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Lucy Caroline James (14 July 1843 - 12 October 1888)
Lucy Caroline James was born on 14 July 1843 in Barrock, Cumberland, England. Her parents were William Edward James (1816-1879) and Eliza Hill. In addition to Lucy, William and Eliza had five children: William Edward Ashton James (1842-1884), Arthur Cecil Rutson James (1844-1912), Philip Herbert James (1847-1877), Hannah Catharine James (1855-1909) and Beatrice Mabel James (1857-1885).
Marriage and ChildrenEdit
Lucy Caroline James married George Holt Wilson (1837-1924) in 1865. Two years after their marriage Lucy and George moved into Redgrave Hall, which had been in the Wilson family since 1799. Lucy and George had eleven children:
- George Rowland Wilson (1867-1928)
- Louisa Wilson (born 1868)
- Arthur Wilson (born 1869)
- Evelyn Wilson (born 1872)
- Basil Wilson (born 1873)
- Leonard Wilson (born 1875)
- Francis Wilson (born 1876)
- Emily Wilson (1877-1942)
- Villiers Wilson (born 1878)
- Piers Wilson (1883-1956)
- Margaret Wilson (born circa 1885)
Wherever the family went, Lucy Wilson would make watercoulers and sketches. In Victorian times this was considered a typical accomplishment for dutiful wives. Lucy died on 12 October 1888 aged forty-five, after giving birth to eleven children - the eldest being twenty-one and the youngest being five.