Richard Hobbs1

ID # 927, (1845-1916)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Richard Hobbs was born on 2 December 1845 at England.1 He married Elizabeth Delight Buckberrough, daughter of Daniel Buckberrough and Eliza Taylor, on 7 October 1890 at Berlin, Waterloo County, Ontario. (notes: 012155-90 Berlin, Waterloo Co. 7 Oct. 1890. Richard Hobbs, 37, clergyman, widower, residing Tillsonburg, born England, parents James Hobbs and Mary Saunders. Elizabeth Delight Fellman, 37, widow, residing Berlin, born Canada. Parents Daniel Buckberrough and Eliza Taylor. Witnesses Helen Buckberrough, Waterloo, and F.C. Howell, Berlin. Both bride and groom were Methodists. Clergyman Rev. J. E. Howell.).1 He died on 7 March 1916 at 20 Meagher Ave, York Twp, York County, Ontario, at age 70.1 He was buried on 9 March 1916 at Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario.1 Richard was born in England and came to Canada in 1870. Here he is with his first wife at the time of the 1881 census:

Richard HOBBS      M      Male      English      35      England      Minister      Methodist Canada
Eliza HOBBS      M      Female      German      29      O            Methodist Canada
Jennie Maria HOBBS            Female      English      2      O           Methodist Canada
William James HOBBS            Male      English      <1 Born: Mar; 1/12      O            Methodist Canada

Source Information:
Census Place      Blenheim, Oxford North, Ontario
Family History Library Film      1375904
NA Film Number      C-13268
District      166
Sub-district      G
Division      3
Page Number      31
Household Number      152

And at the time of the 1901 census with his second wife, Delight Buckborough. They appear at Huron E., Wingham Town, G-1, p5:

2      46      Hobbs Ritchard       M       Head      M      Dec 2      1845      55
3      46      Hobbs Elizabeth D       F       Wife      M      Aug 13      1853      47
4      46      Hobbs Jennie M       F       Daughtr      S      Apr 11      1879      21
5      46      Fellman Gertrude S F            S      Sep 10      1880      20
6      46      Fellman Arhtur M      M            S      Sep 12      1883      17
7      46      Hobbs Laura M      F       Daughtr      S      Oct 19      1884      16
8      46      Hobbs Allan B      M       Son      S      Aug 30      1886      14
9      46      Hobbs Aberta      F       Daughtr      S      Nov 25      1892       8

Death reg. 039328-16 York Township, York Co. Richard Hobbs, age 70, born England, parents unknown, died March 7, 1916, at 20 Meagher Age. Buried Niagara Falls. Clergyman. Married. Informant N.B. Cobbledick, 1508 Danforth Ave.

The death notice in the Toronto Globe, dated March 8, 1916, states that Richard died March 7, 1916, and that a service would be held at hishome at 10:30, Thursday (March 9) and that interment would take placeat Niagara Falls upon arrival there of the train at 4:15.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Child of Richard Hobbs and Elizabeth Delight Buckberrough


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.