James BROWN

Male 1813 - 1907  (~ 93 years)


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  • Name James BROWN 
    Christened 26 Dec 1813  Langtoft, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    • Address: Promise Square, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England

      1) James Brown, 25-29, labourer, born Yorkshire, England
      2) Eliza Brown, 24, born Yorkshire, England
      3) Ann Brown, 1, born Yorkshire, England
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3


    • Address: 9 Promise Square, West Gate, Great Driffield, Yorkshire

      1) James Brown, head, married, 37, agricultural labourer, born Langtoft, Yorkshire
      2) Elizabeth Brown, wife, married, 31, agricultural labourer wife, born Whitby, Yorkshire
      3) Ann Brown, dau, 11, agricultural labourer daughter, born Driffield, Yorkshire
      4) Harriot Brown, dau, 7, scholar, born Driffield, Yorkshire
      5) Margaret Brown, dau, 5 months, born Driffield, Yorkshire
    Immigration 19 Jan 1853  Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • Arrived on the Shackamaxon which had sailed from Liverpool 4 Oct 1852

      Brown «tab»
      James, 39, Bricklayer, Yorkshire «tab»
      Elizabeth, 32, died in port
      Ann, 13 «tab» «tab» «tab» «tab»
      Harriet, 9 «tab» «tab» «tab» «tab»
      Margaret, 1 «tab»
      Maria, 14, Nursemaid, York (listed under Single Women)
    Died 2 Feb 1907  Franklyn, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • DEATHS.
      BROWN--On the 2nd February, at the residence of his son-in-law (Mr. A. Harding), Franklyn, James Brown, in his 94th year, leaving 4 daughters, 36 grandchildren, and 95 great-grandchildren, to mourn their loss. "Peace, perfect peace."
    Obituary 30 Aug 1907  South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Australian Christian Commonwealth 

    • CHURCH TRIUMPHANT.

      Mr. James Brown.

      Our Franklyn Church, in the Terowie Circuit, was bereft of one of its oldest and best-loved members on February 2. Mr. James Brown, who was the father of Mrs. A. Harding, had passed his ninety-third birthday, and for sixty-six years he had been a member of the Methodist Church. He was converted at the age of twenty-seven, in a Primitive Methodist Church in Driffield, Yorkshire. Yorkshire was both his natal and spiritual birthplace.

      Immediately after his conversion he became interested in the affairs of Christ's kingdom, and up to within a few years of his death he was an active Church worker. He came to South Australia in the year 1852, in the ship "Shackamaxan." His wife died on board just before the vessel reached our coast, and she was buried on the beach by his own hands. His early life in this State was one of struggle and toil, but he was blessed with a sound constitution, a strong will, and a plentiful supply of energy, and these stood him in good stead. His first settled abode in this land was Waterloo, where he took up land and began farming. He at once identified himself with the Primitive Methodist Church in that locality, and held every office in the Church, including that of preacher. From Waterloo he removed to Iron Mine, and thence to Terowie. For the last twenty years he lived at Franklyn with his daughter, Mrs. Harding.

      Until within a few weeks of his death he was a regular attendant at God's house. He was, without exception, the best listener in the congregation; highly respected by all, and dearly loved by all who knew him best. His end was one of profound faith and peace. Resting with full confidence in his Saviour, and with bright and hopeful anticipation, he passed away to the Church Triumphant. He left four daughters, thirty-six grandchildren, and ninety-nine great-grandchildren.
    Religion Primitive Methodist  [5, 7
    • James was converted at the age of twenty-seven, in a Primitive Methodist Church in Driffield, Yorkshire. He would have attended the chapel in Mill Street, Great Driffield. See below for a description:

      GREAT DRIFFIELD (Township (Driffield), Population 3963

      570 Primitive Methodist Chapel, Mill Street, Great Driffield
      Erected 1821
      SEB ExW [Separate and entire building; Used exclusively as a Place of Worship (except for Sunday School)]
      Sittings
      Free 110 Other 340 Free Space about 130.
      On 30 March Morning GC [General Congregation] 30, Afternoon GC 280, SS [Sunday School] 40, Evening GC 330
      Average during 12 months
      Morning GC 30, Afternoon GC 270, SS 40, Evening GC 320
      Remarks
      We have not a Sermon in the Chapel on Sabbath day morning. Only some of the Sabbath day Scholars attend alternately the preaching service in the Chapel
      Signed Thomas Ward, Steward; Rev Thomas Ratcliffe, Great Driffield. [521/31]
    Person ID I9916  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2018 

    Father Thomas BROWN,   c. 5 Nov 1782, Settrington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1844, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Mary TURNER,   c. 13 May 1790, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1846, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1808  Sledmere, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eliza PICKERING,   b. Abt 1817, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep Q 1847, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1837  Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Maria Ann BROWN,   b. Dec Q 1837, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1912, Moy Hall, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. Ann BROWN,   c. 8 Aug 1839, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1913, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +3. Harriet BROWN,   b. Sep Q 1843, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1921, Cheltenham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     4. Matilda BROWN,   c. 29 Jan 1846, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 21 Jun 1850, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
    Last Modified 14 May 2016 
    Family ID F6128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth RIDLEY,   c. 18 Aug 1819, Whitby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1853, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1850  Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Children 
     1. Margaret BROWN,   b. 28 Oct 1850, Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1928, Hyde Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F6123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1837 - Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jun 1841 - Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Mar 1850 - Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Mar 1851 - Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 19 Jan 1853 - Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Feb 1907 - Franklyn, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Australian Christian Commonwealth - 30 Aug 1907 - South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S659] England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, (FamilySearch), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J9QP-6FK : 11 February 2018, James Brown, 26 Dec 1813; citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 991,077.

    2. [S989] 1841 England & Wales Census, MyHeritage.com [online database], (Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.), HO107; Piece: 1217; Enum. District: 4; Page: 3\32; Page: 12; Line: 19. Great Driffield, Yorkshire. Household of James Brown.

    3. [S990] 1851 England & Wales Census, MyHeritage.com [online database], (Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.), HO107; Piece: 2366; Enum. District: 3E; Page: 279; Page: 30; Line: 15. Great Driffield, Yorkshire. Household of James Brown.

    4. [S823] The Ships List, (http://www.theshipslist.com), Shackamaxon http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1907 'CHURCH TRIUMPHANT.', Australian Christian Commonwealth (SA : 1901 - 1940), 30 August, p. 15. , viewed 12 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article213586128.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1907 'Family Notices', Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912), 8 February, p. 1. , viewed 12 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208606353.

    7. [S826] Yorkshire Returns of the 1851 Census of Religious Worship: Introduction, City of York and East Riding, Volume 1 (Google eBook), John Wolffe, (Borthwick Publications, 2000), page 91, entry no. 570.

    8. [S820] Yorkshire, Bishop's transcripts of marriages, (findmypast.com), James Brown and Eliza Pickering, Great Driffield, 18 Mar 1837.

    9. [S59] England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983 [database on-line], (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), entry for James Brown and Elizabeth Ridley, volume 23, page 82, March quarter 1850, Driffield district.

    10. [S985] British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices, database with images, (FamilySearch), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPCV-YP7F : 17 July 2018, James Brown and Miss Elizabeth Ridley, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.