Francisco Xavier de Noronha Braga1,2

M, #14476, b. 24 January 1863

Parents:

Father*: Vicente Emílio Braga b. 2 Dec 1834, d. 21 Mar 1911
Mother*: Carolina Maria de Noronha b. 2 Dec 1843, d. 11 Jan 1906

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 24 January 1863, Cathedral, Hong Kong
Death: Shanghai

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • (Witness) Photo: He was in the Photo of Carolina de Noronha circa 1875; Carolina (Noronha) Braga and her Family.3
 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-324.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., IV-665.
  3. [S150] Antonio Jorge da Silva, Portuguese Community in HK.
 
 
 
 
 

Maria Teresa Braga1,2

F, #14482, b. 19 December 1863

Parents:

Father*: Vicente Emílio Braga b. 2 Dec 1834, d. 21 Mar 1911
Mother*: Carolina Maria de Noronha b. 2 Dec 1843, d. 11 Jan 1906

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 19 December 1863, Cathedral, Hong Kong

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • (Witness) Photo: She was in the Photo of Carolina de Noronha circa 1875; Carolina (Noronha) Braga and her Family.3
 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-324.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., IV-665.
  3. [S150] Antonio Jorge da Silva, Portuguese Community in HK.
 
 
 
 
 

João Vicente de Noronha Braga1,2

M, #14483, b. 26 April 1867, d. 29 October 1888

Parents:

Father*: Vicente Emílio Braga b. 2 Dec 1834, d. 21 Mar 1911
Mother*: Carolina Maria de Noronha b. 2 Dec 1843, d. 11 Jan 1906

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 26 April 1867, Cathedral, Hong Kong
Death: 29 October 1888, Hong Kong, Died of smallpox

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • (Witness) Photo: He was in the Photo of Carolina de Noronha circa 1875; Carolina (Noronha) Braga and her Family.3
 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-324.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., IV-665.
  3. [S150] Antonio Jorge da Silva, Portuguese Community in HK.
 
 
 
 
 

Braz Maria de Noronha Braga1,2

M, #14484, b. 3 February 1869, d. 15 May 1887

Parents:

Father*: Vicente Emílio Braga b. 2 Dec 1834, d. 21 Mar 1911
Mother*: Carolina Maria de Noronha b. 2 Dec 1843, d. 11 Jan 1906

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 3 February 1869, Cathedral, Hong Kong
Death: 15 May 1887, Hong Kong, Died of smallpox

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • (Witness) Photo: He was in the Photo of Carolina de Noronha circa 1875; Carolina (Noronha) Braga and her Family.3
 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-324.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., IV-665.
  3. [S150] Antonio Jorge da Silva, Portuguese Community in HK.
 
 
 
 
 

António Manuel de Noronha Braga1,2

M, #14485, b. 5 June 1870, d. 30 June 1888

Parents:

Father*: Vicente Emílio Braga b. 2 Dec 1834, d. 21 Mar 1911
Mother*: Carolina Maria de Noronha b. 2 Dec 1843, d. 11 Jan 1906

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 5 June 1870, Cathedral, Hong Kong
Death: 30 June 1888, Hong Kong, Died of smallpox

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • (Witness) Photo: He was in the Photo of Carolina de Noronha circa 1875; Carolina (Noronha) Braga and her Family.3
 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-324.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., IV-665.
  3. [S150] Antonio Jorge da Silva, Portuguese Community in HK.
 
 
 
 
 

Manuel António Braga1,2

M, #14486, b. 5 June 1870

Parents:

Father*: Vicente Emílio Braga b. 2 Dec 1834, d. 21 Mar 1911
Mother*: Carolina Maria de Noronha b. 2 Dec 1843, d. 11 Jan 1906

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Death: Faleceu criançaDied a child
Death: Faleceu jovemDied young
Birth: 5 June 1870, Cathedral, Hong Kong

 

 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-324.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., IV-665.
 
 
 
 
 

José Pedro Braga OBE1,2

M, #14487, b. 3 August 1871, d. 12 February 1944
José Pedro Braga #14487National Library of Australia

Parents:

Father*: Vicente Emílio Braga b. 2 Dec 1834, d. 21 Mar 1911
Mother*: Carolina Maria de Noronha b. 2 Dec 1843, d. 11 Jan 1906

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 3 August 1871, Cathedral, Hong Kong
Marriage: 5 May 1895, Cathedral, Hong Kong, Olive Pauline Pollard Pollard's
Burial: Cemitério de S. MiguelS. Miguel Cemetery, Macau
Death: 12 February 1944, Sto António, Macau

Family:

Olive Pauline Pollard b. 16 Jan 1870, d. 13 Feb 1952
 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • (Witness) Photo: He was in the Photo of Carolina de Noronha circa 1875; Carolina (Noronha) Braga and her Family.3
  • Honours*:

         
    CavaleiroKnight Ordem Militar de Cristo de Portugal /Military Order of Christ of Portugal

    MembroMember Ordem do Império BritânicoOrder of the British Empire
         
    CavaleiroKnight Ordem de Santiago da Espada de PortugalOrder of St James of the Sword of Portugal.


  • Occupation: Testimonial dinner menu.
  • Biography*:
    His father went to Japan as the Chief Accountant of the Imperial Mint, Osaka, when JP Braga was an infant. Here he had a significant career in the early days of commercial practice in Meiji Japan. His career is recorded by K. Nishikawa, Nihon boki shidan, held by the National Library of Australia. He never returned to Hong Kong. JP Braga was brought up in the household of his maternal grandfather, Delfino Noronha, who had been the government printer almost from the beginning of the colony. Another major influence was JA Carvalho, who occupied a senior position in the Colonial Treasurer's office. Braga was thus brought up in an atmosphere of commitment to public affairs and with a strong community responsibility. He was a pupil at St Joseph's College, conducted by the French Lasallian Brothers to provide English-language education for the Catholic youth of Hong Kong. Excelling at his studies, he was sent by his family to Calcutta to further his education. Here he was Gold Medallist at Albert Memorial College in 1889. However, a smallpox epidemic led to the death of three of his brothers, and his mother requested him to return to assist in running the family business. His hopes of a successful legal career in Britain vanished. His hankering after a career as a barrister never left him, and was only satisfied by his appointment to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong forty years later.

    Back in Hong Kong, he threw himself into the family business and became active at once in public affairs, attacking what he regarded as injustice and discrimination against the Portuguese community in a small book published by his grandfather, The Rights of Aliens in Hongkong. He worked in his grandfather's printing business until the latter's death in 1900. Meanwhile he married on 5 May Olive Pauline Pollard, a member of the Pollard Liliputians (See Peter Downes, The Pollards, held by the National Library of Australia). They had 13 children, several of whom were to have significant careers, including JM "Jack" Braga, the eldest of nine sons.

    Braga was managing editor of the Hongkong Daily Telegraph from 1902 to 1909. In addition, he became the Hong Kong agent of Reuter's news agency from 1906 to 1931. From 1910 he ran his own printing business, JP Braga & Co, rising steadily in prominence and becoming one of the recognised leaders of the Portuguese community. In this community he was President of Club Lusitano and Patron of the Portuguese Company of the Hong Kong Volunteers. He was decorated by the Portuguese government with the rank of Comendador da Ordem de Cristo in recognition of his work in representing the government of Macau in dealing with a border dispute with China. In Hong Kong, he was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1919, a member of the Sanitary Board in 1927 and in 1929 became the first Portuguese member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council.

    He served two terms in this position, totalling eight years, being appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. His political career, widely reported in the Hong Kong press and recorded by JM Braga in his books of newspaper cuttings was often highly critical of Government, especially in its dealings with dispossessed and underprivileged people, mostly Chinese. He built up a fine library, almost all of which disappeared during World War II.

    The centenary of Hong Kong in 1941 was commemorated in many ways, one of which was the publication by JP Braga of a small book entitled Portuguese Pioneering: a Hundred Years of Hong Kong. It was the culmination of what had been a 50 year struggle to assert for his community equality of rights and equality of opportunity in a social, commercial and legal environment not always conducive to it. By 1941, his achievements had been considerable.

    Together with all Hong Kong residents, his world fell to pieces at the end of 1941 when Hong Kong surrendered to the Japanese. Braga, who had secured British citizenship before he went to Calcutta in 1886, was now forced to renounce it, claiming Portuguese nationality. At first, he remained in Hong Kong, hoping to lead the Portuguese community in the tribulations it now faced. However between February and April 1942, most of that community fled to Macau and on 1 June 1942 JP Braga joined them as a refugee, living with his son Jack until his death.

    Stuart Braga.4

  • Writings*: Click to see booklet "The Portuguese in Hongkong and China".Click to read
  • KooThesis*: 20005
 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-324.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., IV-646, IV-664, IV-666, IV-667, IV-668, IV-669, IV-670, IV-671, IV-672, V-256.
  3. [S150] Antonio Jorge da Silva, Portuguese Community in HK.
  4. [S46] Stuart Braga #14522, e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao, email to HA d'Assumpcao 15 Mar 2008.
  5. [S420] BHM Koo, "Koo, Barney thesis."
 
 
 
 
 

Olive Pauline Pollard1,2

F, #14488, b. 16 January 1870, d. 13 February 1952

Parents:

Father*: James Joseph Pollard b. 10 Jun 1833, d. 1 May 1884
Mother*: Mary Eleanor Weipert b. 2 Dec 1831, d. 7 Jul 1874

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 16 January 1870, Launceston, Australia
Marriage: 5 May 1895, Cathedral, Hong Kong, José Pedro Braga OBE Braga's
Death: 13 February 1952, Hong Kong

Family:

José Pedro Braga OBE b. 3 Aug 1871, d. 12 Feb 1944
 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • Nickname: "Crun."3
  • (Witness) Photo: She was in the Photo of Delfino de Noronha on 30 June 1891; Program card for 67th birthday.4
  • Married Name: Braga.
  • (Witness) Photo: She was in the Photo of Carolina de Noronha circa 1903; Carolina Maria Braga, Olive Braga and children.
  • Photo*: Circa 1920; Olive Braga and children.
 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-326.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., III-764 footnote, IV-667, IV-675.
  3. [S46] Stuart Braga #14522, e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao, email to HA d'Assmpcao 2 May 2008.
  4. [S46] Stuart Braga #14522, e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao.
 
 
 
 
 

James Joseph Pollard1,2

M, #14489, b. 10 June 1833, d. 1 May 1884


Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 10 June 1833, LondresLondon
Marriage: Mary Eleanor Weipert Weipert's 15 children3
Death: 1 May 1884, Townsville, Australia
Marriage: Corunna Weippert Weippert's 3 children3

Family 1:

Mary Eleanor Weipert b. 2 Dec 1831, d. 7 Jul 1874

Children:

Corunna Maria Teresa Pollard+ b. 1 Feb 1860, d. 7 Jul 1936
Olive Pauline Pollard+ b. 16 Jan 1870, d. 13 Feb 1952

Family 2:

 

 

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-326.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., III-764, IV-675.
  3. [S46] Stuart Braga #14522, e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao, email to HA d'Assmpcao 2 May 2008.
 
 
 
 
 

Mary Eleanor Weipert1,2,3

F, #14490, b. 2 December 1831, d. 7 July 1874

Parents:

Father*: William Weippert4 b. 1810
Mother*: Corunna Gooch Bradford4 b. 1810

Eventos Principais Main Events:

Birth: 2 December 1831, LondresLondon
Marriage: James Joseph Pollard Pollard's 15 children1
Death: 7 July 1874, Launceston, Australia

Family:

James Joseph Pollard b. 10 Jun 1833, d. 1 May 1884

Children:

Corunna Maria Teresa Pollard+ b. 1 Feb 1860, d. 7 Jul 1936
Olive Pauline Pollard+ b. 16 Jan 1870, d. 13 Feb 1952
 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • Married Name: Pollard.
 

Citations

  1. [S46] Stuart Braga #14522, e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao, email to HA d'Assmpcao 2 May 2008.
  2. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., III-326.
  3. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., III-764, IV-675.
  4. [S46] Stuart Braga #14522, e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao, email 5 May 2008.