Thomas Francis Brown

1655–16 June 1704 (Age 49)
Shropshire, England

The Life of Thomas Francis

When Thomas Francis Brown was born in 1655, in Shropshire, England, his father, William Brown, was 17 and his mother, Mrs Brown, was 21. He married Katherine Harris on 8 June 1685, in St. Thomas on the Bourne, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. His occupation is listed as a "satirist" in england. in London, England, United Kingdom. He died on 16 June 1704, in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England, at the age of 49, and was buried in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Francis Brown
Katherine Harris
Marriage: 8 June 1685
Mary Browne
Edward Brown
Hannah Brown
John Brown
Thomas Brown III
George Stephen Brown
Valentine Augustus Brown
Captian Joshua Brown Sr.

Spouse and Children

8 June 1685
St. Thomas on the Bourne, Surrey, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (1)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 33

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

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, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Thomas Browne in entry for Mary Browne, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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