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Thomas James of Yorkley, Gloucestershire.

Thomas James

Derek wrote: "... just an item that should interest you. It's my Grandmother's, (Agnes Annie James) father. At the time of my Grandparents marriage on 28th. Aug. 1900 his address was Yorkley Slade, ? Lydney, and his occupation was collier. Agnes Annie married George Young Everett, son of William Everett and Jane Everett nee Young (the daughter of the toll-gate keeper, Mary Young). After their marriage in the Baptist Church in Yorkley, they moved to Porth in the Rhondda. There they had four sons, my father William Thomas, and uncles Arthur, Harold and Dennis".

Ann Kirby added "... Thomas James was the younger brother of my great great grandfaher William James who married Phoebe Davis. I have Agnes Annie James on my database marrying George Young Everett. My grandmother was Esther James born 1873".

David Adams added: "... I am trying to find out more about one Albert James who was the postmaster at Yorkley c1910-1920 and was one of the founders of Yorkley Institute in 1911. I know James was one of the most common names here but in that your Thomas James died at the Post Office it seems reasonable to assume Albert may have inherited the business. There is certainly an Albert James whose father was Thomas; he was born in 1877 to Thomas and Ann in Pillowell (just down the road)".

Ann Kirby added "... If you look at the 1901 census for Yorkley Slade strangely under Wales you will see Albert as a coal hewer married to Matilda K Morris with two children Dorothy and Percival. I think this is the right Albert as they have as neighbours Thomas James aged 72 retired collier born Awre and Mary A aged 67 plus Maurice their son aged 26. Not proof but fairly conclusive Hope this helps".

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