James Darby1

#11820, (circa 1786-circa December 1858)
FatherThomas Darby (1757-7 Mar 1833)
MotherElizabeth Perry (c 1755-Apr 1835)
ChartsDarby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited3 Apr 2021
James Darby signature 1840
Source: wedding certificate of his daughter Mary
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James Darby was likely born circa 1786 at Great Parndon, Essex.2 He was the son of Thomas Darby and Elizabeth Perry. James Darby may have been born circa 1790.1 James Darby was also known as George.3 James Darby was indentured to George Darby as an apprentice on 9 February 1805 at Hertford. James was George's nephew, and continued as a millwright for the rest of his working life.1

James Darby married Elizabeth Brambel at St. Andrew's Parish Church on Wednesday, 25 December 1811 at Hertford.4 St. Andrews was a church of Saxon origin, and was added to until the mid 18th century to accomodate a growing population. By this stage it had deteriorated to such a degree that it was torn down and a new church built in 1870.

James and Elizabeth lived in 1813 at Butchery Green, in Hertford.3 James Darby was a millwright in May 1818.5 James and Elizabeth lived in May 1818 at Hartham Lane, Hertford.5 James and Elizabeth lived in August 1828 at Lime Kilns, Greenwich, London.

In Thomas Darby's will on 9 July 1830 Elizabeth Darby, Ann Darby, Richard Darby, James Darby, Hannah Darby, George Darby, Elizabeth Perry and Sarah Darby were named as heirs. The will specified that all of his posessions were to go to his wife, and then after her death it was to all be sold and divided amongst his children equally..6

In the codicil to Thomas Darby's will on 5 August 1830 Elizabeth Darby, Ann Darby, Richard Darby, James Darby, Hannah Darby, George Darby, Elizabeth Perry, Elizabeth Darby and Sarah Darby were named as heirs. The codicil added that after the will was executed his children were to each generally pay 20 pounds each back to his executors, who would then divide the amount into three and give the resulting amount "for the use of my children which are these three William Darby, Elizabeth Brown and Susannah Bush for their own use and benefit in addition to their shares as before mentioned they not having had so much assistance from me". It is suspected that Thomas did not actually have a daughter Susannah, but referred to another close member of his family. He also bequeathed 40 pounds to the maintenance of Elizabeth, the daughter of his late son Benjamin..6 James and Elizabeth lived in September 1830 at Plumbridge Street, Greenwich, London.5,7 James and Elizabeth lived in April 1833 at Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London.5

Thomas Darby's will was probated on 9 August 1833. Thomas' wife Elizabeth died less than three years later, and his property was sold (and presumably the proceeds divided up as he specified) in accordance with his will and codicil..8

They was recorded as head of household in the 1841 census at Greenwich, London. Also living in the house were two of his children.9 His occupation was recorded as being a millwright in the census.9

He was recorded as head of household in the 1851 census with Elizabeth Brambel as his spouse at 12 Vine Street, Westminster, London. Also in the household was their youngest daughter Adelaide.2 His occupation was recorded as being a millwright in the census.2

James died circa December 1858 at Greenwich registration district, London.5

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1786Birth-LikelyGreat Parndon, Essex2
1790Birth-Candidate1
1805ApprenticedHertford1
1811MarriageSt. Andrew's Parish Church, in Hertford4
1813ResidenceButchery Green, in Hertford3
1815Residence-hideHertford3
1818Occupation5
1818ResidenceHartham Lane, Hertford5
1828Occupation-hide5
1828ResidenceLime Kilns, Greenwich, London
1830Occupation-hide5
1830ResidencePlumbridge Street, Greenwich, London5,7
1833ResidenceBlackheath Hill, Greenwich, London5
1833Occupation-hide5
1840Occupation-hide10
1841Census (Eng) 1841Greenwich, London9
1841Occupation9
1851Census (Eng) 185112 Vine Street, Westminster, London2
1851Occupation2
1858DeathGreenwich registration district, London5

Family

Elizabeth Brambel (c 1788-)
Children

Citations

  1. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811.
  2. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 1479; Folio: 122; Page: 9; GSU roll: 87802-87803. (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  3. [S1238] E-mails from Georgette Vale to Tim Hill, 2021- 'Darby Family Tree' - 19 Feb 2021, 09:25 - attachment.
  4. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) indexing project (batch) number: M07243-4, system origin: England-ODM, source film number: 1042053 IT 2-3.
  5. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15th Oct 2012.
  6. [S468] The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire, 09 August 1833, Reference: PROB 11/1820/9 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details).
  7. [S1238] E-mails from Georgette Vale to Tim Hill, 2021- 'Darby Family Tree' - 19 Feb 2021, 09:25 (for correct address (based on 1841 census)).
  8. [S468] The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire, 09 August 1833, Reference: PROB 11/1820/9 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details).
  9. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 489; Book: 12; Civil Parish: Greenwich; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 14; Folio: 30; Page: 12; Line: 11; GSU roll: 306881.
  10. [S494] London. London Metropolitan Archives, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 Name: John William Blanchard; Gender: Male; Record Type: Marriage; Marriage Date: 16 May 1840; Marriage Place: St Nicholas, Deptford, Greenwich, England; Spouse: Mary Darby.
  11. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) "England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NB6M-BG4 : accessed 31 Oct 2012), Betsey Darby, 05 Oct 1823; citing reference , FHL microfilm 991314.