Person:Julia Moles (1)

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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. Dec 1900
Facts and Events
Name Julia Moles
Gender Female
Birth[1][7] 2 Mar 1879 St. Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, England
Christening[2] 4 Jun 1879 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandSt Mary
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, EnglandIppollitts Folly
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, EnglandThe Common
Marriage Dec 1900 St. Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, Englandto William Maynard Dimmock
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, EnglandOsier Bed Cottage
Census[6] 2 Apr 1911 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England3 Black Horse Lane
Census[7] 29 Sep 1939 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England3 Black Horse Lane
Death[8] 1958 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

Julia Moles was born on 2nd March 1879 at St Ippolyts in Hertfordshire, daughter of a midwife called Fanny Moles, formerly Worbey, and her husband Thomas Moles, a mole and rat catcher. The family lived in the Blackhorse Lane area, right on the boundary with the neighbouring parish of Hitchin, and Julia was baptised at Hitchin. Julia appears in both the 1881 and 1891 censuses living with her parents and siblings in the Blackhorse Lane area of St Ippolyts. She was the ninth of ten children. Julia's father died in 1895, when Julia was sixteen years old.

In 1900, aged 21, Julia married William Dimmock, a bricklayer. They initially lived with Julia's mother at Osier Bed Cottage on Blackhorse Lane in St Ippolyts, appearing with her in the 1901 census. Two of William's younger brothers were also with the family on census night. Julia and William had a daughter called Fanny Elizabeth later in 1901, then a daughter called Maud Milicent in 1905.

In 1907 William's younger sister Emily was murdered at Camden Town in London. The case was never solved; the only person tried for the crime was acquitted.

Julia and William went on to have one more daughter, Minnie Lilian, in 1909. The 1911 census finds Julia, William and their three daughters living at 3 Blackhorse Lane, which was on the north side of the road and therefore in the parish of Hitchin. Julia's mother lived next door at number 5.

In October 1915, just over a year after the outbreak of the First World War, William volunteered for the army. He was 39 at the time. He was posted to France in April 1916, but was severely injured at Ypres in Belgium about a month later and was invalided home. He was taken to the War Hospital at Thorpe, just outside Norwich, which had been the Norfolk County Asylum until requisitioned for military use in 1915. William died there on 27th April 1917, aged 40. He was buried back at Hitchin and his name is included on the town's war memorial.

Julia survived him by over forty years but never remarried.

Julia's mother died in 1922.

At the outbreak of the Second World War Julia was still living at 3 Blackhorse Lane in Hitchin along with her daughter Maud.

Julia died in 1958, aged 79.

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

    b. Julia MOLES, June Quarter 1879, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 3a, page 378, mother's maiden name Worbey

  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 One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    16811879 June 4JuliaThomas & FannyMolesThe FollyLabourerW.A. Pope

    Baptised same day as her brother Ernest.

  3. 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

  4. 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 1108; Folio 71; Page 1, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: The Common, St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Thomas Moles, head, married, male, 56 [1834/5], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fanny Moles, wife, married, female, 51 [1839/40], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    John Moles, son, single, male, 22 [1868/8], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Annie M. Moles, daughter, single, female, 20 [1870/1], General Servant, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    James Moles, son, single, male, 17 [1873/4], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Ernest Moles, son, single, male, 15 [1875/6], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Julia Moles, daughter, single, female, 12 [1878/9], Scholar, b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    Minnie Moles, daughter, single, female, 7 [1883/4], Scholar, b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    Ellen Moles, granddaughter, female, 4mo [1890/1], b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire

  5. 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 1300; Folio 53; Page 12, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: Osier Bed Cottage, St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Fanny Moles, head, widow, female, 60 [1840/1], Montly nurse, own account, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    John Moles, son, single, male, 31 [1869/70], Rat Catcher, own account, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Nellie Moles, granddaughter, single, female, 10 [1890/1], b. St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire
    Julia Dimmock, daughter, married, female, 22 [1878/9], b. St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire
    William Dimmock, son in law, married, male, 24 [1876/7], Bricklayer's Labourer, worker, b. Codicote, Hertfordshire
    Henry J. Dimmock, boarder, single, male, 21 [1879/80], Photographer, own account, working at home, b. Walworth, London
    Frederick Dimmock, visitor, single, male, 7 [1893/4], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire

  6. 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 7596; Schedule 214, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 3 Black Horse Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    William Maynard Dimmock, head, male, 35 [1875/6], married, Labourer (General), worker, b. Codicote, Hertfordshire
    Julia Dimmock, wife, female, 32 [1878/9], married 10 years, 3 children born alive, 3 children still living, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Fanny Elizabeth Dimmock, daughter, female, 10 [1900/1], School, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Maud Milicent Dimmock, daughter, female, 5 [1905/6], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Minnie Dimmock, daughter, female, 1 [1909/10], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire

  7. 7.0 7.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Hitchin Urban District, 29 Sep 1939.

    3 Black Horse Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Dimmock, Julia / female / 2 Mar 1879 / widow / Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Morrell, Maude / female / 23 Dec 1905 / married / Unpaid Domestic Duties
    [two other records closed]

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

    d. Julia DIMMOCK, March Quarter 1958, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 4b, page 156, aged 79 [1878/9]