George Braham formed a partnership around 1833 with his elder brother, John, to establish an optician’s business in Bath. For the next two decades, advertisements and trade directory entries from both John and George often listed addresses in Bristol and Bath. However, neither brother’s advertisements and directory entries mentions the other brother.
The death of George Isaac Braham, aged 55, was registered 1865/Q4 Bath.
From the National Probate Calendar 1866: 5 February. The Will of George Isaac Braham late of 6 George-street in the City of Bath Optician deceased who died 20 December 1865 at 6 George- street aforesaid was proved at Bristol by the oaths of Amelia Braham of 6 George-street aforesaid Widow the Relict and Philip Braham of 27 Charlewood Street Pimlico in the County of Middlesex Engineer the Son the Executors. Effects under £4,000.
In the 1871 census at 4 Vale View Place, Walcot, Bath: David Braham, aged 26, unmarried,, manufacturing optician, born at Bath, Amelia Braham, aged 57, widow, mother, derive[s] income from house property, born at Doncaster, and a servant.
In the 1881 census at Fiddington House, West Lavington (Wilts): David Braham, aged 36, unmarried, patient, optician, lunatic.
The death of David Braham, aged 40, was registered 1884/Q3 Scarborough.
In the 1891 census at 6 Green Park, Bath: Philip Braham, aged 47, optician, born at Bath, wife Louisa (Marion Brown), aged 27, born at Liverpool, children: Paul, aged 5, born at Bath, and George Noel, aged 4, born at Bath, Mary S Paul, aged 63, married, mother-in-law, living on own means, born at Southwark, London, a governess and three servants.
In the1901 census at 18 Leigh St, St Pancras, London: Phillip Braham, aged 52, married, engineer mechanical & electrical, born at Bath, and son Paul, aged 15, commercial clerk, born at Bath.
The death of Philip Braham, aged 60, was registered 1904/Q2 St Pancras.
In the 1911 census at 6 Uverdale Rd, Chelsea, London W: Paul Braham, aged 24, motor engineer – employer, born at Bath, wife Jessie Louisa, aged 28, married 4 years 1 child, born at Surbiton (Surrey) daughter Elsie Marion, aged 3, born at Faringdon (Berks), and Violet Faget, aged 2, daughter, born in London. (Presumably the second child was adopted.)
Paul Braham, Mech Sgt-Major M2/046836 Royal Army Service Corps, born at Bath, died on 18 Apr 1918 in Egypt.
James moved to Birmingham with his wife Sarah where he worked as an optician's assistant. By 1891 they are living in London where James died in 1920.