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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Edward Cox
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   12 March 1909
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Cheap Street,, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 165
Record number: 8519
Official at burial:
   R Wickhamlegg
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  08 March 1909
  Kerbstones with 2 shields
  "On S shield: In/Loving Memory of/ Edward Cox/ died March 8th. 1909 / aged 69 years// On N shield: In/ Loving Memory of / Caroline Cox / died April 20th 1913 / aged 75 years//"
  "Double plot with kerbstones and carved cornerstones. 2 shields in centre Letters missing"
  01 August 2013
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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Edward Cox
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    18 March 1909
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News









The funeral of the late Mr. Edward Cox, whose death we recorded in our last issue, took place on Friday afternoon at Newbury Cemetery.


The deceased, who, though a native of Newtown, came to be regarded as a well-known Newburian, had not been in the best of health for some time, but it was not until a week before his death – which resulted from heart failure – that he was obliged to take to his bed. He came to the town some 47 years ago, and two years later he commenced business as a market gardener. This he rapidly extended and developed, and in 1879 he started the mineral water factory which he and his sons have so successfully carried on. He was a shrewd man of business, but kindly with it, and one of his last acts was to provide work for a number of unemployed, putting them on to dig up a field in Mill-lane. It is feared, however, that in superintending this he contracted a chill which culminated in his fatal illness. Another instance of his sympathetic nature was the contribution of a gross of mineral waters for the old people at the Workhouse at Christmas time. He was never directly connected with any public work, but he was a keen sportsman, and for many years took a prominent part in organising the Easter Monday sports and races which were such a popular feature of the Easter Holiday in Newbury in the seventies and eighties. For many years he was also one of the most regular of the Newbury tradesmen who followed the Craven Hounds, and in fact took a great interest in all kinds of sport. The deceased, who was 70 years of age, leaves a widow, eight sons and two daughters.


The interment took place on Friday afternoon in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. The first part of the service was held in St John’s Church, the Rev. H. Wickham Legg, the vicar officiating……

The mourners included Mr. Albert E. Cox, Mr. W. D. Cox, Mr. W.F. Cox, and Mr. A.G. Cox (sons), Mrs. F. Stroud (daughter), Mr. E.H. Cox (son),Mrs. W. Keep (daughter), Mr. A.J. Cox, Mr. F.H. Cox, and Mr. H.V. Cox (sons), Mr. a. Cox and Mr. F. Cox (nephews), Mr. J. Barefoot (brother-in-law), Mr. W. Keep (son-in-law), Messrs W. Newman Bailey, R.C. Heath, Sam Pocock, James, [sic] Williams, William Burge.

Amongst those at the graveside were Messrs G. Paulin, J. Hedger and W. Fabry, who formed a deputation from the Newbury Licenced Victuallers’ Society etc


Newbury Weekly News 18 March 1909


Mrs P page 57 Ch 10 died 8 March 1909 aged 69

Buried 12 March 1909 Bk 1899 p165 no. 8519

Also Caroline died 20 April 1913 aged 75

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