James Pitman

1797–9 February 1855 (Age 58)
Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Pitman was born in 1797, in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Pitman, was 36 and his mother, Mary Hill, was 36. He married Maria Lawrence on 26 December 1822, in Silton, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Gillingham Liberty, Dorset, England in 1841. He died on 9 February 1855, in Cucklington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

James Pitman
1797–1855
Maria Lawrence
1799–1866
Marriage: 26 December 1822
John Pitman
1824–1878
James Pitman
1825–
Samuel Pitman
1828–
Anna Maria Pitman
1831–
Henry Pitman
1833–1833
Henry Pitman
1834–
Martha Pitman
1837–
Albert Pitman
1840–1888
Jane Pitman
1845–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1822
Silton, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

    Male1824–1878Male

    Male1825–Male

    Samuel Pitman

    Male1828–Male

    Anna Maria Pitman

    Female1831–Female

    Male1833–1833Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Pitman

    Male1761–1802Male

    Mary Hill

    Female1761–1834Female

siblings

(7)

    Anne Pitman

    Female1778–Female

    Henry Pitman

    Male1780–Male

    Mary Pitman

    Female1783–Female

    Jane Pitman

    Female1788–Female

    Ann Pitman

    Female1791–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 4

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 11

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 18

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

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Pitt, a pit, a hole, a well, and man, a man, meaning a man who works in a pit, a pitman

Story Highlight

James Pitman in "Pitman Families in Australia:1838-1990"

James, the youngest of the seven children of John and Mary Pitman, was born in West Bourton and baptised at Silton, a short distance from the Hamlet of Bourton. His occupation was that of Cordwainer ( …

Sources (3)

  • James Pittman, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Pitman in entry for James Pitman, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"
  • James Pitman in entry for James Pitman, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"

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