NameJames CURTIS , GGG Uncle
Birthabt 1841, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Death21 Dec 1906
OccupationCordwainer, Agricultural Labourer
FatherBenjamin CURTIS (1797-~1870)
MotherElizabeth VICKERS (1807-1880)
Notes for James CURTIS
Name and birth year and location from Susan Smith.

In the 1841 census King Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Benjamin Curtis, age 40, shoe maker, born Northamptonshire.
Elizabeth Curtis, age 30, born Northamptonshire.
Hannah Curtis, age 14, born Northamptonshire.
Thomas Curtis, age 12, born Northamptonshire.
Benjamin Curtis, age 10, born Northamptonshire.
Mary Curtis, age 8, born Northamptonshire.
Charles Curtis, age 5, born Northamptonshire.
James Curtis, age 4 months, born Northamptonshire.

In the 1851 census George Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 54, shoemaker, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
Wife Elizabeth Curtis, age 44, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 24, lace maker, born Cottingham.
Son Charles Curtis, age 15, shoe work, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, age 10, scholar, born Cottingham.
Daughter Susannah Curtis, age 7, scholar, born Cottingham.

In the 1861 census Town Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 64, cordwainer, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
Wife Elizabeth Curtis, age 55, born Cottingham.
Son Charles Curtis, unmarried, age 25, cordwainer, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, unmarried, age 20, cordwainer, born Cottingham.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 33, dressmaker, born Cottingham.
Daughter Susannah Curtis, unmarried, age 19, dressmaker, born Cottingham.
[A cordwainer is a shoemaker/cobbler who makes fine soft leather shoes and other luxury footwear articles.]

In the 1871 census High Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Charles Curtis, age 35, shoemaker, born Cottingham.
Wife Sarah Curtis, age 40, born Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Elizabeth Curtis, age 8, scholar, born Middleton.
Son Thomas H. Curtis, age 6, scholar, born Cottingham.
Son Edward Curtis, age 4, scholar, born Cottingham.
Mother in Law, Hannah Dexter, widow, age 81 annuitant, born Wilbarston, Northamptonshire.
In the next house
Head Elizabeth Curtis, widow, age 63, annuitant, born Cottingham.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 43, machinist, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, age 29, unmarried, agricultural labourer, born Cottingham.

In the 1881 census Corby Road, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head James Curtis, unmarried, age 39, agricultural labourer, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.

In the 1891 census Corby Road, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head James Curtis, single, age 49, agricultural labourer, born Cottingham.
Lodger Thomas Craxford, married, age 53, tailor, born Middleton, Northamptonshire.
[In the next inhabited house is John Spriggs, farmer and his family. John Spriggs is listed as the executor of James’ mothers estate.]
[Thomas Craxford is husband to James sister Susan.]

In the 1901 census Corby Road, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head James Curtis, single, age 59, engine driver? thrashing, worker, born Cottingham.

National Probate Calendar
James Curtis of Corby-road Cottingham Northamptonshire died December 21 1906 Administration London 25 November 1915 [yes the year is correct] to Thomas Curtis [nephew] wine and spirit merchant. Effects 26 pounds 3 shillings 9 pence.
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