Bramham Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Slingsby and Schooner Channels, Queen Charlotte Sound, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°04'10''N, 127°33'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92M/4

Origin Notes and History:

Bramham Island adopted 25 June 1906; not "Branham Island" as spelled on British Admiralty Chart 582, 1871 et seq.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Misspelled "Branham" on 1919 edition of BC map 2C.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named c1866 by Captain Pender, RN, after Bramham Park, the Yorkshire home of George Lane-Fox, in association with Slingsby Channel and Fox Islands.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

[Bramham Park] ....A battle was fought in this neighborhood in 1408, which subsequently secured the Crown of England to Henry IV.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)