Jane Brown

24 September 1856–4 July 1912 (Age 55)
Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of Jane

When Jane Brown was born on 24 September 1856, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, William Brown, was 29 and her mother, Christina Allan, was 32. She married John Moon on 28 November 1894, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She lived in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 4 July 1912, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

John Moon
Jane Brown
Marriage: 28 November 1894

Spouse and Children

28 November 1894
Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    William Brown


    Christina Allan




    Marion Brown


    Christina Allan Brown


    Robert Brown



    Alexander Allan Brown


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World Events (8)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 1

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 12

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 18

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

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)

  • Jane Brown in household of William Brown, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Jean Brown, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jane Brown - Government record: birth-name: Jane Brown

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