The Horton Cemetery Burials record has the name Thomas William Hartnoll, all other records show the name as just Thomas Hartnoll.
Thomas Hartnoll was born in the December quarter of 1864, reference St. Thomas Devon 5b 69. The St. Thomas Registration District covered a vast area of Devon.
His parents were Francis Edward Hartnoll and Jane Helen née Hex. They were married in the December quarter of 1855, reference St. Thomas 5b 115.
On 27 November 1856 Francis Edward Hartnoll, an accountant, was initiated into the St. John the Baptist Freemason’s lodge in Exeter.
The 1861 Census – Exeter
In the 1861 Census in a house in Oakhampton Street, Exeter, present were Francis E. Hartnoll, Head, age 29, insurance agent, Jane H. his wife, age 26, and their children Annie K. age 3, and Frank age 1. All were born in St. Thomas. The family also had 2 female servants.
The 1871 Census – Camberwell
In the 1871 Census at 8 Vicarage Road, Camberwell were Charles Hex, head, age 33, accountant, Thomas, his brother, age 35, and Francis E. Hartnoll (mis-transcribed as Marshall) head, age 39, an accountant, Jane H. his wife, age 36, and their children, Annie K. age 13, Frank age 11, Lucy H. age 9, Charles J. age 8, Thomas age 6, Edith A. age 4, Christine M. age 1.
Also present were 2 female servants. Apart from the servants all in the house were born in Devon. Charles and Thomas were Jane’s younger brothers.
Francis Edward Hartnoll died aged 42 in the September quarter of 1873, reference Camberwell 1d 429. He was buried on 13 September in Norwood cemetery.
The 1881 Census
In the Census of 1881 at 452 Munton Road, Newington, present were Jane E. Hartnoll, (mis-transcribed as Hartnole), head, a widow, age 44, and her children Charles J. age 18, a clerk and Thomas age 16, a bookbinder. All were born in Exeter. Also in the 1881 Census, Christine Maud Hartnoll (mis-transcribed as Hartnott), age 11, was a scholar in the Infant Orphan Asylum in Wanstead Essex.
The 1891 Census
In the Census of 1891 at 222, Munton Road, Newington were Jane E. Hartnoll ( mis-transcribed as Hartnole ) head, widow, age 56, born Exeter, and her daughter Christine M., age 21, single, a book binder.
Also present was a lodger William Hartiboy, age 44, single, a traveller, born Wolverhampton.
Jane Hartnoll died in the December quarter of 1896 age 63, reference Marylebone 1a 374.
The 1901 Census
The 1901 Census revealed that Thomas Hartnoll was living at 33, Larcom Street, Newington. He was the head of the household, a widower, age 36, a book binder, born Thames Ditton Surrey. Also present was Mary Murphy, single, servant, age 28, born Ireland. There were 10 other people in the house.
The Census has 2 errors, He was not a widower and he was not born in Thames Ditton.
The house still exists. It has been converted into 2 flats. In 2017 one flat sold for £655k.
Marriage – and the 1911 Census
In the June quarter of 1903 Thomas married Bridget Mary Murphy, reference Southwark 1d 300.
The 1911 Census was taken on the nights of 2/3 April. At 35, Pellatt Road, East Dulwich were Thomas Hartnoll, head, age 46, a gold leaf layer bookbinder, born Exeter, and his wife Bridget, age 39, born Dublin. They had been married 9 years and had no children.
The two bedroomed terrace house still exists, present value £767k.
Admission to the workhouse
On 20 May 1914 Thomas Hartnoll, a bookbinder, was admitted to the Camberwell Workhouse, Constance Road East Dulwich. Under “observations” was written “alleged insane”.
1919 – Death in Long Grove
Thomas died aged 56 in Long Grove Asylum in the December quarter of 1919, reference Epsom 2a 56.
He was buried on 4 December 1919 in Horton cemetery.