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Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« on: Wednesday 10 January 18 12:03 GMT (UK) »
I am researching my grandmother Ada Cox b1896 in Drayton near Daventry. She lived No 18 School Street which no longer exists. She was the youngest of 4 children, with 2 older brothers (aged 3 and 5) and an elder sister (aged 8). Her father Edward Cornelius Cox was a miner and lived in Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton in 1893 and I would like to know what brought him to Drayton? On Ada's birth certificate he has the occupation of tunnel miner so would that be to do with the expansion of the railway system?  After the birth of Ada I can find no trace of her mother or father whatsoever as in 1901 Ada and her sister are living with their maternal grandmother in Bedworth and the 2 brothers are sadly in Foleshill workhouse.  Edward may have been working on the Catesby railway tunnel where many people died of Smallpox apparently.  Does anyone know what the burial practices were for deaths of such infectious diseases?

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Re: Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 12:15 GMT (UK) »
Greetings, and a warm welcome to Rootschat.

Could you let us know the name of Ada's mother?
Have you found Ada's parents on the 1891 census?
If you have the marriage cert for Ada's parents, what were their fathers' names and occupations?

Answers to these questions would help establish more details for Ada's parents - by finding out when they were born we could eliminate or confirm death registrations.

There is a death shown on FreeBMD for an Edward Cornelius Cox age 79 - Mar qtr 1899  Salford vol 8d p39 but he might be too old to be a good candidate for Ada's father.

Philip

(ADDED - it might be better to wait until we have the death of Edward and learning the cause of death before we go down the smallpox road)
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Re: Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 12:26 GMT (UK) »
Brief update on my questions:

Ada Cox born Jun qtr 1896 Daventry - mmn VERNON

possible marriage: Jun qtr 1888 Foleshill vol 6d p627 - Edward COX, on same page Rose Emma VERNON

Marriage Jun qtr 1884 Salford vol 8d p222 Edward Cornelius COX (on same page Mary Ellen GARSIDE, Margaret WYLIE) - this could be a relative, a red herring, or an earlier marriage.
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Re: Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 12:38 GMT (UK) »
A bit more information on Edward & Rose
1891 Foleshill
RG12/2447 f82 p29
Edward Cox age 30 Coal Miner born Jerico, Oxford
Rose E 24 bn Bedworth, Warwickshire
Ann B (Annie Beatrice) age 2 bn Bedworth
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Re: Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 12:45 GMT (UK) »
1891 census: RG12 2247/82 p29

Leicester Street, Bedworth
Edward COX, head, coal miner, age 30, born Oxfordshire
Rose E COX, wife, age 24, born Warwickshire
Ann B COX, age 2, daughter, born Bedworth, Warwickshire

Assuming this is your family, we now have names, rough birthplaces and approximate ages of your grandmother Ada's parents.
This would rule out the Edward Cornelius COX who died in 1899 in Salford.


It is possible that both parents died between 1896 and 1901, but my gut feeling is that Edward may have moved in search of work, with the intention of reuniting the family later.  Next stop - the 1911 census

(MODIFIED - rosie99 - you beat me to it!)
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Re: Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 12:50 GMT (UK) »
21 May 1888 - Bedworth
Edward Cox - 25, bachelor, Miner of Bedworth.  Father:  Cornelius, Carpenter
Rose Emma Vernon, 22, spinster of Bedworth.  Father, James, Butcher

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Re: Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 13:06 GMT (UK) »
A possible death:

Edward COX age 39, Dec qtr 1900, Aston vol 6d p205
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Re: Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Another possible death:

Rose COX age 42, Mar qtr 1908, Aston vol 6d p215

If this is your Rose, we would have to account for why she was not with her children on the 1901 census.
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Re: Tracing ancestors Drayton Daventry
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 14:08 GMT (UK) »
I didn't realise I has so many replies - thank you!  Ada's mother was Rose Emma Vernon b1867 Bedworth, father Edward Cornelius Cox b 1860 Jerico Oxford.  I have been searching for years for their whereabouts after 1896 when Ada was born.  I've traced them on the 1891 Census in Bedworth.  My mother b1924 recalls someone calling at their house when she was small (so about 1930) with a small amount of money for Ada (they had traced her) so maybe Edward didn't die but left looking for work.  I have wondered if it was a war or occupational pension.