I came across this obituary whilst I was assisting a researcher who was trying to obtain more information about Sheffield's original Children's hospital which was also known as the Wicker Hospital.

It is from the Cheshire Observer (Chester, England), Saturday, May 18, 1895; pg. 8; Issue 2232. under the title


The cause of death was blood -poisoning or as it is called nowadays SEPSIS. It must have been an extremely vigorous in its form, for Dr Brierley was only 26 and in the prime of life, when he died. It must also have been a cruel blow to his parents. The same newspaper the previous month (20th April 1895) reported the death , after " a lingering Illness" of Mr J C Brierley who was Thomas's Uncle and the brother of his father

As for Thomas's father he lived until 1917 and the ripe old age of 84. The British Medical Journal carried the following obituary


Cheshire Observer (Chester, England), Saturday, May 18, 1895 and 20th April 1895

The British Medical Journal


1881 Census Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Thomas B. BRIERLEY Head M Male 48 Tattenhall, Cheshire, England Surgeon M R C S Eng
Mary BRIERLEY Wife M Female 41 Cheshire, England
Thomas B. BRIERLEY Son Male 12 Tattenhall, Cheshire, England Scholar
Lilian Frances BRIERLEY Daur Female 10 Tattenhall, Cheshire, England Scholar
Roger C. BRIERLEY Son Male 8 Tattenhall, Cheshire, England Scholar
Ann PEERS Servant U Female 24 Bunbury Heath, Cheshire, England General Serv Domestic
Lewis H. HARVEY Servant U Male 17 Chester, Cheshire, England Groom Domestic

Source Information:
Dwelling Laburnum Villa Census Place Tattenhall, Cheshire, England
Family History Library Film 1341850 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 3552 / 121 Page Number 49

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