I've been researching the Dumble family of St Ives, and would like to find the identity of Samule James, who married Sarah Veale Dumble. William Dumble's 2nd marriage to widow Sarah Old (nee Veale) in 1837, in Falmouth, produced a daughter Sarah Veale Dumble, born in 1839, in St Ives. She was baptised late, on 14 Dec 1845, St Ives, with a parish register note that she was born in 1838.
Sarah Veale Dumble married Samuel James on 28 Oct 1860, St Ives. Samuel James was 22, a bachelor, schoolmaster of St Ives (father Samuel James, Game keeper). Witnesses were William Dumble and Thomas Williams.
In the 1861 Census, he and Sarah were living with her parents at Tregenna Place, St Ives: Samuel James, son-in-law, age 23, National Schoolmaster, born Leigh On Mendip, Cornwall, wife Sarah S., age 22, and their son William S. 1 month, born St Ives. Googling, I found Leigh on Mendip is in Somerset. I was unable to find them in the 1871 or 1881 Census, and they may have emigrated.
Would anyone have reseached this family, or be able to help me with placing Samuel James family?
Many thanks for any help available. Kind regards, Rowena, in Melbourne
This is the only Samuel James Game Keeper that I could find in the 1861 census The only thing that makes me think this might be the right people is that wife Mary comes from Leigh - Somerset
1861 Census Piece: RG9/1652 Place: Nunney -Somerset Enumeration District: 12b Civil Parish: Mells Ecclesiastical Parish: Mells Folio: 112 Page: 9 Schedule: 51 Address: Keepers Lodge -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks JAMES Samuel Head M M 50 Gamekeeper Dorset - Lillington JAMES Mary Wife M F 53 Somerset - Leigh LEWIS Emily Niece - F 11 Scholar Somerset - Bath
LDS website Baptism 20 Jan 1811 Lillington, Dorset England Samuel James son of Samuel and Judith James
LDS website Baptism 4 Feb 1838 Leigh -upon-Mendip Somerset England Samuel James son of Samuel and Mary James
Possible parents for Samuel James are On Free BMD - marriage registered in Chard in the December Quarter 1837 Samuel James and Mary Raisin
Try the On-line Parish Clerk for Leigh on Mendip (Frome) David Smart OPC for Hundred of Frome firstname.lastname@example.org See if you could perhaps get information on Samuel James' Baptism and perhaps his parents marriage (Samuel James to possibly a Mary ?? )
That's really clear, and helpful. Also great to have the Frome OPC adrress, as Sarah's mother died in Frome, so looks liek she may have gone to live with her daughter and son-in-law. Great, now I know where to search for this couple. Kind regarrds, Rowena