George Brown

16 May 1793–6 May 1862 (Age 69)
Alnwick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Brown was born on 16 May 1793, in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Brown, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilson, was 35. He married Barbara Weddle on 8 August 1820, in Longhoughton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Lamesley, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 6 May 1862, in Wrekenton, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 68, and was buried in Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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George Brown
Barbara Weddle
Marriage: 8 August 1820
Thomas Brown
George Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Robert Brown
Alice Brown
John Brown
William Brown
Barbara Brown
Sarah Brown

Spouse and Children

8 August 1820
Longhoughton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 8

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 15

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 22

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • George Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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