Susan Louisa Scarth

Female1826–3 June 1892

Brief Life History of Susan Louisa

Susan Louisa Scarth was born in 1826, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. She had at least 5 sons and 5 daughters with James George Cox. She died on 3 June 1892, in Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 66, and was buried in North Island, New Zealand.

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James George Cox
Susan Louisa Scarth
Laura Mary Louisa Cox
James George Coleridge Cox
William Cox
Samuel Stanley Cox
John Duke Cox
Theodore Charles Cox
Elizabeth Annie Cox
Florence Amelia Cox
Charlotte Emily Cox
Clara Alice Cox

Sources (13)

  • Louisa Scarth, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Susan Louisa Scarth Cox, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Louisa Cox in entry for Clara Alice Cox, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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Children (10)

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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 7

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

1834 · The United Tribes of New Zealand Flag

Age 8

A confederation of Maori tribes was convened in 1834 by James Busby, a British Resident who had been sent to New Zealand to set up a framework for trade between the Māori and Europeans. The Flag which they used was a mix between the St. George’s Cross and in the top left corner another smaller St. Georges Cross with four eight pointed stars representing the Holy Cross stars in the Southern Hemisphere. This design is still being used today as the official flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand.


Age 19

The New Zealand Wars, also referred to as the Land Wars. Maori put up resistance to British colonial rule.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Scarth Wood in Whorlton (North Yorkshire), named with northern Middle English scarth(e) ‘cleft, gap, mountain pass’ (Old Norse skarth), with reference to a long, narrow pass through the Cleveland Hills.

Scottish and Irish: habitational name from Scarth in Firth (Orkney); the origin of the placename is as in 1 above. The Orkney family settled in Scarth in Firth in the 15th century, taking their name from the place. They originally came from Norway, and one of their ancestors was Alvar Haraldsson (1340–1412), secretary to King Haakon VI of Norway.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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