Sarah Brawley 1896-1972

My maternal grandfather, Hugh Brawley was one of 12 children. Tragically two of those children died in infancy. Of the remaining ten siblings, half of them left Scotland during the depression of the 1920s. My last post was about his brother John Brawley and this week I’ve been looking more at the sister who emigrated. … Continue reading Sarah Brawley 1896-1972

James Brawley 1891-1956

James Brawley was one of my maternal grandfather’s seven brothers. He was the second child of Daniel Brawley and Ellen Keenan. He was born on 31 January 1891 at 12 Furnace Row, Newmains. James grew up as part of a large family. By the 1911 census they were living in Main Street, Newmains. James and two … Continue reading James Brawley 1891-1956