Alexander Brown

#538, (24 September 1825-6 June 1892)
FatherJohn Brown (c 1790-)
MotherMargaret Miller (c 1790-1887)
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Alexander was born on Saturday, 24 September 1825 at Scotland.1 He was the son of John Brown and Margaret Miller. Alexander Brown was baptized on Sunday, 16 October 1825 at Gorbals, Glasgow.1

At the age of 13 Alexander emmigrated from Liverpool on 28 February 1839 on the 'Heber' with his parents and siblings. The ship embarked with 178 emmigrants. The family was brought out by Donald McIntyre of Invermein, one of a number of private Scottish emigrant operators who had settled in Australia - he brought out 57 emigrants on the 'Heber', nearly all country people from the Highlands; shepherds and labourers and their families.2,3,4 After a voyage of nearly 6 months Alexander arrived at Botany Bay on 27 July 1839 with his parents and siblings. The ship's first port of call had been the Cape of Good Hope, where they embarked a further two passengers. They left the Cape on the 28th of May 1839. The trip was not without tragedy; 5 children died on the voyage.2,5

Alexander lived in August 1852 at Sydney.6

He married Mary Ann MacKenzie, daughter of Alexander MacKenzie, at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Fort Street on Tuesday, 10 August 1852 at Sydney. Witnesses to the wedding were Donald Brown and Frances Cameron Ross Brown.7 Alexander Brown was a witness at the wedding of Robert Grigg and his sister Frances Cameron Ross Brown at St. Andrew's Scots Presbyterian Church on Thursday, 16 November 1854 at Sydney.8 Alexander Brown was a ship wright in July 1855.9 Alexander and Mary lived in July 1855 at Balmain.9 Alexander and Mary lived in September 1857 at Balmain.10 Alexander lived in 1859 at Balmain.11 He was described as a man with a red beard circa 1860.12 Alexander lived in 1861 at St. Andrews Street, in Balmain, New South Wales.13 He was a witness at the wedding of William Minchell and Sarah MacKenzie at St. Andrews Street on Monday, 26 January 1863 at Balmain, New South Wales.14

His father died 13 February 1863 at the approximate age of 73. Alexander was aged 37 when this happened.

John Brown's son Alexander had a funeral notice placed in the paper on 14 February 1863:
" FUNERAL.-The Friends of Mr. ALEXANDER BROWN are respectfully requested to attend the funeral of his late departed father, JOHN The procession to move from his son's residence, St. Andrew's-street, Balmain, THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON, at half-past 2 o'clock. REUBEN THOMAS, undertaker, 141, York street, near the Wesleyan Chapel."15




His mother died 1887 at the approximate age of 97.

Alexander may have died on 6 June 1892 at at 117 Beattie Street in the Sydney suburb of Balmain at age 66 however there is some uncertainty about this.12

Children of Alexander Brown and Mary Ann MacKenzie

Children
Last Edited7 Nov 2013

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1825BirthScotland1
1825BaptismGorbals, Glasgow1
1852ResidenceSydney6
1852MarriageSt. Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Fort Street, in Sydney7
1855Occupation9
1855ResidenceBalmain9
1857Occupation-hide10
1857ResidenceBalmain10
1859ResidenceBalmain11
c 1860Description12
1861ResidenceSt. Andrews Street, in Balmain, New South Wales13
1863Residence-hideBalmain, New South Wales16
1863Occupation-hide16
1863Residence-hideBalmain, New South Wales15
1869Residence-hideBalmain, New South Wales17
ChartsBrown family - descendants
Miller Family (Scotland) - descendants

Citations

  1. [S463] Website Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) Indexing Project (Batch) NumberC11935-4, System OriginScotland-ODM, GS Film number102945.
  2. [S590] The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 1839 '[No heading].', The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), 30 July, p. 2, viewed 1 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page693767
  3. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013 p.9-10.
  4. [S615] The Colonist, 1839 'Shipping Intelligence.', The Colonist (Sydney, NSW : 1835 - 1840), 31 July, p. 2, viewed 12 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31723492
  5. [S272] Assisted Immigrants to NSW, Archives Office of NSW the 'Heber' 27 Jul 1839.
  6. [S245] Parish Registers - Parish of Sydney, 1788-1856 Marriages - County of Cumberland 1855 Vol.73B No.1522.
  7. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013 p.9.
  8. [S245] Parish Registers - Parish of Sydney, 1788-1856 Marriages - County of Cumberland 1854 Vol.73B No.1494.
  9. [S245] Parish Registers - Parish of Sydney, 1788-1856 County of Cumberland 1855 Vol.45 No.1289.
  10. [S245] Parish Registers - Parish of Sydney, 1788-1856 County of Cumberland 1857 Vol.45 No.1423.
  11. [S616] The Empire, 1859 'Advertising.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 14 June, p. 6, viewed 19 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60401593
  12. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013 p.25.
  13. [S31] Sand's Directory, Sydney & NSW 1861 p.144.
  14. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, 1863 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 3 February, p. 1, viewed 3 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13073541
  15. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, 1863 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 14 February, p. 10, viewed 12 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13074209
  16. [S31] Sand's Directory, Sydney & NSW 1863 p.151.
  17. [S616] The Empire, 1869 'Advertising.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 16 June, p. 7, viewed 19 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60835580
  18. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013 p.26.
  19. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013 p.27.