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Margaret James

Margaret James

Female 1880 -

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  • Name Margaret James 
    Born 1880  Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I44  Family
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2006 

    Father James James,   b. Abt 1850, Dinas, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne Bowen,   b. Abt 1849, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1870  Cardigan, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • There was another possible marriage for James James and Ann Bowen at about the right time in the right place.
      In 1873, at the Harmony Chapel of the Particular Baptists in Haverfordwest, Pembroke. He was 24, a Labourer in Coal Works, residing Penwithin, Manorowen, father Thomas James a Farm Labourer. She was 24, a housemaid, residing in Penrhyn, Llanwnda. father Henry Bowen a Farmer. They both signed ie could write.
      Reasons for rejecting this were
      (a) The first child was born in 1871 - but sometimes people married late.
      (b) On Anne's daughter Sarah's birth certificate her mother made her mark ie could not write.
      (c) James is everywhere else described as a labourer, sometimes as a farm labourer, not in a coal works.
      (d) Newport is more likely than Haverfordwest.
      (e) In the 1871 census,in Owen Bowen's household, his daughter Ann is there, married, name James, with a son Thomas. James James is also in the census, married but residing at the farm where he worked.
    • In the 1891 census all the family is said to have been born in Pembrokeshire but lived in Cardigan. In 1901 her mother Anne was dead, and whoever filled in the form said the children were born in Cardigan. However the two counties seem very flexible - on her birth certificate Sarah is said to have been born in Llantood, Pembrokeshire but registered in Cardigan.
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Certificate, Marriage, Cardigan, Sep 1870, vol 11b p11.
      They were both 22 years old. He was a Farm Servant, residing at Gellyfawr, Nevern, father John James a Farmer. She had no occupation, resided at Penrhyw, Newport, father Owen Bowen, a Farmer. They married in the Registry Ofice, and both made thei mark ie could not write. Witnesses were James Bowen and Elizabeth Bowen.

  • Censuses 
    1. [148]   British Census - 1881, Llanwern, Fishguard, Wales - Margaret James, aged 2

    2. [61]   British Census - 1901, Carriers Lane, Cardigan St Mary, Wales - Margaret James, aged 21