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James Thompson 1844?-1879

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Potty Report 6 Mar 2013 11:56

Do you know where he was born?

Mike *

Mike * Report 6 Mar 2013 11:44

If he didn't know his father it could be that he was born out of wedlock

Marriage: 16 Apr 1872 St John, Preston, Lancashire, England
James Thompson - 28, Toy Merchant, Bachelor, Weston Super Mare
Ellen Ratcliffe - 19, Spinster, Ribbleton Place
Bride's Father: Henry Ratcliffe, Farmer
Witness: Thos Yates; Alice Ratcliffe
Married by Licence by: Edmund Lee Curate


Guy Report 6 Mar 2013 11:42

Who were his parents? His marriage cert shows that aged 28, resident in Weston Super Mare, he married Ellen Ratcliffe on 16/04/1872 at Preston, Lancaster. His profession was given as a Toy Merchant but there is simply a line through "Father's name and profession". No "Thompson" was a witness.
They had three children Margaret b 1873, Harry b1874 and Alice b 1877.
I cannot find any trace in the census records of 1871 or earlier.
He was one of my great grandfathers and I'd be glad of any help in tracing his ancestors.

Guy Mayers