Phillip Hilbert Jnr
PHILLIP HILBERT was bapt: 23 Dec 1821 at St Mary The Virgin Church, Boxley, Kent to parents Lucy and Phillip Hilbert and he died 25 Nov 1893 in Dartford, Kent.
He mar: (1) MARY ANN JARRETT 08 Feb 1849 in St Nicolas with St Mary, Strood, Kent, daughter of WILLIAM JARRETT. His sister Lydia Hilbert was a witness. Mary was born Abt. 1822 in Chatham, Kent, and died 1871 in Dartford, Kent aged 49 years.
ATTESTATION FOR THE ROYAL MARINES 73 COMPANY
PHILIP HILBERT of Boxley, near Maidstone, Kent, Age 20 years 10 months, Labourer, Not apprenticed, Not married, Fit in limb, Agreed to serve until legally discharged, on 29th January 1838 by Sergeant Rose. He was paid £3 Bounty.
Signed an oath by his mark X at Rochester on 31st January 1838, which was witnessed by Serg. Rose. Magistrate Geo. David
Phillip's Description:- Height 5ft 7in. ; Complexion - Fresh, Eyes - Grey, Hair - Dark, No distinguishing marks
He served a total of 21 years and 5 months on these ships - Blenheim 18 Apr 1839 - 28 Mar 1843; Camperdown 4 Feb 1844 - 19 Jul 1844; Queen 20 Jul 1844 - 1 Feb 1845; Trafalgar 2 Jul 1845 - 30 Jun 1848; in all, he was afloat 8 years 129 days
Phillip was a Sergeant in Royal Marines from 1838 to 1856 living at Middle Street, Brompton, Chatham, Kent
In 1861 he had 10 acres and employed 1 man - is a Market Gardener growing fruit at Wilmington Garden, Dartford Road, Dartford, Kent. In 1881, now aged 59 years has 16 acres and employing 2 men, a boy and a Greenwich Pensioner to assist him.
In 1893 Phillip's death occurred aged 71 years - he is recorded in "Dartford Historical Notes (1933)" as a smallholder in the period 1874 to 1887 and was President of the Farmer's Club (1887) and Committee Member of Science and Arts Classes (1892/93)
On the 1874 Election Register, a voter at Dartford Road, Dartford (House and Land) and also had a property occupied by a third party at High Street, Gillingham, Kent.
Phillip and Mary Ann Hilbert had 6 children:
i. Philip William (b. 1850, Chatham, Kent and died 1931 in Edmonton aged 80 yrs) In 1854 -56 lived Middle Stm Brompton, Chatham; 1861 (age 10 yrs) to 1871 (aged 20 unmarried) lived Wilmington Garden, Darford Rd, Dartford, Kent; 1881 lived Old Rookery, 57 The Street, Wilmington; Occ: market gardener with 8 acres; 1883 High St, Wilmington. In 1891 (aged 50) Occ: market gardener, cowkeeper and car man and 1908 sheep farmer
He mar: 29 May 1875 to ELIZABETH EYLES in Dartford Parish Church, daughter of ROBERT EYLES (occ; labourer). She was born 1849 in Darenth, Dartford, Kent, and died 1930 in Edmonton aged 80 yrs) Their children
ii. Mary Ann (b. 1852, Chatham, Kent . She mar; 3 Jul 1869 (1) SAMSON TRELIVING JOLL in Residence of William Beale, New Plymouth, New Zealand, son of SAMUEL JOLL and ELIZABETH SEELERING. He was b 1843 in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and died 1909 in Wellington.
She mar: (2) 16 Sep 1875 ALFRED REYNOLDS SMITH in Dartford Parish Church, son of THOMAS SMITH whose occ; brickmaker ) Their son
iii. George Frederick (b. 23 May 1854, Middle St, Old Brompton, Kent son of Phillip Hilbert, Srgnt Royal Marines and mother Mary Ann nee Jarrett; he d. 27 Sep 1925, Dartford, Kent aged 71 yrs) Occ: 1871 opticians Apprentice; 1881-1891 market gardener at Wilmington Garden, Darford Rd, Dartford, Kent; 1881 Bristow's Farm, Hook, 94 The Green, Wilmington; 1923 retired at No 2 Mill Cottages, The Brent, Dartford.
He mar: 2 Nov 1884 to HARRIETT BUTTERS in Wilmington, Kent, daughter of FRANCIS BUTTERS (occ: tailor) She was born 1858 in Market Drayton, Salop, and died 1923 in Dartford, Kent. Dau. of GEORGE HILBERT and HARRIETT BUTTERS
iv. Charles Henry (b. 11 Mar 1856, Old Brompton, Kent; Occ: 1871 bricklayer's apprentice; 1879 - 1881 Norfolk Tce, Sidcup, Footscray - Greengrocer, poulterer; 1891 3 Shirley Terrace, Foots Cray, Kent - Market gardener and 1901 at Footscray, Kent - Greengrocer and Fishmonger. he d. 09 May 1914, Bromley, Kent.
He mar: 16 Feb 1879 to CLARA EVENDEN in St Margarets, Rochester, daughter of WILLIAN EVENDEN (1828-1898) and ROSETTA NEWLYN (1828-1905) She was born Jun 1858 in Rochester, Kent, and died 1939 in Dartford, Kent aged 82 yrs. Children of CHARLES HILBERT and CLARA EVENDEN are:
v. John (b. 1858, Chatham, Kent; occ: 1881 Optical instrument maker - lived Royal Charlotte, pub in Crayford; 1883 - 1906 Optician; d. 29 May 1913, Sidcup, Kent) He mar: 23 Aug 1883 to EMMA ELENOR WHALE in St Paulinus, Crayford, Kent, daughter of JAMES WHALE and SARAH. She was b: Abt. 1863 in Swanley, Kent, and d: 13 Jul 1918 in Dartford, Kent aged 55 yrs.
Children of JOHN HILBERT and EMMA WHALE are:
vi. FANNY HILBERT (b. 23 Oct 1859, Dartford, Kent; d. 14 Nov 1944, WW2 bombing, Eltham, London; m. abt Jun 1885 to FREDERICK GROOMBRIDGE, 1885, Dartford)
Now a widower, Phillip married (2) SARAH AUGER on 01 Jan 1872 at New Brompton, Kent, a Spinster, aged 33 year. She was the daughter of GEORGE AUGER a Town Carter and AMY. Witnesses:- William King and Ann King. Sarah was born 1839 in Luton, Chatham, Kent, and died 25 Jun 1896 aged 57 years in Dartford, Kent.
Phillip and Sarah had 4 children -
Will Transcript: WILL SOMERSET HOUSE This is the last Will and Testament of me, Phillip Hilbert of 132, Dartford Road, Dartford, Kent, Market Gardener. I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my wife Sarah Hilbert, formerly, Sarah Auger, spinster, daughter of George Auger of Luton, Chatham, Kent, carman, for her own absolute use and benefit. I appoint Sarah Hilbert and Benjamin Hilbert of Sidcup, Kent, builder, Executrix and executor of this my Will and I hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the 17th day of November 1880. Witnesses: Plant Wakelin and Edward Waterman, Clerks to Messrs J. & J. C. Hayward, Solicitors, Dartford, Kent Probate was granted in London on 8th December 1893 to Sarah Hilbert, widow, the surviving Executor. Effects:- £302. 5s. 11d.
Will Transcript: Will made on 31.12.1894 and proved in London 8.8.1896
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me SARAH HILBERT of 29 Shepherds Lane Dartford in the County of Kent the widow of Philip Hilbert formerly Sarah Auger spinster I give and bequeath to Philip William Hilbert my late husbands walking stick and medal, to Mary Ann Smith the white and gold china tea service; To George Hilbert a writing desk and cigar case; to Charles Henry Hilbert a mahogany table; to John Hilbert a chest of drawers and to Fanny Groombridge a looking glass. I direct my four children Sarah Amy Amy Eliza Benjamin Jarrett and Lucy Lydia Elizabeth shall be allowed to select and take for their own use such articles and furniture in my house as they may desire the articles and furniture so taken by them to be of equal value And as to the residue and remainder of my real and personal estate I give and bequeath the same to the said Philip William Hilbert of Wilmington, Kent, Cowkeeper and Edward Waterman of Dartford Kent, Auctioneer Upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell and convert the same into money and to deposit the net proceeds of such sale in the Post Office Savings Bank I direct my Trustees and executors hereinafter named to withdraw from the Savings Bank such sum or sums of money as in their discretion they may consider necessary for the support of my youngest child Lucy Lydia Elizabeth to enable her to complete her studies as a pupil teacher in any public elementary school and on the said Lucy Lydia Elizabeth attaining the age of twenty one years or dying before then I direct my trustees and executors to divide the remainder of any such money unto and equally between my aforesaid four children Sarah Amy, Amy Eliza, Benjamin Jarrett and Lucy Lydia Elizabeth if living and I hereby appoint the said Philip William Hilbert and Edward Waterman trustees and EXECUTORS of this my Will IN WITNESS whereof I have heretoset my hand this thirty first day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninetyfour Signed by the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:-MAUDE WATERMAN and BERTIE WATERMAN 'Lyndhurst'Tower Road Dartford On the 8th day of August 1896
Probate of this Will was granted to Philip William Hilbert and Edward Waterman the executors
Hilbert researchers: Mr Geo F HILBERT 32 Lancaster Drive, VERWOOD, Dorset BH31 6TG GPHilbert@aol.com and his wife Patricia. Please contact them if you can add to the Hilbert family research which they kindly shared with their antipodean relatives.