Edward Brown

1731–
Hernhill, Kent, England

The Life of Edward

When Edward Brown was born in 1731, in Hernhill, Kent, England, his father, Thomas Brown, was 23 and his mother, Mary, was 21. He married Anne Benfield on 18 June 1749, in St Peter in Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Edward Brown
1731–
Anne Benfield
1727–
Marriage: 18 June 1749
Ann Brown
1751–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 June 1749
St Peter in Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Brown

    Male1708–Male

    Mary

    Female1710–Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1731–Male

    Stephen Brown

    Male1734–Male

World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 21

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 23

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 39

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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 (3)

  • Edward Brown, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • Edward Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Brown in entry for Ann Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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