More research notes

Some more random notes from the various bits of paper and notebooks I have, from various sources.  Note, as always, not all of the following are related to me but at the time I noted them down, they were possibilities:

Hannah Salkeld Slinger born June qtr. 1859 East Ward, Westmorland, England.  Ref. 10b 546.  Married William Gaskarth (58) father Thomas 23rd June 1896 Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Hannah Salkeld Gaskarth of Drumlin, Windsor Terrace, Kendal, widow died 30th July 1923.  Admin Carlisle 7th September 1923 to Martha Wharton wife of James.  Effects £10482 13s 2d

Jane Annie Rawsthorne of Beckside, Old Hutton, Westmorland, spinster died 12th March 1923.  Probate Carlisle 29th May 1923 to Isabella Thompson wife of Robert & Robert Simpson baths manager.  Effects £1622 16s 7d

1851 Census – Broad Lane, Stapeley, Cheshire, England

John Hough – Head – 69 – Ag. lab. – born Wales

Ann Hough – Wife – 61 – born Acton, Cheshire

Sarah Edge – Niece – Unmarr. – 26 – Seamstress – born Liverpool

Ann Hough wife of John of Stapeley buried aged 64 on the 26th April 1853 at Wybunbury, Cheshire

1861 Census – Marsh Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, England

Aaron Jones – Head – 37 – labr. – born Nantwich

Elizabeth Jones – Wife – 37 – born Audlem, Cheshire

Jane Jones – Dau. – 12 – scholar – born Nantwich

Aaron Jones – Son – 1 – born Nantwich

Aaron Jones – Father – 70 – Tanner – born Llangollen, North Wales

1841 Census – Wall Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire

Aaron Jones – 45 – Tanner – Not born Cheshire

Elizabeth Jones – 45 – Not born Cheshire

John Jones – 25 – Not born Cheshire

William Jones – 20 – Not born Cheshire

Aaron Jones – 15 – Born Cheshire

Samuel Jones – 9 – Born Cheshire

Ann Hough – 13 – F. S. – Born Cheshire

Elizabeth Lowe baptised 23rd January 1788 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England to John

From 1911 England Census Summary book:

Rev. Hopton at 18 Spring Lane, Radcliffe, Lancashire

On the 13th April 1899 at Emmanuel Church, Preston, Lancashire, England:

George Dunkley Coxhead aged 24, a gardener, bachelor of Cop Lane, Penwortham, father William Dunkley Coxhead (deceased), gardener.  Married Bertha Duffell aged 19, domestic servant of 34 Barlow Street.  Witnesses James Woodburn and Rachel Duffell

On the 27th February 1892 at St. Mary, Penwortham, Lancashire, England:

Robert Orritt aged 27 a farm labourer of Hutton, father Robert, a shoemaker.  Married Alice Coxhead, aged 28, spinster, mother Elizabeth Coxhead a farmer.  Witnesses John Sutton and Ellen Coxhead

On the 13th February 1816 at St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England:

George Austin, a seaman of Lancaster married Maria Pimm a spinster also of Lancaster.  Witnesses Alice Bradshaw and Anthony Marshall.

On the 7th September 1863 at St. Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire:

Jesse Bibby, of full age, a collier, widower of Whiston, father Jonathan a labourer.  Married Nancy Finch, of full age, a widow of Prescot, father Henry Critchley a labourer.  Witnesses Thomas Jones and Jane Erlam.

1901 Census – 11 Starkie Street, Leyland, Lancashire:

Hugh Wilson – 44 – Insurance agent – born Leyland

Sarah Wilson – 42 – Wife – born Longton

Harold C Wilson – 16 – Son – Commercial Clerk – born Leyland

Walter H Wilson – 12 – Son – born Carlisle

Vera J Wilson – 9 – Dau. – born Leyland

Frank Wilson – 4 – Son – born Leyland

From St. Andrew, Longton Lancashire burials:

Betty Fairhurst aged 87 of Longton buried on the 20th January 1870

And finally, a couple of St. Just in Penwith, Cornwall burials:

James Maddern aged 72 of Cape Cornwall Road buried on the 18th June 1907

William Charles Allen Dungey aged 37 of Pleasant Row, St. Just in Penwith buried 18th June 1918

 

More research notes

As usual with these posts, not all those names listed below are linked to me, however, at the time I noted them down it was a possibility that there could have been a link.

Buried at Preston Cemetery, Lancashire, England:

Non Conformist Grave NC/K/1192, bought by John William Chapman of 15 Thorn Street, Preston

Sarah Barnet aged 65 buried 22nd November 1913

John Thomas Barnett aged 72 buried 27th September 1940

From English and Scottish electoral registers:

1904 – George Beaver registered at 66 Park Road, Preston, Lancashire, England

1912 – William Henry Best registered at 66 Park Road, Preston, Lancashire

1955 – Mary A Paterson, Margaret Blaikie, Charles Bland and Helen C Bland, Catherine Connory and James Connory, Frederick Elkington and Margaret Elkington and David D Hadden, Dorothy K O’Dea and Thomas O’Dea, Beatrice Reilly, David Riley, Margaret Riley, Susan Thomson Joseph H Woods and Martha Woods and Peter Inglis registered at 7 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

1948 – Sophia Brown and Agnes Brown registered at 102 Skeffington Road, Preston, Lancashire.

1955 – Percy Knapper and Hannah Knapper, Henry Brown, Mabel Brown and John Campbell registered at 4 Oddfellow Street, Blackpool, Lancashire

1954 -George Jones, Dorothy Jones and John Campbell registered at 16 Chapel Street, Blackpool, Lancashire

1952 – David Marr, William Marr, William Marr, Thomas Dailly, Elizabeth B Carabine and Raymon B Carabine, James Cunningham and Susan Cunningham, Davina P G Goldie and Dennis Goldie, Helen O’Connor, Isabella O’Connor, John E O’Connor and Robert A C O’Connor  registered at 6 Harewood Road, Craigmillar, Scotland

1952 – Catherine Healey, James Healey and James Healey Jnr. , Hugh Dorian, Thomas Cashin, John Newsorne, Martin Poper, James Prendergast and Thomas Curtis registered at 31 Pembroke Road, Bootle, Lancashire, England

1900 – Betsy Chapman registered at 27 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1900 – Ann Heaton registered at 26 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1900 – Edward Chapman registered at 11 Kenmure Place, Preston, Lancashire

1900 – Charles Henry Ernest Chapman registered at 132 St. Paul’s Road North, Preston, Lancashire

1912 – Walter Chapman registered at 27 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1921 – John Walter Chapman and Mary E Chapman registered at 27 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1929 – Edward Chapman and Dinah Chapman registered 13 Cooper Street, Preston, Lancashire

1929 – Eleanor Chapman registered 35 Norris Street, Preston, Lancashire

1929 – John W Chapman, Mary E Chapman, Ernest Chapman, Nellie Chapman and Catherine Chapman registered 27 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1930 – Thomas Chapman and Cecily Chapman registered 82 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1930 – Eleanor Chapman registered 35 Norris Street, Preston, Lancashire

1931 – Henry Kelly, Ellen Kelly and Eleanor I Chapman registered 5 Gibbs Entry, Edinburgh, Scotland

1932 – Eleanor I Chapman registered 5 Gibbs Entry, Edinburgh

1935 – Eleanor I Chapman registered 12 Beaumont Place, Edinburgh

1945 – Mary E Chapman, Ernest Chapman, Catherine Chapman, Mary E Chapman (Jnr.) and Hester M Chapman registered 27 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1945 – Samuel Murray, Francis G Fox and Hilda Fox, Cicely Chapman and William Chapman registered at 72 Brook Street, Preston, Lancashire

1948 – Edward Chapman, Richard Wallace and Amy Wallace registered 10 Kenmure Place, Preston, Lancashire

1961 – Walter Chapman and Gladys Chapman registered at 498 Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancashire

1900 – John Coxhead registered at 37 Annis Street, Preston, Lancashire

1953 – Liam Stewart, Frances McGee, Elizabeth Lyons, Thomas Delaney, George Flinn, Patrick Hayes, Edward Moody, James O’Brian, Alexander Parkinson, John Parkinson and George Dunn registered at 31 Pembroke Road, Bootle, Lancashire, England

1945 – Ann Heaton and Elizabeth Eccleston registered at 34 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1945 – Henry Heaton and Doris H T Heaton registered at 35 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1948 – Eleanor I Oswald,Harold Kirby and Doris Kirby, Alexander Gilfillan and Margaret Gilfillan registered at 114 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1900 – Susannah Hind registered at 41 Skeffington Road, Preston, Lancashire

1945 – Alfred Hull (Senior) and Elizabeth A Hull registered at 26 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

1945 – Joseph Jackson and Ada Jackson and Alice Norcross registered at 19 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1930 – Caroline Jones registered at 114 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1949 – Lionel Keast and Beatrice E Keast registered at 11 Lower Trewellard, Pendeen, Cornwall, England

1946 – Eleanor I Oswald, Harold Kirby and Doris Kirby and Edith Wilson registered at 114 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1947 – Eleanor I Oswald, Harold Kirby and Doris Kirby registered at 114 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1931 – Robert Mather registered at 82 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1921 – Walter Mitchell registered at 114 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1931 – Walter Mitchell registered at 35 Norris Street, Preston, Lancashire

1939 – Harry Arthur Wigg and Catherine Wigg registered at 114 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

1903 – Charles Yates registered at 27 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancashire

From Trade directories:

1892 Barrett’s directory – John Brown (j) – Painter – 98 Skeffington Road, Preston, Lancashire

1892 Barrett’s directory – John Coxhead – lorry driver – 10 Derby Street, Preston, Lancashire

1944 Barrett’s directory – D. Cowell (soldier) – 114 Miles Street, Preston, Lancashire

 

David Ritchie Masterton Oswald

David was the second husband of my two times great grandmother, Eleanor Isabella Coxhead.  He was born in Wemyss, Fife, Scotland on the 18th April 1914 to James Oswald and Janet Reid Ritchie Masterton.

His parents had both previously been married to others.  James Oswald, the son of James Oswald and Margaret Paterson had been married to an Elizabeth Tweeddale, and Janet Reid Ritchie Masterton, the daughter of Robert Masterton and Ann Ritchie Hill, had been married to a James Doddes Picken.

It was quite a surprise to find the marriage in Edinburgh when we visited some years ago, as we were looking for a possible marriage for Eleanor’s daughter, Frances Eleanor Chapman.  At that time we had no idea that Eleanor’s first husband, Henry Chapman, had died in 1928 in Rotterdam.

David R M Oswald and Eleanor I Chapman nee Coxhead married at the Nicolson Street Church of Scotland church in Edinburgh on the 26th July 1935.  The service was carried out by William Galbraith Taylor, minister.  The witnesses were Malcolm Mattocks of 321 West Port, and Elizabeth Lewis of 55 Home Street.

At the time of the marriage, David was a railway porter aged 21 of 12 Grange Court, Edinburgh, and Eleanor, a widow, aged 56 of 12 Beaumont Place, Edinburgh.  Although her age is listed as 49 on the marriage certificate.  She must have looked young for her age.

Apparently David wasn’t living with my grandmother, Beatrice, and her grandmother, Eleanor Isabella at the time of the 1939 national register at 2A Greenside Place, he had possibly signed up for military service by that time.  The next thing we hear of him is from a newspaper clipping from 1946:

DRM Oswald desertion from Eleanor Tuesday 8th January 1946 LEP
From the Tuesday 8th January 1946 edition of the Lancashire Evening Post

This would tie in with him not appearing on the electoral register at 114 Miles Street, Preston with Eleanor Isabella for a couple of years.

Eleanor Isabella Oswald died on the 7th January 1951 of 114 Miles Street, Preston;  and was buried with her parents, John and Mary Coxhead (nee Holmes) at Preston Cemetery.

By October 1951, David was living at Bath Street in Newton Heath, close to Manchester.  On the 3rd October 1951, he married a Clara Davidson (maiden name Jackson), a raincoat machinist, also at that time widowed, daughter of Joseph Jackson at Manchester Register Office. The witnesses were J Jackson and J Mellor.

At some point David and Clara moved upto Scotland, and were living in Bonnyrigg.

David Ritchie Masterton Oswald died in 2009, aged 94.

If you know of David or any of the other people mentioned above, i’d be pleased to hear from you.  Please click here to get in touch.

 

Transcript of the will of Ellen Coxhead

Ellen Hesketh, wife of Edmund Coxhead is one of my 7 times great grandmothers, and was baptised to George and Jane (nee Birchall) Hesketh of Scarisbrick, on the 28th September 1712 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire.

Mother to Alice, Ann, James, John, George, Thomas and William, she died in 1788, and was buried on the 3rd August 1788 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire.

Ellen’s will was written on the 28th June 1788, and probate was granted on the 29th January 1789 to James and Thomas Coxhead.

In the Name of God, Amen I Ellen Coxhead of Ormskirk in the County of Lancaster Widow do make my Will as follows____

I give to my Daughter Anne the Sum of Forty Pounds with so many of my Household Goods and, Furniture and suck parts of my Linen as she shall chuse to accept of which said Pourniary (?) Legacy I order to be paid in Six Months next after my Decease____

I give to the Children of my late Son George The Sum of Five Pounds a Piece And all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects (Subject to the Payment of any Debts Funeral Expenses and the said Raipothire (?) Legacy ) I give and bequeath to my Sons and Daughters James, John, Thomas, William, Anne and Alice, equally amongst them share and share alike

And Lastly I revoke all former Wills and nominate and appoint my said Sons James and Thomas Executors hereof

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the twenty eighth Day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight

The mark of

X

Ellen Coxhead

John Smith

 

Transcript of the will of Edmund Coxhead

The mark of Edmund Coxhead 1781Edmund Coxhead (Surname variants appearing in documents at various times through this family including Cockshead, Cockshutt, Cockshoot, Cockshott, Cockshot, Cockshut, Coxed, Coxsed and Cockside) is one of my seventh great grandfathers, via his son, John and his wife, Alice Harrington.

Edmund was born in about 1709, and is listed on the 1767 papist returns/resusants rolls for Scarisbrick as a husbandman aged 58.

To date no baptism has been found for Edmund, but through naming traditions and others living in the area, we can say with a certain amount of certainty that his parents were most likely James Cockshead and Margaret Morecroft, who married at St. Peter and St. Paul, Ormskirk on the 20th December 1703.    We know that he married Ellen Hesketh at Walton on the Hill, Lancashire on the 14th November 1730.  At the time of their marriage both were of the parish of Ormskirk.

Edmund died in the December of 1781 aged about 72, and was buried at St. Peter and St. Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire on the 26th December 1781.

His will was made on the 14th April 1781, and probate was granted to Ellen, George and Thomas Coxhead in 1782.

In the name of God Amen I Edmund Coxhead of Scarisbrick in the county of Lancaster yeomanbeing of sound mind memory and understanding (Blessed be Almighty God for the same) do for the settling my temporal concerns make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  (that is to say)

First I order and direct that all my just debts funeral expenses and the charge of the probate hereof shall be paid and discharged out of my personal estate and after payment thereof respectively I give and bequeath to my loving wife Ellen Coxhead the legacy or sum of two hundred and fifty pounds of lawfull British money and to be paid to her her executors and administrators out of my personal estate within six calendar months next after my death.

I also give to my said wife such and so many of my household goods and furniture as she shall chuse to accept of to and for her own distinct use and benefit for ever and I order and direct that such household goods and furniture as my said wife shall take for her self shall not be subject or liable to the payment of my debts funeral or other expenses or the legacies afore and after mentioned or any of them or any part thereof.    I give and bequeath unto my sons George Coxhead John Coxhead Thomas Coxhead and William Coxhead the legacy or sum of forty pounds a piece to be paid to them their executors and administrators out of my personal estate within twelve calendar months next after my decease.  I give to my daughter Anne Coxhead the sum of thirty pounds to be paid to her her executors and administrators out of my said personal estate in two calendar months next after my decease.

I give to my grandson James Linekar the sum of five pounds to be paid to him when he shall attain the age of twenty one years.  I give and bequeath to my executors herein after named the sum of thirty pounds upon trust and confidence that they and the survivors and survivor of them and the ex ors and admors of such survivor do and shall pay to my daughter Alice Linekar wife of James Linekar of Scarisbrick aforesaid labourer the sum of forty shillings a year only (without interest) untill the whole of the said sum of thirty pounds last mentioned shall be run up and fully disbursed and paid the first payment thereof to commence and be made at the end of twelve months next after my decease and after the death of my said daughter Alice and the said James Linekar her present husband shall happen to survive her and the whole of the said sum of thirty pounds shall not be then run up and paid.

Then upon trust and confidence that my said executors and the survivors and survivor of them and the exors and admors of such survivor do and shall pay to my said son in law James Linekar the like sum of forty shillings a year out of the residue of the said sum of thirty pounds which shall be undisbursed and unpaid at the death of my said daughter Alice –

And after the decease of the said James Linekar my son in law and the whole of the same sum of thirty pounds shall not be then run up and discharged then upon trust to pay out of the residue of the said sum of thrity pounds the like sum of forty shillings a year unto and amongst the child and children of the said James Linekar begotten or to be begotten upon the body of my said daughter Alice equally share and share alike until such residue shall be fully disbursed and paid and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever.

I also give and bequeath unto my said wife Ellen and my said sons George Coxhead and Thomas Coxhead all that my leasehold messuage and tenement with the apputenances and the several closes and parcels of land theretobelonging situate and being in Scarisbrick aforesaid which I some years since purchased from the said James Linekar my son in law to hold to them their heirs exors admors and assigns from the june of my decease for and during all my farm estate and interest therein or thereunto upon special trust and confidence that they my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them and the exors and admors of such survivor do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and absolutely dispose of the said messuage tenement lands hereditaments and premises and every part thereof for the most money and best price that can be reasonably had or gotten for the same and the money arising by sale thereof do and shall divide distribute and pay unto and amongst my son James Coxhead and my said sons and daughter George John Thomas William and Anne and their respective exors and admors equally share and share alike and not otherwise.

And I order and direct that my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them his or her exors and admors shall and may retain and satisfy out of my estate and effects all reasonable and necessary costs and expenses which he she or they shall pay sustain or expend in the execution of the trust hereby created or anything relative thereto.

I also give to my said sons and daughter George John Thomas William and Anne the sum of four pounds ten shillings a piece to be paid to them within twelve months next after my death out of the part or share of my estate and effects herein before and herein after by me given to or intended for my said son James Coxhead and I do direct my executors to retain deduct and pay the same out of such share as my said son James shall take and be entitled to under this my will any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

And all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects of what nature or sort soever I give and bequeath to my said sons James George John and William and my said daughter Anne and their respective exors and admors share and share alike.

And lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former wills by me made and do nominate and appoint my said wife Ellen and my said sons George Coxhead and Thomas Coxhead executors and executrix of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I the said Edmund Coxhead the said testator have hereunto set my hand to the first two sheets and to the last my hand and seal this fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one.

The Letter or Mark of

[Mark]  [Seal]

Edmund Coxhead

Mary Irving

Susanna Cropper

John Smith

 

 

Transcript of the will of John Coxhead

The mark of John CoxheadJohn Coxhead is one of my 6 times great grandparents.  He was born in Scarisbrick, Lancashire, England in about 1749 to Edmund and Ellen (nee Hesketh).

John showed up on the 1767 recusants register in Scarisbrick with the rest of his family aged 18.   He married Alce Harrington at St. Peter and St. Paul, Ormskirk on the 21st September 1775, and the couple had 8 children that I am aware of.  My line is via their son, also called John, born in Lathom and baptised at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic church, Ormskirk in 1783.

John Coxhead, a farmer of Scarisbrick, died in March 1806, was buried at St. Peter and Paul, Ormskirk on the 8th March 1806, and probate was issued on the 22nd July 1806.

In the Name of God Amen I John Coxhead of Scarisbrick in the county of Lancaster Farmer being of sound mind, thanks to almighty God, do make and publish this my last will and Testament (that is to say) First I order all my just Debts funeral Expences and the Charge of the probate, hereof to be paid out of my Estate. I give to my loving wife Alice All my personal Estate and Effects of what nature or sort soever during the Term of her natural life if she keeps in my name but if she marry again to a second Husband Then I only give her the sum of Five pounds. And if she should happen to die before my son Thomas and my daughter Ellen arrives to the age of Twenty one years Then I give to each of them the sum of Five pounds a year untill they come to that age.

I give to my son John one of my Horses such as he shall think proper and Gears suitable to it after the Death of said wife.

And after the Death of my said wife or my said son Thomas and Daughter Ellen coming to the age of Twenty one years Then I order and direct my executors hereinafter mentioned to sell and dispose of All my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever not herein before disposed of for the most money that can be reasonably got for the same and the money ariseing by such sale or disposition together with all my ready money out at Interest to divide equally share and share alike amongst my children (that is to say) to Jane Moss wife of John Moss of Lathom in the said County Husbandman to my said son John to my Daughter Elizabeth to my son Edmund to my said son Thomas and my Daughter Ellen. And lastly I do hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made and do nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Executrix and my said sons John and Edmund Executors of this my true last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the Eighth day February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and six.

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto put our names in his sight and presence and in the presence of each other.

The mark of John Coxhead.

William Culshaw

Wm. Wainwright

The 22nd day of July 1806 Alice Coxhead the Executrix named was sworn in common Form, power being reserved to John Coxhead & Edmund Coxhead the Executors therein named to take upon them the Execution of the said will when they shall lawfully request the same.

before me

James Stanley Surrogate

and Alice Coxhead the executrix further made Oath that the personal Estate & Effects of the Testator within the Diocese of Chester were under the value of 200 £

before me

James Stanley Surrogate

The Testator died the 6th day of March 1806

Probate issued Dated 22nd July 1806