An agricultural labourer and the child of William Lawrence (a harbour labourer) and Johanna Edwards, James Lawrence, the great-grandfather of Nigel Horne, was born in St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England on 29 Jul 18631,2,3,4,5, was baptised there on 13 Sept 1863 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, England)7. He had 10 children: Edward James S, William John, Emily Jane, Walter Charles, Elizabeth Annie, and James Thomas with Elizabeth Ann and Ethel May, Herbert, Winifred, and Florence Eva with Mary Ann Elizabeth.
During his life, he was living at Rear of Southwood Lodge, St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent on 2 Apr 18718; at 10 Claremont Gardens, Ramsgate on 5 Apr 18919; in Staple, Kent, England on 31 Mar 190111 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 191110.
He died on 20 Aug 1925 in Chislet Court Cottages, Chislet, Kent6 (cancer of the oesophagus).
Census information missing between Census UK 1871 and Census UK 1891
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