Thomas Brown

about 1751–
Lee, Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Brown was born about 1751, in Lee, Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Brown, was 33 and his mother, Mary Morley, was 35. He married Ann Rigby on 11 July 1782, in Ombersley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Thomas Brown
Ann Rigby
Marriage: 11 July 1782
Richard Brown

Spouse and Children

11 July 1782
Ombersley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 50

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 57

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.

Age 64

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)

  • Thomas Brown in entry for Richard Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Brown, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Thomas Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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