Frances Cameron Ross Brown1

#540, (11 October 1831-14 December 1924)
FatherJohn Brown (c 1790-13 Feb 1863)
MotherMargaret Miller (c 1790-1887)
ChartsBrown family - descendants
Miller Family (Scotland) - descendants
Last Edited13 Apr 2022
Biographical Database of Australia ID:B#10033213101.
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Fanny Brown
(Source: Robert Blundell)
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Frances Cameron Ross Brown was also known as Fanny Brown.2 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 emigrated 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.6,7,8,9 After a voyage of nearly 6 months Frances arrived at Botany Bay, New South Wales, 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.6,10



She may have attended the wedding of her sister in the marriage of Donald Nicholson and Margaret Brown in a Presbyterian ceremony at Free Presbyterian Church in Pitt Street on Friday, 19 March 1841 at Sydney. It isn't known how they met but perhaps it was through Donald's work. After their marriage Donald and Margaret lived in Parramatta at least until the start of the new year. Together they were to go on to have 10 children over 18 years.11

She may have attended the wedding of her sister in the marriage of John Chalmers and Jessie Brown at St. Andrew's Scots Presbyterian Church on Monday, 7 June 1841 at Sydney. John and Jessie went on to have four known children together.12

She may have attended the wedding of her sister in the marriage of John Cameron and Agnes Brown at St. Andrew's Scots Presbyterian Church on Thursday, 31 August 1848 at Sydney. John and Agnes went on to have nine known children together.13 Frances lived in August 1852 at Sydney.14

Frances and Donald Brown attended 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. They also signed the marriage certificate as witnesses. Others who may have attended the wedding include Margaret Miller as mother of the groom and John Brown as father of the groom.15,3

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. The wedding certificate was also signed by Alexander Brown. Others who may have attended the wedding include Margaret Miller as mother of the bride and John Brown as father of the bride. Brothers and sisters who may have attended include Margaret Brown, Jessie Brown, John Brown, Agnes Brown and Donald Brown. Robert and Frances went on to have five known children together.1

Frances attended the wedding of her brother Donald Brown and Charlotte Whyte at St. Andrew's Scots Presbyterian Church on Saturday, 24 February 1855 at Sydney. They also signed the marriage certificate as witnesses. Others who may have attended the wedding include Margaret Miller as mother of the groom and John Brown as father of the groom.14 Frances and Robert lived in October 1855 at the Sydney area of Balmain.16

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

Family

Robert Grigg (12 Apr 1830-1 Jun 1910)
Children

Citations

  1. [S245] Parish Registers for Sydney, 1788-1856 Marriages - County of Cumberland 1854 Vol.73B No.1494.
  2. [S463] 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, New Zealand (Tim Hill's collection, \namesBrown) p.9.
  4. [S2] New South Wales, 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, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 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, New Zealand (Tim Hill's collection, \namesBrown) p.9-10.
  8. [S615] The Colonist, Sydney, NSW, 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. [S1296] Biographical Database of Australia Biographical Database of Australia, (https://www.bda-online.org.au/) Passenger Entitlement Certificates for persons on Bounty Ships 1838-1841
    Miss Jessie Brown, Gender: F; Arrived per Heber Ship Captain: William Thomas; Arrived: 27 Jul 1839; Arrival Status: Free Passenger, at Sydney;, Embarked from: Liverpool [LAN ENG] Embarked for Australia: 28 Feb 1839; Family: Y; Marriage Status: Single; Aged: 17 years; Child; Born at [PER SCT]; Religion: Protestant; Father: John Brown, Employment: Farm Labourer; Mother: [Given name unreadable] Miller, Employment: Farm Servant; Editor's Remarks: Mother's given name torn off; Original number: 020; State Records Ref.: 4/4843 [Biog Item No. 100332135].
  10. [S272] Assisted Immigrants to NSW, Archives Office of NSW the 'Heber' 27 Jul 1839.
  11. [S21] Parish Registers for Scot's Church Sydney, 1788-1856 Vol. 75 entry 932.
  12. [S245] Parish Registers for Sydney, 1788-1856 Marriages - County of Cumberland 1841 Vol.75 No.960.
  13. [S245] Parish Registers for Sydney, 1788-1856 Marriages - County of Cumberland 1848 Vol.73B No.1173.
  14. [S245] Parish Registers for Sydney, 1788-1856 Marriages - County of Cumberland 1855 Vol.73B No.1522.
  15. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1852 Volume V.
  16. [S245] Parish Registers for Sydney, 1788-1856 County of Cumberland 1855 Vol.45 No.1298.
  17. [S613] Michael Watt, Descendents of Daniel Brown, April 2013, New Zealand (Tim Hill's collection, \namesBrown) p.28.