Children of Thomas Potts James (1803-1882) of Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania and Isabella Batchelder (1810-1901) of New Ipswich, New Hampshire:
1. Mary Isabella James: born September 19, 1852 in Burlington County, New Jersey; married February 4, 1883 at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to General Silvio Mario Alfredo de Gozzaldi (1854-1924) of Denno, Tyrol, Austria; died April 6, 1935 (aged 82) in her home in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Mistletoe Path, Lot 2588, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; known children include: Isabella Luigia de Gozzaldi, Amy Frances Alba de Gozzaldi, Richard Silvio Mario de Gozzaldi and Alfred James “Jake” de Gozzaldi.
2. Montgomery James: born December 20, 1853 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; unmarried; died December 24, 1895 (aged 42) in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hibiscus Path, Lot 2089, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; no issue.
3. Clarence Gray James: born June 30, 1856 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; unmarried; died March 13, 1892 (aged 35) in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Mistletoe Path, Lot 2589, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; no issue.
4. Frances Batchelder James: born September 26, 1859 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; married January 31, 1889 in Devonshire, England, United Kingdom to Lieutenant John Rose-Troup (1855-1919), the Congo explorer, son of General Sir Colin Troup; died 1942 in Devonport, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom; known children include: John Montgomery Rose Troup.
Thomas Potts James (1803-1882) was the son of Isaac James (1777-1874) of Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania and Henrietta Potts (1780-1832).
Mary Isabella James de Gozzaldi (1852-1935) was educated at the Berkeley Street School and later traveled abroad to study painting and languages, including Italian and German. While in Europe, Mary met and became engaged to Silvio de Gozzaldi, then a captain in the Austrian army. Soon after their marriage, the Gozzaldi' s moved to Switzerland where they had three children, a daughter and two sons. By 1868, when the children reached school age, the family returned to Cambridge where Mary succeeded to her father’s home at 66 Brattle Street in Cambridge. Silvio de Gozzaldi, now a Colonel, divided his time between Cambridge and Austria until his retirement as a General-Major, he then became an American citizen and settled permanently in Cambridge with his wife and family. Gozzaldi had a lifelong interest in genealogy and early American history. In 1890 she led the James family on it’s first return to Radnorshire, Wales since 1682. She was a founder and Vice President of the Cambridge Historical Society, established in 1905.
General Silvio Mario de Gozzaldi (1854-1924) was born in Denno, Tyrol, Austria (now Italy) on April 21, 1854. He was educated in Trient, graduated from the Cadet School and fought in the Bosnian War as a first lieutenant in the cavalry regiment of Franz Joseph. He was badly wounded at Serajevo and resigned from the regular army before coming to the United States of America. His titles as colonel and general-majeur were for services rendered in Landwehr. He was married at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Mary Isabella James, daughter of Thomas Potts James and Isabella Bachelder James, granddaughter of Samuel Batchelder. General Gozzaldi lived in Florence, Italy; Lugano and Clareiis, Switzerland. He was a direct descendant of General Count de Gozzaldi who was commander-in-chief of the army of the Prince-Bishop of Trent and who put an end to the peasant war in 1582. His grandfather, Colonel de Gozzaldi, entered the army of Citoyen Bonaparte when he was in the Tyrol and made all the campaigns under Napoleon I until Waterloo. He was given the title of Baron of Angla and (Juetta). His grandfather entered into a conspiracy with other officers of the army to put the young King of Rome on the throne. As a result, his titles were taken from him by Austria and he died of a broken heart. General de Gozzaldi’s father threw in his fortunes with I Garibaldi, was proscribed in Austria, and died in Italy. General de Gozzaldi’s sons Richard Silvio Mario de Gozzaldi of Dallas, Texas, and Alfred James de Gozzaldi were both graduates of Harvard University. General Gozzaldi passed away quietly in his sleep on Apirl 4, 1924. Taken from Obituary published in the Cambridge Tribune, Volume XLVII, Number 7, April 12, 1924.
From “General Gozzaldi in Austria,” published in the Cambridge Tribune, Volume 37, No. 22, August 1, 1914, page 6.
“It is not improbably that a Cambridge resident, Major-General Silvio M. de Gozzaldi, of 96 Brattle street, may be actively engaged in the present week in the conflict between Austria and Servia. General de Gozzaldi holds his rank in the Austrian army, and on the last day of June departed from Cambridge to his home in Austria on matters connected with his military duties as is his annual custom for several months each summer. General de Gozzaldi never discussed his military connections with great freedom in Cambridge, which he has looked upon as his headquarters for the last 15 years. It is understood that he is a younger son in an Austrian family of note, possessing estates there, the locality of which has not been a matter of common knoledge.Somevthree or four years ago, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his marriage, he told of his rank in the Austrian army. His wife was Miss Ella James of Cambridge, who he married in Europe. On settling in Cambridge the de Gozzaldis lived for some years in the old Vassal house, of historic tradition, at Brattle and Hawthorn streets. Their present residece is within a stone's throw of the Longfellow house. There are three children, Miss Amy de Gozzaldi, who has figured frequently in theatricals of the Vincent Club; Richard Silvio de Gozzaldi, Harvard, '13, a member of the track team, and Alfred James de Gozzaldi, Harvard, '14, a member of the Musical Club and of the Noble School Club. - Globe.”
Montgomery James (1853-1895) graduated from Harvard College in 1876, receiving the degree of S.B. He was a civil engineer in Mexico and in South Africa, Served in the British army during the Zulu war, and was afterward in the employ of King Leopold of Belgium in the Congo State.
Clarence Gray James (1856-1892) pursued special work in chemistry at Harvard College, and was afterward a manufacturing chemist in Philadelphia.
Frances Batchelder (James) Rose-Troup (1859-1942) was an accomplished historian and author. Her many works include: “The Western Rebellion of 1549,” published in 1913; “Roger Conant and The Early Settlements On The North Shore of Massachusetts,” published in 1926; “John White, The Patriarch of Dorchester <Dorset> and the Founder of Massachusetts, 1575-1648,” published in 1930; “The Massachusetts Bay Company and Its Predecessors,” also published in 1930; and, “Exeter Vignettes,” published in 1942.
John Rose-Troup (1855-1919) was the last survivor of the Emin Pacha Expedition of 1886-1889 led by Henry Morton Stanley up the Congo into the interior of Africa to to rescue Emin Pasha, General Charles Gordon's besieged governor of Equatoria. John passed away away on December 1, 1919 at his home West Hill, Harrow-on-the-Hill, England. He was the son of General Sir Colin Troup, for 50 years stationed in India, and for many years governor of one of the Indian Provinces. He was born at Cawnpore in 1848. In 1885, Mr. Troup went first to the Congo under Leopold, King of the Belgians. He was there for three years, his last station being Vivl, from which he was sent home so ill that no one thought he would reach England, After regaining his health he volunteered for service on the Emin Pacha Expedition under Stanley and left England in January 1885. When Stanley struck inland in search of Emin Pacha, Mr. Troup was left with the rear guard at Yambuya. The exciting events of the 14 months spent there he has related in a book entitled "With Stanley's Rear Column." published by Chapman & Hall in 1890. Soon after his return from the second trip to the Congo Mr. Troup married in England Miss Frances Batchelder James, of 96 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Thomas Potts James and granddaughter of the late Samuel Batchelder. She survives him as does also their only child, Captain John Montgomery Rose-Troup of the Queen's British Army, who was taken prisoner by the Germans at the first Battle of Ypres on October 31, 1914 and only returned to England after the armistice. He now holds a position in the British war office. Taken from Obituary published in the Cambridge Tribune, Volume XLII, Number 42, December 13, 1919.
Memorial of Thomas Potts James Who Settled in Pennsylvania, by Mrs. Thomas Potts James, 1874, page 317.
Military: Rev War: N-Z Surnames/Memoriams and Transfers: Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the Revolution, 1898 Membership List.
Obituary of Isabella Batchelder James (1810-1901), Boston Evening Transcript, Wednesday, August 7, 1901, Page 13 of 16.
The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914 by Charles Henry Chandler and Sarah Fiske Lee, pages 224-225.
Mary Isabella Gozzaldi Papers, 1844-1952 A Finding Aid - Brinkler Library, Cambridge Historical Society, 159 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138.
African Exploits: The Diaries of William Stairs, 1887-1892 – By William G. Stairs and Roy MacLaren, page 23.
Mary Isabella (James) de Gozzaldi (1852-1935), Find A Grave Memorial, ID No. 218083093, by Danielle Scotts, added November 7, 2020.
General Silvio Mario Alfredo de Gozzaldi (1854-1924), Id., Memorial ID No. 218083042, by Danielle Scotts, added November 7, 2020.
Montgomery James (1853-1895), Id., Memorial ID No. 160310659, by Mayflower Pilgrim 332, added March 31, 2016.
Clarence Gray James (1856-1892), Id., Memorial ID No. 161974725, by Jacki Earp, added May 1, 2016.
Mary Isabella James (1852-1935) and Montgomery James (1853-1895) circa 1870
Mary Isabella James (1852-1935) circa 1878
Mary Isabella James de Gozzaldi (1852-1935) and General Silvio Mario Alfredo de Gozzaldi (1854-1924)
Below is Mary and Silvio Gozzaldi taken in Florence, Italy circa 1886.
Updated: January 17, 2021