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Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 10:55:45
This is a message for Emma Knapp below. Gladys Lilian Bradbury's birth was registered in the December quarter of 1900 at Edmonton, Middx. The Edmonton Registers are now kept at The Register Office, New Broadway, Ealing, London W5 2BY Tel. 01208 758 8946 from where you can obtain a copy of her Birth Certificate. John

Name: Gail Bradbury
Date: Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 00:50:05
I am looking for the daughter of Edwin Albert Bradbury born in London on 24th Nov 1924 . She would have been born around 1951-1953. Edwins mother I believe was called phobe although he and his sister were ophaned. His sister I am told was sent to Australia.

Name: Gail & Jamie Bradbury
Date: Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 00:32:49
Hello from some Aussie Bradburys, nice to see there are a few of us about.

Name: emma knapp
Location: guildford, surrey uk
Date: Friday, December 29, 2006 at 18:10:37
Comments: again...just wanted to add that edmonton i refer to is the one in middlesex/london area .and in 1881 census sydney is listed as oil and colour for his job....not sure what that means? thank addicted to this ite!!as you can see.:)have spent so long looking for the bradbury connection..cant even find gladys birth certificate?? my gran thinks she was about 6 when her mum died? happy new year to all...emma

Name: emma knapp
Location: guildford, surrey uk
Date: Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 11:54:45
hi,great looking for information on some bradburys we have in our family daikin bradbury who married rosina wooster,they lived in edmonton and had a daughter called gladys ,(my grans cousin) sydney apparentely had a n extra marital relationship and rosina commited suicide....after this i cant find any information on sydney or gladys ,who i think was about 6 in early 1900. would love to be able to tell my gran what became of her cousin who after her mothers death moved away with her dad,sorry for such a sad story ,but i hope someone can help me...happy new year to you all.....:)

Name: Maureen Bradbury
Kent England
Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 04:54:50
Trying to trace the Bradbury family who came from Penzance, Cornwall. My GGGrandfather was John married to Ann. 2 sons 2 daughters GGrandfather James married to Emma 5 Sons Grandfather Nicholas married to Edith Died remarried Florence. 3 Sons Can anyone help, Please

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 09:13:06
I wish all Bradbury around the globe a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy Year 2007. John Bradbury

Name: catherine bradbury
Location: widnes, cheshire england
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 08:04:39
hi my name is cathy bradbury and just found this site which is very interesting would just like to say hello to all the bradburys out there, didnt know there were that many of us.

Name: Matthew Bradberry
Location: Watsonville, CA usa
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 01:45:22
By the way, my parents are Brian Lance Bradberry and Barbara Jane Woolley. My father's parents are Winsel T. Bradberry and Eleanor (Martin) Bradberry. I was born in California, and my immediate family lived most of their lives here... Email me please, thanks very much to all of my (extended) family!

Name: Matthew Bradberry
Location: watsonville, ca usa
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 01:41:46
Searching for family history of the Bradberrys/Bradburys. Very curious and need some direction! Want to know about Family Crest, etc. Need accurate information - I'm tired of erroneous junk. Please help! Thanks so much... ~Matt

Name: Lydia Laroche
Location: St. Petersburg, FL United States
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 16:33:49
Does anyone know the name of the Father of these siblings that were all born in 188o's and grew up in Philadelphia, PA? They all eventually retired in Florida. They are my great grandfather and great Aunt and Uncles. I need to learn my Great Grandfathers name. The Siblings are" "Bill" William Bradbury, May Bradbury Robinson, Ralph Thomas Bradbury and John Bradbury (whose wife's first name was Elsie). If you know them please contact me. Thanks Lydia

Name: Kyle Bradbury
Location: Walpole, Massachusetts USA
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 12:58:01
Hello fellow Bradburys.

Name:Jim Bradbury
Location: Rowlett, TX U.S.A.
Date: Monday, December 4, 2006 at 09:07:09
Hello Jim, I'll correspond with you directly.

-= Jim =-

Name: Jim Bradbury
Location: El Cajon, CA USA
Date: Monday, December 4, 2006 at 08:00:11
I am James Arthur Bradbury, but not the same one that created this great website. There are some interesting similarities. I have been reviewing and enjoying this site for a number of years in great detail but so far have not seen any connections with my family records. I would really like to hear from the Jim that created this site as we seem to have so much in common.

My sister Ruth Louise(b.1931 and I (b.1933) were both born in El Paso TX. Louise married James Edward Inskeep in San Diego in 1951. I married Mary Lou Sewell in San Diego in 1963. We have 3 children (Debra Lynn, 1964, Susan Diane, 1966, and James Michael,1968.) All were born in New Jersey. We moved back to California in 1981. All were married in San Diego. Debbie now lives in Hood River, Oregon and has 3 kids (2 boys and a girl). Susan now lives in Tecumseh Michigan and has 2 boys. Mike has 1 daughter so we have a total of 6 grandchildren.

My Grandfather was Walter Bradbury, the 3rd son and 4th child of Robert and Louisa Bradbury. He was born in Birkenhead, County of Chester England on July 19,1854. He came to the USA in 1875 thru the Port of New Orleans in 1875. His father Robert was probably born circa 1822 and probably married circa 1847. I do not know Louisa's maiden name. I believe Robert's father's name was Arthur but I don't remember his wife's name. I have an old picture of them. The family activities seem to be centered around water and Liverpool in the 1800's.

Robert operated steamboats on the Mercy River in the 1800's. I have some pictures of one of his boats and his Boathouse. An old letter states that the Prince had taken a trip on one of the boats. There is also a picture of my Grandfather's brother Arthur's racing yacht taken in the 1890's.

Walter's siblings were Arthur, born about 1848, Harold and/ or possibly Robert born 1850, Louise born about 1852 and Elizabeth born about 1856. Neither sons Robert nor Harold appear in a family picture taken around 1874 but there are references to them in other correspondence. I believe the family consisted of a total of 4 boys and 2 girls.

Arthur married Nelly Buckley and they had a son Archie (probably Arthur) about 1880. Louise had married William Horsfall before the 1874 picture. I don't know if Elizabeth married or not but I have a Xmas card signed by Lilatrae and Lizzie that was received about 1894.

Arthur sent a letter to my Grandfather Walter on "Bradbury and Hirsh" (Liverpool) letterhead stationery in January 1894 that accounts for their Mother's estate and the distribution to her heirs. Louisa had apparently died in 1893. There other references to family members. I don't know what kind of business Bradbury and Hirsh were engagaged in but they may have imported minerals or spirits.

Walter married Clara Mertean (Smith) Williams in Deming New Mexico on September 26,1890. She had been previously married and had moved to San Diego CA. in the 1880's. Her Father was a Civil War Vet from Indiana. Walter and Clara's children were: Clara Louise,(b.1892 d.1900); George Harold (b.1893 d.1929); and my Dad Arthur Walter (b.1895 d.1975). My Grandfather Walter died in 1901 and my Grandmother Clara died in 1951. All died in San Diego and are buried in Mt Hope Cementary in San Diego. My Dad and Uncle Harold both served in the U S Marine Corps in World War I.

I am hoping to fill in all the blanks about the Bradbury's in the Liverpool/Birkenhead area in the 1800s and possibly earlier. By the way I believe the Family Crest for our line of Bradbury's features a Boar's Head framed by ostrich feathers with the inscription "Aequitas Actiones Vestras Muniat" that translates "Let Equity Guard your Actions."

Jim Bradbury

Name: Hugh Bradbury
Location: Melbourne, Vic Austraila.
Date: Friday, December 1, 2006 at 22:36:03
Hello to all the Bradburys. I am interested in finding the whereabouts of my brother Alastair Bradbury, born in Paisley, Scotland about 68 to 70 years ago. I would dearly like to contact him.

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 08:31:01
Hi Susan, George Bradbury who married Elizabeth Arblaster in 1727 at Longdon by Lichfield is my 5 x great grandfather. I will email you direct with some information.

Name: Susan Fraser
Date: Monday, November 27, 2006 at 06:35:57
I am looking for the children of Elizabeth Bradbury nee Arblaster born 1708 married to George Bradbury 16th July 1727 Lichfield Cathedral born 1705

Name: Angela
Date: Monday, November 27, 2006 at 05:16:28
Hello, I am trying to trace my ancestors who originally came from Staffordshire, Birmingham, England. It is the family called Horace Bradbury born circa 1870 who married Arabella Ranford in 1890 in Birmingham. They had as far as I know 2 daughters named Ethel Marian Bradury and Florence Hilda Antionette Bradbury. Florence was born circa 1892 and she was my grandmother. She married Richard Chester in 1918. Richard was some years older than Florence. During her youth, Florence Hilda Antionette Bradbury was employed as a governess and I would like to know whether somebody knows where she was employed as a governess during the years circa 1910-1913. Please could somebody tell me how it would be possible to find out where people were employed. Ethel Marian Bradbury married a Bertram Gamble in circa 1910 and I think they moved to the Skegness area to manage a Hotel . Please if anybody has any information at all, can they please contact me. Thank you and best wishes from Angela

Name: Angela Shepherd
Location: Melbourne, Vic Australia
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 13:24:03
i am searching for information on William Bradbury born about 1827 in Redbourn, Hertfordshire. He came to Australia & married Mary Neill. I am having trouble finding his parents

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 11:58:59
Hi Colin. Regarding your message below I will send you direct some information on Joseph Bradbury who married Sarah Higgitt on 13 Jan 1820 at Colton Parish Church, Staffordshire.

Name: Colin Bradbury
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 15:01:07
Hi all,
Does anybody have any information regarding Joseph Bradbury or his relations? Joseph was born in 1801 in Colton, Staffordshire and was married to Sarah. They had five children: Joseph, William, Mary Ann, Samuel and Emma, who were all born in Longdon, Staffordshire.

Name: Diane Meland
Location: McCook Lake, SD USA
Date: Monday, November 20, 2006 at 18:34:53
Need some help on Philadelphia, PA Bradbury's My Great-grandfather was Stephen Decatur Bradbury b: 4/22/1859 d:1/1/1904. He was married to Anna Verdier. I believe his father was Stephen Decatur Bradbury married to Caroline F. Hamilton. Any information on ancestor or descendents would be great! Thanks

Name: Monica
Date: Monday, November 20, 2006 at 11:47:57
Hello, we are looking for relatives and info about Florence Hilda Antoinette Bradbury who was born in the Birmingham area in England in 1892. I am her great-granddaughter (my mum Angela has already left a message). We would love to hear from relatives or any info about her. We are especially interested in info about where she worked as a governess in 1912-1914. And also where she spent the rest of her life after 1932. We think she left Britain around that time but we don't know where she went. At that time she might have travelled under the name Chester. That was her married name but in 1932 her husband had already died and we know that she went somewhere but don't know where. Please get in touch if you have any info. Good luck with your search for relatives. Monica (and Mum Angela)

Name: ben bradbury
Location: blackburn, england
Date: Monday, November 20, 2006 at 08:42:30
hi fellow bradburys

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Monday, November 20, 2006 at 00:20:45
Hello Angela, I will contact you direct with details of your grandmother Florence Hilda Antoinette Bradbury and her ancestors. John

Name: Angela Bradbury
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 17:34:23
Hello, How are you? I am the granddaughter of Florence Hilda Antionette BRADBURY. Florence married a Mr Richard Chester in 1918. Does anybody have any kind of information about Florence Please? Looking forward to hearing from you, with kind regards from Angela.

Name:Elizabeth Baker
Location: Stoke on Trent, UK
Date: Monday, November 6, 2006 at 11:27:15
I have spent quite a long time looking for one of my ancestors, a James David Bradbury (born 1855 died 1878, Cobridge, Stoke on Trent, of typhoid fever aged 23). I have now discovered that his father was actually James Davis (from his marriage certificate) and his mother Elizabeth Bradbury. I presume James D Bradbury was born just before before his parents married. I am now trying to track down details of Elizabeth Bradbury - the person from whom my family takes its name (she married James Davis on 5th August 1855 at Holy Trinity Church, Northwood, Hanley, Stoke on Trent). The marriage certificate names her father as Hamlet Bradbury, a potter, but I can find no trace of him in any census. Elizabeth was of "full age" when she married. I have traced her from her marriage to her death, but cannot find her before 1855. Has anyone else come across these Bradburys and could share information with me? My family history database is available on my web site. Follow links to genealogy.

Name: Kate Brazier
Location: Canterbury, UK
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 10:21:31
Forgot to say that Eric became Medical Director-General of the Navy, full title: Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir Eric Bradbury, KMG (with other titles). He served in hospital ships in the Navy during the War, including the Malta Convoys. Died 4 years ago.

Name: Kate Brazier
Location: Canterbury, UK
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 10:16:48
My grandfather is Eric Blackburn Bradbury, born in Belfast in 1915, two brothers, Jack and Samuel. He had three daughters, Ann, Elizabeth and Valerie, He traced his line back to Wickham Bonhunt, and the Thomas Bradbury who was Lord Mayor of London in 1509-10, and possibly MP in 1496. The Bradburys were sent out to Ireland to quell the restless natives (my father's family) and were sustained by gifts of money from the Essex lot. I think the family originally came from Derbyshire. Can anyone go further back than Thomas, Lord Mayor? His wife left a small field for charitable purposes, now New Bond Street.

Name: Laura Bradbury
Location: Ridgeway, ON Canada
Date: Monday, October 30, 2006 at 19:50:39
I am looking for information on the Bradburys in the Bay Roberts, NL area. My Granfather is Ronald Bradbury and my Great Grandfather was John Bradbury, who married Elizabeth Churchill. Some of my Grandfather's siblings are Kenneth, Beatrice, Graham, Vincent and Floss. If any one has information on this line of the family I would appreciate it.

Name: Lydia Velma Bradbury Laroche
Location: St. Petersburg, FL USA
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 12:48:02
Can anyone tell me who my Great Grandfather was? Our Bradbury's came from Philadelphia (including me). My Dad's name was Ralph Thomas Bradbury Jr. My Grandfather's name was Ralph Thomas Bradbury Sr. I don't know his dad's name and was told he left his family when my Grandfather was a child. Help Please!

Name: Lydia Bradbury Laroche
Location: St. Petersburg, FL USA
Date: Monday, October 23, 2006 at 22:58:48
I would like to know more about my Bradbury Roots as I am the end of my Dad's line. My Dad was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1924. His name was Ralph Thomas Bradbury Jr. His Father's name (my Grandpa) was in the Merchant Marines and his name was Ralph Thomas Bradbury Sr. He had several siblings but I only know of my Great Aunt: May Bradbury Robinson, and Great Uncle John Bradbury. I don't know anything about my Great Great Grandfather except that I was told he left the family in Philadelphia and moved out west or to the other Coast. I'm feeling rather lonely as the last of my Dad's lineage and would love to hear of some more family out there. Oh yeah, I had an Uncle Ronald Roy Bradbury and Alvin Dale Bradbury.

Name: Steve
Location: Gainesville , FL USA
Date: Monday, October 23, 2006 at 21:10:51
Looking for information on the family geneology of my grandparents. Samuel Bradbury, Married to Christine Carson ( Children John, Rita, Esme) I believe Granddad was from the midlands, around Litchfield If anyone out there has any information, or is kin, please drop me a line email Steve

Name: Lois Neuville
Location: Helotes, TX USA
Date: Monday, October 23, 2006 at 13:09:31
My father was Carl Walter Bradbury, born in Eatonton, Georgia around 1894. His siblings were Fred, Louis, Minnie and Ida. He joined the US Army around 1912 & married Bessie Brady, of Baltimore - maybe in 1926. His first child, Betty Carl was born in Nov 1928, I was born Feb 1930 and Mary Louise was born in 1934. He died September 1936, and the Army shipped us back to my mom's family in Maryland. I lost touch with the Bradburys after that, although an Uncle Ola Bradbury often sent us pecans and honey from Georgia. Those are the only Bradburys I know personally, although I think Betty Carl visited with the Georgia relatives a few years back. There is reason to believe that a few of the Georgia Bradburys migrated to TX in the mid-1800s. One James ? Bradbury is mentioned in a family history by OC Fischer. According to the narrative, James was shot by an Apache Indian while driving cattle to his ranch, between Junction and Llano TX. One of the Fischer boys stayed with him through the night to prevent the Apaches from mutilating his body. He's said to be buried in an unmarked grave on the banks of the Llano River.

Does anyone have any more information about this line of Bradburys?

Name: Jo Trower
Location: Cannock, Staffs UNITED KINGDOM
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 02:57:21
Message for Charlotte Bradbury. I have tried to send e-mail twice but the system won't do it. I think my Dad, Thomas Bradbury had either a brother, cousin or Uncle called Frederick but my knowledge is rather sketchy but they were from the Cannock area

Name: Carol Winckler
Location: Agoura Hills, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 23:17:29
This message is for Diana Kathleen Bradbury of Fair Oaks, CA, who left a message on this website in 2005. Please contact me. I tried to write you, but the e-mail address you posted is no longer good. I think my husband and children may be related to your Bruce Bradbury and Robert Bruce Bradbury. If we can connect, I can give you your Bradbury genealogy back to your immigrant ancestor and beyond. I hope to hear from you soon. Carol (

Name: Elaine Bradbury
Location: Manchester, England
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 07:40:35
Hello just put my name into a search engine and was surprised at how many items came up if any body wishes to chat feel free

Name: Charlotte Bradbury
UK West Mid
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 07:17:35
Thank you John! I'll have a good look at them tonight :)

Name: Charlotte Bradbury
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 11:02:07
Hello all! I'm looking for any information on my Grandad's side of the familiy his name was Frederick Edward Bradbury and his brother John Bradbury, both from the West Midlands area, Cannock thnk u ! :)

Name: paul costello
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 08:21:21
I onces went out with Elain Bradbury for some time in the 1965/66 and would like to know if some one on this site knows of her, and how she is doing.

Name: Bridget Mulligan
Location: Brighton, UK UK
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 07:56:35
Does anyone have any Bradbury connections in New Zealand. My husband - John Bradbury - is a 4th or 5th New Zealander and his family origins in NZ are in the New Plymouth/Otago area. Does anyone have any connections?


Name: Jo Trower
Location: Cannock, Staffs UNITED KINGDOM
Date: Monday, October 9, 2006 at 04:57:36
My father was Thomas Bradbury (1918-1997). He was the youngest of nine siblings (five boys, four girls). His mothers parents ran a public house in Bilston, West Midlands and his father was a policman in the same area and that is how they met. I believe that his mothers family originally came from the Cumbria area and their family name was Lindsay, which was subsequently given to boys of the family as a middle name to sustain that family name. After getting wed I believe they moved to Cannock Wood/Rawnsley where the father then became a miner and they had their nine children. Some names are:-Isabella, George, Muriel, Lucy, Ray but that is as many as I know. My father was the last to die in his generation and was estranged from his family later in life when I came along so I would love to know more.

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Monday, October 9, 2006 at 02:23:30
Lisa, re your message below. I have successfully found several ancestors of Thomas Bradbury born 1835 and I will mail you direct in a few days time when I have collated the data.

Name: Connie Shaw
Location: ME
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 10:21:06
Still searching for info on a Joseph Shaw who supposedly died in York, ME in 1802. He was married to Elizabeth Bradbury, dau of Samuel Bradbury & Abigail Sawyer. Joseph & Eliz. had a son, Bradbury Cilley Shaw (born 1778 in Gilmanton, NH; died in 1866 in Augusta, ME). Bradbury C. Shaw was married to Mary C. Bolton of Augusta & they had 10 children. Any information relating to this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Connie

Name: Lisa MIller
Location: St. Clears, Carmarthenshire Wales, UK
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 07:16:56
My earliest Bradbury is Thomas born in Bury, Lancashire in 1835. Married Eliz. Smith in 1854 in Stockport. Children Hannah, James, Sarah, Charles, Stephen, Albert and Penelope. The last two children were born in New Mills, Glossop, Derbyshire. My GG Grandmother Hannah married Samuel Dyson there.

Name: Susan Manz Graham
Location: Olympia, WA USA
Date: Monday, October 2, 2006 at 00:22:53
Hello once again - I continue my search for my Bradbury ancestors who moved from Maine/Mass. to Minnesota. My 3rd gr grandmother, Frances Bradbury Varney Fowler (born in Calais Maine) moved from the East Coast about 1850. She married John M. Varney in 1852 in St. Anthony, Ramsey County Minnesoeta. They moved to Montreal where John died in 1860 & Frances went back to MN with her 4 yr old daughter - Georgi - my great grandmother. Her sister, Olive, and husband, WM. Lane also came to Minn. before settling in Iowa abt 1870. I would very much like to re-create the trip from Maine to Minnesota and learn how Frances traveled to Minnesota. She didn't travel with parents or siblings; she must have been one gutsy young lady! Any Minnesota Bradbury's out there? I'd be happy to share what I have learned over the years. Thanks once again. Sue

Name: Sue Pinder
Location: Macclesfield, uk
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 10:09:33
Can anyone help? I am looking for any info on James William Bradbury,poss born Midlands or Salop. He died about 1964ish,in Birmingham UK. His wife was Marion Mona (maiden name not known)They had two daughters, Lois May born 1934 (my mother) and Josephine who was younger. I believe that James had a previous marriage and had a son called Les by his first wife. I'm afraid this is all I have. If anyone can shed some light, it would be appreciated. Thanks

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 11:40:16
Jess, I have researched the ancestors of Edward Bradbury b. 1842 Colton, Staffordshire who married Emily Radford and as a result have been able to take this family back eight generations. I will email you direct. Regards, John Bradbury.

Name: Jess Bradbury
Tasmania Australia
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 21:56:02
I am researching the Bradbury line. I have alot of patchy info about Bradbury's in england. The earliest name i have is "EDWARD BRADBURY: Edward Bradbury, a railway clerk of Staffordshire England, married (in Staffordshire) Emily Radford (age 21; born 1837), from County Dowd Ireland, whose father was a blacksmith. They had 4 children, Frederick William, Florence Minnie, Emily and Arthur Ernest Edward. EDWARD BRADBURY died after 17 years marriage(roughly 1874). The place and circumstance of death are presently unknown. Emily died in Sydney on the 20th June 1915 aged 78." I have the history of the Bradbury's in Australia from 1883 - present day. The Jones/Bradbury family sailed from Plymouth on the 26th May 1883 on the s.s.Hampshire, a three masted vessel, destined for Brisbane the capital of Queensland, Australia. The Jones/Bradbury family arrived safely in Australia on 31st july 1883. From there, i have records of my line of Bradbury's in Australia right down to me! But what im trying to do is find out who EDWARD BRADBURY's parents were and so on and so forth, etc. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT EDWARD BRADBURY IN ENGLAND, PLEASE CONTACT ME via email. Thank you. Regards, Jess Bradbury

Name: James Bradbury
Location: Peterborough, Ontario Canada
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 06:38:54
I am looking for the rest of the relations of Joseph Bradbury whose Parents were Walter and Helen Bradbury, some of which i know to be in Nova Scotia (possibly Glace Bay), and some in Ontario (Toronto and Huntsville) He had many siblings, he has a sister named Beverly {now beverly hepburn to my knowledge} and a brother named Andrew (and more brothres/sisters) anyways, please contact me if you know any of them.

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 00:51:26
Chris, regarding your message below. I have some data regarding Francis Andrew Bradbury and his family. I will email you direct with the information. Regards, John Bradbury, Kingswinford.

Name: Chris Bradbury
Location: Gold Coast, QLD Australia
Date: Friday, September 22, 2006 at 03:38:20
Hi everyone, I am trying to find out more about my great, great grandfather - Francis Andrews Bradbury. He arrived in Australia on the Chimborazo in Sydney, Australia in 1878 and shortly after joined the NSW Police Force. He later moved to Gunnedah, NSW where he married Emily Chalkley and started a family. His son's birth certificate states that Francis Andrews Bradbury was born in Market Drayton, England. His death certificate states that his father was Francis Andrew Bradbury and his mother Elizabeth Collier although this could be slightly wrong as it was completed by his sister-in-law and several other facts are incorrect. I would really like to find out more about his family in UK and whether any other members of his family emigrated to Australia.
Location: Marina del Rey, ca usa
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 15:27:57
Hi, I'm a Bradbury too! My father James Lyle Bradbury passed away on Oct. 9, 2005 (a handsome 73 year young man). His cousin, Judy Bradbury, has done a extensive work on our ancestory and I will forward her this website. I was feeling like I didn't have many family members, but I think I may be incorrect. Judy lost her father George Bradbury on April 1, 2006 he was a "good" 95! Still a twinkle in his eye. She has told me that it was Fredrick Bradbury who brought us to the USA. Thanks for this webite, don't feel quite as alone.

Name: Jan Bradbury
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 11:02:36
Looking for Bradbury family from 1810-1900 in Twickenham, Middlesex.

Also FRANK STURM BRADBURY b april 1912 Manchester or his mother Florence Ivy Emmett Bradbury b 1888 Oxfordshire in the parish of Wivelsfield.

Name: Mark Bradbury
Location: Greenwood, Indiana USA
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 13:11:01
My great-grandmother, Lora Bradbury (1874-1942) of Shelburn, Indiana, made homemade dandelion wine. I'll have to try that sometime.

Name: John Bashore
Location: Spokane, WA usa
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 20:55:58
There is a two fold reason for this post. First, my partner's family hails from Candor Township, Minnesota, Where the homestead is still standing. Although no longer in family ownership, as the owners say, they are care takers. Second my own family crosses paths in the past with the Bradbury's, as there was a female Bradbury who married a Mangas male. My mothers maiden name is Mangas, she was born in Union City Indiana. Which unfortunately is about as far back as we are able to trace, any help would be appreciated. If we can be any assitance with the Bradbury, do not hessitate to ask.

Name: Diana Williams
Location: Urbana, IL USA
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 15:48:42
I have seen several of Earl C. Bradbury paintings and since he was a professor at U of I, I would like to own one. Do any of his realatives have any for sale? Diana
Location: Aurora, Co USA
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 23:19:15
Hi to everyone:) I am looking for Bradbury's that live in Racine Wisconsin. My father was Robert Ernest Bradbury and his father was also Robert Bradbury and his wife was Wilma.They moved to Ocala Fl. many years ago. I am trying to understand and to figure out my family tree. Help. Thank you.

Name: Carlton James Bradbury
Location: Corner Brook, NL Canada
Date: Friday, August 4, 2006 at 07:46:48
Hello!! fellow kin. The Bradbury name in Newfoundland and Labrador dates back to the 1700's. English Bradbury's settled in Jugglers cove, eastern part of the Island of Newfoundland.

Name: Jacqueline Linda Luscombe
Location: HATFIELD, UK
Date: Monday, July 31, 2006 at 10:20:40
My Bradburys originate from Darlington, Grandfather; George Robert Bradbury b 1884, Grandmother Florence Bradbury (Nee Smith)b 1886, Father; Arthur Cyril Bradbury; Uncles George Bradbury, Victor Clarence Bradbury, Aunts Phoebe Bradbury, Maud Bradbury, Siblings Robert Bradbury, Irene Bradbury, Kenneth Michael Bradbury, Patricia Ann Bradbury, myself Jacqueline Linda Bradbury, Michael Joseph Bradbury, Alexander Michael Bradbury. We are now in Hertfordshire, but majority of us were born in North London. If you recognize any of us....let me know. Cheers Jackie

Name: Dylan Bradbury
Location: Scarborough, Ontario Canada
Date: Friday, July 28, 2006 at 15:47:27
Hello fellow Bradburys. I am from Scarborough, Ontario. My father moved here from Leyland, England, after his father John Bradbury transfered work locations.

Name: Graham Bradbury
Location: Dumfries, Scotland
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 15:24:37
Hi fellow Bradburys.. I am really interested in finding any information on Alistair Bradbury or his wife/children. He left the army around 1958 and was believed to have settled in the Manchester area. If still living, he would be approx 70-75 years old.

Name: Shelley Prelusky
B.C. Canada
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 19:49:25
Hi There, I'm researching my BRADBURY line in St. Helens, Windle, Prescot and Lancashire. Mostly all of the are from Windle, St Helens. My direct line is Peter Bradbury b. 1837 who married Mary Wilkinson. Peter was son of Joseph b. 1810 and Ellen. I would love to hear from anyone else on this line. I love this's so exciting finding new cousins. Shelley

Name: james bradbury
Location: toronto, ON Canada
Date: Friday, July 14, 2006 at 22:04:15
How are all the Bradbury's out there?

Name: Eliane Bradbury
QLD Australia
Date: Monday, July 3, 2006 at 03:48:44
Hi peoples, must have been overwhelmed when I found this site the email addy should be sorry. Also my father did mention an Uncle Walter, but I don't know how he was related.

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Sunday, July 2, 2006 at 14:05:11
Hello Elaine,

Sorry I cannot help you with your family lineage but you will find details of the descendants and pedigree of Sir John Swanwick Bradbury (the person who signed the bank notes) at

Best of Luck with your research. John Bradbury

Name: Elaine Bradbury
Qld Australia
Date: Sunday, July 2, 2006 at 07:47:05
Hi everyone.This is a very interesting site.I was wondering if anyone out there can help me. I don't have very much info family reasons. I was told that my gr gr gr grandfather (or there abouts) was John Bradbury (the one that signed the pound note in England).

Then the next link I have is Andrew (Frank) Bradbury he was a policeman in Gunnedah NSW. He quit when he shot a man robbing the post office.He had a sister who was an artist. Andrew married Emily Chalkley where I don't know. They had 2 children that I Know of there could have been more. Maude Bradbury she was living in the Narrabri NSW Australia. Her brother Robert Cyril Bradbury (22.8.1897-?.7.1974)Married Kathleen Smith at Gunnedah in 1914. They had 5 Boys Frances Charles married Gloira ? no children

Edward (Mick)James 29.4.1917 married Caroline Judith Hall 30.5.1958 one child me Elaine Dawn. Cyril Bobert never married Neville married no children was high profile in hockey in Tasmania Australia Lerslie Kennith married Joan ? 3 girls. So if anyone out there can help it would be greatly appreciated. If anyone wants some info on the Gorham Family I have some they are my Mothers side.

Name: Steve Bradbury
Date: Friday, May 26, 2006 at 01:24:10
I still am interested in finding someone of the Bradbury line who has information of Thomas Bradbury who emigrated from England to New Jersey in the 1730's. The best lead I have is that he and a brother came over to see what life in the colonies was, with the brother returning and Thomas staying. It is possible that they were from Devonshire. If anyone has a bit of information that might help in determining Thomas' origin it will be appreciated.

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands UK
Date: Monday, May 22, 2006 at 04:34:37
Hello Brian. Regarding your message below concerning the Bradburys of Saddleworth, Yorkshire. I have researched this particular lineage and have email you direct. Regards John Bradbury, Kingswinford

Name: Brian Johnston
Location: Oxford, England
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 13:30:00
Great site! I only discovered the site last night and spent the whole evening reading all the last 6 years messages. I came across a message from Martin Bradbury, written in October 2000, in which he mentioned that his Grandfather was a Charles Becket Bradbury, and Great grandfather was John Shaw Bradbury from Saddleworth.. Martin used to live in Argentina, but had moved to San Diego, I emailed Martin with address given in 2000 but it was returned as an incorrect address., so I’m writing this in the hope he still reads this message board. I am related to both these Bradbury’s, so would very much like to swap information with Martin or anyone else who recognises these names.

Name: Selena
Location: Melbourne, Vic Australia
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:36:17
Hello to anyone out there that can help me ,Im looking for a Frederick Bradbury born date around 1928 ,He married Syliva Ayling in 1954 in Chelsea, and later had 2 daughters Carol and Susan Bradbury .Later in the years Frederick and Sylvia were not to last and the Children were never to see Him again !! Now in there 50's they would like to know about there father ? Last know living in Hakney UK

Name: Mark A. Bradbury
Location: Greenwood, IN USA
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 11:14:35
Anyone interested in the Bradbury families of Sullivan County, Indiana: drop an e-mail to me anytime. Mark A. Bradbury

Name: Crystal Obney
Location: Fenton, MI Genesee
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 at 14:38:45
I am currently look for my great great grandmothers family. Her name was Susan Bradbury, her parents were Susan Brackett and Samuel M. Bradbury. Their daughter was the mother of my great grandmother Isabelle Bradbury Emerson. So Susan Bradbury married John H. Emerson. and had my Great Grandmother Isabelle but I have no information on my greatgrandmothers family sibblings Etc. Can someone help? Oh by the way they were from Maine.

Name: Walter Scott
Location: White Sulphur Springs, WV USA
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 at 13:11:48
I'm looking for the family of James Bradbury who was born @1925 in Huntington, WV. His parents were Robert (d.1963) and Freda Calfee Bradbury (d. 1969). James' grandfather was William Bradbury also of Huntington. William and Robert were carpenters and I believe James was/is an architect. I have quite a few family momentos that I'd like to share w/them.

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 04:06:08
Hi John Bradbury of Sydney (Bradders - message below). I have sent you direct info on your grandfather William Ernest b. 1896; his father William b. 1871; his father Robert b. 1840 and his father Jordan b. 1807.


Name: John Bradbury
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 01:32:12
Hi to all Bradbury's. My Father, Brian Tatterson Bradbury was born in Glossop, Derbyshire in 1934. His Father, William Ernest Bradbury was born around 1900 and died in 1970 or thereabouts. He was the town barber in Glossop until he retired.
If any of this rings any bells or creates any questions just drop me an email.
Kind Regards

Name: Charles Ellis Bradbury
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 19:10:28
Happy Easter to all the Bradburys out there. What a great site. My name is Charles Ellis Bradbury. I live in Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada. My father was Lloyd Ellis Bradbury 1916-2004 My grand father was Harry Whitfield Bradbury 1880-1957(born Temperance Vale, NB) My great grandfather was Jabez Osgood Bradbury 1854-1944(born York County, New Brunswick. If any one out there has any information concerning my family and or their decendants,I sure would appreciate you getting back to me. Thank-you

Name: HARRINGTON, Wilfred J
Location: Bowdoin, Maine USA
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 10:36:56
April 14,2006 - Friends: A now deceased relative of mine William Bradbury Harrington born Dec 06,1889 in CA died Dec 28,1940 in CA he was the son of Benjamin and Huldah (Winquist) Harrrington of CA. William B. Harrington was proud of his middle name as it was after his cousin WILLIAM BATCHELDER BRADBURY. In my searching I have not been able to establish that connection. Benjamin Harringtons mother was Mary Osgood.ppreciate you getting back to me. Thank-you

Name: HARRINGTON, Wilfred J
Location: Bowdoin, Maine USA
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 10:36:56
April 14,2006 - Friends: A now deceased relative of mine William Bradbury Harrington born Dec 06,1889 in CA died Dec 28,1940 in CA he was the son of Benjamin and Huldah (Winquist) Harrrington of CA. William B. Harrington was proud of his middle name as it was after his cousin WILLIAM BATCHELDER BRADBURY. In my searching I have not been able to establish that connection. Benjamin Harringtons mother was Mary Osgood. I would appreciate knowing how the Bradbury and Harrington (William's) come into being cousins. Thank You kindly for any assist. Respectfully, Wil Harrington

Name: Catherine Grenfell
Location: Bradbury, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, April 10, 2006 at 20:54:54
Hello to all Bradbury's out there. My grandmother Alice May BOWES (1909-2004) was born a Bradbury. I am currently trying to find out some more information about her grandfather Harry/Henry Arthur BRADBURY(BRADBERRY) (1849? – 1925). Apparently Harry/Henry came to Australia from London as a 9 year old boy (according to his death certificate) but when, where and how I cannot establish.

He married Sarah Anne WHILSHERE/WHILTSHIRE in Maryborough, Queensland on 28th July 1874. This is only a few days after Sarah arrived in Australia from England aboard the St James. According to family stories they had married on the ship to Australia. Interestingly on the marriage certificate both he and his father are listed as sailors.

Does anyone have some further information or ideas on how this particular Bradbury made it to Australia?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Name: Fiona Bradbury
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 11:11:54
Looking for leads on John Bradbury, who in all censuses states he was born 1804 (poss.1806 on one census) in Disley, Cheshire. He married a Manchester-born lass, Hannah Barrowclough/Butterworth.

Disley parish registers don't reveal him at all. I've searched for possible siblings in the censuses who say they were born in Disley, but none really fit. Maybe his parents/family were only in Disley for a short time, visiting perhaps? The immediate viscinity could take me to New Mills? Marple? Stockport? Further afield? I honestly don't think he had any connection with local big-wig, Jordan Bradbury. Family names and dates don't support this.

Another possible lead suggests John, Hannah and their young family went to and returned from Massachusetts between July 1831 and June 1833, probably via Liverpool. It concerns the birth of their third child, Thomas in about 1833. He was born in Lowell (remember this is a transcription of census handwriting), Massachusetts, America, and classed as a British Subject in the censuses. The family were back by 23 June 1833, because he was baptised then at Manchester Cathedral. His sister, Frances, was born in Salford and baptised at the same place in 1827. A brother who did not survive (?) to be on the 1841 census was baptised in Manchester on 31 July 1831. Could they have travelled with other family members who stayed in the States? Or to meet up with family members already settled? I wonder if the American Bradburys could help me with this lead.

One more vague lead centres around their religiosity. I can't find the marriage of John and Hannah. At the time, it would have had to be registered at Manchester Cathedral (or another parish church) around 1826-27, but it's not even hinted at on the IGI. It could be a transcription ommission, but it could also be that they (also) married at one of the non-conformist churches, probably of the Methodist ilk. Hannah was the granddaughter of a preacher, Samuel Barrowclough, where Methodism also abounded. For information: her father, Jabez Barrowclough, moved to Manchester with her mother Sarah Gaulk from Sowerby, Yorkshire; he died soon after 1814, and her mother married William Butterworth. Hannah's brothers, Samuel and Jabez Barrowclough/Butterworth (they may have adopted their step-father's name) also disappear from the censuses and BMD records after 1851 and may have gone abroad.

I've hit a brick wall, it would seem, with John Bradbury. If anyone can help, I'd be grateful.

Many thanks


Name: Keith Bradbury
Location: Barnsley, Gods own county UK
Date: Friday, March 31, 2006 at 17:58:50
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Name: Jim Bradbury
Location: Rowlett, Texas USA
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 18:27:57
Chris Allen,
I've responded to you directly with an email address for James & Quoy. I hope it still works, since it is about 5 years old.
-= Jim =-

Name: Brent Bradberry
Location: Moscow, Idaho USA
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 11:41:16
In response to Tracey Morey, "U. R. K. of P." refers to the "Uniformed Rank Knights of Pythias", a fraternal organization formed in 1864 in Washington, D.C. I don't know any more about them, but their HQ are in Quincy, Mass. They have a website:

Name: Tracey Morey
Location: montpelier, in usa
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 13:46:26
We purchased a tea set in ohio at a flea market. The inscriptsion on the tea set reads:
Presented to Captain William Bradbury and Wife by division 6 U.R.K. of P. March 25 1896.
Does anyone have information who this may be? I have searched the web to no avail.

Name: Chris Allen
Location: Orpington, Kent England
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 11:48:57
Can anyone give me an address for James & Quoy Bradbury who I believe are/were living in Nottingham. Quoy has posted various messages at different times regarding the Holding family genealogy & I think I might be related. Any help would be much appreciated.
Chris Allen

Name: Jim Bradbury
Location: Rowlett, Texas USA
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 09:22:08
Neil, I did a search on "Bradbury bank notes" and found the following link to a history of UK Banknotes.
This says, in part "Bearing the signature of the SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY John Bradbury the pound notes were printed in black and, appearing just one week later, the ten shilling notes were in red. Both notes were the same size and were printed on only one side of paper. It was advisable to have all your notes face upwards before counting. Many found face down, it is said, were thrown away as scrap paper! Thomas De La Rue and Company assisted Waterloo Brothers and Layton to produce the ten shilling note."

Name: Neil Bradbury
Location: Derby, England
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 07:25:08
My parents tell me that the old white £5 notes were signed by a Bradbury as chief casher. Is this true, and can you still buy any of these?

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 03:51:12
Re the item made last week about Charlie Bradbury' letters. The radio program brought a great response including a phone call from Charlie's great grandson aged 11. Charlie's grandson was interviewed in yesterdays follow-up program which, in addition to the original broadcast Home Truths, can also be heard on the Radio Four website - address given below.

Name: Candice Strudel
Location: Seattle, WA US
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 17:24:21
I am looking for information on Joe E. Bradbury, husband of Mary Elizabeth Wier and father of Effie Bradbury who was born in Clarke County, Georgia and born 10/1/1889. Any information you can share on Joe (or anyone mentioned above) is appreciated. Thank you.

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 16:21:07
In addition to the message below, I have gleaned the following information from the 1901 Census which might help to identify the descendants of Charlie Bradbury.
Charles Edward Bradbury was born in 1889 in St. Helens, Lancashire. He was the eldest of at least six children.
George Hassell b. 1890; Thomas Henry (Harry) born 1892; Edgar Furness born 1895; Percy Jack born 1898 and Hilda born 1899 all in St Helens, Lancashire.
Charlie’s parents were:
George Bradbury and Helen Hannah (nee Hassell). George was a Public Park Keeper and Helen a Librarian in a Public Library.

Name: John Bradbury
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands England
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 15:28:47
I have to thank Joanna Layton for bringing the following to my attention.
A very interesting item about a Bradbury was broadcast yesterday on Radio Four of the B.B.C. in program called ‘Home Truths’ It concerned a English woman who found some very poignant letters written in 1917 hidden in furniture in a house in France. One is from the mother of a Charlie Bradbury, the other her son’s reply.
This is the text from the program which is to be found on the Radio Four website:
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“The First World War was of course a great time for words and few are more poignant than those written in letters home. Many letters have found their way in to family history, kept as heirlooms of a terrible time that those alive today can only wonder at. But many letters must have been written and never found their way home, never posted due to the death of the sender, pieces of paper destroyed by shell-fire, never to be read.
Valerie Skinner called David from her home in France to tell him about some very old letters which she discovered after moving into a farmhouse in the Loire Valley.
Valerie now wants to trace this young soldier’s living relatives. His name is Charlie E. Bradbury and his regiment was the West Lancashire Reserves 23 Market Street, Carnarvon, North Wales. His home address was 158 Thatto Heath Road, St. Helens, Lancashire. He had brothers called Harry and Edgar.�
Anyone knowing the descendants of Charles E. Bradbury please make contact with the producer of the Radio Four program ‘Home Truths’ (details on website), so these letters can be handed over.

Name: Jessica Bradbury
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 21:38:30
Are there any Bradbury's out there from Maine?? I go to UConn right now but I am originally from Maine so I was just wondering

Name: Colin Harlingten
Location: Okanagan Falls, BC Canada
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 23:56:03
Hi All, I have been trying to track down the Bradbury line in my family. My GG Grandfather was one William Bradbury who was born in Brixton (then Surrey now South London) abt 1822. On his marriage cert in 1842 he gives his father as Richard Bradbury deceased. Hoping someone out there may also be looking at the same line Regards Colin

Name: David Kent Bradbury
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 21:47:08
Are there any Fort Kent, Maine Bradbury descendants out there? We descended from the first Thomas, who settled in Massachusetts in 1634. My grandfather (George Record) and father (Kent Fairfield) were born in Fort Kent. The names Kent and Fairfield come from two forts on the Canadian border that were used in the French and Indian wars. I would particularly be interested in hearing from Bradbury's who still live in Maine.

Here is some info about these Bradbury's:

1) My family is descended from the famous French King Charlemagne (4th generation). Less flattering is the fact that Charlemagne‘s great, great grandfather and our earliest known ancestor was Pepin d’Heristal. His concubine’s (Alpaide) son, Duke Charles Martel, started the line from which we are descended. Duke Charles Martel was known as The Hammerer and was born in 689 AD. Pepin’s wife was Plectrude, but she bore him no children. 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) John Carr, who became crazed and prematurely died, after she 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, which must have been quite a scary thing as shortly thereafter John 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 charge the horses starting from her back yard. 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.

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: Noeleen Sutton
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Monday, February 13, 2006 at 17:16:49
Greetings. I am descended from John and Martha Bradbury of Quainton, Buckinghamshire, England. They were my 3xgrgrparents. Their dau Ann, b1811 marr Thomas Willis. Thomas and Ann's dau Martha born 1835,in Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire marr George James Cox.George and Martha came to NZ in 1874 with 7 children and so started the NZ branch of the Bradbury line.They later had 2 'kiwi' children.

Name: Byron Santimeau
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Date: Monday, January 16, 2006 at 13:20:55
My sons hockey team is playing in a hockey tourney in Germany this spring. We are taking a trip to the Canadian War Cemetary in Vimy, France. As part of the educational experience our players must research a Candian sholdier buried at the Vimy Cemetary. There are three Bradburys sholdiers listed there, they are; Arnold Bradbury, son of Sarah and Thomas Bradbury. Robert William Bradbury, son of John and Mary Jane Bradbury. Stephen S. Bradbury, son of Thomas Edward Bradbury. If anyone has infrmation on any of these three Canadian buried t the Vimy War cemetary, please stl me know at your soonest convenience. Thank You

Name: Eric Bradbury
Location: Crawley , Sussex England
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 11:20:13
Happy New Year to all you Bradburys out there!!!