Author Topic: Emma Bignell and Joseph James  (Read 136 times)

Offline Carol Kent

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 4
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Emma Bignell and Joseph James
« on: Monday 11 February 19 03:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi, would any one know if Emma Bignell born 1878 in Northfleet Kent and died (I think) in Billericey Essex in 1924 had any children. She married Joseph James in 1896 in Strood Kent he was born in 1875 in St Olave London and died in 1910. Have been looking for ages. Thank you Carol.
Ellis Kent Sears James Cakebread Breeds Eastwood Bignell Blackwell Marshall

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online Mckha489

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,565
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Emma Bignell and John James
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 February 19 06:53 GMT (UK) »
Have you Emma in 1911?   

I donít see any James births with MMN Bignell in GRO indexes, but it is the sort of name that may have alternate spellings.
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 22,125
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Emma Bignell and John James
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 February 19 06:59 GMT (UK) »
His name was Joseph James, not John, according to the 1896 marriage registration index.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 22,125
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Emma Bignell and John James
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 February 19 07:01 GMT (UK) »
Have they been found together in 1901?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline Girl Guide

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,300
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Emma Bignell and John James
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 February 19 07:15 GMT (UK) »
According to the GRO Emma's surname is:-

BIGNALL, EMMA       EASTWOOD     
GRO Reference: 1878  D Quarter in NORTH AYLESFORD  Volume 02A  Page 466
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 22,125
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Emma Bignell and John James
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 February 19 07:23 GMT (UK) »
It looks as though they may have had a double wedding with James James and Alvinea Eastwood Breeds at Chalk, Kent on 2 March 1896 (or married very close in time to that).  At any rate Joseph James and Emma Bignell (who made her mark) witnessed that marriage.  One imagines the bridegrooms were related to each other and the brides (with the Eastwood name link) possibly also related to each other.

James James was 21, a general dealer of Northfleet, son of John James, shoemaker.

Alvinea was 20, a spinster of Northfleet, daughter of John Breeds, general dealer.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline Carol Kent

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 4
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Emma Bignell and John James
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 February 19 20:04 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everyone, I did get Joseph's name wrong. I did know that Emma and Joseph married on the same day as his Brother James. James and Alvina are my Gt Grandparents. I know that James and Alivina had 16 children! I wanted to know if Emma and Joseph did. Carol.
Ellis Kent Sears James Cakebread Breeds Eastwood Bignell Blackwell Marshall