- Born: Abt 1796, Camberwell, Surrey, Greater London, England
- Marriage: Mary GIBSON on 2 Jul 1819 in St. George The Martyr's, Southwark, Surrey, England
- Died: 20 Aug 1854, Camberwell, Surrey, Greater London, England aged about 58
Cause of his death was Cholera.
The Aurora a barque of 550 tons, commanded by Captain Theophilus Heale,left Gravesend 18 September 1839. She had 148 emigrants and 21 cabin passengers on board some of the former coming out under engagement to Messrs E Catchpole, W Deans, Geo Duppa, Eaton, Hughes, and H Moreing. There were 25 married couples, 36 single persons and 40 children .Following is the passenger list:- Brown , Andrew (widower) 41 Brown, David 16 Brown, John19
From Keillour to Kapiti* Margaret Brown pp 63-93 Andrew Brown died one hundred and thirty two years ago, and Mary Gibson,his wife twenty or so years earlier . Their descendants know little about them, partly because of the passage of time, but also because there is no identifiable collection of people that can be labeled the Brown family . . . Mary and Andrew had at least 25 granddaughters and . . .of the 11 known grandsons, five died in infancy, one was intellectually handicapped and four drowned, only one leaving children. The 11th,Andrew, son of David, reached his three score and ten, but most of his descendants live in the South Island . . . This writer . . . has relied mainly on written records to reconstruct Andrew's 15 years in New Zealand . . His motto was Be just and fear not . . . in 1839 this university -educated farmer's son, who had been some kind of retailer in London for up to 20 years decided to emigrate with the New Zealand Company as a smith and carpenter. Two of Andrews sons, John and David, similarly designated themselves . . . all gave their home address as Denmark Hill, Camberwell, and were specially recommended by a Mr Revans . . . Andrew Brown was a apparently ordinary New Zealand Company settler, and yet he and his sons went to live on Tahoramourea Island and then settled at Wharekohu Bay on Kapiti Island . . . the Kapiti anchorage was a port of call for a wide variety of New Zealanders . . . on 18 April 1847 TeRangihaeta and a taua of 30 to 40 armed men arrived at Wharekohu in one large canoe. Te Rangiihaeta had come for gunpowder. He woke Andrew and threatened him with a tomahawk, but Andrew knew him fairly well and, he says suggested he kill him in bed at once . . . they ransacked the store but did not find the powder sealed up in [burial] caves . . . we may assume he was reasonably fluent in Maori . . . He later purchased the premises at present occupied by Mr Charles Rutford at Porirua as a house of entertainment under bush licence . . . letters[relating to the sale of land on Kapiti] are preserved at National Archives . . . Wharekohu was farmed by Andrew's descendants until the end of the 19th century, when Wharekohu became invested in the Crown under the Kapiti Island Public Reserve Act, 1897. Nominations of members to represent Wellington Country Districts in the Wellington Provincial Council took place at Mr James Smith's Auction Rooms on 10 August 1853 . . . he was successful polling 3rd of the five .. . On 2 March 1854 Andrew signed his will . . . there is no mention of Andrew Junior, yet it was for his home in London Camberwell that Andrew set out for the next day. He took passage on the William Alfred for Sydney, and would have arrived in England about May. Others were returning to England too, taking with them from places such as the Crimea, the disease cholera, and Andrew succumbed to that, dying on 20 August 1854.His death certificate describes him as a 58 year old farmer of Wellington, New Zealand. That provinces infant council thereby lost one of its more vocal members . . . * This article also contains information on other family members. I After a leg amputation. Andrew never remarried
Andrew married Mary GIBSON, daughter of Thomas GIBSON and Hannah, on 2 Jul 1819 in St. George The Martyr's, Southwark, Surrey, England. (Mary GIBSON was born on 10 Nov 1799 in Southwark, Surrey, England, christened on 16 Jun 1805 in St. George The Martyr's, Southwark, Surrey, England and died about 1831.)
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