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Richard Berry
(Bef 1760-Bef 1810)
Ann Beard
(Between 1767/1768-1848)
Thomas Chambers
(Bef 1769-1852)
Hannah Lilliet
(Bef 1774-1847)
Henry Berry
(Between 1798/1799-1868)
Mary Chambers
(Bef 1801-1861)
Henry Berry
(Bef 1826-1892)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Jemima Richardson

Henry Berry 2 3

  • Born: Bef 8 Oct 1826, Pyecombe, Brighton, West Sussex, BN45 7FE, GB 4 5 6 7
  • Baptised: 8 Oct 1826, Church of the Transfiguration, Church Hill, Pyecombe, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN45 7FE, GB 2
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Jemima Richardson on 3 Sep 1848 in St. Paul's Church, Diamond Way, Deptford High Street, Deptford, Greenwich, London, SE8 3DS, GB 1
  • Died: 6 Sep 1892, 38 Yalding Road, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE16 3SS, GB 1 3
  • BuriedMale: 12 Sep 1892, All Saints' Cemetery [now Nunhead Cemetery], Linden Grove, Southwark, London, SE15 3LP, GB 8

   Cause of his death was cerebral apoplexy, paralysis and exhaustion.1

  General Notes:

Henry was probably employed throughout his working life by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) or, prior to its formation in 1846, the London and Brighton Railway (L&BR).

1841 (aged 14)
Henry had left home and resided at "Railway Hut", Pyecombe; his job and employer are not mentioned. The L&BR was constructed between 1837 and 1841 (opened in July 1841). It is possible that he had been employed during the construction phase as the railway ran through Pyecombe (but it has never had a railway station).
[Source: Census record]

1848 to 1853 (aged 21 to 26)
Henry moved first to Deptford and later to Bermondsey where he was employed as a Railway Porter. It is quite likely that he had moved up the LB&SCR line and was initially based at their New Cross Gate (Deptford) station in Deptford and subsequently at their Bermondsey station. It is possible but probably unlikely that he may also have travelled from these stations to work at other stations such as London Bridge.
There is no record for Henry in the 1851 Census. However, his wife was in the Kingston House of Correction and son was staying with his parents in Brighton.
[Source: marriage and children's baptism records]

1861 to 1891 (aged 34 to 64)
Henry worked as a Receiving Clerk in the Goods Department of the LB&SCR at the Willow Walk Goods Depot. As of 31 Dec 1871, he earned 1 15s per week. By 31 Dec 1877, his weekly earnings had fallen to 1 8s where it remained until 31 Dec 1891. During this period he always lived within walking distance of his place of work.
[Source: 1861 to 1891 Census records; LB&SCR employment records]

1892 (death, aged 65)
Henry's death certificate states his job as a Mercantile Clerk but, as this was only nine months after the last LB&SCR employment record, it is highly likely that he still had his same job (see above) at the LB&SCR.
[Source: death certificate]

  Death Notes:

Catherine Buist (daughter) present at death.

  Burial Notes:

Grave reference: 34/21090

  Events

Residence, 6 Jun 1841, Railway Hut, Pyecombe, Brighton, West Sussex, BN45 7FE, GB. 9

Occupation: railway porter, Between 3 Sep 1848 and 29 May 1853. Possibly working at New Cross Gate Station at the time of his marriage (1848). Possibly working at Bermondsey Station (1852-1854) when living on Bridge Street, Bermondsey or travelling from there to another station such as New Cross or London Bridge.

Residence, Between 15 Aug 1852 and 29 May 1853, Bridge Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, GB.

Residence, 15 Jun 1854, 1 Bridge Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, GB.

Residence, 5 Apr 1857, 27 Harvel Terrace, Willow Walk, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1, GB.

Occupation: railway receiving clerk in the Goods Department for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, 7 Apr 1861, Willow Walk Goods Depot, Willow Walk, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1 5, GB. 4 As of 31 Dec 1871, he earned 1 15s per week. By 31 Dec 1877, his weekly earnings had fallen to 1 8s where it remained until 31 Dec 1891.

Residence, 7 Apr 1861, 26 Balaclava Road, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1 5PX, GB. 4 5

Occupation: railway receiving clerk in the Goods Department for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, 2 Apr 1871, Willow Walk Goods Depot, Willow Walk, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1 5, GB. 5

Residence, 2 Apr 1871, 26 Balaclava Road, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1 5PX, GB. 5

Marriage, 25 Dec 1875, St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1 3UW, GB. 1

Occupation: railway receiving clerk in the Goods Department for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, 3 Apr 1881, Willow Walk Goods Depot, Willow Walk, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1 5, GB. 6 As of 31 Dec 1871, he earned 1 15s per week. By 31 Dec 1877, his weekly earnings had fallen to 1 8s where it remained until 31 Dec 1891.

Residence, 3 Apr 1881, 39 Yalding Road, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE16 3SS, GB. 6

Occupation: railway receiving clerk in the Goods Department for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, 5 Apr 1891, Willow Walk Goods Depot, Willow Walk, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1 5, GB. 7 As of 31 Dec 1871, he earned 1 15s per week. By 31 Dec 1877, his weekly earnings had fallen to 1 8s where it remained until 31 Dec 1891.

Residence, 5 Apr 1891, 38 Yalding Road, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE16 3SS, GB. 7

Probate, 14 Sep 1892, London, GB. 3 Effects 65 7s.


Henry married Elizabeth Jemima Richardson, daughter of Joseph Richardson and Elizabeth Goring Egles, on 3 Sep 1848 in St. Paul's Church, Diamond Way, Deptford High Street, Deptford, Greenwich, London, SE8 3DS, GB.1 (Elizabeth Jemima Richardson was born before 26 Jul 1818 in Withyham Parish, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7, GB 4 5, baptised on 26 Jul 1818 in St. Michael & All Angels' Church, Withyham, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4BA, GB,2 died on 31 Aug 1876 in Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, Southwark, London, SE1 9RT, GB 1 and was buried on 6 Sep 1876 in All Saints' Cemetery [now Nunhead Cemetery], Linden Grove, Southwark, London, SE15 3LP, GB 8.). The cause of her death was Phthisis (Tuberculosis).1


Sources


1 General Register Office, Birth, Marriage & Death Registers (1837 to date).

2 "Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)".

3 GB, National Probate Calendar (1858-1995), 1892: 200, Henry Berry (1826-1892); Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo.

4 1861 Census of England (Census taken 7 Apr 1861).

5 1871 Census of England (Census taken 2 Apr 1871).

6 1881 Census of England (Census taken 3 Apr 1881).

7 1891 Census for England (Census taken 5 Apr 1891).

8 Deceased Online Ltd., "Deceased Online," database, <i>Deceased Online</i>(www.deceasedonline.com : accessed 6 Sep 2015).

9 1841 Census of England (Census taken 6 Jun 1841).

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