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James Moffat[1]

Male 1823 - 1895  (72 years)


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  • Name James Moffat  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Born 20 January 1823  Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Alternate Birth 21 January 1823  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 6 June 1841  Darngarroch, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1841 Scotland Census
      Darngerrock, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

      John Moffat 60 M Farmer Born in Scotland
      Ellison Moffat 55 F Born in Scotland
      Daniel Moffat 20 M Born in Scotland
      Elisabeth Moffat 15 F Born in Scotland
      James Moffat 15 M Born in Scotland
      John Moffat 10 M Born in Scotland
      Mary Moffat 10 F Born in Scotland
      Jean Moffat 60 F F S Born in Scotland


      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1841Scotland&indiv=try&h=1055627
    Occupation Trvlng Draper/tea Dealer/tailor  [3
    Submitter 53,54 
    Died 2 June 1895  Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I289  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 February 2008 

    Father John Moffat,   b. 14 March 1785, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 October 1863, Bennan, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Allison McMichael,   b. 1784, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1850, Darngarroch, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Family ID F545  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Hunter,   b. about 1 October 1830, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 October 1910, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 16 February 1850  probably, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Originally entered as “Darngarock” there is no place called Darngarock - James’ mother was in Darngarroch, Kirkpatrick, Dumfriesshire - presumably the name of a farm? Roger 26 Jan 2006

      Note from Glenda Savage January 2007 - "Darngarroch is a hill farm in Kirkpatrick Durham Dumfriesshire-20 arable acres, 580 moorland. "
    Alternate Marriage 16 February 1850  possibly, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. John Moffat,   b. 21 November 1850, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 October 1932, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Allison McMichael Moffat,   b. 24 May 1852, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 September 1925, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Agnes Moffat,   b. 5 April 1854, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 January 1936, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Margaret Moffat,   b. 2 February 1856, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 November 1941, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Moffat,   b. 18 April 1858, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Sarah Selina Moffat,   b. 26 April 1860, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 March 1940, Felixstow, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +7. James Hunter Moffat,   b. 23 June 1863, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Jessie Grace Moffat,   b. 11 May 1865, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 March 1943, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +9. Helena Thompson "Nellie" Moffat,   b. 29 May 1867, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 March 1930, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     10. Marion Isabel Moffat,   b. 1 August 1869, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 January 1872, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +11. Janet Lilian "Jenny" Moffat,   b. 27 December 1872, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 June 1951, Penrith, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F3406  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Birth - 21 January 1823 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • resided Ipswich, England

      1823-Born at Springfield Hill, Dunscore.
      1845-Moved to Ipswich (got to the docks and that's where the ship was going).
      1850-Married at the Independent Chapel, Ipswich.
      1864-JG Harrod & Co Postal & Commercial Directory of Suffolk listed as travelling draper and tea dealer - 1 Adelphi Place, Lower Brook St, Ipswich.
      1871-(listed Moffatt)-living 31&33,Fore St, Ipswich. Woollen draper.
      James set up as a tailor, specialising in tweeds, and at one time had a shop on the Cornhill in Ipswich. He had Tuddenham Lodge built, on Tuddenham Road, between Hervey Street and Christchurch Street. (AAM went there as a boy), but then he went bankrupt.Latterly, he had a business in St Helen's Street (the gabled building set back opposite Bond St), where he employed a few women and made suits for country-dwellers. He would regularly hire a pony and trap, making trips out into the country to measure upclients, and then when the clothes had been fitted and finished he would make regular calls to collect small, weekly payments. Sometimes AAM as a boy, went with him. Sometimes they stayed overnight a pubs e.g. Thwaite "Bucks Head" and AAM was intriguedthat his grandfather made notes in his book with an ordinary pen, which he dipped into a test-tube of ink in his inside jacket pocket.
      There are large oil paintings of James and his wife, Elizabeth, by the Suffolk artist, William Symonds (1851-1934), these seem to be unsigned and undated. MMcM had a crayon cartoon of Elizabeth's portrait, which she told HWM is dated 1873. This equals the date of Symonds' earliest known work. AAM had the pictures insured for £20 each, which was probably the artist's fee.
      1891-Living at 130,Woodbridge Road, Ipswich+wife and daughter, Jane (Janet). Listed as travelling draper.
      1895-Died at 130, Woodbridge Road. Died aged 72. (Robert Hamblin b.1821 died in the same house 11 years later.)
      "in Ever-loving Memory of
      James Moffat
      Who passed peacefully to the endless life, on June 2nd 1895
      Aged 72 years,
      Interred in Ipswich Cemetery June 6th 1895.
      There's nae care or sorrow there
      in the land o' the Leal." [2, 3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1665] .

    2. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    3. [S1629] GEDCOM file titled “Moffat family tree.ged”, from Christina Bradnam.

    4. [S1207] GEDCOM file "waite.ged", submitted by Helier Waite.

    5. [S1758] 1841 Census of Scotland.


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