Charles James Brackenbury

#130, b. 20 June 1791, d. between 1815 and 1821

Individual's Timeline

Birth20 June 1791Charles James Brackenbury1
Marriage25 December 1813Charles James Brackenbury2,3
Deathbetween 1815 and 1821Charles James Brackenbury

Primary events

  • Birth: Charles James Brackenbury was born on 20 June 1791 in North Walsham, Norfolk, England, Chr 30th of the same month, name spelled as BRAKENBERRY.1
  • Marriage: He married Margaret Gedge, daughter of James Gedge and Margaret Taylor, on Saturday, 25 December 1813 in St George's Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, England, when they were 22 years, 6 months and 5 days ~&~ 20 years, 4 months and 4 days old. both were single, parents not noted in the register. Witnesses were Robert SUMMERS and John LACCOHEE, the latter witnessed a few marriages so appears to be connected to the church more than the couple.2,3
  • Death: Charles died between 1815 and 1821 in Unknown, He does not appear in the original burial register for Yarmouth during 1821, but his wife remarried as a widow in April 1822.

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Charles was a potman in 1814 but always a bricklayer or a mason after that.

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): Charles was born before 1796. In the period 1756-1796 the only BRACKENBURY (any spelling) events I can find in free reg and IGI are from North Walsham. There was a William BRAKENBURY who died in North Walsham in 1806 (DOB was 1730)

* A possible son of this man was William BRAKENBERRY who married Ann GAGE or GAZE in North Walsham 1774. Marriage witnessed by Thomas BRAKENBERRY. Everybody was illiterate

* There is an even earlier William BRAKENBERRY who married Anne BLOOM in North Walsham in 1704 (therefore must have been born before 1686)

* Earliest event in the North Walsham register is the birth of Thomas BRAKENBERRY, father was Thomas, in 1641. One or other of these was buried as Thomas Snr in 1668

* The first Charles to appear in the registered was Chr 19th Nov 1736, son of John and Jane. John married Jane SUSSON in 1726; no witnesses were recorded on marriages in that era in this parish. John was most likely the chap Chr as Johannes 27th Dec 1711, son of Thomas and Ann. There is a good chance that the marriage was 1702, bride named as Sarah BLOOM. Another marriage was between William BRAKENBERRY and Ann BLOOM in 1704. The parson may have mixed the 2 women up? If anyone has the inclination, linking up all the events in the North Walsham early registers would make a good project. The actual registers are on line.

* It is possible he is the Charles BRACKENBURY (family name is difficult to read - see exhibit) who was buried in St Saviour Norwich 27th February 1820. He was aged 27, but there are no more details, except he was from St Andrews..

Locus Operandi

Research Notes

  • Research note 02: In case I could tie him into North Walsham I checked the burials on the LDS site - Nothing that connected him to the North Walsham families..

Children of Charles James Brackenbury and Margaret Gedge


  1. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)     Charles
    Last name     Brakenberry
    Sex     Male
    Birth year     1791
    Birth date     20 Jun 1791
    Baptism year     1791
    Baptism date     30 Jun 1791
    Father's first name(s)     Charles
    Mother's first name(s)     Mary Barson
    Parish     North Walsham
    Diocese     Norwich
    County     Norfolk
    Country     England
    Archive     Norfolk Record Office
    Archive reference     PD 711/4
    Record set     Norfolk Baptisms
    Category     Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory     Births & baptisms
    Collections from     United Kingdom.
  2. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St George Colegate
    RegisterNumber     17
    MarriageDate     25 Dec 1813
    GroomForename     Charles
    GroomSurname     BRAKENBURY
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    BrideForename     Margaret
    BrideSurname     GEDGE
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    WitnessOneForename     Robert
    WitnessOneSurname     SUMMERS
    WitnessTwoForename     Jihn
    WitnessTwoSurname     LACCOHEE
    Notes     Bride signs her name Margarett GEDGE
    FileNumber     4873.
  3. Website ( "Name:      Charles James Brackenbury
    Gender:      Male
    Christening Date:      13 Jul 1816
    Christening Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Father's Name:      Charles Brackenbury
    Mother's Name:      Margaret."
  4. Website ( "Name:      Margaret Brackenbury
    Gender:      Female
    Christening Date:      8 Nov 1814
    Christening Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Father's Name:      Charles Brackenbury
    Mother's Name:      Margaret."