MERCHANT George James

Posted on: October 16th, 2016 by webfooted

Born c1833 in Temple parish (TPR).

1833 15 Sep. He was baptised at Temple church, the son of John Merchant (Ancestry website).
1851 3 Crown Court, Temple parish (17), living with his mother Harriet Merchant, widow, a charwoman, born in Chew Magna, Somerset, and brother Henry (16), a potter (51C).
1856 15 Dec. Temple parish (23) the son of John Merchant, a twine spinner, he married Martha Shankland (22) of Temple parish, the daughter of John Shankland, a blacksmith (TPR).
1861 Potter, Prospect Parade, St Philip’s parish (27), living with his wife Martha (26), born in Carmarthenshire, and children (61C).
1865 Industrial Exhibition catalogue: James Merchant, thrower, at Whites, Baptist Mills (Bristol Tracts, Bristol Reference Library B1023).
1871 Potter thrower (Publican), widower, 5 Prospect Place, St Philip’s parish (37), living with his children Martha J. (13), George J. (11), both born in Temple parish, and Anne, (9), born in St Philip’s parish (71C).
1875 8 Jan. Described as a potter and beerhouse keeper he died at the Phoenix Beerhouse, Baptist Mills. His will was proved by William Dodge, painter, of 14 Great Gardens, Temple parish. Effects were valued under £200 (PRO National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1966).


Comments are closed.