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Frank Reginald Ward James

Civil Engineer
Birthplace Middlesex Hornsey EnglandPlace of Death Hertfordshire Shenley Hospital Date of Birth: January 19, 1873 Date of Death: March 19, 1962


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Frank Reginald Ward James 


Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: Born Hornsey, Middlesex 1873 (4) (5) (6) 

                                             Baptised Wolverhampton 21/03/1873 (1) 

Date and Place of Death: 19/03/1962 at Shenley Hospital, Hertfordshire (8) 

Nationality: British 





Two sisters, Alice Gertrude and Florence Maria, both baptised 20/08/1869. Father had died at time of Franks baptism. 

Parents: Father: William Moore James b. 5/01/1843 at Wolverhampton (1) 

                Mother: Sarah Rich Morris b. 1831 at Wolverhampton (1)                  

Parent’s occupations: Father an accountant 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: not known 

 Occupation: surveyor/ civil engineer (1) (2) 

Place of residence at Gretna: not known 

Job title at Gretna: not known 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Louisa Juett b. 1872 Derbyshire (1) 

Date of marriage: 22/09/1900 (1) (3) 

Place/Parish of marriage: Millbrook, Bedford (1) (3) 

Children:    Rowland Juett James b. 1905, baptised 18/03/1905 at Dover. Died 1911 Age 6, Isle of Man                 

Travels: Sailed from London on the ship “Arzila”, 21/07/1920, which was bound for the West Indies. He seems to have been travelling alone and was to disembark at Demerara, British Guiana, and is recorded as intending to reside there. (2) 

On the 11/12/1927 he arrived in Liverpool with his wife Louisa, after sailing from Singapore on the ship “Lycam”. (9) 


Awards/recognitions: Mentioned in the Dumfries & Galloway Standard , Saturday 9th December, as one of the people to be invested in the Masonic Lodge, Gretna, as Junior Warden.(10) 

 He was also a member of the Corinthian Lodge in Dover, joining in 1907. (7) 

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Further links, notes, and comments: 

  1. Find my past- BMD 
  2. Find my past- Outward Passenger Lists 1890-1960 
  3. Ancestry -Select marriages 1583-1973 
  4. Find my past – 1901 census 
  5. Ancestry- 1911 census 
  6. Ancestry- 1891 census 
  7. Ancestry- United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership 
  8. Ancestry- National Probate Calendar 
  9. Ancestry- Incoming Passenger Lists 
  10. British Newspaper Archives. 

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