George HUBBARD 1833 - ?

George Hubbard was born in 1833 at Wallingford, Berkshire. He had a brother, Edwin, born in 1843 and a sister Elizabeth born in 1846. Their father William was born in Benson, Oxfordshire in 1797 and their mother was Hannah White, born in White Waltham, Berkshire in 1800. William Hubbard was a gardener.

He married Christiania Evans, born in Newport on 27th December 1835 to Thomas Evans and Maria Williams, she had an elder sister - Elizabeth born on the 17th August 1833. Elizabeth went on to marry Thomas Allen and live in Fulham Road, Chelsea.

The family first lived at 2 Blewitt Street, Newport Monmouthshire (Gwent), George was a railway clerk at this time. During the 1861 census they were here with Maria and Christiania's brother, Octavius Evans, a shoemaker. George was described as a "Railway Switchman".

Around 1862, the family moved to the Railway Station, Meopham, Kent, where George became the station master. They lived there for around nine years before George was posted to London and lived at 17 Blucher Road Camberwell.

Blucher Road as it is now looking West                                  and East

George & Christiania had seven daughters and three sons (George Henry and the first four girls were all christened on the 14th of April 1865 at Meopham):

  1. George Henry Hubbard, born at Newport M. in 1858.

  2. Maria Hubbard, born at Tunnel Terrace, Newport, Monmouthshire on 3rd February 1860.

  3. Christiania Hubbard, born at Newport on 9th of October 1861.

  4. Annie E Hubbard, born at Newport in 1863. Married railway foreman William H T Gregory (born in Paddington in 1863) and had a daughter Christine Hilda in March 1890, born in Slough, Bucks. Found at 118 Fernhead Road, Paddington in 1891. In 1901 All found at 53 Vespan Road Shepherds Bush, London, William was a Railway chargeman over Yard Gang.

  5. Winifred Allen Hubbard, born at Meopham, Kent in 1864. Married Paul Calamaro, son of Hotel Proprietor James Calamaro on 12th of October 1887 (he was living at 1 Kennington Park Gardens and she at 27 Royal Road, Kennington) and had daughter Daisy in Gibraltar on the 8th June 1888. Paul Calamaro died and Winifred married again on the 29th Mar 1902 at Lambeth Register Office. She described herself as an actress and like most actresses, she lied about her age! Her husband was Actor Frederick Donald Cooper, born in 1866, son of actor Frederick Harwood Cooper. Winifred was living at 22 Chapel Street, Brixton and Frederick was living at 6 Norfolk House, Ardville Road (now Rushcroft Road), Brixton.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hubbard, born at Meopham, Kent in 1866. Found 1891 at 195 Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green, working for Edwin & Emily Reeder as a domestic servant. Signed her mother's death certificate, on 4th November 1893, then living at 20 Sturgeon Road, Walworth and single.

  7. Ada Louisa Hubbard, born at the Railway Station, Meopham, Kent on the 22nd December 1867. She was still living at home in 1891. She married valet Frank Ellis (born in 1868, son of Tobacconist Albon Ellis) on the 23rd of August 1893 at the St Georges Hanover Square Register Office. She was living at 46 Buckingham Palace Road and he at 17 Park Lane.

  8. Edith Hubbard, born at the Railway Station, Meopham, Kent on 19th January 1869. Found at 181 Fandale Road, Stockwell working as a home help for Alexander Smith in 1891. Brought up Muriel Jennings.

  9. Louisa Georgia Hubbard, born at Station Road, Meopham, Kent on 22nd June 1871.

  10. Edgar Octavius Hubbard, born at 12 Blucher Road, Camberwell, Surrey on 9th October 1872.

  11. Thomas Ernest William Hubbard, born at 12 Blucher Road, Camberwell, Surrey on 10th April 1874. Died March 1882 (Camberwell 1d 545).

In the 1871 census George, Christiania, George Hy and 6 daughters were living at the Railway Station House, Meopham with George's younger brother (who described his profession as MS pleale). Only Maria was missing at this time. RG10 896 Pg52. She was staying at her aunt's home at 7 Albert Villas, Fulham Road, Chelsea {RG10/71 13}.

In the 1881 census Maria was described as a Telegraphist, Annie and Winifred were described as Dressmakers. The whole family were living at 12 Blucher Road Camberwell. in the 1901 census an Edgar Hubbard (born in Lambeth) was found to be living in East Thickley, Co Durham and working as a Railway Wagon Repairer.

In 1891 George, Christiania and Ada were living at 32 Epson Road, Fulham. George was still employed as a Station Master. With them was a granddaughter; Daisy Calamaro (aged 2) a granddaughter, born in Gibraltar. 

Christiana died on the 4th November 1893 at 20 Sturgeon Road, Walworth. Lizzie signed the death certificate. George was described as a "Contractor's Manager".