Date of Birth: 
c 1854
Date of Death: 
20 May 1941

James was born at Fulwood, Yorkshire, England.

He married Ann/e Hart (nee Marson, born at Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England in 1841) at Shannon in 1898.

Anni/e's first husband died in 1885 by which time she had two daughters. James & Anni/e did not hav enay children.

James started out as a labourer at Waitotara around 1880. In 1896 through to around 1901 he is described as a settler in Levin.

He owned Suburban Block 46 (5.3 acres) from 1896 to 1901 & Suburban Block 49 (7 acres) from 1889 to 1901. Both blocks are in the Cambridge St, Bath St area.

In 1905 he is at Makirikiri as a farmer. However from then on he is described as a labourer or farmhand at Palmerston Nth.


Relatives mentioned in profile: 
James Dukes, John Dukes, Rachel Marson, Ann/e Marson, William Marson, Eliz Gretton, William Hart, Jane Marson Hart, Joseph Davison, Eliza Hart, Frederick James Purcell.