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Brierly, Benjamin F.

Brierly, Benjamin F.[1]

Male 1828 - 1905  (76 years)

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  • Name Brierly, Benjamin F. 
    Born 9 Oct 1828  Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Crompton 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 14 Aug 1845  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1850  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    a cotton spinner aged 21, 
    Naturalization 8 Sep 1851  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    • Eli Dyson and James Hall, both of Millbury in the County of Worcester and both citizens of the United States, gave testimony that they had known Benjamin Brierly for five years and that he had resided at Millbury and Oxford.
    lived at 1905  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    42 Woodland Street 
    Occupation 1905  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    a steam fitter 
    _AMTID 290109530439:1030:113027375 
    _COLOR
    _UID 15161ED8B14A2D42AC959172B41F5CC6C482 
    Died 4 Apr 1905  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cause: of asthma and chronic bronchitis 
    Buried 7 Apr 1905  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Central Cemetery 
    Person ID I3984  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2016 

    Father Brierley, James,   b. 7 Jul 1791, Saddleworth, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1852, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Henthorn, Elizabeth,   b. 11 Jun 1792, Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1868, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1811  Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Address:
    St Mary 
    • Marriage: 19 Aug 1811 St Mary, Oldham, Lancs.
      James Brierley - (X), Weaver, Shoreheadg
      Betty Henthorn - (X), Spinster, Shoreheadg
          Witness: Jonathan Jackson; John Woolfenden
          Married by Banns by: Thos. Fawcett
          Register: Marriages 1809 - 1812, Page 171, Entry 1495
          Source: LDS Film 1656118

      http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Oldham/Oldham/stmary/index.html
    Census Jun 1841  Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Crompton 
    Census 30 Jul 1850  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henthorn, Ann,   d. 1869, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 Mar 1850  Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1 Jul 1850  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 25 Jun 1855  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Brierly, Sarah Ann,   b. 4 Aug 1851, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Brierly, Benjamin Franklin,   b. 18 Sep 1855, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1932, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Brierly, Frederick M.,   b. 29 May 1857, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1857, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Brierly, Henrietta,   b. 11 Sep 1858, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1860, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Brierly, Walter Elmer,   b. 10 Mar 1861, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bancroft, Sarah Eliza,   b. 3 Aug 1823, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Jan 1872  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • He was the son of James and Elizabeth; she was born in Millbury, the daughter of Solomon and Harriett Bancroft. His second marriage and her first, married by Geo. A. Putnam, clergyman. Walter Thwings in Livermore Family in America says her parents were married 14 Sept 1820 (pg. 169).
    Notes 
    • 1870 Millbury Census shows him age 42, a manufacturer (already a citizen), his wife Ann, age 37, daughter Sarah 19, son Frank 15, son Walter 9. They are in the house next door to the family headed by H. L. Bancroft, age 49, his wife Martha age 43, and their children: Henry H. 22, George F. 18, Charles L. 15, Walter M. 12, Joseph H. 8, Hatty M. 5. Last two in the household are Harriett Bancroft 72, (likely H. L.'s widowed mother) and Sarah E. Bancroft age 47, a clerk (likely H. L.'s sister and presumably never married). This must be the Sarah E. Bancroft (born 3 Aug 1823 [Millbury Centennial History]) who was Benjamin Brierly's second wife. Massachusetts VR (Vol. 246, pg. 283) says they were married 16 January 1872.

      BRIERLY, BENJAMIN (1900 U.S. Census)
      MASSACHUSETTS , WORCESTER, 7-WD WORCESTER
      Age: 72, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: ENGL
      Series: T623 Roll: 697 Page: 169
      Benjamin Brierly at 42 Woodland Road, Worcester
      Born October, 1828, age 71; married for 49 years; he and both his parents born in England. Naturalized in 1848, 52 years in this country (1848); he's an office clerk; owns dwelling, mortgaged, it's a house not farm. Sarah E. Brierly his wife, born August 1823, age 76; she and both her parents were born in Massachusetts

      QUESTION:
      The 1900 census says Benjamin & Sarah have been married 49 years - hence 1851. That's the year their daughter Sarah was born, and before the birth of their children Frank (est 1855) and Walter (est 1861). For the moment (Dec 2005) I'll assume the 1900 Census was wrong - that they were married about 29 years at that time, not 49.
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    Crompton - 9 Oct 1828 - Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    Link to Google MapsArrival - 14 Aug 1845 - New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a cotton spinner aged 21, - 1850 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1850 - Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jul 1850 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 8 Sep 1851 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Jun 1855 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jan 1872 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Mapslived at - Address:
    42 Woodland Street - 1905 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a steam fitter - 1905 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of asthma and chronic bronchitis - 4 Apr 1905 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Central Cemetery - 7 Apr 1905 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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  • Sources 
    1. [S321] Henthorn(e) family of Lancashire, England.

    2. [S335] Brierly, Benjamin (1828) - naturalization, Vol. 2, pg. 131 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S308] Massachusetts VR, 1841-1910, Vol. 53, pg. 181.
      (Birth record for daughter Sarah Ann)

    4. [S308] Massachusetts VR, 1841-1910, Vol: 114, pg. 108.

    5. [S308] Massachusetts VR, 1841-1910, Vol. 98, pg. 432.

    6. [S363] Gravestone - Central Cemetery, Millbury, Massachusetts.

    7. [S74] St. Mary's Parish, Oldham, England - Marriage Index, 1598-1816, James Brierley and Betty Henthorn.

    8. [S1508] England, Manchester marriages (FMP), 26 December 2016; Marriage of James Brierley & Betty Henthorn.

    9. [S329] Brierley, James - 1841 Lancashire Census.

    10. [S1112] 1850 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Millbury, Roll: M432_344; Page: 81A; Image: 398.

    11. [S308] Massachusetts VR, 1841-1910, Vol. 47, pg. 224 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S1538] 1850 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Millbury; dwelling 336, family 404; household of James Brierly; 16 December 2016.

    13. [S337] 1855 MA State Census - Worcester County, Millbury, dwelling 83, family 116, img 30 of 40.

    14. [S308] Massachusetts VR, 1841-1910, Vol. 246, pg. 283.
      He was 42 before 16 Jan 1872 when he married Sarah Bancroft.