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looking for information of Willaim Robert Hobden born 8th April 1867 in the UK- married 21st May in Buxted UK to Caroline Louise Olive and came to South Africa on the Dunbar Castle in 1905

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on 2011-12-13 12:29:39

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by asheppard on 2011-12-13 17:50:47

What information are you looking for?

Do you have his Birth & Marriage Certificates?

He is on the 1891 England Census he is a "Licensed Victualler (Em'er)" living at Chequers Hotel, Maresfield, Uckfield with family.

by carolconey on 2012-02-12 06:53:51

thank you - that is great snippet to add to my Hobden research - where do you get your information from - i'd love to get more information about the Hobdens and also the Olives. William Hobden married Caroline Louis Olive - they were my Great Gandparents - i have that they had 7 children, all before coming to South Africa. the second child Dorothea May was my grandmother

by carolconey on 2012-02-12 06:54:46

i would love copies of birtha and marriage certificates

by SilverVixen on 2012-03-10 11:46:28

Birth Information : William Robert HOBDEN born Uckfield, Sussex, England 1867 : Q2 2B 116 : he married in Uckfield, Sussex in 1888 Q2 2B 123. You can order either or both of these certificates from

They currently cost about 9.75 pounds sterling each

by asheppard on 2012-03-11 20:24:25

This is possibly the marriage for William Robert Hobden and Carry Louisa Olive

Marriages Jun 1888 (>99%)
Hobden William Robert Uckfield 2b 193
OLIVE Carry Louisa Uckfield 2b 193

the marriage and the births of children born in UK are available to search on the following site, it's free to search.


Once you have the information you can order the certificates from GRO

the census information is available on ancestry

here is the details from the 1891 Census

1891 England Census about William Robert Hobden
Name: William Robert Hobden
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Caroline Louisa Hobden
Gender: Male
Where born: Fletching, Sussex, England

Civil parish: Maresfield
Ecclesiastical parish: St Bartholomew
Town: Piltdown and Maresfield
County/Island: Sussex
Country: England

Street Address: Chequers Hotel

Occupation: Licensed Victualler

Condition as to marriage: Married


Employment status: Employer

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Registration district: Uckfield
Sub-registration district: Maresfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 786
Folio: 59
Page Number: 9
Household Members:
Name Age
William Robert Hobden 24 born Fletching Sussex
Caroline Louisa Hobden 25 born Buxted Sussex
Gertrude Mary Hobden 1 born Uckfield Sussex
Dorothea Mary Hobden 6/12 born Marsfield Sussex

Louisa Winter 22 Cousin born Isfield Sussex

Ellen Chatfield 16 Servant
Mathew Perry 22 Traveler
Mary Ann Lee 9 Traveler
Emily Lee 6 Traveler
Henry Lee 4 Traveler

1901 England Census

1901 England Census about William R Hobden
Name: William R Hobden
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Caroline L Hobden
Gender: Male
Where born: Danehill, Sussex, England

Civil parish: Frant
Ecclesiastical parish: Frant
County/Island: Sussex
Country: England

Street Address: Abergannony Arms

Occupation:Licensed Victuller

Condition as to marriage: Married


Employment status: Employer

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Registration district: Ticehurst
Sub-registration district: Frant
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 86
Piece: 895
Folio: 10
Page Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
William R Hobden 34 Born Danehill Sussex ?
Caroline L Hobden 35 born Buxted Sussex
Gertrude M Hobden 11 born Uckfield Sussex
Dorothea M Hobden 10 born Marsfield Sussex
William C V Hobden 8 born Marsfield Sussex
Daisy K Hobden 5 born Frant Sussex
Alfred G O Hobden 3 born Frant Sussex
Alan C R Hobden 5 Months born Frant Sussex

others on page are boarders or servants

On the birth reference below for Alan C R Hobden there is another child Victor with the same reference details possibly twins Victor died shortly after birth or at birth.

Births Mar 1901 (>99%)

Hobden Alan Clement R Ticehurst 2b 113
Hobden Victor Wilfred V Ticehurst 2b 113

Deaths Mar 1901 (>99%)
Hobden Victor Wilfred V 0 Ticehurst 2b 77

I hope this helps with you research

by carolconey on 2012-03-12 05:07:44

thank you sooooo much for all this wonderful information - it ties in with snippets i already have. my maternal grandmother was the Dorothea May Hobden
are you related to this family too -
warm wishes

by asheppard on 2012-03-12 18:29:32

No I'm not related, other people have helped me so it's nice to help someone else get started on their treasure hunt and it's so much more fun finding the information for yourself.

happy hunting

by carolconey on 2012-03-13 03:48:47

thanks so much for your response and your help

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