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JAMES REMNANT 1855 -
James was the youngest of the 9 children of John Remnant and Jane Kercher, he was baptised in May 1855. The family were living at Spreakley in 1851 and by 1871 had moved to Shortfield Common, James was working as an Agricultural Labourer like his father. The 1881 census shows that James is the only child still living at home. They had moved to Rowledge and he was still working as Agricultural Labourers. James married Emma Boxall daughter of Walter Boxall at St James' Rowledge on 4th June 1881.
James and Emma settled in Rowledge and raised their family of 10 children. Annie Laurie was baptised 28th August 1881, John Henry was baptised 26th August 1883, Alice was baptised 22nd February 1885, Frederick James was baptised 30th May 1886, Albert was baptised 26th August 1888, Caroline? baptised 3rd January 1892, Frederick and Ada May both baptised 2nd June 1895, Florence Elizabeth baptised 30th April 1899, and William Alexander baptised 14th February 1904.
James' father died in 1890 at the age of 76. I found James and his family on the 1901 census for St Marys Frensham, as follows:- James Remnant, head, age 45, General Labourer, born in Frensham as were all his family. Emma, wife, age 40. John, son, age 17, Potters Labourer, Albert, son, age 12, Archibald, son, age 10, Frederick, son, age 8, Ada May, daughter, age 5, Florence E., daughter, age 2.
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