Thomas Cox

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 21/06/2021

Thomas Cox


Thomas was born in Newtown Hampshire he was baptised on the 26th June 1814 in Silchester Hampshire the son of Aaron and Sarah Cox (nee Hill) who were married at St Mary and St John Newtown on the 14th April 1803 (Aaron was from Silchester).

Thomas’s parents and siblings:

Aaron was baptised in Fawley Berkshire in 1779 the son of Edward and Elizabeth Cox (nee Froom) who were married at St Mary and St John Newtown on the 18th March 1772 (Edward was from Fawley Berkshire). Aaron died aged 65 in 1844 (death registered in Newbury).

Sarah was baptised in Newtown Hampshire in 1775 the daughter of John and Sarah Hill (nee White) who were married at St Mary and St John  Newtown on the 17th October 1774 (John was a Rakemaker). Sarah died aged 62 in 1839 (death registered in Newbury)

Aaron and Sarah also had the following children baptised in Silchester:

Sarah 27th June 1805

Aaron 17th July 1805

Edward 17th December 1806

Joseph White 31st January 1808

Daniel 18th May 1809

William Froom December 1810

John 8th November 1812


Jenner baptised in Newtown in 1816

Elizabeth baptised in East Woodhay in 1818


In 1841 Thomas’s father Aaron (60) was recorded as a Farmer in Newtown near Newbury Berkshire. Also recorded in the household were his sons Aaron (35), a General Smith and Jenner (20), a Farmer.


Thomas married in 1838

Marriage details:

Place: St Mary’s Church Speen Berkshire

Date: 1st September 1838

Groom: Thomas Cox, full age, bachelor, occupation: Baker abode: Speen

Bride: Mary Kimber, full age, spinster, abode: Speen

Fathers: William Kimber and Aaron Cox, occupation: Farmer

Witnesses: Jenner Cox and Elizabeth Clayton


Thomas and Mary had the following children (all born in Newbury):

Sarah Elizabeth c1839

Mary c1840 (died aged 20 in 1861 buried in the NRC on the 17th May)

Clara 1844

Aaron c1847

Fanny 1849

Thomas c1850

Henry Kimber c1853

Lydia 1855

The family lived in Newbury, Northbrook Street (1841), Toovey’s Yard (1851) and Parr’s Yard (1861) and Thomas was recorded as a Baker in all three census records.

Thomas died aged 49 in 1863 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 9th May

Mary after Thomas’s death:

Mary remarried in 1866 in Kensington her 2nd husband was William Toovey. William died aged 47 in 1871 he was buried on the 21st January at St Mary Greenham.

The 1871 census records Mary Toovey (54) as an Annuitant, living at 12 Alton Place Newbury. Her daughter Lydia Cox (16), a Milliner’s Apprentice, son Harry Cox (18), a Coach Maker’s Apprentice and her nephew George Kimber (20), a Herdsman, were also recorded living with her.

She died aged 67 in 1880 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 30th October


Sources: as above

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