I wonder if anyone can add anything to this background.I have posted a similar message on Manx Genealogy.
I have been trying to find a birth or christening for James born around 1812-16 (possibly the son of James Callow & Jane Quine?).The 1841 census lists him with his wife of 2 months Ann (nee Jackson) and records that they were both born in Cumberland between 1812 & 1816 (because of the rounding). We also know that at the 1851 census Ann is a widow living as the head of the household with her three children John 9 , Margaret 6 & Ann 2, so James must have died between the birth of Ann and 1851. There is no recorded death in Whitehaven so being a mariner James jnr could have died anywhere. Ann later marries a Thomas Killip 1852 in Whitehaven.
In Dec 1999 there was a posting on this forum of a message by Clive Callow saying that a James Callow married Jane Quine in Lonan IOM 28 Nov 1812 and had 2 children in Lonan IOM -Margaret chr. 5 Sept 1813 & Ann chr 2 Jan 1815. If James & Jane are also the parents of James (m Ann Jackson), then James & Jane appear to have had 6 children. This would explain an apparent gap between their marriage 1812 and the later recorded Whitehaven children being born the the 1820's. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
While James jnr cites Cumberland as place of birth in the 1841 census he is of an age to have been born at the time they moved from IOM to Whitehaven and may explain why a record of a birth/christening can't yet be found.
On the 1841 Whitehaven census Margaret, Ann & James jnr are not listed with their parents James & Jane like the other children William, Ann & Thomas, as they would have been old enough to have left home as in the case of James jnr to marry and be listed separately. In the case of Ann born on the IOM, she may have died and they have re-used the name again for a younger daughter Ann b1823.