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James WORLEY

Male 1851 - 1920  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name James WORLEY 
    Born Dec 1851  Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID D8847A3DEF4F41F58EABDB0165A7DB51D495 
    Died Mar 1920  Farnham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1871 census: James (20, born High Wycombe, Bucks) was a soldier in the District Sheffield Barracks, Nether Hallam, Yorkshire.

      James enlisted for the 14th Regiment fo Foot on 13 September 1870 and served in the army for 21 years 132 days, leaving as a Sergeant on 26 January 1892. Between 6 October 1878 and 10 January 1892 he served in East India, where he married and had four ** children.
      James's service record is online at findmypast.co.uk.
      ** the service record lists as children:
      James Andrew 21.11.77
      Margaret 29.6.80
      William Henry 4.6.88
      Gladys 12.7.90
      but the birth dates of the first two are before the date given for James's marriage to Elizabeth Dick and, in the 1911 census, it was stated that Elizabeth had had only 3 children. So for the time being I'm assuming that James Andrew and Margaret were NOT James's children. It is of course possible that James married someone else before Elizabeth but if he did, the name doesn't appear on the service record.

      A record at ancestry.com shows that James was admitted as a Chelsea Pensioner on 26 January 1892.

      1901 census: at 41 Gordon Road, Aldershot, Hampshire (all WORLEY), James (head, 49, army pensioner, clerk OSC, born High Wycombe, Bucks), Elizabeth (wife, 44, born Essex), William H (son, 12, born India), Gladys M (daughter, 10, born India), Doris L (daughter, 8, born High Wycombe, Bucks). Also visitors Dudley CLINTON (33, actor, born Brighton, Sussex) and Edith L CLINTON (27, actress, born Blackheath, Kent), both married, probably to each other.
      [Dudley Clinton was quite well-known: he died on 1 October 1908 aged 39, while on tour in Australia. His real name was J W E Gillam. There is less on the web about Edith Clinton but she appears to have outlived Dudley by many years, appearing in the 1939 film 'Men without Honour'.]

      1911 census: at 49 Gordon Road, Aldershot, Hampshire (6 rooms) (all WORLEY), James (head, 60, married, caretaker (School of Signalling), born Chalfont St Peters, Bucks), Elizabeth (wife, 53, married 23 years, 3 children, all living, born Westminster, London) and Doris Lilian (daughter, 18, single, packer (printing works), born Wycombe, Bucks).
    Person ID I136  Worley
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2016 

    Father William WORLEY,   b. 18 May 1822, Chesham, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1901, Amersham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Fanny AYRES,   b. Abt 1822, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1891, Amersham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Jun 1842  Amersham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth DICK,   b. Abt 1858, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Jun 1887  Murree, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. William Henry WORLEY,   b. 4 Jun 1888, Mooltan, Punjab, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1945, Bristol RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Gladys Marjory WORLEY,   b. 19 Jun 1890, Dagshai, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Doris Lilian WORLEY,   b. Mar 1893, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index, Q4 1851 Amersham 6/331. (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S3] BMD index, aged 69, Q1 1920 Farnham 2a/196. (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S3] BMD index, Q2 1842 Amersham 6/381. (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S25] Service record at findmypast.co.uk.