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Percy Coe

Also Known As: "Peter"
Birthdate: (81)
Death: 1974 (81)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Coe and Jane Coe
Husband of Violet Coe and Violet Coe
Father of Peter Coe and Peter Coe
Brother of Peter Coe

Occupation: carpenter and joiner
Managed by: Private User
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About Percy Coe

Roy Stockdill

Those who saw last night's WDYTYA? programme on Sebastian Coe will know that, just as with JK Rowling, they concentrated entirely on only one aspect of his ancestry, viz. a wealthy, scandalous plantation owner in Jamaica called George Hyde Clarke who owned hundreds of slaves and had six children by four different women. This was from his mother's line.

No mention was made of his direct paternal line but I was commissioned by Findmypast to research Coe as well and some of my findings are on their website at: [This link is not particularly productive CJB]"" I found his great-grandparents, Robert and Jane Coe, who for some reason as yet unexplained appeared in the 1881 census in Chelsea, London, under the name of HARRISON. I explain precisely how I discovered this and how I confirmed it was the same Coe family under a different name. Newcomers may find it interesting to study this as a classic example of how you can find elusive ancestors in a census by doing an advanced search, leaving out the surname! However, unfortunately FMP didn't have the web space to publish my full findings and listers in Co Durham may be particularly interested to know that I got Seb Coe's direct paternal ancestors back to a marriage in 1723 at Tanfield. The Coes came from Tanfield/Tanfield Lea for as far back as I could find them and were ordinary Durham pitmen initially. I was unable to get back beyond that date because the Tanfield parish registers only date from 1719, the earlier ones being lost. The Coes were in Co Durham from at least 1723 until the 1871 census, after which the aforesaid Robert Coe - a joiner and carpenter, not a miner, born 1850/51 Tanfield Lea - moved to London and married a Kentish girl from Dover. They then became a London family. If anyone thinks they may have a connection I can publish the full line here, on request. -- Roy Stockdill Genealogical researcher, writer & lecturer Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History:

AND at Rootsweb

From: "Roy Stockdill" <> Subject: Direct male ancestry of Sebastian Coe from Tanfield, Co Durham Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:29:38 +0100

Following my post about the ancestry of Sebastian Coe and a peculiar entry for his great-grandparents in the 1881 census, someone asked me if I would mind posting his full male line ancestry for as far back as I had researched it. I'm sure I didn't dream this (!) but I cannot now find the message, so I am posting the pedigree anyway to the three lists I originally posted to. Hope this interests the requester, who I recall had ancestors from Tanfield, Co Durham.

I put the pedigree together back to 5-times great-grandparents through a combination of the early parish registers of the church of St Margaret of Antioch (online at FamilySearch); the IGI; the censuses; FreeBMD and birth indexes at Findmypast; also NBI3. Most of the early Coes were pitmen, since Tanfield was a mining area.

All the references below are to Tanfield until the marriage of Robert Coe no. 4 at Kensington in 1880.

ROBERT COE married SARAH BROWN at Tanfield on 19 May 1723 ¦ ROBERT COE was christened 4 May 1935 = MARY KENDALL, m 10 Nov 1764 ¦ WILLIAM COE was christened 29 Aug 1773 = ELIZABETH LAWSON, m 5 Jul 1806 ¦ ROBERT COE was christened 26 Apr 1812 (b 6 Feb 1812 = ANN BIRTLEY, m 28 Feb 1835 (* Note that this Robert Coe was clearly educated and upwardly mobile, since he appears in the registers initially as a pitman but by the 1851 census was a colliery clerk and by 1861 a colliery agent) ¦ ROBERT COE was christened 2 Nov 1851 = JANE ARTLETT of Dover, m at Kensington, London, in 1880. (This Robert was a carpenter and joiner) ¦ PERCY COE was born 1893 at Chelsea = VIOLET NEWBOLD, m 23 Aug 1919 at Fulham (Percy was a carpenter and joiner, like his father) ¦ PERCY NEWBOLD COE was born 1919 at Kingston-on-Thames (he later adopted the forename of Peter) = TINA ANGELA LAL, who was born 1929 at Barnet, married 1954, Kensington ¦ SEBASTIAN NEWBOLD COE, b 29 Sep 1956, Chiswick

There you have it! I cannot get back beyond 1723 since the early Tanfield registers before 1719 are lost. However, it seems likely the Coes probably went back in the parish even earlier. Some of them appear on NBI3 as being buried in St Margaret's chuchyard.

-- Roy Stockdill Genealogical researcher, writer & lecturer Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History:

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." OSCAR WILDE

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Age 26
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 35
Age 81