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COXON OF SPONDON,DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND

Peter COXON was born around 1712 possibly in Elvaston, Derbyshire. On the 7 September 1742 he married Sarah LANE at St Michaels’ Church in Derby, Peter is given as blacksmith of Spondon, Derbyshire.

There was a family of COXON blacksmith’s at Elvaston Castle at the right time period for Peter’s birth but further investigation is needed here. Peter and Sarah had two sons and two daughters of which their second child Peter appears to be the only one with issue. This Peter, also a blacksmith married Mary MARSTON in 1768 in Wymeswold, Leicestershire. They had nine children, four sons and five daughters.

Thomas COXON born 1778 was educated at Repton School in Derbyshire. A family story is that as he had lost a thumb through an accident, and would be unable to work as a blacksmith it was arranged for him to go to Repton by the local landowner, Mr Drury-Lowe. In 1802 Thomas was granted authority to perform the office of School Master in the Free School of Spondon. Thomas has gone down in Spondon history as “Schooly Coxon”. He married Anne HOLLAND in 1805 and they had eleven children, three sons and eight daughters.

Their children:

Peter COXON born 1821 was also educated at Repton School. In 1848 he began work as the parish clerk to the Southwell Minster, in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, a job he had for the next 56 years. In 1850 he married Jane HARDY, daughter of Joseph HARDY and Ellen nee HILLMAN, both of Southwell. They had 13 children, eight sons and five daughters;

Their children:

I am in contact with many descendants of Peter COXON, blacksmith of Spondon and operate an e-mail newsletter to advise on any new findings, members etc. In October 2002 my husband Barry and I attended a COXON family reunion in Spondon. Unfortunately it coincided with one of the worst storms of the decade and many people who wanted to attend were unable to. We hope to have another reunion in the future.


For further genealogical information on these families please go to
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Jeremy and Sarah’s many relations
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To read about some famous COXON's please visit Harry Coxon's web site.

A map showing distribution of the surname COXON in the 1881 census.
You will see that Derbyshire has the second highest amount of Coxon's after Northumberland.

And my pages on SPONDON.



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