1815 - 16 May 1890
" - - - notice how few men who work with wood seem unhappy - - - "
" When we write a book about a Carpenter, we call it the New
Delight (number 53), J.B.Priestley
1815 Born in
Summerhouse, Co. Durham
1839 May 23, At St
John's, Shildon, he was married to
Elizabeth Adamson, mother of their 10 month old daughter Ann.
Summerhouse village in June 2007
1855 Slater's Directory for Bishop Auckland. The Joiners and
shows a James Dent of Old Shildon
1861 census, in Old Shildon, aged 46
1871 census, at 29 Birch Street, Gorton.
1881 census, at 34 Brunswick Street, Gorton.
1890 May 16 died at 2 Prospect Street, Gorton. His grave is
in Philips Park Cemetery, East Manchester (no. L.432)
No headstone for grave L.432 has been found. Local people
have said that many gravestones have
been stolen (recycled as building material ?).