Tuesday, November 25, 2014 James Moore (1871-unknown)

James Moore was born on 18 December 1871 at 71 Greenmount, Belfast, Ireland, to John and Elizabeth (McFarlane) Moore. He was baptized on 4 January 1872 according to the customs of the Church of Ireland, an Anglican denomination, at St. Anne's Church in Shankill.

Baptismal font from the old church at Shankill. James
Moore was likely baptized at this font. A new Church
of Ireland Cathedral also called St. Annes' was built
in 1899; photograph courtesy of Library Ireland

By 1891 his family had moved to 17 Calder Street in Dixon's Rows, Blantyre, and was working as a coal miner. On 9 July 1897 James married Christina Rinn, a 21-year-old, who was working as a servant. They married according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland. His wife died of cardiac valve disease on 7 July 1899. They had no known children.

James and Martha Brodie were married on 28 March 1901 at Martha's family's home according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. Over the next decade they had five children. Their youngest son, named for his father, died on 14 June 1910. Their last address in Dixon's Rows was 16 Calder Street, which the family rented from William Dixon, Ltd., for 3 pounds, 18 shillings. Rent was due annually on Whitsun. The family had moved out of Dixon's Rows between 1905 and 1908 to 8 School Lane, High Blantyre.

James and his younger brother, John, boarded the Allan Line's S/S Lake Erie on 18 February 1911. They traveled third class and arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 2 March 1911. James told Canadian officials he intended to become a permanent resident of the country, had been a coal miner for 25 years, and had $148.00 with him. No destination was listed on the passenger record.

After James Moore arrived in Canada, I could find no additional documentation about his life.

1891 Scotland Census, 05/04/1891 Moore, James (Census 1891 624/00 034)
1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 5; Page: 34; Line: 24; Roll: CSSCT1891_223
1901 Scotland Census, 31/03/1901 Moore, Martha (Census 1901 624/005/01 044)
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 5; Page: 44; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1901_246
1905 Scotland Valuation Rolls, 1905 Moore, James (Valuation Rolls VR107 / 224 / 340)
"Baptismal font from old church at Shankill," Library Ireland
Canada, Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Series: RG 76-C; Roll: T-4738
Ireland, Baptismal/Birth Records for Ireland, Irish Family History Foundation, 18 December 1871, James Moore, County Antrim
Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1897 Moore, James - Rinn, Christina (Statutory Marriages 624/00 0066)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1901 Moore, James - Brodie, Martha (Statutory Marriages 624/00 0039)
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, James Moore, 1911

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