James Croucher (1854-1927)

Dates

Birth: January-March 1854 Binsted, Hampshire, UK
Father: James Croucher 1815-1898
Mother: Lucy Othen 1824-1918

Christening: 2 April 1854 Binsted, Hampshire, UK

Marriage: October-December 1884 Alton, Hampshire, UK
Wife: Emily Saunders 1864-1942

Death: January-March 1927 Hampshire, UK

Children

Albert James Croucher 1887-1948
Daisy Maud Croucher [Bridle, Gulliford] 1889-1961

Notes

Birth of James Croucher in FreeBMD in January-March 1854 in Alton (2c 145).

Christening of James Croucher in the IGI on 2 April 1854 in Binsted Near Alton, Hampshire, parents James Croucher and Lucy. The sanme information is in Ancestry England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.

In the 1861 census as James Croucher aged 7, born in Binsted, and living with his parents (James and Lucy), two brothers (George and William) at Hogate (I assume Hoggatt), Binsted.

In the 1871 census as James Cranker (sic) aged 17, born in Binsted, single, an agricultural labourer, and living with his parents (James and Lucy), three brothers (George, Henry and William) and two sisters (Alice and Mary Elizabeth) at Hoggatt, Binsted.

In the 1881 census as James Croucher aged 27, single, an agricultural labourer, and living with his parents (James and Lucy), and two brothers (George and Henry) at Ganders House, Kingsley, Hampshire.

Marriage of James Croucher and Emily Saunders in FreeBMD in October-December 1884 in Alton (2c 330)

Entries in Headley Baptisms for his children in 1887 and 1890 state he was a publican at the Wheatsheaf Inn.

In the 1891 Census as James Croucher aged 37, born in Binstead, Hampshire, a Licensed Victualler, and living with his wife (Emily), son (Albert J) and daughter (Daisy M), sister-in-law (Emma Saunders), and two married lodgers (George Cooper aged 57, born in Preston, Somerset, and an unemployed gardener, and his wife Elizabeth aged 58 and born in Chetnole, Dorset) at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Arfold, Headley (demolished March 2001).

In the 1901 census as James Croucher aged 47, born in Binstead, Hampshire, a house painter, and living with his wife (Emily), son (Albert) and daughter (Daisy), and Albert Salf (aged 5, born in Southampton and a nurse child) at 4 Sunnyside Cottages, Lower Cedar Road, St Mary's, Southampton, Hampshire.

In the 1911 census as James Croucher aged 57, born in Binsted, Hampshire, a house painter for a builder, and living with his wife (Emily), a self adopted son (Albert Wm Blake aged 15, born in Southampton, Hampshire and a chemists's errand boy), and a visitor (John Thomas Jackson aged and born in Southampton, Hampshre) in three rooms at 4 Lower Cedar Road, Southampton, Hampshire.

There are fifty entries in Ancestry for James Croucher.

Entry in The Pastoral Notebooks of Wallis Hay Laverty, rector of Headley 1872–1928

Relationship

James Croucher was the nephew of Moses Othen, husband of Ellen Shrubb, my first cousin three times removed.

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