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GEORGE CAKEBREAD (1815)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt.Gt.Grandfather William Cakebread (Chart)
Born: 22 Oct 1815... Bloxham, Oxfordshire
Bapt: 5 Dec 1815 at New Chapel Church Lane-Independent, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth (nee Walker)
Marriage: He married 2 times: 1. Susannah BEASLEY at St. Michael's, Coventry (Cathedral) on 20th April 1840. Susannah was born in Baginton, near Coventry (per Census) 2. After Susannah's death George remarried in 1865 to Elizabeth Bakewell.
Death: George died at Hallam St,West Bromwich on 5 April 1885 aged 70.
Occupation: He was a Plush Weaver initially but in 1841 after his marriage he was an Agricultural Labourer, which he still was in 1851. In 1873 he ran a beerhouse at High St, West Bromwich (1873 Directory) and by 1877 he was described as a Brewer at Ruck of Stones, Smethwick (Post Office Directory of the Brewers & Maltsters etc ). In 1881 Census he was described as a Retired Publican.
Children: 1. 1. George 1842...Christened 14 Nov 1842 at Ryton, near Coventry.
Death of Wife: His 1st wife, Susanna, died in Dec QTR 1864 at West Bromwich, Staffordshire
General: George moved to Coventry with his 2 brothers, Robert and William, possibly in about 1839. After his marriage he and Susannah moved to the nearby village of Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire but after that they moved on. By 1851 they were living in West Bromwich. Apart from isolated records which have come to my attention his life has not been researched. 1871 Census: George was a Milk Seller at Hilltop, West Bromwich Staffs with 2nd wife, Elizabeth; and in 1881 the couple were living at 100 Hallam Street, West Bromwich where George was described as a retired Publican. Further Information: It is hoped that one day descendants of George in West Bromwich will contact me and provide more information.

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Joshua Cakebread (1845)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt. Grandfather (Chart)
Born: Mar QTR 1845 at Coventry
Bapt:
Parents: William Cakebread and Martha (nee Hunt)
Marriage: He married Harriett Essex at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry on 13 Jun 1868.
Death: Joshua died on 16 Oct 1915 in Coventry Workhouse.
Occupation: He was a Weaver and later a Bricklayer's Labourer. In 1911 he described himself as a Window Cleaner.
Children: 1. Henry 1868 Coventry ... Henry was a Paper Box Cutter and married Sarah Kennell at Coventry in Sep QTR 1897 (Ref. 6d 901) They lived at Croft Road, Coventry and had a daughter Gladys 1900 (who married George Tiney), and son Thomas William 1904 (who married Eva Kirkman).
Death of Wife: Harriett died in Dec QTR 1899, aged 55 and was buried at London Road Cemetary, Coventry.
General: Through his life Joshua lived at several address all of them in the central areas of Coventry. In 1861 House 1, Ct.6 Whitefriars Lane; 1891 at Shut Lane Mill, Spon End area of Coventry; 1899 at Days Lane; In 1900 he was at House1, Ct.1, Brick Kiln Lane, Coventry; and in 1911 at 3 Hse. Ct 23, Much Park Street.

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Robert CAKEBREAD (about 1742)

   
Relationship to me: Gt.Gt.Gt.Gt. Grandfather (Chart)
Born: About 1742... Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England.
Bapt:
Parents:
Marriage: He married Elizabeth NELDERat Bloxham, OXF on 12 October 1775. (Robert signed as Robert McClelton Cakebread) Witnesses: John Randle & William Neal
Death: Robert died in 1814 aged 62. He was buried at St. Mary's, Bloxham
Occupation:
Children: 1.Robert 1776...Bloxham... Married Elizabeth Walker at Bloxham in 1832.
General: I know little about Robert other than what is stated above.

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Robert CAKEBREAD (1776)

   
Relationship to me: Gt.Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: About 1776... Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England.
Bapt:
Parents: Robert Cakebread and Elizabeth (nee Nelder)
Marriage: He married Elizabeth WALKER at Steeple Aston, OXF on 12th December 1803. Witnesses: George Cakebread and John Pearson
Death: Robert died in 1819 aged 43. He was buried at St. Mary's, Bloxham
Occupation: Plush Weaver
Children: 1. John 1805...Bloxham. Chr. 24 Feb 1805 Bloxham & Milton Presbyterian Chapel. Died 1805
  2. Robert ...Bloxham... Married Ann Hawtin at Bloxham in 1832.
  3. William 1810....Bloxham...Chr. 16 Nov 1810 Bloxham & Milton Presbyterian Chapel. ..Married Martha Hunt at Cropredy in 1835. (My Gt.Gt.grandparents)
  4.George on 22 Oct 1815 at Bloxham. .. Chr. 5 Dec 1815 at New Chapel Church Lane-Independent, Banbury....George married Susannah Beasley at St.Michael's, Coventry in 1840.
  5. John 1817 ..Chr. 15 Aug 1817 Bloxham & Milton Presbyterian Chapel .
   
Death of Wife: Elizabeth survived Robert and died at age of 45 in 1830. She was buried at Bloxham
General: I know little about Robert other than what is stated above. At some time he was a Plush Weaver probably working from his home in the Cotswold village of Bloxham.

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Robert CAKEBREAD (About 1808)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of my Gt.Gt.Grandfather, William. (Chart)
Born: Abt 1808... Bloxham, Oxfordshire.
Bapt: Not found
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth (nee Walker)
Marriage: He married Ann HAWTIN at Bloxham, OXF in 1832.
Death: He died aged 76 in Jun QTR 1886 at Foleshill, Coventry. (ref Foleshill 6d 277)
Occupation: Plush Weaver
Children: 1. Elizabeth 1832...Bapt. 2 Dec 1832 at Bloxham. Married Daniel Hull at Foleshill, Coventry 1854. Had a daughter Mary Ann in 1858 but family disappeared from Censuses after 1861.
  2. Caroline 1834...Bapt. 25 Mar 1834 at Bloxham. Married William Liggins at Foleshill, Coventry1851. They lived in the Holbrooks area of Foleshill, Coventry until Caroline's death probably in Sep QTR 1910.
  3. George 1835...Bapt. 7 Apr 1835 at Bloxham and Milton Presbyterian Chapel. George died aged 3 , buried at St.Mary's, Bloxham.
  4. Hannah 1837...Bapt. 9 Apr 1837 at Banbury. Hannah died young, probably 1938 at Banbury.
  5. Robert ....Bloxham 12 May 1838 ... Married Martha SMITH in 1857 at Foleshill, Coventry and emigrated to USA in 1857. Robert died 12 Sep 1911 in Antioch, California.
  6. Isabella 1843...Foleshill, Coventry. She married John Blick at Foleshill (Dec QTR 1871 6d 765).
  7. John 1844...Foleshill, Coventry. (Reg: Mar QTR 1844, Foleshill, 16 431).... John became a Publican at Courthouse Green, Foleshill, Coventry. He married (Sarah) Isabella HAWTIN in 1867. He died 14 Oct 1913.
  8. Hannah 1846...Foleshill, Coventry. (Reg: Mar QTR 1846, Foleshill, 16 657). She marr. Thomas Spencer in Dec QTR 1871 at Coventry. They had Mary Ann in 1873 Coventry; Harriett 1875; William 1878; Lizzie 1880; Emma 1882; James Thomas 1888; Alfred 1900
  9. Sarah Anne 1848...Foleshill, Coventry (Reg: Mar QTR 1848, Foleshill, 16 44)...Died single aged 25 in Dec QTR 1873.
  10. Matilda 1850...Foleshill, Coventry (Reg: Jun QTR 1850, Foleshill, 16 492). She married Nathaniel Clarke at Keighley, Yorks in 1870. They had a daughter Mary Ann Clarke in Sep 1874 at Keighley before Matilda died in 1881. Nathaniel remarried.
  11. Harriett 1853..Foleshill, Coventry (Reg: Mar QTR 1853, Foleshill, 6d 330)
  12. Alice abt 1855...Foleshill, Coventry. She marr. James Burden at St.Paul's in Foleshill in 1888. They had Percy 1890; Alice 1893. James died in 1894 and Alice re-married in 1901 to William Garner.
Death of Wife: Ann died aged 76 in Jun QTR 1886 at Foleshill, Coventry.
General: Like his father Robert became a Plush Weaver in the village of Bloxham, near Banbury, Oxfordshire. In 1837 he was described as a Pauper and the family was living in the Banbury Workhouse. So Robert moved to Coventry with his wife and young family together with his 2 brothers, William and George, in around 1839. For a couple of years they lived in the smelly, overcrowded, central areas of the City. However by 1842 they had moved out a few miles to the Foleshill area, then a spread out group of small hamlets etc. From 1851 to 1881 the family were living in the Hall Green district of Foleshill, just a few groups of cottages in a rather flat rural but coal mining area. Robert's neighbours were coal miners.

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John CAKEBREAD (About 1817)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of my Gt.Gt.Grandfather, William. (Chart)
Born: Abt 1817... Bloxham, Oxfordshire.
Bapt: Not found
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth (nee Walker)
Marriage: .
Death:
Occupation:
Children: 1.
  2
  3
Death of Wife:
General: .

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Caleb CAKEBREAD (about 1872)

(N.B. Much of this information was provided by another researcher, a direct descendant of Charles's son Joseph)
   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt. Grandfather (Chart)
Born: Caleb was born in 1872 at Ct.38 Hill Street in central Coventry.
Bapt: 16 Aug 1872 at St. Michael's, Coventry
Parents: Caleb CAKEBREAD and Eliza (nee Nicholls)
Marriage: He married Frances Louisa Asplin in 1894 in Dec QTR 1894 at Coventry.
Death: Mar QTR 1929 at Coventry
Occupation: Wood Turner in 1893; Insurance Agent later
Children: 1. Annie LouiseCAKEBREAD 1896... Coventry. She married Reginald H. Smith in Coventry Sep QTR 1914.
  2. Caleb John Cakebread in 1902. He marrried Constance Tombs in 1924 at Foleshill. Sadly Constance died aged 21 in 1924 within months of the marriage, giving birth to daughter Constance Beryl Cakebread. Caleb died in Dec 1928 from pneumonia.(Information from descendant)
  3. Ellen M. Cakebread in 1912 at Coventry. Ellen married Albert Labron in 1931 in Coventry.
Death of Wife: Frances survived Caleb and died in Dec QTR 1931
General: In 1893 Caleb was made a Freeman of The City of Coventry after finishing his apprenticeship as a Wood Turner. In 1901 Caleb was a Pearl Assurance Agent in Cambridge with his family, but they were soon back in Coventry working as an Insurance Agent. In 1911 the family was living at Oakdene, Longford, Coventry.

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James CAKEBREAD (about 1874)

(N.B. Not researched. Information from Censuses)
   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt. Grandfather (Chart)
Born: James was born in 1874 in central Coventry.
Bapt:
Parents: Caleb CAKEBREAD and Eliza (nee Nicholls)
Marriage: He married Mary Green in 1894 in Dec QTR 1894 at Coventry.
 
Death: 1942. Buried 14 Mar 1942 at London Road Cemetery, Coventry
Occupation: General fitter iron and steel
Children: 1. James CAKEBREAD 1897... Coventry. James lied about his age so could enlist in the British army in 1914 (aged 17). He joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment and fought in the Dardanelles . He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals. James married Martha Hilda Charley in Jun QTR 1924 at Coventry and they had a daughter Hilda M. L. Cakebread in Jun QTR 1925 in Coventry. James jnr died in hospital in 1941 from injuries sustained in the Coventry blitz. Martha died in 1994.
Death of Wife: Mary was killed in the 1940 wartime bombing of Coventry.
General: James lived all his life in central Coventry. He was at 46 Albert Street from 1911 to at least 1937 but this house was destroyed by enemy bombing in the great air raids of 1940/1. James suffered badly in the wartime bombing of the densely inhabited central Coventry. First his wife Mary was killed in 1940 and then his only son, also named James, was killed in these raids in 1941 a year before James himself died.

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Charles CAKEBREAD ( 1883)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: Charles was born on 7 Nov 1883 at Radford, Coventry.
Bapt:
Parents: Caleb CAKEBREAD and Eliza (nee Nicholls)
Marriage: He married Emma Asplin on 27 Nov 1904 at Coventry
Death: Charles died in 1954 aged 70 at Coventry.
Occupation: Weaver; Warp Dresser
Children: 1. William Henry CAKEBREAD 1905 in Coventry. He married Vilda L. Perrins in 1932. Later in life they moved to Dover, Kent where they both died, William in 1977 and Vilda in 1989.
  2. Sidney Charles CAKEBREAD born 17 February 1907 in Coventry. Sidney married Lilian Valance in 1930. He died in 1978 aged 71 and Lilian in 1980.
  3. Walter Philip CAKEBREAD born 27 July 1909 in Coventry. He married Mary Devaney in 1938. He died in 1985 aged 76.
Death of Wife: Emma died in 1957 aged 71
General: Charles lived for many years at Ct.11 Far Gosford Street, Coventry

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Sarah Jane CAKEBREAD (1886)

   
Relationship to me: Sister of my grandfather Chart
Born: Sarah Jane Cakebread was born at 57 Radford, Coventry in 1886.
Bapt:
Parents: Caleb, a Weaver and Eliza (nee NICHOLLS) .
Marriage: In 1917 at the age of 31 Sarah Jane married Charles ROTHWELL, who lived nearby, at Radford Church.
Death: Sarah died at the age of 72 and was buried at Radford Church cemetary.
Occupation: Kitchen Maid in 1901, but otherwise not known.
Children: 1. Kathleen May ROTHWELL... Kathleen married Alfred BEAL and they had 2 children, David and Rosemary.
  2. Margaret Joan ROTHWELL...Margaret (known as Peggy) married Leslie BALL and they also had 2 children, Robert and Julie.
Death of Husband:
General: Sarah was one of 8 children born to her parents, and had 6 older brothers and a younger sister. Around the age of 3 or 4 her mother left Caleb and went off to the north of England taking only young Sarah with her. It is not known if Eliza or Sarah had any contact with the rest of her family in those years away. In 1901, aged 15, she was in Sheffield working as a Kitchen Maid. She stayed in the north of England until her late teens when she returned to Coventry, possibly living with her father or elder brother William at Radford until her marriage.

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Annie CAKEBREAD (about 1889)

   
Relationship to me: Sister of my grandfather Chart
Born: Annie Cakebread was born at 57 Radford, Coventry in 1889.
Bapt:
Parents: Caleb, a Weaver, and Eliza (nee NICHOLLS) .
Marriage: In 1911 Annie married Thomas England
Death: Annie died in 1862 aged 73 (reg at Daventry)
Occupation: Tube Drawer in 1911.
Children: 1. 1. Hilda Gladys England born Sep QTR 1912 in Coventry....Hilda married Gilbert SULLIVAN.
  2. Thomas Reginald England born Jun QTR 1914 in Coventry
  3. Olive B. England born Jun QTR 1917 in Coventry. ....Olive married ? Carpenter
  4. Nellie Irene England Dec QTR 1923 in Coventry. ..she married Stanley SMYTHE
General: At some stage some of the family moved to live in the small village of Flecknoe, Warwickshire where Hilda later ran the village Post Office.

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George CAKEBREAD (1842)

   
Relationship to me: Cousin of Gt.Grandfather
Born: 1842 at Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire.(near Coventry)
Bapt:
Parents: George Cakebread and Susannah (nee Beasley)
Marriage: He married Sarah Jane Silvester on 6 Feb 1865 at St Andrews Church in 'the new Parish of St. Andrews, West Bromwich. His address at time was Roebuck St, West Bromwich.
Death: George died aged 52 at the Union Workhouse, St.Michaels, Lichfield on 23 Oct 1892 from Ulcer of Stomach.
Occupation: He was an Engine Fitter.
Children: 1. Kezia Silvester Cakebread1866 West Bromwich
2. Betsy Silvester Cakebread 1872 New York, USA
Death of Wife: Sarah died Jun QTR 1912 at West Bromwich aged 72
General: George and family moved to live in USA sometime between 1866 and 1871 before returning to England before 1892.

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John CLARKE (about 1788)

   
Relationship to me: 3 Gts.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: About 1788 at Hinckley, Leics
Bapt:
Parents:
Marriage: He married Martha ? who was born in Witherley, near Atherstone...Marriage not found
Death: Probably Dec QTR 1872 at Coventry
Occupation: In 1843 he was a Labourer but on 1851 Census he stated he was a Parson ! In 1861 he was a Paver.
Children: The only known children are: 1. Ann .. abt 1817 in Hinckley. Christened on 27 Aug 1817 in St.Mary's, Hinckley.
  2. John ...abt 1818. Bapt. on 9 Dec 1818 in St.Mary's, Hinckley .
  3. Ann ...abt 1822. Bapt. on 10 Sep 1822 in St.Mary's, Hinckley.
  4. Eliza ...abt 1824. Bapt. on 14 Jul 1824 in St.Mary's, Hinckley. Eliza married James Nicholls at Kenilworth on 28 March 1843...Witnesses : Thomas and Mary Ann Mills
  5. Maria ...abt 1826. Bapt. on 2 Apr 1827 in St.Mary's, Hinckley.
  6. Elizabeth ...abt 1830. (possibly Chr 3 Aug 1831 at St. Mary's, Reading)
  7. Charles ...abt 1832. (possibly Bapt. on 18 Jan 1833 at St. Mary's, Reading).
  8. George ...abt 1836.
Death of Wife: Martha died aged 80 in Dec QTR 1870 at Coventry
   
General: John and his family moved to Coventry before 1841 and lived in Spon Street near the city centre until his death.

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Abraham HOWE (1853)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt.gt. Grandfather (Chart)
Born: 16 Jun 1853 in Coventry
Bapt:
Parents: Edward Reading Howe and Mary Howe (nee Pickard)
Marriage: He married Mary Basheameth ISON on 25th Dec 1874 at Bedworth Parish Church. Witnesses: Daniel Wale and Catherine Amelia Ison (Mary’s sister)
Death: Abraham died of TB and exhaustion aged 61 on the 29 Aug 1914 at 59 St.John's St, Coventry.
Occupation: Engine Driver; Labourer; and Miner.
Children: 1. Emma Jane 1876... St. Michael's, Coventry... Emma married Arthur John Carter at Coventry Dec QTR 1895 (6d 901)
  2. Joseph George 1878, ... St. Michael's, Coventry. He died aged 8 and was buried at London Road Cemetary, Coventry on 26 Dec 1886.
  3. Ellen Elizabeth 19 Dec1880... Union St, Coventry. Married George CAKEBREAD on 25 Dec 1900.
  4. Edward Thomas. 1882...Coventry... married Drewann Poole in Jun QTR 1905 in Coventry. At 18 he was a Cycle Tyre Fitter. Living 90 Chandos Street, Coventry in 1911 with wife and dau Ivy May Howe.
  5. Amy Amelia 1883 ...Coventry. At 15 she was a Book Binder. He married William Henry Patrick in Dec QTR 1903 at Covenrtry.
  6. Alfred George 1889 ...Coventry .... (possibly married Henrietta Spittle in Coventry in 1911)
Death of 1st Wife: Ann died at Foleshill, near Coventry on 1 April 1861 aged 34.
General: Abraham was born in Little Park Street, in the centre of Coventry. In 1861 the family were nearby at House 3 Court 4, New Buildings. In 1871 he was at Kenilworth By 1880 he was at Union Street with his wife and young family, and during the next 4 years they lived at various addresses in the city centre, including Court1 Spon Street and Court5 Chauntry Place.
In 1886 they were living in Little Park Street, where they stayed until 1900. Then they moved round the corner to 59 St.John's Street where Abraham died in 1914.

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William HOWE (about 1855)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: Dec QTR 1855 in Coventry
Bapt:
Parents: Edward Reading Howe and Mary Howe (nee Pickard)
Marriage: He married Elizabeth Grundy in 1885
Death: Probably between 1868 and 1871.
Occupation: Gardener
Children: 1. Lizzie 1886 in Coventry..... Cardboard box Maker in 1901
  2. William 1887 in Coventry ...Gardener in 1901
  3. Minnie 1888 in Coventry ... Watch Movement Maker in 1901
  4. May 1892 in Coventry.
  5. Sidney 1895 in Coventry.
  6. Joseph 1898 in Coventry.
Death of Wife:
General: 1891 The family were living at 10 League Place, Moat St, Coventry 1901 They were at 23 Harnall Lane West, Coventry.

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Charles HOWE (about 1863)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: 1863 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Bapt:
Parents: Edward Reading Howe e and Mary Howe (nee Pickard)
Marriage: He married Sarah Oswin in 1884 in Coventr
Death:
Occupation: Builder's Carter in 1901
Children: 1.Clara 1885 in Coventry..... Book Binder in 1901.
  2. Charles 1887 in Coventry ...Iron Polisher in 1901
  3. Alfred 1890 in Coventryl.
  4. Mary 1894 in Coventry.
  5. Ada 1895 in Coventry.
  6. John 1899 in Coventry.
  7. James 1900 in Coventry
Death of Wife:
General: 1891 The family were living with Charles's parents plus 6 boarders in a small Court house in Little Park,Street St, Coventry !!! 1901 They were at 96 Godiva Street, Coventry.

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Edward HOWE (about 1848)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: .1848 in Coventry
Bapt: 14 Feb 1848 at St.Michael's, Coventry
Parents: Edward Reading Howe and Mary Howe (nee Pickard)
Marriage: He probably married Eliza Escott in 1872 in Exeter.
Death: Edward died in 1903 aged 55 at Coventry.
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Occupation: Cycle Work Driller in 1891 and 1901 (see below)
Children: 1. Kate 1878 in Bombay, India..... Cycle Spoke Maker in 1901
  2. Arthur 1883 in India ...Cycle Pedal Bin Turner in 1901.
  3. Charles 1887 in Woolwich, London...Cycle Polisher in 1901.
  4. Maud 1890 in Woolwich, London.
  5. Lily Elizabeth 1899 in Coventry.
General: It seems that Edward was a soldier for several years and served in India. On his return to civilian life he lived in central Coventry in Spon St 1891 and Thomas St 1901.

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James HOWE (about 1849)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: 1849 in Coventry
Bapt:
Parents: Edward Reading Howe and Mary Howe (nee Pickard)
Marriage: James married Ann Killingbeck in Birmingham in 1878. Ann was a widow with 2 children. James was at Harnall Row, Coventry in 1891
Death:
Occupation: Basket Maker
Children: 1. Charles Killingbeck 1872 Coventry
2. Emma Killingbeck 1877 Coventry.
   
Death of Wife:
General: 1881 The family were at 6 Court, 2 Hse Lower Hurst St, Birmingham
1891 James, Ann and Emma were at 18 Harnall Row, Coventry
1901 James and Ann were living at Riley Street, Coventry

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Edward Reading HOWE (about 1825)

   
Relationship to me: Gt.Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: 1825...Foleshill, Coventry.
Bapt: 1 May 1825 at St. Laurence's Church.
Parents: James Howe and Mary Howe (nee Harratt)
Marriage: Edward married Mary PICKARD ( Details not found)
Death:
Occupation: Gardener all his life.
Children: 1. Edward 1847... Coventry.. It seems that Edward became a Soldier as several of his children were born in India or Woolwich. Later he returned to Coventry where he became a Driller at a cycle works
  2. James 1848 ... Coventry...James married Ann Killingbeck in Birmingham in 1878. He was a basketmaker in Birmingham in 1881 and at Harnall Row, Coventry in 1891
  3. Abraham1853... Coventry (my gt.grandfather).. He married Mary Basheameth ISON..
  4. William 1855..Coventry... Was a Gardener in 1901 in Coventry. He married Elizabeth Grundy in 1885.
  5. Joseph George 1857 ...Coventry...Joseph married Hannah Eliza ISON (sister of Abraham's wife). He died in 1898 and was buried on 23 Sep at London Road Cemetary, Covent
  6. Alfred 1860 ... died 1861
  7. Emma Mar QTR 1863 ...Coventry.
  8. Charles Dec QTR 1863...Coventry... Married Sarah Oswin at Coventry Jun QTR 1884 (6d 667)
  9. Hannah ? 1868 ...Coventry
Death of Wife: Mary died in Jul 1893 at Coventry, stated age 67
General: Edward was born in Foleshill at the Prince William Henry Public House on Foleshill Road, Coventry. The family were here until about 1836. In 1841 he was in Well Street with his mother and siblings, but no father. (It is thought that his father, James, was in Coventry Gaol.) In 1851 Edward and wife Mary were living in Little Park Street, but by 1861 they had moved to New Buildings. For a brief period during the 1860's they lived in the nearby town of Kenilworth but for the Censuses of 1881and 1891 the family were living back in Little Park Street.

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Frederick HOWE (about 1830)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt. Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born:
Bapt:
Parents: James Howe and Mary Howe (nee Harratt)
Marriage: He married Mary Ann Wootten in Jan 1848 at St.Michaeel's, Coventry.
Death:
Occupation: Watchmaker
Children: 1. Frederick 1848... Coventry.
  2. Mary Ann 1850 ... Coventry.
  3. Ellen 1855... Coventry
  4. Charles 1860...Hereford.
  5. Eliza 1862 ....Hereford.
  6. Alice 1865 ...Market Drayton, Shropshire
  7. Rose J. 1868...Burslem, Staffs.
Death of Wife:
General: Frederick lived in central Coventry for the early part of his life. After his marriage the family moved around quite a lot. The had moved to Hereford by 1860, then to Market Drayton, Shropshire 1865. ..Not found on 1871 Census but in 1881 they were in Burslem, Staffs.

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William HOWE (about 1834)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of Gt. Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born:
Bapt:
Parents: James Howe and Mary Howe (nee Harratt)
Marriage: He married Sarah Jane Brookes in 1852 at Coventry.
Death:
Occupation: Horsebreaker
Children: 1. William 1857... Coventry.
Death of Wife: Sarah died in Sep QTR 1887 in Coventry.
General: William lived in central Coventry all of his life, mostly in small Court houses..

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James HOWE (about 1778)

   
Relationship to me: Gt.Gt.Gt.Gt. Grandfather (Chart)
Born: Possibly about 1778 in Coventry...(1851 Census).
Bapt:
Parents:
Marriage: James married Mary Harratt, in Dunchurch on 7 Nov1814. (Witnesses: Edward Billing and Elizabeth Harratt) ( Parish Register)
Death: 9 Mar 1858 aged 77 from Diseased Liver and Dropsy at 31 Cook St, Coventry.
Occupation: James was an Ostler between 1814-1819, presumably at the old coaching inn in Dunchurch. He must have also worked in the inn and learned the trade because after moving to Coventry a few years later he became a Publican in his own right from 1821-1835. Later in 1851 he was a Brewer.
Children: 1. Edward Reading* 1815, Dunchurch (Died 1816 aged 1.)
  2. Anne 1817, Dunchurch
  3. John 1819, Dunchurch... Married Mary Ann Warwood at St.Lawrences, Foleshill on 1 Aug 1843. He was a Brewer in central Coventry, possibly working with his father. .
  4. Jane 1821, Foleshill.... Jane died 1833 aged 11
  5. James 1823, Foleshill James died aged 14. Bur, 18 Feb1838 at St.Lawrences, Foleshill
  6. Edward Reading* 1825, Foleshill (my ancestor) Married Mary Pickard (Registration not traced)
  7. George 1828, Foleshill
  8. Frederick 1830, Foleshill. Frederick married Mary Ann Wooten in 1848. He was a Watchmaker . They later moved to Hereford and to Burslem, Staffs. by 1881.
  9. Charles 1832, Foleshill Charles died 1832 aged 9 months
  10. William 1834, Foleshill. He married Sarah (possibly Brookes) and became a Horse-breaker
  11. Mary 1836, Foleshill
Death of Wife:
General: James and Mary's first child, Edward Reading Howe, was born in Dunchurch in June 1815 but died at 1 year old. They had 2 more children in Dunchurch. About 1820 they moved to Foleshill, Coventry. James was a Publican between 1821-1835 in Foleshill, running the Prince William Henry Public House on the main Foleshill Road. They had 8 more children. In 1841 James was in Coventry Gaol (reason not known) and Mary was a coal dealer at Well Street in central Coventry with the children. By 1851 James was back with the family, now in Cook Street, Coventry and described as a Brewer. It is believed he died about 1858.
* The 2nd christian name of Reading is interesting. So far no reason for this has been found although there was a Reading family living very close to Dunchurch at the time
   
1841 Census West Orchard, Coventry
   
1851 Census Cook Street, Coventry.
   

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Elizabeth CAKEBREAD (nee Walker) (about 1776)

   
Relationship to me: Gt.Gt.Gt.Grandmother (Chart)
Born: Probably about 1785/6..Steeple Aston, Oxon (but see Notes below)
Bapt: Elizabeth was believed to have been christened on 5 Jan 1786 in Steeple Aston, Oxon (but see Notes below)
Parents: Probably Robert WALKER and Anne (nee BROTHERTON) (but see Notes below)
Marriage: Elizabeth married Robert Cakebread at Steeple Aston, OXF on 12th December 1803. Witnesses: George Cakebread and John Pearson
Death:
Occupation: .
Children: 1. John 1805...Bloxham. Chr. 24 Feb 1805 Bloxham & Milton Presbyterian Chapel. Died 1805
  2.Robert 1808 ...Bloxham... Married Ann Hawtin at Bloxham in 1832.
  3. William 1810....Bloxham...Chr. 16 Nov 1810 Bloxham & Milton Presbyterian Chapel. ..Married Martha Hunt at Cropredy in 1835. (My Gt.Gt.grandparents)
  4. George on 22 Oct 1815 at Bloxham. .. Chr. 5 Dec 1815 at New Chapel Church Lane-Independent, Banbury....George married Susannah Beasley at St.Michael's, Coventry in 1840.
  5. John 1817 ..Chr. 15 Aug 1817 Bloxham & Milton Presbyterian Chapel .
Death of Husband: Robert died in 1819 and was buried at Bloxham
General: I am not absolutely certain about Elizabeth's birth as there was another possible baptism. In view of the place of her marriage and stated age at death I think she was the Elizabeth Walker born and christened at Steeple Aston in 1786. However there was also an Elizabeth Walker christened in Banbury in 1788. Banbury being nearer to Bloxham where her husband was from. So there is always the slight possibility that it could be this Elizabeth and the couple went to Steeple Aston.

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Martha CAKEBREAD (nee HUNT) (about 1808)

   
Relationship to me: Gt.Gt. Grandmother (Chart)
Born: Martha Hunt was born at Bourton, OXF (just north of Banbury) in about 1808
Bapt: Bapt. 15 April 1808 at Cropredy Parish Church, Oxfordshire
Parents: Thomas HUNT and Hannah CLAYDON from one of several HUNT families in Cropredy.
Marriage: William CAKEBREAD on 25 Dec 1835 in Cropredy, OXF. Witnesses: Robert Hunt and Eliza Hunt
Death: Martha died on 25 Feb 1877, age stated as 71, at home in Leicester Street, Coventry from Chronic Bronchitis after an illness lasting 3 months. She was buried at London Road Cemetary.
Occupation: She worked at Washing & Charing.
Children: The couple had 8 children ( 2 before marriage):
1. Harriett CAKEBREAD 1828
  2. William CAKEBREAD 1834
  3. John CAKEBREAD 1837...Bapt. 3 Dec 1837 Banbury. Died Dec QTR 1839 in Coventry.
  4. Elizabeth CAKEBREAD 1841...Died as a baby
  5. Caleb CAKEBREAD 1842...Married Eliza Nicholls on 15 May 1869 at Holy Trinity, Coventry
  6. Joshua CAKEBREAD 1845...Married Harriett Essex at Holy Trinity, Coventry in 1868
  7. John CAKEBREAD 1848...Died aged 9
  8. Hannah Elizabeth CAKEBREAD 1852...Married Thomas Spencer at Coventry in Dec QTR 1871 (6d 832)
Death of Husband:
General: Martha seems to have lived her early life in the pretty village of Cropredy just north of Banbury on the Warwickshire / Oxfordshire border. She was married in Cropredy but it is not known exactly where the couple lived after that..certainly it was in the Banbury area. In 1837 they were destitute and living in the Banbury Workhouse where their son John was born. Around 1838-9 William and Martha, decided to move the 30 miles to Coventry where there was more work. After arriving in Coventry William and Martha first lived in West Orchard, in the centre of the city, but soon moved to nearby Spring Grove (near the present Cox Street), Coventry. In 1861 and 1871 they were living in Leicester Street where Martha died in 1877

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Thomas HUNT (about 1774)

(Information provided by another researcher and descendant of Thomas)
   
Relationship to me: Gt.Gt.Gt Grandfather (Chart)
Born: Probably about 1774 (from Burial Index)
Bapt:
Parents:
Marriage: Hannah CLAYDON on 27 Oct 1796 at Cropredy, Oxfordshire. Witnesses; Thomas Gardner and John Elkington
Death: Thomas probably died in 1830 aged 56. Buried at Cropredy 14 Jun 1830.
Occupation: Ribbon Weaver in 1851 and 1861 but in 1881 he was a labourer in a Sheffield iron works.
Children: 1. Elizabeth HUNT about 1797 at Cropredy. Chr. 12 Mar 1797.
  2. William HUNT about 1798 at Cropredy. Chr. 25 May 1798
  3. Mary HUNT about 1801 at Cropredy. Chr. 25 Mar 1801 .
  4. Sarah HUNT about 1804 at Cropredy. Chr. 15 Feb 1804. Sarah married twice: 1st. John Emery 2nd. Thomas Hancock.
  5. Martha HUNT Chr. 15 April 1808 in Cropredy, but Censuses state born Burton,OXF....Martha married William Cakebread in 1835 at Cropredy, and later moved to Coventry
Death of Wife:
General: It is likely that the family lived in the village of Great Bourton, about 2 and 1/2 miles north of Banbury

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Eliza NICHOLLS (about 1849)

   
Relationship to me: Gt.grandmother (Chart)
Born: Eliza Nicholls was born on 13 August 1849 at Spon Street in central Coventry.
Bapt: 4th November 1849 at St. John's Church, Coventry.
Parents: James NICHOLLS and Eliza (nee CLARK).
Marriage: She married 2 times:
1. Caleb CAKEBREAD at Holy Trinity, Coventry on 15th May 1869.
2. After the death of Caleb she married Thomas Alexander at Sheffield on 13 Mar 1909.
Death:
Occupation: Worsted weaver in 1871. In 1909 at the age of 60 she was a gardener in Sheffield
Children: 1. William CAKEBREAD 1871... Coventry. Died in 1946, believed to be un-married.
  2. Caleb CAKEBREAD 1872 ... Coventry... He married Frances ASPLIN in Jun QTR 1894 at Coventry (6d 632)
  3. James CAKEBREAD 1875... Coventry...James married Mary GREEN in Dec QTR 1894 at Coventry. He was killed in 1942 in the war-time bombing of Coventry.
  4.Thomas CAKEBREAD 1880...Coventry. Thomas was a barber and was believed to have stayed single. He was made a Freeman of Coventry in 1900. Died in 1942
  5. George CAKEBREAD 1881 - 1962 ...Coventry. My grandfather, married Ellen Elizabeth HOWE St.Michaels, Coventry on 25 Dec 1900
  6. Charley CAKEBREAD 1883 ...Coventry
  7. Sarah CAKEBREAD 1886...Coventry...Married Charles ROTHWELL at Radford, Coventry .Mar QTR 1917.
  8. Annie CAKEBREAD 1889 ...Coventry...Married Thomas England at Coventry, Jun QTR 1911.
  9. Thomas ALEXANDER 1892... Sheffield ( see General notes below)
Death of Husband: Caleb died in 1909 in Coventry but by that time Eliza had been living with another man for many years.
General: Eliza's early life is obscure. In the 1851 Census she was at Hill Street, and in 1861 she was in nearby Spon Street, Coventry with her parents . After her marriage to Caleb the couple were in Hill Street btween 1871and 1877. By 1881 they had moved out of the city about 1 mile to Radford (Common), where they stayed until about 1890. Then Eliza apparently ran off to the north of England with her lover, a builder's labourer, who was said to be working on a nearby Public House. She took 4 year old Sarah Jane with her but left the baby Annie and other children with husband Caleb. It seems she settled in Sheffield with her new partner, Thomas Alexander. In 1892 Eliza gave birth to a son also named Thomas Alexander. It was difficult to find her in the 1901 Census as she was recorded as Elizabeth Nicholls living with partner Thomas in Sheffield. Her daughter Sarah, aged 15, was found living and working as Domestic Servant at the house of a Clergyman and family in Sheffield. Eliza must have kept in touch with the family she left behind in Coventry because in 1909, very soon after the death of her husband Caleb, she remarried in Sheffield to Thomas Alexander, the man she had been living with. Nothing more can be found so far about Eliza. It is known that her daughter Sarah returned to Coventry in her late teens and married and settled down there.

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James NICHOLLS (about 1822)

   
Relationship to me: Gt.Gt.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: Abt 1822... Whetstone, Leicestershire.
Bapt: 3 Feb 1822 at Whetstone, Leicestershire.
Parents: William Nicholls and Hannah .
Marriage: He married 2 times:
1. Eliza CLARK at Kenilworth on 28 March 1843. .Witnesses : Thomas and Mary Ann Mills
2. Hannah Moy ? in 1863 at Coventry
Death: Mar QTR 1891 at Coventry.
Occupation: Labourer in 1843, but Porter in 1869.
Children: By Eliza:
1. Elizabeth 1843... Coventry
  2. Maria 1844 ... Coventry
  3. Ann 1846... Coventry
  4. Martha 1848...Coventry
  5. Eliza 1849 ...Coventry
  6. James 1853 ...Coventry
  7. Caroline 1856...Coventry
  8. Mary Ann 1858 ...Coventry
  9. Harriett 1860...Coventry.
   
  By Hannah:
10. Charles 1864 ...Coventry
  11. Charles 1867...Coventry
Death of 1st Wife: Eliza died about 1860
General: James's early life is obscure and he has not been found in the 1841 Census. On the 1851 Census he was at Hill Street, Coventry with his wife Eliza and 5 daughters. He appears to have stayed at Hill Street until his death in about 1889- 1890..

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William NICHOLLS (about 1800)

   
Relationship to me: 3 Gts.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: Probably about 1800
Bapt:
Parents:
Marriage: He married Hannah ? Marriage not found
Death:
Occupation: Ribbon Weaver in 1851 and 1861 but in 1881 he was a labourer in a Sheffield iron works.
Children: The only known children are:
1. Benjamin ...8 Aug 1820 Whetstone, Leicestershire
  2. James.. on 3 Feb 1822 at Whetstone.
  3. Thomas...26 Dec 1824 at Whetstone.
Death of Wife:
General: William's sons seemed to have moved to the areas near Coventry just after 1840 but it is not known if William and Hannah also moved.

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