Smythson Family History

Rebecca Williams

Female 1806 - 1847  (41 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Williams 
    Born 2 Feb 1806 
    Christened 26 Feb 1817  Zoar Chapel, High Street, Strood, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Feb 1847  13 John Street West Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I336  Smythson Tree
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2016 

    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gabriel Hards,   b. 30 Dec 1799, East Farleigh, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1893, Noel House, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1827  St Mary Magdalene, Gillingham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Hards,   b. 1828, Frindsbury, Rochester, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Hards,   b. 1830,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Martha Hards,   b. 7 Nov 1832,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Gabriel Hards,   b. 1835, Covent Garden, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Name from possible baptism of their son Gabriel Hards (junior) in 1835.
      Name confirmed in various newspaper articles regarding the separation from her husband Gabriel in 1836.

      IGI Baptism:
      Rebecca Williams born 2 Feb 1806, baptised 26 Feb 1817 at Zoar Chapel, High Street, Strood (nr Rochester), Kent. Daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Williams.

      IGI Marriage:
      Gabriel Hardes to Rebecca Williams
      18 Jun 1827 at St Mary Magdalene, Gillingham. Kent

      Inheritance:
      From her father's will;
      "To my daughter Rebecca Hards which now resides in Frindsbury all that freehold dwelling house at no 1 Prospect Place in the parish aforesaid with yard agrden lodge washhouse and pump with all the fixturesand the paintings in the house to her her heirs and assignees for ever"

      See Gabriel Hards notes for a summary of newspaper articles about their separation.

      Children:
      Rebecca Hards 1828 (in 1841 census, not born Surrey, other censuses born Frinsbury)
      Mary Hards 1830 (bapt 21 Nov 1830 at East Farleigh, Kent)
      Martha Hards born 7 Nov 1832 (bapt 19 Dec 1832 at St Paul, Covent Garden)
      Gabriel Hards 1835 (bapt 12 Apr 1835 at St Martin in the Field, Westminster)

      Possible 1841 census:
      Rebecca Hards age 30 (rounded), bonnet maker not born Surrey, at 20 Williams St, Southwark with a John Doyle 45 tailor & Elizabeth Doyle 45 bonnet maker. (no children with her- look for them elsewhere)

      Possible death cert ref:
      Rebecca Hards, St Saviour, Southwark, Mar qtr 1847 4 445.

      Death cert:
      Rebecca Hards, age 44, wife of Gabriel Hards gentleman, died 2 Feb 1847 at 13 John Street West Southwark. Cause of death Phthisis 6 months certified. Informant John Tothurst of 79 Lower Marsh Lambeth, present at death.