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Breakspear family

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AnnCardiff Report 18 Nov 2012 13:38

also if you look in "Search" top right hand corner you will find many Breakspear connections on this site - one member and I share 35 connections - we have actually met


Patricia Report 18 Nov 2012 13:36

Hi Gins
Yes it does,thanks so much. Pat


AnnCardiff Report 18 Nov 2012 13:35

I found it a very easy family to trace - all on the free Mormon site -


AnnCardiff Report 18 Nov 2012 13:33

likely you are related to my maternal Breakspears from Berkshire/Oxford

I believe Breakspears brewery is still on the go - there are bottles of the stuff in supermarkets

they also had a biscuit factory which became Huntley and Palmers


Gins Report 18 Nov 2012 13:30

Ey up!

1851 England Census
about Emma Breakspear
Name: Emma Breakspear
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1778
Relation: Head
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

Civil parish: Birmingham
Ecclesiastical parish: St Stephen
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England

Registration district: Birmingham
Sub-registration district: St George
ED, institution, or vessel: 34
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 71
Piece: 2058
Folio: 854
Page Number: 18
Household Members: Name Age
Emma Breakspear 73
Thomas Salman 14 <<Nephew

John and Jane Davies b1805 are living next door


Patricia Report 18 Nov 2012 13:27

Hi Jill
Thanks for replying.
Our branch of the Breakspears end up in Birmingham,and then Jane marries into the Davis family.They gave one of their daughters the 2nd Christian name of Breakspear.It seemed to be practice to use mums maiden names as a Christian name.
Not sure where her brother went as I haven't looked down his line .But our family history is based all over,including Birmingham and Gloucester.Lovely to talk to you. Pat


Gins Report 18 Nov 2012 13:20

Ive had to laugh at myself. Im sat here thinking where does the name Brewer come into this and whats Jill banging on about ale for!

Doh :-)

Search collection
About this collection
name: John Breakspear
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 12 Apr 1777
baptism/christening place: CHIPPING NORTON,OXFORD,ENGLAND

father's name: William Breakspear

mother's name: Elisabth.
indexing project (batch) number: C02016-2
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 95229

Looks promising?


JustDinosaurJill Report 18 Nov 2012 12:59

That's why the name sounded so familiar Pat; the brewery. Before children, when hubby used to go to away football matches and sometimes I would go with him, we would find pubs which sold 'local' beers and try them out.

And I've just remembered. Nicholas Breakspear became Pope Adrian IV

I hate it when you know a name but can't place it.

So anyway I Googled old Nick and found this on Wiki. It might give you another angle to research the family from.

Excerpt for you

Pope Adrian IV (c. 1100 – 1 September 1159),[1] born Nicholas Breakspear or Breakspeare, was Pope from 1154 to 1159.
Adrian IV has been the only Englishman so far to occupy the papal chair.[2][3] It is generally believed that Nicholas Breakspear was born at Breakspear Farm[4][5][6][7] in the parish of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire and received his early education at the Abbey School, St Albans (St Albans School).


Patricia Report 18 Nov 2012 12:51

Hello Gins.Thank you
I think it is. Kings Langley rings a bell.I think they may be linked to Breakspears/Brakspears brewers.The company told me the Salmons and Breakspears were always getting married.I just need to chase John's and Emma's lines back to see details of their parents,and get back another generation. Pat


Gins Report 18 Nov 2012 11:58

Is this your Jane?

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Name: Jane Breakspear
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 23 Dec 1804
Christening Date: 20 Jan 1805
Christening Place: Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England
Age at Christening: 0
Father's Name: John Breakspear
Mother's Name: Emma

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Name: John Breakspear
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1807
Christening Date: 23 Aug 1807
Christening Place: Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England
Age at Christening: 0
Father's Name: John Breakspear
Mother's Name: Emma


Patricia Report 18 Nov 2012 11:37

Can anyone please help me to find more details about John Breakspear,1760,birthplace unknown,and
Emma Salmon,1760,possibly born in Oxfordshire.These dates may not be exactly right.They married in 1801 in Chipping Norton.They had a daughter called Jane Breakspear born 1804,she married John Davis. Thanks Pat