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Richard Doar
Martha Upton
(Abt 1760-1850/1850)
Peter Coxon
(Abt 1772-)
Sarah Theobald
(Abt 1770-)
William Doar
Mary Coxon
(Abt 1797-1854)
Samuel Doar
(1821-From 1898/1898)


Family Links

1. Ann Crooks

2. Matilda Potter

Samuel Doar 6 7

  • Born: Sandiacre 8
  • Christened: 25 Mar 1821, Aston-On-Trent, Derbys 9
  • Marriage (1): Ann Crooks on 4 Aug 1844 in Radford, Notts 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Matilda Potter Jul to Sep 1860 in Basford 4 5
  • Died: From Jan to Mar 1898, Basford 10

  General Notes:

There is still some doubt as to his parents and some confusion with a second Samuel baptised 18 March 1821 in Stapleford (son of John and Mary) of whom no trace seems to appear after that year. Note that the 1841census does include a Sam Doar, 15, Ag Lab, lodging with Thomas Barton, Publican in March Lane, Stapleford, but he is recorded as being not of Notts so likely this is our Samuel b 25/3/1821.

A number of sources have Samuel as being the son of Richard and Peggy Doar but this seems unlikely considering his 1844 marriage cert. records William, lacemaker, as his father. There is also an IGI baptism record for 25/3/1821 in Aston on Trent with parents shown as William and Mary. William Doar and Mary Coxon seem the most likely candidates with William an Ag Lab in 1841 as was Samuel and a Framework Knitter (ie lacemaker) by 1851. William and Mary had 13 other children between 1814 and 1835 and the only gap greater than two years is between 1819 and 1822 so Samuel's 1821 early 1821 birth would fit neatly. With all the other children baptised in Sandiacre there is still the question as to why Samuel was bapt. Aston on Trent. It is worth noting that there are no other Doars baptised there in the 10 years before or after. There is a family connection to Aston on Trent with William's younger brother Samuel b 1801 living there from at least 1830. His wife was born very close by at Weston on Trent.



In 1841 he was an Ag Lab living with Michael Barton, Publican, and family in March Lane, Stapleford. 11

He worked as a Paviour in 1851 and resided at Evans Row, Ilkeston. 12

He worked as a Sawyer in 1861 and resided at Ilkeston. 13

He worked as a Plate Layer in 1871 and resided at Ilkeston, Derbys. 14 15

In 1881-1891 he was a Railway Labourer living at 1 Park Rd, Ilkeston with his wife and family. 16 17


Samuel married Ann Crooks on 4 Aug 1844 in Radford, Notts.1 2 3 (Ann Crooks was born Cal 1825 in Ilkeston, Derbys and died on 15 Oct 1851 in Ilkeston, Derbys 18 19.)


Samuel next married Matilda Potter Jul to Sep 1860 in Basford.4 5 (Matilda Potter was born Cal 1836 in Ilkeston, Derbys 20 and died From Jul to Sep 1894 in Basford 21.)


1 1837online (now findmypast),, Marriages Sep 1844 CROOKS Ann Radford 15 765 DOOR Samuel Bedford.

2 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS),, DOORSamuelCROOKSAnnRAD4/08/1844.

3 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Marriage. Note: it shows his father as William, Lacemaker.

4 Georgina Lyons, Email 20050420. Based on age of 1st child.

5 1837online (now findmypast),, Marriages 1860 Sep
DOAR Samuel Basford 7b 101
(haven't checked for Matilda).

6 Georgina Lyons, Email 20050420. Last week Jen Hill came over. Jean is a descendant of William and Mary Coxon and has done a great deal of research. I asked her about Samuel Doar and this is her information. Samuel Doar born 25th March 1821. Son of Richard and Peggy 1st Marriage to Ann Crooks who died in 1851. They had Thomas b. 4th June 1846 Sally born deaf and dumb (horrible expression not allowed any more) Mary b.1851 who died at 3months Samuel then marrried Matilda Potter and had nine children. Mary Ann b.1860 William b.1863 Elizabeth b.1865 Louisa b.1868 Adela b.1870 All born in Ilkeston Catherine b.1872 Matilda b.1874 Richard b.1876 Lydia b.1880 Richard married Clara? and had one son Eric Potter Doar. Hope this fits in somewhere! Love from Georgina.

7 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C, 1881C, 1891C.

8 Georgina Lyons, See source for name.

9 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, SAMUEL DOAR
Christening: 25 MAR 1821 Aston-On-Trent, Derby
Mother: MARY
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record.

10 Online Census and BMD,, Name: Doar, Samuel Record Type: Deaths Age at death: 75 Quarter: March Year: 1898 District: Basford County: Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Volume: 7b Page: 100.

11 Online Census and BMD,, 1841C.

12 Chris Andrew (candrew AT, 1851C. 1851 census: Evans Row, Ilkeston Derbyshire
HO107 2126 277/37
Samuel DOAR Head M 28 Paviour Derbys Sandiacre
Ann DOAR Wife M 26 Derbys Ilkeston
Sally DOAR Dau 6 Drbys Ilkeston Deaf & Dumb
Thomas DOAR Son 1 Derbys Ilkeston (should be 4?)
Eliza DOAR Dau 1 Derbys Ilkeston
Daniel ROBINSON Lodger M 24 Lace Maker Notts Awsworth
Ann ROBINSON Lodger M 23 Derbys Ilkeston
John ROBINSON Lodger 10 mos Derbys Ilkeston

13 Chris Andrew (candrew AT, 1861C. 1861 census: Ilkeston Derbyshire
RG9 2437 48/39
Samuel DOAR Head M 38 Sawyer Derbys Sandiacre
Matilda DOAR Wife M 27 Derbys Derby
Thomas DOAR Son 14 Derbys Ilkeston
Eliza DOAR Dau 11 Derbys Ilkeston
Mary Ann DOAR Dau 6 mos Derbys Ilkeston

14 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C.

15 Chris Andrew (candrew AT, 1871C. 1871 census: 1 Park Road, Ilkeston Derbyshire
RG10 3483 4/1
Samuel DOAR Head M 49 Plate Layer Sandiacre
Matilda DOAR Wife M 29 Ilkeston
Thomas DOAR Son U 23 Ilkeston
Mary A DOAR Dau 10 Ilkeston
William DOAR Son 8 Ilkeston
Elizabeth DOAR Dau 6 Ilkeston
Louisa DOAR Dau 6 Ilkeston
Adela DOAR Dau 1 Ilkeston

16 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, 1881C.

17 Chris Andrew (candrew AT, 1881C, 1891C. 1881 census: 1 Park Road, Ilkeston Derbyshire
RG11 3327 48/18
Samuel DOAR Head M 58 Railway Labourer Derbys Sandiacre
Matilda DOAR Wife M 45 Derbys Derby
Mary Ann DOAR Dau U 20 Factory Hand Derbys Ilkeston
William DOAR Son U 18 Needle Puncher Derbys Ilkeston
Elizabeth DOAR Dau U 16 Factory Hand Derbys Ilkeston
Louisa DOAR Dau 13 Scholar Derbys Ilkeston
Adela DOAR Dau 11 Scholar Derbys Ilkeston
Catherine DOAR Dau 9 Scholar Derbys Ilkeston
Matilda DOAR Dau 7 Scholar Derbys Ilkeston
Richard DOAR Son 5 Derbys Ilkeston
Lydia DOAR Dau 1 Derbys Ilkeston

1891 census: Ilkeston Deerbyshire
RG12 2667 9/12
Samuel DOAR Head M 70 Labourer - Broken Hip Ilkeston
Matilda DOAR Wife M 56 Derby
Adela DOAR Dau S 21 Ilkeston
Richard DOAR Son S 15 Ilkeston
Lydia DOAR Dau 11 Scholar Ilkeston

18 Georgina Lyons, 1851.

19 Chris Andrew (candrew AT, Newspaper Cutting (Ilkeston?) - Death Ann wife of SD 15th instant.

20 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C, 1881C, 1891C, Death. All abt 1836 exc 1871C (1842).

21 Online Census and BMD,, Name: Doar, Matilda Record Type: Deaths Age at death: 58 Quarter: September Year: 1894 District: Basford County: Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Volume: 7b Page: 67.