James Roberts

12 January 1805–14 May 1869 (Age 64)
Kirkby, Lancashire, England

The Life 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. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. 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
1805–1869
Ellen Swift
1807–1863
Marriage: about 1830
Mary Roberts
1832–
Thomas Roberts
1837–1866
James Roberts
1841–
Nicholas Roberts
1833–1835
William Roberts
1834–1891
James Roberts
1835–
Rachael Roberts
1838–1851
Alice Roberts
1841–
Nicholas Roberts
1841–
John Roberts
1843–
Jane Roberts
1844–1849
Ellen Roberts
1847–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1830
St. Chad., Lancs., Eng.
children

(12)

    Mary Roberts

    Female1832–Female

    Nicholas Roberts

    Male1833–1835Male

    William Roberts

    Male1834–1891Male

    James Roberts

    Male1835–Male

    Thomas Roberts

    Male1837–1866Male

+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.
1815

Age 10

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 18

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Roberts, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Roberts, "England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996"
  • James Roberts in entry for Thomas Roberts, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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