Person:George Moles (2)

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George 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
  • HGeorge Moles1831 - 1904
  • WEmma Rook1837 - 1893
m. 25 Apr 1857
  1. Eliza Moles1857 -
  2. Sarah Moles1859 - 1864
  3. Susan Moles1860 - 1864
  4. Hannah Ann Moles1862 -
  5. Fanny Moles1864 -
  6. George Moles1865 - 1865
  7. Thomas William Moles1866 -
  8. Emma Moles1868 -
  9. George Moles1871 -
  10. Charles Moles1874 -
  11. Susan Sarah Moles1876 - 1878
  12. Ernest Frederick Moles1881 -
  13. Albert James Moles1883 -
Facts and Events
Name George Moles
Gender Male
Christening[1] 22 May 1831 Willian, Hertfordshire, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Willian, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 25 Apr 1857 Willian, Hertfordshire, Englandto Emma Rook
Census[3] 7 Apr 1861 Willian, Hertfordshire, England
Census[4] 2 Apr 1871 Graveley, Hertfordshire, EnglandJacks Hill
Census[5] 3 Apr 1881 Baldock, Hertfordshire, EnglandBygrave Lane
Census[6] 5 Apr 1891 Baldock, Hertfordshire, EnglandNorton End
Census[7] 31 Mar 1901 Baldock, Hertfordshire, EnglandNorton End
Burial[9] 29 Feb 1904 Willian, Hertfordshire, England

George Moles was baptised on 22nd May 1831 at Willian in Hertfordshire, son of a straw plaiter named Hannah Moles, formerly Pratt, and her husband William Moles, an agricultural labourer.

George appears in the 1841 census living at Willian with his parents and siblings, and next door to his paternal grandparents. In 1852, George borrowed some money from his aunt, Elizabeth King (his father's sister). When she asked for her money back, George refused to pay it and became violent, swearing at her and hitting her in the face. George was fined £2 for the assault.

George was married on 25th April 1857, aged 26 to Emma Rook, a straw plaiter originally from Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, a few miles north of Willian. George's mother died less than three months later.

For the first few years of their marriage George and Emma lived in Willian. They went on to have thirteen children together between 1857 and 1883, although four died young, including two, Sarah and Susan, who were buried within four days of each other having both died of scarlet fever in 1864. The 1861 census finds the family living in Willian, with George working as a shepherd. Around 1871 the family briefly lived in the hamlet of Jacks Hill in the neighbouring parish of Graveley, before settling in the local market town of Baldock in the early 1870s.

George's father died at the Hitchin Union Workhouse in 1879.

The 1881 census finds the George and Emma living at Bygrave Lane in Baldock, whilst in 1891 they were in the adjoining street of Norton End.[11]

Emma died in 1893, aged 55, and was buried back at Willian.

The 1901 census finds George living with some of his children and grandchildren at Norton End in Baldock. George outlived Emma by eleven years, and by the end of his life was living in Hitchin Union Workhouse. He died in 1904, aged 72, and was buried at Willian on 29th February 1904.

References
  1. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Willian Parish Registers.
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Willian in the County of Hertford in the Year 1831
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    181May 22GeorgeWilliam & HannahMoleWillianLaborerW.W. Pym, Vicar
  2. England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 437; Book 11; Folio 4; Page 1, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Willian, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Moles, male, 60 [1776-81], Lab[ourer], not born in county
    Thomas Moles jun[io]r, male, 13 [1827/8], Lab[ourer], born in county
    Mary Ann Moles, female, 59 [1781/2], not born in county
    Eliza Moles, female, 15 [1821-6], born in county
    ~ next house ~
    W[illia]m Moles, male, 35 [1801-6], Lab[ourer], not born in county
    George Moles, male, 10 [1830/1], Lab[ourer], born in county
    Eliza Moles, female, 8 [1832/3], born in county
    Thomas Moles, male, 3 [1837/8], born in county
    Hanah Moles, female, 35 [1801-6], born in county
    Maria Moles, female, 13 [1827/8], born in county
    W[illia]m Pratt, male, 20 [1816-21], Lab[ourer], born in county

  3. 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 82; Page 4, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Cott[age], Willian, Hertfordshire [listed immediately before Willian Rectory]
    George Moles, head, married, male, 30 [1830/1], Farmers Shepherd, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Emma Moles, wife, married, female, 24 [1836/7], Wife of Farmers Shepherd, b. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Eliza Moles, daughter, female, 3 [1857/8], Dau[ghter] of Farmers Shepherd, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Sarah Moles, daughter, female, 2 [1858/9], Dau[ghter] of Farmers Shepherd, b. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Susan Moles, daughter, female, 6 months [1860], Dau[ghter] of Farmers Shepherd, b. Willian, Hertfordshire

  4. 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 100; Page 22, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Jacks Hill, Graveley, Hertfordshire
    George Moules, head, married, male, 40 [1830/1], Ag[ricultural] Lab[oure]r, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Emma Moules, wife, married, female, 34 [1836/7], Ag[ricultural] Lab[oure]r Wife, b. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Eliza Moules, daughter, female, 13 [1857/8], Plaiter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Anne Moules, daughter, female, 8 [1862/3], Scholar, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fanny Moules, daughter, female, 7 [1863/4], Scholar, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    William Moules, son, male, 4 [1866/7], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Emma Moules, daughter, female, 2 [1868/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire

  5. 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 61; Page 7, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Bygrave Lane, Bygrave Parish, Baldock Urban Sanitary District, Hertfordshire
    George Moles, head, married, male, 49 [1831/2], Labourer, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Emma Moles, wife, married, female, 43 [1837/8], Straw Plaiter, b. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Eliza Moles, daughter, unmarried, female, 23 [1857/8], Straw Plaiter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fanny Moles, daughter, unmarried, female, 17 [1863/4], Servant, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    William Moles, son, unmarried, male, 14 [1866/7], Labourer, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Emma Moles, daughter, unmarried, female, 12 [1868/9], Straw Plaiter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    George Moles, son, unmarried, male, 9 [1871/2], Scholar, b. Graveley, Hertfordshire
    Charles Moles, son, unmarried, male, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    George Moles, grandson, unmarried, male, 2 [1878/9], b. Baldock, Hertfordshire
    Ernest Moles, son, unmarried, 2 months [1881], b. Bygrave, Hertfordshire

  6. 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 113; Page 13, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: Norton End, Norton Parish, Baldock Urban Sanitary District, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    George Moles, head, married, male, 60 [1830/1], Agricultural Laborer, employed, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Emma Moles, wife, married, female, 54 [1836/7], Plaiting Straw, neither employer nor employed, b. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    George Moles, son, male, 18 [1872/3], Agricultural Laborer, employed, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Charles Moles, son, male, 15 [1875/6], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Earnest Fred[eric]k Moles, son, male, 10 [1880/1], Scholar, b. Baldock, Hertfordshire
    James Moles, son, male, 7 [1883/4], Scholar, b. Radwell, Hertfordshire

  7. 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 1298; Folio 49; Page 26, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: Norton End, Baldock, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Eliza Moules, head, single, female, 43 [1857/8], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Arthur Moules, son, single, male, 13 [1887/8], Labourer Farm, worker, b. Baldock, Hertfordshire
    John E. Moules, son, single, male, 4 [1896/7], b. Baldock, Hertfordshire
    George Moules, boarder, widower, male, 71 [1829/30], Labourer Farm, worker, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fred Moules, boarder, single, male, 20 [1880/1], Labourer Farm, worker, b. Baldock, Hertfordshire
    Albert J. Moules, boarder, single, male, 17 [1883/4], Labourer Farm, worker, b. Radwell, Hertfordshire

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

    d. George MOULES, March Quarter 1904, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 3a, page 396, aged 76 [1827/8]

  9. Burials register, in Church of England. Willian Parish Registers.

    No. 440
    When buried: 29 Feb 1904
    Name: George Moules
    Abode: Hitchin Workhouse
    Age: 74 [1829/30]

  10.   Hertford Mercury and Reformer, in United Kingdom. The British Newspaper Archive
    Saturday 27 Nov 1852.

    PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
    ASSAULT.-George Mole, of Willian, was charged with assaulting Elizabeth, the wife of John King, of the Three Horse Shoes. Complainant stated that, on Saturday, the 20th inst., at about half-past 10o'clock in the evening, George Mole was sitting in my house; he owed me some money, and I asked him for it; he told me he would not pay it; and I said I would see if I could not make him: he was very abusive, and swore at me, and I opened the door, and tried to put him out, and he got me to the threshold of the door and struck me in the face two violent blows, which knocked me down on the stones, and blackened both my eyes, and made my nose bleed very much; two men came and picked me up, and carried me into the house, and aid me upon a form, and bathed my face for half an hour before I came to myself, being stunned by blows.- After hearing collateral evidence, the BENCH fined the defendant 40s., including costs. In default, one month's imprisonment. A week was allowed for payment.

  11. Bygrave Lane was still nominally within the parish of Bygrave, and Norton End in the parish of Norton, but both had been added to the Baldock Urban Sanitary District when its boundaries were enlarged in 1880, making these areas part of the town of Baldock for administrative purposes. The parish boundaries were changed to match the Urban Sanitary District boundary in 1894, when it became Baldock Urban District.