Person:Maria Moles (1)

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Maria 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
m. 10 Feb 1850
  1. Eliza Waldock1851 - 1852
  2. Hannah Waldock1853 - 1874
  3. George Waldock1855 - 1855
  4. Maria Waldock1856 -
  5. James Waldock1859 - 1859
  6. Edward Waldock1861 -
  7. Thomas Waldock1864 -
  8. Elizabeth Waldock1867 - 1867
  9. Mary Waldock1870 -
Facts and Events
Name Maria Moles
Gender Female
Christening[1] 14 Dec 1828 Willian, Hertfordshire, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Willian, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 10 Feb 1850 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, Englandto James Waldock
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, EnglandKeeper's Cottages, Willian Road
Census[6] 3 Apr 1881 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[7] 5 Apr 1891 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, EnglandHorn Beams
Census[8] 31 Mar 1901 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Death[9] 1907 Hertfordshire, England

Maria Moles was baptised on 14th December 1828 at Willian in Hertfordshire, daughter of a straw plaiter named Hannah Moles, formerly Pratt, and her husband William Moles, an agricultural labourer. Maria appears in the 1841 census living at Willian with her parents and siblings, and next door to her paternal grandparents.

Maria was married on 10th February 1850, aged 21, to an agricultural labourer named James Waldock. He was from Great Wymondley, the village immediately south of Willian. They married at Great Wymondley, but then moved one village further south again to Little Wymondley, where they appear in the 1851 census. They had a daughter, Eliza, baptised at Little Wymondley in 1851, but she died the following year. They then had another daughter Hannah, baptised at Little Wymondley in 1853. They had a son called George in 1855 who died as a baby.

Some time between 1853 and 1856 the family moved from Little Wymondley to Great Wymondley, where they had another six children baptised, although two of those died young. Back in Willian, Maria's mother died in 1857.

Each census from 1861 to 1901 finds the family living in Great Wymondley. Maria's daughter Hannah was married in 1872 and had a daughter in 1873, but then died in 1874. Maria and James subsequently brought up their motherless granddaughter.

Maria's father died at the workhouse in the nearby town of Hitchin in 1879.

The 1881 and 1891 censuses each find Maria and James living in Great Wymondley with some of their children and their granddaughter. The 1881 census also records that Maria worked as a straw plaiter. The 1891 census gives the family's address as 'Horn Beams'; Hornbeam Cottages is a row of small thatched cottages on the west side of Arch Road in the village, built in 1818.

Maria died in 1907, aged 78. James outlived her, but only just - his death was registered the quarter after Maria's.

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 1828
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    1451828 Decem[be]r 14MariaWilliam & 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). England and Wales. 1851 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1709; Folio 318; Page 10, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Village, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 23 [1827/8], Farm Labourer, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 22 [1828/9], 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 817; Folio 114; Page 12, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 33 [1827/8], Farmer Lab[ourer], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 32 [1828/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Waldock, daughter, female, 8 [1852/3], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, daughter, female, 4 [1856/7], b. Great Wymondley, 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 1366; Folio 68; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Keeper's Cottages, Willian Road, Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 43 [1827/8], Farm Labourer, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 42 [1828/9], Straw Plaiter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Waldock, daughter, unmarried, female, 18 [1852/3], Straw Plaiter, b. Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, daughter, female, 14 [1856/7], Straw Plaiter, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Edward Waldock, son, male, 9 [1861/2], Scholar, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Waldock, son, male, 6 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Mary Waldock, daughter, female, 11 months [1870], b. Great Wymondley, 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 1417; Folio 120; Page 2, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Village, Great or Much Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 53 [1827/8], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 52 [1828/9], Straw Plaiter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Edward Waldock, son, single, male, 19 [1861/2], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Waldock, son, single, male, 16 [1864/5], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Mary Waldock, daughter, single, female, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Croft, granddaughter, single, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Wymondley, 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 1106; Folio 55e; Page 6, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: Horn Beams, Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 63 [1827/8], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 62 [1828/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Waldock, son, single, male, 26 [1864/5], Carman, employed, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Croft, granddaughter, single, female, 17 [1873/4], Mistress School, employed, b. Great Wymondley, 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 99; Page 9, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Five or more rooms occupied
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 73 [1827/8], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 72 [1828/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Mary Waldock, daughter, single, female, 30 [1870/1], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Cecil Lake, grandson, male, 1 [1899/1900], b. Winchmore Hill, Middlesex
    Fred[eric]k J. Welch, boarder, single, male, 24 [1876/7], Gardener, worker, b. Beaminster, Dorset

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

    d. Maria WALDOCK, September Quarter 1907, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 3a, page 298, aged 78 [1828/9]