Person:John Rice (72)

m. 5 Dec 1850
  1. Margaret Rice1852 - 1933
  2. Peter Rice1854 - 1922
  3. James Rice1857 - 1913
  4. Mary Rice1860 - 1926
  5. Joseph Rice1863 - 1938
  6. John Rice1865 - 1920
Facts and Events
Name John Rice
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Nov 1865 Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandSheddock
Christening[2] 31 Dec 1865 Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, ScotlandOur Lady and St Ninian's Catholic Church
Census[3] 2 Apr 1871 Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandSheddock Cottages No.1
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 Whithorn, Wigtownshire, ScotlandMain Street
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Croydon, Surrey, England4 Speke Road
Census[6] 2 Apr 1911 Croydon, Surrey, England30 Grange Park Road, Thornton Heath
Death[7] 1920 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.

  1. Birth certificate, in General Register Office for Scotland. Civil Registration.

    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
    Sex: M
    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

  2. Roman Catholic Church. Newton Stewart Catholic Parish Registers. (Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Catholic Archives).

    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

  3. General Register Office for Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh), 900/00 002/00 003, 2 Apr 1871.

    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

  4. General Register Office for Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh), 900/00 010/00 001, 3 Apr 1881.

    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

  5. 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.

    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

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 3401 Schedule 52, 2 Apr 1911.

    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

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

    d. John RICE, December Quarter 1920, Croydon Registration District, Volume 2a, page 401, aged 55 [1864/5]