Caleb Bradshaw

Caleb Joseph Bradshaw was born at Ipsley, Redditch, Worcester, England, about 1861. He was the son of Joseph and Alice Bradshaw.

Between 1881 and 1885, he married Sarah Melvina Bennett (born in 1861, Dudley, Worcester). Caleb was a needle factory foreman, Redditch and surrounding area being a textile and clothing manufacturing area. 'Redditch' comes from the colour red in the water (dyes of the trade, etc.) and is related to the famous red coats of British soldiers.

Sarah's brothers were Richard and Frank. She is 54 (sic) in the 1901 Census - born Dudley, Worcester - residence: Administrative Council of Cumberland, Civil Parish of Rickergate. (In the 1881 Census, Melvena was living at home - U Female 20 Redditch, Worcester, England Needle Wrapper)

Caleb was 20 in the 1881 Worcester Census, living at Ipsley Street, Studley, Worcestireshire. In the 1901 Census, he is age 39, b. Redditch; residence: Redditch; occupation - foreman in needle factory.

The children of Caleb Bradshaw and Sarah (Bennett) Bradshaw were:

1. Alice Maud Bradshaw (b. 24 November, 1885, Redditch) - married James William Barnard

2. William Bradshaw - married Gretchen (Unknown); issue: Carl, Mary, Gillian. (He was older than Maud). The family lived in London, ON - 55 Evergreen Street, around 1916.

3. Hilda Bradshaw - married Henry Bull.

4. Minnie Bradshaw - married Frederick Bryan

5. Frederick Bradshaw - married Madge (Unknown - see photo this page, below), and subsequently Hilda (Unknown). Fred and Madge had a son, Frankie.

6. Norman Bradshaw - married Ethel Thornton


1881 England Census Record
Caleb Jos. Bradshaw - Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Relation: Son
Father's name: Joseph
Mother's name: Alice
Gender: Male
Where Born: Ipsley, Warwickshire, England

Civil parish: Ipsley
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England
Street address: Ipsley St

Occupation: Needle Pointer

Registration district: Alcester
Sub registration district: Studley
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Alice Bradshaw 53
Caleb Jos. Bradshaw 20
Edgar Bradshaw 13
Joseph Bradshaw 57

1901 England Census Record
Caleb Bradshaw - Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Relation: Head
Spouses's Name: Malvina
Where born: Redditch, Worcestershire, England

Civil parish: Redditch
Ecclesiastical parish: St George
Town: Redditch
County/Island: Worcestershire
Registration district: Bromsgrove
Sub-registration district: Tardebigg

Household schedule number: 290
Household Members: Name Age
Caleb Bradshaw 39
Frederick Bradshaw 8
Hilda Bradshaw 10
Malvina Bradshaw 40
Maude Bradshaw 15
Minnie Bradshaw 4
William Bradshaw 17
Alice Partridge 14


Bradshaw Generations

John or Edward Bradshaw, b. ca 1800 - married Mary (Unknown)

Joseph Bradshaw, b. 18 Feb. 1824 (christened 2 Feb.) - married Alice (Unknown)

Caleb Joseph Bradshaw, b. 1861 - married Sarah Melvina Bennett

Alice Maud Bradshaw, b. 1885 - married James William Barnard


Madge Bradshaw and son Frankie, wife of Alice Bradshaw Barnard's youngest brother, Fred