|John||1837||Chr. 3 Dec 1837 Banbury. Died Dec QTR 1839 in Coventry.|
|Elizabeth||1841||Died aged 5 months. Buried 15 Aug 1841 at St.Michaels, Coventry.|
|Caleb||1842||Married Eliza Nicholls on 15 May 1869 at Holy Trinity, Coventry|
|Joshua||1845||Married Harriett Essex at Holy Trinity, Coventry in 1868|
|John||1848||Died aged 9 on 2 July 1857 and was buried on the 6th July at London Rd Cemetary, Coventry|
|Hannah Elizabeth||1852||Married Thomas Spencer at Coventry in Dec QTR 1871 (6d 832)|
General Notes and Places of Residence:
It is not known where William spent his early life but it is assumed it was in Bloxham village a few miles south of Banbury, Oxfordshire. His father died when William was only 9.
William was married in the small village of Cropredy in 1835, which is a few miles away from Bloxham but on the opposite side of Banbury town. 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 a short distance to nearby Spring Grove (near the present Cox Street), Coventry.
While living here their son William's name appeared in the local newspaper, the Coventry Herald and Observer... 6 August 1847..Coventry Police Office....."Three boys named Henry McLinchey, William Cakebread, and John Foster were charged with stealing pears from the garden belonging to Mr Pattison of Spring Grove. The parents of the boys were advised to give them each a "sound flogging" and, if the offence was repeated it would be given by other hands."
From 1861 until at least 1877 the family were at Leicester Street, Coventry about a mile away.
Around this time the weaving trade in Coventry collapsed due to cheap imports from France, and many weavers were out of work and their families were starving. Many emigrated, but William stayed in Coventry. Presumably William suffered like the others. In 1877 William's wife, Martha, died.
By 1881 William was in the St.Michael's Workhouse in Coventry, still listed as a Plush Weaver. This was at least the 2nd time in his life for he was in the Banbury Workhouse early in his married life. Poor William apparently lived in the Coventry Workhouse for 10 years until his death in 1891.
Death: William died aged 80 from Senile Decay on 7 Mar 1891 in Holy Trinity Workhouse, Coventry and was buried on 12 Mar at London Road Cemetary, Coventry. (Mar QTR 1891 Coventry 6d 358)
Address: West Orchard, Coventry
|William Cakebread||30||Plush Weaver||Not WKS|
|Martha Cakebread||30||Not WKS|
|Harriett Cakebread||12||Not WKS|
Address: Spring Grove, Coventry
|William Cakebread||head||39||Plush Weaver||Bloxham-Oxf|
|Martha Cakebread||wife||43||Washing & Charing||Burton-Oxf|
|William Cakebread||son||17||Plush Weaver||Burton-Oxf|
Address: Hse 3, Ct 4 Leicester Street, Coventry
|William Cakebread||head||50||Plush Weaver||Bloxham-Oxf|
|Caleb Cakebread||son||18||Plush Weaver||Coventry|
|Joshua Cakebread||son||16||Picker up (Ribbon trade)||Coventry|
|Hannah Elizabeth Cakebread||dau||9|
Address: Hse 1, Ct 2 Leicester Street, Coventry
|William Cakebread||head||60||Worsted Weaver||Bloxham|
Address: Workhouse, (St. Michaels Census area), Coventry
|William Cakebread||70||Worsted Weaver||Coventry|