This is my gr-grandfather, Richard James. He was born 1844 in Hartfield, England and died Nov. 1921, Bovina, NY.
Richard James, along with his wife and infant daughter, his mother and younger sister immigrated to America from England on the ship "Cornelius Grinell" which sailed out of London. It arrived in New York, August 22, 1868. The ship's passenger manifest shows:
Richard James 24 M Shoemaker
Emma E. 21 F Wife
Elizabeth infant F Daugh
Elizabeth James 54 F Wife
Lydia 18 F Daugh
Richard worked at the Gerry estate at Lake Delaware, NY. and the family lived at "The Hook" in Bovina, NY (Delaware Co.) We don't know what his job there was. His children are listed below. I kind of chuckled when I read the 1880 (?) census for the census taker had listed the children as Mary, Martha and Ida. He probably didn’t understand their English accent.
His wife Emma Elizabeth Nayler (Nailer) was born in 1847 in London, England and died in Bovina in 1879. (Wm. S Boggs record shows Nayler, her grave stone is spelled Nailer.) Richard subsequently married Ann Jane Mulvey, a seamstress at the Gerry Estate. --Jean Ferrull