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Nathan Cooper Branwhite
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1776
St Albans
Hertfordshire, England
Death: 1857

Nathan was an English miniature portrait painter, watercolourist and engraver who was a member of the Bristol School of artists. He was Bristol's leading miniature portrait painter in the 1820s.

Nathan married Hannah Burnell on 03 Sep 1812 in St. Nicholas, Bristol, Gloucester, England. They had at least four children:

Nathan (1813-1894)
Rosa m. Edmund Gustavus Müller

His sons Nathan and Charles were also artists. Branwhite died on 18 March 1857 in Clifton, Bristol.

Nathan Cooper Branwhite's father was the poet Peregrine Branwhite and he was born in Suffolk. He later lived in London before moving to Bristol in about 1810 and is mainly known for his subtlely drawn miniature portraits. He also made small portraits in oil, worked in monochrome wash (single colour or black and white) and was an engraver (maker of prints). He sketched with Rippingille and the others at the evening meetings and in Leigh Woods. He was also one of the organisers of the first exhibition of Bristol artists' work at the Bristol Institution in Park Street in 1824-25. Branwhite was a close friend of Johnson and learnt to play guitar like Jackson and Rippingille. His portraits were praised for their lifelike accuracy and it is from his work that we know what so many Bristol artists looked like. Three of Branwhite's children and a grandson also became artists in Bristol.
Pedigree Resource File

gender: Male
birth: 27 February 1776
mother: MARY //
mother: MARY //
submitter: rkessler1096860
submission date: 24 Apr 2003
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person count: 1,943

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"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 5 October 2012), entry for NATHAN COOPER /BRANWHITE/.
"England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," Nathan Branwhite, 1812

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bride's name: Hannah Burnell
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marriage date: 03 Sep 1812
marriage place: St. Nicholas, Bristol, Gloucester, England
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indexing project (batch) number: M01481-1
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1596632
reference number: p 2 no 8

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"England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Oct 2012), Nathan Branwhite and Hannah Burnell, 03 Sep 1812; citing reference p 2 no 8, FHL microfilm 1596632.
"England and Wales Census, 1851," Nathan C Branwhite, England

name: Nathan C Branwhite
age: 75
gender: Male
birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire
relationship to head of household: Head
record type: Household

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1851," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Oct 2012), Nathan C Branwhite, England; citing ( : 2010); PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
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  Hannah Burnell Branwhite (1788 - 1867)
  Charles Brooke Branwhite (1817 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
In Memory of
Died March 13th 1857, Aged 87 years.

Arnos Vale Cemetery
Arnos Vale
Bristol Unitary Authority
Bristol, England
Created by: Debra Polly
Record added: Oct 02, 2012
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