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This is page 3 of 5 providing the history of the Bradbury family in India from around 1836 to the present day, although no living family members are identified. The line is descended from the Fairbanks & Runninghill family from Saddleworth, Yorkshire. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

The Bradbury Family in India 1836 - present day

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Second Generation (India) continued

4. Robert Edwin BRADBURY [Parents]. Born 1/1/1860 in Egmore, Madras and baptized 16/5/1860 in Vepery, Madras. Robert Edwin died 2/1/1911 in Madras, age given in burial record as 51 years 1 day. Cause of death given as Dropsy. Robert Edwin was buried 3/1/1911 in St George's Cathedral, Madras. Occupation: Inspector, Madras City Police.


On 11/10/1882, when Robert Edwin was age 38, he married Rachel HIGGINS (1862-31/7/1895), daughter of William & Ellen Jane HIGGINS, in Christ Church, Madras.


They had the following children:


(1) Ellen Catherine, born 1/9/1885 in Madras and baptized 14/10/1885 in Christ Church, Madras. Ellen Catherine died 19/7/1887 in Madras, age given in burial record as 1 year 10 months 19 days. Cause of death given as Fever. Ellen Catherine was buried 26/7/1887 in Washermanpettah Cemetery, Madras. (2) James Robert, born 12/10/1887 in Blacktown, Madras and baptized there 13/11/1887. It’s not known whether James Robert married or when he died. (3) Annie Mabel, born 9/10/1892 in Madras and baptized the same day in Christ Church, Madras. It’s not known when Annie Mabel died. On 7/6/1909, when Annie Mabel was age 16, she married her cousin Ernest Edwin BRADBURY, son of Charles BRADBURY & Annie Maria HIGGINS in, according to the certificate, the residence of the Bride’s father, Royapettah, Madras. (4) William Higgins, born 23/7/1895 in Madras and baptized in Christ Church, Madras 8/8/1895. William Higgins died 9/8/1895, age given in the burial record as 18 days. Cause of death given as Convulsions. William was buried 10/8/1895 in St George's Cathedral, Madras.


On  8/6/1898, when Robert Edwin was age 38, he married Mary Maud Cochrane SMITH (1880-7/4/1943), daughter of William Daniel SMITH, in St George's Cathedral, Madras.


They had the following children (all baptisms in St George’s Cathedral, Madras):


(1) Roxanna Alice Maud, born 28/10/1899 in Madras and baptized 23/11/1899. Roxanna died 16/8/1970, age 70, On 13/5/1918, when Roxanna was age 18, she married Elmer Fitzroy Lumsden SMITH (1888-?), son of William Daniel SMITH, in San Thome Cathedral, Madras. Elmer was Roxanna’s mother’s brother - her Uncle.  (2) Wilfred James, born 6/7/1901 in Madras and baptized 22/7/1901. Wilfred James died 17/7/1902, age given in burial record as 1 year 11 days. Cause of death given as Convulsions. Wilfred was buried 18/7/1902 in St George’s. (3) Edward William, born 13/8/1905 in Royapettah, Madras and baptized 26/8/1905. Edward died 7/3/1923 in Madras, age given in the burial record as 17. Cause of death given as Sarcoma. Edward was buried 8/3/1923 in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Madras. (4) Charles Claude, born 14/10/1907 in Royapettah, Madras and baptized 12/11/1907. Charles Claude died 13/7/1929 in Madras, age given in the burial record as 21. Cause of death given as Compound fracture of skull. Charles was buried 14/7/1929 in St George’s.

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