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Basil Riley

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Born c1855 the son of Michael Riley and his wife Margaret

1861 Living at 64 Lower King Street, Manchester age 6 (born Salford) with his father Michael Riley age 40 (born Ireland), a Tailor and Draper, his mother Margaret (age 33), his sister Julia (age 16) and his brothers John (age 9), Francis (age 4) and Augustus (age 1) [1]

1871 Living at 15 Unicorn Street, Coventry age 17 (Born Ireland), a Tailor. Living with his father Michael Riley (age 50 ) a widower and Tailor and his brothers Francis P. Riley (age 14), Augustus (age 11), Frederick (age 8) and sister Julia Mary (age 26) [2]

1881 Living at 2 Derby Terrace, Lower Ford Street, Coventry, age 26 (born Ashton-under-Lyne), Unmarried, Tailor and Hosier employing 10 men and two women. Living with Julia Riley (age 31) his sister, John F. (age 29) his brother, and Augustus (age 22) his brother. [3]

1881 Q4. Married Hannah Maria Riley

1891 Living at Crescent, Coventry, age 36 (born Ashton), a Tailor and Hosier and Employer. Living with his wife Hannah (age 36) and daughter Frances (age 6), William Riley his Father-in-Law and Herbert J. Riley (age 22) his Brother-in-Law. [4]

1901 Living at Middlebro House, St George Street, Coventry, age 46 (born at Ashton-under-Lyne), a Tailor and Hosier and Employer. Living with wife Hannah M. (age 44), William Riley (age 75) his Father-in-Law and Herbert John Riley (age 30), a Bicycle Managing Director and his Brother-in-law plus a servant. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 Census
  4. 1891 Census
  5. 1901 Census