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Shona Moloney

Shona Moloney, Ashburnham, East Sussex

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Hobden Family

5th April 2010

Shona Moloney:

Hi Caroline
I have undertaken a lot of research into the Hobdens. But I can't seem to match them altogether.
I am particularly interested in three Hobden ladies who are Aunties to my GG grandmother Mercy Relph.
I can't find the birth of Mercy Relph b:c.1850-54 except for the Hobden clues. 1. an Aunt Sarah Hobden (1818)M:Dartnell her father was John Hobden (c.1788-Penhurst)(gamekeeper) signed Mercy's death cert in 1884 and 2. Ellen Hobden (1835)Father John Hobden, Labourer, m:Cripps -cousin Agnes Cripps in 1881 census with Mercia Ralph. 3.Jane (c.1831) m: Roberts Aunt who Mercy Relf was living with in 1871. With the exception of Jane I found the other two Sarah and Ellen who fit as children of John Hobden (b:1788 Penhurst) and Sarah Simpson. John's father I think then was John who married Elizabeth.
If all three who have been involved in Mercy Relph's life, are all Hobden Aunts then somewhere along the line a Hobden has married a Relf(Relph,Ralph) to produce Mercy and probably a sister Elizabeth(c.1840).
I have found a Lydia Hobden (1811), daughter of Richard Hobden and Lydia Carter, who married a George Relf in 1830. I followed them through the census I found an Elizabeth c.1840 of their children but no luck with my Mercy b c.1850-54?
I hope you can help me piece this together better than I?
Regards Shona

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