A farm labourer and the child of William Lawrence (a harbour labourer) and Johanna Edwards, James Lawrence, the great-grandfather of Nigel Horne, was born at St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England on 29 Jul 18631,2,3,4,5, was baptised there on 13 Sep 1863 and was married twice, to Elizabeth Mount (on 10 Dec 1882 in Ramsgate, Kent, England) and Mary Baker (in Apr/may/jun 1899 in Thanet, Kent)7. He had 10 children: Edward James S, William John, Emily Jane, Walter Charles, Elizabeth Annie, James Thomas, Ethel May, Herbert, Winifred and Florence Eva.
During his life, he was living at Rear of Southwood Lodge, St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent on 2 Apr 1871; at 10 Claremont Gardens, St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent on 5 Apr 1891; in Staple, Kent on 31 Mar 1901 when he was living with his daughter Emily Jane following the death of his wife on 12 Jul 1898; and at 2 Oast Cottage, Cleve, Monkton, Kent on 2 Apr 1911.
He died on 20 Aug 1925 at Chislet Court Cottages, Chislet, Kent6 (cancer of the oesophagus).
Location for 1871 (Rear of Southwood Lodge, St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England) differs from mother's (St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England)
Census information missing between Census UK 1871 and Census UK 1891
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