Market Lavington Museum

Albert and Harriet Hiscock

It always seems a shame when the only physical memory we have of people is a gravestone. But sadly we have no photos of Albert or Harriet at the museum although we do have a little written information about Albert which has been seen on this blog. But here is the grave in Market Lavington churchyard.

image002 This side remembers Harriet and says, in loving memory of a beloved wife and mother HARRIET HISCOCK died 14th Sept 1954 aged 77.

And on the other side, Albert is remembered.

image004Also of her devoted husband ALBERT died 18th Jan 1955 aged 83.

Albert was born in Potterne in about 1872 but probably lived most of his pre-married life in the Fiddington/Easterton area. No doubt he learned his trade from his dad, Joseph, for Albert followed him into that business.

He married Harriet Plank towards the end of 1897.  She had been born in either Urchfont in about  1872 or West Lavington in about 1876. Her father was a cattle dealer.

The couple look to have set up home in Little Cheverell. By 1901 they had two sons listed as born there. In 1911 there were four more children which, according to the number of children born to the marriage made five in total. This could be because Eddy, the oldest child was born before the marriage.

We are not certain when the family moved back to Market Lavington but by 1939 they lived on White Street.

The aging Albert is reported to have thatched the barn near the top of Lavington Hill in 1947. Albert was still listed as at his Hillside House in 1954.

We’d love an image of Albert and/or  Harriet if anybody has one we could copy.