Patrick Briesland (or Bryceland) James Briesland Mary Ann Briesland (or Bryceland) Annie Breslin Winifred Patricia Breslin James Breslin Elizabeth Breslin Charles Paul Breslin Mary Welsh Margaret Ellen Briesland Annie Cassidy Mini tree diagram

James Briesland (or Bryceland or Breslin)

21st Mar 18881 - 28th Oct 19203

Life History

21st Mar 1888

Born in Tamnaherin, Cumber, Co. Londonderry.1


Resident in 15 Market Street, Greenock.2

Census entry gives surname as Bryceland


Occupation Ships Cook.3


Resident in 13 Ingleston Street, Greenock.3

2nd Nov 1914

Married Mary Welsh in St. Laurence's, Greenock.3

Surname recorded as Breslin

30th Sep 1916

Birth of daughter Annie Breslin in 13 Ingleston Street, Greenock.3


Birth of daughter Winifred Patricia Breslin in Liverpool.3,4


Resident in Hope Place, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.3

28th Oct 1920

Died in Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.3

Psoas Abscess, TB Spine
Name recorded as James Joseph Bryceland.
Death registered by Mary Bryceland, Widow, usual address - Hope Place Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire

6th Dec 1920

Birth of son James Breslin in 53 Main Street, Greenock.3

8th Aug 1923

Birth of daughter Elizabeth Breslin in 16 Ladyburn Buildings, Greenock.3

Other facts


Birth of son Charles Paul Breslin


  • When James came to Scotland and married his surname was recorded as "Breslin" and this name has continued.

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