Henry Coleman

18 May 1856–1931 (Age 74)
Friskney, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Coleman was born on 18 May 1856, in Friskney, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Phillip Brackenbury Coleman, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Walker, was 38. He married Betsy Ann Page on 31 August 1879, in Leverton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hough on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in 1931, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Henry Coleman
Betsy Ann Page
Marriage: 31 August 1879
Mary Alice Brackenbury
Harry Goddard Brackenbury
Frederic George Brackenbury
Frank Brackenbury
Albert Earnest Brackenbey
Gertrude Brackenbey
Harold Brackenbury
Sidney Brackenbey
Florence Maud Brackenbury

Spouse and Children


    Betsy Ann Page


31 August 1879
Leverton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Alice Brackenbury


    Harry Goddard Brackenbury


    Frederic George Brackenbury


    Frank Brackenbury


    Albert Earnest Brackenbey


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 24

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 28

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 48

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hy Brackenbury, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Henry Brackenbury, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Henry Coleman in household of Phillip Coleman, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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