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Henry Briers

Postby Tobina » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:57 pm

I am trying to find the whereabouts of Henry Briers born in 1790 in St Helens & baptised in St Mary The Virgin Prescot. He married Ann Eden in 1812. I have been unable to find the family on any census.
Ann died in 1868 in Traverse Street St Helens.
I have found a Henry Briers who lived in Rainford but his wife is recorded as Mary.
Henry & Ann had a son called John born in 1813.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Henry Briers

Postby avaline » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:01 pm

In 1851 there is a Henry Briers aged 59, farm servant, born St Helens living at Billinge Higher End with a family named Wilkinson. No relationship given but it looks like he's a lodger.

ADDED: Census Ref: H107/2201/162/1

This looks like his burial:
22 Apr 1851 St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland, Lancashire, England
Henry Briers Age: 60 Abode: Billinge Higher End
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Re: Henry Briers

Postby ciderdrinker » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:05 am

Hi
Here's their other children
Michael 3 July 1816 bapt 4 Aug 1816 St Helens Sutton
Peter 14 Feb 1819 of Sutton labourer -25 July 1820 died aged 18 months
Eliza 21 May 1821 St Helens
Ann born 16 Nov 1823 bapt 25 Jan 1824 at St Helens residence Sutton labourer - 20.9.1839 of Sutton age 15 years
Henry 26 Nov 1826 of Sutton labourer -3 May 1827 aged 7months

Eliza marries at Rainford 11 July 1841
John Brownbill minor collier bach Sutton William Brownbill husbandman
Eliza minor spinster Sutton Henry Briers husbandman
wit Ann and John Briers

Michael marries at Prescot 31 Jan 1842
Michael engineer bach Sutton Henry Briers labourer
Elizabeth Sefton minor spinster John Sefton tool maker
wit Robert Latham and Mary Ford

Unfortunatley Michael and Eliza seem to be living away from home in 1841 and I can't see their parents
ps i did wonder if this was Ann buried at St Helens 15 Oct 1828 age 37 years of Sutton.
It would explain Henry being on his own on the 1851 census.

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Re: Henry Briers

Postby Tobina » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:43 pm

Thanks for these replies.
I originally believed that Ann had died in 1868 & sent for the death certificate.
This proved that it wasn’t my Ann as this one was the wife of Peter Briers.
I agree with cider drinker I do think it was Ann who died in 1828.
I’m not sure that the Henry in Billinge is the right one.
I live in the area & to move from Sutton to Billinge would be unusual ( but not impossible).

I’ll keep digging!!
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Re: Henry Briers

Postby sdup26 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:03 pm

If Ann Briers died in 1828, she may be the one listed as 'abode Sutton' and buried 15/10/1828 St Mary, St Helens, Lancs.
And is this worth following up: Marriage 3 Feb 1829, St Mary the Virgin, Prescot:
Henry Briers, widower, of this Parish, Sutton township, to Constance Gorse, widow of this Parish, Windle township.
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Re: Henry Briers

Postby Tobina » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:29 pm

Thanks sdup I’ve checked out the marriage & it is feasible as people did take a new wife to look after the children.
A Constance Briers died in 1834 in St Helens.
The usual problem arises pre 1837.

Thanks again
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Re: Henry Briers

Postby avaline » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:19 am

Tobina wrote:Thanks for these replies.
I’m not sure that the Henry in Billinge is the right one.
I live in the area & to move from Sutton to Billinge would be unusual ( but not impossible).


It may not have been so unusual 160 years ago! If he was a casual farm worker then he wouldn't have been a very attractive prospect at the hiring fairs, given his age, so may not have had much choice in the matter. He's the right name, age, birth place and general occupation, so I'd be very surprised if it isn't him.
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