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Name: Steven Bradbury
Email:steven@bradbury.org
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 13:17:01
Comments:
This is realy strange lol my name is Steven Bradbury and i am in the city finals for ice skating.

Name: Kenneth W. Parent
Email:ken_parent@hotmail.com
Location: Arlington, VA USA
Date: Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 17:37:28
Comments:
Sarah Ann Bradbury married Luman Irskine Wakeman in 1852 in Pen Yann Yates Co NY, Whilst this marriage is documented in the Wakeman Genealogy, along with their offspring, David Wakeman born 1853, I have not been able to find Sarah in the 1860 census, nor son David. Luman abandoned them and moved west. He never denied David's existence but did loose track of him. Recently someone posted a family tree on Ancestry-dot-com that states Sarah died in 1859, and gave a date for David's death as 1945, a date I have have in an old family notebook and have never seen elsewhere. I have not been able to find David in any census 1860 thru 1930, nor do I know where he died. Can anyone document who Sarah was (I cannot identify her in the 1850 census), when/where she died, and what happened to David?

Name: Maureen Mills
Email:kemaville7@aol.com
Location: New Romney, Kent England
Date: Friday, December 23, 2005 at 08:30:33
Comments:
To that great big Bradbury family all over the world. MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR

Name: Drema Bradbury Altizer
Email:suzieqiam@aol.com
Location: Roanoke, Va. USA
Date: Monday, December 12, 2005 at 12:43:05
Comments:
I am a Bradbury, and read this message board often.
Its nice to see there are so many of us. My ancestors came from England from what we have found, near London.

Name: Jim Bradbury
Email:jamesarthurbradbury@msn.com
Location: Litchfield, IL USA
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 23:25:01
Comments:
I find it truly amazing that there are so many Bradbury in this world. Also it is wonderful to see that we seem to have such rich history. I just want take a moment to say Hello to all of you! I hope you all have wonderful holiday season!

Name: Glenn Bradbury
Email:thebradburys1@yahoo.com.au
Location: Adelaide, SA Australia
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 17:41:58
Comments:
Hi folks, merry xmas

Name: Shari Bradbury
Email:Bradbury280@eastlink.ca
Location: Shearwater, Nova Scotia Canada
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 11:06:21
Comments:
I am recently married into the Bradbury family. My husband (Matthew Bradbury) is from Halifax Nova Scotia. His parents (John and Debbra-Lynn)are from St. Johns NFLD. I do know his grandfather was Samuel Bradbury. I am a little unsure of his background. If anyone thinks they may be related, be sure to email us and we would love to hear more from you.

Name: Jennifer Fairchild
Email:brenjenn@supernerd.com.au
Location: Maryborough, Victoria Australia
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005 at 11:14:48
Comments:
From my 9 Jan Post:
Reposting request. Looking for info on George Bradbury born c 1813 probably in England. Emigrated to Australia in 1848. Was a widower when he married Martha or Elizabeth Shoesmith in 1846 in Middleton England. Children born in England were Squire 1846, Smith 1848. Further children born in Australia were Clara, James, Elizabeth, James 2, and Smith 2. Have info of Bradbury in Australia that I would like to share. Please help as George is my brickwall!!! Also have some info on Bradbury's buried in Cemetaries in Melbourn Victoria Aust.

I’m still looking for info on George Bradbury & Martha Shoesmith.
I’ve got some more info.

George’s parents were James Bradbury and Betty Cousen married 29 sept 1816 St Leonards Middleton and Jude Shoesmith and Matty Kenyon married same place 1 july 1794. Martha had at least 2 siblings,. Arch baptised St Leonards 25 oct 1807 and John baptised same place 11 march 1810.

Does this ring any bells?

Name: Mark A. Bradbury
Email:sn1996bk@yahoo.com
Location: Greenwood, IN USA
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005 at 09:54:33
Comments:
To the woman in Terre Haute, Indiana, who was searching for information about her ancestor, Joseph Parker Bradbury, of Sullivan, Indiana: I have recently discovered much information about him and his descendants. Send me an e-mail and I will send the info to you via post.

Name: Cheryl Bradbury
Email:cherylbradbury@sbcglobal.net
USA
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 09:14:58
Comments:
Robert North Bradbury & son

There is a few other famous Bradbury's here in the US.
Robert North Bradbury (whom is my husbands grandfather) was
quite a distinguished movie producer back in the 20's & 30's
helping to launch the career of John Wayne.

His son Bob Steele (birth name Robert Bradbury) was a great
cowboy actor in the 30's. We would love it if you could add
some of this info on your site about our great of Bradbury.

Thank you,

Cheryl Bradbury


Name:Alexandria Hatch
Email:pnutsugar@yahoo.com
Location: Roosevelt , UT Duchesne
Date: Friday, November 11, 2005 at 13:48:48
Comments:
I am looking for Andrew Bradbury. He lives in California, can someone tell me how I can get a hold of him.

Name: Lester
Email:lflohr@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 11:08:49
Comments:
Trying to get in contact with jim bradbury in maiamisburg ohio. can you help?

Name: Karen
Email:kazzaco@blueyonder.co.uk
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 04:52:33
Comments:
My husbands gt grandfather was named John Bradbury and he was born in Stourbridge around 1852. Any info?

Name: Jean Bradbury
Email:bradbury_190@hotmail.com.au
Location: Cleveland, QLD Australia
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 22:46:20
Comments:
Hi there to all the Bradbury,s out there. Iam trying to trace my family, my grandfather, Arthur was born in Staffordshire about 1894 and moved to Yorkshire and married Sarah Drew, he had several brothers, George, Ernest and sisters,Alice,Mary, Sarah,Eleanor but cannot remember his other brothers names.can anyone help.

Name: David Fowler
Email:david1.fowler@ge.com
Location: Sydney , NSW Australia
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 01:17:40
Comments:
Hi all, I am the great grandson of Betram Walter Bradbury, who emigrated from Shropshire England to Hong Kong in 1903, I cant recall the name of his wife at this time but have this information in a book of our family tree. In moving to Hong Kong Bertram Walter Bradbury (Bertie) made a fortune in property and printing and to this day has a huge philanthropic trust which donates large sums of money to works in England and Hong Kong, many churches Schools, hospitals and hospices have been named Bradbury School, Hospital etc to this day my mother is involved in the Bradbury Trusts chartible works. Bertie had a colourful life, and 2 daughters my Grandmother Violet who married Sydney Fowler of Hong Kong (and had 2 sons, my father John Fowler and my uncle Michael Fowler) and Joan Ursula Bradbury, who married Anthony Weller,(and had 3 daughters) who now resides in Naples Florida, alas both sisters are dead and the name Bradbury has been lost. Bertie was a houshold name in Hong Kong at his death having been imprisoned in Staney Prizon in Hong KOng during the war, by the Japanese, he skinned the last Tiger in Hong Kong and had the 1st television the colony had ever seen. His family still live in Shropshire and my family are still in close touch with various members of the colourful Hong Kong side of the Bradbury family. If anyone needs links to these family members or the ones in Shropshire let me know.

Name: Karen Cooper
Email:kazzaco@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Halesowen, West Midlands England
Date: Friday, October 28, 2005 at 03:23:56
Comments:
Hi. I am just starting to trace my husbands family tree and am glad I found this site. Hopefully someone out there will be able to give me any info. My husbands grandfather was George Bradbury and he was born around 1885. He came from Cradley Heath and married Elizabeth Harris of Little Hill, Cradley. There is only one remaining Bradbury (aunt Myra) who does not know much about this side of the family except that George's father was named John and his mother was named Elizabeth. Any help you can give would be gratefully received. Will post again when I find out any more. Have a good day, Kaz

Name: Jarine
Email:bobby1@suscom-maine.net
Location: bowdoinham, me usa
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 22:13:09
Comments:
My Grandmother's name was Annie Bradbury and she came to the US in the early 1900's. Her mother was Eliza Travis Bowcock does any Bradbury out there have a connection. She was from Oldham.

Name: Diana
Email:dt1947@ozemail.com.au
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 16:56:58
Comments:
I am looking for information on William Bradbury who was transported to Australia as a convict in either the late 1700’s or early 1800’s and settled and prospered in the Campbelltown area of Sydney NSW, where he married Catherine Akers/Acres on April 9th 1836. He died June 10th 1836 aged 67 and was buried in St Peters Anglican Church, Campbelltown NSW. In particular I’m interested in his life (parents, siblings, birthplace etc.,) in England before coming to Australia, the only information I have is that he had a wife in a workhouse in Hammersmith, England whom he sent money to and a daughter Mary, whom he was able to have sent out to him and that he may have been born 1774 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England… however, that birth date doesn’t match with the age on his headstone. I would really appreciate any information concerning William. Thank you……..Diana.

Name:Shawlee
Email:luke_falcons4@yahoo.com
Iowa USA
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 13:48:07
Comments:
My Bradbury Descendant- William Bradbury & Ann Eden (1), Wymond Bradbury & Elizabeth Whitgift (2), Capt. Thomas Bradbury I & Mary Perkins (3), Wymond Bradbury II & Sarah Pike (4), Wymond Bradbury III & Mariah Cotton (5), Wymond Bradbury IV & Phebe Young (6), Samuel Bradbury & Abigail Sawyer (7), Joseph Shaw & Elizabeth Bradbury (8), Bradbury Cilley Shaw & Mary C. Bolton (9), Joseph Andrew Shaw I & Caroline Sarah Webber (10), Joseph Andrew Shaw II & Jennetta Wellman (11), Frederick Wellman Shaw I & Abby Geneveive Carleson (12), Frederick Wellman Shaw II & Elfrieda Lee Patrick (13), Leo Bertram Johnson & Ardith D. Shaw (14), and me- Shawlee L Johnson. Most of the Wymond & Sarah (Pike) Bradbury family were buried in Salisbury, Mass., Amesbury, Mass., York, ME, Augusta, ME, Bowdoinham, ME, N. Whitefield, ME. There are some of our distant great-grandparents are 2nd cousins or possibly 3rd cousin of the Bradbury pedigree. Joseph and Jennetta (Wellman) came from Wymond and Mariah Cotton Bradbury pedigree. Mary (Perkins) Bradbury (maternal great grandfather's side) had a sister named Elizabeth (Perkins) Flanders (maternal great-grandmother's side) have the same family with the Bradburys. Most of the families were buried in Maine and Massachusetts and there are a lot of families that are current living in Maine (mostly, Augusta, Maine).

Name: Diane Meland
Email:diane_meland@yahoo.com
Location: McCook Lake, SD USA
Date: Friday, September 23, 2005 at 00:13:12
Comments:
Hello Bradbury's. I am a descendant of Stephen Decatur Bradbury b: 4/22/1859 d:1/1/1904 married Anna Verdier. Had 4 children George P., Viola Gertrude, Ralph,and Raymond Verdier. Raymond was my grandfather. Looking for info up the ancestrial line as to Stephen's father and mother. I think their names were Stephen Decatur Bradbury b: 1831 and Caroline F. Hamilton. and then I'm at a dead end. All my Bradburys were located in Pennsylvania from what I understand. Stephen(1831) was born in Pennsylvania - his parents were from England. Any ideas?

Name: Keith Bradbury
Email:kmbrad@lycos.co.uk
Location: Barnsley, Yorkshire United Kingdom
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 07:57:10
Comments:
Re Bradbury pound notes currently there are ten shilling and pound notes up for grabs on ebay. Not many can say money has their family name on it

Name: John Bradbury
Email:jbradbury@netspace.net.au
Location: Brisbane, QLD Australia
Date: Monday, September 5, 2005 at 06:12:22
Comments:
A comment on the pound note. John Bradbury was the Chancellor of the Exchequer who signed the first pound note, hence the nickname "bradbury". So my Dad told me! Hi to all the Bradburys out there!

Name: Nina Bradbury
Email:ND67022184@aol.com
Location: Windham, NH USA
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 01:52:39
Comments:
I have the basic information on my ancesters, but I would like to know about their lives and maybe find some pictures of them. So if anyone has any information or pictures of the following, please e-mail me. Edward Bradbury b.1360 m. Elenor Shakerly Robert Bradbury b.1390 m. Ann Davenport William Bradbury b.1430 m. Martha Rockhill Robert Bradbury b.1456 m. Jane Fitz William William Bradbury b.1480 m. Elizabeth Fuller Mattew Bradbury b.1510 m. Margaret Rowse William Bradbury b.1544 m. Ann Eden Lord Wymond Bradbury b.1574 m. Elizabeth Whitgif Thomas Bradbury b.1611 m. Mary Perkins William Bradbury b.1649 m. Rebecca Wheelwright Jacob Bradbury b.1677 m. Elizabeth Stockman Jacob Bradbury b.1710 m. Abigail Eaton Joseph Bradbury b.1748 m. Mary Goodwin John Bradbury b.1776 m. Mary Locke Brice Bradbury b.1810 m. Hannah Locke Winthrop Bradbury b.? m. May Leavitt Harry Bradbury b.1865 m. Louise Guilford Brice Bradbury b.1889 m. Mary Littlefield If I can be of any help to anyone please e-mail me. Thank You, Nina

Name: Nina Howanski (Bradbury)
Email:ND67022184@aol.com
Location: Windham, NH USA
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 01:32:58
Comments:
I am a decsendent of Thomas and Mary Bradbury(Perkins). I have the basic information (birth, death, etc.), but I would like to know more about my ancesters lives. If anyone has any information on the fowllowing, please e-mail me at ND67022184@aol.com Brice Bradbury b.1810 m. Hannah Locke John Bradbury b.1776 m. Mary Locke Joseph Bradbury b.1748 m. Mary Goodwin Jacob Bradbury b.1710 m. Abigail Eaton Jacob Bradbury b.1677 m. Elizabeth Stockman William Brabury b.1649 m. Rebecca Wheelwright Capt. Thomas Bradbury b.1611 m. Mary Perkins Lord Wymond Bradbury b.1544 m. Ann Eden Matthew Bradbury b.1510 m. Margret Rowse William Bradbury b.1480 m. Elizabeth Fuller Robert Bradbury b.1456 m. Jane Fitz William William Bradbury b.1430 m. Martha Rockhill Robert Bradbury b.1360 m. Elenor Shakerly Roger Bradbury b.? m. ? Also, if I can help anyone with their research please e-mail me. Thank You, Nina

Name: TINA JONES BRADBURY
Email:TINAHOTLIPS20002000@YAHOO.COM
Location: MANCHESTER UK, LANCS UK
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 08:24:58
Comments:
HI FURTHER TO YOUR COMMENT ABOUT ,THERE BEING A POUND NOTE CALLED A BRADBURY .IT IS IN FACT A FIVE POUND NOTE .AND HAVE SEEN ONE AT THE SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY MUSEUM IN MANCHESTER UK HOPE THIS IS OFF SOME HELP HAVE FUN TINA

Name: Dave Bradbury
Email:dbradbury@technip.com
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 01:07:33
Comments:
Hi Tina, I have just been looking at the BRADBURY Website when I came across your entry. I find there are a few interesting coincidences in our families. 1) I have a brother name Ian. 2) I (David) live in Australia (Western Australia) - my wife and I emigrated eight years ago. 3). My farther's family are from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire My father was name William Thomas Bradbury, mother was Millicent. Dad was the youngest os sixteen children. I have a sister name Angela - now living in Jo'burg SA. I have one son - Michael David, living in Stoke, but attempting to emigrate to Australia. Name: TINA JONES BRADBURY Email:TINAHOTLIPS20002000@YAHOO.COM Location: ROCHDALE, LANCS ENGLAND

Name: Clemens BRADBURY McLellan
Email:mclellangalloway@rogers.com
Location: Mississauga, ON Canada
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 08:34:49
Comments:
Am searching for information on the Bradbury family, late of Huntsville, Ontario and lastly known residence Palmn Beack?) FLA. Grandfather, Herbert BRADBURY arrived in Canada possibly late 1800s and settled in Huntsville, Ontari as a butcher. His shop in on a historic photo of that community dated circa 1902 after Boer War's cessation. Married Illa HUNT of that area andfrom this union came three ofspring. My late mother Phyllis Elaine and two sibling brothers, Herbert Jr. and Edgar BRADBURY. Family removed to West Palm or Palm Beach FLA.) when grandfather sold his successful business. I am son of Cyril Cox McLELLAN and Phyllis Eline Bradbury) McLellan..born 1937. Parent's marriage ended circa 1941 with mother taking residence in FLA. Father raisd me with help of McLellan family. Divorce finalized in Toronto, ON. late 1946 nd father remarried. Believe Phyllis remarried one Nick FOTE in Florida. He was o/o of Bear Wheel Alignment Service..but this marriage ended in divorce. Last notice of mother Phyllis was of her passing in mid/late 1950s...place unknown. Also would like to make contact with the descendants of the two brothers,,Herbert Jr. and Edgar. One may have an aviation connection with O'Hare Fi3ld, Chicago. Others location and background unknown. If any of above background klicks, would appreciate an emai. Thank you... Brad McLellan

Name: simon bradbury
Email:bradbury2@eircom.net
Date: Monday, August 22, 2005 at 18:59:32
Comments:
Hi can anyone tell me more about the first pound note or paper note which was called iv heard a bradbury cheers simon bradbury

Name: Brent Bradberry
Email:bbradber@moscow.com
Location: Moscow, Idaho USA
Date: Friday, August 19, 2005 at 14:04:04
Comments:
BRADBERRY/BRADBURY Y CHROMOSONE MARKERS. I have participated in a DNA study (sponsored by the National Geographic Society)which compares various "markers" in the Y chromosone, which is passed strictly from father to son. I think of it (crudely) as a paternity test going back many, many generations. The purpose of the study is to trace early human migration patterns over thousands of years. Based on a test of 12 markers, my paternal line is, with a very high probability, Nordic. This was a bit of a surprise to me, since the earliest paternal line ancestor I can prove is John Bradberry (or Bradbury - he was illiterate) b. 1810 in Virginia. Also, family stories suggest that John's forbears came to America from (probably) Yorkshire. However, after some thought I realized that there was a close connection (not always friendly) between the Norse Vikings and the northern British Isles. So it seems that at least one line of the Bradberry/Bradbury clan may descend from Norsemen. I would appreciate any comments.

Name: Jay Carollo
Email:jaycarollo@mchsi.com
Location: Marshalltown, IA United States
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 23:18:04
Comments:
Bradbury's of Norwalk CT and Westchester County NY- Seeking any information regarding Lillian Ackerman Bradbury (approx 99) and her daughter Dorothy M Bradbury (approx 80) for genealogy research on my maternal family. Any help appreciated. Dorothy possibly lives or lived in the Palm BEach FL area. Not sure if either are still living, any obit also appreciated.

Name: Christopher Bradbury
Email:hothlete@tpg.com.au
Location: Gold Coast, QLD Australia
Date: Monday, August 1, 2005 at 19:13:02
Comments:
Hello to all the Bradburys out there.I am seeking information about Walter Francis Albert Bradbury. Born app.1908 was living in New South Wales Australia around 1928. As my Bradbury family is unknown to any other Bradburys, anyone working on family trees please feel free to contact me as I have information which may help you.
Thank you.
Christopher Bradbury.

Name: Christopher Bradbury
Email:hothlete@tpg.com.au
Location: Gold Coast, QLD Australia
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 08:35:22
Comments:
I am new to this site finding it very interesting. As I don't have any Bradbury relations other than my immediate family it's great to see so many of you out there. Would anyone out there have information about my grandfather Walter Bradbury. I believe he was an englishman possibly a soldier working in New South Wales Australia around 1928

Name: Diana Kathleen Bradbury
Email:dbradbury@firstam.com
Location: Fair Oaks, Ca USA
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005 at 19:38:30
Comments:
I know nothing about the origin of my Bradbury name except what my father used to tell me and that was that our ancestors came from England through Maine. His name was Robert Bruce Bradbury, his father's name was Bruce Bradbury although I'm not sure what his father's name was, I know that his mother's maiden name was McBride. My family has been in Northern California for years. If anyone is related to these names let me know. I'm sure it's a longshot but you never know.

Name: Keith Bradbury
Email:kmbrad@lycos.co.uk
Location: Barnsley, Gods Own Country United Kingdom
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 09:00:26
Comments:
New member of the clan. Thomas Bradbury born Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 03 July 2005 18:15 UK time, 9 pound 15 Oz (4.5 kg). Mum Vicki fine Sisters Rosie and Lucy over the moon.

Name: Pam Howard
Email:pamhoward@hotmail.co.uk
UK
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 06:51:37
Comments:
My grandmother was Emily Bradbury (married to Arthur Muschamp of Lancashire). Emily and Arthur spent almost their entire married life in or near Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK - but I am searching for ancestors of Emily....William and Mary LIGHTFOOT, possibly of Northallerton, Yorkshire and possibly living in the 19th Century. Has anyone who's researching the Bradbury family tree come across these names? If so, I should be most grateful to hear from you.
Many thanks!
Pam Howard

Name: John W Bradbury
Email:jbradbury@netspace.net.au
Location: Brisbane, Qld Australia
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 03:44:11
Comments:
I am trying to find any information on Arthur Bradbury born about 1930-1940 to William Bradbury, Grandparents Sam and Alice Bradbury. Also Arthur Bradbury, Son of Alice and Sam, Brothers William, Ronald and Sisters Gladys and Elsie. I am William's Australian son and am trying to trace my family in the UK

Name: Donald W. Bradbury
Email:dwbradbury@dragonbbs.com
Location: Lancaster, OH usa
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 03:31:51
Comments:
Glad to see a site dedicated to Bradbury research. I am looking for information on Mark Bradbury and Nancy Handys m.22 Jan 1818 Henry Co. Virginia.I have a copy of thier mariage license but no information on Mark's parents. Mark shows up on the 1820 census of Henry county.I know of one son,George b.cia 1820. Does anyone know anything about brothers and sisters or Mark's parents. Will be glad to share what I have.

Name: Joel Bradbury
Email:joelb84@click1.net
Location: Medina, TN USA
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 19:42:50
Comments:
Any info re Bradbury's who came to West Tennessee circa 1810- 30 ?

Name: Tracy Bradbury
Email:tracy_bradbury@hotmail.com
australia
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 22:28:08
Comments:
hi all!i wud like information on george francis bradbury director of bradbury sewing machines. Not the company but george himself.if anyone has any pls email me thank you.

Name: Janet Barsing (nee Bradbury)
Email:janet.barsing@bigpond.com
Location: Tweed Heads, NSW Australia
Date: Friday, May 13, 2005 at 23:45:10
Comments:
Hello to all the Bradbury's out there. I posted a note trying to find out if any of my fathers relatives are still alive and well. I have found a little more information about my dad and his siblings etc. If any body out there can help me, this is the information I have to date:- My father is Victor Alan Bradbury DOB= 23:06:1923. He had two older sisters 1) Eunice who was 5years older than him and is deceased 2) Dorothy who was 2 years older than my dad. I don't know if Dorothy is alive or deceased. There parents are I believe to be named Victor William Bradbury who married Sylvini Dorothy Edenborough - I'm not sure if this is the correct spelling or the right name. Please if anybody can help me track down any of my relatives, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Janet

Name: Peter Alan Bradbury
Email:peterbradbury35@hotmail.com
Location: Tring, Herts England
Date: Monday, May 9, 2005 at 08:40:22
Comments:
I'm trying to trace the parents of John Bradbury, born 1807 in Pateley Bridge, N. Yorkshire. He moved to Holbeck Leeds and was a Pattern Maker for an Iron Foundary in the 1861 census, married to Mary born 1809 in Holbeck, with children Susannah b 1843, William b. 1837 (my G G Grandad & Iron Moulder), John b 1848, and Elizabeth Varey b 1835(married to William Varey). I'm not sure when he moved from Pately to Leeds, but assume it was around 1830.

Name:Carole Newhouse-(Bradbury)
Email:alta_1800_history@msn.com
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 14:43:34
Comments:
Welcome and Hello to all Bradburys.The City of "Edmonton", is the "City of Champions".In all of Canada we have surpassed in every sport and broke every record,and that goes for World Records as well.I am also trying to research the family tree through Ancestry.com and for every question and search they want more money.I am disabled-disabled from years of exercise and dance.Disabled as in never having any type of help-with anything.All the accomplishments with that of myself and the "Bradburys" have and will go down in history -(like water,from a ducks back)-Now the Queen E is to visit Canada and Edmonton.What for? Pope John Paul tried to visit in 198_ something and couldn't land the plane-thus, never did make that visit.Please do not come to my country/province,if you know nothing of the heritage/history, behind this Historic Place,and the people "Bradburys" that put "Edmonton/Alberta.Ca" on the map. To carry on all this Pride and Showmanship and to go into the anals of history books,cannot be obtained through the dimwitted-uneducated-uninformed etc...Please be warned.All Bradburys are welcome-though, with open arms.And "God" only knows how long my arms are,and how long we have waited...

Name: Mark A. Bradbury
Email:sn1996bk@yahoo.com
Location: Greenwood, Indiana USA
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 09:28:36
Comments:
Since the surname "Bradbury" means a fort made of boards or planks, can one say that the Bradburys are people who have courage, strength, and fortitude?

Name:David Kent Brabury
Email:dbradbury@triad.rr.com
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
Date: Friday, April 15, 2005 at 22:32:32
Comments:
I forgot the link in my post below, so here it is.
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolingians

Name:David Kent Brabury
Email:dbradbury@triad.rr.com
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
Date: Friday, April 15, 2005 at 22:29:27
Comments:
I posted below some information from a Bradbury website that tracks my ancestry back to Charlemagne and other French kings.

I was watching the NBC dateline show about the Da Vinci Code the other night and its story line that Jesus and Mary Magdalen were married and in fact had a daughter named Sarah who was born after Jesus' death.

The linked website confirms that a Sarah who was more likely MM's servant and not her daughter did marry into the line of French Kings with the names Pepin The Short, Charlemagne, Charles Martel, etc.. These names are the same in both websites.

It was interesting to me that IF this Sarah was indeed the daughter of Jesus and MM then many Bradbury's today are descendants of Jesus. The only problem is that there seems to be no proof that this Sarah was the daughter of MM.

There does seem to be some unconclusive evidence, that MM may have been the beloved/unidentified disciple in the Bible and that the branch of the Catholic church that ended up in control in Rome decided that a woman leading the first followers of Jesus was not something the male hierarchy chose to tolerate.

Name:John M Bradbury
Email:enquiries@johnmbradburyart.co.uk
Location: Burnely, Lancashire England
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 05:05:21
Comments:
A warm hi to all the Bradburys in the world. I am John Malcolm Bradbury in Lancashire England. My wish is to unite all the John Bradburys of the world and to organise a John Bradbury convention. This seems like a tall order, but I think it will be great fun and who knows what we can acheived tegether. If you are interested please contact me.

John M Bradbury
9 Stoneyhurst Height
Brierfield
Lancashire
England
BB9 0YB
Tel 0044 (0)1282 430751

Name: Laurie Bradbury
Email:bradbury@mts.net
Location: Winnipeg, Mb Canada
Date: Friday, April 8, 2005 at 11:44:42
Comments:
Hello to all the Bradbury's out there. Would anynone out there know of Bradbury's from the Digby Nova Scotia area. My father in law was from this area. His fathers name was Wilfred Bradbury and his wife's name was Hazel. They had 6 children , Wilfred,Leigh,Reg,Lloyd,Marguerite and Max. He was an Anglican minister and spent most of his time in Northern Ontario. If anyone knows anything about any of these people feel free to email me or leave a response. Thanks in advance.

Name:neville gordon bradbury
Email:bradburyn@optusnet.com.au
Location: sydney, nsw australia
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 18:17:21
Comments:
Hi, what a great website. It's good to know there are many bradbury's out there and even better that we get to know who & where we are. I am also interested in my past. My father was Warren, Laurence, Fredrick Bradbury born Australia and his father was Gordon Bradbury (born somewhere in England) who lived in Belmore some 30 years ago. Would like to trace further back to see origins.

Name: Dave Bradbury
Email:dave@darbury.com
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 09:56:18
Comments:
Here's a tale for all those just starting to search their ancestors; always verify your family's information told to you. I posted a message earlier this year after I searched some Bradbury members based on my father's information; it turned out to be 10 years out & hence, I had the wrong ancestors found!

I am decended from the following, for anyone who would like to see where we have common ancestors (trust me, I believe thay are all common!):
1. Richard Edward Bradbury, born 1805, lived in Hackney, London - children: Frederick Joseph, Richard William, Andrew Edward, Henry Alfred. Wife - Eleanor Forsyth
2. Frederick Joseph Bradbury, born Jan 1852 Bethnal Green, London - children: Frederick William, Eliza, Ruth, Minnie, Walter & Maud. Wife - Elizabeth Avis
3. Frederick William Bradbury, born Aug 1880 Bow, London, died Somerset 1965 - children: Douglas Irwin,Frederick William, Walter, Victor & Cathering Jane. Wife - Catherine Elizabeth Penney.
4. Douglas Irwin Bradbury, born Apr 1918, Eastbourne sussex, died SOuthend Essex Dec 1999 - children: Irwin Frederick & Margaret. Wife - Amelia Louie Gibbons
5. Irwin Frederick Bradbury, born Rochford Essex Mar 1944 - children: David Graham & Jonathan Mark. Wife - Christine Bone
I hope this of interest & help to you
Dave

Name:Paul Michael Bradbury
Email:pmbradbury@tiscali.co.uk
Location: CARDIFF, Wales UK
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 17:17:45
Comments:
Hi, Very interesting site. I live in South Wales UK. I belive our family came to Wales from the Somerset area. Anyone that is from that area, please feel free to write. Paul.

Name:Carole A.G. Bradbury
Email:car.billy.prod@shaw.ca
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 19:27:02
Comments:
HELLO from the "City of Champions". The Bradbury's are dwindling here.Some has been excommunicated. Others are waiting. In the meantime we keep watching sports and talk about all the champions here. Not only in sports but everything,including "Kalan Porter"-Canadian Idol, who only lives about 50 miles from the centre of this victorious City. We also have lots to do here and we have been dubed the most beautiful City in Canada. Where I live there are Parks all around me and the only boreal forest north of the 60th parrallel. It is absolutely beautiful,;also where my mother was raised in Saskatchewan,"Melville",to be exact; they are the funniest people on the Planet. Some of the jokes she told were so subtle and if you wern't really paying attention-but, subconsiosly though it's really hard to forget.For example: How can you tell where a scottish person lives? answer: Just look for the toilet paper hanging on the clothes line. My Grandfather "Arthur T. Bradbury",he would have loved that joke. By the way my Grandfather Owned and Operated the first POWER Plant in "Edberg/Alberta" called D E L C O and I can't find that info-anywhere except in a book called "MEMOIRS OF THE EDBERG PIONEERS". THAT book pub.1955 was my grandparents own words(diary) shhhh.....dun'tell anybody. Also Richard and Jim Bradbury gave me a tiny little article - from the Uof A, that had our Coat of Arms and some other references. Ancestry.com mentioned a Thomas Jefferson Bradbury and I think they were TRYing to be funny, because the first thing I did was laugh. If it is true and I highly doubt it,because of the very GREY areas of his life and lots of people named their offspring after the" man", please Ancestry.com don't send me on a wild Goose Chase-I havn't the time or resources to do all that AND don't tell me thousands of people spend thousands of dollars searching their family roots. Opps I said "ROOTS"- I didn't mean that...some American-heard that. Please when someone speaks to me I am very educated,and, we have some of the most Educated people here in "Edmonton/Alberta"/Canada.... Don't even TRY to pull the Wool over my eyes. I also have a sixth sence that is uncomparable to anything or anyone. My dads cousin-called her my aunt and my mother sat around and planned my whole life and ALL with an ordinary DECK of Cards. They were the smartest women I have ever known and both of them were Dissabled. My aunt actually my dads cousin "Effie Milner",was crippled with crippling Arthritis and my mom was diagnosed with rhematic fever and in and out of hospitals and Dr.offices. Anyway.out of all that I did get my Phd in "Medicine", Thank God as my mother whom never attended church would say.... My mother Lillian M was a hoot though and you could NEVER tell when she was serious - or NOT. By the way her Grandparents were Miranda and Frank "DEAN" and they were supposed to bring their cabin to "Fort Edmonton Park", all the way from Saskatchewan to Edmonton/Alberta.Mom? were were serious about that? or was it another one of your jokes to get everyone laughing or were you serious? In Ending this little ditty of sorts please visit my site as it is quite the EYE Opener. English,Scottish,Irish all sorts of Characters that; you could search the whole universe and never find a bunch so versatile and learned. I guess "Thomas Jefferson",was smart but did he have to do all those things? wellllll.....you know. GOD it's Sunday and Easter Sunday ta boot" give me a break"! EH,I may be smart but not that smart, HA!

Name: Martina Baranowski
Email:mkb_76@hotmail.com
Location: Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 02:02:05
Comments:
Hello to all the Bradbury's out there. I am looking for any information on Walter Bradbury (and those before him)who came out to Sydney around 1836 as an infant. He married Mary Seabrooke in 1870 in NSW. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Name: Martina Baranowski
Email:mkb_76
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 01:58:56
Comments:

Name:David Kent Bradbury
Email:dbradbury@triad.rr.com
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 21:07:33
Comments:
1) I and many other Bradbury’s are descended from the famous French King Charlemagne (4th generation). Less flattering is the fact that Charlemagne's great, great grandfather and my earliest known ancestor was Pepin d’Heristal. His concubine, Alpaide, had a son Duke Charles Martel. This started the line from which I am descended. So there you have it, a somewhat questionable ancestry to be sure.

2) My first American ancestor Thomas Bradbury (33rd generation) was born in Wicken Bonant England on February 28,1610. He moved to York, Maine in 1634 and settled in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

3) Thomas' wife Mary Perkins Bradbury was found guilty of being a witch at the famous Salem Witchcraft trials in 1692 at age 80. Her four codefendant witches were hung in Sept 1692, but Mary was spared for reasons unknown. Mary was found guilty of 'bewitching' (literally apparently) John Carr. Mary allegedly changed herself into a 'blue boar' (this was the witchcraft part). The blue boar then charged John Carr's horse, which caused it to stumble, as he and his brother William rode on horseback by the Bradbury house at noon on a Sunday afternoon. William testified that the blue boar then suddenly disappeared. All of this must have been quite a frightening experience, as shortly thereafter John Carr evidently went crazy and died. William testified that his father George and Thomas Bradbury had had some 'difference' thirteen years earlier, which evidently caused Mary to transform herself into this blue boar and then to charge the horses. She was convicted of being a witch, in spite of the testimony of 118 friends, her husband Thomas, and Reverend James Allen that she was a woman of God and definitely not a witch.

4) One of my distant cousins Elizabeth Beth Virginia Wallace (43rd generation) married Harry Truman, a former President of the United States.

5) I am related to the famous science fiction author Raymond Douglas 'Ray' Bradbury (42nd generation) whose great, great, great grandfather Samuel (37th generation) born in 1760 was also my (43rd generation) great, great, great, great grandfather.

6) I am also related to Ralph Waldo Emerson (39th generation) who descended from the original American Thomas (33rd generation).

Please check this link for lots of Bradbury information.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/a/Charles-E-Bradbury/GENE11-0031.html

It links to Anne Edon (generation #31), who was the Charlemagne descendant that married William Bradbury around 1568. Charlemagne (born in 747, died in 814) was also known as Charles I, King of the Franks and Emperor of the West, Charles the Great, King of France (768-814). He was Holy Roman Emperor in 800. His son Pepin became the King of Italy.

Charlemagne's grandfather (Duke Charles Martel, The Hammerer) defeated the Moslems who were led by Saracens at the battle of Tours in 732. This victory was very critical to future history of Europe as summarized below:

"After Mohammed's death Mohammedanism aspired to become a world power and a universal religion. The weakness of the Byzantine Empire, the unfortunate rivalry between the Greek and Latin Churches, the schisms of Nestorius and Eutyches, the failing power of the Sassanian dynasty of Persia, the lax moral code of the new religion, the power of the sword and of fanaticism, the hope of plunder and the love of conquest — all these factors combined with the genius of the caliphs, the successors of Mohammed, to effect the conquest, in considerably less than a century, of Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, North Africa, and the South of Spain. The Moslems even crossed the Pyrenees, threatening to stable their horses in St. Peter's at Rome, but were at last defeated by Charles Martel at Tours, in 732, just one hundred years from the death of Mohammed. This defeat arrested their western conquests and saved Europe."

Name: Janet Barsing (nee Bradbury)
Email:janet.barsing@bigpond.com
Location: Tweed Heads, NSW Australia
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 05:09:16
Comments:
I am looking for any of my fathers family that may still be alive. His name is Victor Alan Bradbury. He passed away in 1980. He had a sister called Eunice and Dorothy. I am unsure if he had any other siblings as I was very young when he passed away. I am his only daughter to Gloria Bradbury and he has a son Carl Victor Bradbury. I would dearly love to hear from any of his relatives if they are out there. Regards Janet

Name: Janet Barsing (nee Bradbury)
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 05:04:41
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Name: Colin Bradbury
Email:cbradbury@westnet.com.au
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 07:02:02
Comments:
Hi my father was Alan Charles Bradbury(Dec) married Thelma Lorraine(Dec) (nee falconer), they had 7 children Neville Alan(Dec), Rodney John, Raymond Thomas, Joyce Lorraine, Colin Glenn, Graeme Stanley and Sharon Anette. We all live in Perth Western Australia.All the children range in age form 48yo to 40yo. I would like information on Bradbury's coming to Western Australia. I have no knowledge at all of how and when we started off in Australia. Please feel free to email me any info.We did get a mention in a book called "Looking for Elizabeth" Thanks in advance Colin

Name: Hollis Bradbury
Email:hollis21b@yahoo.com
Location: Greenup, KY USA
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 21:20:34
Comments:
Hi my name is Hollis Bradbury named after my grandfather Hollis Edward Bradbury. I am looking for information on the Bradbury Family from Indiana. I believe he may have had several brothers and sisters but i am not sure how many. As you can tell i do not know to much about the family. My father was taken by his mother to Kentucky when he was very little. I only met my Grandfather once before he died. If you have any information i would greatly appritiate if you would email it to me. Thanks Hollis Bradbury Greenup Ky.

Name: Maureen
Email:kemaville7@aol.com
Kent England
Date: Friday, March 4, 2005 at 09:39:57
Comments:
Left a message on this site last year with regards to finding my father, have been searching for knowledge of him for nearly twenty years. The end of January my message was seen, have found what happened to my father. But now I have discovered that I have brothers and sister in Australia who I am now in touch with. So anyone looking for relations on this site don't give up. love to Bradbury's all round the world.

Name:Robert Bradbury
Email:snakeyes3676@yahoo.com
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl USA
Date: Friday, February 25, 2005 at 22:18:50
Comments:
Tried to leave a note,didn't work.Hello to the great clan of Bradburys!Will post more sometime.

Name:Robert Bradbury
Email:snakeyes3676@yahoo.com
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl USA
Date: Friday, February 25, 2005 at 22:06:23
Comments:
Just a note to all Bradburys the world over.I may be asking for help with my geneology after a while.

Name: andy bradbury
Email:lainsday@supanet.com
Location: stoke-on-trent, england
Date: Friday, February 25, 2005 at 11:18:57
Comments:
just to say hello to the whole bradbury clan.nice to have a site just for bradburys .i used to think that it was a stupid name but now i am very proud to be a bradbury and so are my kids and wife.any one wont to say hello dont be shy.

Name: MGBADA IGBO
Email:MGBADA@YAHOO.COM
Location: LOME, MLOME TOGO
Date: Monday, February 21, 2005 at 09:13:23
Comments:
GREAT SITE AND WELL KEEP ON

Name: Dave Bradbery
Email:davebradbery@msn.com
Location: Long Eaton, Derbyshire England
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 06:34:58
Comments:
MIKE BARNES OF LEICESTER !! PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME !! You left a message on the 19-11-04 but your email address does not work ! PLEASE MAKE CONTACT.

Name: Shawlee Johnson-Shaw
Email:saintfalcons4@aol.com
Date: Friday, February 18, 2005 at 18:51:34
Comments:
Samuel & Abigail (Sawyer)'s daughter is Elizabeth Bradbury. Elizabeth's husband is Joseph Andrew Shaw and their son is Bradbury Cilley Shaw. Bradbury Cilley Shaw married Mary Bolton from Maine and had apx nine children. One of their children is Joseph Andrew Shaw. Joseph Andrew Shaw married Caroline S. Webber and they had several children. One of their children was Joseph Andrew Shaw, Jr married Jennetta (Wellman). They both had five children: Mabel, Frederick, George, Joseph, and Beatrice. Frederick W. Shaw, Sr married Abigail Genevieve Carlson and their children are Winifred, Hazel, Grace, Stanley, Joseph and Frederick, Jr. Frederick, Jr is my grandfather.

Name: TINA JONES BRADBURY
Email:TINAHOTLIPS20002000@YAHOO.COM
Location: ROCHDALE, LANCS ENGLAND
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 20:23:58
Comments:
HIYA CAME ACROSS THIS SITE ,AND BEING A BRADBURY HAD TO INVESTIGATE FURTHER ! I LIVE IN ROCHDALE LANCASHIRE ENGLAND . MY FATHER,S NAME IS ARTHUR GEORGE BRADBURY ,MOTHERS NAME LILLY EDDLESTONE. MY FATHERS FAMILY CAME FROM STAFFORDSHIRE UK I HAVE THREE BROTHERS. GARRY BRADBURY WHO LIVES IN ROCHDALE ENGLAND IAN BRADBURY WHO LIVES IN BALI INDONESIA DAVID BRADBURY WHO LIVES IN NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA WHO KNOWS YOU MIGHT BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE RELATED TO ME HA HA

Name: Dave Bradbury
Email:dave@darbury.com
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Date: Friday, January 28, 2005 at 00:30:54
Comments:
I am searchng for any known information about HARRY BRADBURY, born 1820 in Appleshaw, Hampshire, UK & married ELLEN. Children (not limited to) FREDERICK WILLIAM BRADBURY & SYDNEY J BRADBURY, both born in Bayswater, Middlesex in 1870 & 1873 respectively. My family comes from FREDERICK WILLIAM BRADBURY & I would like to know what I can find out about HARRY's parents. Being so far away in Canada, there's only so much I can do with regards to records. It would be nice to contact anyone else from the same family source. Thanks in anticipation.

Name: Lynn LaBelle
Email:sevilla167@yahoo.com
Location: Orlando, FL USA
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 11:06:48
Comments:
I am looking for the Bradbury's who were in the USAF in Spain in the 60's - specifically Mary Bradbury. Her family was form Texas & she had a brother named Jim.

Name: Susan Manz Graham
Email:sug53@earthlink.net
Location: Olympia, WA USA
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 16:56:45
Comments:
Hello - I continue my search for information on the Frances E. Bradbury family, originally from Maine. Frances left Maine and went to Minnesota, where she was married in 1852. I am hoping to connect with other Bradbury's from that area of Minnesota. Another Bradbury, Eben(Ebenezer?) was also married in 1852 in Ramsy County, Minneosta - very close to Frances' marriage. I am wondering if there might be a connection between Frances and Eben - perhaps cousins who came to MN together? Any ideas / connections / suggestions would be most appreciated! Thanks so much - Sue

Name: Annita R Ball
Email:lilibirdy@yahoo.com.au
Location: Torquay, Victoria Australia
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 17:41:29
Comments:
I have just found out that my great grandparents John(Jack) and Alice Bradbury ran a corner store somewhere in England around 1930?. I have two different photos of it. It has signs in the window on either side advertising Cadbury chocolate and cocoa. Does anyone else know of this store? Please email me for the pics.

Name: Jennifer Fairchild
Email:brenjenn@supernerd.com.au
Location: Maryborough, Victoria Australia
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 06:14:47
Comments:
Reposting request. Looking for info on George Bradbury born c 1813 probably in England. Emigrated to Australia in 1848. Was a widower when he married Martha or Elizabeth Shoesmith in 1846 in Middleton England. Children born in England were Squire 1846, Smith 1848. Further children born in Australia were Clara, James, Elizabeth, James 2, and Smith 2. Have info of Bradbury in Australia that I would like to share. Please help as George is my brickwall!!! Also have some info on Bradbury's buried in Cemetaries in Melbourn Victoria Aust.

Name: Annita R Ball
Email:lilibirdy@yahoo.com.au
Location: Torquay, Victoria Australia
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 00:07:25
Comments:
I am trying to trace my family on my mother's side. Her father was Sidney Bradbury, born around 1906, emigrated to Australia in the 1930s, We think his parents are John and Alice Bradbury (nee Bowden) He had a sister Irene. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Name: laura bradbury
Email:laura2loopy@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Hemel hempstead ,Date: Friday, January 7, 2005 at 07:57:22
Comments:
Hello any Bradbury's living in Hemel Hempstead England or are called laura write back xx

Name: India Boone Grow
Email:i_opar@yahoo.com
USA
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 15:59:42
Comments:
Has anyone seen these Bradbury's: Neoma (Naomi) b c. 1853 OH, Sarah b. c. 1856 OH or IL, Abagail (Abigail) b c. 1867 IL