View Full Version : Helen Dobson/Dobren/Dopson B.1856 Hungerford
15-03-2007, 3:35 PM
Helen Dobson was born in Hungerford in 1856. The middle child of George and Alice Dobson. Census of 1861(the spellng was Dobren!) she was living (after her mother's death) with her her 2 brothers and grandmother Jane Tubb and great grandparents Charles and Elizabeth Tubb (census spelling Jubb!) at Smitham Bridge Hungerford. Can anyone help find her?
What exactly are you looking for?
On the 1871 Ellen Dobson is a servant in Reading:
RG10; Piece: 1280; Folio: 65; Page: 34
to Noah and Ann Marshall
16-03-2007, 12:30 PM
Thanks for your reply. I have got the 1871 census for Ellen Dobson and just wondered if anyone had her as marrying into their family. I am finding it very difficult trying to do my research from up here in the Spanish hillside, no Broadband and large telephone bills! Any advice would be appreciated,
16-03-2007, 1:06 PM
I found the following ...
Marriages Dec 1877
Reading 2c 814
16-03-2007, 1:10 PM
George Dyer COLTON Head M Male 35 Reading, Berkshire Engine Fitter
Ellen COLTON Wife M Female 25 Hungerford, Berkshire, England
Elizabeth Ann COLTON Daur Female 11 Newbury, Berkshire, England Scholar
Edwin George COLTON Son Male 9 Newbury, Berkshire, England Scholar
Alfred COLTON Son Male 8 Newbury, Berkshire, England Scholar
William Henry COLTON Son Male 2 Newbury, Berkshire, England
Infant COLTON Son Male 3 d Hungerford, Berkshire, England
Mary Jane COLTON Aunt M Female 63 London St Pancras, London
James KIMBER Lodger U Male 44 Hungerford, Berkshire, England
16-03-2007, 1:12 PM
Dwelling Park Street Down Pits
Census Place Hungerford, Berkshire, England
Family History Library Film 1341310
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 1274 / 96
Page Number 27
The 3 eldest children would be stepchildren to Ellen, I think ...
16-03-2007, 1:22 PM
RG12; Piece: 969; Folio 25; Page 9
Cromwell Place, Newbury, Berks
George D Colton / 44 / Head / Fitter / Reading
Ellen Colton / 36 / Wife / Hungerford
Alfred Colton / 18 / Son / Groom / Hungerford
William H Colton / 12 / Son / Scholar / Hungerford
Ada M Colton / 7 / Dau / do / Hungerford
Alice M Colton / 6 / do / do / Hungerford
Hosie V Colton / 4 / do / Hungerford
16-03-2007, 1:31 PM
RG13; Piece: 1120; Folio: 26; Page: 10
2 Cromwell Place, Newbury
Ellen Colton / 45 / Head / Wid / Upholstress / Hungerford
William H Colton / 22 / Son / Single / Wood Moulding Machinist / Newbury
Ada M Colton / 17 / Dau / Single / Dressmaker / Hungerford
Florrie V Colton / 14 / Dau / Hungerford
Ernest D Colton / 9 / Son / Newbury
Deaths Jun 1891
Colton George Dyer
Newbury 2c 175
17-03-2007, 1:38 PM
Thank you so much for that info. I agree that the 1st 3 children were probably adopted. At least she didn't have quite so many children as her brothers Charles, 6 or 7 and Joseph, 11!
And it's interesting to find some members who were not Ag. Labs. I imagine fitter would have meant a connection with the railways.
Thanks again for finding that part of my jigsaw puzzle.
17-03-2007, 3:36 PM
I think it's more likely that the 3 eldest children were Georges from a previous marriage.
In 1871 there is a George Coulton (sic), 24, Fitter & Turner, born in Reading, living in Newbury. He is shown as married but he is alone on census night with visitor, William Wakefield.
(RG10; Piece: 1250; Folio: 25; Page: 4)
I couldn't find a marriage between 1865 & 1871 in Berkshire ...
Another piece of the puzzle !
17-03-2007, 3:55 PM
I found George in 1851 in Reading, 5 Vine Court
Arthur Colton / Head / Mar / 29 / Silk Weaver / Reading
Maria Colton / Wife / Mar / 33 / Reading
George D Colton / Son / 4 / Reading
Andrew Colton / Son / 2 / Reading
and his birth in 1846
George Dyer Coulton
Year of Registration: 1846
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Can't find him in 1861 ...
Possibly Arthur in 1841 ?
St Giles, Reading, Berkshire
William Colton abt 1790 Silk Weaver
Hannah Colton abt 1795 do
Walter Colton abt 1826 do
Arthur Colton abt 1822 do
Resuma Colton abt 1835
(The 1841 census doesn't show relationships)
17-03-2007, 4:22 PM
Here's the eldest daughter ...
Elizabeth Ann Colton
Year of Registration: 1869
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
County: Berkshire, Hampshire
RG10; Piece: 1255; Folio: 24; Page: 1
Churnham Street, Hungerford
George Buxey / 62 / Head / Mar / Labourer / Hungerford
Harriett Buxey / 59 / Wife / Mar / Wiltshire, Little Bedwin
Sarah Colton / 25 / Dau / Mar / Hungerford
Elizabeth A Colton / 1 / Granddaughter / Newbury
There is another BUXEY family living next door but one
If you want the image, or any of the others, send me an e-mail
I looked for a BUXEY/COLTON marriage but no joy ....
17-03-2007, 5:08 PM
Do you have Ellen's birth certificate - it's on http://freebmd.rootsweb.com
Births Jun 1855
Dobson Ann Ellen
Hungerford 2c 216
17-03-2007, 5:11 PM
Of course all the above is speculation and you will have to check it out - hope it helps
The marriage certificate would be a good place to start
Marriages Dec 1877
Reading 2c 814
19-03-2007, 6:31 PM
Paul , I have just written a reply but BG was too busy to send it, I saved it but can't get it back. Thanks for all your effort on Ellen,
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