Margaret Brown

27 February 1872–
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Brown was born on 27 February 1872, in Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Brown, was 29 and her mother, Margaret McLean, was 25. She married George Brown on 25 November 1892, in Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

George Brown
1870–
Margaret Brown
1872–
Marriage: 25 November 1892
Maggie McLean Brown
1893–
Janet Dryburgh Brown
1895–
William Brown
1901–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 November 1892
Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    William Brown

    Male1843–Male

    Margaret McLean

    Female1847–Female

siblings

(7)

    Catherine Brown

    Female1870–Female

    Female1872–Female

    James Brown

    Male1874–Male

    Male1876–1959Male

    William Brown

    Male1878–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 2

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.
1884

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 33

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

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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  • Margaret Brown, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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