Descendants of Israel Adams (about 1750- 1800)

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Fifth Generation

James Adams (1872-19?) - son of Thomas Adams (1845-1925) - son of James Andrew Adams (1810-1886) - son of James Adams (1775-after 1851) - son of Israel Adams (about 1850-1800)

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James (Thomas James) Adams was born in 1873. 

He was baptized on 4 November 1873. The Baptism Register of St Saviours  260 (or maybe St Pauls)  Battersea states:

Thomas James Adams, son of Thomas Adams, Bricklayer, and Rosina of 59 Calvert Road was baptised on 4/11/1873.

The word 'Private' appears alongside the baptism entry. However, there are several private baptisms in this register. Was a private baptism a device for covering up illegitimacy since his parents were not married at this time.  They only married in 1893 when Thomas Adams was widowed.

Civil Registration of Births reference is 1873 Dec, Vol 1a, p 266. - in Chelsea, Middlesex16

It is seen that he is living with his Rowe grandparents in 1881 and is stated to be an 'adopted son'.  It is unclear what this means.  Perhaps he was adopted by his grandparents because his parents were away looking for work.

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Although this Census states that he was born in Battersea, the 1901 Census states that he was born in Chelsea.  Since his birth was registered in Chelsea it is likely that he was born there.

James Adams married Florence ? in about 1894 and they appear together in the 1901 Census.

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The 1911 Poll book for Battersea shows that he on the electoral register and was living near his father Thomas Adams (who had living with him James's brother Thomas and his sister Annie and her husband Joseph Bond).

James Adams and Florence had the following children:


James Henry Adams was born in 1895 in Wandsworth, London15.   Civil Registration of Births reference is 1895 Sep, Vol 1d, p 756 - in Wandsworth, London


Emma Adams was born in 1898 in Battersea, London.15


Thomas Adams was born in 1900 in Battersea, London.15

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