Bessie Brown

18 March 1746–
Torryburn, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Brown was born on 18 March 1746, in Torryburn, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Broun, was 30 and her mother, Janet Pope, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Broun
1716–1790
Janet Pope
1719–
Margaret Brown
1743–
Bessie Brown
1746–
Isabel Brown
1748–
Robert Brown
1750–
Jennet Brown
1752–
Bessie Brown
1754–
Janet Brown
1757–1833
Thomas Brown
1757–
Elizabeth Brown
1762–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Female1743–Female

    Female1746–Female

    Isabel Brown

    Female1748–Female

    Robert Brown

    Male1750–Male

    Jennet Brown

    Female1752–Female

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World Events (5)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 56

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 65

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 69

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 (1)

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

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