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From: "Elizabeth Wilde" <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-LAN-BOLTON] BRIERLEY
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:22:07 +0200
For Charlotte, Jan, Joan and Barb,
Thank you all for your messages.
Unfortunately for me, I have already tried the avenues you suggest.
I couldn't find John & Joanna (Jonas/Johan) Brierley in the 1851 census,
(using Ancestry.com) but did find two of their younger children living
together, so assumed John & Joanna both died between 1841 & 1851. Only snag
is that I then searched on Find my Past, but couldn't find deaths for either
I am a member of both FIBIS & the INDIA-L mailing list, as I have been
researching other families in India for the past five years. I buy CD's on
India from Your Old Books & Maps and even belong to the British Cemetries in
Asia Society (BACSA). So if anyone on the list wants look-ups for families
in India, I'm your woman - but only if they were officer or merchant class.
No-one ever bothered to list the common soldiers, and I'm afraid my John
Brierly was certainly one of them. My British India resources cover 1806 to
1895, admittedly with big gaps, but enough to track families quite easily as
long as they were of a certain class.
I also have stored on my computer an essay I wrote over 40 years ago while
in college in 1963 detailing my grandmother's memories. She was born in
Halliwell in 1880 & went out to work in the mill at the age of ten. If
anyone wants a copy of it to remind them of how hard life was then, just let
Thank you all again. I will keep on searching.
I use Archive CD books for genealogical research