The Breach Family's Sussex Origins

A Family History Blog by Alison Vainlo (Breach)

Sunday, 11 March 2018

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The History of the Breach Family  



Breach Family Faces


Hello, my name is Alison Vainlo, formerly Breach, and this is the story of my Breach ancestors, from the present day back to the 1500's. My genealogical journey starts in Sussex and travels the length of England, with overseas visits to Canada and the United States too, with many other family names linked in along the way. If you are a Breach or related to a Breach then this blog is the site for you.

Alison Vainlo (Breach)

How to Use this Site

I have arranged the posts on this site so that they start from the earliest Breach generations and come forward in time as you read down. Following on from the main Breach Ancestral Line posts are the Branch Line posts, followed by the Associated Family Line posts and finally, some stand alone, general interest posts. You will find a full list of posts in the right sidebar.

At the top of this page you will find the tabs, that's where you will find interesting articles, photos, ancestral charts, a list of surnames associated with the Breach family, general information, and a guide to researching your family history.

To differentiate between different branches of the family I have used the following keys throughout the site:

G = Generation - a letter 'G' is used on all posts pertaining to the Main Ancestral Line (the Breach pedigree line). This is followed by a number denoting which generation the post is about - e.g. G1 - is the earliest Breach family and G12 the most recent.

BL = Branch Line - the letters 'BL' are used on posts pertaining to Branch Lines included on this site. They are deviations from the Main Ancestral Line but are still Breaches. The numbers following the letters 'BL' are there just to identify the post.

AL = Associated Line - the letters 'AL' are used on posts pertaining to Associated Family Lines. These are families of other surnames linked to Breaches by marriage. The numbers following the letters 'AL' are there just to identify the post.

RP = Relationship Path - stand alone posts showing direct relationships between family members. The numbers following the letters 'RP' are just to identify the post.

Find posts by using the right sidebar, ancestral charts and surnames index. Posts contain links to each other as well as as other relevant pages. There is also a search facility in the right sidebar.

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I hope you enjoy your visit to the Breach Family History blog, all comments are welcome.


Alison

Generations One to Five - Breach 1592 - 1743

This is the top of the Breach family Main Ancestral Line and your starting point. This post covers the Generations One to FiveNames in bold type continue the ancestral line down.

Click to view main ancestral chart.


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East Sussex Map



These early generations of the Breach family lived in East Sussex. Places include, Buxted, Eastbourne, East Dean, East Hoathly, Herstmonceaux, Jevington and Westdean.







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First Generation
G1 - George Breech and Mary Pickhurst c.1592 - 1640
George Breech was born 1592, possibly the son of another George or a Thomas Breach. Mary Pickhurst was born in 1595, daughter of Richard Pickhurst. George and Mary married on the 10th of June 1623 in East Hoathly, Sussex. They had five children as follows:
  1. George (b. 1623) Laughton, Sussex
  2. Thomas (b. 1628) Herstmonceaux, Sussex
  3. Marie (b. 1630) Herstmonceaux, Sussex
  4. Edward (b. 1636) Buxted, Sussex
  5. Thomas (b. 1640) Sussex. Thomas continues the main ancestral line below.
The death dates of George and Mary are not known at this time.


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Second Generation
G2 - Thomas Breach and Clemence Fryar (1) and Susannah Ashdown (2) 1640 – 1709
Thomas was born in 1640 in Buxted, Sussex, the son of George Breech and Mary Pickhurst. He married Clemence Fryar (b. 1642)(dau of Nicholas Fryar and Elizabeth Meritie) on the 30th of May 1661 in Eastbourne. They had eleven children, all born in Eastbourne, as follows:
  1. Nicholas (b. 1662) Nicholas continues the main ancestral line below.
  2. Jane (b. 1665) (d. 1666)
  3. Elizabeth (b. 1666) (d. 1666)
  4. Elizabeth (b. 1668)
  5. John (b. 1670)
  6. Mary (b. 24 Jul 1672)
  7. Anne (b.1674)
  8. Judeth (b. 1676) Married William Paine 20 Jul 1704, Eastbourne.
  9. Jane (b. 1678)
  10. Michael (b. 1681) (d. Jul 1681)
  11. Sarah (b. 1681) (d. 1681)


The last two children were twins and appear to have died soon after birth. Clemence did not survive long after giving birth, she was buried in July 1681 along with her son Michael.

The parents of Clemence Fryar:

Nicholas and Elizabeth Fryar 
Nicholas was born in 1610 and Elizabeth Meritie, his wife was born in 1614. They married on the 5th of May 1635 in Eastbourne and had two children, Clemence in 1642 and Nicholas, who was born on the 7th of September 1645.
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The marriage of Thomas Breach to Susannah Ashdown seems to have caused considerable confusion among those researching this line. For a long time it was assumed by many that Thomas and Clemence must have had a son called Thomas around 1662 due to the age of Susannah (she was born in 1663), but no-one ever found a baptism record for a Thomas during this time period. It is now becoming accepted that Thomas, widower of Clemence Fryar is the same Thomas who went on to marry Susannah Ashdown.

Surmising that Thomas was left with a brood of small children following the death of Clemence and their twins, he married again quickly. In fact, if the records are correct it seems he may have married Susannah before his previous wife had even been put in the ground! 

The marriage of Thomas Breach and Susannah Ashdown is recorded as taking place on the 1st of July 1681 in East Dean. They had four children of their own as follows, all were baptised in Eastbourne:
  1. Susannah (b. 1685)
  2. Sarah (b. 1688)
  3. John (b. 1689) John continues in Branch Line BL1 - Suffolk Breaches 1662 - 2008
  4. Katherine (b. 1692)


Susannah died in 1706 and Thomas died in June 1709.


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Third Generation
G3 - Nicholas and Elizabeth Breach 1662 – 1700
Nicholas was born in 1662, the son of Thomas Breach and Clemence Fryar. Nicholas married Elizabeth (surname not known), and they lived in Westdean, Sussex. They had six children as follows:
  1. Thomas (b.1683) (d. 1683) Thomas lived only four days.
  2. Nicholas (b. 1684) 
  3. Richard (b. 1686) (d. 1743) Richard continues the main ancestral line below.
  4. John (b. 1688)
  5. Thomas (b. 1697)
  6. Ann (b. 1700)


There may have been two other children - Elizabeth (b. 1689) and Mare (b. 1695), but no baptisms can be found for them at present.


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Fourth Generation
G4 - Richard and Elizabeth Baker 1686 – 1743
Richard was born in 1686, and died in 1743. He was the son of Nicholas Breach and Elizabeth (surname unknown). He married Elizabeth Baker on the 30th of October 1716 in Jevington, Sussex.  They had two children as follows, both born in Jevington:
  1. Richard (b. 1717) Richard continues the main ancestral line below.
  2. Elizabeth (b. 1720)
Richard died on the 7th of April 1743 in Jevington.


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Fifth Generation
G5 - Richard Breach and Elizabeth Copper 1717 - 
Richard was born on the 17th of August 1717 in Jevington, Sussex, the son of Richard Breach and Elizabeth Baker. He married Elizabeth Copper (b. 1722 in Eastbourne) (daughter of Thomas Copper and Elizabeth Shoesmith) on the 16th of November 1741 in St Mary's Church, Hailsham. Their son G6Thomas was born in 1742 in Eastbourne.

Thomas continues the main ancestral line on the next page, see below. 



Click here to continue to the next page for Generation Six.





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Generation Six - Thomas Breach and Sarah Knight 1742 - 1818

From this point each generation has its own page. This is Generation Six of the Main Ancestral Line. Use the links to go forward and back and the main pedigree chart to navigate. Names in bold type continue the ancestral line down.


Click to view main ancestral chart.


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East Sussex Map


This generation of the Breach family lived in East Sussex. Places include, Alfriston, Hastings, Litlington, Seaford and Westdean. 




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Generation Six
G6 - Thomas Breach and Sarah Knight 1742 - 1819
Thomas was born on the 2nd of May 1742 in Eastbourne the son of Richard Breach (b. 1718) and Elizabeth Copper (b. 1722). He married Sarah Knight on the 9th of April 1769 in All Saints Church, Westdean, Sussex.

Sarah Knight was born on the 7th of October 1744 in Pevensey, Sussex, the daughter of Thomas Knight and Mary Harmer. She had one brother, William who was born in 1743. Sarah’s parents married on the 22nd of June 1743 in Litlington, Sussex.  Thomas and Sarah had seven children (known of), as follows:


Mary Breach
Mary was born on the 7th of August 1769 in Westdean, Sussex.


Sarah Breach
Sarah was born on the 9th of February 1772 in Westdean, Sussex. She married Hezekiah Gosden (b. 1777) on the 15th of January 1798 In Alfriston, Sussex. they had one daughter (known of), Mary who was born in 1798. She married James Osment (b. 1782) in 1822 in Westdean. They lived in Hampshire.

This line continues to the Osment and Rolfe branches which are not part of this project. Contact me for more details. 





Thomas Breach
Thomas was born on the 20th of February 1774 in Westdean, Sussex. He married Lydia Reynolds (b. 1780) on the 19th of May 1802 in St Andrews Church, Alfriston, Sussex. They had one child (known of), Sarah, born in 1802 (d. 1819) in Westdean, Sussex. Thomas died on the 17th of January 1836 in Westdean. 



G7 - Richard Breach
Richard was born in 1776 in Westdean, Sussex. He married Elizabeth Dennis (b. c1777, d. 1841) in 1801 in All Saints Church, Westdean, Sussex. The couple had nine children (follow the link below for details). Richard died on the 18th of February 1855 in Westdean.

Richard continues the main ancestral line in Generation Seven, see below.



William Breach

William was born in 1779 in Westdean, Sussex,  He married Mary (unknown) (b.1794, d. bef 1851). The couple had four children as follows:
  1. Sarah (b. 1816) Hastings.
  2. Frances R (b. 1825) Hastings.
  3. Charles (b. 1826, Hastings) (d. 1850, Hailsham).
  4. Maria R (b. 1831) Hastings.
William died in 1854 in Hastings, Sussex.

Henry Breach

Henry was born in 1785 in Westdean, Sussex, and died in 1880 in Eastbourne. He married Mary Ann Simmons (b. 1796, d. 1859) on the 2nd of May 1814 in Seaford, Sussex. The couple had eleven children as follows:
  1. Ann (b. 1815) Seaford. 
  2. Elizabeth (b. 1817) Seaford.
  3. Mary (b. 1818) Alfriston.
  4. William (b. 1820) Alfriston.
  5. Henry (b.1822) Seaford.
  6. Sarah (b. 1 May 1824) Seaford. Sarah married Matthew Unsted (b. 14 May 1823, Wilmington, Sussex)(son of Samuel Unsted and Elizabeth Burgess), on the 4th of June 1845 in Westdean. Their child, William Unsted was born in 1843.
  7. Thomas (b. 29 Aug 1826 Seaford)(d. 1892 Brighton). Thomas married Jane Marchant (b. 1830)(dau of Charles Marchant and Jane Barns), on the 8th of June 1850 in Alfriston, Sussex. They had two children, Thomas William (b. 1850), and Charles (b. 1859). 
  8. Edward (b.1828) Alfriston.
  9. Keturah (b. 1831) Alfriston.
  10. Ellen (b. 1833) Alfriston.
  11. George Henry (b. 1835) Alfriston.


Keturah Breach

Keturah was born on the 19th of April 1788 in Westdean, Sussex. She married George Cook in 1811 and had one son (known of), Thomas in 1826. Keturah died in 1864.


There is a relationship path from Keturah Breach (b. 1788) and George Cook to the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, click here to go to Relationship Path 1 - Breach to Trudeau - 1788 - 1971. 


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Generation Seven - Richard Breach and Elizabeth Dennis 1776 - 1855

This is Generation Seven of the Main Ancestral Line. Use the links to go forward and back and the main ancestral chart to navigate. Names in bold type continue the ancestral line down.

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East Sussex Map


This generation of the Breach family lived in East Sussex. Places include, Alfriston, Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes, Newhaven and Westdean. 






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G7 - Richard Breach and Elizabeth Dennis 1776 - 1855
Richard Breach was born on the 28th of April 1776, the son of Thomas Breach (b.1742) and Sarah Knight (b. 1744) in Westdean, Sussex. Richard married Elizabeth Dennis (b. 1777) in 1801 at All Saints Church, Westdean. He worked as an agricultural labourer and they lived at New Barn, Fox Hole, Westdean. Richard died there on the 18th of February 1855.

Elizabeth Dennis was born in 1777, the daughter of William Dennis (b. 1751) and Hannah Freers (b. 1754). Elizabeth died in 1841.

The Grandparents and Gt Grandparents of Elizabeth Dennis:

Thomas Dennis and Barbara Earle 
William's parents were Thomas Dennis (b.1725) (d.1767) and Barbara Earle (b.1730) (d.1792). 

Thomas Earle and Elizabeth Thomas
 
Barbara Earle’s parents were Thomas Earle (b.1700) (d.1761) and Elizabeth Thomas (b. c1701), Elizabeth died in 1750.

Richard and Elizabeth had nine children as follows:


Rebecca
Rebecca was born on the 17th of April and died on the 25th of April 1802 in Westdean.


Thomas
Thomas was born in 1803 in Westdean. He married Lucy Mewett (b.1816) on the 23rd of November 1844 in Newhaven, Sussex. The couple had three children. Thomas died on the 10th of May 1869, and Lucy died on the 20th May 1889.


This line continues in the post Branch Line BL3 - Thomas Breach and Lucy Mewett 1803 - 1947.



Keturah
Keturah was born in 1805 in Westdean. She married John Stace (b. 1805) (son of George and Phoebe Stace) on the 26th of April 1830 in Westdean. They lived in Alfriston, Sussex and had one daughter, also named Keturah, born in 1831. John worked as an agricultural labourer. John died in 1876 and Keturah died in 1885.

Their daughter, Keturah married James Deadman on the 15th of December 1861 in Alfriston. Keturah had an illegitimate son, George Stace, who was born on the 1st of May 1853.


William
William was the born in 1807 in Westdean. William never married and remained with his parents until he was in his thirties, after which he boarded with his brother Richard and wife Mary. He worked as an agricultural labourer and died in 1876.

Henry
Henry was born in 1809 in Westdean. He married Mary French (b. 1813 in Alfriston) (daughter of Samuel French and Harriet Levett) on the 28th of July 1832 in Westdean. They had six children as follows:

  1. Charles (b. 1833, d. 1911) Married Jane Marchant (b. 1840) in 1859.
  2. Frances (b. 1835) Married Robert Osbon (b. 1835) in 1855.
  3. George (b. 1837, d. 1925) Married Selina Kemp Marchant (b. 1836) in 1861. They had three children, Beadsman Henry (b. 1862), Rosina (b. 1866), Richard James (b. 1877).
  4. Mary Ann Harriet (b. 1848) Married John Beney (b. 1847) in 1873.
  5. Caroline (b. 1851) Married James Henry Homes (b. 1852) in 1876.
  6. Elizabeth (b. 1854) Married James Anthony Collington (b. 1849) in 1875.

Henry died in 1880 and Mary died in 1882.




Some of the above families have also been fully researched but are not included in this project. Contact me for more details. 



Elizabeth
Elizabeth was born in 1811 in Westdean. She married John Stevens (b. 1812) on the 3rd of August 1833 in Westdean. Their daughter Jane, was born in 1844 in Brighton. John Stevens died in 1875 in Brighton and Elizabeth died in 1882 in Lewes.


G8 - Richard
Richard was born in 1814 in Westdean. He married Mary Cheal (b. 14th June 1818, in Westdean) (daughter of Edward Cheal and Jane Potter) on the 11th of December 1841 in All Saints Church, Westdean. The couple had nine children. Richard died on the 17th of July 1903, and Mary died on the 4th of April 1887.

Richard continues the main ancestral line in Generation Eight, see below.



Jane
Jane was born in 1816 and died on the 7th of May 1820 in Westdean.


Barbara
Barbara was born in 1818 in Westdean. She married John Waller (b. 1818, in Westdean) (son of James Waller and Lucy Cousens) on the 27th of December 1837 and they had nine children, all born in Westdean, as follows:
  1. James (b.1840)
  2. David (b.1843)
  3. Martha (b.1846)
  4. John (b.1848)
  5. Elizabeth (b.1851)
  6. Jesse (b.1854)(male)
  7. Esther (b.1855)
  8. Sarah (b.1858, d. 1881), Sarah married Richard Marchant (b. 1844 in Westham, Sussex, d. 1912)(son of Thomas Marchant and Mary unknown) in 1880 in Eastbourne. 
  9. Lucy Ann (b. 1862)
Brabara's husband John, worked as an agricultural labourer up to the 1881 census where he is described as a gardener. According to the 1891 census John was then working as a stationer and news agent in Eastbourne. He died in 1892.

The 1901 census shows Barbara, now a widow (aged eighty three) living at number three Bakers Road, Eastbourne with her daughter Elizabeth and brother Richard (aged eighty seven) now widowed from Mary Cheal. Barbara's daughter Elizabeth, was aged fifty and had never married; she was working as a daily cook. 

Barbara died in 1903.


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Generation Eight - Richard Breach and Mary Cheal 1814 - 1943

This is Generation Eight of the Main Ancestral Line. Use the links to go forward and back and the main ancestral chart to navigate. Names in bold type continue the ancestral line down.



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East Sussex Map


This generation of the Breach family lived in East Sussex. Places include, Eastbourne, Hastings, Polegate, Westdean and Wilmington.






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G8 - Richard Breach and Mary Cheal 1814 - 1903
Richard Breach was born on the 20th of February 1814, the son of Richard Breach (b. 1776) and Elizabeth Dennis (b. 1777). The seventh of nine children, he was born in the village of Westdean, East Sussex and worked as an agricultural labourer.

Richard married Mary Cheal (b. 1818) on the 11th of December 1841 at All Saints Church, Westdean. They lived at New Barn Cottages in nearby Exceat and brought up nine children.

After Mary died on the 4th of April 1887, Richard moved to Eastbourne and lodged with the Dann family while still working in agriculture.

By 1901 Richard had retired and moved in with his sister Barbara Waller, who lived in Eastbourne. He died on the 17th of July 1903, aged eighty nine.


Mary Cheal was born on the 14th of June 1818 in Westdean, the daughter of Edward Cheal (b. 1793) and Jane Potter (b. 1792), and was brought up in nearby Fox Hole. She was the second of nine children.

Mary married Richard Breach at the age of twenty three in December 1841. She and Richard had nine children together.

Mary died on the 4th of April 1887 at the age of sixty nine.


Richard and Mary had nine children as follows:

Emma
Emma was born in 1842 in Westdean, the eldest child of Richard and Mary. She is recorded as working as a laundress in 1891. She married John Samuel Sutton Sinden (b. 1843) (son of Samuel Sinden and unknown) on the 4th of July 1863 in Westdean. John worked as a plasterer.

They moved to Eastbourne and had ten children as follows:
  1. Charles F (b. 1864)
  2. Emma J (b. 1866)
  3. Elizabeth M (b. 1868)
  4. William S (b. 1870)
  5. Rose P (b. 1872)
  6. Sarah A (b. 1874)
  7. Albert F (b. 1876)
  8. Frances (b. 1878)
  9. Walter G (b. 1881)
  10. Percy (b. 1885)
Emma died in 1920 and John died in 1925.


Sarah Ann
Sarah Ann was born in 1843 in Westedan. On the 1861 census she is shown working as a servant while living at home with her parents. She married Henry Harriott (b. 1842 In East Dean) (son of James Harriott and unknown) on the 19th of May 1866 in Westdean. No records of any children were found. Sarah died in 1926 and Henry in 1907.


Jane
Jane (aka Jennie) was born in 1845 in Westdean. The 1861 census shows that Jane was working as a servant at the home of George Penfold, a lodging house keeper in Eastbourne.

Jane married American Edward Henry Perkins (b. Sep 1838 in Maine) (son of James Perkins and Hannah Hasey) on the 1st of January 1867 in Westdean. They emigrated to Lynn, Massachusetts shortly afterwards. It appears that Jane and Edward had no children. Jane died from liver cancer on the 21st of January 1908 at the age of sixty three. 

The parents of Edward Henry Perkins:

James Perkins and Hannah Hasey 
Edward's parents were James Perkins (b. 1807 in Bristol, Maine) and Hannah Hasey (b. 1806 in Millford, Worcester, Massachusetts). James and Hannah were married on the 23rd of March 1837 after the birth of their first four children. James was a blacksmith and they lived in Bristol, Maine before moving to chelsea, Massachusetts. Their children were as follows:
  1. William J (b. 1830) 
  2. John W (b. 1832)
  3. Sarah Ann Latch (b. 1834)
  4. Betsey M (b. 1836)
  5. Edward Henry (b. 1838)
  6. Alvin F (b. 1840)
  7. Florana (b. 1846)
From the 1880 census it was found that Florana was widowed with the surname 'Wheeler' and had two children, Mary (b. 1870) and Herman (b. 1873). she had married william H Wheeler on the 5th of November 1868 in Bristol, Lincoln, Maine. 

Hannah (Hasey) Perkins died on the 25th of May 1882 of a brain haemorrhage. James died on the 14th of October 1890 of heart failure due to old age. His parents were named on the death certificate as Enoch and Mollie Perkins. 

Death certificate for Jane Perkins (Breach)





David Breach


G9 David
David was born on the 9th of February 1847 in Westdean, the fourth child of Richard Breach and Mary Cheal. 

He married Elizabeth Fairhall (b. 1845) (daughter of Stephen Fairhall and Henrietta Miller) on the 9th of February 1867 at St Nicholas's Church, Brighton. David worked as a shepherd and the couple had eleven children. 

David died on the 21st of October 1920 and Elizabeth died on the 23rd of January 1917.

David continues the main ancestral line in Generation Nine, see below.



James
James was born in 1848 in Westdean. He married Louisa Relph (b. 1852) in 1873 in Eastbourne. He worked firstly as an agricultural labourer until the 1870's, then as an engine driver by the time of the 1881 census. James and Louisa lived in Hastings and had nine children as follows:
  1. Frederick James (b.1877)
  2. Albert Edward (b. 1878)
  3. Lilley Florence (b. 1880)
  4. Harry (b. 1882)
  5. Daisy (b. 1884)
  6. Mabel (b. 1885)
  7. Percy (b. 1887)
  8. William Burt (b. 1889)
  9. Minnie (b. 1892)
James died on the 21st of December 1930 and Louisa died on the 28th of January 1931, both in Hastings.


Albert
Albert was born on the 2nd of May 1851 in Westdean. He was a shepherd boy by the age of nine and an agricultural labourer by nineteen.

Albert sailed to America from Liverpool on board the 'Batavia', arriving in New York on the 4th of September 1871. He settled in Massachusetts where he married Isabella Young (b. Nov 1856 in Nova Scotia, Canada) on the 26th of September 1877 in Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts. They had two children as follows:
  1. Alberta Louise (b. 30 May 1879) ( d. 18 Aug 1879)
  2. Edith Eloise (b. 22 Jan 1883) (d. 7 Feb 1904) Married John Zenas Fortier. Continues the ancestral line down (see link below).
Albert was granted Naturalization on the 20th of October 1888. He died on the 24th of October 1905 in Somerville, Mass. Isabella died in 1928.


The passenger ship 'Batavia'






Frederick
Frederick was born in 1853 in Westdean. By 1871 he was working as a shepherd. He married his first cousin Miriam Ruth Cheal (b. 1858) (daughter of Edward Cheal and Eleanor Cheal) on the 16th of December 1876. they lived for much of their married life in Wilmington, Sussex and had ten children as follows: 
  1. Annie Eleanor Mary (b. 1877)
  2. Alice Louisa (b. 1879)
  3. Emily Jane (b. 1882)
  4. Charles Frederick (b. 1884)
  5. Miriam Ruth (b. 1886)
  6. Edith Clara (b. 1888)
  7. Sarah (b. 1890)
  8. Elizabeth (b. 1893)
  9. Albert Edward (b. 1895) (d. 2 Aug 1917) Albert joined the 12th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, attd. 116th Brigade Royal Engineers. He was killed in Belgium on the 2nd of August 1917 and was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery. See the CWGC website for an image of the grave.
  10. Margaret (b. 1897)
Frederick died in 1943 and Miriam died in 1929.


Charles
Charles was born on the 20th of January 1855 in Westdean. He was working as an agricultural labourer by the age of fifteen. Charles died unmarried at the age of almost twenty two, on the 2nd of January 1877.


George Henry Breach


George Henry
George was born on the 5th of February 1860 at New Barn Cottages, Exceat near Westdean. George married his first wife Edith Clara Betts Weavers (b. 1863) (daughter of unknown and Harriet C Weavers) on the 12th of December 1881 in Hastings. They had one son as follows:

Herbert George Bates 
Herbert was born on the 1st of April 1883 in Hastings. He married Ada May Martin (b. abt 1880 in Bristol, Gloucestershire) on the 14th of April 1906 in Hastings. They had three children as follows:
  1. Doris Margaret (b. 12 Aug 1907, Canterbury, Kent) (d. 1979, Stroud, Gloucestershire).
  1. Cyril Herbert (b. 20 Apr 1914, Sussex) ( d. Oct 1991, Gloucester).
  1. Jack (b. 10 Jan 1916, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex) (d. Dec 1997, Wokingham, Berkshire).
Herbert died on the 3rd of December 1918 in Abbeville, France.

George Henry worked as a fireman on the railway but lost his first wife when she died on the 4th of November 1886 at the age of twenty three.

The 1991 census shows George living at 220 Railway Cottages in St Leonard's, Hastings with his mother-in-law Harriet Weavers and son Herbert.


Martha Dainty


George married his second wife Martha Dainty (b. Jan 1869 in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire) on the 10th of January 1895 in Hastings. They had seven children as follows: 



Amy Evelyn Ada Breach


1. Amy Evelyn Ada 
Amy was born on the 9th of October 1895 in Hastings. She married George Orval Noble (b. 28 Nov 1886 in Montreal, Canada) on the 23rd of May 1919 in Toronto, Canada, where they settled. this was George Noble's second marriage, he previously married Nellie Grace Tufford (1887 - 1911) on the 22nd of September 1910 in Wentworth, Ontario. Nellie died the following year.
Amy and George had one son, Howard Orval, born on the 15th of September 1923. He went on to marry Florence Lillian Bellchambers (b. 12 Nov 1919 in Toronto) (daughter of William James Bellchambers and Minnie Laura Davies) in 1944. Howard died on the 7th of March 1989 and Florence died on the 29th of October 1996, both in Toronto, Canada.




2. Eva Margaret 
Eva was born on the 2nd of July 1897 in Hastings. She married William T Crush in June 1924. She died in January 1984. No records of any children have been found.



Edith Breach

3. Edith Mary 
Edith was born on the 30th of November 1898 in St Leonard's, Hastings. She married William Percy Almond (b. 18 Mar 1898, Rye, Sussex) on the 22nd of September 1919 in Hastings. They had two children, Ronald Percy (b. 20 Jun 1925) and Lilian Vera (birth not found). Lilian married Eric Cooper in 1946 in Eastbourne, and they had two children, Ian David (living) and Terence P (living). 

4. Nellie Dorothy 
Nellie was born on the 11th of December 1900 in Hastings. She married William Albert J Sharpe (b. 1902) in 1946 in Marylebone, Middlesex. Nellie died in April 1996 and William died in 1987. No records of any children have been found.

5. Frank Harold 
Frank was born on the 17th of October 1902. He married Florence Rose Thorpe (b. 1903 in Harwich, Essex) in 1923 in Woodbridge, Suffolk. They had one son, Kenneth Frank (b. 1923) (d. 1999). Frank died in 1980 and Florence died in 1995.

6. Phyllis Ma 
Phyllis was born on the 30th of January 1907 in Hastings. She married Ernest J Pike (b. abt. 1904) in 1925 in Eastbourne. Phyllis died in February 1992 and Ernest died in June 1964. No records of any children were found.

7. George Donald 
George was born on the 17th of July 1914 in Hastings. He married Winifred Edith Coomber (b. 13 Apr 1914 in Eastbourne) in 1939. George died in 2001 and Winifred died in 2000, both in Eastbourne.

Later in life George Henry built a house in Polegate (pictured below). George died on the 20th of August 1954, and Martha died just two months later on the 23rd of October 1954, in Polegate, Eastbourne. 



House built by George Henry Breach in Polegate.

For more photos of George Henry Breach and his family see Photo Gallery.



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Thanks to Ian Cooper for photos and information.



Alison Vainlo 2018