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This is page 4 of 5 providing the history of the Bradbury family in India from around 1836 to the present day, although no living family members are identified. The line is descended from the Fairbanks & Runninghill family from Saddleworth, Yorkshire. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Bradbury in India pages by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

The Bradbury Family in India 1836 - present day

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Third Generation (India)

5. William James BRADBURY [Parents]. Born 9 Jun 1883 in Blacktown, Madras and baptized 4 Jul 1883 in Emmanuel Church, Madras. It’s not known when or where William James died. Occupation: Permanent Way Inspector, Railway.


On 1 Aug 1911, when William James was age 28, he married his uncle Robert Edwin Bradbury’s widow of 7 months Mary Maud Cochrane BRADBURY (nee SMITH) (1880-7 Apr 1943), daughter of William Daniel SMITH, in St Mark’s Church, Madras. The marriage record shows that she used the name Maud Mary Smith and declared herself a spinster.


They had the following children:


(1) Dorothy Sybil, born 16 Oct 1913 in Madras and baptized 1 Nov 1913 in St Mary’s, Madras. It’s not known when Dorothy Sybil died. In 1935, when Dorothy was age about 22, she married Soloman Daniel MABEN (1909-1935) in Madras. (2) Robert Edwin, born around 1914 in Madras. It’s not known whether Robert Edwin married or when he died. (3) Winston Malcolm [7].  (4) Marie Sylvia, born about 1916 in Madras. It’s not known whether Marie Sylvia married or when she died. (5) Charles, dates unknown.


6. Ernest Edwin BRADBURY [Parents]. Born 18 Apr 1886 in Cuddapah and baptized there 16 May 1886. Ernest Edwin died 12 Jan 1928 in Madras, age given in the burial record as 43. Cause of death given as After effects of operation. Occupation: Mechanic (1909); Superintendent Steam Launch Department, His Highness the Nizam’s Government (1914). (Nizam was the title of the hereditary ruler of Hyderabad.)


On On 7 Jun 1909, when Ernest Edwin was age 23, he married his cousin Annie Mabel BRADBURY (1892-?), daughter of Robert Edwin BRADBURY & Rachel HIGGINS in, according to the certificate, the residence of the Bride’s father, Royapettah, Madras.


They had the following children:


(1) Daisy Annie Maud, born 30 May 1911 and baptized 18 Jul 1911 in Chadaraghat. It’s not known whether Daisy Annie Maud married or when she died. (2) William Henry Richard, born 7 Jan 1913 in Chadaraghat and baptized there 22 Jan 1913. William Henry Richard died 16 Dec 1926 in Madras, age given in the burial record as 14. Cause of death given as Enteric. (Enteric diseases are infections caused by viruses and bacteria that enter the body through the mouth or intestinal system, primarily as a result of eating, drinking and digesting contaminated foods or liquids.) William Henry Richard was buried 16 Dec 1926 in St Thomas Mount, Madras. (3) Robert Edwin, born 3 Sep 1914 in Hyderabad and baptized 22 Sep 1914 in Chadaraghat. Robert Edwin died January 2003 in North Yorkshire, age 88.

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