Thomas Joseph Cox1,2

#1369, (26 June 1835 - after 1911)
FatherThomas William Cox1,2 (1808 - )
MotherMary Ann Chambers1 (circa 1810 - after 1891)
ChartsAncestors of Mabel Smart
Descendants of Thomas Cox & Martha Ann Beaton

Children of Thomas Joseph Cox and Emma Martin Stocker

Overview
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Thomas was born and baptised in Southwark, Surrey in 1835. He was the eldest of 8 children and his father was a clerk to a timber merchant. Thomas was mechanical - at the time of his marriage at the age of 21, he was a mathematical instrument maker. Later he was a sewing machine engineer. He and his wife Emma lived in Lambeth and Battersea and there raised nine children. The eldest two boys emigrated to Australia and the eldest daughter emigrated to Canada. Not all the children have been traced yet - Cox is a common name.

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OccupationThomas Joseph Cox was a mathematical instrument maker (1858), mechanic (1880), sewing machine engineer (1881), spinning machine engineer (1891), engineer's fitter (1901.)3,4,5 
BirthHe was born on 26 Jun 1835 in Southwark, Surrey.1
 
BaptismHe was baptized on 18 Oct 1835 in St Saviour Southwark, Surrey. The register recorded that he was the son of Thomas & Mary Ann Cox, Bankside, Timber merchant.1
Thomas Joseph Cox
Baptism, 1835, St Saviour Southwark
(with Parents) 1841 CensusHe appeared on the 1841 Census of Christ Church Southwark, Surrey in the household of his parents. He was 6, born in the county of Surrey, and the eldest of four children.6 
1851 CensusThos Cox appeared on the 1851 Census of Bethnal Green, Middlesex, at 23 Church Street. He was age 15, born in Southwark, and was an errand boy in the household of a cheesemonger. Four younger brothers still lived at home. [There is the possibility that this is the wrong Thomas Cox, but he was not with his parents in the 1851 census and the age and birthplace fit].7 
MarriageHe married Emma Martin Stocker, daughter of William Stocker and Susannah Hitt, on 5 Oct 1856 in St John's Church, Lambeth, Surrey.
Information from certificate: Thomas Joseph Cox, full age, bachelor, Mathematical Instrument Maker, father Thomas William Cox office clerk;
Emma Martin Stocker, full age, spinster, father William Martin Stocker builder. They both resided on Church Street and were married after banns. Witnesses were G Cleaver and Robt Jones.2,8

Thomas Joseph Cox & Emma Martin Stocker
Marriage from parish register, 1856
1861 CensusThomas J and Emma M Cox appeared on the 1861 Census of Christchurch, Surrey, at 9 York Street. Three families lived at this address. Thomas was 26, a Mathematical Instrument Maker, and was born in Southwark, Surrey. Emma was 22 and born in Exeter, Devon. Their children were Thomas (3), Emma (2), and Charles (10? months.)9 
1871 CensusThomas and Emma appeared on the 1871 Census of Southwark, Surrey, at 27 Great Charlotte Street. Thomas was 35, a Machinist, and was born in Southwark. Emma was 31 and born in Exeter, Devon. Their five children were Thomas (14), Emma (13), Charles (11), William (5), and Richard (1). The oldest four attended school.10 
(Witness) Marriage Thomas Joseph Cox witnessed the marriage of John Wright and his daughter Emma Mary Susanna Cox on 19 Dec 1880 in St. Peter's Church, Battersea, Surrey.11,12
John Wright & Emma Mary Susanna Cox
Marriage from parish register, 1880
1881 CensusThomas J and Emma M Cox appeared on the 1881 Census of Battersea, Surrey, at 11 Meyrick Road. Thomas was 45, a Sewing Machine Engineer, and born in Southwark, Surrey. Emma was 42 and born in Exeter, Devon. Their children were William (15), Richard (10), Joseph (8), John (7), Pheobe [sic] (3), and Alfred (9 months). Also with them was Thomas' mother-in-law Susannah Stocker, a 67-year old widow.5 
1891 CensusThomas and Emma appeared on the 1891 Census of Battersea, London, at 11 Meyrick Road. Thomas was 55, employed as a Sewing Machine Engineer, and was born in Southwark Surrey. Emma was 53 and born in Exeter Devon. Emma's mother Susanah Stocker lived with them. Their children at home were Richard (20, shirt cutter), Joseph (18, potter), Phoebe (13, scholar), Alfred (10, scholar), and John (7.)3 
(Widowed) DeathHis wife Emma died on 17 Nov 1900.13,14  
1901 CensusThomas appeared on the 1901 Census of Battersea, London, at 17 Meyrick Rd. He was 66, widowed, worked as an Engineers Fitter, and was born in Southwark London. At home were John (26, tailor), Phoebe (22, dressmaker), and Alfred (19, machine minder). His daughter Emma and family lived at number 15 Meyrick Road.15 
(Admon) ProbateThomas Joseph Cox, engineer's-machinist, was granted administration of his wife Emma's estate on 13 Mar 1906.14 
1911 CensusThomas J Cox and his son John Cox appeared on the 1911 Census of Wandsworth, London, at 38 Littleton Street. Thomas was 77, a widower, retired engineer in the sewing machine industry, and was born in Southwark London. John was 35, single, a tailor, born in Battersea London.16 
DeathThomas died after 1911.
 
Last Edited13 Oct 2015

Citations

  1. Microfilm of the Baptism Register of St Saviour's Southwark, Surrey, 1832-1835 (Family History Library, 307712).
  2. Copy marriage certificate of Thomas Joseph Cox and Emma Martin Stocker, married 5 October 1856 in the Registration District of Lambeth.
  3. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/434 folio 5. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  4. Copy birth certificate of Emma Mary Susanna Cox, born 23 July 1858, registered 2 September 1858 in the Registration District of Lambeth.
  5. 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/0642 folio 125. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  6. 1841 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1083/2 folio 41. Image viewed at Ancestry or Findmypast.
  7. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1542 folio 519. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  8. Marriages of the district parish of St John Waterloo. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Thomas Joseph Cox & Emma Martin Stocker, 1856.
  9. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/313 folio 86. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  10. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/593 ed4 f19 p32. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  11. Copy marriage certificate of John Wright and Emma Mary Susannah Cox, married 19 December 1880 in the Registration District of Wandsworth.
  12. Marriages of the parish of St Peter's Battersea. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Thomas Joseph Cox & Emma Martin Stocker, 1856.
  13. FreeBMD. Emma Martin Cox, age 61, Dec Q 1900, Wandsworth RD.
  14. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966. Images viewed at Ancestry.com. Emma Martin Cox, 1906.
  15. Image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census of England & Wales, http://www.census.pro.gov.uk/), RG 13/453 folio 60.
  16. Image of the 1911 Census for England and Wales (1911 Census.co.uk, http://www.1911census.co.uk/), Thomas J Cox household.
  17. Copy death certificate of Thomas Cox, died 2 January 1933, registered 3 January 1933 in the Municipality of Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia.
  18. Baptisms of the parish of St John Waterloo. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Thomas William Martin Cox, 1857.
  19. Marriage certificate of Charles Joseph Cox and Matilda Danglade, married 16 June 1883 in the State of New South Wales, Certificate #2108.
  20. Baptisms of the parish of St Saviour Southwark. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Charles Joseph Cox, 1870, #1323.
  21. Baptisms of the parish of St John Waterloo. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. William John Cox, 1866.
  22. Baptisms of the parish of St Saviour Southwark. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Richard Alfred Cox, 1870.
  23. Baptisms of the parish of Christchurch Southwark, Surrey. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. John Martin Cox, 1873.
  24. Baptisms of the parish of St Peter's Battersea. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Phoebe Susannah Cox, 1884.
  25. Baptisms of the parish of St Peter's Battersea. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Alfred Stocker Cox, 1884, #1076.