Mr James was a churchman, and regularly attended St Mary's Parish Church having attended the services in the old church before the present one was built. In addition he was a member of the Supreme Grand and Royal Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, having been admitted to the Welshpool Chapter on February 2nd 1888, and in this he had also held numerous offices, prominent amongst them being those of treasurer and charity representative.
Croesawdy, Newtown, Montgomeryshire Agnes Bibb of Croesawdy, Newtown, Montgomeryshire(wife of Alexander John Bibb)Died 18th January 1952Probate Chester 21 March 1952to Alexander John Bibb of no occupation£409 19s Annie Matilda James of34 Arlington Road, Eastbourne Spinster Died 8th July 1945 at"Esperance" Hartington Place Eastbourne Probate: Llandudno 13 September 1945 to William Thomas James Solicitor£21136 3s 3d In 1881, the family were living in Market Street, Newtown, Montgomeyshire.
Returning to Newtown he began a tailoring business on his own account in Market Street, and this he carried on very successfully, his skill I business earning for him a high reputation.
In 1916 the business was converted into a private company, of which his son, Mr Harry James, is in charge.
She had had 12 children, eight of whom are still living. James had been in failing health for over two years, having suffered from neuritis. Among the large company that attended were the members of the Cedewain Lodge of Freemasons, who attended as a body, Mr.
He was a Master Baker, and his wife Helen age 26 was from Montgomeryshire. ) Newtown Memorial Inscriptions: (Stepped Cross plus ironwork) "In loving memory of Annie beloved wife of Richard James Croesawdy, who died Aug 14th 1920 aged 75 years. In fond remembrance of Lucy Jane daughter of Richard and Annie James born Nov 11th 1870, died Nov 27th 1871. JAMES, NEWTOWN Newtown has lost one of its oldest and most highly respected inhabitants by the death which occurred on Saturday, of Mrs. She is survived by her husband, who is 82 years of age. Evan Jones, Rev Thomas Jones of Bettws and the Rev Evans-Hughes of Dolfor.