James Alexander

#37586, b. June 1855

The Wheel of Fortune, located in the road in which Fanny and James lived in 1911. Thanks to Google Maps
  • Father: Jeremiah Alexander b. 16 Mar 1823
  • Mother: Hannah Pearse b. 1825

Individual's Timeline

Birth1855James Alexander
Birth RegJune 1855James Alexander1
Marr Reg1878James Alexander

Primary events

  • Birth: James Alexander was born in 1855 in Woodton, Norfolk, England.
  • Birth Reg: James's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1855 in the Loddon, Woodton registration district.1
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of James and Fanny Culling was registered in the quarter ended 1878 in the Henstead, Framingham Pigot registration district.

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: James was a carpenter and a wheelwright.

Census details

  • He appeared on the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861, living in Kirstead, Norfolk, England in the household of his parents, Jeremiah Alexander and Hannah Pearse. He was 5 years old.
  • In 1881 in Brooke James Alexander was included in the household of With Jerimiah and Hannah PARKER (who at times used the name of ALEXANDER). Fanny Culling and Orble Alfred Alexander also appeared on the same census schedule. James was the son and he had Fanny his wife and Orble his son with him.
  • In the census taken on the night of 5th April 1891, James was the head of the household and Fanny was his wife. The address was Thurton Street, Thurton, Norfolk, England. Their children Orble, Lillie and Cecil were living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 31st March 1901 James was the head of the household and Fanny was his wife. The address was Alpington, Norfolk, England. Their son Cecil was living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 2nd April 1911 James was the head of the household and Fanny was his wife. The address was Wheel Road, Alpington, Norfolk, England. Plus a boarder, Mark CULLING who was born in Langley in 1884 and who also a carpenter. They had been married for 32 years and had 3 children, one dead by 1911. Their son Cecil was living with them.
Brushes with the LAW

An interesting criminal career.

As James PARKER of Loddon 14 days hard in Norwich Castle for stealing money 1870. Tacked on to this was 5 years in the reformatory

As James Park ALEXANDER of Framingham 1 calender month hard in Noriwch Castle for stealing carpenter's tools in Nov 1880

As James Alexander PARK of Mulbarton 3 calender months hard in Norwich Castle for stealing carpenter's tools in Dec 1880

As James ALEXANDER found not guilty of breakling and entering in 1890.2

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: In 1851, Jeremiah and his wife Hannah were listed as ALEXANDER, as were their 2 daughters. In 1861, the same family were listed as PARKE. James the son who was born in 1855 and whose birth was registered as ALEXANDER, and who married as ALEXANDER in 1878 is listed here as PARKE. In 1871 the family was listed as ALEXANDER, and in 1881 Jeremiah, Hannah, and the son Frederick were listed as PARKER, and James and his new wife Fanny were listed as the son and daughter-in-law in the name of ALEXANDER.
    I have traced this family back to Elizabeth ALEXANDER who had 3 illegitimate children in Woodton, Norfolk. There is no known connection between this family and the family of Michael Solomon ALEXANDER, the German born Jew (later converted to Anglicanism) who bacame the first Bishop of Jerusalem..

Children of James Alexander and Fanny Culling

Citations

  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Alexander      James            Loddon      4b     199.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      James
    Last name      Alexander
    Occupation      Carpenter
    Age      34
    Birth year      1856
    Year      1890
    Date      01 Jan 1890
    Court      Shire Hall Norwich
    Place      Norfolk
    Victim's first name(s)      Jeremiah
    Victim's last name      Atmore
    Source      A Calendar Of Prisoners Tried At The General Quarter Sessions Of The Peace
    Series      HO140
    Piece number      123
    Page number      2
    Record set      England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935
    Category      Institutions & organisations
    Subcategory      Prison registers
    Collections from      United Kingdom.