|Born: 6 Oct 1837||Died: 24th March 1907||Married: John Francis||Mother: Hannah Pocock||Father: William Hyde||Descendant: Edwin Francis|
Hannah Hyde (or Hide) was born on the 5th October 1837 in Thatcham, in Berkshire, England.
Hannah Hide was born on the 6th October 1837 at Thatcham, Newbury, Berkshire, England.
Her marriage register entry says that her father was William Hyde. She was christened in Thatcham a few weeks later:
|Christening Date:||29 Oct 1837|
|Christening Place:||Thatcham, Berkshire, England|
|Father's Name:||William Hide|
|Mother's Name:||Hannah Hide|
In 1841 she is living in Shaw, Newbury, her father is a corn porter (although in this census she is listed as Hellen - but she has the right age, and there is no Hellen Hyde in the 1851 census).
In 1851 she is living at the White House pub in Speen, Newbury, Berkshire. Her father is the publican there, and she was 13 years old and living with her 7 brothers and sisters.
But there is also a Hannah Hyde (single) alive in 1911 who was born in 1838 in Thatcham, Berkshire. So there may be more than one born then. That might be Hannah Hide baptised 11 Jun 1837 to James Hide and Maria Hide.
Hannah HIDE Q4, 1837, Newbury, Berkshire vol. 6, p.166.
She married George Willis in 1860 (Marriages Mar 1860, Newbury v.2c p.301: Hannah Hyde & George Willis), and she then has a daughter Katherine Ann Willis (Jun Q 1860 Henley v.3a p.498)
But her husband George Willis died one year later in 1861 (Mar 1861 George Willis, Henley v.3a p.355).
Hannah Hyde (the future Hannah Francis) married George Willis in 1860, but then he died less than a year later. Here she is already a widow, living with her husband's parents in Nuffield, about 22 miles from Speen.
So by 1861 she is living 22 miles away from her family in Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield, Oxfordshire with the parents of her dead husband, John and Harriet Willis.
Thus she was a widow when she married John Francis, a blacksmith, in 1865.
John's occupation is given as blacksmith, and his father is listed as William Francis (also a blacksmith).
The witnesses who signed the register were a Henry Francis and a Jane Willis.
On the night of 2 April 1871 is 32 years old, and is living with her family at Stoke Row, Oxfordshire. Her husband John Francis is still a blacksmith, and three of her children are living with her: William Francis (5), Sarah Francis (3), and Katherine A. Willis (10).
On the night of 5 April 1891 Hannah (53) is living with her husband and son at the Common, Stoke Row.
In 1901 Hannah is 62 and still living with John in Ipsden, at a place called the Grove. She is there with her husband, and her son Edwin who is 22. Her other children (William, Sarah, John) have moved to Reading where they are running a butcher's shop.
Hannah died on the 24th March 1907, and was buried at St John the Evangelist, Stoke Row, Oxfordshire. Her husband died 9 years later in 1916 and was buried in the same grave.
In Loving Memory of Hannah The beloved wife of John Francis who died March 24, 1907 Aged 69 years God called her home, it was his will But in our hearts she dwelleth still Her memory is as dear to-day As in the hour she passed away
Also of our dear father John Francis Who died Dec. 15th, 1916 Aged 77 years Gone from our home, but not from our hearts
Her death was registered at Henley v.3a, p.644.