James L LIGHTFOOT

James L LIGHTFOOT

Male 1841 - 1922  (81 years)Deceased

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  • Name James L LIGHTFOOT  [1, 2
    Born 1841  Deptford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1922 
    Person ID I728  WILLIS01
    Last Modified 13 May 2011 

    Father Ancestors James L LIGHTFOOT,   b. 1811,   d. 1853  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Sarah ROUSE,   b. 26 Dec 1813, Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 22 May 1838 
    Children
    +1. James L LIGHTFOOT,   b. 1841, Deptford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age 81 years)
     
    Family ID F309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 1 Ancestors Elizabeth ALEFOUNDER,   b. 1842, Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 1866 
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 2 Ancestors Susanna Wesley ALEFOUNDER,   b. 1845, Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Camberwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1871  Wandsworth, London, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bessie LIGHTFOOT,   b. 4 Mar 1872, Poplar, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1954  (Age 82 years)
     2. Ada Beatrice LIGHTFOOT,   b. 3 Dec 1873, Poplar, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1913  (Age 39 years)
     3. Helen Louise ["Lovie"] LIGHTFOOT,   b. Abt 1876, Peckham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1941  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. James LIGHTFOOT,   b. 1878, Peckham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1919  (Age 41 years)
     5. Nellie LIGHTFOOT,   b. 1881, Dulwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1930  (Age 49 years)
     6. Susanna Maud LIGHTFOOT,   b. 1883, Dulwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married: 1x7. Sidney Herbert LIGHTFOOT,   b. 28 Aug 1886, Camberwell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1939  (Age 52 years)
     8. Edith Mabel LIGHTFOOT,   b. 1889, Dulwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1962  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to the 1881 Census, James L Lightfoot was a Refreshment (Coffee) House Keeper of Underhill Road, Camberwell, Surrey, employing one man and 2 boys.
      In 1891 he was living at Milton House, Camberwell. His wife is names as Susanna: the ages of the children indicate that she was their mother. James' first wife, his cousin Elizabeth Alefounder, mentioned by her father John in his Will [1868], died in 1870.
      At the time of the 1871 Census James was living with Elizabeth's sister, Susannah (listed in the census as his sister) and later that year they were "married". Under the 1835 Marriages Act this would have been illegal and, it seems, by the period in question was a contentious issue. There are many references in The Times newspaper from 1849 onwards to attempts to change the law in this respect, all of which were defeated until the Deceased's Wife's Sister's Marriage Act was passed in 1907.
      It is hardly credible to suppose that James and Susanna would have been unaware of what they were doing.

      James was made a Freeman of the City of London in 1885, at which time he was an oyster merchant of 22 Lime Street.

      In the 1901 Census, after Susanna had died, he appears at 134 Underhill Road, Camberwell, as a Refreshment House Keeper.

      James, his wife and five of their children are buried in the same grave at Camberwell Old Cemetery. Their son, James, buried at Ealing, is also mentioned on the headstone.

      [Source: Peter Alefounder, from his website Alefounders of Faversham

  • Sources 
    1. [S05] **1891 England Census, Class: RG12; Piece: 472; Folio 34; Page 2; GSU roll: 6095582.
      Name: James L LightfootBirth Date: abt 1842Birth Place: Deptford, Kent, EnglandResidence Date: 1891Residence Place: Camberwell, London, England

    2. [S21] >ALEFOUNDER, Peter .