Amelia Darby

#602, (11 April 1813-17 May 1903)
FatherGeorge Darby (c 1779-4 Mar 1853)
MotherElizabeth Aylott (c 1777-Jan 1821)
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Amelia was born on Sunday, 11 April 1813 at Hertford.1,2 She was the daughter of George Darby and Elizabeth Aylott. The city of Hertford dates back to at least 673, and was an important market town surrounded by agricultural land. From the late 16th century, it had access to the London corn markets via the River Lea.

She was baptised at Lady Huntingdon's Connexion on Sunday, 8 December 1816 at Hertford.3 Lady Huntingdon's Chapel was one a series of chapels founded in the 18th century by the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion as part of a Calvinistic movement within the Methodist church. She insisted that they should all subscribe to the doctrines of the Church of England and use only the Book of Common Prayer. It was apparently founded in 1800, and started keeping registers from 1806.



Her mother died circa January 1821. She was about 5 when this happened.4 She was a witness at the wedding of Joseph Peck and her sister Ann Darby at St. Leonard's on Monday, 1 April 1839 at Shoreditch, London.4 Amelia lived in September 1840 at Shoreditch, London.4

She married Laurence John Coxall, son of William Coxall and Frances (?), at St. Leonard's on Friday, 18 September 1840 at Shoreditch, London. She was 27 and her husband Laurence was 19.4 Amelia Darby was a witness at the wedding of William Skerman and her sister Mary Ann Darby at St. Pancras New Church on Wednesday, 26 October 1842 at St. Pancras, London.5,6,7

Amelia and her husband Laurence emmigrated from England in 1845.8,9 Amelia and her husband Laurence arrived at Canada circa 1846.8,4

She was listed in the 1851 census at Wolfe Island, Ontario.10

Her father died 4 March 1853 at the approximate age of 74. Amelia was aged 39 when this happened.

Amelia Darby was recorded as head of household in the 1861 census at Wolfe Island, Ontario. Amelia Darby was 47 years old. Her age next birthday was recorded as 40 years old and she was reciorded as living with five of her children aged 3 to 15.11 She was a grocer.11

Possibly recorded under the name of 'Cockswell', Amelia Darby was recorded as head of household in the 1871 census at Wolfe Island, Ontario. Amelia Darby was 57 years old. Her age was recorded as 69 (wrong by 12 years) and her first name as 'Emeline.12' She was a cooper(?).12

She was recorded as living with her daughter and family, including four grandchildren in the 1881 census at Wolfe Island, Ontario. She was recorded as being 65.13

She was recorded as living with her daughter Fanny and husband and five grandchildren in the 1901 census at Wolfe Island, Ontario. She was recorded as being 88.14

Amelia died on 17 May 1903 at Wolfe Island, Ontario, at age 90 of senile decay.15,4 Her body was interred at Christ Church Anglican Cemetery at Wolfe Island, Ontario.16

Children of Amelia Darby and Laurence John Coxall

Children
Last Edited23 May 2014

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1813BirthHertford1,2
1816BaptismLady Huntingdon's Connexion, Hertford3
1840ResidenceShoreditch, London4
1840MarriageSt. Leonard's, Shoreditch, London4
1851Census (Canada) 1851Wolfe Island, Ontario10
1861Census (Canada) 1861Wolfe Island, Ontario11
Occupation11
1871Census (Canada) 1871Wolfe Island, Ontario12
Occupation12
1903DeathWolfe Island, Ontario15,4
BurialChrist Church Anglican Cemetery, Wolfe Island, Ontario16
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby

Citations

  1. [S723] Webpage The Islands (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  2. [S723] Webpage The Islands (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/… (for exact date).
  3. [S236] Parish Registers- Hertford Back Street Bethel-Lady Huntingdon, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5V9-VKN : accessed 23 May 2014), Geo. Darby in entry for Amelia Darby, 08 Dec 1816; citing BACK STREET BETHEL-LADY HUNTINGDON,HERTFORD,HERTFORD,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 0566026 (RG4 1367).
  4. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 22 Aug 2012.
  5. [S469] Website Family Tree of Pete Bradshaw and Wendy Offen (http://www.bradshaw32.plus.com) http://www.bradshaw32.plus.com/family/00017375.htm
  6. [S541] The Hertford Mercury and Reformer, 'Marriages' 29 Oct 1842 p.3.
  7. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 22 Aug 2012 (for church details).
  8. [S723] Webpage The Islands (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  9. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 22 Aug 2012 (suggests 1848 as an immigration date).
  10. [S555] Provincial censuses for Canada (online image) Year: 1851; Census Place: Wolfe Island, Frontenac County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11721; Page: 21; Line: 1.
  11. [S724] Provincial censuses for Canada (online image) Roll: C-1023-1024.
  12. [S723] Webpage The Islands (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  13. [S726] 1881 Census of Canada for Canada (online image) Year: 1881; Census Place: Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario; Roll: C_13235; Page: 24; Family No: 99.
  14. [S725] 1891 Census of Canada for Canada (online image) Year: 1901; Census Place: Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario; Page: 1; Family No: 11.
  15. [S723] Webpage The Islands (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  16. [S466] Website Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) Find A Grave Memorial# 29951219.
  17. [S716] E-mails from Brian MacDonald to Tim Hill (e-mail address), 2014- 'ThoseBefore.com - Amelia Darby' - 27 January 2014 01:15.