FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES SOUTHAM AND
ANN GILES

 


James Southam was christened 22 April 1709 in Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Southam.

James Southam baptism 1709

Baptism record for James Southam in Cropredy:
"James the son of James Southam of Great Borton and of Elizabeth his wife was baptized on the twenty second day of Aprill 1709"


James married first Hannah How on 20 June 1739 in Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England. They had five children.

Hannah died and was buried 5 June 1749 in Cropredy. James then married Ann Giles 12 August 1750 in Banbury, Oxford, England.

James Southam marriage 1750

Marriage record for James Southam and Ann Giles:
"James Southam of Little Bourton, widower, a farmer and Ann Giles of Cropredy, spinster were married by licence the 12th day."


James and Ann had eighteen children, making James the father of a total of 23 children! Ann was the daughter of Thomas and Ann Giles, and was christened 3 April 1734 in Cropredy.
 

James appears in land records in Little Bourton.
 
James Southam Jnr.

May 1743 - May 1748     2 3/4 yd lands                         8 - 3

Nov 1748 - May 1751      3 1/4 yd lands                         9 - 6

Nov 1751 - May 1753      4 1/4 yd lands                       12 - 6

Nov 1753 - May 1757      3 3/4 yd lands                       11 - 3

to Sheeler
 
 
 

James Southam Jnr.

Nov 1757 - May 1757        1/2 of Hows                          1 - 6
 
 
 

Both James and his father, James appear in the 1753 Assessment:
  

Bourton Gt & Lt.

Southam James Snr.                                                   2s - 9 1/4 d

Southam James Junr.                                       £2 - 16s - 3
 
 
 

In the parliamentary elections of 1754, both James, senior and James, junior are recorded as voting for the Tory, or Old Interest candidates, Viscount Wenman and Sir James Dashwood.
 
Freeholders’ Names                    Abode                Vote
 

Southam, James, Senr.                Bourtons              W    D
Southam, James, Junr.                   do.                     W    D
 
 

James died and was buried 26 April 1780 in Cropredy. Ann died and was buried 12 March 1810 in Cropredy.
 
 

James and Hannah had the following children:
 
 

1. James, christened 27 August 1740 in Cropredy.
 
 

2. Thomas, christened 30 April 1742 in Cropredy, buried the same month in Cropredy.
 
 

3. Mary, christened 2 September 1744 in Cropredy, buried June 1749 in Cropredy.
 
 

4. Elizabeth, christened 23 November 1746 in Cropredy.
 
 

5. Ann, christened 21 May 1749 in Cropredy, buried March 1750 in Cropredy.
 
 

James and Ann had the following children:
 
 

1. Richard, christened 13 October 1751 in Cropredy, buried 16 November 1751 in Cropredy.
 
 

2. Anne, christened 18 October 1752 in Cropredy.
 
 

3. Richard, christened 8 October 1754 in Cropredy.
 
 

4. Mary, christened 20 July 1756 in Cropredy, buried 5 August 1756 in Cropredy.
 
 

5. William, christened 19 June 1757 in Cropredy, buried 4 February 1808 in Cropredy.
 
 

6. Mary, christened 15 December 1759 in Cropredy.
 
 

7. George, christened 11 April 1762 in Cropredy, buried 22 July 1764 in Cropredy.


 

8. Edward, christened 15 February 1763 in Cropredy, buried 17 March 1771 in Cropredy.
 
 

9. Sarah, christened 22 February 1765 in Cropredy, buried 3 January 1766 in Cropredy.
 
 

10. Hannah, christened 7 August 1766 in Cropredy.
 
 

11. Mary, christened 25 January 1768 in Cropredy.
 
 

*12. George, born 15 December 1768 in Cropredy, christened 25 December 1768 in Cropredy, married 1) Mary Hunt 21 February 1803 in Cropredy, 2) Hannah Giles 19 October 1829 in Cropredy, died 12 September 1855 in 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" 


 

13. Thomas christened 16 July 1771 in Cropredy.
 
 

14. Mary, christened 17 November 1772 in Cropredy, married John Salmon of Tadmarton in 1793.
 
 

15. John, christened 11 October 1773 in Cropredy, married Susanah Claydon 14 February 1803 in Cropredy.
 
 

16. Thomas, christened 14 April 1776 in Cropredy, married Eleanor Kimbel 24 December 1790 in Cropredy, buried 1792 in Cropredy.
 
 

17. Joseph, christened 7 June 1778 in Cropredy, buried 11 May 1779 in Cropredy.
 
 

18. James, christened 26 January 1781 in Cropredy, married Margaret Bucher 14 February 1803 in Cropredy.
 


 

SOURCE: Bishop's Transcripts, Cropredy Parish, FHS# 95235; Original parish register, Cropredy, at CRO; Cropredy parish register on CD.
 
 


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