Nine Elms 19C

William HubertAge: 6518301895

Name
William Hubert
Given names
William
Surname
Hubert
Birth 2 June 1830 36 33
Christening 5 September 1830 (Age 3 months)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Virtue Hubert
from January to March 1874
Birth of a brotherSamuel Hubert
8 September 1832 (Age 2)

MiscMarriageEsther LucasView family

Note: The witnesses of the marriage were a John and Emily Everett. John was a local blacksmith and both w…
Christening of a brotherSamuel Hubert
14 October 1832 (Age 2)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Hubert
1834 (Age 3)

Birth of a sisterSarah Hubert
16 April 1835 (Age 4)
Christening of a sisterSarah Hubert
12 July 1835 (Age 5)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn Hopkins
1836 (Age 5)

Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Fowler
13 February 1837 (Age 6)
Birth of a sisterAnn Hubert
1838 (Age 7)
Death of a sisterAnn Hubert
before 1840 (Age 9)

Death of a maternal grandfatherCharles Head
19 January 1844 (Age 13)
Occupation
Lighterman
1851 (Age 20)
Note: The map shows Nine Elms shortly before William's birth in 1830. His family probably lived in one of …
MarriageEsther LucasView family
29 October 1854 (Age 24)
St Nicholas Church, Harwich
St Nicholas Church, Harwich

Note: http://www.btinternet.com/~ianrose82/harwich.htm

Occupation
Lighterman
1854 (Age 23)
Note: Between July and December of that year he was recorded as the Master of the coaster Providence which…
Death of a motherElizabeth Head
20 October 1856 (Age 26)
Birth of a son
#2
William James Hubert
2 May 1858 (Age 27)
Occupation
Master Mariner
1858 (Age 27)
Note: Mike Hubert remembered his father telling him that William owned sailing barges.
Birth of a son
#3
John Hubert
calculated 1860 (Age 29)
Residence
Waterman and Lighterman
1861 (Age 30)
Note: Church Street is now named Gleng.(something) St. and Christ Church stands on its Manchester Road cor…
Birth of a daughter
#4
Esther Hubert
calculated 1864 (Age 33)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Anne Hubert
calculated 1865 (Age 34)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Ada Hubert
calculated 1867 (Age 36)
Death of a brotherSamuel Hubert
October 1868 (Age 38)
Birth of a son
#7
Thomas Hubert
before April 1870 (Age 39)
Residence
Patient
1871 (Age 40)
Note: The birthplaces of his children indicate that the family moved to Rotherhithe, Kent before 1867 and …
Birth of a son
#8
Charles Hubert
calculated 1872 (Age 41)
Death of a fatherJames George Hubert
11 December 1874 (Age 44)
Birth of a son
#9
Moses Hubert
July 1877 (Age 47)
Occupation
Lighterman
1881 (Age 50)
Note: The photo shows a view looking north up Manchester Road to Christ Church and was taken in 1954. Even though this is about 70 years after William lived there the houses most likely date from his time there. The 1881 census and current street numbering indicate that 193 would have been about 15 houses beyond the Christchurch corner on the left.
Manchester Road (north to Christ Church) 1954
Manchester Road (north to Christ Church) 1954

Note: http://www.sublimephotography.co.uk/thenandnow/pages/islngdnold.htm

Marriage of a childJohn HubertCatherine SimonView family
April 1884 (Age 53)
Marriage of a childWilliam James HubertLavinia Adelaide RobertsView family
15 September 1887 (Age 57)
Occupation
Merchant Seaman
September 1887 (Age 57)

Death of a brotherGeorge Hubert
1889 (Age 58)
Burial of a brotherGeorge Hubert
12 March 1889 (Age 58)
Death of a wifeEsther Lucas
30 October 1890 (Age 60)
Occupation
Lighterman (Journeyman)
October 1890 (Age 60)
Note: A few months later, son Charles was recorded on the 1891 census as boarding with a family at 15 Gordon Terrace, Launch St. Launch Street is short and crosses both Strattondale Road and Galbreith Street where William's son William James lived in 1891 and 1902 respectively.
Occupation
Lighterman (Barge)
1891 (Age 60)
Death of a brotherJames Hubert
3 August 1892 (Age 62)
Burial of a brotherJames Hubert
6 August 1892 (Age 62)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Hubert
28 June 1893 (Age 63)
Occupation
Lighterman
1895 (Age 64)
Note: He died on 7th September 1895 on Millwall Dock. Some words on his death certificate are difficult to…
Death 7 September 1895 (Age 65)
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: 22 April 1815St Mary, Battersea
10 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
Elizabeth Hubert
Christening: 6 May 1821Battersea, Surrey, England
Death: from April to June 1893Ipswich
5 years
elder brother
10 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
17 months
5 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
-5 years
younger brother
Family with Esther Lucas - View family
wife
 
Marriage: 29 October 1854St Nicholas Parish Chapel, Harwich, Essex
4 years
son
3 years
son
5 years
daughter
Esther Hubert
Birth: calculated 1864 33 29Isle Of Dogs, Middlesex
Death: from October to December 1902Poplar, London
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
son
Charles Hubert
Birth: calculated 1872 41 37Poplar, Middlesex
Death: from July to September 1909West Ham
daughter
son

Birth

IGI has an entry for both 1829 and 1830 identical except for dates. Use 1830 as agrees with census. (Note also entry for 1804 - father James also)

Occupation

The map shows Nine Elms shortly before William's birth in 1830. His family probably lived in one of the buildings on the southern shore of the river.

Marriage

Certificate

Occupation

Between July and December of that year he was recorded as the Master of the coaster Providence which traded between Ipswich and London. Prior to that he had sailed on the Express of India.

The ship on the left of this 1860 photo of the Ipswich Wet Dock is thought to be the Providence.

Occupation

Mike Hubert remembered his father telling him that William owned sailing barges.

Residence

Church Street is now named Gleng.(something) St. and Christ Church stands on its Manchester Road corner.

Note that 20 years later the family was around the corner at 193 Manchester Road.

Residence

Also says 193 Manchester Rd (same place?)

Residence

The birthplaces of his children indicate that the family moved to Rotherhithe, Kent before 1867 and then to Deptford where Esther and most of the children were living in 1871. William James was not with the family and so far I have been unable to find him. Daughter Ada, 4, was with widow Emma Hubert, 40, and her 13 year old daughter Elizabeth in Lambeth where Emma apparently ran a china shop. Ada is recorded as being Emma's niece but I have so far not been able to discover the identity of her husband. By 1872 the family was back in Poplar.

Entry from an 1879 list of charities: «i»"GLADSTONE'S (MRS.) FREE CONVAL. HOME, Sec., Woodford-hall, Essex. Convalescents, non-contagious " «/i» Victorian London - Publications - Social Investigation/Journalism - The Terrible Sights of London, by Thomas Archer, 1870 - Chapter IV and Chapter V (p456) «i»"It is to convalescent homes like that established at Woodford by Mrs. Gladstone, that we must look for the completion of the work done in our hospitals for the sick. It was during the time of the last cholera epidemic, and when the poor patients taken from the infected districts to the London Hospital were saved from death only to be sent back to their bare rooms, unable to obtain the food necessary to renew their strength, that this charitable lady first opened the pleasant house at Woodford with thirty beds. All those whose applications were received underwent an examination at the hospital, that no inmates might be accepted who were then suffering from any contagious or infectious disease; so that it was only a weakly, and riot an unhealthy, family assembled in the Forest district to drink-in fresh vigour with the clear air, and to gain strength daily from the nourishing country diet. None but those who have seen the work in progress can estimate what a boon to these poor convalescents is the opportunity of removing, if only for a week or two, from the foul neighbourhoods where they would have been in imminent danger of a relapse, or of contracting some other disease, the result of half starvation and depressed energy."

«/i»Woodford Hall was also the childhood home of William Morris the Arts and Crafts designer: «i»"The Morris family remained there until 1848. In 1869 the Woodford Hall estate was sold to the British Land Company for building development.The house was used until 1900 as Mrs Gladstone's convalescent home and part of it still remains to be seen today behind the parish church Memorial Hall which was built in front of the site in 1902."«/i»

Residence

See image - patient at Woodford Hall

Occupation

The photo shows a view looking north up Manchester Road to Christ Church and was taken in 1954. Even though this is about 70 years after William lived there the houses most likely date from his time there. The 1881 census and current street numbering indicate that 193 would have been about 15 houses beyond the Christchurch corner on the left.

Occupation

A few months later, son Charles was recorded on the 1891 census as boarding with a family at 15 Gordon Terrace, Launch St. Launch Street is short and crosses both Strattondale Road and Galbreith Street where William's son William James lived in 1891 and 1902 respectively.

Occupation

He died on 7th September 1895 on Millwall Dock. Some words on his death certificate are difficult to read but here is my interpretation ....... Cause: "Found Dead - Syncope (ie fainted) from intensive heat & exertion after being out of work for some months (signed)" Informant: "Certificate received from Wyane and Baxter Coroner for London, Inquest held September 10th 1895"

MiscMarriage

The witnesses of the marriage were a John and Emily Everett. John was a local blacksmith and both were born in the Essex. later in 1891 they lived at "Alpha House" in West Street, Harwich.

The church was dedicated on 20th July 1822. An earlier church is known to have occupied the same site since 1177. For centuries Harwich has been both a port and a ship-building town, and St Nicholas is the Patron Saint of sailors. Christopher Jones, Master of the Mayflower, was married in the former church.

It is also worth noting that in 1859 William's sister Ann married John MacIntyre Lucas. Based on the fact that Esther's mother's name was originally McIntyre and her father was John, there is a strong possibility that John was Esther's brother.

MiscMarriage

More photos can be found here.

Death

ORDERED 16/10/6

Shared note

The date of the drawing above and the exact location were not recorded on the Vauxhall Society website where it appeared under the "Nine Elms" heading. It is possibly a little later than the Huberts' time in Nine Elms but it should give the feel of the riverbank at the time.

OccupationNine Elms (1827)Nine Elms (1827)
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MarriageSt Nicholas Church, HarwichSt Nicholas Church, Harwich
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OccupationIpswich 1902Ipswich 1902
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OccupationManchester Road (north to Christ Church) 1954Manchester Road (north to Christ Church) 1954
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Media objectNine Elms 19CNine Elms 19C
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