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William Bramwell

1736 - 1806

Father Robert Bramwell
Mother Ann Outfield
Wife Amy Naul
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 1841 (2). Another sister, Mary was born in 1843 (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:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [July 1736] Baptized William the Son of Robert Bramwell of Wind Mill 22
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [April 1741] Baptized Elizabeth the Daughter of Robert Bramwell of Wind mill the 23
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [December 1743] Baptized Mary the Daughter of Robert Bramwell of Wind Mill the 8th
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [September 1745] Buried Mary the Daughter of Robert Bramwell of Wind Mill ye 3
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [March 1750*] Buried Robert Robert Bramwell of Wind Mill in the parish of Hope the 7
    * Note: The date is from the Julian calendar, so for 1750, read 1751. See note in glossary
  6. There is as yet no direct evidence for William and Amey having a son Robert in about 1764 (*now confirmed below). However, there is a fair amount of evidence that points to this, and it fits the known facts better than any other scenario: *This theory has now been confirmed - the Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope contains an entry which reads :
    [August 1763 Christenings] Robt Son William & Amy Bramwall Windmill - 4.
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [February 1769] Buried Ann Bramwell of Windmill widow 8
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [June 1769] Baptized Wm the son of Wm Bramwell of Windmill 25
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [March 1771] Baptized John the son of William & Amey Bramwell of Windmill 2
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [April 1773] Baptized George son of William & Amey Bramwell of Windmill 17
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [May 1775] Baptized Josiah son of William & Emmet Bramwell of Windmill 7
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [November 1775] Buried John son of Wm Bramwell of Windmills 21
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [December 1775] Buried Josiah ye son of Wm Bramwell of Windmill 13
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Burials June 1798] 18 Amy Wife of Willm Bramwell of Windmill
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Burials October 1806] 27 William Bramwell of Wind Mill
  16. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the marriage entry:
    [July 1762] Willm Bramwall & Amy Naul both Hope parish [.. ...] 14
  17. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [January 1766] Jenny Dau: of William and Amy Bramwall Windmill 23
  18. See his father's page for details
  19. A document in Sheffield Archives, reference Bag C 671, is list of mine owners in the area, dating from around the 1760s. One section of it reads:
            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)



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