Margaret (1866-1938)

Margaret, Thomas and Jemima’s youngest daughter, was born in Loughborough on 7th September 1866 and married Frederic William Cox (1873-1950), the youngest son of Captain William Smith Cox, R.A. of Marchwood, Southampton, at All Saints’ Church, Loughborough, on 11th June 1900; a little less than a year after her father’s death. At the time of her wedding, Margaret was living in Clarence Street, Loughborough and Frederic, a Veterinary Surgeon with the Midland Railway, at No. 9, Moor Lane, Loughborough.

Initially they lived at Elmhurst, Castle Hill, Duffield[1], where they had three children, Winifred Margaret (1902-) Lionel William (1903-) and Gerald Henderson (1904-). Sometime before 1909, they moved to The Grange, Melbourne, where their fourth and last child, Frederic Ingram (1909-), was born. The family appear to have moved quite frequently; in 1908[2] they were living at No. 138, Osmaston Road, Derby; in 1915 they were at ‘The Hollies’, Empress Road, Derby; in 1925 at No. 219, Burton Road, Derby; in 1935 at No. 38, “Dyrham House”, Vicarage Avenue, Derby and in 1938 at Harlow Croft, Ferrers Way, Allestree, Derby.

Frederic Cox, a Fellow of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, continued working as a veterinary surgeon for the Midland Railway Company; then for the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company, following their formation on 1st January 1923. He rose to become their Chief Veterinary Surgeon, based in Calvert Street, Derby, close to the railway station. When he retired in 1933, he had charge of the Railway’s Derby London Road stables as well as all the other stables across the firm’s rail network[3].

Margaret died aged 71, on 13th June 1938, whilst living at Harlow Croft and her funeral was held at Derby Cathedral on 16th June. Following his wife’s death Frederic continued living at Harlow Croft, where he died on 20th May 1950, with his funeral service being held on 24th May at Derby Cathedral, where he had been a People’s Warden for the previous nineteen years.


Winifred Margaret (1902-)

Their eldest daughter, Winifred Margaret appears to have remained unmarried, becoming an elocution teacher.


Lionel William (1903-)

Lionel William married Joan Grasett on 1st July 1937, at Derby Cathedral. Joan Grasett, of No. 101, Whitaker Road, Derby, was the daughter of E.D. Grasett, a former London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.) Railway Company Divisional Superintendent of Operations at Derby. At the time of the wedding Lionel Cox was an assistant district controller for LMS Railway Company in Lancaster and living their No. 8, Wingate Saul Road, Lancaster.


Gerald Henderson (1904-)

Gerald Henderson, also went into the railway industry, initially working for the L.M.S. Railway Company, then British Railways, following nationalised in 1948. At the time of his brother’s wedding in 1937, he was living in Kew, London.


Frederic Ingram (1909-)

In August 1937, Frederic Ingram married a long-time family friend, Edith Kathleen Barff, youngest daughter of the late Rev. H.F. Banff and Mrs. Banff, of Oxford at Fritton Parish Church, Norfolk.. At the time Frederic was curate-in-charge of Dorrdige Church, Knowle, near Birmingham. The two had known one another since childhood, when they lived opposite one another in Derby and, as children, often played together[4].

He became vicar of Woollaston near Stourbridge, on 24th June 1948 and had previously been in the Isle of Man. Later, he became Rural Dean of Swinford and after leaving in 1955, he went to Earl’s Croome, followed by other Worcestershire parishes before finally retiring to live in Malvern[5].


  1. 1901 Census and Cook’s 1903 Directory of Derbyshire.
  2. Kelly’s Directory of Derbyshire
  3. The Derbyshire Advertiser, 26th May 1950.
  4. The Derby Evening Telegraph, 7th August 1937.
  5. History of Wollaston