1816 - 1881 (65 years)
Set As Default Person
||Joseph Bravo  |
||St Ann, Jamaica [2, 3]
- mixed African, Jewish, Italian
||Islington, London, England
||2 Apr 1871
||2a Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London, England
||3 Apr 1881
||Islington, London, England
||Islington, London, England 
||28 May 1881
||Islington, London, England [4, 5]
From Jamaica Family Search - various lists. Continuity between dates likely but not proven. Many of these appointments show Charles Royes and Charles Clement Bravo in similar appointments:
St Ann's Bank - treasurer 1851 - 1857 - not 1865
St Ann's Eastern Militia (Lieutenant) 1851 - 1857 - 1861 - 1865
St Ann Magistrate 1851 - 1857 - 1865 ("residing out of parish" which is a different classification from "off the island")
Roads and Bridges - St Ann "Householder" Seville District 1857 (appears to be an appointment)
(Jamaica) 1 Jun 1881: We regret to record the death of Mr. Joseph Bravo, once a merchant in this island, and long resident in London, where he continued to engage in West Indian business and served as a director of the Colonial Bank.
Bravo Bros in St Ann's Bay were general merchants, agents for the Colonial Bank.
(Jamaica) 3 Apr 1882 reports: We regret to learn that the country is likely to lose the valuable services of the Hon. Michael Solomon, Custos of St. Ann, M L. C. We understand that the hon. gentleman will leave this Island for England, via New York, by the steamer of the 12th instant, and that he will be absent about six months. During that time Mr. E. G. Barrett will probably act as Custos of St. Ann and Chairman of the Parochial Boards. It is quite possible that Mr. Solomon will not return to be a permanent resident in the Island, but will take in England the position held in the firm of which he is a member, by the late Mr. Bravo. Mr. Solomon’s absence from the Legislative Council will be regretted throughout the Island, and in his own Parish, where he is the most popular of Custodes, his place will not be easily filled.
, Friday 12 August 1881:
The will (dated August 28 1880) of Mr Joseph Bravo on No 2 Palace-green, Kensington, who died on 28 May last, was proved on 29th ult. By Michael Solomon, his sole executor, the personal estate exceeding in value £19,000; but this sum, does not of course, include his property in Jamaica. The testator bequeaths £40,000 and his furniture, plate, pictures, household effects, horses and carriages to his stepdaughters, Alice and Ellen Turner; and legacies to his own and his late wife’s relatatives, servants and others. His residuary estate is to be held upon trust for the said Michael Solomon and his wife Adelaide, for their lives, and on the death of the survivor is to be equally divided between the British Home for Incurables, the Deaf and Dumb Institution, Old Kent Road, University Hospital; the convent School, Hendon, Middlesex, and the Convent School, St Leonard’s on Sea.
See also Thorney-Bravo-Foreman-Nielson-Morgan
family tree on ancestry.com
- One researcher suggests that Joseph's parents were
Moses Israel de Bravo (1760-1831)
Abigail de Crasto (d1840)
However records in Jamaica do associate Charles and Joseph with a Charles Clement Bravo who seems to be older than them, so at this stage I am favouring Charles Clement Bravo as his father.
||Roy~Royes | Hougham, Mordaunt, Royes, Jamaican Royes
||25 Apr 2012 |
|Born - 1816 - St Ann, Jamaica
|Married - 1854 - Jamaica
|Migration/Travel - presumably after 1861 (not in census) and before 1871 Census - Bef 1870 - Islington, London, England
|Census - aged 52 - merchant - 2 Apr 1871 - 2a Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London, England
|Census - aged 62 - General merchant; widower; others in household Annie Bell 33, Elizabeth Bell 40, Alice Bravo 36, Carrie Hemmings 18, and 10 servants - 3 Apr 1881 - Islington, London, England
|Employment - opened an office for his and his brother Charles's successful Jamaican merchant business - - Islington, London, England
|Died - 28 May 1881 - Islington, 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.
- [S269] Carol Yvette Thorney, Thorney-Bravo-Foreman-Nielson-Morgan.
- [S29] England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes St Geo. H. Sq. Vol 1a Page 307.
- [S302] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 (ancestry.com), p 24 - 1881 29 Jul.