born April 1861–April 1862
in Blaisdon, Gloucestershire
died January–March 1929
in Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
According to Leslie Hart, John was 'a woodcutter and, so far as is known, did not marry. He became deaf as a young man (attributed to having his ears boxed too heavily and frequently as a boy) and later blind with cataracts.' He remembers him visiting the family home in 'Mill St. (?no. 7), Gloucester (this would be prior to 1928), and also of visiting him in the local cottage hospital at Westbury-on-Severn where he died.' Probably died late 1920s or early 1930s.
1871 census: living in Blaisdon with parents, brother, and lodger (Charles Reynolds, 32, woodcutter). Age is 9, and place of birth is Blaisdon.
1881 census: living in Blaisdon with parents, brothers, and lodger (William Ferris, 19, groom). Age is 19, and place of birth is Blaisdon. He is described as deaf.
1891 census: living at Wall Cottages, Blaisdon, with parents, brother, and lodger (Patience Parry, 76, widow). Age is 29, place of birth is Blaisdon, and profession is Agricultural Labourer.
1901 census: living in Blaisdon, with parents. Age is 39, place of birth is Blaisdon, and he is described as 'partly blind & deaf'.
1911 census: living at 28 Hopewell Street, Gloucester (his brother Thomas's house). Age is 50, and place of birth is Blaisdon. He is described as having no occupation.
1929: the death of a John Hart aged 67 is recorded in the Westbury-on-Severn district in the March quarter of 1929 (6a500).