Tuesday, November 18, 2014
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #44 George James
This is my forty-fourth posting for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge
George James is my great-great-great grandfather. He was born about 1795 in Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England. On 11 September 1815, he married Hannah Dunn in Exhall, Warwickshire. The distance from Inkberrow to Exhall is about 40 miles.
In the first available census (1841), George and Hannah are living in the Exhall civil parish in the Alcester Registration District. In this census, the ages of adults over 15, are rounded down to the nearest 5. Since George and Hannah are listed as 45 years of age, they could be anywhere from 45 to 49 years old. In the household are William listed as 25 years old, John listed as 20, Eliza is 14, Sarah is 12, Ann is 10, Elizabeth is 6 and Lucy is 5. It is possible that other children are no longer living at home. Certainly, my great-great grandmother, Hannah James is missing. There is a gap between William and John of at least five years. There is a gap of about 6 years between John and Eliza.
In 1851, the family is living in Exhall. George is 56 years old. His wife is not listed in the household. The rest of the family are John 33, Ann 19, Lucy, 10 and Ruth.
It would appear that Hannah was enumerated with Charles James, wife Ellizabeth and four children, aged 6 to 1 month in the civil parish of Billesley in the Stratford on Avon Registration District. Hannah is 56 years old and is listed as mother. Did Hannah go there to help her daughter-in-law with the children after the birth of baby John?
In 1861, in the household of George, 66 and Hannah, 65, are their daughter, Sarah Davis, a widow and aged 30 and grandson Frederick Davis aged 10 and their daughter Lucy, aged 20.
George died in June 1865 in Exhall. He was buried 11 June 1865.
George James - Hannah Dunn marriage registration digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancesetry.ca : accessed 7 November 2014);citing Warwickshire County Record Office; Warwick, England; Warwickshire Anglican Registers; Roll: Engl/2/1098; Document Reference: DR 200.
"England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1538-1900," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXK8-MNB : accessed 11 Nov 2014), George James, 11 Jun 1865, Burial; citing Exhall (near Alcester), Warwickshire, England, Record Office, Warwick; FHL microfilm 1067467.
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