Frances Cameron Ross Brown1

#540, (11 October 1831-14 December 1924)
FatherJohn Brown (c 1790-)
MotherMargaret Miller (c 1790-1887)
Fanny Brown
(Source: Robert Blundell)
     Frances Cameron Ross Brown was also known as Fanny Brown.2 NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Frances was born on Tuesday, 11 October 1831 at Scotland. However, her death certificate states that she was born in Stirling in about 1835.2,3,4 She was the daughter of John Brown and Margaret Miller. Frances Cameron Ross Brown may have been baptised at Kilmonivaig church on Tuesday, 22 November 1831 at Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire, Scotland.2,5

At the age of 7 Frances emmigrated from Liverpool on 28 February 1839 on the 'Heber' with her 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.6,7,8 After a voyage of nearly 6 months Frances arrived at Botany Bay on 27 July 1839 with her 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.6,9

Frances lived in August 1852 at Sydney.10 She was a witness at the wedding of her brother Alexander Brown and Mary Ann MacKenzie at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Fort Street on Tuesday, 10 August 1852 at Sydney.3

She married Robert Grigg, at St. Andrew's Scots Presbyterian Church on Thursday, 16 November 1854 at Sydney. She was 23 and her husband Robert was 24. Witnesses to the wedding were Alexander Brown.1 Frances Cameron Ross Brown was a witness at the wedding of Donald Brown and Charlotte Whyte at St. Andrew's Scots Presbyterian Church on Saturday, 24 February 1855 at Sydney.10 Frances and Robert lived in October 1855 at Balmain.11

Her father died 13 February 1863 at the approximate age of 73. Frances was aged 31 when this happened.

Her mother died 1887 at the approximate age of 97.

Frances died on 14 December 1924 at Big Oakey Creek, Lower Araluen, at age 93 of 'senility and rheumatoid arthritis'.4 Her body was interred at the Genereral Cemetery on 16 December 1924 at Upper Araluen, New South Wales.4

Children of Frances Cameron Ross Brown and Robert Grigg

Children
Last Edited11 Oct 2013
ChartsBrown family - descendants
Miller Family (Scotland) - descendants

Citations

  1. [S245] Parish Registers - Parish of Sydney, 1788-1856 Marriages - County of Cumberland 1854 Vol.73B No.1494.
  2. [S463] Website Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) Indexing Project (Batch) NumberC11099-2 System OriginScotland-ODM, GS Film number990709.
  3. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013 p.9.
  4. [S2] NSW Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1924 No.019305.
  5. [S272] Assisted Immigrants to NSW, Archives Office of NSW the 'Heber' 27 Jul 1839 p.12.
  6. [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
  7. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013 p.9-10.
  8. [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
  9. [S272] Assisted Immigrants to NSW, Archives Office of NSW the 'Heber' 27 Jul 1839.
  10. [S245] Parish Registers - Parish of Sydney, 1788-1856 Marriages - County of Cumberland 1855 Vol.73B No.1522.
  11. [S245] Parish Registers - Parish of Sydney, 1788-1856 County of Cumberland 1855 Vol.45 No.1298.
  12. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013 p.28.