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Catherine Brierly (Connell)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Youghal, County Cork, Ireland
Death: April 13, 1893 (77-78)
Onehunga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Onehunga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of ? Connell and Eleanor Connell
Wife of Sgt. Henry Brierly
Mother of Ann Holland; Jane Meddows; Thomas Brierly; Henry Brierly; William Brierly and 4 others

Occupation: Royal New Zealand Fencible Wife
Immigration: Berhampore, 16 June 1849
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About Catherine Brierly

Biography from The Royal New Zealand Fencibles: 1874-1875: BRIERLY Henry. Berhampore. Henry born 1804 at Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland, enlisted in 49th Reg. and served 21 yrs, including time at Spain, the Cape, then 12yrs in India and Afganistan, and finally 2 yrs in China. His height 5'10", black hair, grey eyes, fair complexion, a labourer of good character. Discharged at the end of service with a mdal and gratuity, a Sergeant. he married Catherine CONNELL aged 14yrs on 8 June 1829 in India. She was born Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. Her father was also a Sergeant with 49th Reg her mother Eleanor HEALY. Both her parents had died during the plague. Two children Catherine and William were born in India. They returned to Ireland where Thomas a b. 1846, Henry b. 1848 at London. They settled at Onehunga as well as Panmure and in 1853 held a Depasturing Licence at Onehunga. Henry was a committee member of the Provincial Council, he was also a Warden of the Hundred of Onehunga for several terms. The family was of the Church of Ireland and attended the Anglican Church Onehunga. He died at Onehunga on 30 March 1890 aged 86yrs according to the Pay Register and still owned his Allotment at Onehunga plus 60 acres at Maraetai. Catherine died 3yrs later (p. 123).

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Catherine Brierly's Timeline

1815
1815
Youghal, County Cork, Ireland
1834
1834
Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland
1835
1835
Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland
1838
1838
India
1846
1846
Ireland
1848
1848
London, England
1849
1849
India
1852
August 1, 1852
Howick, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Birth Registration Number: (reg. 1852/1340). 01 Aug 1851 ~ Brierley, Sarah ~ born to Henry and Catherine née Connell, fencible, Howick.

1853
November 7, 1853
Howick, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Birth Registration Number: (reg. 1853/2089). 7 Nov 1853 ~ Brierley, John ~ born to Henry and Catherine née Connell, fencible, Howick.