Clara Grace James

This section is for all the pages to do with Miss Clara James, JP, Councillor, founder of Canvey Labour Party and Canvey's Woman's Institute.

Clara Grace James was born on the 30th October 1866 at 24 St John Street, Deptford in Kent. Her parents were George James a tailor and Mary, nee Corse who married in Shoreditch in 1853.  Clara’s patron, Lilian Gilchrist Thompson, stated Clara was orphaned as a child and according to the records I have found that could have been as a very young child, I found some deaths in 1867 which could be her parents........