Tuesday, 27 June 2017

George Brown

Name George Brown Birth28 Dec 1758, Glasgow, Lanarks
Death13 Apr 1829
General1st s. Merchant of London. Of Russell Square, London.
FatherJohn Brown (-ca1799)
MotherJean Mayne (->1799)

Birth 6 May 1766, Scotland
Death8 Feb 1854, 7 Gloucester Place, Paddington, London
General1st dau.
Father Henry Balfour (1724-1787)
Mother Jean Elliott (1737-1815)
Marriage19 Jan 1786, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland [27, 1899 edn, Trotter article, p. 2054], [33, John Brown’s family’s page]
ChildrenJohn (1787-1787)
Henry Balfour (1787-1787)
Jean (1788-1872)
Margaret Ogilvie (1790-1879)
Helen Graham (1792-1851)
George (1793-1794)
Louisa (1796-ca1894)
John (1798-)
William (1800-1887)
George (1802-1876)
Henry (1804-1875)
Mary Frances (1806-1849)
Amelia (1807-1853)
Frances Eliza (1808-1810)
Charlotte (1810-1810)
Robert James (1811-1839)
Notes for George Brown
In addition to their 16 live children, there were four stillborn children:
Girl 16 May 1795,
Girl 26 Jun 1799,
Boy 21 Jul 1803,
Boy 23 Sep 1812.

In the Old Parochial Register for Glasgow, Lanarks for his birth, the entry is:

“John Brown Mercht & Jean Mayne a Son Geo: born 28th Dec:Witt: (?) Thos Reid and John Graham Merchants.”

In 1815 there is evidence he was already in business with the Trotters:

Record Summary
Scope and content: [W1818 L15].
Lucena v Trotter. Bill only.
Plaintiffs: Mary Ann Lucena and others.
Defendants: John Trotter, Coutts Trotter and George Brown.
Original Bill Hilary 1815.
Covering dates 1818
Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years
Held by: The National Archives, Kew

FindMyPast shows a burial that might, or might not, be him:

First name(s): George
Last name BROWN
Date of burial: 10 July 1829
Place of burial St Giles, Cripplegate
Age at death: 68
Approximate year of birth: 1761
Address at death: Moor Lane
Record source City of London Burials
Data provider: John Hanson and Monnica Stevens

Neither the date nor the place look right, though. (Who would be called George Brown!)
Arms Generally notes for George Brown
Arms: Azure, a chevron chequy argent and sable between three fleurs-de-lis of the second.
Crests: A lion rampant gules, holding in his dexter fore-paw a fleur-de-lis argent.
Motto: Over the crest: Fortitudine et fidelitate.
Will notes for George Brown
Hiw will is dated 14th Nov 1828 with a codicil of 15th Nov 1828 and was proved on 27th April 1829.

He left his estate equally between all his children with a substantial jointure for his wife Margaret.

Eldest (surviving?) son William was among the executors.
Armorial Blazon notes for George Brown
Azure, a chevron chequy argent and sable between three fleurs-de-lis of the second.
Blazon source notes for George Brown
Matriculation for all his sons at Lyon Court on 8th January 1869.
Notes for George & Margaret (Family)
Their marriage, from FamilySearch (found in Jan 2012 by TFPL):

groom's name: George Broun
bride's name: Margaret Balfour
marriage date: 19 Jul 1786
marriage place: South Leith,Midlothian,Scotland
bride's father's name: Henry Balfour
indexing project (batch) number: M19504-2
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 1067773

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