The Brush Families of the British Isles

The main content of BFBI.uk is a one-name genealogical study 'The BRUSH families of the British Isles'. But it also includes sections on other families linked somehow to my particular BRUSH family (Blake, Umpelby, Wallis, Gurnett, Lewis, Mardlin, Freeman, John,....). The full list of contents is below but here are some key links:

The introductory section of the BFBI,if you want to read the whole history as if it was a book. It's a long read!

The early BRUSH family in Tewkesbury, c.1550. and in other parts of Gloucestershire

The roots of BRUSH families in the USA, c.1650

The English roots of the BLAKE family of Brisbane, Australia, c.1850

The 19th century WALLIS family in Westminster.


This list links to the chapters available online and gives an indication of the material available offline. The task of uploading and formatting it all is not going to be a quick job!!!

In the meantime do feel free to contact me : brushdw@gmail.com

Section 1   Introduction

Chapter 1.A   Summary  and   My own Line of Descent
Chapter 1.B   Preface
      Chapter 4   The earliest Brush entries
Chapter 5   The state of play at 1588
Chapter 1.C   The origin of the Brush name?
Chapter 1.D   Conventions used in this history

Section 2 Suffolk and the east of England

Chapter 2.A   Suffolk and other eastern England entries
Chapter 2.B   Essex and Kent
Chapter 2.C   Conclusion

Section 3 Tewkesbury

Chapter 3.A   Richard of Tewkesbury
Chapter 3.B   Richard's children
Chapter 3.C   Multiple Richards
Chapter 3.D   Thomas of Pershore

Section 4   Gloucestershire and thereabouts 1454-16??

Chapter 4.A   Gloucestershire Introduction
Chapter 4.B   Brockworth
Chapter 4.C   Brockworth continued
Chapter 4.D   Cheltenham, Cirencester & Wiltshire
Chapter 4.E   Early Gloucestershire conclusions

Section 5   East Midlands

Chapter 5.A   East Midlands

Section 6 Wotton under Edge

3 Yorkshire


5 Oxfordshire and Berkshire to 1700

6 Cornwall to 1700

7 Yorkshire to 1700

8 London 1600-1700

9 Wiltshire 1641-1801

8 Herefordshire to 1700

9 American Miscellany to 1700

Section 12 The Great American Mystery 1610-1700

Chapter 12.A Brush families in the USA

Chapter 12.B Thomas Brush of Southold and Huntington

Chapter 12.C Richard Brush of Huntington

Chapter 12.D The children of Thomas and Richard

11 American Roots 1610-1650

12 Introduction 1701-1851

13 Berkshire & BRUCH 1701-1851

14 Kildwick 1701-1851

15 Ireland 1701-1851

16 South West 1701-1851

17 Middlesex 1701-1851

18 Gloucs & Wilts 170-1851

19 London 1701-1851

20 Introduction 1852-1921


28 Isaac BRUSH 1855-1936






1612 William "the younger" of Brockworth

Errors? More information? Comments? Please do get in touch: brushdw@gmail.com

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