Elizabeth Cox

(born 1778 Bletchington, Oxfordshire)

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Maternal grandmother: Elizabeth ??? (born abt 1724 died 1799 Little Hinton)   View NotesHide notes  

There is record of an Elizabeth Woodward, buried Little Hinton, 14th April 1799 age 75, widow. This is probably her, and we know from her son's will in 1795 that she was still alive then as she was a beneficiary, however it is not totally certain.

Maternal grandfather: William Woodward (born abt 1720 died 1782)   View NotesHide notes  

Last Will and Testament of 26 May 1780 and proved at Sarum 28 October 1782

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Henry Edwards, Jane Simmons and John Wells

I William Woodward of Little Hinton, County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Elizabeth Swinbourn (dau), Elizabeth (wife), John (son), Mary (dau and wife of John Warner), Martha Hilliard (dau and widow), Ann (dau and wife of Thomas Edwards), Letitia (dau and wife of John Cox)

Joint Executors: Elizabeth (wife) and John (son)

Commision of Oath: At Bishopstone on 7 Oct 1782, personal estate amounts to £220, under £300

Source: Chippenham RO, document reference P3/W/1029



Paternal grandmother: not known

Paternal grandfather: not known


Mother: Letitia Woodward (born 1755 Little Hinton, Wiltshire)  

married 30 Dec 1777 Kidlington, Oxford

Father John Cox (born abt 1750)  

Sister: Phillis Cox (born 2.2.1780 Bletchington, Oxfordshire died 24.3.1863 Oxford)   View NotesHide notes 4 children  

Transcript of will of Elizabeth Swingbourn

This is the last will and testament of me Elizabeth Swingbourn of Kidlington in the County of Oxford, Widow, made this twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.

First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and Testamentary Expenses and the cost of proving this my will be paid and discharged by my Executors herinafter mentioned. I give and bequeath unto William Scroggs of Kidlington aforesaid, Miller, and Robert Burgoyne of the same place, Tailor, the sum of six hundred pounds, new three and one half per centum Bank Annuities, upon trust, to pay the dividends thereof to my niece Phillis Sandell, of the City of Oxford, for her sole and separate use independent of her husband, whether present or future, and not subject to his debts, control or engagements and, so that she shall not anticipate or assign the same or any part thereof, and from and after her decease upon trust to assign and transfer the said capital sum unto, and equally between, each of her children as shall be living at her decease. But in case of the death of either in her lifetime leaving issue, then upon trust, to assign and transfer the share of him, or her, so dying, unto his, or her, children. I give and bequeath unto the said Phillis Sandell, all my household furniture, linen, books and wearing apparel, for her sole, and separate use.

I give and bequeath unto my niece, Charlotte Pointer, now or late of Edgeware Road, in the County of Middlesex, one hundred pounds of the like stock, for her separate use and whose receipt for the same shall be a sufficient discharge.

I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Head of Marston in the County of Wilts, fifty pounds of the like stock.

Unto my niece Ann Pointer, of Edgeware Road, aforesaid, one hundred pounds of the like stock.

Unto my niece Sarah Pullen, of Hinton in the County of Wilts, one hundred and pounds of the like stock.

Unto my nephew John Cox, of Bletchington in the County of Oxford, one hundred pounds of the like stock.

Unto my niece Martha Cox, of the City of London, one hundred and fifty pounds of the like stock, and to Rebecca, the wife of Stephen Cox, of New Woodstock in the County of Oxford, one hundred and fifty pounds of the like stock.

I give and bequeath to each of the daughters of my late nephew, Charles Warner, of Bletchington aforesaid, as shall be living at the time of my decease, nineteen pounds sterling, and to each of the children, as shall be then living, of a daughter, or daughters, of the said Charles Warner, who shall have died in my lifetime, a like sum of nineteen pounds.

I give and bequeath unto my niece Martha Upcott, of the City of London, nineteen pounds. Unto my niece Rebecca Smith of the same city, nineteen pounds.

Unto Ann, the daughter of the aforesaid Rebecca Cox, the sum of fifty pounds and unto Elizabeth, the wife of Charles Gibbs, of Warbrough in the County of Wilts, the sum of fifty pounds.

I give and bequeath to each of the children of my late nephew Thomas Cox, of Blechington aforesaid, the sum of ten pounds, to be paid to each on his or her attaining the age of sixteen years.

I give the sum of ten pounds to be distributed in bread to poor widows and widowers of Kidlington aforesaid at the discretion of my executors. I give and bequeath unto the said William Scroggs and Robert Burgoyne, the sum of nineteen pounds each as a small remuneration for the trouble they will be put to in executing this, my will. All the rest and residue of my estate and effects, whatsoever, and wheresoever, I give and bequeath unto the said William Scroggs, and Robert Burgoyne, upon trust, to pay and divide the same unto, and amongst themselves, and all, and every other the legatees, in my said will, mentioned, rateably and in proportion to the amount of their respective, and several, legacies, by me hereinfore bequeathed. And I hereby nominate and appoint the said William Scroggs and Robert Burgoyne to be executors of this my will, and, hereby revoking all former wills by me, heretofore made, do declare this to be my last will and testament, and I empower my said executors to alter, vary and transpose my said trust funded property as it may appear best, to them, but so that nevertheless, the sum may be secured on some real or Government Security or Securities, upon trust, aforesaid. And I devise all mortgaged and trust estates which may be vested in me unto the said William Scroggs and Robert Burgoyne, subject to, and upon, the equities and trusts affecting the same. And I declare that their receipt and the receipt of the survivor and his heirs shall be a good discharge for all monies, which, in such receipt, shall be expressed to be received, and that all persons paying any monies for the purposes of this my will, and, taking a receipt from them or him, accordingly shall not be obliged to see to the further application of the same monies, nor be accountable for the misapplication, provided lastly. And I hereby declare that on the death, refusal, or incapacity to act, of either of them, the said William Scraggs and Robert Burgoyne, or any trustee or Trustees, to be appointed in his or their place or stead, it shall be lawful for the acting trustee, or trustees, for the time being, of this my will, or the executors or administrators of the last acting trustee, to appoint a new trustee, or trustees, in the place as stead of such trustee so dying, refusing or becoming incapable, to act as aforesaid and thereupon, the said trust monies and premises shall be transferred so that the same may vest in such new trustee, jointly with the continuing trustee upon the trust hereinbefore declared. And that every such new trustee shall have the same power, as if he had been appointed by this my will. And my will and mind is that my trustees and executors shall not be answerable the one for the other of them, or for signing receipts for the sake of conformity, or for involuntary lapses, but each for his own acts, receipts and defaults only. And that it shall be lawful for them to reimburse themselves, and to allow each other all losses, costs, charges and expenses, which they, or either of them, shall be put unto, or sustain for, or by reason of, this my will, or the trusts hereby reposed in them. In witness whereof, I the said Elizabeth Swingbourn have to this, my last will and testament, contained in this and the two preceding sheets of paper, set my hand the day and year first above written.

Elizabeth Swingbourn

The writing contained in this and the two preceding sheets of paper was signed by the above mentioned Elizabeth Swingbourn the testatrix in the joint presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.

J. V .Harrison

Batten Harrison

Copy of will of Mrs Swingbourn. Dated 24th June 1839

Taken from the copy of the will made by Harrison and Son.

Husband: Edward Charles Sandell (born 19.2.1767 Oxfordshire died 31.10.1846 Oxford)   View NotesHide notes  

At the age of 11, Edward was awarded Oxford University privilegiatus as an apothecary. This gave him special rights in the city and he wouldn't have had to complete an apprenticeship. See attached image and for more details.

Apothecary and Man Midwife, who was bankrupted in 1837. He had some kind of relationship with Mr Paget who re-established the Dorchester School in 1801 (see attached image). This is probably the origin of Joesph’s middle name.

From British History Online:



There had been an endowed grammar school in Dorchester since 1652, but by the middle of the 18th century it had ceased to provide effective education. (fn. 623) In 1801 a Mr. Paget advertised that he would re-establish 'Dorchester School' which had long been vacant, and offered to board 8 young gentlemen at 20 guineas a year, with dancing and French included in the curriculum. (fn. 624) By 1833 the school had 50 pupils. (fn. 625)

From: 'Parishes: Dorchester', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 7: Dorchester and Thame hundreds (1962), pp. 39-64. URL: Date accessed: 19 April 2011.

Daughter: Mary E Sandell (born 30.10.1805 Oxford died 1893 )  

Daughter: Elizabeth Sandell (born 1807 Oxfordshire died 1893 Pancras)  

Son: Joseph Pagett Sandell (born 18.3.1812 St Michael, Oxfordshire died 26.1.1866 Oxford)   View NotesHide notes  

“There is a family tradition that the Sandells descended from a Norman knight, John de Sandell, who came over with William the Conqueror. Joseph was a school master who founded a school in Oxford which closed only in 1975. Joseph died in 1866 and Leah then brought her young family to Hackney.” — Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Daughter: Letitia Maria Sandell (born 1821 Oxfordshire died 1881 St Pancras)  

Brother: William Cox (born 1784 Bletchington, Oxfordshire )  

Brother: John Cox (born 1786 Little Hinton, Oxfordshire )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 4 December 1786

Brother: Charles Cox (born 1789 Bletchington, Oxfordshire )  

Brother: Thomas Cox (born 1791 Little Hinton, Oxfordshire )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 9 January 1791

Sister: Charlotte Cox (born 11.7.1793 Little Hinton, Oxfordshire )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 8 September 1793

Oxfordshire in
the 1830 Pigotts directory
Bath Place,
Holywell, Oxford. Joseph Sandell is listed in Hunt...
Edward Sandell
privilegiatus - the privileges of the University...
Charicature of
a man-midwife from 1793. Edward Charles Sandell ...
Marriage of Mr
Sandell, Apothecary and Man Midwife to Miss Cox ...
The founding of
Dorchester School in 1801 by Mr Paget. Edward S...
Death of Joseph
P Sandell, in Jackson’s Oxford Journal Fe...
auction of land owned by Edward Charles Sandell from J...
Kettle Hall see where it is believed Edwa...
Edward Sandell
was a pupil of Magdalen school
Sandell's bankruptcy in 1837
Sandell's schooling at Magdalen School costing 15 shilli...

Present day Map with below census address/es in red

Census records:

1841 Clarendon Place Jericho, St Thomas, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Sandell Edwd M 70 1771 Ind Oxfordshire 141
Sandell Phillis F 60 1781 Oxfordshire 140
Sandell Jos M 25 1816 School ??? Oxfordshire 132
Sandell Maria F 20 1821 Governess ?? Oxfordshire 142
Davis Leah F 15 1826 F/S [female servant] Oxfordshire 134

1841 Ernest Street, St Pancras, Marylebone, Middlesex
Aberdour Tho M 40 1801 Middlesex
Aberdour Mary F 35 1806
Harvey Ellen F 10 1831 Middlesex
Massey Elizth F 40 1801 Middlesex
Massey Francis F 15 1826 Foreign
Massey Marchling M 9 1832 Middlesex
Massey Claria F 8 1833 Middlesex
Rawling Maria F 25 1816 Middlesex
Rawling Alfred M 4 1837 Middlesex
Rawling George M 1 1840 Middlesex
Boulton Isaac M 30 1811 Middlesex 218
Boulton Elizth F 30 1811 217
Boulton Isaac M 8 1833 219
Boulton Ricd M 2 1839 Middlesex 220
Boulton Wm M 0 1841 Middlesex 221

1841 Fish Street, St Leonard, Wallingford, Berkshire
Bradford John M 25 1816 Printer Berkshire 144
Bradford Mary F 30 1811 143
Bradford John M 7 1834 145
Bradford Elizabeth F 5 1836 Berkshire 146
Bradford Frederick M 3 1838 Berkshire 147
Bradford William M 2 1839 Berkshire 148

1851 32, Mary Street, Saint Pancras, Marylebone, Middlesex
Coulton Isaac Head Married M 38 1813 Artist Decoration London, Middlesex 218
Coulton Elizabeth Wife Married F 38 1813 Stone Oxfordshire 217
Coulton Isaac Son Unmarried M 18 1833 Artist America Newyork 219
Coulton Richard Son Unmarried M 12 1839 Scholar London, Middlesex 220
Coulton William Son Unmarried M 10 1841 Scholar London, Middlesex 221
Coulton Rebecca Daughter Unmarried F 8 1843 Home London, Middlesex 222
Coulton Adelaide Daughter Unmarried F 6 1845 Home London, Middlesex 223
Coulton Elizabeth Daughter Unmarried F 4 1847 Home London, Middlesex 224

1851 Brewers Street, St Aldate, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Davis Isaac Visitor Unmarried M 21 1830 Labourer Bampton, Oxfordshire 530
Sandell Joseph Head Married M 39 1812 School Master Oxford St Michael, Oxfordshire 132
Sandell Leah Wife Married F 26 1825 Bampton, Oxfordshire 134
Sandell Elizabeth Daughter F 3 1848 Oxford St Aldate, Oxfordshire 133
Sandell Hadassah Daughter F 1 1850 Oxford St Aldate, Oxfordshire 135
Sandell Keturah Daughter F 0 1851 Oxford St Aldate, Oxfordshire 29
Davis Hephzibah Visitor Unmarried F 20 1831 Barmaid Bampton, Oxfordshire 515
Sandell Phillis Mother Widow F 67 1784 Fund Holder Bletchington, Oxfordshire 140
Prior Alice Servant Unmarried F 14 1837 House Servant East Hannay, Berkshire
Noys Lois Visitor F 8 1843 Oxford St Martin, Oxfordshire 668

1851 Cromarsh Gifford, Berkshire
Bradford John Head Married M 35 1816 Typographer Wallingford, Berkshire 144
Bradford Mary Wife Married F 40 1811 Oxford, Oxfordshire 143
Bradford Maria E Daughter F 14 1837 Wallingford, Berkshire 216
Bradford Fredrick Son M 12 1839 Wallingford, Berkshire 147
Bradford William Son M 10 1841 Wallingford, Berkshire 148
Bradford Emily Daughter F 9 1842 Wallingford, Berkshire 213
Bradford Albert Son M 7 1844 Wallingford, Berkshire 214
Bradford Mary Daughter F 4 1847 Wallingford, Berkshire 215

1851 St Aldates Street, St Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Hounslow William E Son M 5 1846 Scholar Oxford, Oxfordshire 202
Hounslow Lettice M Daughter F 7 1844 Scholar Oxford, Oxfordshire 206
Hounslow Sarah B Daughter F 9 1842 Scholar Oxford, Oxfordshire 205
Hounslow Thomas Son Unmarried M 22 1829 Grocer Oxford, Oxfordshire 247
Hounslow Letetia Wife Married F 31 1820 Oxford, Oxfordshire 142
Hounslow Rose Daughter F 1 1850 Oxford, Oxfordshire 204
Hounslow William Head Married M 33 1818 Grocer Oxford, Oxfordshire 203

1861 7, Robert Street, Pancras, London, Middlesex
Coulton Isaac L Head Married M 48 1813 Decorative Artist London Clerkenwell 218
Coulton Elizabeth Wife F 53 1808 Oxford 217
Coulton Richard C Son Unmarried M 22 1839 Decorative Artist Pancras 220
Coulton William W Son Unmarried M 20 1841 Decorative Artist Pancras 221
Coulton Emily R Daughter Unmarried F 18 1843 Pancras 222
Coulton Adeline L Daughter F 16 1845 Pancras 223
Coulton Elizabeth Daughter F 14 1847 Pancras 224
Coulton Caroline Daughter F 9 1852 Scholar Pancras 225

1861 Diamond Terrace, St Giles, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Tunwell Phillis Head Widow F 78 1783 Fund Holder Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire 140
Hounslow Letitia Daughter Married F 41 1820 Grocers Wife Oxford 142
Hounslow Sarah B S Granddaughter Unmarried F 18 1843 Scholar Oxford 205
Hounslow Letitia W Granddaughter Unmarried F 15 1846 Scholar Oxford 206
Hounslow William E Grandson Unmarried M 15 1846 Booksellers Clerk Oxford 202
Hounslow Rose Granddaughter Unmarried F 9 1852 Scholar Oxford 204
Hounslow James Grandson Unmarried M 5 1856 Scholar Oxford 207
Hounslow Maria Granddaughter Unmarried F 3 1858 Scholar Oxford 208
Stockwell Eliza Servant Unmarried F 14 1847 House Servant Old Woodstock, Oxfordshire

1861 Hockmore Street, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Sandell Joseph Head Married M 49 1812 English Teacher St Michael, Oxfordshire 132
Sandell Leah Wife Married F 36 1825 Bampton, Oxfordshire 134
Sandell Elizabeth Daughter Unmarried F 13 1848 Scholar Oxford 133
Sandell Hadajsah Daughter Unmarried F 11 1850 Scholar Oxford 135
Sandell Keturah Daughter Unmarried F 10 1851 Scholar Oxford 29
Sandell Charles J Son Unmarried M 8 1853 Scholar Oxford 136
Sandell Rhoda Daughter Unmarried F 6 1855 Scholar Oxford 137
Sandell John E Son Unmarried M 3 1858 Scholar Oxford 138
Sandell James E Son Unmarried M 1 1860 Scholar Oxford 139
Harman Frederick Visitor Unmarried M 16 1845 Witney 2304

1861 St Leonards Square, St Leonard, Wallingford, Berkshire
Bradford Mary Head Widow F 50 1811 Interest Of Money , Oxford 143
Bradford Maria E Daughter Unmarried F 23 1838 Wallingford, Berkshire 216
Bradford William Son Unmarried M 20 1841 Printer Compositor , Wallingford, Berkshire 148
Bradford Albert Son Unmarried M 15 1846 Grocers Asst , Wallingford, Berkshire 214
Bradford Mary E Daughter F 13 1848 Scholar , Wallingford, Berkshire 215

1871 North Parade Avenue, St Giles, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Hounslow Letitia M Head Widow F 50 1821 Teacher of Music Oxford 142
Hounslow Thomas Step-Son M 42 1829 Tea Traveller Oxford 247
Hounslow James Son M 14 1857 Porter Oxford 207
Hounslow Maria Th. Daughter F 12 1859 Scholar Oxford 208

1871 Robert St, St Pancras, London, Middlesex
Carlton Isaac L Head M 58 1813 Middlesex 218
Carlton Elizth Wife F 65 1806 Oxfordshire 217
Carlton Rich C Son M 32 1839 Middlesex 220
Carlton Wm Son M 30 1841 Middlesex 221
Carlton Emily R Daughter F 28 1843 Middlesex 222
Carlton Adeline Daughter F 26 1845 Middlesex 223
Carlton Caroline Daughter F 19 1852 Middlesex 225

1881 17, Eversholt Street, St Pancras, Middlesex
Hounslow Letitia M Head Widow F 60 1821 Dressmaker Oxford, Oxfordshire 142
Hounslow James Son Single M 24 1857 Tailors Cutter Oxford, Oxfordshire 207

1881 7, Robert Street, St Pancras, Middlesex
Coulton Isaac L Head Married M 68 1813 Decorative Artist London, Middlesex 218
Coulton Elizabeth Wife Married F 72 1809 Oxford, Oxfordshire 217
Coulton Emily R Daughter Single F 39 1842 Dressmaker London, Middlesex 222
Coulton Adeline Daughter Single F 37 1844 Dress Maker London, Middlesex 223
Coulton Elizabeth S Daughter Single F 35 1846 Dress Maker London, Middlesex 224
Coulton Caroline F Daughter Single F 29 1852 Dress Maker London, Middlesex 225
Gibbart D H Lodger Single M 32 1849 Shop Manager Quared, Somerset
Gibbart Benj Lodger Single M 31 1850 Butchers Assistant Bayford, Somerset
Carter Mary J Boarder Widow F 62 1819 No Occupation Uley, Gloucestershire

1881 Alms Houses, Reading Road, Wallingford St Leonard, Berkshire
Bradford Mary E Head Widow F 68 1813 Alms Woman , Oxford, Oxfordshire 143

1891 118, Torriano Avenue, St Pancras, London
Coulton Elizabeth Head Widow F 84 1807 Living On Means Oxford, Oxfordshire 217
Coulton Adaline Daughter Single F 46 1845 Living On Means St Pancras, London 223
Coulton Elizabeth Daughter Single F 44 1847 Living On Means St Pancras, London 224
Coulton Caroline Daughter Single F 39 1852 Living On Means St Pancras, London 225
Thompson Emily Niece Widow F 44 1847 Living On Means Crovinish
Thompson Emily Niece 2nd Single F 23 1868 Shop Assistant Wallington, Berkshire
Thompson Lily Niece Single F 19 1872 Shop Assistant Gravesend, Kent
Thompson Bertie Nephew 2nd M 8 1883 Scholar St Pancras, London

1891 Reading Road, St Leonard, Wallingford, Berkshire
Bradford Mary E Head Widow F 78 1813 Inmate Of Almshouse , Oxford, Oxfordshire 143
Hilliar Ann Servant Widow F 76 1815 General Servant Domestic , South Moreton, Berkshire