Peter Brown Family History

William Brown (1801) & Jane Mills

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General History

William Brown & Jane Mills were not one of my direct ancestors but they are related to me as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

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William Brown was baptised 13th December 1801 in Lingfield. He was the son of Jacob Brown & Elizabeth Sanders and Jacob was the son of Jacob Brown (1754) & Sarah Wicking. He married Jane Mills on 11th November 1822 in Oxted, Surrey. William initially lived in Staffhouse Wood, Oxted. Later he was the 'Publican' at the Royal Oak in Oxted. William & Jane were both still alive in 1881 census and William died in about November 1881 in Godstone RD, Surrey ('aged 79').

Jane Mills was born about 1805 in Oxted. Jane probably died in about August 1882 in Godstone RD, Surrey ('aged 75').

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William & Jane had seven known children:

Lydia Mary Jane Eliza Ann Henry Elizabeth
  1. Lydia Brown was baptised 2nd March 1823 in Oxted, Surrey. She was probably buried on 2nd September 1841 in Oxted ('aged 19')
  2. Mary Brown was baptised 20th March 1825 in Crowhurst, Surrey. She was probably buried on 11th March 1843 in Oxted ('aged 18')
  3. Jane Brown was baptised on 22nd November 1828 in Oxted, Surrey and was born in Murell Common.
  4. Elizabeth Brown (Eliza) was baptised on 3rd October 1830 in Oxted, Surrey and was born in Staffhouse Wood (father was a Higgler).
  5. Anne Brown (Ann) was born on 25th August in Staffhouse Wood, Oxted and was baptised on 21st September 1834 in Oxted, Surrey (father was a Higgler).
  6. Henry Brown was born on 2nd January in Staffhouse Wood, Oxted and was baptised on 7th February 1836 in Oxted, Surrey (father was a Higgler). Henry married Ellen Fitzerald on 12th April 1858 in Oxted, Surrey (Henry's father shown as William). Ellen was born in 1838, the daughter of James Fitzerald, cordwainer of Limpsfield, but may have originated from Clerkenwell, London. Henry became the 'Publican' at the Royal Oak in Oxted taking over from his father between 1861 & 1871. He was shown as 'Widowed' in 1891 but living in the Royal Oak. Henry possibly died in about February 1904 in Godstone RD, Surrey ('aged 68'). Henry & Ellen had three children.
    1. Kate Elizabeth Brown was born in about February 1859 and was baptised on 27th March 1859 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
    2. Jane Brown was born on 1st March and was baptised on 31st March 1867 in Oxted, Surrey. She was living with her father in the Royal Oak in 1891.
    3. Emma Brown was born on 20th April and was baptised on 23rd May 1869 in Oxted, Surrey. She was living with her father in the Royal Oak in 1891.
  7. Elizabeth Brown was born in about April 1846 and was baptised on 19th April 1846 in Oxted, Surrey (father shown as a Tradesman, but mother not shown).

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  1. Census Information:
    1. The 1841 Census shows William & Jane family in Oxted - William 35, Jane 35, Lydia 15, Jane 10,
    2. The 1851 Census in Godstone Registry district shows William and Jane family in Oxted area-folio182b - William 49, Jane 45, Anne 16, Henry 15, Elizabeth 5. This gives Williams birth date as 1801/2 .
    3. The 1861 Census shows William and Jane family in Oxted area - Publican at Royal Oak - William 58, Jane 54, Eliza 30, Elizabeth 15
    4. The 1871 Census shows William & Jane family in Limpsfield - William 69 (born Lingfield), Jane 65 (born Oxted)
    5. The 1881 Census shows William & Jane family in Limpsfield (see family above: 2,A) - William 79 (born Lingfield), Jane 75 (born Oxted) living at Limpsfield Village.
    6. The 1891 Oxted Census shows Henry Brown 55 (widower born Oxted- Licensed Victualler), Jane 24 (dau, Housekeeper, born Oxted), Emma 21 (dau, born Oxted), David Pratt (boarder) all living at Royal Oak, Southlands Lane, Oxted
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  1. Surrey Parish Registers – Bletchingly(some), Burstow, Caterham , Charlwood, Crowhurst, Godstone, Horley, Horne, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Nutfield, Oxted, Rusper, Tandridge
  2. Kent Parish Registers – Ashurst, Cowden, Edenbridge, Speldhurst
  3. Census Records - 1841, 1861, 1871 - British Origins Web site
  4. Census Records - 1851- Godstone District CD
  5. Census Records - 1881 Family Search CD
  6. Census Records - 1901- National Archives
  7. Surrey Marriage Index CD
  8. Sussex Marriage Index CD
  9. Surrey Burial Index CD
  10. FREEBMD (Index of birth, marriages, deaths post 1837)
  11. Family Search.org  (Latter day Saints): For initial identification of details only
  12. Fay Kimber who is a descendant.(favid.woods@btopenworld.com)