Henry Joseph Hagger – Parish Clerk Liverpool
This family actually starts in Great Chishall in 1784 when Joseph Hagger and Elizabeth (nee Whitmarsh).
In the case of the Liverpool Haggers we are particularly interested in Joseph the son and we next find him as the father on his daughter Mary Ann's marriage certificate in 1843 in Bath. Joseph is shown as the Governor of Bath Union Workhouse and in the 1851 census we find Joseph in that position, with a wife Mary Ann as the workhouse matron and what we believe are two sons Henry Joseph who is shown age 22, unmarried and 1st schoolmaster via Liverpool Industrial School (born 1829 at Amesbury in Wiltshire). There is a further son Charles, age 20 and an ironmongers apprentice (born 1831 in Somerset). We know Mary Ann and Charles married but have found no children, Charles died in 1862 in Manchester, although according to the probate records he was living near Bath and was an accountant.
Henry Joseph married Eleanor George in 1858 at Bebbington in the Wirall and in 1861 they were living in the parish of Everton in Liverpool and Henry J is shown as the Parish Clerk of Liverpool and they have one son Henry George just 11 months old (born 1860). Henry and Eleanor went on to have other children Mary George (1861), Mary Eleanor (1863), Charles Herbert (1865), Joseph Leyland (1867), John Whitmarsh (1869), Ethel George (1871), Caroline Mary (1873) and Catherine Mabel (1874).
Henry Joseph survived until 1911 when he died in the West Derby Registration Distinct and still a Vestry Clerk. There are numerous reference to Henry Joseph in various newspapers and here are just a few.
Liverpool Mercury 1871 -
Liverpool Mercury 1876 -
Liverpool Mercury 1894 -
Henry George was an undergraduate in the 1881 census living with his parents, as he was in 1891 and 1901 by which time he was Assistant Vestry Clerk to his father. He married when he was 54 in 1904 to Louisa Annie Robinson. Louisa died in 1906 and Henry George in 1910.
We can find no marriage for Charles Herbert, certainly in 1911 he was living as a single man with his mother as a Poor Law Clerk, he died in 1929.
Joseph Leyland married Lucy Lawrence in 1898 and they had four children Dorothy Eleanor (1899), Henry Lawrence (1904), Arthur Gerald (1906) and Clifford Leyland (1909). Lucy died in 1922 and Joseph L in 1958.
We can find no marriage for John Whitmarsh and the last record we found of him was in the 1891 census when he was living with his parents as a bank clerk.
We have found no marriages for the daughters all of whom were living with their mother in 1911. We found their deaths as follows Mary Eleanor (1956), Ethel George (1949), Caroline Mary (1970) and Catherine Mabel (1967).
The silver salver presented to Joseph and his wife Mary for 17 years service to the Bathe Workhouse in 1856.