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    There is a baptism record for St. Patrick's church Liverpool (it can be viewed on the Ancestry website) that suggests that James Larkin was not born in 1876 but born in 1874. It looks like he was actually born on 28 Jan 1874 and baptised on 4 Feb 1874 at St. Patrick's. His parents were James Larkin and Mary Ann McAnulty. The plaque at Combermere Street Liverpool and other sources have the wrong birthdate:-

    James Larkin brown plaque in Liverpool

    James Larkin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    There is a birth registration for the Jan/Feb/Mar quarter of 1874 for a James Larkin in the West Derby district which covered Toxteth at the time. There are no matching birth registrations for the Jan/Feb/Mar quarter of 1876.

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    I think Jim was always being asked about this everytime he bought a ticket on William Martin Murphy's trams. He actually looked 2 years older than he claimed to be and was usually caght by inspectors fortravelling as an adult on a childs fare. This actually inspired his hatred of Murphy so much that in later life he caused the lockout.

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    This transcript from Family Search shows James Larkin (born in 1874) living with his family in house 6 in court 4 (not house 4 court 6 as it says though) in Prophet Street, Toxteth, Liverpool in 1881:-

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQD2-NSW


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    Last edited by Liverpoolblue; 24th October 2012 at 05:00 PM.

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    Nice to see the late Big Jim fondly remembered. Keep up the good work, both you and the Toffees.

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    It looks like the right birthdate was discovered some time after the statue was put up in Dublin. The year of birth has been changed from 1876 to 1874:-

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    James Larkin always remind me of my Leaving Certificate Irish Oral. I mentioned I was in Liverpool recently and the examiner me to talk someone famous from Liverpool. The only person I could think under pressure was 'Big Jim'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electoralshock View Post
    James Larkin always remind me of my Leaving Certificate Irish Oral. I mentioned I was in Liverpool recently and the examiner me to talk someone famous from Liverpool. The only person I could think under pressure was 'Big Jim'.
    He probably thought you wee an Oasis/Man City fan

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