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St. Germain, Scothern

James Kennington was born in 1804 in Scothern, Lincolnshire, and died 8 August 1865 in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Scothern Parish Register Transcription
Baptism: James son of Thomas and Faith Kennington June 16 1804

He married Sarah Bennett on 20 January 1829 in Rotherham, Yorkshire. She was born in 1802 in Hardstoft, Derbyshire, and died 23 May 1871 in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Rotherham Parish Register Transcription
Marriage: James Kennington Bachelor of this Parish and Sarah Bennett Spinster of this Parish were married in this church by Banns with consent of [BLANK] this Twentieth Day of January in the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.
By me Thomas Blackley vicar.
This Marriage was solemnized between us James Kennington, Sarah Bennett's mark.
In the presence of Anna Shephard, Alfred Crookes

James and Sarah were childless and lived in Kirkby in Ashfield where he was a shoemaker. In 1832 he was also a victualler as recorded in White's Trade Directory. in August 1865 James suffered an accidental death when he fell off an unbroken pony and there was an inquest at the Duke of Wellington tavern.

Duke of Wellington public house, Kirkby in Ashfield
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Account of the inquest into the death of James Kennington

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