James Cross

James Cross was the oldest of the fifteen known children of Philip Cross and his wife Mary (née Ong) of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Mary is noted as being just 16¾ when James was baptised in 1791.

James grew up in the Holy Trinity parish of Ely and appears here at "Turbotsey" in 1841, noted as an Agricultural Labourer, with his wife Eliza and their eleven children.

It would appear that at the time of the 1851 census, James was down on his luck, as he appears as a 'debtor' in the county gaol at Castle Street, Cambridge. It is not yet clear as to why he was in jail but this can probably be quite easily uncovered, although it may simply have been because of being in debt.

Meanwhile, his wife Elizabeth, appears as living at Waterden Fen with their sons James, Jacob and Uriah, daughter Jane, and daughter-in-law Emily. Elizabeth is noted as "married".

Further Details

1791, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

30th April 1791 at Holy Trinity Church, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.





December 1877, Queen Adelaide, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 88 years.

19th December 1877 in Grave Ca335, at Ely Cemetery, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.