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Maunders, Jimmie

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Gender: Male

On 16 November 1957 Brian Ballinger visited the council houses in Hatherop Club where Jimmy Maunders sang to him Needlecases. He had earlier visited the Hatherop Club where Jimmy Maunders had been recommended to him as a singer.

James(Jimmy) Maunders was born in 1878 in Southrop, the son of Christopher Maunders, an agricultural labourer and his wife Sarah formerly Kite. Their surname was spelled variously Maunder, Maunders and Mander. James Maunders’ grandfather, William Maunder was born in Quenington about 1801. He married Anne Taylor, also from Quenington on 8 February 1829 in Quenington and by 1841 they were Living in Symn Lane, Wootton under Edge where William was working as a waggoner, with five children, Hannah baptised 26 June 1831, James baptised 29 September 1833, Eliza Ann baptised 5 July 1835, Theophilus baptised 29 Apr 1838 and Jimmy’s father, Christopher, born in 1840.The first three children were born in Quenington but the family moved to Wotton Under Edge between 1835 and 1838 where Theophilus and Christopher were born. (Theophilus later emigrated to Australia where much work has been done on his descendants which can be seen on in a family tree owned by Troy Holland.) The family then moved to Southrop where William’s wife, Anne, died after 1844 when their last child, Augusta was born. By 1851 William as a widower was living in Southrop with five of his children Hannah who was working as a farm servant, Eliza who was a house servant, Theophilus and Christopher who were both farm boys and the youngest, Augusta. In 1861 William was still living in Southrop Village working as an agricultural labourer. Christopher Maunders was the only child still living at home, also working as an agricultural labourer. William Maunders died and was buried in Southrop on 4 November 1875.

Jimmie’s father, Christopher Maunders, married Sarah Kite in the Northleach registration district, which included Southrop, in 1862. By 1871 they were living in Tiltup Cottage, Southrop, where Christopher was working as an agricultural labourer with three sons, William born about 1863 , John born about 1865 land Thomas born about 1869, all born in Southrop. In 1881 they were still living in Tiltup Cottage, Southrop with another five sons, Frederick born about 1874, Henry born about 1876, Arthur born about 1878, James (Jimmy) born about 1869 and Albert born about 1871. By 1891 they were still in Tiltup Cottage, Southrop with another two children, George born about 1885 and Sarah born about 1887. Sons Frederick, Arthur and James were all working as agricultural labourers. The family remained there in 1901 and by then Christopher and his sons James and Albert were both working as agricultural labourers, George was a domestic groom and Sarah was a domestic servant. A granddaughter, Hannah Maunder, born in Cerney fields was also living with them. Christopher Maunder died and was buried in Southrop on 10 February 1904.

James (Jimmy) Maunders married Edith J. Kitchener from Filkins, Oxfordshire in 1910, and by 1911 they were living in Southrop where James was working as a farm labourer. James Maunder died and was buried in the Cirencester registration district in 1968 which then included Southrop registration district when living at 4 Council Houses, Southrop.

On 30 November 1957 the collector Brian Ballinger visited Albert Newman who was living in Tiltup Cottage and was in his 50s who said that he remembered his father being collected by Alfred Williams.

Notes by Carol Davies July 2015

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