Thomas's parents were Matthew and Elizabeth Butterfield. Thomas was the third son and was born January 30, 1822 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England. He married Jeanette Miller Henderson. Thomas was from Epworth, Janet was a Scot and they were married in Lanarkshire, Scotland on April 16, 1848. Thomas was a Farmer and Potato Dealer in Epworth. Thomas died on July 29, 1894 in Epworth, Lincolnshire at the age of 72.
Children of Thomas Bramhill and Jeanette Henderson are:
My father was Percy Bramhill Robinson, the eldest child of Ada Jane Bramhill and Thomas Robinson. He was born in Batley, Yorkshire in 1897. Percy married Frances Flower on November 14, 1931 in Arkholme. Frances was born on July 3, 1898 and passed away on June 22, 1975 in Colchester, England.
My father died at the age of 97 on January 9, 1994. Though he died in Nottinghamshire, he spent most of his life in Colchester, where he was manager of a Nursery. He spent a few years as Head Gardener at Cumberland Lodge, in Windsor Great Park, which is where both my sister and I, Dorothy Robinson, were born.
Incidentally, I was interested to read of the hockey playing Canadian Bramhills. I was a keen player myself, playing for club and county. I was a Physical Education teacher in my younger and fitter days. My father was also a keen sportsman, especially enjoyed cricket.
I live with my husband in a small village in Nottinghamshire, about an hour and a half drive away from Epworth.
I hope to be there at the Reunion next year, and look forward to meeting you all.
Descendants of Thomas Bramhill
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS7 BRAMHILL (MATTHEW6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born January 30, 1822 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England, and died July 29, 1894 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He married JEANETTE MILLER HENDERSON.
Notes for THOMAS BRAMHILL:
Occupation - Farmer and Potato Dealer.
Notes for JEANETTE MILLER HENDERSON:
Occupation - House Wife.
Children of THOMAS BRAMHILL and JEANETTE HENDERSON are:
2. ALFRED8 BRAMHILL (THOMAS7, MATTHEW6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1857 in Epworth, Lincolnshire.
Notes for ALFRED BRAMHILL:
Birth date may be 1858.
Child of ALFRED BRAMHILL is:
Children of ADA BRAMHILL and THOMAS ROBINSON are:
4. JOHN WILLIAM9 BRAMHILL (ALFRED8, THOMAS7, MATTHEW6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1886, and died 1916.
Notes for JOHN WILLIAM BRAMHILL:
John William lived in Althorpe and West Stockwith, a few miles north of Owston Ferry, which, with Epworth, is all in an area called the Isle Of Axholme. The nearest town is either Gainsborough (Lincolnshire), or Scunthorpe (Lincolnshire). It seems amazing that the family has stayed in the area for more than 250 years!
Children of JOHN WILLIAM BRAMHILL are:
ii. SON BETTS, b. 1913.
Child of PERCY ROBINSON and FRANCES FLOWER is: