The family of James Thomas and Eliza Matilda Tuthill
(2xGreat Grandparents)

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  His Parents:   Her Parents:
   Thomas THOMAS    Richard TUTHILL
   Martha LAVINGTON    
James THOMAS  Eliza Matilda TUTHILL 
Married     17/03/1846 Bristol Christchurch at St. Ewens Parish Church
Bd   Bd 1810/15
Bp 22/08/1819 Bp  
Dd 14/01/1891 (GRO ref 5c,500) Dd 15/09/1880 (GRO ref 5c,417)
Bur   Bur  
Occ Linen Draper Occ  
 Their Children:
 1   Oliver Bligh Bd Q2 1847 Bath (BMD)
2   Eliza Bd Q2 1848 Bath (BMD)
3   Richard Tuthill Bd 22/05/1850
4   Mary Martha Bd Q2 1855 Bath (BMD)


James Thomas was an Independent Lay Preacher.  He was baptised at Walcot, St. Swithen's P.C. Bath.
James Thomas' death certificate gives his place of death as 15 Vineyards, Bath. He was 71 years of age, formerly a Draper, and the cause of death is given as Apoplexy 16 hours. The informant is E. Thomas, daughter, of 15 Bath Street, Bath.

Eliza Matilda Tuthill was born in Bristol.  It is possible that her parents were Richard and Mary Tuthill Cordwainer of Wellington Street Bristol who were married in 1809 and had three children christened on 28/11/1830 at Christchurch Bristol.  The children are Henry born 26/09/1815, Francis born 1/3/1819 and Harriett born 31/5/1823.  The only concrete evidence is that Eliza had a father Richard Tuthill as stated on her marriage certificate.
Eliza's death certificate gives her place of death as 24 Richmond Place, Bath. She was 70 years of age, wife of James Thomas a Draper, and the cause of death is given as natural decay. The informant is M. Burnett, present at death, 23 Richmond Place, Bath.


CENSUS INFORMATION (For more detailed census info click on age)

Name: James Thomas Eliza Matilda Tuthill
Date Age Marital
Occupation Age Marital
1841 20   Assistant Tailor (see note below) 25   Draper's Assistant
1851 32 Mar Haberdasher 36 Mar  
1861 41 Mar Draper and Ind Lay Preacher 50 Mar -
1871 ?     60 Mar Draper's Wife
1881 58 Wid Draper Manager      

  The 1841 census record is for a John Thomas who is a assistant tailor in Clifton working for the Bligh family. One of the sons is called Oliver Bligh. It is thought that John Thomas could be James. The reason for James calling his first son "Oliver Bligh Thomas" then becomes apparent!
  We have been unable to trace the census information for the entries with a "?"


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