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Name: Henry Bramall

Burial Number: 0459

Gender: Male

Occupation: Solicitor;

Born: 00/7/1823

Died: 26/03/1905

Buried: 29/03/1905


Henry James Marmion Bramall was born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, he was baptised on 16th July 1823. His father was Thomas Bramall, JP. 40yrs, Yeoman Farmer, and Magistrate for the counties of Staffordshire and Warwickshire. His mother was Elizabeth Maria, 26yrs, nee Cooper; she was the second wife of Thomas Bramall, and Henry was the first of their 9 children, he had 6 half siblings from his father’s first marriage.
Henry started his legal career with Articles of Clerkship in Tamworth in 1841 and ten years later, aged 27yrs, he was a qualified solicitor employed as Secretary at the newly founded Rossall Hall School for sons of the Clergy, in Fleetwood, Lancashire. In 1857, Henry, 24yrs, married Rose Bradley, 19yrs, in Lincoln, they had 3 children, Rose Dalton b.1859, Florence Mary b.1862, and Charles Frederick Henry b. 1868, (died 1878).
The family lived in Kensington for many years, but by 1881 they had moved to the South Coast, staying in lodging houses in Hove and then Eastbourne. At some point after 1901, Henry and Rose moved to Worthing, living at St. Pierre, Manor Road, where Henry died, aged 81yrs, on 26th March 1905. Probate was granted to Rose Bramall, effects £872 17s 7d. Value 2021 – £108K.

Researcher: Unknown

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Henry Bramall

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 1 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): novel.glow.recall

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Cut grass and keep tidy.


In memoriam Charles Frederick Henry Bramall died July 30th 1878 aged 10 years and 7 months. And his father Henry James Marmion Bramall died March 26th 1905 aged 81 years. Also his mother Rose died Febry. 5th 1916 aged 86 years. "That go before the judgment seat though changed and glorified each face, not unremembered we may meet for endless ages to embrace"

Further Information


Name: Henry James Marmion Bramall

Gender: Male

Born: 00/7/1823

Town: Tamworth

County: Staffordshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1857

Spouse First Name: Rose

Spouse Last Name: Bradley

Town of Marriage: Lincoln

County of Marriage: Lincolnshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/03/1905

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St Pierre

Address line 3: Manor Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £872 17 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £108000

Census Information


Living at 2, St. James Square, Kensington, London. Henry James Bramall, 37yrs, Secretary to Friends of the Clergy, wife, Rose, 32yrs, daughter, Rose, 2yrs.


Living at 48, St. James Square, Kensington, London. Henry James Marmion Bramall, 47yrs, Gentleman, wife, Rose, 42yrs, daughters, Rose D., 12yrs, Florence M., 9yrs, son, Charles F. H., 3yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at 14, Medina Villas, Hove, Sussex – Lodging House. Henry J. Bramall, 57yrs, retired Solicitor, wife, Rose, 52yrs, daughters, Rose Dalton, 22yrs, Florence Mary, 19yrs.


Living at 7, Sussex Gardens, Eastbourne, Sussex – Lodging House. Henry J. M. Bramall, 67yrs, living on own means, wife, Rose, 62yrs, son-in-law, Sidney B. Smith, Stock Exchange Broker, daughter, Rose Dalton Smith, 32yrs.


Living at 6, The Avenue, Eastbourne, Sussex – Lodging House. Henry J. M. Bramall, 77yrs, living on own means, wife, Rose, 72yrs.

Miscellaneous Information

Rossall School was founded in 1844 by Rev. St Vincent Beechey as a sister school to Marlborough College which had been founded the previous year. Its establishment was ‘to provide, at a moderate cost, for the sons of Clergymen and others, a classical, mathematical and general education of the highest class’. The school was granted a Royal Charter on 21 October 1890. Rossall was widely considered to be in the top 30 public schools in the UK and by the end of Queen Victoria’s reign its academic results were among the best in the country and enjoyed a reputation as ‘The Eton of the North’.