Daniel Brade

1800 - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Liverpool merchant, partner with Thomas Turner (q.v.) in Turner, Brade (q.v.), a South American trading firm. Son of James Brade of Everton and nephew of William Brade of Everton (whose will was proved 04/05/1820): the William Brade (q.v.) who co-claimed with Daniel Brade is Daniel's brother.

  1. Living at Great Mersey Street, Kirkdale, for the baptisms of his children Robert (1826), William (1828), Daniel (1829), Francis Town (1830), Robert Town (1832), Harper (1834) and Shaw Street for the baptism of James Edward (1836). Listed as a merchant at each baptism except for that of Harper where he is given as 'Flour merchant'. Two younger children appear with Daniel Brade (tanner, age 42) and his wife Rebecca (35) at Cadston House, Chapel-En-Le-Frith, Derbyshire, in the census of 1841: Mary (age 3) and Rebecca (age 6 months). Mary Eleanor Brade was baptised 24/06/1838 and Rebecca 20/12/1840, both in Chapel-En-Le-Frith.

  2. 1851 census shows Daniel Brade aged 51 born in 'Domingie' living at Ashliegh [sic], Walton on the Hill Lancashire, described as 'Inward  [?] [illegible] Town dues Liverpool', married to Rebecca (b. Lancashire), with son William aged 23 a merchant and others.

  3. William and James Brade, respectively the father and uncle of Daniel Brade, were co-owners of at least 23 slaving voyages from Liverpool, half to Dominica, in the last years of the slave-trade. Though slave-trading was clearly important to the earlier family fortunes, and Daniel Brade traded with Schwind between Bahia and Liverpool when Brazil continued slave trading after it had been outlawed in Britain, no evidence has been found that Daniel Brade himself was involved in the slave trade.

  4. Daniel Brade of Walton, Liverpool, buried 04/07/1857 aged 58 years. Death 30/06/1857 at his residence, Ashleigh, Liverpool, aged 57 years, Daniel Brade, the last surviving son of James Brade, Esq., formerly of Everton.


Online notes from will of William Brade of Everton, made 20/02/1818, probate granted 4 May 1820. The full will of William Brade at TNA confirms Daniel and William Brade as the nephews of the testator William Brade [PROB11/1629]. However, a Daniel Brade is shown in Lancashire: Lancaster - Freemen of the Borough of Lancaster 1688-1840 (A-L) Marriages 1826-7 as Brade, Daniel of Liverpool merchant, son of same. Both Daniel and William are shown as merchants of Roscommon Street in 1825 [History, Directory & Gazetteer of County Palatine of Lancaster, Vol. 1 p. 219].

  1. Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Records for St Anne Richmond, Liverpool, http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Liverpool/Liverpool-Central/stanne/index.html [accessed 06/08/2018]; 1841 census online; Findmypast.co.uk, England & Wales Births 1837-2006 [database online]; Findmypast.co.uk, Derbyshire Baptism Index 1538-1910 [database online].

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. www.slavevoyages.org [accessed 23/05/2011]; see email from Margaret Davison, 31/12/2019.

  4. Ancestry.com, Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986 [database online]; Liverpool Mail 04/07/1857.

We are grateful to Margaret Davison for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Robert (1826-1827), William (1828-), Daniel (1829-1896), Francis Town (1830-), Robert Town (1832-), Harper (1834-), James Edward (1838-), Mary Eleanor (1838-), Rebecca (1840-)

Associated Claims (4)

£1,163 17s 6d
£2,455 6s 8d
£1,685 8s 5d
£2,497 3s 3d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Turner, Brade & Co.
South American merchant  

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (4)

Ashleigh, Walton-on-the-Hill, West Derby, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Cadston House, Chapel-En-Le-Frith, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England
Great Mersey Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England
Shaw Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England