- Born: Abt 1851, Scotland
- Marriage: Sarah Elizabeth HEWISH on 2 Mar 1877 in St. Luke's, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England 1587
- Died: 12 Jun 1890, 9 Salisbury Terrace, Long Lane, Finchley, Middlesex, England aged about 39
Age given as 25 years in 1877, Bachelor
Living 3 Trafalgar Road, Chesterton
1881 Census age given as 31 years
Living at 3 Oswald Road, St Peter, St Albans
There was a general domestic servant, Eliza Bailey age 16 years
Died age 40 years
Certified copy of death certificate no: DYA 034428 on file.
Information received from Myrna Coubrough suggests that James was the son of Robert and Margaret Coubrough. We have no definite proof, but certainly he named his daughter Margaret MacDonald, presumably after his mother. Both his brothers named their daughter Margaret MacDonald also, suggesting we do have the right family here.
Named as William James on Harry Hewish Coubrough's marriage certificate in 1936
Occupation: Tailors Traveller
James married Sarah Elizabeth HEWISH, daughter of Richard HEWISH and Mary Reynolds FRENCH, on 2 Mar 1877 in St. Luke's, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.1587 (Sarah Elizabeth HEWISH was born on 15 Oct 1847 in 3 Marlborough Court, St James, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England and died on 27 Aug 1908 in 26 Squires Lane Church End, Finchley, Middlesex, England.). The cause of her death was Acute Pneumonia - 10 days.
Winesses: George John Hewish / Bessie Hewish
Certified copy of certificate number: MX 747142 on file.