Person:Herbert Moles (1)

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Herbert Moles
m. 29 Sep 1860
  1. John Thomas Moles1860 - 1861
  2. Eliza Moles1862 - 1863
  3. Herbert Moles1864 - 1928
  4. George Moles1866 - 1929
  5. John Moles1868 - 1926
  6. Annie Maria Moles1871 - 1944
  7. James Moles1873 - 1928
  8. Ernest Moles1876 - 1954
  9. Julia Moles1879 - 1958
  10. Minnie Moles1883 - 1939
m. 2 Aug 1890
Facts and Events
Name Herbert Moles
Alt Name Herbert Moules
Gender Male
Christening[2] 6 Apr 1864 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandSt Mary
Census[3] 2 Apr 1871 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England1 The Riddy Mow
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, EnglandIppollitts Folly
Marriage 2 Aug 1890 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandSt Mary
to Sarah Goodship
Census[5] 5 Apr 1891 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England3 Thorpes Yard, Queen Street
Census[6] 31 Mar 1901 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England3 Thorpes Yard
Census[7] 2 Apr 1911 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England3 Thorpes Yard, Queen Street
Death[8] 1928 Hertfordshire, England

Herbert Moles (or Moules) was baptised on 6th April 1864 at Hitchin in Hertfordshire, son of a straw plaiter and midwife called Fanny Moles, formerly Worbey, and her husband Thomas Moles, a mole and rat catcher. The family lived at The Riddy, which was a few cottages surrounded by fields, a little way removed from the town to the south-east. The family appears living there in the 1871 census.

By 1881 the family had moved to Ippollitts Folly, in the parish of St Ippolyts, just south of Hitchin. Herbert was described as an agricultural labourer at this time. Later that year Herbert had a brush with the law; he was one of six men charged with "throwing stones on the highway" on 7th August 1881. He was fined seven shillings and six pence at the Hitchin Petty Sessions.

On 2nd August 1890, aged 26, Herbert married Sarah Goodship. She had had a daughter called Annie the previous year. In all subsequent records Annie was referred to as Annie Moules, although whether this indicates that Herbert was actually her father or merely that she took his name as her stepfather is unknown.

Herbert and Sarah went on to have another six children together between 1891 and 1905, although the youngest died as a baby. Each census from 1891 to 1911 finds the family living at 3 Thorpes Yard on Queen Street, close to the centre of Hitchin. Sarah's widowed father was living with them in 1891. Herbert was described as a railway labourer in 1891, a road labourer in 1901 and a road sweeper in 1911.

Back in St Ippolyts, Herbert's father died in 1895.

Annie appears to have married in 1910, but died aged only 21 early the following year.

Herbert's mother died in 1922.

Sarah died in 1924, aged 62. Herbert survived her by about four years. He died in 1928, aged 64.

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

    b. Herbert MOULES, March Quarter 1864, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 3a, page 277, mother's maiden name Werbey

  2. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Hitchin. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Hitchin in the County of Hertford in the Year 1864
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    3605April 6thHerbertThomas & FannyMoleThe RiddyLab[oure]rE.W. Holines
  3. 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 1368; Folio 88; Page 23, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: 1 The Riddy Mow, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Moule, head, married, male, 33 [1837/8], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fany Moule, wife, married, female, 29 [1841/2], Straw Platter, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Herbert Moule, son, male, 7 [1863/4], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    George Moule, son, male, 5 [1865/6], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    John Moule, son, male, 2 [1868/9], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Annie M. Moule, daughter, female, 2mos [1871], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Emma Worbey, sister, unmarried, female, 20 [1850/1], Straw platter, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Clara Worbey, niece, female, 10mos [1870], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire

  4. 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 1420; Folio 62; Page 8, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Ippollitts Folly, Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Moules, head, married, male, 42 [1838/9], Agr[icultura]l Lab[oure]r (Mole & Rat Catcher), b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fanny Moules, wife, married, female, 39 [1841/2], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Herbert Moules, son, unmarried, male, 17 [1863/4], Agri[cultural] Lab[oure]r, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    George Moules, son, unmarried, male, 15 [1865/6], Agri[cultural] Lab[oure]r, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    John Moules, son, male, 13 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Annie M. Moules, daughter, female, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    James Moules, son, male, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Ernest Moules, son, male, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Julia Moules, daughter, female, 3 [1877/8], Scholar, b. Ippollitts, Hertfordshire

  5. 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 1107; Folio 153; Page 33, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 3 Thorps Yard, Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    2 rooms occupied
    George Goodship, head, widower, male, 74 [1816/17], Bricklayer, neither employer nor employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Herbert Moulds, son in law, married, male, 28 [1862/3], Railway Lab[oure]r, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Sarah Moulds, daughter, married, female, 28 [1862/3], Straw Plaitter, neither employer nor employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Anne Moulds, granddaughter, female, 2 [1888/9], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Charles Moulds, grandson, male, 1mo [1891], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire

  6. 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 1301; Folio 109; Page 14, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 3 Thorpe's Yard, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Herbert Moles, head, married, male, 37 [1863/4], Local Board Road Labourer, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Sarah Moles, wife, married, female, 38 [1862/3], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Annie Moles, daughter, single, female, 12 [1888/9], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Charles Moles, son, single, male, 10 [1890/1], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    George Moles, son, single, male, 8 [1892/3], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Alice Moles, daughter, single, female, 6 [1894/5], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Arthur Moles, son, single, male, 2 [1898/9], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Edward Moles, son, single, male, 1mo [1901], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire

  7. 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 7595; Schedule 52, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: No. 3 Thorpes Yard, Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Herbert Moules, head, male, 49 [1861/2], married 22 years, 7 children born alive, 5 children still living, Road Sweeper - Urban Council, worker, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Sarah Moules, wife, female, 49 [1861/2], married, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Charles Moules, son, male, 20 [1890/1], single, Carpenter - Builder, worker, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    George Moules, son, male, 18 [1892/3], single, Skin Tanning - Tanning, worker, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Alice Moules, daughter, female, 15 [1895/6], single, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Arthur Moules, son, male, 12 [1898/9], single, School, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Edward Moules, son, male, 10 [1900/1], single, School, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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

    d. Herbert MOULES, December Quarter 1928, Hitchin Quarter 1928, Volume 3a, page 814, aged 64 [1863/4]

  9.   Herts & Cambs Reporter, in United Kingdom. The British Newspaper Archive
    Page 5, 12 Aug 1881.

    HITCHIN.
    Petty Sessions.
    TUESDAY LAST.-Bedford T.A. Dashwood, Esq., in the chair, F. Radcliffe, and C.E. Prime, Esqs.
    Arthur Clarke, William Parker, Herbert Moules, George Barker, Herbert Armitage, and William Wilshire were charged with throwing stones on the highway on the 7th August.-The Bench fined Parker and Barker 2s. 6d. each, Clarke, Moules, and Wilshire 7s. 6d. each, and Armitage 13s. including costs.