Pam Davies, née Bratherton, descendant of Honeyman

My maiden name was Bratherton, and other roots include Honeyman, Moffat, Cormack, Emery, Bell and Moadsley. I've been trying to collect information about my family, especially the Brathertons as this is such an unusual name (105 individuals in UK 1901 census). In February 2003 I joined the Guild of One-Name Studies and registered the surname "Bratherton" as my area of interest.

Assembled family tree:

Here's the Bratherton, Honeyman, etc family as far as I know at present, listing only those in my Grandparents' generation and above because of privacy issues. It's also visible as a Dynamic Family Tree (using excellent software called DftCOM2).

My information on the BRATHERTON name and family is now in a separate BRATHERTON page.


On my mother's side of the family are Honeymans, such as my:
Great grandparents: Sheriff William Honeyman of Cupar, 1846 - 1940 m Jessie Ballingal Pattison
Great great grandparents: John Honeyman, 1799 - 1879, Cupar m Anne Stark
Great great great grandparents: William Honeyman 1772 - 1845 m Margaret (Mary) Stark c 1776 - 1851.

The Honeyman global genealogy includes 2417 individuals (last time I looked) and the info from the book: 'The Honeyman Family (Honeyman, Honyman, Hunneman, Etc) In Scotland and America.' 1548-1908 by A. Van Doren Honeyman, privately published in 1909. The Guild of One-Name Studies used to include a Honeyman specialist, the late Patricia Patterson from Canada.

Further contact:

If you're interested in any of these family connections, please get in touch (email to  

My third cousin Richard Sharples of Hexham, Northumberland, great-grandson of Alderman John Bratherton's sister Margaret, would also be interested to hear from anyone researching the Bratherton family. Contact him at .  

If you're interested in genealogy and want some starter sites I'd recommend GENUKI (for UK and Ireland) or other sites listed in my Recommended links.

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