See also

Family of Nelson Albert HILDER and Sarah Ann PENN

Husband: Nelson Albert HILDER (1841?- )
Wife: Sarah Ann PENN (1839- )
Children: Bertha Lavina HILDER (1865-1928)
Lucy Miriam HILDER (1866-1871)
Nelson Hilder HILDER (1867-1874)
Flora Frances HILDER (1871-1945)
Marriage Q2 1863 St Olave1

Husband: Nelson Albert HILDER


Nelson Albert HILDER

Name: Nelson Albert HILDER
Sex: Male
Father: Charles HILDER (1792?-1872)
Mother: Frances HUDSON (1799-1884)
Birth 1841 (cal) Blean, Kent2
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 9) Herne, Kent3
Westbrook, Herne, Kent
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 9-10) Farmer's son; Herne, Kent3

Wife: Sarah Ann PENN

Name: Sarah Ann PENN4
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth Q3 1839 Canterbury, Kent5

Child 1: Bertha Lavina HILDER

Name: Bertha Lavina HILDER6
Sex: Female
Birth Q4 1865 Lambeth, Surrey6
Death 28 Oct 1928 (age 62-63)6

Child 2: Lucy Miriam HILDER

Name: Lucy Miriam HILDER4
Sex: Female
Birth Q4 1866 Lambeth, Surrey4
Death Q2 1871 (age 4) Blean, Kent7

Child 3: Nelson Hilder HILDER

Name: Nelson Hilder HILDER4
Sex: Male
Birth Q4 1867 Lambeth, Surrey4
Death Q4 1874 (age 7) Canterbury, Kent8

Child 4: Flora Frances HILDER

Name: Flora Frances HILDER4
Sex: Female
Spouse: Sidney Joseph MADGE (1874- )
Birth Q1 1871 Blean, Kent9
Death 4 Dec 1945 (age 74)6

Note on Husband: Nelson Albert HILDER

'Uncle Nelson' who you have a photo of, I've been

in touch with his great great grandson and apparently Nelson left his

wife & children and was never heard from again. He was a doctor but

he let his Royal College of Surgeons membership lapse. I just found

his death notice and he died at age 40 in Australia. on the Free BMD site there is a death for a Nelson

Albert Hilder but it isn't the same fellow. I had made that

assumption but my contact told me otherwise. I have Nelson's father

Charles Hilder's will and Charles doesn't mention his son in his

will. Frances Hilder mentions 'any of Nelson's children' as

beneficiaries. Charles was obviously none to pleased with his son at

the time. I'll be sending all the relevant info shortly to fill in

the blanks on your site.


His descendant says that the family lore was that Nelson

disappeared around 1874 I believe, and wasn't heard from again. He

didn't take his family to Australia.10


1"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website:" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Marriages Jun 1863 (>99%)

HILDER Nelson Albert St Olave 1d 50
PENN Sarah Ann St Olave 1d 50
Internet. Call Number: (electronic).
2Ibid. Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Births Dec 1841 (95%)

Hilder Male Blean 5 23
3"Census 1851 (Charles Hilder) Herne, Kent HO107/1625/285/24" (HO107/1625/285/24).
Text From Source: Charles Hilder Head 60 Kent Herne
Frances Hilder Wife 51 Kent Swalecliffe
Richard Hilder Son 19 Kent Herne
Valyer Hilder Son 15 Kent Herne
Nelson Hilder Son 9 Kent Herne
Elizabeth Hilder Dau 30 Kent Swalecliffe
Mary Hilder Dau 21 Kent Herne
Fanny Hilder Dau 17 Kent Herne
Alexander Till Visitor 30 Kent Minster Sheppey
William Lilley Servant 36 Kent Chislett
Thomas Cromer Servant 25 Kent
Mary Ruck Servant 16 Kent Molash
HO107/1625/285/24. Cit. Date: 30 March 1851. Assessment: Primary evidence.

Source: Census 1851 (Charles Hilder) Herne, Kent HO107/1625/285/24, Charles Hilder 51

4"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website:" (Internet).
Internet. Call Number: (electronic).
5Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Sep 1839 (>99%)

Penn Sarah Ann Canterbury 5 51
6"Fanny Bensted Document".
Fanny Bensted died without
any children or a will in 1947 and the law firm handling her estate
of 10,000 pounds (265,000 pounds in todays money) spent 2 1/2 years
tracing cousins to dole out the money to. The law firm created a
7"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website:" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Deaths Jun 1871 (>99%)

Hilder Lucy Miriam 4 Blean 2a 418
Internet. Call Number: (electronic).
8Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Deaths Dec 1874 (>99%)

HILDER Nelson Hilder 7 Canterbury 2a 415
9Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Mar 1871 (>99%)

Hilder Flora Frances Blean 2a 740
10"emails to Graham Hoadly form Jane Nantais".
Graham Hoadly.