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Murder Mystery - Solomon Hemstock HULL

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Roger

Roger Report 17 Nov 2012 22:04

Solomon Hemstock marries a Theresa May ???? BELIEVE around 1900 - 1907.
Information Theresa May Hemstock was murdered in Hull by a man she had been living with in 1932. Press reports from her Daughter say that the Daughter says her Mother Theresa had been married to Solomon Hemstock but they separated about 25 years ago (So that would have been c 1907)
I can find no trace of Solomon - Who was not the murderer.
The murderer was subsequently executed.
As my maternal lineage of Hemstock coms from Hul I feel sure there is a link but I need to find out anything about Solomon. Can anybody help please? Thank you.l

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Nov 2012 22:09

Is this the marriage (note different spelling)? :-

Name: HEMPSTOCK, Solomon
Registration district: Hull
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 1899
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 9D
Page no: 429

MarriageFinder: Solomon Hempstock married one of the following people:

FRITH, Ada Lonsdale
WALTON, Theresa<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
MEGGITT, Hargraves

Kath. x

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Nov 2012 22:10

Possible death for the above:-

Name: HEMPSTOCK, Solomon
Registration district: Hull
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 1952
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Age at death: 72
Volume no: 2A
Page no: 155

Kath. x

alviegal

alviegal Report 17 Nov 2012 22:13

There is this one showing. I know he is too early but it is the right area so perhaps related?

1871 census transcription details for: Paradise Lodge, Holy Trinity, Kingston Upon Hull
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG10
Piece: 4792
Folio: 158
Page: 18
Reg. District: Hull
Sub District: Myton
Parish: Holy Trinity
Enum. District: 36
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough: Kingston upon Hull
Address: Paradise Lodge, Holy Trinity, Kingston Upon Hull
County: Yorkshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
HEMSTOCK, Soloman Head M 54 1817 Nottinghamshire
HEMSTOCK, Kesia Wife F 52 1819 Surrey
HEMSTOCK, Felix Grandson M 9 1862 Yorkshire

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Nov 2012 22:17

Possibly Soloman's birth:-

Name: HEMPSTOCK, Solomon
Registration district: Hull
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 1879
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 9D
Page no: 280

Kath. x

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Nov 2012 22:19

Possibly this Solomon in the 1891 census:-

1891 census transcription details for: 3, Minerva Terrace, Holy Trinity And St Mary, Kingston Upon Hull

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG12
Piece: 3942
Folio: 82
Page: 21
Reg. District: Hull
Sub District: Myton
Parish: Holy Trinity and St Mary
Enum. District: 56
Ecclesiastical District: St Barnabas
City/Municipal Borough: Kingston upon Hull

Address: 3, Minerva Terrace, Holy Trinity And St Mary, Kingston Upon Hull
County: Yorkshire (East Riding)

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born

HEMPSTOCK, John Head Married M 41 1850 Lighterman
Scorbrook
HEMPSTOCK, Jane Wife Married F 41 1850
Hull, Yorkshire
HEMPSTOCK, John Son Single M 18 1873 General Labourer
Hull, Yorkshire
HEMPSTOCK, Soloman Son M 11 1880 Scholar
Hull, Yorkshire<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
HEMPSTOCK, Susan Daughter F 9 1882 Scholar
Hull, Yorkshire
HEMPSTOCK, Theresa Daughter F 7 1884 Scholar
Hull, Yorkshire

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KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Nov 2012 22:23

Soloman and Theresa in the 1901 census:-

1901 census transcription details for: 10, William Street Queens Place, Holy Trinity And St Mary

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 4500
Folio: 9
Page: 9
Reg. District: Hull
Sub District: Humber
Parish: Holy Trinity and St Mary
Enum. District: 25
Ecclesiastical District: St Lukes
City/Municipal Borough:

Address: 10, William Street Queens Place, Holy Trinity And St Mary
County: Yorkshire (East riding)

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born

HEMPSTOCK, Solomon Head Married M 22 1879 Railway Lighterman
Hull, Yorkshire
HEMPSTOCK, Tresa Wife Married F 20 1881
Hull, Yorkshire
HEMPSTOCK, Agnes Daughter Single F 1 1900
Hull, Yorkshire
DICKINSON, Emma Visitor Single F 19 1882
Hull, Yorkshire
ROADEN, Phillis Boarder Married F 38 1863
Whitby, Yorkshire
DICKINSON, Charles Boarder Married M 37 1864 Oilmiller
York, Yorkshire

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alviegal

alviegal Report 17 Nov 2012 22:25


1881 census transcription details for: 29, Lower Union Street, Henrys Square, Kingston Upon Hull Holy Trinity And St Mary
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG11
Piece: 4773
Folio: 64
Page: 3
Reg. District: Hull
Sub District: Myton
Parish: Kingston upon Hull Holy Trinity and St Mary
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 29, Lower Union Street, Henrys Square, Kingston Upon Hull Holy Trinity And St Mary
County: Yorkshire (East riding)
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
HEMPSTORK, John Head Married M 31 1850 Lighterman
Scorbey, Berkshire
HEMPSTORK, Jane Wife Married F 29 1852
Hull, Yorkshire
HEMPSTORK, John T Son Single M 8 1873 Scholar
Hull, Yorkshire
HEMPSTORK, Ann Daughter Single F 4 1877 Scholar
Hull, Yorkshire
HEMPSTORK, Solomen Son Single M 1 1880
Hull, Yorkshire

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Nov 2012 22:38

Soloman in 1911 census:-

1911 census transcription details for: 8 Oxford Terrace Porter St Hull

National Archive Reference:
RG14PN28764 RG78PN1651 RD522 SD1 ED15 SN46
Reg. District: Hull
Sub District: Humber
Parish: Holy Trinity and St Mary
Enum. District: 15

Address: 8 Oxford Terrace Porter St Hull
County: Yorkshire (East riding)

Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

HEMPSTOCK, Soloman Head Married M 31 1880 N E R Lighterman Hull Yorks
HEMPSTOCK, Ada M Housekeeper Married F 26 1885 Housekeeper London Kent
HEMPSTOCK, Agnes Boarder Single F 11 1900 At School Hull Yorks
HEMPSTOCK, Solomen Boarder Single M 10 1901 At School Hull Yorks
WRIGHT, Ivy E Boarder Single F 8 1903 Hull Yorks
WRIGHT, John P Boarder Single M 19 1892 Farm Labourer Grimsby Lincolnsh

The actual census page has a lot of crossing out on it. At first Ada has been written down as "wife" and this has been crossed out and changed to "housekeeper". Soloman says he has been married 11 years with 3 children but this has been crossed out. Ada says she has been married 7 years with 1 child but this has also been crossed out. Looks as if they were living together as man and wife but decided not to say so on the census record.

Everyone's relationship to the head of household has been crossed out and altered.

Kath. x

Roger

Roger Report 17 Nov 2012 22:45

Thank you all, Helped a great deal. Brilliant
Roger in New Zealand

Flip

Flip Report 17 Nov 2012 22:54

Also, adding to Kath's post, the census is a real mess but Ada has Farrrell, as do the 2 children.

I'll pm a copy of the census, just in case it's relevant.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Nov 2012 23:01

You are right Flip - the two children are down as Farrell but I think the young Solomon and Agnes are actually a Hempstock. This looks like the births:-

Name: HEMPSTOCK, Solomon
Registration district: Hull
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 1902
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 9D
Page no: 307

and:-

Name: HEMPSTOCK, Agnes
Registration district: Hull
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 1900
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 9D
Page no: 244

Ada does state that she has only 1 child - this information is then crossed out.

Kath. x

Flip

Flip Report 17 Nov 2012 23:16

Also, it states Ivy E Wright is daughter but crrossed out and boarder written (she is 8) and Jhon (that's how it is spelt) P Wright is brother, but also crossed out and boarder written.

Wonder if Ada filled in the census, and John P Wright (ie her brother) and Ivy E Wright (her child) are her family members rather than Solomons??? :-S

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Nov 2012 23:34

Wonder if this could be Ada's marriage:-

Name: WRIGHT, Ada
Registration district: Grimsby
County: Lincolnshire
Year of registration: 1902
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 7A
Page no: 1376

MarriageFinder: Ada Wright married one of the following people:

BRADLEY, Joseph Henry
FARRELL, John Thomas<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
ELLIOTT, Mary Jane

She could then have left John Thomas Farrell when Solomon left Theresa.

Kath. x