Brace, Thomas

Birth Name Brace, Thomas
Gender male
Age at Death about 71 years

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1716 Devon, England  
 
Death 1787 Quidi Vidi, St John's, Newfoundland assumption that he was "Old Mr Brace"
 

Families

    Family of Brace, Thomas and , Margery
Married Wife , Margery
  Children
  1. Brace, Mary
  2. Brace, Philip
  3. Brace, Hannah
  4. Brace, Sarah
  5. Brace, Thomas
  6. Brace, George
  7. Brace, Jane
  8. Brace, Richard
  9. Brace, William

Narrative

"Thomas Brace, came from a place in Devonshire called Keignton. I heard say he was a big broad shouldered man, his wife a very small woman. They had twenty one children."

George Brace named Mary, Philip, Thomas, Sarah (m. Michael Knight), Hannah (dau. Mary), George, Richard, William and Jane in his recollections of the Brace family.

Given the names of his first two children, this seems likely:

Name Thomas Brace
Christening Date 16 Jan 1716
Christening Date (Original) 16 JAN 1716
Christening Place SHIRWELL,DEVON,ENGLAND
Father's Name Philip Brace
Mother's Name Mary
Citing this Record "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5ZG-SLG : 11 February 2018, Thomas Brace, 16 Jan 1716); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 916,934.

I can't find a place called Keighton - there was Paignton, or Kenton. Someone suggested Kreighton,but that doesn't exist either.

Could be "Old Mr Brace" who died in Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland 29 July 1787.

There are a few baptismal records for the children of Thomas and Margery born in Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland. Beginning around 1600, fishermen from Devon would arrive in Quidi Vidi in the spring to fish, and by 1650, some had decided to settle down in Newfoundland. John Hennebury was a resident of Quidi Vidi in 1794; nearby families were the Braces, Horwoods, Martins and Pendergasts. These are all names of families that the Braces intermarried with.

"Family Names of Newfoundland" notes that there was a Thomas Brace in Quidi Vidi in 1753.

 

 

 

 

Pedigree

    1. Brace, Thomas
      1. , Margery
        1. Brace, Mary
        2. Brace, Philip
        3. Brace, Hannah
        4. Brace, Sarah
        5. Brace, Thomas
        6. Brace, George
        7. Brace, Jane
        8. Brace, William
        9. Brace, Richard