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James HOGBEN: bn 1785 ?Acrise?, died 1858 Van Diemens Land

Lynne (View posts)
Posted: 928324800000
Classification: Query
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Surnames: Hogben, Kember, Gilham, Simpson
Yes, the information I have is that James Hogben, born about 1785, probably at Acrise, was a member of the Aldington Gang. Apparently he married Ann Kember on 16 March 1808 at Folkestone. Their first daughter Mary Ann, known as Ann, was born or christened on 5 February 1809 at Paddlesworth. Thomas was born on 20 January 1811 at Folkstone, followed by Susannah and Jane. The next three sons were born at Hawkinge: James on 16 July 1820, John christened 30 June 1822, and William christened 22 August 1824. Date and place of birth of son Stephen is not known.(I have not confirmed this information.)

Like my 5G Grandfather, Thomas Gilham, Hogben was sentenced to death for smuggling but following a reprieve was transported to VDL in 1827. Following his transportation he was assigned to H Simpson in Launceston on 29 November 1830 but shortly afterwards, on 4 December 1830, he was assigend to his wife.

According to a local family history publication, in 1830, Ann Hogben travelled to Van Diemens Land to be reunited with her husband. Travelling with her were five children: William (13), John (12), James (11), Susanna (9) and Anne (8). (Note though that these ages do not tally with the christening dates from IGI).

James died in Launceston on 22 May 1858. The 1856 Electoral Roll for the House of Assembly has James Hogben listed as a householder in St John’s Street, Launceston.
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