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
19 Apr 2020

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JAM-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.
JAM-2 Folding leather photo frame with pictures of children (? Mollie and Huck ?) Original photos retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
JAM-3 Album of photos (unidentified) Original document retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
JAM-4 Photos of Mackinnon family Original photos retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
JAM-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.
JAM-6 Original Grant of Arms to Trevenen James in original oblong box. Geoffrey Fox has passed it to his son who is named James in his step-grandfather's honour. The descendants of the original grantee are now extinct in the male line, though any descendants of his brothers Nicholas and James may been entitled to use the arms. Original document discovered at Challonsleigh, summer 2010.
JAM-7 Photograph of Susannah Elizabeth James (née Rosher) and three of her four children, Edith, Bertram and Lionel. Identified and dated 1871 on reverse in unknown hand. Original print held by John Barnard.
JAM-8Set of 17 photographs of Lionel and Ethel James's family on holiday at Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon. 1923 and 1927. Mostly of the children (Hilary, Trev, Bob, Pascha, Margaret); one identified on rear as "Viva [Clabburn] with Hil, Trev, Pac & Mog at Sea Cot, Aug 1927"Original prints held by John Barnard