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Title: Re:James Maxwell's age.
Posted by: noelene almond
Date: 07 May 2001

This is our James husband of Mary on Aurora however his date of birth could be anything from 1813 to 1820.
Marriage certificate ,1839,states both of full age - I presume to be 21 years.Emigration records, 1839 ,show both to be 20.  Mary was neither; Birth registration of Mary Stevenson born at Straiton,Ayr daughter of Peter Stevenson and Elizabeth Mcgill gives her date of birth as 18 April 1821 so she was 18 when married and emigrated.   James and Mary's life has been quite well documented from arrival on Aurora until James death. James fell from his horse and was found dead Age on death certificate given as
"about 44", age on headstone is indistinct but could be 37 years.His death was subject to a coroner's report but that gives no age.
As for family in Liverpool - said to have been an Ayrshire family engaged in bookbinding, Mary said James was from Dumfries; Marriage certificate gives James father's name as David and his occupation as labourer. Mary's details on marriage certificate are all correct except her age. Are James'?  Maxwell family in Scotland were apparently not communicated with and no sons of James and Mary were named David.


Replies

Title:Date:Posted By:
James Maxwell to New Zealand 184004 May 2001Noelene Almond
     Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184004 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
          Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184005 May 2001N.Almond
               Scion06 May 2001Alex Maxwell Findlater
                    Liverpool06 May 2001N.Almond
                         James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                              Re:James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001noelene almond
                                   Re:Re:James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                                        Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell's age.08 May 2001alex maxwell findlater
                                             Re::James Maxwell's birth.08 May 2001N.Almond
                                                  Re:Re::James Maxwell's birth.08 May 2001alex
                                                       Re:James Maxwell's marriage10 May 2001N. Almond
                                                            Marriage by Banns10 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                                                                 Re:Marriage by Banns11 May 2001N.Almond
                                                                      Another James in 185811 July 2001John Maxwell
               Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184011 September 2011Ronald Jacob Maxwell
               Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184026 January 2014N Daley
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184019 May 2018Noel Almond
     Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184020 October 2002 Ron Maxwell
           A 3rd James Maxwell in NZ 1840 18 March 2005Joy Markoni-Lyons

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