Author talk:Henry Thomas Braithwaite

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@Billinghurst: any chance you could find more info on this person, preferably death date? The supposed death date in Braithwaite's Cambridge Alumni Database (ACAD) entry are based on a presumptive and tentative estimate that a person would matriculate to Cambridge at the age of 18 and would live to 98. (thus tentative). The ACAD entry states Braithwaite was a member of the Inner Temple, whose records you previously mentioned at Author talk:Charles Augustus Harold Black are "not available on the web". ミラP@Miraclepine 20:59, 1 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Miraclepine: Don't think that we are going to get a death date for this person. I can trace to 1871 in England, then can pick in Australia (NSW) in 1883, then next in 1888, then nothing. Nothing evident in deaths in Australia or NZ. Seems to have got into some sort of trouble in rural NSW in 1888, though type of trouble unknown. That is the last record found. I cannot find them in electoral rolls which are pretty good from turn of century, which is not a good indicator. From that point if they left Australia they could have gone anywhere Americas, Asia, South Africa, and under any name. I don't see him back in the UK. Lots of speculation of what why and where, but not of any true value. All the easy and ready searching possible is done. — billinghurst sDrewth 02:25, 2 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst: Thanks for trying. We didn't get a death date, but at least we got some good info on this person. ミラP@Miraclepine 02:43, 2 May 2021 (UTC)Reply



ACAD code for WD => BRTT851HT

Approx. lifespan: 1833–1931
Adm pens. Clare College 1851:12:10
3rd s. of Frederick BRAITHWAITE MICE, of 32 Gower Street, London ,
Matric 1852:01LT:
(Moral Sci. Trip., 1st Class 1855 );
BA 1856
MA 1860
Adm. Inner Temple: 1856:01:18
Called to the Bar: 1860
Never practised.
Perhaps brother of Sydney E. BRAITHWAITE (1852) etc.
(Foster, Men at the Bar .)

=> noting that is the brother of Sydney EB. other records confirm that


  • London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; London Church of England Parish Registers; Reference Number: P90/PAN1/016

Name: Henry Thomas Braithwaite
Gender: Male
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 20 Oct 1828
Baptism Place: St Pancras Old St Pancras, Camden, England
Father: Frederick Braithwaite
Mother: Elizabeth Braithwaite
Register Type: Parish Register

no date of birth mentioned


  • 1851 England

Name: Henry T Braithwaite
Age: 22
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Frederic Braithwaite
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Braithwaite
Gender: Male
Civil Parish: St Giles in the Fields
Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
View related Ecclesiastical Parish
Occupation: Merchant trading in India Rubber
Condition as to marriage: U
Registration District: St Giles
Sub-registration District: St Giles North
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Household Schedule Number: 92
Piece: 1509
Folio: 494
Page Number: 24
Household Members:
Name Age
Frederic Braithwaite 52
Elizabeth Braithwaite 47
Frederic J Braithwaite 27 Merchant trading in India Rubber
Charles J Braithwaite 25 Merchant trading in India Rubber
Henry T Braithwaite 22 Merchant trading in India Rubber
Sydy E Braithwaite 21 Merchant trading in India Rubber
Elizabeth Drake 39
Matilda Lawford 23

  • 1861 England

Name: Hy Tho Braithwaite
Age: 32
Relation: Occpier
Gender: Male
Where born: St Pancras, London, England
Civil Parish: Middle Temple
Street Address: Lambs Buidg
Occupation: Barrister Inner Template
Condition as to marriage: Un
Registration District: Strand
Sub-registration District: St Clement Danes
ED, institution, or vessel: 17c
Household Schedule Number: 33
Piece: 181
Folio: 67
Page Number: 2
Household Members:
Name Age
Hy Tho Braithwaite 32
Sydney Ed Braithwaite 31
Fredk Jas Braithwaite 37
Susanah Braithwaite 48

  • 1871 England

Name: Henry Th Braithwaite
Age: 42
Relation: Cousin
Gender: Male
Where born: London Middlesex England
Civil parish: Camberwell
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
Town: Peckham
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Registration district: Camberwell
Sub-registration district: Peckham
ED, institution, or vessel: 28
Household schedule number: 155
Piece: 735
Folio: 52
Page number: 26
Household Members Age Relationship
Henry A Braithwaite 49 Head
Marvella J Braithwaite 40 Wife
Marvell D Smith 16 Stepdaughter (Step Daughter)
Eward M Smith 14 Stepson (Step Son)
Emily M Smith 11 Stepdaughter (Step Daughter)
John S Smith 8 Stepson (Step Son)
William A N Braithwaite 3 Son
Henry Th Braithwaite 42 Cousin (????)th writer


  • State Archives NSW; Kingswood, New South Wales; Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; Item: 1492; Roll: 295

Name: Henry Thomas Braithwaite
Birth Place: England
Age: 60
Arrival Year: 1873 (1875?)
Religion: R.C.
Trade: Barrister
Height: 5' 8"
Make: Stout
Complexion: Fresh
Hair colour: Grey
Eye colour: Hazel
Education: R & W
Remarks: Bald several scars inside lower right arm
Arrival Country: Australia
Vessel Arrived In: Shannon
Date of Admission/Photo: 1888
Gaol: Hay
Gaol Location: Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Record Type: Description Book

Note that I cannot see the Shannon arriving in NSW in that year. Earliest that I can see for a Shannon to Sydney in that period is 1875, and unknown whether whether it was doing coastal or intercontinental


  • Checking NSW deaths for "Henry Braithwaite" [1]
    post 1880 nothing until 1925 which is unlikely to pertinent
    checking variations for family name nothing evident.

Cannot find death in any Australian state that resembles this person, checked Qld, NSW, Vic,SA, WA, Tas. Noting that would seem to be in Australia on their own, so many possibilities that any death registrations is incomplete or inaccurate.

Nothing showing in NZ either. — billinghurst sDrewth

school teacher NSW

English headmaster in Springfield College, 1883