Person:James Moles (1)

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James Moles
m. 29 Sep 1860
  1. John Thomas Moles1860 - 1861
  2. Eliza Moles1862 - 1863
  3. Herbert Moles1864 - 1928
  4. George Moles1866 - 1929
  5. John Moles1868 - 1926
  6. Annie Maria Moles1871 - 1944
  7. James Moles1873 - 1928
  8. Ernest Moles1876 - 1954
  9. Julia Moles1879 - 1958
  10. Minnie Moles1883 - 1939
m. 1 Aug 1896
Facts and Events
Name James Moles
Gender Male
Christening[2] 24 Dec 1873 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandSt Mary
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, EnglandIppollitts Folly
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, EnglandThe Common
Marriage 1 Aug 1896 Southgate, Middlesex, EnglandSt Paul, New Southate
to Mary Ellen Chapman
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Southgate, Middlesex, England27 Lower Park Road
Census[6] 2 Apr 1911 Southgate, Middlesex, England17 Palmers Road, New Southgate
Death[8] 1928 Middlesex, England

James Moles was born in 1873 at Hitchin in Hertfordshire and baptised there on 24th December 1873. He was the son of a midwife called Fanny Moles, formerly Worbey, and her husband Thomas Moles, a mole and rat catcher. The family lived at The Riddy, an isolated group of cottages surrounded by fields to the south-east of the town. In the late 1870s the family left The Riddy (which then appears to have been demolished) and moved to the Blackhorse Road area in the parish of St Ippolyts, immediately south of Hitchin. James appears living there at Ippollitts Folly with his parents and siblings in the 1881 census. The family was still in that area at The Common in 1891, by which time James was working as an agricultural labourer.

James's father died in St Ippolyts in 1895.

The following year, James married Mary Ellen Chapman at New Southgate in Middlesex, some thirty miles to the south of Hitchin in the expanding outer suburbs of London. James's older brother George and his family had moved there a few years earlier. James and Mary married on 1st August 1896 at St Paul's Church in New Southgate.

They went on to have six children together between 1898 and 1910, all born in the Southgate area. The 1901 census finds James, Mary and their children living in two rooms at 27 Lower Park Road in Southgate. By 1911 they were living in a four-roomed house at 17 Palmers Road in New Southgate. James worked as a labourer in the building trade.

By the end of the First World War the family had moved to 45 The Avenue, which was just over the border from Southgate into the neighbouring Friern Barnet Urban District. Back in Hitchin, James's mother died in 1922.

James died in the Barnet district (which included Friern Barnet) in 1928, aged 55. Mary survived him by over thirty years.

References
  1.   Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. James MOULES, June Quarter 1873, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 3a, page 320, mother's maiden name Worboy

  2. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Hitchin. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Hitchin in the County of Hertford in the year One thousand eight hundred and Seventy Three
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    9381873 Dec[ember] 24JamesThomas & FannyMoulesThe RiddyLabourerW.A. Pope
  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 1420; Folio 62; Page 8, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Ippollitts Folly, Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Moules, head, married, male, 42 [1838/9], Agr[icultura]l Lab[oure]r (Mole & Rat Catcher), b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fanny Moules, wife, married, female, 39 [1841/2], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Herbert Moules, son, unmarried, male, 17 [1863/4], Agri[cultural] Lab[oure]r, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    George Moules, son, unmarried, male, 15 [1865/6], Agri[cultural] Lab[oure]r, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    John Moules, son, male, 13 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Annie M. Moules, daughter, female, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    James Moules, son, male, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Ernest Moules, son, male, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Julia Moules, daughter, female, 3 [1877/8], Scholar, b. Ippollitts, Hertfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1108; Folio 71; Page 1, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: The Common, St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Thomas Moles, head, married, male, 56 [1834/5], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fanny Moles, wife, married, female, 51 [1839/40], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    John Moles, son, single, male, 22 [1868/8], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Annie M. Moles, daughter, single, female, 20 [1870/1], General Servant, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    James Moles, son, single, male, 17 [1873/4], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Ernest Moles, son, single, male, 15 [1875/6], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Julia Moles, daughter, single, female, 12 [1878/9], Scholar, b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    Minnie Moles, daughter, single, female, 7 [1883/4], Scholar, b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    Ellen Moles, granddaughter, female, 4mo [1890/1], b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 1267; Folio 63; Page 14, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 27 Lower Park Road, Southgate, Middlesex
    2 rooms occupied
    James Moles, head, married, male, 27 [1873/4], General Labourer, worker, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    May Moles, wife, married, female, 26 [1874/5], b. Preston, Lancashire
    Ellen M. Moles, daughter, female, 2 [1898/9], b. New Southgate, Middlesex
    Florence F. Moles, daughter, female, 1 [1899/1900], b. New Southgate, Middlesex

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 7404; Schedule 8, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 17 Palmers Road, New Southgate, Southgate, Middlesex
    4 rooms occupied
    James Moles, head, male, 36 [1874/5], Labourer - Building, worker, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Mary Moles, wife, female, 35 [1875/6], married 14 years, 6 children born alive, 6 children still living, b. Preston, Lancashire
    Ellen Moles, daughter, female, 12 [1898/9], b. Southgate, Middlesex
    Florence Moles, daughter, female, 11 [1899/1900], b. Southgate, Middlesex
    Hilda Moles, daughter, female, 10 [1900/1], b. Southgate, Middlesex
    Dorothy Moles, daughter, female, 6 [1904/5], b. Southgate, Middlesex
    James Moles, son, male, 5 [1905/6], b. Southgate, Middlesex
    Mary Moles, daughter, female, 8 months [1910], b. Southgate, Middlesex

  7.   London, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 (London Metropolitan Archives / ancestry.co.uk).

    1918: 45 The Avenue, Friern Barnet
    Moles, May Ellen
    Moles, James
    Same in 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924

    1925: 45 The Avenue, Friern Barnet
    Moles, May Ellen
    Moles, James
    Perry, Richard
    No change in 1926, 1927, 1928

    1930: 45 The Avenue, Friern Barnet
    Moles, May Ellen
    Moles, James
    Perry, Dorothy Elizabeth
    Perry, Richard

    1932: 45 The Avenue, Friern Barnet
    Moles, James Frederick
    Moles, Mary Ellen
    Moles, Mary Kathleen
    Perry, Dorothy Elizabeth
    Perry, William Richard
    Stephens, Helen May
    Stephens, William Joseph

  8. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. James MOLES, December Quarter 1928, Barnet Registration District, Volume 3a, page 442, aged 55 [1872/3]