Facts and Events
||21 Nov 1865
||Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandSheddock
||31 Dec 1865
||Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, ScotlandOur Lady and St Ninian's Catholic Church
||2 Apr 1871
||Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandSheddock Cottages No.1
||3 Apr 1881
||Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandMain Street
||31 Mar 1901
||Croydon, Surrey, England4 Speke Road
||2 Apr 1911
||Croydon, Surrey, England30 Grange Park Road, Thornton Heath
||Croydon, Surrey, England
John Rice was born on 21st November 1865 at Sheddock in the parish of Whithorn in Wigtownshire, Scotland. He was the youngest of six children of Jane Rice, formerly Lemon, and her husband James Rice, a ploughman. He appears in the 1871 census living with his parents and siblings in a one roomed house at Sheddock. By 1881 the family had left Sheddock and moved into the village of Whithorn itself, living in a two roomed house on the main street.
John's mother died in Whithorn 1890. John has not been found in the 1891 census. His next sighting is in 1901, by which time he was living at Croydon in Surrey with his brother James and James's wife and son. He was working as a painter and decorator. Four of John's five brothers and sisters had moved to the London area, leaving only John's eldest brother Peter in Scotland. For a few years around the late 1890s and early 1900s their widowed father (James senior) joined them in London too, living in Paddington with his eldest daughter Margaret. James senior returned to Scotland to live with his son Peter and died in 1907.
The 1911 census finds John still living with his brother James and his wife in the Thornton Heath area of Croydon, although James himself was away from home on census night. John's brother James died in 1913.
John stayed in the Croydon area, where he died in 1920 aged 55.
- ↑ Birth certificate, in General Register Office for Scotland. Civil Registration, Primary quality.
1865. BIRTHS in the District of Whithorn in the County of Wigtown
Name: John Rice
When and where born: 1865 November twenty first, 5h PM, Shaddock
Father: James Rice, Farm Labourer
Mother: Jane Rice, M.S. Lemon
Parents' marriage: 1850 December 13th, Craiglemine, Parish of Glasserton
Informant: Jane Rice, Her X Mark, Mother
Registered: 1865 December 9th at Whithorn, Robert Anderson, Registrar
- ↑ Roman Catholic Church. Newton Stewart Catholic Parish Registers. (Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Catholic Archives), Primary quality.
Name: [column blank apart from a squiggle which could say pm?]
Parents: James Rice & Jane Lamont
Born: November 25th
Baptized: Dec 31st
Sponsors: Peter Gilmore & Katy Currans
Clergyman: P.T. O'Gorman
- ↑ 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 for Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh), 900/00 010/00 001, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.
Address: Main Street, Whithorn, Wigtownshire
2 rooms with windows
[one of three households listed in the same house - each household described as having two rooms with windows]
James Rice, head, married, male, 55 [1825/6], Ag Labourer, b. Ireland
Jane Rice, wife, married, female, 55 [1825/6], Ag Lab's Wife, b. Ireland
John Rice, son, unmarried, male, 15 [1865/6], Ag Lab's Son, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, RG13/646/189/56, 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, RG14PN3401 RG78PN127 RD39 SD4 ED34 SN52, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.
Address: 30 Grange Park Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey
6 rooms occupied
Alice Rice, head, female, 45 [1865/6], married 26 years, 2 children born, 1 child still living, b. Highgate, London
John Rice, boarder, male, 45 [1865/6], single, Decorator, worker, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
- ↑ Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
d. John RICE, December Quarter 1920, Croydon Registration District, Vol. 2a, page 401, aged 55 [1864/5]
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