Facts and Events
||18 Apr 1857
||Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandSheddock
||20 May 1857
||Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, ScotlandOur Lady and St Ninian Catholic Church
||7 Apr 1861
||Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandShadock Cothouse
||2 Apr 1871
||Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland1 Sheddock Cottages
||3 Apr 1881
||Lambeth, Surrey, England122 Mayall Road, Brixton
||7 Mar 1885
||Kentish Town, Middlesex, EnglandSt John the Baptist
to Alice Seagrief
||5 Apr 1891
||Fulham, London, England3 Burlington Road
||31 Mar 1901
||Croydon, Surrey, England4 Speke Road
||2 Apr 1911
||Alverstoke, Hampshire, EnglandLower Bedenham Farm, Gosport
||8 Jul 1913
||Thornton Heath, Surrey, Englandof Foxearth, Ecclesbourne Road
James Rice was born on 18th April 1857 at Sheddock in the parish of Whithorn in Wigtownshire, Scotland. He was the third of six children of Jane Rice, formerly Lemon, and her husband James Rice, a ploughman. The 1861 census finds young James living with his parents and siblings at Sheddock, where the family lived in a one roomed house. They were still there in 1871.
By 1881 James had left Scotland and was living in Brixton in the southern suburbs of London with his sister Margaret and her husband. He was by this time working as a joiner, which trade he stayed with for the rest of his life. On 7th March 1885, aged 27, he married Alice Seagrief from Kentish Town in the northern suburbs of London. James and Alice had a son named James born the following January in Camberwell, back on the south side of London. Back in Scotland James's mother died in 1890.
James and Alice moved to Fulham in the western suburbs, where they had a daughter named Lizzie in 1891. Lizzie was baptised at St John the Baptist in Kentish Town, the church at which James and Alice had married. Sadly Lizzie died when she was only 20 months old, and was buried at Kingston upon Thames; presumably the family had moved again. James and Alice had no further children, leaving their son James effectively an only child.
By 1901 the family was living at 4 Speke Road in Croydon. They had James's brother John living with them. James's father (James senior) had also moved down from Scotland and was living with James's sister Margaret in Paddington in the 1901 census. James senior later returned to Scotland to live with the only one of his six children who had stayed in Scotland, James's brother Peter. James senior died in 1907 in Scotland.
James's son James was married at Thornton Heath in 1910. The 1911 census finds James away from home at Gosport in Hampshire on census night, whilst Alice was at 30 Grange Park Road in Thornton Heath, with James's brother John still living with the family.
James died on 8th July 1913, aged 56. Immediately before his death he had been living at Foxearth, Ecclesbourne Road, Thornton Heath. Alice secured a grant of administration over his estate in May 1915. She has yet to be traced after 1915.
- ↑ Birth certificate, in General Register Office for Scotland. Civil Registration, Primary quality.
1857. BIRTHS in the District of Whithorn in the County of Wigtown
Name: Rice, James
When and where born: 1857 April eighteenth 7h AM, Shaddick
Father: James Rice, Farm Labourer
Mother: Jane Rice maiden name Leeming
Informant: James Rice, His X Mark, Not present [at birth]
Registered: 1857 April 29th at Whithorn, Robert Anderson, Registrar
- ↑ Roman Catholic Church. Newton Stewart Catholic Parish Registers. (Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Catholic Archives), Primary quality.
James Law[ful] PM James Rice & Jane Lamont, born May 4, baptised May 10, Sponsors Denis Gilmore & Sophia Gilmore, clergyman Patk Thos O'Gorman
- ↑ General Register Office for Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh), 900/00 002/00 002, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.
Address: Shadock Cothouse, Whithorn, Wigtownshire
1 room with windows
James Rice, head, married, 30 [1830/1], Ploughman, b. Ireland
Jane Rice, wife, married, female, 34 [1826/7], Ploughmans Wife, b. Ireland
Margret Rice, daughter, unmarried, female, 8 [1852/3], Ploughmans Daur, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
Peter Rice, son, unmarried, male, 6 [1854/5], Ploughmans Son, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
James Rice, son, unmarried, male, 3 [1857/8], Ploughmans Son, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
Mary Rice, daughter, unmarried, female, 9 months , Ploughmans Daur, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
- ↑ General Register Office for Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh), 900/00 002/00 003, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.
Address: Sheddock Cottages No.1, Whithorn, Wigtownshire
1 room with windows
James Rice, head, married, male, 42 [1828/9], Ag lab, b. Armagh, Ireland
Jane Rice, wife, married, female, 44 [1826/7], b. Tyrone, Ireland
Peter Rice, son, unmarried, male, 16 [1854/5], Farm Servant, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
James Rice, son, male, 13 [1857/8], Scholar, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
Mary Rice, daughter, female, 10 [1860/1], Scholar, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
Joseph Rice, son, male, 8 [1862/3], Scholar, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
John Rice, son, male, 5 [1865/6], Scholar, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
- ↑ General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 622; Folio 98; Page 65, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.
Address: 122 Mayall Road, Brixton, Lambeth, Surrey
Stephen Sweeney, head, married, male, 27 [1853/4], Joiner, b. Scotland
Margaret Sweeney, wife, married, female, 28 [1852/3], Nil, b. Scotland
James Rice, boarder, unmarried, male, 23 [1857/8], Joiner, b. Scotland
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 54; Folio 40; Page 32, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.
Address: 3 Burlington Road, Fulham, London
3 rooms occupied
James Rice, head, married, male, 33 [1857/8], Joiner, employed, b. Scotland
Alice Rice, wife, married, female, 25 [1865/6], b. Highgate, London
James Rice, son, male, 5 [1885/6], b. Camberwell, London
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 646; Folio 189; Page 56, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.
Address: 4 Speke Road, Croydon, Surrey
5 or more rooms occupied
James Rice, head, married, male, 43 [1857/8], Carpenter, worker, b. Scotland
Alice Rice, wife, married, female, 35 [1865/6], b. Middlesex
James Rice, son, single, male, 15 [1885/6], b. Camberwell, Surrey
John Rice, brother, single, male, 34 [1866/7], Painter, worker, b. Scotland
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 5641; Schedule 214A, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.
Address: Lower Bedenham Farm, Gosport, Alverstoke, Hampshire
5 rooms occupied
James Paice, head, male, 47 [1863/4], married 25 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, Carter on farm, worker, b. Bishops Waltham, Hampshire
Martha Paice, wife, female, 45 [1865/6], married, b. Bishops Waltham, Hampshire
Charles Paice, son, male, 22 [1888/9], single, Farm labourer, worker, b. Bishops Waltham, Hampshire
Dorothy Paice, daughter, female, 18 [1892/3], single, Domestic servant, b. Fareham, Hampshire
James Rice, boarder, male, 53 [1857/8], married 26 years, Joiner - building, worker, b. Wigtownshire N.B.
Benjamin Harwood, boarder, male, 40 [1870/1], widower, Labourer, worker, b. Woking, Surrey
William Gilbert, boarder, male, 53 [1857/8], single, Labourer, worker, b. Islington, London
- ↑ Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
d. James RICE, September Quarter 1913, Croydon Registration District, Vol. 2a, page 297, aged 56 [1856/7]
- ↑ England and Wales. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards, Primary quality.
RICE James of Foxearth Ecclesbourne-road Thornton Heath Surrey died 8 July 1913 Administration London 28 May to Alice Rice widow. Effects £67 10s.