Rev. James George Cornish

M, #2188, b. 25 May 1860, d. 20 Jul 1938
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FatherRev. Charles John Cornish M. A.1 b. 1834, d. 20 Oct 1913
MotherAnne Charlotte Western1 b. 1831, d. 1887
     Rev. James George Cornish was born on 25 May 1860 in The Vicarage, Debenham, Suffolk, England. He was the son of Rev. Charles John Cornish M. A. and Anne Charlotte Western.1 Rev. James George Cornish was baptized on 6 Jul 1860 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England.2 He married Martha Jane Foster in Mar 1894 in Bromley, Kent, England.3 Rev. James George Cornish was the executor of Rev. Charles John Cornish M. A.'s estate on 25 Nov 1913 in London, England; a further Executor was George Clarke Keble, Clerk. Effects £3,101 1s. 4d. Resworn £3,443 7s. 9d.4 Rev. James George Cornish died on 20 Jul 1938 in Sidmouth, Devon, England, at age 78; The Rev. James George Cornish of Salcombe House, Sidmouth, Vicar of Sunningdale, Berks, 1903-19, a member of the Sidmouth Urban Distruct Council, who died on July 20th last, aged 78 years, son of the rev. Charles John Cornish, has left unsettled estate of the gross value of £9,801 16s. 6d., with net personalty £4,348 13s. 8d. He left £200 to his gardener, Frank Manvel, whether in his service or not; £100 to his gardener, Lewis Riggs, similarly.5 Obituary

James George Cornish was the second son of the Rev. Charles John Cornish by his first wife, Anne Charlotte Western. Born in 1860 at Debenham, Vicarage, Suffolk, he was educated at Haileybury and Oxford, where he obtained an Exhibition at Hertford College, graduating with First Class Honours in the School of Modern History. Having taken Holy Orders he was curate at Farringdon, Berks, 1892-93, Rector of East Lockinge, Berks, 1893-1903, and Vicar of Sunningdale, Berks, from 1903 until his retirement in 1919. The rest of his life was spent at Salcombe House, Sidmouth; but although no longer in charge of a parish his activities both as a country clergyman and lover of country life continued to the very last. The long connection of his family with the parish of Salcombe Regis (now part of Sidmouth) and his position as a landowner enabled him to do much useful work for the improvement of local conditions, more particularly in the matter of pure water supply for cottages. Latterly he was an active members of the Sidmouth Urban District Council and rendered valuable service in the preservation of scenic amenity, both of cost and countryside, under the town planning scheme.

A keen naturalist, James Cornish contributed much material for the writing of his elder brother, the late C. J. Cornish. His devotion to country life and field sports, which never abated, did much to preserve that youthfulness and zest in life which brought him a host of friends. In the pulpit he had qualities of exposition and delivery which made him much sought for as a preacher.

He married in 1894, Martha, eldest daughter of Richard Foster, of Chislehurt. She died in 1936, and leaves one daughter, Miriam, wife of Edmund Page, of Ivythorn Manor, Street, Somerset.6

Child of Rev. James George Cornish and Martha Jane Foster

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
7 Apr 1861Rev. Charles John Cornish M. A.Rev. James George Cornish was listed as a member of the household of Rev. Charles John Cornish M. A. in the 1861 census in Vicarage, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Anne Charlotte Western and Charles John Cornish.1
2 Apr 1871Rev. Charles John Cornish M. A.Rev. James George Cornish was listed in the 1871 census in The Vicarage, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Anne Charlotte Western, Charles John Cornish and Vaughan Cornish.7
3 Apr 1881Anne Charlotte WesternRev. James George Cornish was listed as a member of the household of Anne Charlotte Western in the 1881 census in The Vicarage, Debenham, Suffolk, England.8
31 Mar 1901Rev. James George CornishHe was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in The Rectory, E. Lockinge, Berkshire, England. Other people in the household include Miriam Mavis Cornish and Martha Jane Foster.9
2 Apr 1911Rev. James George CornishHe appeared in the 1911 census in The Vicarage, Sunningdale, Berkshire, England.10

Occupation

DateOccupation
2 Apr 1871Vicar's Son7
31 Mar 1901Clergy. Clerk In Holy Orders, Established Church9
2 Apr 1911Clerk In Holy Orders (Established Church)10
Last Edited=1 Aug 2015

Citations

  1. [S26] Online image of the 1861 Census for England & Wales (1861 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG 9; Piece: 1155; Folio: 108; Page: 21; GSU roll: 542764."
  2. [S36] Microfilm of the Baptisms of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  3. [S12] General Record Office Indexes to Marriages, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Mar 1894 Bromley 2a 591."
  4. [S204] Will of Rev. Charles John Cornish of Thurlestone, Fleet, Hampshire, proved in the London Probate Court, 25th November, 1913 (Probate Registry).
  5. [S200] Unknown author, 'unknown article title', Western Times, unknown date (unknown repository, unknown repository reference) "30th September, 1938."
  6. [S197] Unknown author, 'unknown article title', The Times Newspaper, unknown date (unknown repository, unknown repository reference) "23rd July, 1938."
  7. [S15] Online image of the 1871 Census for England & Wales (1871 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG10; Piece: 1742; Folio: 108; Page: 31; GSU roll: 830776."
  8. [S25] Online image of the 1881 Census for England & Wales (1881 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG11; Piece: 1860; Folio: 94; Page: 8; GSU roll: 1341450."
  9. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1136; Folio: 104; Page: 8."
  10. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 6697; Schedule Number: 122."
  11. [S200] Unknown author, 'unknown article title', Western Times, unknown date (unknown repository, unknown repository reference) "29th July, 1938."