James Loy (born 1799 Westmorland County England)

James Loy (christened 6 October 1799 Dufton, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND,
U.K.— [died at age 81 in quarter of July-August-September] 1880 West Ward, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K.)
md. 13 November 1822 (Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K.)
Barbara Langhorn (ca. 1800 [christened 18 October 1801 but age 82 at death] Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K.—[died in quarter of April-May-June] 1882 East Ward, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K.), daughter of Thomas and Barbara (Dodd) Langhorn.

James was son of John and Isabella (Moss) Loy.

James and Barbara stayed in Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, but at least three of their children (Thomas, John, and Robert Loy) migrated to America. Through census, church, and other records found at FamilySearch.org, I was able to trace the three Loy brothers’ ancestry. Thus far, I have found no immigration records on these brothers. As Robert’s obituary and the 1900 census both give his year of immigration as 1856, I am listing all three with an 1856 arrival until I find definite sources. Thomas died before the June 1900 census, which would have listed his year of arrival to the U.S. His 1900 obituary states he arrived in America “nearly 40 years ago,” but this may have been off, just as Thomas’ birth year was. John’s 1900 census gives his arrival in 1855, while the 1910 census gives year as 1854. It is possible Robert’s older brothers could have arrived in America shortly before or after he did, or they may have all come together.

During the late 1600s and early 1700s persecution of Huguenots along the modern France-Germany border, many Huguenot families would have found refuge in Great Britain. Thus, there were Loy families in what then consisted of Great Britain, including Ireland and Scotland, that likely had origins in modern France and Germany.

James is listed in the 1841, 1851, 1861 West Ward, Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co. census as head of household and 1871 Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., census as head of household.

Their children:

 

Born Where Died Where
#1 Isabella Loy 1823


christened 9 May 1823

Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. ? ?
md. 25 Dec 1855 (Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. John Robinson ? ? ? ?
#2 Thomas Loy 9 January 182[5]


christened 24 February 1825

Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. 24 May 1900 Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH
md. 6 December 1893 (Harbor, Ashtabula Co., OH Hannah Horn 1851 ? 19 January 1917 Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH
#3 John Loy 2 May 1827 [death cert gives 1828]


christened 30 May 1827

Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. 22 March 1912 St. Louis, [no county], MO
md. (#1) ca. 1860 Catherine (“Kate”) Kerwin 1838 IRELAND 11 July 1874 St. Louis [no county], MO
md. (#2) 7 October 1878 (St. Louis [no county], MO) Jane M. (“Jennie”) Sheridan 19 May 1854 OH 30 January 1943 St. Louis [no county], MO
#4 James
Loy
1830


christened 15 April 1830

Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. [died at age 77 in quarter of October-November-December] 1907 Ulverston, Lancashire, ENGLAND, U.K.
#5 Barbara
Loy
1832


christened 11 March 1832

Morland, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. ? ?
#6 Robert Loy 2 March 1834


christened 25 May 1834

Morland, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. 7 June 1901 Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS
md. (#1) 23 September 1859 (Shelby Co., IL) Alice Foster 10 September 1833 Howgill, York Co., ENGLAND, U.K. 9 December 1897 Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS
md. (#2) 2 May 1901 (Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS) Sarepta E. (“Sadie”) (Carter) Drake ca. 1845 Hendricks Co., IN 20 September 1909 Tuscola, Douglas Co., IL
#7 Anne
Loy
1838/9


christened 6 January 1839

Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. ? ?
md. ? ? ? ? ?
#8 Elizabeth
Loy
1841


christened 12 December 1841

Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. ? ?
#9 Jane
Loy
1844


christened 10 March 1844

Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland Co., ENGLAND, U.K. ? ?