Ethel (Briggs) Kershaw
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Ethel (Briggs) Kershaw (1884 - 1935)

Ethel Kershaw formerly Briggs
Born in Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1900s - 1970s)], , and
Died at age 51 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Ethel was born in Salford, Lancashire in 1883.[1] She was the daughter of Isaac Briggs, a bricklayer from Pilkinton and and Frances Annie (Dubberley) Briggs from Salop Church, Shelton.[2].

As a child she lived at 34 Grosvenor (Str), Broughton, Salford. Later the family moved to 120 Pemberton Street. She had two brothers and four sisters (Reginald, Sydney, Mabel A., Eunice, Maud, Annie and Eleanor C. At age 17 Ethel was working as a Restaurant waitress.[2] [3]

She married George Henry (Harry) Kershaw in Chorlton in the latter part of 1904. T [4]

In 1911 the family was living at 10 Sandywell Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester. Harry was a salesman. They had three children, Harry (5), Ethel (3 ) and Edwin (4 months).[5]

She sailed to the United States, with her three children, onboard the SS Carmania, leaving Liverpool on 14 April 1914.[6]

In 1930, Ethel and Harry were living in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA, in the home of their son in law, Robert Leschke (b. Germany) and daughter Ethel. With them were sons Edwin. (age 20) and Robert H. (age 7. b. in Massassachussetts).[7]

Ethel (Briggs) Kershaw passed away on 18 April 1935 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. [8]

Research Notes

  • Note the manifest for Carmania lists Ethel (30), Children Harry, Ethel and Edward (not Edwin) aged 9, 5 and 3. Sister miss Eunice Briggs, 87 Worcester Str. High Braughton. From Manchester England. Able to read and write. Sailed from Liverpool 14 April 1914). [9]


  1. Salford. Volume 8d. Page 96. March quarter 1883.
  2. 2.0 2.1 England 1891 Census. Class: RG12; Piece: 3214; Folio: 47; Page: 6; GSU roll: 6098324
  3. 1901 England Census. Class: RG13; Piece: 3767; Folio: 52; Page: 18
  4. Chorlton, Volume 8c, Page 1412. December quarter, 1904).
  5. 1911 England Census. Class: RG14; Piece: 23737
  6. Shipping Manifest for SS Carmenia. Vol 360 for SS Carmania. FHC microfilm manifest # 1404341
  7. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 January 2018), Harry Kershaw in household of Robert Leschke, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 135, sheet 12A, line 20, family 311, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 899; FHL microfilm 2,340,634.
  8. ' Yew Path,Lot-25,Grave-1
  9. Shipping Manifest for SS Carmenia. Vol 360 for SS Carmania. FHC microfilm manifest # 1404341


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