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George Bramwell

1823 - 1859

Father Robert Bramwell
Mother Esther Ann Walker
Wife Amelia Flint
Children Nancy, Hannah (?)


George was born in Tideswell around the summer of 1823 (1), the eldest son of Robert and Esther Ann, and baptised at St John the Baptist's there on 22nd August that same year (2). He had two elder sisters, Nancy who was about three years old (3), and Mary who was one (4), however Mary died the following April (5). His brother Thomas was born about in 1825 (6), his sister Amy in 1826 (7), brother William around the turn of 1828-29 (8), youngest sister Sarah in 1831 (9), brother Robert in 1833 (10), and finally youngest brother James in 1838 (11).

By the census of June 1841 (13) his sister Amy had left home, but the rest of his siblings were still living with George and his parents in Tideswell - in the cottage between the Vicarge and Eccles Hall (12). Although not stated in the census, George was probably working as an apprentice joiner for his father, as by the time of his marriage a couple of years later he was calling himself a joiner (14).

He married Amelia Flint from Cressbrook on 15th August 1843 (14), but its impossible to know how much of a success the marriage ever was. Their daughter Nancy was born just 12 days later in Cressbrook (15), likely at Amelia's parents' house. It has to be assumed that George lived with his wife and new baby for a while at least, but there were no more children born, and by the following census of March 1851, he was back living with his mother in Tideswell (16) (his father having died 4 years earlier (17)). His mother died too, in July 1853 (18). His (estranged?) wife got pregnant again towards the end of 1856, and even though George is named as the child Hannah's father at her baptism (19), I strongly suspect he wasn't (20).

George died of consumption, aged just 35, on 2nd May 1859 (21). His wife survived him by 38 years, and the description of her as the widow of a "Joiner Journeyman" on her death certificate (22), may be a final allusion to the fact that they hadn't lived together.


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. He was baptised on 22nd August 1823 (2), and was aged 35 when he died on 2nd May 1589 (21), indicating a birth date of between 3rd May and 21st August 1823 - most likely earlier in August.
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Augst 22d  
    [1823]
    George,
    Son of
    Robt & Esther Ann   Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Octr
    30th
    [1820]
    Nancy
    Daugr of
    Robt
    and
    Esther Ann
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Mar
    21st
    [1822]
    Mary,
    Daugr of
    Robt
    &
    Ann
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Mary, Daugr of Rob
    & Esther Ann Bramwell
    Tideswell April 16th
    [1824]
    yrs
    2
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Mar
    25th
    [1825]
    Thomas
    Son of
    Robt
    &
    Esther
    Ann
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Decr
    6th
    [1826]
    Amy
    daugr of
    Robt
    &
    Esther
    Ann
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1829
    Jany
    8th
    William
    Son of
    Robt
    &
    Esther
    Ann
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Jany
    31st
    [1831]
    Sarah
    Daugr of
    Robert
    &
    Esther
    Ann
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Feby
    15th
    [1833]
    Robert
    son of
    Robert
    &
    Esther
    Ann
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    April
    27th
    [1838]
    James
    Robert
    &
    Esther
    Ann
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  12. The census gives their addess as "Upper Street", which is no longer a name used in Tideswell, but as the two adjecent properties to the family's home shown in the census are Eccles Hall on one side, and the vicarage on the other, they must have lived in the cottage in between them.
  13. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Upper Street, Tideswell
    Robert Bramwell 40 Parish Clerk
    Ann Do 40  
    Ann Do 20 Reeler / Cotton Factory
    George Do 15  
    Thomas Do 15 Mechanic "Ap"
    William Do 12  
    Sarah Do 9  
    Robert Do 7  
    James Do 2  
  14. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1843 Marriage solemnized in the Parish Church in the Parish of Tideswell
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    August 15th
    1843
    George Bramwell Minor Bachelor Joiner Tideswell Robert Bramwell Joiner
    Amelia Flint Minor Spinster Weaver Cressbrook John Flint Weaver
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Banns
    in the presence of Ann Flint, Philip Heaton Flint
  15. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Twenty seventh of August 1843 at Cressbrook, Township of Litton Nancy  Girl George Bramwell Amelia Bramwell, formerly Flint Joiner George Bramwell, Father, Cressbrook Fifteenth of September 1843
  16. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Seventh of december 1847 at Tideswell Robert Bramwell Male 50 years Joiner. Husband of Esther Ann Bramwell Atrophy. Not Certified Mary Flint, present at the death, Tideswell Eighth of december 1847
  17. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Tideswell
    Ann Bramwell Head Widow 51 Cotton Winder Derby, Tideswell
    George do Son Mar 27 Joiner   do         do
    Amy do Daur U 24 Factory [????????] (Cotton)   do         do
    Sarah do Daur U 20           do         do   do         do
    James do Son   12 Scholar   do         do
  18. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Twentieth July 1853, Tideswell Esther Ann Bramwell Female 53 years Widow of Robert Bramwell a Joiner Ovarian disease. Certified Mary Flint, present at the death, Tideswell Twenty third July 1853
  19. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    August
    16
    [1857]
    Hannah
    Mary
    Flint
    George
    &
    Amelia
    Bramwell Tideswell Joiner
  20. There is nothing to suggest that George and Amelia ever got back together again. When George died 2 or 3 years after Hannah's birth he was still in Tideswell, whilst his wife apparently never left Cressbrook.
  21. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Second May 1859, Tideswell George Bramwell Male 35 years Joiner Consumption, Certified Thomas Moseley, present at the death. Tideswell Third May 1859
  22. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Thirteenth June 1897, Cressbrook, Litton Amelia Bramwell Female 74 years Widow of George Bramwell a Joiner Journeyman Cardiac Degeneration. General Dropsy. Bronchitis. Certified by J H Parke MRCS P.H. Flint, Brother, in attendance, Tideswell Fourteenth June 1897



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