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Richard Brown & Heather Sharpe
of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Narrative History Sections & Site Map
    1. Sites listed by family groups and special research projects
      1. The Browns
      2. The Anguses
      3. The Sharpes
      4. The Richardsons
      5. Special Research Projects
    2. Alphabetical listing of all pages on this site
    3. Geographic listing of all pages on this site
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Contact
  5. Discussion Forum

Introduction

Welcome to my family history homepage.  On the following pages you will find the complete known family history of myself, Richard Brown, and my wife, Heather Sharpe.  If you are new to family history or would like a more detailed introduction please click on the "About Our Family History" link below.

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About Our Family History

Below you will find links to each of the narrative history sections for each branch of our family.  If you wish to proceed directly to the database of individual persons then click the Online Database Index link below, or click the "INDEX" button found at the bottom of nearly every page on this site. 

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Online Database Index and Individual Data Pages (GEDCOM)

Please Note: The following web pages are intended only as a narrative historical overview of each family.  There is additional detailed information available for almost ever person presented on these pages.  To avoid the unnecessary work of double-entering some data, the additional information can be found in the accompanying Online Database and Individual Data Pages (GEDCOM).  Please make sure you click on the INDEX button at the bottom of each page so you don't miss out on potentially valuable additional information.

Information on living persons has been with-held for privacy reasons. 

To return to the narrative history sections from any individual data page you can either use your browser's BACK button or click on the home page link at the top of each page to return here.

Narrative History Sections & Site Map

Sites listed by family groups and special research projects

To jump directly to any one of the Narrative Family History pages simply click on the link below that corresponds to the family you wish to view.  Otherwise, please continue with the introduction below.

I have broken down our family history into the four principal branches of my parents and my wife Heather's parents.  Each of these branches is available in print form in four separate books. To purchase a copy of any of these books please contact the author for current pricing.

The four principal branches are:

THE BROWNS

This branch covers the ancestors and descendants of John Stewart Brown and Harriet Ellen Jones. This is my father Ken Brown's family.

The Brown paternal lineage were small-town merchants from Armagh, Ulster, Ireland where their ancestry can be traced back to the mid-1700s. However present research indicates that this family was probably originally from Scotland.  The Stewart maternal lineage of the Brown family were pioneer farmers in Wellington County, Ontario from the early 1800s. This family originally comes from the Highlands of Perthshire, Scotland where our ancestry can be traced with certainty to King Robert Stewart II of Scotland and through his grandfather, King Robert the Bruce, to the 1200s. This line can also be traced with certainty on some branches as far back as the Early Middle Ages, and with some legendary ancestors as early as 500 BC!

The Jones paternal lineage were industrial working-class folks from Flintshire, Wales where our ancestry can be traced back to the late 1700s. The Liptrot maternal lineage of the Jones family were an industrial working-class family from Lancashire, England where our ancestry can be traced back to the early 1800s.

Please click any of the links below for more information on any branch of this family.

  1. Brown Family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    1. Stewart Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

      1. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Comrie" Stewarts

        1. Stewarts of Dalveich and Ardveich, Perthshire, Scotland

          1. Stewarts of Ardvorlich, Perthshire, Scotland

            1. Drummonds of Drummonderinoch, Upper Strathearn, Perthshire, Scotland

        2. McNaughtan Family in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland

      2. Gillespie Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

        1. Gillespie Family in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland

      3. Ord Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

        1. Ord Family in Berwickshire, Scotland

      4. Tait Family in Puslinch, Wellington, County, Ontario, Canada

  2. Jones Family from Flintshire, Wales

    1. Liptrot Family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      1. Liptrot Family in Bolton, Lancashire, England

THE ANGUSES

This branch covers the ancestors and descendants of John Angus and Jessie Brown Duncan. This is my mother Jackie (Angus) Brown's family.

The Angus paternal lineage were industrial working-class folks from Lancashire, England where our ancestry can be traced back to the mid-1800s. The Dobson maternal lineage of the Anguses comes from Lancashire, England where our ancestry can be traced back to the mid-1800s.

The Duncan paternal lineage was a working class family from Lanarkshire, Scotland where our ancestry can be traced back to the mid-1800s. The Hunter maternal lineage of the Duncan family were a very poor working class family from Lanarkshire, Scotland and Ireland where our ancestry can be traced back to the late 1700s.

Please click any of the links below for more information on any branch of this family.

  1. Angus Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

    1. Dobson Family in Lancaster, Lancashire, England

  2. Duncan Family in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

    1. Hunter Family in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

THE SHARPES

This branch covers the ancestors and descendants of Alexander Donald Sharpe and Linda Winifred Isobel Tasker. This is my father-in-law David Sharpe's family.

The Sharpe paternal lineage were business owners and pioneer farmers in Kent County, Ontario from the mid-1800s. Originally they came from Derbyshire, England with branches from Ireland and Germany where their ancestry can be traced back to the early 1700s. The Cuthbert maternal lineage of the Sharpe family were pioneer farmers in Kent County, Ontario from the late 1700s. Originally they descended from hearty farming stock from the Highlands of Inverness-shire, Scotland and Lancashire, England where their ancestry can be traced back to the mid-1600s.

The Tasker paternal lineage comes from Yorkshire, England where their ancestry can be traced back to the early 1800s. The Bell maternal lineage of the Taskers were rural farmers from Northumberland and Durham, England where their ancestry can be traced back to the early 1600s.

Please click any of the links below for more information on any branch of this family.

  1. Sharpe Family in Kent County, Ontario, Canada

    1. Cuthbert Family in Kent County and Middlesex County, Ontario Canada

      1. Cuthbert Family from Banff and Moray, Scotland

        1. Cuthbert Family of Castlehill, Inverness, Scotland

    2. Prangley Family of South Western Ontario, Canada

      1. Prangley Family in Corsley, Wiltshire, England

    3. Taylor Family in Dawn Mills, Kent County, Ontario, Canada

  2. Tasker Family in East Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario, Canada

    1. Bell Family in North Tyndale, Northumberland, England

      1. Dawson Family in West Allendale, Northumberland, England

THE RICHARDSONS

This branch covers the ancestors and descendants of Dr. Lloyd Thomas Richardson, PhD, and Winnifred Pauline Thornton. This is my mother-in-law Brenda (Richardson) Sharpe's family.

The Richardson paternal lineage were a well-educated family from Yorkshire, England where their ancestry can be traced back to the early 1700s. Many of them were teachers and they hold the record for the most university degrees of any of our family branches. The Bridgman maternal lineage of the Richardsons were pioneer farmers in what is now New York State. Originally they came from Devonshire, England where their ancestry can be traced back to the mid-1700s. One of their ancestral branches is descended from United Empire Loyalists who were in North America from the early 1600s. Prior to that they have a mixed ancestry primarily from Holland, but also Norway, France, and Germany, including one ancestor who sailed with Samuel de Champlain. Members of family are also cousins to Hollywood actors Henry, Peter, Jane, and Bridget Fonda.

The Thornton paternal lineage comes from Surrey, England where their ancestry can be traced back to the mid-1700s. The Furler maternal lineage of the Thorntons were pioneer farmers in the Niagara, Ontario area from at least the early 1800s. They were of Dutch/German background, but their early history is unknown.

Please click any of the links below for more information on any branch of this family.

  1. Richardson Family in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Ontario, Canada

    1. Harrold Family in Brant County, Ontario, Canada

    2. Haddlesey Family in Southern, Ontario, Canada

    3. Bridgman Family in Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada

      1. Belyea/Bulyea Family in New Brunswick, Canada

      2. Bradt Family Ancestors from New York, USA

  2. Thornton Family in Vineland Station, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada

    1. Furler Family in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

      1. Völler Family in Ulster County, New York, USA

Special Research Projects

Stewarts Of Balquhidder Research Group

  1. Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group Home Page
  2. Stewarts of Balquhidder Discussion Forum
  3. Stewarts of Balquhidder Principal Families

    1. Stewarts of Ardvorlich

      1. Stewart of Laggan

      2. Stewart of Ardvorlich Branch III

      3. Stewart of Ardvorlich Branch IV

      4. Stewart of Ardvorlich Branch V

      5. Stewart of Ardvorlich Branch VI

      6. Stewarts of Dalveich

      7. Stewarts of Hythie

    2. Stewarts of Glenbuckie

      1. Stewart of Ledcreich

      2. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch II

      3. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch III

      4. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch IV

      5. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch V

      6. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VI

      7. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VII

      8. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VIII

      9. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch IX

      10. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch X

    3. Stewarts of Gartnafuaran

      1. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch II

      2. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch III

      3. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch IV

      4. Stewarts of Glenogle

      5. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch VI

      6. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch VII

      7. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch VIII

    4. Stewarts of Annat

      1. Stewart of Auchnahard

    5. Stewarts of Garchell

    6. Stewarts in Glenfinglas

      1. Stewart of Invernahyle

      2. Stewart of Harriston

    7. Other (non-related) Stewart Families

  4. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis

    1. Section I - Ardvorlich

    2. Section II - Glenbuckie

    3. Section III - Gartnafuaran

    4. Section IV - Miscellany

  5. Balquhidder Births with Stewart Surname - Grouped by Family & Location

  6. Ryk Brown's Main Page
  7. Ryk Brown's Index and Online Database
  8. Chuck Speed's Stewart Page
  9. Ardvorlich Photo Page

From Perthshire to Puslinch - The Pioneer Stewart Families of Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario , Canada

  1. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

    1. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Comrie" Stewarts

    2. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Crieff" Stewarts

    3. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Mountsberg" Stewarts

    4. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario Canada - Stray Stewart Families

    5. Stewart Family in Arden, Manitoba, Canada

  2. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - Stewart Burials in Puslinch Cemeteries

Prangley Surname Study

  1. Prangley Family of South Western Ontario, Canada

  2. Prangley Family in Corsley, Wiltshire, England

  3. Corsley, Wiltshire, England, Bishop's Transcripts, transcriptions for the surname Prangley

Cuthbert of Castlehill and Cadet Branches (Drakies, Ardersier, et al)

  1. Cuthbert Family of Castlehill, Inverness, Scotland

Other Research Projects

  1. Dawn Mills, Kent County, Ontario, Canada - Pioneer Families of

  2. McNaughton Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

Alphabetical listing of all pages on this site

  1. About our family history

  2. Angus Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

  3. Ardvorlich Photo Page
  4. Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland - Stewart Research Forum (Partner Site)

  5. Balquhidder Old Parish Register Transcriptions - Stewart Surname

  6. Bell Family in North Tyndale, Northumberland, England

  7. Belyea/Bulyea Family in New Brunswick, Canada

  8. Bradt Family Ancestors from New York, USA

  9. Bridgman Family in Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada

  10. Bridgman Family in New Brunswick, Canada

  11. Brown Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

  12. Corsley Parish, Wiltshire, England - Bishop's Transcripts

  13. Cuthbert Family from Banff and Moray, Scotland

  14. Cuthbert Family in Kent Count and Middlesex County, Ontario Canada

  15. Cuthbert Family of Castlehill, Inverness, Scotland

  16. Dawn Mills, Kent County, Ontario, Canada - Pioneer Families of

  17. Dawson Family in West Allendale, Northumberland, England

  18. Dobson Family in Lancaster, Lancashire, England

  19. Drummonds of Drummonderinoch, Upper Strathearn, Perthshire, Scotland

  20. Duncan Family in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

  21. Furler Family in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

  22. Gillespie Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  23. Gillespie Family in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland

  24. Glenfinglas Historical Notes by John Stewart of Ardvorlich

  25. Haddlesey Family in Southern, Ontario, Canada

  26. Harrold Family in Brant County, Ontario, Canada

  27. Hunter Family in Midlothian, Scotland

  28. Jones Family from Flintshire, Wales

  29. Liptrot Family in Bolton, Lancashire, England

  30. Liptrot Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

  31. McNaughtan Family in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland

  32. McNaughton Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  33. Notes - General footnotes referenced from various pages

  34. Ord Family in Berwickshire, Scotland

  35. Ord Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  1. Prangley Family of South Western Ontario, Canada

  2. Prangley Family in Corsley, Wiltshire, England

  3. Richardson Family in Brant and Wentworth Counties, Ontario, Canada

  4. Sharpe Family in Kent County, Ontario, Canada

  5. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  6. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Comrie" Stewarts

  7. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Crieff" Stewarts

  8. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Mountsberg" Stewarts

  9. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - Stewart Burials in Puslinch Cemeteries

  10. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario Canada - Stray Stewart Families

  11. Stewart Family in Arden, Manitoba, Canada

  12. Stewart Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

  13. Stewart Family in Harriston, Minto, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  14. Stewart Families in Southern Perthshire - Other Families Not Connected to the Balquhidder Stewarts

  15. Stewarts of Annat, Perthshire, Scotland

  16. Stewarts of Ardvorlich, Perthshire, Scotland

  17. Stewarts of Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland Research Forum (Partner Site)

  18. Stewarts of Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland - Principal Stewart Families

  19. Stewarts of Dalveich and Ardveich, Perthshire, Scotland

  20. Stewarts of Garchell, Stirlingshire, Scotland

  21. Stewarts of Gartnafuaran, Perthshire, Scotland

  22. Stewarts of Glenbuckie, Perthshire, Scotland

  23. Stewarts of Glenfinglas, Perthshire, Scotland

  24. Stewarts of Glenogle, Perthshire, Scotland

  25. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis - Introduction

  26. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis Section One - Ardvorlich

  27. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis Section Two - Glenbuckie

  28. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis Section Three - Gartnafuaran

  29. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis Section Four - Other Families

  30. Tait Family in Puslinch, Wellington, County, Ontario, Canada

  31. Tasker Family in East Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario, Canada

  32. Taylor Family in Dawn Mills, Kent County, Ontario, Canada

  33. Thornton Family in Vineland Station, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada

  34. Völler Family in Ulster County, New York, USA

Geographic listing of all pages on this site

Canada - Ontario

Brant County

  1. Haddlesey Family in Southern, Ontario, Canada

  2. Harrold Family in Brant County, Ontario, Canada

  3. Richardson Family in Brant and Wentworth Counties, Ontario, Canada

Kent County & South Western Ontario

  1. Cuthbert Family in Kent Count and Middlesex County, Ontario Canada

  2. Dawn Mills, Kent County, Ontario, Canada - Pioneer Families of

  3. Prangley Family of South Western Ontario, Canada

  4. Sharpe Family in Kent County, Ontario, Canada

  5. Tasker Family in East Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario, Canada

  6. Taylor Family in Dawn Mills, Kent County, Ontario, Canada

Lincoln County & Niagara Region

  1. Bridgman Family in Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada

  2. Furler Family in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

  3. Thornton Family in Vineland Station, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada

Wellington County

  1. Gillespie Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  2. McNaughton Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  3. Ord Family in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  4. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

  5. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Comrie" Stewarts

  6. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Crieff" Stewarts

  7. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - The "Mountsberg" Stewarts

  8. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada - Stewart Burials in Puslinch Cemeteries

  9. Stewart Families in Puslinch, Wellington County, Ontario Canada - Stray Stewart Families

  10. Tait Family in Puslinch, Wellington, County, Ontario, Canada

  11. Stewart Family in Harriston, Minto, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

Wentworth County

  1. Angus Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

  2. Brown Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

  3. Liptrot Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

  4. Richardson Family in Brant and Wentworth Counties, Ontario, Canada

  5. Stewart Family in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada

Canada - Manitoba

  1. Stewart Family in Arden, Manitoba, Canada

Canada - East Coast

  1. Belyea/Bulyea Family in New Brunswick, Canada

  2. Bridgman Family in New Brunswick, Canada

USA

  1. Bradt Family Ancestors from New York, USA

  2. Völler Family in Ulster County, New York, USA

Scotland

Banff and Moray

  1. Cuthbert Family from Banff and Moray, Scotland

Berwickshire

  1. Ord Family in Berwickshire, Scotland

Lanark

  1. Duncan Family in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

  2. Hunter Family in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

Perthshire

  1. Ardvorlich Photo Page
  2. Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland - Stewart Research Forum (Partner Site)

  3. Drummonds of Drummonderinoch, Upper Strathearn, Perthshire, Scotland

  4. Gillespie Family in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland

  5. McNaughtan Family in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland

  6. Stewarts of Annat, Perthshire, Scotland

  7. Stewarts of Ardvorlich, Perthshire, Scotland (main page)

  8. Stewarts of Ardvorlich, Perthshire, Scotland (second page)

  9. Stewarts of Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland Research Forum (Partner Site)

  10. Stewarts of Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland - Principal Stewart Families

  11. Stewarts of Dalveich and Ardveich, Perthshire, Scotland

  12. Stewarts of Gartnafuaran, Perthshire, Scotland

  13. Stewarts of Glenbuckie, Perthshire, Scotland

  14. Stewarts of Glenfinglas, Perthshire, Scotland

  15. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis Section One - Ardvorlich

Stirlingshire

  1. Stewarts of Garthill, Stirlingshire, Scotland

England

Lancashire

  1. Dobson Family in Lancaster, Lancashire, England

  2. Liptrot Family in Bolton, Lancashire, England

Northumberland

  1. Bell Family in North Tyndale, Northumberland, England

  2. Dawson Family in West Allendale, Northumberland, England

Wiltshire

  1. Prangley Family in Corsley, Wiltshire, England

  2. Corsley, Wiltshire, England, Bishop's Transcripts, transcriptions for the surname Prangley

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Wales

  1. Jones Family from Flintshire, Wales

Acknowledgements

I extend my gratitude to the following people:

bulletMy wife, Heather, for her support of my obsessive hobby
bulletMy late father, Kenneth Brown, who didn't live long enough to learn that he was descended from kings.
bulletMy late uncle Norman Souter for his early coaching on family research
bulletMy late great-aunt Janet (Duncan) Durham for preserving some of the Duncan family tree -- my first starting place
bulletChuck Speed of Texas, my co-webmaster on the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Forum, and all the other contributing researchers in that Forum
bulletTom Hunter, friend and Clan Hunter Officer for Canada, for his coaching and assistance
bulletThe volunteers of the Puslinch Historical Society, with special mention for the assistance of the late Anna Jackson
bulletThe many family members from all over the world who have shared with me their research, their time, their stories, their old photographs and personal papers. (The list is growing too long to name everyone.)

Contact:

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This page was last updated on May 21, 2009

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