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Thomas Christopher Claypole

Male 1869 - 1875  (5 years)


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  • Name Thomas Christopher Claypole 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 17 Jun 1869  Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  (124), Blind Lane, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1 May 1875  Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: MURDER against Henry Crane who cut his throat 
    Inquest 4 May 1875 
    Information received from William Marshall, Coroner for Northamptonshire 
    Buried 5 May 1875  St Mary Magdalene, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I9635  Extended Craxford Family | The main Craxford branch RED pages I5 (James Ernest Craxford) + I77 (Arthur Craxford)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2012 

    Mother Sarah Anne Claypole,   b. 9 Feb 1844, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1930, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Census Returns
    RG: Claypole, Sarah Ann (1871) and family
    RG: Claypole, Sarah Ann (1871) and family
    This is the year before she married John Craxford. She is living in Blind Lane with her son, Thomas, who was murdered in 1875.
    Claypole Sarah Ann S Head 27 Lace Runner Cottingham, Northampton
    Claypole Thomas S Son 1 Cottingham, Northampton
    It is of note that her parents, John and Ann Claypole, lived with her daughter Elizabeth Alice three doors away in one direction while her next door neighbours in the other direction were the family of Amos and Sophia Crane. Also note the next door property is marked 'U' (uninhabited) on the census return
    English Census RG10/1506 Kettering Corby 36 27
    Family ID F7160  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jun 1869 - Cottingham, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: MURDER against Henry Crane who cut his throat - 1 May 1875 - Cottingham, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 May 1875 - St Mary Magdalene, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
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  • BMD Certificates
    DC: Claypole, Thomas Christopher (1875)
    DC: Claypole, Thomas Christopher (1875)
    Illegitimate son of Sarah Ann and (half) brother to Lizzie Alice Claypole, he was born before she married John Craxford in 1871. His violent death is referred to in our story Murder Most Foul?? In Cottingham???
    BC: Claypole, Christopher Thomas (1869)
    BC: Claypole, Christopher Thomas (1869)
    During his short life he was known as Thomas or Tommy. He was murdered in the village of Cottingham in 1875

    Headstones
    HS: Claypole, Thomas Christopher
    HS: Claypole, Thomas Christopher
    The last resting place of the murdered son of Sarah Anne Claypole (aged 6). The grave site is heavily overgrown but we have recently uncovered this commemorative headstone. The inscription is rather worn but reads
    "Beloved 
    remembrance of
    Thomas Christopher
    Claypole who departed this life
    on May 1st 1875
    aged 5 years and 11 months"

    The full tragic story can be found at: Death for threeha'p'orth of suckers on our RED pages.

    Prepared from a Cottingham Churchyard plan and plot index - reproduced courtesy of the administrator of A history of the village of Cottingham, Northamptonshire web site.
    Plot: A 14 244

    Personal Histories
    DEATH FOR THREEHA'P'ORTH OF SUCKERS
    DEATH FOR THREEHA'P'ORTH OF SUCKERS
    The circumstances of the murder of Thomas Claypole in 1875

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Kettering 3b 168 (JAS 1869) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S27] 1871 England Census, Kettering Corby RG10/1506 37 27 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Kettering 3b 117 (AMJ 1875) (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S248] National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005, Northamptonshire FHS (Reliability: 3).


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