James Aggas

#32300, b. 28 October 1806, d. March 1878

Individual's Timeline

Birth28 October 1806James Aggas1
Christening23 November 1806James Aggas1
Marriage1832James Aggas2
Deathbefore 1851unknown (?)
Marriage26 May 1851James Aggas3
Marr RegJune 1851James Aggas4
Death RegMarch 1878James Aggas5

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: James was a retired army Captain in 1861.
  • Name Variation: He was also known as James Aggers.1
  • Census: In the census in 1841, James Aggas was living in Demerara, West Indies, James was an Ensign of the 1st Bn. West India Regt.6

Census details

His life was recorded thus ~~ 1st West India Regiment. Lieutenant James Aggas to be Captain without purchase, vice Powell, deceased. Dated 6th May 1849.


The West India station was still very much one of the “White Mans Graveyeard” of the British Empire. During the Napoleonic campaign, I believe it was seen as almost a death sentence, and really was one of the areas where both soldiers and sailors had to be press-ganged to serve. At least for the officer class it offered the opportunity that otherwise normally only came in battle - the chance of promotion without having to purchase a commission or having to compensate the previous holder - in this case Captain Powell.


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He joined this regiment on the 8th January 1841 as an ensign, a rank he still held in the New Army List of 1846.


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Voter Enrolements

Child of James Aggas and unknown (?)

Children of James Aggas and Jane Cannell

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Howe with Little Poringland At
    Church     St Mary
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     28 Oct 1806
    BaptismDate     23 Nov 1806
    Forename     James
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Samuel
    MotherForename     Anne
    FatherSurname     AGGERS
    MotherSurname     CULLING
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     5873.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Armed Forces registration event: Marriage
    Name:      AGGAS, James
    Station:      British Guiana
    Country:      British Guiana
    Year:      1832
    Page:      489
    Spouse's last name:      Not available for GRO Chaplains Returns Marriages (1796 to 1880)
    Record source:      GRO Chaplains Returns Marriages (1796 to 1880).
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Lakenham
    Church     St John
    RegisterNumber     141
    MarriageDate     26 May 1851
    GroomForename     James
    GroomSurname     AGGAS
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Widower
    GroomOccupation     Late Captain in H.M. st West Indies Regiment
    GroomAbode     Lakenham
    BrideForename     Jane
    BrideSurname     CANNELL
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Lakenham
    GroomFatherForename     Samuel
    GroomFatherSurname     AGGS
    GroomFatherOccupation     Deceased
    BrideFatherForename     John
    BrideFatherSurname     CANNELL
    BrideFatherOccupation     Deceased
    WitnessOneForename     Alfred
    WitnessOneSurname     FREEMAN
    WitnessTwoForename     Hannah
    WitnessTwoSurname     FREEMAN
    Notes     By licence. Other witness John Cannell
    FileNumber     1571.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Aggas      James            Norwich      13     391     
    Cannell      Jane            Norwich      13     391.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, AGGAS      James      71      Norwich      4b     88.
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, First name(s)      James
    Last name      Aggas
    Sex      Male
    Service number      -
    Rank      Ensign
    Unit or regiment      1st Bn. West India Regt.
    Year      1841
    Remarks      -
    Location      Demerara, WI
    Country      West Indies
    The National Archive reference      WO 12/11265
    Record set      British Army, Worldwide Index 1841
    Category      Armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory      Regimental & service records
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  7. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     James Aggas
    Event Type:     Other
    Event Date:     1852
    Event Place:     Norwich St Gregory, Norwich, Norfolk, England
    Parish:     Norwich St Gregory
    GS Film Number:     002147628
    Digital Folder Number:     004620749
    Image Number:     00418

    Citing this Record:
    "England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2CMR-W29 : accessed 30 Dec 2013), James Aggas, 1852.
  8. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     James Aggas
    Event Type:     Other
    Event Date:     1863
    Event Place:     , Norwich, Norfolk, England
    Parish:
    GS Film Number:     002147629
    Digital Folder Number:     004620750
    Image Number:     00586

    Citing this Record:
    "England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2CMT-VS2 : accessed 30 Dec 2013), James Aggas, 1863.
  9. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     James Aggas
    Event Type:     Other
    Event Date:     1870
    Event Place:     , Norwich, Norfolk, England
    Parish:
    GS Film Number:     002147631
    Digital Folder Number:     004620752
    Image Number:     00233

    Citing this Record:
    "England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2CM1-SZJ : accessed 30 Dec 2013), James Aggas, 1870.
  10. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     James Aggas
    Event Type:     Other
    Event Date:     1871
    Event Place:     Norwich St Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Norfolk, England
    Parish:     Norwich St Peter Parmentergate
    GS Film Number:     002147632
    Digital Folder Number:     004620753
    Image Number:     00059

    Citing this Record:
    "England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2CM1-RGL : accessed 30 Dec 2013), James Aggas, 1871.