The 'Luxton' Family


 

 

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Robert Charles Luxton
1873 - 1912
 
Picture very kindly supplied by
Anita Schultz
 

Husband:

Robert Charles Luxton  

Born:

1873 61 Rupert St, Reading, Berkshire - Jun quarter Bradfield 2c / 320
Died: 1912 Reading - Dec quarter 2c / 393 - age 39
Buried:    
Parents Robert Luxton (1838)
&
Emily Goodall
 
 

Wife:

Sarah Ann Colton  

Born:

Sep 07, 1874  Birth information from 1939 Census records - However, no birth record has been found under Coulton*
Died: 1954 as 'Sarah Ann Richardson' St Mary, Reading - STM/99/28 - age 79
Buried:    
Parents Richard Andrew Colton 1849
&
Elizabeth Oram*
* 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.

 

Married:

1898 Reading Register Office - Dec quarter (2c 917)

 

Children with Robert:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Annie Dorothy Luxton April 10, 1899
St Mary, Reading - Jun quarter - 2c / 349
Emily Elizabeth Luxton* 1902 Reading - Mar quarter (2c 346)
Edith Rose Luxton Oct 24, 1903 Reading - Dec quarter - 2c /339
Daisy Florence Luxton Dec 02, 1907 Reading - 1908 Mar quarter - 2c / 338
Robert Richard Luxton 1910 Reading - Mar quarter - 2c / 326

* Emily Elizabeth died as an infant at Reading in the Mar quarter of 1902 (2c 245)

 

Daisy, Edith, Annie, Sarah (mother) and Robert Luxton
 

File Information:

 

Son of Robert Luxton (1838) and Emily Goodall
1873:
- Birth of Robert Charles Luxton

(Age 7)
1881:
Census - 61 Rupert Street, Reading St Giles
Robert Luxton - Head - age 44 - Head Gardner - born Brushford, Devon
Emily Luxton - Wife - age 38 - Gardner's wife - born Reading, Berkshire
Florence Ellen Luxton - Daughter - age 10 - Scholar born Reading, Berkshire
Robert Charles Luxton - Son - age 7 - Scholar - born Sulhamstead, Berkshire
Albert Edward Luxton - Son - age 6 - Scholar - born Reading, Berkshire
Frederick William Luxton - Son - age 4 - born Reading, Berkshire
Sydney Herbert Luxton - Son - age 2 - born Reading, Berkshire

(Age 17)
1891:
Census -Piece: RG12/1157 Place: Henley -Oxfordshire Enumeration District: 13
Civil Parish: Rotherfield Greys Ecclesiastical Parish: Holy Trinity - Folio: 40 Page: 15 Schedule: 91
Address: 9 Gladstone Terrace
Robert Luxton - Head - age 54 - Gardener(Em'ee) born Brushford, Devon
Emily Luxton - Wife - age 47 - born Reading, Berkshire
Robert C Luxton - Son - age 17 - Gardener(Em'ee) - born Sulhampstead, Berkshire
Frederick W Luxton - Son - age 14 - Gardeners Assistant(Em'ee) - born Reading, Berkshire
Sidney H Luxton - Son - age 12 - Scholar - born Reading, Berkshire

(Age 25)
1898:
Marriage at Reading, Berkshire of Robert Charles Luxton to Sarah Ann Colton - (4th Quarter Reading 2c 917)

(Age 27)
1901:
Census - 12 Boadened Lane, St Mary The Virgin, Reading, Berkshire
Robert Luxton - Head - age 27 - Breadmaker, Biscuit Factory Hand - born Southampstead, Berkshire
Sarah Luxton - Wife - age 26 - Reading, Berkshire
Annie Luxton - Daughter - age 1 - born Reading, Berkshire

1910: Electoral Register - 48 Hosier Street - Robert Charles Luxton from 40 Hosier Street Reading in 1907

(Age 39)
1911:
Census - Union Workhouse With Casual Ward, UNION WORKHOUSE - 344 Oxford Road Reading Berkshire
Robert Luxton - Inmate - Married - age 39 (1872) - Formerly General Labourer - born Reading Berks
So it seems Robert's health had deteriorated so much that he was now in an infirmary where he would die a year later.

Meanwhile Sarah was here
1911:
Census - 2 Hope Place Reading, St Mary, Berkshire
Sarah Ann Luxton - Head - Married - age 37 (1874) - born Reading St Marys
Dorothy Luxton - Daughter - age 11 (1900) - School - born Reading St Marys
Rosie Luxton - Daughter - age 7 (1904) - School - born Reading St Marys
Daisy Luxton - Daughter age 3 (1908) - born Reading St Marys
Robert Luxton - Son - age 1 (1910) - born Reading St Marys

Sarah states she has been married 12 years - she has given birth to 5 children 1 of which had died

(Age 39)
1912:
October 2. - Death at Workhouse Infirmary at Reading
Robert Charles Luxton age 39 a Labour at Biscuit Factory residing at 2 Hope Place, Hope Street, Reading
Cause of death: General Paralysis of the Insane.
Informant: S. A. Luxton, Widow of deceased, of 62 Elm Park Road, Reading
Registered: October 3. 1912
Entry: 497
- information from file certificate

 

 

More on Sarah Ann Colton / Coulton

No birth record has been found for Sarah Ann using the surname Coulton of Colton - 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.

Age 6
1881:
Census - Royal Berkshire Hospital
Sarah A. Colton - Patient - age 6 (1875) - born Reading, Berkshire - Sarah's name was spelt 'Coulton'
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.

Meanwhile Sarah's parents where here
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 - which is about 36 miles from Reading

Age 16
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, Reading, Berkshire
Sarah A Colton - Daughter - age 16 (1875) - born Reading, Berkshire

Age 23
1898:
Marriage at Reading, Berkshire of Robert Charles Luxton to Sarah Ann Colton - Reading - Dec quarter 2c / 917

Age 24
1899:
April 10, Annie Dorothy Luxton was born - Reading - June quarter 2c / 349

1899: Annie Dorothy Luxton was baptised Jun 4, 1899 at St Mary's Reading - Mother's name Annie Luxton

Age 26
1901:
Census - 12 Boadened Lane, St Mary The Virgin, Reading, Berkshire
Robert Luxton - Head - age 27 - Breadmaker, Biscuit Factory Hand - born Southampstead, Berkshire
Sarah Luxton - Wife - age 26 - Reading, Berkshire
Annie Luxton - Daughter - age 1 - born Reading, Berkshire

Sarah's father died
1908:
- December - A record has been found of a death of Richard Andrew Colton age 58 - St Mary, Reading (2c / 198)

1910: Electoral Register - 48 Hosier Street - Robert Charles Luxton from 40 Hosier Street Reading in 1907
Robert and Sarah Ann's daughter Annie Dorothy recalls living in a row of cottages on Hosier Street (now demolished) where the front door opened onto the street. She also recalled playing in the road as a child. Opposite was the Hosier street chapel. One day someone from the chapel came over to ask if the children would like to come to the Sunday school. Annie said she did, a decision which would change her life.
Looking at records several of the Colton family had lived in the Hosier Street area since the mid 1800's

1911: Census - 2 Hope Place Reading, St Mary, Berkshire
Sarah Ann Luxton - Head - Married - age 37 (1874) - born Reading St Marys
Dorothy Luxton - Daughter - age 11 (1900) - School - born Reading St Marys
Rosie Luxton - Daughter - age 7 (1904) - School - born Reading St Marys
Daisy Luxton - Daughter age 3 (1908) - born Reading St Marys
Robert Luxton - Son - age 1 (1910) - born Reading St Marys

Age 37
1912:
- Death of Robert Charles Luxton, Sarah's 1st husband

Age 39
1914:
September - Sarah Ann Luxton married Richard C. Blake - Reading 2c / 860

Husband: 2

Richard Charles Blake  

Born:

1868 Wokingham - Mar quarter (2c 373) (Hurst Birkshire)
Died: 1917 Amesbury - Sep quarter (5a 152) - age 51
Buried:    
Parents James Blake
&
Jane Unknown

Richard married Edith Hall in the Sep quarter of 1898 at Wokingham district of Berkshire. They had a son Frederick Charles Blake who was born in the Sep quarter of 1899 - Edith died age 35 in the Sep quarter of 1913 - There is also another death record in the same year and quarter (Sep 1913) a Fredrick Charles Blake age 14, so it appears Richard lost both wife and son within weeks - What was the cause of death?

 

Married:

1914 Reading - Sep quarter (2c 860)
 

Child with Richard:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Marjorie Elizabeth. Blake 1915
St Mary, Reading - Sept quarter 2c / 615
Marjorie Elizabeth. K. Blake died age 3 in the Mar quarter of 1919 at St Giles Reading
 

Age 46
1921:
June - Sarah Ann marries Joseph Richardson (Reading 2c 874)

Husband: 3

Joseph Richardson  

Born:

Apr 21, 1876 St Giles, Reading - Jun quarter 2c / 387
Died: 1949 St Giles, Reading - Mar quarter 6a / 167 - age 73
Buried:    
Parents James Richardson
&
Sarah Ann Dance

 

Married:

1921 Reading Register Office - Jun quarter 2c / 874

 

Children with Joseph: none

Joseph committed suicide by hanging himself in the back bedroom. He thought he had terminal cancer but he was wrong!!

Sarah's mother died
1932: March - A record has been found of a death of Elizabeth Colton - age 77 of Reading (2c 549)

1939: Census - 7 Jesse Terrace, Reading
Joseph Richardson - Head - born April 21st 1876 - Labourer
Sarah A Richardson - Wife - born Sep 5th 1874 - Unpaid Domestic Duties
Edith Rose Harris - born Oct 24th 1903 - Unpaid Domestich Duties
Closed Record - likley to be Jean K Harris born in the Dec quarter of 1930 at Reading
Closed Record - likely to be Brian Howard Harris born in the Mar quarter of 1933 at Reading
Alfred A Miles - born Aug 23rd 1923 - Builders Labourer
Daisy F Miles - born Dec 2nd 1907 - Unpaid Domestic Duties
Closed Record - likely to be Robert Richard Luxton born Dec 15th 1909 at Reading
Closed Record - likely to be Patricia (Pat) Margaret Miles born Aug 28th 1938 at Reading

1954: Sarah died at her home in Reading aged 79 as 'Sarah Ann Richardson'

 

   

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