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James Wright (1865 - 1898)

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James Wright
Born in Swannington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified 25 Jan 2020 | Created 31 Mar 2019 | Last significant change: 25 Jan 2020
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Biography

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James Wright was killed in the Whitwick Colliery Gob Fire on 19-Apr-1898

James Wright was born in 1865 in Swannington, Leicestershire, England and baptised on 12 January 1865 in Whitwick parish, Leicestershire. He was the son of John Wright (a collier) and his wife, Mary. [1][2][3]

James Wright was married to Emma Prudence Hawkins in 1888. [4] Emma prudence Hawkins was originally from Binstead, Hampshire but had been a domestic servant in Loughborough in 1881, at age 13. [5]

in 1891, James Wright (26, a coal miner) had a wife, Prudence (22) and a son, William (0) living with him in Talbot Street, Whitwick, Leicestershire, England. [6]

James Wright (a stallman at Whitwick Colliery) died age 30 in the Whitwick Colliery fire in no. 5 pit, which occurred on 19th April 1898, killing 35 men and boys. [7][8]

in 1901, James Wright's widow, Emma P Wright (31, born Binstead, Hampshire) was living in Talbot Street, Whitwick with three children, Florence (8) Thomas (3) and Mary E (2), all born in Whitwick. [9]

Sources

  1. "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP4M-RHJ2 : 6 June 2018), James Wright, 12 Jan 1865; records extracted by findmypast, images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Baptism, Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, page 22, Citing the Record Office of Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland, Wigston, UK.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFTF-7JV : 8 December 2017), James Wright in entry for Mary Wright, 1871.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27J-3XQF : 12 December 2017), James Wright in household of John Wright, Swannington, Leicestershire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 8, Piece/Folio 3142/162, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,879.
  4. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D6M-5NV : 13 December 2014), Emma Predence Hawkins, 1888; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1888, quarter 4, vol. 7A, p. 247, Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27J-Q7H9 : 12 December 2017), Emma Prudence Hawkin in household of Lucy Leichmere Waller, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 31, Piece/Folio 3146/19, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,880.
  6. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W81F-KZM : 12 December 2017), James Wright, Whitwick, Leicestershire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Leicestershire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  7. http://semper-eadem.tripod.com/Articles/25.htm
  8. http://www.dmm.org.uk/uknames/u1898-01.htm
  9. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS4N-F59 : 8 April 2016), Emma P Wright, Whitwick, Leicestershire, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Whitwick subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.


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