'Firebrace1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Firebrace of Barbados, Firebrace of Derby, Fyrebrace of Duffield, Firebrace of London, Firebrace of Stoke Golding

BEB1841 reports: "This family was presumed to have been Norman, and to have derived its surname from the Frenchwords Fier-a-bras, strong of arm, but at what period it came into England is not ascertained."
Henry Fyrebrace of Duffield, Derbyshire (d after 25.03.1543)
1. Robert Fyrebrace of St. Michael and Duffield (d before 21.10.1579)
  m. Jone
  A. Thomas Fyrebrace of Duffield (bur 01.11.1598) had issue
  m. (1583) Ellena (m2. Henry Gilmour)
  B. Robert Firebrace of Derby (d 1645, 3rd son)
  BEB1841, supported by Nichols who starts with this generation, identifies Robert's wife as Susanna, dau of John Hierome of London, but BLG1952 identifies her as ...
  m. Susanna Jerome (bur 02.09.1643, dau of Thomas Jerome of Kegworth, Leicestershire)
  BEB1841 names the same children as BLG1952 but reports that Bryan & Benjamin dsp and that John d unm. BLG1952 shows ...
  i. Brian Firebrace of Westminster (d before 1642, 2nd son)
  m. Jane
  a.+ issue - John (bpt 21.03.1632-3, d unm before 04.1654), Samuel (bpt 09.03.1634-5, d by 06.1657)
  ii. John Firebrace of London (bur 21.05.1650, 4th son)
  m. Sarah (dau of Ann Powell)
  a. John Firebrace of St. Michael's, Barbados (bpt 10.12.1647, bur03.11.1693)
  m. (12.10.1679) Susanna Scott (bur 09.10.1732, sister of Richard Scott of Barbados)
  (1) John Firebrace of St. Michael's, Barbados (bpt 08.10.1685, bur 02.08.1723)
  m. Anne Lyne (bur 02.08.1724, dau of Col. Christopher Lyne of Barbados)
  (A) Richard Firebrace
  m. (24.11.1739) Margaret Lewis
  (i)+ issue - John (bur 11.03.1742), Sarah (bpt 21.06.1741, bur 06.10.1754)
  (B) Edward Firebrace of St. Michael's, Barbados (bur 05.03.1766, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth
  (i) William Firebrace of St. Michael's, Barbados (bur 27.01.1802)
  m. (28.02.1767) Angelleta Nusum
  (a) William Newton Firebrace of Demerara (b 08.12.1767, d 02.03.1821)
  m. (15.05.1790) Mehetabel Christian Collier (d 08/9.1822, dau of Samuel Collier of Bridgetown)
  ((1)) William Firebrace in Australia (b 10.07.1795, d 28.07.1856) had issue
  m. (07.11.1822) Anne Wavell (dau of John Wavell of Newport)
  ((2)) Samuel Firebrace of British Guiana (b 09.11.1800, d 19.12.1849) had issue
  m. (mcrt 26.02.1831) Mary Anna Wade (d 22.04.1880, dau of Thomas Wade of Berbice)
  ((3))+ other issue (d unm) - James (b 12.11.1802, d 23.08.1865), Elizabeth Ann (b 27.06.1797, d 05.05.1868)
  (C) Alexander Firebrace (bur 27.11.1763, 5th son)
  m. (21.04.1739) Sarah West
  (i) John Firebrace of Black Notley, Essex (bpt 04.03.1744, d 29.11.1792, Rev.)
  m. (28.06.1773) Mary Pearne of Deptford (b c1750, d 15.11.1807)
  (a) John Firebrace of Le Havre (b 24.08.1776) had issue (3 daus)
  m. (04.11.1815) Eliza Frances Bradley (b 14.10.1796, d 31.12.1878, dau of Adm. William Bradley)
  (b) Thomas Firebrace (b 03.03.1781, d unm after 05.1804)
  (ii) Thomas Firebrace (bpt 05.04.1746, bur 18.03.1778) had issue
  m. (18.04.1768) Mary Ann Roach (bur 07.08.1778)
  (iii) George Alexander Firebrace (b 25.09.1747, bur 26.06.1782)
  m. Dorothy Pollard (m2. William Scott)
  (D) Elizabeth Firebrace (bpt 11.1717)
  m. (02.04.1743) John Boston
  (E) Ann Firebrace
  m. (06.11.1741) Amos Baker
  (F)+ other issue - Joseph (b 12.07.1713), John (bur 15.08.1738)
b. Sarah Firebrace (bpt 15.10.1644)
  m. (19.09.1663) Jonathan Atherton
  c.+ other issue - Robert (bpt 10.12.1647), Anne (a 1680)
  iii. Benjamin Firebrace (d 1650) had issue
  m. Mary
iv. Sir Henry Firebrace of Stoke Golding and Whitehall (b c11.1619, d 27.01.1690-1, clerk comptroller of the household of King Charles II)
  m1. (06.1645) Elizabeth Dowell (bur 06.1659, dau of Danell Dowell or Davell of Stoke Golding)
  a. Sir Basil Firebrace of Stoke Golding, Sheriff of London, 1st Bart (b 1652-3, d 07.05.1724)
  m. (07.09.1671) Elizabeth Hough (bpt 01.05.1645, bur 11.05.1693, dau of Thomas Hough or Huffe of London)
  (1) Sir Charles Firebrace of Stoke Golding, 2nd Bart (b 05.06.1680, d 02.08.1727)
  m. (07.1710) Margaret Cordell (dau of Sir John Cordell, Bart of Long Melford)
  (A) Sir Cordell Firebrace of Melford Hall, 3rd Bart (b 20.02.1711-2, dsp 28.03.1759)
  m1. (20.08.1736) _ Dashwood (heir) mentioned by Nichols
  m2. (25.10.1737) Bridget Bacon (d 03.04.1782, dau of Philip Bacon of Ipswich, son of Sir Nicholas of Shrubland Hall)
  (2) George Firebrace (b 29.08.1681)
  (3) Hester Firebrace (b 03.01.1675/6, d 01.01.1725-6)
  m. (22.06.1695) William Feilding, 4th Earl of Denbigh, 3rd Earl of Desmond (b 1668, d 18.03.1716-7)
  b. Susanna Firebrace (d 28.11.1715)
  m. (06.01.1668-9) Thomas Hall of Elymore Hall (d 10.04.1680)
  c.+ other issue - Henry (b c1650, bur 27.11.1708), John (d infant), George (bur unm 27.05.1678)
  m2. Alice Bagnall (d 31.12.1675, dau of Richard Bagnall of Reading, widow of John Bucknall of Creeke)
  m3. (c08.1685) Mary Dalton (bur 01.02.1687-8, dau of Richard Dalton, widow of Lowde Cordell)
  v. Rebecca Firebrace
  m. Thomas Moseley of Loughborough
  vi.+ other issue - Robert (bpt18.10.1600, d unm before 1682), Samuel (d before 1682)
  C. Fayth Firebrace (bur 11.09.1603)
  m. (24.10.1586) John Watson
  D. daughter
  m. John Taler
  E.+ other issue - William of Derby, Dorothy (bur 23.06/7.1617)

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Firebrace formerly of Elmstone Court'), BEB1841 ('Firebrace of London') with some support from 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 2, 1811, 'Pedigree of Firebrace of Stoke Golding', p726)
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