James Warland - Mariner (21 September 1862 - )

The following information was provided by Brian and Jill Norman in the United Kingdom in February 2011.

James Warland (21 September 1862 - ) was the son of Henry Warland (1820 - ) and Sarah Otter Hawkins (1820 - 1912), and the twin brother of Stephen Warland.

Family lore suggests that James Warland rose to the post of Head Superintendant Chef for P&O and travelled as head chef whenever royalty were on board a P&O ship. In particular he is supposed to have done this when the Earl of Harewood (Yorkshire grand estate) married the Princess Mary in 1923. He is reported to have said that she was a sweet girl but that he was an overbearing boor!!

James is recorded in the immigration records up to Superintendant Chef. (NAME?)

In earlier censuses James is recorded as a marine chef / marine cook until 1891. In 1901 he is listed as Licensed Victualler, still in Weymouth.

The family apparently left Weymouth for London/Essex when the decline of the naval bases in Weymouth and Portland meant there were too many hostelries and cafes and not enough sailors as customers. In the 1911 census Mrs Warland appears with four children living in Ilford, Essex (James was obviously working away or at sea at this time), and a few years later the address given on his immigration records is still in Ilford but in a much larger house in a better area.

Updated April 2013. Copyright Andrew Warland