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William BRIGGS's parents: William BRIGGS and Jane PICKERING (1863-1943)

Family of William Henry BRIGGS and Mary Ann MATTHEWS

Husband: William Henry BRIGGS (1885-1974)
Wife: Mary Ann MATTHEWS (1880-1956)
Children: William Henry BRIGGS (1903-1974)
George Edward Horace BRIGGS (1905-1955)
John Thomas BRIGGS (1910-1935)
Eliza Jane BRIGGS (1913-1915)
Marriage 26 Jul 1903 Hednesford, Staffordshire 1,2,3

Additional Information

Marriage St. Peters Church

Husband: William Henry BRIGGS

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      William Henry BRIGGS    
 
Name: William Henry BRIGGS
Sex: Male
Father: William BRIGGS
Mother: Jane PICKERING (1863-1943)
Birth 4 May 1885 Chadsmoor, Staffs 4
Census (1) 5 Apr 1891 (age 5) Cannock 5
Census (2) 31 Mar 1901 (age 15) Cannock 6
Occupation (1) 26 Jul 1903 (age 19 (!)) Miner 1
Occupation (2) 4 Aug 1903 (age 18) Coal Miner 7
Census (3) 2 Apr 1911 (age 26 (!)) Cannock 8
Occupation (3) 2 Apr 1911 (age 26 (!)) Miner; Cannock 8
Census (4) 2 Apr 1911 (age 25) Cannock 9
Occupation (4) 2 Apr 1911 (age 25) Miner Underground; Cannock 9
Residence (1) May 1935 (age 49-50) Hednesford, Staffordshire
Occupation (5) 14 Sep 1935 (age 50) Coal miner - stallman 10
Occupation (6) 12 May 1951 (age 66) Coal Miner 11
Residence (2) 8 May 1956 (age 71) Chadsmoor, Staffs 12
Occupation (7) 1962 (est) (age 76-77) Lollypop man; Chadsmoor, Staffs 13
Residence (3) bef 27 Feb 1974 (age 88) Chadsmoor, Staffs 14
Death 27 Feb 1974 (age 88) Cannock 14,15
Burial 6 Mar 1974 (age 88) Cannock 16

Additional Information

Census (1) Huntington Terrace, Chadsmoor
Census (2) Moreton Street, Chadsmoor
Census (3) Terrace Road, Chadsmoor
Census (4) Terrace Road, Chadsmoor
Residence (1) 28 Croft Avenue, Pye Green
Residence (2) 191 Cannock Road
Occupation (7) The infants and junior girls schools were both in Cecil Street and Mr Briggs was the lollypop man who crossed us from outside the chip shop to school or from the Coniston Hall into Cecil Street. He used to give all the kids sweets and some of the younger kids would kiss him hello and goodbye.
Residence (3) 4 James Street
Death Cause: Bronchopneumonia
Address: Chase Hospital (Ivy House)
Burial Cannock Cemetery

Wife: Mary Ann MATTHEWS

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      Mary Ann MATTHEWS, 1932, age 52    
 
Name: Mary Ann MATTHEWS 17
Sex: Female
Father: Henry MATTHEWS (1854-1937)
Mother: Eliza DAVIS (1858-1921)
Birth 8 Mar 1880 Hazelslade, Rugeley 18,19
Census (1) 3 Apr 1881 (age 1) Rugeley, Staffordshire 20
Census (2) 5 Apr 1891 (age 11) Rugeley, Staffordshire 21
Census (3) 31 Mar 1901 (age 21) Harborne, Birmingham 22
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 21) Servant; Harborne, Birmingham 22
Residence 26 Jul 1903 (age 23) Hednesford, Staffordshire 1
Census (4) 2 Apr 1911 (age 31) Cannock 9
Death 8 May 1956 (age 76) Burntwood, Staffordshire 12,16,17,23
Burial 14 May 1956 (age 76) Cannock 16,17

Additional Information

Census (1) 13 Albert Street
Census (2) 3 Cross Street
Occupation Employer, Worker, or Own account: Worker
Residence Rawnsley Road
Census (4) Terrace Road, Chadsmoor
Death Cause: Heart failure
Address: St Matthew's Hospital
1(a) Myocardial failure
(b) Auricular fibrillation
(c) Myocardial degeneration

2 Symptomatic depression/psychotic
Burial Cannock Cemetery
Buried with William Henry Briggs Sr

Child 1: William Henry BRIGGS

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      William Henry BRIGGS, 1925?, age 22, William Henry Briggs     Spouse: Florence May WILMIN, 1935, age 31    
 
Name: William Henry BRIGGS
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Florence May WILMIN (1904-1992)
Spouse 2: Gladys Hilda Patricia KELLY
Birth 4 Aug 1903 Cannock 7
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 7) Cannock 9
Witness 22 Nov 1931 (age 28) Cannock 24
Occupation (1) 14 Sep 1935 (age 32) Gas Works Labourer 10
Residence (1) 14 Sep 1935 (age 32) Hednesford, Staffordshire 10
Admission (1) 2 Feb 1939 (age 35) Burntwood 25,26
Residence (2) 12 May 1951 (age 47) Chadsmoor, Staffs 11
Occupation (2) 12 May 1951 (age 47) Labourer at Electric Fitting Manufacturers 11
Admission (2) 14 Jul 1952 (age 48) Burntwood 27,28
Discharge 16 Jan 1953 (age 49) Burntwood 29
Occupation (3) 3 Mar 1962 (age 58) Gas Fitter 30
Occupation (4) bef 1974 (age 70-71) Oiler 31
Residence (3) bef 27 Feb 1974 (age 70) Hednesford, Staffordshire 31
Death 27 Feb 1974 (age 70) Hednesford, Staffordshire 31,32
Burial 6 Mar 1974 (age 70) Cannock 33

Additional Information

Birth Chadsmoor
Census Terrace Road, Chadsmoor
Witness St Luke's Church
Residence (1) 25 Croft Avenue, Pye Green
Admission (1) St Matthews Hospital
"2nd Feb. 1939, Briggs, William Henry, admitted age 35, married, Gas Works Labourer, Roman Catholic. Contact - Florence Briggs (widow), The Cottage, Gravel Lane, Huntington, Cannock "
Residence (2) 123 Cannock Road
Admission (2) St Matthews Hospital
"14 July 1952, Briggs, William Henry, admitted age 48, married, Labourer. Contact - Mrs. Briggs, wife, 123 Cannock Road, Chadsmoor"
Discharge St Matthews Hospital
Occupation (4) West Midlands Gas Board
Residence (3) 4 Ebenezer Street
Death Cause: Terminal Pneumonia, Cerebral Thrombosis and Hypertension
Address: 4 Ebenezer St
Burial Cannock Cemetery

Child 2: George Edward Horace BRIGGS

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      George Edward Horace BRIGGS     Spouse: Gladys Phyllis PREECE, 1951, age 41    
 
Name: George Edward Horace BRIGGS
Sex: Male
Spouse: Gladys Phyllis PREECE (1909-2007)
Birth Dec 1905 Littleworth 34
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 5) Cannock 9
Occupation 22 Nov 1931 (age 26 (!)) Labourer; Cannock 24
Residence 22 Nov 1931 (age 26 (!)) Cannock 24
Witness (1) 14 Sep 1935 (age 29) Hednesford, Staffordshire 10
Witness (2) 12 May 1951 (age 45) Cannock 11
Death 1 Apr 1955 (age 49) Cannock 17,35
Burial 7 Apr 1955 (age 49) Cannock 17,35

Additional Information

Census Terrace Road, Chadsmoor
Residence 39 Cannock Road, Chadsmoor
Witness (2) Cannock Register Office
Death Cause: Pneumoconiosis
Address: 9 Redhill Road, Chadsmoor
Attributed to having worked in a coal mine.
Burial Cannock Cemetery
Buried with George Edward Horace junior.

Child 3: John Thomas BRIGGS

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      John Thomas BRIGGS, bef 1935     Spouse: Hilda May MAIDEN, 1932, age 19    
 
Name: John Thomas BRIGGS
Sex: Male
Spouse: Hilda May MAIDEN (1913-1996)
Birth Mar 1910 Chadsmoor, Staffs 36
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 14 mns (!)) Cannock 9
Residence bef 13 May 1935 (age 25) Hednesford, Staffordshire
Death 13 May 1935 (age 25) Cannock 37
Burial 18 May 1935 (age 25) Hednesford, Staffordshire

Additional Information

Census Terrace Road, Chadsmoor
Residence 41 Ebenezer Street
Death Cause: Mining accident, West Cannock No.3 - fall of rock on coal face
Burial Service at St Chad's Church.

Child 4: Eliza Jane BRIGGS

Name: Eliza Jane BRIGGS
Sex: Female
Birth Sep 1913 Cannock 38
Death Dec 1915 (age 2) Cannock 39

Note on Marriage

Owned a horse and cart.

Lived next to the Baptist Church in Chadsmoor, then James St, West Chadsmoor, followed by Ivy House Hospital, Wolverhampton Rd, (Cannock Chase Hospital, known locally as the Ivy House, was formerly a workhouse) where he died.17

Note on Husband: William Henry BRIGGS

Died on the same day as W H Briggs jnr, a few hours apart. Lay side by side in the chapel of rest and were buried the same day, a few minutes apart in Cannock cemetery.17

Note on Wife: Mary Ann MATTHEWS

Ann Stevenson, Daughter of Hilda Maiden, Jack Briggs' widow, would often have tea at the Briggs house, Mary Ann Matthews would always set the table with a clean tablecloth and they would have bread and jam.

 

In later years, Mary Ann had a bed downstairs as she was ill. When Ann went to see her, she would say that she wouldn't be able to set out the bread and jam today.40

Sources

1"William Henry Briggs and Mary Ann Matthews marriage".
2"Free BMD". 6B 881.
3"Staffordshire BMD". C1HP/3/438.
4"William Henry Briggs Snr Birth Certificate".
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      Source: William Henry Briggs Snr Birth Certificate, William H Briggs Birth 1885
 
5"Census 1891 Cannock RG12/2219/135 (William Briggs)".
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      Source: Census 1891 Cannock RG12/2219/135 (William Briggs), Census 1891 Cannock RG12/2219/135 (William Briggs)
 
6"Census 1901 Cannock RG13/2663/18 (William Briggs)".
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      Source: Census 1901 Cannock RG13/2663/18 (William Briggs), Census 1901 Cannock RG13/2663/18 (William Briggs)
 
7"William Henry Briggs Jnr Birth certificate".
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      Source: William Henry Briggs Jnr Birth certificate, William H Briggs Birth 1903
 
8"Census 1911 Cannock RG14/16942 (William Briggs)".
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      Source: Census 1911 Cannock RG14/16942 (William Briggs), Census 1911 Cannock RG14/16942 (William Briggs)
 
9"Census 1911 Cannock RG14/16942 (William Henry Briggs JNR)".
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      Source: Census 1911 Cannock RG14/16942 (William Henry Briggs JNR), Census 1911 Cannock RG14/16942 (William Henry Briggs JNR)
 
10"William Henry Briggs and Florence May Wilmin Marriage".
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      Source: Briggs-Wilmin marriage certificate, William Briggs Florence Wilmin Marr 1935
 
11"William Henry Briggs and Gladys Kelly marriage".
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      Source: Briggs-Kelly marriage certificate, William Briggs Gladys Kelly Marr 1951
 
12"Mary Ann Briggs nee Matthews Death certificate".
13"Wendy Barr". Cit. Date: 9 October 2011. Assessment: Primary evidence.
14"William Henry Briggs Snr Death certificate".
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      Source: William Henry Briggs Snr Death certificate, William H Briggs snr Death 1974
 
15"Free BMD". Mar 1974, Cannock, 9b 231.
16"Cannock Cemetery Burials". Text From Source: D/1/85
Stafford Record Office.
17"Pauline Ward nee Briggs".
18"Mary Ann Matthews Birth certificate".
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      Source: Mary Ann Matthews Birth certificate, Mary Ann Matthews birth 1880
 
19"Free BMD". Lichfield 6b 511.
20"Census 1881 Rugeley, Staffordshire RG11/2779/147 (Henry Matthews)".
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      Source: Census 1881 Rugeley, Staffordshire RG11/2779/147 (Henry Matthews), Census 1881 Rugeley, Staffordshire RG11/2779/147 (Henry Matthews)
 
21"Census 1891 Rugeley, Staffordshire RG12/2216/55 (Henry Matthews)".
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      Source: Census 1891 Rugeley, Staffordshire RG12/2216/55 (Henry Matthews), Census 1891 Rugeley, Staffordshire RG12/2216/55 (Henry Matthews)
 
22"Census 1901 Harborne, Birmingham RG13/2817/56 p2 (Mary Matthews)" (RG13/2817/56 p2).
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      Source: Census 1901 Harborne, Birmingham RG13/2817/56 p2 (Mary Matthews), Census 1901 Harborne, Birmingham RG13/2817/56 p2 (Mary Matthews)
 
23"Staffordshire BMD". Text From Source: Lichfield L/4B/324
24"St Luke's, Cannock - parish records" (Microfiche).
Stafford Record Office.
25"Staffordshire Record Office". Alphabetical Register of Male Patients, 1921-1939, (ref. D5456/C/1/68). Assessment: Primary evidence.
26"Anthony M Briggs". Suffered a mental breakdown, was reportedly under 24 hour watch due to violent behaviour. The date of his release is unknown.
27"Staffordshire Record Office". Alphabetical Register of Male Patients, 1939-1952, (ref. D5456/C/1/69). Assessment: Primary evidence.
28Ibid. General Register of Admission and Discharge, 1949-1955, (ref. D5456/C/1/14).
29Ibid. General Register of Admission and Discharge, 1949-1955, (ref. D5456/C/1/14). Assessment: Primary evidence.
30"Briggs-Evans Marriage Certificate".
31"William Henry Briggs Jnr Death certifcate".
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      Source: William Henry Briggs Jnr Death certifcate, William H Briggs jnr Death 1974
 
32"Free BMD". Text From Source: Mar 1974, Cannock, 9b 231
33"Cannock Cemetery Burials". Text From Source: E/1/605
Stafford Record Office.
34"Free BMD". Text From Source: Cannock 6b 482
35"Cannock Cemetery Burials". Text From Source: C/1/1159
Stafford Record Office.
36"Free BMD". Text From Source: Cannock 6b 521
37Ibid. 6b 509.
38Ibid. 6b 1003.
39Ibid. 6b 628.
40"Ann Stevenson". Cit. Date: 20 March 2010. Assessment: Primary evidence.