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James Crimlis, Co. Mayo, Ireland, 1834 - 1911

James Crimlisk

P007: A.k.a. James Crimlisk;
b. 1834 Doolough, Co. Mayo, Ireland;
m. 1) 1864 to Mary Ann Fenby,
2) 1887 to Elizabeth Scott;
d. 1911 in Filey.

Image: James Crimlisk wearing a cork lifejacket
Source: Unknown
Photographer: Unknown

James was the fifth child, and third son of: Thomas Crimlisk and Catherine McDevitt, see:

See Thomas Crimlisk & Catherine McDevitt's family group

For details of places where James lived from birth until the family arrived in Filey, see Thomas Crimlisk details.

1841: UK census:
The census shows James aged 7 (born 1834), See Flamborough 1841

1851: UK census:
The census shows James aged 16 (born 1835) - a Fisherman. See Filey 1851

1864: James married Mary Ann Fenby.1
1876: Mary Ann Crimlis died.

1881: UK census: 2
The census as transcribed into FamilySearch (LDS) shows James aged 45 (born 1836) - a Fisherman and widowed. James is shown as boarding with his late wife's parents, Skelton and Ann Fenby, at Providence Place, Filey. Also his name is shown as "Crimlis".
See Filey 1881 for details.

See: Chart F007 and Group photo of four brothers including James.

1887: James married Elizabeth Scott.

1911: James's death is recorded at age 73 giving a calculated birth year of 1838. Given the detail of his father's career, we believe James was 77 years old when he died. His surname is given as "Crimlisk".3
1919: Elizabeth Crimlis died.

See: Chart F007a


1) FreeBMD:
GRO Scarborough Volume 9d Page 493, accessed 25th November, 2013.
N.B. Free BMD shows a deviant surname spelling of "Crimles".

2) Family Search:
England and Wales Census, 1881 - index
PRO: Series: RG11, Piece 4801, Folio 19, Page 31.
"England and Wales Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 Nov 2013), James Crimlis in entry for Skelton Fenby, 1881.
James Crimlis is registered as born in Filey when he was actually born in Ireland.
There is a small discrepancy on the year of birth.
3) FreeBMD:
GRO Scarborough Volume 9d Page 217, accessed 25th November, 2013.