Charles Brown

1791–16 October 1862 (Age 71)
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles

Charles Brown was born in 1791, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of John Brown and Jane Hewson. He married Elisabeth Goforth on 30 May 1815, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 16 October 1862, in Great Grimsby St Mary and St James, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71, and was buried in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Charles Brown
Elisabeth Goforth
Marriage: 30 May 1815
John Goforth Brown

Spouse and Children


    Elisabeth Goforth


30 May 1815
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


    John Goforth Brown


Parents and Siblings

    John Brown


    Jane Hewson




    John Brown


    Joseph Brown


    Mary Brown


    James Brown


    Ann Brown


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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 10

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 17

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.

Age 24

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)

  • Charles Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Charles Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Charles Brown in entry for Sarah Ann Brown, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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