James Joseph GOODLIFFE (1850-1877)

James Joseph GOODLIFFE was the youngest child of Joseph and Emma and was born in Sevenoaks, Kent.

                                  James GOODLIFFE
                                 Farmer, Yorkshire
       1824-1850                   c.1812-1887                                  1839-1889           Emma                       Joseph                                        Sarah        KITCHINGMAN========v=========GOODLIFFE
============================v=========COLE                          1844                                           1869                           |                                              |               |-----------|--------------|-------------------|             1845        1846            1849             1850-1877          Maria Sarah  Emily Mary    Louisa Ann          James Joseph               |           |              |                   |               |           ?              ?                   |             m:1864                                         m: ?               |                                              |            William                                          Maria                  William               BARKER                               Unk========RUSHTON==========v======ARNOLD              |                                   |           |              |
     |-------|-------|---------|-------|         |           |              |     1865    1870    1872      1875     1876     1871         |              |    Minnie  Robert Elizabeth Charles   Henry    Maria         |              |                                               RUSHTON        |              |                                                              |              |       |---------------|---------------|----------------------|              |-----------|      1872            1874            1875                   1877           1880        1886  James Joseph        Emily         Charlotte              Florence        William     Charles   GOODLIFFE        GOODLIFFE       GOODLIFFE              GOODLIFFE       ARNOLD      ARNOLD       |                 |                |

James' mother Emma died in late 1850, at about the time that James was born, leaving Joseph with a new-born baby and 3 small children. In the 1851 census James aged 6 months is being cared for by a local family, William and Sarah ROOTS. In 1861 James and siblings are back living with Joseph in Charles St, Kensington (see the pages for Joseph).

In the 1871 census James is working as a servant for a licenced vitualler, the same occupation as his father had:

Marriage (or not) to Maria Fanny RUSHTON
James is unmarried in the 1871 census, but in July 1872 he and Maria had a son Joseph James. I cannot find any record of a marriage for James and Maria, so I conclude they were never actually married. Maria's life is an interesting study in itself, and more information is here. You can return to this story of James when you have read about Maria....

James and Maria had 4 children:

Joseph James  16 July 1872 St Luke
Emily Ann Jun 1874 Islington 1b/246
Charlotte Catherine Dec 1875 Wandsworth 1d/616
Florence Maria Sep 1877 Wandsworth 1d/577

James was a scaffolder and he apparently fell off scaffolding and died in early 1877 (March qtr Kensington 1a/110). This was before his youngest daughter, Florence, was born.

I have not traced the lives of the 3 daughters, but the story of Joseph James continues here.

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Last updated 05/11/2017