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25-08-2007, 4:07 PM
I have the 1881 census results for John and his family, can someone check the earlier census results for him please?
JOHN COX b.1837, Potton
wife MARY b.1838, Sutton and four children; GEORGE b.1866, JAMES b.1869, CHARLES b.1874 and WILLIAM b.1877 all children born in Potton.
I'd also like to know the census entry for CHARLES in 1891. I know he was a policeman either living or working in Battersea by 1901, but I'm not sure how he got there.
Thanks for the help.
25-08-2007, 7:19 PM
Charles is still with father John and mother Mary in the 1891 census of Potton (RG12/1254, folio 129, page 19). They are living at 11 Wagstaffe Terrace, Sandy Road, Potton. Charles is described as an Agricultural Labourer as is brother James, aged 20 and father John. No sign of William.
1871 census of Potton
RG10/1547, folio 86, page 31
John COX Head Mar 34 Labourer Beds Potton
Mary do Wife Mar 33 do Sutton
Jesse do Son 9 do do Potton
Eliza do Daur 7 Scholar do do
Selina do do 5 do do do
George do Son 3 do do
James do do 3 mo do do
1861 census of Potton
RG9/994, folio 77, page 33
John COX Head Widr 50 Labr Beds Potton
John do Son Mar 25 Shepherd do do
Mary do Daur in law Mar 23 do Sutton
There is a marriage on FreeBMD in the March qtr 1861 at Biggleswade reg district (includes Potton) of a John COX and one of the other names shown is that of a Mary ELWOOD - could she be your Mary??
Hope this helps.
26-08-2007, 11:47 AM
This is all good, it brings all my information together. I suspect that the marriage to Mary Elwood is the right John Cox. It would've needed to happen before the 1861 census was taken and I haven't found any others that seem as feasible.
27-08-2007, 3:20 PM
More confirmation that Mary ELWOOD is a possibility for the bride of John COX:
1851 census of Sutton
HO107/1753, folio 273/4, page 5/6
George ELWOOD Head Mar 44 Labourer Bedfordshire Sutton
Catherine do Wife Mar 43 do do
William do Son Un 20 Labourer do do
Elizabeth do Daur Un 19 do do
John do Son 15 do do
Mary do Daur 13 do do
Jane do Daur 11 do do
Jesse do Son 8 do do
Selena do Daur 6 do do
Jane do Mother Wid 79 Parish Relief do do
Interesting that the names of 2 of Mary's siblings, i.e. Jesse & Selina, are the names of two of the children of John & Mary COX especially as Selina is not a particularly common name. Hope this helps
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