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Mary Elizabeth Coward
« on: Wednesday 17 June 15 11:06 BST (UK) »
In 1875 the above was tried and found guilty of the murder of her new born daughter Mary Elizabeth born/baptised 1875, (source baptism record)she was sent to Newgate and from there to Knaphill, I have no further trace of her after this, I know she had a son George William Coward born/baptised 1870 (source Baptism record) he married Alice Jones in 1890 and had two children, on his marriage record he states Robert Coward as his father, but Robert in fact was his grandfather,(source census records).

Is there anyone connected to George W Coward who may know what happened to his mother?

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 11:53 BST (UK) »
 is this  her  ??  from the  Criminal  registers  on  Ancestry  ,   Trial was at the Old  Bailey 

Mary Elizabeth Coward

Date of Trial:
3 May 1875

Trial Year:
1875

Location of Trial:
Middlesex, England

Sentence:
Death

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:00 BST (UK) »
Was she born 23 Oct 1850, baptised (Shoreditch) 17 Nov 1850, daughter of Robert & Susan?

If so this marriage may be hers, obviously indicating the death sentence was not carried out.

Marriage, St Luke Finsbury

16 June 1884


William Linden COATS, bach, 32, butcher, of 93 Central St, son of William Linden COATS, seaman.
Mary Elizabeth COWARD, spinster, 33, servant, of 76 Rahere St, daughter of Robert COWARD, carman.

Witnesses: Robert COWARD, Eliza Jane EDWARDS
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:06 BST (UK) »
Is this his baptism?

Name:    George William Coward
Birth Date:    25 Jan 1870
Baptism Date:    3 Apr 1870
Baptism Place:    Saint Leonards,Shoreditch,London,England
Mother:    Mary Elizabeth Coward

So he should be on the 1871 census,but I can't find him,or mum?
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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:16 BST (UK) »
Was she born 23 Oct 1850, baptised (Shoreditch) 17 Nov 1850, daughter of Robert & Susan?

If so this marriage may be hers, obviously indicating the death sentence was not carried out.

Marriage, St Luke Finsbury

16 June 1884


William Linden COATS, bach, 32, butcher, of 93 Central St, son of William Linden COATS, seaman.
Mary Elizabeth COWARD, spinster, 33, servant, of 76 Rahere St, daughter of Robert COWARD, carman.

Witnesses: Robert COWARD, Eliza Jane EDWARDS

They may have emigrated,they had a son also called William Linden Coats in Holborn in March 1885. But cannot see any of them on any census after that date?

Is this his death?

Deaths Dec 1965

COATS    WILLIAM L    age 80    ISLINGTON    5C   587   
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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:18 BST (UK) »
Don't think they emigrated - Mary's traceable until the last census, and son William stuck around in the Islington area, marrying in Hornsey in 1914.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:22 BST (UK) »
Baptisms:

An oddity re William

18 Jan 1885, St Luke Finsbury

William Linden [birthdate not given]

Son of Robert Goward COATES*, lapidary and Susan Mary Elizabeth, of 49 Raken St. (*Wonder if they meant to call him Robert Coward COATES, son of William Linden COATES, and the curate got in a muddle?)

6 Jan 1888, St Luke Finsbury

Ellen Elizabeth, born 1 Nov 1887

Daughter of William COATS, glasscutter, and Mary Elizabeth, of 3 President St.

Ellen died aged 3, Sep qtr 1891 Holborn


15 Jan 1892, St Luke Finsbury

Albert Frederick, born 27 Nov 1891

Son of William Linton COATES, glasscutter, and Mary Elizabeth, of 3 Norman's Buildings.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:31 BST (UK) »
Well found Avm  ;D

Bit odd that dad is now a glasscutter,he was a butcher when they married !

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:34 BST (UK) »

Bit odd that dad is now a glasscutter,he was a butcher when they married !


Indeed!

Here they are in 1891 (RG12/232/58/4).

3 Norman's Buildings, St Luke Finsbury

William COATES Head Mar 39 Glass Cutter Chelsea London
Mary do Wife Mar 40 Holborn London
William do Son S 6 St Luke London
Ellen do Dau S 3 St Luke London
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)