1846 - 1876 (29 years)
Set As Default Person
||Charles Delauney Turner Bravo [1, 2] |
||30 May 1846
||St Pancras, London, England 
||Turner is birth name, Bravo is from his step-father and by which he was known |
||Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
||Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
||2 Apr 1871
||2a Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London, England 
||21 Apr 1876
||The Priory, Balham, London, England [1, 2]
- Curious! There is a death registration for Charles Delauney T Bravo for
Oct-Dec qtr of 1875, St George Hanover Square, London (Vol 1a p620)
Apr-Jun qtr of 1876, Wandsworth, London (Vol 1d p387)
Jul-Sep qtr of 1876, Wandsworth, London (Vol 1d p408)
Possibly occasioned by the two court cases into his death.
||29 Apr 1876
||West Norwood Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England [5, 6]
|Age: 30 |
|Cause: poisoning |
||Burial register - Charles Turner Bravo 1876
South Metropolitan Cemetery was another title for Norwood/West Norwood cemetery
||Headstone inscription: Charles Delauney Turner Bravo
||Headstone for Charles Delauney Turner Bravo
||15 Aug 1876
Turner is his birth name but he is known by his step-father's name Bravo. His second name is spelt many different ways but the most reliable appears to be Delauney.
Charles Bravo died of poisoning (by antimony
, similar to arsenic in its effects). The incident caused a sensation at the time and is still the subject of documentaries and books.
Several proposals were that Charles was murdered by
(1) his wife Florence perhaps with collusion by a companion Mrs Cox;
(2) Mrs Jane Cannon Cox (formerly Edwards - married in England in 1858) had lived in St Anns, Jamaica - her husband Philip Cox worked for Joseph Bravo as an engineer on his estates;
(3) a dismissed footman;
(4) Florence's Jamaican-born ex-lover Dr James Gully (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Manby_Gully)
It was also proposed that Charles had taken the poison himself accidentally or intentionally, though suicide was thought unlikely. Even if he did not commit the murder, it is thought he may have obtained the antimony.
And another possibility is that Charles was using the poison for secretly treating Florence for alcohol abuse (she had been ill the previous 10 or so days) but accidentally took the poison himself - it looked similar to his Epsom salts!
No one was charged with his murder.
The inquests (two) caused a sensation because of the revelations about Florence's affair with Dr Gully, which mortified her. Florence died broken, perhaps alcohol related, two years later in Southsea aged 33.
Charles's mother stayed bed-ridden and inconsolable, and died the year following the murder.
Charles had a relationship with a woman at Maidenhead for four years prior to his marriage. She had a son by a previous relationship and a daughter by Charles.
Yseult Bridges in How Charles Bravo Died
(1956: Jarrolds, London)
James Ruddick Death at the Priory
(new ed 2002: Atlantic Books, )
MurderUK: Florence Bravo http://www.murderuk.com/female_florence_bravo.html
Bravo for Maybrick http://www.casebook.org/dissertations/ws-bravo.html
Charles Bravo http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/tv_guide/full_details/Crime/programme_3101.php
The Poisoning of Charles Bravo http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397818/
A Most Mysterious Murder http://www.tv.com/a-most-mysterious-murder/the-case-of-charles-bravo/episode/374472/summary.html
||Roy~Royes | Hougham, Mordaunt, Royes, Jamaican Royes
||22 May 2016 |
b. 5 Sep 1845, Sydney, NSW, Australia
d. 21 Sep 1878, Southsea, Hampshire, England (Age 33 years)
||7 Dec 1875
||Kensington, London, England 
- Yseult Bridges locates the marriage at St Georges Hanover Square on 14 Dec 1875
James Ruddick locates it at All Saints Church, Kensington, at 11:00 am on 7 Dec 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bravo has 3 Dec 1875 without identifying a location
It is registered within St Georges Hanover Square but Kensington is still a possible location,,
The date of the marriage in the data is the one given by Florence in a statement made during the hearings in respect of Charles Bravo's poisoning. See p.6 of bravo_royes.pdf in Media>Documents. [7, 8]
||The Priory, Balham - home of Florence Campbell, and of Charles Bravo after their marriage|
||28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 |
||Family Group | Family Chart
|Born - 30 May 1846 - St Pancras, London, England
|Graduation - BA - Trinity College Oxford University - 1868 - Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
|Graduation - MA - Trinity College Oxford University - 1870 - Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
|Census - 2 Apr 1871 - 2a Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London, England
|Married - 7 Dec 1875 - Kensington, London, England
|Died - 21 Apr 1876 - The Priory, Balham, London, England
|Buried - Age: 30 - 29 Apr 1876 - West Norwood Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England
|| : Address
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- [S23] Brodnax Moore, Proposed Change: Mary Hougham Royes (Turner) (Bravo).
- [S24] Andy and Sue Parlour, Bravo for Maybrick.
- [S135] England and Wales FreeBMD 1837-1915.
- [S91] Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com), 1871 England Census RG10; Piece: 25; Folio: 85; Page: 30; GSU roll: 838755.
- [S148] FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1983 Vol 1d p 387.
- [S270] London Metropolitan Archives, Norwood Cemetery, Norwood Road, Lambeth, Transcript of Burials 1876, DW/T Item, 0937.
- [S26] Yseult Bridges, How Charles Bravo Died (Jarrolds, London: 1956).
- [S49] James Ruddick, Death at the Priory (New York: Grove Press, 2001).