Family History

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Born: 1818 Great Stoughton


Died: between 1861 and 1871, possibly June q 1862 Whitechapel 1c 247

Spouse: Sarah Sewell

Born; 1816 Great Stoughton

Father: Thomas Sewell

Mother: Sarah Carter

Died: 1889

Children: William Hardwick b 1841 Great Stoughton

1841 census: Sarah living alone with baby William. No trace of John

1842 Birth certificate of Emma states his occupation as labourer. Living Dallington, Great Staughton

1851 census: living Great Stoughton

1861 census: Residing 5 Plaistow Grove, West Ham

1871 census: Sarah widow living 2 Hollum Place with son John.

1881 census: The same, lodging with John & Amelia Sharby.

Sarah Hardwick died 28/12/1889 2 Holturm Place Wst ham, wife of John Hardwick Baptist minister. Cause off deathsenile decay. Notified by daughter C Blunt present at death. Her address 17 John St, 30/12/1889


Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Great Staughton in the county of Huntingdon in the Year 1818.

[ HP82/1/2/1].

When Baptised

Childís Christian Name

Parents Name

Christian Surname


Quality, Trade or Profession

By whom the Ceremony was performed

Nov. 15

No. 150

John Hardwick

Illegitimate son of

John & Ann


Great Staughton


James Fofe




Great Stoughton (Stockton xth cent, Touchestone x1 cwent, staton, Scotton, Stokton, Magna Stouton 13 century, Stoughton XV cent, Mocke Stoughton Xv century

A ge parish on the borders of Huntingdonshire & Bedforshire. The river Kymflows through it. It lies 80ft above sea level and the land rises a little over 200 feet to the north and south. The soil is chiefly clay with gravel in the south. It was mainly wooded until the 13th century when timber was cleared. There is still some woodland about Agden & Perry but the land is mainly arable, growing wheat and beans. The principle village has grown up along the St Neots to Kimberton road, Stoughton highway ince the 16th century. There is a bridge at the eastern end over the Kym, called the Wrong Bridge in the 16th century. The church with early settlement of houses, cottages and 17th century inn is third of a mile west ot the highway on the Pertenhall by-road. In the parish there are a number of hamlets, Dillington (to NE), West \perry (NE), Beauchampsteas and Agden (N). Population in 1801 was 850, in 1851 1316.


Children of John & Sarah Hardwick



Born: 1841 Great Stoughton

Father: John Hardwick

Mother: Sarah Sewell


Spouse: Elizabeth Baldry

Born: 1837 Donnington, Suffolk [possibly m 1859 West Ham Elizabeth Baldry]

Died: Between 1881 and 1884

Married: 1884

Spouse: Emma Wiles

Born: 1862 Great Stoughton.

Children: Charles Hardwick b 1861 Clapton, Middlesex (see Note 1)

Annie Hardwick b 1863 Woodford, Essex (see Note 2)

Amelia Caroline Hardwick b 1867 Sawbridgeworth, Herts (see Note 3)

William Hardwick b 1868 Sawbridgeworth, Herts. (see Note 4)

John Hardwick b 1870 (see Note 5)

Eustace James Hardwick b 1873 Sawbridgeworth, Herts (see Note 6)

Lizette Mary A Hardwick b 1878 Grays, Essex (see Note 7)

Frank Hardwick b 1885 (see Note 8)

1871 census : residence Garden House, Sawbridgeworth, herts. Occupation: gardener

1891census: residence: Trumpington Hall Lodge, Cambs. Occupation: coachman & groom. Emma a lacemaker.

Trumpington Hall where William Hardwick worked for some years. The home of the Pemberton family sincw 1675. Ďa noble mansion of brick approached by an avenue of lofty trees and standing in a park of 24 acres (Kellys directory of Cambridgeshire 1929). Trumpington village is situated on the London to Cambridge road on the east bank of the Camb, 2 miles south from Cambridge.

Sawbridgeworth where William also worked is half way between Harlow and Bishop Stortford.


Note 1: Charles Hardwick m 1883 Stepney district Annie Maria Young b 1866 Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Children: Leonard Hardwick b 1890 Twickenham

1881census: 3 Isleworth St, Islington. Occupation: gardener

1891 census: Residence: 80 Hargwyne st, Stockwell. Occupation: tobacco & cigar salesman

1901 census: residence: 8 Palmerston Rd, Wood Green. Occupation: commercial traveller. Living with brothers Wi;lliam, John & Frank, sister Annie and lodger Ida Williams, aged 22, schoolmistress

Note 2: Annie Hardwick. 1881 census: living with maternal aunt Mary A Godwin and husband William, 74 London Road, Hackney. Occupation: draperís assistant

1891 census: visting sister Amelia. Occupation: drapers assistant

1901 census: residence 8 Palmerston rd, Wood Green with brothers

Note 3: Amelia Caroline Hardwick.married 13/7/1890 Arthur Skinsky Mills b 1862 Hackney son of Thomas Mills, stationer. At time of marriage he was living Mt Pleasant Lane Clapton and Amelia at London Rd, Clapton. Gives William occupation as farmer. Witnessed by Charles hardwick and Annie Maria Hardwick.. Children: Stanley Mills b 1890 Stamford Hill; Leslie Mills b 1896 Hornsey; Hilda Mills born 1909 Southgate

1881 census: residence: with maternal aunt Mary A Godwin & Charles Godwin , 74 London Rd, Hackney

1891 census: residence: 34 West bank, Hackney. Sister Annie with them

1901 census: residence: 6 Palmerston Rd, Wood green, next to her brothers. Archer a wholesale drapery salesman. Servant Bertha Willis with them

1911 census: Residing 47 Derwent Road, Palmers Green. Occupation: buyer wholesale drapery. Son Stanley a traveller drapery goods and Leslie apprentice in drapery

Note 4: William John Hardwick b 1868 Sawbridgeworth, Herts.married 1905 Edmonton district Rosa Nella Cotter born 1878 Bermondsey. Children: Dorothy Nella Hardwick born 1906 Woodford Green; Arnold William Hardwick born 1910 Southgate; Molly Winifred Hardwick born 1910 Southgate.

1881 census: residing with parents. Occupation: grocerís assistant

1891 census: residence: with parents occupation: grocerís assistant

1901census: residence 8 Palmerston Rd, Wood Green. Occupation: commercial traveller

1911 census: Residing Reynella, 3 Oakfield Rd, Edmonton. Occupation: commercial traveller shopfitting

Note 5: John Hardwick married 1905 Richmond district Ida Mary Williams born 1878 Thornton Heath. Children: Percy John born 1907 Tolworth; Ronald Eustace born 1910 Tolworth. .

1901 census: residence: 8 Palmerston Rd, Wood Green with brothers & sister. Occupation: assistant schoolmaster

1911 census: Residing 18a Broomfield Road, Tolworth. Occupation: uncertified school teacher.


Note 6: Eustace James Hardwick b 1873 Sawbridgeworth, Herts m 1897 (Hastings district)Anne (Annie) Jenner b 1878 St Leonards-on-Sea. Children: Eustace Hardwick b 1899 Horsey

1891 census: Residence 44 Ickburgh St, Hackney lodging with Alfred barnham chemist. Occupation: feather manufacturer

1901 census: Residence 40 Forburg Rd, Hackney. Occupation: engineer traveller. Brother-in-law Harold Jenney 25, brother-in-law, bookshop assistant living with theme

1911 census: Residing Kings Road, Westcliff, Southend visiting William & Helena Smith. Occupation: engineers representitive

Note 7: Lizette Mary A Hardwick died 1903 Billericay district

Note 8: Frank Hardwick married 1905 Chesterton districr Myrah Cass Stephenson born 1883 Chippenham.

Children: Charles Whitney Hardwick born 1907 Cambridge; Mary Evelyn born 1909 Bew market.

1901 residence: Alpha Terrace, Trumpington occupation: book shop assistant also listed on census as living with brothers!!

1911 census: Residing 106 St James Park, Tunbridge Wells. Occupation: manager piano warehouse and music teachers. Emma Hardwick born 1863 visiting (sister Annie?)


Born: 21/10/1842 Great Stoughton. Birth registered 5/12/1842 by mother Sarah born Sewell who made her mark

Father: John Hardwick

Mother: Sarah Sewell.


Born: 1845 Great Stoughton

Father: John Hardwick

Mother: Sarah Sewell


Born: 1848 Great Stoughton

Father: John Hardwick

Mother: Sarah Sewell


Born: 1850 Great Stoughton

Married: 26/6/1870 St James the Great, Bethnal Green. Both gave address as Abbey Place. Fathers were John Blunt deceased and John Hardwick carman. Witnessed by William Edwards and ? James a painter

Spouse: James Blunt

Born: 1850 Limehouse

Died: 1898

Children: Emma Blunt born 1869 (see Note 1)

William Blunt born 1875 (see Note 2)

Ellen Blunt born 1878 (see Note 3)

Florence Blunt born 1882 West Ham (see Note 4)

Edith Blunt born 1884 West Ham (see Note 5)

Henry Blunt born 1886 West Ham (see Note 6)

1891 census: 17 John St, Plaistow. Occupation: a house decorator

1901 census: Charlotte living with all children but Emma at 37 Richford Rd, West Ham

1911 census: Residing 115 East Road, West Ham with Edith, Florence and Harry

Note 1: Emma Blunt

1891 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: a cotton weaver

Note 2: William Blunt

1901 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: a housepainter

Note 3: Ellen Blunt

1901 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: a cotton weaver

Note 4: Florence Blunt

1901 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: in perfumery

1911 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: perfumery

Note 5: Edith Blunt

1901 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: buttonhole machinist

1911 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: tailors finisher

Note 6: Henry Blunt

1901 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: an office boy

1911 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: general clerk


Born: 1852 Great Stoughton

Father: John Hardwick

Mother: Sarah Sewell


Spouse: Emily Maria Garnsey

Born: 1853 Covent Garden

Children: Emily Hardwick b 1874 Leicester. (see Note 1)

Walter b 1880 Blackfriars

Thomas b 1881 Kingston

Albert hardwick b 1882

Charles b 1885 Kingston


1891 census: residence: 47 Elmhurst Rd, west ham. Occupation Traveller in tobacco & cigars

1901 census: traveller jobless residing 7 Almond Rd, Tottenham. Only son Charlres with them (a scholar)

Note 1: Emily Hardwick

1891 census: Residing with parents. Occupation: milliners assistant


Born: 1856 West Ham

Father: John Hardwick

Mother: Sarah Sewell

Married: 18/3/1875 St Marys, Spitalfields Square. Both living 1 Tenter Street, Spitalfields. Johnís occupation spinner, his father a carman. Edward Kearns a smith.

Spouse: Mary Ann Kearns

Father: Edward Kearns

Born: 1855 Stepney

Children: Edward hardwick b 1875 Stratford (see note 1)

Hugh Hardwick b 1877 West ham

David Hardwick b 1884 Clare market, Strand (see Note 2)

James Hardwick b 1885 Bow St (see Note 3)

Margaret Hardwick b 1885 Stratford

John Hardwick b 1890 Lambeth

Dorothy Hardwick b 1893 Southwark (see Note 4)

1871 census: with mother, occupation: leather trade

1881 census: Residing 1 Channelsea Rd, West Ham. Occupation: timekeeper

1891 census: : 24 Marshall St, West Ham Occupation: labourer

1901 census: 15 Mabledon Rd, St Pancras. Occupation: house decorator. Uncle Edward Kearns 38 living with them

1911 census: Widower. Resident 1-25 Kings Cross Road. Occupation: house painter

Mary Ann a widow residing 15 Stpehens Rd, West Ham. Occupation: charing

Note 1: Edward Hardwick married 1899 St Giles Winifred born 1873 Holborn (Bloomsbury)

Children: Hugh Hardwick born 1900 Stratford; Mabel Hardwick born 1902 Stratford; Winifred Hardwick born 1904 Stratford; Margaret Hardwick born 1906 Enfield; Florence Hardwick born 1909 Enfield

1901 census: Residing 21 Louise Rd, West Ham. Occupation: boiler maker

1911 census: Residing 37 percival Rd, Enfield. Occupation: loco boilersmith

Note 2: David Hardwick

1901census: Residing with parents. Occupation: boiler makerís labourer

Note 3: James Hardwick

1901census: Residing with parents. Occupation: tin workers apprentice

Note 4: Dorothy Hardwick b 1893 Southwark

1911 census: Residing with widowed mother Mary Ann. Occupation: blouse finisher