Brough, Eliza Blanche (1861-1939)

 

Beach Avenue from English Bay Pier - about 1909 - detail from postcard

Beach Avenue from English Bay Pier – about 1909 – detail from postcard

Eliza Blanche Brough ran a grocery store and restaurant at 1897 Beach Avenue, from about 1899 to 1907.

Eliza was born in London, England on July 14, 1861 (although some sources say that she was born in Clifton, Gloucestershire). Her father was Charles Leal; her mother was Eliza Charlotte Susanne Rapit.

Charles Leal was born about 1819 in Scotland. On August 11, 1854, in London, England, he married Eliza Charlotte Susan Rapit. She was born in 1828 in Yverdon, Switzerland [Yverdon-les-Bains, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yverdon-les-Bains.]

By 1865, Charles Leal was the manager of the Clifton Down Hotel in Bristol, England.

 

Clifton Down Hotel - advertisement; Black's guide to Norway, ed. by J. Bowden, Black, Adam and Charles, Ltd, 1867, page 13

Clifton Down Hotel – advertisement; Black’s guide to Norway, ed. by J. Bowden, Black, Adam and Charles, Ltd, 1867, page 13

The hotel was near the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which had opened in 1864.

Charles Leal died in Clifton in 1867. In 1871, Charles’s widow, Eliza, was living in Clifton, along with five children, including her daughter, Eliza. In 1881, Eliza and four children (including her daughter, Eliza) were still living in Clifton.

On November 8, 1884, in Savannah, Georgia, Eliza Blanche Leal married Thomas Maurice (or Morris) Brough. Thomas was born on June 28, 1859, in London, England. It appears that his parents were Arthur Brough and Louisa Varney.

By 1891, Thomas and Eliza were living in England, where their daughter, Violet, was born. It appears that Thomas died before 1900.

By 1900, Eliza was living in on Beach Avenue in Vancouver. She was operating a grocery store and restaurant at “Sea View House,” which appears to be this modest building at 1897 Beach Avenue.

1897 Beach Avenue; detail from postcard of English Bay Pier

1897 Beach Avenue; detail from postcard of English Bay Pier

On September 21, 1905, in Vancouver, Eliza married Thomas Reilly, who was a building contractor. He was born on March 29, 1870, in Wattle Flat, New South Wales, Australia. His parents were John and Hannah Reilly.

Eliza’s mother, Eliza Charlotte Lewal, died in Bristol, England, in 1907.

By 1911, Thomas and Eliza were living in the Cedar Cottage area of South Vancouver.

By about 1926, Thomas had retired; he and Eliza were living at the foot of Pratt Road in Gibson’s Landing, British Columbia. For a short time, Thomas drove a Cadillac automobile on the primitive roads in the area, but he soon replaced the Cadillac with a more-practical Ford Model T.

Eliza died at Gibson’s Landing on March 29, 1939. She was buried at Seaview Cemetery in Gibson’s Landing.

On December 16, 1939, in Vancouver, Thomas married Helen Winn, who was the widow of William Whitehead Winn. Helen was born in Tunbridge Wells, England, on August 1, 1891. Her father was George Turner. Her mother was Fanny Ford.

Thomas died on July 6, 1940, in Vancouver. He was buried at Gibson’s Landing.

Helen was still living in Gibson’s Landing in 1945. She later married Frank Gibson. Helen died in Vancouver on January 12, 1981.

Thomas Brough and Eliza Leal had a daughter.

 

Violet Blanche Brough

Violet Blanche Brough was born in London, England, on February 1, 1891.

On October 12, 1910, in Vancouver, Violet married George Henry Arnott, who was a salesman. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, on November 17, 1888. His parents were William Clark Arnott and Annie Celeste Crick. This marriage ended in divorce in Vancouver on September 25, 1936.

George later married Ethel Howard Smith.

Violet died in North Vancouver on January 24, 1974.

George died in North Vancouver on July 16, 1976.

Ethel died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on April 1, 1984.

 

Sources

Elizabeth Blanche Leal

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQJB-329 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Charles Leal, St Marylebone, Marylebone, Middlesex, England; citing “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D39-NZS : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Charles Leal, 1854.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKNV-MWX : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Charles Leal and Elisa Charlotte Susanne Rapit, 11 Aug 1854; citing Saint James,Westminster,London,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1042323.

England and Wales Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M7LD-D4Z : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Eliza Leal, St Margaret, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England; citing “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 9, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Black’s guide to Norway, ed. by J. Bowden, Black, Adam and Charles, ltd, 1867, page 13

The Quarterly Review, Volume 118, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, Publisher: John Murray, 1865, page 78

Clifton Down Hotel, http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/79400/79458/79458_hotel.htm

Clifton Down Hotel, http://brisray.com/bristol/bukpcards30.htm

Bridge House, Clifton; Bridge House formerly Clifton Down Hotel was built in 1865 and has just recently been converted to very exclusive apartments, http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2173036

Bridge House formerly Clifton Down Hotel: Bristol, England, Google Streets: searched October 14, 2014.

Clifton Suspension Bridge, http://www.oldukphotos.com/graphics/England%20Photos/Bristol,%20Bristol,%20Clifton%20Suspension%20Bridge%20-%201280pix.jpg

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_Suspension_Bridge

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2V9P-K93 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Charles Leal, 1867.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5R2-MJ6 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Eliza C S Leal, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 40, p. 14; Clifton registration district, Clifton subdistrict, ED 21, household 54, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 0835258.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3B9-RXL : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Eliza Leal, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2NBX-V2L : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Eliza Charlotte S R Leal, 1907.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2NZP-WS5 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Eliza Blanche Leal, 1861.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5R2-MJF : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Elisa B Leal in household of Eliza C S Leal, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 40, p. 14; Clifton registration district, Clifton subdistrict, ED 21, household 54, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 0835258.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3GL-Q2V : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Eliza Blanche Leal in household of Thomas Higgs, St Martin In The Fields, Middlesex, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL21-K57 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Elisa Blanche Reilly, 29 Mar 1939; citing Gibsons Landing, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13165, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953625.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 109553205, Elisa Blanche Reilly, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109553205; Birth: 1861; Death: 1939; Burial: Seaview Cemetery; Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Thomas Brough (husband of Elizabeth Blanche Leal)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26TY-TMS : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Morris Brough, 1859.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5KS-D6X : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Arthur Brough and Louisa Varney, 27 Nov 1856; citing Saint Mary The Virgin Aldermanbury,London,London,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 374991, 942 B4HA V. 61, 942 B4HA V. 62, 942 B4HA V. 65.

“Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWW1-K24 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Maurice Brough and Eliza Blanch Leal, 08 Nov 1884; citing , Chatham, Georgia; FHL microfilm 183860.

“Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWZG-GNR : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Maurice Brough and Eliza Blanch Leal, 08 Nov 1884; citing , Chatham, Georgia; FHL microfilm 0183860 V. E.

“Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXJX-8TZ : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Maurice Brough and Eliza Blanch Leal, 08 Nov 1884; citing Chatham, Georgia, United States; FHL microfilm 183860.

“Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXJX-8TZ : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Maurice Brough and Eliza Blanch Leal, 08 Nov 1884; citing Chatham, Georgia, United States; FHL microfilm 183860.

 

Thomas Reilly (husband of Elizabeth Blanche Leal)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-L2GF : 13 December 2015), John Reilly, 1920; Burial, Wattle Flat, , New South Wales, Australia, Wattle Flat Anglican Cemetery; citing record ID 80770952, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80770952: Birth: 1838; Death: Dec. 21, 1920; Inscription: Husband of Hannah Maria; Burial: Wattle Flat Anglican Cemetery, Wattle Flat, New South Wales, Australia.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-L2G6 : 13 December 2015), Hannah Maria Reilly, 1920; Burial, Wattle Flat, , New South Wales, Australia, Wattle Flat Anglican Cemetery; citing record ID 80770949, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80770949: Birth: 1844; Death: Nov. 2, 1920; Inscription: Wife of John; Burial: Wattle Flat Anglican Cemetery, Wattle Flat, New South Wales, Australia.

 

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-5CN : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Reilly in household of Edward Hobson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-6MY : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Thomas Reilly and Elisa Blanche Brough, 21 Sep 1905; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 53 South Vancouver, page 40, family 46, lines 1-2, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63014&highlight=1&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Thos.+Reilly

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-483537; Thomas Reilly and Helen Winn; date of marriage: December 16, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2015/MRG/MRG_1939483537.jpg

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKG-THX : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Reilly, 06 Jul 1940; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13168, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953628.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-ZFKH : 13 December 2015), Thomas Reilly, ; Burial, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Seaview Cemetery; citing record ID 109553229, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109553229: Birth: 1870; Death: 1940; Burial: Seaview Cemetery; Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.

Sunshine Coast News, September 29, 1981, page 2, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/coastnews/date/1981-09-29#2!reilly, “The Lee family brought this photo along when, in 1917, they moved from Albion to Pender Harbour. Thomas Reilly, upon his retirement here, had a Cadillac of about the vintage of this one transported by steamer to the whart at Gibson’s Landing. Occasionally, from his home at the foot of Pratt Road, before Gower Point Road had come into being, he drove along routes that had been built with horses for the use of horse and waggon. After a few years, Thomas sequestered his anomalous Cadillac—the only one of its kind in this vicinity—in his barn, and resorted to a more practical Model T ford.” [Includes photograph of Cadillac automobile.]

 

Helen Taylor (wife of Thomas Reilly)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-HL9 : 21 January 2016), William Whitehead Winn and Helen Turner, 02 Sep 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13760, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,556.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-483537; Thomas Reilly and Helen Winn; date of marriage: December 16, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2015/MRG/MRG_1939483537.jpg

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMS-M3P : 30 September 2015), Helen Gibson, 1981.

 

William Whitehead Winn (husband of Helen Taylor)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XMG-F22 : 1 October 2014), William Whitehead Winn, 1864; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZP-LSJ : 24 July 2015), William Whitehead Winn in entry for Sarah Frances Winn, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D6Z-2RX : 13 December 2014), William Whitehead Winn, 1889; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1889, quarter 2, vol. 9A, p. 238, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-HLQ : 21 January 2016), William Whitehead Winn and Helen Turner, 02 Sep 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13760, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,556.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2J-VM4 : 30 September 2015), William Whitehead Winn, 1937.

 

Violet Blanche Brough (daughter of Thomas Brough and Eliza Leal)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XBK-GFB : 1 October 2014), Violet Blanche Brough, 1891; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast(http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZK-D1M : accessed 15 Oct 2014), George Henry, 17 Nov 1888; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13808, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2114957.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MR9T : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Wm Arnott, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5Z-896 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Annie Celeste Arnott, 13 Oct 1951; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13209, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032701.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZF-LYP : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Elisa Blanche Reilly Leal in household of George Henry Arnott and Violet Blanche Brough, 12 Oct 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983702.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYT-JH5 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Violet Blanche Arnott, 24 Jan 1974; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13330, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050285.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBR-5LH : accessed 14 Oct 2014), George Henry Arnott, 16 Jul 1976; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13353, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050566.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGM3-9P1 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Ethel Howard Arnott, 01 Apr 1984; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13638, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2073155.

Arnott/Donogh genealogy, http://boards.ancestry.se/localities.northam.canada.britishcolumbia.general/1058/mb.ashx

Ernest William Arnott, http://genealogy.kolthammer.org/Bonnycastle-o/p1227.htm

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZT-9ZV : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Annie Celeste Crick in household of Jeffrey Arnott and Evelyn Jessie Galbraith, 30 Jul 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032869.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8N-WRT : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Clarence Arrott and Elsie Christine Copeland, 08 Mar 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074508.

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