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Help to find Death details for WILLIAM HOBDAY

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Gail Report 31 Mar 2013 18:49

William Hobday was born around 1806 in Dallington Sussex. He married Deborah Haiselden. I have him and his family in 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census records. Deborah died in 1887 in Battle Sussex and I can find no trace of William since! He is not residing with any of his children.
Would appreciate any help in locating death details for William so that I can purchase a certificate
Thanks in advance


Reggie Report 31 Mar 2013 18:50

You could buy the wife's death cert to see if she was described as 'wife' or 'widow'

That would reduce the time-scale for your search on freebmd


Reggie Report 31 Mar 2013 18:53

Have you totally discounted the one in BATTLE?


Reggie Report 31 Mar 2013 18:55

WHEN did you say he was born????

1881 census

Person: HOBDAY, William Address: Ashburnham Mouldens, Dallington

HOBDAY, William Head Married M 79 1802 No Occupation
Ashburnham, Sussex VIEW
HOBDAY, Deborah Wife Married F 72 1809 No Occupation
Ashburnham, Sussex


Gail Report 31 Mar 2013 18:55

I have spent ages looking on another search site .... found straight away on freebmd .... thanks so much


Reggie Report 31 Mar 2013 18:56

1871 census

Person: HOBDAY, William Address: Ashburnham Furnace, Dallington

HOBDAY, William Head M 69 1802 Sussex VIEW
HOBDAY, Deborah Wife F 62 1809 Sussex VIEW
HOBDAY, Deborah Daughter F 35 1836 Sussex VIEW
BOMER, Elizabeth Visitor F 14 1857 Sussex VIEW
HOBDAY, James R Visitor M 5 1866 Sussex


Gail Report 31 Mar 2013 18:58

Thanks ... I have found on freebmd
He is recorded as born 1806 on 1841 census and 1802 in others

Thanks again for your time


MargaretM Report 31 Mar 2013 19:02

I'm assuming that he was listed as age 35 on the 41 census. On that census ages were rounded down to the nearest 5 or 0. He would have been 35-39 making him born 1802-1806.