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The name, Silver, may derive from a trade. We know that James and his uncle were blacksmiths. It is not unlikely then that this was a common profession among the Silver ancestors, nor that at some point they were descended from a silversmith.
JAMES SILVER was born in 1857 at Wallingford in Berkshire. By the time he was 15 he was working as a blacksmith with his uncle, Edward Silver, in Wargrave, Berkshire. He married ALICE BURRITT, a school governess, who was born in London in 1860. They had four children, Arthur, Mildred, Margaret and Ruby.