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I am looking for any information on my ggg grandfather as noted above.
I would like to know what he did for a living,how he provided for his family.
The name of the ship that Margaret and his children emigrated onto come to
New Zealand,after his death in 1861.
Was he a prominent person in the community[ie teacher ,minister,baker etc.
What was the cause of his death?
Did he move from Bermondsey with his family ,maybe because of work?
Any information would be wonderful
Many thanks -CRICKET

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by noggin on 2013-09-12 05:35:18

You have not given much data to work with, does this look like your
William James Durham ? It looks like he recently remarried going on the age of his wife and eldest children.

1851 England Census
Name: William J Durham
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Margret Durham
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Civil Parish: Bermondsey
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address: 82, Princes Road, Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Southwark
Occupation: Accountant

William J Durham 43
Margret Durham 21
William G Durham 15
Margret Any Durham 14
Esther P Durham 12
Thomas P Durham 7
Linas G Durham 9
Ann E Durham 2

by noggin on 2013-09-12 06:15:57

1841 England Census
Name: William Durham
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Gender: Male
Civil Parish: St Olave
Hundred: Southwark
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address: (looks like) Canterberry Square
Occupation: Accountant


Name Age
William Durham 30
Margeret Durham 30
William Durham 6
Margeret Durham 4
Esther Durham 2
Rebecca Durham 20
Emma Durham 10

Not sure who the last two people are in relationship to William Durham, poss siblings ??

by noggin on 2013-09-12 06:20:05

London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980
Name: William James Durham
Record Type: Burial
Estimated Death Date: abt 1861
Burial Date: 22 Feb 1861
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
Parish or Poor Law Union: Mile End Old Town Holy Trinity
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Register
At time of death living at 16 St Thomas Road.

by noggin on 2013-09-12 06:47:24

Look on this site for children's baptisms : https://familysearch.org/search

I looked on the 1851 census and Margret Durham 21 should read 41
Only marriage I could find for William James Durham and Margeret ???


"England Marriages, 15381973 "
Name: William James Durham
Spouse's Name: Margaret Jackson
Event Date: 28 Jun 1834
Event Place: Saint Mark,Kennington,London,England
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01557-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 254601, 254602

Only Baptism I could find for a William james born c 1808

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
Name: William James Durham
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 28 Sep 1807
Christening Place: St. James, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1807
Birthplace:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Robert Keith Archibald Durham
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Sarah
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C72301-6
System Origin: England-VR
GS Film number: 1042309
Reference ID: 2:2L4FJ1G

Ref death, to find the cause you will have to get Death Cert:

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

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