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BirthMale; 1793
Death22 Jan 1859, age 66; Prestbury railway station
BurialSt John's Church, Bollington, Cheshire UK
OccupationCordwainer/Shoe maker, master employing two men
Military career [49]
ReligionAnglican
MilitaryLight Company 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Fought at Waterloo
Residence1841: 31 Bollington Road, Bollington Cross, Cheshire, UK
Web Page James Robertshaw

James Robertshaw, gravestone, St John's church, Bollington

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Married
Name
BirthFemale; About 1802; Penrith, Cumberland UK
Death10 April 1871, age 69
BurialSt John's Church, Bollington, Cheshire UK
ReligionAnglican
ResidenceUK
Marriage Details not recorded
Children (3):Margaret (1838 - 1878)
Nancy (~1840 - 1887)
James (Died in infancy) (1844 - 1845)

Notes for James ROBERTSHAW

James Robertshaw is the only Bollington resident that we know of who fought at the Battle of Waterloo. He was remembered at a short ceremony at his graveside in St John's churchyard on the 200th anniversary of the battle, 19th June 2016. [Webmaster]

A detailed history of James Robertshaw’s life has been researched and written by Ian Walker and published in The Waterloo Journal by The Waterloo Association, Vol.41 No.3 Autumn 2019, page 5. [Webmaster]

Of Howarth, Yorkshire UK. Moved to Northamptonshire and became a cordwainer (boot maker). Enlisted with the First Regiment of Footguards in December 1813.

Grave inscription: He served his country faithfully on the field of Waterloo, when many of his brave companions in arms fell around him.

James is featured in the Waterloo Medal List.

His regiment was the Light Company 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards and he was a member of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Noel Hill's Company. [129]

Notes for Maria

Of Carlisle, Cumberland UK [45]

Sources

45.  Website, British & Irish Clock & Watch Makers, 31 May 2010, Clocks & Watches
48.  Email, Fred Rowley, 03 January 2011
49.  Census, 1851 census
129.  Historical Society, Ian Walker, Autumn 2019, The Waterloo Journal Vol.41 No.3, The Waterloo Association

Database record last updated: 26 November 2019


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