Note N318 Index
There is an Emma Golding buried July 12, 1848, age 6 years. I am assuming that it is the individual who seems to be named Amey at her baptism. I did have a lot of difficulty reading her name on the baptismal register.
Note N319 Index
Somehow I have mixed up figures as she cannot have been ten years old in 1838.
Note N320 Index
He does not appear after the 1881 census. Did he die?
Note N321 Index
Her birth registration says that her name was "Ellen",, not "Helen". The family was living on Cambridge Road in Surrey and had been for some time.
If I have the right person, she was a domestic servant in 1891 living with the Austin family at 19 Princess Rd in Croydon.
Note N322 Index
I only recently (June 2013) discovered that she was a twin. Her twin sister was Mary Ann. In the 1891 census, she was a domestic servant living with the Bastard family at 189 Selhurst Rd in Croydon. Her father was stil alive at the time of her marriage in 1899. One of the witnesses was Frank Golding, presumably her brother. Her husband was noted as a "carman".
Note N323 Index
Hawkhurst, entry no 1426: Burial of Emma GOLDING, 12 Jul 1850, aged 6, The Moor.
Note N324 Index
There is a problem with his age at burial so I wonder if I have the right person.
Note N325 Index
I used to think that he died in 1821 as there was a burial for a Richard Foster that year. Having found him in the 1841 census and on, I now know that he died later.
In the 1841 census, he is living with his wife and their son Richard, in Hawkhurst. The two men are bricklayers. In the Hawkhurst parish registers he is a bricklayer.
Note N326 Index
There is a Hannah Foster, widow, age 58, in the 1851 census for Hawkhurst. She lives with her son Richard, who is 35 years old and is a bricklayer. They live at 38, the Moor. That would fit with my Hannah's son's age and the often found trade for my Foster family. It says she was born in Hailsham, Sussex. This could well be my Hannah.
I have used the family name Bishop for her without true solid evidence.
Note N327 Index
If I am right, he had not married by age 35. That is based on finding him with his mother in the 1851 census. He was a bricklayer/labourer. He appears again in the 1861 census at Hawkhurst as unmarried and still working as a bricklayer's assistant.
However, in the 1871 census there is a Richard Foster, agricultural labourer at Cranbrook, living in the Cranbrook Union House, age 56, born in Hawkhurst. He is still there is 1881, 1891 and 1901. It would certainly appear as if he never married and that he had a hard life. Oddly enough, there are various Golding individuals living there too. There is one Frank Golding, from Tiehurst, Kent and his children Charity, Edith and Ellen born in Hawkhurst. In the 1901 census, he is a "pauper inmate." It is astonishing that he lived so long.
Note N328 Index
There were two possible choices for her. There was an Elizabeth Piper baptised on April 18, 1741. She was the daughter of George Piper and Mary Ellis. That does seem a bit old. There was also one baptised on December 5, 1751. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Piper. She is my first choice, as she would have been 24 at the time of the marriage.
Note N329 Index
He was still alive in the 1861 census. He was a widower living with his son Henry and family in Udimore, Sussex.