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Ann Brierly was born in 1834, daughter of Henry and Catherine Brierly.

She married John Holland  on August 27 1851. He was a soldier.They had 5 children, three of them born in Ireland.

John retired from the army and they came to his home county of Hertfordshire. Her father Henry Brierly had a boot and shoe shop first in Jail St and then Castle St in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

There are records of him and relations being in the army and one was at the battle of Waterloo.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1834  
Date of Death 1909  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Henry Brierly  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Catherine Connell They married in Bengal India 8 June 1829. Her father Sergeant Connell was also in the 49th. Full details can be googled under Sergeant Henry Brierly. Her parents died in the Cholera epidemic. They returned to Youghal.  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) John Holland, married on August 27 1851  
Number of Children 5  
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  • Ann’ s father Henry Brierly was enlisted in the 49th Regiment of Foot from 1821 to 1841 stationed in Roscrea. Her husband John Holland enlisted in the 49 th Foot in Hertfordshire in 1839. And went to Roscrea he was in the army until 1859.   Therefore I am sure this is how Ann and John met.     I find earlier generations of Brierly were professional soldiers. So far I have found they served during the Crimean War, the Opium Wars in China and Henry’s father was in China for 12 years. An earlier Brierly was at the battle of Waterloo.....Allwent from Roscrea.....Was there a garrison in or near Roscrea ?



    Thursday 10th October 2019, 03:42PM
  • The barracks  was Crinkill Barracks Roscrea, The 49th  regiment of foot was stationed here 


    Thursday 27th February 2020, 04:47PM

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