James Brown

6 December 1772–
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Brown was christened on 6 December 1772, in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Brown, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Bamford, was 26. He married Anne Parson on 23 April 1818. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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James Brown
Anne Parson
Marriage: 23 April 1818
Martha Brown
Harriett Brown

Spouse and Children


    Anne Parson


23 April 1818
Child's Ercall, Bloxwick, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


    Martha Brown


    Harriett Brown


Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

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

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.

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)

  • James Brown in entry for Martha Brown, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • James Brown, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • James Brown in entry for Martha Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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