James Arthur Shields - died age 8 - married?

Started by Leanne Minny (Volunteer Curator) on Friday, June 30, 2017

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6/30/2017 at 10:46 PM

James Arthur Shields
was born 6/4/1869 and died 17/10/1877 aged 8

but he is showing as having married in 1894 to Caroline Shields

James Arthur SHIELDS is buried at the Carlingford Anglican cemetery, died 17/10/1877 aged 8 years and 6 months, the son of James Shields and Maria.

Can anyone add any information on the marriage to Caroline?

7/6/2017 at 6:08 AM

I have added a photo of hus grave where his age is clearly outlined and have detached his impossible wife.

7/6/2017 at 11:28 PM

Hi Leanne
Re Caroline Shields nee Delforce
Headstone shows her husband as James Shields Died 30th May 1936 aged 78 years,+ son Andrew.
So it seems to me that Caroline did not marry a James Arthur Shields.
I have added picture of headstone to Carolines' Profile

7/6/2017 at 11:32 PM

SHIELDS JAMES Death.

Registration number
8442/1936
Father's Given Name(s)
JAMES
Mother's Given Name(s)
MARY
District
MAYFIELD

7/6/2017 at 11:44 PM

Marriage

Registration number
5351/1894
Groom's Family Name
SHIELDS
Groom's Given Name(s)
JAMES
Bride's Family Name(s)
DELFORCE
Bride's Given Name(s)
CAROLINE
District
NEWCASTLE

7/6/2017 at 11:58 PM

James Shields born 1858

Name: James Shield
Birth Date: 1858
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1858
Registration Place: Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
Father: James Shield
Mother: Mary
Registration Number: 10658

7/7/2017 at 4:22 AM

updating profile of Caroline and James Shields

7/9/2017 at 1:36 AM

Thanks, that looks much more plausible than being married to someone who died at 8

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