Thomas Brown

23 July 1820–
Minety, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Brown was christened on 23 July 1820, in Minety, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Packer Brown, was 33 and his mother, Jane Maple, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Edward Packer Brown
1787–1858
Jane Maple
1791–
William Brown
1815–1854
John Packer Brown
1815–1876
John Brown
1818–
Thomas Brown
1820–
Charles Brown
1823–1834
Jane Brown
1824–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
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.

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)

  • Thomas Browne, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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