Descendants of Israel Adams (about 1750- 1800)

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Third Generation

James Andrew Adams (1810-1886) - son of James Adams (1775-after 1851) - son of Israel Adams (about 1850-1800)

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James Andrew Adams is a direct ancestor of Bill Burgar, the author of this history.

James Andrew Adams was born in 1810 in Winkfield, Berkshire.10 He was baptized on 21 December 1810 in Winkfield, Berkshire.211 The Baptism Register of Winkfield Church states:

James Andrew son of James & Mary Adams was baptised on the 21/12/1810

James Andrew Adams died in 1786.  The Civil registration reference is Mar 1886, vol 1a, p 292. Aged 75. Chelsea, London.

Since he was a pauper in the Chelsea Work House in the 1881 census it is possible that he died there in 1886.

James Andrew Adams and Catherine Shelley were married on 22 December 1839 in Sunninghill, Berkshire.16,25 Civil Registration of marriage reference is Dec 1839, Vol 6, p 529 - in Windsor, Berkshire.16  The Civil Registration Marriage Certificate states:

James Andrew Adams, Full age, Bachelor , Bricklayer, of Sunninghill married Catherine Shelley, Under age, with consent of parents, Spinster of Sunninghill on 22nd December 1839 at Parish Church, in Parish of Sunninghill, nr Windsor, Berks.
Fathers were James Adams, Bricklayer and John Shelley, Well digger.
Signed by James Andrew and Catherine.
Witnesses John Shelley and William Hibbert signed but Mary Shelley made her mark X.

They appear together in the 1841 and 1851 Censuses.

See 1841 and 1851 Census returns.

Catherine (Shelley) Adams died in 1854.   He and his two surviving sons were living together in 1861.

See 1861 Census returns.

In 1871 James was living back in Winkfield, but in 1881 he was a pauper living in the Chelsea Workhouse. 

See 1871 and 1881 Censuses

See Photos of Winkfield Church

Catherine Shelley was the wife of James Andrew Adams.

See details of Catherine Shelley, her siblings and ancestors.

James Andrew Adams and Catherine Shelley had the following children:


Andrew Adams was born in 1843 in Berkshire.10 Civil Registration of Births reference is Mar 1843, Vol 6, p 177. - in Easthampstead, Berkshire16

He appears with his parents in the 1851 Census.  We have not found him in later Census returns or in the Civil Death registrations.


Thomas Adams


Julius Adams was born in 1849 in Winkfield, Berkshire.10 In the 1851 Census, he was living at 7 Hoopers Court? in Chelsea, Middlesex. 10 In the 1861 Census, he was living at 4 Regarts? Place in Chelsea, Middlesex. 11 In the 1891 Census, Julius was living at 20, Benfield Street, in Battersea, London. General Labourer14 Civil Registration of Death reference is Mar 1901, Vol 1d, p 379. Aged 52 - in Wandsworth, London.16 He died in 1901 in Wandsworth, London.16

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