Richard Brown

31 May 1817–
Acton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Brown was christened on 31 May 1817, in Acton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Brown, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Mottram, was 45.

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Family Time Line

John Brown
1772–1858
Elizabeth Mottram
1772–1836
Richard Brown
1817–

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World Events (7)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
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.
1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Richard Brown, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Richard Brown, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

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