James MATTHEWS (1873-1953)

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James MATTHEWS was born 28-Sep-1873 in Bathford, Somerset. He was the youngest son of John MATTHEWS and Eliza MILES.

James married Margaret Sarah HIGGINS in 1899 [GRO: 1899 SepQr, W. Derby, 8b 873]

Between 1827 & 1932 James was a blacksmith.

James died in 1953 at Bathford, Somerset.

James &  Margaret had 6 children:

Census: 1881, 1891, 1901

Norman William with his father James MATTHEWS

1881 Census

Church Street, Bathford, Somerset
John MATTHEWS, Head, 38(M), Plumber, born Bathford, Somerset
Eliza MATTHEWS, Wife, 40(M), born Statton St. Quinton, Wiltshire
George MATTHEWS, Son, 11, Scholar, born Bathford, Somerset
Kate MATTHEWS, Daur, 9, Scholar, born Bathford, Somerset
Ada MATTHEWS, Daur, 8, Scholar, born Bathford, Somerset
James MATTHEWS, Son, 7, Scholar, born Bathford, Somerset
Robert MATTHEWS, Boarder/Nephew, 16, Plumbers Apprentice, born London
May MILES, Mother in Law, 77(Widow), born Sutton Benger, Wiltshire

1891 Census

Devizes Road, Bathford, Somerset
Eliza MATTHEWS, Head, 51(Widow), Living on own means, born Stanton St. Quinten, Wiltshire
James MATTHEWS, Son, 17(S), Mechanical Labourer, born Bathford, Somerset
Robert MATTHEWS, Nephew, 24(S), General Labourer, born London

1901 Census

Church Street, Bathford, Somerset
James MATTHEWS, Head, 27(M), General Labourer, born Bath, Somerset
Margaret MATTHEWS, Wife, 23(M), born Dover
Victor MATTHEWS, Son, 10mths, born Bathford
Eliza MATTHEWS, Mother, 61(Widow), born Bath
William WALTON, Grandfather, 85(Widower), born Wraxhall, Wiltshire
Annie HIGGINS, Sister in Law, 16(S), Northampton

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