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James Craxford[1, 2]

Male 1842 - 1896  (53 years)


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  • Name James Craxford 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 31 May 1842  Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christened 26 Jun 1842  St Mary's Church, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Between 1856 and 1896  8, Suffolk Street, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1856 
    Lath renderer 
    Occupation 1861  [5
    Machinist 
    Occupation 1871 
    Greengrocer 
    Occupation 1884  [6
    Corn Chandler 
    Occupation 1888 
    Greengrocer 
    Occupation 1890 
    Cornchandler 
    Died 24 Feb 1896  8, Suffolk Street, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: gout 20 yrs, chronic bronchitis 10 yrs, heart disease 
    Person ID I223  Extended Craxford Family | The main Craxford branch RED pages I5 (James Ernest Craxford) + I77 (Arthur Craxford), The Craxfords of London - including Crauford - not yet attached to the main trunk
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2010 

    Father Nathaniel James Craxford,   b. Abt 1814, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1900, City Road Workhouse, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Curtin,   b. 1814, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1869, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 25 May 1835  St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • A witness was Harriett Craxford
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, Nathaniel James (1835) and Mary Curtin
    MC: Craxford, Nathaniel James (1835) and Mary Curtin
    A witness was his sister Harriett
    London, England Marriages and Banns 1754 - 1921
    St Pancras Parish Church 1835 Page 120
    MC: Craxford, Nathaniel James (1835) and Mary Curtin
    MC: Craxford, Nathaniel James (1835) and Mary Curtin
    Pallot's Marriage Index. St Pancras 1835
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 1 Ellen Bowley,   b. 1843, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1867, 8, Suffolk Street, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1863  Holy Trinity Church, Cloudesley Square, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Reference:
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Mary Craxford,   b. 1865, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 61 years)
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, James (1863) and Ellen Bowley
    MC: Craxford, James (1863) and Ellen Bowley
    Ellen was James' first wife. She died four years later
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F106  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Frances Alice Thomas,   b. 29 Jul 1848, Drayton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Hendon, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1868  St Clement's Church, Barnsbury, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Reference: The marriage certificate notes that she is "a minor with concent"
    Children 
     1. Frederick Craxford,   b. 1869, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1944, Edmonton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. James Craxford,   b. Mar 1871, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frances Alice Craxford,   b. 1873, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908  (Age 35 years)
     4. Alfred Craxford,   b. 4 Jul 1874, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1878, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     5. Henry Craxford,   b. 1877, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1932, Shoreditch, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Catherine Maud Craxford,   b. 1879, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Robert Craxford,   b. Jul 1880, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1881, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     8. William Craxford,   b. Feb 1882, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1883, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     9. Albert Craxford,   b. 21 Nov 1883, Pentonville, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1929, Hackney, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     10. George Guy Craxford,   b. 1885, Clerkenwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1915, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     11. May Craxford,   b. May 1887, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1887, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     12. Ethel Mabel Craxford,   b. 23 Aug 1888, 8, Suffolk Street, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 67 years)
     13. Herbert Craxford,   b. 3 Apr 1891, 8, Suffolk Street, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1893, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, James (1868) and Francis Alice Thomas
    MC: Craxford, James (1868) and Francis Alice Thomas
    James, a widower, was previously married to Ellen Bowley. Frances was 19 years old when she married.
    Census Returns
    RG: Craxford, James (1881) and family
    RG: Craxford, James (1881) and family
    1881. The family were living in Sussex Street. The family had been associated with No.8. for many years and have taken over No.7. as well. The youngest two children (Catherine and Robert) appear on the next page of the census.
    Craxford James       M Head 35 Greengrocer Surrey, Lambeth
    Craxford Frances A M Wife 32 Norfolk, Drayton
    Craxford Elizabeth M S Dau 16 Middx, Clerkenwell
    Craxford Frederick S Son 11 Scholar Middx, Clerkenwell
    Craxford James S Son 10 Scholar Middx, Clerkenwell
    Craxford Alice S Dau 8 Scholar Middx, Clerkenwell
    Craxford Henry S Son 4 Middx, Clerkenwell
    Craxford Catherine S Dau 2 Middx, Clerkenwell
    Craxford Robert S Son 9mo Middx, Clerkenwell

    Ref: England. RG11/353 Holborn Pentonville 43 18
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1856 and 1896 - 8, Suffolk Street, Islington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: gout 20 yrs, chronic bronchitis 10 yrs, heart disease - 24 Feb 1896 - 8, Suffolk Street, Islington, London Link to Google Earth
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  • BMD Certificates
    DC: Craxford, James (1896)
    DC: Craxford, James (1896)
    Son of Nathaniel James Craxford he ran the family's greengrocery business in Suffolk Street, Pentonville but pre-deceased his father
    BC: Craxford, James (1842)
    BC: Craxford, James (1842)
    Although still unnamed at the time of registration, James was his baptismal name.

    Wills & Probate
    WILL: CRAXFORD, JAMES (1896) - Page 1
    WILL: CRAXFORD, JAMES (1896) - Page 1
    The son of Nathaniel Craxford, he ran a fruiterer business in Suffolk Street, Pentonville. The will was signed on October 4th 1888
    WILL: CRAXFORD, JAMES (1896) - PROBATE
    WILL: CRAXFORD, JAMES (1896) - PROBATE
    Probate was granted to his widow, Frances, on February 24th 1896

  • Sources 
    1. [S166] Personal communication: Neil White.

    2. [S168] Personal Communication from Neil White.

    3. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Lambeth 4 307 Jun 1842 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S17] 1891 England Census, Holborn Pentonville RG12/226 46 36 (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S26] 1861 England Census, RG9/195 2 54,48 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S14] Business Directory of London 1884.

    7. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Holborn 1b 464 (Mar 1896) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S364] London, England, Marriages and Banns 1754-1921, (London Metropolitan Archives), St Pancras Parish Church 1835 Page 120 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S24] Certified Copy of Entry of Marriage, PAS588752/1 (15/05/2002) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Islington 1b 3*9 (JAS 1863) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S24] Certified Copy of Entry of Marriage, PAS568431 (27/02/2002) (Reliability: 3).


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