Person:Martha Cox (24)

Watchers
m. 1 Jul 1861
  1. William Cox1862 -
  2. Elizabeth Ann Cox1865 - 1930
  3. Thomas Cox1867 -
  4. John Henry Cox1870 - 1955
  5. Arthur Cox1873 - 1877
  6. Catherine Cox1875 -
  7. Martha Cox1878 - 1965
m. 1907
Facts and Events
Name Martha Cox
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1878 Barnack, Northamptonshire, England
Christening[2] 25 Aug 1878 Barnack, Northamptonshire, EnglandSt John the Baptist
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Barnack, Northamptonshire, EnglandBack Lane
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Barnack, Northamptonshire, EnglandMain Street
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Barnack, Northamptonshire, EnglandMain Street
Marriage 1907 Lincolnshire, EnglandSleaford Registration District
to Arthur Potter
Census[6] 2 Apr 1911 South Kyme, Lincolnshire, England
Death[7] 1965 Lincolnshire, EnglandSleaford Registration District

Martha Cox was born in 1878 at Barnack in Northamptonshire, the youngest child of a wheelwright named Thomas Cox and his wife Elizabeth Turner Ward. When Martha was about six years old her father died, thus Martha was largely brought up by her mother, who in turn was financially supported by Martha's older brothers.

In 1907, aged 28, Martha was married to an Arthur Potter from Lincolnshire. They settled in his native village of South Kyme and had two children. Martha had probably gone to South Kyme to visit her sister Elizabeth Ann, who had settled in South Kyme a few years earlier and was married to a publican there.

Martha died in 1965, aged 86.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Martha COX, September Quarter 1878, Stamford Registration District, Vol. 7a, page 358

  2. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Church of Barnack (Northamptonshire). Parish registers, 1695-1974. (Northampton: Northamptonshire County Record Office), Primary quality.

    No.1072 / 25 Aug 1878 / Martha daughter of / Thomas & Elizabeth / COX / Barnack / Wheelwright

  3. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), RG11/3194/38/5, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: Back Lane, Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Thomas Cox, head, married, male, 48 [1832/3], Wheel-wright Mast Emp 1 man, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Elizabeth Cox, wife, married, female, 46 [1834/5], Wheel-wt's wife, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    William Cox, son, unmarried, male, 18 [1862/3], Wheel-wt's son, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Thomas Cox, son, male, 14 [1866/7], Butcher's boy, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    John H. Cox, son, male, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Catherine Cox, daughter, female, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Martha Cox, daughter, female, 2 [1878/9], b. Barnack, Northamptonshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, RG12/2554/34/6, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: Main Street, Barnack, Northamptonshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Elizabeth Cox, head, widow, female, 57 [1833/4], Supported by sons, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    William Cox, son, single, male, 29 [1861/2], Agric Lab, employed, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    John H. Cox, son, single, male, 20 [1870/1], Agric Lab, employed, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Martha Cox, daughter, female, 12 [1878/9], b. Barnack, Northamptonshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, RG13/3022/36/8, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: Main Street, Barnack, Northamptonshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Elizabeth Cox, head, widow, female, 67 [1833/4], Supported by sons, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    William Cox, son, single, male, 38 [1862/3], Labourer (Carpenter's), b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    John H. Cox, son, single, male, 30 [1870/1], Labourer (Gardener's), b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Martha Cox, daughter, single, female, 22 [1878/9], b. Barnack, Northamptonshire

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, RG14PN19604 RG78PN1177 RD416 SD1 ED1 SN65, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: South Kyme, Lincolnshire
    5 rooms occupied
    Arthur Potter, head, male, 31 [1879/80], married, Farmers Son working on Farm, worker, b. South Kyme, Lincolnshire
    Martha Potter, wife, female, 32 [1878/9], married 4 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Neville Arthur Potter, son, male, 3 [1907/8], b. South Kyme, Lincolnshire
    Kathleen Emma Potter, daughter, female, 1 [1909/10], b. South Kyme, Lincolnshire

  7. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Martha POTTER, March Quarter 1965, Sleaford Registration District, Vol. 3b, page 150, aged 86 [1878/9]