Campbell Braddock was born at the turn of the twenty-first century at Whangārei Hospital in Whangārei, a small city in the region of Northland, New Zealand. His father age 43, a prosperous farmer, was described as "quiet and caring". and his mother age 23, was also a farmer who loved everything horses. Braddock was in an Abnormal Fetal Presentation and a C Section was required to prevent birth injuries. young Campbell was a small child; his father Ian said he looked like a "Bag of bones". Braddock was a fast learner, his first step was at 8 months, started riding a bike without training wheels at age two and first motorbike at age 4.
At age 7, Braddock was diagnosed with kidney stones after a stone was lodged at the end of his penis. while on the long trip to Oamaru hospital, Braddock asked to stop the car on the side of the country road, and pop! the stone disappeared in the grass. his parents asked him to find it to no avail. "it was unimaginable pain that a child, let alone an adult should never go through". During this time Braddock and his sister changed back to Glenavy School after a short time at Papakio School in Otago.
On 29 November 2005, Braddock had his kidney operation. As he laid in bed moments before surgery, his mother was beside him, Braddocks' sister and dad were in another waiting room, his mother lefts the room moments before the nurses relocated him to the operating theatre, one of the doctors said stay strong and a doctor placed the Strawberry scented anaesthetic face mask over Braddocks face. What should have been a routine procedure had taken 5 failed attempts, later they decided that keyhole surgery in the back was useless and the surgeon opted to make a 16cm (6.3inch) incision on his front left abdomen, they removed all the 29 kidney stones and the kidney became the size of a grape. Laparoscopic nephrectomy was performed to remove the Kidney, 4 hours later Braddock woke up sleepily with no pain and all his family was around him. On Saturday 10th December 2005, the Coca-Cola Christmas was held in Hagley Park next to the Hospital, he had the chance to watch it from the top floor, live music played over the TV and fireworks exploding at eye level, "it was wonderful".
In May 2007, Braddock's mother left the family, he was washing his dirtbike by the garage, his mother jumped into the car, and Braddock asked "where you going, can I come?", she replied "No, I'm going Waimate shopping", unknown to him at the time, it would be the last time he would see his mother. Everyone didn't know her whereabouts, they soon found out that she had taken a large sum of money and married the employee who was a criminal, so he could take her surname and flee to Australia. oddly Braddock nor his sister missed her, probably because their mother was very abusive towards them, she used to kick, punch, and use a horsewhip against them both.
From age 5 to age 12, Braddock resided with his parents and older sister in South Canterbury. Braddock was educated at Glenavy School, a rural school with around 95 students and heavily influenced by the community church. He spent much of his time on independent pursuits, and did poorly in school, he struggled with reading and writing and was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 12. his father had a disagreement with the school headmaster about his education. in the first week of the new school year Braddock and his sister was removed from school, and by February, started Oamaru intermediate School, located in Oamaru. recommend by his father's employer. the family soon discovered that Braddock was two years behind in reading and comprehension. however, excelled in Science, technology, and the arts. near the end of intermediate, he had caught up to the level of his classmates plus more, he was top of the class for Art, Sewing, woodwork, and science, with the determination and dedication to be the best he also received two diligence awards. This he did at the age of thirteen, achieving an admirable final report.
Braddock studied at Waitaki Boys' High School, also located in Oamaru, at the time of his enrollment, this school had a reputation of bullying, drug use and poor management, it wasn't all bad, Braddock enjoyed this school and was an A++ student, who liked many subjects. he won the top of junior science, top in Art and Technology. other students thought he was a suck-up to the teachers. he began to struggle in English class when the topics began to get more advanced. he wasn't that social and couldn't keep his mates as he felt they were quite rude to him. At age 15, he was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, he didn't accept it until years later, but things began to make sense for him. Braddock graduated secondary school with NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance.
During primary and intermediate school, Braddock didn't want to work for someone delivering papers, so he created multiple companies, one of them being Seezs Seeds, he grew sunflowers and packed 20 seeds for $2, he then knock on every door in the neighbourhood, It was so successful the first year, Braddock reinvested the profits to make the packaging with colour card and printing. this small side hustle lasted three years
Braddocks' official first afterschool job was as a Cinema Assistant. his sister worked there as well, Braddock loved that job, learnt so much, free movies and then he received a redundancy letter, the owner couldn't afford to keep him on. a year later the Cinema went bankrupt and the small town lost their movie theatre for two years.
After graduation, Braddock looked high and low for a job with nothing suitable. Factory work was out of the question and farming wasn't the best choice there. a stroke of luck Braddocks old teacher from intermediate had become a recruiting person for a local supermarket, He always wanted to run his own fruit shop and this would have been a great stepping stone to get there. Braddock did terribly at the interview and started work the next day. Still loving work five years on.
History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all. - Lawrence Overmire
I never liked history at school, probably because we had to learn about the world wars most of the time, however, Genealogy is the best history anyone could learn, expressly if it's your own ancestors. you can uncover so many stories about normal people throughout the centuries, there are many stories about my ancestors that suffered, achieved and had a passion for what they did, which inspires me every day.
For over 150 years, most ancestors who migrated to New Zealand were from Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Ireland. Yet for them, New Zealand was the most distant place on earth. The journey by sea took 100 days, and voyagers endured rough seas, cramped conditions and illness. Unless they were offered free travel or other rewards, many people were reluctant to emigrate except my brave ancestors.
Fun Campbell Fact! - There are 116 years between the Kendall family (1814) and the Braddock family (1930) to arrive in New Zealand.
Ever wondered what your ancestors did as a job? I did, so I created this to present all known occupations, most have become obsolete due to advances in technology and/or social conditions.
Silk man, Gas & Rates Collector Housewife Coach Body Maker Housewife Grocer Assistant, farmer, carpenter Housewife Polish Manufacturer Shirt Maker Farmer Housewife Well-Sinker/borer, farmer House Wife driver, solider HousewifeSlaughterman, Labourer, Gardner Fur Factory, gardner, flower grower
Hat Maker and Dealer Housewife Farming Bailiff ??? Grocer, cheese factor, Tea Dealer Tea Dealer Wife Cotton Weaver, Commercial Traveler Housewife Carpenter, Whalers Home Duties Ship Builder/Carpenter ??? Commercial Traveler Traveler's Wife Journeyman Draper, Fancy Boxmaker ??? Ship's Captain ??? Seaman, farmer Housewife Well Sinker Labourer Housewife Labourer Domestic Duties ??? ??? Oyster Opener Housewife Carpenter Cabinet Maker, Manager of the Washdyke Saleyards ??? Glue and Oil Manufacture Housewife
The convicts were transported as punishment for crimes committed in Britain and Ireland. In Australia, their lives were hard as they helped build the young colony. When they had served their sentences, most stayed on and some became successful settlers, between 1788 and 1868, about 162,000 convicts were transported from Britain and Ireland to various penal colonies in Australia. I have found that two direct ancestors were convicts, both served 14 years with totally different crimes, their families also moved to Australia as free settlers years later.
The table below represents the family members who became soldiers and fought in the wars. As most soldiers had gone to fight in the war, women had to replace men in the workforce. This put a lot of pressure upon the older children in the family as they had to take care of the household duties and any younger children. Many of the men who came back from the War were suffering from serious injuries, the effects of Mustard Gas and or shell shock. They were too tormented to talk about their experiences and often it would take them a long time to recover from the trauma of the War. This meant that some women had become responsible for supporting the entire family. The children were scared about their Dads’ going to war because they might not see them again. However, some children became were confused when their fathers did return because they did not understand the effects of trauma on their fathers and didn’t know how to communicate with them.
|Photo||Name||Relation to Campbell||Regiment/Service||Information||War of 1812|
|Thomas Florence||4x Great Grandfather||British Royal Engineer||Ill health caused him to return to England.||American Civil War|
|Moses Henry Leman||1st Cousins, 4x removed||Grand Army of the Republic||1st Commander, 71st Reg. NYSM 1860-1865-civil|
|World War I|
|James Walker Pattison Christison||2x Great Grandfather||New Zealand Army||Surived the War. 2nd Division|
|Harold Clarke MacDonald||2x Great-Uncle (non-blood Relative)||British Armed Forces||He fought in France during WW1 in the Sommer and was involved with railways transporting troops and ammunition to and from the trenches.|
|Dr Charles Wellington Craik||1st Cousins, 3x removed||United States Army- Captian||Killed in action, S SN TN 8th Infantry Division|
|James William Spraggs||1st Cousins, 3x removed||New Zealand Army||Surived the War|
|Alfred George Spraggs||1st Cousins, 3x removed||New Zealand Army||Kill in Action,|
|Ernest Oliver Spraggs||1st Cousins, 3x removed||New Zealand Army||Surived the War, Auckland Mounted Rifles, 3rd Reinforcements|
|Herbert James Dauncy Poulton||1st Cousins, 3x removed||Royal New Zealand Air Force - Corporal||Killed in action.|
|George Edwin Hankey||First Cousins, 2x removed (non-blood Relative)||British Army||Information|
|World War II|
|Graham Braddock||Great-Uncle||Royal New Zealand Air Force - Flight Sergeant||Killed in action, Flight Sergeant with the No.14 Advanced Flying Unit, Scotland|
|Charles Christison||Great-Grandfather||New Zealand Army||Surived the War|
|Archibald Robert Smith||2x Great-Grandfather||New Zealand Army||Surived the War|
|Thomas Henry Christison||2x Great-Uncle||New Zealand Army||Killed in Actionon 24 APR 1943 in Sfax, Tunisia, he was listed as Driver|
|Alexander James Walker||2nd Cousins, 3x removed||Australian Army||Japan Prisoner of War, board the "Montevideo Maru" when it was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of the Philippines|
My direct ancestor brick walls are located in this Campbell Braddock, Brickwalls category, you are most welcome to research, add notes, etc.
Out of 2046 possible ancestors in 10 generations, 443 (21.65%) have WikiTree profiles. 8/443 (1.81%) are duplicates due to pedigree collapse. 214 ancestors are missing at least one parent (as of 21 April 2022)
|Generation Number||Direct Relation to Campbell||Total # of Possible Ancestors||Total # of Identified Ancestors||Total % of Identified Ancestors|
|5||2nd Great Grandparents||16||16||100%|
|6||3rd Great Grandparents||32||32||100%|
|7||4th Great Grandparents||64||59||92.2%|
|8||5th Great Grandparents||128||82||64.1%|
|9||6th Great Grandparents||256||98||38.3%|
|10||7th Great Grandparents||512||91||17.8%|
Paternal vs Maternal ancestors
|Braddock Williams||Smith Christison|
|Braddock HandWilliams Leman||Smith Tucker Christison Brader|
|Braddock Craik Hand Leigh Williams Scott Leman Service||Smith Clark Tucker Harvey Christison Davies Brader Newland|
|Braddock Goodier Craik Piggott Hand Trueman Leigh Downing Williams Florence Scott Holywood Leman Parker Service Fitt||Smith Larson Clark Galbraith Tucker Chapman Harvey Cooper Christison Walker Davies Bovis Brader Nettleton Newland Lewer|
|Braddock Owen Goodier Pearson Craik Campbell Piggott Partridge Hand Lawton Trueman Nield Leigh Wagstaff Downing Mansell Williams ?? Florence Kendall Scott Morrow Holywood [?] Leman Van Goch Parker Pond Service [?] Fitt Bayliss|| Smith [?] Harsen Olsdatter Clark Galbraith Galbraith MacNiven Tucker Fussell Chapman Mealing Harvey Mayes Cooper Reeve Christison Galliott Walker Sullivan Davies Gray Bovis Cheesman Brader Cox Nettleton Hacche Newland Cartwright Lewer Harris|
As soon as I turned 18, I ordered a DNA test from AncestryDNA, I received the test within a week, produced saliva in a tube and sent it off to Ireland. One and a half weeks later my results were in, nothing was a surprise and I started connecting with other family members and proving all family lines.
Since beginning my genealogical journey, I've connected with over 80 distant cousins from all over the world, Shared photos and stories, learnt more about my family DNA, and helped over 150 unrelated people find their own ancestors
I created the Braddock Name Study to connect all Braddocks, which includes connecting lost families with their distant cousins and establishing a small community to share family stories. Three years later I have helped two adopted Braddock's find their birth parents, connected families with reunions and widen the scope of Braddock family research available free via WikiTree. Wikitree has been great with presenting information for each family, Each different family on WikiTree are categorized into Clans, as of December 2018, there are 17 clans with over 70% of Braddock Profiles in a clan. We are very strict on what is considered a source, how the information is presented and if it's reliable. In March 2015 there were only 120 profiles, now, there are just under 4000 profiles (mostly researched by myself) and still room for growth in many locations. I have created a Facebook page (Braddock Genealogy), on this page we give helpful research information, the latest progress and the profile of the week. Like the page to share your support.
Braddock research in New Zealand and Australia was a huge success in 2018, I collected the Birth, Deaths and marriages from the Australia and New Zealand government BDM's and created large tables for freespace pages that showed every record and linked them to profiles on Wikitree.
Since the success of researching New Zealand and Australian Braddock's, I decided to have bigger and bolder plans, At the start of 2019 I had created large spreadsheets of Braddock's born in England and Wales, the information was sourced from online GRO Index and FreeBMD, The date range was 1837-1940. as of June 2020, I have managed to create 2444 profiles on WikiTree (91.3%) with a further 234 people to add.
|Braddock Line||Y chromosome Line|
| Edward Bradock |
B.>1552 in England
Husband of Margerie
| Robert Bradock |
B.1570 in Rocester, Staffordshire, England
Husband of Joanne
| Francis Braddock |
b. 1610 in Rocester, Staffordshire, England
Husband of Frances Man
| Edward Bradock |
B.1639 in Rocester, Staffordshire, England
D.20 Nov 1706 in Church Broughton, Derbyshire, England
Husband of Dorothy Brunt
| Joannis Bradock |
B.1665 in Boyleston, Derbyshire, England
Wife is Unknown
| Joannis Bradock |
B.1702 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.31 Aug 1741 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Mary Cumberbach
| George Bradock |
B.1725 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Elizabeth Sparbrook
| James Bradock |
B.1765 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.3 Jan 1832 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Ellen Owen
| Samuel Braddock |
B.1784 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.27 Sep 1826 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Mary Goodier
| Jonas Archibald Braddock I |
B.1810 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England
D.22 Jun 1884 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Elizabeth Craik
| Jonas Archibald Braddock II |
B.3 May 1868 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.7 Sep 1947 in Taupiri, Waikato, New Zealand
Husband of Gladys Jane Hand
| William Braddock |
B.20 Jan 1928 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.9 Oct 1989 in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Husband of Phyllis Ruby Williams
| I Braddock |
B.1950s in New Zealand
Partner of T Smith
| Campbell Braddock |
B.1990s in New Zealand
I have the oldest traceable Braddock line, dating over 460 years or 13 generations. these Braddocks originated in Rocester, Staffordshire, and seven generations were born in Macclesfield, Cheshire. In Macclesfield, my ancestors worked as Gas and Rates Collectors, Confectioners, Grocers, Farmers, and in the Silk industry. It's been 88 years since my Great-grandfather Jonas and his family arrived in New Zealand from Macclesfield. Our family belongs in Braddock Clan 1, the most researched Braddock family and now the largest on WikiTree.
In February 2017, I created a very detailed WikiTree Braddock Register, which contains all Braddock profiles, we use this list to show the true information on Clans, location, Common names, Privacy levels and if the profile is sourced with reliable records. I have included the most common variants including Bradock, Braddocke, Bradocke, and Brodock.
I am grateful for the guidance, assistance and encouragement I have received from so many people in New Zealand, England, Sweden, the United States and Australia. Friends, Relatives, and the staff at museums, council offices and archives have been unfailingly helpful, And I acknowledge their contributions. I would like to thank Stuard Greer, a reporter from Macclesfield Express, Richard Foy, Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand, Waitaki District Libraries and Museum. and Paperspast for being free to access; and a large number of family and friends including Graham Braddock, Ian Braddock, Bev Roper, Alison O'Sullivan, late Jason Smith, Kathryn Smith, Gunner Leman, Valerie Willis, Kathleen Grant, Linda Trickett, and Fiona Jackson
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