James Roberts

Male12 January 1805–14 May 1869

Brief Life History of James

When James Roberts was born on 12 January 1805, in Kirkby, Lancashire, England, his father, Nicholas Roberts, was 22 and his mother, Rachel Scarisbrick, was 24. He married Ellen Swift about 1830, in St Chad's Church, Uppermill, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Kirkby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 14 May 1869, at the age of 64, and was buried in Kirkby, Lancashire, England.

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Family Time Line

James Roberts
Ellen Swift
Marriage: about 1830
William Roberts
Mary Roberts
Nicholas Roberts
William Roberts
Thomas Roberts
Rachel Roberts
James Roberts
Alice Roberts
Nicholas Roberts
John Roberts
Jane Roberts
Ellen Roberts

Sources (27)

  • James Roberts, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Roberts, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Roberts, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1830St Chad's Church, Uppermill, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 3

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 10

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 18

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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