Peter Brown Family History

William Brown (1816) & Elizabeth

General History

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

Key Dates:

William Brown was baptised on 30th June 1816 in Edenbridge, Kent. He was the son of Robert Brown & Ann Weller and Robert was the son of Jacob Brown (1754) & Sarah Wicking. He witnessed the marriage of his sister Sarah Brown in 1836. In 1841 he was a servant to Henry Smith of Hole Farm in Edenbridge and in 1842 he was assaulted by three labourers in a brawl. William married firstly Elizabeth from Leigh. He married secondly Sarah Hubbard on 30th October 1852 at Providence Chapel, Croydon. (William shown as 36 years widower labourer of No 112 Old Town Croydon, father Robert Brown, Sarah Hubbard 30 years spinster of The Green, Lower Streatham, Surrey father William Hubbard carpenter and marriage witnessed by John Dodds & Mary Lowe (Sarah's married sister)). In 1851 William & family were living in Streatham but at the time of the 1861 census William was a gardener at Beckenham Place, Kent.

Elizabeth birth details are unknown, but was possibly born in about 1817 in Leigh, Kent.

Sarah Hubbard birth details are unknown but she was the daughter of William Hubbard, carpenter.

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William & Elizabeth had two children (1-2). William & Sarah had four children (3-6):

Robert Mary Louisa Jessie William James
  1. Robert Brown was baptised on 4th May 1845 in Edenbridge, Kent. He married Maria and in 1871 was a coachman in the Deptford/Greenwich area. They had five children but by 1881, Maria is widowed and living in Margate. Robert had probably died in about February 1876 in Godstone RD, Surrey ('aged 34' !!). In 1901 one of his son’s Robert and wife Rebekah , an upholsterer, is living next door to James & Eliza Brown (see 6 below).
  2. Mary Brown was baptised on 9th September 1849 in Edenbridge, Kent.
  3. Louisa Emma Brown was born in 1854. (She appears on 1871 & 1881 cenus living with her mother Sarah). She married Walter J P Phillips in 1884 in Bromley. Louisa was a 'Laundress' and Walter a 'Cabman' but later descibed as a 'carman-upholsterer' and lived at Wharton Road, Bromley. Louisa died in 1931 and Walter died in 1923. Louise & Walter had four children (Frances Sarah, Emily Louisa, Percival, Edith Jesse).
    1. Frances Sarah Phillips was born in 1885 and married Alf Clarke. They had six children and were the Grandparents of Martin Clarke whose wife Julia provided provided this information. Martin Clarke is one of my 'Fifth Cousins'.
    2. Emily Louisa Philips was born in 1886. She married Alf Chandler and had two childre. She died in 1943.
    3. Percival Philips was born in 1888. Percival died in a railway accident in 1915 and his widow Fanny Young took the 3 children to Canada but died en route and the children were adopted.
    4. Edith Jesse Philips was born in 1890. She never married and died in a nursing home in Tenterden, Kent.
  4. Jesse Brown (Jessie) was born on 18th March 1856 in Beckenham, Kent. (Birth certificate shows daughter of William Brown and Sarah Brown formerly Hubbard. William is described as a general Labourer)
  5. William Henry Brown was born on 1860 probably in Beckenham, Kent. He married Sarah and in 1891 he lived in Park End, Bromley, Kent and in 1901 he was a Postmaster and lived in Widmore Rd, Bromley, Kent. William & Susan had two children (Ernest & Sydney)
  6. James Brown was born in 1862 probably in Beckenham, Kent. He married Eliza Ellen Brown in about August 1887 in Wandsworth RD. Eliza was born in about February 1860 in Wandsworth RD, the daughter of James Brown & Caroline Denyer. ( Note: James and Caroline in 1851 lived next door to William Brown & Sarah Hubbard, James's parents). James & Eliza lived in Park End, Bromley, Kent and James was an upholsterer. James and Eliza had three children in Bromley, Kent (Howard James William (November 1888), Evelyn & Muriel)

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  1. Census Information:
    1. The 1841 census William in Edenbridge 25, servant to Henry Smith of Hole farm.
    2. The 1851 Census William & family in Streatham - William, Elizabeth 33 (from Lyie or Leigh, Kent), Robert 5 (living next door to a James Brown from Edenbridge & wife Caroline & children) (tbc)
    3. The 1861 Census shows William & family in Beckenham - William 44, Sarah 38, Robert 15, Jessie 5, William Henry 1, Emma Lowe (niece) 7
    4. The 1871 Census shows Sarah & family in Bromley - Sarah 48 (laundress), Louisa Emma 17, William Henry 11, James 9
    5. The 1881 Census shows Sarah & family in Bromley - Sarah 58 , Louisa Emma 27, William Henry 21, James 19
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Certificates & Official Records

  1. William Brown 1816 & Sarah Hubbard Marriage Certificate
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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. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites
  12. Julia Clarke- []
  13. NWKFHS Edenbridge CD (Edenbridge- An index of People & Places100-1851- by Lionel Cole) & Lionel Cole transcription of Edenbridge Parish Registers