James Stanley

(alias Frederick James Stanley)

The son of Thomas Stanley & Elizabeth Miles and elder brother of my ancestor Samuel Stanley, baptised in Chipping Norton in 1822.

Born & brought up in Chipping Norton he appears in the 1861 census living with his sister in her family home in Birmingham. This was not permanent though as in the following year he returned to Chipping Norton. Normally known by his middle name, James Stanley married Ann Harris in Chipping Norton in 1862. Their children were.

  • Frederick George (1863)
  • Rosina (1864 - aft 1885)
    Wool weaver.
    Married John Russell. May have moved to Wednesfield, Staffs.
  • John Henry (1866 - 1900)
    Wool feeder, later baker.
  • Kezia Agnes (1868 - aft 1891)
    Married John Freeman, 1889
  • Eliza Ellen (1870 - aft 1891)
    Moved to Kings Norton near Birmingham
  • Joseph H. (1872 - aft 1881)
  • Sarah Anne (1874 - aft 1891)
    Moved to Handsworth, Birmingham
  • Frederick James (1875 - 1876)
  • Amy (1876 - aft 1891)
    Nun in a nursing order (not closed) in the Bournemouth area

At various time in his life he is listed as a railway porter, blacksmith, painter & glazier. He died in 1876 at the early age of 38 leaving a widow & a young family.

John Henry Stanley

Baker

The son of Frederick James Stanley & Ann Harris, baptised in Chipping Norton in 1866.

He married Emily Pauline Timms in Chipping Norton in 1888 and they had the following children.

  • Florence Emily (1889 - 1897)
  • Kate (1890 - 1890)
  • Edith Elsie (1890 - aft 1923)
    Married Frederick George Barnes Hake, 1915
    Married Frederick Jones, 1922, one daughter Joyce Marjorie Jones
  • Rose (1891 - 1892)
  • Beatrice Annie (1891 - aft 1909)
    Married Arthur Swain, ca. 1909
  • Rosina (1893)
    Married A. Brewster, ca. 1911
    Went to work 'in service' in London.
    Later kept a boarding house in Camden Town.
  • Annie (1894 - 1894)
  • Sidney John Victor (1895 - aft 1928)
    Post Office Clerk
    Married Nancy Harris, ca. 1913
  • Arthur Reginald (1898 - 1946)
    Grocer’s assistant
    Married Irene Gibbs, 1934
  • Florence Emily Harris (1905 - 1906)

John Henry Stanley, initially a wool feeder was a baker for most of his working life until at least 1896. Just before he died in 1900 he was a milkman for a short while.

He is buried in Chipping Norton.