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Francis James Brydon
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Francis James Brydon
Date and place of birth: 5th February 1875, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Date and Place of Death: 4th September 1965, ‘Allenwood’ Head’s Nook, Carlisle
Nationality: British by parentage, born in US
Childhood: Younger of 2. Father died when very small
Parents: James Jones Brydon and Mary nee Simmons
Parents occupations: Wire roller/ seamstress
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: None known but school in US
Occupation: Solicitor’s Cashier
Place of residence at Gretna: Home at Allenwood, Heads Nook probably
Marital status: Married
Children: None known
Travels: From US
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: Yes
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Francis James Brydon 1875-1965
Francis [Frank] James Bry[i]don was born on 5th February 1875 in Worcester, Massachusetts, to James Jones Brydon, a wire roller, and Mary nee Simmons. Both parents were English.
1881- living at James St , Prestwich, Manchester. Mother widowed, a seamstress. G/B. Both children born in USA.
1891-28 Ostrich Lane, Prestwich, Manchester. Described as a British subject. Robert a cachier’s clerk.
1901- 7 Mountfield, Prestwich. An accountant’s clerk. His sister , husband and children also live with Robert and his mother.
1906 – married Mary Elizabeth Dixon at Prestwich.
1911-Married , no children, 6 rooms at 19 Gardner Rd, Prestwich. Secretary for wholesale, British subject by parentage
Still there 1915 – electoral register.
WW1 – too old for military service . Employed at Gretna ( listed in 1921 census as an ex Gretna worker) Probably a clerical role.
1921- Francis , Joseph, Mary and 2 others in the house in Carlisle.
1939- Solicitors Cashier. Living at Allenwood House , East View, Broadwath, Gt Corby, Brampton, Cumberland.
Died 4th September 1965 aged 90 at Allenwood, Head’s Nook, Carlisle ( Same address as 1939)