I recently discovered my Italian ancestor James Stephen Corrotti while researching my family tree on my grandmothers side.
I have census records from 1851 stating his birth was about 1797 and was born in Pisa, Tuscany; he was also married while living in London from around 1820-1825 to Ann Wood and had a number of children. He died in 1870 in London.
From looking a census records he stayed in London for most of his life, and traveled to Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1851. I also have gathered his occupation from the census results which states is as sculptor. Adding to this I found references to him while searching on google which shows an insurance bought by James Corrotti suggesting him being a rather wealthy man being an "artist in alabaster and dealer in fancy foreign goods".
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/ ... -443#1-443
I would like to find any record of him in Pisa however I have been unsuccessful as the name Corrotti seems to be rather rare in Italy and would therefore appreciate any help finding any references to him.