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Raymond Harding Cox

Male 1884 - 1914  (30 years)



  • Name Raymond Harding Cox  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Raymond Edward Harding Cox on death certificate
    Birth 07 May 1884  Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4, 6
    Residence Apr 1891  Chorleywood House, Chorleywood Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • with parents Harding Cox, 36 b Bloomsbury, living on own means, and Hebe Cox (née Barlow), 27, b Manchester; + brothers Denis H Cox, 3, & Lionel H Cox, 9m; + aunt Florence I Barlow; + governess & 8 serv.
    Residence Mar 1901  Cassiobridge, Watford Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • with father Harding E d Cox, 45, partner in "Field" newspaper; + 3 visitors; + 6 serv; mother and brothers not present.
    Financial 13 Mar 1906  Bankrupt  [7
    • The debtor, described as of Gaiety-chambers, Strand, attended for public examination, his affairs showing gross liabilities amounting to £52,117 19s. 7d., of which £9,187 19s. 7d. was expected to rank, and assets of £1 19s. 4d. The debtor was adjudged bankrupt on March 13 last. In answer to the Senior Official Receiver, the bankrupt stated that he attained his majority in May, 1905, and became entitled to a legacy of £1,000 and various other interests under the will of his grandfather (Mr. Serjeant Cox). He had lived in grossly extravagant style, the chief items of his deficiency account being:-- Household and personal expenditure since January 1, 1903 £12,723 10s, 3d.; gambling on horse racing £3,000; and interest on loans and commissions for introductions £4,500. Heavy interest and commissions were charged on loans obtained by him on the security of his interests under his grandfather's will. Mr. Registrar Giffard ordered the examination to be concluded. [The Times, 03 May 1906]
    Occupation Jan 1908 - Aug 1909  Actor  [7
    Event Oct 1908  Divorce  [8
    • This was the petition of Adelaide Harding-Cox, née Silks, for dissolution of her marriage with Raymond Harding-Cox by reason of his cruelty and adultery. Mr. Le Bas said that the parties were married on April 6, 1904, and there had been no issue of the marriage. The petitioner was an American, and a member of the theatrical profession, acting under the name of "Marze". The marriage had been an unhappy one, owing to the husband's intemperate and violent habits. He and his wife had lived and cohabited together at Princes Hotel, Jermyn-street, and elsewhere. In January, 1905, at the Hôtel Métropole, because she objected to his associating with a man name Foote, the respondent struck his wife in the face as she lay in bed -- in presence of his own mother, who chastised him and turned him out of the room. In the summer of 1906 the respondent arranged to meet his wife and a friend of hers, Miss Molly Ventry, at Scott's Restaurant and to dine with them. He, however, was very late, and because she remonstrated he threw an ice pail at her, which hurt her considerably. In October, 1906, while staying at the Ivanhoe Hotel, the respondent came in one night very late, and because she remonstrated he struck her with a heavy walking stick and kicked her, cutting her lip and making her mouth bleed and blackening her eye. She was so injured that she had to seek protection in another room, and since that date had not lived or cohabited with him. In the autumn of 1907, while in the United States, she heard that the respondent, while staying with a Mr.and Mrs. Foote at Southlea, Ellington-road, Taplow, Bucks, in July, 1907, had occupied ths same room with a young woman named Mabel, who had come down there on a visit with another young woman named Ethel. When the petition was first filed adultery was alleged with another lady, who intervened and denied the charge; and after further inquiry had been made it was ascertained that the woman with whom the respondent had committed adultery was Mabel Dillon, and not the lady named in the original petition. Application was therefore made to the Court to amend the petition by substituting "Dillon" for the other surname, and leave was granted on payment of the intervenor's costs. Evidence having been given in support of the petition, the President pronounced a decree nisi with costs. [The Times, 02 Nov 1908]
    Occupation Apr 1911  Journalist  [4
    Residence Apr 1911  67a Shaftsbury Avenue, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence Sep 1911  15 Mortimer St,Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Marriage 28 Sep 1911  Marylebone Register Office Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 9
    Blanche Marion Tatham,   b. 09 Jun 1892, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1988, Copperfield House, 13 Worple Rd, Epsom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Event Oct 1911  New York Find all individuals with events at this location ; Foreign travel  [10, 11
    • Passengers on SS "Baltic" arr New York 05 Oct 1911 ex Liverpool:
      - Raymond H Cox, 27, paper proprietor, last residence London, nearest relative in UK: H Cox, Jermyn Court, London;
      - Blanche H Cox, 20, actress, nearest relative in UK: Mrs Tatham, 20 Stockwell Rd, London;
      - Lionel H Cox, 21, paper proprietor, nearest relative in UK: H Cox, Jermyn Ct, London.
    • Passengers on SS "Lusitania" arr Liverpool 24 Oct 1911, emb New York, 1st class, English:
      - Cox, Lionel; unaccompanied;
      - Cox, Raymond; accompanied by wife;
      - Cox, Catherine [sic]; accompanied by husband.
    Financial 19 Dec 1911  Receiving Order  [12
    • Mr. Raymond Harding Cox's Affairs. The Law Guarantee as Creditors. At Bankruptcy-buildings yesterday the first meeting of creditors was held under the receiving order made on December 19 against Mr. Raymond Harding Cox, described as of Jermyn-court, Jermyn-street, S.W. Mr. W. P. Bowyer, Assistant Official Receiver, how presided, said that the debtor had not attended under the proceedings, and nothing was known in the Official Receiver's department of his present whereabouts. An inspector had attended at Jermyn-court, and was informed that the debtor was believed to be abroad. [...] [The Times, 04 Jan 1912]
    Financial 13 Feb 1912  Bankrupt  [7
    • Mr. Raymond Harding Cox, of Jermyn-court, Jermyn-street, attended for public examination, his statement of affairs showing gross liabilities £88,520 11s. 10d., liabilities expected to rank £29,382 11s. 3d., and assets nil. In answer to Mr. W. P. Bowyer, Assistant Official Receiver, the bankrupt said that he was previously adjudged bankrupt in the High Court in March, 1906. having got into difficulties through extravagance and betting losses. His ranking liabilities then amounted to £9,755, and in August, 1907, the adjudication was annulled, the Court having approved a scheme of arrangement providing for the payment of 20s. in the pound by two instalments. Only one instalment was paid, and his liability for the other appeared in his present statement of affairs. Since that failure he had been without occupation except from January, 1908, to August, 1909, when he was on the stage; and until January, 1911, he received an allowance of £500 a. year from his father He attributed his present insolvency to the before-mentioned liability under the arrangement of 1907; to liability for money borrowed to pay the first instalment under that scheme and other debts; extravagance in living; and losses by betting and gambling. When the scheme was approved, under his previous failure he and his father owed about £36,000, and an arrangement was made whereby certain insurance companies took over those liabilities. There was now due to the insurance companies about £49,000, and that liability was now entered in his statement of affairs as fully secured, the security being his interest under the will of his grandfather. Of his present ranking liabilities all except £962 related to his previous failure. He estimated that he had lost about £500 by betting and card-playing.
      The examination was concluded. [The Times, 25 Apr 1912]
    • Receiving Order made against his father, Harding Edward de Fonblanque Cox, 20 Nov 1911. [13]
    Residence Apr 1912  Jermyn Court, Jermyn St, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Name Change bef 1914  Raymond Edward Harding Cox  [14
    Event Apr 1914  Las Palmas, Canary Islands Find all individuals with events at this location ; Foreign travel  [15
    • Passenger on Yeoward Line SS "Ardeola", dep Liverpool 25 Apr 1914: Mr Raymond Cox, 1st class, dest Las Palmas, age 29, private income, resid England, travelling alone.
    Residence Aug 1914  4 Windsor Mansions, Northumberland St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [14
    Death 31 Aug 1914  Middlesex Hospital, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Heart failure; disease of heart muscle accel. by delirium tremens & alcohol. Alcoholism.  [6, 14, 16
    • Inquest held 03 Sep 1914
    • The family hearsay was that Raymond died young following a heart attack during a pub brawl.
    Raymond Harding Cox (1884-1914)
    Raymond Harding Cox (1884-1914)
    Death certificate
    Person ID I2772  Tatham | Crew branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2013 

    Father Harding Edward de Fonblanque Cox,   b. 30 Aug 1854, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1944, Lewes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Hebe Gertrude Barlow,   b. 17 Jul 1861, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1938, 12 Dyke Rd, Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Marriage 13 Oct 1881  St James, Piccadilly Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 17
    Notes 
    • also resid Apr 1891: younger sons Denis H, 3; Lionel H, 9m; + aunt Florence I Barlow; + governess & 8 serv.
    Family ID F0293  Family Group Sheet

    Family Blanche Marion Tatham,   b. 09 Jun 1892, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1988, Copperfield House, 13 Worple Rd, Epsom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Marriage 28 Sep 1911  Marylebone Register Office Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 9
    • Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Marylebone, 28 Sep 1911:
      - Raymond Harding Cox; age 27 years; divorced husband of Adelaide Cox, formerly Silks, spinster; of independent means; residence 15 Mortimer Street, St Marylebone; father Harding De Fonblanque Cox, Proprietor of Newspapers;
      - Blanche Marion Tatham, age 21 years, spinster; residence 20 Stockwell Road, Brixton; father Sydney Bousfield Tatham, Civil Engineer.
      Witnesses: Lionel H Cox; Blanche Tatham.
    Raymond Harding Cox & Blanche Marion Tatham
    Raymond Harding Cox & Blanche Marion Tatham
    Marriage certificate
    Raymond Harding Cox & Blanche Marion Tatham
    Raymond Harding Cox & Blanche Marion Tatham
    Wedding photo
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F0717  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 07 May 1884 - Mayfair Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Chorleywood House, Chorleywood Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Cassiobridge, Watford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 67a Shaftsbury Avenue, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1911 - 15 Mortimer St,Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 28 Sep 1911 - Marylebone Register Office Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 28 Sep 1911 - Marylebone Register Office Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Foreign travel - Oct 1911 - New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1912 - Jermyn Court, Jermyn St, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Foreign travel - Apr 1914 - Las Palmas, Canary Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aug 1914 - 4 Windsor Mansions, Northumberland St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Heart failure; disease of heart muscle accel. by delirium tremens & alcohol. Alcoholism. - 31 Aug 1914 - Middlesex Hospital, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg SGHS, 2Q1884.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 6 b Mayfair

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 16 b London

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      Raymond Harding Cox age 26 b London

    5. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Marylebone, 3Q1911.

    6. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Murrell Extended Family.
      Online tree accessed 07 Sep 2011

    7. [S05] The Times, law reports, 25 Apr 1912.

    8. [S05] The Times, law reports, 02 Nov 1908.

    9. [S36] Marriage Certificate, Marylebone Register Office, 28 Sep 1911.
      Raymond Harding Cox = Blanche Marion Tatham

    10. [S12] Passenger Lists, Baltic, 05 Oct 1911.

    11. [S12] Passenger Lists, Lusitania, 24 Oct 1911.

    12. [S05] The Times, law reports, 04 Jan 1912.

    13. [S05] The Times, law reports, 20 Jun 1912.

    14. [S41] Death Certificate, 04 Sep 1914.

    15. [S12] Passenger Lists, Ardeola, 25 Apr 1914.

    16. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Marylebone, 3Q1914.
      Raymond E H Cox age 30

    17. [S53] Marriage Licence, Diocese of London, 04 Oct 1881.