1736 - 1806
|Children||Robert, William, John, George, Josiah|
William was born in Windmill in 1736, the son of Robert and Ann, and was baptised in Tideswell on 22nd July that year (1). He had two brothers John who was older & Robert who was younger (18), and a younger sister, Elizabeth, was born in 1741 (2). Another sister, Mary was born in 1743 (3), but she lived for less than 2 years (4). His father died when he 14 (5).
He married Amy Naul in the summer of 1762 (16), and they had a son Robert the following year (6), then a daughter Jenny in 1766 (17). William's mother died in early 1769 (7), then later that year he had another son William (8). More sons followed - John in early 1771 (9), then George in the spring of 1773 (10) and finally Josiah in the spring of 1775 (11). In November of that year however, son John died aged just 4 (12), and then just a couple of weeks later, infant son Josiah also died (13).William was a lead miner, and in the 1760s he and his brothers John and Robert were the co-owners of mine in the liberty of Little Hucklow. It appears to have been known as "John Bramwell's Grove", but whether the John Bramwell concerned was his elder brother or an ancestor (his grandfather's name is still unknown for example) is not clear (19).
William's wife died in 1798 (14). He survived for another 8 years, dying at age 70. He was buried in Tideswell on 27th October 1806 (15).
Brief details of his children:
Jno: Bramwell Gr: On Northside in Cowpasture Vein Jno: Bramwell _____________ 1/3 6 Meirs Wm: Bramwell ______________ 1/3 Little Hucklow Robt: Bramwell ____________ 1/3(The Sheffield Archive catalogue dates this document to circa 1770, but it must have been no later than 1767 as Joseph Swindell, named as one of of the owners of Mock Grove, bequeathed his share in his will of April 1767, before dying in the May)