Watson Bramhill was born on May 29, 1872 in Whiston, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. He was the tenth child of John and Eliza Bramhill. He married Rose Anna Dickson (Dixon). They lived in Keadby near Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire where he Watson had a shoe repairing shop. He was a boot and shoemaker by trade.
A great-grandson, Jullian Bramhill, tells us that Watson had a grandfather clock, acquired in lieu of a debt that he kept in his shop. On the top of the case stood an Eagle carved in wood with its wings outstretched. The day the First World War broke out he took a walking stick to it and swiped it off the top because in his words "It's like the ***** Hun Eagle". As Jullian wrote this, the clock was standing next to his desk and was still in working order (minus the bird).
Peter Bramhill, a grandson of Watson, informed us that Watson died following an operation in Scunthorpe hospital in 1935. Watson is buried near Jullian's grandfather, Harold, at Althorpe, Lincolnshire.
When he died his wife Rose married a Freddy Thompson and when he died
she lived with Nellie at Station Street, Misterton, Doncaster.
Children of Watson and Rose were:
Watson and Rose Bramhill with their Family
Frank Reginald Bramhill
By Peter Bramhill
Frank Reginald Bramhill, born April 27, 1910, married Iris Audrey Thompson at Scunthorpe on November 11, 1938. He died April 27, 1972 at Rampton, Nottinghamshire.
Frank or "Reg" as he was known, worked at the Oil Refinery at Keadby with his brother Harold. Reg and Iris lived in Althorpe after their wedding. In 1952 they moved to Scunthorpe to a corner shop. They moved to Rampton Nottinghamshire in 1959 where Reg got a job as village postman. After a few years, they bought the local Public House spending several years as publicans. Finally moving to a cottage for retirement until his death.
Children of Reg and Iris are:
Wendy Bramhill was born January 1, 1942. She married Robert Cragg. She is a trained nurse for the mentally handicapped. They all live in Holbeach Lincolnshire.
Children of Wendy are:
MarkPeter Bramhill was born December 18, 1948. He married Maureen White on May 22, 1971 but was divorced May 6, 1982. The children stayed with Maureen in Nottingham.
Children of Peter and Maureen are:
Nathan Peter Bramhill, born January 15, 1972
Roger Frank Bramhill, born October 2, 1973
Rebecca Louise Bramhill, February 6, 1975
Peter remarried on April 21, 1984 to Susan Walker
Children of Peter and Susan are:
Victoria Jane, born October 13, 1986.
Peter trained as a nurse for the mentally handicapped and worked with them for 25 years. As the closure of the hospital was imminent Peter and Susan moved from their home in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire to Morwenstow near Bude in North Cornwall. Peter is now a self-employed builder/handyman while Sue runs the home as a Bed and Breakfast establishment. Their daughter Victoria now 14 is building up to her GCSE’s. She is a talented musician playing in the local orchestra and a folk group.
By Julian Bramhill
Harold Bramhill was born 28 July 1896. Harold was one of four children - he had a brother Reginald, and two sisters May, and Nellie. Harold married Lillian Simcoe, who came from Kendal Westmoreland, on 27 Jan 1919.
They had one son, Eric Simcoe Bramhill, my father, born 29 July 1922. Lillian died of T.B in 1928. Harold remarried Nellie Pickersgill nee Lindley and had a daughter Audry.
Harold served in the army during the first world war and worked for the Southern Oil Company at Gunness Wharfe near Scunthorpe from 1921 till 1957 when Nellie woke him up one morning with a nice cup of tea and he dropped dead in bed! Such is life! He is now passing eternity in Althorpe parish church cemetery.
Eric Simcoe Bramhill, born 29 July 1922 at Scunthorpe, went to school at Keadby and Scunthorpe. They lived at "The White House" built by Harold's brother Reg. It is still there on the right as you head towards the tight right-hand bend approaching Keadby Bridge. When he left school he went to work at the steel works in the drawing office but was called up in 1939 for service in the R.A.F. He served in photoreconnaissance units in India, Burma, and came back to England for the D-day landings serving France and Germany.
After he was demobbed he married Doreen Horwell and started his own photographic business in Wetherby Yorkshire. Later working for the Akrill Press Harrogate and finally moving there in 1968. He retired due to ill health in 1976. He died after a strenuous bit of D.I.Y, as he sat in his armchair waiting for a nice cup of tea on the 8 June 1997. (Death and tea seem to run in the family.)
Julian Bramhill, that's me, was born 26 May 1950 in York, Yorkshire. We lived in Wetherby, which is between York and Leeds. I went to school there. I started work, in 1965, in the display department of a large department store in Leeds where I met my wife Susan. We married in 1970 and lived in Leeds for many years. We have one child, Emma, born 8 Jan 1974. We now live in Bardsey, which is near Wetherby. I intend to live to 100 and die in a sky diving accident due to my chute not opening but then I might hit someone who was having a nice cup of tea.
Bramhill was born 8 Jan 1974 in Leeds Yorkshire. She went to school in
Leeds and worked with horses and owns her own horse called Polo an 8-year-old
squewball. Emma worked lately for Virgin Atlantic Airways flying the world
and now works at our local airport.
Editors Note: Another update John, while browsing
Peters web page I saw a reference to a Noreen Bramhill of Misterton, Lincolnshire.
I said Nellie lived there, this was due to an entry in one of Lillian's
autograph books which I have, the entry referring to a N Bramhill of Station
Rd Misterton, this must be Noreen not Nellie but they were known to one
another as there are several entries both at Misterton and Keadby.
Elsie May Bramhill
Elsie May Bramhill married George Howe in 1925. They lived in Ilford Essex and retired to Hunstanton, Norfolk where they died. They had no children.
Nelly Bramhill was born at Keadby. She married Vesey Burgin. They both died at Scunthorpe.
Children of Nelly and Vesey:
Sheila Burgin lives in Scunthorpe.
Descendants of Watson Bramhill
Generation No. 1
1. WATSON8 BRAMHILL (JOHN7, MATTHEW6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)1 was born May 29, 1872 in Whiston, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and died 1935 in Scunthorpe hospital and buried in Althorpe, Lincolnshire. He married ROSE ANNA DICKSON1.
Notes for WATSON BRAMHILL:
Watson Bramhill lived in Keadby Lincolnshire. He was a boot and shoemaker by trade. He died following a operation in Scunthorpe hospital in 1935.
Notes for ROSE ANNA DICKSON:
Dickson could also be spelled Dixon.
Children of WATSON BRAMHILL and ROSE DICKSON are:
2. FRANK REGINALD9 BRAMHILL (WATSON8, JOHN7, MATTHEW6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)1 was born April 27, 1910, and died April 27, 1972 in Rampton, Nottinghamshire, England. He married IRIS AUDREY THOMPSON November 3, 1938 in Scunthorpe, England.
Children of FRANK BRAMHILL and IRIS THOMPSON are:
Notes for LILLIAN SIMCOE:
Lillian died of TB in 1928.
Child of HAROLD BRAMHILL and NELLIE LINDLEY is:
Child of NELLIE BRAMHILL and VESEY BURGIN is:
5. WENDY10 BRAMHILL (FRANK REGINALD9, WATSON8, JOHN7, MATTHEW6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born January 1, 1942. She married ROBERT CRAGG.
Children of WENDY BRAMHILL and ROBERT CRAGG are:
Notes for MAUREEN WHITE:
Peter and Maureen divorced on May 6, 1982.
Children of PETER BRAMHILL and MAUREEN WHITE are:
Child of ERIC BRAMHILL and DOREEN HORWELL is:
8. JULIAN11 BRAMHILL (ERIC SIMCOE10, HAROLD9, WATSON8, JOHN7, MATTHEW6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born May 26, 1950 in York, Yorkshire, England. He married SUSAN 1970.
Child of JULIAN BRAMHILL and SUSAN is:
1. psb002.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 8, 2000.
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