William Brown

1775–
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Brown was born in 1775, his father, Thomas Brown, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Bamford, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Brown
1737–1810
Sarah Bamford
1746–1777
Walter Brown
1765–1765
Thomas Brown
1769–1853
Samuel Brown
1770–
James Brown
1772–
William Brown
1775–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 26

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 33

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.
1815

Age 40

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)

  • William Brown, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • William Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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