James Henry PRIOR

b. 28 October 1848, d. circa 1928
Father*William PRIOR b. 5 Jun 1816
Mother*Alice REEVES b. b 20 Aug 1815, d. 1894
Birth*James Henry PRIOR was born on 28 October 1848 at Addington, Surrey; born at 4:30am.1 
BaptismHe was baptized on 26 November 1848 at St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Addington, Surrey.2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in the household of William PRIOR at 17 Heathfield, Addington, Surrey, England;

1851 Census Information:
Place: 17 Heathfield, Addington
Name Age Marr Sex Birthplace Occ Rel
William PRIOR 35 Y M Surrey, Addington Ag Lab Head
Alice PRIOR 35 Y M Kent, Farnborough - Wife
Eliza G. PRIOR 12 N F Surrey, Addington At Home Daur
Elizabeth PRIOR 8 N F Surrey, Addington Scholar Daur
Annie PRIOR 5 N F Surrey, Addington Scholar Daur
James H. PRIOR 2 N M Surrey, Addington At Home Son
Fredrick WALDEN 30 N M Surrey, Addington Game Keeper Lodger.3

 
(Witness) CensusJames Henry PRIOR appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in the household of William PRIOR at Selsdon Road, Addington, Surrey;

1861 Census Information:
Place Cottage No 1, Selsdon Road, Addington, Surrey
Ref: RG9/447/8, Page: 11;
Name Age Marr Sex Birthplace Occ Rel
William PRIOR 46 Y M Surrey, Addington Ag Lab Head
Alice R. PRIOR 48 Y F Kent, Farnborough - Wife
Eliza BROOKS 23 Y F Surrey, Addington Dressmaker Daur
James PRIOR 12 N M Surrey, Addington Shepherd Boy Son
Alice PRIOR 9 N F Surrey, Addington Scholar Daur
Emma PRIOR 6 N F Surrey, Addington Scholar Daur
Stephen NORTH 22 N M Hants, Odiham Ag Lab Lodger.4

 
Marriage*James Henry PRIOR married Frances GIBBS, daughter of George GIBBS and Philadelphia WELLER, on 19 May 1877 at Croydon Parish Church, Croydon, Surrey.5 
Occupation*James Henry PRIOR was a Labourer (1878, 1899) between 1878 and 1899.6 
Census*He appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 at Spring Vale, Dartford, Kent;

This appears to be the family in 1881:
1881 Census
Place: Spring Vale, Dartford, Kent
Ref: RG11/865/77/10
Name Marr Age Sex Birthplace Occupation Rel
James PRICE M 31 M Surrey Addington Labourer Head
Fanny PRICE M 30 F Kent Tonbridge Wells - Wife
William Henry
PRICE - 3 M Surrey Croydon - Son
Francis James
PRICE - 1 M Surrey Croydon - Son.7

 
Anecdote*James and wife both worked for the Goschens in Combe Lane (could be Charles H Goschen and Ann Helen Goschen of Ballards.)8 
Death*He died circa 1928; Possible death entry: Mar Qtr 1928 Croydon 2a/413, aged 79.9 
Burial*He was buried at Addington Churchyard, Addington Bottom, Surrey; According to Aunty Ivy (Prior), buried in Addington Churchyard, Parish Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Addington.8 

Family

Frances GIBBS b. 27 October 1851, d. circa 1940
Marriage*He married Frances GIBBS, daughter of George GIBBS and Philadelphia WELLER, on 19 May 1877 at Croydon Parish Church, Croydon, Surrey.5 
Children
Last Edited11 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. General Register Office Indexes to Birth, Commencing 1837 (General Register Office, GRO (England & Wales)) "unknown cd."
  2. Transcript of the Parish Register of Addington, Surrey, unknown period (unknown repository, unknown repository reference.)
  3. Online image of the 1851 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk.)
  4. Online image of the 1861 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Source Ref: Class: RG9; Piece: 447; Folio: 8; Page: 11;."
  5. Copy marriage certificate (General Register Office) "unknown cd."
  6. Birth Certificate of Child ,.
  7. Online image of the 1881 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Source Ref: Ref: RG11/865/77/10."
  8. Ivy Ellen Prior, from memory ,.
  9. Index to BMD Registration Entry Starting in 1837, compiled by FreeBMD, Commenced 1998 (ongoing) "unknown cd."