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James Larby (1846 - 1916)
James Larby was christened on 7 June 1846 in Peper Harow, near Godalming, Surrey (he always used Godalming as his birthplace in censuses). His parents were William and Sarah (nee Balchin) Larby. Apart from James, William and Sarah had the following children: John (5 Aug 1838), George (16 Dec 1832), Ann (27 Mar 1836) and Mary (7 Feb 1841) Larby, all born in Peper Harow, and the dates given being the christenings, not the birthdates. William and Sarah had been married on 1 January 1831 in Godalming.
Marriage and ChildrenEdit
James Larby married in 1869 in Kensington, London. His wife was Harriet Turpin (1842-1929), an actress and wardrobe shop keeper. They had the following children:
- Ernest James Larby (1870-1940), publisher's manager, married Jessie Jane Cole in 1896.
- Mercy Harriet Larby (1873-1960), music store assistant, married Joshua Bleckford in 1910.
- Ebenezer J Larby (1875-1947), music store assistant, married in 1911.
- Grace Eliza Larby (1879-1937), married John Knowles in 1931.
James worked as a piano tuner and bookseller.