Maria Brown

7 February 1819–
Mells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Maria

When Maria Brown was christened on 7 February 1819, in Mells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Brown, was 27 and her mother, Mary Eames, was 26. She lived in Mells, Somerset, England in 1851.

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Family Time Line

James Brown
1792–1868
Mary Eames
1793–
Sarah Brown
1816–
Ann Brown
1819–1891
Maria Brown
1819–
John Brown
1821–
Mary Brown
1823–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

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)

  • Maria Brown in household of James Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Maria Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Maria Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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