James Lye (son of Richard Lye and Ann Meade), was baptised on 22 August 1830 in St Mary’s Parish Church, Market Lavington. He married Maria Smith (daughter of Henry Smith and Elizabeth) on 13 October 1849 in Devizes.
James Lye and Maria Smith had the following children:
- Anne Lye (1850- )
- Elizabeth Ann Lye (1852-1945)
- Emily Lye (1854-1950)
- Louisa Lye (1856-1863)
- Caroline Lye (b.1859, bur.18
- Harriet Lye (1861-1928)
- Ellen Lye (1863-1945)
- Arthur Lye (1865-1865)
- Arthur James Lye (b.1867, bur.1867)
- Mary Lye (b.1869, bur.1869)
- Letty Lye (1870-1878)
James (aged 75) died on 3 February 1906 in Easterton and was buried on 9 February 1906 in the graveyard at St Mary’s Market Lavington. Maria (Aged 79) died on 12 January 1909 in Easterton and was buried alongside James on 18 January 1909.
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