COLE Henry

Posted on: October 8th, 2016 by webfooted

Born c1815 in Temple parish, probably the son of Francis Cole II (TPR, 61C).

1815 11 Feb. Possibly the Henry Cole born in Bristol (bapt 19 Apr 1818), the son of Francis and Mary Cole (TPR; Ancestry website).  Or possibly the Henry Cole, son of Francis Cole, labourer, and Mary who was baptised on 21 May 1815 at Langton Street Wesleyan Chapel (information from Fiona Turnbull).
1841 Printer [probably earthenware printer], Holy Brook Place, Bedminster (25), living with his wife Mary Ann (20) and daughter Mary Ann (3) (41C).
1851 Earthenware printer, Hollybrook Place, Bedminster (36), living with his wife Mary Ann (34), laundress, born in Bedminster, and daughter Mary Ann (13), born in Bedminster (51C).
1861 Printer at pottery, Windmill Hill, Bedminster (46), living with his wife Mary Ann (44) born in Bedminster (61C). [This entry has been crossed out in the census return].
1871 Printer on earthenware, Albert Place, St Philip’s parish (56), living with his wife Mary Ann (54) (71C).
1881 52 Essex Street, Bedminster (66), born in Temple parish, living with his wife Mary (65), born in Bedminster (81C).
1881 26 Apr. ‘Tram Accident. The Deputy Coroner held an inquest at the Clarence Inn, Dean Lane, Bedminster, yesterday afternoon, as to the death of Henry Cole, aged 66, a potter, who lived at 52 Essex Street, Bedminster. A witness named Fisher, living at Broadmead, and a conductor in the employ of the Tramways Company, named Charles Hayward, gave evidence showing that on Saturday, the 2nd April, the deceased was a passenger by a car leaving Redcliff Street for Bedminster.  Just before it started he was seen to be sitting on one of the side rails, and on its moving he fell back into the street.  He was taken to the General Hospital by a police constable, but not being detained at the Institution, he was afterwards conveyed home, and lingered until Friday last, when he died.  Mr W.F. Carter, surgeon, who was called in to see the deceased, was of the opinion that he died as the result of internal injuries caused by the fall.  The jury returned a verdict to that effect.  In consequence of suggestions made by Dr Carter and members of the jury, the Deputy Coroner promised to make the following recommendations to the Tramways Company: – 1. That the rail skirting the tops of those cars having seats outside should be made higher; 2. That the cars should not stop in the middle of Bedminster Bridge; 3. That cars should not start without sufficient notice being given; and 4. That the conductor of a car should be requested to see that passengers were seated before the signal for starting was given’ (Western Daily Press).

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