stop confusion, as they were both working for the railway. Frederick was a Railway Foreman on the Great Western Railway.

Frederick and Hannah had 7 children in total,
Alice Carter (adopted) b 1872: m ? Marsh about 1894.
FREDERICK CHARLES LAUNCHBURY, b. 1877, North Hinksey: d. November 12, 1936, Caversham; m. ANNIE MAUD MARY CLARK
MINNIE MAUD LAUNCHBURY, b. 1879, North Hinksey; m. RICHARD STREET June 04, 1900, St Peters Church Caversham
DAVID LAUNCHBURY, b. 1882, North Hinksey; d, 1963, Woodley, m. EDITH EMILY PINNOCK, Nov 10, 1906, (St Peters) my granddad
ADA LAUNCHBURY, b. 1884, Hinksey; m. THOMAS CAREY PINNOCK, June 1903, Henley, Buckinghamshire.
CHARLES EDWIN LAUNCHBURY, b. 1888, North Hinksey: d. 1957, Farnborough; m. MARY EVA EVANS,
HANNAH ROSE LAUNCHBURY, b. 1890, Hinksey; m. ? BRILL.

Frederick and Hannah moved ready for Frederic retirement- and the Kellys Directory of Reading 1914 records his address as 12 East View Terrace, Star Road, Caversham. Unfortunatly for poor old Frederick, he died in July of that year at his house in Star Road, on July 09, 1914, he was buried at Caversham Cemetery. Hannah lived a little longer, and died in 1932 and she was buried beside her husband in Caversham Cemetery.

Surnames: Brill Carter Evans Launchbury Marsh Pinnock Street Wickson
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