Bradbee, Ann 1

Birth Name Bradbee, Ann
Gramps ID I0316
Gender female
Age at Death 66 years, 7 months, 19 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E2559] 1 March 1794 St. John Baptist, London  
Death [E2560] 20 October 1860 All Souls, Kensal Green, England  
Baptism [E2561] 2 March 1794 St John the Baptist upon Walbrook, London, England  
Occupation [E2562]   Silk Button & Trimming Maker


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bradbee, Nicholas [I0264]
Mother Whiffin, Rebecca Leah [I0119]
    Brother     Bradbee, Philip [I0279]
    Brother     Bradbee, John [I0280]
    Brother     Bradbee, George Wiffin [I0291]
    Sister     Bradbee, Rebecca [I0304]
         Bradbee, Ann [I0316]
    Sister     Bradbee, Mary [I0326]


    Family of Hyatt, George and Bradbee, Ann [F0194]
Married Husband Hyatt, George [I0369]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5537] 2 January 1815 Christ Church, Greyfriars, London  
  1. Hyatt, George Nicholas [I1810]
  2. Hyatt, Louisa [I0424]
  3. Hyatt, Louisa [I2309]
  4. Hyatt, George [I0419]
  5. Hyatt, Julia [I0389]
  6. Hyatt, Alfred [I0408]
  7. Hyatt, Francis John [I0378]
  8. Hyatt, Rebecca [I0412]
  9. Hyatt, Joseph [I0429]


Ann carried on the family Trimming business with George and several of the Whiffin/Bradbee's at 54 wood st shoreditch.

Buried 20 Oct 1860 Place: All Souls, Kensal Green, England

The history of the Hyatt trimming company.

It was started as a one man Silk, lace and Worsted fringe home business in about 1740 by a man called Aaron Broadby, originally from Somerset (Compton Pauncefoot to be exact). He later changes his name to Bradbee, reason unknown, but probably just a lackof reading and writing meant the census taker spelt it phonetically.
Aaron Broadby was born in 1723, and he was originally in the "Founders" Guild, making Brass instruments (not musical, but Weights and Measures). He moved to London about 1740, and gained entry to the city of London as a Freeman of that Guild. He found working as a Founder (foundryman) very difficult now, as he had a Wife and several children that he had picked up in yorkshire on the way, so he turned to his wife's trade of Lacemaking.
After a few years, he started making Threads and Silks (all from his home, 115 Newgate St. London). His children Joined the "family" business, and one of his sons, Nicholas Bradbee (who incidentally was also a London Freeman of the "Barbers" Guild by this time, having served a 7 year apprenticeship), carried it on after his fathers death together with one of his siblings.
Nicholas's wife Rebecca Whiffin continued to work there after his death, then moved it to 54 Wood St. Shoreditch with other Whiffin's. In the meantime, the other brothers and sisters of Nicholas Bradbee went out into the City and started other small businesses. They couldn't lose, with the support of the Guild! They included a Tailors, a Habit maker, an umbrella maker at 89 fleet st, and an Umbrella warehouse at 108 newgate st (not so far from the Trimming business).
By 1800, Nicholas Bradbee had 6 children (Two died almost at birth, leaving 4), one of whom later married George Hyatt (b.1793), Ann Bradbee. One of Ann Bradbee's brothers was George Whiffin Bradbee (something dodgy there, but not sure what... I think his mother was a Whiffin. He became involved in the business too. Somewhere around this time, the Allen family married into the business as well, but I have no information about them other than they disappear after this generation.
This is where our GGGGrandfather George Hyatt got control of the Business. It appears that he is introduced into the Barbers guild, and then he can do no wrong as far as business goes. The Allen family goes elsewhere - unknown reasons, but I suspect it had something to do with a frowned upon relationship somewhere between cousins, because in the 1861 census the Whiffin family is split between the Allen, Hyatt and Whiffin household, nieces and nephews in different places to fathers and brothers, and an Allen appears to be living with a Whiffin cousin as spouse (unproven, but likely).
Most of the Whiffin family basically retire early, take what's due from the business and drift away. Some went to America (late californian gold rush) to seek fame and fortune, one went off to live in Canterbury (a rich man) and others just died or foundother employment elsewhere.
This left George Hyatt and Ann Whiffin/Bradbee to run all the business's.
George Hyatt was obviously shrewd enough to see a good thing when it comes along, and introduced all his children to the business's. This little empire included the Trimming business, the Lacemakers and the Umbrella/Parasol shop (89 fleet st) and the Umbrella Warehouse. (the Hyatt/Russell's of Streatham, with the Silk and Wool Warehouse, were supplying the raw products at this time).
Because Ann Bradbee was now Ann Hyatt, all the Bradbee business's changed to the Hyatt line. We know the story from there - George expanded into Gold threads, tassels and Corsets when the Streatham Hyatt/Russell silk and wool line went bankrupt, and later, when he retires, the business moves to Hoxton/Dalston etc etc....
I have the full documentation of the complete Bradbee, Whiffin and Hyatt lines now, and this all seems to check out.


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633484584


  1. Bradbee, Nicholas [I0264]
    1. Whiffin, Rebecca Leah [I0119]
      1. Bradbee, Ann
        1. Hyatt, George [I0369]
          1. Hyatt, Francis John [I0378]
          2. Hyatt, Julia [I0389]
          3. Hyatt, Alfred [I0408]
          4. Hyatt, Rebecca [I0412]
          5. Hyatt, George [I0419]
          6. Hyatt, Louisa [I0424]
          7. Hyatt, Joseph [I0429]
          8. Hyatt, George Nicholas [I1810]
          9. Hyatt, Louisa [I2309]
      2. Bradbee, Mary [I0326]
      3. Bradbee, Philip [I0279]
      4. Bradbee, John [I0280]
      5. Bradbee, Rebecca [I0304]
      6. Bradbee, George Wiffin [I0291]


Source References

  1. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [S0068]