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William and Margaret Brown

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Spouses mentioned on this page
John Waddel Brown, Augusta Julia Chaulk-Beaudinet, John James Blundell (Jack) Craven,
Mary Anne Dainty, Margaret Jane Graham, Charles Glover, Arthur Holmes,
Louis Edgar Hyland, Mary Kerrison, Emma Ada Moore, Sarah Nichollos,
Lily Peden, Henry Stephen Powell, Caroline Stonehouse, Arthur Thomas, William Worthy,

There is a book written by Roy Peck listing William & Margaret's details.

William BROWN [Snr] ( b. 01/02/1809 m. 31/08/1829 d. 05/06/1882 )
Born in Claghar, Ulster (Ireland) William was a soldier/policeman in the 92nd Regiment (Irish). He married Margaret Jane Graham born in 1807, in Lloghen, Ulster (Ireland) on 31 August 1829. A marriage which was witnessed to by Robert SHEPHERD.
Margaret Jane GRAHAM was an accomplished SEAMSTRESS. William and Margaret emigrated to Tasmania in 1834. Their home, the "Springhill", at Supply River, Tasmania (outside Exeter) was used for church services until the Supply River Methodist Church was built. In the cemetery of the Supply River Methodist Church, which still stands today, are many tombstones belonging to the to the BROWN and KERRISON families. These include the tombstone of Margaret Jane BROWN, nee GRAHAM, who died on 12 October 1873 at Supply River.
William Brown widower, wed 26 Oct 1877 to Sarah Marwood at Launceston.

11 Children 1 Rebecca Brown 27 May 1830
2 William [Jnr] Brown 7 February 1831
3 John Brown 6 July 1834 - 3 Dec 1861 aged 27 died in a shipwreck off Port Arthur, Tasmania.
4 Lydia Brown 31 May 1836
5 James Brown 4 March 1838
6 Robert Brown 20 October 1840
7 Thomas Valantine Brown 29 October 1841
8 Peter Brown 4 March 1843
9 Margaret Jane Brown 15 July 1844 lived 7 days
10 Twin Elizabeth Brown 12 October 1845
11 Twin Charles Brown 12 October 1845

1 Rebecca Brown

1 Rebecca Brown 27 May 1830 - 14 Jan 1914 born in County Tyrone, Ireland and buried at Supply River Church, West Tamar, Tasmania, wed Charles Glover on 9 July 1849 (Launceston) who died 1863. Rebecca wed 10 Oct 1864 to Michael Gallagher and on 12 October 1871 to Thomas Askins (Port Sorell) who died 1900.
8 Children 1. Margaret Jane Glover 20 Oct 1849
2. Rebecca Glover 2 July 1851
3. Robert Glover 8 Aug 1854
4. Lydia Glover 2 Nov 1855
5. Maria Glover 1857
6. William Glover 24 Dec 1860
7. Harriet Glover 4 Dec 1861
8. Charles Glover 1864 born 6 months after his father died
1. Margaret Jane Glover 20 Oct 1849 - 12 Feb 1902, eloped 1866 with Michael Gallagher who also used the surname Doyle
9 Children 1. Elizabeth Gallagher 16 Apr 1867
2. Margaret Doyle 14 Sep 1869
3. Rosa Doyle 10 Aug 1871
4. Patrick Doyle 14 Sep 1873
5. Bridgett Gallagher 25 Sep 1875
6. Sarah Gallagher 28 Mar 1878
7. Michael Charles Gallagher 1 Oct 1881 died aged 13 months
8. Catherine Rebecca Gallagher 20 Dec 1883
9. Harriet Maria Doyle 28 Sep 1887
2. Rebecca Glover 2 July 1851 wed 1874 to Thomas Seen died 1900, and Rebecca wed Bob Jeffries. She had 10 children, 2 died in infancy
4. Lydia Glover 2 Nov 1855 - 1901 aged 46, wed 1870 to John Hinds and had 12 children.
John Hinds then wed Ada Gibson
5. Maria Glover 1857 wed 1876 to Henry Shean and had 10 children. She was the local Midwife, and renowned for her singing
6. William Glover 24 Dec 1860 - 16 Feb 1917 wed 26 Jul 1882 to Selina Hammersley who died 16 Apr 1922. 4 sons enlisted
9 Children 1. Sarah Glover 28 Jan 1883 - c1923 wed Hastings
2. Selina Glover 29 Jan 1885 wed Whitmore
3. William James Glover 2 Aug 1886
4. Charles James Glover 16 Jun 1888
5. Barbara Ann Glover 20 Apr 1892
6. Alfred John Glover 21 Sep 1893
7. John (Jack) Glover 11 May 1895 KIA in France 1917
8. George Frederick Glover 26 Nov 1896 died in France 1918
9. Leslie Gordon Glover 20 Sep 1897
10. Herbert Hugh Glover 25 Oct 1898
1. Sarah Glover 28 Jan 1883 - 28 May 1922 wed 13 May 1902 to Charles William Hastings
1 Child 1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Hastings 1903 wed James Talbot
7. Harriet Glover 4 Dec 1861 - 1941 wed 1882 to Alexander McKenzie and had 8 children.

2. William BROWN [Jnr]

( b. 07 Feb 1831 m. 03/07/1860 d. 31/10/1888 )
Oldest son of William BROWN [Snr] and Margaret Jane GRAHAM, William was born in Tullamore, Ulster (Ireland). He wed 1860 to Mary Scott nee Kerrison 21 Aug 1841 - 12 June 1889, at his father's house in Supply River, East Tamar (Tasmania). The official witnesses at his wedding to Mary KERRISON were Stephen KERRISON (Mary's Father or Brother?) and James BROWN (William Jnr's brother).
William [Jnr] to Tasmania when 3 years old with parents, sister Rebecca and possibly brother John. He lived mainly at Supply River, but spent some time in Launceston and worked as a coal miner. Returned to Supply River in March 1888 and was confined to bed and home for the last 6 months of his life. When, in his final days, the family were standing round his bed weeping he said; "You may weep now, but when I am gone don't weep for me but shout `Glory, he is safely landed' ".
11 Children 1 Margaret Brown born 6 October 1861
2 John Thomas Brown 1 August 1863
3 Mary Ellen Brown 17 April 1865
4 Caroline Elizabeth Brown 27 August 1866
5 Peter Brown 6 January 1869
6 William Edwin Brown 8 January 1871
7 Martha Brown 2 May 1873 lived eight days
8 James Nelson Brown 18 June 1874
9 Elizabeth Jane Brown 17 June 1876
10 Daniel Frederick Brown born on 19 November 1878
11 Harriet Agnes Brown 20 January 1881
1 Margaret Brown born 6 October 1861 (Launceston), she married Robert Mcleod but did not have any children before she died at the age of 32 years in 1893
2 John Thomas Brown a farmer in the West Tamar district in Tasmania, he married Lily Peden. John was born on 1 August 1863 (Launceston) and died on 20 April 1934
3 Mary Ellen Brown 17 April 1865 (Launceston) - 30 November 1932 aged 67yrs buried Hobart, Mary aged 15 married on 17 Jan 1881 to John Waddell Brown 29 Dec 1857 - 29/1/1912, Farmer aged 23
12 children 1. William Ernest Brown 6 Oct 1881 - 5 Feb 1883 aged 15 months
2. Mary Brown (Molly) 27 Dec 1882
3. Janette Lillian Brown 22 Jan 1884 - 8 Aug 1965 aged 81
4. John Harold Brown 2 June 1886
5. George Edward Brown 6 Dec 1887 - 18 June 1888 lived 6 months
6. Amy Nina Brown 6 March 1889 - 1 Nov 1915 aged 34
7. Ivy May Brown 21 Dec 1890 - 26 Sep 1978 aged 87
8. Elrick Augustus Roy Brown 17 Dec 1892
9. Bruce Howard Brown 24 June 1894
10. Hedley Rupert Brown 6 July 1896
11. Fredrick Granville Brown 21 May 1898
12. Sylvia Brown 23 Oct 1906
2. Mary Brown 27 Dec 1882 - 20 Aug 1978 aged 96, wed 29 Dec 1908 to Robert Charles Broadby died 19 June 1958
4 children 1. Robert Clifton Broadby 8 May 1910
2. Zilva Molly Broadby 24 Dec 1912
3. Jessie Pauline Broadby 9 Sep 1915 - 21 Dec 1915 aged 3 months buried Hobart
4. John Lloyd Broadby 7 Jan 1917
4. John Harold Brown 2 June 1886 - 9 May 1973 aged 87, wed 2 Dec 1914 to Emma Louisa Crow 10 Jun 1878 - 15 May 1978 aged 99, daughter of Louisa Parnell and Charles Crow
1st child 1. Vera Marie Brown 22 Apr 1916
8. Elrick Augustus Roy Brown 17 Dec 1892 - 10 Jul 1952 aged 62, wed 3 June 1916 to Ina Grace Thorne died 21 Dec 1983 daughter of Robert & Elizabeth Thorne
2 children 1. Donald Rex Brown
2. Female Unknown lived 1 day
9. Bruce Howard Brown 24 June 1894 - 8 Apr 1973 aged 79, wed 4 Apr 1917 to Winifred Watson 26 Dec 1897 - 6 May 1954 aged 57
3 children 1. Bruce Brown 31 Jan 1918
2. Ellen Brown 8 Nov 1919
3. John Maxwell Brown 30 May 1922 - 23 May 1943 accidental in combat exercises Algeria (RAAF Fighter Pilot) W.W.11


4 Caroline Elizabeth Brown Carry was born on 27 August 1866 (Launceston) and worked as a midwife. She was married to Arthur Thomas on 28 April 1884 (Launceston). Family lore suggests that Caroline went on to marry John KERRISON (possibly a cousin ?), however this has not been substantiated. She died in Launceston, Tasmania, on 20 June 1941.
5 Peter Brown was born on 6 January 1869 (Georgetown), and married Emma Ada Moore (b. c1872) on 25 March 1890 (Beaconsfield)
6 William Edwin Brown born on 8 January 1871 and died on 21 July 1930 (Launceston). He married Augusta Julia Chaulk-Beaudinet on 24 October 1894 (Launceston).
8 James Nelson Brown Jim was born on 18 June 1874 (Westbury) and died in 1930. It is yet to be determined whether Jim was married once or twice. It is thought that his wife(s) names had both/either Emma and/or Kate as part of their name(s). Jim went on to become the Lord Mayor for Newcastle c.1926.
9 Elizabeth Jane Brown born on 17 June 1876 (Westbury), Elizabeth was a Salvation Army Brigadest. She emigrated to New Zealand where she married John James Blundell (Jack) Craven on 13 April 1903. She died at Palmerston, New Zealand, on 18 January 1975
10 Daniel Frederick Brown born on 19 November 1878 (Westbury), killed in the Beaconsfield goldmine a month before his nineteenth birthday on 18 October 1897. He is buried in grounds of the Methodist Church at Supply River Tasmania.
11 Harriet Agnes Brown born on 20 January 1881 - Oct 1971 (Westbury), she married twice - first to Arthur Holmes and then to Louis Edgar Hyland. Harriet died in Melbourne, Victoria, Children Frederick Holmes, Keith Holmes, Albert Holmes


4. Lydia Brown

Lydia Brown born on 31 May 1836 - 24 Sep 1924 aged 88, wed on 9 July 1856 at Launceston, to former convict William Worthy born c1822 who died around 1862. William was sentenced to be hanged for attacking his mother-in-law, Margaret Brown in late 1861
Lydia then married on 23 December 1868 to Henry Stephen Powell 1842 - 1888, at Launceston. One reports they settled at the Rookery and had 4 children, where Lydia was the local midwife until age and blindness forced her to move to Beaconsfield and be cared for by Amelia till Amelia died then she moved to Glengarry to live with Alice
6 Children 1. Amelia Worthy 3 May 1859 - 1918 called Margaret Sarah in another list
2. William James Worthy 10 Sep 1861 wed 12 May 1881 to Emmeline Wood, dau Lydia Rebecca Worthy 1882
3. George David Powell 6 Mar 1871 - 6 Mar 1903
4. John Henry Powell 10 Aug 1873 - 25 Oct 1924
5. Mary Jane Powell 5 Apr 1875 6. Alice Emily Powell 1 May 1897 - 4 Mar 1967 aged 87, wed 1908 to John Hamilton, dau Irene
2. William James Worthy 10 Sep 1861 - 25 Jan 1920 age 65 at Police Station Beaconsfield Tas ( Suicide ), wed 12 May 1881 to Emmeline Wood, and divorced
wed 2nd, on 4 May 1908 to widow Margaret Kettler nee Johns at Methodist Church Beaconsfield Tas. Margaret Worthy nee Johns died 18 Jan 1920 Beaconsfield Tas (Shot by husband then burnt in house fire)
NOTE 1913 Beaconsfield Electoral Roll list Lydia Powell, William James Worthy, Margaret Worthy nee Johns, Amelia Worthy, all living Lewis St Beaconfield Tas
William
1 Child 1. Lydia Rebecca Worthy 1882

From on Fri, 7 Mar 2008

I found where Lydia Brown was married to a William Worthy. Lydia and William had a son William James Worthy who married a Emmeline Wood in 1881.
I thought you would like to know what happened to William James Worthy or Possum Worthy as he was known. After he left Emmeline he married my gg aunt Margaret Kettler on the 4th May 1908 at Beaconsfield Methodist Church. Margaret had been married three times before and her maiden name was John. She came out from Wales in 1855 with her parents and two brothers.
William and Margaret lived at Blackwood Hill 13 miles from Beaconsfield on a proprty owned by a Mr G T Eddie. On this propery in January 1920 William James Worthy shot and killed Margaret then set fire to the house. He was taken to the Beaconsfield Court house where he hung himself a few days later.
William apparently attacked Margarets granddaughter so that is why he shot Margaret as Margaret must have found out. I have all the newspaper clippings and details of the murder etc if you are interested. William also has a record for Larceny back in !887 or 1889.
William James Worthy died on the 25th of January 1920 and is buried in the Beaconsfield Cemetery as is my gg aunt Margaret.
Regards Rhonda Rose...


4. John Henry Powell 10 Aug 1872 - 25 Oct 1924 wed 26 Apr 1899 to Rebecca Jane Shean who died 12 Dec 1953,
3 Children 1. Alice Maria Powell 19 Sep 1900 - 12 Aug 1989 wed David Maynard
2. Phyllis Coralie Powell 29 Nov 1902 - 21 Jan 1974 wed Ernest Martin Airey
3. Leila Lydia May Powell 19 May 1905 wed 6 Feb 1926 to David Thomas Whittaker

5 James Brown

5 James Brown born on 4 March 1838 (Launceston) and marrying Mary Anne Dainty.

6 Robert Brown

6 Robert Brown born on 20 October 1840 (Launceston) and was married to Sarah Nichollos (b. c1846) on 24 August 1866 (Georgetown).

7 Thomas Valantine Brown

7 Thomas Valantine Brown born on 29 October 1841 and marrying on 3 November 1862 (Launceston) to Eliza Veitch (b. c1846) daughter of Eliza Harrison and Robert Veitch who wed 1841 at Launceston. Thomas died at Supply River on 19 December 1914.

8. Peter Brown

Peter Brown born on 4 March 1843 and died 79 years later on 28 February 1925. He married twice, First on 17 January 1871 at Launceston to Caroline Stonehouse born 1846 - 6 Jan 1894 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, and then on 16 April 1895 to her sister-in-law, Lydia Stonehouse nee Freeman who died 24 July 1927
9 children   1. Thomas Graham Brown 5 Feb 1872
2. Peter Brown 7 May 1873
3. Walter Brown 30 Jan 1875
4. William Wesley Brown 14 Apr 1877
5. Margaret Jane Brown 24 Mar 1879
6. Alfred Brown 21 Sep 1880
7. James Robert Brown 14 Oct 1882
8. Charles Gordon Brown 8 Jun 1886
9. Elizabeth Helen Brown 11 Jan 1888

From on Sun, 21 Nov 2004

Hi there ELizabeth,

I was browsing the web for more information about my family connections with the Supply River Methodist Church and came across your sites.

I'm the granddaughter of James Robert Brown and his wife Maida (nee Cato) James Robert Brown was the son of Peter Brown and Caroline Stonehouse. I didn't have any of the family history other than knowing my great grandmother was "a Stonehouse". According to my late father (Paul Cato Brown) there were "no convicts" in the family and his mother would have been shocked to know of any!!!

She would have been even more shocked had she learnt the background of my mother.

My mother was adopted soon after she was born when her mother died within hours and Mum was adopted by her mother's step uncle and his wife, James Jesse Stroud and Sarah Stroud (nee Gatley).

Mum's maternal grandfather was Edmund (Ned) Oxenbridge who with his brothers was mining for gold in Queenstown and also running a brick works in Invercargill. Ned's 1st wife died after giving birth to the 3rd child (who was stillborn) Ned was living in northern NSW on the Oxenbridge family gold claim in the Tia region. Ned didn't remarry for about 15 years by which time the family had moved to Queenstown NZ. His daughter Lillian married William Gower and had six children - the youngest was my mother.

William took the older children back to Tasmania after Lillian died as his mother had offered to help him raise the children. His grandmother was Dolly (Briggs) Dalrymple who in turn was a grand daughter of the aboriginal chief Mannalargenna.

Great website thanks for putting it online!

Cheers
Ainslie Pyne (nee Brown)
woodsculptor - Australian Wood Artisans Promotions - http://www.woodart.com.au


Hi, I am very pleased that you have been able to find my pages helpful. The Kerrison family is very numerous, and some extremely interesting people have fallen in love with members, married them and so made their family stories available to be researched. My cut-off dates are 1920 for births and now 1942 for marriages, as that is where public records end. Do you mind if I put some of your letter on the Brown page - fits easily below the list of Peter Brown's children. I do not want to cause hurt, but I do want to make information available. I code the email addresses to hide them from web nasties.


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