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Edward Bramah

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Edward Bramah (1788-1854) of Bramah and Sons

c1790 Born at Pimlico the son of Joseph Bramah. See Bramah Genealogy

1816 Married Mary Ann Bird in St Pancras

1821 Birth of son Edward Bird Bramah

Francis Bramah and Edward Bramah joined the family business; name changed to Bramah and Sons

1825 Birth of son William Bramah (1825-1871)

18?? Birth of daughter Mary Ann who married Frederick St. John in 1845

1826 Birth of daughter Caroline Bird who married Rev. Edward T. E. Moncrieff. in 1854

1832 Birth of son Henry Salkeld Bramah (1832-1882)

1833 Birth of daughter Emma who married Rev. Alfred Evill in 1860

1835 Birth of daughter Emily

1841 Lodging at Snow Hill, Wolverhampton: Edward Bramah (age around 50) a Lock Man [1] Note: This looks out of area for Edward but he does appear to be one of three lodgers at this address and the age given is only approximate in the 1841 census. It does say he was not born in this county.

1841 Living at Watling Street, St Antholin, Mddx: Edward Bramah (age 19); William Bramah (age 16); Henry Bramah (age 9) and Emily Bramah (age 6). Also Beriah Drew (age 18 and male). Two servants.[2]

1845 Marriage of his eldest daughter Mary Ann Bramah to Frederick St. John. Edward Bramah is of Guildford Street, Russell Square and the minister is the Rev. Joseph Bramah.[3]

1851 Living at 1 Guildford Street, London: Edward Bramah (age 62 born Pimlico), a Fundholder. With his wife Mary Ann (age 57 born London) and their children William (age 26 born Norwood), a Banker's Clerk; Caroline (age 24 born Norwood), Henry (age 19 born Norwood), a General Clerk; Emma (age 18 born Norwood) and Emily (age 15 born Norwood). One servant. [4]

1854 May 7th. Edward Bramah died at Marine Parade, Brighton age 66. Of 1 Guildford Street, Russell Square.[5]

1854 Will of Edward Bramah of No 1 Guildford Street, Russell Square, Middlesex, Date 18 May 1854

1854 Marriage of his second daughter Caroline Bramah to the Rev. Edward T. E. Moncrieff.[6]

1860 Marriage of his third daughter Emma Bramah to the Rev Alfred Evill.[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1841 Census
  3. Morning Chronicle - Saturday 19 July 1845
  4. 1851 Census
  5. Morning Chronicle - Wednesday 10 May 1854
  6. London Standard - Thursday 28 September 1854
  7. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 28 April 1860