The 'Colton' Family

 

 

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Arthur Colton
1822 -
 
 
In those early years we find the surname 'Colton' spelt in several ways 'Coulton' / 'Cotton'. Many people in those times were not able to read or write so they would have been reliant on the transcriber and in all fairness they in turn would have have been influenced by dialects. As time progressed we see that the families preference was 'Colton'.

Husband:

Arthur Colton  

Born:

1822 Reading, Berkshire
Died: No record found to date  
Buried:    
Parents William Colton
&
Hannah ?
 

 

 

Wife:

Maria Prismall  

Born:

1820 ? Born Reading - re 1851 Census
Died: 1874 ? St Giles, Reading - Dec quarter (2c 268)
Buried:    
Parents  
&
 

A death which could be Maria
1874 - Jane Maria Colton - St Gile Reading - Dec quarter (2c 268) - age 55 - Giving her a bith date of 1820



Married:

1846 Reading Register Office - Sep quarter (6 349)

Arthur's surname was recorded as 'Coulton'

 

Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
George Dyer 'Coulton' 1846 Reading Sep quarter (6 249)
Andrew 'Colton' 1849 Reading - Mar quarter (6 280)
Arthur John 'Colton' 1852 Reading - Dec quarter (2c 307)


File Information:

(Age 19)
1841:
Census - St Giles, Reading
William Colton born abt 1790 - Silk Weaver
Hannah Colton born abt 1795 - Silk Weaver
Arthur Colton born about abt 1822 - Silk Weaver
Walter Colton
born abt 1826 - Silk Weaver
Resuma Colton born abt 1835

(Age 29)
1851:
Census - 5 Vine Court, Reading - Living with or next door to Athur's parents, 'William Colton' (1790)

Arthur Coulton head - born 1822 age 29 - Silk Weaver - born at Reading
Maria Coulton - wife born 1818 age 33 - born at Reading
George D Coulton - son - age 4 - born at Reading
Andrew Coulton - son - age 2 - born at Reading

(Age 39)
1861:
Census - Barron Court, Reading
Arthur Colton - head - age 39 - Married - House Builder - born Reading
Jane Colton - wife - age 41 - born Kingston Hants - This is a bit of a mystery where did Jane come from? What happened to Maria?
In 1871 this same Jane turns up living again in Barron's Court next door to David Henry Colton with her son - See below
George D. Colton - son - age 14 - Labourer - born Reading
Andrew Colton - son - age 12 - Servant - born Reading
Athur J. Colton - son - age 8 - born Reading
Walter William Colton - brother - age 35 - Married - Silkweaver - born Reading - Walter is recorded as Married although there is no record of this.

Has Maria changed her name to Jane and has her son Arthur also changed his round. He has the same DOB as Arthur J. Colton above although the birth place is different? It is noted that Jane is recorded as married but her husband was not present -
I am not sure where these fit in if at all but I will keep them here until we can find out where Arthur and Maria were in 1871.

1871:
Census - 2 Barron Court, Reading
Jane Colton - Head - Married - age 49 - Charwomen - born Kingston, Hants
John A. Colton - son - age 18 - Grocer's Porter - born London, Middlesex

Charles Chapman - Lodger - age 48 - Paper Hanger - born Wantage, Berks

1871: Census - I have not been able to find any records for either Arthur or Maria.

No Death Record Found



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

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