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Ghost in the cupboard!!!!

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Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:27

Hi, Thats all we have . Thats what makes me think that William didnt marry her but may have lived in sin with her. May be thats what happened Helen

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:30

Hi Ladies, I know it's confusing, my gran was born in 1917, and she didnt tell my mum untill was about 15 years . Helen

Unknown

Unknown Report 20 Feb 2006 00:31

Now I am even more confused. Tom Eaton Cowx is presumably the son of William F Cowx and Edith Eaton. If Edith ISN'T Tom's mum but one of your relatives, why would he be named Eaton? His mother's name would be on his birth cert. nell

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:33

Hi, Edith is tom 's mother that i know . The mystery is did she die and his father marry one of my grans aunt's. Helen

Unknown

Unknown Report 20 Feb 2006 00:36

No idea, but even if that did happen, it wouldn't make Tom a cousin of anyone except by marriage. I thought you were looking for a blood connection. What you need to establish is a) when Edith died b) whether or not Tom's father remarried anybody which probably means a dreary trawl through the death and/or marriage indexes. I think I have misunderstood your query and need to lie down! nell

Georgina

Georgina Report 20 Feb 2006 00:41

Helen the way I am thinking is Tom could have married a younger sister to Beatrice (maybe Elizabeth) not his father. Wouldn't this then make your grandmother his cousin??? Oh god it's too late for my brain. Georgina.

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:44

Hi nell, you have my mind ticking over time now. Just thinking out loud ladies, what if one of william's brother's married my gran's aunt , onother member of the famliy like my grans g aunt. that might change things. Helen

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:47

Hi Ladies, We could pick this up later on , it might help us all if brians arn.t working overtime . Thanks anyway. Helen

~~♥Suzy♥~

~~♥Suzy♥~ Report 20 Feb 2006 07:30

Found a death for an Edith, but I think it is William and Edith's daughter: Cowx Edith Dorothy L age 12 Sculcoates 9d 162 Death Q1 1910 Not much help I know!! Suzy

~~♥Suzy♥~

~~♥Suzy♥~ Report 20 Feb 2006 07:54

Helen Here is William F Cowx in 1881: Alice B. Cowx abt 1858 Brighton, Sussex, England Daughter Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England Elizabeth Cowx abt 1834 London, London, Middlesex, England Wife Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England Ethel R. Cowx abt 1873 Mt Pleasant, Durham, England Daughter Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England Frances M Cowx abt 1867 Mt Pleasant, Durham, England Daughter Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England Harry H. Cowx abt 1875 Mt Pleasant, Durham, England Son Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England Jonathan A. Cowx abt 1832 Liverpool, Lancashire, England Head Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England Kate W. Cowx abt 1871 Mt Pleasant, Durham, England Daughter Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England Louisa J. Cowx abt 1861 Mt Pleasant, Durham, England Daughter Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England William F. Cowx abt 1865 Mt Pleasant, Durham, England Son Fairfield House, Tudhoe, Durham, England There is another William F Cowx, born about 5 years earlier in Birmingham. It is him who married in 1898, and in fact died in 1920, according to FamilyRelatives. Therefore, it seems your William and his wife Edith were still alive in 1920. You better get trawling through Ancestry Beta!! Sorry. Suzy

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 08:41

Good morning, Thank you ladies for looking, Seems like its going to stay in the cupboard. Helen

Unknown

Unknown Report 20 Feb 2006 17:43

You mean you don't want to trawl through records for the rest of your life?!

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 19:46

hi ladies i am helens mum this thing is bugging the life out of me .thanks for trying think i might just have to have a trip through the records not the tulips but the latter that might be a bit more pleasenter .bye jean

Roger

Roger Report 23 May 2012 02:32

Dont know if this thread is still going. There are actually 3 people called William Fairfield Cowx. 2 of them are in Birmingham and one is the metal broker born in Tudhoe and later in Hornsea.
The latter married Edith Mary Eaton at Acklam Yorks on 25/4/1894. They had 3 children Marion 1895-1977,Edith 1897-c1910 and Tom the vicar (latterly North Cave)1903-1977. Tom married Phyllis Trip in Hailsham RD Sussex in 1938. No descendants of any of them. Edith died in 1953 Q1 in Middlesbrough RD 1b 869 age 88. William is the son of Jonathan Cowx who was clerk of the ironworks at Tudhoe. Jonathan is the 2nd son of Thomas Cowx and Jane Fairfield. One his brothers is the first of the Birmingham William Fairfield Cowx.The second one is one of the sons of the first. Hope this helps Regards

Unknown

Unknown Report 18 May 2013 18:11

I have a great grand Aunt named Evelyn Maud Broomhead, she married a Harry P Corbet.

Paul Barton, Special Agent

Paul Barton, Special Agent Report 19 May 2013 18:21

WM F COWX & CO advertised in the papers as Iron, steel and metal brokers at William Street Hull in 1899 and they even had a telephone! The same ad appears through the next few years.

Paul Barton, Special Agent

Paul Barton, Special Agent Report 19 May 2013 18:33

Here's a useful clue...

'On the wrong path': Edith Cowx, married woman, of Hornsea, and her sister, Maud Smith, of Durham, were each fined 21s 6d and costs for cycling on the footpath on the Seaton-road, at Hornsea, on the 3rd inst.

Hull Daily Mail 16 Oct 1901

This suggests that her maiden name was Smith.

Roger

Roger Report 17 Aug 2013 02:49

Hi I have William and Edith's marriage certificate..She was previously Edith Anne Eaton of Linthorpe Middlesbrough. They married on April 25th 1894 at Acklam Yorks. Her father was William Eaton, a jeweller.Certificate is not easy to read, but witnesses look like Benjamin Dickinson, Ethel Rosa Cowx, M Cowx? Wm Eaton, John Eaton.

jansmith

jansmith Report 17 Aug 2013 08:27

Hi Roger as Helen did not come back to the post you could click on her name and send her a message to see if she is still a member and replies to you