born 16 September 1870
in Blaisdon, Gloucestershire
died 25 November 1940
in Gloucester, Gloucestershire
I have a copy of the birth certificate.
1871 census: living in Blaisdon with parents, brother, and lodger (Charles Reynolds, 32, woodcutter). Age is 6 months, and place of birth is Blaisdon.
1881 census: living in Blaisdon with parents, brothers, and lodger (William Ferris, 19, groom). Age is 10, and place of birth is Blaisdon.
1891 census: living at Wall Cottages, Blaisdon, with parents, brother, and lodger (Patience Parry, 76, widow). Age is 20, place of birth is Blaisdon, and profession is Agricultural Labourer.
1896: On marriage cert he is 25, and a 'shunter' by profession, living in Blaisdon.
1901 census (Hart_Francis.tif) shows him at 28 Hopewell Street with his family, where his job is described as Railway Points Shunter, GWR.
According to Leslie Hart: 'Thomas worked on the Railway (?Great Western Railway) for many years before having to retire through a leg injury. He was a Guard on the local goods trains (as opposed to passenger trains).' Thomas lived at 28 Hopewell Street (where his mother died) in the late 1920s. His trains were on the South Wales line from Gloucester.
According to Royston Hart, Thomas was 55/56 when he died, very roughly in 1934. Died later than Annie Maria. Reg Chamberlain, however, gives a precise date and place of death (Royal Infirmary, Gloucester), which I'll follow here. Reg's date is presumably for the Thomas Hart whose death at age 70 is recorded in the December quarter of 1940 in Gloucester City district (6a917). Donald agrees with Reg, saying 'I remember my father receiving the news of his death by letter at W[eston]-S[uper]-M[are] and crying: he had been disowned by his father and family when he married Rene Perrins, of Painswick, and had not been informed of his father's funeral.'