It has been impossible so far to determine which John Cotes was supplying clothing and repairs to clothing for the paupers at Tettenhall. It could be either Father or son or both.
John Cotes senior claims to have been born in Tettenhall but no baptism has been found in that Parish. There is a possible baptism in Wombourne on 18 Aug 1771 with a father John and mother Mary. This is probable as John’s Grandparents would have been Richard and Elizabeth Cotes and John called one of his sons Richard.
1841 Census HO107/998 folio 16
Address – Lower Green and Church Lane, Tettenhall
John Cotes age 70 Tailor born Staffordshire
Ann Cotes age 60 born Staffordshire
John Cotes age 40 Tailor born Staffordshire
Eliza Cotes age 60* born Staffordshire
William Cotes age 20 Tailor born Staffordshire
William Albright Cotes age 18 Ag. Lab. Born Staffordshire
George Cotes age 12 born Staffordshire
*NB I think there is an error in recording this age.
1851 Census HO107 /2017 folio 65
Address Church Lane, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
John Cotes Snr Head age 81 Tailor born Tettenhall, Staffs.
Ann Cotes Wife age 73 born London, Middlesex
John Cotes Jnr. Son Marr age 49 Tailor born Tettenhall, Staffs
Elizabeth Cotes Daughter in Law age 48 born Enville, Staffs
Richard Cotes son age 46 unm. Bricklayer born Tetettenhall, Staffs
William Alwright Cotes son age 28 unm. Bricklayer born Birmingham, Warw.
George Cotes son age 22 unm. Traveller born Tettenhall
John Cotes Senior married Ann Hayward on 6 Mar 1797 at St. Michael and All Saints, Tettenhall Regis and was buried in the same place on 30 June 1851 aged 81 years.
John Cotes Junior was baptised at St Michael & All Angels, Tettenhall Regis on 3 Jan 1802 confirming his father was John and Mother Ann.
His marriage was again at St Michael & All Angels, Tettenhall on 19 July 1830 when John Coates married Elizabeth Coates of Brewood. This has not been investigated but is probably the marriage of cousins.
The Index of Civil Registration of Death indicates that John Cotes junior’s Death was registered in the Wolverhampton district in the April Quarter 1869 aged 69
Paupers’ vouchers have so far been found recording his bills from 1819 to 1835 but as they have not all been recorded yet there may be more.
John had rather unconventional spelling (see voucher above) but we could usually work out what the bills were for eg Neeing and sitting Trousers, Altering pare of trousers, Mak pare trousers, mak 4 smock frocks for men in house.