James Clift [1768 - 1844]

[1768 - 1844] FMFMFFF

Born: 11 February 1768

Baptised: 13 March 1768, Cradley, Parish Register

Father: Samuel Clift

Mother: Elizabeth Harris

5-generation pedigree

Adult Baptism: 28 July 1798 Cradley Particular Baptist
Chapel Minute Book: "James Clift s of Samuel & Elizabeth Clift was born Feb 11 1768 and was baptised at Dudley by Rev Josa. Bissel July 28 1798

Married 1: Mary Bagnall 25 December 1787, Clent WOR
IGI M03517-2 lists the marriage date, the groom's name, & the bride's name

Children of first marriage:

  1. Sarah Clift
  2. Thomas Clift
  3. Cornelius Clift
  4. Lucy Clift
  5. Nancy Clift
  6. Joseph Clift
  7. William Clift
  8. Ebenezer Clift
  9. Mary Clift
  10. Hephzibah Clift

Married 2: Mary Taylor, 26 December 1816, Halesowen WOR
IGI M01376-1 lists the marriage date, the groom's name, & the bride's name

Child of second marriage:

  1. David Bright Clift

The Minute Book of Cradley Particular Baptist Congregation refers to all James' children as the child of James and Mary. However, David Bright Clift is recorded as being born 14 April 1818 and buried 1821 when aged 2 years 10 months. But "Mary wife of Jas Clift" is recorded as being buried in 1815 aged 48. Therefore, James married again, and his second wife was also Mary.

Died: 27 January 1844

Death Certificate:

Registration DistrictStourbridge Union
in the Sub-District ofHalesowen
in the Counties ofWorcester and Salop
When and where died27 January 1844, Overend Cradley
Name and SurnameJames Clift
Age75 Years
Cause of deathDied by the visitation of God, from apoplexy 1 hour
InformantEdward Moore, Deputy Coroner, Halesowen
When Registered4 February 1844


1841 - 1844Overend, Cradley STS

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