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James Crawford (1853 - 1901)

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James Crawford
Born in Stepney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in St Mary, Haggerston, Hackney, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Apr 2019 | Last significant change: 12 May 2019
10:05: Alison (Winkler) Breton added William Crawford (1806-1886) as father for James Crawford (1853-1901). [Thank Alison for this]
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James was born in 1853 in Tower Hamlets in the east end of London. His parents are William and Susan and William is listed on his baptism records as an Engineer.

in 1861 the family is living in Limehouse, Tower Hamlets and father William is listed as being a blacksmith and having been born in Glasgow, Scotland. James in the youngest of the children at home, only being 8, the oldest daughter Janet is 22

10 years later in 1871 there are few children left at the family home in Mile End Old Town. James' father is again listed as an Engineer, his brother Robert is a 'sweep' and James is a Fishmonger

One year after that James marries Amelia Priscilla Morris in Hackney. He is a General Dealer and his father is an engineer. James and Jesse Morris are witnesses.

In 1881 the family are living in Bridge Street, Mile End Old Town, London with their 2 young daughters and James' parents William and Susan, now in their 70's. James is a Greengrocer. It has not been possible to locate James and Amelia in the 1891 census, their daughters are working or with relatives in London and James' mother, Susan is living with her daughter Janet and her family. james' daughter Harriet has moved in there as well.

James' Wife Amelia dies aged just 39 in 1893 and James himself passes away aged 48 in 1901 in Poplar.


  • London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917, London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p93/dun/023
  • 1861 England Census, Class: RG 9; Piece: 286; Folio: 68; Page: 12; GSU roll: 542607
  • 1871 England Census, Class: RG10; Piece: 561; Folio: 123; Page: 20; GSU roll: 823314
  • London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932, London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p91/mry1/039
  • 1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 485; Folio: 104; Page: 38; GSU roll: 1341107
  • Free BMD, England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915, Name: James Crawford, Estimated Birth Year abt 1853, Registration Year 1901 Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec,Age at Death 48, Registration district Poplar, Parishes for this Registration District Poplar, Inferred County London, Volume 1c Page 379

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