10 thoughts on “A brief history of Coates

  1. Sara Vizor. says:

    My relations Tom and Nancy Roberts… Father and daughter. He was Postmaster at Coates for a considerable time, when he died Nancy took over as Postmistress.My Grandmother was Agnes Price nee Roberts.I believe she grew up there and i know she got Married from there,I remember going to Coates Post Office every Sunday Afternoon for Tea.I haven’t been to the village for ages,but i can remember the exact spot in the main street.

  2. tiler says:

    My ggg grandfather lived at Coates House in the 1850’s and farmed 450 acres there abouts. Anything on this subject is welcomed


  3. Charlotte Coates says:

    Although I have never lived in the village of Coates, Its fascinating to read about it. Strangely enough I have now gone back to my original family surname of Coates. I am now known as Charlotte Coates.

  4. Lorraine Swanson says:

    I have just read your comments about the post office and your grandmother being Agnes Roberts. I have just come across an Agnes Roberts, whose mother Mary Ann Roberts (nee Rees I think) was the postmistress in Coates in 1901. Mary Ann was married to George Roberts, who had a brother Robert Roberts who was my great, great, grandfather. Their father was Richard Giles Roberts who was a master carpenter for Lord Bathhurst.

  5. Alan Smith says:

    Intrigued to come across your Coates notes – its where I live and I was trawling for history and primary/secondary sources in between the romantic stuff. Have you pursued your interest?

  6. richard roberts was my g-g grandfather.
    one of his sons,samuel, born1840 married to madeline,nee herbert, was,
    at the 1881 census, a steam plough proprieter, madelines father john herbert.
    was a maltster in poulton.
    my great gran was jane,who married a john lewis, from
    stratton st margarets,nr swindon

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