I’ve been on the trail of my 2 x great grandfather George Arthur Briancourt. The first record I’ve found for him is his marriage on May 7th 1868 to Ellen Mary Lovejoy. On the marriage certificate he gives his father’s name as Max Briancourt, Estate Agent. So far I’ve found no trace of Max anywhere. George and Ellen had three sons, George (born 1871) Carl (born 1873) and Adelbert (born 1875).
By 1881 George and Ellen had separated and she had initiated divorce proceedings against him. I’m not sure whether they did actually get divorced but George went on to have a daughter by Esther Annie Blackburn – my great grandmother, Georgina Matilda Briancourt.
I have discovered several stories and snippets about George Briancourt which I’ll write up in later posts. I would love to find out where George originated – the census in 1881 says he was born in Germany, and in the 1891 census it states born in Prussia (or possibly Russia).