Facts and Events
||14 Mar 1863
||Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandSheddock
||22 Mar 1863
||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, ScotlandCastlewigg Bothy 2
||5 Apr 1891
||Islington, London, EnglandPolice Station, Upper Street
||Kent, Englandto Catharine Eleanor Amor
||31 Mar 1901
||Erith, Kent, England34 Police Quarters, Harrow Manor Way
||2 Apr 1911
||Erith, Kent, EnglandPolice Quarters (Govt Magazine Barracks), Harrow Manor Way, Abbey Wood
||1 Oct 1938
||Minster-in-Sheppey, Kent, England
Joseph Rice was born on 14th March 1863 at Sheddock in the parish of Whithorn in Wigtownshire, Scotland. He was the fifth of six children of Jane Rice, formerly Lemon, and her husband James Rice, a ploughman. Both Joseph's parents had been born in Ireland, but had moved to Scotland before they married in 1850. Joseph appears in the 1871 census living at Sheddock with his parents and siblings in a one roomed house.
By 1881 Joseph had left home and was working as a gardener in Whithorn. Some time between 1881 and 1891 Joseph left Scotland and moved to the London area, where he became a police constable. His mother died in Whithorn in 1890. The 1891 census finds Joseph living at Islington Police Station.
In 1895, aged 32, Joseph married a music teacher named Catharine Eleanor Amor, known as Kitty. They married on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent; she was from the island. They returned to London, having two daughters in Plumstead, then a son in Erith. Both the 1901 and 1911 censuses find the family living at the police quarters on Harrow Manor Way in the Abbey Wood area of Erith. For a time in the late 1890s and early 1900s Joseph's father James came to live in London too, where five of his six children had settled. James returned to Scotland where he died in 1907.
With sisters Mary (standing) and Margaret, probably early 1920s at Margaret's house at 5 Peploe Rise, Kensal Rise, Willesden.
In 1919, after the First World War, Joseph's eldest daughter was married in Plumstead. Joseph was described on his daughter's marriage certificate as a timekeeper. His first grandchild was born the following year.
Some time after 1911 Joseph and Kitty moved to the Isle of Sheppey, where they lived at 'Yoredale', Glenwood Drive, Minster. Joseph died on 1st October 1938, aged 75. Kitty outlived Joseph by nearly seven years.
- ↑ Birth certificate, in General Register Office for Scotland. Civil Registration, Primary quality.
1863. BIRTHS in the District of Whithorn in the County of Wigtown
Name: Joseph Rice
When and where born: 1863 March fourteenth, 0h 30m AM, Shaddock
Father: James Rice, Farm Labourer
Mother: Jane Rice, M.S. Leman
Parents' marriage: 1850 December 5th, Craiglemine, Parish of Glasserton
Informant: James Rice, His X Mark, Father
Registered: 1863 March 21st at Whithorn, Robert Anderson, Registrar
- ↑ Roman Catholic Church. Newton Stewart Catholic Parish Registers. (Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Catholic Archives), Primary quality.
Parents: James Rice & Jane Lamont
When born: March 17th
When baptized: March 22nd
Sponsors: John Linneham & Maryann Linneham
Name of clergyman: Patrick Thos. 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), 900/00 005/00 007, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.
Address: Castlewigg Bothy 2, Whithorn, Wigtownshire
3 rooms with windows
Joseph Rice, head, unmarried, male, 18 [1862/3], Gardener Domestic Serv, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
James Gilmour, fellow serv, unmarried, male, 28 [1852/3], Gardener Domestic Serv, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 172; Folio 48; Page 9, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.
Address: Police Station, Upper St, Islington, London
5 or more rooms occupied
Joseph Davies, head, married, male, 42 [1848/9], Inspector Metropolitan Police, employed, b. Penally, Pembrokeshire
...Inspector Davies' wife and seven children and eighteen Constables in the Metropolitan Police, all male, aged between 22 and 40, including...
Joseph Rice, lodger, single, male, 28 [1862/3], Constable Metropolitan Police, b. Scotland
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 700; Folio 24; Page 12, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.
Address: 34 Police Quarters, Harrow Manor Way, Erith, Kent
3 rooms occupied
Joseph Rice, head, married, male, 38 [1862/3], Police Constable Met. Police Force, b. Scotland
Catharine Rice, wife, married, female, 31 [1869/70], b. Sheerness, Kent
Lilian Rice, daughter, single, female, 4 [1896/7], b. Plumstead, Kent
Winifred Rice, daughter, single, female, 1 [1899/1900], b. Plumstead, Kent
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 3761; Schedule 9999, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.
Address: Police Quarters (Govt Magazine Barracks), Harrow Manor Way, Abbey Wood, Erith, Kent
Joseph Rice, head, male, 48 [1862/3], married, Police Constable - Metropolitan Police, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Catharine Rice, wife, female, 40 [1870/1], married 15 years, 3 children born, 3 children still living, b. Sheerness, Kent
Lilian Rice, daughter, female, 14 [1896/7], School, b. Plumstead, Kent
Winifred Rice, daughter, female, 11 [1899/1900], School, b. Plumstead, Kent
Douglas Rice, son, male, 7 [1903/4], School, b. Erith, Kent
- ↑ Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
d. Joseph Rice, December Quarter 1938, Sheppey Registration District, Vol. 2a, page 1395, aged 75 [1862/3]
- ↑ England and Wales. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards, Primary quality.
RICE Joseph of Yoredale Glenwood Drive Minster Sheppey Kent died 1 October 1938 Probate London 17 December to Catherine Eleanor Rice widow. Effects £225.