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Robert Obadiah Hurst


Robert Obadiah Hurst

BIRTH 1828 • Nursling, Hampshire, England
DEATH APR 1903 • South Stoneham, Hampshire, England

2nd Great Grandfather, according to my Ancestry Tree. He is also a common ancestor with multiple DNA matches.



Ancestry Synopsis

When Robert Obadiah Hurst was born in 1828 in Nursling, Hampshire, his father, Richard, was 27 and his mother, Mary, was 27. He married Elizabeth Day on 31 August 1850 in Millbrook, Hampshire. They had ten children in 24 years. He died in April 1903 in South Stoneham, Hampshire, having lived a long life of 75 years.

Hurst was a relatively common name with a wide dispersion across England as shown on this Ancestry page.


A record in the Hampshire Genealogy Society reveals that Obadiah baptised 7 Sept 1828, son to Richard and Mary Anne in the Parish of Nursling.

A transcript of that record is available at FindMyPast 

Transcript of Baptism Parish Record of Obadiah Hurst
First name(s) Obadiah   Parish Nursling
Last name Hurst   County Hampshire
Birth year 1828   Country England
Baptism day 7   Notes Labourer
Baptism month Sep      
Baptism year 1828      
Baptism year date 7 September 1828   Record set Hampshire Baptisms
Son or daughter Son   Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Father's first name(s) Richard   Subcategory Parish Baptisms
Mother's first name(s) Mary Anne   Collections from England, Great Britain


Throughout his life, he seems to have used names interchangeably, including Obadiah, Robert, and Robert Obadiah. He seems to have been baptised Obadiah Hurst, and as there was no general Registry at the time, I should logically take this has both his given name at the Title of this article. However, that would possibly lose readers looking for Robert Hurst.








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