Charles Fretwell

M, #8034, b. 25 September 1855
     Charles Fretwell was born illegitimate on 25 September 1855 at Shipley, Derbyshire, England.1,2 He was the son of James Briggs and Maria Fretwell. Charles Fretwell was baptized on 9 November 1856 at Parish of Cotmanhay, Derbyshire, England.3 Charles Fretwell was also known as Charles Briggs.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at Barrow Hill, Staveley, Derbyshire, England. Those recorded in the household were: James Briggs, head; Maria Briggs, wife; Charles Briggs, son; William Briggs, son; Maria Fretwell, mother-in-law.4
He emigrated on 4 March 1862 from Liverpool, Lancashire, England; the family, James Briggs, Maria Briggs (née Fretwell), Charles Briggs and William Briggs, emigrated to the United States of America on the sailing ship ‘Alexander Marshall’.5,2 He was found on a passenger list for 1862 of the passenger ship 'Alexander Marshall'. Those recorded in the passenger list were: James Briggs, Maria Briggs, Chas Briggs, William Briggs.6 He immigrated on 8 May 1862 to Port of New York, New York, USA.7 He was a coal miner.
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1870 US census at Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: James Briggs, 34; Maria Briggs, 32; Charles Briggs, 18; Henry Briggs, 7; James Briggs, 5; George Briggs, 4; Henry L (sic) Briggs, 1.8

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1880 US census at 1st Precinct, Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: James Briggs, -; Maria Briggs, wife; Charles Briggs, son; Henry Briggs, son; James Briggs, son; George Briggs, son; Hengist Briggs, son; Mary B Briggs, daughter; Pauline Briggs, daughter; Elmina Briggs, daughter; Louisa Briggs, daughter; Darwin Briggs, son; Catharine Ramsey, servant.9
He married Annie Smith circa 1880.
He was listed as head of household in the 1900 US census at 1st Precinct, Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Charley Briggs, head; Annie Briggs, wife; Elmer Briggs, son; Dessie Briggs, daughter; William Briggs, son; Mina Briggs, daughter; Robert Briggs, son; Ruben Briggs, son.10

He was listed as head of household in the 1910 US census at 1st Precinct, Jefferson township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Briggs Charles, head; Briggs Anna, wife; Briggs William, son; Briggs Robert, son; Briggs Ruben, son; Briggs Maria, daughter.11
He was the informant for William H Briggs's death at McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA, on 20 March 1911.12
He was listed as head of household in the 1920 US census at Jefferson township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Briggs Charles, head; Briggs Annie, wife; Briggs Robert, son; Briggs Marie, daughter.13

Children of Charles Fretwell and Annie Smith

Citations

  1. [S6762] John W. Jordan, Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, Volume III, "Charles, born in Derbyshire, England, September 25, 1855, now a resident of Jefferson township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania."
  2. [S6764] Betty Coldren, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. [S6791] Charles Fretwell, Baptism entry, "Charles, baptized 9 Novr 1856. Parents: Maria Fretwell, Shipley, -, E.W. Symons, Incumbent."
  4. [S6773] 1861, English Census, "Charles Briggs, son, male, aged 5, born in Shipley, Derbyshire, resident at Barrow Hill."
  5. [S6762] John W. Jordan, Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, Volume III, "On March 4, 1862, he took passage for the United States on a sailing vessel, arriving in New York, May 7, following."
  6. [S6774] Ship's passenger list,1862, Alexander Marshall, Chas Briggs, age at arrival: 5, male, place of birth: England.
  7. [S6775] Passenger manifest at immigration,1862, Alexander Marshall, Liverpool, England to New York, New York, 8 May 1862, Ship: Alexander Marshall
    Number on list: 254, Name: Chas Briggs, Age: 5y, Sex: Male, Occupation: -, Country to which they belong: England, Country they intend to inhabit: United States, Part of vessel occupied during the voyage: Between decks.
  8. [S6776] 1870, United States Census, "Briggs Charles, age 18, male, white, coal miner, born in England, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth, cannot write, resident in Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  9. [S6777] 1880, United States Census, "Briggs Charles, white, male, age 24, son, single, coal miner, unemployed 5 months in the census year, born in England, father born in England, mother born in England, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  10. [S6781] 1900, United States Census, "Briggs Charley, head, white, male, born September 1855, age 45, married, 20 years married, born in England, father born in England, mother born in England, 1862 year of immigration to US, 38 years in the US, naturalized, coal miner, 4 months not employed, can read, can write, can speak English, home rented, house, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  11. [S6912] 1910, United States Census, "Briggs Charles, head, male, white, age 54, married once, 28 years married, born in England English, father born in England English, mother born in England English, immigration to US in 1865, Pa, able to speak English, miner, coal mine, working on own account, not out of work on April 15 1910, 6 weeks out of work during 1909, able to read, able to write, home rented, house, resident in 1st Precinct, Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  12. [S6910] William H Briggs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, "Place of Death: County of Allegheny, City of McKeesport, McKeesport Hospital. Full Name: William H. Briggs. Sex: Male. Color: White. Date of Birth: July 11th 1885. Age: 25 years, 8 months, 9 days. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Single. Birthplace: Allegheny Co. Pa. Name of Father: Charles Briggs. Birthplace of Father: England. Maiden Name of Mother: Annie Smith. Birthplace of Mother: England. Occupation: Coal miner. The Above Stated Personal Particulars are True to the Best of my Knowledge and Belief: (Informant) Charles Briggs, (Address) Jefferson Township, Pa. Filed Mar 21 1911, A.J. Richards Registrar.
    Date of Death: March 20th 1911. I hereby certify that death occurred on the date above at 6 o'clock a.m. The cause of death was as follows: Shock. Due to gun shot wound through left breast. (Duration) 1¾ Days. Contributory Accidental: while cleaning his gun. Gun exploded. (Signed) Saml. C. Jamison Coroner, March 20 1911 (Address) (?). Former or Usual Residence: Jefferson Township. How long at Place of Death? 1½ Days. Place of Burial or Removal: Lebanon Cemetery, Date of Burial: Mar 23 1911. 20. Undertaker: Hunter & Edmundson, Address: 600 Market Street, McKeesport."
  13. [S6913] 1920, United States Census, "Briggs Charles, head, home rented, male, white, age 65, married, immigration to the United stated in 1855 (sic), naturalised, naturalised in 1860, able to read, able to write, born in England, English, father born in England, English, mother born in England, English, able to speak English, miner, coal mine, salary or wage worker, resident in Jefferson township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."