Brokenshire Mine

Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

Brokenshire Mine

Located at Section 4, Township 2, Range 8, W2

Part of my Dad's 1027 map

On Land (NE 1/4) homesteaded by William (Bill) Henry Brokenshire in 1901.
Brokenshire family from Cornwall England

William (Bill) Henry Brokenshire
b- Mar 20, 1876 in St Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
Note- his birth was registered bet July-Sept 1874 in Bodmin Reg Dist
so something isn't right with the birth date on his headstone.
d- Feb 4, 1963
buried in Souris Valley Cemetery, Estevan
He Immigrated in 1897
Took over his brother Thomas's homestead on Long Creek
Brother- Thomas Samuel Brokenshire
b- Dec 19, 1877 in Tresean, Cubert, Cornwall, England
birth registered Jan- Mar 1878, in St. Columb District, Cornwall
d- Oct 22, 1960, age 82
buried in Souris Valley Cemetery
He immigrated in 1895, worked in Gainsborough dist for 6 years.
Father- Thomas Henry Brokenshire, b- Apr 11, 1849 in Cubert, Bodmin Reg dist, Cornwall, England,
d- Aug 31, 1919
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
christened Oct 6, 1850, Cubert, Cornwall, England
married May 29, 1875 in Cubert, Cornwall, England
Occupation- Iron Miner, and Farm labourer
He immigrated in 1904,
living on this section with his family in 1906 Canada census
Mother- Esther Brokenshire, nee Mitchell
b- Aug 11, 1852 in St Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
d- Mar 18, 1932
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Esther's Father- Silas Mitchell
Brother- Edward John Brokenshire,
b- bet July-Sept 1879 in Cubert, Cornwall, England
d- Nov 15, 1954, in Chilliwack, age 74
I believe he married- Agnes Clara Brown Campbell
Sister- Ada Brokenshire
b- bet Oct-Dec 1880 in Cubert, Cornwall, England
6 mo. old in 1881 UK Census, not in 1906 SK census?
d- ?
Sister- Mary (Fanny) Ellen Brokenshire
b- Nov 1883?,
registered bet Apr-June 1884 in St. Columb Reg. Dist., Cornwall, England
d- Aug 5, 1931
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
She married George Pawson
Sister- Amy Jane Brokenshire
b- Aug 19, 1886 in St. Columb Reg. Dist. Cornwall, England
d- Aug 18, 1950
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Elizabeth Ann (Bessie) Brokenshire,
b- Aug 30, 1888 in England
d-Oct 22, 1918
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Sister- Evelyn Susan Brokenshire,
b- 1891?,
registered bet Jan- Mar 1892
in St. Columb Reg. Dist. Cornwall, England
d- Mar 20, 1968
buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens
Evelyn was married to Wilbert Andrew Grawbarger
family was living in Tresean, Cubert, Cornwall, England in 1881

Thomas Henry's father- William Brokenshire,
christened Apr 24, 1836 in Cubert, Cornwall, England
mother- Ann (nee Hancock possibly), from Crantock, Cornwall, England
marriage bet Apr-June 1846, registered in Bodmin Registration District, Cornwall, England
1901 census family living in Cubert Entire Parish, Cornwall, England

1911 Canada Census, family broken apart in 3 different areas
-Esther is the head, with son Thomas,
and daughter Elizabeth with her. Religion Methodist for all
-William, and his sisters Fanny Ellen,
and Evelyn Susan living on their own
-Thomas Henry Brokenshire was living by himself,
shown b-1845 here


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