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27-02-2009, 10:48 AM

I recently found out that my grandfather was born in Chilvers Coton in 1875. It's taken me years to track him down, my mam always thought he was born in Ireland, although he didn't have a strong accent. In fact his parents and most of the neighbours were from Mayo, Ireland.

It's a long story, but during WW1 he was shellshocked, and left behind a wife and three children. He then met my grandmother and went on to have two more children. He never went back to Nuneaton (I found out about the merger). My mam doesn't know about any of this, but I've now found relations through his first family, and his sister's family who I'm in contact with.

The last known address he lived at before he disappeared was Coventry Road. His name was Thomas Ford. Any help would be appreciated.


Brian Burdett
13-03-2009, 01:49 PM
1891 Census

Piece: RG12/2444 Place: Nuneaton -Warwickshire Enumeration District: 8
Civil Parish: Chilvers Coton Ecclesiastical Parish: Chilvers Coton
Folio: 89 Page: 19 Schedule: 137
Address: 85 Coton Road

Surname name Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born
FORD Daniel Head M M 50 Laborer (Wool Works) Ireland
FORD Mary Wife M F 53 Ireland
FORD Margaret Dau S F 18 Wool Worker(Em'ee) Warwickshire - Chilvers Coton
FORD Thomas Son S M 16 Coal Miner(Em'ee) Warwickshire - Chilvers Coton
FORD Winifred Dau S F 14 Wool Worker(Em'ee) Warwickshire - Chilvers Coton
FORD Catherine Dau S F 11 Scholar Warwickshire - Chilvers Coton