Samuel HUBBARD 1791 - 1832
Born 20th October 1791
Died 26th October 1832
Second son of John HUBBARD and Margaret KNOWLAND
Samuel married Sarah WADDINGTON 1795 - 1870 on 16 July 1822 at Christ Church, York
Three known children:
John Waddington HUBBARD 1823 – 1871
Sarah Ann Waddington HUBBARD 1825 – 1864
Mary HUBBARD 1827 – 1830
Samuel was baptised on the same day as his brother John – 31 May 1803.
The records are from St Mary de Castro in Leicester.
The family was living in Free School Lane, Leicester.
John and Samuel are both young lads on the day of their baptism; John a day after his fifteenth birthday and Samuel eleven and a half. John was born in 1788 and Samuel 1791. If their father had been "a soldier in India" then quite possibly they had been in a situation abroad where the boys hadn’t the chance of baptism before. The record doesn’t state any unusual circumstances except their ages.
By 1828 Samuel (37yrs) was listed in Pigot’s National Directory as a Maltster living at Free School Lane, Blaby, Leicester. A maltster would supply fine malts for the brewing of beer, ales and meads. In the 1800's it was hard to find clean drinking water, so the drinking of alcoholic beverages was safer as they were free of bacteria; not that it was fully understood quite how at that time. A maltster was not necessarily a brewer or pub owner as his was a specialism to supply to others.
Samuel died "about 4 o'clock in the afternoon" 26th October 1832 aged 41 years and 6 days and was buried in Blaby churchyard in the same grave with his dear child Mary Hubbard." (From notes in the Waddington-Hubbard Family Bible.)
In the Leicester record office there is a copy of a legal document written up after Samuel's death showing Sarah his wife was the joint owner and proprietor with Charles and Charlotte Smith, (Charles was a victualler) and John Hubbard (supervisor of excise) of about twelve dwelling houses and properties. She had equal ownership on the death of Samuel. Obviously these named people worked in business together.