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Briden


The ancestry and two generations of descendants of Samuel Briden,
who immigrated from Lancashire, England to Rhode Island in 1854.



First Generation

1  Walter Briden married Elizabeth Jenkins. Their first child was baptized at Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England; their second through fourth children were baptized at the New Connection Methodist Church, Oldham Street, Manchester, and their fifth child, Samuel was baptized at the Stamford Street Methodist Church, Ashton-under-Lyne {1}.

Those of the name Briden found in Lancashire before 1800 include {1}:

John, son John bapt. 3 Feb 1762 Presbyterian Chapel, Liverpool;
James and Ellenor, son Thomas bapt. 4 Apr 1790 Manchester Cathedral

Children of Walter and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Briden
2i John, bp 15 Nov 1795 Manchester, prob. died young
+3ii John, bp 30 Mar 1802 Manchester; m 1822 Ann Scoles
4iii Mary, bp 25 Dec 1805 Manchester
5iv David, bp 21 Feb 1808 Manchester
+6v Samuel, bp 11 July 1811 Ashton-under-Lyne; d 20 Jan 1881 RI; m Hannah Pollitt
 
3  John2 Briden (Walter1) was baptized 30 Mar 1802 at the New Connection Methodist Church, Oldham Street. Manchester, Lancashire, England. He married Ann Scoles on 18 February 1822 at St. Mary's Church, Oldham. Their child was baptized at St. Michael's Church, Ashton-under-Lyne.

John and Ann Bryden had a child, Fenton, baptized at Wigan, 18 June 1826 {1}.


Children of John and Anne (Scoles) Briden
?7i Fenton, bp 18 June 1826 Wigan, Lanc.; ?m 6 Apr 1868 at Manchester Cathedral to Jane Larkby
8ii William, bp 14 Apr 1829 Ashton-under-Lyne
 
6  Samuel2 Briden (Walter1) was born 19 March 1811 {19}, and baptized 11 July 1811 at the Stamford Street Methodist Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England. According to his death record he was born in March 1811 at Chester, England {16}. Samuel married by about 1832 to Hannah Pollitt. She was born in England to John and Hannah Pollitt {16}. Samuel Briden died 20 January 1881, age 69, at Central Falls, RI {16, 15 [1881:1158], 23}. Hannah Briden died 25 July 1887 at Lincoln, RI {15 [1887:595], 23}. They are buried at Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, RI {23, 24} [view cemetery record].

Samuel Briden arrived in New York, 5 July 1854. He became a naturalized citizen 15 Sept 1863 at the US District Court, Providence {19}. Witnesses for him were Thomas Miller and John Tetlow {19}.

In 1865 Samuel Briden (54y) was living in the Central Falls section of Smithfield with his wife Hannah (53y) and children Thomas (14y), Sarah (15y), Samuel (24y) and Robert (22y) {14 [10:223]}. Walter and John had married, and moved out, William had probably died.

The children of Samuel and Elizabeth Briden were baptized at St. Michael's Church, Ashton-under-Lyne {1}. This is in the vicinity of Manchester.


Children of Samuel and Hannah (Pollitt) Briden, born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
+9i John, b ca. 1832; d 26 Nov 1898; m 1859 Jane Riley
+10ii Sarah Jane, bp 25 Dec 1834; d 10 Sept 1926; m 27 Nov 1867 North Providence, RI, to Adam Hurdis {15 [1867:526]}
+11iii Walter, bp 15 May 1836; m 1858 Lydia Holland
12iv William, bp 25 Dec 1838
+13v Samuel, bp 16 Aug 1840; m Ann --
+14vi Robert, bp 5 June 1842; d 6 Oct 1908 RI; m 1867 Alice Burtonwood
+15vi Thomas, b ca. 1846; m 1867 Louisa Collins
 
9  John3 [John P.] Briden (Samuel2 Walter1) was born in England in 1831-2 {10 [ED 119, p. 42], {20}. He married 10 July 1859 at St. Paul's Church, North Providence to Jane Riley, age 19, of Cumberland {15 [1859:628]}. She was born about 1840 in England, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Riley. John Briden died 26 November 1898 at Central Falls {15 [1898:563]}. Jane died 13 January 1918 {23}. She is buried at Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, RI {23}.

John Briden arrived in New York with his brother, Walter, on 18 January 1854. He became a naturalized citizen 15 March 1884 {20}.

John Briden was a spinner at the time of his marriage. In 1861 he was a weaver, living in Smithfield {16}. In 1865, John Briden (31y) was living in Central Falls, Smithfield with his wife Jane (25y), children Walter J. (5y), William T. (3y), and Albert E (1y) and his brother Walter and his family {14}. John was living in Lincoln in 1872 {16} - 1880 {10 [ED 119, p. 42]}. In 1900 widow Jane Briden was living at 2 Kendall St., Central Falls, RI with her daughter, Bertha, and son-in-law, William Harley {11 [ED 116, p. 15]}.


Children of John and Jane (Riley) Briden, born in RI
16i Walter James, b ca. 1860; d 9 Apr 1878, age 17y 11m. {15 [1878:1090]}
+17ii William Thomas, b 17 Jan 1861; m 1886 Mary Willoughby
18iii Albert E., b 1864-5; d 17 Dec 1865 Smithfield, age 1 yr. {15 [1865:928]}
19iv Hannah, b ca. 1866; m 17 May 1888 Lincoln, William J. Harley {15 [1888:347]}
+20v Charles E., b ca. 1868; m 1892 Grace A. Davenport
21vi Mary Alice, b ca. 1870; d 8 Aug 1872 Lincoln, age 2y {15 [1872:1172,1192]}
22vii Jane Elizabeth, b 4 Nov 1872; m 17 Dec 1891 Walter W. Walker {15 [1891:372]}
23viii Bertha May, b 12 Dec 1876; m 6 June 1900 Central Falls, Joseph W. Bullivant {15 [1900:339,434]}
 
11  Walter3 Briden (Samuel2 Walter1) was born in March 1836 {11}, and baptized 15 May 1836 at St. Michael's Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. He married Lydia Holland on 25 September 1858 at Smithfield {16, 15 [1858:682]}. She was born in England, in September 1838 {11}, the daughter of James and Sarah Holland {16}. Lydia died 6 May 1924, age 85 years, at Providence {18[28:296], 23}. Walter Briden died 16 September 1925, age 89, at Providence, RI {18 [29:128], 23}. They are buried at Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, RI {23}.

Walter Briden arrived in New York with his brother, John, on 18 January 1854 {21}. He became a naturalized citizen in the October term of the RI Supreme Court {21}. Witness for him were Matthew Wardle and H.F. McLoghlin.

Walter and Lydia Briden lived in Smithfield, RI from 1858 to 1869, as mentioned in their marriage record and the birth records of their children, {16}. Walter (29y) was living in Central Falls section of Smithfield in 1865 with his wife Lydia H. (30y), Samuel J. (5y), Sarah J. (3y) and Robert (1m) and his brother John and John's family {14 [10:228]}. Walter was in Lincoln from 1872 to 1877 {16}. In 1880 Walter was living at 91 Washington St., Lincoln, RI {10 [ED 118, p. 6]}, and in 1900 he was living at 9 Washington St., Central Falls with his wife, son Herbert, daughter Lucy, and son-in-law Joseph J. Morrissette {11}. Note that Lincoln was set off from Smithfield in 1871.

Walter Briden worked in a mill as a weaver (1858) and operative or thread maker {16}.


Children of Walter and Lydia (Holland) Briden, born in RI
+24i Samuel James, b 1860 Smithfield; m1 26 May 1885 Lincoln, Anne Burtonwood; m2 11 May 1893 Mary Walker
25ii Sarah Jane, b 23 June 1862 Smithfield; m 17 Oct 1884 Lincoln, Joseph J. Clarkson {15} [G1884:397], 16}
+26iii Robert H., b 7 April 1865 Central Falls; d July 1963; m 1886 Matilda Bates
+27iv Francis, b July 1867; m 1890 Mary A. Litterick
+28v Frederick Holland, b 1 Dec 1869 Central Falls; m 1899 Sarah A. Riley
29vi Lydia Holland, b 22 April 1872 Lincoln; m 17 Dec 1890 George T. Hargreaves {15 [1890:395,422]}
30vii Lucy E., b 4 Oct 1874 Lincoln; m 5 May 1897 Central Falls, Joseph J. Morrissette {15 [1897:319]}
+31viii Herbert Wesley, b 10 Sept 1877 Lincoln; m Margaret -
 
13  Samuel3 Briden (Samuel2 Walter1) married Ann -. Samuel and Ann were born in England. Samuel was a weaver. They lived in Smithfield, RI.

Children of Samuel and Ann Briden, born in RI
32i Elizabeth Ann, b 11 Jan 1867 Smithfield
+33ii George Henry, b 23 Oct 1869 Valley Falls; m1 1892 Amy Oldrid; m2 1899 Clara Townsend
+34iii Samuel James, b Sept 1873; m 1893 Mary Walker
 
14  Robert3 Briden (Samuel2 Walter1) was born in 1841 {23}. He married Alice Burtonwood on 27 November 1867 at North Providence {15 [C1867:586], {17}. She was born in 1840 {23}. Robert died 6 October 1908 at Providence, RI, age 66 years. Alice died in 1909 {23}. They are buried at Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, RI {23, 24} [view cemetery record].

In her will, dated in 1909, Alice Briden, widow of Robert Briden, left her posessions to Sarah (Briden) Hurdis, sister of Robert Briden. If Alice were predeceased by Sarah, then the posessions were to go to Edgar B. Hurdis {16}. Apparently Robert and Alice Briden left no children.

 
15  Thomas3 Briden (Samuel2 Walter1) was born about 1846 in England. He married 26 November 1867 at Pawtucket, RI to Louisa Collins, age 18, of Pawtucket {15 [1868:634], 17}. She was born about 1849 in England to William W. and Selina Collins.

In 1867 Thomas was living in Central Falls. In 1880 Thomas was living on Mill St., Pawtucket, with his wife Louisa, sons William and Charles, and William Collins {106 [ED 128, p. 27]}.


Children of Thomas and Louisa (Collins) Briden, born in RI
+35i William E., b Sept 1869; m 1891 Carrie A. King
36ii Carrie L., b 4 Mar 1876; d 18 Dec 1877, age 1 yr. {1 [1877:1126]}
37iii Chester H., b 30 July 1879; m Helen A. -
 
17  William Thomas4 Briden (John3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born 17 Jan 1861. He married Mary Willoughby on 9 March 1886 at St. Georges Church, Lincoln {15 [1886:375]}. She was born in June 1862 in Ireland, the daughter of William and Mary (Faulkner) Willoughby.

In 1886, William was a resident of Lincoln. In 1905 he lived at 135 Weeden St., Pawtucket {22}. He was a jeweler (1886-1905 {22}).


Children of William T. and Mary (Willoughby) Briden, born in RI
38i Louisa W., b Oct 1888
39ii Walter J., b March 1892; m 1935 Ila Scales
 
20  Charles E.4 Briden (John3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born March 1868 in Rhode Island {11 [ED 116]}. He married Grace A. Davenport on 27 January 1892 at Lincoln {15 [1892:327]}. She was born in February 1868 in England.

In 1900 Charles and Grace Briden were living at 11 Kendall St., Central Falls with their two children and Grace's father, James Davenport (b Dec 1845 England) {11}. In 1905 they lived at 63 Cole St., Pawtucket {22}. Charles was a machinist (1905 {22}).


Children of Charles E. and Grace A. (Davenport) Briden, born in RI
40i Arthur, b Mary 1893; m Dorothy M. -
41ii Grace, b Apr 1896 RI
42iii Ruth A., b 5 Nov 1902
 
26  Robert H.4 Briden (Walter3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born 7 April 1865 {11 [ED 110, p. 6], 40}} at Smithfield, RI {16}. He married Matilda Bates on 27 October 1886 at Lincoln {15 [1886:380], {16}. She was born in March 1866 in England to Jonathan and Susan (Lindsey) Bates. Robert Briden died in July 1963 {40}.

At the time of his marriage, 1886, Robert was a patternmaker, and a resident of Lincoln {16}. Robert and Matilda Briden lived at 175 Cross St., Central Falls, RI (1900-1905 {11, 22}). Robert was an overseer (1905 {22}).


Children of Robert H. and Matilda (Bates) Briden
43i Alice M., b May 1888; d 1969 (bur. Moshassuck Cem., Central Falls) {23}; m 9 Aug 1909 Albert Shawcross {17}
44ii Frank, b July 1890
45iii child, stillborn 2 June 1900 Central Falls {15 [1900:14]}
 
27  Francis4 Briden (Walter3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born in July 1867 {11 [Ed 153, p. 3]}. He married Mary A. Litterick on 24 Feb 1890 at Lincoln {15 [1890:387]}. She was born in England {11}.

Francis and Mary Briden lived at 277 Dexter St., Pawtucket, RI (1900-1905 {11, 22}). Francis was a foreman (1905 {22})


Children of Francis and Mary A. (Litterick) Briden
46i Lester W., b March 1891
47ii Ernest, b July 1892; m 1915 Annie Nolan
48iii Evert A., b June 1894
49iv Frederick C., b Nov 1897; m Viola L. -
 
28  Frederick Holland4 Briden (Walter3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born in 1 Dec 1869 in Central Falls, RI {11 [ED 106, p. 11]}. He married Sarah "Sadie" A. Riley on 7 June 1899 at Pawtucket {15 [1899:433], {17}. She was born in November 1873 in England.

In 1900 they lived at 5 Washington St., Central Falls {11}, and in 1905 they lived at 25 Summer St., Central Falls {22}. Frederick was a foreman and worked at 163 Exchange St. (1905 {22})


Child of Frederick H. and Sarah (Riley) Briden
50i Roy F., b 6 Jan 1902 {22}; d Nov 1978; res (1978) Cardiff, San diego Co., CA
 
31  Herbert Wesley4 Briden (Walter3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born 10 September 1877 at Lincoln, RI. He married Margaret -.

Herbert Briden was a clerk at 17 Newell ST., Pawtucket (1905 {22}). He lived at 90 Centre St., Pawtucket (1905 {22}).


Children of Herbert W. and Margaret Briden
51i Osborne W., b 26 Mar 1904
52ii David L., b 13 Sept 1909
53iii Mary W., b 11 Jan 1911
54iv John R., b 23 Oct 1912; d Jan 1984
55iii Earl H., b 10 Mar 1915
56iv Myrtle W., b 24 Aug 1916
 
33  George H.4 Briden (Samuel3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born October 1870 in Massachusetts. He married first to Amy Oldrid on 10 March 1892 at Pawtucket {1 [1892:363], {22}. She was the daughter of Samuel and Ann "Oldrid." Amy died 15 Sept 1897 at Pawtucket {156 [1897:715]} (12 Sept 1897 {23}). George married second to Clara Townsend on 1 February 1899 at Central Falls {15 [1899:346, 433], 22}. She was born March 1874 in England. Clara died 24 April 1934, age 60, at Providence {18}. Wives Amy and clara are buried at Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, RI {23}.

George Briden lived at 666 Weeden St., Pawtucket, RI (1900-1905 {11, 226}). He was a machinist (1905 {22})


Children of George H. and Amy (Oldrid) Briden
57i Florence E., b 17 Oct 1893 RI; m 22 Dec 1915 Albert Simpson {22}
58ii Edith, b 24 Oct 1895 RI

Children of George H. and Clara (Townsend) Briden
59iii Benjamin E., b 13 Jan 1901; d 1 May 1987 {23, 40}; res. (1987) Cranston, RI
60iv Howard W., b 17 June 1903; d Dec 1980; m Irene M.
 
34  Samuel James4 Briden (Samuel3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born in Sept 1873. He married 11 May 1893 at Pawtucket to Mary Walker {15 [1893:486]}.

Samuel was a janitor at 47 Park Place (1905 {22}). He lived in Saylesville (1905 {22}).


Child of Samuel J. and Mary (Walker) Briden
61i Edna C., b 1896; d 15 Feb 1897, age 1 yr., Pawtucket {15 [1897:705]}
 
35  William E.4 Briden (Thomas3 Samuel2 Walter1) was born Sept 1869 in Smithfield RI {10 [ED 142, p. 1]}. He married Carrie A. King on 25 November 1891 at Pawtucket {15 [1891:400], 17}. She was born in RI, and died 4 October 1918.

In 1900 they were living at 829 North Main St., Pawtucket, RI {10}.


Children of William E. and Carrie A. (King) Briden
62i Mildred L., b 18 Aug 1892; m 7 Oct 1916 Fred C. Myers, Jr.
63ii Raymond K., b 21 Sept 1894; m 28 Oct 1919 Bertha M. Harrington
64iii William E., b 7 Apr 1899; m 1922 Ruth M. Baldwin
 


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