James Brown

1772–
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Brown was born in 1772, in Staffordshire, England, his father, Thomas Brown, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Bamford, was 26. He married Anne Parson on 23 April 1818, in Child's Ercall, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

James Brown
1772–
Anne Parson
1797–
Marriage: 23 April 1818
Absalom Brown
1828–1829
Daniel Brown
1830–1831
Martha Brown
1833–
Harriet Brown
1836–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1818Child's Ercall, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 3
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 29
    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 36
    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.

    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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (14)

    • James Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Brown in entry for Martha Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • James Brown, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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