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Sir Basil Firebrace, 1st Bart.
Male Abt 1650 - 1724


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  • Prefix  Sir 
    Suffix  1st Bart. 
    Birth  Abt 1650  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Title  2 Aug 1687 
    Knighthood 
    Appointed  1687-1688 
    Sheriff 
    Military Service  1687-1688 
    as Colonel, Orange Regiment 
    Election  6 Aug 1687-3 Oct 1688  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alderman for Billingsgate 
    Election  1690 
    Member of Parliament (High Tory) for Chippenham 
    Election  1691 
    Member of Parliament (High Tory) for Chippenham 
    Election  1692 
    Member of Parliament (High Tory) for Chippenham 
    Imprisoned  1695  London (Westminster), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    For fraud(?), by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 
    • Sir Basil Firebrace to be kept close Prisoner.
      The House being informed, "That Sir Basill Firebrace, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, was seen abroad, walking and conversing with several Persons:"
      It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do take special Care that the said Sir Basil Firebrace be kept close Prisoner; and that he be not suffered to speak with any Person whatsoever, but in the Presence of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod or his Deputy, unless by Order of the Committee of both Houses.
      From: British History Online
      Source: House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 25 April 1695. Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15, (1771).
      URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=12183
      Date: 14/11/2004
      © Copyright 2003 University of London & History of Parliament Trust
      http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=12183.
    Occupation  Abt 1695  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wine Merchant 
    • From "Denbigh," p. 181, in "The Complete Peerage of the United Kingdom." (ancestry.com). Entry for son Charles Firebrace in Venn, J. A., comp. Alumni Cantabrigienses. London: Cambridge University Press, 1922-1954 (ancestry.com) indicates Sir Basil Firebrace was a "merchant of London."
    Title  2 Jul 1698  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1st Baronet 
    Of  1694-1716  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    West Lodge 
    • Purchased by Basil Firebrace in 1694. Located at Enfield Chase. Original house extensively repaired in 1583 and in 1720, and demolished in 1832. Now the site of West Lodge Park Hotel.
    Name  Basil Firebrass 
    Name  Basil Firebrasse 
    _UID  7B965C33D67B4D56803F593A1AEFA7C75DAD 
    Died  7 May 1724 
    Buried  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in St Margaret's, Westminster. See Death notes.
    Notes 
    • Second son of the devoted Royalist Sir Henry Firebrace, who attended Charles I to the scaffold. From "Denbigh and Desmong" in Burkes 2002 on-line.
    Person ID  I57  Halhed Genealogy
    Last Modified  26 Jun 2011 

    Father  Sir Henry Firebrace,   b. Abt 1619, Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1691, Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Davell,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1645  Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3930  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Hough,   b. Abt 1652,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  7 Sep 1671  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married at Saint Margaret, Westminster. Year and place from "The Rulers of London 1660-1689" at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=31882#s24.
      Date and place from LDS IGI Individual Record for Eliz. Hough, marriage to Basillis Firebrase.
      Entry in Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued from the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury at London, 1543 to 1869, extr. by Joseph Lemuel Chester, ed. George J. Armytage, publ. 1886 (London), p. 119, reads: 1671 / Sep. 5 / Basil Firebrace, of All Hallows Barking, London, Merchant, Bachr, 21, & Elizabeth Hough, Spr, about 19, dau. of Thomas Hough, of St Botolph, Bishopsgate, London, "Millaner," who consents; at St Helen's, London, or St Margaret's, Westminster.
    Children 
     1. Henry Firebrace,   b. 27 Aug 1672,   d. 17 Oct 1672
     2. Unnamed Firebrace,   b. 28 Aug 1673,   d. 28 Aug 1673
     3. Basil Firebrace,   b. 21 Aug 1674,   bur. 17 Apr 1675, London (London), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomas Firebrace,   b. 21 Aug 1674,   bur. 10 Dec 1674, London (London), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hester Firebrace,   b. 3 Jan 1676,   d. 1 Jan 1726, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Henry Firebrace,   b. 7 May 1677,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Firebrace,   b. 27 May 1678,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Sir Charles Firebrace, 2nd Baronet,   b. 5 Jun 1680,   d. 2 Aug 1727
     9. George Firebrace,   b. 29 Aug 1681, Richmond, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1695
    Last Modified  26 Jun 2011 
    Family ID  F3931  Group Sheet