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Butchers shop

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Melody Report 13 Sep 2007 10:58

Help please does anyone have any information about a butcher Horatio Fox who owned a shop in Mosborough or Beighton circa 1900,he was my great great grandfather.


Deborah Report 13 Sep 2007 16:57


Beighton High Street

Horatio Fox 47 Head BUTCHER
Maria Fox 45 wife
Henry Fox 24 son
Sarah A Fox 23 daug
George H Cooper 10 months grandson

Births Jun 1853
Fox Horatio Chesterfield 7b 479

Marriages Dec 1876
FOX Horatio Sheffield 9c 637
Littlewood Maria Sheffield 9c 637


Deborah Report 13 Sep 2007 17:05


Ellias Fox 58 Head BUTCHER
Charlotte Fox 56 wife
Edward Fox 32 son
Horatio Fox 17 son BUTCHER
William Marples 12 grandson
Edwin Fox 58 lodger


Deborah Report 13 Sep 2007 17:18


Elias Fox 47 BUTCHER JOURNEYMAN Eckington, Derbyshire,
Charlotte Fox 44 born Blyth Nottinghamshire
Anne Unwin 25 daug in law unmarried Nottinghamshire Blyth
John Fox 20 son Eckington, Derbyshire,
Emma Fox 15 daug Eckington, Derbyshire,
Edward Fox 12 son Eckington, Derbyshire,
Horatia Fox 7 son Eckington, Derbyshire,
John Staton 22 boarder

Civil Parish: Eckington and Mosborough
County/Island: Derbyshire
Country: England
Registration district: Chesterfield
Sub-registration district: Eckington

Anne is listed as daug in law unmarried in this case usually means is heads daughter in the eyes of law but is wifes child from first relationship/marriage


Deborah Report 13 Sep 2007 17:19

this is from LDS site would need more checks


15 JAN 1837 Rotherham, Yorkshire, England

18 JUL 1813 Eckington, Derby, England

Mother: HANNAH


Deborah Report 13 Sep 2007 17:34


possible for Anne in 1851 with grandparents so Charlotte may have been married before if right one
also has a Fox in same house

Joseph Wilson 60 head
Mary Wilson 61 wife
Ann Unwin 17 granddaug born Blyth notts
John Fox 50 lodger widow medical practioner
John Guest 72 lodger pauper(tailor)


Melody Report 18 Sep 2007 10:17

wow,this is great help,thanks to all of you for answering my plea,what fantastic people.melody.


Melissa Report 21 Jan 2013 05:38

I have info on him. My husband great Auntie Beryl was Horatio's daughter.


Melissa Report 21 Jan 2013 06:00

According to my Aunt B's memoirs,'his mother was the daughter of the folk living at Blyth Hall near Worksop. She fell in love with a groom and produced an illegitimate boy--my father-. She was disgraced and turned out of her home. She eventually married the groom and they had other children but my father was never allowed to forget that he'd been born out of wedlock. In any case, his family lived a poor existence, his mother was inadequate and couldn't cope with being poor'. Horatio's parents names are never mentioned in the memoir, but around that time, there was a prominent family living at Blyth Hall and references to Is mother above Charlotte have in some sites have her maiden name being Mellish, very important family.
What doesn't add up is this daughter from a previous relationship, my Aunt B being told that Horatio was the oldest, and that he goes on to learn the butchering trade on his own, not his father being a butcher. Later info shows he went on to marry a widow with two sons and then Beryl was born in 1917. There's alot more info about him in this memoir, up until his death when Beryl was 9


jax Report 21 Jan 2013 06:22

\hi Melissa welcome to the boards

Melody posted this in 2007 and may not be checking back for replies now

Click on her name and send a private message, if her email address is still the same she will be notified