SACRED TO THE
ELIZABETH THE WIFE [OF]
[GE]ORGE [T]OOGOOD [P]OPE
[W]H[O] DEPARTED [THIS LIFE] JUN[E]
AGED 0 YEARS
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*Important note – all Hibberd family graves are in this shape and there are no others in this style in the churchyard, outside of this small grouping.
Elizabeth Hibberd was born 11th March 1812, in Christchurch, Hampshire (but now part of Dorset). Source: Living descendant
Marriage recorded for George Toogood Pope to Elizabeth Hibberd, Jul-Sep 1842, Southampton, Vol 7, page 233.
In 1851, a married Elizabeth Pope was staying with her mother, Mary Hibberd (b.1785, Christchurch) in Christchurch (described then as Hampshire but now in Dorset). Mary was a grocer. Also present was Elizabeths daughter Mary (b.1844, Christchurch). There was one servant.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1667; Folio: 11; Page: 14; GSU roll: 193574.
At this time, George Pope (b.1817, Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire) was living in Highfield, South Stoneham. He worked as a coachman. The next property on the census was that of Thomas McCalmont. An Elizabeth Lee worked for the McCalmonts as a nurse.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1670; Folio: 161; Page: 38; GSU roll: 193578.
Death recorded for Elizabeth Pope, Jan-Mar 1853, South Stoneham, Vol 2c, page 30.
Elizabeth Pope (aged 40) of Highfield was buried 25 January 1853
Source: Burial Register for Christ Church, Portswood 1850-1899
George Toogood Pope married Elizabeth Lee, recorded Apr-Jun 1854, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 88.
In the 1871 census, George and his new wife Elizabeth (b.1818, Isle of Wight) were servants to the McCalmonts of Highfield, South Stoneham. George was a coachman, Elizabeth a nurse.
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1198; Folio: 37; Page: 25; GSU roll: 827815.
In the 1881 census, George and Elizabeth were living at Virginia Cottage, The Avenue, Highfield in South Stoneham. George was a livery stable keeper. The McCalmonts were shown on the same census page.
Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1219; Folio: 83; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341298.
George TooGood Pope died aged 69, Jan-Mar 1888, South Stoneham, Vol 2c, page 40.
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Birth, Marriage & Death records obtained from Freebmd.org.uk.
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