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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Doane

2. Ann Newman

Thomas Hubert 3

  • Born: 20 Apr 1756
  • Christened: Church of St John The Evangelist, Smith Square, Westminster
  • Marriage (1): Mary Doane on 12 Aug 1777 in Saint James, Westminster, London 1
  • Marriage (2): Ann Newman on 10 Jul 1784 in St James, Westminster 2
  • Died: 1831
  • Buried: 20 Sep 1831, Church of St John The Evangelist, Smith Square, Westminster 4
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  General Notes:

http://www.bargemen.co.uk/pdf/wills_lm.PDF
Will of Thomas Hubert, Lighterman and Coal and Timber Dealer of Saint John Westminster,
Middlesex 23 September 1831 PROB 11/1790

When Thomas's will was proved in 1831, he names his son Thomas, and daughters Anne CLEAVE, wife of William CLEAVE, and Mary BANYON, wife of Robert BANYON.

The register of St John's Westminster shows that Ann HUBERT daughter of Thomas and Ann HUBERT was born 24 Feb 1790, and baptised 28 Mar 1790.

Also Thomas HUBERT son of Thomas and Ann HUBERT was born 10 Sept 1792 and baptised 14 Oct 1792.

The researcher at Westminster City Archives could find no entry for a Mary HUBERT. However Mary BANYON wife of Robert BANYON died in 1844 aged 64, indicating that she was born circa 1780, suggesting that Thomas was at the time married to Mary DOANE.

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I have been unable to find any apprenticeship record for this Thomas HUBERT, the earliest record found to date is of John BANYON being assigned to Thomas HUBERT of Westminster on Oct 29th 1789. However a Thos HUBBARD was bound to William BEACH on April 5th 1771, free April 9th 1778. But as apprentices were not allowed to marry before they were free, this does not fit in with the marriage to Mary DOANE, however it is likely to be our Thomas.

Thomas bound his son Thomas on 9th October 1806 and freedom was granted on 28th Oct 1813.

Court Minutes show that Thomas was a steward for the Westminster Watermen. The following appeared in 1808. " Thursday March 10 Mr Geo Tatton informed the court that Mr Hubert one of their stewards was determined to try the cause of the company" This was a petition to The House of Commons against a bridge across the Thames by "Poor Watermen of St Margaret and St John Westminster".

"Mr Humphreys informed the court that he and Mr Gurney the counsellor for the company were well satisfied that the Bill for Building a Bridge across the River Thames at or near Vauxhall would pass both Houses of Parliament and that it would be wasting the Company's money to oppose said Bill.
The Court agreed to withdraw their opposition to the said Bill on the condition that the Commissioners for Building the said Bridge should make a compensation of
£10 000 for the loss the ferries at Vauxhall and Lambeth may sustain by building the said Bridge"

Research has since shown that compensation was paid.

Thomas is further mentioned in the Minutes of the General Court held on 31st Dec 1816 "Resolved that Thos Hubert on the recommendation of Mr Squires be admitted on the pension list of the company and that they pay their respective arrears of quarterage"·

The Register of lighter numbers 1803 - 1827 lists both Thomas HUBERTs. Thomas the elder, being number 408. This entry was difficult to read but lists the following lighters being registered to Thomas HUBERT of St Ann St Westminster:
Thomas; Ann; Buckhane; Daniel; Rafrell; Miller; Thames; Dobinson; Richmond; Chelsea; Wm & Mary; Revolution; all at Hubberts Wharf. (One of the "b" had a slash through it)

A later entry for 408 had Thos HUBERT Snr (dead) with the same listing of lighters.

The Sun Fire Office have records of insurance held by Thomas HUBERT of St Anns St, Westminster from 1814 to 1828. He is listed both as a lighterman and as a dealer in coals and wood.


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  Chronology:

He worked as an Apprentice Lighterman from 1771 to 1778 and resided at Westminster. 3 (I have been unable to find any apprenticeship record for this Thomas HUBERT, the earliest record found to date is of John BANYON being assigned to Thomas HUBERT of Westminster on Oct 29th 1789. However a Thos HUBBARD was bound to William BEACH on April 5th 1771, free April 9th 1778. But as apprentices were not allowed to marry before they were free, this does not fit in with the marriage to Mary DOANE, however it is likely to be our Thomas. - SS)

He resided at St Ann St and Gt Smith St, Westminster circa 1778. 3 (Thomas HUBERT appears to have lived at St Ann Street Westminster all his married life although the GRIFFITH Prayer Book indicates that he lived at Gt Smith Street (just around the corner). The Prayer Book does not mention Thomas's wife so maybe Ann too had died.- SS)

He worked as a Dealer in wood ... coals .... in 1790 and resided at Great St Ann's Street, Westminster. 5

He worked as a Trustee - Westminster New Charity School, Dacre-street in 1796. 6 "WESTMINSTER NEW CHARITY SCHOOL Dacre street was established in 1796 for educating and clothing one hundred male and female children The Rev Isaac Saunders Thomas Maude and Thomas Hubert Esqs Trustees George Gregorie Esq Treasurer and Mr George Capon Schoolmaster"

http://www3.westminster.gov.uk/docstores/publications_store/archives/schools.pdf
WESTMINSTER NEW CHARITY SCHOOL
Founded 1795, in private house at 5, Dacre Street, for the education of 100 children, aged 8-14,according to the principles of the Church of England (of whom 25 boys and 25 girls were clothed annually). Supported by voluntary subscriptions and donations. Funds were also raised by the children doing paid needlework. After the building of Christ Church in Broadway, renamed Christ Church Schools.
Rules of the School, and list of governors, 1842 [E3309/2]

He worked as an Entry in Register of Lighterman (Number 408) 1803 to 1828. 3 (The Register of lighter numbers 1803 - 1827 lists both Thomas HUBERTs. Thomas the elder, being number 408. This entry was difficult to read but lists the following lighters being registered to Thomas HUBERT of St Ann St Westminster:
Thomas; Ann; Buckhane; Daniel; Rafrell; Miller; Thames; Dobinson; Richmond; Chelsea; Wm & Mary; Revolution; all at Hubberts Wharf. (One of the "b" had a slash through it)

A later entry for 408 had Thos HUBERT Snr (dead) with the same listing of lighters. - SS)

He worked as a Steward for the Westminster Watermen in 1808. 3 (Court Minutes show that Thomas was a steward for the Westminster Watermen. The following appeared in 1808. " Thursday March 10 Mr Geo Tatton informed the court that Mr Hubert one of their stewards was determined to try the cause of the company" This was a petition to The House of Commons against a bridge across the Thames by "Poor Watermen of St Margaret and St John Westminster".

"Mr Humphreys informed the court that he and Mr Gurney the counsellor for the company were well satisfied that the Bill for Building a Bridge across the River Thames at or near Vauxhall would pass both Houses of Parliament and that it would be wasting the Company's money to oppose said Bill.
The Court agreed to withdraw their opposition to the said Bill on the condition that the Commissioners for Building the said Bridge should make a compensation of
£10 000 for the loss the ferries at Vauxhall and Lambeth may sustain by building the said Bridge"

Research has since shown that compensation was paid. - SS)

He worked as a Coal & Timber Merchant in 1811 and resided at Dean St & Gt. St Ann's St, Westminster. 7

He worked as a Lighterman and Coals and Wood Dealer from 1814 to 1828 and resided at St Ann St, Westminster. 3 (The Sun Fire Office have records of insurance held by Thomas HUBERT of St Anns St, Westminster from 1814 to 1828. He is listed both as a lighterman and as a dealer in coals and wood. - SS)

He worked as a Pensioner From 1816. 3 (Thomas is further mentioned in the Minutes of the General Court held on 31st Dec 1816 "Resolved that Thos Hubert on the recommendation of Mr Squires be admitted on the pension list of the company and that they pay their respective arrears of quarterage" - SS)

He worked as a Coal-mercht in 1829 and resided at Dean street, and St Ann's street; Westminster. 8

He resided in 1831 in St Ann Street, Westminster. 9


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Thomas married Mary Doane on 12 Aug 1777 in Saint James, Westminster, London.1 (Mary Doane was born before 1760 and died before 1784.)


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Thomas next married Ann Newman on 10 Jul 1784 in St James, Westminster.2 (Ann Newman was born before 1765 and died before 1831.)


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1 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, THOMAS HUBERT
Spouse: MARY DOANE
Marriage:12 AUG 1777 Saint James, Westminster, London
Messages:Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.

2 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, THOMAS HUBERT
Spouse: ANN NEWMAN
Marriage:10 Jul 1784 Saint James, Westminster, London
Messages:Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.

3 Sue Saunderson NZ, Sue Saunderson NZ.

4 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, Parisgh records - Burial.

5 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830
Name: Thomas Hubert
Dates: 1776-1800
Location: Westminster
Occupation: dealer in wood dealer in coals wood/furniture/carriage trades(s) mining/quarrying(s)
Gender: Male
Address: Address(Es): Great St. Ann's Street, Westminster
Occupation: Occupation(s): dealer in wood, wood/furniture/carriage trades(s)dealer in coals, mining/quarrying(s)
Source Date: 1790
Source Info: Listed in Wakefield's Merchant and Tradesman's General Directory for London, [1790], WAKEFIELD. London.

6 Google Books, A Topographical Dictionary of London and Its Environs- By James Elmes (p401).

7 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, London PO Directory 1811.

8 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, London Post Office Directory 1829.

9 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, parish record - Burial.