The Breach Family's Sussex Origins

A Family History Blog by Alison Vainlo (Breach)

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Branch Line BL3 - Thomas Breach and Lucy Mewett 1803 - 1947

This branch line follows the second child of Richard Breach (b. 1776) and Elizabeth Dennis (b. 1777) from the seventh generation of the Main Ancestral Breach line. Names in bold type continue the ancestral line down.

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East Sussex Map

This branch of the Breach family lived mostly in East Sussex. Places include, Battle, Eastbourne, East Dean and Willingdon.


Eighth Branch Generation 
BG8 - Thomas Breach and Lucy Mewett 1803 - 1889
Thomas was born in 1803 in Westdean, Sussex, the son of Richard Breach (b. 1776, d. 1855) and Elizabeth Dennis (b.1777, d. 1841). Thomas married his wife Lucy Mewett (b. 1816) (daughter of John Mewett and Elizabeth unknown) on the 23rd of November 1844, in Newhaven, Sussex. They had three children and lived in Upper Street, East Dean and Thomas worked as an agricultural labourer. 

Thomas died on the 10th of May 1869. 

In 1881 Lucy was living with her son, William John at Bradford Street, Eastbourne. She died on the 20th of May 1889, at 64 Cavendish Place, Eastbourne.

Thomas and Lucy had three children as follows:

1. Maria 
Maria was born in 1846 in East Dean. She married Henry Thorpe (b. 1842 in Willingdon) (son of William Thorpe and Mary Pumfrey) in 1868, in Eastbourne, and they lived in Willingdon, Sussex. Henry worked as a railway porter, and they had seven children as follows:
  1. Albert (b. 1869)
  2. Alice (b. 1871)
  3. George Thomas (b. 1873)
  4. Alfred Herbert (b. 1879)
  5. Emily L (b. 1881)
  6. Annie Maria (b. 1884)
  7. Ernest R (b. 1886)

BG9 - William John  
William was born in 1847 in East Dean. William continues this line below 
3. Elizabeth Ann 
Elizabeth was born in 1849 in East Dean. She married William Thomas Hardwick (b. 1834 in Aston on Ingham, Hereford & Worcester) (son of John Hardwick and Mary Anne Nelmes), in 1888. They had no children but lived in Eastbourne and appeared to run a boarding house although the 1891 census is not clear on this. William died in 1900 in Battle, Sussex.


Ninth Branch Generation
BG9 - William J Breach and Caroline E Fuller 1847 - 1929
William was born in 1847, the son of Thomas Breach (b. 1803) and Lucy Mewett (b. 1816) in East Dean. On the 1861 census at the age of thirteen he was working as a cow boy, however, on the next census I found (1881) he was a baker in Eastbourne. He married Caroline Eliza Fuller (b. 1857) in May 1880 and they had thirteen children.

Caroline was born on the 20th of March 1857 (dau of Mark Fuller and Sophia Robins), in Warbleton, Sussex. She married William John Breach (b. 1847) in May 1880, and had thirteen children. Caroline died in 1921 and William died in 1929.

William and Caroline had thirteen children as follows:

1. Ada 
Ada was born on the 11th of October 1880 in Eastbourne. She married William Catt in 1902. Ada died on the 2nd of May 1956.

2. William Thomas 
William was born on the 17th of July 1882 in Eastbourne. He married Eliza Frances Griggs in 1897, in Brentford, Middlesex. He emigrated to South Africa.

William Thomas Breach

3. Elizabeth 
Elizabeth was born on the 1st of October 1884 in Eastbourne. She never married and died on the 10th of April 1976.

4. Lucy 
Lucy was born on the 24th of March 1886 in Eastbourne. She married William Potter in 1909 and died on the 20th of May 1975.

BG10 - Freedom 
Freedom was born on the 1st of January 1888 in Eastbourne. 

Freedom continues this line below. 

6. Mark 
Mark was born on the 25th of April 1889 in Eastbourne. He married Edith Green in 1916, in Eastbourne. Mark died on the 15th of November 1969 in Eastbourne.

7 .Caroline 
Caroline was born on the 24th of August 1890 in Eastbourne. She lived with Albert Emm but did not marry him. She died on the 4th of February 1971.

8. Nellie V 
Nellie was born on the 15th of December 1892 in Eastbourne. She married Leonard Miles in 1917. Nellie died on the 15th of December 1965.

9. Flora 
Flora was born on the 21st of July 1894 in Eastbourne. She married George Nugent in 1925. Flora died on the 15th of November 1964.

10. Jack 
Jack was born on the 7th of September 1895 in Eastbourne. He married Dorothy Eliza Hillier (b. 24 Mar 1903, in Merstham, Surrey) (daughter of George Alfred Hillier and Jane Wimbleton) in 1923 in Croydon, Greater London. They had five children, born in Coulsdon and Kenley in Surrey as follows:
  1. Leslie Thomas Jack (b. 7 Sep 1924, d. 1977)
  2. Bernhard David (b. 22 May 1925) Married Beryl Violet Ruby Field (b. 3 Mar 1929 in Taunton, Somerset) on the 22nd of November 1947 in Croydon, Surrey.
  3. Kathleen Dorothy (b. 1 Sep 1926, d. 2001) Married John Wade (b. 1923).
  4. Joyce Ivy (b. 11 Dec 1933, d. 5 Feb 2005) Married Walter Samuel Mainwaring (b. 1930).
  5. Sybille Vera (b. 12 Jul 1937)

Jack died on the 7th of September 1940 in Westminster, London. Dorothy died in 1977.

11. Dick Ewart 
Dick was born on the 9th of June 1898 in Eastbourne. He married Dorothy Packham in 1920. Dick died on the 26th of June 1985.

12. Clara 
Clara was born on the 21st of November 1899 in Eastbourne.

13. Ethel Fanny 
Ethel was born on the 18th of August 1903 in Eastbourne. She never married and died on the 15th of July 1972 in Tonbridge, Kent.


Tenth Branch Generation
BG10 - Freedom Breach and Louisa Dumbleton 1888 - 1973
Freedom was born on the 1st of January 1888 in Eastbourne, the son of  William Breach (b. 1847) and Caroline Eliza Fuller (b. 1857). He married Louisa Emma Dumbleton (b. 1883) in 1909. They had one son, William George in 1907. Freedom died on the 3rd of June 1961 and Louisa died in 1973.


Eleventh Generation
BG11 - William George Breach and Elsie Eliza Groves 1907 - 2007
William was born in 1907, the son of  Freedom Breach and Louisa Emma Dumbleton. He married Elsie Eliza Groves (b. 1913) in 1938. They had a daughter, Rowena (living). William died in 1975 and Elsie died in 2007.


Family Tree


Thanks to Rowena Breach  for much of the information contained in this post.

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Alison Vainlo 2018

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