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This is page 1 of 5 providing the history of the Bradbury family in India from around 1836 to the present day, although no living family members are identified. The line is descended from the Fairbanks & Runninghill family from Saddleworth, Yorkshire. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Bradbury in India pages by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

The Bradbury Family in India 1836 - present day

First Generation (India)

1. James BRADBURY [Parents]. Born about 1813 in Boarshurst and baptized 2 Jan 1814 at St Chad, Saddleworth. James, a soldier, was posted to India around 1836 and died 3 Jan 1865 in Madras, age given as 50 in the burial record and occupation as Pensioned Bomdardier. Cause of Death given as Dropsy. James was buried 4 Jan 1865 in Vipery, Washermanpettah Cemetery, Madras. Occupation: Gunner, later Bombardier, in A Troop Horse Artillery.


On 24 May 1837, when James was age about 23, he married Catherine WILLIAMS, daughter of John & Catherine WILLIAMS, in St Mark's Church, Bangalore. Born 22 Mar 1818 in Bangalore, and baptized there 21 Jun 1821, Catherine died 15 Nov 1895 in Ellore, Madras, age given in the burial record as 76 years 9 months. Cause of death given as Old Age. Catherine was buried 16 Nov 1895 in St Andrew's, Chudderghout, Madras.


They had the following children:


(1) William Henry [2]. (2) John, born 17 Sep 1840 in Sholapur and baptized there 26 Jan 1841. John died 9 Sep 1841 in Sholapur, age 11 months, and was buried the following day. (3) Sarah Ann, born 19 Jun 1842 in Sholapur and baptized there 26 Oct 1842. Sarah Ann died 2 Jun 1919 in Madras, age given in the burial record as 78. Cause of death given as Kidney disease. Sarah Ann was buried 2 Jun 1919 in Cassimode Cemetery, St Mark's, Madras. On 27 Apr 1859, when Sarah Ann was age 16, she married Samuel HOLMES (1829-?), son of Charles HOLMES, at St Mary's Church, St Thomas Mount, Madras. (4) Emma Louisa, born 14 Nov 1844 in Sholapur and baptized there 20 Apr 1845. Emma Louisa died 15 Oct 1925 in Madras, age given in the burial record as 81. Cause of death given as Old Age. Emma Louisa  was buried 16 Oct 1925 in Kilpauk Cemetery, Madras. On 4 Nov 1863, when Emma Louisa was age 18, she married William Henry MIDDLETON (1835-?), a Constable of Marine Police and son of Arthur James MIDDLETON, in Emmanuel Chapel, South Blacktown, Madras. (5) George, born 26 Dec 1846 in Sholapur and baptized there 8 Jan 1847. George died 18 Oct 1848 in Madras, age given in the burial record as 1. Cause of death given as Diarrhoea. George was buried 22 Sep 1848 in St Thomas Mount, Bellary, Madras. (6) Jane, born 1 Dec 1848 in Madras and baptized 1 Feb 1849 at the Chaplain’s Station, Madras. Jane died 22 Sep 1849 in Madras, age given in the burial record as 9 months 22 days. Cause of death given as Fits from the spasmodic action of the glottis. Jane was buried 23 Sep 1849 in St Thomas Mount, Bellary, Madras.(7) Catherine, born 29 Jul 1850 in Bellary, Madras and baptized 3 Oct 1850 at The Chaplain's Station, Madras. Catherine died 28 Sep 1861 in St Thomas Mount, Bellary, age given on the burial record as 11 years 2 months. Cause of death given as Cholera. She was buried the same day with her sister Emily in St Mary's Burial Ground, St Thomas Mount, Madras. (8) Cecilia, born 28 Jul 1852 in Jaulnah, Madras and baptized there 6 Oct 1852. It’s not known whether Cecilia married or when she died. (9) Charles [3]. (10) Emily, born 21 Jun 1856 in Jaulnah, Madras and baptized there 15 Oct 1856. Emily died 23 Sep 1861 in St Thomas Mount, Bellary, age given on the burial record as 4 years 5 months. Cause of death given as Cholera. She was buried 28 Sep 1861 with her sister Catherine in St Mary's Burial Ground, St Thomas Mount, Madras. (11) Robert Edwin [4]. (12) Emily Jane, born 5 Sep 1862 in Blacktown, Madras and baptized 7 Jan 1863 in Emmanuel Church, Madras. Emily died 22 Sep 1905 in Bangalore, age 43, and was buried 23 Sep 1905 in St Johns, Bangalore. On 1 Jan 1879, when Emily Jane was age 16, she married Thomas Walker HIGGINS (1855-1911), an Assistant Station Master Madras Railway Company, son of William & Mary Ann HIGGINS, in Blacktown North, Madras.

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