Thomas and Martha Hibbert were innkeepers on High Street, New Mills. Thomas was listed as a 'seller of beer' in Pigot's Directory of Derbyshire, 1835. In the 1842 edition, Martha is named as Innkeeper of the Mason's Arms. She was still an innkeeper on the 1851 census. The business eventually passed to her son, John.
A Thomas Hibbert was baptised at Mellor on 9th February 1794, which may well be this Thomas. The parents were Randle and Hannah, both names given to his children. Thomas & Martha's first six children were baptised at Mellor. The last two were presumably baptised at the newly-built New Mills Parish Church. Thomas probably died around 1840, as their last child, Ann, was born around that time but Thomas does not appear on the 1841 census.
Thomas and Martha were buried at St. George's Parish Church, New Mills. I would be very grateful if anyone could provide the Parish Record or monumental inscription details.
I would also appreciate any comments, amendments or further information. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org but please omit the 7 at the start of the address.
Anne Stobbs. Ayrshire, Scotland.
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