William Henry Bragg, 1862-1942

  title={William Henry Bragg, 1862-1942},
  author={E. N. da C. Andrade and Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={277 - 300}
In the late ’fifties Robert John Bragg, a young man of twenty-five, retired from the sea, where he had been serving as an officer in the merchant navy, and purchased with some monies that had been left to him the farm called Stoneraise Place at Westward, near Wigton, in Cumberland. Plere he settled down to a farmer’s life. In 1861 he married Mary Wood, the daughter of the Vicar of the parish of Westward, and the next year, on 2 July 1862, William Henry Bragg, later to be President of the Royal…