James Roach

from 1812 to 1816–
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Roach was born from 1812 to 1816, in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom as the son of John Latham Roach and Ann Sainsbury. He married Sarah Ann Sherborne on 30 March 1852, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years.

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James Roach
Sarah Ann Sherborne
Marriage: 30 March 1852
Julia Ann Roach

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Ann Sherborne


30 March 1852
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Julia Ann Roach


Parents and Siblings






    Samuel Roach


    Mary Ann Roach


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World Events (8)


Age 3

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 21

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 31

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky crag or outcrop, from Old French roche (later replaced in England by rock, from the Norman byform rocque), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, such as Roach in Devon, or Roche in Cornwall and South Yorkshire.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, as for example Les Roches in Seine-Maritime, named with Old French roche, or from Roche Castle in Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Roach, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • James Roach, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James Roach in household of Ann Roach, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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