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Cole Family
of Mattishall and Mattishall Burgh
This information is mainly on the Mattishall Cole families

We have parish records of Cole's being in Mattishall since the early 1700's. However the main line of the Cole family that were prominent in the village in last 200 years originated from a Thomas Cole and his wife Ann Harvey. Ann was from Carlton Rode, Norfolk which is between New Buckenham and Long Stratton. It is not clear where Thomas was born as no records have been found but we do know he was living in Mattishall by 1771 for on their marriage record of October 22nd at the parish church of St May's of Carlton Rode Thomas was recorded as a bachelor of Mattishall Burgh. Records show Thomas and Ann had at least four children, Anne born about 1775, Elizabeth about 1776, Sarah about 1779 and Benjamin about 1783. Although there could have been others between their marriage and the birth of Anne in 1775.

For reason not known the three daughters of Thomas where still single up to their early 30's. Maybe they where needed at home, maybe their father was ill, We see Thomas died in 1800 at the age of about 62 so maybe he was not able to provide for the family. Or maybe the right men never came along. However between 1805 and 1810 all three girls gave birth to illegitimate sons.

Anne Cole: Anne was born in Mattishall Burgh in 1775 and baptised at All Saints Church on September 10th 1775, the daughter of Thomas Cole and his wife Ann Harvey. It appears Anne had gone to East Dereham we assume for work, or as it was known then 'In Service' meaning maily domestic duties. During her time there she fell pregnant and at the age of 30 gave birth on May 12th 1805 to a baby boy which she named William Cole he was baptised at the parish church of St Nicholas three days later on the 15th. For reasons unknown, but probably due to child birth issues Anne died at the age of 31, she was buried in St Nicholas Churchyard on September 19th 1805. Her parents or family must have brought baby William back to Mattishall as we find William was baptised again on June 6th 1806 this time as William Hardey Cole, probably Hardey was William's father and Annes family wanted it displayed on record. Although records have never been found to show William used his middle name during his lifetime, in 1837 we see he named one of his sons Hardey. Maybe this was his way of giving tribute to the mother he never knew or maybe he later got to know his father. Whatever the reason naming his son Hardey seams to be some kind of statement - This line of Cole's were the main line who stayed in Mattishall. We find later three of the daughters married Norton's another old village family of Farmers, land owners and Bakers. In the early 1900's one line of the Coles was the village Post Master.

Elizabeth Cole: Elizabeth was born about 1776 although we have no baptism record. Nothing is known of her early life but on March 16th 1809 at the age of about 33 she gave birth to a son, Robert Cole who was baptised at All Saints Church Mattishall on March 16th 1809. We then find another baptism record for Robert this time on at St Peter's Church Mattishall Burgh on May 21st 1815, added to the record was the note 'illegitimate Son'. The next record down in the parish book was of her sister Sarah who had also baptised her son on that same day.

Robert Cole married Rachel Ellis a 23 year old Spinster at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh in July 1840. Robert's cousin Stephen Cole (below) and we assume Stephen's wife Sarah Cole were witness to their wedding. In the 1841 census Robert, now a 30 year old Farm Labourer and his wife together with his 9 month old daughter Jane Caroline (Selina) Cole were living at Low Road Mattishall Burgh. Living at the same property with her son was Elizabeth Cole (1776). Elizabeth never married.

Sarah Cole: Sarah was born about 1779 also in Mattishall but again we have no baptism record. Sarah when aged about 31 also gave birth to an illegitimate son which she named Stephen Cole born in 1810. As in the case of her sister Anne Cole (1775) and her son William, Stephen was also baptised twice. Once on September 18th 1810 at All Saints Church Mattishall, the second on May 21st 1815 at St Peter's Church Mattishall Burgh. As mentioned above Stephen Cole was baptised on the same day as Robert Cole (Elizabeth's son). We do know in this case that the father of Sarah's son was Robert Fearall Beeston but it is unclear why they never married, maybe he was already married although no records have been found to show this was the case. However on December 14th 1811 A Barstardy Order was issued against Robert Fearall Beeston of Mattishall for a male child born to Sarah Cole a single woman on Sep 16th 1810. Robert to pay 13 shillings and 6 pence then 2 shillings and 6 pence weekly. Sarah to pay 1 shilling and 3 pence per week if she does not care for the child herself. Sarah Cole went on to marry widower Benjamin Huggins a Weaver on August 10th 1818. They lived in Mattishall where Sarah had other children by Benjamin. Benjamin Huggins died in 1844 at the age of 84.

Stephen Cole became a Shoemaker and lived for many years with his wife Sarah Carr and their children in Church Square Mattishall where he, and later two of his sons were shoemakers working from home. Stephen and his family then move to Norwich where it seems his children thought it better to work in one of the many Shoe factories there which would have given better security and a regular income. Sadly Stephen finished his days in 'Thorpe Lunatic Asylum' he was to die there 1882. His son James lived on Lawson Road and George on Silver Road Norwich where his wife and son had a corner shop.

Timeline of family members below:

Page Still under Construction

Quick Links to named persons
First Generation Second Third Fouth Firth Sixth
1738 - Thomas 1775 - Anne 1805 - William 1827 - William 1866 - Marshall 1895 - Sydney Marshall
 Empty 1776 - Elizabeth 1809 - Robert 1829 - Anna 1870 - Walter   1899 - Mildred Florence  
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My thanks to Keith Walker for his help
Keith is a decendant of Elizaberth Cole (1777) and her son Robert Cole (1808)

THOMAS COLE - born about 1738
Son of unknown

No Birth of Baptism records have been found

1771: Oct 22 – Marriage at St Mary’s Church Carlton Forehoe – Entry 22
Thomas Cole a Bachelor of Mattishall Burgh to Ann Harvey a Spinster of this parish
Witness: John Foulsham and John Morris
Thomas and Ann had children: - There could have been others between 1771-1775
- no record found

[1] 1775: Sep 10 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall
Anne Cole daughter of Thomas Cole and his wife Anne

[2] 1776: Elizabeth Cole - No baptism record found

[3] 1779: Sarah Cole - No baptism record found

[4] 1783: Jan 17 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh
Benjamin Cole son of Thomas Cole and his wife Ann
Benjamin married Blythe Anthony in 1805 at All Saints Church Bawdswell - Entry 171
Benjamin moved away from Mattishall - His wife Blythe died in 1844 and Benjamin died in 1860 both are buried in parish churchyard.

1772: Jan 9 - Acknowledgement of Settlement from Mattishall Bergh for Thomas Cole and Ann his wife. Witnesses; Sam Howlet, Joseph Gunton. Jas Kerr Churchwarden. William Rix Overseer. JPs A Wodehouse, L Buxton

It appears that they lived in Mattishall Burgh before settling in Mattishall. There is a document (now in the Norfolk Record Office) called an Acknowledgement of Settlement which was issued by the officials of Mattishall Bergh to the Overseers of Mattishall on 9th January 1772. This meant that if by any chance THOMAS and ANNE COLE fell chargeable on the Parish through illness or unemployment, the Overseer of Mattishall Bergh would take responsibility for their maintenance.

1800: Thomas Cole a Labourer died and was buried on Mar 15th at All Saints Churchyard Mattishall - Thomas would heve been about 62

1833: May 19 - Burial at St Peter's Churchyard Mattishall Burgh - Entry 60
Ann Cole age 94 (1739) of Mattishall Burgh

ANNE COLE - born about 1775
Daughter of Thomas Cole (1738) and his wife Ann Harvey

1775: Sep 10 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall
Anne Cole daughter of Thomas Cole and his wife Anne

Apart from her own baptism record very little is known about Anne, she next appears at East Dereham where on Wedesday May 15th 1805 she has he son William baptised at St Nicholas Church which is at the bottom of Church Stree in the centre of the town. It is not known if other family member were present as they were never included on these records. The entry before was on the 12th, the one following was on the 16th, making Ann's the only baptism of that day.

The next record sadly is Ann's burial record as she died only 18 weeks after giving birth to her son. She was buried on Thursday September 19th 1805 in St Nicholas Churchyard. No cause of death is mentioned. Anne left an infant son who we find was brought back to Mattishall, we would assume by Ann's sisters and mother where he rained for the rest of his life. His decendants give us most of the Cole's that we have documented in Mattishall's recent history and memories. William's story can be follow in the next record down. WILLIAM HARDEY COLE 1805.

Ann died when William was only a few weeks old
1805: Sep 19 – Burial at St Nicholas Church East Dereham
Ann Cole a single women age 31

MORE ON WILLIAM AND DECENDANTS BELOW

WILLIAM COLE – born 1805
The Natuaral son of Ann Cole (1775)
1805: May 15 – Baptism at St Nicholas Church East Dereham
William Cole born May 12th 1805 illegitimate daughter of Ann Cole

Ann died when William was only a few weeks old
1805: Sep 19 – Burial at St Nicholas Church East Dereham
Ann Cole a single women age 31

It appears William was taken back to Mattishall by either his grandmother of his Aunt's Elizabeth and Sarah to be brought up
William was baptised again this time the name 'Hardy' is used which could be the name of William's father.

1806: Jun 29 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh
William Hardy Cole born May 21st 1805 son of Anne Cole a spinster (Base Born) – Although it does not say ‘Late Anne Cole’

1826: Dec 4 – Marriage at Mattishall – Taken from the internet
William Hardy Cole married Hannah Basham both from Mattishall – no marriage record seen myself
William and Hannah had children:

M Marriage Reg:November 1824-March 1837: No.17 William Cole otp Bachelor & Hannah Barsham (sic) otp Single Woman were married by Banns this 4th Day of December 1826 By me Peter Still Curate. W & H made their marks. Witnesses: Robert Keeler made his mark & Ruth Holmes signed.

[1] 1827: Dec 17 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 480
William Cole son of William Cole and Hannah Basham – SEE BELOW - Fast link click HERE

[2] 1829: May 27 – Baptism at All Saint Church Mattishall – Entry 520
Anna Cole daughter of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham - Anna must have died - No record found

[3] 1831: Jan 16 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 562
James Cole son of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham - SEE BELOW - Fast link click HERE

[4] 1832: Oct 21 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 628
GEORGE COLE son of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham – Ancestral line – SEE BELOW - Fast link click HERE

[5] 1837: Jun 4 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – 206
Christmas Cole born Dec 25th 1835 son of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham – SEE BELOW - Fast ling click HERE
Baptised on the same day as Hady (below)


[6] 1837: Jun 4 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 207
Hardy Cole born March 5th 1837 son of William Cole and Hannah Basham - SEE BELOW - Fast link click HERE
Baptised on the same day as Chirctmas (above)

[7] 1839: Jun 11 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 231
Matthew Cole born June 3rd 1839 son of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham - SEE BELOW - Fast link click HERE

[8] 1841: Jul 25 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 242
Anna Cole born May 20th 1841 daughter of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham - SEE BELOW - Flast link click HERE

[9] 1843: Oct 11 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 260
Alice Cole born July 4th 1843 daughter of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham
Alice died only a few days old and was buried on October 22nd 1843 at St Peter's Churchyard Mattishall Burgh - Entry 92

1841: Census - Back Lane Mattishall Burgh
William Cole - age 35 - Ag Lab
Hannah Cole - age 35
William Cole - age 13
James Cole - age 10
George Cole - age 8
Christmas Cole - age 6
Hardy Cole - age 3
Mathew Cole - age 1
Ann Cole - age 1month

Recorded as CALE
1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh
William Cole – Head – age 45 – Farm Lab - East Dereham-Norfolk
Hannah Cole – Wife – age 52 1799 - Mattishall-Norfolk
William Cole – Son – single - age 23 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
George Cole – Son – age 17 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Christmas Cole – Son – age 15 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Hardy Cole – Son – age 13 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Mathew Cole – Son – age 11 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk

Meanwhile Anna (recorded as Honor) is with her grandmother
1851: Census - Burgh Road, Mattishall Mitford
Hannah Basham – Head – Widow – age 78 - Cottage Proprietor - Yaxham-Nfk
Honor Cole – Gdau – age 9 - Mattishall Bergh-Nfk

1861: Census - Cottages By The Church Mattishall Burgh
William Cole – Head – age 58 - Agricultural Labourer – Dereham
Hannah Cole – Wife - age 61 – Mattishall
Matthew Cole – Son – single - age 21 - Agricultural Labourer - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh

1871: Census - By Nortons Farm Mattishall Burgh
William Cole – Head – age 64 – Ag Lab – East Dereham
Hannah Cole – Wife – age 72 – Mattishall

1881: Census - Nr The Church Mattishall Burgh
William Cole – Head – age 75 – Ag Lab – East Dereham
Hannah Cole – Wife – age 82 – Mattishall

1882: Death record – Hannah Cole at Mitford – Mar quarter (4b 192) age 84

1890: Death record – William Cole at Mitford – Jun quarter (4b 180) age 84

MORE ON CHILDREN:

Child 01
WILLIAM COLE – born 1827
Son of William Cole 1805 and his wife Hannah Basham

1827: Dec 17 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 480
William Cole son of William Cole and Hannah Basham

1841: Census - Back Lane Mattishall Burgh
William Cole - age 35 - Ag Lab
Hannah Cole - age 35
William Cole - age 13
James Cole - age 10
George Cole - age 8
Christmas Cole - age 6
Hardy Cole - age 3
Mathew Cole - age 1
Ann Cole - age 1month

Recorded as CALE
1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh
William Cole
– Head – age 45 – Farm Lab - East Dereham-Norfolk
Hannah Cole – Wife – age 52 1799 - Mattishall-Norfolk
William Cole – Son – single - age 23 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
George Cole – Son – age 17 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Christmas Cole – Son – age 15 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Hardy Cole – Son – age 13 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Mathew Cole – Son – age 11 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk

1851: Marriage record – William Cole married Sarah Finch at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 607)
Sarah Finch was baptised on June 10th 1827 at St Enmunds Church Horningtoft - Entry 130
Daughter of Bartholomew Finch a Labourer and his wife Susanna Parker
Sarah had given birth to a illegitimate daughter who was baptised on Oct 27th 1844 at St Edmund Church Horningcroft
Louisa Finch natural daughter of Sarah Finch

William and Sarah never had children:

1861: Census - Hockering Road - Mattishall -Norfolk
William Cole
– Head – age 33 - Agricultural Labourer - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Sarah Cole – Wife – age 34 - Norfolk – Horningtoft
Lara Cole – Dau – age 17 – Student – Horningcroft - Sarah's daughter has taken the surname Cole

1871: Census - 12 Burgh Rd Mattishall -Norfolk
William Cole
– Head – age 42 – Ag Lab – Mattishall Burgh
Sarah Cole – Wife – age 43 – Laundress - Norfolk – Horningtoft

1881: Census – 3 The Heath Mattishall
William Cole
– Head – age 52 – Ag Lab – Mattishall
Sarah Cole – Wife – age 52 – Horningcroft
Alfred Finch – Visitor – age 9 – Scholar – Horningcroft

1891: Census - 3 The Heath Mattishall
William Cole
– Head – age 63 – Ag Lab (em’ee) – Mattishall
Sarah Cole – Wife – age 64 – Brisley
Ellen L Moor – Gdau – age 11 – Mattishall Burgh

1900: Death record – Sarah Cole at Mattishall – Mar quarter (4b 255) age 74

1900: Death record – William Cole at Mitford – Sep quarter (4b 161) age 74

 

Child 02
ANNA COLE – born 1829
Daughter of William Cole 1805 and his wife Hannah Basham

1829: May 27 – Baptism at All Saint Church Mattishall – Entry 520
Anna Cole daughter of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham

Anna must have died before 1841 - No record found

Child 03
JAMES COLE – born – 1831
Son of William Cole 1805 and his wife Hannah Basham


1831: Jan 16 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 562
James Cole son of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham

1841: Census - Back Lane Mattishall Burgh
William Cole - age 35 - Ag Lab
Hannah Cole - age 35
William Cole - age 13
James Cole - age 10
George Cole - age 8
Christmas Cole - age 6
Hardy Cole - age 3
Mathew Cole - age 1
Ann Cole - age 1month

1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh Mitford
Marian Watson – Head – Married – age 25 - Farmer 150 Acres Emp 3 men 2 boys Terrington-Norfolk
Ellen Watson – Dau – age 14 - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
George Watson – Falaw – age 63 - Farmer Swanton Morley-Norfolk
Thomasin Watson – Malaw – age 54 - Sparham-Norfolk
Mariah Wright – Servant – single – age 20 - House Serv - Mattishall-Norfolk
James Cole – Servant – age 18 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Harmer Springfield – Visitor – Married – age 51 - Watch Maker Norwich-Norfolk

1858: Apr 4 - Marriage at St George Colgate Church Norwich - Entry 325
James Cole a Bachelor and Farm Bailiff married Harriett Barwick a Spinter
Fathers:: William Cole a Farming Bailiff and Robert Barwick a Labourer
Witness: Robert Barwick and Maria Campling
1858: Marriage record - James Cole married Harriett Barwick at Norwich - Jun quarter (4b 203)
James and Harriett had a son:

William Cole baptised june 6th 1858 at St Peter's Church Mattishall Burgh - Entry 335
Son of James Cole a Labourer and his wife Harriett
William married Elizabeth Bush in the Dec quarter of 1880 at Mitford

1861: Census - Postwick Blofield Norfolk
James Cole - Head - age 31 - Ag Lab - Mattishall
Harriett Cole - Wife - age 29 - Cringleford
William Cole - Son - age 2 - Mattishall

1871: Census - Low Street Mattishall Burgh
James Cole - Head - age 40 - Ag Lab - Mattishall
Harriett Cole - age 38 - Cringleford

1881: Census - Hall Road Elsing, Norfolk
James Cole – Head – age 50 - Agricult Labourer - Mattishall Burgh, Norfolk
Harriett Cole – Wife – age 49 - Cringleford, Norfolk
George Cole – Son – age 19 - Agricult Labourer - Mattishall Burgh, Norfolk
Ellen Maria Cole – age 12 – Scholar - Mattishall Burgh, Norfolk

1891: Census - Elsing Road North Tuddenham
James Cole - Head - age 62 - Ag Lab - Mattishall
Harriett Cole - Wife - age 60 - Cringleford

Living next door was their son Willaim
1891:
Census - Elsing Road - North Tuddenham
William Cole - Head - age 31 - Ag Lab - Mattishall
Elizabeth Cole - Wife - age 29 - North Tuddenham
Mary A Cole - Dau - age 9 - Scholar - North Tuddenham
Edward J Cole - Son - age 6 - Scholar - North Tuddenham
Ellen M Cole - Dau - age 1 - North Tuddenham

1899: Death record - Harriett Cole at Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 161) age 66

1901: Census - Low Street North Tuddenham
James Cole - Head - Widower - age 68 - Farm Labourer - Mattishall Burgh

James was living with his son - The family also ran a shop in Low Street
1911:
Census - Low Street North Tuddenham
William Cole - Head - age 51 - Labourer on Farm - Mattishall
Elizabeth Cole - Wife - age 49 - Married 31 years, 5 children - Shopkeeper - North Tuddeham
Edward James Cole - Son - single - age 26 - Gardener (market Gardening) - North Tuddenham
Ellen Maria Cole - Dau - single - age 21 - At Home assisiting in shop - North Tuddenham
William John Cole - Son - age 14 - At Home - North Tuddenham
Bertie Bush Cole - Son - age 10 - School - North Tuddenham
James Cole - Father - Widower - age 81 - Old Age Pensioner - Retired Horseman on Farm - Mattishall

1913: Death record - James Cole at Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 282) age 87


Child 04
GEORGE COLE – born 1832
Son of William Cole 1805 and his wife Hannah Basham

1832: Oct 21 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 628
GEORGE COLE son of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham – Ancestral line

1841: Census - Back Lane Mattishall Burgh
William Cole - age 35 - Ag Lab
Hannah Cole - age 35
William Cole - age 13
James Cole - age 10
George Cole - age 8
Christmas Cole - age 6
Hardy Cole - age 3
Mathew Cole - age 1
Ann Cole - age 1month

Recorded as CALE
1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh
William Cole
– Head – age 45 – Farm Lab - East Dereham-Norfolk
Hannah Cole – Wife – age 52 1799 - Mattishall-Norfolk
William Cole – Son – single - age 23 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
George Cole – Son – age 17 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Christmas Cole – Son – age 15 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Hardy Cole – Son – age 13 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Mathew Cole – Son – age 11 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk

1861: Census - Westfield Green Yaxham
Lacey Vincent – Head – age 56 - Farmer 270 Ac Emp 8lab 5boys Whinburgh
Elizabeth Vincent – Wife – age 54 – Norwich
Esther Vincent – Cousin – Single – age 25 - Housekeeper Shipdham
Sarah Lightling – Serv – age 17 - Dairymaid Yaxham
Mary A Office – Serv – age 15 - Housemaid Yaxham
George Cole – Serv – Single - age 25 - Groom & Gardener - Mattishall
Samuel Jefferies – Serv – age 16 - Yard Boy Yaxham

1861: Oct 15 – Marriage at St Mary’s Church Whinburgh – Entry 54
George Cole age 22 a Bachelor and Labourer to Mary Ann Cross a Spinster age 22
Father’s: William Cole a Labourer and William Cross a Labourer
Witness: James Fisher, Eliza Skipper and Rhoda Cross
1861: Marriage record – George Cole married Mary Ann Cross at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 813)
George and Mary Ann had children:

[1] 1864: Jun 26 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Yaxham
Ellen Cole daughter of George Cole a Labourer and his wife Marry Anne
Ellen married on October 8th 1884 at St Peter’s Church Yaxham
Thomas Smith a Bachelor and Labourer age 24 to Ellen Cole a Spinster age 20 by Banns
Father’s: John Smith Farmer and George Cole Farmer
Witness: Frederick John Gapp and Hagar Smith
In 1891 they were living at Horseshoe Street Winburgh - 1911 they were living in a 2 room property on Norwich Road Yaxham. Thomas was a 50 year old Farm Labourer and Ellen was 47, she had had four childred 2 of which had died. With them was their 13 year old daughter Elsie.

[2] 1866: Jul 15 – Baptism at St Margarets Church Gavestone – Entry 683
MARSHALL COLE son of George Cole a Labourer of Brakefield Garestone and his wife Mary Anne - Ancestral Line
1865: Birth record – Marshall Cole at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 246)

[3] 1870: Jun 5 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Yaxham
Walter Cole son of George Cole a Servant and his wife Mary Ann
Walter never married - he died in 1915 aged 45 – September quarter (4b 254) and was buried on Sep 7th at Mattishall Burgh Cemetery

1871: Census - Mattishall Rd, Yaxham
George Cole – Head – age 36 - Gardener – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Wife – age 30 – Whinburgh
Ellen Cole – Dau – age 7 - Scholar – Yaxham
Marshall Cole – Son – age 5 – Scholar – Garveston
Walter Cole – Son – age 5 – Yaxham

1881: Census - Clint Green, Yaxham
George Cole – Head – age 42 - Farmer Of 8 Acres – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Wife – age 39 – Whinburgh
Ellen Cole – Dau – age 17 – Yaxham
Marshall Cole – Son – age 15 - (F Son) - Garvestone,
Walter Cole – Son – age 11 – Scholar - Yaxham

1891: Census - Yaxham Mattishall -Norfolk
George Cole – Head – age 50 - Farmer(Notem) - Norfolk – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Wife - age 49 - Norfolk – Whinburgh
Walter Cole – Son – age 20 - Farm Labourer(Em'ee) - Norfolk – Yaxham

1892: Death record – Mary Ann Cole at Mitford – Mar quarter (4b 265) age 50

George remarried
1894: Oct 18 – Marriage at St Peter’s Church Yaxham – by Banns
George Cole age 54, Widower and Farmer of Yaxham to Susan Warner (formerly Heyhoe) age 54, Widow of Yaxham
Father’s: William Cole Deceased and James Heyhoe Deceased
Witness: William Scase and Annette Scase
1894: Marriage record – George Cole married Susan Warner at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 775)

1901: Census – Clint Green Yaxham
George Cole - Head - age 67 - Farmer own account - Mattishall Burgh
Susan Cole - Wife - afe 62 - Yaxham
John Rudd - Boarder - single - age 32 - Cattleman on farm - Yaxham

1910: Death record – George Cole at Mitford – Sep quarter (4b 127) age 77
Aug 12th at Yaxham from internet

1911: Census – Norwich Road Yaxham
Susan Cole - Head - Widow - Yaxham
John Rudd - Boarder - single - age 42 - Labourer - Yaxham

1925: Death record – Susan Cole at Mitford – Mar quarter (4b 323) age 83

MORE ON CHILDREN

MARSHALL COLE – born 1866
Son of George Cole (1832) and his wife Mary Anne Cross

1866: Jul 15 – Baptism at St Margarets Church Gavestone – Entry 683
Marshall Cole son of George Cole a Labourer of Brakefield Garestone and his wife Mary Anne
1865: Birth record – Marshall Cole at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 246)

1871: Census - Mattishall Rd, Yaxham
George Cole – Head – age 36 - Gardener – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Wife – age 30 – Whinburgh
Ellen Cole – Dau – age 7 - Scholar – Yaxham
Marshall Cole – Son – age 5 – Scholar – Garveston
Walter Cole – Son – age 5 – Yaxham

1881: Census - Clint Green, Yaxham
George Cole – Head – age 42 - Farmer Of 8 Acres – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Wife – age 39 – Whinburgh
Ellen Cole – Dau – age 17 – Yaxham
Marshall Cole – Son – age 15 - (F Son) - Garvestone,
Walter Cole – Son – age 11 – Scholar - Yaxham

1890: Maarriage record - Marshal Cole married Florence Jessie Beckett at Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 479)
Marshall and Florence had children:

[1] Sydney Marshall Cole born 1895 at Mitford - Mar quarter (4b 278a)
Sydney Marshal Clole was killed in Action on 19/03/1917 – age 22

[2] Mildred Florence Cole born 1899 at Mitford – Jun quarter (4b 273)
Mildred married in the Mar quarter of 1919 to Wallace H Walpole at Mitford – (4b 515) - SEE BELOW

[3] Frederick George Cole born 1901 at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 251)
Frederick married Edith Marion Hewitt in the Jun quarter of 1928 at Mitford – (4b 585) - SEE BELOW

1891: Census - 26 Welgate Mattishall
Marshall Cole – Head – age 24 - Gardener Lab(Em'ee) – Garvestone
Florence J Cole – Wife – age 19 - Notting Hill, London

1901: Census – Norwich Road, Yaxham
Marshall Cole – Head – age 34 – Grocer Shopkeeper living on own account at home – born Gaverston.
Florence Cole – Wife – age 29 – Notting Hill London
Sydney M Cole – Son – age 6 – Mattishall
Mildred F Cole – Dau – age 1 – Yaxham
Edith M Becket – Visitor – age 15 – Domestic Servant – Norwich

1911: Census – Mattishall
Marshall Cole – Head – age 44 – Farmer Employer – Garveston
Florence Jessie Cole – wife – age 39 married 20years – Notting Hill London
Sydney Marshall Cole – Son – age 16 – Farmer son working on farm – Mattishall
Mildred Florence Cole – Dau – age 11 – School – Yaxham
Frederick George Cole – Son – age 9 – Yaxham

1949: Death record – Marshall Cole at East Dereham – Dec quarter (4b 388) age 83
1965: Death record – Florence J Cole at Norwich Outer – Jun quarter (4b 780) age 93

MORE ON CHILDREN:

SYDNEY MARSHALL COLE - born 1895
Son of Marshall Cole 1866 and his wife Florence Jessie Beckett

Sydney Marshall Cole born 1895 at Mitford - Mar quarter (4b 278a)
Sydney Marshal Clole was killed in Action on 19/03/1917 – age 22

1901: Census – Norwich Road, Yaxham
Marshall Cole
– Head – age 34 – Grocer Shopkeeper living on own account at home – born Gaverston.
Florence Cole – Wife – age 29 – Notting Hill London
Sydney M Cole – Son – age 6 – Mattishall
Mildred F Cole – Dau – age 1 – Yaxham
Edith M Becket – Visitor – age 15 – Domestic Servant – Norwich

1911: Census – Mattishall
Marshall Cole – Head – age 44 – Farmer Employer – Garveston
Florence Jessie Cole – wife – age 39 married 20years – Notting Hill London
Sydney Marshall Cole – Son – age 16 – Farmer son working on farm – Mattishall
Mildred Florence Cole – Dau – age 11 – School – Yaxham
Frederick George Cole – Son – age 9 – Yaxham


Brothers
Left: Frederick George Cole - See below
Right: Sydney Marshall Cole
Courtesy of
Geraldine Sacker
(daughter of Frederick)

For more on Private Sydney Marshall Cole and the Mattishall War Memorial click HERE

Name; Sydney Marshall Cole - age 22
Rank: Private
Service No: G/12597
Date of Death: 19/03/1917 - Killed in Action
Regiment/Service: 8th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Cemetery Link: Bully- Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extention
Additional Information: Son of Marshall and Florence Cole, of Lime Tree Farm, Mattishall.
Link: War Graves Reference Page

 

MILDRED FLORENCE COLE - born 1899
Daughter of Marshall Cole 1866 and his wife Florence Jessie Beckett

Mildred Florence Cole born 1899 at Mitford – Jun quarter (4b 273)

1901: Census – Norwich Road, Yaxham
Marshall Cole
– Head – age 34 – Grocer Shopkeeper living on own account at home – born Gaverston.
Florence Cole – Wife – age 29 – Notting Hill London
Sydney M Cole – Son – age 6 – Mattishall
Mildred F Cole – Dau – age 1 – Yaxham
Edith M Becket – Visitor – age 15 – Domestic Servant – Norwich

1911: Census – Mattishall
Marshall Cole – Head – age 44 – Farmer Employer – Garveston
Florence Jessie Cole – wife – age 39 married 20years – Notting Hill London
Sydney Marshall Cole – Son – age 16 – Farmer son working on farm – Mattishall
Mildred Florence Cole – Dau – age 11 – School – Yaxham
Frederick George Cole – Son – age 9 – Yaxham

Mildred Florence Cole married in the Mar quarter of 1919 to Wallace Henry Walpole at Mitford – (4b 515)
Mildred and Wallace had a child:

Mildred Florence Walpole nee Cole died in 1973 at Norwich
Wallace Henry Walpole died in 1996 at East Dereham age 100 years

 

FREDERICK GEORGE COLE - born 1901
Son of Marshall Cole 1866 and his wife Florence Jessie Beckett

Frederick George Cole born 1901 at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 251)

1911: Census – Mattishall
Marshall Cole – Head – age 44 – Farmer Employer – Garveston
Florence Jessie Cole – wife – age 39 married 20years – Notting Hill London
Sydney Marshall Cole – Son – age 16 – Farmer son working on farm – Mattishall
Mildred Florence Cole – Dau – age 11 – School – Yaxham
Frederick George Cole – Son – age 9 – Yaxham

Frederick George Cole married Edith Marion Hewitt in the Jun quarter of 1928 at Mitford – (4b 585)
Edith was the daughter of Oscar Daniel Hewitt 1820 and his wife Elizabeth May Littleprood
For more on Edith Marion Hewitt click
HERE
Frederick and Edith had two children:

Frederick Cole was Postmaster of Mattishall
The Post Office was on the corner of Burgh Lane
Courtesy of
Geraldine Sacker

Frederick George Cole died in 1974 at East Dereham
Edith Marion Cole died in 1988 at East Dereham

 

 

WALTER COLE - born
Son of George Cole (1832) and his wife Mary Anne Cross

1870: Jun 5 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Yaxham
Walter Cole son of George Cole a Servant and his wife Mary Ann

1871: Census - Mattishall Rd, Yaxham
George Cole
– Head – age 36 - Gardener – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Wife – age 30 – Whinburgh
Ellen Cole – Dau – age 7 - Scholar – Yaxham
Marshall Cole – Son – age 5 – Scholar – Garveston
Walter Cole – Son – age 5 – Yaxham

1881: Census - Clint Green, Yaxham
George Cole
– Head – age 42 - Farmer Of 8 Acres – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Wife – age 39 – Whinburgh
Ellen Cole – Dau – age 17 – Yaxham
Marshall Cole – Son – age 15 - (F Son) - Garvestone,
Walter Cole – Son – age 11 – Scholar - Yaxham

1891: Census - Yaxham Mattishall -Norfolk
George Cole
– Head – age 50 - Farmer(Notem) - Norfolk – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Wife - age 49 - Norfolk – Whinburgh
Walter Cole – Son – age 20 - Farm Labourer(Em'ee) - Norfolk – Yaxham

1901: Census - Near Yew Tree House, Podmore Common Scarning
William Bunting - Head - age 56 - Farmer - Runhall
Martha Bunting - Wife - age 32 - Yaxham
Edith Bunting - Dau - single - age 22 - East Dereham
Fred Bunting - Son - single - age 32 - Farmers Son - Yaxham
Walter Cole - Lodger - single - age 29 - Farm Servant - Yaxham

1911: Census - Sunniside Norwich Road Yaxham
William Bennett - Head - age 51 - Horseman - Whinburgh
Maria Elizabeth Bennett - Wife - age 49 - Whinburgh
Eva Eliza Bennett - Gdau - age 6 - Postwick
Walter Cole - age 38 - Labourer on Farm - Yaxham

1915: Death record - Walter Cole at Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 254) age 45
Walter was buried on Sep 7th at Mattishall Burgh Cemetery


Walter never married-

 

Child 05
CHRISTMAS COLE – born 1835
Son of William Cole 1805 and his wife Hannah Basham

1837: Jun 4 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – 206
Christmas Cole born Dec 25th 1835 son of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham

1841: Census - Back Lane Mattishall Burgh
William Cole - age 35 - Ag Lab
Hannah Cole - age 35
William Cole - age 13
James Cole - age 10
George Cole - age 8
Christmas Cole - age 6
Hardy Cole - age 3
Mathew Cole - age 1
Ann Cole - age 1month

Recorded as CALE
1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh
William Cole
– Head – age 45 – Farm Lab - East Dereham-Norfolk
Hannah Cole – Wife – age 52 1799 - Mattishall-Norfolk
William Cole – Son – single - age 23 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
George Cole – Son – age 17 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Christmas Cole – Son – age 15 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Hardy Cole – Son – age 13 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Mathew Cole – Son – age 11 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk

1856: Marriage record – Christmas Cole married Ann Curle at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 756)
Christmas and Ann had children:

[1] Mary Cole baptise Aug 23rd 1857 at St Peters Church Mattishall Burgh - Entry 333
Daughter of Christmas Cole a Labourer and his wife Ann
Mary married George William Elliot at Mitford in the Dec quarter of 1885
In 1891 they were living at Low Street Hardingham where George was a farm Labourer. They had 2 children: Harriett A. age 4 and Charles W. age 2. In 1911 they were living at Welborne where William/Geroge was a 61 year old Farm Labourer, Mary 52 and had given birth to 6 children 3 of which had died. With there were their three children, Harriett Alice 24, Charles William 22 and Harry 19.

[2] Harriett Cole baptised May 1st 1859 at St Peters Church Mattishall Burgh - Entry 337
Daughter of Christmas Cole a Labourer and his wife Ann

[3] Annette Cole baptised Oct 27th 1861 at St Peters Church Mattishall Burgh - Entry 352
Daughter of Christmas Cole a Labourer and his wife Ann
Annette had an illegitimate son on June 18th 1885 called William Edward Deal Cole. He was baptised on August 2nd 1885 at St Peter's Church Mattishall Burgh Entry 468

[4] Alice Cole baptised Feb 28th 1866 at St Peters Church Mattishall Burgh - Entry 368
Daughter of Christmas Cole a Labourer and his wife Ann
Alice died as an infant in 1866 and was buried on March 19th at St Peter's Churchyard Mattishall Burgh - Entry 164

[5] Emily Cole baptised Apr 12th 1868 at St Peter's Church Mattishall Burgh - Entry 380
Daughter of Christmas Cole a Labourer and his wife Ann
Emily married Walter Daynes in the Dec quarter of 1891 at Mitford
In 1911 they were living in the Welgate area of Dereham Road Mattishall with them was Emly's father - See below 1911: Census

1861: Census - Cottages By The Church Mattishall Burgh
Christmas Cole – Head – age 29 – Agricultural Labourer - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Mary Cole – wife – age 28 - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Mary Cole – Dau – age 3 - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Harriett Cole – Dau – age 2 - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh

1871: Census - Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Christmas Cole – Head – age 37 - Ag Lab - Norfolk – Mattishall
Anne Cole – Wife – age 38 - Ag Lab Wife - Norfolk – Swanton
Mary Cole – Dau – age 13 – Scholar - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Harriett Cole – Dau – age 11 – Scholar - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Emily Cole – Dau – age 3 – Scholar - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Anne Cole – Dau – age 9 – Scholar - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh

1881: Census - Nr The Church Mattishall Burgh
Christmas Cole – Head – age 47 – Ag Lab – Mattishall
Ann Cole – Wife – Ag Lab Wife – Swanton Morley
Emily Cole – Dau – age 13 – Scholar – Mattishall Burgh

1891: Census – 5 Hall Road Mattishall
Chris Cole – Head – age 58 – Ag Lab (em’ee) Mattishall
Ann Cole – Wife – age 57 – Swanton Morley
Annetta Cole – Dau – single – age 28 – Mattishall Burgh
Emily Cole – Dau – single – age 23 – Mattishall Burgh
William Cole – GSon – age 5 – Scholar – Mattishall Burgh
Olley Cole – Gdau – age 2 – Mattishall

1901: Census - Burgh Road Mattishall
Christmas Cole - Head - age 67 - Ag Lab - Mattishall
Annie Cole - Wife - age 68 - Swanton Morley
Annette Dent - Dau - Married - age 37 - Mattishall Burgh
Olive Daynes - GDau - age 12 - Mattishall

1906: Death record – Ann Cole at Mitford – Jun quarter (4b 157) age 73

1911: Census - Dereham Road Mattishall
Walter Daynes - Head - age 48 - Farm Labourer - Mattishall
Emily Daynes - Wife - age 43 - given birth to 5 children - none died - Mattishall Burgh
Fredrick Daynes - Son - age 11 - Scholar - Mattishall
Ethel Daynes - Dau - age 5 - Mattishall
Cyril Daynes - Son - age 2 - Mattishall
Christmas Cole - Father - Widower - age 76 - Old Age Pensioner - Mattishall Burgh

1919: Death record – Christmas Cole at Mitford – Sep quarter (4b 215) age 84

 

Child 06
HARDY COLE – born 1837
Son of William Cole 1805 and his wife Hannah Basham


1837: Jun 4 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 207
Hardy Cole born March 5th 1837 son of William Cole and Hannah Basham
Died 1889 April from internet

1841: Census - Back Lane Mattishall Burgh
William Cole - age 35 - Ag Lab
Hannah Cole - age 35
William Cole - age 13
James Cole - age 10
George Cole - age 8
Christmas Cole - age 6
Hardy Cole - age 3
Mathew Cole - age 1
Ann Cole - age 1month

Recorded as CALE
1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh
William Cole
– Head – age 45 – Farm Lab - East Dereham-Norfolk
Hannah Cole – Wife – age 52 1799 - Mattishall-Norfolk
William Cole – Son – single - age 23 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
George Cole – Son – age 17 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Christmas Cole – Son – age 15 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Hardy Cole – Son – age 13 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Mathew Cole – Son – age 11 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk

1861: Census - Badley Moor Mattishall -Norfolk
Susana Gunton – Head – Widow – age 56 - Laundress - Norfolk – Caston
Ann Gunton – Wife – single - age 32 - Dressmaker - Norfolk – Mattishall
William Gunton – Son – single - age 25 - Agricultural Labourer - Norfolk – Mattishall
Hardy Cole – Lodger – single – age 26 – Sawyer – Mattishall

1865: Marriage record – Hardy Cole married Sarah Drew at Kensingdon – Mar quarter (1a 187)
Hardy and Sarah had children:

[1] Isabella Cole - born about 1868 at Mile End Middlesex
[2] Sarah E Cole - born about 1870 at Mile End Middlesex
[3] Anna Cole - born about 1873 at London
[4] John William Cole - born Sep qaurter 1874 at Mitford (4b 255)
[5] Joanna Cole - born Dec quarter 1876 at Mitford (4b 266)
[6] Laura Cole - born Mar quarter 1880 at Mitford (4b 281)
[7] Ellen May Cole - born Sep quarter 1884 at Mitford (4b 277)

1871: Census - Union Place Mile End Old Town London
Henry Cole - Head - age 33 - Brewers Servant - Norfolk
Sarah Cole - Wife - age 30 - Norfolk
Isabella Cole - Dau - age 3 - Mile End Middlesex
Sarah E Cole - Dau - age 8months - Mile End

1881: Census - 40 South Green Mattishall, Norfolk
Hardy Cole – Head – age 42 – Ag Lab – Mattishall burgh
Sarah Cole – Wife – age 40 – Barford
Isabella Cole – Dau – age 12 – Scholar - London, London, Middlesex
Sarah E Cole – Dau – age 10 – Scholar - London, London, Middlesex
Anna Cole – Dau – age 8 – Scholar - London, London, Middlesex
John Cole – Son – age 6 - Mattishall, Norfolk
Joanna Cole – Son – age 4 - Mattishall, Norfolk
Infant Cole – Dau – age 4weeks - Mattishall, Norfolk

1891: Census - 4 Mill Road Mattishall
Hardy Cole - Head - age 53 - Ag Lab - Mattishall
Sarah Cole - Wife - age 52 - Mattishall
John Cole - Son - age 16 - Ag Lab - Mattishall
Laura Cole - Dau - age 10 - Scholar - Mattishall
Ellen Cole - Dau - age 7 - Scholar - Mattishall

1899: Death record – Hardy Cole at Norwich – Jun quarter (4b 104) age 63

1901: Census - Burgh Lane Mattishall
Sarah Cole - Head - Widow - age 63 - Charwomen - Barford
Sarah Cole - Gdau - age 6 - Mattishall

1911: Census - Burgh Road Mattishall
Sarah Cole - Head - Widow - age 72 - 10 children 3 died - Old Age Pensioneer - Barford

 


Child 07
MATTHEW COLE - born 1839
Son of William Cole 1805 and his wife Hannah Basham

1839: Jun 11 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 231
Matthew Cole born June 3rd 1839 son of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham

1841: Census - Back Lane Mattishall Burgh
William Cole - age 35 - Ag Lab
Hannah Cole - age 35
William Cole - age 13
James Cole - age 10
George Cole - age 8
Christmas Cole - age 6
Hardy Cole - age 3
Mathew Cole - age 1
Ann Cole - age 1month

Recorded as CALE
1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh
William Cole
– Head – age 45 – Farm Lab - East Dereham-Norfolk
Hannah Cole – Wife – age 52 1799 - Mattishall-Norfolk
William Cole – Son – single - age 23 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
George Cole – Son – age 17 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Christmas Cole – Son – age 15 - Farm Lab - Mattishall-Norfolk
Hardy Cole – Son – age 13 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Mathew Cole – Son – age 11 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk

1861: Census - Cottages By The Church Mattishall Burgh
William Cole – Head – age 58 - Agricultural Labourer – Dereham
Hannah Cole – Wife - age 61 – Mattishall
Matthew Cole – Son – single - age 21 - Agricultural Labourer - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh

1871: Census - Farm House Easton Norfolk
Ezekiel Goff - Head - age 48 - Farmer 200 Ac Emp 5m - Norfolk - Mattishall
Sarah E Goff - Wife - age 48 - Norfolk - Welborne
Mary M Bayfield - Niece - age 18 - Norfolk - Tuddenham
Jesse Pratt - Servnt - single - age 23 - Groom - Norfolk - Weston
William White - Lodger - single - age 25 - Team Man - North Tuddenham
Matthew Cole - Lodger - single - age 28 - Team Man - Mattishall

1881: Census - St Peter's Street Higham Norwich
James Sendall - Head - age 52 - Butcher - East Tuddenham
Julia Sendall - Wife - age 49 - East Tuddenham
James Sendall - Son - age 19 - Labourer - Mattishall
Matthew Cole - Lodger - single - age 40 - Labourer - Mattishall

1891: Earlham Road Norwich - next door to the Volunteer public house
John Walpole - Head - age 31 - Agricultural Labourer - Bawburgh
Margaret Walpole - Wife - age 27 - Ringland
Ernest Walpole - Son - age 4 - Heveringham
Matthew Cole - Boarder - age 47 - Agricultural Labourer - Mattishall

1901: Census - 44 Connaught Road Norwich
William Shortt - Head - age 65 - Bricklayers Labourer - Horning Norfolk
Louisa Shortt - Whife - age 62 - Norwich
Harriett Shortt - Dau - age 22 - Tailoress Machinist - Norwich
Ellen Shortt - Dau - age 18 - General Domestic - Norwich
Alice Shortt - Dua - age 11 - Norwich
Matthew Cole - Boarder - single - age 59 - Bricklayers Labourer - Mattishall

1902: Death record - Matthew Cole at Norwich - Mar quarter - (4b 116) age 60


Child 08
ANNA COLE – born 1841
Daughter of William Cole 1805 and his wife Hannah Basham


1841: Jul 25 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 242
Anna Cole born May 20th 1841 daughter of William Cole a Labourer and Hannah Basham

1841: Census - Back Lane Mattishall Burgh
William Cole - age 35 - Ag Lab
Hannah Cole - age 35
William Cole - age 13
James Cole - age 10
George Cole - age 8
Christmas Cole - age 6
Hardy Cole - age 3
Mathew Cole - age 1
Ann Cole - age 1month

Anna (recorded as Honor) is with her grandmother
1851: Census - Burgh Road, Mattishall Mitford
Hannah Basham – Head – Widow – age 78 - Cottage Proprietor - Yaxham-Nfk
Honor Cole – Gdau – age 9 - Mattishall Bergh-Nfk

Recorded as Coe
1861: Census - Fleece Inn - Norwich Road East Dereham –Norfolk
Robert Barnes – Head – age 46 - Publican - Norfolk - Stoke Holy Cross
Mary A Barnes – Wife – age 46 - Norfolk - East Tuddenham
Mary A Barnes – Dau – age 20 - Bar Maid - Norfolk - East Dereham
Anna Coe – Servant – age 20 1841- House Servant - Norfolk – Mattishall
John Watling – Gardnt – Married – age 46 – Gardener - Norfolk - Swanton
William Harrison – Lodger – Married – age 36 - Railway Guard – Unknown
Unknown Linday – Lodger – age 21 - Potato Merchant – Unknown
Lodger - M 26 Waitress At An Inn Norfolk - Shipdham Stranger not known

No Further Information


 

Child 2
My thanks to Keith Walker for his help
Keith is a decendant of Elizaberth Cole (1777) and her son Robert Cole (1808)
ELIZABETH COLE - born 1776
Daughter of Thomas Cole (1738) and his wife Ann Harvey

Elizabeth Cole was born about 1776 at Mattishall - no baptism record found

1841: Census – Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Robert Cole – age 30 – Ad Lab
Rachel Cole – age 20
Jane Caroline Cole – age 9months
Elizabeth Cole – age 65 - Robert's mother

1846: - Inmate: House of Industry, Gressenhall: for 23 days Dec Qtr: Infirmity: no age given
1847: - Ditto: 69 days March Qtr

Elizabeth was staying with her sister Sarah
1851:
Census – Welgate Mattishall
Sarah Huggins – Head – Widow – age 72 1779 - Pauper - Mattishall Bergh
Elizabeth Cole – Sister – single – age 75 1776 - Pauper Sister - Mattishall Bergh

1861: Census - Church Square Mattishall
Sarah Huggins - Head - Widow - age 81 - Mattishall
Elizabeth Cole - Lodger - single - age 84 - Mattishall Burgh

It is said that Elizabeth dies in 1862 at Mattishall - however no record found

MORE ON ROBERT:

 
ROBERT COLE - born 1809
Son of Elizabeth Cole (1776)

1809: Mar 16 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall
Robert Cole son of Elizabeth Cole – Note: ‘illegitimate son of'

1815: May 21 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 28
Robert Cole born March 19th 1809 – Son of Elizabeth Cole Single Women - birth date is a little out
For some reason robert was baptised twice
Robert & Stephen Cole (son of Sarah) had been baptised on the same day

 

1840: Jul 28 – Marriage at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 5
Robert Cole a 31 year old Bachelor and Labourer married Rachel Ellis a 23 year old Spinster
Brides Father: Benjamin Ellis a Farmer
Witness: Stephen Cole and Sarah Cole
Robert and Rachel had children:

[1] Jane Selina Cole - Born Oct 10th 1840 - baptised on Nov 1st 1840 at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 235
Daughter of Robert Cole a Labourer and his wife Rachel Ellis – Jane was later known as Jane Caroline Cole.
1840: Birth record – Jane Selina Cole at Mitford – Dec quarter (13 228)
Jane married Henry Harwood

1865: Apr 8 - Marriage at St Mary’s Church East Raynham – Entry 92
Jane Selina Cole a Spinster and Servant of Mattishall married Henry Harwood a Bachelor and Labourer
Father’s: Gabriel Harwood a Gamekeeper and Robert Cole a Coachman
Witness: Elizabeth Iva Harwood and Harriett Harwood
After the 1871 census Jane and Henry (Samuel Henry) were living at East Rainham - Samuel died in in the Dec quarter of 1876 age 36 and was buried on December 19th at East Raynham Churchyard - Entry 582. Notes: Died instantaneously by falling off a waggon load of hay as the rope broke.
Jane remarried Henry Watts at Walsingham in the Sep quarter of 1877. In 1881 Henry was a 25 year old Labourer living with Jane aged 42 at the road leading to the church at East Raynham. In 1901 Jane recorded as age 50 and Henry were living at 29 Fenton Street Boosbeck North Yorkshire where Henry was a 45 year old Plate Layer Ironstone Mine Under Ground. With them was Rose E Cole (niece) age 17 born at Skelton
A few doors up at number 39 is what appaers to be Henry's brother Robert Watts age 39 with his wife Ellen formerly Cubitt for Colkirk Norfolk and her children from another marriage.
Jane died age 63 in Mar quarter of 1908 at Guisbourgh North Yorkshire

[2] James Albert Ellis Cole later known as Benjamin - born Sep 13th 1843 at Mattishall Burgh
1843: Birth record – James Albert Cole at Mitford – Sep quarter (13 212)
No baptism record has been found - About this time there was somewhat of a religious revolution going on in Mattishall ......

1867: Feb 4 - James married Jane Ann Leng in the Parish Church Guisborough N/Yorks, daughter of Thomas Leng and Charlotte Dale. She was born April 16, 1851 in Guisborough N/Yorks
1867: Marriage record - Benjamin Cole married Jane Ann Leng at Guisborough - Mar quarter (9d 632)
Sometime before his marriage to Jane Ann Leng he aquired the name Benjamin. He was Benjamin Cole on the 1861 census when he was a groom/servant working in North Tuddenham Norfolk
In 1901 Benjamin Cole age 57 and an Ironstone Miner was living at 23 South Street Eston Yorkshire with is wife Jane Ann age 49 and their eight children, Arthur 32, James 26, William 24, Albert 16, Sydney 14, Charles 12, Benjamin 9 and Elsie 4. By 1911 they had moved to 11 South Street Eston where he recorded himself as Ben age 67 and a retired Miner. Jane was 59 and it is recorded that in their marriage they had eleven children, five of which had died. William 34, Sydney 24, Ben 20 and Elsie 12 were still living with them together with a lodger, single, 24 year old Henry Harrison a Butcher.
1918: Death record - Jane A Cole at Middlesbrough - Jun quarter (9d 647) age 67
James/Benjamin died as Benjamin Albert Ellis Cole on Febuary 23rd 1927 age 83 at 13 Imeson Street Eston, but he actually died at 56 West Street, at his daughters home, Elizabeth Fines nee Cole
1927: Death record - Benjamin A E Cole at Middlesbrough - Mar quarter (9d 822) age 83

[3] George Anan Ellis Cole – Born Sep 3rd 1846 - baptised Aug 15th 1847 at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 283
Son of Robert Cole a Labourer and his wife Rachel Ellis
1846: Birth record – George Onan Ellis Cole at Mitford – Sep quarter (13 215 & 235)

1865: January 10th - George Cole age 19 a bachelor married Jemima Newell age 15 a spinster at North Tuddenham by Revd Robert Barry Entry 58 - Father's: William Newell a Labourer and Robert Cole,deceased - George made his mark & Jemima signed - Witnesses: Rachel Cole signed & James Elliott made his mark - More on Revd Robert Barry click HERE.
Jemima was the daughter of William Newell and Ann Hubbard. She was born in the Mar quarter of 1849 at North Tuddenham,
1865: Marriage record - George Cole married Jemima Newell at Mitford - Mar quarter (4b 443)
In 1871 George and Jamima were living near the church at Mattishall Burgh with thier two children George Albert 2 and Loiusa 1. George was an Agricultural Labourer. They were still there in 1881 their address is now given as 'Near Nortons Farm' - George Cole was then aged 34 and a Farm Labourer with Jamima age 33 together with their three children Lousia 12, Arthur 10 and Caroline 3. They were living a few yards away from Rachel Cole, George's mother.
In 1891 the whole family had moved to North Yorkshire where we find them at 34 South Street Eston North Yorkshire just a few doors away from his brother James/Benjamin Cole (1843) George is recorded to be age 45 and an Iron Stone Miner with Jemima now 41, together with Caroline 15 and William 9. In 1901 they had moved to 4 Bottomley Street Eston George is now 54, no occupation is listed, Jemima is 53, with them is thier son William a General Labourer age 20.
1906: Death record - Jemima Cole at Middlesbrough - Mar quarter (9d 408) age 57 - February 22, 1906 at 93 Jubilee Road Eston, N. Yorks.
In the 1911 census George Cole now a widower was living with living with his daughter Louisa Firman. On this census, George's occupation was a Rag & Bone Man
1912: George died on May 7, 1912 in 22 South Street, Eston, N.Yorks. at 22 South Street, Eston. Death Cert: George Cole, Male, 65 years, Rag and Bone Merchant. Cause of death Lobar Pneumonia (double) 4 days, Cardiac Failure Certified by John S Thomson M B. Informant Robert Cocker, Present at the death, 7 Bottomleys Row, Eston. Registered on 7th May 1912. J H Brentnall, Registrar.
1912: Death record - George Cole at Middlesbrough - Jun quarter (9d 614) age 65

[4] Robert Lewis Cole – Born Feb 20th 1850 – baptised Apr 21st 1850 at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 295
Son of Robert Cole a Labourer and his wife Rachel Ellis
1850: Birth record – Robert Lewis Cole at Mitford – Mar quarter (13 236)

1873: September 23rd Robert Cole married Elizabeth Garner at Hardingham. Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Garner and Mildred(Amelia) Beckham. In the census records Elizabeth was recorded as being born 1856 at Hardingham Norfolk although no record has been found for that time. However at here death in 1898 she is recorded as being 46 which could mean that Elizaberth Ireland Garner born in the March quarter of 1852 could be her. Elizabeth's father was landlord of the Bird in Hand Inn from 1870 -75. In 1881 Robert Cole age 29 was living at 3 Dunmar Green Hardingham where he was a Farm Labourer, Elizabeth was 26. It appears the couple had spent some time in Lingacre and Guisborough, Yorkshire as three of their children were born there, George 7, Robert, 5 and William 3, Laura age 1 was born at Hardingham. In the June quarter of 1898 Elizabeth Ann Cole died age 46. On August 13th 1902 Robert Cole married Susan Hall at Hardingham Parish Church, she was born in 1867 in Cranworth, Norfolk. In 1911 Robert age 60 was a Dealer living at home, on own account at Dunmore Lane Hardingham. It states that he was father to 13 children, 4 of which had died. With him was Susannah his wife age 42, together with daughters Dorothy 17 and Mabel Boyce nee Cole 30. Robert Cole age 72 died January 29, 1923 in Denmark Green Hardingham Norfolk
Robert Cole aged 72 - Occupation: Formerly an Egg and Butter Dealer - Cause of death: 1 Bronchitis (acute) - Certified by E.W.James MRCS - Signature of informant: Susan Cole, Widow of the deceased, Present at death, Denmark Green, Hardingham
When registered 13th January 1923 - Signature of registrar....Arthur E Whitby

[5] Arthur Cole – Born Mar 4th 1852 – baptised May 23rd 1852 at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 306
Son of Robert Cole a Labourer and his wife Rachel Ellis

1874: Apr 21 - Arthur Cole age 21 a Bachelor and Labourer married Charlotte Earl age 20 and Spinster at St Peter's Church Mattishall Burgh - Entry 21. Father's: Robert Cole a Labourer and John Earl a Chimney Sweeper. Witness: Henry Harwood and Marianne Smith. Charlotte was the daughter of John Earl and Elizabeth Fisher. She was born in the Dec quarter of 1853 at Mattishall/Norfolk. In 1881 Arthur was a 29 year old Iron Miner and Charlotte age 27 were living at 42 Harker Street, Skelton Yorkshire. With them were their children Elizabeth 6, who had been born in Mattishall, Charles 5, born at Guisborough, John 3 and Arthur 1 both born in Skelton. In 1891 the family had moved to 39 Boosbeck Road Skelton where Arthur was still a Miner but the family had increased a little more with Charlotte, Rhoda, Elizabeth, Florence and Harry. 1901 they had returned to Harker Street this time 73 & 75 as we see the family had increased even further with Elsie, Alice and a son called Clair. Arthur was still an Underground Miner. In 1911 the family had moved to 16 Portland Crescent, Station Road Ashington, Northumberland. Arthur was now 58 and a Baker and Confectioner (employer) Charlotte age 57 was Assisting in the Business. With them were Charles, Charlotte, Harry, Elsie and Clair who were also all helping in the business. They had a lodger by the name of Frederick Fenton aged 22 and a Carter for the Bakery. Charlotte had given birth to 12 children all survived.
1910: Kelly's Trade Directory for Ashington - Arthur Cole and Son, Confectioners, 15 Portland Crescent Ashington Northumberland.
1917: Nov 3 - Arthur Cole at 77 Station Road, Ashington - Age 65 years - Occupation Baker (Master) - Cause of death (1) Gastro Enteri (2) Bronchitis (3) Cardiac Failure - Certified by Frank Beaton M.D - Informant Arthur Cole, son, of 7 Katherine Street, Ashington - When registered Fifth November 1917 - Signature of registrar Janet Anderson
1942: Death record - Charlotte Cole at Northumberland Central - Jun quarter (10b 565)
1942: April 16th death in the sub district of Ashington in the county of Northumberland at 5 St Andrews Terrace, Ashington,
Charlotte Cole, female, aged 88, widow of Arthur Cole a Baker (Master) - Cause of death 1(a) Cardiac failure, (b) Senility. Certified by L. Fairburn M.B.
Name and address of informant Charles Cole, Son, present at the death, 5 St Andrews Terrace, Ashington.
Registered on 17th April 1942. Jos.A. Robson, Registrar.
Wills and Administration :-
Cole Arthur of 77 Station Road Ashington Northumberland, Baker, died 3rd Nov 1917 - Administration Newcastle on Tyne to Charlotte Cole, widow - Effects:- £73 - Arthur Cole was a Master Baker and together with his wife Charlotte ran a bakery and confectionary shop at 77 Station Road Ashington. The couple had 12 children but only 8 of them moved with their parents to Northumberland. Their son also named Arthur married Louisa Emma Smith in 1908. He also ran a shop at 1 Catherine/Katherine Street, Hirst. It was a General Dealers. Another of their sons also became a shopkeeper. John Robert Cole, married Minnie Best in 1904 at which time he was a Coal Miner. He and Minnie later moved to Red Row, Bedlington Station where they ran a General Store attached to their house.

1841: Census – Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Robert Cole – age 30 – Ad Lab
Rachel Cole – age 20
Jane Caroline Cole – age 9months
Elizabeth Cole – age 65 - Robert's mother

Recorded as Cale
1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh Mitford
Robert Cole – Head – age 41 - Farm Lab - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Rachell Cole – Wife – age 31 - Hempnell-Norfolk
Jane G Cole – Dau – age 10 – Scholar - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Albert Cole – Son – age 7 – Scholar - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
George Cole – Son – age 4 – Scholar - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Robert Cole – Son – age 1 - Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk

Meanwhile Robert's mother was staying with her sister Sarah
1851:
Census – Welgate Mattishall
Sarah Huggins – Head – Widow – age 72 1779 - Pauper - Mattishall Bergh
Elizabeth Cole – Sister – single – age 75 1776- Pauper Sister - Mattishall Bergh

1854: Sep 4 - Robert Cole died age 45 at Union Workhouse Gressenhall Norfolk
He was buried on Sep 10th in St Peter’s Churchyard Mattishall Burgh – Entry 119

Notes on Robert Cole's Death
1854: Sub district of East Dereham, County of Norfolk - No 365
Died 4th September 1854 Union House Gressenhall - aged 45 - Occupation: Husbandman - Cause of death, Diabetes certified
Informant: Rachall Cole Union House Gressenhall Norfolk
When registered: Sep 24th 1854 - Registrar: William Mark Warcup

Rachel never re-married
1861:
Census – Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Rachel Cole – Head – Widow - age 40 – Hempnall
George C Cole – Son – age 14 - Agricultural Labourer – Mattishall Burgh
Robert Cole – Son – age 11 – Mattishall Burgh
Arthur Cole – Son – age 9 – Scholar – Mattishall Burgh

1871: Census – Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Rachel Cole – Head – Widow – age 47 – Field Worker – Hempnall
Robert Cole – Son – single – age 21 – Ag Lab – Mattishall Burgh
Arthur Cole - Son – age 19 – Ag Lab – Mattishall Burgh
James Elliott – Lodger – single - age 30 – Ag Lab – North Tuddenham

1881: Census – Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Rachel Cole – Head – Widow – age 58 – Hempnall
Anna Laurie – Gdau – age 6 – Scholar – Mattishall Burgh
James Elliott – Lodger – single – age 44 – Farm Labourer – North Tuddenham

1891: Census – Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Rachel Cole – Head – Widow – age 65 – Living on own means – Hempnall
James Elliott – Lodger – single – age 53 – Ag Lab – North Tuddenham

1893: Death record – Rachel Cole at Mitford – Jun quarter (4b 167) age 69

 

 

Child 3
SARAH COLE – born about 1779
Daughter of Thomas Cole (1738) and his wife Ann Harvey

Sarah Cole was born about 1779 at Mattishall – no baptism record found

1810: At the age of about 32 Sarah Cole gave birth to a son which she named Stephen Cole – From records found later it is seen that a Robert Fearall Beeston was the father - Robert Feverall Beeston was baptised on Mar 15th 1780 at St Mary’s Church Great Whitchingham
Son of Robert Beeston and his wife Philippa Withers [they married Feb 20th 1776 at St Andrews Church Attlebridge – Entry 24]
Robert is reported to have died in September 1846 (approx.) in Shoreditch, Middlesex.
Sarah and Robert had a son:

1810: Sep 18 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall
Stephen Cole son of Sarah Cole – Baseborn

1815: May 21 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 27
Stephen Cole born Sep 16th 1810 – Son of Sarah Cole Single Women – Baseborn
For some reason Stephen was baptised twice
Stephen Cole and Robert Cole (son of Elizabeth) were baptised on the same day

It is not clear why Sarah and Robert never married, maybe he was already married although no record has been found of that fact.
1811: Dec 14 – Barstardy Order was issued against Robert Fearall Beeston of Mattishall for a male child born to Sarah Cole a single woman on Sep 16th 1810. Robert to pay 13 shillings and 6 pence then 2 shillings and 6 pence weekly. Sarah to pay 1 shilling and 3 pence per week if she does not care for the child herself.

Sarah then went on to marry the widower Benjamin Huggins – Sarah would have been about 40
1818: Aug 10 – Marriage at St Peters Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 5
Benjamin Huggins a Widower to Sarah Cole a Spinster
Witness: John Daynes and Palmer Berwick
Benjamin could be the natural son of Ann Huggins who was baptised on Sep 5th 1762 at Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham

Notes for Benjamin Huggins:
Benjamin Huggins was listed in Mattishall Poor Rate Books as renting a cottage belonging to the Parish almost up to the time of his death in 1845. At the end, they were living in one of the Parish Town Houses (cottages where poor people were accommodated) but Benjamin Huggins actually died at Gressenhall and probably was buried there. It is recorded that his coffin cost 11 shillings.

Sarah and Benjamin had children: - in birth date order

[1] 1819: May 28 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 202
Sarah Huggins daughter of Benjamin Huggins a Weaver and his wife Sarah Cole

For some reason Sarah was baptised twice but this time with a different birth date.....
It could be that the Sarah above had died but there is no record to show this

[2] 1823: May 25 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 95 - Baptised with Esther
Sarah Huggins born May 15th 1820 – Daughter of Benjamin Huggins a Weaver and his wife Sarah Cole

[3] 1821: Feb 18 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 77
Benjamin Huggins born Jan 6th 1821 – Son of Benjamin Huggins a Weaver and his wife Sarah Cole
Benjamin died in 1829 age 7 – he was buried on Aug 25th at St Peter’s Churchyard Mattishall Burgh – Entry 45

[4] 1823: May 25 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 94 - Baptised with Sarah
Esther Huggins born Mar 19th 1823 – Daughter of Benjamin Huggins a Weaver and his wife Sarah Cole

1841: Census – Near the Church
Benjamin Huggins – age 80 (1761)
Sarah Huggins – age 65

1844: Death record – Benjamin Huggins at Mitford – Dec quarter (13 152) - could be about 82

1851: Census – Welgate Mattishall
Sarah Huggins – Head – Widow – age 72 1779 - Pauper - Mattishall Bergh
Elizabeth Cole – Sister – single – age 75 1776- Pauper Sister - Mattishall Bergh

1861: Census - Church Square Mattishall
Sarah Huggins - Head - Widow - age 81 - Mattishall
Elizabeth Cole - Lodger - single - age 84 - Mattishall Burgh

1862: Death record - Sarah Huggins at Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 155)
Sarah was buried at Mattishall on 8th July 1862, aged 84 years.

MORE ON STEPHEN COLE:

My thanks to Mary Brathwait for her help
Mary is a decendant of Sarah Cole (1779) and her son Stephen Cole (1810)
STEPHEN COLE – born 1810
Son of Sarah Cole (1779)
1810: Sep 18 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall
Stephen Cole son of Sarah Cole – Baseborn

1815: May 21 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh – Entry 27
Stephen Cole born Sep 16th 1810 – Son of Sarah Cole Single Women
For some reason Stephen was baptised twice
Stephen and Robert Cole (son of Elizabeth) had been baptised on the same day

From Mary Brathwait July 4th 1831 at Mattishall
Sometime about 1830 Stephen Cole married Sarah Carr – No record found
Sarah Carr was baptised on Oct 21st 1807 at St Mary’s Church Elsing – Daughter of Joseph Carr and his wife Ann Sapy
Stephen and Sarah had children:

[1] 1832: Oct 7 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 627
Margaret Anne Cole – Daughter of Stephen Cole a Shoemaker and his wife Sarah Carr
In 1851 Margaret was an 18 year old Servant Nurse for Philip Case a Chemist and Druggist and his wife Emily nee Taylor of Snendors Yard Colegate Norwich. We assume looking after their three children. Emily was born Emily Margaret Taylor the daughter of William Taylor Gentleman and Land Owner of Mattishall Burgh and his wife Lydia Wright. As the Taylor and Cole families were virtually neighbors back at Mattishall Margaret would have been known to them. In the Dec quarter of 1861 Margaret Ann Cole married George John Want at Mitford. George a 19 year old Shoe Maker born at St Faiths Norwich, the son of James Want a General Weaver and his wife Martha. In 1871 we find Margaret and George, George now John George Want were living at Constitution Place Norwich where he is recorded as not only a Clicker but a Local Primitive Methodist Preacher. Staying with them is Margaret's father (see 1871 census below). In 1881 Margaret now age 48 was living on the Main Road at Sprowston, Close to Denmark Place Norwich where George was a Shoe Maker and Local Preacher, with them are two children George Thomas 17 and Laura Margaret 15. In 1891 Margaret and George were living at 6 Knowsley Road Norwich, George was a Boot Clicker and Primitive Methodist Preacher. At this time Knowsley Road only went up to 42 and 31 the other side as the houses were still being built. In 1901 George now age 59 was an Insurance Agent, Margaret was 68 and they were still living at 6 Knowsley Road.
Margaret Ann Want nee Cole died in December quarter of 1908 age 76. We find George now a widower, in 1911 was living with his daughter Laura Palmer nee Want at 44 Guernsey Road Norwich (the other side of Sprowston Road from Knowsley Road) where he is a 69 year old Insurance Agent. George John Want died in the December quarter of 1927 at Norwich age 86

[2] 1834: Sep 28 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 695
Elizabeth Cole – Daughter of Stephen Cole a Shoemaker and his wife Sarah Carr
In 1851 Elizabeth was House Servant at Boyland Hall Morning Thorpe, the hall was owned by the Irby family but at this time it was empty with only the House Staff in residence. It was headed by John Easton their Butler. The hall was demolished in 1947.
Elizabeth married Richard Brereton in the Jun quarter of 1856 at Norwich. Richard was baptised on Aug 5th 1832 at St Lawrence Church Norwich - Entry 602 the son of Richard Brereton a Carpenter and his wife Elizabeth unknown.
In 1861 Richard was a 28 year old Carpenter and Joiner, Elizabeth was 26 they were living at Vauxhall Street, Heigham, Norwich. At that time Elizabeth and Richard had three children, Richard Robert 4, George Henry 2 and Walter James 1 month.
In the Mar quarter of 1864 Walter James Brereton died, he would have been about 3. In the same quarter his brother George Henry Brereton also died he would have been about 5.
In 1867 at the young age of 33 Elizabeth Brereton nee Cole died at Norwich in Dec quarter. However we find in the 1871 census Elizabeth and Richard had had another child together, Anna (Elizabeth Anna) Brereton born in the Jun quarter of 1863 at Norwich.
Richard remarried to Elizabeth Bush of North Tuddenham in the Jun quarter of 1868, she was born on April 3rd 1839 the daughter of Edward Bush a Labourer and his wife Elizabeth Keeler. In 1871 were living in Belvoir Street Norwich.
In 1881 Elizabeth's daughter, Anna was a Cook and Servant for William Howard Dakins a Tea Dealer and Town Councillor at 2 Chester Place Heigham, Norwich. Richard Robert was still with his father at Eagle Walk Heigham working as a 24 year old Carpenter. In 1901 Anna age 37 was living with her father, Richard age 68 a Carpenter living on his own account at 41 Eagle Walk Norwich
Richard Brereton died in the Sep quarter of 1908 age 75. His second wife Elizabeth Brereton nee Bush died in the Mar quarter of 1901 both at Norwich. In 1911 Anna Elizabeth Brereton was a 47 year old unmarried cook for a widow, Harriett Emily Miller and her two daughters at 1 Victoria Street Norwich, opposite the old Norfolk and Norwich Hospital on Newmarket Road. In the Mar quarter of 1912 Anna Elizabeth Brereton died age 49 at Norwich. Anna's brother now known as Robert married Harriett Holledge at Norwich in the Jun quarter of 1905. In 1911 they were living at 69 Leicester Street Norwich. Robert died age 80 in 1937 at Norwich, Harriet died in 1950 age 89. They had no children.

[3] 1840 – Sarah Anne Cole - no baptism record found
Sarah gave birth to an illegitimate son in 1856 which she named Charles Edwards Cole – Baptised on Jun 29th 1856 at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 473 - More on Charles below....
In 1861 Sarah was a 21 year old House Servant for Philip Case a 47 year old Oil Cake And Manure Merchant at Heigham Norwich. Sarah had taken the place of her sister Elizabeth (1832) above. Philip's wife is Emily Margaret Case nee Taylor from Mattishall Burgh (details above). In the December quarter of 1866 Sarah Ann Cole married William Carr a Farm Labourer at Mitford. In 1871 they had no children and were living at Low Road Mattishall Burgh, living each side of them were Sarah's two cousin James Cole (1831) and Christmas Cole (1835). In 1874 Sarah and William had a daughter Lilian Carr, she was baptised at St Peter's Church Mattishall Bugh on May 24th 1874 - Entry 408. Sarah Ann Carr nee Cole died in September quarter of 1877 aged just 37. Now a widower William was living with his 7 year old daughter on Mattishall Road Mattishall Burgh. In the March quarter of 1881 William remarried to Sarah White, Sarah had been living near by near St Peter's church, the daughter of the late John White a small Farmer and his widow Susan. Lilian a 7 year old Scholar was living near by with Francis Edwards a Farm Labourer and his wife Charlotte nee Hill.

[4] 1842 – George Cole - no baptism record found
In the Dec quarter of 1864 at Mitford George Cole married Anna Norton. Anna was the daughter of Matthew Norton (1812) and Emily Vassar - for more on the Norton Family click HERE.
In 1871 they were living at Church Lane, St Clements, Norwich where George age was a 29 year old Shoe Clicker, Anna was 28 and they had a daughter Matilda 3, who was born at Sprowston. Matilda was baptised at a Primitive Methodist Church in Norwich on October 12th 1868. We would wonder if George's sister Elizabeth's husband being a Methodist Local Preacher had anything to do with the service. In 1881 the family had increased by two with Albert Henry age 9 and Florence Catherine 3, they were now living at Fleece Yard, St Edmunds, Nowich where George was a Boot & Shoe Warehouseman. In 1891 George and Anna had moved to 1 Afghan Place, Norwich. George was a Shoemaker, Martilda and Florence were Shoe Machinists and Albert a Grocers Assistant. By 1901 Geroge and family had moved to 50 Silver Road Norwich, a property which was a corner shop with living accommodation. The proprty was on the corner of Wodehouse Street. In 1901 Silver Road and all the surrounding area of terrace houses had only just, or were still being built.
In the late 1800's there was a large building program taking place each side of Magdalen Road leading out of the city centre from Magdalen Gates up to Sprowston and St Clements. This included Silver Road as part of the outer boundry of the estate. 50 Silver Road would have been part of this, therefore George and family could have been one of the first families to occupy this property. We can date these properties by looking at some of the main building in the area, Just taking the Silver Road area, the Cygnet public house was openeded in Oct 1892, George White School was opened in 1903. Start-rite opened their new factory on Chrome Road in 1900 which would become the workplace for many who lived in this area. At the other end of Silver Road was the new City Tram shed which was the turning point and housed most of the trams that worked Norwich. The network was essentially complete and fully operational by the end of the 1901.
In 1901: George was still recorded as a Shoemaker (worker) maybe he was employed by Start-rite? Martilda and Albert were General Shop Keepers living on their own account. It is noted on the census Albert was a widower. Albert had married Rosa Sarah Delves in the Sep quarter of 1896 at Norwich but sadly Rosa died the following years in the Mar quarter of 1897 at the young age of 26. Florence was still at home working as a Shoe Machinist. George Cole died in March quarter of 1906 at Norwich age 63.
Matilda Cole still a single women died in the Sep quarter of 1909 age 41.
Florence Catherine Cole married Frederick Thomas Oxbury in the Sep quarter of 1903. In 1911 the couple was living at 47 Glebe Road Norwich where Frederick was recorded as a 32 year old Certificated Assistant Teacher Head of Open Art Sch In Summer Months working for the Norwich Education Committee. With them were their three children, Harold Frederick 7, Dorothy Gertrude 4 and Frank Ernest 2. Also was a live in Gereral Domestic Servant, Happy Drake age 14 from Wicklewood.
In 1911 Albert Henry Cole was Grocer Manager at the Post Office at Horning, Norfolk, he had remarried in the Mar qaurter of 1902 to Victoria Kate Thrower with whom he had at that time two children, Elsie Violet and Herbet Stanly. Living with them was his widow mother Anna Cole age 68. Anna died in the June quarter of 1927 at Smalburgh age 84. Albert remained Post Master till 1945.
For a picture of Albert Henry Cole click HERE

[5] 1844: Aug 25 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 161
James Cole – Son of Stephen Cole a Shoemaker and his wife Sarah Carr
James Cole married Sarah Balls in the Dec quarter of 1864 at Norwich. In 1871 James and Sarah were living at Constitution Place, Sprowston Norwich (entry 32) where James was a 26 year old Boot Riveter, with them were their three children, Hannah 5, Alice 3 and Arthur 11 months together with James's mother Sarah Cole age 63, his father (Stephen) was staying with his sister Margaret Want, entry 46. James and Sarah were also members of the Methodist church at or just before this time as Hannah was baptised as Ann Elizabeth Cole on Sep 16th 1865 at a Primitive Methodist Church in Norwich. In 1881 the family was living at Church Street St Clements Norwich (entry 229) James was a Boot Clicker and Sarah was also now employed as a Boot Machinist, as was Anna their daugther, Alice was age 13, Arthur 10, Frederick 8 and Herbert 5 were all Scholars with Ethel aged 1.
In 1891 James was a 46 year old Boot Clicker, Sarah 45, Arthur was also now a 20 year old Boot Clicker and Frederick age 18 likewise. Herbert age 15 was an Apprentice Clicker, Ethel 11 a Scholar. Their address was 54 Lawson Road Norwich. They were still at the same address in 1901, James still a Clicker, Sarah was looking after the family, Herbert appears to be known now as Robert 25, Ethel 21, a Drapers Assistant. Ten years on and they were still at 54 Lawson Road in 1911 James is now a 66 year old General Shopkeeper living on his own account, Sarah age 66 is recorded as having had 6 children 3 of which had died. Lodging with them was Agnes Elizabeth Miller a Tailoress. It is not known where James's shop was as 54 Lawson Road is a middle terrace houses, although the road is a little diffrent now as only a few doors away from 54 the houses are modern as the road was bombed during the Second World War so there could have been a shop nearby.
James Cole died age 72 in Dec quarter of 1916 at Norwich - It appears Sarah Cole nee Balls died age 76 in the Sep quarter of 1920 at Smallburgh. Was she staying with her nephew Albert Henry Cole at Horning or somewhere in that area?

[6] 1847: Jan 17 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 229
Mary Ann Cole – Daughter of Stephen Cole a Shoemaker and his wife Sarah Carr
Mary Ann Cole married Stephen Bales in the Jun quarter of 1867 at St Faiths. Stephen was born in the Dec quarter of 1844 at Bracondale, Norwich the son of Benjamin Bales a Gardener of Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolf and his wife Elizabeth Baldwin of St James, Norwich.
In 1871 Mary Ann and Stephen were living at 4 Church Lane St Clements, Norwich where Stephen was a 26 year old Boot Rivetter and Mary Ann know Marianne was age 24. With them were their three children, Edward 3 who had been born at Mattishall, Edith 1 born at Sprowston and Elizabeth who was 1 week old. Staying with them was Caroline Hook a 32 year old Nurse. It was interesting to find that Stephen's farther (Benjamin) was living next door to Mary Ann's sister Margaret Want nee Cole (1832) at Constitution Place and just a few doors down was he brother James Cole (1844) and his family. By 1881 they had moved to 1 Bakers Road, St Augustine, Norwich. Stephen was a 37 year old Shoemaker and Marianne was a Machinist age 34, Edward 13, Edith 11 and Elizabeth 10.
Marianne Bales nee Cole died in the Mar quarter of 1888 at Norwich she was only 41.
In 1891 Stephen, now a widower was living at 105 Waterloo Road, Norwich, he was still a Boot Riviter and he gave his birth place as Butters Hill Lakenham (now Carrow Hill, Bracondale). With him we find another daughter (Rosanna Bales) who had been born just before her mother (Marianne) died in 1885 at Waterloo Road. Also on the return was his daughter Edith age 21. Edith had married Thomas William Cole (no relation) age 22 and a Shoe Clicker. Thomas was born in 1869 at Norwich the son of Samuel Cole a Foreman Shoe Machinist from High Bickington, Devon and his wife Elizabeth Blyth from Norwich. In 1881 Thomas Cole and his parents had been living at 28 Bakers Road so Elizabeth and Thomas had grown up together.
1901 and Stephen had not remarried, he was a 56 year old Oil Hawker now living at 107 Waterloo Road, with him was his daughter Rosa age 25 a Tailoress. His other daughter Edith was also living there with her husband Thomas Cole, he was a Milk Hawker.
Stephen Bales died in the Jun quarter of 1910 age 65 at Norwich.
After her father died Rosanna went to work for Rev Richard Wilton a 59 year old Minister Of United Methodist Church and his wife Alice Blanche at their home Epworth House, 1a Aylsham Road Norwich. In 1911 Rosanna Bales was a 26 year old Domestic Servant living at this address with the Revd, his wife and five children. Records show Rosanna Bales married in the Sep quarter of 1912 at Norwich to Alfred Charles Howes at Norwich. They had a daughter Gladys Eleanor May Howes in 1913 they were living at 11 Catherine Wheel Opening, St Augustine Street, Norwich.

1841: Census – Near The Church Mattishall
Stephen Cole – age 30 – Shoemaker
Sarah Cole – age 30
Margaret Cole – age 8
Elizabeth Cole - age 6
Sarah Ann Cole – age 1

1851: Church Square, Mattishall Mitford, Norfolk
Stephen Cole – Head – age 40 – Shoemaker – Mattishall
Sarah Cole – Wife – age 43 – Elsing
Sarah Cole – Dau - age 11 1840 – Errand Girl – Mattishall
George Cole – Son – age 9 1842 – Errand Boy – Mattishall
James Cole – Son – age 6 – Scholar – Mattishall
Mary Ann Cole – Dau – age 4 – Mattishall

Meanwhile Stephens mother (Sarah Huggins) was here
1851: Census – Welgate Mattishall
Sarah Huggins – Head – Widow – age 72 1779 - Pauper - Mattishall Bergh
Elizabeth Cole – Sister – single – age 75 1776- Pauper Sister - Mattishall Bergh

1861: Census – Church Square Mattishall
Stephen Cole – age 50 – Shoemaker – Mattishall Burgh
Sarah Cole – Wife- age 53 – Shoemakers wife – Elsing
George Cole – Son – age 19 – Shoemaker – Mattishall
James Cole – Son – age 15 – Shoemaker – Mattishall
Marie Anne Cole – Dau – age 14 – Mattishall
Charles Edwards Cole *– Gson – age 4 – Mattishall

* Charles Edwards Cole is the illegitimate son of Sarah Ann Cole – Baptised on Jun 29th 1856 at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 473

1877: Marriage record - Charles Edwards Cole married Mary Ann E S Brown at Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 775)

1881: Census Gildengate Street St George Colegate Norwich
Charles E Cole - Head - age 24 - Boot Maker - Mattishall
Mary A E S Cole - Wife - age 25 1856 - Machinist (Boot) - East Dereham
1891: Census: - Charles and Mary had moved to Ellingfoot Road Hackney London where Charles is a 34 year old Boot Laster and Mary Ann is a 36 year old Tailors Machinist with them is their son Edmund Cole 9.
1911: Census - Charles was living at Lower Green Hawkley Hants where he was a 50 year old Boot Maker And Repairer with him was his son Charles Stephen Cole age 9 born at Kensington London - Where was Mary?

1871: Census - Constitution Place Norwich
John George Want – Head – age 29 - Clicker Local Preacher - Norfolk - St Faith - occ: Primitive Methodist
Margaret Want – Wife – age 36 - Norfolk – Mattishall
George T Want – Son – age 7 – Scholar - Norfolk – Sprowston
Laura M Want – Dau – age 5 – Scholar - Norfolk – Sprowston
Stephen Cole – Father law – Married – age 60 – Cordwainer - Norfolk – Mattishall
Charles E Cole – Nephew – age 14 – Cordwainer Mattishall
Margaret married John George Want in the Dec quarter of 1861 at Mitford - (4b 785)

Meanwhile Sarah was a few doors away staying with her son James
1871: Census - Constitution Place Sprowston Norwich
James Cole – Head – age 26 - Boot Riveter - Norfolk – Mattishall
Sarah Cole – Wife – age 26 - Norfolk – Barton
Hannah S Cole – Dau – age 5 – Scholar - Norfolk – Sprowston
Alice Cole – Dau – age 3 - Norfolk – Sprowston
Arthur Cole – age 11months - Norfolk – Sprowston
Sarah Cole – Mother – Married – age 63 - Norfolk – Elsing

1874: Death record – Sarah Cole at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 191) age 66

1881: Census - "Norfolk County Lunatic Asylum" Thorpe Next Norwich
Stephen Cole – Inmate – Widower age 70 – Shoemaker - Handicap: Lunatic – Mattishall
It did not take much to be placed in an Asylum in these times. Many people suffering from illnesses were classed as lunatics unjustly locked away. Today they would be simply treated with drugs. Once inside these institutions very few came out alive.

1882: Death record – Stephen Cole at St Faiths – Sep quarter (4b 61) age 72

 

 

 

 

Child 4
BENJAMIN COLE - born 1783
Son of Thomas Cole (1738) and his wife Ann Harvey

1783: Jan 17 – Baptism at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh
Benjamin Cole son of Thomas Cole and his wife Ann
Benjamin married Blythe Anthony in 1805 at All Saints Church Bawdswell - Entry 171
Benjamin moved away from Mattishall - His wife Blythe died in 1844 and Benjamin died in 1860 both are buried in Sparham parish churchyard.


 

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