Bracewell, Samuel (1831-1909)
Samuel was born on 1 May 1831 at Silsden, Yorkshire, to parents Henry Bracewell and Grace Tillotson. He was baptised on 22 May 1831 at Silsden.
In 1851, Samuel was living with his maternal grandparents, working as a nail maker.
Samuel married Elizabeth Smith (1833-1866) in the spring of 1857 at St Austell, Cornwall. They travelled to Victoria, Australia in 1858/9 on the ship ‘Planet’, arriving on 19 January 1859 at Port Phillip Bay. Records identify four children.
- Elizabeth Priscilla (1858-1947) – married Walter James Parker
- Catherine Anne (1860-1939) – married Henry Thomas Hayman
- Louisa Ellen Tryphena (1861-1936) – married William Goyen
- Angelina Tryphosa (1864-1936) – married James Henry Cain, a Wesleyan minister
Samuel married Louisa Gillingham (1832-1912) in 1867. Records identify two children.
- Walter Hansford (1868-1904)
- Henry Watson (1876-1876)
Samuel died on 31 May 1909 at South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia.
- 1853 Baldock
- 1855 St Austell
- 1857 Chatham
- 1859 Geelong (Australia)
- 1860 Amhurst
- 1861 Tarnagulla
- 1867 Ballarat
- 1873 Campbellfield
- 1876 Creswick
- 1879 Book Steward
- 1886 Melbourne l
- 1890 Cent Fund Sec
- 1892 Melbourne ll
- 1893 Melbourne lX
- 1895 Melbourne lll (S)
- 1910 disappears
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882 (portrait)
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Ruth Villani posts on Ancestry.com
Cain Family tree on Ancestry.com