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Family [F127]

BROWN

Parents

William BROWN {M} [P382] = Jean GREGG {F} [P380]

Married 31 Aug 1779, Kilmarnock Ayrs(IGI)

William BROWN

Born 2 Jan 1752, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland
Buried 7 Oct 1805, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
OCCUPATION: Writer/Solicitor
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. NameWilliam Brown Gender Male. Birth Date 02 Jan 1752 Birth Place Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Baptism Place Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Father James Brown. Mother Helen Allan. FHL Film Number 1066753 Reference ID2:17R9Z55
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Birth of William Brown 1744 Banchory-Ternan, Kincardine

1779, 29 Oct Edinburgh Advertiser Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland_land sales 29 Oct 1779. Edinburgh, Scotland. Farm for let

1780, 14 July EdinburghAdvertiserEdinburghMidlothianScotland_land sales- 14 July 1780. Edinburgh, Scotland. sale of land

1801 Edinburgh Advertiser Scotland_Sale of Woods in Ayrshire. 10 Apr 1801. Edinburgh, Scotland

Elected 1803 Kilmarnock, Ayr County, Scotland. Magistrate, treasurer, Kilmarnock
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Posted 07 Jun 2011 by Anne England on https://www.ancestry.co.uk/mediaui-viewer/tree/5304829/person/-1461282686/media/c4eb5de6-d6ba-4086-b64d-9ec39bb81916
1783 Edinburgh Advertiser Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland - injuryInjury
11 Apr 1783 - Nethertown, Caithness, Scotland. He & younger brother assaulted; brother dies - news story Friday 4-18-1783

News Story of Assault of William Brown & Death of Brother 1783
April 18, 1783. News Story of Assault of William Brown & Death of Brother 1783. Edinburgh Advertiser (Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland)
Last week a most melancholy accident happened at Kilmarnock; Mr. William Brown, writer, and his brother, being at Ayr, and coming home late, the toll-man at Nethertown demanded toll, as he said it was after twelve. A scuffle ensued, when the toll-man and his step-son struck them in such an inhuman manner, that the younger brother is dead, and Mr. Brown in the utmost danger. Both toll-man and step-son were confined in Ayr jail on Saturday last.

Apr 1783 Death of Half-Brother Brown(1748-1783) Apr 1783 - Nethertown, Caithness, Scotland
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Jean GREGG

Alias Jean BROWN (EST 1774)
Born 8 Sep 1761, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Christened 9 Sep 1761, Ayr Ayrs Scotland. IGI C11578-7
Died 6 Oct 1796, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
SOURCE: OPR and IGI
IGI - Jean Greg baptism 09 Sep 1761: AYR,AYR,SCOTLAND birth date: 08 Sep 1761 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7 Scotland-ODM

OPR AYR: 'Jean Greg lawful daughter to James Greg Dancing Master and Janet Henderson his spouse born 8th September 1761 and baptised 9th September'. This Jean is probably the Jean Gregg[P380] who married William Brown[P382] C.1779

OPR - 1791 Birth Ayr Ayrshire, Scotland. Jean Greg daughter: Law(Lawful) to James Greg, Dancing Master, and his spouse Janet Henderson, born Sep. 8th 1761, baptised 9th, by Mr William Dalrymple; witnesses were: Peter Millar and William Robison

We know that Jean's father was a Land Surveyer as stated on the birth record of her son William Wallace Brown. It is suggested by Matthew Greig[Gifnock] that Jean may have been daughter to James Greg[P437] and Janet Henderson[P438][F142-Ayr]. Likely in that two children to this marriage named James and Janet.
James was known as a Master of Manners and a Dance Master but Jeans father was also described as Land Surveyer on the birth record of her son William Wallace.
Jean had died by 1798 when a Petition raised on behalf of her daughter Janet DELLA Brown described Jean as the late spouse of William Brown

DEATH Kilmarnock Ayrshire Scotland. 6 Oct.1796. Death of Mrs Jean Gregg spouse to William Brown, writer in Kilmarnock in the 35th year of her age. Edinburgh Magazine for 1797

Children

William Wallace BROWN {M} [P422]

Born 28 Nov 1780, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland IGI - C11597-4
Christened 1 Dec 1780, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland IGI - C11597-4
SOURCE: OPR's/ IGI's
IGI - William Wallace Brown baptism 01 Dec 1780 KILMARNOCK, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 24 Nov 1780 father's name: William Brown mother's name: Jean Greg : C11597-4

OPR KILMARNOCK: ' William Wallace Brown 3rd lawful son and 5th child of William Brown writer in KIlmarnock but 1st lawful child of his marriage with Jean Gregg daughter of James Gregg land surveyer in Ayr. Born 24th November 1780 betwixt 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning and baptised 1st December by Mr McMurtrie 1780'.

Marriage
William Wallace Brown (1780-) 23 Mar 1804 Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Spouse Mary Galloway 1785






U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830 No Image
Name: William Wallace Brown
Dates: 1801-1825
Location: Town: Edinburgh edinburgh
Occupation(s): writer
Gender: Male
Address(es): James square, no. 6; Town: Edinburgh
Source Date: 1806
Source Info: Listed in, [Edinburgh, 1806] The Post-Office Annual Directory, from Whitsunday 1806, to Whitsunday 1807; containing an Alphabetical arrangement of the noblemen, private gentlemen, merchants, traders, and others, in the city and suburbs of Edinburgh and Leith, with their residence., 1806, ANON., Edinburgh. Printed by J. Stark, Netherbow




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William Wallace Brown
in the Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 No Image
Name: William Wallace Brown
Spouse Name: Catherine Touhy
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1856
Registration Number: 44







SON
Leslie Wallace Brown
in the Victoria, Australia, Death Index, 1836-1988

Victoria, Australia, Death Index, 1836-1988 No Image
Name: Leslie Wallace Brown
Death Registration Year: 1960
Death Registration Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: William Wallace Brown
Mother Maiden Name: Driver
Reference Number: 31295

Leslie Wallace Brown
in the Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985

Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 No Image
Name: Leslie Wallace Brown
Birth Year: abt 1886
Age: 74
Death Place: Box Hill, Victoria
Father's name: Wall William
Mother's name: Mary Driver ??
Registration Year: 1960
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 31295

Janet Della BROWN {F} [P423]

Born 13 Aug 1782, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland IGI
Christened 20 Sep 1782, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland IGI - C11597-4
SOURCE: OPR
IGI - Janet Brown baptism 20 Sep 1782 KILMARNOCK,AYR,SCOTLAND birth date: 13 Aug 1782 father's name: William Brown mother's name: Jean Gregg : C11597-4

OPR KILMARNOCK: 'Janet Brown daughter of Mr William Brown writer in Kilmarnock and Jean Gregg his spouse. Born 13th August and baptised 20th September 1782'.
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Copy of a petition as seen by Matthew Greig, Giffnock Scotland October 1995: The reason for the petition has not yet come to light[ADG1997].

PETITION of JANET DELLA BROWN
Unto the Rev. John Robertson and James McKinley, Ministers, and the Elders and Kirk Sessions of the parish of KILMARNOCK, the PETITION of JANET DELLA BROWN lawful daughter of WILLIAM BROWN writer in KILMARNOCK and JEAN GREGG his late spouse with his advice humbly sheweth that the petitioner was born upon the 13th August and baptised upon the 20th day of September 1782 by the name of JANET as will appear from the session records of that date or an extract thereof - that she with the approvation of her father was induced some time ago to assume the additional name of DELLA and has since used and now uniformly is called and subscribes by the name JANET DELLA BROWN. It is proper and expedient therefore that the said additional name should be recorded in the session books of your parish by your authority to prevent misnomer in the use of it as has been done in other parishes in the like case.
May it please the Rev. Ministers, Elders and Kirk Sessions of KILMARNOCK to authorise your Clerk or his successors in office, to record this petition and deliverance to be pronounced heron in the register of the said Kirk Session, and to make a reference on the margin on the page on which her birth and baptism are originally recorded , and to give out certififcates thereof and of this petition and deliverance separately or together, at once and the same time when required, to authenticate that the foresaid additional name of DELLA is made her name'
According to Justice etc.

Signed: Janet Della Brown
Signed: William Brown
KILMARNOCK 3 October 1798
The Ministers, Elders, and Kirk Session of the parish of KILMARNOCK having considered this petition and record therein referred to, grants the desire of the said petition and AUTHORISE as craved thereby.

Signed: John Robertson, Minister
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The Ministers, Elders, and Kirk Session of the parish of KILMARNOCK having considered this petition and record therein referred to, grants the desire of the said petition and AUTHORISE as craved thereby.

Signed: John Robertson, Minister
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OPR Kilmarnock Marriage. '17 March 1801 - Kilmarnock Ayrshire Scotland. James Hindmarsh of New Castle, Esquire, and Miss Janet Della Brown in this Parish after proclamation were married'

Jean BROWN {M} [P2502]

Born ABT 1784, Kilmarnock Ayrs, Sc.
MarriageJane Brown 11 December 1802 - Kilmarnock Ayrshire to James Hawthorn
OPR Kilmarnock 11 Dec 1802: ' James Hawthorn Esq Merchant in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Miss Jean Brown in this Parish after proclamation were married'


Edinburgh Weekly Journal (Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland) 1802 December 15. QUOTE:
'At Kilmarnock, Mr James Hawthorn, Merchant in Newcastle, to Miss Jane Brown, fourth daughter of Mr William Brown, Writer in Kilmarnock.'

Barbara BROWN {F} [P424]

Born 31 Oct 1785, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland OPR IGI
Christened 21 Nov 1785, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland IGI - C11597-4
IGI - Barbara Brown baptism 21 Nov 1786, KILMARNOCK, AYR, SCOTLAND father's name: William Brown mother's name: Jean Greg: C11597-4
(The IGI Record is showing the incorrect year as Barbara's sister Lowis was born in October 1786, and the OPR record shows 1785)

OPR KILMARNOCK: 'Barbara third child of Mr William Brown writer in Kilmarnock and Jean Gregg spouses, his second marriage . Born 31st October 1785 and baptised 21st November by Mr Smith of Galston'.

Lillias Margaret BROWN {F} [P425]

Born 28 Oct 1786, Kilmarnock Ayrs
Christened 19 Nov 1786, Kilmarnock
OPR KILMARNOCK: 'Lillias Margaret daughter to William Brown writer in KIlmarnock and Jean Gregg spouses. Born 28th October 1786 and baptised 19th November 1786 '.

James BROWN {M} [P426]

Born 18 Mar 1788, Kilmarnock Ayrs
OPR KILMARNOCK:'James Brown second son of William Brown writer in Kilmarnock and Mrs Jean Gregg spouses born 18th March 1788'.

Andrew BROWN {M} [P427]

Born 21 Mar 1790, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland IGI
Christened 13 Apr 1790, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland IGI - C11597-4
IGI - Andrew Brown baptism: 13 Apr 1790 baptism: KILMARNOCK ,AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 21 Mar 1790 father's name: William Brown mother's name: Jean Gregg: C11597-4
OPR Kilmarnock.' Andrew Brown, fourth son and eight child of Mr William Brown, Writer, in Kilmarnock and Mrs Jean Gregg his spouse and second wife, born 21st March 1790, Baptised 13 April 1790 by Mr Robertson.'
[Note Alec Gregg 8th child is a mystery so far]

21 March 1790 - Kilmarnock Ayrshire Scotland

Family

[P437]It is suggested by Matthew Greig[Giffnock] that Jean was daughter to James Greg and Janet Henderson[P438][Ayr]. Likely in that two children of her marriage with William Brown were named James and Janet. Jeans father James Greg was known as a Master of Manners and a Dance Master but he was also described as a Land Surveyer on the birth record for Jeans son William Wallace.
OPR KILMARNOCK:Son Andrew is stated on the parish register[Kilmarnock] as being the 8th child to William Brown and Jean Gregg. Currently records found for only SEVEN children to this marriage[ADG1997]. Eigth, could be an error since Jean appears to have produced a child every two years between 1780 and 1790. FOUR children were born to William in his FIRST marriage to Anne Hunter.

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Spouses & Children:
William Brown Father 17441805
Jean Gregg Mother 1761-1796
William Wallace Brown 1780-
Janet Della Brown 1782-
Jean Brown 1784-
Barbara Brown 1785-
Lillias Margaret Brown 1786-1861
James Brown 1788-
Andrew Brown 1790-

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