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Charles William Hogg

Charles William Hogg
Charles William Hogg

Mr Charles William Hogg Charles William Hogg was born in York, Yorkshire, England on 28 November 1868, later being baptised in St Mary's, York on 17 January 1869.

He was the son of Henry James Hogg (b. 1840) and Ann Frances Craven (1839-1871), both Cheshire-natives who had married in Liverpool in 1864. His mother died in 1871 aged 32 and his father possibly remarried. Charles appears on the 1881 census as a boarder at 147 Latham Street, Kirkdale, Lancashire, the home of a Mr and Mrs John Bellard.

He first appears on shipping records in June 1889 when he was serving as a steward aboard Oruba, his ship prior to that being Republic. The following year he began work aboard Orotova followed  by spells aboard Brittania and Amazon. By 1899 he was working aboard Cymric, his address at the time being 129 Sutton Street. Records across 1900 to 1903 show him working aboard Majestic, his address then being 12 Pendennis Street; prior to that ship he had briefly served on Germanic. By 1909 he was working as a waiter aboard Carmania, the ship he would continue to serve on before transferring to Titanic.

He had married in Liverpool in 1892 to Welsh lady Jane Hughes (b. 1869), a native of Llanarmon, Denbighshire. The couple had a total of seven children, losing four in infancy. Their surviving children were: Margaret (b. 1893), Charles William (1897-1969) and Samuel Henry (1906-1995). Two of their other known children were Francis Crane (1892-1893) and Edward Charles (1895-1897).

The family appear on the 1901 census living at 12 Pendennis Street, Liverpool and Charles is described as a marine steward. The 1911 census shows the family living at 24 Bulwer Street, Everton, Liverpool, Charles still described as a ship' steward, specifically for the Cunard Line.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Charles gave his address as 24 Bulwer Street, Liverpool. His last ship had been the Carmania and as a bedroom steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s.

Charles Hogg died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

His widow Jane never remarried and she died in Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1916.

References and Sources

Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)


Liverpool Echo (1912) Charles William Hogg
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  1. Amy hogg

    Any relation to Phillip Robert Paul Hogg who’s mom was Alice Hughes

  2. charles (1162)

    Charles William Hogg was my grandfather. His address was 24, Bulwer Street, Liverpool. He was born in 1868 in York and married Jane Hughes of Old Vicarage, Llanarmon yn Ial. They had three children who survived to adulthood. Charles William Hogg, Margaret (Madge) Hogg and Henry Samuel Hogg. Happy to received any contacts for further information  

  3. charles (1162)

    Lived in Bulwer Street and born 1868 in York.  His grandson Charles Arthur Hogg 

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Charles William Hogg
Age: 43 years 4 months and 17 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Married to Jane Hughes
Last Residence: at 24 Bulwer Street, Everton Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Last Ship: Carmania
Embarked: Southampton on Thursday 4th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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