Documents, photographs and references related to

The James Family

Some of these documents were discovered in the summer of 2010, in the possession of Geoffrey Fox (b. 1938), the stepson of Eric Trevenen James, who still owns Eric James's house, "Challonsleigh", Whitchurch, Tavistock, Devon, though he and his wife spend most of the year at their farm in Tanzania. In the summer of 2010 I made two visits to the Foxes in Devon, and Geoffrey Fox gave me all the papers he had.

This page catalogues those documents not more specifically associated to individual family members, who have separate catalogues.  At present these catalogues remain work in progress, with many papers not yet listed.

John Barnard
30 May 2011

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J-1 MS family trees in various hands, including Margaret Baliol Beagley (nee Scott) Original documents retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
J-2 Folding leather photo frame with pictures of children (? Mollie and Huck ?) Original photos retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
J-3 Album of photos (unidentified) Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
J-4 Photos of Mackinnon family Original photos retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
J-5 Unidentified photos, marked (possibly in hand of Henry Rosher James) as "family". One appears to be his brother Bertram Alfred James. Original photos retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
J-6 Original Grant of Arms to Trevenen James in original oblong box. Geoffrey Fox wishes to retain it to pass on to one of his sons, who is named James in his step-grandfather's honour, provided there is no blood relative who feels that they have a better claim. Since the James family is now extinct in the male line, no-one any longer has a right to use the arms, and this is likely to be the most appropriate destination for the Grant.  Original document discovered at Challonsleigh, summer 2010. The property of Geoffrey Fox, currently on loan to John Barnard.