Thomas Henry HASTINGS (1831–1884)
His wife Mrs Ann Elizabeth HASTINGS, née Badcock (1827/8–1873)
His younger brother Edwin HASTINGS (1836–1882)
St Giles section: Row 12, Grave 29½

Thomas Hastings

 

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF

 

ANN ELIZABETH HASTINGS
DIED JUN. ?, 1873
aged 46 YEARS

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… ?PASSED BY

EDWIN HASTINGS
DIED AUG. 23, 1882
AGED 46

ALSO

THOMAS HENRY HASTINGS
DIED AUG. … ?PASSED BY
EDW 1884
AGED 52

 

 

Footstone:

A. E. H.
1873

E. H.
1882

T. H. H.
1884

 

Thomas Henry Hastings and Edwin Hastings were the sons of Thomas Hastings (born in All Saints parish in 1804/5) and his wife Mary Ann Sellar (born in Dinton, Buckinghamshire in 1805/6). Thomas and Mary Ann had five children in all:

  • Thomas Henry Hastings (born at Little Clarendon Street, Oxford on 5 May 1831 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 22 May)
  • John Jehu Hastings (born at Friar’s Entry, Oxford in 1832 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 16 September)
  • Mary Ann Hastings (born at Friar’s Entry, Oxford in 1834 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 7 September)
  • Edwin Hastings (born at Friar’s Entry, Oxford in 1836 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 24 April)
  • William Hastings (born at Friar’s Entry, Oxford in 1839/40 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 15 January 1840)

The father of Thomas Henry Hastings and his brother Edwin was a cabinet maker, and he and his wife began their married life in Little Clarendon Street, but had moved to Friar’s Entry by 1832. They were still there in 1840, but by the time of the 1841 census they were living on the Banbury Road in Summertown with Thomas (10) and Edwin (5), and their siblings Mary (6) and William (1). Their brother John was staying with John & Mary Hastings (probably his grandparents) in Broadwater’s Court, Queen Street.

In 1851 Thomas (19) was an upholsterer and Edwin (15) was a grocer, and both still lived with their parents. Also at home were their sister Mary Ann (16), who was a milliner, and their brother William (10), who was still at school. Their missing brother John (18) was an apprentice to the tailor John Parr at 20 Ship Street


Thomas Henry Hastings and his wife Ann

Ann Elizabeth Badcock, who was to become Thomas’s wife, was born in Oxford in 1827/8, the daughter of the cabinet maker William Badcock (born in Oxford in 1799/1800) and his wife Charlotte Anne Paux (born in London in 1826/7). At the time of the 1851 census William Badcock (51), who was now a proprietor of houses, and Charlotte (47) were living at 12 Queen Street (which was in the parish of St Martin), and Ann (24), who was working as a seampstress, was still at home with them, as were six of her siblings: William (27 and a widower) and Charles (21), who were both woollen drapers; David (19), who was a bookseller’s assistant; Sarah (16); John (14), who was a woollen draper’s apprentice; and George (9). Also living with them was Ann’s maternal grandmother, Mrs Elizabeth Paux (80), who was born in Warborough.

On 1 April 1858 at St Martin’s Church, Oxford Thomas Henry Hastings, described as an upholsterer of Summertown, married Ann Elizabeth Badcock, described as the daughter of the cabinet maker William Badcock of Oxford. They do not appear to have had any children.

At the time of the 1861 census Thomas (29) was working as an upholsterer and living with Ann (33) at 2 Friars Entry in St Mary Magdalen parish. Meanwhile his brother Edwin (25) was working as a grocer in the High Street, Uxbridge: he was the head of the household there, and living in his house were his older sister Mary Ann (36) and her husband John Steven (25), who was also a grocer.

In 1871 Thomas and Ann were living in Little Clarendon Street, while Edwin and Susannah were living at Mill Street, Wantage.

Thomas’s wife Ann died in 1873:

† Mrs Ann Elizabeth Hastings née Badcock died at Little Clarendon Street at the age of 46 on 9 June 1873 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 13 June (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).

On 20 May 1877 at St Martin’s Church in Oxford, Thomas Henry Hastings married Mrs Emma Maltby, née Jennings, a widowed eating-house keeper of Queen Street.

At the time of the 1881 census Thomas Hastings (49) was living with his second wife Emma (47) at 35 Queen Street and working as a refreshment house keeper. Edwin (43) was living at Mill Street, Wantage and working as a grocer’s assistant, and his widowed aunt Mrs Elizabeth Goddard lived with him and acted as his housekeeper.

His brother Edwin died in 1882 (see below) and was buried with Thomas’s wife Ann.

Thomas died in 1884 and was buried with his wife and younger brother:

† Thomas Henry Hastings died at Little Clarendon Street at the age of about 52 in August 1884 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 22 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).

In 1891 his second wife Emma (57) was living in Reading with the family of her brother-in-law David James, a GWR clerk.


Edwin Hastings

In the fourth quarter of 1865 in the Holborn district, Edwin Hastings married Susannah Bull (born in Oxford in 1835/6). They too had no children.

Susanna died in Wantage in the first quarter of 1879, and Edwin, now a widower, evidently came back to Oxford to live shortly after the census to live with his brother Thomas. He died there the following year, and was buried with his sister-in-law:

† Edwin Hastings died at Speedwell Street, St Aldate’s at the age of 46 on 23 August 1882 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 27 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).

His effects came to £145 14s. 5d., and his executor was his brother of the same address.


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