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Emily Cox

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Daughter of James Cox and Elizabeth Cox


Emily Cox was born in Clapton around 1816[1].


Baptised on 1st March 1816 in the Parish of St John Hackney. The family's abode is given as Clapton, H[ackne]y[2].


Emily married William Carpenter at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London on 21st July 1835[3].


1841: 2 Henry Street, St Pancras, London[4].

On the night of 6th June 1841 Emily (25) was living with her husband William Carpenter (30) and their daughter Emily (3).


1851: 8 Cook's Terrace, St Pancras[5].

On the night of 30th March 1851 Emily (35) was living with her husband William (41) and their children: Emily Eliza (12), scholar; Alfred William (8), scholar; Ernest Lionel (4), scholar; and Francis Colin (1). All the children were shown as being born born in St. Pancras.


1861: 36 College Place, St Pancras, London - Servant[6].

On the night of 7th April 1861 Emily Carpenter (43) was working as a servant in the household of W. Adamthwaite (63), a landed proprietor. W. Adamthwaite lived in the property with his wife Isabella (41) and daughter Mary (5). Richard Shaw (29), a veterinary surgeon, was also lodging at this address. Emily was the only servant listed.


William Carpenter died in 1863.


1871: 95 Weedington Road, Kentish Town, St Pancras - Needlewoman[7].

On the night of 2nd April 1871 Emily Carpenter (54), a widow, was living as a lodger with her son Robert Carpenter (19), a porter.





  1. Emily's year and place of birth taken from the 1851 census entry for the family (HO 107/1497 392).
  2. Parish Registers, St John Hackney. The register shows that Emily's parents were James and Elizabeth Cox of Clapton, H[ackne]y. James was a vintner. LMA Film X043/002
  3. Carpenter Family Record Book. The entry in the parish registers shows that the witnesses to the marriage were James Cox and [Mary?] Ann [Bawlins?]
  4. 1841 Census - HO 107/682/6 Folio 14 Page 22.
  5. 1851 Census. HO 107/1497 392.
  6. 1861 Census - RG 9/116 Folio 108 Page 1. The census shows that Emily was born in Hackney, Middlesex (which is consistent with other census entries which give her birthplace as Clapton).
  7. 1871 Census - RG 10/244 Folio ? Page 201

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