Richard Brown

1 November 1788–21 January 1840 (Age 51)
St Allen, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Brown was born on 1 November 1788, in St Allen, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Brown, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Hoskins, was 32. He married Sarah Longmaid on 15 August 1819, in Truro St Mary, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 21 January 1840, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Richard Brown
1788–1840
Sarah Longmaid
1792–
Marriage: 15 August 1819
Elizabeth Sarah Brown
1820–
Richard Brown
1823–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 August 1819
Truro St Mary, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 13

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 20

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 27

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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)

  • Richard Brown, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Richard Brown in entry for Richard Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Brown in entry for Elizabeth Sarah Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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