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John Craxford

Male 1793 - 1857  (63 years)


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  • Name John Craxford 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 7 Oct 1793  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 25 Oct 1793  St Luke's Church, Old Street, Finsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1802 
    Apprenticeship 
    • He was apprenticed to carpenter and lath renderer Joseph Jones
    Residence 1827  Leonards Timber Yard, Pedlars Lane, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1827 
    Lath Renderer 
    Occupation 1841  18, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lath renderer 
    Residence 1857  Belle Vue Cottage, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1857 
    Timber Merchant 
    Died 16 Jun 1857  Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Disease of Kidney; Albuminous urine; Dropsy 
    Notes 
    • (Medical):In modern parlance:

      Chronic renal failure (presumably with high blood pressure) and oedema (swelling of legs and body)
    Person ID I836  Extended Craxford Family | The main Craxford branch RED pages I5 (James Ernest Craxford) + I77 (Arthur Craxford), The Craxfords of London - including Crauford - not yet attached to the main trunk
    Last Modified 20 May 2016 

    Father William Craxford,   b. Abt 1768, Gretton, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1847, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Ann Easthop,   b. Abt 1769, Gloucester, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1853, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married March 5th 1791  St Thomas Church, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Banns were published 13th, 20th and 27th February 1791
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, William (1791) and Ann Easthop
    MC: Craxford, William (1791) and Ann Easthop
    Noted is the witness, Nathaniel Harris, who was also present at the marriage of John Craxford to Frances Gill in the same church eight years later.
    London, England Marriages and Banns 1754 - 1921
    Southwark St Thomas 1791 Page 95
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Harriott Absalom,   b. 1798, Wandsworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1862, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1817  St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Witnesses 30 Dec 1817 
    William and Anne Craxford (his parents) 
    Children 
     1. Edwin Frederick Craxford,   b. 1818, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1893, Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Emma Ann Craxford,   b. 1822, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861, Bethnal Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. Harriett Ann Craxford,   b. 1824, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1886, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Ann Craxford,   b. Abt 1828, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jane Craxford,   b. 6 Nov 1828, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Lewisham, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     6. John Craxford,   b. 1831, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1891, Brighton, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Photos
    Folkestone, Kent
    Folkestone, Kent
    The central area of Folkestone. Shown is the site of The Battery and Belle Vue Cottage, the latter the home of John and Harriett Craxford in the 1850s. From: Old Ordnance Survey Maps: Folkestone 1906
    "The Godfrey Edition": Alan Godfrey Maps
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, John (1817) and Harriett Absalom
    MC: Craxford, John (1817) and Harriett Absalom
    Witnessed by his parents
    London, England Marriages and Banns 1754 - 1921
    Camden St Pancras Parish Church 1817 Page 235
    Census Returns
    RG: Craxford, Harriett (1861) and family
    RG: Craxford, Harriett (1861) and family
    After the death of her husband, John, Harriett continued to live at Belle Vue Cottage, Folkestone. Harriet and Mary Ann were the daughters of her daughter, Emma , and husband James Copeland Jones.
    Craxford Harriett  W Head 62 Independent      Wandsworth, London
    Craxford Frederick S Son 41 Timber Merchant St Pancras, Middx
    Craxford John S Son 27 Independent Lambeth, Surrey
    Jones Harriett S GDau 12 Scholar Bromley Middx
    Jones Mary Ann S GDau 6 Scholar Lambeth, Surrey
    Salace Eliza S Serv 18 Domestic Servant Margate, Kent
    England Census: RG9/551 Elham Folkestone 146 44
    RG: Craxford, Harriett (1851) and family
    RG: Craxford, Harriett (1851) and family
    Before moving to Folkestone, in Kent, the family lived in Lambeth, London. There is no record of husband, John, in the census return.
    Craxford Harriett  W Head 54 Wife to timber merchant Wandsworth, Surrey
    Craxford Frederick S Son 33 Lambeth, Surrey
    Craxford Anne S Dau 23 Lambeth, Surrey
    Craxford Jane S Dau 21 Lambeth, Surrey
    Craxford John S Son 20 St Pancras, Middx
    Mansall Louisa S Svnt 15 Domestic Lambeth, Surrey
    England Census HO107/1569 Lambeth Waterloo Road First 18 28
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F221  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1793 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1817 - St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1857 - Belle Vue Cottage, Folkestone, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Disease of Kidney; Albuminous urine; Dropsy - 16 Jun 1857 - Folkestone, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • BMD Certificates
    DC: Craxford, John (1857)
    DC: Craxford, John (1857)
    Lived in Folkestone. He died on June 16th 1857 of renal failure (the listed cause of death was Disease of Kidney and Dropsy - for four months)
    DC: Craxford, John (1853)
    DC: Craxford, John (1853)
    His wife, Jane, has died eighteen months previously

    Personal Histories
    JOHN CRAXFORD, GENTLEMAN OF FOLKESTONE
    JOHN CRAXFORD, GENTLEMAN OF FOLKESTONE
    The will of John Craxford who died in 1857

    Newspaper Cuttings
    River Boat Drowning Accident
    River Boat Drowning Accident
    John Craxford was involved in the rescue of passengers from a boating accident on the river Thames
    - The Era: May 30th 1841 (Issue: 140)

  • Sources 
    1. [S58] International Genealogical Index File, C020692 1776 - 1803 0585440 Film 6903658 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S307] P.O. London Directory, 1841 Part 1 Street, Commercial and Trade Directory page 18 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S42] Will, John Craxford, Prob 11/2256 Image 60 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Elham 2a 395 (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S364] London, England, Marriages and Banns 1754-1921, (London Metropolitan Archives), South St Thomas 1791 Page 95 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S364] London, England, Marriages and Banns 1754-1921, (London Metropolitan Archives), Camden St Pancras Church 1817 Page 235 (Reliability: 3).


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