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Joshua Bramham (1824-1890)
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1846 Marriage Certificate of Joshua Bramham (1824-1890) and Emma Weatherhead (1827-1884)

Registration District Leeds
1846. Marriage Solemnized at The Parish Church,
in the Parish of Leeds in the County of York.
No. 318
1. When Married May 23 1846
2. Name and Surname Joshua Bramham Emma Weatherhead
3. Age full age full age
4. Condition Bachelor Spinster
5. Rank or Profession Hackle Maker
6. Residence at the time of Marriage Meadow Lane Meadow Lane
7. Father's Name and Surname John Bramham William Weatherhead
8. Rank or Profession of Father Shoe Maker Bookbinder
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me S. Oxley Curate
This Marriage was solemnized between us, X Joshua Bramham's mark, X Emma Weatherhead's mark in the presence of us, Mary Ann Bramham's mark, Henry Morley

1861 Census Information for 17 Villiers Street, Little Horton, Bradford

Name Relation
to Head
of Family
as to
Age last
Profession or
Where Born
Joshua Bramham Head Married 37 Machine wool comb maker Normington
Emma Wife Married 34
William Son Unmarried 14 Machine wool comb maker Leeds
Walter Son Unmarried 12 Scholar Leeds
Clara Daughter Unmarried 10 Scholar Leeds
Annie E Daughter Unmarried 8 Scholar Leeds
George Son Unmarried 11 or 8? Scholar Kent, Woolwich
Charlotte Daughter Unmarried 4 Scholar Yorkshire, Bradford
John Son Unmarried 2
Yorkshire, Bradford
Matilda Daughter Unmarried 11 months
Yorkshire, Bradford

From 'Horsforth and Its History' by J.M. Morfitt

The Horsforth athletic meetings were held in the 1870s-80s… attracted large crowds though they were often marked by the pestering tactics of loud-voiced…

Two noted local athletes… were W.E. Roberts and John Bramham, son of Joshua Bramham, landlord of the Old Ball. Both of them were runners and John Bramham's speciality was the 120 yards hurdle race.

1890 Will of Joshua Bramham (1824-1890)

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Joshua Bramham of 60 Cobden Street Bradford in the County of Yorkshire I hereby revoke all Wills and Testamentary instruments heretofore by me made I appoint Richard Uttley Wool Sorter of Bright Street Bradford in the County of Yorkshire to be the Executor of this my last Will and I hereby direct that all such portions of my estate as do not consist of money shall be sold to the best advantage and that my said Executor shall pay therout all my just debts and funeral and testementary expenses I also hereby empower my said Executor to call in all monies and debts of whatever description to me owing I direct that my whole estate after carrying out the above directions shall be divided into eleven equal parts and that one eleventh part each shall be paid to my ten children hereinafter named William Bramham Walter Bramham Percy Bramham Charlotte Chambode John Bramham Matilda Monk Mary Holroyd Harry Bramham Fred Bramham and Ernest Bramham and as to the remaining eleventh part I direct that it shall be held in trust by my before named Executor Richard Uttley for the benefit of my three grandchildren and children of my deceased daughter Clara Law namely Annie Matilda Law Willie Law and Joshua Law to be applied by my said Executor and at his direction for the equal benefit of my said grandchildren In witness whereof I have to this my last Will set my hand this ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

Joshua Bramham

Signed by the above named Joshua Bramham as his last Will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness.
John Bland 62 Cobden Street Bradford.
Harry Rodgers 13 Cobden Street Bradford. Yks

Proved at Wakefield the 6th day of December 1890 by the Oath of Richard Uttley the sole Executor to whom Administration was granted.

The Testator Joshua Bramham was late of No 60 Cobden Street Bradford in the County of York and died on the 25th day of November 1890 at No 60 Cobden Street aforesaid.

£410.18.10 Gross value
  379.0.6 Net

J.H. Moore Solicitor Bradford.

Grave at Scholemoor

In memory of Joshua Bramham of Horsforth who died November 25th 1890 in his 67th year.
Also of Emma his beloved wife who died December 3rd 1884 in her 58th year.
Also of Harry Bramham their son of Horsforth and Pawtucket U.S.A. who died April 27th 1949 aged 86 years.

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Joshua Bramham (1824-1890)