The Craxford Family Magazine Purple Pages

{$text['mgr_purple1']} Page extras

CRAXFORDS OF UXBRIDGE

Maps and Wills

Cottingham and Gretton 1905

Cottingham and Gretton map 1905

Cottingham and Gretton 1905 (1)


Detail from the Rockingham Forest & Kettering Old Ordnance Survey Map 1905. The labels on the map border confirms the close proximity of the villages and counties of Gretton (Northamptonshire), Great Easton (Leicestershire) and Caldecott (Rutland). One branch of the Craxford family were proprietors of the Three Horseshoes Inn, another of the Smithy in Cottingham, both places marked on the map. Corby was a small village at the start of the 20th century still awaiting its collosal growth and designation of "New Town" in the 1950s. The number of ironstone quarries in the vicinity is testimony to the resources which catalysed this boom.


Return to "THIS LINE TERMINATES AT UXBRIDGE: PART 1"
OR
THE EDITORIAL: NEWFLORIDIAN SPEAKS" (THE RED PAGES)


The Environs of Uxbridge 1885

The environs of Uxbridge 1886

Uxbridge and Hillingdon 1886 (2)


Detail from the South Chilterns Old Ordnance Survey Map 1886. The close proximity of Uxbridge and Hillingdon is apparent. The relative importance of the two settlements at this time can be judged from the difference in the lettering of their names. The London to Oxford road (now the A40) runs diagonally from south east to north west. The line of the Grand Junction Canal running due north is also clear. The Great Western Railway line runs through West Drayton just below the southern edge of the map. The southern branch line is seen running up to its terminus at Vine Street.


Return to "THIS LINE TERMINATES AT UXBRIDGE: PART 2"


The Craxfords in Uxbridge

Uxbridge map 1896

Detail from Uxbridge 1896 (3)


Detail from the Uxbridge Old Ordnance Survey Map 1896. Superimposed are indicators to the residences of the Craxfords who lived in the district between 1871 and 1911. In 1901, Uxbridge lay to the west of the High Street whilst Hillingdon West lay to the east. The houses which comprised Windsor Terrace were built in 1895: an open space when the map was being drawn. By the time of the 1911 census, Windsor Terrace had been renumbered consecutively with the rest of New Windsor Street. Grove Road led from Montague Road behind Uxbridge Iron Works. St Andrews was renamed Hillingdon Road in the 20th century.


Return to "THIS LINE TERMINATES AT UXBRIDGE: PART 2"


The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Cox (4)

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
of me Joseph Cox of 47 Bruce Grove The Avenue Tottenham in the County
of Middlesex Gentleman I give and bequeath all my household furniture
chattels and effects and also any money that may be in my house at the
time of my decease to my wife Louisa Cox absolutely I also give devise and be-
queath all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate
of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate to my trustees hereinafter named
on trust to convert into money and to pay out of the proceeds thereof all my
debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and invest the residue (after
payment thereof) in any investments authorized by law for trust funds with
power to vary such investments at their discretion and to pay the income of
the proceeds to my wife during her life and after her death to divide the
corpus equally among all my children as tenants in common And I appoint my
said wife Louisa Cox and my son Charles Cox Executrix and Executor
and trustees of this my will And I appoint my wife during her life and after
her death my trustees to be the Guardian and Guardians of my infant child-
ren In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of December
One thousand eight hundred and eighty two --- Joseph Cox --- Signed by the
said Joseph Cox the testator as and for his last will and testament in the
presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence at
his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our
names as witnesses --- William How 6 South Square Grays Inn Solicitor's
Clerk --- Francis Albert Fuller 47 The Avenue Bruce Grove Tottenham Carpenter

On the 12th February 1892 Probate of this will was granted to Louisa Cox
Widow and Charles Cox the Executors

BE IT KNOWN, that at the date hereunder written, the last Will and
Testament of Joseph Cox formerly of No 47
Bruce Grove The Avenue
Tottenham in the county of
Middlesex but late of No.65
Carisbrooke Road, Walthamstow in the
county of Essex Gentleman
deceased, who died on the 11th day of January 1892
at No 65 Carisbrooke Road aforesaid

was proved and registered in the Principal
Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration
of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court
to Louisa Cox of No 65 Carisbrooke
Road aforesaid Widow the Relict
and Charles Cox of No 7
Johnson Road Bromlwy Common in
the county of Kent Grocer's Manager
the son of the deceased the Executors

named in the said will --- they having first been sworn well
and faithfully to administer the same

Dated the 12th day of February 1892
Gross value of Personal Estate: £ 105.0.0d


Will Pg 1

The will

Will Pg 2

Probate


Return to "THIS LINE TERMINATES AT UXBRIDGE: PART 1"


The Last Will and Testament of Ann Craxford (5)

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
of me ANN CRAXFORD of Cowley Road
Uxbridge in the County of Middlesex
the Wife of David Craxford of the same
place Carrier. Whereas under the codicil
dated the sixth day of September One
thousand eight hundred and seventy
seven to the Will of my late Father
Samuel Cox dated the eighteenth day
of January One thousand eight
hundred and seventy six I Have as
general power by my will to appoint
one fifth share of and in the
residuary estate of my said Father
Now in exercise of the said power
and of every other power now or
at the time of my decease hereunto
enabling me I appoint and direct
that the said one fifth share of such
residuary estate shall go to and I
devise and bequeath the same unto
and equally between Samuel Cox
James Cox, Henry Octavius Cox, Alfred
William Cox, Mary Ann Bass the
wife of James MacDonald Bass
Emily Bickell the wife of Edwin
Bickell and Hepsibah Esther Cox the
children of my brother James Cox the
shares of females to be for their respective sole
and separate use free from marital
control and I nominate and
appoint my Brother John Cox of "Ferndene"
Sidcup in the County of Kent Esquire
my sole executor and hereby revoking
all former testamentary dispositions
by me at any time heretofore made

I declare this present writing to be
my last will In witness whereof
I have hereunto subscribed my hand
this nineteenth day of June one
thousand eight hundred and eighty

Signed by the said Ann
Craxford as and for her
last will and testament
in the presence of us both
present at the same time
who in her presence and
in the presence of each
other have hereunto sub-
scribed our names as
witnesses

Ann Craxford
Amelia Hawkins
Caroline Janes

On the 24th day of March 1891 Probate
of this Will was granted to John Cox
the sole Executor

BE IT KNOWN, that at the date hereunder written, the last Will and
Testament of Ann Craxford late of Cowley Road
Uxbridge in the County of Middlesex (wife
of David Craxford)
deceased,who died on the 15th day of December 1890
at Cowley Road aforesaid

was proved and registered in the Principal
Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration
of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court
to John Cox of Ferndene Sidcup in theCounty of Kent Esquire the Brother of the
said deceased the sole Executor
named in the said will he having been first sworn well
and faithfully to administer the same.

Dated the 24rd day of March 1891
Gross value of Personal Estate £ 226.0.0d


Will Pg 1

The will Page 1

Will Pg 2

The will Page 2

Probate

The grant of probate


Return to "THIS LINE TERMINATES AT UXBRIDGE: PART 2"


The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Craxford (6)

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
of me ELIZABETH CRAXFORD of No 17 New Windsor Street Uxbridge in the County of Mid-
dlesex spinster I appoint my brother David Craxford EXECUTOR of this my will and I
direct that he shall retain and pay himself out of my estate the sum of one hundred
and fifty pounds which I owe to him for money advanced by him to me I bequeath the
residue of my property of every description after payment thereout my debts funeral
and testamentary expenses Unto and equally between my brother Solomon and my
sister Louisa Cox IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of Dec-
ember one thousand nine hundred and three - ELIZABETH CRAXFORD - Signed
by the said Elizabeth Craxford the testatrix in our joint presence and signed by us
in her presence and in the presence of each other -ELIZABETH ASH Park Villa Hil-
lingdon Heath spinster - WILLIAM E LOWE clerk to Messrs Woodbridge & Sons Solrs
Uxbridge.
On the 19th day of May 1906 Probate of this Will was granted to David Craxford
the sole Executor

BE IT KNOWN, that Elizabeth Craxford of 17 New
Windsor Street Uxbridge in the county
of Middlesex
died on the 6th day of May 1906
at 17 New Windsor Street aforesaid

AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN at the date hereunder written
the last Will and Testament

of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principal Probate
Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration
of all the which by law devolves to and vests in the personal
representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court
to David Craxford of 17 New Windsor
Street aforesaid gentleman - brother of
the deceased the sole Executor
named in the said will.

Dated the day of May 1906
Gross value of Personal Estate £ 235.9.9d


Page 1 of the will

The will

The grant of Probate

Probate


Return to "THIS LINE TERMINATES AT UXBRIDGE: PART 2"


The Estate of David Craxford (7)

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
of me DAVID CRAXFORD of No 17 New Windsor Street Uxbridge in the County of Middlesex
Gentleman I bequeath all my watches jewels trinkets personal ornaments and wearing
apparel and all my furniture plate plated goods linen glass china books pictures
prints and all other articles of personal domestic or household use or ornament and
consumable stores and provisions to my great niece Lillian Roberta Fuller now residing
with me And I devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate and effects whether
real or personal Unto and to the Use of Charles Woodbridge and Thomas Hurry Riches
Woodbridge both of Uxbridge in the County of Middlesex Solicitors their heirs executors
and administrators respectively according to the nature thereof Upon trust that they
or the survivor of them or other the trustees or trustee for the time being of this
my will hereinafter called "my trustees" shall sell call in and convert
into money the said real and personal estate and premises at such time or times and
in such manner as they shall think fit And shall out of the moneys to arise from such
sale calling in collection conversation pay my funeral and testamentary expenses
and debts and all duties payable in respect of my estate and in respect of the legacies
hereinafter bequeathed and shall stand possessed of the residue of the said moneys
Upon trust to pay thereout the following legacies free from legacy duty namely To
pay the sum of two hundred pounds to the said Lillian Roberta Fuller To pay the sum
of five hundred pounds to my sister Louisa Cox if she shall be living at the time
of my death and if she shall be then dead to pay and divide the said sum of five
hundred pounds equally between all her children who shall then be living To pay the
sum of four hundred pounds to my brother Solomon Craxford if he shall be living at
the time of my death and if he shall be then dead to pay and divide the said sum of
four hundred pounds as follows namely the sum of two hundred pounds to his daughter
Lucy Abrahams the wife of John Abrahams the sum of one hundred pounds to his son

Charles Craxford and the sum of one hundred pounds to the widow of his late son
William Craxford and to pay the sum of one hundred pounds to Elizabeth Sparks daughter
of my late brother Charles Craxford And I declare that my trustees shall stand
possessed of the residue of the said moneys after payment of the said legacies Upon
trust for my neice Kate Craxford daughter of my said brother Solomon Craxford And I
appoint the said Charles Woodbridge and Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge EXECUTORS
of this my will And I declare that the said Charles Woodbridge and Thomas Hurry
Riches Woodbridge and any other executors or trustees for the time being hereunder
being a Solicitor or other person engaged in any profession or business shall be
entitled to charge and be paid all usual professional and other charges for any
business done by them or him or their or his firm in the premises whether in the ordi-
nary course of their or his profession or business or not and although not of a nature
requiring the emplyment of a Solicitor or other professional person And lastly I
revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me. IN WITNESS whereof
I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of June One thousand nine hundred and
six - DAVID CRAXFORD - Signed by the said David Craxford the testator in
our joint presence and signed by us in his presence and in the presence of each other
- CHARLES J REEVES - SIDNEY KEDGE Clerks to Messrs Woodbridge & Sons
Solicitors Uxbridge

On the 17th day of February 1914 Probate of this Will was granted to
Charles Woodbridge and Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge the Executors

BE IT KNOWN, that David Craxford of 17 New
Windsor Street Uxbridge in the county
of Middlesex
died on the 28th day of January 1914
at 17 New Windsor Street aforesaid

AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN at the date hereunder written
the last Will and Testament

of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principal Probate
Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration
of all the which by law devolves to and vests in the personal
representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court
to Charles Woodbridge and Thomas
Hurry Riches Woodbridge Solicitors
both of Uxbridge aforesaid the
Executors.

named in the said will
Besworn £ 1349.9.10d

Dated the 17th day of February 1914
Gross value of Estate £ 1489.9.10d
Net value of Personal Estate: £ 1475.3.0d


Will Page 1

The will Page 1

Will Page 2

The will Page 2

Probate granted

The grant of probate


Return to "THIS LINE TERMINATES AT UXBRIDGE: PART 2"


Letter from George Cox, 1904

Baptist Manse, Lincoln
Canterbury, New Zeland
To Mr A C W Cox      March 15th 1904
My dear Sir
I am the person enquiring thro'
the Salvation Army for Charles Cox of S. Australia
Your reply, or part of it, has been copied and
send on to me. My father, Joseph Cox, had not heard
from his brothers since about 1851 and I have
often wondered what became of them. Unfortu
nately father has been dead now over 12
years, he died Jan 12th 1892. His wife is still
living in England. I hear from her every ?Eng
mail. I am the eldest son of Joseph Cox. There
is one other son & two daughters. All married,
still living. I do not know if you will be
at all interested in knowing ought about
your distant relatives. There was a George
Cox a twin brother of my father's & also an Eliza
-beth Cox, a yonger sister, of whom we have
never heard.
I am Baptist Minister here. Have been
in the ministry since 1871. Am one of CH
Spurgeon's students. Came to Geelong, Victoria
& was pastor there in 1886 & 1887. Have been
settled in New Zealand since then

2. Mr A.C.W. Cox
My eldest son was a chemist & died aged
27 in Aug 1902 leaving one child Noel Cox.
My youngest boy was buried in the Isle of
Man in 1885. I have 2 daughters at home
with me.
My brother & eldest sister both have families
while my youngest sister is the wife of a Bap
Minister Rev E Joynes, Hornsey Rise, London
We are very widely scattered.
I knew a Wm. Glover of S. Australia, an
earnest Temperance Worker & speaker for
the Alliance. I wonder if he is the one
you mention.
I shall be very glad to hear from you
any particulars you may be pleased to
give me & on my part perhaps may be
able to give you some information
With best wishes
Yours heartily
George D. Cox

Saml Cox, eldest brother
dead. was blind before death
died about 6 years
ago (daughter lived with)
Mrs Morton
Harriet St
Walkden
Nr Bolton
Lancashire
written since grandfather's death
but no answer
Joseph and George
dead
not heard of for many years
Richard died here
a month after landing
The widow married a W Ireland
Sisters both dead


GDCox Letter Pg 1
GDCox Letter Pg 2
Jottings

The pages of George's letter and the annotations on the reverse


RETURN TO "REV GEORGE D COX (1849 - 1929)"


A History of Lincoln Baptist Church, Canterbury, New Zealand - Compiled by George Cox, 1909

Lincoln Church
Canterbury
Church formed Sept 25th 1876 with 9 members
Meetings held previously for 3 years in Mr
Storey's house -
Mr J S Clarke was appointed pastor. Quarter of an
acre sanction given by Mr Chivers of Christchurch
in Oct 1876. The building was opened by the Rev
Callaston March 27th 1877. In May building was
insured for £250. Trustees were appointed
Oct 10 1876 as follows - Mr J A Pannett Snr, Miss
J Osborne, C Storey, J Wolfe
First meeting of Canterbury Association in Lincoln
Oct 7th 1878
Mr J S Clarke resigned the pastorate March 1879
Rev W C Spencer accepted an invitation from the
church and began his Ministry March 1880
Mens scheme inaugurated July 24th 1882
Mr Spencer resigned on account of ill health Nov 1883
Mr W Carey served as pastor for 3 months (Dec 1883
to March 1884. Rev C C Brown was invited on
March 23 1884 & filled the pastorate for a little over
a year, sending in his resignation on June 14th 1885.
Rev J Wagstaff accepted the call of the Church & was
welcomed at a resignation tea 14th Dec 1885. He
resigned March 1888
Debt extinguished July 1889 Pannett bequest?
The Rev E Richards was appointed pastor in
March 1890

Mr J Taylor appointed Sec Jan 24th 1889
Debt extinguished July 1889
Rev E Richards Pastor Mar 1890
Mr J A Pannett gives horse buggy and harness for use of
Pastor Oct 1890
S S Ladbrooks & service started Mar 1891
Rev E Richards resigns Dec 18903
Gap 5 years
Rev A Harris invited Mar 21 1898
Resigns Aug 1901
Rev Hales invited Nov 21 1891 resigns Oct 26th 1892
Rev W Barry invited Nov 16, begins Jan 1903, leaves July 1903
Rev G D Cox becomes Pastor Sep 1903
Resigned June 20 1909
Compiled by G D Cox


A history of Lincoln Baptist Church Pg 1
A history of Lincoln Baptist Church Pg 2

A history of Lincoln Baptist Church, New Zealand



RETURN TO "REV GEORGE D COX (1849 - 1929)"


The County North and East of Northampton about 1900

Faxton and District map

Northampton and district 1897 / 1906 (10)

Detail from the Central Northants (1906) and Wellingborough, Rushden & District (1897) Old Ordnance Survey Maps. This map localises many of the places mentioned in the commentary. Abington, while still not fully subsumed into Northampton when the map was drawn, lies on the eastern edge of the town. The green park and the abbey can be seen. Ecton lies on the road midway between Northampton and Wellingborough. Faxton is situated towards the middle of the top of the map, in the fields to the east of the Northampton to Market Harborough Road, close by the villages of Old and Lamport. Shortwood Lodge and Faxton Lodge are marked. Draughton lies just to the west of Shortwood Lodge. Hanging Houghton lies to the south of Lamport. Cottesbrook is surrounded by parkland to the west. Pytchley appears towards the top right hand corner of the map.



Return to "FROM FAXTON TO ADELAIDE"


References

1. Cottingham and Gretton: Detail from Small Scale (One inch to the mile) Ordnance Survey Map England & Wales Sheet 171: Rockingham Forest & Kettering 1905: The Godfrey Edition
2. The Environs of Uxbridge: Detail from Small Scale (One inch to the mile) Ordnance Survey Map England & Wales Sheet 255: South Chilterns 1886: The Godfrey Edition
3. The Craxfords in Uxbridge: Detail from Ordnance Survey Map: Middlesex Sheet 255: Uxbridge 1895: The Godfrey Edition
4. Probate, Joseph Cox; 1892: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1861 - 1941
5. Probate, Ann Craxford; 1891: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1861 - 1941
6. Probate, Elizabeth Craxford; 1906: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1861 - 1941
7. Probate, David Craxford; 1914: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1861 - 1941
8. Detail from Small Scale (One inch to the mile) Ordnance Survey Map England & Wales Sheet 185: Central Northants 1906 and Wellingborough, Rushden & District 1897: The Godfrey Edition

Report of a Road Traffic Accident

Elsie killed

Newspaper report into the death of Elsie Jean Craxford. Note her father's name is wrongly reported.

CLOSE THIS WINDOW to return to the article



Added: December 1st 2010
Last updated: February 17th 2011

Return to Top of Page

Translate this page:


SSL Certificate

Internet Beacon Diamond Site - 2010

© The Craxford Family Genealogy Magazine and individual copyright holders.
Edited and maintained by Alan D. Craxford 2005 - 2022. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reproduced without permission.
You are not authorized to add this page or any images from this page to Ancestry.com (or its subsidiaries) or other fee-paying sites without our express permission and then, if given, only by including our copyright and a URL link to the web site.

Search the Craxford Family Magazine powered by FreeFind
Optimal screen resolution is 1024 x 768
Background texture - Courtesy of GRSites
Crafted on a machine from chill Computers, Poole, Dorset, UK and hosted By eUKhost logo UK Web Hosting

This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, v. 10.1.3cx, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2022.

****