William Hudson
(1778-Abt 1845)
Thomas Breeden
Martha Maynard

Mary Louisa Breeden


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John Berry

Mary Louisa Breeden 62

  • Born: 1 May 1826, Essex, England 14,56,61
  • Christened: 13 Jun 1826, Providence Independent, Cuckfield, Sussex, England 61
  • Marriage: John Berry on 25 Jul 1847 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England 61
  • Died: 1902, Chicago area, Cook, IL at age 76 40,63
  • Buried: 26 Sep 1902, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL 63

bullet  General Notes:

Other peoples' family trees have her born in Sussex, England.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Name: Mary. 64 The name Mary is listed as the mother of William Berry on his death record. Informant was Sarah Jane Berry.

Also referred to as Mary Louisa by Sally Packard in an email.

Alt. Birth, 1827, Cockfield, Sussex, England. 65

Alt. Birth: Brighton, England. 44

Residence, 1841, Bermondsey, Surrey, England. 66 Living here are Thomas (37), wife Martha (38), Louisa (15), Charles C. (13), William (9), Eliza (7), Amos (2), and Mary Ann (2 months). Living on Susex Place.
Note to self: Bermondsey is a street name in London, near where they processed and traded leather and hides at Leathermarket Street. There was a Leather, Hide and Wool Exchange there. (See Wikipedia entry for Bermondsey)

Residence, 1847. 67 At the time of her marriage, they were living on Albert St. in Bermondsey, according to their marriage record.

Residence, 1851, Bermondsey, Surrey, England. 65 Living here are Louisa & husband and they have two children, Esther and James.

Occupation: Shirt Maker, 1851. 65

Immigration: From England to Canada, 30 Aug 1856. 61,68 Sailed out of London, arrived in NY, NY. Traveling in the group were Louisa Berry, age 29; Esther, age 7; James, age 5; Wm, Inf.

Residence, 1861, Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario. 69 Living here are John and Louisa Berry, with their children Esther, 13; James, 10; William, 7; Louisa (Jane?), 4; and Sarah, 1.

Residence, 1871, Prince Edward, Hallowell, Ontario, Canada. 56,57 Living here are John and Louisa as parents and their children Esther, James, William, Jane, Mary, and John.

Religion: W. Methodist, 1871. 52

Residence, 1881, Oshawa, Ontario South, Ontario. 52 Living here are Louisa as a widow, and her children Herbert, John, Mary, and Jane. Also in the house are 4 boarders -- William Ayers 22, Tyron Nelson 25, George Welch 24, and Barnard Butcher 26.

Burial, 26 Sep 1902, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL. 63 Buried in this plot are Louisa Berry, Thomas N. Berry, Alfred J. Greathead, Mary Louisa Hancox, Elizabeth Berry, Mary L. Berry and James G. Berry. Sec. 3 Lot 82.

Death: 249 E. 43rd St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 44

Will: Submitted in Open Court on 6-18-1915, filed 5-11-1915. 70 Her will states that first her funeral expenses be paid
Second, after the payment of such debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath unto the Seventh Church of Christ Scientist, located at Chicago, Illinois, at the premises known as 5518 Kenmore Avenue, all the property, real, personal and mixed and effects of every name and measure, which I now have, may dispossed of, or may be entitled to, its successors and assigns forever. This bequest is given because of the great kindness and financial assistance which were extended to me by said church during my period of urgent need.
Third, I do hereby make, constitute and appoint Anna M. Wenderoth, sole executrix of this my last will and testament and I do hereby direct that she may not be compelled to give any bond or security as such executrix, and that she may settle my estate in her own way, using her discretion in all matters not in conflict with any law of the State of Illinois, power being hereby expressly given her in her official capacity to sell any and all the real or personal estate of which I may die seized or possessed, at public or private sale, as she may think best....
Signed in the presence as witnesses were
Lillian A. Smith Residing at 4433 N. Paulina St.
Simpson W. Moon Residing at 921 Windsor Ave
Lawrence A. Cohen Residing at 6127 So. Park Ave.


Mary married John Berry, son of John J. Berry and Living, on 25 Jul 1847 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England.61 (John Berry was born about 1824 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England 14,61 and died on 30 Oct 1874 in Oshawa, Ontario South, Ontario 71.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage, 25 Jul 1847, Bermondsey, Surrey, England. 67 Married in St. James' Church in the parish of Bermondsey in the county of Sussex. In the age column, they are listed as "of full age", condition - listed as bachelor and spinster. Profession for John was listed as tanner. Residence at the time of marriage for both was Albert Street. Fathers' names were John Berry and Thomas Breden (one 'e'). Both fathers were tanners. They were married after banns. Witnesses were Charles Breden and Maryanne Edwards.
This church where they were married was severely damaged on 9-20-1940 during the Blitz. Only 2 walls were left standing. The church was closed in 1968.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

I didn't write down the source of this info, but as I remember it, Belle Radcliffe has an original paper showing this information.

Alternatively, a Louisa Breeden shows in the "England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915" as having married in the district of W. Ham. The marriage record for this one is in Vol. 4a, page 182.

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