A young man who is among the servants fired by Colonel and Mrs. Bradford when the Bradfords flee from Eyam. Brand's own home town refuses to allow him to return out of fear of the plague, and brand ends up living with a farmer named Jakob Merril. Brand is unfailingly kind to Jakob and Jakob's children, and ultimately when Jakob dies of the plague he leaves Brand part-ownership of the farm.
Brand Character Timeline in Year of Wonders
The timeline below shows where the character Brand appears in Year of Wonders. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Wide Green Prison
...stables. The servants are taken into other households, except for Maggie and the pantry boy, Brand, who are from the neighboring town of Bakewell and decide to return to their families.... (full context)
Part 2: So Soon to be Dust
Part 2: Among Those That Go Down to the Pit
The next day, Anna accompanies Mompellion to the Merrill farm, where Jakob Merril is dying. Brand, still living at the farm, is distracting Jakob’s son Seth while Anna relieves the ten-year-old... (full context)
Part 2: The Press of Their Ghosts
Part 2: A Great Burning
...and says that they will formally bring charges against Aphra the next morning. He tells Brand and Robert to take charge of Aphra until the hearing. Meanwhile, Anna takes Aphra’s daughter,... (full context)
Part 3: Apple-Picking Time