NameThomas CRAXFORD
Birthabt 1838, Middleton, Northamptonshire
FatherWilliam CRAXFORD (~1806-)
MotherElizabeth
Spouses
1Susannah CURTIS , GGG Aunt
Birthabt 1844, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Death1925, Kettering, Northamptonshire
OccupationDress Maker
FatherBenjamin CURTIS (1797-~1870)
MotherElizabeth VICKERS (1807-1880)
Marriage25 Dec 1863, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
ChildrenBertha Brunette (1867-1882)
 Tom Ethan C. (1869-)
 Harry (~1872-)
 Herbert Alfred (1874-1960)
 Beatrice Lilian (1877-1895)
 Winifred (1879-)
 Charles Vere (1882-1972)
Notes for Thomas CRAXFORD
England Select Births and Christenings
Thomas Craxford, baptism February 18, 1838, Cottingham, Northamptonshire, parents William and Elizabeth Craxford.

In the 1861 census Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Head William Craxford, married, age 55, agricultural labourer, born Middleton.
Son John Craxford, unmarried, age 24, agricultural labour, born Middleton.
Son Thomas Craxford, unmarried, age 23, journeyman tailor, born Middleton.

In the 1869 Post Office Directory
Cottingham is a parish in the Northern division of the county, hundred of Corby, union and county court district of Kettering etc.
Population in 1861 1139
Commercial
Thomas Craxford, Three Horseshoes [This matches with the 1871 census where he is listed as a publican][There are 3 other public houses listed]

In the 1891 census Corby Road, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head James Curtis, single, age 49, agricultural labourer, born Cottingham.
Lodger Thomas Craxford, married, age 53, tailor, not employed, born Middleton, Northamptonshire.
[James is Susan’s brother.]

In the 1911 census School Lane, Cottingham, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire
Head Thomas Craxford, age 73, Married [someone else in a different pen stroked out married and wrote widower], married 47 years, 8 children born alive, 5 still living [this has also been stroked out by someone], tailor, own account, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire. The home has 2 rooms.
Notes for Susannah (Spouse 1)
Name and birth year and location from Susan Smith.

In the 1851 census George Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 54, shoemaker, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
Wife Elizabeth Curtis, age 44, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 24, lace maker, born Cottingham.
Son Charles Curtis, age 15, shoe work, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, age 10, scholar, born Cottingham.
Daughter Susannah Curtis, age 7, scholar, born Cottingham.

In the 1861 census Town Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 64, cordwainer, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
Wife Elizabeth Curtis, age 55, born Cottingham.
Son Charles Curtis, unmarried, age 25, cordwainer, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, unmarried, age 20, cordwainer, born Cottingham.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 33, dressmaker, born Cottingham.
Daughter Susannah Curtis, unmarried, age 19, dressmaker, born Cottingham.
[A cordwainer is a shoemaker/cobbler who makes fine soft leather shoes and other luxury footwear articles.]

Select Marriages
Marriage December 25, 1863 Thomas Craxford, age 25, father William Craxford and Susan Curtis, age 20, father Benjamin Curtis, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.

In the 1871 census High Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Thomas Craxford, age 33, publican, born Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Wife Susan Craxford, age 27, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Bertha B. Craxford, age 3, born Cottingham.
Son Tom E. C. Craxford, age 1, born Cottingham.

In the 1881 census “3 Horse Shoes” High Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Thomas Craxford, age 43, Tailor and Innkeeper, born Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Wife Susan Craxford, age 37, born Cottingham.
Daughter Bertha Craxford, age 13, born Cottingham.
Son Tom Craxford, age 11, scholar, born Cottingham.
Son Harry Craxford, age 9, scholar, born Cottingham.
Son Alfred H. Craxford, age 6, scholar, born Cottingham.
Daughter Beatrice L. Craxford, age 4, born Cottingham.
Daughter Winifred Craxford, age 1, born Cottingham.

In the 1891 census 4 Queen Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire.
Head Tom Craxford, single, age 21, drayman, employed, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Mother Susan Craxford, married, age 47, born Cottingham.
Brother Harry Craxford, single, age 19, shoe finisher, employed, born Cottingham.
Brother Alfred Craxford, single, age 16, shoe finisher, employed, born Cottingham.
Sister Beatrice Craxford, age 14, born Cottingham.
Sister Winnie Craxford, age 11, born Cottingham.
Brother Charles Craxford, age 8, scholar, born Cottingham.

In the 1911 census Wilbarston, Market Harboro, Leicestershire.
Head Susan Craxford, age 67, married 46 years, 8 children born alive, 5 still living, dressmaker, own account, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
The house has 3 rooms.

In the June 1925 death index Susan Craxford, age 80, Kettering, Northamptonshire, volume 3b, page 175.
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