James Kinder (b 1751)

parents John Kinder & Betty Prestwich

born probably 1751
baptised 11 June 1751, St James, Gorton, Lancashire, England[1]

James Kinder
James was baptised on 11 June 1751 at St James, Gorton, Lancashire, England[1].

from the St James, Gorton parish register

Marriage to Judith Longsden
There is the marriage record for James Kinder and Judith Longsden at Manchester Cathedral on 31 March 1777[2].  James was noted as coming from Levenshulme, Lancashire (not far from Gorton) and his occupation was Whitster (same as his father).  Judith was noted as being a Spinster, and coming from Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire (just across the River Tame from Dukinfield).  Their marriage Banns were read on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of March 1777.

from the Manchester Cathedral parish register

When James' second and third children were born, he was noted as a Weaver.

I have found no death record for James but he died before 1790.  There is a Gorton Unitarian Church death entry for Judith Kinder on 30 March 1790 and she was buried on 2 April 1790 and the register notes that she was the widow of James and that she was aged 32 years[3].  This puts her birth year at ca 1758.  A reasonable fit.

The only baptism for a Judith Longsden that I can find was on 26 December 1731 at Mottram In Longdendale, Cheshire (just east of Dukinfield).  Her father was Thomas Longsden. --- this looks too early, she would have been 20 years older than James --- need to find a later one!  Is it possible that this Judith Longsden is the mother of Judith?

Three children have been found baptised with father, James and mother, Judith in the Gorton area.

1  John Kinder was baptised on 29 June 1777 at St Thomas Chapel, Heaton Norris, Cheshire, England[4].  John married Mary Isherwood.  They had no children.  Click here to read the full story of John Kinder baptised 1777.

1  James Kinder was baptised on 22 May 1779 at St James, Gorton[1].  James married twice and had a child, James, by his first marriage to Mary Worthington.  James then married Mary Rider.  Click here to read the full story of James Kinder baptised 1779.

1  Betty Kinder was baptised on 24 November 1781 at St James, Gorton[1]Click here to learn what I know of Betty.

  1. St James, Gorton parish register.
  2. Manchester Cathedral parish registers
  3. Gorton Unitarian Church, parish register, courtesy of Rhonda Newberry.
  4. St Thomas, Heaton-Norris parish register