Leonard Breach1

#138, (circa November 1877-circa September 1965)
FatherJames Child Breach1 (c Jun 1845-c May 1921)
MotherEmma Miller1 (c Sep 1844-13 Sep 1913)
ChartsFairclough Family - descendants
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
likely photograph of Leonard Breach
(source: M. Willson)
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Leonard Breach was born circa November 1877 at Sale, Cheshire.2,1 He was the son of James Child Breach and Emma Miller.1 Leonard Breach was baptized at St. Peter's on Wednesday, 26 December 1877 at Bolton, Lancashire. He was baptised on the same day as his cousin Beatrice Jameson.2 A photograph was taken of the Breach family circa 1880 in Sale.
the Breach family
from left unknown, unknown, Percy (Harold Percy), Emma, Leonard, unknown, James Breach (?), Charlie, James Breach (?)
(source: M. Willson)
Leonard Breach was also known as Len Breach.

He was recorded as living with his mother, a 16 year-old niece, an aunt and his siblings Charles, Harold, James and Ida in the 1881 census at Marlborough Road "Woodstock", Sale, Cheshire. He was recorded as being 5 years old. It isn't known where his father was.3

He was recorded as living with his mother and his siblings Charles, James, Ida and Frank in the 1891 census at Breadstone Hall, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire. He was recorded as being 16 years old.. They also had a domestic servant, Margaret.4 His occupation was recorded as being a scholar in the census.4 Leonard Breach was found on a passenger list on the 'Etruria' on 18 March 1893 from Liverpool to New York. He was listed as a mechanic and was aged 15.5 He was an electrician in April 1894.6 He was found on a passenger list on the 'Umbria' on 23 April 1894 from New York to Liverpool. He had spent more than a year overseas.6

Leonard Breach was recorded as a boarder in the household of Esther Whittaker in the 1901 census at 13 Boundary Road, Bolton, Lancashire.7 Leonard Breach was an electrical apprentice.7

Leonard Breach married Paulina Dickinson circa March 1905 at Ulverston, Lancashire.8

On 6 April 1909 he was elected to the Institution of Civil Engineers.9

He was recorded as head of household in the 1911 census with Paulina Dickinson as his spouse at 34 Russian Drive, Liverpool. His age was recorded as being 33. Also in the seven-room house were their two young children and a servant.10 Leonard Breach was a superintendent in the Electrical Engineering Corporation Electrical Department.10

Leonard's brother Frank began military service on Saturday, 3 July 1915 when he enlisted in the 19th Dragoons at Canada at age 31.11 Leonard and Paulina lived in December 1920 at 59 Bankfield Road, in West Derby, Liverpool.12 Leonard Breach and Paulina Dickinson were found on a passenger list on the 'Empress of France' on 23 December 1920 from Liverpool to St. John, New Brunswick.12 Leonard Breach was an electrical engineer in May 1921.13

James Child Breach's will was probated on 18 May 1921. The estates assets valued at £3,450. Beneficiaries were his sons Charles Edgar Breach and Leonard Breach.13

He was retired by December 1937.5 Leonard Breach and Paulina Dickinson were found on a passenger list on the 'Oropesa' on 9 December 1937 from Liverpool to Bermuda.5 Leonard and Paulina were found on a passenger list on the Cunard White Star ship 'Samaria' on 25 July 1938 from Boston to Liverpool. Leonard's brother Charles was also on board.14

Leonard may have died circa September 1965 at Liverpool North Registration District.15

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1877BirthSale, Cheshire2,1
1
1877BaptismSt. Peter's, Bolton, Lancashire2
Occupation4
1893Passenger listNew York5
1894Occupation6
1894Passenger listLiverpool6
Occupation7
1905MarriageUlverston, Lancashire8
1909Note memo only CR CR9
1911Census (Eng) 191134 Russian Drive, Liverpool10
Occupation10
1920Residence59 Bankfield Road, in West Derby, Liverpool12
1920Passenger listSt. John, New Brunswick12
1921Occupation13
1937Note memo only CR CR5
1937Passenger listBermuda5
1938Residence-hideWest Derby, Liverpool14
1965Death-CandidateLiverpool North Registration District15

Family

Paulina Dickinson (c 1880-)
Children

Citations

  1. [S391] National Census for England, 1891 (online image) District of Stockport, sub-district of Heaton Norris, civil parish of Reddish, peice 2795, folio 136 p.34.
  2. [S454] Parish Registers for St. Peter's, Beatice Fanny Jameson; Baptism Date: 26 Dec 1877; Parish: Bolton le Moors, St Peter; Father's Name: John Jameson; Mother's name: Eliza Jameson; Reference Number: GB127.L243/1/3/2.
  3. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) District and sub-district of Altrincham, peice 3506 folio 115 p.26.
  4. [S391] National Census for England, 1891 (online image) District of Stockport, sub-district of Heaton Norris, civil parish of Reddish, peice 2795, folio 136 p.33.
  5. [S658] UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26.
  6. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 50; Item: 38.
  7. [S394] National Census for England, 1901 (online image) Class: RG13; Piece: 3606; Folio: 106; Page: 19.
  8. [S242] General Register Office, England - Marriage Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births, Mar Qtr, Ulverston Vol 8e p.1457.
  9. [S740] The Institution of Civil Engineers, Membership Records, 1818-1930 Name: Leonard Breach; Election Date: 6 Apr 1909; Employment Place: Easdale, Bankfield Road, West Derby, Liverpool; Publication Year: 1916; Publication Place: London, England.
  10. [S539] National Census for England, 1911 (online image) Class: RG14; Piece: 22635.
  11. [S749] Library and Archives Canada, Military, 1914-1918 Name: Frank Ernest Breach; Regiment Number: 100342.
  12. [S739] Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 Ancestry.com, Library and Archives Canada; Form 30A Ocean Arrivals (Individual Manifests), 1919-1924; Rolls: T-14939 - T-15248.
  13. [S515] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar Ancestry.com, Breach, James Child - 1921.
  14. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 1147; Item: 77.
  15. [S510] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).