James WILLIS

Male 1801 - 1877  (76 years)


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  • Name James WILLIS  [1
    Born 18 Jun 1801  Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation: Comb Maker 
    Age: 48 
    Census 1855  West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation: Comb Maker 
    Age: 55 
    Emigration 7 May 1835  New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sailed from London on board the SS Boston with his wife and three children. 
    Age: 34 
    Died 23 Jun 1877  West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3754  WILLIS01
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2012 

    Father Thomas WILLIS,   b. 13 Sep 1772, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann PIERCE,   b. 1772,   d. 1842 
    Married 27 Sep 1795  Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth PREBLE,   b. 12 Sep 1805, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1878, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 09 May 1824  Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Alfred WILLIS,   b. 17 Oct 1824, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1904, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Vachel WILLIS,   c. 16 Sep 1830, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 8 Oct 1830, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +3. James Albion WILLIS,   b. Oct 1832, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1908, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Angeline W WILLIS,   c. 25 Dec 1837, Newburyport, Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Frances Augusta WILLIS,   b. 13 Dec 1842, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1905, Lynn, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +6. Mary Ann WILLIS,   b. 08 Feb 1846,   d. 07 Aug 1907, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Histories
    The Swing Riots of Kent and the Willis Emigration to the USA - 1836
    The Swing Riots of Kent and the Willis Emigration to the USA - 1836
    So often in the past it was the case that national, political events impacted directly on our ancestors. This is particularly the case in the Willis family in Barham in Kent. Between 1835 and 1850 four families had emigrated to the United States of America.
    Family ID F935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    WILLIS, James [1801-1877]
    James Willis [1801-1877]

    Histories
    Alfred Willis receives a school beating, 1842
    Alfred Willis receives a school beating, 1842
    This was an appeal from decision of a magistrate, who had imposed a fine of two dollars and costs on the defendant, for an alleged unreasonable punishment inflicted on Alfred Willis, a scholar in the district school, kept in West Newbury, during the last winter, by Mr Webster. The instructor is about eighteen years old, a student in Dartmouth…

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] >McISAAC, Paul .

    2. [S26] >LAVERTY, Ken .

    3. [S168] *1850 US Census.

    4. [S169] *1855 Massachusetts State Census [US].
      family number: 438
      line number: 21
      film number: 000953981
      digital folder number: 004279395
      image number: 00516

    5. [S50] Ancestry.co.uk, Source: New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850 .