I am attempting to find the ancestors of my great grandfather James Gatensby.
I believe his original name may have been Gatenby as I can find no records of Gatensby in old records.
James' father was Thomas or James Gatenby his mother was Hannah Nessfield. His father was not alive in 1895. His mother was not alive in 1912 His father's occupation was a joiner.
James was born circa 1866 however I cannot locate his exact birth date or place. He worked in Cowdenbeath as a mining contractor laying the roads in the mines.
Any information no matter how small would be much appreciated