Saturday, November 3, 2007

Richard, Delaney and Pattey Braswell

"My dad recently took some pictures in the Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Anson County NC, and sent them to me. They are all of Braswell kin. Ihave two questions...1. The attached photo of a gravestone shows three Braswells, but only one date for each. "

From Mary Rayme, Nowheresville, WV

Richard Braswell's Revolutionary War record.

Bracewell Hall For Sale in 1874

From a document produced to sell Bracewell Hall in 1874

"In 1874 the Bracewell Estate was owned by James Turner Hopwood who built the Scottish Baronial pile in 1869 to replace the ruins of the Tudor Hall. The cost of the rebuild was estimated to be over £50,000 at the time. I am not sure whether the hall was sold in 1874 as I have seen an 1875 sale document, exactly the same as this one but the lithograph and maps were coloured. I have information that the next owner of the hall was a Mr Riley of Richmond and that shortly afterwards it was used as a private school for boys for many years. This school was so successful that they had to move out to bigger premises."

Bracewell Hall in England

Picture provided by Julie Bracewell Cheche

This was a very old drawing of Bracewell Hall before it was torn down. It was in my greatgrandparents home for as long as I can remember. The original now is with my Uncle, James Nelson Bracewell.