Richard Alfred Cox1

#1372, (6 April 1870 - )
FatherThomas Joseph Cox1 (1835 - after 1911)
MotherEmma Martin Stocker1 (1839 - 1900)
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Cox & Martha Ann Beaton

Children of Richard Alfred Cox and Esther Elizabeth Diver

  • Esther Frances Cox9 (1896 - 1983)
  • Hilda Cox7 (1906 - 1987)
  • Richard Cox7
BirthRichard Alfred Cox was born on 6 Apr 1870 in Lambeth, Surrey.2,1
BaptismHe was baptized on 1 May 1870 in St Saviour Southwark, Surrey. The register noted that he was born 6 April 1870 and was the son of Thomas Joseph, engineer, & Emma Martin Cox of Lambeth. He was baptised the same day as his 10-year old brother Charles.1 
(with Parents) 1871 CensusRichard appeared on the 1871 Census of Southwark, Surrey with his parents. He was one year old and born in Southwark.2 
(with Parents) 1881 CensusRichard appeared on the 1881 Census of Battersea, Surrey with his parents. He was 10 and born in Lambeth.3 
(with Parents) 1891 CensusRichard appeared on the 1891 Census of Battersea, London with his parents. He was 20, a Shirt Cutter, and born in Lambeth Surrey.4 
MarriageHe married Esther Elizabeth Diver on 25 Dec 1894 in Christ Church Bermondsey, Surrey.
Information recorded in the parish register: Richard Alfred Cox, age 24, bachelor, shirt cutter, residence 17 Meyrick Road, father Thomas Cox, mechanic;
Esther Elizabeth Driver, 22, spinster, residence 258 Linton Road, father Edward Diver, mariner;
They were married after banns and the witnesses were Jas W Read, Kezia Clements, and Charlotte Freeman.5 
1901 CensusRichard and Esther Cox appeared on the 1901 Census of Deptford, London, at 26 Haydock Road, enumerated 31 Mar 1901. Two families lived at this address, each occupying four rooms. Richard was 30, employed as a shirt cutter, and was born in Blackfriars, London. Esther was 28, worked as a shirt collar maker, and was born in Rotherhithe, London. With them was their daughter Esther, age 5.6 
1911 CensusRichard and Esther Cox appeared on the 1911 Census of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, at 12 Lonsdale Road. Richard was 41, a shirt cutter for a shirt manufacurers, and was born in Surrey London. Esther was 39 and also born in Surrey. They had been married 16 years and Esther was the mother of 3 children, all still living. With them in their four room house were their children Esther (15, shirt maker), Hilda (5), Richard (1), as well as one boarder (24, shirt ironer.)7 
(Widowed) DeathHis wife Esther died on 27 Jan 1958 in in Nottingham.8 
Last Edited3 Jul 2016


  1. Baptisms of the parish of St Saviour Southwark. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Richard Alfred Cox, 1870.
  2. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/593 ed4 f19 p32. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  3. 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/0642 folio 125. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  4. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/434 folio 5. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  5. Marriages of the parish of Christ Church Bermondsey, Surrey. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Richard Alfred Cox & Esther Elizabeth Diver, 1894, #57.
  6. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13/530 folio 177. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  7. 1911 Census for England & Wales, RD 430 SD 4 ED 34 Schedule 121. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  8. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966. Images viewed at Esther Elizabeth Cox, 1958.
  9. Baptisms of the parish of St St Augustine, Bermondsey. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Esther Frances Cox, 1896.