Family History


James LIDDERMORE (photo) was baptised on 17 Feb 1828 in Euston, Suffolk1. He died on 8 Jul 1890 in Sapiston, Suffolk3. He was buried in Sapiston, Suffolk5.

His occupations have been recorded as :-
Agricultural Labourer (1851 Census, Daughter Sarah's Birth Certificates 1859)
Gamekeeper :-
- (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.
Maria GODDARD (photo) was born on 9 Nov 1831 in Great Livermere, Suffolk1. She was christened on 18 Dec 1831 in Great Livermere1. She died on 29 Jan 1903 in Sapiston, Suffolk4. She was buried in Sapiston, Suffolk5.

Her occupation is recorded as :-
Rat & Mole Catcher (1881 Census)

Recorded addresses :-
Great Livermere, Suffolk (Baptism 1831, Census 1841, 1851)
Euston, Suffolk (Marriage Certificate 1852)
Heath Cottage, Euston (1861 Census)
The Dukes Ride, Barnham, Suffolk (1871 Census)
Sapiston, Suffolk (1881, 1891 Census, Burial 1903)
Callow Hill, Egham, Surrey (1901 Census - with daughter Sarah's family)
Sapiston, Suffolk (Burial 1903)

Children were:

child i. Anna Maria LIDDAMORE was born on 6 Jul 1852 in England. She died on 30 Sep 1879 in England.
child ii. William LIDDAMORE was born on 10 Jan 1855 in Euston, Suffolk.
child iii. George LIDDERMORE was born on 22 Sep 1857 in Euston, Suffolk. He was a Gamekeeper in Fornham St Geneveve, Suffolk in the 1881 census)
child iv. Sarah LIDDAMORE was born on 3 Oct 1859 in Euston, Suffolk and baptised on the 1 Jan 1860. She died on 25 Aug 1953 in Virginia Water, Surrey.
child v. James LIDDAMORE was born on 20 Dec 1861 in Euston, Suffolk. He was buried on 31 Jul 1870 in Barnham, Suffolk.
child vi. Mary Ellen LIDDAMORE was born on 10 Feb 1864 in Euston, Suffolk.
child vii. Anne LIDDAMORE was born on 6 May 1866 in Euston, Suffolk.
child viii. Harry LIDDAMORE was born on 16 Oct 1868 in Barnham, Suffolk. He was a. Gamekeeper

The children's birth details above were recorded in a family bible and copied by my grandmother Louisa Chapman.

Sources :-
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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