James Crabb

Male 1883 - 1951  (68 years)


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  • Name James Crabb  [1
    Born 11 Apr 1883  Loscombe, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Jul 1883  Melplash, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Residence 15 Jul 1883  Melplash, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Census 1891  Wraxall, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Age: 7y 
    Census 1901  Littlebredy, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Occupation 1901  [11
    Farm Labourer 
    Residence Between 1901 and 1911  Littlebredy, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Address:
    White Hill 
    • White hill Cottages are just to the east of the main village beyond White Hill Wood.
    WhiteHillWoodLittlebredy
    WhiteHillWoodLittlebredy
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    Residence From 1911 to 1950  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Address:
    South View Farm 
    • Isaac, George and James came to South View around 1911, having obtained the tenancy from Winchester Collage.
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Littlebredy, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 15
    Age: 27y 
    Address:
    Whitehell 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Littlebredy, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 15
    Farm Labourer 
    Residence 24 May 1912  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 16
    Address:
    South View Farm 
    • He signed a lease with Winchester College to the Rent of South View Farm house and 4 accompaning tithes, InNails Field (252) and in the Combe(276,284b and 284a) for a Rent of £35 per year, the land totaled 21 acres. The lease was witnessed by his future brother in law, William Walbrin, who would go on to marry James' sister Matilda in the Autumn.
    Residence 29 Sep 1914  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 16
    Address:
    South View Farm 
    • He took on additional fields from "Northfield Hill" on to his lease totaling another 31 acres, meaning his farm now totaled around 51 acres. His rent was increased by £22 per year. Although this was reduced by £1 per year, in March of 1915 when some of the land at Mars Cross was taken for housing.
    Public Service Abt 1918  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • served on the parish council for some time. He was presented with a armchair by the council as a wedding gift.
    Occupation 1918 
    Farmer, Carrier and Coal Merchant 
    Newpaper Article 3 May 1918  Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Western Gazette, Borough Police Court, breaches of the Swine Regulations 
    • "James Crabb, Sydling, was summoned for a breach of the Swine Regulations by removing two pigs from the market with out a license and was fined 20 shillings."
      In todays money this is around a £60. Another carrier was also fined 40 shillings as he moved 4 pigs with out a license, on the same day.
    Occupation Mar 1923  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Bus Operator 
    • He purchased his first motor vehicle, registered PR256 this was one of the very popular Model T Fords and it carried a dual purpose van body with windows in the sides and a luggage rack on the roof.
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    Media Date: CAL 1923
    Keywords: Bus,photos,Picture
    Residence 25 Mar 1929  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 16
    Address:
    South View Farm 
    • James added a couple more fields to South view farm, the small "Christian Hardy's Close" (110), just 2 roods and 39 p, and the larger "Allotment in Mars Cross Field, a pasture of just over 4 acres. This added another £14 pounds per year to his rents.
    Census 29 Sep 1939  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 19
    Address:
    South View Farm 
    Ancestor Count 30 
    Descendant Count
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 19
    Farmer 
    Occupation From 1946 to 1951  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Bus Operator 
    • A Dennis Ace was bought from another old-established operator, House of Hilton. RV6946 had a small protruding snout-like bonnet with small wheels set back, which led to the model being commonly known as "The Flying Pig". Its body was in poor condition but after some refurbishment it was fit for service.
    Crabb families third bus RV6946
    Crabb families third bus RV6946
    Media Date: ABT 1950
    Keywords: Bus,photos,Picture
    Died 28 Apr 1951  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • When James died the Crabb family lost the tenancy of South View farm and his widow Nellie and the girls moved to Hit or Miss house, a few hundred yards down the road.
    Buried 2 May 1951  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 20
    Age: 68y 
    Address:
    St Nicholas Parish Church 
    Probate 29 Jun 1951  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    • The adminstration awarded effects to the value of £934 14s 10d to his widow Nellie.
    Residence INT 25 Mar 1929 (Ladyday 1929)  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • James extended his lease adding the field known as Christian Hardy Close, a meadow of about ½ an acre and an area known as Allotment in Mars Cross Field Pasture of a little over 4 acres, were added to James' lease at a cost of £4 per annum.
    Person ID I28  Taubman Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 

    Father Isaac Crabb,   b. 5 May 1844, Walditch, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1924, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Scadden,   b. 8 Dec 1844, Loders, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1910, Littlebredy, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1869  Loders, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24, 25
    Address:
    Parish Church 
    • Witness: John Cole Crabb and Mary Clarke. Name on register for Isaac looks like ?Hafsey?, but all the other details fit and it's complies with the details given on James Crabb's birth certificate. both Isaac and Mary, made there mark, so it's possible it's simply a transcription or other error on behalf of the the curate.
    Notes 
    • Mary was 24 at marriage
    Family ID F438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nellie Record,   b. 15 Nov 1895, Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1962, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 5 Aug 1918  Rampisham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [27, 28
    • When James and Nellie returned to the Sydling after their marriage a group of villages met them at the parish boundary removed the horse from the shafts and "pulled them in". [26]
    Notes 
    • James & Nellie's marriage was witnessed by Henry Record and John JamesCrabb.
    Children 
     1. Irene Crabb,   b. 12 Aug 1921, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Oct 1989 and Dec 1989, Stembridge, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Joyce Crabb,   b. 5 May 1929, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 2015, Stembridge, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Photos
    James Crabb and Nellie Record Wedding Photo
    James Crabb and Nellie Record Wedding Photo
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    James Crabb and Nellie Record Wedding Photo
    James Crabb and Nellie Record Wedding Photo
    Picture Note: Original is full height portrait held by R J Taubman nee Mullins
    Media Date: 5 AUG 1918
    Keywords: photos,Picture
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    Media Date: CAL 1923
    Keywords: Bus,photos,Picture
    Last Modified 26 May 2007 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1883 - Loscombe, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 15 Jul 1883 - Melplash, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 15 Jul 1883 - Melplash, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 7y - 1891 - Wraxall, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Littlebredy, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    White Hill - Between 1901 and 1911 - Littlebredy, Dorset, England
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    South View Farm - From 1911 to 1950 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 27y - 2 Apr 1911 - Littlebredy, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Labourer - 2 Apr 1911 - Littlebredy, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    South View Farm - 24 May 1912 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England
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    South View Farm - 29 Sep 1914 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England
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    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Abt 1918 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewpaper Article - Western Gazette, Borough Police Court, breaches of the Swine Regulations - 3 May 1918 - Dorchester, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Aug 1918 - Rampisham, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bus Operator - Mar 1923 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    South View Farm - 25 Mar 1929 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England
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    South View Farm - 29 Sep 1939 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 29 Sep 1939 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bus Operator - From 1946 to 1951 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 1951 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Age: 68y - 2 May 1951 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 29 Jun 1951 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - INT 25 Mar 1929 (Ladyday 1929) - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Lock and Daisy Record Wedding
    John Lock and Daisy Record Wedding
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    James, Nellie and Irene Crabb
    James, Nellie and Irene Crabb
    James Crabb and Nellie Record Wedding Photo
    James Crabb and Nellie Record Wedding Photo
    James Crabb With Cart
    James Crabb With Cart
    John Lock and Daisy Record Wedding
    John Lock and Daisy Record Wedding
    Media Date: 1941
    Keywords: photos, Picture
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    Crabb Family With the Bus
    Media Date: CAL 1923
    Keywords: Bus,photos,Picture
    James, Nellie and Irene Crabb
    James, Nellie and Irene Crabb
    Media Date: ABT 1926
    Keywords: photos,Picture
    James Crabb and Nellie Record Wedding Photo
    James Crabb and Nellie Record Wedding Photo
    Picture Note: Original is full height portrait held by R J Taubman nee Mullins
    Media Date: 5 AUG 1918
    Keywords: photos,Picture
    James Crabb With Cart
    James Crabb With Cart
    Picture Note: Prior to owning the bus which ran from Sydling to Dorchester, James ran a carrier business between the two. This image is probably taken in Dorchester.
    Media Date: ABT 1916
    Keywords: Picture

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Birth Certificate : Joyce Crabb, 101.
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    3. [S104] Birth Certificate : James Crabb, 104.

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    5. [S490] Baptism Melplash, Dorset, England 15 JUL 1883 James Crabb, (PE/MEL:RE 1/1).

    6. [S307] Dorset OPC, 307., Melplash (GGasparelli@aol.com).

    7. [S949] .

    8. [S145] Census 1891 RG12-1660-47-10 : Isaac Crabb and Family, 145.

    9. [S884] .

    10. [S72] Census 1901 RG13_Pc-2004_Fo-69_Pg-18/19 Isaac Crabb, 72.

    11. [S72] Census 1901 RG13_Pc-2004_Fo-69_Pg-18/19 Isaac Crabb, 72., RG13-2004-69-18-104.

    12. [S439] Dorset History Centre; Dorchester, Dorset, England; Dorset Electoral Registers and Poll Books; Microfilm Reference Number: MIC/R/1308., 1901 - 1908 shown in Littlebredy or White Hill, Littlebredy.

    13. [S908] .

    14. [S439] Dorset History Centre; Dorchester, Dorset, England; Dorset Electoral Registers and Poll Books; Microfilm Reference Number: MIC/R/1308.
      Although not listed with Isacc on the 1913 Role, James is listed on the 1919 register, but George is not, by 1921 all 3 are listed on the high street.

    15. [S332] Census 1911 Littlebredy, Dorset, England RG14-12-4-04-12404 0059 03, (RG14-12-4-04-12404 0059 03), 332.

    16. [S438] Lease of South View Farm.

    17. [S835] .

    18. [S395] Western Gazette Police Court 3 May 1918 Page 6 (Reliability: 2).
      "James Crabb, Sydling, was summoned for a breach of the Swine Regulations by removing two pigs from the market with out a license and was fined 20 shillings."

    19. [S558] Census 1939 Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England RG101/6955F/006/17 Letter Code: WLEK, (RG101/6955F/006/17 Letter Code: WLEK).

    20. [S530] Burial Sydling St Nicholas Parish Church 1951 Page 60 No 473.

    21. [S1071] .

    22. [S535] Probate James Crabb 1883-1951.

    23. [S841] .

    24. [S421] Marriage Loders, Dorset, England (Parish Church) 5 OCT 1869 Isaac Crabb & Mary Ann Scadden, (214 (PE/LOD: RE 3/4).

    25. [S8] Helen Doble, Helen Doble, 8.

    26. [S169] Joyce Crabb - Verbal, 169.

    27. [S901] .

    28. [S37] Marriage Certificate : James Crabb & Nellie Record, 37.