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James Cole, weaver, son of William Cole and Hannah Cole [Wallis]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1720
Born
In the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
16th Apr 1720
Christened
At St. Peter and St. Paul in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Edenbridge Parish Registers
 
24th Sep 1744
Married
Elizabeth Browne at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Westerham, Kent
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Lionel Cole's records
 
c Oct 1744
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Westerham, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1747
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1748
Birth of a son
James in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1752
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1755
Birth of a daughter
Hannah in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1757
Birth of a son
James in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1761
Birth of a son
George in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1764
Birth of a son
Edward in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
Dec 1795
Died
In the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent; aged 77 years
Lionel Cole's records
 
9th Dec 1795
Buried
At St. Peter and St. Paul in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Edenbridge Parish Registers


Lionel Cole's records

JAMES COLE, weaver, of Edenbridge (1720-1795).

James was baptised on April 16th 1720, though when he died in 1795 he was stated to be aged 77, which would mean that he was born in 1718. He was the third son of William Cole, linen weaver, of Edenbridge. In 1744 he was in Westerham, possibly with his elder brother Robert. He married Elizabeth Browne in Westerham, daughter of William Browne, on 24th September 1744 and their son William was baptised on 9th October 1744. His other children were baptised in Edenbridge. James was described in 1762 as a weaver; he presumably continued his father's trade and home at Medhurst Row, but not very successfully, because from 1759 there were frequent charity payments to him from Edenbridge parish. Apart from money they included a pair of shoes, three bushels of oats, shoes, half a bushel of wheat, a frock for his boy, and a bushel of wheat (all in 1768, which is one of the few years for which records survive). In 1763 he was paid for eleven days' work on the roads.

In August 1761 James was forced to pay £2 towards the lying in of Mary Jessup, who had been impregnated by James's son William, and to take on the duty of guaranteeing that his son would maintain the child.

In 1783 a document shows that James Cole was now living in Edenbridge village near to the water mill. This was TA 507 which had once belonged to William Cole of Chiddingstone, butcher, and had long been used to house paupers. It now belonged to The Great Stone Bridge trust. From 1769 to 1789 the parish paid James's rent, but from 1790 to 1794 he seems to have paid his rent himself.

Uniquely we have a visual image of James because he is mentioned in a poem written about 1787 by Richard Taylor. James, with his "pipe and black meagre muzzle" was clearly one of the village "characters". A muzzle was a beard, especially if long, straggly and dirty!

James continued to receive charity payments during the period 1778 to 1794. These were for poor people who were not actually on parish relief. James was buried on December 9th 1795 at Edenbridge; his wife Elizabeth on April 27th 1796.

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Cole, Coale, Coaler, Coal, Coles family records
The ancestral pedigree of James Cole, weaver
   
2nd marriage Andrew Colem: c 1520Annys Blundell 
 b: c 1480
d: 1546 Edenbridge, Kent
  
  
       
 John Johane Julyan Richard George Elizabeth 
 b: c 1520
d: c 1585 Edenbridge, Kent, (probably)
 b: before 1525 b: before 1525 b: 1525 to 1546 b: 1525 to 1546
d: February 1551/52 Tonbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Feb 1551/52 Tonbridge, Kent
 b: 1525 to 1546 
               
Great-
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
1st marriage John Colem: c 1545Mrs 
 b: c 1520
d: c 1585 Edenbridge, Kent, (probably)
  b: c 1525
  
      
 Johanna Juliana James John Andrew 
 b: 1547 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 14th Aug 1547 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1550 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 30th Jan 1550 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1554 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 25th Jun 1554 St. Peter and St. Paul, recorded as Jacob Cole
d: January 1560 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 16th Jan 1560 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent, (possibly)
 b: 1555 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 30th Apr 1555 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1556 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 7th Mar 1556 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: September 1584 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Sep 1584 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 
             
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Andrew Colem: 29th May 1571 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, KentJoane Basset 
 b: 1556 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 7th Mar 1556 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: September 1584 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Sep 1584 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1555
  
     
 Agnes James William Andrew 
 b: 1572 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 10th Aug 1572 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1575 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 26th Jun 1575 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1578 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd Mar 1578 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: February 1647 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 10th Feb 1647 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1580 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 13th Apr 1580 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 1657 Westerham, Kent, aged 77 years
bur: 3rd Jan 1657 St. Mary's Church, Westerham, Kent
 
            
Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 William Colem: c 1600Martha 
 b: 1578 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd Mar 1578 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: February 1647 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 10th Feb 1647 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1580
  
     
 John William James Elizabeth 
 b: 1602 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1602 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 5th Sep 1602 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1605 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1671 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 26th Sep 1671 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: c 1607 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1672 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 2nd Sep 1672 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: c 1610 
           
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 William Colem: c 1635Elizabeth 
 b: 1605 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1671 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 26th Sep 1671 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1610
d: August 1669 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 31st Aug 1669 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  
         
Anne William Andrew Robert Richard Jane John Frances 
b: 1636 Edenbridge, Kent b: 1638 Edenbridge, Kent
d: December 1716 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 18th Dec 1716 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 b: 1641 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 9th Aug 1641 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: August 1699 Hever, Kent, aged 58 years
bur: 29th Aug 1699 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1644 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd May 1644 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 1716 aged 72 years
 b: 1646 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 4th Jan 1646 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: July 1673 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 17th Jul 1673 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1648 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 4th Apr 1648 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: July 1648 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 8th Jul 1648 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1649 Edenbridge, Kent, twin
ch: 16th Oct 1649 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1649 Edenbridge, Kent, twin
ch: 16th Oct 1649 St. Peter and St. Paul
 
                    
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Robert Colem: 5th Jan 1673 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, KentElizabeth Seares 
 b: 1644 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd May 1644 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 1716 aged 72 years
  b: c 1645
d: January 1710 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 13th Jan 1710 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  
        
 William Elizabeth Robert Anne Robert William Anne 
 b: 1674 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 28th Feb 1674 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: March 1674 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 3rd Mar 1674 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1675 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 19th Feb 1675 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1677 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 30th Jun 1677 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: July 1677 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 4th Jul 1677 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1678 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 1st Nov 1678 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: March 1683 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 7th Mar 1683 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1684 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 31st Mar 1684 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: September 1689 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 12th Sep 1689 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1687 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 3rd Mar 1687 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: February 1762 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 24th Feb 1762 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1690 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 16th Apr 1690 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: March 1693 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 21st Mar 1693 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 
                 
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 William Colem: 12th Jun 1709 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, KentHannah Wallis 
 b: 1687 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 3rd Mar 1687 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: February 1762 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 24th Feb 1762 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1690
d: January 1761 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 24th Feb 1761 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  
      
 Hannah Robert John James Hannah 
 b: 1710 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 20th Apr 1710 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: November 1726 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 8th Nov 1726 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1712 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 10th Feb 1712 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: September 1755 Westerham, Kent
bur: 3rd Sep 1755 St. Mary's Church, Westerham, Kent
 b: 1715 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 24th Nov 1715 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1720 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 16th Apr 1720 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: December 1795 Edenbridge, Kent, aged 77 years
bur: 9th Dec 1795 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1727 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 25th Feb 1727 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: March 1727 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 27th Mar 1727 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 
             
Parental
record
   
   
   
 James Colem: 24th Sep 1744 St. Mary's Church, Westerham, KentElizabeth Browne 
 b: 1720 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 16th Apr 1720 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: December 1795 Edenbridge, Kent, aged 77 years
bur: 9th Dec 1795 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1725 daughter of William Browne of Westerham
ch: 19th Mar 1725 St. Mary's Church, Westerham, Kent
d: April 1796 Edenbridge, Kent, aged 75 years
bur: 27th Apr 1796 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  
         
William Elizabeth James John Hannah James George Edward 
b: c October 1744 Westerham, Kent
ch: 9th Oct 1744 St. Mary's Church
d: July 1822 Brasted, Kent, aged 77 years
bur: 12th Jul 1822 St. Martin's Church, Brasted, Kent
 b: 1747 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 11th Mar 1747 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: before 19th Mar 1747 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 19th Mar 1747 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1748 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 17th Apr 1748 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: November 1752 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 11th Nov 1752 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1752 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 29th Oct 1752 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1755 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 20th Apr 1755 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1757 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 1st Jan 1758 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 1835 Hever, Kent, aged 78 years
bur: 1st Sep 1835 St. Peter's Church, Hever, Kent
 b: 1761 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 19th Jul 1761 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: November 1823 Edenbridge, Kent, aged 63 years
bur: 12th Nov 1823 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1764 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 22nd Jan 1764 St. Peter and St. Paul
 
                  
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