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Joseph Bravo

Joseph Bravo

Male 1816 - 1881  (65 years)

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  • Name Joseph Bravo  [1
    Born 1816  St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • mixed African, Jewish, Italian
    Gender Male 
    Migration/Travel Bef 1870  Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 2 Apr 1871  2a Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Employment Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 28 May 1881  Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • 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)

      Gleaner (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.
      Gleaner (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.

      Liverpool Mercury, 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.
    Person ID I1733  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Mordaunt, Royes, Jamaican Royes
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2012 

    Father Charles Clement Bravo
              b. 1793, St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1868, St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F4387  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hougham Royes
              b. Bef 2 Sep 1824, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Jul 1877, 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 1854  Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • place not verified but mosy likely
    Photos
    2 Palace Green Kensington
    2 Palace Green Kensington
    A sketch by William Railton of William Thackeray outside 2 Palace Green - later the home of the Bravos
    Histories
    2 Palace Green: the house that William built
    2 Palace Green: the house that William built
    Overviews
    1824 ROYES TURNER BRAVO Mary Hougham
    1824 ROYES TURNER BRAVO Mary Hougham
    Mary Hougham Royes married Augustus Turner in either London or the Isle of Jersey. She subsequently married Joseph Bravo in Jamaica and the family moved to London in the 1860s. The children used their step-father's surname.
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F683  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1816 - St Ann, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1854 - Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration/Travel - presumably after 1861 (not in census) and before 1871 Census - Bef 1870 - Islington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - aged 52 - merchant - 2 Apr 1871 - 2a Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 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 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - opened an office for his and his brother Charles's successful Jamaican merchant business - - Islington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 May 1881 - Islington, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joseph Bravo (1819-1881)
    Joseph Bravo (1819-1881)

  • Sources 
    1. [S23] Brodnax Moore, Proposed Change: Mary Hougham Royes (Turner) (Bravo).

    2. [S24] Andy and Sue Parlour, Bravo for Maybrick.

    3. [S269] Carol Yvette Thorney, Thorney-Bravo-Foreman-Nielson-Morgan.

    4. [S29] England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes  St Geo. H. Sq. Vol 1a Page 307.

    5. [S302] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941  (ancestry.com), p 24 - 1881 29 Jul.