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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:45 BST (UK) »
Births Dec 1850 

Coward  Mary Elizabeth     London  2 206

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 12:45 BST (UK) »
This file may contain an explanation as to how and why Mary Elizabeth's death sentence was apparently commuted to life:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4134163
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 #11 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 13:09 BST (UK) »
 Possible death 

Deaths Dec 1933
Coates  Mary E  83  Islington  1b 210   

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 13:21 BST (UK) »
Class: RG10; Piece: 403; Folio: 23; Page: 39 1871  census 

Robert Coward  50  born  Holbeach   Lincolnshire     Carman
 Susan Coward  54
 William Coward  24
 Henry Coward  20
 Mary Coward  20
 Eliza Coward  15
 James Hurst  31   lodger

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 18 June 15 12:38 BST (UK) »
Amazing - It never crossed my mind that she married, the marriage in 1884 I think is right, her father Robert was a car man and she had a sister Eliza who married Henry Edwards in 1880, Both being the names of the witnesses on the cert.

Mary Elizabeth only came to light in our family when I found, after the death of my father in 1977, newspaper cuttings in a prayer book of her trial and sentence, I have been trying to trace where she fits in the family, but the general opinion is my great grandfather who was single at the time and lived round the corner may possibly be the father of Mary's children as we can find no family connection, and it appears it was a secret as nobody ever spoke of it and was kept hidden in the prayer book for nearly 100 years.

I am now busy going through all the other info, thank you all so much for your help

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Re: Mary Elizabeth Coward
« Reply #14 on: Friday 08 December 17 13:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi all. I'm just wondering what the interest was in Mary Elizabeth Coward. I have conducted a fair bit of research into her, as she is part of a family mystery. I would like to know more!!