Hampton Abel

Hampton Abel

Male 1823 - 1873

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  • Born  8 Jan 1823  Great Cheverell, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1873  Edmonton London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I407  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2014 

    Father  Hampton Abel,   b. 6 Jul 1789, Great Cheverell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Westbury, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Watts Sarah 
    Married  8 Apr 1817  Keevil, Wiltshire. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F160  Group Sheet

    Family  Barnes Sarah Baker,   b. 1825, Dinton, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Market Harborough, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1847  Wilton, Wilts. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Hampton William Watts,   b. 1850, Farley, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1893, Calcutta, India Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hampton Sarah Ann,   b. 1849
     3. Hampton Jane D,   b. 1852
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F156  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jan 1823 - Great Cheverell, Wiltshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1847 - Wilton, Wilts. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1873 - Edmonton London Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Colney Hatch
    Colney Hatch
    1871 Census record for Abel Hampton and family
    1871 Census record for Abel Hampton and family
    A Victorian hansom cab, not sure if this is the same kind as a 'fly'
    A Victorian hansom cab, not sure if this is the same kind as a 'fly'
    drawing of a Hansome cab in full trot
    drawing of a Hansome cab in full trot
    Victorian horse grooming tools
    Victorian horse grooming tools
    1851 Census for Abel and Sarah Hampton
    1851 Census for Abel and Sarah Hampton

  • Notes 
    • Abel started his working life as a servant in Wiltshire, then worked as a groom in Hampshire, and ended up being a 'fly proprietor' - running a number of one horse taxi carriages in London and hiring the drivers. From servant to employer, he was someone who raised his circumstances through his life using his knowledge of horses.

      'The death of a horse could lead to a cab owner?s financial ruin. Another important ingredient was housing for the horses... By, 1823, the lighter horse cabs began to replace cumbersome hackney coaches in great quantity, and by the mid 1830?s, the hansom cab set the new standard for modern horse cabs. Aloysius Hansom, an architect, designed the first carriage. When Hansom went bankrupt through poor investments, John Chapman took over, designing an even lighter, more efficient cab, one whose framework did not strike the horses on their backs or sides whenever a carriage ran over an obstacle in the road."
      source: an online review of 'Victorian and Edwardian Horse Cabs' by Trevor May

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      1823 Christening record:
      8th Jan 1823, Great Cheverell, Wiltshire, England
      Father's name: Abel Hampton
      Mother's name: Sarah

      Jul-Sept 1847 Marriage record for Abel Hampton and Sarah B Barnes, at St Mary in Dinton.
      http://www.wiltshirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi

      1851 Census:
      'Able' Hampton is recorded as living 'Under the Hill' at Alderbury in Wiltshire, aged 20. He's a servant, born in Chevrell Magna in Wiltshire, and is married to Sarah Hampton.
      Sarah is aged 26 and comes from Dinton in Wiltshire.
      There is a daughter called Sarah Ann Hampton, aged 2, born in Farley, Wiltshire, and a son called William Watts Hampton, aged 1, also born in Farley, Wiltshire.

      [the 1851 Census record of his age would make him born 1831, but this is contrary to age given in the other two census records + burial + birth so this must have been a mistake]

      1861 Census:
      Abel Hampton is head of household at a Cottage in Dean, Hampshire, aged 38. He is a groom.
      His wife Sarah B Hampton is aged 36, is a Groom's wife (and another word I can't read).
      Daughter Sarah A Hampton is 12 yrs old, and William W Hampton is aged 11 and is an Under Groom.
      A Daughter called Jane D Hampton is aged 9.

      1871 Census:
      Abel Hampton, aged 48, is a 'Cab Proprietor', living at 15 St Johns Villas, Colney Hatch, Edmonton, Middlesex.
      His wife Sarah B Hampton is aged 46.
      Daughter Sarah A Hampton is a Housemaid aged 22.
      William W Hampton is a son aged 21 and a Ships Steward.
      Daughter Jane D Hampton aged 19 is a school mistress.

      [Colney Hatch is a road that runs through Muswell Hill, North of Alexandra Palace)

      1872 Electoral Roll.
      Abel Hampton listed as occupier and tenant of house, Grove Rd, Colney Hatch.

      1873 death register
      Abel Hammond, aged 50, from Edmonton

      1873 Will
      8th Aug: Effects under 200
      Administration of the effects of Abel Hampton, late of 15 St John's Villas, New Southgate in the county of Middlesex. Fly Proprietor who died on the High Rd between Wood Green and Colney Hatch in the said County was granted at the Principal registry to Sarah Baker Hampton of 15 St John's villas Widow the relict.



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