Joseph DUBBER (1831/2–1890)
His wife Mrs Anne DUBBER, née Norton (1826/7–1906)
Their infant children Frank DUBBER (1860–1862) and Alice DUBBER (b. & d. 1862)
and their son Harry DUBBER (1866–1903)
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 17, Grave D60
BORN [SEPTEMBER …, 1860]
DIED [AUGUST … 1862]
[BORN DECEMBER 22, 1862]
DIED [DECEMBER 23, 1862]
[DIED JULY 21, 1890]
[AGED 62 YEARS]
[DIED AUGUST …, 1903]
[AGED 37 YEARS]
ALSO OF ANNE DUBBER
DIED AUGUST 15, 1906
AGED 79 YEARS
This Joseph Dubber must not be confused with another college servant of the same name, the son of the gardener Thomas Dubber, who lived in St Peter-in-the-East parish and married Harriet Hughes there in 1855
Joseph Dubber was born in Oxford in 1828 and baptised at St Ebbe's Church on 1 June. He was the son of the college servant William Dubber and Mary Fisher, who were married at that church on 15 January 1827. His younger brother George Dubber was baptised there in 1832. By 1859 Joseph was working in Marylebone.
Anne Norton was born in Oxford in 1826/7 and baptised at St Ebbe's Church on 21 January 1827. She was the daughter of the college servant Richard Norton and Martha Chatto, who were married at St Ebbe's Church on 2 January 1823. Anne's older brothers were also baptised at St Ebbe's: Richard John Norton in 1823, and William Henry Norton in 1824. Her father Richard Norton died at the age of 43 In June 1827 when Anne was just a baby, and he was buried at St Ebbe's churchyard on 1 July. At the time of the 1851 census Anne (24, but recorded as 22) and her widowed mother Martha (50) were both laundresses, living at Red Lion Square in St Mary Magdalen parish with Martha's brother Richard (27), who was a printer & compositor, and their servant.
On 4 August 1859 at All Souls Church, Marylebone, Joseph Dubber, described as a servant of Marylebone, married Anne Norton, who was still living in the parish of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford. They had the following children:
- Frank Dubber (born at Red Lion Square, Oxford in 1860 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 7 September; died aged two)
- Alice Dubber (born at Red Lion Square, Oxford in 1862 and privately baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 22 December; died aged one day)
- Arthur Dubber (born at 70 George Street, Oxford in 1864 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 27 July)
- Harry Dubber (born at 70 George Street, Oxford in 1866 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 22 July)
- Kate Annie Dubber (born at 70 George Street, Oxford in 1868 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 13 January).
At the time of the 1861 census Joseph (32) was a college servant, living at Red Lion Square in St Mary Magdalen parish with his wife Anne and their son Frank (eight months). A laundress boarded with them, and they had two servants. Joseph's age was recorded as 32 when he was in fact 29, and Anne's age as 32 when she was in fact 34, and these inconsistencies appear in all the censuses.
Their son Frank died in 1862:
† Frank Dubber died at Red Lion Square at the age of two in August 1862 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 21 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
Their second child Alice was born in December 1862, but only survived one day:
† Alice Dubber died at Red Lion Square at the age of one day on 22/23 December 1862 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 26 December (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
By 1864 the family had moved to 70 George Street (also in St Mary Magdalen parish), and three more children were born there before the next census.
In 1871 Joseph (42) was living at 70 George Street with his wife Anne (43) and their children Arthur (6), Harry (4), and Kate Annie (2), plus their two servants.
In 1881 their address was given as 69 George Street. Joseph (52) was still a college servant, and Anne (52) was now a laundress. Their son Arthur (16) was an ironmonger's apprentice, and Harry (14) and Kate (12) were still at school. They employed a 16-year-old servant girl.
Joseph Dubber died in Oxford in 1890:
† Joseph Dubber died at 69 George Street at the age of 58 (but recorded as 62) on 21 July 1890 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 25 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
His personal estate came to £286 14s., and his wife was sole executor.
Their son Arthur was married in London in 1890:
- On 18 September 1890 at St Luke's Church, Chelsea, Arthur Dubber (26), described as an ironmonger of St Mary Magdalen parish in Oxford, married Elizabeth Emmett (25), who was born in Gravesend, Kent in 1865, the daughter of the Royal Navy Captain Joshua Gemmell Emmett.
At the time of the 1891 census Mrs Anne Dubber was a laundress, living at 69 George Street with her son Henry (24), who was a cook. Her daughter Kate (22) was paying a visit to a family in Cromhall, Gloucestershire.
By 1901 she and Harry, who both had the same occupations as ten years earlier, were living at 19 Richmond Road in St Barnabas's parish. Her daughter Kate (32) was paying a visit to Mrs Florence Emmett (24) who lived at 5 Lorne Road, Portsmouth.
Her son Harry died in 1903:
† Harry Dubber died at 19 Richmond Road at the age of 37 in August 1903 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 8 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
Mrs Anne Dubber died in Oxford in 1906:
† Mrs Anne Dubber née Norton died at 19 Richmond Road at the age of 79 on 15 August 1906 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 18 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
Her effects came to £454 5s. 10d., and her executors were her son Arthur Dubber, now a public company's secretary, and her daughter Kate Annie Dubber.
Her daughter Kate was married in London two years later in 1908:
- In the fourth quarter of 1908 in the West Ham district, Kate Annie Dubber married Albert Bowell.
The two surviving children of Joseph and Anne Dubber
- Arthur Dubber (born 1864) was aged 26 in 1891 and an ironmonger's assistant, living at 53 Heron Road, Lambeth with his wife Elizabeth (26). In 1901 Arthur (36) was still an ironmonger's assistant, living at 107 Florence Road, South Wimbledon with his wife Elizabeth (36) and their children Ida Dorothy Dubber (9) and Kathleen Vera Dubber (1). In 1911 Arthur (46) described himself as the managing director of a metal mat manufactory, and he was living at 55 Harold Road Leytonstone with his wife and two daughter: Ida (19) was a student, and Kathleen (11) was still at school. Arthur was still living at that address when he died at Croxall, Warren Road, Wanstead, Essex at the age of 67 on 6 January 1932. His effects came to £852 2s. 3d., and his wife was his executor.
- Kate Annie Dubber, Mrs Bowell (born 1868) was aged 41 in 1911 and living at 1 Cowley Road, Oxford with her husband Albert Bowell (45), who was a brewer's manager, and their daughter Gwendoline Eva Bowell (1). Albert's 16-year-old daughter Phyllis from his first marriage was also living with them. Kate died at 97 Rose Hill, Oxford at the age of 92 on 21 April 1961. Her effects came to £1,012 3s., and her executor was her son-in-law Robert Arthur James Hedge, who was a woodworker.