Frederick HOSIER (1844–1896)
His wife Mrs Lydia HOSIER, née Harris (1843–1903)
Their eldest daughter Miss Florence Lilly HOSIER (1870–1947)
St Giles (Ss Philip & James) section: Row 32, Grave J31

Frederick Hosier







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Frederick Hosier was born at Bliss Yard, Broad Street, Oxford in 1844 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 16 February. He was the third of the nine children of William Hosier and Elizabeth Walklett Bliss, who were married on 23 December 1839 at St Mary Magdalen Church. His father was a tailor who in 1853 was appointed the City Mace Bearer & Mayor's Sergeant. At the time of the 1851 census, Frederick was a 17-year-old apprentice living with his parents at 4 St Giles's Terrace.
For more about his parents, see their separate grave.

Lydia Harris was born in Bristol in 1843 (reg. third quarter), the daughter of Joseph Harris and his wife Mary Ann. At the time of the 1851 census Lydia (7) was at home in Byron Cottage in St Augustine-the-Less parish in Bristol with her father Joseph (50), who was a builder, her mother Mary Anne (41), and six siblings: George (16) and James (13), who were builders' labourers, and Jose (5), Alfred (2) and Helen Henrietta (nine months). In 1861 Lydia (17) was an apprentice draper, living over a large shop at 42/43 College Green, Bristol with many other assistants and apprentices.

On 25 December 1869 at St Paul's Church, Deptford, Frederick Hosier married Lydia Harris (who was then living in that parish), and they had the following children:

  • Florence Lilly Hosier (born at St Giles's Terrace, Oxford in 1870 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 30 November)
  • Edith Rosa (or Rose) Hosier (born at 2 St Giles's Terrace Oxford in 1873 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 27 March)
  • Nelly Vaughan Hosier (born at Peers Row (probably St Giles's Terrace), Oxford in 1878 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 30 November).

Frederick was a college servant in 1871, living at 12 St Giles's Terrace with his wife Lydia and their six-month-old daughter Florence.

In 1881 their address was given as 20 St Giles' Road West (the south end of the Woodstock Road, and probably the same address as St Giles's Terrace), and they now had three daughters: Florence (10), Edith Rose (8), and Nelly Vaughan (2).

By 1891 they had moved to 92 Walton Street with their three daughters: Florence (20) was a photographer's assistant, Edith (18) was a milliner's assistant, and Nelly (12) was still at school. They had a 14-year-old servant girl.

Frederick died in 1896:

† Frederick Hosier died at 93 Walton Street at the age of 52 on 24 October 1896 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 27 October (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

The register states that the burial service was not used. His effects came to £268 18s. and his wife Lydia was his executor.

Their daughter Edith was married in 1897:

  • in the first quarter of 1897 in the Oxford registration district, Edith Rose Hosier married Sidney Walter Cooper.

At the time of the 1901 census Lydia (57) was a lodging house keeper at 169 Walton Street, where she lived with her daughter Nelly (22), who was an assistant in a draper's shop. They employed a cook and a 13-year-old servant girl.

Lydia died in 1903:

† Mrs Lydia Hosier née Harris died at 169 Walton Street at the age of 60 on 7 July 1903 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 11 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's and Ss Philip & James's Church).

The St Giles's burial register states that the burial service was not used, and the Ss Philip & James's one that she was a nonconformist.

Her daughter Nelly was married the following year:

  • On 1 September 1904 at St Paul's Church, Oxford, Nelly Vaughan Hosier (24) of 18 Richmond Road married Frederick Empson Jolliffe Stone (24), a clerk of 13 Walton Crescent and the son of the college servant Albert Stone.

Florence Lily Hosier

Florence (born 1870) never married. She had already left home by 1901, but is hard to find in that census.

In 1911 she was a 40-year-old photographer's assistant, boarding at 8 Elm Road, Walthamstow with a dressmaker and her 15-year-old servant girl.

Florence was living at 6 Northwick Terrace, Blockley, Gloucestershire when she died in hospital in 1947:

† Miss Florence Lilly Hosier died at Thornbury County Infirmary in Bristol at the age of 76 on 19 February 1947 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 24 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

The burial register specifically states that she was buried in St Sepulchre's Cemetery, which was becoming unusual at this date. Her effects came to £594 12s. 1d., and her executor was Miss Sybil Peggy Cooper.

The other two daughters of Frederick and Lydia Hosier
  • Edith Rosa Hosier, Mrs Cooper (born 1873) was living at 11 Botley Road to the west of Oxford at the time of the 1901 census with her husband Sidney, who was a baker & confectioner, her mother-in-law, plus a servant. By 1911 Edith (38) and Sidney (36) were living in a ten-roomed house at 169 Woodstock Road with their daughter Edith Freda Cooper and a servant. Edith died at that house at the age of 73 on 5 January 1946, and her husband Sidney was one of her executors.
  • Nelly Vaughan Hosier, Mrs Stone (born 1878) was living at 7 Bedford Street in east Oxford in 1911 with her husband Frederick (31), who was a probate office clerk, and their children Frederick James Stone (6) and Vera Trickett Stone (4). She is probably the Nellie [sic] V. Stone who died in Oxford in the second quarter of 1925 aged about 45.



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