Caroline Hephzibah Hommey1

#17492, (1807 - 1881)
FatherMatthew Thomas Francis Hommey1 (c 1759 - 1831)
MotherHephzibah Henry1 (bt 1767 - 1771 - 1850)

Family

Frederick Wilson Sisson (1810 - 1839)
Children

Life Events

BirthCaroline Hephzibah Hommey was born on 23 May 1807 in Lewisham, London.1
 
BaptismShe was baptized on 6 Jun 1807 in Saint Mary, Lewisham, London. The parish register noted she was the daughter of Matthew Francis Hommey & Hephzibah his wife.1 
(Heir) WillShe was named an heir in the will of her father Matthew Thomas Francis Hommey dated 6 Oct 1830. Caroline's mother was to secure to their [name not recorded] daughter a £100 annuity on the produce of the Gentleman Magazine.2
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in Matthew Thomas Francis Hommey's 1831 obituary as his only daughter [name not given].3 
MarriageCaroline Hephzibah Hommey married Frederick Wilson Sisson on 20 Jun 1833 in Saint Giles, Camberwell, Surrey.
Frederick Sisson, bachelor, and Caroline Hommey, spinster, both of this parish, were married by licence. The witnesses were [Caroline's cousin Humphrey] H Bonnycastle, Margaret? Garnitus?, Lucy Bau-her, and J -ctu--.4 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Frederick Wilson Sisson died on 17 Jan 1839.5,6 
(Other) 1841 CensusCaroline Sisson appeared on the 1841 Census of Bathwick Parish, Bath, Somerset, in the household of Elizabeth Hephzibah Watson. She was 30, independent, and not born in Somerset. Her daughter Fanny was also here. [Caroline and Elizabeth were cousins]7 
(Other) 1851 CensusCaroline Sisson appeared on the 1851 Census of Bathwick, Bath, Somerset, in the household of (her cousin) Elizabeth Hephzibah Watson. She was a widow, aged 44, annuitant, born Charlton Kent, and was it was noted that she was deaf.8 
1861 CensusCaroline Sisson appeared on the 1861 Census of Bromley, Kent, at College No 23. She was a Clergyman's widow, age 52, and born in Charlton, Kent. With her was her 15 month old granddaughter Elizabeth Martin, a house servant, and a nursemaid.9 
(Other) 1871 CensusCaroline Sisson appeared on the 1871 Census of Helpston, Northamptonshire, in the household of her son-in-law and daughter Sisson and Eliza Fanny Martin. Caroline was 63, a widow, and born in Charlton, Kent.10 
DeathCaroline died on 19 Feb 1881 in Helpstone Heath, Northamptonshire.11,12
 
ProbateHer estate was proved on 18 May 1881 in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Entry from the probate calendar:

Administration of the Personal Estate of Caroline Sisson late of Helpstone Heath Helpstone in the County of Northampton, Widow, who died 19 February 1881 at Helpstone Heath, was granted at Peterborough to Eliza Fanny Martin (Wife of Sisson Martin) of Helpstone Heath the Daughter and one of the Next of Kin. Personal Estate under £200.12
 
Last Edited23 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. Microfilm of the Bishop's Transcripts of St Mary's Lewisham, 1801-1809 (Family History Library, 288425).
  2. Will and Administration of Matthew Thomas Francis Hommey of London, 6 October 1830, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 7 January 1832 (Family History Library, Film #0,156,387).
  3. Obituary of M.T.F. Hommey in Gentleman's Magazine June 1831, page 571 (viewed on Google Books).
  4. Marriages of the parish of St Giles Camberwell. registers from London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry.com, Frederick Sisson & Caroline Hommey, 1833, #617.
  5. Edward Cave and others, "Gentleman's Magazine" (publication, London, 1731-), Volume 166, Feb 1839, page 216.
  6. Website FreeBMD (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/), "Frederick Wilson Sisson, Mar Q 1839, Bromley RD."
  7. Online image of the 1841 Census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, www.ancestry.co.uk), HO107/931 book 6 folio 9.
  8. Online image of the 1851 Census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, www.ancestry.co.uk), HO107/1940/445 page 22.
  9. Online image of the 1861 Census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, www.ancestry.co.uk), RG9/463 folio 48.
  10. Online image of the 1871 Census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, www.ancestry.co.uk), RG10/1521 folio 58.
  11. Website FreeBMD (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/), "Caroline Sisson, age 75, Mar Q 1881, Peterbro RD."
  12. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966. Images viewed at Ancestry.com. Caroline Sisson, 1881.
  13. Baptisms of the parish of St Giles Camberwell. registers from London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry.com, Francis Sisson, 1834, #2536.
  14. Baptisms of the parish of St Giles Camberwell. registers from London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry.com, Frederick Sisson, 1837, #1291.
  15. Website International Genealogical Index, parish register extraction (www.familysearch.org).