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Family of Joseph BRELLISFORD and Mary BRADDOCK

Husband: Joseph BRELLISFORD (1823-1903)
Wife: Mary BRADDOCK (1826-1903)
Children: Martha BRELLISFORD (b.1855, bur.1913)
Elizabeth BRELLISFORD (1858- )
Sarah BRELLISFORD (1860- )
Annie BRELLISFORD (1862-1931)
Maria BRELLISFORD (1864-1953)
Joseph BRELLISFORD (1877- )
Marriage 1854 Ellesmere (District), Salop.

Husband: Joseph BRELLISFORD

Sex: Male
Father: William BRELLISFORD (chr.1792, bur.1839)
Mother: Anne or Ann ROBERTS (1791-1848)
Birth 1823 Llangollen
Christening 19 Oct 1823 (age 0) Llangollen
Census 1881 (age 57-58) Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales
Dwelling: Cefn Bychan
Census Place: Ruabon, Denbigh, Wales
Source: FHL Film 1342325 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 5514 Folio 95 Page 19
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Joseph BRELLISFORD M 57 M Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales
Rel: Head
Occ: Slater
Mary BRELLISFORD M 54 F Nescliffe, Shropshire, England
Rel: Wife
Elizabeth BRELLISFORD 23 F Cefn Bychan, Denbigh, Wales
Rel: Daur
Death 6 Nov 1903 (age 79-80) Newbridge, Denbighshire, North Wales
Burial 11 Nov 1903 Rhosymedre, Denbighshire, North Wales


Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1826 Hopton, Nesscliffe, Shropshire.
I had her place of birth as Sheffnell, Nescliffe, Shropshire, but I cannot find a Sheffnel. However her place of birth is given as Hopton, Salop in the 1901 census and that is near Nesscliffe.

The following is most probably her mother, brother and sister in the 1881 Census:
Dwelling: Hopton Village
Census Place: Gt Ness, Shropshire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341639 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2666 Folio 41 Page 10
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Martha BRADDOCK W 78 F Montford, Shropshire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Dependant On Son
William BRADDOCK U 36 M Great Ness, Shropshire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Gardener
Martha BRADDOCK U 29 F Hopton, Shropshire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Visitor
Death 8 Mar 1903 (age 76-77) Newbridge, Denbighshire, North Wales
Burial 11 Mar 1903 Rhosymedre, Denbighshire, North Wales

Child 1: Martha BRELLISFORD

Sex: Female
Spouse: Felix Omri WRIGHT (1853- )
Birth 26 Sep 1855 Cefn Bychan, Ruabon
Christening 4 May 1856 (age 0) Rhosymedre
Burial 22 Dec 1913 Rhosymedre

Child 2: Elizabeth BRELLISFORD

Name: Elizabeth BRELLISFORD
Sex: Female
Birth 1858 Cefn Bychan
Christening 12 Sep 1858 (age 0) Rhosymedre

Child 3: Sarah BRELLISFORD

Sex: Female
Birth 1860 Cefn Bychan
Christening 3 Jan 1861 (age 0-1) Rhosymedre

Child 4: Annie BRELLISFORD



Sex: Female
Birth 1862 Cefn Bychan
Census 1901 (age 38-39) Birkenhead
Her age was given as 20 insted of 40! She was a domestic servant in the household of Mr. Ball, who made Bikes and had a shop in Birkenhead.

Death 8 Dec 1931 (age 68-69) Post Office, Station Road, Horsforth
Burial 1931 Rawdon Parish Church
Grave no. 224.

Child 5: Maria BRELLISFORD




Spouse: John Thomas RUSHWORTH, 1914, age 47

Sex: Female
Spouse: John Thomas RUSHWORTH (1867-1927)
Birth 12 Nov 1864 Newbridge, Rhosymedre, Denbighshire, N Wales
Death 27 Jan 1953 (age 88) Horsforth, Leeds
Burial Rawdon Parish Church

Child 6: Joseph BRELLISFORD

Sex: Male
Birth 1877 Cefn Bychan

Note on Marriage

Marriage is recorded in 1854 December quarter in Volume 6a page 139 of the National Register.


1851 Census at Newbridge Bank.

Joseph Brellisford, head 28, slater, born Llangollen.

Elizabeth, wife 32, born Ruabon.

William, son 3.

Mary, dau 2 months.

Robert Jones, lodger, widow 60, coal miner, born Ruabon.


1861 Census at Cefn Bychan.

Joseph Brellisford, head 35, plasterer, born Llangollen

Mary, wife 35, born Salop, Sheffnell.

William, son 17, [occupation not deciphered], born Ruabon.

Mary, dau 9, scholar, born Ruabon.

Martha, dau 5, born Ruabon.

Elizabeth, dau 3, born Ruabon.

Srah, dau 5 weeks, born Ruabon.


1871 Census at ? the Jolly, Cefn Bychan.

Joseph Brellisford, head, 47, slater & plasterer, born Llangollen.

Mary, wife, 45, born Salop ?

William, son 22, slater & plasterer, born Cefn Bychan.

Martha, dau 15, scholar, born Cefn Bychan.

Elizabeth, dau 12, scholar, born Cefn Bychan.

Sarah, dau 10, scholar, born Cefn Bychan.

Annie, dau 9, scholar, born Cefn Bychan.

Maria, dau 6, scholar, born Cefn Bychan.

Joseph, son 4, born Cefn Bychan.

Ann, mother, widow 80, born Salop, Oswestry.


1881 Census at Cefn Bychan.

Joseph Brellisford, Head, 59, slater, born LLangollen.

Mary, wife, 54, born Shropshire, Nescliffe.

Elizabeth, daughter, 23, born Cefn Bychan.


1891 Census at Middle Street, Cefn Bychan.

Joseph Brellisford, 67, slater & plasterer, born Denbigh (Llangollen), both Welsh & English.

Mary, wife, 65, born Salop (Nesscliff), English spoken.

Elizabeth, daughter, single, 32, born Cefn Bychan, English spoken.

Joseph (Grandson), 6, born Cefn Bychan.


1901 Census at 20 Middle Street, Newbridge, Cefn.

Elizabeth is noted as imbecile from childhood. I wonder if Joseph the grandson is her child?

This family were Welsh speaking at home, but at school Maria was caned on her

hands if she spoke Welsh.