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Born:†††

Christened 3 August 1823

Crayford, Kent, England

Married:

14 Jan 1844

Parish Church, Swanscombe, Kent

Occupation:

Master printer

 

 

James was living at Greenhith, Kent, a village east of Dartford at the time of his marriage.The 1871 census mentions an Emily, a 24 year daughter -in-law who was a paper bag maker. Those children too young to work, ie 14 or under, were listed as scholars. His parents were James (a labourer who died young and wass buried at Holy Trinity, Dartford on Nov 16th 1845) and Susannah (Lucas) of Crayford. Susannah remarried a blacksmith called Thomas Tebay (listed as Fry in ancestor.com) and was born in Tenbury, Worcestershire.

 

 

Wife:††† Sarah Miller

 

Born:†††

1825

Dartford, Kent

 

Sarah was living in Greenhithe at the time of her marriage.Her father Henry, was a labourer. Her motherís name was Mary.

 

Children:

 

1.†††† James

 

Born:†††

1845

Dartford

Occupation:

A compositor in 1871

 

 
James and his wife, Mary Anne Tomkins, had 12 children, one of whom, George Thomas (born in 1883 in Camberwell) , ran away
from home to join the army. The story is that he was scolded for talking to girls then said he was 18 when he was
16 so that he could join up. He joined the Welch regiment in 1899 and served in the Boer War, receiving two
South Africa medals with two campaign bars.  He met his wife when the regiment was training at at a rifle range
in the coastal sand dunes at Penally, West Wales. After South Africa he was in India, Sudan and Egypt.
While in Egypt he was involved in mapping the Sinai desert. He was a Company Sergeant Major and was
wounded in France in WW1 when a mortar went off while he was manning a machine gun. He then went
back to England where he was a recruiting sergeant at Havorfordwest, West Wales. In WW2 George wouldn't
shelter during the air raids, he's survived the trenches after all!. His children were all fairly military, four brothers in
the services in WW2 and two sisters were married to career soldiers.
James and his family were living at 27 St George St Camberwell in 1891.

 

2.†† William

 

Born:†††

 

1846

 

Dartford

Occupation:

A compositor in 1871

 

 

 

3.†† George

 

Born:†††

1848

Dartford

Occupation:

A compositor in 1871

 

 
in 1891 George and his wife Esther (40) were living at 1 Commercial Rd Camberwel with their children:
Ada 17, a collar turner apprentice
Harry 14, Esther 10, George 8, Sarah 6, Alfred 4, James 2. All the children were born in Lambeth, except for Harry who was born in Liverpool.

4.Ellen

 

Born:†††

1850

Dartford

Occupation:

An upholsterer in 1871

 

 

5.†† Thomas

 

Born:†††

 

1853

 

Southwark, London

Occupation:

A compositor in 1871

 

 

 

6.†† Alma

 

Born:†††

1857

St Andrews, Middlesex, London

 

 

7.†† Rowland

 

Born:†††

 

1859

 

St Clement Danes, London

 

 

8.†† Charles

 

Born:†††

10 April 1861

17 Portugal St, Lincolnís Inn

 

 

9.†† Harry*

 

Born:†††

5 Nov 1866

34 Elliotts Row, Southwark, London

Married:

15 Nov 1885

St Brides, Fleet St, London

Died:

1947

Albert Rd, Peckham

Occupation:

brass finisher, printer, toolmaker

 

Spouse:

Annie Francis Hollingsworth

 

 

 

10.†† Emma

 

Born:†††

1868

Surrey, England