LAXON entries in the census

There is a useful website at http://www.your-family-history.com/
which
 gives an overview of entries in the English census.  It is not entirely accurate but does give a good idea of where to start searching.  These entries are under LAXON but there are no entries recorded for LAXEN, which is incorrect.

The Laxon Family in the Census

Census frequency of the Surname Laxon
1841 Census 3
1851 Census 26
1861 Census 10
1871 Census 43
1881 Census 90
1891 Census 49
1901 Census 91

Most Frequent Forenames for the Laxon Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census Total
Emma Laxon 1 2 2 1 6 1 5
William Laxon 0 1 0 2 4 7 2
Charles Laxon 0 0 0 4 3 2 6
Sarah Laxon 1 0 0 3 5 2 3
Mary Laxon 1 0 0 4 3 1 4
John Laxon 0 2 0 4 4 0 3
James Laxon 0 1 1 1 3 2 3
Arthur Laxon 0 1 1 2 3 0 3
Florence Laxon 0 0 0 1 4 1 3
Frederick Laxon 0 2 1 1 2 1 1
Emily Laxon 0 0 0 0 3 2 2
Thomas Laxon 0 1 0 0 3 1 2
Jane Laxon 0 1 0 1 3 1 1
Ellen Laxon 0 0 0 0 3 1 3
Amelia Laxon 0 1 0 1 2 2 0
Elizabeth Laxon 0 0 1 3 1 0 1
Eliza Laxon 0 2 0 0 1 1 2
Robert Laxon 0 0 1 1 1 2 0
Herbert Laxon 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
Walter Laxon 0 1 0 0 2 1 1
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Abigail LAXEN of Aylsham

Norfolk Record Office holds Miscellaneous legal papers, including papers re Abigail Laxen’s administration, Mrs Bowers’ estate, bill of sale, Gidney settlements 19th century AYL 380
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Richard LAXEN of Aylsham Will 1829

This Will is held at Norfolk Record Office.

Catalogue Reference ANW, will register, 1829-1831, (1829) fo. 31, no. 33

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Charles William LAXEN

Birth: 1898, Woolwich, Kent Father: Charles Henry Laxen Mother: Eleanor Maud Roome

Does anyone recognise these people?  Please contact me if they are part of your research

Woolwich High Street – old photograph

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Welcome to LAXEN family history researchers

This is my new blog to link with other people researching the name LAXEN.

The name originates in Hedon in Norfolk and the photograph is of the churchyard there.  My  website www.laxen.org.uk  will be up and running in April 2011.

Richard Laxen (1) died in Heydon in 1774.  He was buried in Heydon on 1 July 1774 and described as a ‘married man’.  He had three wives, Ann (surname unknown), Hannah Bugg, widow, and Mary Baker who he married in 1770.  He also had a relationship with Elizabeth Skelt around 1741.  Overseers accounts of 1741 describing Laxton’s journey to Aylsham may relate to his acknowledgement of parentage of Elizabeth Skelt’s expected child Richard.  He was first shown in the overseers Accounts as a rated person in 1728.  He appears again in 1741 when the Accounts refer to him as ‘constable’.  The accounts refer to him as LAXTON, LEXTEN, LAXIN, LAXSON, LAXON, and LAXEN.

His son, Richard Laxen (2) was baptised on 25TH January 1742 in Heydon and registered as ‘Richard Son of Elizabeth Skelt a Bastard’.  He was named in his father’s will as ‘Richard the son of Elizabeth Skelt (commonly called Richard Laxen and reputed my Son)’.  He married Martha Howes in Aylsham on 8 November 1769 and died in Aylsham in 1828 aged 86.  His will named his wife Martha, son Richard, daughter Anne – wife of Joseph Wilson. His son was the sole executor.

Richard (2) and Martha’s son Richard Laxen (3) was born in Aylsham on 10 March 1771, and married Elizabeth Eastoe on 1 March 1804.

Richard (3) and Elizabeth’s son Henry Laxen was born on 10 February 1810, married 17 October 1838, and died on 19 February 1868, all in Aylsham.  Henry’s will was dated 15 February 1868, just 4 days before he died.  He was buried on 26 February 1868.  His will was proved on 5 June, showed his wife Ann and son Richard Laxen of Aylsham, Harness maker, executrix, with Ann as sole beneficiary. He married Ann Palmer nee Foxhall in 1838, both shown of full age.  Ann had a daughter Jane by her first marriage born in 1833. Henry was a bachelor, saddler and Ann the widow of William Foxhall, servant.  Witnesses were Matthew Wade and Mary Chapman.

Please contact me if you recognise any of these people.

You can see my other website at www.cumpston.org.uk  and my CUMPSTON blog at http://cumpstonresearch.wordpress.com/

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