Sylvia May BRAMLEY1

(1928 - 2014)
Sylvia May FORSAITH (nee BRAMLEY)(1928-2014) in 1971
Sylvia May BRAMLEY was born in Wiesbaden on 20 November 1928. She was the daughter of John Joseph BRAMLEY, who was stationed there at the time with the British Army.1

Sylvia's marriage to John Rowley FORSAITH, son of Alfred Rowley FORSAITH and Frances Adelaide SMITH, was registered between April 1971 and June 1971 in Bridge, Kent.1,2

She was widowed at age 66 on the death of her husband John on 23 February 1995.3,4

Sylvia died on 13 December 2014 in Henfield, Sussex, at age 86.1

Her will was probated in Brighton, Sussex, on 24 April 2015.5

Family

John Rowley FORSAITH (1912 - 1995)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1040] Email - B Hogg, email to D Ferguson, Sep 2015 onwards.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Bridge, Vol 5f, p191, 2Q1971.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Honiton, Register B10S, District 5601B, entry 222.
  4. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate record 9551308953G, Brighton registry.
  5. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, Registry of Brighton, no. 4576987.

Auckland Reeve BRANWELL1,2

(1871 - 1953)
Auckland Reeve BRANWELL was born in Camberwell, London, Surrey, on 5 March 1871.2,3

Auckland's marriage to Anita Isabelle FERGUSSON, daughter of John FERGUSSON and Jessie Muirhead McFARLANE, was registered between January 1909 and March 1909 in Westminster, London, Middlesex.4,5

He was listed in the 1911 census as Head of Family at The White House, Strawberry Vale in Twickenham, Middlesex, with his wife Anita; he described himself as an East India merchant, and the household included her three children Kenneth Macfarlane GAUNT, Genifer Mary Butler GAUNT and Betty Muirhead GAUNT plus a cook and housemaid.6

He was widowed on the death of his wife Anita between April 1911 and June 1911.7

He was listed in the 1939 Register at Sowton Borton in St Thomas, Devon; he described himself as a retired East India merchant, and the household included a gardener, housekeeper and servant.3

He was appointed administrator of Michael Reeve BRANWELL's estate in Llandudno on 18 October 1940.8

Auckland died on 5 July 1953 at 19 Exeter House in Putney Heath, London, Middlesex, at age 82.9,10

His will was probated in London on 10 February 1954 with effects valued at £16,195/14/4.10

Family

Anita Isabelle FERGUSSON (1869 - 1911)
Child
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S467] Family Tree - Dr John Ward, "Family Trees - McGregors by Ward."
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Camberwell, Vol 1d, p637, 2Q1871, mother's maiden name JONES.
  3. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/6894H/003/20, Letter Code: WICQ, Schedule 16.
  4. [S468] Family Tree - Daniel A Cooper, "Family Trees - McGregors by Cooper."
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Westminster, Vol 1a, p762, 1Q1909.
  6. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN6838 RG78PN341 RD128 SD2 ED5 SN20.
  7. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Hendon, Vol 3a, p157, 2Q1911.
  8. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, administration granted in Llandudno to Auckland Reeve BRANWELL, East India merchant.
  9. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Wandsworth, Vol 5d, p567.
  10. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probated in London, to the Public Trustee and Patrick Arthur Bronte BRANWELL, company director.
  11. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at http://www.cwgc.org, Marquise Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, Plot 1, row A, grave 17.

Michael Reeve BRANWELL1

(1911 - 1940)
Father*Auckland Reeve BRANWELL1 b. 1871, d. 1953
Mother*Anita Isabelle FERGUSSON1 b. 1869, d. 1911
Michael Reeve BRANWELL was born in Penzance, Cornwall, on 16 April 1911.2,3,4 He was baptised on 29 July 1911 at St Mary, Teddington in Richmond-upon-Thames.3

He joined the Royal Navy, passing out as a Cadet on 1 September 1928; was promoted to Sub-Lt in Mar 1932, then became Lieutenant in Mar 1934.5

He was listed in the 1939 Register at the Mayfair Hotel, Berkeley Sq in Westminster, London, Middlesex; his rank was Lieutenant, Royal Navy.4

Michael died on 1 June 1940 in Dunkerque at age 29 aboard his ship, HMS Grive. She was formerly the motor yacht Narcissus (688 tons grt) taken over by the Admiralty in WWI (1915-19) and in WWII (1939-40) and was assisting the British evacuation from Dunkirk. Having made at least 3 successful trips, she suffered in an air raid on 31 May, and then struck a mine when attempting to leave the harbour in the early hours of the next morning.1,6 He was buried at the Marquise Communal Cemetery.1

His will was probated in Llandudno on 18 October 1940 with Auckland Reeve BRANWELL appointed administrator of effects valued at £99/16/2.7
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at http://www.cwgc.org, Marquise Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, Plot 1, row A, grave 17.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Penzance, Vol 5c, p202, 2Q1911, mother's maiden name FERGUSSON.
  3. [S581] London Metropolitan Archives, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917.
  4. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/635I/006/2, Letter Code: AYOS, Schedule 1.
  5. [S1094] Book - unknown author Navy Lists (Royal Navy) 1888-1970, Feb 1929 (p118a); Jan 1933 (p113); Jul 1934 (p108).
  6. [S1179] Ship Narcissus website, at https://www.derbysulzers.com/shipnarcissus.html
  7. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, administration granted in Llandudno to Auckland Reeve BRANWELL, East India merchant.

Osmond BREHAUT

(c 1895 - 1966)
Osmond BREHAUT was born circa 1895. (Birth date based on age at death).

He married Elaine le Quesne LENFESTEY, daughter of John George LENFESTEY and Maria LE QUESNE.

Osmond died on 4 April 1966 in Channel Islands.1 He was buried at the Churchyard in St Pierre-du-Bois.
Grave - Osmond BREHAUT (c1895-1966) and his wife Elaine (nee LENFESTEY )(1892-1994), St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Family

Elaine le Quesne LENFESTEY (1892 - 1994)
ChartsLenfestey descendant chart
Le Quesne descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S582] Cemetery Marker - Osmond Brehaut / Elaine Lenfestey, St Pierre-du-Bois churchyard, Guernsey.

Isabel BREMNER

She married William CUMMING, son of James CUMMING and Ann BURNETT.

Family

William CUMMING
Child

Dorothy Maude BRIGHAM1

(1894 - 1948)
Dorothy's birth was registered between July 1894 and September 1894 in Henley, Oxfordshire.1

Dorothy's marriage to Keith Macgregor FERGUSSON, son of Alexander Macgregor FERGUSSON and Jessie Amy BALLER, was registered between April 1917 and June 1917 in Reading, Berkshire.2

Dorothy and her husband Keith left Liverpool on the Empress of France for St John, Newfoundland, but gave their eventual destination as China. He gave his occupation as 'Engineer.3'

Dorothy arrived in London on 15 September 1921 on the Syria from Singapore, giving a last country of permanent residence as FMS (Federation of Malay States) and returned to Penang on the Macedonia, leaving London on the 4 Aug 1922 accompanied by her child Bruce. As he was aged 1 on the first trip, we presume he was born in the Malay States.4,3

Dorothy and her husband Keith left Penang for Pymouth on the Naldera, which arrived in London on the 25 April 1924, accompanied by their child Bruce.5

In 1928 Dorothy petitioned Keith Macgregor FERGUSSON for divorce.6

Dorothy died on 20 January 1948 in Reading, Berkshire.7,8

Her will was probated in London on 25 March 1948 with her estate valued at £3750/15/11. She was recorded as a 'single woman', so presumably did not re-marry after her divorce.8

Family

Keith Macgregor FERGUSSON (1887 - 1951)
Child
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Henley, Vol 3a, p764, 3Q1894, mother's maiden name SIMPSON.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Reading, Vol 2c, p662, 2Q1917.
  3. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk
  4. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk
  5. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, (listed under surname FERGUSON).
  6. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, Supreme Court of Judicature, 1928, Ref. J77/2595/676, wife's petition for divorce.
  7. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Reading, Vol 6a, p71, 1Q1948, aged 62.
  8. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate recorded at London registry with administration granted to Rose Maude Brigham, widow (her mother).
  9. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at http://www.cwgc.org

Elizabeth BRIMNER1

(1875 - 1937)
Elizabeth BRIMNER was born in Onehunga on 21 December 1875.2

She married Thomas Alexander SAUNDERS at Wesleyan Church in Palmerston North on 27 December 1900. At the time of his marriage, Thomas was living at Mangaweka working on the Mangaweka Viaduct on the North Island Main Trunk railway line. The marriage certificate also states he was born in North Shields, England, which contradicts his birth information.1,3,4

Elizabeth died on 16 February 1937 in New Zealand at age 61.1,5 She was buried at the Hillsborough Cemetery.1

Family

Thomas Alexander SAUNDERS (1869 - 1944)
Child

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence, Possibly born in 1876 according to Marion Coyle.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4644.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1900/4783.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1937/19465, aged 61.

Carl Otto Emil Hans Peter BRINKMAN1

(1917 - 2010)
Carl Otto Emil Hans Peter BRINKMAN was born on 5 May 1917.2

He married Judith Stanley Heath SPENCER, daughter of William Alfred Hale SPENCER and Edith Muriel HANAN, in New Zealand in 1947.3

Carl died in 2010 in New Zealand.1

Family

Judith Stanley Heath SPENCER (1921 - 2013)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2010/13173.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2010/13173 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4864.

Alfred William BRITTAIN1

(1888 - 1952)
Father*William Frank BRITTAIN1 b. 1862, d. 1933
Mother*Ellen ROBINSON1 b. 1866, d. 1950
Alfred William BRITTAIN was born on 30 September 1888 in Queensland.1,2,3

He married Janet Muir WARDLAW in Brisbane, Queensland, on 1 January 1917.1,4,5

He was widowed at age 55 on the death of his wife Janet on 9 October 1943.6

Alfred died on 16 July 1952 in Queensland at age 63.1,7

Family

Janet Muir WARDLAW (1889 - 1943)
Children
ChartsRobinson descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S237] Family Tree - A Agnew, "James Robinson descendants."
  2. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth Reg. No. 1888/C009803.
  3. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1888/009803.
  4. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage Reg. No. 1917/B19614.
  5. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1917/17B, 019614.
  6. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death Reg. No. 1943/B63631.
  7. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1952/002826.

Bruce WIlliam BRITTAIN1,2

(1922 - 1986)
Father*Alfred William BRITTAIN1 b. 1888, d. 1952
Mother*Janet Muir WARDLAW1 b. 1889, d. 1943
Bruce WIlliam BRITTAIN was born in Cooroy, Queensland, on 3 September 1922.3

While flying on a raid to Revigny, his Lancaster Mk 1 (serial LM117 LE-J, 630 Squadron RAF) crashed at Togny-aux-Boeufs after being shot down on the evening of 18 July 1944 while returning. The wireless operator, Flight Sergeant G E BECKHOUSE was killed, possibly shot by Germans; three of the crew became PoW, and three others, including BRITTAIN, evaded capture. He left France on 4 Sep 1944 with the help of the Resistance.2,4

Bruce died in 1986 in Queensland.5
ChartsRobinson descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S237] Family Tree - A Agnew, "James Robinson descendants."
  2. [S1088] National Archives - National Archive of Australia, NAA Series A705, barcode 1064237, control 166/6/617.
  3. [S1088] National Archives - National Archive of Australia, NAA Series A9300, barcode 5381277, RAAF Officers Personnel files, 1939-1948, Service No. 414756.
  4. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, WO 208/3325/101, Brittain, B W. Prisoners of War Section. Escape/Evasion Reports: Code MI9/SPG: 2872.
  5. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death Reg. No. 1986/2944.