Charles Branson 1832 - 1887
Charles Branson was the fifth child of James Branson and Sarah Hankins and was baptised on the 22nd May 1832 in Techmarch England.
On 20-2-1852 at 19 years of age Charles arrived in Australia on the 'Amazon' from Plymouth. His brothers William and James, his sister Rebecca and his Uncle William had already migrated. He followed his brothers William and James to Greenock in South Australia and arranged a lease of land around Greenock from Robert Bevan Esquire.
When faced with the problem of clearing his land he devised the Mallee Roller to flatten the Scrub instead of attempted to pull it out. The Scrub could later be burned.
He later moved his family to Victoria and purchased a property at Warburton called Brampton Park.