- Born: 1840, Eccles, Manchester, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Caroline
- Died: 2 Feb 1903, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, England at age 63
- Buried: St. Mark's, Worsley, Lancashire, England
1841 at age 2 living with parents and sister Ann while older two were with their maternal Grandfather and his family.
1851 at age 12 , living with their grandfather Peter Gee and the Withrington family, as his mother ( now a widow) was living and working at the Bridgewater Hotel. His father had died in 1847 ( age 38) when he was 8.
1854 at age 15 , his mother died aged 43 and he was on his own.
1861 at age 21 living with his two younger bothers.
1866 married Caroline.
1871 at age 31 , wheelwwright , with wife Caroline , dressmaker and son Thomas (4) at 27 Alderforest
1903 he and Caroline both died. Buried in St Marks, Worsley churchyard, ref 659
Informant Rev. Noel Derbyshire Auckland NZ 2002
James married Caroline.