Mary Brown

Female3 May 1827–

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Brown was born on 3 May 1827, in Newland, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Brown, was 29 and her mother, Mary Thomas, was 28. She married Edwin Aston on 25 April 1846, in Christchurch, 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
1824–1848
Mary Brown
1827–
Marriage: 25 April 1846
Harriet Aston
1847–

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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1846Christchurch, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1830

    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 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.

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