MORCOM/BE ONE NAME STUDY

Person Page 213

Jack Arthur MORCOM (12648)
Family Code: GWINEARjohn

BIRTH:
07Jul1899 in Keswick, Adelaide SA AUS. Ref.No. b644 p37. Unlike other sources his enlistment details in 1939 give his birth date as 7 Jul 1901

DEATH:
14Feb1959 in Lyndoch, Talunga District SA AUS. Reg Vol 888, pg 1744, dist 7. Recorded as "John MORCOM....of Richmond" in South Australian Death registrations 1916-72 Age at death: 59

BURIAL:
16Feb1959 in St George's Church, Woodforde SA AUS. Grave 419. Son of the late James Henry

PROBATE:
1959 in Richmond SA AUS. Ref. 1/1596

RESIDENCE:
-14Feb1959: 24,Kinnerd Av.,Richmond,Adelaide,SA AUS

OCCUPATIONS:
Technician
04Sep1939-14Oct1942: Yeoman of Signals for HMAS TorrensOccupation Note: Service No. PA942, enlisted in Port Adelaide SA, next of kin M MORCOM [was this his mother Marion?]. He may have understated his age by 2 yrs in order to enlist..
Yeoman of Signals for PA942 Royal Australian Navy Reserve in Keswick.

SOURCES:
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
World War 2 Nominal Roll: Australia
Death Index:South Australia Registrations 1916-1972
South Australia:Government Gazette Deceased Estates
Jack C MORCOM (04354)


SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Wife: Grace M SEWELL (04355)
    Married: Q4 1925 in Islington
Jack Howard MORCOM (13536)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1912 in Elsternwick, Melbourne VIC AUS. Reg.No.19916. Son of Philip Lionel and Ruby Louise nee LUSH

DEATH:
1950 in Bentleigh VIC AUS. Reg.No.6731. Son of Philip Lionel and Ruby Louisa nee LUSH Age at death: 37

RESIDENCE:
1936 234,Bambra Road,Caulfield East, Henty,Melbourne,VIC AUS

OCCUPATION:
1936 Clerk in Melbourne.

SOURCES:
Births Index Victoria AUS 1853-1913
BMD Records Victoria AUS Edwardian Index 1902-13
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
Deaths Index Victoria AUS 1853-1980
Death Index Victoria Digger Index 1921-1985
  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. Garth Howard MORCOM (15848)
    2. Roger William MORCOM (15847)
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James MORCOM (05022)


SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Wife: Emily M CURRAH (05023)
    Married: Q1 1913 in St Columb

    Children:
    1. Edwin James H MORCOM (05021)
    2. Reginald S MORCOM (21851)
James MORCOM (05168)


SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Wife: Winifred KEAST (05169)
    Married: Q4 1921 in St Columb

    Children:
    1. Cyril John MORCOM (05170)
(living person)
James MORCOM (15137)


SOURCE:
Personal WARD Colin and Wendy
  1. Wife: Mary Ann UNKNOWN (15138)

    Children:
    1. Samuel MORCOM (15139)
James MORCOM (06464)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules

CHRISTENED:
11May1680 in Gwennap CON. son of Hercules MORCOM

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
James MORCOM (02465)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn

BIRTH:
ABT 1771

CHRISTENED:
25Aug1771 in Gwennap CON. son of John and Christian MORCOMBE

DEATH:
Mar 1840 Possible burial in Gwennap on 12 Mar 1840 of James MORCOM of Twelve Heads aged 70 fits this person. CHECK

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Parish Register Ross Index
  1. Wife: Catherine LANKSBERRY (02466)
    Married: 22Oct1792 in Kea

    Children:
    1. Catherine MORCOM (06084)
    2. Nancy MORCOM (06050)
    3. Matthew MORCOM (06845)
    4. Catherine MORCOM (06610)
    5. Nancy MORCOM (06051)
    6. Jemima MORCOM (05192)
    7. James MORCOM (02468)
    8. Susannah MORCOM (02469)
James MORCOM (00168)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam

BIRTH:
ABT 1801 in Probus CON.

CHRISTENED:
26Dec1805 in Probus CON. James, age 4 years, son of William and Elizabeth MORCOME

DEATH:
Dec 1828 in St Blazey CON. CHECK: Death age may suggest another James born c.1802?Age at death: 25

BURIAL:
23Dec1828 in St Blazey CON.

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Parish Register copy
Burial Index Cornwall bef.1837
James MORCOM (05956)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules

BIRTH:
ABT 1805 in CON.

CHRISTENED:
19May1805 in Gwennap CON. son of Samuel and Eleanor MORCOMB

GENERAL NOTE:
See James b.1805 (05959) son of William & Elizabeth

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
James MORCOM (00348)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St COLUMB MAJORjohn

BIRTH:
ABT 1807 in St Enoder CON. Census 1841; age 30, b. Cornwall; 1851: age 44, head, married, b. Newlyn; 1861: 55, head, married, b. Newlyn 1881: 75, head, widow, no occupation/pauper, b. Enoder

CHRISTENED:
20Sep1807 in St Enoder CON. son of John and Jane MORKHAM

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Mitchell, Newlyn East,CON
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Nancemear Gate,Newlyn East,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Mitchell Feather Inn,Newlyn East,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Mitchell Village, Newlyn East,CON

Residence Note:
In 1861 there were five other families living at the Feather Inn Mitchell including those of James & Philippa, the victualler Richard HOOPER, and of three lead miners

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Agricultural Labourer in Mitchell, Newlyn East.
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Lead Miner in Newlyn East.
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Agricultural Labourer in Newlyn East.

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Parish Register copy
  1. Wife: Philippa ROBERTS (00349)
    Married: 05Jun1831 in St Enoder

    Children:
    1. Jane MORCOM (00351)
    2. John MORCOM (04994)
    3. Richard MORCOM (00352)
    4. James MORCOM (00353)
    5. Elizabeth MORCOM (00354)
    6. William MORCOM (13290)
James MORCOM (02468)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn

BIRTH:
ABT 1809

CHRISTENED:
22Oct1809 in Gwennap CON. son of James & Catherine MORCOM

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
James MORCOM (02201)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn PENZANCEbawden

BIRTH:
ABT 1819 in Penzance CON. Census 1861: head, age 42, b. Penzance; 1871: boarder, widower[?], 52, b. Truro;1881 Barnstaple DEV: James MORCOMBE 62 widower, retired engineer, b.Truro CON was lodging with John BOADEN (BAWDEN?) [James' first wife was a BAWDEN]

DEATH:
Q4 1891 in Penzance CON. Possible death certificate Age at death: 73

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1846-AFT 1846: Patrick,Isle of Man
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Foundry Cottages, Tavistock Foundry,Parkwood Road,Tavistock,DEV
ABT 1855 Montreal,QUE CAN
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: 15,?Soutari?,Taibach,Margam,GLA

Residence Note:
In 1861: James employed a general servant: Margaret WILLIAMS, 21, unm., b. TavistockIn 1871 James was boarding with Thomas ?ER?lance, age 40, night watchman, b. Melcombe, Dorset, and his family.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1846-AFT 1861: Engineer
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Engineer in Tavistock Foundry.
ABT 1864 Superintendent of silver mine in IOM.Occupation Note: Information from great grandson Bill MORCOM.
ABT 1855 in Montreal.Occupation Note: Bill MORCOM believed that his grandfather James Joseph came over with his own father to Montreal when he was about 12 years old. James Snr was somehow involved in the building of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal. It is not known if they stayed in Canada until the bridge was opened in 1859.
Manager of Hayle Foundry in CornwallOccupation Note: The Dunklius engine, for draining land in Holland was developed at Hayle. The last engine in Holland stopped after 83 years service and the power station was turned into a museum..
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Engine Fitter in Margam.

GENERAL NOTE:
On his marriage certificate, his father Joseph is entered as "sampler".1861: shows servant Margaret WILLIAMS 21 b.Tavistock.Census 1841: Abermagwr area, near Earl of Lisburne's mansion "Crosswood", Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, CGN (Cwmnewidion Ganol):William (40, mine agent) & Dorothy (50) NICHOLLSMary Ann ESTLAKE (15)Elisha MORCOM (35, mine agent)James MORCOM (20, civil engineer)* {this James?]all born out of county + several male and female servants.From The Old Metal Mines of Mid-Wales, by David E BICK (Part I - Cardiganshire - South of Devil's Bridge) page 22, Published by The Pound House, Newent, GLS, GL18 1PS. ISBN 0 9502040-1-3: (available from The Oriel Bookshop, Cardiff in 1981)In about 1841, James MORCOM took over responsibility for machinery at Logaulas (a very ancient lead ore mine, near Ysbyty Ystwyth, which is just south of it. Matthew FRANCIS was there before him. Between 1768-1775, the mine yielded 847 tons. {There is some confusion here as on page 13 he also says James MORCOM took over as supervising resident engineer of Frongoch lead mine (grid map ref: 723745) - a profitable mine which fell out of use by 1846. It was revived by French Engineer MOISSENET

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Book Times Remembered; History of the Brownlee, Farr, McKay Families
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
  1. Wife: Elizabeth BAWDEN (17222)
    Married: 03Aug1846 in Parish Church of St Patrick

    Children:
    1. Augustus MORCOM (02203)
    2. Alfred MORCOM (02204)
    3. William Quirk MORCOM (04687)
    4. James Joseph MORCOM (Jim)(02207)
    5. Walter MORCOM (00417)
  2. Wife: Mary PROWSE (10673)
    Married: 14Apr1862 in Redruth
James MORCOM (20009)


BIRTH:
ABT 1823 in CON. Census 1841: James MORCOM, 18, copper miner, b. Cornwall, in Rose Cottage household of Joseph MORCOM (01319) and Rosey nee REED. Was William, 20, in the same household his brother?

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Rose Cottage,Carn Marth, Gwennap Parish,Gwennap,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Copper Miner in Gwennap Parish.

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
James MORCOM (02347)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
03Apr1829 in St Mewan CON. Census 1841: age 12; 1851: 21, head, married, b. in St Mewan; 1861: 32, head, married, b. St Mewan; 1871: 42, head, married, b. St Stephens; 1881: 52, head, married, b. St Mewan; 1891: 62, head, married, b. St Mewan; 1901: 71, head, married, b. St Mewan;1911: 82, head, married, b. St Dennis

CHRISTENED:
07Jun1829 in St Mewan CON. James, son of William & Ann MORKHAM (IGI Batch No.C021781)

DEATH:
21Oct1913 in Gonnamaris, St Stephen in Brannel CON. GRO Index Q4 1913 St Austell Age at death: 84

BURIAL:
24Oct1913 in St Stephen in Brannel CON. Grave 360. Source 340: St Stephen in Brannel Burials Page 150, No.1194: James MORCOM age 84 of Gonnamarris

PROBATE:
589 15s 6d. Executors: Frederick MORCOM watchmaker and Julia wife of Richard Francis LILLICRAP

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1851: Goonamarris, St Stephen in Brannel,CON
BEF 1851-AFT 1911: Goonamarris Farm,Grampound Road, St Stephen in Brannel Parish,CON <

Residence Notes:
Census 1881: FHL Film 1341553 PRO RG11 Piec 2305 Folio 115 p.141851: Living with William and Ann, yet he gives his father as Richard on his marriage certificate.
In 1861: James employed John BULLOCK, 18, carter, b. Burian & Elizabeth MOUTER, 16, general servant, b. St Stephen. There was also a visitor Elizabeth SOLOMON, 78, pauper, b. St Dennis
In 1901 and 1911 James employed a general domestic servant: Millicent BULLER, 28(& 35), b. St Stephens

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Waggon Driver in St Stephen in Brannel.
BEF 1861-AFT 1881: Farmer of 25 acres and Grocer in Goonamarris Farm.Occupation Note: Not sure when he started as a grocer. Census 1861 & 1881 says "Farmer of 25 acres" and his son James's baptism record in 1856 says he was a farmer. At the time of daughter Lavinia's baptism in 1859 he was described as a carrier and at Ruth's baptism in 1860 her father is described as a waggoner.
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Farmer and Carrier in Goonamarris Farm, St Stephen in Brannel.
BEF 1901-AFT 1911: Farmer in Goonamarris.

GENERAL NOTE:
Goonamaris (Ordnance Survey} or Gonnamarres or Goonamarres etc - various spellings.

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Personal MORCOM Colin Hugh
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Personal MORCOM John Brian
  1. Wife: Lavinia KEY (02348)
    Married: 15Oct1850 in St Dennis Parish Church

    Children:
    1. Albert John MORCOM (02321)
    2. Elizabeth Ann MORCOM (02372)
    3. James MORCOM (02367)
    4. Lavinia MORCOM (02378)
    5. Ruth MORCOM (02375)
    6. George MORCOM (02371)
    7. Julia MORCOM (02380)
    8. Willie MORCOM (02368)
    9. Tom MORCOM (02359)
    10. Lillie Key MORCOM (02373)
    11. Fred MORCOM (02349)
    12. Mabel MORCOM (02377)
James MORCOM (19932)


BIRTH:
ABT 1830 in Chacewater CON. Census 1891: 61, lodger, widower, b. ?Chacewater

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: 16,Rosewin Row,Truro,

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Retired Civil Engineer in Truro.

GENERAL NOTE:
CHECK: Could he be James MORCOM (02201) despite incorrect birth place and age 10 years too young? Check also any connection to marriage in Truro Q4 1843 of Ann MORCOM (05068) to Richard STEVENS (05067). James's fellow lodger in 1891 was a Richard STEVENS, 88, widower, retired engineer, b. Kilters, Chacewater. They were lodging with Nicholas PAULL, 58, retired publican and his wife Susan, 50, both born in Chacewater.Is it purely coincidence that in 1841 Anne MORCOM 70 and her daughter Juletta MORCOM, 35, realtives of James MORCOM (02201) were in Rosewin Lane, St Clement?

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
James MORCOM (11197)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
ABT 1834

DEATH:
1886 in Sandhurst VIC AUS. Reg.No.1886/3534. Son of Phillip & Johanna (nee BAKER) MORCOM Age at death: 52 years

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
  1. Wife: Johanna HARRIS (12060)
James MORCOM (20185)


BIRTH:
ABT 1843 in CON. Census 1891: 48, married, lodger, b. Cornwall

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: 20,Brookfield,?Darling?, Glossop,DBY

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Soap Boiler in Glossop.

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
James MORCOM (04598)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSjohn

BIRTH:
ABT 1844 in St Erme CON. Census 1851: age 6, son, b. St Erme; 1861: 16, servant, b. St Erme; 1871: 23, head, married, b. St Erme

CHRISTENED:
30Jun1844 in St Erme CON. son of John & Mary MORCOMS

DEATH:
Q2 1880 in Truro CON. Possible death if identification is correct Age at death: 35

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Highway,St Erme,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Little Tre?hane?,St Erme,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Sixty Acres,St Allen,CON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Cattle Boy in Little Tre?hane?, St Erme.Occupation Note: Working for William WHITFORD, 35, head, married, b. St Erme, farmer of 300 acres employing eight labourers.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Agricultural Labourer in St Allen.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
  1. Wife: Margaret MESKEYES?(10735)

    Children:
    1. John MORCOM (04600)
    2. James Henry MORCOM (09255)
    3. Henry MORCOM (04601)
    4. Elizabeth MORCOM (13919)
    5. Annie MORCOM (13920)
    6. Mary Elizabeth MORCOM (Minnie)(13921)
    7. James MORCOM (13922)
James MORCOM (01560)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

CHRISTENED:
15Dec1844 in St Stephen in Brannel CON. son of Richard & Grace MORCOM

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
James MORCOM (04737)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules GWENNAPjohn

BIRTH:
16Dec1844 in Tincroft, nr Pool CON. Tincroft is in Illogan parish. Age 32 at marriage.

CHRISTENED:
16Aug1845 in Tuckingmill CON. son (no age given) of Samuel (railway agent) & Mary MORCOM of Tincroft

DEATH:
21Dec1917 in Adelaide SA AUS. There was an obituary notice in the Obituary Observer (formerly Adelaide Observer) for a James MORCOM, 23/12/1916[?], born Tin Croft, near Pool, parish of Illogan. Entry on p22 col BC (includes a photograph).Age at death: 73

BURIAL:
22Dec1917 in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide SA AUS. Rd/Area 3-4, row 11E. Buried in same plot as Martha his wife

EDUCATION:
At Martin's School, Adelaide

EMIGRATIONS:
Left London & Plymouth 1849 in "Orator" Arrived in Port Adelaide SA 02Oct1849Immigration Note: Aged 4, according to Obituary Observer and the article by James in the Adelaide Register of 16 December 1916. He says that he arrived at Port Adelaide in a large sailing vessel.
Immigration Note: He states that "My father was elected in Cornwall as mining captain to the Reedy Creek copper mines, near Palmer, so we proceeded there, and remained for about five years"

RESIDENCES:
1844-ABT 1849: Tincroft,Tuckingmill nr Pool,CON
ABT 1849-ABT 1853: Reedy Creek,SA AUS
BEF 1877-AFT 1877: Hindley Street,Adelaide,SA AUS
1881-Dec 1917: Halifax Street,Adelaide,SA AUS <

Residence Notes:
The sons of Annie, possible partner of James MORCOM were born in 1863 and 1866. According to an article by James in the Adelaide register of 20 Oct 1917 he was living with his parents from 1860 to 1867 at the west end of Hindley Street.
Other newspaper accounts that James must have been frequently working outside Adelaide during this period. He was reported as being in the city in May 1872 and again competing in a rifle shooting match in Oct 1963.

OCCUPATIONS:
ABT 1863 for Volunteer Force in Adelaide.Occupation Note: Joined at the age of 17. and won several prizes for rifle shooting..
ABT 1865 Flying Trapeze Performer
ABT 1866 Advance Agent for ShowsOccupation Note: The Advance Agent for a circus had to rent grounds, book accommodation, order provisions, arrange adverts in local papers, and display posters. As representative of a circus or other show, he had to have a good presence and was usually more educated than most circus folk. His work as an Advance Agent included going round the next town pasting up bills for the show. One night he posted a bill on the back of a drunk who, in his meandering around the town, sold out Grace Egerton's next performance..
1867-ABT 1894: Leaser of the Temperance Hotel and Labour Market in Adelaide.Occupation Note: Took over the lease of the Temperance Hotel when his father Samuel became bankrupt. It is unknown when he gave up his work as an advance agent for circuses. Maybe Samuel continued to be the active manager as he continued to live in the Hotel was still active in running the Labour Market c.1867-1888. Ironically, the Temperance Hotel was sold in the mid 1890s to the West End Brewery next door in Hindley Street. The hotel was demolished in 1894..

GENERAL NOTES:
This is an article by James MORCOM in the Register (of Adelaide) Saturday December 16, 1916. A few of the less informative passages have been summarised in brackets, or omitted as indicated by ................ "EXPERIENCES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA Chronicles of Long AgoREEDY CREEK COPPER MINEBorn at Tin Croft, near Pool, in the parish of Illogan, Cornwall, I arrived at Port Adelaide when four years of age in a large sailing vessel. My father was elected in Cornwall as mining captain to the Reedy Creek copper mines near Palmer, so we proceeded there, and remained for about five years. [James next describes the terrible howling of wild dogs at night, being covered with leeches while swimming, and the children in the church schoolroom being alarmed by seeing a ribbon snake in the room.] After the mine was closed down, we retuned to Adelaide, and resided in a house in Lower North Adelaide.THE TEMPERANCE HOTELIt was about this time that the gold rush occurred at Forest Creek, Victoria, where my father proceeded without delay. After a time, he returned to Adelaide, and started in business as proprietor of the Temperance Hotel in Hindley Street West, and for years accommodated large numbers of emigrants at the expense of the Government. Later I went to Martin's School to receive my education. At 17 I joined the Volunteer Force, and having a liking for the rifle, was not long in becoming an efficient rifle shot, and won numerous prizes. During that time I went to night school, the teacher being the late Mr Lewdhen, and it was in his backyard that I first practiced gymnastics on the horizontal bar and single trapeze, and after the lapse of a couple of years made my debut in the Old Exhibition Building on the flying trapeze. After that I obtained an engagement at the Napier Theatre, Ballarat, Victoria.THE VICTORIA THEATRE[James mentioned that a mesmerist failed to hypnotise him at the Victoria Theatre . Prof Nash, a different mesmirist, with whom James later travelled, confimed that he could not usually hypnotise a resistant subject]TOM THUMB[James describes travelling with Tom Thumb to Wentworth where they were both due to perform. Their coach and two horses could not cross a flooded Gol Gol Creek. While making a seveteen mile diversion they found a drowned man floating in about two feet of water. They then lost their way and had to join a camp which had been set up by two other travellers, who were pleased to see Tom Thumb and were also entertained by James's fiddle playing. They had missed the first night of their engagement but had a crowded house the following night]EXPERIENCES AS ADVANCE AGENTI was never as puzzled when at Port Augusta, the sun appeared to me to rise in the west and set in the east. On various occasions I travelled as advance agent for Rayner's Panorama of the American War, for Mr and Mrs George Case (Grace Egerton), the Carandinia Woodyear's Circus, the Fakir of Oolu, Dr Silvester, and Burton's Circus.........................ON THE BOARDSIn connection with the Fakir of Oolu's Shadow Pantomine at the Theatre Royal, Hindley Street, I took the part of Harlequin, and one evening took my bow before the footlights, and addressed the audience thus:- `Ladies and Gentlemen - a telegraph has just been received at the back, stating there are several persons present who are desirous of viewing the moon through a glass tumbler; how true it is I cannot say, but, however there will be an interval of ten minutes'. This announcement caused much laughter.......................
A VERSATILE CAREERI sold Kubelik an old Amati violin. He was staying at the South Australian Hotel when I introduced to him an accompaniment to a step change with fingers only on the instrument. He was highly delighted, and danced all over the room. He took the Amati to England with him. In the early days in many country towns. posters were seldom heard of, so advance theatrical agents were obliged to stick their own bills. I well remember in Narracoo?? posting bills until midnight on a Saturday, when I met a man dead drunk, so I quietly posted a bill on his back, with the following words in print `Dont' fail to see Grace Egerton in her sketches of odd people'. This proved a capital and appropriate advertisement, as the drunk was seen weaving his way through the streets on the Sunday morning with the bill hanging on tight. On the following evening the hall was crowded, many persons not being able to gain admittance".
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931) (about)< Friday 16 March 1906 >< Page 8 of 10 <"AN AMATIVIOLIN.By the R.M.S. Orient, which left on Thursday for England, 'Mr. James Morcom sent his Amativiolin, together with Professor Hugo Herrmann's certificate of its genuineness. Tile instrument hasbeen insured for 200."From The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931)< Monday 26 November 1906 >< Page 10 of 12 <"James Morcom" observes:-''The reception of Herr Paans at Madame BlancheArral's concert on Saturday evening, when he played his two solos on my Amativiolin before a most brilliant audience, should tend to strengthen Professor HugoHermann's opinion as to the genuineness of the instrument. Although my instructions were not carried out in London I am glad that I ordered the instrument to be 'sent back. Any insinuations reflecting on my Amati I shall not take any notice oi.The professor only received the violin on Friday morning last; hence the omissionfrom the official programmes, which were already printed. Herr Paans remarked tome on Saturday night:-"It's a splendid violin; don't sell it. "From The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931)< Saturday 22 December 1917 Page 6 of 14 < This obituary draws on James's own account of his lifein the Register of 16 Dec 1916 "The death is announced at his residence Halifax-street, ofMr. James Morcom, a colonist of 69 years and a well known Adelaideman. Born at Tin Croft, "near Pool, in the parish of Illogan, Cornwall, hearrived at Port Adelaide when four years of age in a large sailing vessel,. His fatherwas appointed in Cornwall as mining captain to the Reedy Creek copper mjnes, nearPalmer, and the family lived there for about five years. After the mines wereclosed down they returned to Adelaide, and Mr. Marcom, sen., started in business asproprietor of the Temperance Hotel in Hindley-street west. Mr. James Morcomwas educated at Mr. Martin's school. He learned gymnastics from the late MrLescher, and performed" on the flying trapeze at the Old Exhibition Building andafterwards in Victoria, He also travelled with a mesmerist and afterwards with,theAustralian Tom Thumb. He had a wide experience as advance agent for theatrical,and circus enterprises of various kinds, and once appeared as Harlequin in the Theatre 'Royal, Hindley-street. He was a connoisseur of violins and at one time had pos- session of a famous, old Amati instument of which he was very proud. Finally hesold it to Kubelik for a large sum. Mr Morcom had a varied fund of anecdoteand was a pleasant companion, making many friends. He had been living in retirement for some time. He was 73 years of age."
Peter MORCOM's marriage report says he named James MORCOM as his father. However it is quite possible that Peter did not know who his father was and "borrowed" his brother's name to keep up appearances- but his brother could have been named James after his father!? However, James himself, when he married, described himself as the "adopted son of George DUNN, farmer, and Eliza DISHER"I speculate that this James might have been the partner of Annie MORCOM (16494) and father of her sons James & Peter. There are innumerable references to James MORCOM in the Australian newspapers but, unfortunately, few of them give exact dates. As far as I can work out, the sequence of events is as follows:1862 James had joined West Adelaide Rifles at the age of 17. A meeting of the Rifles in 1863 mentions that members were required to attend only three drills a week. In the Adelaide Register of 20 Oct 1917, James relates that he was living with his parents in Hindley Street from 1860 to 1867, though it seems that he may have been increasingly out of Adelaide towards the end of this periodc. 1864 James jnr was born - this date is based on an average of calculations based on several later records. James snr would have been about 19.By 1865 James snr. was a flying trapeze performer appearing professionally in both Adelaide and Ballaratc. 1866 Peter born1866 The West Adelaide Rifles are disbanded and James and John travel in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania, (CHECK Source for this)Later in 1866 James becomes as Advance Agent for circuses and other shows, work which took him out of Adelaide for an unknown period.In 1867 James officially took over the lease of the Temperance Hotel from Samuel who had become disbarred due to insolvency. However, Samuel still lived in the hotel for some years and continued to run the Labour Exchange, and possibly the hotel. Therefore he might have been effectively the manager until 1888, while James, possibly, continued to travel as an Advance Agents for some years. Note that James stated that he ceased to live in Hindley Street in 1867.1872 James and Peter admitted to the Destitute Asylum, and in 1873 boarded out to families15 August 1874 Annie died11 November 1877 James MORCOM c. 32 marries Martha ROBERTSThere is nothing in this record to conflict with the theory that this James MORCOM was the partner of Annie MORCOM, but more positive evidence is needed to prove that he is the James MORCOM named by Peter as his father. One potential problem is that we have no evidence that "Sad Annie" was even in Adelaide between 1860 and 1872. She could have just arrived from elsewhere in Australia, or been, like many of the Asylum's residents, an unemployed recent immigrant from England. Unfortunately, the West Adelaide electoral roll of 1862 only lists males.While all this speculation is entirely unproven it is included here to encourage further investigation.

SOURCES:
1903 Book Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885
Directory South Australia 1881
Death Index:South Australia Registrations 1916-1972
16Dec1916 Article James MORCOM: "Experiences in SA: Chronicles of Long Ago"
Burial Index West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide SA -1940
Australian Newspapers
Personal:HARDIMAN Allister
Personal MACARTHUR Ann
Personal ROSS Dick and June
  1. Wife: Martha ROBERTS (04738)
    Married: 11Nov1877 in The Manse, Stow Memorial Church, Adelaide District.

    Children:
    1. Samuel Julian James MORCOM (12637)
    2. Alfred Ernest MORCOM (12632)
    3. Mary Adeline MORCOM (12658)
    4. Rose May MORCOM (05119)
    5. Richard Leslie Vertelli MORCOM (Dick or Dicky)(05083)
    6. Julian MORCOM (04741)
    7. Mary MORCOM (04739)
James MORCOM (09001)


BIRTH:
ABT 1845

DEATH:
Q2 1880 in Truro CON. Age at death: 35

GENERAL NOTE:
BEWARE: this is only a guess for the time being that this is the husband of Ann. There is also a marriage for James in Q2 1866 Truro which is to be checked for Ann DAVEY or MOORE

SOURCE:
GRO Index Deaths
James MORCOM (00353)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St COLUMB MAJORjohn

BIRTH:
1846 in Mitchell, East Newlyn CON. Census 1851: age 5 yrs, son, scholar, b. Newlyn; 1861: James MORCOMB, 13, servant, b. St Enoder; 1871: 24, head, married, b. Newlyn; 1881: 35, head, married, b.St Agnes; 1891: 44, head, married, b. Mitchell; 1901: 53, head, married, b. Newlyn East;1911: 64, head, married, b. Newlyn East

CHRISTENED:
13Feb1846 in East Newlyn CON. son of James & Philippa MORCOM

DEATH:
Q1 1925 in St Columb CON. Possible death - age fits Age at death: 79

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Penscawen,St Enoder,CON
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Nancemear Gate,East Newlyn,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Trewellas, St Agnes,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Trewartha, nr. Mithian, St Agnes,CON
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Cross Combe,St Agnes,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1911: Barkla Shop, nr Mithian, St Agnes,CON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Carter in Penscawen, St Enoder.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Tin Mine Labourer in St Agnes.
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Farm Labourer in St Agnes.
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Tin miner in Cross Coombe, St Agnes.
BEF 1901-AFT 1911: General Labourer in Tin Mine in St Agnes.

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Deaths
  1. Wife: Mary HOMES (00360)
    Married: Q1 1869 in Truro

    Children:
    1. Richard MORCOM (00226)
    2. John MORCOM (00361)
    3. James Thomas MORCOM (00362)
    4. Catharine MORCOM (Kate)(00363)
    5. Mary Elizabeth MORCOM (Minnie)(15211)
James MORCOM (09438)


BIRTH:
ABT 1848

DEATH:
13Dec1875 in St Austell CON. Q4 1875 Age at death: 27

BURIAL:
16Dec1875 in St Stephen in Brannel CON. Page 99, No.786 St Stephen in Brannel Burials: James MORCOM age 27 of Foxhole

PROBATE:
03Jan1876 in Bodmin CON. -100 Executor: Elizabeth Jane MORCOM, widow (the only one mentioned in the will). Witnesses: Thomas BEST, clay agent, St Dennis CON and Robert RICHARDS, Carbose, St Stephens CON. Solicitors: Carlyon & Stephens, St Austell

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1875-13Dec1875: Foxhole,St Stephen in Branwell,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1875-13Dec1875: Labourer

SOURCES:
GRO Index Deaths
Will Somerset House Index
Personal WARD Colin and Wendy
  1. Wife: Elizabeth Jane UNKNOWN (09439)
    Married: Q4 1872 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. Mary Elizabeth MORCOM (10752)
James MORCOM (12618)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules GWENNAPjohn

BIRTH:
Q2 1850 in Redruth CON. Census 1851: as James MORCOMBE, age 10 months,son, b.Illogan; 1861: 10, son, scholar, b.Illogan. Age 18 when he emigrated in 1869

DEATH:
02Nov1937 in Henley Park, Hindmarsh District. Age at death: 81

BURIAL:
in North Road C. of E. Cemetery SA AUS. Ref. 41 N. Uncertain if this MI refers to this James who would have been 87. Was 87 on the grave misread as 81?

PROBATE:
1937 in SA AUS. Ref. 2/1571

EMIGRATION:
Left Plymouth 30Apr1869 in "Electric" Arrived in Victoria, Australia 04Aug1869Immigration Note: Code B, Fiche 285, Page 002. Age 18.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Latchley,Calstock,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Vogue, nr, St Day, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1893-AFT 1893: SA AUS
BEF 1916-AFT 1916: Adelaide,SA AUS

Residence Note:
The burial record in 1916 for his brother Edwin describes a brother James living in Adelaide.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1896-AFT 1896: Compositor in Adelaide.Occupation Note: Entry in birth register for his daughter Johanna Irene.
BEF 1903-AFT 1903: Compositor in Ross Street, West Thebarton, Adelaide.

GENERAL NOTE:
Was he the James MORCOM, of Stawell, compositor and printer, who on 15 july 1873 bought 400 shares at 1 in the New Cross Reef Mine, Stawell, owned by the Princess Olga Reefing Co. Ltd., and on 21 July 1873 bought 400 shares at 1 in the Darlington Reef Mine of Stawell owned by the North Darlington Gold Mining Co Ltd,

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
Birth Index:Hindmarsh District, Adelaide, South Australia
Post Office Directory South Australia (Wises) 1903
Burial Index and M.I.s North Road C of E
Cemetery Card Index SA Genealogy and Heraldry Society [Recd.from Bronte GOULD 2/01]
South Australia:Government Gazette Deceased Estates
  1. Wife: Mary Ann CARTWRIGHT (12619)
    Married: 1893

    Children:
    1. Carolyn Myrtle MORCOM (12620)
    2. Johanna Irene MORCOM (12651)
    3. Ida Helene MORCOM (12647)
    4. Edmund John Cartwright MORCOM (12625)
    5. Annette Vera MORCOM (12621)
    6. James MORCOM (12649)
James MORCOM (02367)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
28Feb1856 in St Stephen in Brannel CON. GRO Index Q1 1856. Census 1861: 5, son, scholar, b. St Stephens; 1871: 15 farmer's son, b. St Dennis; 1881: 25, son, unm., b. St Stephens; 1891: 35, son, single, b. St Stephens; 1901: James MORCOM, 45, carrier in St Stephen in Brannel;1911: 55, head, married, b. St Stephens

CHRISTENED:
03Aug1856 in St Stephen in Brannel CON. son of James (farmer) & Lavinia, St Stephen in Brannel

DEATH:
Q1 1936 in St Austell CON. Age at death: 80

BURIAL:
16Jun1936 in St Stephen in Brannel CON. Page 211, No.1688: St Stephen in Brannel Burials James MORCOM of Goonamarris (no age given) but 80 on FRC Index

RESIDENCE:
1856-AFT 1911: Goonamarris Farm,nr Nanpean and Foxhole,St Stephen in Brannel Parish,CON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1871-AFT 1881: Farm Labourer in St Stephen in Brannel.Occupation Note: Working on father's farm..
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Farmer and Carrier in Gonnamarris Farm.
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Farm Carrier in Goonamarris.

GENERAL NOTE:
Kelly's Directory 1902 lists a James MORCOM at Gonnamares, St Stephen in Brannel CON (Grampound Road PO) - is it this one?

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Personal MORCOM Colin Hugh
GRO Index Births
  1. Wife: Martha PETERS (18969)
    Married: Q1 1900 in St Austell
James MORCOM (00238)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
ABT 1859

DEATH:
Not mentioned in list of Elisha's children in a Tower Weekly News article of 27 November 1908. May have died while the family were still in Michigan.

SOURCE:
Biography:Capt. Elisha MORCOM of Menominee c. 1884
James MORCOM (11948)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEwilliam

BIRTH:
27Jun1860 in nr Woodside, Nairne District SA AUS. Ref.No. b21 p157

DEATH:
15Oct1935 in Horsham VIC AUS. Reg.No.18286. Son of William and Mary nee WILLIAMS Age at death: 75

BURIAL:
AFT 15Oct1935 in Horsham Cemetery VIC AUS. Buried in Presbytarian section. Grave 1256 with his wife.

RESIDENCES:
ABT 1883-1902: Murdoch Hill,Woodside,SA AUS
1903-1909: Longerenong,Burnt Creek,Horsham,Wannon VIC AUS
1902-1926: "Oakvale",Dooen,nr Horsham,Wannon VIC AUS
1926-1935: "Glenburnie",Kalkee Road,Horsham,Wannon VIC AUS

OCCUPATIONS:
ABT 1883-ABT 1926: Farmer in Woodside & Horsham.
ABT 1900 Secretary A.N.A. Horsham
1903-1909: Farmer in Longerenong.
1914-1924: Farmer in "Oakvale", Dooen, Horsham.Occupation Note: "Farm Labourer" in 1924 Electoral Roll. His son Roy had possibly taken over management of "Oakvale" by 1924..
1931 Farmer in Glenburnie, Kalkee Road, Horsham.

SOURCES:
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
Victoria Goldfields Directory c. 1899
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
Death Index Victoria Digger Index 1921-1985
Cemetery Card Index:Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Cemeteries Index - S W Victoria (by Ian MARR)
Personal MORCOM Paul A, Australia
  1. Wife: Florentina Augusta PFEIFFER (Flora)(11949)
    Married: 10Nov1882 in Mount Barker

    Children:
    1. Not Named Female MORCOM (11973)
    2. Lavinia May MORCOM (Alena)(11974)
    3. Florence Rose MORCOM (11986)
    4. Alma May MORCOM (11976)
    5. James MORCOM (Jim)(11978)
    6. Clarice MORCOM (11980)
    7. Roy MORCOM (11982)
    8. Dorothy Irene MORCOM (Dory)(11984)
James MORCOM (13489)
Family Code: ADELAIDEannie

BIRTH:
ABT 1864 in AUS. Age 9, Australian born, in 1872 Asylum record. Census NWT 1906: age 41, b. Australia, arrived Canada 1904. Age 26 in 1890 marriage certificate; 1911: 45, head, married, Canadian citizen, b. June 1866 in Australia of English origin;1916 Saskatchewan Census: James MORCOM, 52, head, b. Australia, Anglican

DEATH:
12Feb1928 in Duval SK CAN.

BURIAL:
AFT 12Feb1928 in Strasbourg Crescent Road Cemetery SK CAN. Lot 13a with his wife and son Clyde. Cemetery record says his birth date was either 6 August 1863 or 1864 in Australia. The age calculation of 72 yrs 5 mths 17 days is based on 1863. "Parent unknown"

EMIGRATION:
Left Australia ABT 1904 Arrived in Vancouver ABT 1904Immigration Note: 1916 Saskatchewan Census give year of entry as 1904. James was accompanied by Ellen and their three children. They described winter or spring conditions on their journey from Vancouver to Regina, Saskatchewan

RESIDENCES:
-29Aug1872: Adelaide,SA AUS
30Aug1873 Two Wells,
1873 Charlestown,
29Aug1879 Magill,SA AUS
BEF 1890-AFT 1890: Broken Hill,NSW AUS
BEF 1897-1899: Boulder,WA AUS
1901-1906: Lake View Consoles, Fimiston,Kalgoorlie,WA AUS
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Regina,SK CAN
BEF 1916-AFT 1916: Residence 23,23,2,Camp Hughes,Larnie, District 20 Last Mountain, Sub-District 07,SK CAN
10Jun1904-1928: Pengarth, Assinboia West,SK CAN <

Residence Notes:
Other MORCOMs were at Woodside in 1891 but we have not found any evidence that James was a relative,
In his 6 May 1904 application for a land grant near Long Lake in Saskatchewan, James listed himself as miner, English from Australia, with a family of five including himself. He paid ten dollars for the grant of 160 acres.
Three years later, having met certain conditions such as improving the land and living on it, he was eligible to receive "Patent" on the land which meant he owned it. In his Sworn Statement for the Patent July 15, 1907, James said he was 42, farmer.
To other questions required for the Sworn Patent he stated that he was a British Subject "by birth and always". He had occupied his house on 4 June 1904 & by July 1907 was cultivating 44 acres. He valued the 26x14 house at $200 & a 26x49 stable at $50
In 1916 James had a boarder Elsie WITHERS, 23, single, English, Anglican, school teacher

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1897-AFT 1899: Miner for Lake View Consols G.M.Co.in Boulder, WA.Occupation Note: Paul A MORCOM found an entry in the WA Post Office Directory Index 1899, pg.489, for a MORCOM J. Lake View and its associated gold mines [Consols etc] was a major mine and one of the world's richest gold producers. J.MORCOM was not listed in the Directory before and after 1899. Confirmation needed that this is James Henry MORCOM, husband of Ellen CARTER, but one of their children was born in Boulder in 1897. [NB Source for "Henry" in this note not known - it may be an entry error].
1901-1906: Miner in Lake View Consoles, Fimiston, Kalgoorlie.
BEF 1906-AFT 1906: Farmer in Pengarth, Assinboia West.Occupation Note: 1906 census: Section 24, Township 23, Range 22m Meridian W. James had 5 horses, 3 milch cows, 6 other cattle, 24? sheep and lambs, and 2 hogs and pigs..
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Farmer in Regina.
BEF 1916-AFT 1916: Farmer in Camp Hughes, East Mountain.

GENERAL NOTES:
In the Destitute Asylum Registers James is described as "Age 9 C of E. Native born. Living Adelaide. Circumstances: illegitimate child of Annie MORCOM who has surrendered her two children to the care of the board. [Source GRG 28/5/1 271 Date: 29.8.1872]. According to the Register of Admissions to the Industrial Boys Reformatory and Girls Reformatory 1863-1882 [GRG 28/9 and 10], James MORCOM, age 9, [Destitute Asylum entry 73] was admitted to the Industrial Boys Reformatory on 29 August 1872. It was noted that he was C of E.GRG 27/5 Ledgers of Children Boarded Out (Vol 1 Folio 83) records that James, age 10, illegitimate, was on 30 August 1873 [elsewhere "left June 6 1873"] placed with W. DUNN, farmer, Wesleyan, "Mt Charles in Woodside"[elsewhere "Charleston" ], referee Rev. Grey JENKIN. William H DUNN (1897-1879), the son of Charles DUNN and Thomasin nee HOOPER, tenant farmers in Bondleigh, Devon, and headed a well known family in Charleston near near Woodside in South Australia. (There was a large MORCOM family farming within eight miles.) The Ledger record then goes on to say: "Apprenticed, Adopted or Licensed to Service and term - Adopted 6 years. " followed by a note "Overage June 7/79. Written to and informed that he is out of Board's control July 19/79. This boy by letter 30/79 informed us that he intends to remain with Mr Dunn at wages". By 1879 both william DUNN and his wifeElizabeth nee HERD had died. So the Mr DUNN referred to is presumably one of his sons. His marriage certificate states that James was adopted by George DUNN [18449] 1844-1906 and his wife Eliza Jane nee DISHER 1852-1924 who had married in Charleston on 11 May 1870. They had nine children between c.1871 and 1886. The status of James within the DUNN family is described as "adopted" or "placed" in different documents and it is uncertain whether these terms were ever legally differentiated.Eliza Jane dau. of James Wardlaw DISHER, was born on 26 Aug. 1852 in the next town Woodside, which was also the birth place of Ellen CARTER, the wife of James. George [1844-1906], a member of a prosperous family, was apparently greatly respected throughout the district and had a wide circle of friends. He always took a keen interest in politics and was at one time a member of the Onkaparinga District Council and one of the promoters and a member of the first board of directors of the Onkaparinga Butter Factory. Eliza died 8th May 1924 in CharletonThe State Library of SA holds a copy of a small publication "The DUNN Family of Charleston 1843-1976 - The History of Charles and Mary, William and Elizabeth DUNN and Descendants1796-1976" by Laurie TUCKER and Lucy ROSSITER.
In Saskatchewan James was one of the first trustees of Edenkillie School. When it opened on September 1st 1908 among the five pupils were Myrtle and Clyde.

SOURCES:
Destitute Asylum Registers Adelaide, SA
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
BMD Records NSW Registry Indices
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
06May1904 Homestead Entry:Dominions Land Office
Census Canada 1906 North Western Territories
Census Canada 1911
Census Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada 1916
Cemetery Records Misc
Personal:MORGAN Susan
  1. Wife: Ellen CARTER (Nellie)(11144)
    Married: 25Jun1890 in Wesleyan Church, Broken Hill

    Children:
    1. William John MORCOM (12671)
    2. Myrtle I MORCOM (11795)
    3. Clyde MORCOM (11145)
James MORCOM (05815)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam

BIRTH:
BEF Aug 1869

CHRISTENED:
22Aug1869 in Probus CON. son of John and Nanny MORCOM

DEATH:
Possible death of James ROBINS in Truro Q4 1869, age 1 year.

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
James MORCOM (14822)


BIRTH:
ABT 1878 see 13489

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1938-AFT 1960: ZAF

OCCUPATIONS:
in Port Elizabeth Power Station, South Africa.
ABT 1936 Chief Draughtsman for The Dryden Engineering Co.in Johannesburg, South Africa.Occupation Note: Continued to work part-time until he was c.80.

GENERAL NOTE:
Alfred MORCOM (02313) met Jim in Port Elizabeth in 1938 (while Alfred was travelling home to England), when Jim was about 62, and remained in touch with him until after 1960. Jim was a keen member of the South African Cornish Association. Not known if Jim was born in Cornwall or South Africa, but see (13922) who was born about the right time in St Columb.Census 1891 shows an Ann MORCOM head single age 44 (born c.1844 in Gwennap) charwoman and her son James 17 (born c.1874 in Gwennap) tin mine carrier - also a possible for James.
James MORCOM (13922)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSjohn

BIRTH:
ABT 1879 in St Columb CON. Census 1881: 2, son, scholar[?], b. St Columb (probably b.Q3 1879 Truro?); 1891: James MORCOME, 11, stepson of Nicholas STANAWAY, b. scholar, b. St Clement; 1901: 21, stepson of Nicholas John STANAWAY, b Woodland, St Clement. Death record says b. St Erme1911: 30, head, married, b. St Clements

DEATH:
23Apr1915 in Ypres BEL. killed in action.

BURIAL:
in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen BEL. Grave reference II.J.5. Husband of Mrs M MORCOM, of Trespen, St Erme, Truro, Cornwall. His age at death also fits the birth details. Also recorded on St Erme War Memorial.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 7,Bosvigo Lane,Truro,CON
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: St Clement Church Town,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Malpas Village, St Clement,CON
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Trespin, St Erme,CON

Residence Note:
Census 1881: FHL Film 1341555 PRO RG11 Piece 2312 Folio 114 p.23

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Carter Carrying Coals in Malpas Village.
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Farm Labourer/Horseman in St Erme.
ABT 1914-23Apr1915: Private for 2nd Bn., Duke of Cornwall's Light InfantryOccupation Note: Service No. 17242. Enlisted Truro, residence Trispin, Cornwall.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Soldiers Died in the Great War database Naval and Military Press Ltd 2006
  1. Wife: Mabel TRETHEWEY (16496)
    Married: Q1 1907 in Truro

    Children:
    1. Gladys Eliza Adeline MORCOM (21177)
    2. Ethel Gwendoline MORCOM (21178)
    3. (living person)
    4. Joseph MORCOM (02806)
    5. Ralph MORCOM (03492)
James MORCOM (14745)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSgeorge

BIRTH:
23Sep1881 in Plymouth, Luzerne Co.PA USA.

SOURCES:
Ancestral File LDS
Personal:HALPIN Anna M
James MORCOM (16565)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjohn2

BIRTH:
14Sep1883 in Metcalfe Twp ONT CAN. Reg No. 01970. James MARCOM son of Francis T MORCOM, farmer of Metcalfe, & Mary Elizabeth DEMPSEYMetcalfe Census 1891: 7, son, b.ON, Presbyterian. Name unclear in census - thought to be James; 1901: James MORCOM 17, son, b. Ontario of English origin on 14 Sep 1883; 1911: 26, son, Canadian Citizen, Baptist, b. Ontario in Aug 1884

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Metcalfe Twp,Middlesex Co.ONT CAN
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Brooke,Lambton,ONT CAN
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Lambton East, Brooke,ONT CAN

Residence Note:
Census 1901: Sub-District No. d-4, Page 4, Line 18. Family transcribed as "MARCOM"

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Farmer's son in Brooke.
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Farmer in Lambton East, Brooke.

SOURCES:
Census:Metcalfe Twp., Middlesex Co., ON - 1891
1901 Census Ontario
Census Canada 1911
James MORCOM (02951)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSthomas

BIRTH:
Q1 1890 in St Stephen in Brannel Parish CON. Reg. in St Austell. Census 1891: James MORCOM age 1 born St Stephens; 1901: 11, son, b. St Stehens; 1911: 21, son, single, b. St Stephens

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Resugga Lane End,St Stephen in Brannel,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Terras, St Stephen in brannel,CON
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 9,Victoria Terrace,Terras,St Stephen [or Grampound Road?],CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: China Clay Miner in St Stephen.

GENERAL NOTE:
Two possible deaths for James MORCOM in St Austell, both born c.1891:Q1 1942 age 51 and Q2 1965 age 74

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Marriages
GRO Index Deaths
  1. Wife: Dorothy May CUNDY (02952)
    Married: Q3 1912 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. James Maurice MORCOM (02955)
    4. (living person)
    5. Herbert G MORCOM (02957)
James MORCOM (00761)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St COLUMB MAJORjohn

BIRTH:
Q4 1890 in Crantock CON. Registered in St Columb as James MORCOM [ref. 5c 83]. Census 1891: as James MORCOMB, age 7 months, son, b.Crantock; 1901: 10, son, b Crantock; 1911: 20, son, b. Crantock

DEATH:
Q1 1942 in St Austell CON. Possible death - age fits Age at death: 51

RESIDENCES:
1890-AFT 1891: Crantock Cottage,Crantock,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1911: Crantock Church Town,nr Newquay,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Farm Labourer - cattle in Crantock.

GENERAL NOTE:
Two possible marriages for James: Q1 1913 to Emily M CURRAH or Q1 1921 Winifred KEAST

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Deaths
James MORCOM (00505)


BIRTH:
24Sep1895 in Illinois IL USA.

DEATH:
Jun 1981 in California CA USA. Age at death: 86

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 361-12-2190State No.Issued: ILLast Residence: San Jose,Santa Clara,CA 95128 Lump Sum Payment to: Santa Clara,Santa Clara,CA

GENERAL NOTES:
Social Security Number: 361-12-2190
The state listed in the birth locality fieldis where the Social Security Number was issued.
The state listed in the death locality fieldis the last place of residence.
Death Residence LocalitiesZip Code: 95128San Jose, Santa Clara, California
Death Benefit LocalitiesZip Code: 95125San Jose, Santa Clara, California

SOURCE:
Social Security Death Index 2013
James MORCOM (00228)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St COLUMB MAJORjohn

BIRTH:
ABT 1896 in MI USA. Census 1920 CA: 23, married but living alone, b. Michigan, father b. England, mother b. Michigan, rents his home; 1930 IL: 31, guest, ?divorced?, b. Michigan, father b. England. mother b. Michigan

RESIDENCES:
-ABT 12Sep1918: 215,Jefferson E?,Detroit,Wayne County MI USA
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: 570,O'Farrell Street,Assemby District 32,San Francisco,San Francisco County CA USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: District 1612,Chicago,Cook County IL USA

OCCUPATIONS:
-ABT 12Sep1918: Labourer for Detroit Racing Railway Co.in Jefferson Grand Boulevard.
Occupation Note: Registered for the draft in Detroit on 12 Sep 1918. Service No 2057, Order No 1580. Medium height and build, brown hair and eyes. Native born US citizen. Next of kin Richard MORCOM of Calumet [father].
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: Auto Driver in San Francisco.
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Salesman in Chicago.

GENERAL NOTE:
Check that the James MORCOMs in the 1920 & 1930 Census are the same man.

SOURCES:
Work Applications Calumet & Hecla Mine Houghton, MI, USA
1920 USA Federal Census
1930 USA Federal Census
James MORCOM (Jim)(11978)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEwilliam

BIRTH:
07Jan1896 in Reefton Heights, Nairne District SA AUS. Ref.No. b578 p96. Twin of Clarice. Enlistment details in 1943 have b.Woodside SA

DEATH:
1961 in Jeparit VIC AUS. Reg.No.22483. Son of James and Flora nee "PFIEFFER". According to Society of Genealogists transcripts he died while playing bowls.

BURIAL:
1961 in Jeparit VIC AUS.

RESIDENCE:
ABT 1923-AFT 23Jul1943: "The Glen",Tarranyurk,Jeparit,Wannon VIC AUS

Residence Note:
The family farm, The Glen, was next to the Wimmera River Calleo.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1923-1940: Farmer in "The Glen" Tarranyurk, nr Jeparit.
23Jul1943-21Sep1945: Private for 14 Battalion Voluntary Defence CorpsOccupation Note: Service No. V406002, enlisted in Jeparit VIC, next of kin May MORCOM [wife].

SOURCES:
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
Death Index Victoria Digger Index 1921-1985
World War 2 Nominal Roll: Australia
Personal MORCOM Paul A, Australia
  1. Wife: Mary Rose CONNELLAN (11979)
    Married: 1923 in Ballarat

    Children:
    1. John Geoffrey MORCOM (Geoffrey)(11990)
    2. James Brian MORCOM (Brian)(11991)
    3. (living person)

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