James George Smith1

#270, (June 1817-)
FatherJohn Smith2
Mother(?) (?)2
ChartsManthorpe Family - descendants
Read family - descendants
Smith family - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Last Edited12 Sep 2022
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James Smith
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James George Smith may have been born in June 1817 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.3 He was the son of John Smith and (?) (?)2 James was born in September 1817 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.2 He may have been baptised on Tuesday, 30 September 1817 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.2 His full name may have been James Torrance Smith.4 Jameslived in January 1838 at the village of Gorleston-on-Sea near the town of Great Yarmouth, Suffolk.5 He was a plumber and glazier in January 1838.5

He married Lydia Manthorpe, daughter of a labourer, daughter of William Manthorpe and Hannah Read, in a Church of England ceremony on Monday, 8 January 1838 at Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk. He was 20 and his wife Lydia was 20..6,3,7,5
James and Lydia's signatures on their wedding certificate 1838


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.8 His occupation was recorded as being a plumber in the census.8 James George Smith was a painter in October 1841.9

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.10 His occupation was recorded as being a painter, plumber and glazier in the census.10

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.11,12,13

James, aged 34 and Lydia Manthorpe, aged 34 likely became the parents of Walter Thomas Smith on 11 September 1851 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.14

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.3 His occupation was recorded as being a painter journeyman in the census.3

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.15 His occupation was recorded as being a plumber in the census.8

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.16 His occupation was recorded as being a plumber and glazier in the census.16 James George Smith was a painter in 1883.17

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.18 His occupation was recorded as being a plumber and painter in the census.18,19

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

James Smith abd Lydia Manthorpe


James died at South Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.20,21,22 His body was interred at Burial Ground No.2 Parish of St. Nicholas on 17 January 1900 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.20

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1817Birth-CandidateGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk3
2
1817BirthGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk2
1817Baptism-CandidateGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk2
1838Residence the village of Gorleston-on-Sea near the town of Great Yarmouth, Suffolk5
1838Occupation5
1838MarriageGorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk6,3,7,5
James and Lydia's signatures on their wedding certificate 1838
1841Census (Eng) 1841Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk8
1841Occupation8
1841Occupation9
1851Census (Eng) 1851Great Yarmouth, Norfolk10
1851Occupation10
1861Census (Eng) 186133 Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk3
1861Occupation3
1862Occupation-hide23
1863Occupation-hide22
1871Census (Eng) 18716 Northumberland Close, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk15
1871Occupation5 Northumberland Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk8
1881Census (Eng) 188128 St. Nicholas Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk16
Occupation16
1883Occupation17
1891Census (Eng) 189169 Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk18
Occupation18,19
DeathSouth Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk20,21,22
1900BurialBurial Ground No.2 Parish of St. Nicholas, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk20

Family

Lydia Manthorpe (11 May 1817-)
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. [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.
  3. [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).
  4. [S554] Curious Fox (http://www.curiousfox.com) http://www.curiousfox.com/uk/mbprof2.lasso
  5. [S1160] Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940 Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Name: Lydia Manthorp; Gender: Female; Marriage Age: Full Age; Marriage Date:     8 Jan 1838; Marriage Place: Gorleston with Southtown, Suffolk, England; Father: William Manthorp; Spouse: James Smith.
  6. [S502] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).
  7. [S1026] Manthorpe website (http://www.manthorpe.org.uk/modules/news/article.php) (for exact place and January date).
  8. [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).
  9. [S1072] Norfolk C of E Transcripts Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Name: George Albert Smith; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 6 Oct 1841; Baptism Place: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Father: James Smith; Mother: Lydia Smith; Parish as it Appears: Great Yarmouth.
  10. [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).
  11. [S7] South Australia, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1879 No.380036.
  12. [S507] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/) 1851 Volume 3 No. 222 (Index only).
  13. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Obituary, 31 March 1930 p.9.
  14. [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).
  15. [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).
  16. [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).
  17. [S1160] Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940 Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Name: Georg Albert Smith; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 41; Birth Date: abt 1842; Marriage Date: 4 Nov 1883; Marriage Place: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Father: James Smith; Spouse: Ellen Webster.
  18. [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).
  19. [S1157] England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016 (www.ancestry.com) Name: James Smith; Age: 82; Record Type: Burial; Birth Date: 1818; Death Date: 1900; Death Place: South Market Road Yarmouth; Burial Date: 17 Jan 1900; Burial Place: Norfolk, England; Cemetery: Yarmouth New Cemetery; Cemetery Section: I.; Grave Number: 110; Interment Number: 12844; Cemetery Notes: Consecrated.
  20. [S1157] England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016 (www.ancestry.com) Name: James Smith; Age: 82; Record Type: Burial; Birth Date: abt 1818; Death Date: abt 1900; Death Place: South Market Road Yarmouth; Burial Date: 17 Jan 1900; Burial Place: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Cemetery Section: I.; Grave Number: 110; Interment Number: 12844; Cemetery Notes: Consecrated.
  21. [S510] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).
  22. [S500] GEDCOM file created by Peter Schofield, 29 Jan 2012.
  23. [S1082] Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812 Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Name: James William Smith; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 23; Birth Date: abt 1839; Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1862; Marriage Place: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England;
    Father: James Smith; Spouse: Maria Gutting Boyce.