James Randall

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James Randall was the father of Catherine Randall.

He was born in around 1850 in a place called Kirdford, West Sussex, England. His father looks to be a William Randall based on his marriage certificate and the 1871 census entry.

In the 1871 census there is a James Randall (19, born in Kirdford) living with his widowed father William Randall (54, born in Wisborough Green in Sussex). Both are agricultural labourers, but they have an Ann Durant (56) who is a general servant.

He married Harriet Adsett in Petworth on 12th October 1872. She was born in 1848 in Northchapel, England.

Marriage to Harriet Adsett

1872. Marriage solemnized at the parish Church in the Parish of Petworth in the County of Sussex
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father

October 12th

James Randall 22


Bachelor Police Constable Brighton William Randall Carter
Harriett Adsett Spinster --------- Petworth James Adsett Deceased
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church After Banns by me A. B. Coombe
This marriage was solemnized between us James Randall In the Presence of us William Norrington?
Harriet Adsett Lucy Pullen?


Catherine was born on the 18th November 1873, just over a year after they were married.

In 1881 James was 31 and living at 7 Sussex Terraces, Brighton (Sussex) with his wife Harriet (33) and his daughter Catherine E. Randall (7). He was a police constable.

By 1891 they had moved to 38 Albion Hill in Brighton. James was 39, and still a police constable, his wife Harriet was 43, and their daughter Catherine was 17 and working in a factory. They also had a boarder (Herbert Upperton, who was a 13 year old baker's assistant)

By 1901 James was 51 and had retired, and was living with Harriet (54) in Rose Cottage, Staplefield Common, Handcross (part of), Cuckfield, Sussex.

In 1911 James (60) is an Innkeeper at the St George Thomas's Inn in Slindon (Sussex), and Harriet (64) is assisting him in the business. Their granddaughter Mabel Richardson is living with them. According to this census they only had one child (and given that Harriet is 64, it is unlikely they would have had any more).


There are two possible marriage entries in the indices for James Randall (Petworth is 5 miles from Kirdford):


James Randall,  Harriett Adnettt, 1872, Oct-Nov-Dec,  Petworth, Sussex,  Vol 2b, Page 557