The 'Colton' Family

 

 

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Andrew Colton
Richard Andrew Colton
1849 - 1908
 
 

Husband:

Richard Andrew Colton  

Born:

1849 St Mary, Reading - Mar quarter (6 280)
Died: 1908 Reading - Dec quarter (2c 198) age 58
Buried:    
Parents Arthur Colton 1822
&
Maria Prismall
 

 

 

Wife:

Elizabeth Oram? See Below under Sarah Ann Coulton*

Born:

Abt 1855 Marlborough, Wiltshire
Died: 1932 Reading - Mar quarter (2c 549) age 77
Buried:    
Parents Unknown
&
Elizabeth Oram

More on Elizabeth Oram click HERE



Married:

No record found  

Andrew or Richard Andrew Coulton/Colton as he later became known is a bit of a mystery as no record of his marriage to Elizabeth has been found. Likewise there appears to be no birth records for their daughter Sarah Ann Coulton/Colton (below)

 

Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Sarah Ann Coulton Sep 07, 1874 - Reading? Birth information from 1939 Census records - However, no birth record has been found under Coulton*

* However, there is a birth record of a Sarah Ann Oram at Reading in the Dec quarter of 1874 (2c 359) - Followed by a baptism record on November 11th 1874 at St Giles Reading of a Sarah Ann Oran the natural child of Elizabeth Oran - Without the birth cerificate it is not clear if this is actually our Sarah but its the STRONGEST lead so far.

Sarah Ann Coulton - Sarah married Robert Charles Luxton in 1898, they had a daughter Annie Dorothy Luxton.
Annie married Herbert Stanley Colton her mother's cousin - for more on Sarah click HERE


 

File Information:

1851: Census 5 Vine Court, Reading
Arthur Coulton born 1822 age 29 - Silk Weaver - born at Reading
Maria Coulton born 1818 age 33 - born at Reading
George D Coulton - son - age 4 - born at Reading
Andrew Coulton - son - age 2 - born at Reading

1861: Census - 117 Barron Court, Reading
Arthur Colton - head - age 39 - Married - House Builder - born Reading
Jane Colton - wife - age 41 - born Reading - The writting is hard to read but Maria seems to have become Jane
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 - Silkweaver - born Reading

1871: Census - Sparrow Court, Silver Street, St Giles, Reading
Elizabeth Edwards - Head - Widow - age 75 - No Occupation - Maidenhead
Henry Edwards - Son - single - age 28 - Labourer - Reading
Edwin Edwards - Son - single - age 26 - Hawker - Reading
David Edwards - Son - single - age 22 - Labourer at Gas Works - Reading
Richard Coulton - Lodger - single - age 21 - Labourer - Reading

1874: Sometime about this time Richard married Elizabeth - However, no record has been found

1874: Sep 7th - Sarah Ann Coulton was born - However no record has been found
However, there is a birth record of a Sarah Ann Oram at Reading in the Dec quarter of 1874 (2c 359) - Followed by a baptism record on November 11th 1874 at St Giles Reading of a Sarah Ann Oran the natural child of Elizabeth Oran - Without the birth cerificate it is not clear if this is actually our Sarah but its the STRONGEST lead so far.

1881: Census - 48 Mary's Butts, Reading, St Mary, Berkshire
Richard Coulton - Head - age 28 (1853) - Turncock (W) - born Reading, Berkshire
Elizabeth Coulton - Wife - age 24 (1857) - born Marlborough, Wiltshire
Daughter Sarah was found in the Royal Berkshire Hospital - Below

1881: Census - Royal Berkshire Hospital
Sarah A. Colton - Patient - age 6 (1875) - born Reading, Berkshire
Sarah had a artificial leg, however, it is not clear when she lost it, or how. - was this why she was in hospital?
It has been mentioned that Sarah was kicked on the leg in the school playground and her injury developed gangrene.

1899: Kelly's Directory - 10 Hossier Street, Reading - Richard Colton a Turncock

1891: Census - 6 Hosier Street, Reading, Berkshire
Richard Colton - Head - age 41 (1850) - Turncock Waterworks - born Reading, Berkshire
Elizabeth Colton - Wife - age 36 (1855) - born Malborough, Wilts
Sarah A Colton - Daughter - age 16 (1875) - born Reading, Berkshire

1901: Census - 10 Hosier Street Reading
Richard Colton - Head - age 51 - Waterworks Turncock - Reading
Elizabeth Colton - Wife - age 47 -
Malborough, Wilts

1908: Death record - Richard Andrew Colton at Reading - Dec quarter (2c 198) age 58

1911: Census - 14 Hosier Street Reading Berkshire
Elizabeth Colton - Head - Widow - age 58 (1853) - Charwomen - born Marlborough Wilts
James Robert Pullen - Lodger - Married - age 50 (1861) - Black Smith - born Reading Berks
Annie Pullen - Lodger's Wife - married 24 years age 49 (1862) - born Reading Berks

1932: Death record - Elizabeth Colton at Reading - Mar quarter (2c 549) age 77

 


More on Elizabeth Oram

This appears to be Elizabeth's grandfather
1794: Jan 25th - Baptism at Market Lavington,Wiltshire
Thomas Oram the natural child of Sarah Oram

1823: Feb 10th - Marriage at Overton, Wilts
Thomas Oram married Rachel Gale
Thomas and Rachel had children:

1826: Sarah Oram - no record found

1827: Mar 5th - Baptism at Overton Wilts
Jarad Oram son of Thomas Oram and his wife Rachel

1830: Jul 17th - Baptism at St Marys Marlborough Wilts
Martha Oram daughter of Thomas Oram and his wife Rachel

1836: Feb 17th - Baptism at St Mary's Marlborough, Wilts - Elizabeth's mother
Elizabeth Oram daughter of Thomas Oram and his wife Rachel

1836: Feb 17th - Baptism at Sy Marys Marlborough, Wilts
Anne Orham daughter of of Thomas Oram and his wife Rachel

1840: Thomas Oram - no record found

1841: Census - Crown Court, Kingsbury Street, Marlborough Wilts
Thomas Oram - Head - age 45 - Pauper
Rachael Oram - Wife - age 40
Sarah Oram - Dau - age 15
Jared Oram - Son - age 14
Martha Oram - Dau - age 11
Betsey Oram - Dua - age 8 - Elizabeth's mother
Ann Oram - Dau - age 5
Thomas Oram - Son - age 1

Elizabeth's grandmother died
1846:
Death record - Rachel Oram at Devizes - Mar quarter (8 219) about 45 years

1851: Census - Crown Court, Marlborough Wilts
Thomas Oram - Head - Widower - age 57 - Pauper - Farm Labourer - Marlborough Wilts
Sarah Oram - Dau - single - age 26 - Ag Labourer - Marlborough Wilts
Jared Oram - Son - single - age 24 - Bricklayers Labourer - Marlborough Wilts
Martha Oram - Dau - single - age 20 - Farm Labourer - Marlborough Wilts
Betty Oram - Dau - age 14 - Farm Labourer - Marlborough Wilts - Elizabeth's mother
Ann Oram - Dau - age 13 - Pauper Scholar - Marlborough Wilts
Thomas Oram - Son - age - 10 - Pauper Scholar - Marlborough Wilts

From all accounts these appear to be children of Elizabeth/Betsey
1854
: Birth record - Elizabeth Oram at Marlborough - Mar quarter (5a 73)
1857: Birth record - William Oram at Marlborough - Dec quarter (5a 75)

1861: Census - 2 Crown Court, Malborough, Wilts
Thomas Oram - Head - Widower - age 64 - Malborough, Wilts
Jeremiah Oram - Son - single - age 30 - Bricklayers Labourer - Malborough, Wilts
Martha Oram - Dau - single - age 28 - Ag Labourer - Malborough, Wilts
Betsey Oram - Dau - single - age 26 - Ag Labourer - Malborough, Wilts - Elizabeth's mother
Thomas Oram - Son - single - 20 - Bricklayers labourer - Malborough, Wilts
Elizabeth Oram - G/dau - age 7 - Scholar - Malborough, Wilts - child of Betsy
William Oram - G/son - age 3 - Malborough, Wilts - child of Betsy
William Brown - Lodger - 58 - Chelsea Old Pensioner - General Labourer - Overton, Wiltshire

From all accounts this appear to be another child of Elizabeth/Betsey
1864: Birth record - George Oram at Marlborough - Jun quarter (5a 82)
1864: Jul 17th - Baptism record at St Mary Marlborough
George Oram born April 6th 1864 the natural child of Elizabeth Oram
George died age 8 in 1872

1865: Marriage record - Betsy Oram married George Culley at Marlborough - Dec quarter (5a 157)
George died age 48 in the Sep quater of 1868 at Marlborough (5a 41)

1871: - Census - Crown Court, Malborough, Wilts
Jeremiah Oram - Head - single - age 40 - Bricklayers Labourer - Overham Wilts
Martha Oram - Sister - single - age 37 - Malborough, Wilts
Appears to be living in the same property
Elizabeth Culley - Head - Widow - age 34 - Washerwomen - Malborough, Wilts - Elizabeth's mother
Elizabeth Oram - Dau - age 17 - Malborough, Wilts - child of Betsy/Elizabeth
William Oram - Son - age 13 - Sack Server - Malborough, Wilts - child of Betsy/Elizabeth
George Oram - Son - age 6 - Scholar - Malborough, Wilts - child of Betsy/Elizabeth

1871: Marriage record - Elizabeth Culley married John Mann at Marlborough - Dec quarter (5a 714) - Elizabeth's mother

1872: Death record - George Oram at Marlborough - June quarter (5a 49) age 8
George was buried on May 14th 1872 at St Mary's Marlborough

It appears Elizabeth had gone to Reading, very likely for work, for we find the follow birth a baptism records
1874: Birth record - Sarah Ann Oram at Reading - Dec quarter (2c 359)
1874: Nov 11th - Baptism at St Giles Reading
Sarah Ann Oran the natural child of Elizabeth Oran

The next record is the 1881 census where we find Elizabeth recorded as the wife of Richard Coulton, however, no marriage record has been found - Was Richard the father of Elizabeth's daughter, who knows! However, from now on Richard and Elizabeth remain as a married couple

Elizabeth is now recorded as Elizabeth Coulton
1881:
Census - 48 Mary's Butts, Reading, St Mary, Berkshire
Richard Coulton - Head - age 28 (1853) - Turncock (W) - born Reading, Berkshire
Elizabeth Coulton - Wife - age 24 (1857) - born Marlborough, Wiltshire
Daughter Sarah was found in the Royal Berkshire Hospital - Below

1881: Census - Royal Berkshire Hospital
Sarah A. Colton - Patient - age 6 (1875) - born Reading, Berkshire

Meanwhile Elizabeth's mother was here
1881:
Census - 2 Kingsbury Street, Marlborough
John Mann - Head - - age 45 - Gents Labourer - Bedfordshire
Elizabeth Mann - Wife - age 48 - Laundry Work - Marlborough
Martha Oram - Sister/law - Lodger - single - age 57 - Farm Work - Marlborough

No further records


 

   

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