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From: Ray Hayes <>
Subject: [DEV] DELVE - James senior c 1854 Devon (son of Edward) and Jamesjunior 1877 Monmouth - Lost and a little confused
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:54:41 +1100
I am hoping someone may be researching or connected to this family, and
may be able to assist.
James Delve, son of Edward Delve, carpenter and Mary Kingdom, appears in
the 1861 census with his family at Pilton.
James Delve, 19 ?, carpenter, appears in the 1871 census at Ilfracombe
at the home of John and Mary Blackford, written in between lines without
James Delve, 22, carpenter, son of Edward Delve, carpenter, marries
Margaret Rees on 5 Dec 1876 at Roath, Glamorgan.
James Delve, 28, Carpenter, his wife Margaret 24, and their son James
junior 3 appear in the 1881 census at Mynyddyslwyn, Monmouth, Wales with
Margaret's parents Morgan and Mary Morgan ?? Perhaps Margaret's mother
was married to a Rees who died and she married Morgan Morgan ?? Unable
to find a likely family with matching children details in earlier census
years despite hundreds of Morgan Morgan and Mary Rees possibilities.
Margaret Delve and son James are with Margaret's brother William F
Morgan in 1891 at Aberystruth, no sign of James senior, and the
enumerator was confused with the family structure and it isn't clear
whether Margaret was married or single or widowed !
James Delve junior marries Emily Huntley in 1901, and they have a
daughter Terry Margaretta Delve just before or after the marriage.
In 1911 Emily and Terry are with Emily's parents John and Sarah Huntley
at Risca, Monmouth, Emily shown as married, no sign of James.
I have not been able to locate a death for James senior, or James
junior, or a likely re-marriage for Emily (Margaret died in 1906 at
I have not been able to locate James senior or junior or Emily on
passenger lists to anywhere on Ancestry or Findmypast, or records in
Canada, USA or Australia.
If anyone has any details on the missing Delves I would appreciate it.