Cones of Aldham, Suffolk
James Cone was baptised August 03,
1788 at Rendham (the 7th child of JOHN CONE and Rebecca, grandson
of JOHN CONE and Hannah Nursey)and was a labourer from Laxfield when he married Harriet
Bullock who had been
born June 28, 1796 at Cratfield, Suffolk - (Map) Their son William, our Canterbury pioneer,
was born at Laxfield where the family lived but was baptised at Harriet's
home parish church of Cratfield. These three villages are
within 40 miles of each other.
Daughters Matilda and Sussanah were born at
Laxfield but next child, Mary Ann was born following their move to
About 1823, James leased a farm at Aldham. He is
now described as a farmer and their youngest child George was born there
early 1825. Harriet had inherited £100 from her father Edmund
Bullock who was only
48 when he died. This was a substantial sum in those days, and this no
doubt assisted James in purchasing his farm. When marrying, James signed
the register with a cross - he was unable to write. He learnt later
because his signature is on church papers at Whatfield supporting motions
at vestry meetings, first in 1844 and again in 1845 for the election of
church wardens. From this it is realised that he had become a leading
James and Harriet Cone lived at the Aldham
parsonage and his 70 acre farm was nearby. He later went to live at
Whatfield, between 1835 and 1840, a few miles away where he
leased a farm of 156 acres. He later increased this to total 244 acres and
he employed 7 men and three boys. He died at Whatfield and was buried at
the Aldham Churchyard cemetery on 26 May 1848. The inscription on the
tombstone reads -
Sacred to the memory
of James Cone, late of Whatfield and formally of this parish who departed
this life May 20th, 1848, aged 60 years.
"Farewell my dear
old friend I must away
Death calls me hence. I would no longer
Farewell all earthly joys. I go to prove
The endless pleasures
of the saints above.
Farewell my pains, disorders, doubts and
All I possess below, I now resign.
Vain world farewell but
welcome joys divine."
Harriet Cone, now a
widow at age 55, took over the management of the farm of the 244 acres
employing 7 labourers and 3 boys, and was later assisted by daughter
Susannah and her husband Lemon Juby. Harriet died and was buried at
Churchyard on the
1st April 1875 aged 79 years.
Children of James and Harriet Cone
1. WILLIAM BULLOCK CONE was born 3rd Sept 1815 at Laxfield, Suffolk,
England, and died June 02, 1852 in Bridle Path, Christchurch. New Zealand.
He married (1)SARAH ANN STRAND January 11, 1838 in Aldham Parish Church,
daughter of SAMUEL STRAND and SARAH RALPH. She was born 1812 at Yew Tree
1841 Census Aldham, Suffolk.
She died April 14,
1848 at Aldham and was bur: at St Mary's Church, Aldham, Suffolk.
Widower William Cone,
married (2) CAROLINE ADAMS August 09, 1850 in Aldham. She was born
1815 in Baylam, Suffolk. William, Caroline and the four children
immigrated 1851 to Canterbury, New Zealand.
ii. MATILDA CONE b. April 27, 1819, Laxfield. Burial: May 02, 1840,
3. SUSANNAH CONE Baptism: March 13, 1821, Dennington
Parish Church, Suffolk She married LEMON
JUBY in St
Peters Church, Ipswich, son of JAMES JUBY and LYDIA TURNER. He was born 29
December 1822 and baptised January 12, 1823 at Bedfield, Suffolk.
Occupation: Miller of Corn.Their
4. GEORGE CONE was baptised on 6th March 1825 at the
Parish Church, Aldham, Suffolk, and died April 1893 at Whatfield, Suffolk
where he was buried April 29, 1893 aged 68 He married (1) ELIZABETH BAKER May 24 1850 at the Parish church in Dedham, Essex,
daughter of WILLIAM BAKER (brickmaker) and FRANCES JAMES. She was born
Abt. 1827 in Higham,Suffolk, and her burial was on January 25, 1878 at
Whatfield Cemetery, aged 51 years.
George was said to be
very fond of horses and had a fine horse for hunting.He came from Aldham
to Whatfield where he married and settled at "Hill Farm" - about 70 acres.
At the time of his death, his eldest married son George who was living at
an adjoining farm known as the "Crouch" moved to live at "Hill Farm".
George was deaf apparently as a result of rheumatic fever in his
(BESSIE) CONE Baptism: March 05, 1851, Whatfield Parish Church ; Burial:
July 06, 1872, Whatfield Cemetery
ii. MARGARET (MARY)
MARIA CONE, Baptised: September 26, 1852, Elmsett m. JOHN RICHARDSON,
December 23, 1875, Whatfield Parish Church; b. Abt. 1853, Semer,
Suffolk. Occupation: farmer of Whatfield Their children
RICHARDSON Born 1876 at Whatfield, Suffolk, England
RICHARDSON Born 1879 at Hitcham, Suffolk, England
RICHARDSON Born 1880 at Hitcham, Suffolk, England
iii. JAMES CONE, b.
1853; d. 1881. Burial: Whatfield
iv. ELLEN JULIA CONE,
Baptism: September 24, 1854, Whatfield Parish Church m. BENJAMIN JAMES
VINCE, son of John Vince, November 05, 1879, Whatfield Parish Church.
Occupation butcher,Farmer & Dealer Their daughter
VINCE; b 1881 Whatfield, Suffolk, England
v. GEORGE HARCOURT*
CONE, Baptism: August 19, 1855, Whatfield Parish Church m. (1) EMILY
FARTHING, (daughter of William Farthing) April 19, 1882, Whatfield
Parish Church;Occupation: farmer Whatfield; d. 1891;
Maria CONE; Bap. 5 April 1885
(b) Bessie CONE; Bap.11 October 1885
- a teacher at 13 years
(c) William John CONE; Bap. 19 November
(d) Harcourt George CONE; Bap. 19 Nov 1888 - died 15 Feb 1889
aged 2 years
(e) Ethel Emily CONE; Bap. bet Nov 1889 and Apr
(f) Clara May CONE; Bap. 2 Aug 1891
George Harcourt Cone
married (2) JANE GLADDEN, of Chelsworth, daughter of John Gladden; on
May 18, 1892, Whatfield.
vi. FREDERICK CONE,
Baptism: July 12, 1857, Whatfield Parish Church , Whatfield; Occupation
Farm Bailiff in 1891/92 in Lavenham m. EMILY JANE GOWING, daughter of
Robert Gowing; on December 24, 1879, Whatfield; b. 1858, Uxbridge,
Middlesex, England; d. March 17, 1892, Lavenham, Suffolk.Ther son:
Frederick G. CONE b 1881 Semer, Suffolk, England
Emily E CONE b 1883 Cosford, Suffolk
vii. ANNE (ANNIE)
AGNES CONE, Baptism: May 24, 1859, Whatfield (Private Bapt. rec. church
30 Oct 1863 ; m. SAMUEL JOHN GREEN, , son of Jacob Green) occupation
farmer of Somersham on June 26, 1879, Whatfield Parish Church; b. 1848,
Samuel GREEN b 1880c Somersham, Suffolk
(b) Ethel Annie GREEN b
viii. HENRY WILLIAM
CONE, Baptism: May 01, 1861, Whatfield Parish Church Private bap.
received church 30 Oct 1863 Mar Elizabeth bef. 1881 1881 - Millers
ix. KATE HARRIETT
CONE, Baptism: October 30, 1863, Whatfield Parish Church , Whatfield; m.
EDMUND COCKSEDGE, , son of Natham Cocksedge;on November 17, 1886,
Whatfield; b. 1858, Ipswich, Suffolk. Occupation: Miller, engineer
x. CLARA EVA CONE
Baptism: April 14, 1865, Whatfield Parish Church Burial: September 30,
1889, Whatfield Cemetery.
xi. ALBERT JAMES CONE,
b. March 18, 1867, Whatfield;Occupation: Horseman on farm, Farm bailiff
d. August 07, 1940, Rushmere, St Andrew, Ipswich; m. ALICE FENN, August
23, 1888, Whatfield Parish Church, daughter of Samuel Fenn; b. Abt.
1863, Chedeston. Children
Henrietta Alice CONE b October3, 1888 Semer Baptism: November 18,
Whatfield Parish Church.d July 6, 1967 in Ipswich; m (1) Arthur FENN b
1882c East Bergholt; married November 25, 1914 Stoke by Nayland; m (2)
Brice Herman BIRD on December 22, 1917 East Bergholt
Christine CONE b bet. Nov 1889 - Apr 1990 in Semer, Suffolk; Baptised
(c) Reginald CONE b 1891 Hadleigh Baptism August 2, 1891
Whatfield Parish Church
(d) Herbert Leonard CONE b Holton; Baptised
August 2, 1891 Whatfield Parish Church
(e) Daisy Grace CONE b 1894;
Baptism; June 17, 1894 Whatfield Parish Church; d November 1990
Elsie May CONE b 1896 Whatfield; Baptism: August 16, 1896 Whatfield
(g) George Stegoll CONE b January 12, 1899 in
Whatfield; Baptism; April 2, 1899 Whatfield Parish
xii. EMMA CONE, b.
1868, Whatfield; d. 1868, Whatfield.
xiii. LOUISE CONE, b.
1868, Whatfield; d. 1868, Whatfield.
xiv. FLORA EDITH CONE,
Baptism: September 14, 1869, Whatfield Parish Church m. THOMAS BANTOCK,
son of Thomas Bantock and Elizabeth nee Stribling; Baptism: November 04,
1860, Lavenham, Suffolk; married on March 19, 1896, Whatfield Parish
Church; Occupation: Wheelwright.
Thomas was a widower who had married
(1) Emma Jane ARMSTRONG on 28 Nov 1882 in Cockfield, Suffolk, England.
Emma was born about 1854 in Shelland, (Shilling) Suffolk, England. She
died in Aug 1892 in Cockfield, Suffolk, England and was buried on 11 Aug
1892 in Cockfield, Suffolk, England. Emma in 1881 Cockfield, Suffolk,
England. Their children:
BANTOCK christened on 25 Feb 1897 in Cockfield, Suffolk, England
(b) Bertha BANTOCK born on 15 Aug 1898 in Cockfield, Suffolk,
England and was christened on 17 Aug 1898 in Cockfield, Suffolk,
xv. HENRIETTA LOUISA
CONE, Baptism: December 01, 1871, Whatfield Parish Church Burial: March
21, 1873, Whatfield Cemetery
xvi. FLORENCE JANE CONE b. 1876, Whatfield; d. Whatfield, Suffolk; m.
ALBERT EDWARD CLARK, son of Charles Clark; on March 13, 1896, Whatfield
Parish Church; b. January 12, 1876, Whatfield, Suffolk; d. Abt. 1959,
Whatfield, Suffolk. Burial: Whatfield Church Cemetery Their children
HARCOURT CONE, b. 1878. Burial: August 16, 1879, Whatfield
George Cone married (2) JANE ANNA
was born Abt. 1853 in Ashfield or Semer, Suffolk.
Children of GEORGE
CONE and his second wife JANE Anna were:
WILFRED LEONARD CONE.Baptism: June 10, 1883, Whatfield Parish Church.
Wilfred went to Alberta, Canada in 1906 where he was farming. His wife
died abt. 1960 and 1968 Wilfred had three married daughters.
xix. HILDA BEATRICE
CONE; Baptism: October 09, 1887, Whatfield Parish Church
xx. CECIL REGINALD
CONE, Baptism: August 17, 1890, Whatfield Parish
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