The Breach Family's Sussex Origins

A Family History Blog by Alison Vainlo (Breach)

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Generation Eleven - David P Breach and Nora Fox 1907 - 1988

This is Generation Eleven of the Main Ancestral Line. Use the links to go forward and back and the main ancestral chart to navigate. Names in bold type continue the ancestral line down.

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Yorkshire Map

This generation of the Breach family lived in Yorkshire. Places include, Doncaster, Leeds, Malton and York.


David Percy Breach

G11 - David P Breach and Nora Fox 1907 - 1988
David Percy Breach (or ‘Percy’ as he was known) was born on the 25th of November 1907 in York. He was the youngest of three children born to Albert Walter Breach and Helen Lavinia Read Hall.                                                 

After leaving school Percy worked at Potter’s Motor Service in Leeds from March 1924 to August 1925. A letter of reference from the owner of the garage survives to confirm these dates. The next evidence of work history that I have is another reference letter from The Middlesbrough Ship Repairing Co Ltd dated October 1927. It seems he spent a year there, training in engineering before leaving to set up his own business. Percy then moved to Malton in North Yorkshire where he opened his first garage.                                       

He met and married Nora Fox (b. 1910) (daughter of Tom Fox and Emma Harper) on the 29th March 1930 at Kirkby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Their only son, David Norman was born in September that same year.

The family moved to Leeds for a short time in the 1930's where Percy worked as a garage foreman. During the mid 1930's the family moved to Wheatley Hills, Doncaster and Percy took a job at nearby Brock's Garage on Thorne Road.

In 1937 the family moved for the final time to Fairfield Road, Doncaster. Percy worked at two garages nearby, Roodhouses and the Royal Blue Garage on York Road.

Percy's Fire Service Defence medal (front and reverse).

During the second World War Percy became a volunteer fireman with the Auxiliary Fire Service in Bentley. He was later put in charge of fire engine maintenance at Silver Street in Doncaster and also Rotherham. 
After the war Percy opened a new business in Bentley called D.P. Breach. When his son David joined him in the business, it was renamed D.P. Breach & Son. 

On Percy's retirement the garage was passed on to son David.

Percy Breach died of a heart attack on the 9th of November 1974. He was sixty six.

Nora Fox

Nora Fox was born on the 30th of April 1910 in Great Barugh near Pickering in North Yorkshire. She was the youngest of ten daughters born to Tom Fox (b. 1861) and Emma Harper (b. 1870).

She worked as a butcher’s assistant before marrying David Percy Breach on the 29th of March 1930. Her only child, David Norman was born that September.

Nora enjoyed sewing and crafts and was active until her death from a sudden heart attack on January the 21st 1988, she was seventy seven.

David and Nora had one child as follows:

David Norman Breach

G12 - David Norman
David was born on the 24th of September 1930 in Malton, North Yorkshire. He married Muriel (living) in 1961 and settled in Arksey near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. 

They had two daughters, Alison in 1962 (me), and Jill (living), a few years later. David died in Leeds General Infirmary on the 1st of June 2001.

David continues the main ancestral line in Generation Twelve, see below.

Alison Vainlo 2018

1 comment:

  1. I sent you a message before but meant to say that your David Percy Breach looks quite similar to my husbands father who was Clifford Percival Breach, his dad was Percival William Breach 1894 to 1996. My Ancestry tree for this family is and is called: Raymond Breach Family Tree. If you can do a search on Ancestry you can do so as it is a Public tree. Cheers, Jeanette


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