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From: Graham Hoult <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] COX
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 23:41:47 +1200
On Mon, 14 May 2007 "Ian Pilkinton" <>
>Subject: [NZ] COX
>I am trying to contact anyone who may be related to or knows
>anything about a family called COX.
>Thomas Edward COX was born around 1881 in Gloucestershire England
>and married Marian BRISCOE on July 26 in Wellington NZ. Marian was
>born in County Kilkenny Ireland around 1891. In 1911 "Tom" COX was a
>railway porter in Wellington at the time of his marriage.
>In the early 1940's they lived off Ohiro Road, Brooklyn Wellington
>where Marian had some sort of a curtain making business probably
>working from home.
>They had 3 children Thomas, a girl who I think married a chap with a
>family name like BONNIFACE and in the early 1940's they lived in
>Brooklyn Wellington. There was also a younger daughter who I think
>married a chap with a family name FERGUSON and I think they were
>both school teachers.
>Later Tom and Marian moved to Napier and had something like a
>curtain making business possibly in a premises seperate from their
>home.The FERGUSONs may also have lived in the Napier area.
>My father was a relation of Marian's possibly a first cousin. I
>realise this is all pretty sketchy but someone may know something.
If you think the the marriages of the children occurred in 1956 or
earlier, and have access to the NZSG marriages CD I suggest that you
look for marriages of
a COX female to as BONIFACE or a BONNIFACE (try both spellings)
and a COX female to a FERGUSON (may be an idea to look for
FERGUSSON as well)
The NZSG marriages CD pairs the names of of the marriage partners for
marriages up to and including 1956. The resulting pairings of names
may jog your memory of the names of those couples.
It could also be useful to look in the electoral rolls to see if you
can pick up the names of any adult daughters who may have been living
>My father was a relation of Marian's possibly a first cousin.
You would need to trace the ancestry of them both to look for a
common ancestor - or find someone who knows the connection :-)
Hope this helps