James Webster Lilley

Lace weaver. Druggist's porter. He served in the British Army (73 Regiment of Foot Soldiers) in Ireland during the famine years and his third child Mary Jane Lilley was born there about 1848. He was a Chelsea Pensioner and received an army pension. In the 1851 census he was living with his wife and 3 kids at 9 William St., Swansea. In the 1861 census he lived with his wife and 7 kids at 9 Hoskins Place, Swansea. In the 1871 census he lived with his wife and 7 kids in Swansea. His age is given as 73, implying he was born in 1798 and was 25 years older than his wife - so maybe this age of 73 is incorrect. In the 1881 census his wife is being looked after by Rovener.