BROWN family of Brislington, near Bristol, UK
& of Australia and especially
the descendants of
William BROWN and his wives - Sarah HORT & Deborah WORGAN
NOTICE - BROWN & BROUN FAMILY RESEARCHERS**
I lost all emails and email addresses for the 13 months from
30 November 2001 to December 2002. If you have contacted me
during that time regarding the BROWN or BROUN families, their
spouses or descendants, please email me again with your address
and details. I would be very grateful if you could also forward
to me any emails to or from me that you might still have in
your mailbox. Thank you.
Brown family lived in or near the village of Brislington in
England for well over 200 years, and possibly as many as 350
years. They were active members of the congregation of the Parish
Church of St Luke, a lovely mediaeval church in Brislington
village. Members of the family seem to have been quite well-educated
and to have close relationships, including with the "step-relations".
These web pages will highlight the lives and times of just some
members of the family. They are a sketchy beginning ... Stay
tuned as this section of my site develops!
First, I would
particularly like to thank a number of email friends who have
generously helped with information, photographs and encouragement
in the quest to understand the history of our Brislington
Browns. Smiling thanks especially to Marion Lowe (who is a
Cater descendant and has her
own website), Dave Napier, Mike Corrigan, Denys &
Anne Thomas, and Mandy Pemberton.
books of Pat Lindegaard, Jonathan Rowe and Mary Axford-Mitchell
have been great sources of information about Brislington and
the Brown family. I will credit those authors wherever I rely
upon their material.
The Brown section of this genealogy site
Brown family pages on this website are listed below.
Click on the name of the page to view it. If there is no link
that means that I haven't yet completed the relevant page. Watch
The Brown Family in Australia - descendants, sketches, links Drs at Parramatta, NSW
, 92 years of medical practice from the one home in the
centre of Parramatta.
Sigismunda BROUN, wife of Dr Walter Brown, and her family.
(This will eventually become another large section of the
site - the BROUN Family)
Dr Henry Hort BROWN and his descendants, Richmond, NSW &
Alfred and Arthur BROWN, "The British Lion of the Burnett" Brislington, Parramatta
For an excellent
page of photos and information on the ancient Parish Church
of St Luke, Brislington click
first Brown ancestor in Australia
Brown, born in Brislington, Somerset, England in 1822,
was the oldest son of John Brown and Mary Cater. Walter and his brother, Henry Hort Brown, both doctors,
travelled to Australia a number of times as ships surgeons
before coming here to settle. Walter Brown is also said to
have made a trip to India as a ship's surgeon. He
settled in Australia in 1857.
In that year Walter married Sigismunda Broun, daughter of John Broun
of "Colstoun" (sometimes written as "Coulston"),
Upper Paterson, NSW. After their marriage they moved into
a home in Parramatta which was to become the centre of family
and professional life for nearly 100 years. They named it
Walter was registered as a doctor in NSW on 9 November