Daniel Tobin of Hackbridge London Tobin family photo
Blaine Scott

Daniel Tobin of Hackbridge London

I found this picture in an antique shop in Penetangushene Ontario in July of 2009. On the back is written "Mr. Tobin and family Hackbridge"
The only Hackbridge found on a google search is a subway stop on the London underground. The 1901 census shows the following family that are a good match for the older children in the photo. It helps that in the photo they have arranged the older child in order of age. Daniel and Jessie married in 1885 and by 1901 had 7 children. The photo has 15, so 8 more have been born. At an average of one every two years this picture was probably taken around 1917. Daniel was born in 1867 and so was 50. My guess is that the picture may be around 1920 as the boys who were enlistment age do not have their uniforms on and some of them were likely in the war. It being over at the time of the picture meant they were dressed in civilian clothes.
The back row can probably be named accurately in this way;
right to left: Matthew, Jessie, Daniel, Caroline, William, then Annie. Helen is sitting in front of Matthew. The other children will have to be named when the 1911 and 1921 census' show the family. One of them must have had family that moved to Canada for the picture to end up here. Daniel Tobin is the father. Jessie (Bennett) is the mother. I hope a Tobin who recognizes the census lists below will find this picture. Below are some census records and a birth and marriage reference for the Daniel and Jessie. Blaine Scott Midland ON [contact link]
1901 census England civil parish Bernondsey Ecclisiastical parish St. Mary Magdelen
ward 2 The Grange (street) #117 page 19 of 26
1 Daniel Tobin Head M 35 Coal Porter Worker born: London Southwark
2 Emily Jessie wife M 35
3 Matthew S 14 Vanguard Ca??r (Caonr?) worker
4 Jessie D 12 London Southwark (all children born there)
5 Daniel S 10
6 Caroline D 8
7 William S 5
8 Annie D 4
9 Helen D 1
Brother David also a coal porter listed in census.

1871 London St Saviour James Place
Matthew Tobin 34 Middlesex
Mary 33 Ireland
Michael 13
William 11
Daniel 4
Davey 2
Birth Reg Jan-Mar 1867 Daniel St. Saviour 1d 21
Daniel Tobin Jessie Bennett Marriage Reg: 1885 St. Olave Southwark 1d 520
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John Tobin Hackbridge railway station isn't part of the Underground or 'subway system'. It's a part of the overground railway network. Thanks for posting Tobin photo. My dad William Daniel Tobin was born in Bermondsey 1927. His dad was Daniel Tobin born 1891.
Reply posted May 08, 2012 7:19 am
Photo taken at unknown, London, United Kingdom on