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Name: James Lawson

Burial Number: 1200

Gender: Male

Occupation: Draper and Ladies Costumier

Born: 00/00/1844

Died: 20/06/1925

Buried: 03/07/1925


James was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, the son of James and Margaret. He was baptised on 10th March 1844 in Kirriemuir. His father was a draper. James became his father’s assistant, learning the business and by 1871, had a shop in Edgware Road, London. His brothers George and David worked with him. On 18th September 1872, James married Emily Field Lewis at Holy Trinity Church, Clapham. The couple moved to Willesden. By 1891, James had diversified from a linen draper to working as a ladies costumier. When James retired, he and Emily moved to Keymer in Sussex. After the war, they moved to Worthing, living at 26 Cowper Road. They worshipped at St Botolph’s Church where James helped as a sidesman. His brother William who had also moved to Worthing, died in 1922 and is buried at Heene. James died on 28th June 1925. Probate was granted on 11th August to Frederick James Lawson physician, James Christian Eisenhuth Lawson retired engineer and Mabel Emily Lawson. Effects £38930 14s 7d. Re-sworn £39211 14s.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): melt.waving.aware

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of James Lawson died 20th June 1925 aged 81 "In sure and certain hope"

Further Information


Name: James Lawson

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1844

Town: Kirriemuir

County: Angus (Forfarshire)

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 18/9/1872

Spouse First Name: Emily

Spouse Second Name: Field

Spouse Last Name: Lewis

Town of Marriage: Clapham

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/06/1925

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 26

Address line 2: Cowper Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 5th August 1925

“Tribute to a Sidesman”

In a brief In Memoriam notice in the Heene Parish Magazine, it is declared that Mr James Lawson who was a sidesman at St Botolph’s for a good many years and who passed away at the age of 81, was “a valued member of our congregation, always interested and helpful, kindly and encouraging. We missed him this year at the Summer Fair at which he and his wife took a prominent past in years past. We sympathise with Mrs Lawson and family in their bereavement. “

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £39211 14 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £1598428.00

Census Information


Glengate Street, Kirriemuir, Angus

James aged 45, draper. Margaret aged 36. John aged 13. Alexander aged 12. William aged 10. Jane aged 8. James aged 7. Robert aged 5. Elizabeth aged 1. Plus 3 servants.


Wellbank, Kirriemuir, Angus.

James aged 56, draper. Margaret aged 46. James aged 17, draper’s assistant. Robert aged 15. Elizabeth aged 11. George aged 9. David aged 5. Ann aged 3. Plus 2 servants.


144 Edgware Road, Marylebone.

James aged 27, linen draper. George aged 19, draper’s assistant. David aged 16, draper’s assistant. Plus 5 boarders including a housekeeper, three dressmakers and an assistant.



7 Winchester Road, Willesden.

James aged 37, draper. Emily aged 37. Mabel E aged 6. Frederick aged 4. Kate Lewis aged 24, wife’s sister. John Lawson aged 43, brother, farmer of 500 acres and 8 men. Plus 1 servant.


7 Winchester Road, Willesden.

James aged 47, costumier. Emily aged 47. Mabel aged 16. Frederick aged 14. Plus 2 servants.


“Highlands” Keymer Road, Keymer, Sussex.

James aged 57, retired ladies costumier. Mabel aged 26. Plus 2 servants.

(Emily was visiting her brother-in-law William Lawson).


“Highlands” Keymer Road, Keymer, Sussex.

James aged 67, private means. Mabel aged 36. Alistair C aged 1, grandson. Plus 2 servants.

(Emily was visiting her nephew James Lawson in Durrington).


26 Cowper Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
James Lawson
Male 1844 77 Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland None
Emily Lawson
Female 1843 77 Newbury, Berkshire, England None
Ellen Holt
Female 1894 27 Ruishton, Somerset, England General Domestic Servant Private

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