Simon's Family History
|His occupations have been recorded as :-
Agricultural Labourer (1851 Census, Daughter Sarah's Birth Certificates 1859)
- (1861, 1871 Census)
- (Daughter Sarah's Marriage Certificates 1891 & 1895)
- (Death Certificate 1890)
Underkeeper for the Duke of Grafton (Newspaper reports of 1874)
Rat & Mole Catcher (1881 Census)
Recorded addresses :-
Euston, Suffolk (Baptism 1828, Census 1841, 1851)
Heath Cottage, Euston (1861 Census)
The Dukes Ride, Barnham, Suffolk (1871 Census)
Sapiston, Suffolk (1881 Census, Burial 1890)
Note that he is recorded in the 1851 census under the mis-spelling of LIDDERMER.
From notes of his grand-daughter Louisa Chapman :-
"Mother's father was head gamekeeper to the Duke of Grafton (Euston Hall)"
From notes of his grand-son Frank Liddamore :-
"James worked as a gamekeeper for Prince Dulip Singh, the father of Raja Singh the cricketer ......... Prince Dulip Singh sold Elveden to Lord Iveah, the head of the Guinness family. (His son) George at one time worked at Elveden with his father".
James is mentioned in several newspaper articles in his role as under keeper for the Duke of Grafton. See articles.
He was married to Maria GODDARD on 24 Jan 1852 in Euston, Suffolk2.
1. Parish Register - locations as stated in text above.
2. Marriage Certificate - 1852, Mar Q, Thetford, 4b-691
3. James' Death Certificate - 1890, Sep Q, Thetford, 4b-223
4. Maria's Death Certificate - 1903, Mar Q, Thetford, 4b-232.
5. Gravestone - Sapiston Church yard.
Census returns :-
1851 - HO107/1832/f.652/p.7 (James)
1851 - HO107/1791/f.465/p.15 (Maria)
1861 - RG9/1267/f.126/p.1
1871 - RG10/1874/f.27/p.5
1881 - RG11/2013/f.27/p.17
1891 - RG12/1578/f.37/p.15
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