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Families featured - Own pages for Hy and Esther Brown, and for Wm and Margt Brown,
Charles Brown, Henry Brown, James Brown, James Shearer Brown, James Stewart Brown,
John Brown, John Deniston Brown, John Waddell Brown, Joseph Holloway Brown,
Moses Brown, Robert Brown, William Brown, William John Brown,


Charles Brown

Charles Brown wed 1858 #864 to Ann Don and lived at Ballarat
9 Children 1. Alexr Brown 1859 #7332
2. Mary Brown 1860 #13667
3. Ann Brown 1862 #12394
4. Margaret Brown 1864 #226
5. Ellen Brown 1866 #19198
6. Alexander Don Brown 1868 #14072
7. John Brown 1871 #6955
8. Agnes Brown 1873 #7236
9. Euphemia Brown 1876 #6833
3. Ann Brown 1862 #12394 wed 1890 to Robert Laidlaw Blaikie

Henry Brown

From on Sat, 12 Jan 2008

I came across your website by accident and saw you have Henry Brown arriving on Helen 1852 & Diana Brown arriving on Truro in 1854. I believe Henry, Dinah and their children arrived on Sabrina in 1857, same ship as the Godings. 'Sabrina' arr Hobsons Bay 13 Apr 1857 (assisted). Left Southampton 24 Jan 1857.
Brown, Henry - 50 and Dinah - 38 with Catherine - 22, Isabella - 22, Susan - 19, Edward - 15, Emma - 14, William - 12, Ellen - 8, Alfred - 4, Joseph - 2.
Dinah was Henry's 2nd wife. That would put Hy, Dinah, Ellen, Alf & Jos as a family (pg 350) and older ch Cath, Isabella, Susan, Emma together with single women (pg 357)and Edw & Wm together as single men (pg 356).
I am connected through Isabella Elizabeth Brown who married Edward Smith. She is the dau of Henry Brown and his 1st wife Susan Murphy.
Lyn Hampel, Melbourne


Marriages Sep 1847 - Henry Brown and Diana Gibbons in Croydon Vol 4 page 63.

Henry Brown came Apr 1857 on the Sabrina with Diana Gibbons 38, 1827 - 1886 #7474 aged 68 dau of Thomas Gibbons and lived at Brunswick, Victoria
12 Children 1. Catherine Brown - 22
2. Isabella Brown - 22
3. Susan Brown - 19
4. Edward Brown - 15
5. Emma Brown - 14
6. William Brown - 12
7. Ellen Elizabeth Brown - 8 (1848 - 1889 #18176 aged 41)
8. Alfred Brown - 4
9. Joseph Brown - 2
10. Mary Ann Brown 1857 #4923
11. Elizabeth Diana Brown 1858 #14893
7. Ellen Elizabeth Brown 1848 - 1889 #18176 aged 41 wed 1870 #3713 to John Goding, and lived at Brunswick, Oakleigh
11. Elizabeth Diana Brown 1858 #14893 wed 1890 #7350 to John Goding, widower of her sister.

James Brown

James Brown from Bristol wed 1877 #1094 to Elizabeth Simpson and lived at Buninyong
6 Children 1. Elizabeth Hannah Brown 1878 #7208
2. John James Brown 1879 #14222
3. Sarah Jane Brown 1881 #14531 - 1882 #587 lived 8 months
4. William Albert Brown 1882 #14225
5. Blanch Maud Brown 1884 #15056
6. Herbert Henry Brown 1886 #24312
Blanche Maud Brown wed 1914 to Robert Montague Kemp Challis, 2 Children

James Shearer Brown

James Shearer Brown c1850, and Mary Jane Jones came c1880
4 children 1. Emily Elizabeth Brown 1881 #4052 wed 1920 to William Wilson
2. John Harris Brown 1882 #24322
3. Ada Isabel Brown 1885 #26856
4. James Edward Brown 1888 #13149

James Stewart Brown

James Stewart Brown, born in Birmingham, wed 1875 to Elizabeth Hurst born in Tipperary
1. Frances Elizabeth Brown 1871 #22593 - ? born at Collingwood wed Victor Marchwinski
2. James Stuart Brown 1875 #3779

James Stuart Brown married Sarah Wells, their son James Stuart Brown 1877 - 1900 died aged 22 Years 10 months

I appear to have found there were two of the same Brown names. Why is the death index providing confusing details? No other entries were found 1897 - 1940. Didn't I look carefully enough?

John Brown

John Brown wed 1854 to Janet Shank
5 children 1. John Brown 1857 died 1888
2. David Brown 1859 died 1861
3. Mungo Brown 1861 wed Margaret Ann Peel
4. David Brown 1864
5. Thomas Brown 1868
3. Mungo Brown wed 1884 to Margaret/Mary Ann Peel
5 children 1. Sarah Hannah Valentine Brown 1885 #5761 lived 12 days
2. John Campsie Brown 1886 #21788
3. Elsie May Brown 1888 #24569
4. Edward Brown 1890
5. Alex Brown 1892
1. John Campsie Brown 1886 - 12 Feb 1950 wed 1912 #5038, to Isabella Guiditta Hitchcock 1892 #24678 - 1955, born at Kyabram. He died at the residence of his niece, Joy Isabel Skelton, 2 Albert St, Highett.

John Deniston Brown

John Deniston Brown came c1856 with Margaret Aitchison to Sandhurst and later moved to Geelong
9 Children 1. Daniel Brown 1856 - 1859 #4912 lived 3 years
2. Margaret Brown 1857 #7650 lived 1 year
3. Margaret Brown 1858 - 1859 #2590 lived 11 months
4. John Brown 1859 #21488 lived 1 year
5. John James Brown 1862 #10773
6. Margaret Emma Elizabeth Brown 1865 #2442
7. Ellen Brown 1867 #8373
8. Robert Boyce Brown 1870 #8935
9. Georgina Brown 1872 #23371
5. John James Brown 1862 #10773 wed 1884 #916 to Mary Ann Clements and lived at Geelong
6 Children 1. Nelly May Brown 1884 #9734
2. Emily Maud Mary Brown 1885 #25746 lived 4 years
3. Eveleen Maud Brown 1890 #23520
4. John Alfred Brown 1893 #22750
5. Marguerite Myrtle Brown 1896 #11850
6. Doris Ruby Brown 1900 #3557
1. Nellie May Brown 1884 - 1914 #14085 aged 30, wed 1913 #10274 to William John Frears 1881 #14322 - 1938 #15456 aged 56, she died without issue


John Waddell Brown

John Waddell Brown 21 May 1827 - 29 Dec 1890 aged 64 yrs born at Launceston and buried Beaconsfield, Tasmania, wed 22 June 1852 at Richmond Hill to Mary Brown born 28/2/1832. John & Mary owned and operated the Exeter Hotel, and was also a farmer
John Waddel Brown (shipwright) widower wed 31 Oct 1877 to Margaret Martin - widow
The Family Tree of John Waddell Brown & Mary Ellen Brown has been researched by Suzanne Griffin. Sources: Tas. Pioneer Index - Birth/Death/Marriage Announcements in Tasmanian & Interstate Newspapers - Baptism/Church Registers available in Tasmanian Libraries and from living descendants of the John Waddell & Mary Ellen Brown.
6 children 1. Jenett Brown 22 Jan 1854
2. John Waddell Brown 29 Dec 1857
3. William Brown 20 Aug 1860
4. Margaret Brown 3 June 1863
5. George Westwood Brown 11 May 1866
6. Edward Brown 26 Jan 1868
John Waddell Brown 29 Dec 1857 - 29 Jan 1912, Farmer aged 23 wed 17 Jan 1881 to Mary Ellen Brown aged 15, 12 children

Joseph Holloway Brown

Joseph Holloway Brown 1829 - 1879 #9431 aged 47, son of Martha Barcy and Joseph Brown of Lancashire, wed Margaret Rowley baptized 10 Feb 1831 at Ludlow, (Shropshire), England; died 1894 #8885 aged 63 at Carngham, Vic, and lived at Kilmore, Ballarat, then Carngham
12 children 1. Joseph William Brown 1852 #35073 christened Roman Catholic, Kilmore
2. Sarah Ellen Brown 1855 #4199 wed 1879 #3174 to John Durham
3. Elizabeth Brown 1857 #2136 - 1857 #1291 lived 1 day
4. Margaret Brown 1858 #2268
5. Mary Ann Brown 1859 #19018 - 1870 #565 lived 10 years
6. Eliza Priscilla Brown 1861 #20075 - 1936 #8780 aged 75
7. Richard Aquilla Brown 1863 #18448 - 1924 #899 aged 60, died at Carngham
8. Theresa Louisa Brown 1865 #7243
9. John Ingram Brown 1867 #6977
10. Charles Brown 1869 #1229 - 1869 #3603 lived 5 months
11. Adam Brown 1871 #14738
12. Ann Brown 1874 #21509
2. Sarah Ellen Brown 1855 #4199 wed 1879 #3174 to John Durham from Huntingdonshire
1 child 1. John Robert Durham 1879 #13716
6. Eliza Priscilla Brown 1861 #20075 - 1936 #8780 aged 75, wed 1888 #5841 to David Richard Douty/Doughty of Ballarat
5 children 1. Margt Jane Doughty 1889 #18337 - 1923 #11483 aged 34, wed Priest
2. Richard Leslie Doughty 1891 #8762
3. Elsie May Doughty 1893 #9379 - 1900 #7792 lived 7 years
4. Alick Harold Doughty 1895 #26290
5. Fredk Hy Doughty 1898 #389 - 1981 #04579 aged 83
7. Richard Aquilla Brown 1863 #18448 - 1924 #899 aged 60, died at Carngham, wed 1891 #8020 to Margaret Irvine 1868 #26546 - 1936 #15055 aged 67 dau of Isabella Morton and Wm Irvine born at Springdall
6 children 1. James Wm Brown 1892 #11813
2. Joseph Richard Brown 1894 #10423
3. Lillian Isabella Brown 1896 #10082
4. Margt Annie Brown 1899 #1846
5. Alice Morton Brown 1906 - 1928 #6603 aged 22
6. David Ernest Brown 1910 - 1927 #13727 aged 17
9. John Ingram Brown 1867 #6977 wed 1892 #4917 to Louisa Euphemia Nunn 1869 #14202 - 1932 #8689 aged 63, dau of Esther Maurice and James Nunn (came before 1857), born at Carngham
3 children 1. Walter John Brown 1893 #30126 - 1942 #1406 aged 48
2. Elizth Ann Brown 1895 #10714 - 1895 #4857 lived 1 month
3. Arthur Joseph Brown 1897 #26899 - 1930 #3850 aged 32

Moses Brown


From on Fri, 21 May 2004

Elizabeth,

I've just viewed your web site and came across a couple of names that interest me. They are Amelia Stackhouse and Moses Brown. Amelia was born 1831( Manchester area of Lancashire, UK). Her brothers & sisters were George b & D 1816, William 1817 - 1818, Jane b 1819 married Hedley King(Aus), Matilda 1822 - 1893 married Robert Stables, Ann 1824 - 1827, and Richard 1828 - 1896. Their parents were Richard Stackhouse and Ann Ashton ----- my GGGGgrandparents. Her brother, Richard, was my GGGgrandfather. From there my Tree goes back to 1635, I'd love to hear more about Amelia (in particular) and Moses if you have any information.

and on 27 Nov 2004
Thank you so much for getting in touch, I very much appreciate it. Our family is documented in the Doomseday Book and originated from a small hamlet in Yorkshire, England called Stackhouse, where they got their name.
Sadly I'm unable to link the branches of my Tree to the Yorkshire family as I cannot confirm the parentage of Richard Stackhouse 1783 - 1857 marr Ann Ashton 1792 - 1864 - Amelia's parents. They were my ggg grandparents. It would be interesting to know why Moses and Amelia went to Australia. Amelia's sister, Jane, married Hedley King (Aus), I'm unsure if this means that Hedley originated from Oz or if they too, left the UK like Amelia.
Way back in the family history, a Stackhouse family from Yorkshire sailed on one of William Penn's ships to the New World. Most of the American branch (and there are many in the USA) originated from those settlers in Pennsylvania, whilst the Stackhouse name is still relatively uncommon here in England.

Mary nee Stackhouse


Marriages Sep 1849 - Moses Brown and Amelia Stackhouse at Manchester Vol 20 page 497

Moses Brown came c1855 with Amelia Stackhouse and baby Moses, and lived at Collingwood

2 Children 1. Moses Brown died 1855 #4118 aged 1 year
2. John Richard Brown 1857 #4353
2. John Richard Brown 1857 #4353 wed 1882 #4210 to Janet Campbell 1859 #286 born at Collingwood, and lived at Clifton Hill
4 Children 1. Ethel Amelia Brown 1882 #22086
2. John Richard Brown 1884 #23677
3. Maria Stackhouse Brown 1886 #17001
4. Lillian Blanche Brown 1888 #19014
4. Lillian Blanche Brown 1888 #19014 wed 1914 to William John Harford Akers, 4 children

Robert Brown

Robert Brown wed 1857 #4350 to Mary Short, and lived at Portland then Melbourne suburbs then Ballarat
11 children 1. Margaret Ann Brown 1860 #9055
2. John Robert Brown 1862 #4420
3. Jane Elenor Brown 1863 #21579 - 1864 #4055 lived 9 months
4. Eleanor (Helena) Brown 1865 #3762 - 1877 #8727 lived 12 years
5. William Brown 1867 #9621 - 1868 #1730 lived 11 months
6. Sarah Brown 1869 #3553
7. Sarah Jane Brown 1870 #20932
8. Thomas Brown 1872 #13932 - 1873 #5998 lived 12 months
9. William Brown 1874 #13500
10. Thomas Richardson Brown 1877 #9555
11. Albert Short Brown 1879 #3468
3. Margaret Ann Brown 1860 #9055 wed 1883 #239 to William Robert Harford 1856 #6713 - 1899 #15031 aged 45, lived at Hotham East then Melbourne East, 9 children


Own page for William and Margaret Brown in Tasmania,


William Brown

William Brown 26 came from South Wales in May 1853 on the Calliope with Ellen Wheeler 22 and Maria Brown 30, and lived at St Kilda
6 Children 1. William Brown 1851
2. John Frederick Brown 1853 - 1854 #639 lived 1 year, born in South Wales
3. Chas Hy Brown 1855 #10108
4. Annie Marie Brown 1860 #12864
5. Catherine Janet Brown 1862 #23823
6. Ellen Florence Brown 1865 #18897
5. Cath Jeanette Brown 1862 #23823 - 1932 #11688 aged 70 wed 1890 #8560 to Frederick William Punshon 1864 #351 - 1939 #14693 aged 75,

William John Brown

William John Brown came c1862 with Margaret Jane Gibson and lived at Pentridge later called Coburg
6 Children 1. Elizabeth Brown 1863 #85M lived 1 year, died at Sea
2. Twin William Brown 1865 #4328 - 1865 #5107 lived 3 months
3. Twin David Brown 1865 #4329 - 1865 #5106 lived 3 months
4. Elizabeth Hollis Brown 1867 #17250
5. William James Brown 1870 #25296
6. Annie Brown 1873 #4718
4. Elizabeth Hollis Brown 1867 #17250 - 1928 #6960 aged 59, wed 1894 #1594 to Richd Jos Greening 1863 #22582 - 1937 #2499 aged 73. (Her death index shows her father's name as William John Obrien and mother as Margt Jane Gibson)


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