Charles Newbold HIBBITT - (1839 - 1891)
Charles Newbold HIBBITT
was born in Oakham, Rutland, in 1839. His birth was registered between October and December of that year.
The birth and death indexes show Charles' middle name was Newbold, the
maiden name of his mother.
The 1841 census shows Charles living in Exton Village in Rutland with his father, Amos, and mother, Mahala,
along with his grandparents, George and Ann NEWBOLD, and other family
members. Below is a list of those living in the household at that time.
Name, Estimated birth year, Birthplace, Civil parish, County/Island,
Amos Hibbitt abt 1811 Rutland, England Exton Rutland
Charles Hibbitt abt 1840 Rutland, England Exton Rutland
Mahala Hibbitt abt 1811 Rutland, England Exton Rutland
Ange Newbold abt 1791 Rutland, England Exton Rutland (The actual Christian name is not clear on the
census but is most likely Ann)
Ann Newbold abt 1821 Rutland, England Exton Rutland
Ann Newbold abt 1827 Rutland, England Exton Rutland
George Newbold abt 1791 Rutland, England Exton Rutland
George Newbold abt 1821 Rutland, England Exton Rutland
John Newbold abt 1839 Rutland, England Exton Rutland
There is a separate entry in the 1841 census showing an Amos, Mahala and Charles living in Langham, Rutland, although the surname is spelt
The 1851 census shows Charles and his parents living in Fretherne in Gloucestershire, registration district; Wheatenhurst, sub-registration district; Haresfield. Charles
was still at school.
In 1861, Charles was 20 years old and was working as an Apprentice Plumber & Glazier. The
census shows Amos, Mahala and Charles still living in Fretherne, registration district; Wheatenhurst, but the sub-registration district
was now called Frampton. The record states that he was born in Langham, Rutland.
Charles married Mary Ann PITCHER on December 7th in the Parish Church of Claines in the County of Worcester in 1862. According to the Marriage Certificate, witnesses at the wedding were John PITCHER and Sarah Elizabeth PITCHER, most probably Mary's brother and sister. Charles' father, Amos HIBBITT, and Mary's father, Daniel PITCHER, are both recorded as being farmers whilst Charles himself was a painter. The minister who took the service was W Crowther and Charles and Mary are both recorded as living in Moor Street. There is a Moor Street in the nearby city of Worcester which was in the parish of Claines at that time.
Pictures of St John Baptist Church, Claines, are displayed in the Photo
Gallery > Collections > Places > Claines, Worcestershire section of this web site.
Charles' and Mary's first child, Fanny Elizabeth, was born in 1864 whilst they were in Worcester.
By the time of the 1871 census, Charles and Mary had two more children, Louisa M and Alfred Charles. They had moved to 61 Chester Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, Warwickshire, and Charles' profession was a House Painter (Master 1 Man). The
'one man' would appear to have been Joseph PITCHER,
Mary's younger brother, who was lodging with them and is recorded as being a Painter. Below is a full list of those living in the household at that time.
Household Members: Name, Age
Alfred C Hibbitt 1
Charles Hibbitt 31
Fanny E Hibbitt 6
Louisa M Hibbitt 4
Mary Ann Hibbitt 30
Jesse Papps 25
Joseph Pitcher 21
According to the 1881 census, the family were living at No 35 Sheepcote Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Charles' occupation
was still a House Painter and they had three more children, William Amos, Ellen G, and Harry. Fanny no longer seems to
have been living with them. Here is a list of those living at their address in 1871.
Household Members: Name Age
Alfred C. Hibbitt 12
Charles Hibbitt 42
Ellen G. Hibbitt 4
Harry Hibbitt 1
Louisa M. Hibbitt 14
Mary A. Hibbitt 41
William A. Hibbitt 6
We find Charles, once again, on the 1891 census, still living in Ladywood, Birmingham, but the address
was now 1 Ryland Place, Broad Street. The word 'invalid' had originally been written in the Profession or Occupation column on the
census but was crossed
through. Perhaps they realized that this was not an occupation but it gives us a little insight into the possibility that Charles was no longer fit and able to work. Living with Charles was his wife, Mary and their three youngest children.
Recorded members in the household in 1891: Name Age
Mary Hibbitt 50
Charles Hibbitt 51
Ellen Hibbitt 14
Harry Hibbitt 11
William Hibbitt 16
Ann Farmer 40 (Visitor)
Charles died later in 1891 and his death record shows him as being aged 50 but it estimates his year of birth as being about 1841. In fact, he would have been nearer 52 at the time of his death when it was registered between October and December in Birmingham, Warwickshire.
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