Mary Brown

3 May 1827–
Newland, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brown was born on 3 May 1827, in Newland, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Brown, was 28 and her mother, Mary Thomas, was 28. She married Edwin Aston on 25 April 1846, in Dean Forest Christ Church, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Aston
Mary Brown
Marriage: 25 April 1846
Harriet Aston

Spouse and Children

25 April 1846
Dean Forest Christ Church, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Harriet Aston


Parents and Siblings

    John Brown


    Mary Thomas




    Caroline Brown


    Hannah Brown



    William Brown


    Harriett Brown


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 4

Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

Age 40

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mary Brown in household of John Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Aston in household of John Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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