Person:Betsy Moles (1)

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Betsy Moles
m. 20 May 1827
  1. Maria Moles1828 - 1907
  2. George Moles1831 - 1904
  3. Eliza Moles1833 - 1897
  4. Hannah Moles1836 - 1837
  5. Thomas Moles1838 - 1895
  6. Betsy Moles1842 - 1920
  7. Hannah Ann Moles1848 - 1928
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Name Betsy Moles
Gender Female
Christening[2] 3 Jul 1842 Willian, Hertfordshire, England
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Willian, Hertfordshire, England
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Willian, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 21 Feb 1863 Willian, Hertfordshire, Englandto Alfred Aldridge
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Graveley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[6] 3 Apr 1881 Graveley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[7] 5 Apr 1891 Graveley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[8] 31 Mar 1901 Graveley, Hertfordshire, EnglandNorth Road
Census[9] 2 Apr 1911 Greenwich, London, England46 Lenthorp Road
Death[10] 1920 Hertfordshire, England

Betsy Moles was baptised on 3rd July 1842 at Willian in Hertfordshire, daughter of a straw plaiter named Hannah Moles, formerly Pratt, and her husband William Moles, an agricultural labourer. Betsy appears in the 1851 census living with her parents and siblings in Willian and working as a straw plaiter herself. Betsy's mother died in 1857, when Betsy was 15 years old. The 1861 census finds Betsy living in Willian with her widowed father and two of her sisters.

Betsy married in 1863, when she was 20 years old. Her husband was Alfred Aldridge, an agricultural labourer from Graveley, a couple of miles south of Willian. They married in Willian, but then settled in Graveley, where they had nine children between 1863 and 1886, although their first child died when he was a small baby. Each census from 1871 to 1901 finds the family living in Graveley. Betsy's father died in 1879.

Alfred died in 1906, aged 64.

After Alfred's death, Betsy moved to London, living in Greenwich with her daughter Kate. She appears to have died in the Barnet area in 1920, aged 78.

References
  1.   Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. Female MOULES, June Quarter 1842, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 6, page 530, mother's maiden name Pratt

  2. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Willian Parish Registers.

    No. 299a
    When baptised: 3 Jul 1842
    Name: Betsy
    Parents: William & Hannah
    Surname: Mole
    Abode: Willian
    Father's occupation: Labourer

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1851 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1709; Folio 137; Page 7, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Village, Willian, Hertfordshire
    William Moles, head, married, male, 47 [1803/4], Ag[ricultural] Lab[oure]r, b. Stotfold, Bedfordshire
    Hanah Moles, wife, married, female, 46 [1804/5], Platting, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Elizar Moles, daughter, unmarried, female, 18 [1832/3], Platting, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Betsy Moles, daughter, unmarried, female, 9 [1841/2], Platting, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Moles, daughter, female, 2 [1848/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Moles, son, unmarried, male, 12 [1838/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 816; Folio 83; Page 3, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Cott[age], Willian, Hertfordshire
    William Moles, head, widower, male, 56 [1804/5], Farmers Laborer, b. Stotfold, Bedfordshire
    Elizer Ellis, daughter, widower, female, 28 [1832/3], Straw Platter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Betsey Moles, daughter, unmarried, female, 18 [1842/3], Straw Platter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Moles, daughter, female, 12 [1848/9], Scholar, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    George Ellis, grandson, male, 5 [1855/6], Scholar, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1364; Folio 93; Page 8, 2 Apr 187.

    Address: Village, Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Alfred Aldridge, head, married, male, 29 [1841/2], Ag[ricultural] Lab[oure]r, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Betsey Aldridge, wife, married, female, 28 [1842/3], Ag[ricultural] Lab[oure]r Wife, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Alfred Aldridge, son, male, 6 [1864/5], b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Aldridge, daughter, female, 3 [1867/8], b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Edward Aldridge, son, male, 7mo [1870], b. Graveley, Hertfordshire

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 1416; Folio 92; Page 4, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Village, Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Alfred Aldridge, head, married, male, 38 [1842/3], Laborer Farm, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Elizabeth Aldridge, wife, married, female, 38 [1842/3], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Alfred Aldridge, son, single, male, 16 [1864/5], Laborer Farm, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Aldridge, daughter, single, female, 13 [1867/8], b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Edward Aldridge, son, single, male, 10 [1870/1], Laborer (Corn) Miller, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Kate Aldridge, daughter, single, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Frederick Aldridge, son, single, male, 4 [1876/7], b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Julia Aldridge, daughter, single, female, 2 [1878/9], b. Graveley, Hertfordshire

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1105; Folio 60d; Page 3, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: Village, Graveley, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Alfred Aldridge, head, married, male, 48 [1842/3], Agricultural Lab[oure]r, employed, b. Gravely, Hertfordshire
    Elizabeth Aldridge, wife, married, female, 47 [1843/4], b. Gravely, Hertfordshire
    Edward Aldridge, son, single, male, 20 [1870/1], Agricultural Lab[oure]r, employed, b. Gravely, Hertfordshire
    Frederick Aldridge, son, male, 14 [1876/7], Agricultural Lab[oure]r, employed, b. Gravely, Hertfordshire
    Julia Aldridge, daughter, female, 12 [1878/9], Scholar, b. Gravely, Hertfordshire
    Bertha Aldridge, daughter, female, 8 [1882/3], Scholar, b. Gravely, Hertfordshire
    Edith Aldridge, daughter, female, 5 [1885/6], b. Gravely, Hertfordshire

  8. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 1299; Folio 30; Page 6, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: North Road, Graveley, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Alfred Aldridge, head, married, male, 59 [1841/2], General Farm Labourer, worker, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Betsy Aldridge, wife, married, female, 58 [1842/3], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Bertha Aldridge, daughter, single, female, 18 [1882/3], b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Edith Aldridge, daughter, single, female, 15 [1885/6], b. Graveley, Hertfordshire

  9. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 2704; Schedule 98, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 46 Lenthorp Road, Greenwich, London
    4 rooms occupied
    Herbert Watson, head, male, 41 [1869/70], married, Grocery & General Stores, employer, working at home, b. Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Kate Watson, wife, female, 38 [1872/3], married 7 years, 3 children born alive, 3 children still living, b. Graveley nr Stevenage, Hertfordshire
    Herbert Edward Watson, son, male, 6 [1904/5], b. Catford, London
    Winifred Kate Watson, female, 3 [1907/8], b. Greenwich, London
    Helen Georgina Watson, female, 3 [1907/8], b. Greenwich, London
    Elizabeth Aldridge, mother in law, female, 68 [1842/3], widow, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Bertha Eliza Aldridge, sister in law, female, 28 [1882/3], Assists in Grocery Store, worker, at home, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire

  10. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Betsy ALDRIDGE, September Quarter 1920, Barnet Registration District, Volume 3a, page 311, aged 78 [1841/2]