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Francis Bramah (1813-1841)

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Francis Bramah (1813-1841)

Son of Francis Bramah

1836 Lease from F. Bramah to F. Bramah, junior and John T. Prestage [1]. Presumably this marked the beginning of Bramah and Prestage.

1837 Francis Bramah, Junior, of Trinity College, Cambridge and Pimlico, became an associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[2]

1839 Dissolution of the Partnership between Francis Bramah and John Thomas Prestage, carrying on business as Founders and Engineers, at the Grosvenor Works, Pimlico, and as Manufacturers of Locks, Pens, and other articles, in Piccadilly and Down-street[3]

1841 January: Dissolution of the partnership of F. Bramah, J.T. Prestage and W. Ball - founders and engineers of Pimlico, and as manufacturers of locks, pens and other articles of Down Street and Piccadilly[4].[5]

c1841 Died. Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers


1842 Obituary [6]

In recording the death of Mr. Francis Bramah, jun., we naturally revert to the loss of his respected father, which we have so recently had to regret. At the last election he was named one of the Auditors of the accounts of the Institution, little expecting that we should so soon be deprived of his services.


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Sources of Information

  1. National Archives
  2. 1837 Institution of Civil Engineers
  3. London Gazette 5 January 1841
  4. The Standard 6 January 1841
  5. London Gazette 5 January 1841
  6. 1842 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries