Charles James Coverly PRICE (1838–1905)
His wife Mrs (Sarah) Octavia PRICE, née Scott (1838–1925)
St Giles section: Row 48, Grave J32
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES JAMES COVERLY PRICE
FOR 30 YEARS FELLOW OF EXETER COLLEGE / DIED NOV. 27TH, 1905, AGED 67 YEARS
Other side: ALSO HIS WIFE
SARAH OCTAVIA, DAUGHTER OF T. E. SCOTT, ESQ., J.P., D.L.
OF THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK / DIED MAY 10TH, 1925, AGED 86 YEARS
Charles James Coverly Price was born at Ludgate, London on 17 January 1838 and baptised at St Martin's Church, Ludgate on 11 February. He was the second son of Henry Price (born in London in 1804/5) and Mary Anne Weller (born in Woolwich in 1797/8).
At the time of the 1851 census Charles (12) was living at Silver Street, Taunton with his parents and his brothers Henry (14) and Alfred (12), and his maternal grandmother. They had one servant.
Charles was matriculated at the University of Oxford from Balliol College at the 18 on 16 October 1856 and was awarded a Blundell Scholarship. He obtained his B.A. in 1861.
At the time of the 1861 census Charles (23) was lodging with Charles Lacey, a confectioner at 25 Broad Street, Oxford. Meanwhile his parents were living at Wood End House, Medmenham, near Henley: his father was described as a farmer of 115 acres employing four men and two boys, and his two brothers were still at home: Henry (24) was now the curate of Cheetham Hill, Manchester, and Alfred (22) was described as a farmer’s son.
Charles was appointed a Lecturer in Mathematics at Exeter College, Oxford in 1864. At the time of the 1871 census he was staying with his widowed mother, Mary Ann Price, who was living at Teddington Road, Hampton Wick with two servants.
On 30 June 1876 Charles Price was elected a Fellow of Exeter College.
(Sarah) Octavia Scott was born on 5 August 1838 at Carbrooke, Norfolk and baptised there on 19 August. She was the twin daughter of Thomas Edward Scott, J.P., D.L. (born in Carbrooke in 1792/3) and Mary Williamson (born in Offerton, Cheshire in 1802/3). She was the eighth of eleven children (hence her middle name, Octavia, by which she was known).
At the time of the 1871 census Octavia (32) was living with her parents at Liverpool Road, Kingston-on-Thames. Her twin sister Marion and her brother Edward Lionel (26), who was a clerk in a cloth workers’ company, were also in the house, plus two servants.
In the third quarter of 1881 at Kingston-on-Thames, Charles James Coverly Price (44) married (Sarah) Octavia Scott (43). They had no children.
At the time of the 1891 census Charles and Octavia were paying a visit to Marksbury, Somerset to see Octavia’s brother Thomas James Scott (62), who was Rector of Marksbury, and his wife Sophia and their three daughters. Octavia’s brother William (57), a retired army lieutenant colonel) and his wife Elizabeth were also staying in the house.
In 1894 Charles retired, and at the time of the 1901 census he and Octavia were at home at 9 Bevington Road, with a cook, a housemaid, and a male nurse, which implies that Charles may already have been ill. He died four years later:
† Charles James Coverly Price died at 9 Bevington Road at the age of 67 on 27 November 1905 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 1 December (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
His effects came to £2,352 2s. 11d., and his wife was his executor.
At the time of the 1911 census Octavia (72) was living alone at 9 Bevington Road with a young cook and parlourmaid. She outlived her husband by 22 years:
† Mrs (Sarah) Octavia Price née Scott died at Bevington Road at the age of 86 on 10 May 1927 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 13 May (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
Her effects came to £1,929 17s. 7d.