James Colley1831

Name
James Colley
Given names
James
Surname
Colley
Birth about 1831 35 40
Christening 18 September 1831
Birth of a brotherStephen Colley
about 1833 (Age 2)
Christening of a brotherStephen Colley
4 August 1833 (Age 2)
Birth of a brotherHenry Colley
about 1835 (Age 4)
Christening of a brotherHenry Colley
28 June 1835 (Age 4)
Census 1841 (Age 10)

Note: Wootton Street, Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England
Census 1851 (Age 20)

Note: Wootton Street, Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England
Death of a brotherStephen Colley
between July 1854 and September 1854 (Age 23)

Text:

Marlborough RD, ref 5a 43 (age 21)

Census 1861 (Age 30)

Note: Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England
Census 1871 (Age 40)

Note: The Street, Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England
Death of a motherElizabeth Bravin
between January 1874 and March 1874 (Age 43)

Text:

Pewsey RD, ref 5a 122 (age 82)

Death of a fatherJames Colley
October 1880 (Age 49)

Text:

Pewsey RD, ref 5a 115 (age 86)

Death of a brotherJohn Colley
between April 1890 and June 1890 (Age 59)

Text:

Pewsey RD, ref 5a 89 (age 62)

Death of a brotherThomas Colley
between October 1893 and December 1893 (Age 62)

Text:

Pewsey RD, ref 5a 98 (age 71)

Death of a brotherWilliam Colley
between January 1904 and March 1904 (Age 73)

Text:

Pewsey RD, ref 5a 113 (age 80)

Death of a brotherHenry Colley
between January 1922 and March 1922 (Age 91)

Text:

Pewsey RD, ref 5a 208 (age 90)

Deathyes

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Marriage: 10 March 1818Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
John Colley
Birth: about 1827 31 36Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England
Death: between April 1890 and June 1890
3 years
elder sister
3 years
3 years
younger brother
Stephen Colley
Birth: about 1833 37 42Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England
Death: between July 1854 and September 1854
3 years
younger brother
Henry Colley
Birth: about 1835 39 44Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England
Death: between January 1922 and March 1922

Birth1861 British Census
ChristeningData at Findmypast website
Census

Wootton Street, Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England HO107 1180 F7 P6

James Colley;40;Ag Lab;born in Wilts Elizabeth Colley;40;;born in Wilts Thomas Colley;15;Ag Lab;born in Wilts William Colley;15;;born in Wilts Leanora Colley;14;;born in Wilts John Colley;12;;born in Wilts Mary Colley;10;;born in Wilts James Colley;8;;born in Wilts Stephen Colley;6;;born in Wilts Henry Colley;4;;born in Wilts

Census

Wootton Street, Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England HO107 1844 F296 P7

James Colly;Head;56;Ag Labourer;Wootton, Wilts Elizabeth Colly;Wife;58;;Pewsey, Wilts John Colly;Son;22;;Wootton, Wilts Lenora Colly;Daur;24;;Wootton, Wilts Mary Jane Colly;Daur;20;;Wootton, Wilts James Colly;Son;19;;Wootton, Wilts Stephen Colly;Son;17;;Wootton, Wilts Henry Colly;Son;15;;Wootton, Wilts

Census

Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England RG9 1308 F92 P7

James Colley;Head;66;Ag Lab;Wootton Rivers, Wilts Elizabeth Colley;Wife;70;;Wootton Rivers, Wilts Leanora Colley;Daur;32;Ag Lab;Milton, Wilts James Colley;Son;29;Ag Lab;Milton, Wilts Henry Colley;Son;25;Ag Lab;Wootton Rivers, Wilts

Census

The Street, Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England RG10 1941 F38 P5

James Colley;Head;78;Receiving Parish Relief;Wootton Rivers, Wilts Betty Colley;Wife;80;Receiving Parish Relief;Pewsey, Wilts Leonorah Colley;Daur;36;Works in the fields;Wootton Rivers, Wilts James Colley;Son;35;Ag Labourer;Wootton Rivers, Wilts Henry Colley;Son;32;Ag Labourer;Wootton Rivers, Wilts Mary Smart;Lodger;63;Nurse;Wootton Rivers, Wilts

Note

James Colley apparently assumed the name of Thomas Brown and died at North Waltham, Hampshire in September 1879. An inquest was carried out as he was found dead in an outhouse of The Sun Inn. A newspaper report of the time, according to Sylvia Ede, referred to the dead man as Thomas Brown true name James Colley proven to be from Wootton Bassett.

Under his assumed name James had married Harriet Hiscocks (nee Church) at Wootton Bassett in August 1869.

He was buried at North Waltham, and the incumbent apparently recorded the burial as of James Colley of Wootton Rivers, again according to Sylvia Ede.

There is no explanation at present for James' assumption of the name of Thomas Brown. Moreover, in the 1871 Census he was recorded with his parents in Wootton Rivers as James Colley, but also with his wife Harriet (recorded as Henrietta) in Wootton Bassett, when, apart from being recorded as Thomas Brown, he claimed to have been born in London, Middlesex and to be a Plasterer's Labourer, as opposed to the Agricultural Labourer born in Wootton Rivers recorded in the Wootton Rivers entry.