George Southam was born 15 December 1768 in Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England to James Southam and Ann Giles. He was christened 25 December 1768 at Cropredy.

George Southam baptism 1768

Baptism record for George Southam in Cropredy:
"George the son of James Southam Junr of Great Bourton & of Ann his wife was baptized Decr 11th 1768"

George married Mary Hunt 21 February 1803 in Cropredy. She was christened 15 October 1769 in Little Bourton, Oxfordshire, the daughter of Thomas Hunt and Mary Toms. She died 8 May 1827.

George Southam marriage 1803

Marriage record for George Southam and Mary Hunt in Cropredy

George then married Hannah Giles 19 October 1829 in Cropredy. She had been born in 1796 in Kempicott, Gloucestershire, England. George was a weaver like his grandson and namesake.

1841 census Bourton

1841 census for Cropredy, Oxfordshire


The family is found in Bourton in the 1841 census:

George Southam, age 65, Ag Lab (agricultural laborer)

Hannah    "    , age 45
Hannah    "    , age 11
Jane   "   , age 6
1851 census Bourton

1851 census, Little Bourton, Oxfordshire

In 1851 the family is found in Little Bourton:

George Southam, head, age 75, Ag Laborer, but now receiving parish relief, born in Little Bourton
Hannah    "   , wife, age 57, laborer's wife, born in Gloucestershire, Kempicott
Jane   "   , dau, unmarried, at home, born in Little Bourton

George died 12 September 1855 in Cropredy.

George Southam burial

Burial record for George Southam in Cropredy

George and Mary had the following children:


1. Thomas, christened 20 March 1803 at Cropredy.

2. Ann, christened November 1804 at Cropredy, Oxford, England, buried 22 May 1810 in Cropredy.

3. William, christened 22 March 1807 at Cropredy, Oxford, England, buried 1 May 1810 in Cropredy.

*4. Justinian, born 29 March 1809 in Banbury, Oxfordshire; married (1) Lucy Hunt 15 October 1829, (2) Esther Bourton 22 October 1833; died 29 March 1848.

Justinian Southam baptism '

Baptism record for Justinian Southam in Cropredy: "March 12th Justinin ye son of George Southam & Mary wife, Little Bourton"

George and Hannah had the following children:

1. Hannah, christened 16 May 1830 in Little Bourton; died 28 August 1846.

2. George, christened 23 September 1832 in Little Bourton; died 21 November 1833.

3. Jane, christened 7 June 1835 in Little Bourton.

SOURCES: Family Group Sheet submitted by Rhea Lewis; IGI; 1841 Census, Little Bourton, FHS# 474571; 1851 Census, Little Bourton, FHS# 193644.

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