James George Smith1

#270, (June 1817-March 1900)
ChartsManthorpe Family - descendants
Read family - descendants
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Last Edited26 Feb 2019
James Smith
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James George Smith may have been born in June 1817 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.2 James was born in September 1817 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.3 He may have been baptised on Tuesday, 30 September 1817 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.3 His full name may have been James Torrance Smith.4

James George Smith married Lydia Manthorpe, daughter of William Manthorpe and Hannah Read, circa January 1838 at Gorleston, Suffolk. Gorleston-on-Sea is just south of Great Yarmouth and was historically in Suffolk..5,2,6

He was recorded as head of household in the 1841 census with Lydia Manthorpe (which other records indicate is his spouse) at Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The 1841 census only recorded adult ages rounded down to the nearest 5 years; his approximate age was recorded as 20 years old. Also in the household were their two young children.7 His occupation was recorded as being a plumber in the census.7

He was recorded as head of household in the 1851 census with Lydia Manthorpe as his spouse at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was 33 years old. His age was recorded as 34 years old. Also living in the house were six of their children aged 13 to three years old.8 His occupation was recorded as being a painter, plumber and glazier in the census.8 James, aged 33 and Lydia Manthorpe, aged 34 may have become the parents of Walter Thomas Smith on Friday, 16 May 1851 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.9,10,11 James, aged 34 and Lydia Manthorpe, aged 34 likely became the parents of Walter Thomas Smith on 11 September 1851 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.12

He was recorded as head of household in the 1861 census with Lydia Manthorpe as his spouse at 33 Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was 43 years old. He was recorded as being 43 years old. Also in the house were eight of his sons aged from 22 years to 12 months.2 His occupation was recorded as being a painter journeyman in the census.2

He was recorded as head of household in the 1871 census with Lydia Manthorpe as his spouse and children living at 6 Northumberland Close, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was 53 years old. He was recorded as being 53 years old.13 His occupation was recorded as being a plumber in the census.7

He was recorded as head of household in the 1881 census with Lydia Manthorpe as his spouse at 28 St. Nicholas Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was 63 years old. His age was recorded as being 63 years old, and also in the household was his youngest daughter.14 His occupation was recorded as being a plumber and glazier in the census.14

He was recorded as head of household in the 1891 census with Lydia Manthorpe as his spouse at 69 Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was 73 years old. His age was recorded as 73 years old. Also in the house was their youngest daughter, her son-in-law and a visitor.15 His occupation was recorded as being a plumber and painter in the census.15

Late in life James and Lydia had a photo taken together.

James Smith abd Lydia Manthorpe


James died in March 1900 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, at age 82.16,17

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1817Birth-CandidateGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk2
1817BirthGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk3
1817Baptism-CandidateGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk3
1838MarriageGorleston, Suffolk5,2,6
1841Census (Eng) 1841Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk7
1841Occupation7
1851Census (Eng) 1851Great Yarmouth, Norfolk8
1851Occupation8
1861Census (Eng) 186133 Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk2
1861Occupation2
1863Occupation-hide17
1871Census (Eng) 18716 Northumberland Close, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk13
1871Occupation5 Northumberland Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk7
1881Census (Eng) 188128 St. Nicholas Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk14
Occupation14
1891Census (Eng) 189169 Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk15
Occupation15
1900DeathGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk16,17

Family

Lydia Manthorpe (11 May 1817-c Mar 1911)
Children

Citations

  1. [S741] England Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Name: James George Smith; Gender: Male; Baptism Date: 30 Sep 1817; Baptism Place: Great Yarmouth,Norfolk,England; Father: James Smith; Mother: Charlotte; FHL Film Number:     1526328 (For middle name).
  2. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Registration district: Yarmouth, Sub-registration district: Yarmouth Northern (Household schedule number:162, Piece:1193, Folio:102, Page Number:29) (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  3. [S741] England Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Name: James George Smith; Gender: Male; Baptism Date: 30 Sep 1817; Baptism Place: Great Yarmouth,Norfolk,England; Father: James Smith; Mother: Charlotte; FHL Film Number:     1526328.
  4. [S554] Curious Fox (http://www.curiousfox.com) http://www.curiousfox.com/uk/mbprof2.lasso
  5. [S502] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).
  6. [S1026] Manthorpe website (http://www.manthorpe.org.uk/modules/news/article.php) (for exact place and January date).
  7. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Registration district: Great Yarmouth, Sub-registration district: Northern (Piece: 793, Book:2, Folio: 32, Page Number:20) (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  8. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Registration district: Yarmouth, Sub-registration district: Yarmouth Northern (Household schedule number: 241, Piece: 1806, Folio: 632, Page Number: 46) (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  9. [S7] South Australia, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1879 No.380036.
  10. [S507] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/) 1851 Volume 3 No. 222 (Index only).
  11. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Obituary, 31 March 1930 p.9.
  12. [S1087] Parish Registers for Great Yarmouth, 1558-1981 Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 30 Apr 1856; Baptism Place: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Father: James Smith; Mother: Lydia Smith; Keyed Parish: Great Yarmouth (for exact date of birth).
  13. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) Registration district: Yarmouth, Sub-registration district: Yarmouth Northern (Household schedule number: 181, Piece: 1789, Folio: 33, Page Number: 28) (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  14. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) Class: RG11; Piece: 1913; Folio: 44; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341462 (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/Browse/View.aspx).
  15. [S391] National Census for England, 1891 (online image) Class: RG12; Piece: 1502; Folio: 133; Page: 43; GSU Roll: 6096612 (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/Browse/View.aspx).
  16. [S510] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).
  17. [S500] GEDCOM file created by Peter Schofield, 29 Jan 2012.