James Child Breach1

#136, (circa June 1845-circa May 1921)
FatherJames Breach1 (c 1812-b Apr 1881)
MotherMary Child2 (c 1817-)
ChartsFairclough Family - descendants
Last Edited18 Jan 2022
Almost certainly James Child Breach
(Source: M. Willson Collection)
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James was born circa June 1845 at Morton, Keighley, Yorkshire.3,4 He was the son of James Breach and Mary Child.1,2

He was recorded as living with his parents and siblings John, Mary, Anna and Samuel in the 1851 census at Wycliffe Cottage, Richmond, Yorkshire.5 James Child Breach was a salesman on 6 May 1868 at Manchester.1

He married Emma Miller, daughter of Robert T. Miller and Mary Fairclough, in a Church of England ceremony at St. Peter's on Wednesday, 6 May 1868 Emma's father was a cotton mill manager at Bolton, Lancashire. The wedding certificate was also signed by Ann Jane Miller. Others who may have attended the wedding include Mary Fairclough as mother of the bride, Robert T. Miller as father of the bride, Mary Child as mother of the groom and James Breach as father of the groom. Brothers and sisters who may have attended include John H. Breach, Mary A. Breach, Anna Margaret Breach, Samuel Breach, Eliza Miller, Frederick Horrocks Miller and Thomas Henry Miller. Emma and James went on to have six children together.1

He was recorded as head of household in the 1871 census with Emma Breach as his spouse and child Charles living at 25 Hulton St., Moss Side, Manchester. He was recorded as being 25 years old.4 James Child Breach was a commercial traveller in the paper trade, and seemingly remained so for the next 30 years.4 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)

He was recorded as head of household in the 1891 census with Emma Breach as his spouse and children living at Breadstone Hall, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire. James' age was recorded as being 45 years. He lived with his wife, five of their children and domestic servant.6

On 23 January 1894 his son James died at the age of 19 at the approximate age of nineteen years old in Switzerland.

He was recorded as head of household in the 1901 census with Emma Breach as his spouse at 2 Cumberland Road, Southport, Lancashire. His son Charles was also living with them. His age was recorded as 55 years old.7

He was recorded as head of household in the 1911 census with Emma Miller as his spouse at 13 Bushell Place, Preston, Lancashire. His age was recorded as being 66 years old. Also living in the eight room house was their daughter Ida and a servant.8

James's son Frank began military service on Saturday, 3 July 1915 when he enlisted in the 19th Dragoons at Canada at age 31.9

James died circa May 1921 at Lancashire.10

James'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.11


1845BirthMorton, Keighley, Yorkshire3,4
1868MarriageSt. Peter's, Bolton, Lancashire1
1871Census (Eng) 187125 Hulton St., Moss Side, Manchester4
1872Residence-hideMoss Side, Manchester13
1891Census (Eng) 1891Breadstone Hall, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire6
1894Residence-hideBreadstone Hall, South Reddish, Lancashire14
1901Census (Eng) 19012 Cumberland Road, Southport, Lancashire7
1911Census (Eng) 191113 Bushell Place, Preston, Lancashire8


Emma Miller (c Sep 1844-13 Sep 1913)


  1. [S454] Parish Registers for St. Peter's, Marriages 1865 - 1869, Page 183, Entry 365.
  2. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) 1851 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005 Class: HO107; Piece: 2381; Folio: 105; Page: 51; GSU roll: 87672-87673.
  3. [S507] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/) Keighley.
  4. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) District of Chorlton, sub-district of Hulme, civil parish of Moss Side peice 4007 folio 62 p.24.
  5. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Registration district: Richmond, Sub-registration district: Richmond, Piece: 2381, Folio: 105, Page Number: 51 (http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx).
  6. [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.
  7. [S394] National Census for England, 1901 (online image) District of Ormskirk, sub-district of North Meols, peice 3538 folio 139 p.23.
  8. [S539] National Census for England, 1911 (online image) Class: RG14; Piece: 25323.
  9. [S749] Library and Archives Canada, Military, 1914-1918 Name: Frank Ernest Breach; Regiment Number: 100342.
  10. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificate, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, Jun Qtr, Ormskirk, Vol. 8b page 895.
  11. [S515] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar Ancestry.com, Breach, James Child - 1921.
  12. [S457] Parish Registers for Old Trafford Congregational, Baptisms 1861 - 1884, Page 7, LDS Film 2355751.
  13. [S742] Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915 Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Reference Number: M321/2/1/2; Item Number: 5; Archive Roll: 822.
  14. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 13 Apr 1894 p.4 Death Notices.
  15. [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.