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John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« on: Thursday 19 May 16 10:17 BST (UK) »
Hi
Would anyone like to help with the decendents of the John James family in Liverpool 1850s  married Joanna Poulson. John was a Mariner, then Master Mariner, I can't seem to find deaths for his children Florence Gregory nee James, Mary Elizabeth James, and Ellen Thompson  nee Thompson, I know Ellen married a chartered accountant  Charles H Thompson.

Also what happened to the children of Ellen and Charles.
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Re: John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 May 16 10:20 BST (UK) »
Could you give us some dates/years of birth for the children please
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Re: John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 May 16 11:29 BST (UK) »
Just for reference this is the marriage 25/12/1847 St Philip Liverpool
John James(
 mariner) father Benjamin James( weaver )
Joanna Poulson father George Poulson ( tobacconist )

1861 census Mill Street Toxteth Park Liverpool lists the family as
Joanna James wife age 28 dressmaker
John Henry James  b 1849( baptism 1851 St Peter Liverpool )
Ellen Louisa James 1858
Florence James b 1860 ( baptism 1866 )
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Re: John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 May 16 11:48 BST (UK) »
Yes thats right, and another daughter Mary Elizabeth James b1851

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Re: John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 May 16 11:55 BST (UK) »
Marriage for Ellen Louisa James age 19 father John Henry James ( captain of Vessel )
Spouse Charles Henry Thompson  age 31 ( accountant )
Witnesses John Webster Ellen Betson
4/5/1877 St Paul Hulme Manchester

1901 census 162 Palatine Road Lancashire 
Charles H Thompson 55 Accountant
Ellen L Thompson 39
Florence Thompson 25 b Manchester1878
Ruby Thompson age 16 b Hale Cheshire
There is also a Maud Mary Thompson b 1880 Manchester

Probate record for Charles Henry Thompson of Limehurst  162 Palatine Road West Didsbury Lancashire and of 40 Brazennose  Street Manchester died 27 May 1908 ..Probate 17 July to Ellen Louisa Thompson 1,343,16 s
Rosie


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Re: John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 19 May 16 11:59 BST (UK) »
Funnily enough I have recently replied on a thread on TheGenealogist forum regarding Florence Gregory, father John Henry James, a sea captain. http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?tid=5811
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Re: John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 May 16 12:22 BST (UK) »
Hi  Shaun,

Yes thats me!!  My James ancestors are a bit elusive! My Great Grandmother we think was a Banardos boy John William James mother Mary Elizabeth James, sister of Florence Gregory Nee James.

Now you say the Davidson boy- not wanted....??? questions!!  Also where has the Davidson name come from,  thought Florence was a spinster when she married Gregory?.... though Mary Elizabeth James was not married when she had John.

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Re: John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 May 16 12:44 BST (UK) »
Presumably Thomas Davidson was Florence's illegitimate son.

I've just found his WW1 army file ( he served right through the war from August 1914 to 1918) - like his merchant navy record, that names Florence Gregory, 31 Flinders Street, as his mother. There is a letter from her in the file.
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Re: John James family - Mariner Liverpool 1850s onwards
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 May 16 13:06 BST (UK) »
Presumably Thomas Davidson was Florence's illegitimate son.

I've just found his WW1 army file ( he served right through the war from August 1914 to 1918) - like his merchant navy record, that names Florence Gregory, 31 Flinders Street, as his mother. There is a letter from her in the file.

Wonder if this is his baptism
Thomas Davidson birth date 25/9/1893 Liscard Cheshire
baptism 15/11/1893 St Peters Liverpool
Father Thomas Davidson mother Florence
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Ignore this baptism as I see another child for this couple Nellie Davidson 1894