William James1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Male
Father John James (cal 1800 - 1873)
Mother Ann John (cal 1806 - 1882)

Family with Margaret Walters (cal 1835 - )

Son John William James (1861 - 1923)
Daughter Sarah Ann James (1863 - )
Daughter Mary Jane James (1866 - )
Son Alfred James (1868 - 1875)
Daughter Agnes James (1869 - 1951)
Daughter Jane James (1872 - )

Events and attributes

Birth
calculated 1835
Llanfair Nant Y Gof, Pembrokeshire, Wales3,4,6
Census
6 June 1841
Llysydefaid, Llanfair Nant Y Gof, Pembrokeshire, Wales10
Occupation
30 March 1851
Labourer9
Census
30 March 1851
Llysydefaid, Llanfair Nant Y Gof, Pembrokeshire, Wales9
Occupation
16 March 1861
Carpenter7
Residence
16 March 1861
Plymouth Street, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales7
Marriage
16 March 1861
To Margaret Walters
The Tabernacle Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales

Notes:
Woman's Age: 22y
Man's Age: 24y7
Occupation
7 April 1861
Carpenter8
Census
7 April 1861
14 Cross Thomas Street, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales8
Occupation
19 January 1870
Carpenter2
Occupation
2 April 1871
Builder5
Census
2 April 1871
91, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales5
Occupation
3 April 1881
Builder4
Census
3 April 1881
91, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales4
Occupation
5 April 1891
Builder3
Census
5 April 1891
93, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales3
Occupation
24 December 1893
Builder1
Occupation
31 March 1901
Undertaker and carpenter6
Census
31 March 1901
92, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales6
Will
12 February 1907
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales

Notes:
William James left:
- all his personal effects to his wife Margaret, and after her death to his daughter Jane.
- his business as a Builder and Undertaker to his wife Margaret and his daughter Jane in equal shares.
- 5 leasehold houses in Bryn Villas Mountain Hare and a leasehold house in Clare Street to his executors, to be sold and the proceeds (after paying all his debts) to go to his wife Margaret.
- All his other properties in trust for his wife and after her death as follows:
- a leasehold property at 10 Rees Street (where his son-in-law Thomas Jones was living at the time of his marriage) to his son John
- a leasehold propertyin William Street to his daughter Mary
- another leasehold property in William Street to his daughter Agnes
- the leasehold property 91 Twynyrodyn (where the family was living in 1871 and 1881) to his daughter Jane
- the leasehold property at 92 Twynyrodyn (where the family was living in 1901) to his daughter Sarah Ann.
-After the death of his wife, the residue of his estate was left equally to his four daughters.

The witnesses of the will were: John W. Jones solicitor and William Walters Twynyrodyn Schools Merthyr Tydfil Schoolmaster.12
Occupation
18 May 1909
Funeral Undertaker11,13
Death
18 May 1909
92, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Cause: Bronchopneumonia, Cardiac Failure11,14,13
Burial
24 May 1909
Cefn Coed Cemetery, Cefn Coed, Vaynor, Breconshire, Wales13
Probate
29 June 1909
The Principal Registry of the Family Division, London, England

Notes:
The executors were:
David Phillips of the Cloth Hall, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, draper.
William Walters of the Schoolhouse, Twynyrodyn, Schoolmaster.
Margaret James of 92 Twynyrodyn widow the relic of the deceased.
Jane James of 92 Twynyrodyn spinster daughter of the deceased.12,14,15

Citations

  1. [S179] Wales, marriage certificate (certified copy) for Thomas Jones and Agnes James, married 24 December 1893; Merthyr Tydfil 11a/978, Glamorgan. General Register Office, Southport
  2. [S186] Wales, birth certificate (certified copy) for Agnes James, born 9 Dec 1869; registered Mar quarter 1870; Merthyr Tydfil district 11a/365, Merthyr Tydfil Lower Sub-district, County of Glamorgan; General Register Office, Southport.
  3. [S190] 1891 census of Wales, Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil, William James; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 9 December 2017); citing Class: RG13; Piece: 4436; Folio: 39; Page: 40
  4. [S240] 1881 census of Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, William James; digital image, Findmypast(http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2017); citing Class: RG11; Piece: 5311; Folio: 88; Page: 4
  5. [S241] 1871 census of Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, William James; digital image, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2017); citing Class: RG10; Piece: 5393; Folio: 41; Page: 3
  6. [S323] 1901 census of Wales, Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil, William James; digital image, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 16 January 2018); citing Class: RG13; Piece: 5024; Folio: 136; Page: 15
  7. [S325] Wales, marriage certificate (certified copy) for William James and Margaret Walters, married 16 March 1861 Merthyr Tydfil district in the County of Glamorgan. General Register Office, Southport
  8. [S328] 1861 census of Wales, Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil, William James; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 17 January 2018); citing Class: RG09; Piece: 4054; Folio: 14; Page: 2
  9. [S329] 1851 census of Wales Pembrokeshire Llanfair Nant Y Gof, John James; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2017); citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2480; Folio: 195; Page: 3
  10. [S330] 1841 census of Wales Pembrokeshire Llanfair Nant Y Gof, John James; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2017); citing Class: HO107; Piece: 1444; Book: 20; Folio: 8; Page: 10
  11. [S345] Wales, death certificate (certified copy) for William James, died 18 May 1909; registered 20 May 1909, Merthyr Tydfil district 11a/714, Merthyr Tydfil Lower Sub-district, County of Merthyr Tydfil C.B., &c; General Register Office, Southport.
  12. [S346] The Principal Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Jutice (London, England). Grant of Probate for the estate of William James dated 29 June 1909 with annexed will (transcript) for William James dated 12 February 1907; temporary digital image provided by "Find a Will," (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk : 23 January 2018).
  13. [S331] Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. "The Merthyr Express" 22 May 1909 (digital images), Welsh Newspapers Online(https://http://newspapers.library.wales, accessed: 17 January 2018), page 1, column 5, headed Births Marriages and Deaths.
  14. [S324] "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995", digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 16 January 2018), entry for William James died 18 May 1909 in Merthyr Tydfil Wales; citing Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  15. [S332] Cardiff, Wales. "Evening Express and Evening Mail" Second Edition July 2 1909 (digital images), Welsh Newspapers Online(http://newspapers.library.wales, accessed: 17 January 2018), page 2, column 5, headed Local Wills.