Descendants of Mr Thomas JAMES born Dorsetshire 1798

Notes


1. Mr Thomas JAMES

Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Wareham & Weymouth

In the early 19th Century, Thomas moved from Dorset to Yorkshire, like many other young men, to look for work.
Thomas married Elizabeth Crossley on 16th April 1819 at St Peter's Parish Church, Leeds. On the church records, Ann James, his mother witnessed the ceremony. Perhaps the whole family moved from Dorset to Yorkshire.

1841 Census - aged 42 years, living at New Bridge Street, Dewsbury, with his wife Elizabeth, his daughter Ann, son Edward and grandson Smith Almond James.

Occupation: Whitesmith. (A whitesmith is a person who works with white or light-colored metal, such as tin, and does finishing work, such as filing and/or polishing.)


1851 Census - aged 52 years, living at Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury, with his wife Elizabeth and son Edward aged 22 years. Thomas and Edward were Whitesmiths.


1861 Census - aged 62 years, living at Bright Street, Dewsbury, with his wife Elizabeth.

Occupation: Iron founder employing 8 men and 5 boys. Was this the beginning of 'Thomas James and Sons, Brass & Iron Founders'.


Miss Elizabeth CROSSLEY

1841 Census - aged 44 years, living at New Bridge Street, Dewsbury.

1851 Census - aged 54 years, living at Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury.

1861 Census - aged 64 years, living at Bright Street, Dewsbury.


4. Mr Edward JAMES

1841 Census, aged 12 years, living with parents at New Bridge Street, Dewsbury.

1851 Census, aged 22 years, living with parents at New Bridge Street, Dewsbury.
Occupation: Whitesmith.

1861 Census - aged 32 years, living at Dewsbury Bank Rd. with his wife Ann.
Occupation: Iron Founder.

1871 Census - aged 42 years, Living at Spring Street, Dewsbury, with his wife Ann.
Occupation: Iron Founder.

1891 Census - aged 63 years, living at 37 Victoria Road, Dewsbury, with his wife Ann.
Occupation: Retired Blacksmith.


Miss Ann GRAY

1851 Census: aged 20 years, living with parents at Upper Batley.