Francis Borley1

(circa April 1797 - March 1880)

BMDB data

     Francis Borley was born cir. Apr 1797 Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG.1,2 He was baptized on 18 Apr 1797 Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG; entry simply reads "Francis Con of James & Ann Burley."2
     Francis Borley married Honour Metters, daughter of Richard Matters and Patience Pike, on 8 Nov 1820 Plymouth Charles, Plymouth, DEV, ENG.3
     Francis Borley died in Mar 1880 Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, USA; index shows Francis as 82, d. of old age, in "Mar", in county 18 yrs. Schedule is supposedly enumerating those who died in the year to 31st May 1880 but he's in the Jun 1880 census with his son!4

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Francis Borley appeared on the census of 1841 Fore St, Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG, with Honour Metters, as BORLEY: Francis 40 ag lab; Honnor 40 ; Assumed children: James B, Thomas, both 15; Mary 12, William 10, John 4 all b. county (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)1
     Francis Borley appeared on the census of 21 Aug 1850 Bridgewater, Somerset Co., NJ, USA, with Honnor Borley, enumerated as BARLEY (sic): Frances 53 gardener; Flora 52 ; Mary Jane (Gregory) 22, John 13, Mary Jane 5, Thomas Francis 3; All b. ENG; Joseph GREGORY 29 tailor b. ENG ; Emma (Gregory) 8/12 b. NJ (sic.)5 Francis Borley appeared on the census of 1870 Roundout Village, Ulster Co., NY, USA, in the household of Joseph Gregory and Mary Jane Borley.6
     Francis Borley appeared on the census of 14 Jun 1880 Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, USA, enumerated as BORLEY: Thomas 43 gardener b. EGN; wife Emma G. 41 b. NYF/M b. NY; Children: John F. 18 clerk in store, Janet 14, Anna V. 12, Florence 3 all b NY F b. ENG M b. NY; Father Francis 83 wid. b. ENG.7

All the other info

     Francis outlived his wife Honour Metters who died in Jun 1879.8,9

Family

Honour Metters (cir. Mar 1798 - Jun 1879)
Children
  • James Borley10 (Aug 1821 - )
  • Thomas Francis Borley11 (Dec 1822 - )
  • Mary Jane Borley1 (Dec 1827 - aft. 1880)
  • William Borley12 (Apr 1830 - )
  • John Borley1 (cir. 1837 - )
ChartsMETTERS
Last Edited18 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Beer Ferris, Tavistock, DEV hsehold of Francis & Honnor BORLEY, extracted Dec 2015.
  2. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 18 Apr 1797 Francis s/o James & Ann BURLEY, Bere Ferrers, DEV, from Devon Baptisms Image, extracted Dec 2015.
  3. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 8 Nov 1820 Honor MATTERS & Francis BORLEY, Plymouth, DEV, from Devon Marriages index, extracted Dec 2015.
  4. US Government, indexed (in part) by Ancestry.com, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885: Dth Mar 1879 Francis BORLEY, aged 82, b. ENG, from New York State Education Department, Office of Cultural Education; Albany, New York; U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, New York, 1850-1880; Archive Roll Number: M14; Census Year: 1879; Census Place: Kingston, Ulster, New York, extracted Dec 2015.
  5. 1850 Census images, USA, Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey; Roll: M432_463; Page: 282A; Image: 94, hsehold of Francis & Flora (sic) BARLEY(sic), extracted Dec 2015.
  6. 1870 Census images, USA, Rondout Village, Ulster, New York; Roll: M593_1106; Page: 301B; Image: 19; Family History Library Film: 552605, hsehold of Joseph & Mary GREGORY, extracted Dec 2015.
  7. 1880 Census images, USA, Kingston, Ulster, New York; Roll: 939; Family History Film: 1254939; Page: 312D; Enumeration District: 134; Image: 0627, hsehold of Thomas BORLEY, extracted Dec 2015.
  8. US Government, indexed (in part) by Ancestry.com, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885: Dth Jun 1879 Honor BORLEY, aged 81, b. ENG, from New York State Education Department, Office of Cultural Education; Albany, New York; U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, New York, 1850-1880; Archive Roll Number: M14; Census Year: 1879; Census Place: Kingston, Ulster, New York, extracted Dec 2015.
  9. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2015.
  10. FamilySearch, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: Birth 30 Aug Bap. 26 Sep 1821 James s/o Francis BORLEY, grocer & Honnor nee MATTERS in Berealston, Higher Chapel (Indep), Bere Alston, DEV film 590686, extracted (from image on ancestry) Dec 2015.
  11. FamilySearch, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: Birth 15 Dec Bap. 25 Dec 1822 Thos Francis s/o Francis BORLEY, grocer & Honnor nee MATTERS in Berealston, Higher Chapel (Indep), Bere Alston, DEV film 590686, extracted (from image on ancestry) Dec 2015.
  12. FamilySearch, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: Birth 14 Apr Bap. 5 May 1830 William s/o Francis BORLEY, butcher & Honor nee MATTERS in Berealston, Higher Chapel (Indep), Bere Alston, DEV film 590686, extracted (from image on ancestry) Dec 2015.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.