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James Ernest Craxford

James Ernest Craxford

Male 1872 - 1949  (77 years)

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  • Name James Ernest Craxford  [1
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 25 Jul 1872  Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1881  (138), Water Lane, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1891  Barrowash, Spondon, Derbyshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1891 
    Farm servant 
    • Working for John and Mary Keetley, farmers
    Occupation 1897 
    Caller off on railway 
    • He was a member of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants based in Leicester. A cdaller off, assisted by porters, rolls goods out of a waggon and shouts the address details to the package checker.
    Residence 1901  42, Flint Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Boarder with John and Lizzie Scott (he was a tailor). As Elizabeth Crane, she was the niece of Henry Crane who was committed to Broadmoor for the murder of James' half brother, Thomas Christopher Claypole.
    Occupation 1901 
    Railway labourer 
    Residence 1905  50, Southampton Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1905 
    Porter 
    Occupation 1914 
    Railway goods checker 
    Residence 1911-1939  24, Samuel Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Residence 1948-1949  358, Fosse Road North, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Dec 1949  Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Cerebral haemorrhage (stroke) 
    Person ID I5  Extended Craxford Family | The main Craxford branch RED pages I5 (James Ernest Craxford) + I77 (Arthur Craxford)
    Last Modified 23 May 2016 

    Father John Craxford,   b. 18 Mar 1834, Middleton, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1898, Northampton County Asylum, Berrywood, Northampton, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Sarah Anne Claypole,   b. 9 Feb 1844, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1930, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Witnesses 7 Apr 1871  [9
    John Claypole (her brother), Alice (Baker) Claypole (her bother Thomas' wife) 
    Married 7 Aug 1871  St Mary Magdalene, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Reference:
    Photos
    Water Lane, Cottingham (about 1920)
    Water Lane, Cottingham (about 1920)
    The Craxford family lived at Water Lane when James Ernest was a boy. Reproduced with permission
    Water Lane, Cottingham (present day)
    Water Lane, Cottingham (present day)
    The Craxford family lived in Water Lane prior to 1900. Reproduced with permission
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, John (1871) and Sarah Anne Claypole
    MC: Craxford, John (1871) and Sarah Anne Claypole
    Newfloridian's great grandfather
    Census Returns
    RG: Craxford, John (1881) and family
    RG: Craxford, John (1881) and family
    Almost ten years after their marrige, John and Sarah Ann (Claypole) are living in Water Lane with their oldest four children.
    Craxford John      M Head 46 Agricultural Labourer Northampton, Middleton
    Craxford Sarah Ann M Wife 37 Northampton, Cottingham
    Craxford James E S Son 8 Scholar Northampton, Cottingham
    Craxford Henrietta S Dau 6 Scholar Northampton, Cottingham
    Craxford Louisa S Dau 3 Northampton, Cottingham
    Craxford Sarah A S Dau 1 Northampton, Cottingham
    English Census RG11/1579 Kettering Corby 36 3
    RG: Craxford, John (1891) and family
    RG: Craxford, John (1891) and family
    The family continue to live in Water Lane. James Ernest has moved away. Close neighbours are John and Ann Claypole, Sarah Ann's parents
    Craxford John      M Head 57 Agricultural Labourer Northampton Middleton
    Craxford Sarah Ann M Wife 47 Northampton Cottingham
    Craxford Louisa S Dau 13 Northampton Cottingham
    Craxford Sarah Ann S Dau 11 Scholar Northampton Cottingham
    Craxford William S Son 5 Scholar Northampton Cottingham
    English Census RG12/1219 Kettering Cottingham 22 9
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Esther Mary Burlton,   b. 7 Jan 1881, Stoke Prior, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1946, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1905  Bromyard, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. George William Craxford,   b. 10 Nov 1914, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 2001, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Photos
    James and Esther Craxford with son George (about 1917)
    James and Esther Craxford with son George
    James Ernest Craxford with his wife Sarah Burlton and son George Craxford
    James Ernest Craxford with his wife Sarah Burlton and son George Craxford
    A beach scene
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, James Ernest (1905) and Esther Burlton
    MC: Craxford, James Ernest (1905) and Esther Burlton
    Newfloridian's paternal grandparents
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1872 - Cottingham, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Barrowash, Spondon, Derbyshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1905 - 50, Southampton Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Aug 1905 - Bromyard, Herefordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911-1939 - 24, Samuel Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1948-1949 - 358, Fosse Road North, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cerebral haemorrhage (stroke) - 6 Dec 1949 - Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Ernest Craxford
    James Ernest Craxford
    Father of George William; Newfloridian's Grandfather
    James Ernest Craxford
    James Ernest Craxford
    George William Craxford's father
    Cottingham village
    Cottingham village
    A map drawn about 1887. James Ernest Craxford lived at 6 Water Lane as a child
    Reproduced with permission
    Water Lane, Cottingham (about 1920)
    Water Lane, Cottingham (about 1920)
    The Craxford family lived at Water Lane when James Ernest was a boy. Reproduced with permission
    Water Lane, Cottingham (present day)
    Water Lane, Cottingham (present day)
    The Craxford family lived in Water Lane prior to 1900. Reproduced with permission
    National Identity Card (1915) for James Ernest Craxford
    National Identity Card (1915) for James Ernest Craxford
    Note the code number for his occupation. It would be interesting to see the whole coding system
    National Identity Card (front view)
    National Identity Card (front view)
    Britain's first identity scheme launched in 1915 to aid conscription during the first world war
    National Identity Card (rear view)
    National Identity Card (rear view)
    The rear of the identity card from 1915

    BMD Certificates
    BC: Craxford, James Ernest (1872)
    BC: Craxford, James Ernest (1872)
    A cautionary tail this one: He is listed as James Ernest Croxford in the indexes in spite of the quite clear handwriting.
    DC: Craxford, James Ernest (1949)
    DC: Craxford, James Ernest (1949)
    He was living with his son and wife in Leicester

    Census Returns
    RG: Craxford, James (1891)
    RG: Craxford, James (1891)
    Working as a servant for the Keeley family, farmers of Barrowash, Spondon

    Ref: England Census RG12/2726 Shardlow Spondon 128 34
    RG: Craxford, James (1901)
    RG: Craxford, James (1901)
    Employed as a railway worker he was lodging in Leicester with John and Lizzie Scott

    Ref: England Census RG13/2999 Leicester North East 148 12

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Personal contact: Brenda Eldridge (nee Craxford).

    2. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Kettering 3b 183 (JAS 1872) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S34] 1881 English Census.

    4. [S19] 1901 England Census, Leicester RG13/2999 148 12 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S24] Certified Copy of Entry of Marriage.

    6. [S44] Indenture of Apprenticeship: George William Craxford, Joseph Johnson and Company Ltd., Leicester.

    7. [S284] 1911 England Census, Leicester North East Leicester RG14PN19218 RG78PN1151 RD407 SD2 ED1 SN104 (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Leicester 3a 680 (OND 1949) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S289] Steve Mann at www.elizabethsmith.org.

    10. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Kettering 3B 267 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Bromyard 6a 1173 (JAS 1905) (Reliability: 3).


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