Category Archives: Briancourt

Information about my BRIANCOURT ancestors

More details from 1939: my great grandparents (Mason and Saunders)

I was fairly sure that I knew where  to find my great grandparents on the 1939 register.  On my father’s side, my great grandparents Herbert and Georgina Mason (née Briancourt) had lived round the corner from us when I was … Continue reading

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A Divorce Petition: Briancourt V Briancourt

On 14th August 1880, Ellen Mary Briancourt (nee Lovejoy) submitted a divorce petition against her husband, my great great grandfather, George Arthur Briancourt. The couple had been married for 12 years, and had four children: Annie Elizabeth Ellen, born 30th … Continue reading

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More debtors in the family

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my ancestor Thomas Nye Brittain’s financial difficulties . Little did I know then that he wasn’t the only ancestor to have had trouble managing his money. The London Gazette is a wonderful … Continue reading

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George Briancourt – still a mystery!

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 … Continue reading

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A 60th wedding anniversary

The photo below shows my great grandparents, Herbert Cecil MASON and Georgina Matilda (née BRIANCOURT) at their 6oth wedding anniversary celebration in 1965.  I’m fascinated by the angle of the cake! I was at the party and I’m sure if … Continue reading

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