James Casbon, Farmer and Carrier, 1806-1871, Part 2

Part 1 of this series ended with the death of James’ wife of 16 years, Susanna Hayden Sanders. The next chapter of James’ life was turbulent, as he faced significant legal, financial, and domestic challenges. The first record of this period is the 1851 census.[1] Detail from 1851 census, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire (Click on image to enlarge)… Continue reading James Casbon, Farmer and Carrier, 1806-1871, Part 2

James Casbon, Farmer and Carrier, 1806-1871, Part 1

James Casbon of Meldreth (~1772-1833) had only one son, also named James, who is the subject of today’s post. He was born September 7, 1806 and baptized September 28 in the same year.[1] Detail from Meldreth Bishop’s Transcripts, showing birth and baptismal dates for James Casbon, 1806 (Click on image to enlarge) He was a… Continue reading James Casbon, Farmer and Carrier, 1806-1871, Part 1