Bramhill and Elizabeth Butterfield
Annie Bramhill Cundall
Bramhill was born September 21, 1796 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England. He
married Elizabeth Butterfield and they had six children. Matthew died in 1886.
George Feb. 8,
1818 Moved to
Canada in 1854
Thomas Jan. 30, 1822
Married Jeanette Miller nee Henderson
Apr. 17, 1829 Married John
Doe (last name not known)
Jan. 3, 1845
Married Eliza Oliver
(Grandfather of Annie Bramhill Cundall)
Richard was a druggist
I can tell you a few anecdotes of old Mathew Bramhill my great
grandfather. He was a farmer, some sons were also farmers, one was a potato
buyer, one a druggist, and one daughter, who lived in Perth Scotland, was quite
well off. She used to visit Epworth and my dad (Walter Bramhill), when a small
boy, used to be amused when she would take her teeth out. I should think in the
1870s that it would be new.
In the 1860s Matthew and a few more people decided to raise money and
build a Primitive Methodist Chapel. He was a keen Methodist. I have the card he
was given to commemorate the laying of the foundation stone. I also have the
mallet. The Chapel is now a supermarket. Matthew was at the opening and I was at
the closing. Iím a Methodist, so is my daughter, Margaret and her daughter are
also Ė she is a local preacher. We had hopes of her being a minister. She has
a degree in theology. She got wed and has two lovely children.
Back to Matthew Ė when the Chapel was built his next step was a
Cemetery. It opened around 1881. His sons buried him in the cemetery and never
paid for his grave. I didnít know this until recently when I asked where he
was buried and was given a plan of where his grave was and a memo saying his
grave was not paid for.
About me, I married in 1933 and had Margaret (now age 65), Charles (age
61), Stanley (age 58) and my husband was killed in the war on January 7th,
1943. I remarried in 1945 to Ben Cundall and had one daughter Nancy.
Mrs. Annie (Bramhill) Cundal