BROWNBILL FAMILY STORY
UNPROVEN: ? James BROWNBILL married Elizabeth
2. i John
2. John BROWNBILL,
born c1815, married Margaret DOUGHERTY, daughter of
John DOUGHERTY, a shoe maker, from Ireland.
John BROWNBILL was a
last maker. In 1841 the family was
living at Blucher Street, Islington, Liverpool.
John died of cholera in Liverpool Borough Gaol on 3
August 1849, aged 36.
the widowed Margaret (washerwoman/pauper) was living
with her family at 6 Athol Place, Grosvenor Street,
Liverpool. Margaret was still in Grosvenor Street in
1861, by which time she had remarried on 2 October 1855
- husband William LEE, a labourer. Children Edward and
Margaret were at home, unmarried, as was daughter Esther
who was married and had a baby.
In 1881 and 1891 the
family was living at 48 Leadenhall Street, Everton,
Liverpool. The neighbour at number 49 (1881) was George BROWNBILL, a bricklayer and his young family - a family
William was a labourer in a cotton warehouse
(1881) and cotton porter (1891). Margaret died of
senile decay in Liverpool Workhouse in 1901.
4. ii Edward
v Margaret BROWNBILL
Children of William's first marriage:
i (Sarah) Ann LEE, born
1850/1, Liverpool. At home, a charwoman, in 1881.
3. Esther BROWNBILL,
born 1835/6, Liverpool. She married William McCAUSLAND,
a seaman and coal heaver, at Liverpool Parish Church on
29 July 1855. Esther died in 1877 of obstruction of the
bowels at 13 Buckingham Street, Liverpool.
i Jane McCAUSLAND, born 1860
9 ii William
4. Edward BROWNBILL,
born 21 August 1837, at 3 Blucher Place, Robert Street, Liverpool. He was an errand boy (aged 12)
a last maker. On 5 September 1870, he married Ann
JOHNSON, daughter of Joseph JOHNSON, trunk maker, at The
Register Office, Reading. At the time his address was 1 Vire Court, Queen’s Road, Reading and she was living at
2 Vire Court.
The Register Office,
at 7 Rays Buildings, Bloomsbury Street, Aston on 8 March
1874 – cause “Syncope, By visitation of God”. There was
an inquest, but this was not reported in the local
newspapers (as far as I can establish) and only inquest
papers 1875+ survive. In 1881 Ann and her children were
living at Court 2 House 4, 16 Bradford Street,
Birmingham (name registered in the census as BRAMBLE).
Ann was a charwoman.
10. i Margaret BROWNBILL
ii Maria BROWNBILL
Ellen (Nellie) Mary BROWNBILL,
born Birmingham 26 March 1874, baptised April 1874 at St
Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Alcester Street; in the 1891 census she was at the Rosa
Maguire Reformatory School and Refuge at Bedminster,
Rosa Maguire Reformatory School and Refuge
She married George PIPER, labourer, (son of
George Piper, labourer) on 2 January 1909 at Holy
Trinity Church, Bordesley, Birmingham.
5. Mary BROWNBILL,
born 1840 Liverpool. She was a servant who married James
i Margaret McGUINESS, born 1863,
BROWNBILL, born June Q 1842, Liverpool (ref: 20 412).
She married Daniel GORMAN, a warehouse porter and corn
weigher (1881), in June Q 1870 (ref: Liverpool 8b 289).
In 1881 they were living at 9 House 2 Court Burroughs
Gardens, Liverpool, and in 1891 at 6 House, 2 Court. In
the 1901 census they had moved to 34/10 Burlington Street,
i Ellen GORMAN born 1873,
ii Mary GORMAN born 1875, Liverpool
iii Esther GORMAN born 1877, Liverpool.
She was a general domestic servant (living at home) in
1891 and 1901.
iv Sarah Jane GORMAN, born in 1880,
Liverpool. She married William MANNING.
v James GORMAN, born 1882 Liverpool
BROWNBILL, born March Q 1847 (ref: Liverpool 20 533).
She married John O'CONNOR (born 1844, Congleton) in June
Q 1867 (ref: Liverpool 8b 420). In 1881 they were living
at 32 Cresswell Street, Everton, Liverpool. In 1891 John
was the foreman to a general merchant, and the family
lived at 112 Westbourne Street, Everton, Liverpool. Both
John and Margaret died in 1899.
In 1901 all the
unmarried children (Francis, Honoria and Catherine) were
still living at 112 Westbourne Street.
i John Michael O'CONNOR
ii Francis O'CONNOR, born 1877 Liverpool. He
was a metal merchant's clerk (1901)
13 iii Honoria
iv Catherine O'CONNOR, born
Sep Q 1882 (ref: West Derby 8b 304)
8. Clara BROWNBILL,
born Sep Q 1847 (ref: Liverpool 20 418). She married
Thomas CURRY, from Ireland, in June Q 1867 (ref:
Liverpool 8b 432). He was a striker at the smithy (1871)
and away as a fireman at sea (1881). In 1871 they were
at 4 Court 1 Richmond Row, Islington, Liverpool and in
1881 the family was living at 108a Beatrice Street,
Everton, Liverpool. In 1891 Clara was living with her
mother Margaret in Leadenhall Street. She was a
waistcoat maker (1881); vest maker (1891).
i Walter CURRY, born 1868
(visiting grandparents William and Margaret LEE in 1881
ii Clara CURRY, born Dec Q 1869 (ref:
Liverpool 8b 214)
iii John CURRY, born 1872 Liverpool
iv Thomas CURRY, born 1874, Liverpool, he
was a paper-hanger (1891)
v Letitia CURRY, born Sep Q 1875 (ref:
West Derby 8b 440). In 1891 she was a general servant at
the home of Annie LOMAS at 75 Queens Road,
vi William CURRY, born 1882/6,
9. William Edward McCAUSLAND, born 21 August 1866,
Liverpool. He was a railway carter who married Winifred
KELEGHAN (born 10 February 1868) at the Chapel of the
Immaculate Conception, West Derby, on 16 February 1890.
In 1901 they were living at 57 Fenton Street, Kirkdale,
Liverpool. Winifred died in 1941; William died in 1949.
born Sep Q 1893 (ref: West Derby 8b 342). He married
Catherine MURPHY in June Q 1916 (ref: West Derby 8b
Dec Q 1896 (ref: West Derby 8b 260)
14 November 1898 in Liverpool; died in July 1987,
aged 88, in Wigan.
born Sep Q 1900 (ref:
West Derby 8b 372)
BROWNBILL born 26 November 1872 at 145 Bromsgrove
Street, Birmingham, baptised 2 November 1873 at St
Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Alcester Street. In 1891 she was living with
her sister Maria in Milk Street - occupation given as
screw bolt wormer. Married Henry John ELSE at
Holy Trinity Church, Bordesley, Birmingham on 17
December 1892. He died on Christmas Eve 1914; she died in February
Holy Trinity Church,
14 i Herbert Harry ELSE
15 ii Edward John ELSE
16 iii Annie Amelia ELSE
Alfred ELSE, born 1 March 1899, Aston. Married Muriel L
SHEPHERD in June Q 1931 (ref Birmingham S 6d 544). She
died in Sep Q 1953, aged 53, in Birmingham (ref:
Birmingham 9c 307); Alf died in Sep Q 1970, in
Birmingham (ref: Birmingham 9c 909)
v John (Jack) ELSE
(birth registered under both names - ref: June Q 1903,
Aston 6d 232) baptised 1 April 1903 at Holy
Trinity Church, Bordesley. She died within a few weeks
(ref: June Q 1903, Aston 6d 161)
18 vii Ellen (Nellie) ELSE
19 viii Agnes ELSE
ix Evelyn (Eva) ELSE, born in Dec Q 1909 Aston. She married Wilfred
G TAYLOR in June Q 1936 (ref Birmingham 6d 917). No
x Eileen Margaret ELSE
11. Maria BROWNBILL,
born 10 September 1871, Birmingham
(ref: 6d 95), baptised St Catherine's Roman Catholic
Church on 22 October 1871, married Thomas NEW(E/R)Y, hawker, (son of
William NEW(E/R)Y, hawker) on 12 June 1887 at Bishop Ryder
Parish Church, Birmingham.
Ryder Parish Church, Birmingham
In 1891 they were living at 9
Court 10 House, Milk Street, Birmingham. Thomas was
listed as a marine store dealer. By 1901 they had moved
to 6 Back 7 House Clyde Street, Aston and Thomas was a
rag and bone collector.
i William NEWEY, born 1891/2,
ii Ellen NEWEY, born 1893/4, Birmingham
iii John NEWEY, born 1898/9, Birmingham
12. John Michael O'CONNOR, born in June
Q 1876 (ref: West Derby 8b 330)He was a cotton order
clerk and salesman who married Catherine BRISLAU in Sep
Q 1895 (ref: West Derby 8b 948). In 1901 they were
living at 6 Belgrave Terrace, Everton, Liverpool.
i Mary Eileen O'CONNOR, born Dec Q 1899
(ref: West Derby 8b 948)
O'CONNOR, born Dec Q 1879 (ref: West Derby 8b 325). She
married Henry MURRAY in West Derby in June Q 1905 (ref:
i Honoria Mabel MURRAY, born 26 August 1915
(ref: Sep Q 1915, Birkenhead 8a 973); died
(unmarried) aged 88 in April 2004 in Bolton.
ii Henry F G MURRAY, born March Q 1921
(ref: Birkenhead 8a 1019)
William McCAUSLAND, born Sep Q 1891 (ref: West Derby 8b
269). He married Mary Catherine HOWLEY (born 18
September 1893) at the Church of the Sacred Heart,
Liverpool on 25 April 1915.
22 i William
ii Francis Howley (known as Frankie)
McCAUSLAND, born 15 November 1919, Liverpool; died in
March 1993, aged 73, in Liverpool.
Herbert Harry ELSE,
MBE, born 24 May 1893 at Back 5 Camp
Hill, Birmingham. He married Maggie PENDERED (born 23
March 1894, daughter
of George PENDERED, gun-maker) on 9 June 1919 at Christ
Church, Sparkbrook, Birmingham. They lived at 45 Bank
Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham. Herbert worked for the
Post Office - for which he was awarded the MBE. He died 6 March 1973; she died 6 months
later on 20 September 1973. Both were cremated at Lodge
Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
i Sheila ELSE
ii Vera ELSE
25 iii Brenda
Edward John ELSE, born 25 January 1895, at Back 5 Camp
Hill, Birmingham. He married Gertrude May Millinda
EDWARDS on 29 January 1929 at the Register Office,
Birmingham. He died in April 1978; she died on 4 August
i Dorothy ELSE, buried 15 May 1933 at Yardley
ii Audrey ELSE, buried 30 July 1938 at Yardley
iii Edward John ELSE
Annie Amelia ELSE, baptised 27 January 1897, at Holy
Trinity Church, Bordesley, when family living at 8 Court
7 House South Road, Birmingham. She married Alfred ASHINGTON, brass caster, son of Edward ASHINGTON (also a
brass caster) on 3 March 1917 at Christ Church,
i Winifred A ASHINGTON, born June Q
1920 (ref: Birmingham 6d 897). She married Frederick B
HILL in Sep Q 1940 (ref: Birmingham 6d 5)
ii Norman Alfred ASHINGTON, born 13 March
1929 (ref: June Q 1929, Birmingham S 6d 109). He
(1) June M HOLLAND (ref: March Q 1952, Birmingham 9c
1148)They divorced and June remarried in Sep Q 1959 -
husband Trevor C PERRY
(2) (Kathleen) Rita FISHER, born 5 March 1930 (ref: Dec
Q 1958, Sutton Coldfield 9c 1814)
Rita died in March 1995, aged 65; he died in January
2004, aged 74.
iii John K ASHINGTON, born June Q 1934 (ref:
Birmingham 6d 597) He married Edna M ASHINGTON (or
MILLER) Dec Q 1960 (ref: Birmingham 9c 594)
John (Jack) ELSE, born 1900. He was a burnisher. He
married Mary Ellen WOODMAN, a servant, daughter of James
Henry WOODMAN, a labourer from Down Thomas, Wembury. The
wedding took place on 24 May 1926 at Christ Church,
i Dorothy P ELSE, born 3 August
ii Margaret Ellen ELSE, born 3 August 1927,
Birmingham. She married Arthur W MASON in Sep Q 1949
(ref. Birmingham 9c 502). She died on the Isle of Wight,
aged 77, in January 2005.
27 iii Maurice John ELSE
Ellen (Nellie) ELSE, born on 15 June 1904, Birmingham.
She married William Alfred DURBIN, born 21 June 1904, a
bus conductor, son of William Henry DURBIN, a carpenter,
on 31 August 1929 at Christ Church, Sparkbrook, Birmingham.
Nellie died in Sep Q 1976 (ref: Birmingham 32 0686);
Bill died in March Q 1983 (ref: Solihull S 34 0045)
i Jean DURBIN, married Raymond GARNER in
September Q 1956 (ref. Birmingham 9c 1469)
Agnes ELSE, born 21 October 1906, baptised 7 November 1906 at Holy
Trinity Church, Bordesley, Birmingham. She married
Frederick G BUTLER in June Q 1935 (ref Birmingham 6d
775). Agnes died, aged 85, in Birmingham in June 1992
i Beryl BUTLER, born June Q 1937 (ref
Birmingham 6d 555), married Anthony T HORTON in December
Q 1959 (ref Birmingham 9c 161)
ii John BUTLER
Eileen Margaret ELSE, born 21 October 1912, married
(Henry) Isaiah HARTLAND in December Q 1939 (ref
Birmingham 6d 927). She died in August 1991.
i Joyce HARTLAND
ii Roy Isaiah HARTLAND
born 1 July 1915 (ref: Sep Q 1915, Aston 6d 628),
married James Anthony KENNEDY in June Q 1947 (ref
Birmingham 9c 1486). Kath died in May 1989 in
Birmingham, aged 73.
i Margaret Anne KENNEDY, born Dec Q 1949
(ref: Birmingham 9c 779)
ii Anastasia Mary KENNEDY, born
in March Q 1951
(ref: Birmingham 9c 667)
iii Anthony J KENNEDY, born June Q 1953
(ref: Birmingham 9c 645)
iv Susan C KENNEDY, born June Q 1956 (ref:
Birmingham 9c 702) She married Alan MAY in June Q 1977
(ref: Birmingham 32 1305)
Howley McCAUSLAND, born 7 May 1916, Liverpool. He
married Margaret EDWARDSON.
23. Sheila ELSE, born
20 October 1925 in Kings Heath, Birmingham, married
Donald CLEAVER, born 17 May 1919.
i Simon CLEAVER
Vera ELSE, born 25 November 1920 in Quinton, Birmingham,
married Carden Wifred DEPPER (born 26 May 1919, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire) on 6 May 1944. She died in
i Roger Carden DEPPER, born 10 February
1945, Kings Heath, Birmingham. Married Hillary Ann Kelsall CLARK.
ii Clive David
DEPPER, born 21 December 1946, Kings Heath, Birmingham.
Married Angela EASTON.
25. Brenda ELSE,
born 29 August 1930 in Kings Heath, Birmingham married
Harry Victor LEASON (born 23 January 1926, died 2 September
1984, Kidderminster) in Dec Q 1953, Birmingham. She died in 2001.
i Moira LEASON, born 14 March 1958
ii Wendy Ruth LEASON, born 7 April 1961
Edward John ELSE, born 5 April 1938, married
Valerie Irene GREEN, born 11
June 1942, on 16 March 1963, Stratford Road
Baptist Church, Birmingham. He is a retired sales
manager in the packaging industry; she is a retired
teacher and lecturer.
Stewart Mark ELSE, born 31 October 1966, Sorrento
Maternity Hospital, Birmingham.
ii Joanne Clare ELSE, born 6
January 1970, Sorrento Maternity Hospital,
Maurice John ELSE,
born 16 October 1930, Birmingham. He married Anne P OMAN
in Dec Q 1950 (ref Birmingham 9c 1115). He died in May
2005, aged 74.
Kevin J ELSE, born March Q 1952, Birmingham
Roy Isaiah HARTLAND,
born 1946. Married Janice M PHILLPOT in June Q 1970
(ref: Solihull 9c 2425).
i Rebecca HARTLAND
ii Christopher HARTLAND, born 26 February
1973; died June 1987.
iii Victoria HARTLAND
iv Alexander HARTLAND
29. Maureen McCAUSLAND, born 1955, Liverpool. She
married Joseph Patrick McKENZIE (born 1952, Liverpool).
Gemma Catherine McKENZIE, born 1981, Liverpool
Paul Joseph Kieran McKENZIE, born 1986, Liverpool