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Helen

Helen Report 19 Feb 2006 23:44

Can anyone solve it?? See below...

Helen

Helen Report 19 Feb 2006 23:50

My gran told my mum that a vicar in the local church was her cousin. But we carn't find a marriage for his father to my gran's aunt. The vicar was called Tom E Cowx, and was born in 1903. His father was a William Frederick Cowx, all i can remember is his mpther's surname was Eaton. Now did his mother die or just leave with someone else, and his father take up with gran's aunt as though they where married. Please help solve it for me. Helen

Georgina

Georgina Report 19 Feb 2006 23:54

Helen his name was William Fairfield Cowx.... Marriages Jun 1894 Cown William Fairfield Middlesbro' 9d 751 Cowx William Fairfield Middlesbro' 9d 751 Eaton Edith Annie Middlesbro' 9d 751 Williams first wife must have died because there is another marriage for him in 1898... Marriages Mar 1898 Broomhead Evelyn Maude Birmingham 6d 180 Corbett Harry Percy J Birmingham 6d 180 Cowx William Fairfield Birmingham 6d 180 HOY Eliza Gertrude Birmingham 6d 180 Georgina.

Helen

Helen Report 19 Feb 2006 23:56

Yes she would , but she isnt the vicars mother Helen

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 19 Feb 2006 23:56

This must be William Frederick's birth:- Name: Cowx, William Frederick Record Type: Births Quarter: December Year: 1889 District: Birmingham (1837-1924) County: Warwickshire Volume: 6d Page: 4 NO - that can't be him - not old enough to be having a child in 1903 I'm just trying to find a death of a Cowx female. Kath. x

~~♥Suzy♥~

~~♥Suzy♥~ Report 19 Feb 2006 23:56

Helen Do you have this; Tom's birth record. Eaton surname a featiure: Cowx Tom Eaton Skirlaugh 9d 334 Birth Q4 1903 Suzy

Unknown

Unknown Report 19 Feb 2006 23:57

Tom's birth record: Cowx, Tom Eaton Record Type: Births Quarter: December Year: 1903 District: Skirlaugh County: East Riding of Yorkshire Volume: 9d Page: 334 and this would appear to be Tom's dad: William F Cowx Age: 36 Estimated birth year: abt 1865 Relation: Head Where born: Tudhoe, Durham, England Civil parish: Hornsea with Burton Ecclesiatical parish: Hornsea St Nicholas County/Island: Yorkshire Registration district: Skirlaugh Sub-registration district: Hornsea RG13/4515 Folio: 11 Page: 13 nell

Helen

Helen Report 19 Feb 2006 23:58

Georgina, Thats him, And the lady is his wife , but i can'rt find a death for her. helen

Unknown

Unknown Report 19 Feb 2006 23:58

Rest of family in 1901 William F Cowx abt 1865 Tudhoe, Durham, England Head Edith A Cowx abt 1865 Nottinghamshire, England Wife Ellen L Braithwaite abt 1874 Southampton, Hythe Servant Marion E Cowx abt 1896 Edglescliff, Durham, Daughter Edith D L Cowx abt 1898 Edglescliff, DurhamDaughter Eliza Elliott abt 1887 Mappleton, Yorkshire, Servant nell

Unknown

Unknown Report 20 Feb 2006 00:01

I think the 2nd marriage Georgina found must be a different William Fairf. Cowx because he married in a different reg district miles away, and his wife in 1901 still seems to be Edith. It also makes sense that Tom would be named after his mother's maiden name rather than his father's first wife. Which is why there's no death to be found for Edith. nell

Georgina

Georgina Report 20 Feb 2006 00:01

Helen what was your gran's aunt called? Georgina.

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:06

Ok ladies, I could be 1 of two possiblites, Beartrice or Elizabeth Williams Both were born in middlsbrough Helen

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:10

Hi, Beatrice was born about 1887, and her father was called Caleb Helen

Georgina

Georgina Report 20 Feb 2006 00:13

For reference is this the family in 1901... John Evans abt 1871 Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales Boarder Middlesbrough Yorkshire Beatrice Williams abt 1887 South Bank, Yorkshire, England Daughter Middlesbrough Yorkshire Caleb Williams abt 1855 Templeton, Pembrokeshire, Wales Head Middlesbrough Yorkshire Caleb Williams abt 1890 Middlesborough, Yorkshire, England Nephew Middlesbrough Yorkshire Edith Williams abt 1889 Middlesborough, Yorkshire, England Daughter Middlesbrough Yorkshire Hannah M Williams abt 1883 Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales Daughter Middlesbrough Yorkshire Margaret A Williams abt 1885 Neath, Glamorgan, Wales Daughter Middlesbrough Yorkshire Mary Williams abt 1855 PA, Pembroke Wife Middlesbrough Yorkshire Thomas J Williams abt 1887 Pontygwyth, Glamorgan, Wales Nephew Middlesbrough Yorkshire Georgina.

Unknown

Unknown Report 20 Feb 2006 00:15

Now one of Caleb's daughters or Elizabeth, presumably born later, must have married either an Eaton or a Cowx - is that right? Is it your gran whose cousin was Tom Cowx, or your mum whose cousin is Tom Cowx? nell

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:16

Hi Georgina, Thats then , its now just trying to find out where he comes in to the family. Its driving me up the wall. Helen

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:20

Hi , Thats right but its what my mum says that my gran said , but an old relative has said that Tom's father was a policeman. Helen

Helen

Helen Report 20 Feb 2006 00:21

Hi, Yes its my gran who said he was her cousin. But shes not alive anymore to ask. Helen

Unknown

Unknown Report 20 Feb 2006 00:24

Well, if its the right William F Cowx on the census in 1901, he's an iron, steel and metal broker! I must say that census page is the most beautifully written I've ever seen, a model to others! Without getting Tom Cowx's cert though, you can't be sure what his father was. you have nothing to go on except what your mum remembers someone else telling her. nell

Georgina

Georgina Report 20 Feb 2006 00:27

Helen I think you are going to have to be patient and wait for the 1911 census to see where they all were then. The trouble is Tom could be your grans second or third cousin by marriage because in 1901 Beatrice was only 14 and there is no sign of Elizabeth who I think is more likely the one who could have married Tom. Very confusing. Georgina.