Showing posts with label Cleveland. Show all posts
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Monday, 28 June 2021

George Charles Breame and Alice May Howes

Spire of Holy Trinity, Norwich
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Alice May Howes, daughter of Elizabeth Eliza Blazey and William Harman Howes, married George Charles Breame, son of Robert Breame and Caroline Bell, at Holy Trinity church, Heigham, Norwich on 3 Jun 1922.

Alice May Howes was my grandmother's 2nd cousin and is exactly the same age and relation to us as the singing, dancing, Winifred Constance Stanley Trevail, about whom I'm certain we knew nothing. Three probably very different women, brought up in three very different countries. Alice May Howes married exactly one month before my grandparents did and her first son was born exactly two weeks after my father, so I can imagine why they had remained in touch.  

George and Alice had two sons, both born at 23 Manchester Street, Heigham:
  1. George Charles Breame born 31 July 1923
  2. William Robert Breame born 21 Nov 1924
Growing up, I'd met "Cousin George from Norwich", George and Alice's son, a few times, but had no idea whose cousin he was or how we were connected. This is why I had to follow this line down to work out that he was my father's 3rd cousin. You have to go right back to Francis Stephen Blazey and Hannah Minns, my 3rd great-grandparents, to find our common ancestor. 

Both sons still lived at home with their parents in 1939 at 15 Henderson Road, Norwich, Norfolk. George Charles Breame Snr, born 20 Nov 1890, was a Builder's Labourer - his father, Robert, had been a plasterer. Son George, at that time, was employed as a Saw Mill Labourer. He will have served in World War II, but I don't have access to records to tell me as what, or which service.

George Charles Breame Snr's father, Robert Breame, died on 11 July 1939.

In the 3rd quarter of 1945 (the same time as my parents married), George Charles Breame Jnr married Anna Thornton in Cleveland, Yorkshire. This couple had three daughters - all young enough to still be alive - who are my 4th cousins. I remember meeting them once when I was a child.

In the 2nd quarter of 1946, William R Breame married Doris Buck, in Norwich.

In 1955, George Charles Breame Snr's mother, Caroline Breame died, aged 86.

George Charles Breams (sic), but date of birth quoted correctly as 20 Nov 1890, died in the second quarter of 1974. He will have been 83.

Alice May Breame died in Oct 1984, in East Dereham, Norfolk. She would have celebrated her 85th birthday at the end of that month.

George Charles Breame Jnr died in February 1998, aged 74.

William Robert Breame died on 21 Aug 2007.

If you're related to any of the people written about, I'm guessing you'll recognise them from the surnames. If you are, do please get in touch.