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Captain John Rose Brandon

Captain John Rose Brandon

Male 1809 - 1893  (Age: 83)    Has 2 ancestors and 23 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name John Rose Brandon 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 7 Sep 1809  Southwark, London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 Nov 1809  Rotherhithe, London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Address :  
    Saint Mary 
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Hayes, Kent, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 31y 
    Address :  
    Pickhurst Green Farm 
    Occupation 6 Jun 1841  Hayes, Kent, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Living on Independent Means 
    Emigration Feb 1858  London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • John Rose Brandon, his wife Mary and 7 children arrived in Lyttleton aboard the 'Roehampton' on 7 March 1858, After arrival, they made their way to land they had chosen to the East of Payne, This is what is written about him in Chapter 7 (The founding of the Township) of a book entitled "Rangiora".

      J. R. Brandon (who) chose land to the east of Payne. A captain in the ordinance section of the British army, John Rose Brandon had just completed twenty-five years service in India, part of it with the Rajah of Oude. Something of an eccentric, he had occupied the chief cabin and was accompanied by his wife and seven children.
      Into Place: Lyttelton, New Zealand
    Criminal Charges Apr 1879  Christchurch, Canterbury, New ZealandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • John was charged with being a lunatic but at the time, the doctors did not think his condition would warrant him being sent to the asylum. However, just three months later, he was admitted to Sunnyside Asylum in Christchurch.
    Health 29 Jul 1879  Christchurch, Canterbury, New ZealandFind all individuals with events at this location 
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    Sunnyside Asylum 
    • After a period of deteriorating mental health, John was admitted to the asylum where he was to spend the rest of his life. The admission register advises that he suffered from "Senile Mania" brought about by "age and infirmity". On 22 November 1883, his casebook entry reads...."This old patient (74) is suffering with a severe cold and confined to bed. He is also troubled with an old rupture. When in good health he amuses himself by writing insane letters. he believes himself to be the "Son of God", or "God", "Earl Brandon etc.". Three years later, on 13 July 1886, the casebook entry reads... "Is in wonderful health considering his age. Delusions persist."
    Died 28 May 1893  Christchurch, Canterbury, New ZealandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: (i) Senile Decay (ii) Prostate Abcess 
    Address :  
    Sunnyside Asylum 
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Documents 3 documents
    Folios
    BRANDON, Captain John Rose
    BRANDON, Captain John Rose
    John Rose Brandon lived an adventurous and controversial life as a soldier and Captain in India before emmigrating to New Zealand. Here is his story.
    Person ID I11483  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2013 

    Father Richard Brandon (ID:I11477)
              b. Aug 1770, Rotherhithe, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Mar 1834, Rotherhithe, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63) 
    Mother Henrietta Rose (ID:I11478)
              b. 1778, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Sep 1853, New Cross, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75) 
    Married 30 Jun 1799  Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 11 children 
    Family ID F2967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Georgina Bullen (ID:I11504)
              b. 1823, Bampton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 May 1843, Bampton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20) 
    Married 26 Sep 1838  Bampton, Oxfordshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2010 16:37:45 
    Family ID F2970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Quigley (ID:I11532)
              b. 19 May 1824, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Nov 1883, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59) 
    Married 30 Nov 1844  Walworth, London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Certificate: BRANDON, John Rose and QUIGLEY (de RUSETT), Mary Ann 18441130
    Marriage Certificate: BRANDON, John Rose and QUIGLEY (de RUSETT), Mary Ann 18441130
    Children 7 children 
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2010 16:03:03 
    Family ID F2975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1809 - Southwark, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - Address :  
    Saint Mary - 8 Nov 1809 - Rotherhithe, London, England
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Sep 1838 - Bampton, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 31y - 6 Jun 1841 - Hayes, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Living on Independent Means - 6 Jun 1841 - Hayes, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Nov 1844 - Walworth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Feb 1858 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Charges - Apr 1879 - Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHealth - Address :  
    Sunnyside Asylum - 29 Jul 1879 - Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: (i) Senile Decay (ii) Prostate Abcess - 28 May 1893 - Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Exact Location       : Area, Suburb, Parish or Registration District       : City, Town or Village       : County or Shire       : State or Province       : Country or Continent       : Site of (No longer exists)       : Not Defined

  • Sources 
    1. [S5118] Census 1841 Hayes, Kent, England HO107/483/6/P5 (John Brandon).

    2. [S5140] Jim Walker, George Quigley's Deserted Wife.

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