Brimage: London and Teignmouth branches ~ First Generation

    Issue of unknown: the London branch  
1.   Francis BRIMIGE
Born c1740 (ref his death).

Married 2 Sep 1765 at St Alban Wood St, City of London, Francis BRIMIGE to Elizabeth PARRY; Francis was of the parish of St Olave, Silver Street, batchl, and Elizabeth was of the same parish, spinster; married by banns (ref Ancestry London marriages).

In 1770 at Shadwell, St Paul, borough of Tower Hamlets, there is an entry in the London Land Tax Records for Frans Bremage of 5 pounds for Rents and 13 shillings and 4 pence for Tax (ref Ancestry).

In 1768 his occupation is listed as 'Mar(?)' which I take to be Mariner.

Burial 6 July 1788 of Francis Brimige aged 48. buried 'Flem' in the register of Collegiate Church of St Katherine by the Tower (ref Ancestry London B M B).

Elizabeth BRIMIGE married (2) 1 Dec 1788 at St Mary Lambeth to William OLDRIDGE; William was a widower of this parish, and Elizabeth was of the same parish, widow; married by banns (ref Ancestry London marriages).
  1. Sarah BRIMIGE bap 1768 at St Paul Shadwell, London  
  2. Francis Knowles BRIMIGE bap 1771 at Saint Katherine by the Tower, London  
  3. Frances Clift BRIMIGE bap 1773 at Saint Katherine by the Tower, London  
  4. Ann BRIMIGE bap 1774 at Saint Katherine by the Tower, London  
  5. Richard Knowles BRIMIGE bap 1776 at Saint Katherine by the Tower, London
    Issue of unknown: the Teignmouth branch  
1.   Thomas BRIMAGE
He was born roughly 1750 based on year of marriage.

It is very likely that Thomas was the son or a close relative of John Brimage in the main Brimage tree. The evidence favouring this is that they both arise from the Oakham / Holcombe area of Devon, between Dawlish and Teignmouth. This is shown on a 1765 map of Devon identified by researcher Thea Clayton.

Marr 2 Jul 1774 at East Teignmouth, Devon, Thomas Brimage to Jane LIDDON (ref FamilySearch M052241). "Thomas Brimage of the Parish of Dawlish Malster and Jane Liddon of this Parish Spinster married in this church [East Teignmouth] by Banns this second day of July in the year 1774 by me Thomas Granger (Minister). This marriage was solemnized between us Thomas Brimage, Jane Liddon in the presence of Richard Medland Senr, Richard Medland Junr." (ref fmp Devon Marriages image) (Note that John Liddon of East Teignmouth is mentioned in #1, below, in 1778.) She was also known as Jenny in some of the baptisms of the children. She was born c1755 (ref 1841 census).

There are a number of documents in Ancestry dated 1798 regarding Land Tax for Thomas Brimage at West Teignmouth, East Teignmouth and Dawlish, Devon.
In addition, the following extracts were obtained from the National Archives regarding Teignmouth Deeds (source: deposited by Lieutenant Colonel R Whalley, December 1934).

#1. Devon Record Office Z8/2/3 29 September 1778 18 George III. Former reference: DD49293.
Contents: Lease.
(1) Thomas Glass of Exeter, merchant
(2) John Liddon of East Teignmouth, yeo.
Thomas Brimage of the same, yeo.
Messuages, farms and premises called Higher Holcombe and Wilkins, situated in East Teignmouth, (120a.), with all appurtenances including common of pasture on Holcombe Down and 5 landscores of Shikepath. Rent 52 10s.

#2. Devon Record Office Z8/1/12. 30 November 1788. Former reference: DD49296.
Contents: Articles of Agreement for Conveying Lands
(1) Richard Wills of Chudleigh, cordwainer
(2) Thomas Brimage of East Teignmouth, yeo.
Three closes of land called Litterburn End, whereon a house or toft formerly stood, (1s.); a close of ground called Woodway (a.); a close of ground called St. John's Will (1a.); all being in the parish of East Teignmouth.

#3. Devon Record Office Z8/1/13. 19 August 1796 36 George III. Former reference: DD49297.
Contents: Assignment of a term of 500 years in trust to attend the fee
(1) William Tapley of West Teignmouth, mariner (only son and heir at law, of William Tapley of West Teignmouth, mariner, dec'd.)
(2) William Tucker of West Teignmouth, gent., only son, heir at law, and administrator of the goods, of Stephen Tucker, late of the same place, who died intestate and was surviving trustee under the Will of William Tapley of West Teignmouth, dec'd., of a term of 500 years created by the said Will for raising 60.
(3) Thomas Brimage of East Teignmouth, yeo.
(4) Richard Cornish of the same place, merchant.
Close of land called Woodway alias Green Park (a.) and a piece of land formerly 2 closes called Landscore (2a.); all being in East Teignmouth.
Consideration: 160.

#4. Devon Record Office Z8/1/14 15 September 1797. Former reference: DD49298.
Contents: Articles of Agreement for Sale.
(1) Henry Tarrant of Exeter, gent.
(2) Thomas Brimridge of East Teignmouth, yeo.
Six fields called the Furzy Down, the Moor Park, the Oak Park, the Ham, the Three Pieces and the Butternolds, together with the landscores thereto belonging, situated in the parish of East Teignmouth (20a.).

The property known as Woodway has an interesting history which can be traced through several generations of this family. Details are available at

Regarding the Holcolmbe are, the Report Transactions of the Devonshire Association Vol 47 include the following notes:
"Holcombe, Higher Holcombe or East Teignmouth ... was in Domesday included in Dawlish .... In 1303 Serlo de la Gore had succeeded to the 1/4 fee of Holcombe and has apparently left his name in Gorway Cross, the boundary between it and another Holcombe. There was another Holcombe in Exminster Hundred, Lower Holcombe, which adjoins Higher Holcombe and is separated from it by Gorway Cross. This appears in the fee lists as held with Upcot in Wonford Hundred ..... In 1241 Upcot and Holcombe were held by Thomas and Reginald de Uppecote and Geoffrey de la Hak....."

Thomas died before the 1841 census. The death in Mar qtr 1841 of Thomas Brimage at Newton Abbot district is his son.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration district of Newton Abbot. Address: Dawlish Road, Higher Holcombe, East Teignmouth.
Together with children John (63), Leah (40) and others:
Jane Brimage. Age 86. Independent. Born Devon.

Jane died 26 Apr 1848. Death reg of Jane Brimmage (sic) Jun qtr 1848 at Newton Abbot dist (ref FreeBMD).
"April 26, at East Teignmouth, Jane, relict of the late Mr. Thos. Brimage, at the advanced age of 94." (ref British Newspaper Archive, Western Times, Sat 29 Apr 1848)

1841 census
  1. Thomas BRIMAGE (1) born c1774 at Dawlish/East Teignmouth, Devon  
  2. Elizabeth BRIMAGE bap 1775 at East Teignmouth, Devon  
  3. John BRIMAGE bap 1777 at East Teignmouth, Devon  
  4. Thomas BRIMAGE (2) bap 1784 at East Teignmouth, Devon  
  5. Mary BRIMAGE bap 1787 at East Teignmouth, Devon  
  6. Jane BRIMAGE bap 1790 at East Teignmouth, Devon  
  7. Leah BRIMAGE bap 1793 at East Teignmouth, Devon
    Unknown connections  
    Burial of Martha BRIMAGE 15 Dec 1750 at Aldgate, St Botolph; "Allom. from St Mary white Chapell" [meaning unknown] (ref Ancestry London B M B).  
    There are mentions of an earlier "Captain" John BRIMAGE in the Caledonian Mercury in 1765 and 1767, which would suggest one generation earlier than any people yet found.
In the shipping records:
"Leith, Sep. 28. The Elizabeth of Don, Watt, from Dantzick, with black beer and foap, brought up by Capt. Aire; the Farmer and Margaret of Whitehills, Gray, from Campvere with brandy, brought in by Capt. Brimage." (ref Caledonian Mercury Sat 28 Sep 1765)

"Leith, Nov. 21. Arrived ... the Elizabeth of Wemyfs, Thomfon, from Campvere with fpirits, &c. brought up by Capt. John Brimage" (ref Caledonian Mercury Sat 21 November 1767).
    Marriage Allegation 30 Apr 1765 at St George, Hanover Square, of William BRIMAGE regarding marriage to Frances Ann GILBERT. William and Frances were both 21 (born c1744) (ref Ancestry Marriage Bonds and Allegations). The marriage allegation was the document in which the couple alleged (or frequently just the groom alleged on behalf of both of them) that there were not imprediments to the marriage.  
    Baptism 2 Mar 1768 at St George Hanover Square of Frances BRIMAGE, born 19 Feb 1768, said to be dau of William & Mary (but probably an error for the above marriage ) (ref findmypast).  
    Marriage 16 Oct 1765 at St Leonard, Shoreditch, of Ann BRIMAGE nee unknown surname to Alexander DUFFIS. Alexander was of this parish, Widower; Ann was of this parish, Widow; the marriage was by Banns (ref Ancestry London Marriages).  
    "Tynemouth Barracks, North Shields, 20th Nov. 1782. DESERTED laft night from his Majefty's 26th Regiment of Foot, quartered here, JOHN BROTHERS, aged 21 Years, five feet three inches and three quarters high, very frefh complexion, and round face, brown hair, hazle eyes, and ftout made, born at Caftle BRIMAGE in the county of Warwick; had on when he deferted, his regimental coat and waiftcoat white plufh breeches, with fmall white metal buttons, and an old round hat." (ref British Newpaper Archive, Newcastle Courant, Sat 23 Nov 1782)  
    Burial of William BRIMAGE 20 Mar 1793 at St Andrew Holborn; residence Grays Inn (ref Ancestry London B M B).  
    Burial of Ann BRIMAGE or BROMAGE 27 Mar 1793 at St Mary at Lambeth, Surrey; residence Kenington Lane (ref Ancestry London B M B).  
    Baptism of Charlotte BRIMAGE 22 Mar 1807 at St Marylebone, Middlesex, dau of Joseph and Mary Brimage (ref Ancestry London B M B).  
    Baptism of Samuel Philip BRIMAGE, 11 Apr 1809 at Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, born 26 Jan 1809, son of Abraham & Agnes (ref findmypast).  
    Baptism of Jeremiah BRIMAGE, 12 Jan 1812, at Wrexham, County Denbighshire, born 16 Dec, son of George & Mary (ref findmypast).  
    Baptism of Sarah Ann, dau of William Bromage and Sarah Bethel or the reverse (unusual entry has both surnames and could be William Bethel and Sarah Bromage), bap 12 Dec 1819, residence Knightsbridge; Carpenter (ref Ancestry London Baptisms).  
    Born 13 Jul 1822; bap 4 Aug 1822 at St James Piccadilly, Thomas BRIMAGE, son of William & Sarah Brimage; residence Knightsbridge; Carpenter (ref Ancestry London Baptisms).  
    Marriage of Andrew BRIMAGE 1850 in Warwickshire indexed in Ancestry is actually for Andrew BROMWICH, see later census records.  
    A David BRIMAGE with parents both Irish, migrated from Ireland to Canada and appears in the 1891 and other Ontario census records. David was born c1865, as was his wife Mary Jane Robinson. They had the following children: Mary Ann born c1890 married McPhee; Ethel Eliza born c1892 married Reid; Bertha born c1894 married Jordan; William born c1899; Ceciral born c1900.  
    Other records in the USA, Canada and Australia are yet to be mapped to the family, together with some in northern parts of England.  

Last modified 23 Dec 2014